Richard Carpenter (2)

Profile:
Jazz producer, manager and dubious "songwriter". Associated with Chet Baker, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Jimmy Mundy and Solid State Records (2). Not a performing musician himself, he took the simple outline from the 1950 single "Gravy", by Gene Ammons, and structured a blues number around it as "Walkin'"; Miles Davis first recorded the arrangement in 1952 as "Weirdo" for Blue Note, crediting himself as composer, but decided to re-record the tune for Prestige on April 29, 1954, with Carpenter now receiving composer credit.
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Writing & Arrangement

45-735 Richard Carpenter (2) - Jug / 'Round About One A.M. album art Gene Ammons And His Band 'Round About One A. M. Gene Ammons And His Band - Jug / 'Round About One A.M. Prestige 45-735 US 1951 Sell This Version
A 9217 Richard Carpenter (2) - "Jazzbiten" Things Ain't What They Used To Be / Seven Eleven album art Simon Brehms Orkester Seven Eleven (as Carpenter) Simon Brehms Orkester - "Jazzbiten" Things Ain't What They Used To Be / Seven Eleven Musica (2) A 9217 Sweden 1952 Sell This Version
20-062 Richard Carpenter (2) - Blue 'N Boogie / Walkin' album art Miles Davis All Stars Sextet* Walkin' Miles Davis All Stars Sextet* - Blue 'N Boogie / Walkin'(10", Maxi) Esquire 20-062 UK 1956 Sell This Version
LP 7050, PRLP 7050 Richard Carpenter (2) - All Star Sessions album art Gene Ammons You Can Depend On Me (Take 1) and 1 more… Gene Ammons - All Star Sessions (Album) Prestige, Prestige LP 7050, PRLP 7050 US 1956 Sell This Version
LDM 30.022 Richard Carpenter (2) - Lighthouse At Laguna album art Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-StarsBarney KesselHampton Hawes' Trio* With Shelly Manne Walkin' Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-StarsBarney KesselHampton Hawes' Trio* With Shelly Manne - Lighthouse At Laguna (Album) Contemporary Records LDM 30.022 France 1956 Sell This Version
PJ-1215 Richard Carpenter (2) - Bud Shank album art The Bud Shank Quartet* Featuring Claude Williamson Walkin' The Bud Shank Quartet* Featuring Claude Williamson - Bud Shank (Album) Pacific Jazz PJ-1215 US 1956 Sell This Version
LPM-1452 Richard Carpenter (2) - The Complete Tony Scott album art Tony Scott And His Orchestra Walkin' (as Dick Carpenter) Tony Scott And His Orchestra - The Complete Tony Scott (Album) RCA Victor LPM-1452 US 1957 Sell This Version
7076, PRLP 7076 Richard Carpenter (2) - Walkin' album art Miles Davis All Stars Walkin' (as Carpenter) Miles Davis All Stars - Walkin' (Album, Comp) Prestige 7076, PRLP 7076 Denmark 1957 Sell This Version
ABC-149 Richard Carpenter (2) - This Is How I Feel About Jazz album art Quincy Jones Walkin' Quincy Jones - This Is How I Feel About Jazz (Album, Comp) ABC-Paramount ABC-149 US 1957 Sell This Version
C 3542 Richard Carpenter (2) - Leroy Walks! album art Leroy Vinnegar Sextet Walkin' Leroy Vinnegar Sextet - Leroy Walks! (Album) Contemporary Records C 3542 US 1958 Sell This Version
CS 8009 Richard Carpenter (2) - J. J. In Person! album art The J.J. Johnson Quintet Walkin' (as Carpenter) The J.J. Johnson Quintet - J. J. In Person! (Album) Columbia CS 8009 US 1958 Sell This Version
SP 1000 Richard Carpenter (2) - Volumen 1  album art Tete Montoliu y Su Cuarteto* Walkin (as Carpenter) Tete Montoliu y Su Cuarteto* - Volumen 1 (EP) Saef SP 1000 Spain 1958 Sell This Version
GC 660 Richard Carpenter (2) - Five O'Clock Tea album art Luc Hoffmann And His Dance Orchestra* Walking (as Carpenter) Luc Hoffmann And His Dance Orchestra* - Five O'Clock Tea(10", Album) Grammoclub Ex Libris, Pan (9) GC 660 Switzerland 1958 Sell This Version
ABC 232, ABC-232 Richard Carpenter (2) - The Axidentals With The Kai Winding Trombones album art The Axidentals With The Kai Winding Trombones Walkin' The Axidentals With The Kai Winding Trombones - The Axidentals With The Kai Winding Trombones (Album) ABC-Paramount ABC 232, ABC-232 US 1959 Sell This Version
LPM-2045 Richard Carpenter (2) - New Sounds At The Roosevelt album art Larry Elgart And His Orchestra* Walkin' (as Dick Carpenter) Larry Elgart And His Orchestra* - New Sounds At The Roosevelt (Album) RCA Victor LPM-2045 US 1959 Sell This Version
M 3568 Richard Carpenter (2) - Art Pepper + Eleven (Modern Jazz Classics) album art Art Pepper Walkin' Art Pepper - Art Pepper + Eleven (Modern Jazz Classics) (Album) Contemporary Records M 3568 Australasia 1959 Sell This Version
SE3778 Richard Carpenter (2) - Harry James And His New Swingin' Band album art Harry James And His Orchestra Walkin' (as Carpenter) Harry James And His Orchestra - Harry James And His New Swingin' Band (Album) MGM Records SE3778 US 1959 Sell This Version
TFE 17361, TFE.17361 Richard Carpenter (2) - Poll Winners Jazz album art Curtis Fuller / J.J. Johnson / Nat Adderley Walkin' (as R. Carpenter) Curtis Fuller / J.J. Johnson / Nat Adderley - Poll Winners Jazz(7", EP) Fontana, Fontana TFE 17361, TFE.17361 UK 1960 Sell This Version
PR 7216 Richard Carpenter (2) - Movin' Right Along album art Arnett Cobb Walkin' (as R. Carpenter) Arnett Cobb - Movin' Right Along (Album) Prestige PR 7216 US 1960 Sell This Version
SD 1343, SD-1343, 1343 Richard Carpenter (2) - The Common Ground album art The Herbie Mann Afro-Jazz Sextet + Four Trumpets Walkin' The Herbie Mann Afro-Jazz Sextet + Four Trumpets - The Common Ground (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic SD 1343, SD-1343, 1343 US 1960 Sell This Version
WP-1286 Richard Carpenter (2) - Flute N' Alto album art Bud Shank Quartet Walkin' Bud Shank Quartet - Flute N' Alto(LP, Comp, Mono) World Pacific Records WP-1286 US 1960 Sell This Version
45-5010 Richard Carpenter (2) - Walkin' album art Herbie Mann & His Afro Jazz Herbie Mann & His Afro Jazz - Walkin'(7", Single, Promo) Atlantic 45-5010 US 1961 Sell This Version
680.212 ML Richard Carpenter (2) - Jazz At The Blue Note album art Maurice Vander, Kenny Clarke, Pierre Michelot Walkin' Maurice Vander, Kenny Clarke, Pierre Michelot - Jazz At The Blue Note (Album) Fontana 680.212 ML France 1961 Sell This Version
JLP 960, 960 Richard Carpenter (2) - Blues Up And Down album art Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis-Johnny Griffin Quintet* Walkin' Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis-Johnny Griffin Quintet* - Blues Up And Down(LP, Album, Mic) JAZZLAND, Riverside Records JLP 960, 960 US 1961 Sell This Version
936S, JLP 936S Richard Carpenter (2) - Gettin' Together album art Paul Gonsalves Walkin' Paul Gonsalves - Gettin' Together (Album) Jazzland, Jazzland 936S, JLP 936S US 1961 Sell This Version