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Here are the albums where "Johnny" is at the keyboard, piano or organ. Any favourites?

 

UPDATED: 2017-09-19

 

 
Studio albums

 

1957 The John Towner Touch
1957 World on a String
1957 The Johnny Williams Orchestra Plays Sounds from Screen Spectaculars (also known as Bigs Hits from Columbia Pictures)

 

 

Singles

 

1957    "Recipe For Love" – "I'm Too Young"    MGM    Sheb Wooley; John Towner Williams, piano.
1957    "I Found Me An Angel" – "So Close To Heaven"    MGM    Sheb Wooley, B-Side: John Towner Williams, piano.
1958    "The Purple People Eater" –"I Can't Believe You're Mine"    MGM    Sheb Wooley; John Towner Williams, piano.

1963    Johnny Williams and His Orchestra "The Black Knight" – "Augie's Great Piano"    Columbia    Composed and Conducted by Johnny William, piano.

2006    Memoirs of a Geisha - Live Sessions (w Yo-Yo Ma)

 

 

Compilations

 

2006 John T. Williams - Jazz Beginnings

 

 
Collaborations and guest appearances 

 

1956 Calypso Harry Belafonte Featuring John T. Williams (piano) (uncredited); RCA Victor; Reissued in 1992, RCA; Reissued in the 2014 compilation Calypso/Belafonte Sings The Caribbean, Jackpot Records.
1956 The Johnny Ever Green's Played by Russell Garcia Russell Garcia Featuring John T. Williams (piano); Paramount Records; Reissued for Digital Download in 2012, Smith & Co.
1957 Listen To The Music Of Russell Garcia Russell Garcia Featuring John T. Williams (piano); Reissued in the 2005 compilation Los Angeles River, Fresh Sound Records.
1957 Remembering with Marjorie Lee Marjorie Lee Arrangements by John T. Williams (piano); BeauMonde; Reissued in 1989, Fresh Sound Records.
1957 The Big Small Bands Dave Pell Featuring Johnny Williams (piano) (organ); Capitol; Reissued in the 2011 compilation Remembers John Kirby/The Big Small Bands, Fresh Sounds Records.
1957 Modern Jazz Gallery Various Artists Some tracks with John T. Williams Quartet; Kapp Records, 2 LP.
1958 South Pacific Walter Ruick Featuring John T. Williams (piano); Tops Records.
1958 South Pacific Alfred Newman Featuring John Williams (piano); RCA Victor; Reissued in 2000, RCA; Reissued in 2010, Hallmark.
1958 Sweet Smell of Success Elmer Bernstein Featuring John Williams (piano); Music Composed and Conducted by Elmer Bernstein; Decca; Reissued in 2008, Cherry Red Records; Reissued in 2008, Fresh Sound Records.
1958 Funny Face Adolph Deutsch Featuring John Williams (piano); Verve; Reissued in 1996, Verve; Reissued in 2008, Hallmark.
1958 Bell, Book and Candle George Duning Featuring John Williams (piano); Paramount; Reissued in the 2006 compilation Bell, Book and Candle/1001 Arabian Nights, Film Score Monthly.
1958 Johnny Desmond Swings Johnny Desmond Featuring John Williams (piano); Simitar Distribution; Reissued in 1997, Simitar/Pickwick.
1958 The Music from Peter Gunn Henry Mancini Featuring Johnny T. Williams (piano); RCA Victor; Reissued in 1958, RCA Victor; Reissued in 1958, RCA Victor; Reissued in 1999, Buddha Records; Reissued in 2000, BMG; Reissued in 2003, RCA Victor.
1958 Fielding's Formula Jerry Fielding Featuring John T. Williams (piano); Decca; Reissued for Digital Download in 2009, Mastercorp Pty Ltd.
1958 Hollywoodwind Jazztet Jerry Fielding Featuring John T. Williams (piano); Decca.
1958 God's Little Acre Elmer Bernstein Composed and Conducted by Elmer Bernstein; Featuring Johnny Williams (piano); United Artists Records; Reissued in 2009, Kritzerland Records.
1958 The Big Country Jerome Moross Featuring John Williams (piano); RCA; Reissued in 1991, Screen Archives Entertainment; Reissued in 1995, Silva America; Reissued in 2007, La-La land; Reissued in 2008, MGM Records.
1959 Folk Songs for Far Out Folk Fred Katz Featuring Johnny T. Williams (piano); Warner Bros.; Reissued in 2007, Reebot Stereophonic Records.
1959 At the Cinema! Buddy Collette Featuring John Williams (piano); Mercury; Reissued in 2010, Fresh Sounds Records.
1959 African jazz Les Baxter Featuring Johnny Williams (piano); Capitol; Reissued in 2015 "African Jazz + Jungle Jazz (2 LP on 1 CD) + 5 Bonus Tracks", Fresh Sounds Records.
1959 Jungle jazz Les Baxter Featuring Johnny Williams (piano); Capitol; Reissued in 2015 "African Jazz + Jungle Jazz (2 LP on 1 CD) + 5 Bonus Tracks", Fresh Sounds Records.
1959 Staccato Elmer Bernstein Featuring John Williams (piano); Capitol; Reissued in 2008, DRG Records.
1959 Mr. Lucky Henry Mancini Featuring John Williams (piano); RCA; Reissued in 1989, RCA; Reissued in 2011, Fresh Sound Records.
1959 Porgy and Bess André Previn Featuring John Williams (piano); Columbia; Reissued in 1995, Back Bitter (Germany); Reissued in 2010, Hallmark.
1959 Some Like It Hot Adolph Deutsch Featuring John Williams (piano); United Artists; Reissued in 1997, Ryko; Reissued in 2004, Varèse Sarabande.
1959 The Music from M Squad Stanley Wilson Music Composed & Arranged by Benny Carter, Pete Carpenter and John Williams (piano); Music Conducted by Stanley Wilson; Phantom Records (England); Reissued in 1996, RCA.
1959 More Music from Peter Gunn Henry Mancini Featuring Johnny T. Williams (piano); RCA Victor; Reissued in 1995 & 2003, RCA Victor.
1959 Take Me Along Marty Paich Featuring Johnny Williams (piano); RCA Victor; Reissued for Digital Download in 2012, Hot Record Society.
1959 I Swing for You Vicky Lane Conducted by Pete Candoli; Featuring Johnny Williams (piano); RCA Victor.
1959 I Remember John Kirby Dave Pell Featuring Johnny Williams (piano) (organ); P.R.I.; Reissued in the 2011 compilation Remembers John Kirby/The Big Small Bands, Fresh Sounds Records.
1960 The Mancini Touch Henry Mancini Conducted by Henry Mancini; Featuring Johnny Williams (piano); RCA Victor; Reissued in 2010, Fresh Sound Records.
1960 10 Trombones Like 2 Pianos Pete Rugolo Featuring John T. Williams (piano); Mercury; Reissued in the 2007 compilation Exploring New Sounds, Fresh Sound Records.
1960 Shotgun Slade - The Original Jazz Score Stanley Wilson Music composed & arranged by Gerald Fried; Featuring Johnny Williams (piano); Mercury; Reissued in 2016 "Shotgun Slade + Burke's Law (2 LP on 1 CD)", Fresh Sound Records.
1960 Dave Pell Plays Lawrence Welk's Big Band Sounds Dave Pell Featuring Johnny Williams (piano) (organ); P.R.I.
1960 The Apartment Adolph Deutsch Featuring John Williams (piano); United Artists; Reissued in 2009, Kritzerland.
1960 The Blues and the Beat Henry Mancini Featuring Johnny Williams (piano); RCA Victor; Reissued in 1995, RCA.
1960 For Pete's Sake Pete Candoli Featuring Johnny Williams (piano); Kapp Records.
1960 Bottoms Up George Roberts Conducted and Arranged by John T. Williams (piano); Columbia; Reissued in the 2011 compilation Meet Mr. Roberts/Bottoms Up, Fresh Sound Records.
1961 Lush, Latin & Cool Marty Paich Featuring Johnny Williams (piano); RCA Victor; Reissued in 1998, RCA.
1961 West Side Story Leonard Bernstein Featuring John Williams (piano); Columbia; Reissued in 1992, Sony Masterworks; Reissued in 2004, Sony Classical/Legacy.
1961 Combo! Henry Mancini Conducted by Henry Mancini; Featuring Johnny Williams (piano) (harpsichord); RCA Victor; Reissued in 2007, Sony.
1962 Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man Franz Waxman Featuring John Williams (piano); RCA; Reissued in 1985, Label X (Australia); Reissued in the 2017 compilation Peyton Place/Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man , La-La Land Records
1962 There Is Nothing Like a Dame Pete Candoli Featuring John Williams (piano) on some tracks; Warner Bros. Records.
1962 So Nice! Johnny Desmond Arranged, Conducted by Johnny T. Williams (piano); Reissued for Digital Download in 2010, Screenland Records.
1966 The Magnificent Seven Elmer Bernstein Featuring John Williams (piano); United Artists; Reissued in 1995, Tsunami; Reissued 1998, Rykodisc; Reissued in 2004, Colosseum VSD & Varèse Sarabande.
1974 Serge Prokofiev: Sonata for Cello & Piano; David Ward-Steinman: Duo for Cello & Piano Edgar Lustgarten Featuring Edgar Lustgarten (cello) and John Williams (piano); Reissued in 2006 Music for Cello and Piano by Sergei Prokofiev & David Ward-Steinman, Orion; Reissued for Digital Download in 2007, Marquis Classics.
1984 With a Song in My Heart Jessye Norman John Williams/Boston Pops, Philips; Love Is Here To Stay: Featuring John Williams (piano); Reissued for digital download in 2014, Decca.
1992 Lucky to Be Me Jessye Norman Featuring John Williams (piano); Philips.
1998 Gershwin Fantasy Joshua Bell London Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Williams, Sony Classical; Featuring John Williams (piano): Three Preludes; Reissued in 2009 X2 Joshua Bell: Bernstein - Gershwin, Sony.
1999 Keisuke Wakao plays music of John Williams Keisuke Wakao Featuring John Williams (piano): The Days Between...; Denon.
2002 Studs Lonigan Jerry Goldsmith OST (1960); Featuring John Williams (piano), Varèse Sarabande; Reissued in 2011, Quartet Records.
2009 None But the Brave Morris Stoloff Previously unreleased score (1965); Music by John Williams, Conducted by Morris Stoloff; Featuring John Williams (piano): Piano Theme Bonus Track; Film Score Monthly, FSM Vol. 12 No. 12.
2009 Johhny Mercer: The Dream's on Me Aura McDonald Featuring John Williams (piano): I Had Myself a True Love, TCM.
2011 City of Fear Jerry Goldsmith Previously unreleased Score (1959); Featuring John Williams (piano); Columbia; Intrada Special Collection.
2017 Thunder Road - The Film Music of Jack Marshall Jack Marshall Previously unreleased original scores from Thunder Road (1958), Take a Giant Step (1959) and The Rabbit Trap (1959); Thunder Road: Featuring John Williams (piano); La-La Land Records

 

 

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I know you have your own way of doing things that doesn't always make sense to me, bu it might makes more sense for everyone else if you put the actual year of the film first and then maybe the album

100% CONFIRMED!!!

Yes, Williams performed on that one and is listed on the credits. There is at least one CD release of that one.

To Kill a Mockingbird and Breakfast at Tiffany's are favorites. Why is Breakfast at Tiffany's listed as 2013 instead of 1961?

Well, because it seems this previously unreleased score was released for the first time by Intrada in 2013.

I've just discovered that "To Kill a Mockingbird" 1962 LP was reissued on CD in 2014. Need to look for this one!

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I know you have your own way of doing things that doesn't always make sense to me, bu it might makes more sense for everyone else if you put the actual year of the film first and then maybe the album reissue in parentheses at the end. Just sayin'.

As for favourites, it's hard to say. The Prokofiev album is fascinating because it's the only time he's recorded an album of classical music as pianist. But I love the jazz stuff.

You're missing quite a few things, though, like the LUCKY TO BE ME album he did with Jessye Norman.

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You're missing quite a few things, though, like the LUCKY TO BE ME album he did with Jessye Norman.

John Williams plays the piano on that one, you are right, I added the info.

Is there others that I don't have in my list?

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Is there others that I don't have in my list?

Williams was one of the pianists in the orchestra on the original soundtrack of Jerome Moross's classic western score for The Big Country.

Any source for this one?

EDIT: Ok I found one, added, thanks!

http://www.americanmusicpreservation.com/The%20Big%20Country.htm

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I read it either on my long-sold FLIM FLAM MAN cd from FSM or it was mentioned in FSM mag,the Goldsmith buyer's guide editions. If you really want this info, you should contact FSM's Jeff Bond since he is the leading authority.

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He plays piano on two early Jerry Goldsmith scores: City of Fear and Studs Lonigan.

I seem to remember he was also session pianist in some of Herrmann's Twilight Zone scores.

Bespin included those on the list above, but curiously set the date to when the albums were released just a few years ago, not when the films were released. So I can see why you missed them! :)

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He plays piano on two early Jerry Goldsmith scores: City of Fear and Studs Lonigan.

I seem to remember he was also session pianist in some of Herrmann's Twilight Zone scores.

Bespin included those on the list above, but curiously set the date to when the albums were released just a few years ago, not when the films were released. So I can see why you missed them! :)

We can't rewrite history, it's a disco, so I use the date when the albums came out first.

It tells ALOT, whatever you think. ;)

More details on the disco page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Williams_discography

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He plays piano on two early Jerry Goldsmith scores: City of Fear and Studs Lonigan.

I seem to remember he was also session pianist in some of Herrmann's Twilight Zone scores.

Bespin included those on the list above, but curiously set the date to when the albums were released just a few years ago, not when the films were released. So I can see why you missed them! :)

We can't rewrite history, it's a disco, so I use the date when the albums came out first.

It tells ALOT, whatever you think. ;)

More details on the disco page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Williams_discography

Of course, but I would probably do it like this instead:

1960 - STUDS LONIGAN (Jerry Goldsmith) [soundtrack released 2002]

etc.

On your discography, there is absolutely NO information that the film and music are from 1960, not 2002. Could be worth pointing out for those who are not into your system.

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On your discography, there is absolutely NO information that the film and music are from 1960, not 2002. Could be worth pointing out for those who are not into your system.

It's a level of detail that I must add, definitely. You know making such a disco is a lot of work, and it's a work-in-progress.

These little threads about the disco allows me, by the back door, to add missing entries and add some details.

Thanks for your remarks, thay are always revelant. But please stop writing "your system", it's a DIS-CO-GRA-PHY :P

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He plays piano on two early Jerry Goldsmith scores: City of Fear and Studs Lonigan.

I seem to remember he was also session pianist in some of Herrmann's Twilight Zone scores.

Bespin included those on the list above, but curiously set the date to when the albums were released just a few years ago, not when the films were released. So I can see why you missed them! :)

We can't rewrite history, it's a disco, so I use the date when the albums came out first.

It tells ALOT, whatever you think. ;)

More details on the disco page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Williams_discography

Hmm, so if Williams performrd on a soundtrack that was never released, it won't be on your list? Rather than having it listed with a note saying unreleased?

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Hmm, so if Williams performrd on a soundtrack that was never released, it won't be on your list? Rather than having it listed with a note saying unreleased?

There's already an article of John Williams' works on Wiki, mine is a discography.

Plase don't play the game of Thor, you saw a discography before today? ;)

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Hmm, so if Williams performrd on a soundtrack that was never released, it won't be on your list? Rather than having it listed with a note saying unreleased?

There's already an article of John Williams' works on Wiki, mine is a discography.

Plase don't play the game of Thor, you saw a discography before today? ;)

Well, it is perplexing when a list of albums has albums missing or on different years so be prepared to explain it often.

Didn't JW perform on his my fair Lady arrangement in 1964?

Why not include the 1961 recording of breakfast at Tiffany's? http://www.cdandlp.com/en/henry-mancini/breakfast-at-tiffany-s/lp/r117284578/ or the pink panther that he performed on?

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Didn't JW perform on his my fair Lady arrangement in 1964?

Why not include the 1961 recording of breakfast at Tiffany's? http://www.cdandlp.com/en/henry-mancini/breakfast-at-tiffany-s/lp/r117284578/ or the pink panther that he performed on?

The album "My fair Lady" by Shelly Manne & his O is indeed in my disco page, but with the following credits : "Arrangements & Musical Direction by Johnny Williams". If you think he also plays an instrument, please show me a source.

About the original "Breakfast at Tiffany's" 1961 album, I think it contains some re-recordings of the music heard in the movie and JW don't play on it. The real score was edited in 2013 for the very first time.

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While Williams reportedly played on "To Kill a Mockingbird", he's not the pianist on the album, as that one is a re-recording. The actual soundtrack remains unreleased.

Regarding "Breakfast at Tiffany's" Williams wasn't on the piano on the album released back then. It must be noted that he isn't credited either on the Intrada release.

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While Williams reportedly played on "To Kill a Mockingbird", he's not the pianist on the album, as that one is a re-recording. The actual soundtrack remains unreleased.

Regarding "Breakfast at Tiffany's" Williams wasn't on the piano on the album released back then. It must be noted that he isn't credited either on the Intrada release.

Should I delete "To Kill a Mockingbird" 1962 album from the Disco then?

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By 'retrieve', do you mean 'delete'? If so, yes, I think so. As Miguel said, Williams did not perform on any of the score's rerecordings or albums, only the film soundtrack which has yet to be released.

(personally, I would keep it on the list and just note 'unreleased', but I know by now that's not how you do things).

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To Kill a Mockingbird and Breakfast at Tiffany's are favorites. Why is Breakfast at Tiffany's listed as 2013 instead of 1961?

Sorry, but after verifications your two picks appears to be recordings where JW don't perform, I already removed Mockingbird from my disco, and I wait for some confirmations to remove The 2013 Intrada release of Tiffany's too.

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Currently listening for the first time this 2006 CD reissue.

 

Ewww.. that's a LP transfer... of a not so neat LP...

 

Big turnoff.

 

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Serge Prokofiev: Sonata for Cello & Piano; David Ward-Steinman: Duo for Cello & Piano (1974, Orion, ORS 74141)

Featuring John Williams (p).

 

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(Reissued in 2006 as "Music for Cello and Piano by Sergei Prokofiev & David Ward-Steinman", Marquis, 83115)

 

(Reissued for Digital Download in 2007, Marquis Classics)

 

 

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It's the only instrumental classical music recording Williams made as a pianist, and as such of historical value. I haven't yet been able to properly appreciate the compositions themselves, though (although Williams' performance is flawless). I'm hoping it will grow on me.

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Actually, the best label to catch some of the early albums where John Williams plays the keyboard is Fresh Sound Records.

 

Here is a reminder of the reissues that are currently available. Unfortunately searching on their website is a nightmare because they mix all the known "John Williams"...

 

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Marty Paich And His Jazz Piano Quartet Present Robert Merrill's Music From The Broadway Production Take Me Along (1959, RCA Victor, LPM-2164)

Featuring John T. Williams (p).

 

(Reissued in 1998, Fresh Sound/BMG, 74321 58111 2)

 

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I Swing for You (1959, RCA Victor, LPM-2056)

Featuring Johnny Williams (p).

 

(Reissued in 2002, Fresh Sound Records, 74321 93854 2)

 

 

 

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Meet Mr. Roberts + Bottoms Up (2011, Fresh Sound Records, FSRCD 642, Compilation)

"Bottoms Up": Music conducted and arranged by John T. Williams (p).

 

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Shotgun Slade + Burke's Law (2 LP on 1 CD) (2016, Fresh Sound Records, JM 1008, Compilation)

"Shotgun Slade": Featuring Johnny Williams (p) (hpd).

 

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Music from M Squad/The Music From Mickey Spillane's 'Mike Hammer' (2001, Collectables Records, COL-CD 2809, Compilation)

"M Squad": Some tracks composed by John Williams; Featuring John Williams (p).

 

(Reissued in 2014, Fresh Sound Records, JM 1005, Compilation)

 

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African Jazz + Jungle Jazz (2 LP on 1 CD) + 5 Bonus Tracks (2016, Fresh Sound Records, BMCD 860, Compilation)

Featuring Johnny Williams (p) on tracks #1, #3-#6, #9-#12, #13, #19, #20.

 

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Buddy Collette's Swinging Shepherds (2010, Fresh Sound Record, FSRCD 2258, Compilation)

Featuring John T. Williams (p) on tracks #1-9.

 

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Music From Mr. Lucky + Mr. Lucky Goes Latin (2011, Fresh Sound Records, BMCD 831, Compilation)

Featuring John Williams (p).

 

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The Jazz Sound From Peter Gunn (1994, Fresh Sound Records, FSCD 2009, Compilation)

Featuring Johnny T. Williams (p): Peter Gunn; The Brothers Go To Mother's; Session At Pete's Pad; Dreamsville; Sorta Blue; Fallout!

 

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The Mancini Touch (1960, RCA Victor, LPM-2101)

Featuring Johnny Williams (p).

 

(Reissued in 2010, Fresh Sound Records, BMCD 1628)

 

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Rhythm in Motion/So Nice! with Johnny Desmond (2015, Fresh Sound Records, BMCD 858, Compilation)

Music arranged and conducted by Johnny Williams; Featuring Johnny Williams (p); Three Bonus tracks composed and performed by Johnny Williams: Tuesday's Theme, The Black Knight, Augie's Great Piano.

 

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Johnny Staccato/The Man With The Golden Arm (2014, Fresh Sound Records, JM 1006, Compilation)

Featuring John Williams (p) on "Staccato".

 

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Sweet Smell Of Success - Jazz Themes From The Movie Sound Track (2008, Fresh Sound Records, FSR-CD 514)

Featuring John Williams (p).

 

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Remembers John Kirby/The Big Small Bands (2011, Fresh Sound Records, FSRCD 2259, Compilation)

Featuring John T. Williams (p) (o).

 

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Remembering with Marjorie Lee (1957, BeauMonde, BR 100)

Featuring John T. Williams (p); Arranged by John T. Williams.

 

(Reissued in 1989, Fresh Sound Records, BR 100 CD)

 

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Los Angeles River (2005, Fresh Sound Records, FSR 2203, Compilation)

Featuring John T. Williams (p) on tracks #1-12.

 

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John T. Williams - Jazz Beginnings (2006, Fresh Sound Records, FSR 2228, Compilation)

 

CD 1: The Most Beautiful Girl In The World; In A Little Spanish Town; I'll Take Romance; Zigeuner; Tenderly; Diane; Dear To My Heart; While We're Young; Wait Till You See Her; One Love; Bess,Oh Where's My Bess; Hello (John T. Williams); Aunt Orsavella (John T. Williams); Spring Is Here; Anything Goes; Caribe (John T. Williams); One Love; Our Waltz; CD 2: I've Got The World On A String; Get Happy; That Old Black Magic; Over The Rainbow; Let's Fall In Love; Stormy Weather; My Shinning Hour; Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea; Come Rain Or Come Shine; Here's What I'm Here For; Hit The Road To Dreamland; A Sleepin' Bee; All Of You; The Last Time I Saw Paris; I Can't Get Started; I Got Plenty O'Nuttin'; It's The Talk Of The Town; You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To; It Ain't Necessarily So; Tenderly; This Can't Be Love; Old Devil Moon; My Happy Time; There's A Small Hotel.

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A brand new reissue by La-La-Land:
 

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Peyton Place/Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1957/1962) (2017, La-La Land Records, LLLCD 1423)

"Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man": Featuring John Williams (p).

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A brand new reissue by La-La-Land:
 

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Peyton Place/Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1957/1962) (2017, La-La Land Records, LLLCD 1423)

"Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man": Featuring John Williams (p).

 

Should be noted that Williams played a somewhat out of tune honky tonk piano on a single track, "D.T. Blues". A sample can be found here.

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Is it the first time that LLL reissue a score that features John Williams as a pianist like that, and not as the main feature artist?

 

EDIT: The answer is no.

 

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The Big Country (2007, La-La Land Records, LLLCD 1055)

Featuring John Williams (p).

 

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5 minutes ago, Miguel Andrade said:

Williams didn't play the piano on the André Previn In Hollywood album. He served as arranger and conductor on that one.

 

You're right, that's an error of copy paste in this thread.  On my website and wikipedia article it's ok.

 

Corrected.

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I seriously doubt it, although the site wants you to believe it's our John Williams. Because if you click on "Johnny Williams" in the performer section early on, you're taken to the RHYTHM IN MOTION album which obviously is OUR Williams.

 

In February, 1954 -- when the tracks in question were recorded -- Williams was still up at the Pepperell Air Force Base (a couple of months later, he would be transferred to March Air Force Base in California).

 

But this period of his life (late 40s to mid 50s) is extremely confusing, with lots of overlapping information from different sources.

 

(of course, there is the SLIGHT chance Williams had one of his "leaves" in his army service, and took a trip to NY to record these tracks, before heading back north to St. John's).

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