New York. 8/3/1927.

Nipote di un noto pianista classico, ha ricevuto una ottima educazione musicale che ha perfezionato alla Julliard School. Dopo il servizio militare nel 1947 ha vinto un concorso il cui premio erano delle lezioni di piano impartite da Teddy Wilson e non ha perso questa opportunità. Il suo primo ingaggio lo ha avuto con il gruppo di Victor Lombardo, poi ha suonato con Tony Scott dal 1949 al 1951 e con Red Norvo. Nel 1950 è venuto in Europa con il sestetto di Benny Goodman e nel 1953 ha inciso diversi dischi da solista. Dal 1956 ha iniziato la sua collaborazione con Leonard Feather. Ha composto diversi brani di largo respiro, che ha registrato con la collaborazione di musicisti di grande livello. Per la MGM ha organizzato una serie di concerti ed incisioni intitolati al ”Seven Ages Of Jazz”. Negli anni ’60 si è esibito come solista o con piccoli gruppi, ha lavorato come arrangiatore per Trigger Arper e per Mundell Lowe. Negli anni ’70 ha fondato la “New York Repertory Jazz Company”, una associazione il cui scopo storico didattico è stato quello di riproporre partiture ed arrangiamenti originali del jazz classico. Hanno fatto parte di questa associazione molti grandi jazzmen e Hyman con un tale gruppo ha dato concerti in tutto il mondo ed inciso dei dischi mirabili dedicati man mano ai grandi del jazz tradizionale. Ha collaborato anche con Roy Eldridge e con Herbie Stewart nel 1951. E’ stato il primo pianista al mondo ad incidere con un pianoforte compiuterizzato il cui suono è stato immediatamente convertito in impulsi digitali e trasmesso al master del compact. Il volume ha per titolo ”Dick Hyman Plays Fats Waller” del 1989.


Dick Hyman

Dick Hyman (p) solo

The lady is a tramp / The gentleman is a dope / All the things you are / You couldn’t be cuter

(Relax 101) New York, 15 Gennaio 1950.

Here Are: At Ther Rare Of All Rarest Performances.50kingsofjazz

Sonny Stitt (sa) Gene Ammons (st) Dick Hyman (p) Gene Ramey (b) Art Blakey (dr)

Honeysuckle rose / You’re driving me crazy / The way you look tonight / Fine and dandy

(Kings of Jazz KLJ20013)

New York, 18 Febbraio 1950.



Dick Hyman (p) solo

September song / Lost in the stars / Trouble man / My ship / Moon faced, starry eyed / Sing me not a ballad / One life to live / Speak low / This is new / It never entered my mind / How much I love you / Foolish heart

(Classic Editions)

New York, 1-2 Febbraio 1953.


A portrait of Noel Coward.53aportraitofnoelcoward

Zigeuner / I’ll follow my secret heart / Never more / Play, orchestra, play / You were there / A room with a view / Dance, little lady / We were dancing / Polka / World weary / Every little fish / Ladies of the town / Mad about the boy / Twentieth Century blues / Poor little rich girl

(Classic Editions) New York, 5-7 Marzo 1953.

Cabin in the sky / What is there to say ?/ Now / April in Paris / London in July / Autumn in New York / Suddenly / I am only human after all / Rio Cristal / The love I long for / Taking a chance on love / When you live on an island / I can’t get started / I’m gonna ring the bell tonight

(Classic Editions) New York, 22-23 Maggio 1953.

Ragtime Piano.55ragtimepiano

Dick Hyman (p)

She’s nobody’s sweetheart now / Sweet Sue, just you / Maple leaf rag / Some of these days / Honeysuckle rose / The darktown strutters’ ball / Margie / New Orleans / 12th Street rag / Yellow rose of Texas rag / My gal Sal / By the beautiful sea / School days / I want a girl / Row, row, row / Tiger rags

(Waldorf Music Hall MH33-151)

New York, 1955.

Swingin’ Double Date.55swingindoubledate

Dick Hyman (p,org) Eddie Safranski (b) Don Lamond (dr)

The way you look tonight / The moon was yellow / Sleep / If I had you / Look for the silver lining / Pleasure / Marv / Lookie, lookie, lookie, here comes Cookie / All too soon / Topsy / Early autumn

(Lion L70067)

New York, 1955.


The Dick Hyman Trio Swings.55thedickhymantrioswings

Dick Hyman (p,org) Eddie Safranski (b) Don Lamond (dr)

Dancing tambourine / Sleep / If I had you / We’re in the money / Pleasure / The way you look tonight / Love is the sweetest thing / Thou swell / All too soon / Topsy / Lookie, lookie, lookie, here comes Cookie / Marv

(MGM E3280)

New York, 1954-1955.


The Unforgettable Sound Of The Dick Hyman Trio.55The Unforgettable Sound

Dick Hyman (p) altri non identificati.

Unforgettable / Panama / Jealous / The very thought of you / Cecilia / East of the sun / Star dust / Out of nowhere / Moritat: A theme from The Threepenny Opera / Baubles, bangles and beads / Besame mucho / The old professor

(MGM E3329)

New York, 1955.


Beside A Shady Nook.55besideashady

Dick Hyman (p) Mundell Lowe (g) Eddie Safranski (b)

It’s so peaceful in the country / Country style / Beside a shady nook / Green up time / Country gardens / It’s so easy / Daybreak / Come to the fair / To a wild rose / Lilacs in the rain / Mountain greenery / Indian summer

(MGM E3379)

New York, 1955


Hi Fi Suite.56hifisuite

Joe Newman (tr) Benny Powell (tb) Jerome Richardson (sa,pic) Frank Wess (st,fl) Romeo Penque (cl,sb) Don Elliott (vib,perc) Dick Hyman (p) Oscar Pettiford (b) Osie Johnson (dr)

Squawker / Hi fi pie / Amplifier stage / Feedback fugue

(MGM E3494) New York, 16 Giugno 1956.

Thad Jones (tr) Benny Powell (tb) Jerome Richardson (as,pic) Frank Wess (ts,fl) Phil Bodner (bar,oboe) Dick Hyman (p) Oscar Pettiford (b) Kenny Clarke (d) / Bill Barber (tu)

Bass reflex / Reverberation / Tweeter / High fidelity suite / Woofer

New York, 11 Luglio 1956.

After Six.56aftersix

Dick Hyman (p) altri non identificati.

The continental / Top hat, white tie and tails / I kiss your hand, Madame / Together wherever we go / Piano merengue / Tuxedo Junction / To-night / Let’s get away from it all / Mozzarella / Summer love / Cha cha after six / Charleston

(MGM E3827)

New York, 1956.

60-Great All Times Songs.56greatalltimesongs

Dick Hyman (p) altri non identificati.

Looking at the world through rose-colored glasses / High society / Into each life some rain must fall / Is you is or is you ain’t my baby / Little girl / Ooh look-a there, ain’t she pretty ? / Lover man / Baby, won’t you please come home ? / Sugar blues / You don’t know what love is / Mad about him, sad about him, how can I be glad without him blues / Cow cow boogie / Waltzing in a dream / You always hurt the one you love / Daisy Bell / Nobody’s darling but mine / The man on the flying trapeze / Beautiful brown eyes / Piccolo Pete / Come on-a my house / Your red wagon / ‘Tain’t what you do (It’s the way that cha do it) / Beat me, daddy, eight to the bar / Loch Lomond / Enlloro / Matilda, Matilda.

60-Great All Times Songs.56greatalltimesongs2

La cucaracha / Heartaches / The wedding samba / Jungle fantasy / I’ll never smile again / I love you for sentimental reasons / The gypsy / Teach me tonight / I love you much too much / Kiss of fire / The petite waltz / Under Paris skies / How it echoes the beat of my Heart / Pigalle / Domino / The song that haunts my hearts / A Sunday kind of love / C’est si bon / Anema e core / My extraordinary gal / Meet Mister Callaghan / Comme ci, comme ca / I’ve found a new baby / Undecided / Mr. Five by Five / Struttin’ with some barbecue / Between 18th and 19th on Chestnut Street / Everybody loves my baby / May the good Lord bless and keep you / Now is the hour / In the evening by the moonlight / Sleepy serenade / Till then / Auld Lang Syne

(MGM E3536)

New York, 1956.

Dick Hyman & Harpsichord In Hi Fi.56harpischordinhifi

Dick Hyman (harpsichord) altri non identificati.

When you’re smiling / Threepenny tango / Junglero / Mandolins of Venice / The red cat / Gimme a little kiss / Blue danube bounce / The red head / The blue whistler / Hi Lili, hi Lo / Tokyo alley / Good times

(MGM E3606)

New York, 1956.


The swinging seasons.56theswingingseasons

Dick Hyman (p) altri non identificati.

The swingin’ seasons / Sounds of spring / Summer sequence / Early autumn / The Parisians / Gigi / The night they invented champagne / Thank heaven for little girls / I remember it well / I’m glad I’m not young anymore / Say a prayer for me tonight / It’s a bore / Waltz at Maxin’s / Toujours

(MGM E3613)

New York, Ottobre 1956.

Oh, Captain !.58ohcaptain

Harry “Sweets” Edison (tr) Coleman Hawkins (st) Dick Hyman (p) Oscar Pettiford (b) Osie Johnson (dr)

Femininity / All the time / Life does a girl a favor

(MGM E3650) New York, 7 Febbraio 1958.

Art Farmer (tr) Jimmy Cleveland (tb) Tony Scott (cl,sb) Sahib Shihab (sa,sb) Jerome Richardson (st,sb,fl) Dick Hyman (p) Milt Hinton (b) Osie Johnson (dr) Marilyn Moore, Jackie Paris (vc)

You don’t know him / Keep it simple / We’re not children

New York, 14 Febbraio 1958.

Tony Scott (cl,st,sb) Dick Hyman (p) Milt Hinton (b) Osie Johnson (dr,vc) Jackie Paris (vc)

Hey, madame ! / You’re so right for me / Give it all you’ve got

New York, 14 Febbraio 1958.

Dick Hyman Trio.58concertjazzmgm

Dick Hyman (p) Milt Hinton (b) Don Lamond (dr)

Honky tonk train blues / A Monday date / Ain’t misbehavin’ / After you’ve gone

(MGM 2E-1009)

Oaksdale Theatre, Wallington, 26 Settembre 1958.


Dick Hyman And His Trio.60dickhymanandhistriocommand

Dick Hyman (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Osie Johnson (dr)

Love for sale / Make someone happy / Down home melody / Lost in the stars / Somebody stole my gal / When your lover has gone / 42nd Street / The bad and the beautiful / Jitterbug waltz / Lazy afternoon / Dites moi / People will say we’re in love

(Command RS832SD)

New York, 1960.


Swings Music From Whoop-Up59swingsmusicfromwhoopup

Dick Hyman (p)

Nobody Throw Those Bull / When The Man Talks / Men / Never Before / Chief Rocky Boy / I Wash My Hands / Love Eyes / Sorry For Myself? / Flattery

(MGM SE3747)



Electrodynamics – Dick Hyman At The Organ.62electrodynamics

Dick Hyman (org) Tony Mottola (g) Bob Haggart (b) Osie Johnson (dr) Bobby Rosengarden, Phil Kraus (perc)

Stompin’ at the Savoy / The sweetest sounds / I left my heart in San Francisco / Fly me to the moon / Paradise / Side by side / Mack the knife / Satin doll / Shadowland / Big Ben bossa / This is all I ask / ‘Till we meet again

(Command RS856SD)

New York, 1962.


Fabulous – Dick Hyman At The Organ.63fabulous

Dick Hyman (org) Tony Mottola (g) Bob Haggart (b) Osie Johnson (dr) Bobby Rosengarden, Phil Kraus (perc)

Washington Square / Danke schoen / I’ll be around / Wives and lovers / Sonny boy / What’d I say / S’posin’ / So easy / The best is yet to come / I’ll remember April / Living on borrowed time / Mr. Lucky

(Command R5862SD)

New York, 1963.


Moog: The Electric Eclectics Of Dick Hyman.64moog

Dick Hayman (p-org) Jay Berliner (g) Art Ryerson (g) Walter E.Sears (synt) Buddy Salzman (dr)

Topless Dancers Of Corfù / The Legend of Johnny Pot / The Moog And Me / Tap Dance In The Memory Banks / Four Duet In Odd Meter / The Minotaur / Total Bells And Tony / Improvisation In Fourths / Evening Thoughts / Give It Up Or Turn It Loose / Kolumbo / Time Is Things.

(Varese 5788)



Dick Hyman (org,p) Bob Haggart (b) Bob Rosengarden (dr)

Hose of mirrors / Heat of the night / Groovin’ / In the wee small hours / Mercy, mercy, mercy / Flower road / Ode to Billy Joe / Do nothin’ ‘till you hear from me / Hit the road Jack / Week end blues / Respect

(Command RS924SD)

New York, 1967.


Sweet, Sweet Soul.67sweetsweetsoul

Dick Hyman (org,clavinet) Bob Haggart (b) Bob Rosengarden (dr)

Chain of fools / Body and soul / Sweet, sweet soul / Nobody knows you when you’re down and out / Soul man / Tell mamma / Since you’ve been gone / The dock of the bay / Drop a dime / Watch it / Try a little tenderness / Honey chile

(Command RS933SD)

New York, 1967.


Concerto Electro.69concertoelectro

Dick Hyman (p) Tony Mottola (g/el) Bob Haggart (b/el) Bobby Rosengarden (perc) più orchestra, Nick Perito (cond)

The Dick Hyman piano concerto, Movement I, Movement II / The Dick Hyman piano concerto, Movement III, Alternate cadenza A (movement III), Alternate cadenza B (movement III)

(Command 951-S)

New York, Giugno 1969.


An Evening At The Cookery 1973.73aneveningatthecookery

Dick Hayman (p)

What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life / Willow Weep For Me / My Favorite Things / Harlem Strut / It Had To be You / My Ship / Singin’In The Rain / Sleep / Valentine Stomp / There Will Never be Another You / Zip A Dee Doo Dah / The Minotaur / Russian Lullaby.

(JRB 3007)


Some Rags, Some Stomps And A Little Blues.73Some Rags, Some Stomps And A Little Blues

Mel Davis, Joe Wilder, Pee Wee Erwin (tr) Urbie Green, Vic Dickenson, Paul Faulise (tb) Don Hammond, Harvey Estrin (fl,pic) Phil Bodner (fl,pic,cl) Kenny Davern (cl,ss) Jimmy Buffington (flic) Ray Alonge (fhic) Dick Hyman (p) Tony Mottola (bj,g) Art Ryerson (g) Milt Hinton (b) Panama Francis (dr) Phil Kraus (perc)

Grandpa’s spells / The crave / Pep / Black bottom stomp / Buddy Bolden’s blues / The pearls

(Columbia M32587) New York, 3 Dicembre 1973.

Joe Davis, Pee Wee Erwin (tr) Vic Dickenson, Mickey Gravine (tb) Kenny Davern (cl,ss) Phil Bodner (fl,pic,sa) Dick Hyman (p) Tony Mottola (bj,g) Milt Hinton (b) Panama Francis (dr) Phil Kraus (perc)

Fickle fay creep / Mr. Jelly Lord / King Porter stomp

New York, 11 Dicembre 1973.

Joe Venuti (vln) Dick Hyman (p) Panama Francis (dr)

The perfect rag / The finger breaker / Shreveport stomp

New York, 3 Dicembre 1973.

Satchmo Remembered.74Satchmo Remembered.

Ruby Braff, Pee Wee Eerwin, Joe Newman, Ray Nance, Mel Davis (tr) Vic Dickenson, Eph Resnick (tb) Kenny Davern (cl-ss) Dick Hyman (p) Carmen Mastern (g) Milt Hinton (b) Bobby Rosengarden (dr) Carrie Slith (vc)

St,Louis Tickle/ Creole Belles/ Funeral March/ Chimes Blues/ Cake Walking Babies From Home/ Potato Head Blues/ Weather Bird Rag/ Willie The Weeper/ Big Butter And Egg Man/ Someday/ Rosetta/ St.Louis Blues/ You’ve BeennA Good Old Wagon/ S.O.L. Blues.

(Atlantic SD 1617)

New York, 26 Gennaio 1974.

Let It Happen.74Let It Happen

Dick Hayman, Roland Hanna, Hank Jones, Marian McPartland (p)

Lover Come Back To Me / Maiden Voyage / Watch It / Here’s The Rainy Day / Vvariarions On Scott Joplin”Solace”/ You Are The Sunshine Of My Life / Improvviso / Warm Walley / How High The Moon.

(RCA Francese NL 89368)

New York, 10-11 Giugno 1974.


Scott Joplin, The Complete Works For Piano.75The Complete Works For Piano

Dick Hyman (p) solo Eubie Blake (narrato)

Maple leaf rag / Original rags / Swipesy / Peacherine rag / The easy winners / Sunflower slow drag / The entertainer / Elite syncopations / The strenuous life / A breeze from Alabama / Palm leaf rag / Something doing / Weeping willow / The chrysanthemum / The cascades / The sycamore / The favorite / Leola / The ragtime dance / Eugenia / Lily queen / Gladiolus rag / Nonpareil / Heliotrope bouquet / Searchlight rag / Rose leaf rag / Fig leaf rag / Pineapple rag / Solace / Sugar cane / Stoptime rag / Euphonic sounds / Country club / Wall Street rag / Felicity rag / Paragon rag / Scott Joplin’s new rag / Silver swan rag / Kismet rag / Magnetic rag / Reflection rag / Antoinette / Cleopha / March majestic / Combination march / Rosebud / Great crush collision / Great crush collision (ragtime version) / School of ragtime / Bethena / Binks waltz / Pleasant moments / Augustan Club waltz / Harmony club waltz / Improvisations on: The entertainer / Heliotrope bouquet / Fig leaf rag / Stoptime rag / Pleasant moments / Gladiolus rag / Peacherine rag / Elite syncopations / A breeze from Alabama / Scott Joplin’s new rag / Something doing / The hrysanthemum

(RCA 1106) New York, 1975.


Ruby Braff (cnt) Dick Hyman (p)

Snowy morning blues / Just before daybreak / If I could be with you one hour tonight

(Columbia M33706) New York, 29 Aprile 1975.

Ruby Braff (corn) Vic Dickenson (tb) Bob Wilber (ss) Dick Hyman (p) Everett Barksdale (bj,g) Bob Haggart (b) Bobby Rosengarden (dr)

Carolina Balmoral / Carolina shout / Steeplechase rag / Caprice rag

(Columbia M33706) New York, 21 Maggio 1975.

Mel Davis, Joe Wilder (tr) Buddy Morrow (tb) Bob Wilber, Phil Bodner, Romeo Penque (sax) Dick Hyman (p) Everett Barksdale (bj) Bob Haggart (b) Bobby Rosengarden (dr)

Charleston / Jingles / You’ve got be modernistic

New York, 22 Maggio 1975.

A Waltz Dressed In Blue.76A Waltz Dressed In Blue

Dick Hyman (p) Michael Moore (b) Ron Traxler (dr)

A waltz dressed in blue / Beautiful love / You must meet my wife / My man’s gone now / Waltzin’ without the G / All blues / Once upon a summertime / A little night music / Muzurka for a little girl

(Grapevine GVR3309)

New York, 1976.


Ragtime, Stomp And Stride.77Ragtime, Stomp And Stride

Dick Hyman (p) Tony Mottola (bj) Don Butterfield (tu) Panama Francis (dr)

Keep off the grass / Valentine stomp / Charleston rag / Kansas City stomps / I’m just wild about Harry / The entertainer / Stoptime rag / Fingerbuster / Viper’s drag / Birmingham breakdown / The pearls / Harlem strut

(Project 3 PR5080)

New York, 1977.


Come And Trip It.78comeandtripit

Ray Crisara, Dick Sudhalter (corn) Jack Gale (tb) Al GAllodoro, Phil Bodner, Don Hammond (sax) Dick Hyman (p) Tony Mottola (g,bj) Max Polikoff (vln) John Beal (b) Phil Kraus (dr,perc)

At the Mississippi cabaret / Valse de ma coeur / Kansas City man blues / Hold me / Waltzing the blues / Sweet man

(New World NW-293)

New York, 1978.


The Music Of Jelly Roll Morton.78The Music Of Jelly Roll Morton

Warren Vache (tr) Jack Gale (tb) Bob Wilber (cl) Dick Hyman (p,arr) Marty Grosz (g,bj) Major Holley (b,tu) Tommy Benford (dr)

Shreveport stomp / Mournful serenade / Grandpa’s spells / Boogaboo / King Porter stomp / Smokehouse blues / Fingerbreaker / Perfect rag / Wolverine blues / Blue blood blues / Strokin’ away / The pearls / Georgia swing / Black bottom stomp

(Smithsonian P14710)

New York, 26 Febbraio 1978.

Say It With Music.79sayitwithmusic

Pee Wee Erwin (tr) Bob Wilber (cl,sax) Dick Hyman (p) Milt Hinton (b) Bobby Rosengarden (dr)

Mandy / How deep is the ocean ? / Cheek to cheek / Lazy / Say it with music / Blue skies / All alone / Puttin’ on the Ritz / Marie / Soft lights and sweet music

(World Jazz WJLP16)

Phoenix, Arizona, Gennaio 1979.


Cincinnati Fats,81cincinnatifats

Dick Hyman (org)

Messin’ around / Jitterbug waltz / Honeysuckle rose / Ain’t misbehavin’ / Viper’s drag / Yacht club swing / Black and blue / Hog maw stomp / I’ve got a feeling I’m falling / Bond Street / Squeeze me / Keepin’ out of mischief now

(MHS 512089T)

Emery Theatre, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1981.


Live At Michael’s Pub.81Live At Michael's Pub

Dick Hyman, Roger Kellaway (p)

Swinging on a star / Summertime / Chopsticks / You took advantage of me / Yesterdays / Woody Woodpecker song / Remembering you

(JazzMania JCD6007)

Live Michael’s Pub, New York, 24-25 Luglio 1981.


Kitten On The Keys, The Music Of Zez Confrey.83kittenkeys

Dick Hyman (p) solo

Kitten on the keys / Della Robbia / My pet / Three little oddities / Romanza / Impromptu & novelette / You tell ‘em ivories / Stumbling / Valse mirage / Coaxing the piano / Grandfather’s clock / Dizzy fingers / African suite: High hattin’ / Mississippi shivers / Kinda careless / Anticipation / Nickel in the slot

(RCA 4746)

New York, 1983.

Live In Concert At Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.83Live In Concert At Van Wezel

Dick Hyman, Derek Smith (p)

The jitterbug waltz / Stella by starlight / Theme from New York, New York / Duke Ellington medley: I’m beginning to see the light, I got it bad, Cotton tail / Strike up the band / Softly, as in a morning sunrise / I got rhythm / Sweet Georgia Brown

(Jass J-CD-635)

Sarasota, Florida, 9 Febbraio 1983.



Ruby Braff (corn) Dick Hyman (p)

Somebody loves me / Bidin’ my time / High society / They can’t take that away from me / Oh, lady be good / Liza / Swan Lake / Sugar

(Inner City IC1153)

Concert New School, New York, 4 Novembre 1983.



Dick Hyman (p)

Memories of you / Tan Manhattan / Goodnight, Angeline / I ain’t being done no more / I wonder where my sweetie can be ? / I’m just wild about Harry / You’re lucky to me / Love will find a way / It was well worth the while / Charleston rag / I’d give a dollar for a dime

(Sine Qua Non SQN71017)

Providence, Rhode Island, 1984.

The Purple Rose Of Cairo.85The Purple Rose Of Cairo

Orchestra, Dick Hyman (cond,comp) Mel Davis (tr) Urbie Green (tb) Romeo Penque (horn) Karen Akers, Jeff Daniels, Fred Astaire (vc)

Theme from “The purple rose of Cairo”/ One day at a time / Hollywood fun / Penny pitching / The film within the film: Opening titles, In the tomb of Osiris / Carousel memories / New show at the jewel / Night club montage: Try it on for size, Penthouse mood / Alabamy bound / Medley for trombone soloist: Theme from “The purple rose of Cairo”, New show at the jewel / Cheek to cheek / Laughing every morning / I’d rather be sleeping / Try it on for size / Well, I am impressed ! / Theme from “The purple rose of Cairo”

(MCA 6139) Film Soundtrack, New York, 1985.

Runnin’ Ragged.85Runnin' Ragged

Dick Hyman (p) Stan Kurtis (vln)

Wild dog / Satan’s holiday / Four string Joe / Romantic Joe / Runnin’ ragged / Black and blue bottom / Wild cat / Pretty Trix / Red velvet / Tea time / Black satin / Cheese and crackers

(ProJazz CDJ652)

Toronto, Settembre 1985.


At Chung’s Chinese Restaurant.85At Chung's Chinese Restaurant

Dick Hyman (p)

Honeysuckle rose / Beautiful love / Lover come back to me / Sweet Georgia Brown / Django / Nobody knows you when you’re down and out / I’m proud of a baby like you / Great day

(Musical Heritage Society MHS 512170F)

Cleveland, Ohio, 26 Settembre 1985.


Gulf Coast Blues.86Gulf Coast Blues

Dick Hyman (p)

Organ grinder blues / Achin’ hearted blues / I’m goin’ back to bottomland / Wild cat blues / You don’t understand / Shout sister shout / What’s the matter now ? / Gulf Coast blues / Papa de da da / Let every day be mother’s day / Nobody but my baby / Cushion foot stomp

(Stomp Off SOS1141)

New York, 25 Giugno 1986.

Stridemonster. 86Stridemonster

Dick Hayman (p) Dick Welstood (p)

Keep Of The Grass / Like Someone In Love / I’ve Got A Cruch On You / Who / Birmingham Breakdown / Froggie Moore / Thou Swell / Caravan / Snowy Morning Blues / What’s The Use Of Being Alone / Fine And Dandy / California Here I Come / Old Man River / Manhattan – The Sidewalk Of New York.

(Sackville 2064)

New York, 19 Luglio 1986.

The Kingdom Of Swing And The Republic Of Oop Bop Sh’bam.87The Kingdom Of Swing

Joe Wilder (tr) Warren Vache (corn) Urbie Green (tb) Buddy Tate (st) Derek Smith, Dick Hyman (p) Milt Hinton (b) Butch Miles (dr)

Lester leaps in / On Green Dolphin Street / Blue creek / You’d be so nice to come home to / When your lover has gone / A night in Tunisia / Joshua fit the battle of Jericho / Moten swing

(MusicMasters 0200A)

Live Jazz in July, The 92nd Street YMCA, New York, 30 Luglio 1987.

Face The Music, A Century Of Irving Berlin.87Face The Music

Dick Hyman (p)

Lady of the evening / Let’s face the music and dance / The night is filled with music / Soft lights and sweet music / Supper time / Easter parade / Remember / The best thing for you is me / Always / I’ve got my love to keep me warm / How about me ? / Russian lullaby / Cheek to cheek / Cuba

(MusicMasters MMD20147)

New York, 8-9 Dicembre 1987.

Manhattan Jazz.87manhattanjazz

Dick Hayman (p) Ruby Braff (corn)

Jubilee / You’re Lucky To Me / Man I Love – How Long As This Benn Going On – He Loves And She Loves / I’m Crazy’Bout My Baby / Someday I’ll Be Sorry / Don’t Worry About me / Jeepers Creepers / Ipm Just Wild About Harry / The Man That Got Away –If I Only Had A Brain / Somewhere Over The Raibow – TH / Blues For John W.

(Music Master 5031)


Live From Toronto’s Cafe Des Copains.88Live From Toronto's Cafe Des Copains

Dick Hyman (p)

What is this thing called love? / They can’t take that away from me / There will never be another you / Lush life / Snowy morning blues / Just you, just me / Carousel memories / Blue skies / Froggie Moore / St. Louis blues / Shadowland / At the jazz band ball / Everything I’ve got / I’m just wild about Harry

(Music & Arts CD622)

Live “Cafe des Copains”, Toronto, Giugno 1988.

Blues In The Night, Dick Hyman Plays Harold Arlen.89Blues In The Night

Dick Hyman (p)

As long as I live / Ill windm / Get happy / Right as the rain / Over the rainbow / I’ve got the world on a string / Blues in the night / You said it / Stormy weather / Between the devil and the deep blue sea / In your own quiet way / A woman’s prerogative / A sleepin’ bee / It’s only a paper moon

(MusicMasters CIJD60215Y)

New York, 13-14 Aprile 1989.

In Recital.98inrecital

Dick Hayman (p)

Then Way You Look Tonight / Lost In The Stars / Yust You, Yust Me / Tea For Two / Odeon / The Song Is You / Lover / Thinking About Bix / Shenandoah / All The Things You Are / Carolina Shout.

(Reference 84)

8 Giugno 1998.

Dick Hyman Plays Fats Waller. 89Dick Hyman Plays Fats Waller

Dick Hayman (p)

Bach Up To Me / Ain’t Misbehavin’ / Keepin’Out Of Mischief Now / African Ripples / Honeysuckle Rose / Viper’s Drag / Willow Three / I’m Going To See My Ma / Stealin’Apples / I’ve Got A Feeling I’m Falling / Handful Of Keys / My Fate Is In Your Hands / Jtterburg Waltz / Sweet Savannah Sue / Squeeze Me.

(Reference 33)

New York, 13 Agosto 1989.

Cole Porter, All Through The Night.90Cole PorterAll Through The Night

Dick Hyman (p)

Easy to love / Ev’rything I love / Begin the beguine / Were thine that special face / Night and day / Brush up your Shakespeare / Dream dancing / All through the night / Let’s do it, let’s fall in love / You’d be so nice to come home to / Wunderbar

(MusicMasters 5060-2)

Live Riverside Inn, Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania, 1990.


Live At Maybeck Recital Hall.89maybeck

Dick Hyman (p)

Where Or When / Foggy Day / Bob White / Somebody My Prince Will Come / Bei Mir Bist Du Schon / Thanks For The Memory / My Funny Valentine / Caravan / Folks Who Live On The Hill / Loch Lomond.

(Concord CCD 4415)

Berkeley, 14 Febbraio 1990.


Stride Piano Summit.90Stride Piano Summit

Harry Sweet Edison (tr) Dick Hyman, Ralph Sutton, Jay McShann. Mike Lipskin (p) Red Callender (b) Harold Jones (dr)

Ain’t Misbehavin’ / Bach Up To Me / Old Fashioned Love / Eye Opener / Dinah / Confessin’The Blues / Persian Rug / Thou Swell / Clothes Line Ballet / Deed I Do / Sunday / Could It Be I’m Falling / In Love / Am I Blue / Sweet Loraine / All Of Me.

(Milestone 9189)

David Sinphony Hall, San Francisco, 15-6-90.


Plays Duke Ellington.92Plays Duke Ellington

Dick Hyman (p)

Jubilee Stomp / Drop me Off At Harlem / The Clothed Woman / On A Turquoise Cloud / All Too Soon / Tonk / I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart / Echoes Of Harlem / Prelude To A Kiss / The Gal From Joe’s / Day Dream / Come Sunday.

(Refernce RR 50)

Santa Ana, California, 23 Agosto 1992.


The Gershwin Songbook Jazz Variations.92The Gershwin Songbook Jazz Variations.

Dick Hyman (p)

Fascinating rhythm / Somebody loves me / I got rhythm / Nobody but you / Stairway to paradise / Do it again / Strike up the band / Who cares ? / Liza / Swanee / The man I love / That certain feeling / Oh, lady be good / Do-do-do / Sweet and low down / Clap yo’ hands / ‘S wonderful / My one and only

(MusicMasters 65094)

New York, 15-16 Settembre 1992.

Dick Hyman-Ralph Sutton.93Dick Hyman-Ralph Sutton

Dick Hyman, Ralph Sutton (p)

I’ve Found A New Baby / I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write A Letter / Always / I’m Sorry I Made You Cry / Everything Happens To Me / All Of Me / Sunday / Old Man River / Spider In Fly / The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise / Dinah / Emaline.

(Concord Jazz 4603)

Berkeley, 12-11-93.


From The Age From Swing.94From The Age From Swing.

Joe Wilder (tr) Phil Bodner (sa-cl) Joe Temperly (sb) Urbie Green (tb) Dick Hyman (p) Urbie Green, Bucky Pizzarelli (g) Milt Hinton (b) Butch Miles (dr) Frank Wess (sa)

From The Age Of Swing / You’re Driving My Crazy / Moten Swing / Topsy / Moonglow / Deed I Do / Rose Room / I Know What You Do / I’m Getting Sentimental Over You / From The Age Of Swing / Them Then Eyes / What Is There To Say / Mean To Me.

(Reference RR 59)

Carnegie Hall, New York, 24-25 Maggio 1994.

Cheek To Cheek.95Cheek To Cheek

Dick Hyman (p) Howard Alden (g) Bob Haggart (b)

Cheek To Cheek / Django / Well Yopu Needn’t / Misterioso / Can’t Help Lovin’Dat Man / Lotus Blossom / Baby Boom / Get Out Of Town / The Bobby Hackett Waltz / The Claw / My Inspiration.

(Arbors ARCD 19155)

New York, 24-25 Giugno 1995.


Elegies, Mostly.95Elegies, Mostly

Dick Hyman (p) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b)

I cover the waterfront / You must believe in spring / Waltz in C minor / Summertime / Take, o take those lips away / Love me or leave me / Some other time / This is all I ask of you / My man’s gone now / We’re in the money

(Gemini GMCD90)

Oslo, 14 Agosto 1995.


Just You Just Me.95Just You Just Me.

Dick Hyman, Ralph Sutton (p)

Just You Just Me / Lover Come Back To Me / Deed I Do / Viper’s Drag / Truckin’ / Changes / St.Louis Blues / After You’ve Gone / Out Of Nowhere / I’m Crazy ‘Bout My Baby.

Ralph Sutton (piano solo)

Echoes Of Spring – Passionette.

(Sackville 2054) Toronto, 24-25 Giugno 1996.

Swing Is Here.96Swing Is Here

Dick Hyman (p) Phil Bodner (cl-st) Frank Wess (st) Joe Temperly (sb) Joe Wilder (tr) Urbie Green (tb) Bucky Pizzarelli (g) Milt Hinton (b) Butch Miles (dr)

The Most Beautiful Girl In The World / I Hope Gabriel Likes M Music / When Lights Are Low / Jeep Is Junpin’ The 5 Swing Is Here / With Plenty Of Money And You / How Am I To Know / Dickie’s Dream / Who Cares / I’ll Get by / Taps Miller / On The Bumpy Road To Love / Just At Five / Fine And Dandy / If I Had You.

(Reference 072)

Purchase, 28-29 Febbraio 1996.

Dick And Derek At The Movies.98Dick And Derek At The Movies

Dick Hyman, Derek Smith (p)

What is this thing called love / All God’s chillun got rhythm / Forty-Second Street / The way you look tonight / I love you, Samantha / Invitation / As time goes by / Singin’ in the rain / Laura / Lulu’s back in town / Cecilia’s theme / You are too beautiful / All my life / The boy next door / The entertainer

(Arbors Jazz ARCD 19197)

Bradenton, Florida, 7-8 Aprile 1998.

Forgotten Dreams. 2001Forgotten Dreams

Dick Hyman (p) John Sheridan (p)

Echoes Of Spring / Concentratin’ / Morning Air / Finger Buster / In The Dark / Soliloquy / Spring Fever / Souhern Charms / Aunt Jemima’s Birthday / Dancing Tamourine / Midsummer’s Nightmare / Nickel In The Slot / Gradfather’s Clock / My Pet / Lace Embroidery / Southern Exposure / Hobson Street Blues / Eye Opener / The Legend Of Lonesome Laje.

(Arbors 19248)

Bradenton, 19-20 Gennaio 2001.

If Bix Played Gershwin.2003If Bix Played Gershwin

Tom Pletcher (corn) David Sager (tb) Vince Giordano (sax/b) Dan Levison (cl-sax/c) Dick Hayman (p) Bob Leary (bj-g-vc) Ed Metz Jr. (dr)

I Got Plenty O’Nuttin’ / Oh, Lady Be Good / Sweet And Low Down / I Got Rhythm / But Not For Me / Kongo Kate / I’ve Got A Chrush On You / Rialto Ripples / The Half Of It, Deary Blues / ‘S Wonderful / Yankee Doodle Rhythm / I Was So Young / Fascinating Rhythm / In A Mist / Sunny Disposish / Embraceable You n.1 / Enbraceable You n.2 / Somebody Loves Me.

(Arbors 19283)

Bradenton, 2-3 Gennaio 2003.

What Is There To Say.2003What Is There To Say

Dick Hyman (p) Ray Kennedy (p)

Yes Sir, That’s My Baby / What Is There To Say / Idaho / These Foolish Things / JUmpin With Symphony Sid / One Morning In May / Just A Skosh / It’s The Talk Of The Town / For Dancer Only / Can’t We Be Friends / Waltzin’Without The “G” / Clara, Clara / I Ain’t Nobody / Goodbye.

(Arbors Record 4354)

27-2 & 4-3-2003.

Now & Again.3004Now & Again.

Randy Sandke (tr) Dick Hyman (p)

You’d be so nice to come home to / I thought about you / I want to be happy / Weatherbird / Out of nowhere / Thinking about Bix / Slow river / Joy spring / Wild man blues / Dancing in the dark / The wizard / Two as one / Bronco busters / Lucky to be me / Makin’ whoopee

(Arbors Jazz AR19310)

New York, 16-17 Giugno 2004.

Thinking About Bix.2008Thinking About Bix

Dick Hayman (p)

Thinking About Bix / Ostrich Walk / I’m Coming Virginia / Jazz Me Blues / Candlelight / ‘Tain’t So, Oney ‘Tain’t So / Since My Best Gal Turned Me Down / In The Dark / Clementine / Lonely Melody / In A Mist / Sweet Sue (Just You) / Vringin’And Twistin’ / Flashes / Davemport Blues / You Took Advantage Of Me.

(Reference 116)

25-26 Febbraio 2008.chiusura


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 6/7/1949. – New York. 30/6/1945.

Cantante e attrice poco conosciuta. Cresciuta a St.Clair Village vicino Pittsburg, ha iniziato a studiare canto avendo vinto una borsa di studio in una gara di dilettanti. Dopo la laurea ha debuttato nel gruppo “New Direction” nel 1971. In seguito si è trasferita a New York, ha fatto parte del gruppo di Pharoah Sanders, ha preso parte al musical Sophisticated Lady in programma a Broadway. Dalla figura statuaria e dalla voce languorosa, piangente. Ha registrato con Chuck Mangione nel 1978. chiusura


Tastierista e pianista inglese. Ha iniziato come corista alla Cattedrale di Exter, ha studiato pianoforte alla Royal Accademy of Music. Ha collaborato con Jack Bruce, con Jeff Beck e con Stanley Clarke, con il quale ha fatto un tour in Giappone nel 1987.


A Winter’s Tale.

Tony Hymas (p) Jean-Francois Jenny-Clark (b) Jacques Thollot (d)

A winter’s tale / Bruce and the spider / Snap / Samba-JS / Lonesome traveler song / Too deep for tears / Amenagement du prealable / Border ballad.

(Nato 777725)

Parigi, 2 Ottobre 1992.



Compagnia discografica ed etichetta di un cooperativa di musicisti fondata nel 1967 da Han Bennink, William Breuker e Micha Mengelberg. Essa ha presentato con un piccolo gruppo e con uno più numeroso la musica di Breuker e le improvvisazioni di Bennink e Mengelberg. Il suo gruppo più importante è stato l’I.C.P.Orchestra, che ha ospitato anche solisti come Steve Lacy, Tristan Hossinger ed altri. Ha avuto come tecnico del suono l’ingegnere Dick Lucas.


Live Soncino.

Enrico Rava (tr) Giancarlo Schiaffini (tb) Gianluigi Trovesi (ss-sa-cl/b) Baldo Maestri (sa-ss) Eugenio Colombo (sa-fl) Renato Geremia (st-ss-viol) Misha Mengelberg (p-dir) Larry Fishkind (tuba) Han Bennink (dr-perc)

Flute / Brozziman / Islay Malt Jetterburg / Peer’s Country Song / Interplay / Where Is The Police? / Bean.

(adLib 811).

Castello di Soncino, Settembre 1979.

Aan & Uit.

Thomas heberer (tr) Wolter Wierbos (tb) Michael Moore (sa-cl) Ab Baars, Tobias Delius (st-cl) MIsha Mengelberg (p-vc) Mary Oliver (viol-viola) Tristan Honsinger (cello) Ernst Glerum (b) Han Bennink (dr).

Aan & Uit / De Sprong, O Romantiek Der Hazen / Picnic : A Beautiful Day / Let’s Go To The River / And Have A Picnic / Play Some Badminton / Let’s Go Home Before / The Sparrows Start Waving Their Pajamas / Tijd Voor De Quadrille / barbaric / back To Lippiza Va-Et-Vient / Ever never / Waar Bleef Je? / Tuinhek / Opa / Let’s Climb A Hill / Aan & UIt.

(ICP 042). Amsterdam, Novembre-Dicembre 2003.chiusura



Etichetta discografica publicata all’inizio degli anni ’70 dalla “INternational Assosiation of Jazz Record Collectors, associazione senza profitto, per riedire registrazioni rare e storiche per farle conoscere ad un pubblico più vasto. Sino al 1987 sono stati pubblicati 50 album. L’associazione ha continuato nella sua opera anche con l’avvento del CD nel 1990, più specifica con una nuova emissione della James Reese Europe’s, con la Pathè. chiusura


Veroli, Frosinone, Italia. 1935.

Pianista arrangiatore e compositore, musicista molto considerato nell’ambiente dei musicisti e degli addetti ai lavori. Ha iniziato a studiare il pianoforte nel 1948 e ha fatto le prime esperienze nel jazz tradizionale. Nel 1956 si è diplomato al Conservatorio di Piacenza in Musica Corale e Direzione di Cori. Dal 1966 al 1969 ha frequentato il Berklee College of Music di Boston. Nel 1975 è stato uno dei fondatori della Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio a Roma e nel 1976 è docente al Conservatorio L.Refice di Frosinone. E’ il sostituto ufficiale di Giorgio Gaslini alla guida della Grande Orchestra Nazionale di Jazz. Ha diretto orchestre alla RAI di Roma e Milano, ha scritto music per film ed ha collaborato con Lilion Terry, Gianni Basso, Disko Gojkovich, Kenny Clarke, Al Grey, Lee Konitz, Steve Grossman ed altri. Per molti anni è stato il direttore artistico di Josephine Baker e Domenico Modugno. Musicista poco conosciuto dal grosso pubblico nonostante abbia dimostrato ampiamente le sue ottime doti di pianista brillante, estroso e vigoroso creatore di musica dalle caratteristiche originali.


Gerardo Iacoucci Jazz a Confronto n.30.

Gerardo Iacoucci (piano solo).

Tensions / Percussioni Africane / Strutture / D Minor Blues / Omaggio A Lennie / Magde’s Waltz / Caiage.

(Horo HILL 101-30).

Roma, 27-11-75.


Great News From Italy.

Enzo Collacchi, Egisto Gabrieli, Nandi Martella, Alberto Callari (tr) Mario Montemurro, Luigi Boccardelli, Romeo Venditti, Guglielmo Battistelli (tb) Palmiro Ceccarelli (tb/b-tuba) Rosario Giuliani (sa-ss) Andrea Pace (sa) Massimo Battazzi, Andrea Pilinelli, Roberto Ferrara (st) Enrico Ghelardi (sb) Gerardo Iacoucci (p-dir) Paolo Tombolesi (p) Stefano Canrarano (b) Giampiero Merluzzi (b/el) Giancarlo Guidoni, Giancarlo Ascolese (dr).

Herbalk / / New One / Tristano’78 / All = One / Portrait Of Maria.

Stesso organico più, Paolo Fresu (flic).

Minor Piece.

Stesso organico, più Enrico Pieranunzi (p).

With My heart In A Song.

Stesso organico più Gianluigi Trovesi (cl/b).

Giada / Chatelet.

Stesso organico più Pietro Tonolo (st).


Stesso organico più Sandro Satta.

Song For Gloria

(YVP Music 3030).Roma, 15-17 Febbraio 1992.chiusura


Bordeaux, Francia. 15/6/1931. – U.S.A. 1980.

Musicista poco conosciuto in patria per aver suonato sempre nello ambito della sua città e negli Stati Uniti dove si era trasferito nel 1956, stabilendosi nella costa occidentale dove ha lavorato in diversi locali, tra cui il “C’est Bon” di sua proprietà. Nel 1976 torna in Francia. Pianista molto influenzato da Erroll Garner.



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