Sara Cassey

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Sara Cassey (April 1, 1929 – May 5, 1966) was from Detroit. She came to New York sometime in the mid '50's. She was a pianist, but not a performing jazz pianist. She wrote her music out in full, through composed, in notation, not melody with chord symbols. While in New York, she worked for Riverside Records and therefore got to meet many of the great jazz musicians who recorded for that label. Many of the Detroit musicians, such as the Jones brothers (Hank, Thad and Elvin), pianists Tommy Flanagan, Barry Harris and Roland Hanna, and bassist Ron Carter, knew she was a talented composer. They passed that knowledge on to other great musicians like trumpeter Clark Terry, saxophonist Johnny Griffin, pianists Billy Taylor, Junior Mance and Marian McPartland, as well as drummer Charli Persip, all of whom recorded her music.
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ABC-180, ABC 180 Sara Cassey - The Volcanic album art Candido Warm Blue Stream (as Cassey) Candido - The Volcanic (Album) ABC-Paramount, ABC-Paramount ABC-180, ABC 180 US 1957 Sell This Version
T1037, T-1037 Sara Cassey - The New James album art Harry James And His Orchestra Warm Blue Stream (as Sarah Cassey) Harry James And His Orchestra - The New James (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T1037, T-1037 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
EAP 3-1037 Sara Cassey - The New James (Part 3) album art Harry James And His Orchestra Warm Blue Stream (as Sarah Cassey) Harry James And His Orchestra - The New James (Part 3)(7", EP) Capitol Records EAP 3-1037 US 1958 Sell This Version
RLP 1168 Sara Cassey - Uptown album art Billy Taylor Warm Blue Stream (as Sara Casey) Billy Taylor - Uptown (Album) Riverside Records RLP 1168 US 1960 Sell This Version
HV-3017 Sara Cassey - Charles Persip And The Jazz Statesmen album art Charles Persip And The Jazz Statesmen* The Song Is You (as Sarah Casey) Charles Persip And The Jazz Statesmen* - Charles Persip And The Jazz Statesmen (Album) Bethlehem Records, Bethlehem Records HV-3017 Japan 1961 Sell This Version
JLP53 Sara Cassey - Big Chief! album art The Junior Mance Trio* The Seasons The Junior Mance Trio* - Big Chief! (Album) Jazzland JLP53 US 1961 Sell This Version
RLP 420 Sara Cassey - The Kerry Dancers album art Johnny Griffin Quartet* Ballad For Monsieur and 1 more… Johnny Griffin Quartet* - The Kerry Dancers (Album) Riverside Records RLP 420 US 1962 Sell This Version
R-45473 Sara Cassey - The Kerry Dancers / 25? Daze album art The Johnny Griffin Quartet 25? Daze The Johnny Griffin Quartet - The Kerry Dancers / 25? Daze(7", Single, Promo) Riverside Records R-45473 US 1962 Sell This Version
S/6030 Sara Cassey - The August Child album art Sylvia Copeland Warm Blue Stream (as Sara Casey) Sylvia Copeland - The August Child (Album) Mainstream Records S/6030 US 1964 Sell This Version
RS 3009 Sara Cassey - In Orbit album art Clark Terry And Thelonious Monk Very Near Blue Clark Terry And Thelonious Monk - In Orbit (Album) Riverside Records RS 3009 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
EW-8021 Sara Cassey - Hanky Panky album art Hank Jones Wind Flower and 1 more… Hank Jones - Hanky Panky (Album) East Wind EW-8021 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
9126 026 Sara Cassey - At The Village Vanguard Vol.2 album art The Great Jazz Trio Wind Flower The Great Jazz Trio - At The Village Vanguard Vol.2 (Album) East Wind 9126 026 France 1977 Sell This Version
AMLJ 716 Sara Cassey - Mel Lewis And Friends album art Mel Lewis Windflower (as Sarah Cassey) Mel Lewis - Mel Lewis And Friends (Album) Horizon (3), Horizon (3), A&M Records AMLJ 716 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
GXY-5105 Sara Cassey - Just For Fun album art Hank Jones Just For Fun Hank Jones - Just For Fun (Album) Galaxy GXY-5105 US 1977 Sell This Version
CJ-56 Sara Cassey - Windflower album art Herb Ellis ? Remo Palmier* Windflower (as Sara Casey) Herb Ellis ? Remo Palmier* - Windflower (Album) Concord Jazz CJ-56 US 1978 Sell This Version
CJ-101 Sara Cassey - Portrait Of Marian McPartland album art Marian McPartland Wind Flower Marian McPartland - Portrait Of Marian McPartland(LP) Concord Jazz CJ-101 US 1979 Sell This Version
K18P-9183 Sara Cassey - Harvest album art Richard Davis (2) Windflower (as S. Casey) Richard Davis (2) - Harvest(LP, Album, RE) Seven Seas K18P-9183 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
OJCCD-259-2, RLP-9409 Sara Cassey - Elvin! album art Elvin Jones Shadowland Elvin Jones - Elvin! (Album) Original Jazz Classics, Riverside Records OJCCD-259-2, RLP-9409 US 1995 Sell This Version
DSTS1010 Sara Cassey - More Mellophonium Moods album art Stan Kenton And His Orchestra Warm Blue Stream Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - More Mellophonium Moods(CD) Status DSTS1010 UK 1995 Sell This Version
SJL 1003 Sara Cassey - Along Came Jones album art New York Connexion Shadowland New York Connexion - Along Came Jones(CD) Sirocco Jazz Limited SJL 1003 UK 1998 Sell This Version
CCD-4821-2 Sara Cassey - The Concord Jazz Heritage Series album art Herb Ellis Windflower Herb Ellis - The Concord Jazz Heritage Series(CD, Comp) Concord Jazz CCD-4821-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
MD7-192 Sara Cassey - The Complete Capitol Recordings Of Gene Krupa & Harry James album art Gene Krupa & Harry James (2) Warm Blue Stream (as Sarah Cassey) Gene Krupa & Harry James (2) - The Complete Capitol Recordings Of Gene Krupa & Harry James (Comp, Album) Mosaic Records (2) MD7-192 US 1999 Sell This Version
VICJ-60939 Sara Cassey - Windflower album art Herb Ellis ? Remo Palmier* Windflower (as Sara Casey) Herb Ellis ? Remo Palmier* - Windflower(CD, RM, 20-) Concord Jazz VICJ-60939 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
600356 Sara Cassey - Milestones Of A Legend album art Thelonious Monk Very Near Blue Thelonious Monk - Milestones Of A Legend(10xCD, RE, RM + Box, Comp) The Intense Media 600356 UK 2016 Sell This Version
600394 Sara Cassey - Drums - Milestones Of Jazz Legends album art Various Shadowland (as Sara Casey) Various - Drums - Milestones Of Jazz Legends(10xCD, RE, RM + Box, Comp) Documents, The Intense Media 600394 UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version