Complete List Of The L.A. Four Albums And Discography

The L.A. Four Albums

This Complete List Of The L.A. Four Albums And Songs presents the full discography of  The L.A. Four studio albums. The L.A. Four were a popular jazz band formed in the 1970s. They had a slick modern day sound that was not really hard fusion like a Weather Report or a Mahavishnu Orchestra sound, but also not traditional in a John Coltrane way. It was very much a L.A. 70s modern jazz sound that created a loyal fan base.  This entire L.A. Four Albums discography also includes all L.A. Four live album.s All these slick jazz L.A. Four  albums have been presented below in chronological order. We have also included all original release dates with each L.A. Four album as well as all original album covers. Every album listed below showcases the entire album track listing.

THE L.A.FOUR STUDIO ALBUMS

The L.A. Four (Concierto de Aranjuez)

Released 1976

The debut album featured Laurindo Almeida on guitar, Bud Shank on alto sax and flute,
Ray Brown on bass and Shelly Manne on drums

CD Track Listings:

01. Dindi 5:50
02. Rainbows 6:42
03. Rondo Espressivo 4:41
04. Manteca 7:42
05. St.Thomas 7:26
06. Concierto De Aranjuez 13:15

Pavane pour une Infante Defunte

Released 1976

The album featured Laurindo Almeida on guitar, Bud Shank on alto sax and flute,
Ray Brown on bass and Shelly Manne on drums

CD Track Listings:

A1 Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte 7:37
A2 Autumn Leaves 3:34
A3 C’est What 5:55
B1 Corcovado 4:39
B2 Wave 3:51
B3 Reveil 2:23
B4 Samba De Orfeu 5:22

Going Home

Released 1977

The album featured Laurindo Almeida on guitar, Bud Shank on alto sax and flute,
Ray Brown on bass and Shelly Manne on drums

CD Track Listings:

A1 Going Home 8:11
A2 Softly As In The Morning Sunrise 4:08
A3 Greensleeves 4:05
B1 Things Ain’t What They Used To Be 4:32
B2 Recipe Of Love 4:54
B3 Romance De Amour 2:16
B4 Django 4:37

Just Friends

Released 1978

The band’s Just Friends album saw the first lineup change as Jeff Hamilton replaced Shelly Manne on drums. The album also featured Laurindo Almeida on guitar, Bud Shank on alto sax and flute,and Ray Brown on bass.

CD Track Listings:

1. Nouveau Bach 6:53
2. Carinhoso 4:16
3 .Just Friends 7:21
4. Love Medley: Love For Sale / Love Walked In 8:18
5. Spain 8:28

Watch What Happens

Released 1978

The album featured Laurindo Almeida on guitar, Bud Shank on alto sax and flute,
Ray Brown on bass and Jeff Hamilton on drums

CD Track Listings:

1. Watch What Happens 5:18
2. Summertime 5:10
3. Mona Lisa 4:51
4. Williwaw 5:28
5. Land Of Make Believe 6:50
6. Nuages 5:44
7. Misty 7:42

Zaca

Released 1980

The Zaca album featured Laurindo Almeida on guitar, Bud Shank on alto sax and flute,
Ray Brown on bass and Jeff Hamilton on drums

CD Track Listings:

1. Zaca 5:58
2. You Can’t Go Home Again 5:14
3. A Child Is Born 4:18
4. O Barquinho (Little Boat) 6:43
5. Close Enough For Love (Theme From “Agatha”) 5:44
6. Pavanne Op. 50 7:27
7. Secret Love 6:44

Montage

Released 1981

The Montage album featured Laurindo Almeida on guitar, Bud Shank on alto sax and flute, Ray Brown on bass and Jeff Hamilton on drums.

CD Track Listings:

1. Madame Butterball Shank 4:44
2. Syrinx 4:24
3. Samba For Ray 4:24
4. Teach Me Tonight 3:20
5. Rado’s Got The Blues 5:54
6. My Romance 5:23
7. Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 6:11
8. Squatty Roo 5:09

Executive Suite

Released 1982

The Executive Suite album featured Laurindo Almeida on guitar, Bud Shank on alto sax and flute, Ray Brown on bass and Jeff Hamilton on drums.

CD Track Listings:

1. Blues Wellington
2. Amazonia
3. Você E Eu (You And I)
4. Simple Invention
5. Entr’Acte
6. My Funny Valentine
7 .Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)

THE L.A.FOUR LIVE ALBUMS

The L.A. Four Scores!

Released 1975

The Executive Suite album featured Laurindo Almeida on guitar, Bud Shank on alto sax and flute, Ray Brown on bass and Shelly Mann on drums.

CD Track Listings:

1. Sundancers 7:38
2. Carioca Hills 3:53
3. Allemande And The Fox 3:58
4. Berimbau Carioca 6:29
5. Cielo 4:51
6. Prelude, Opus 28, No. 4/How Insensitive 5:17
7. Old Time Rag 1:47
8. Manha De Carnaval 8:30

Live at Montreux

Released 1979

The Executive Suite album featured Laurindo Almeida on guitar, Bud Shank on alto sax and flute, Ray Brown on bass and Jeff Hamilton on drums.

CD Track Listings:

1. I Love You 8:14
2. Hammertones 7:18
3. Just In Time 6:37
4. Return Of Captain Gallo 8:50
5. Duke’s Mélange (15:02)
(I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart)
(Caravan)
(Take The ‘A’)
(Rockin’ In Rhythm)

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