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Here is the where we begin to chronicle all of recordings Jerry has done so far. Here, among this archive, you can also find select MP3s of Jerry's music.
Enjoy!

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1313
Jerry Granelli

(Divorce Records,2010)

1 Shih- A gathering of the Energy(From Sun Tzu)
2 Mallets - Notes
3 Metal - Hail - Non-Stop
4 Walking on a Road with Some Bells Around Your Neck
5 Wait for the Machine
6 What Can I Say - Drums
7 Love Song for U
8 Nice Bunch of Guys

Jerry Granelli has lived a mythic life. He drummed in some of the biggest jazz outfits of the 50s-60s, including Vince Guaraldi Trio and the Denny Zeitlin Trio. Like many of his peers, Granelli could have played it safe and made a comfortable career doing traditional jazz into his old age, but instead he dove into the new worlds of free and psychedelic music that were opening up around him during the hippie era in San Francisco. In the early 60’s he led one of the first free jazz bands in America. They did a three month opening spot for Lenny Bruce and toured extensively through Europe with the Grateful Dead, playing completely wild and spontaneous sets night after night, often to the scorn of unsuspecting audiences. A few years later he joined Light Sound Dimension (LSD), an outfit that paired marathons of free, amplified jazz with projection painting, effectively launching the first ever psychedelic light and sound event at the San Francisco Art Museum in 1967. LSD was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Since those early years Jerry has played with an impressive list of innovators including Bruce Frisell, Ornette Coleman, Jamie Saft, and Anthony Braxton to name just a few. And at 70 he still travels the world playing and teaching new music.

Despite all his accomplishments, until we asked, Granelli had yet to make a solo drum record. For us it seemed fitting that after a life behind the kit, Jerry finally go it alone. No one, including Jerry, knew what to expect, but the results are remarkable. All the tracks on 1313 except one were played with no overdubs, and most were done in a single take. For those of us involved with documenting the session, it was a magical night. 1313 is dark, masterful, and bravely unique --- an outstanding new exploration of percussion and sound by a man who has been challenging himself musically for 60+ years. Here at DIVORCE we have never been more excited about a release. Engineered by Charles Austin. Produced by Charles Austin, Jerry Granelli, and Darcy Spidle. Mastered by Weasal Walter. Art by Yo Rodeo. Edition of 600 copies. Mail order version includes a CD.

 

 

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Unless
w/ Simon Fisk Trio

(Plunge Records, 2009)

1 Get Caught Up
2 Depth of Field
3 For No One
4 In the Wee Small Hours
5 UV Dream
6 Freedom Suite >>mp3
7 What Do You Mean?
8 Drum and Bass >>mp3
9 Trading Forces
10 Unless
11 Daydreamer
12 Old Country

Simon Fisk - bass
Chris Gestrin - piano
Jerry Granelli - drums

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Vancouver '08
Jerry Granelli V16

(Songlines, 2009)

1 Planting
2 The Truth
3 Flipper
4 Brutto Ma Buono
5 Wellfare
6 Udon Waltz>>MP3
7 Unnamed
8 Steel Eyed Blues
9 Murder Ballad>>MP3
10 Dizzy Moods
11 Do you Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans

Jerry Granelli - drums, steel sculpture
David Tronzo - electric slide guitar
Christian Kögel - electric guitar
J. Anthony Granelli - electric bass

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Vague Hotels
w/ Simon Fisk Trio

(Plunge Records, 2008)

1. Still in My Own Prison
2. You Wont See Me Again
3. Don't Throw Stones
4. Of No Consequence
5. One Is the Water
6. Not the Fish
7. Is There Anymore?
8. Vague Hotels
9. Where Did You Go
10. How About This?
11. Monkey Waits
12. A Place to Roam

Simon Fisk - bass
Chris Gestrin - piano
Jerry Granelli - drums

 

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The Sonic Temple
V16

(Songlines, 2007)

1. Ballad of el Leo Nora
2. Immeasurable
3. Riddim
4. It's a Man's World
5. Farewell
6. The Old Neighborhood
7. Rock Thong
8. Pit Bull

Jerry Granelli - drums, steel sculpture
David Tronzo - electric slide guitar
Christian Kögel - electric guitar
J. Anthony Granelli - electric bass

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Helium Tears
by Charlie Haden, Ralph Towner, Jerry Granelli, Robben Ford, and Julian Priester

(New Edition, 2005)

1. In The Moment
2. Koputai
3. I Could See Forever
4. Julia's Child
5. One Day At A Time
6. Helium Tears
7. 23rd & Cherry

Recorded in Seattle in 1988.

ARTISTS
Charlie Haden - bass
Ralph Towner - synth (1-5)
Jerry Granelli - drums, synth
Robben Ford - guitar
Julian Priester - trombone (1-6)
Jay Clayton - vocal (2,4)
Denny Goodhew - alto sax (1-4, 6)

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Sandhills Reunion
Words by Rinde Eckert

(Songlines, 2004)

1. Like a Ghost in the Grass
2. Our Particular Tragedy
3. 20 Questions for an Outlaw
4. Nolan
5. River of Glass
6. Your Voice
7. Just Angels
8. Last Light
9. Little White Suit
10. Never to See You
10. Smart Women
10. Spun Like a Spur

Rinde Eckert - voice
Francois Houle - clarinet
Jeff Reilly - bass clarinet
David Mott - baritone sax
Cristoph Both - cello
Christian Kogel - electric and acoustic guitars
J. Anthony Granelli - bass, lap steel guitar
Jerry Granelli - drums, samples

produced by Lee Townsend.

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The V16 Project

(Songlines, 2003)

1. Temptation
2. O Bossa, Where Art Thou?
3. Lunch With Mr. Wong/Leaving Mr. Wong's
4. Acoustic Trio
5. Acoustic Duo
6. Cassius
7. Hobo Comedies
8. Family Man
9. Walk By
10. Mutator
11. Good Wheat
12. Texas Oklahoma Conspiracy
13. Black Confederacy

Jerry Granelli - electro-acoustic percussion Anthony Cox - acoustic bass and acoustic bass guitar
David Tronzo - acoustic and electric guitars, sampler
Christian Kogel - acoustic and electric guitars, sampler.

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The Only Juan
Jamie Saft and Jerry Granelli

(Love Slave ,2002)

1. Solo Bells
2. Baby San
3. Short
4. Gong
5. Short Two
6. Difficult Dread
7. Boinger
8. Rainy Night House
9. SoloDuet-mp3
10. Club Date
11. I Mean You
12. Clear the Room
13. SMD
14. Don't Stop
15. Jerry Jerry Woo

Jamie Saft - piano, organ, percussion, voice
Jerry Granelli - drums, percussion, voice

Recorded live at The Pequot Library, Southport, Connecticut.

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Sound Songs
Jay Clayton & Jerry Granelli

(Winter and Winter, 2001)

1 Four Tom-Toms
2 Goodbye Porkpie Hat
3 Togi
4 Joyous March
5 Somewhere Else
6 I'm Nobody
7 Forgotten Song
8 Everything Machine
9 Chrystals

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Brooklyn 2000
Jerry Granelli & Jay Clayton

(Sunnyside, 2001)

1. You Taught My Heart to Sing
2. Lament For John Coltrane
3. Young and Foolish
4. Raga/Let It Go
5. I Told You So
6. The Lady Sings the Blues
7. I Wish I Knew
8. Three Free/Random Mondays

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Iron Sky
Jerry Granelli & Jeff Reilly

(Love Slave ,2001)

1. Movement 1
2. Movement 2
3. Movement 3
4. Movement 4
5. Movement 5
6. Movement 6
7. Movement 7
8. Movement 8
9. Movement 9
10. Movement 10

Jerry Granelli - sound sculpture, electro acoustic percussion
Jeff Reilly - clarinet, bass clarinet, sound sculpture

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Music Has Its Way With Me
Jerry Granelli w/ Buck 65/ Richard Turfy

(Perimeter Records, 2000)

1. Visitors >>mp3
2. Papp Joe
3. Bad Ass
4. Sew it Seems >>mp3
5. Music Has Its Way With Me >>mp3
6. Heavy Metal
7. Darth Sonic
8. Jo Mo
9. Dynaflo
10. Sunday At Jack's
11. Richie's Secret World
12. Giants

Jerry Granelli - drums, percussion
DJ Stinkin' Rich - vocals, turntable
Jamie Saft - moog, rhodes
Christian Kögel - guitar
J. Anthony Granelli - bass

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Way Out East
Jerry Granelli with Alive and Well

(Perimeter, 2000)

1. Breau
2. Intimacy of the Blues
3. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
4. I Mean You
5. I'm an Old Cowhand
6. On Borrowed Time
7. A Moment Please
8. CFA
9. Way Out East
10. Sweet Loraine

Jerry Granelli
Don Plamer
Skip Beckwith

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Enter, A Dragon
Jerry Granelli and Badlands

(Songlines, 1998)

1. Enter, A Dragon
2. Haiku I
3. Berlin Sky
4. Shih
5. Bou Noura
6. Haiku II
7. Haiku III
8. Sting Thing
9. Black Montana Cheer
10. Haiku IV
11. Fainting Sheep
12. Haiku V
13. Haiku VI
14. Dragon, The
15. Rhythm Aces

Jerry Granelli - drums, percussion
Chris Speed - tenor sax, clarinet
Peter Epstein - soprano and alto sax
Briggan Krauss - alto sax
Curtis Hasselbring - trombone
Jamie Saft - piano, clavinet, accordion, slide guitar
J. Anthony Granelli - electric bass, acoustic bass guitar

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Broken Circle
Jerry Granelli & UFB

(Intuition - Songline / Tone Field series, 1996)

1. Sign 'o' the Times
2. Red and Blue Days
3. Washing of the Water
4. From Far Away
5. Boogie Stop Shuffle
6. Lonnie's Lament
Song of a Good Name
7. Crazy Horse's Dream
8. Holy Road
9. Broken Circle
10. Dream Horse Leaving
11. Wounded Knee
12. Crazy Horse's Dream (reprise)

Kai Bruckner - electric and acoustic guitars
Christian Kogel - electric and acoustic guitars
Andreas Walter - bass
Jerry Granelli - drums, percussion

Produced by Lee Townsend

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News From the Street
Jerry Granelli & UFB

(Intuition, 1995)

1. Honey Boy
2. Big Love
3. Rainbow's Cadillac
4. The Swamp
5. Sad Hour
6. Akicita
7. Ellen Waltzing
8. Brillian Corners
9. Blue Spanish Eyes
10. News from the Street
11. Little Wing

Kai Bruckner - electric and acoustic guitars
Christian Kogel - electric and acoustic guitars
Andreas Walter - bass
Jerry Granelli - drums, percussion

Produced by Lee Townsend

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Haiku

1994

1. The Man Who Came to Dinner
2. There Is a Sun Chase
3. Hi-Lee
4. Fun Keys
5. Uki-Ah
6. Steinolphonk
7. Geraldo
8. Ittle Onk Usic
9. The Princess
10. Nuts
11. Egyptian Caravan
12. Rudimentär
13. Freezoo

Jerry Granelli - Percussion, Drums, Voices
Lee Konitz - Sax (Alto), Voices
Rudi Mahall Clarinet - (Bass), Turntables
Sayumi Yoshida - Voices, Recitation, Calligraphy

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No Secrets

(New Albion, 1994)

1. Intersection
2. Lonely Woman
3. Willis
4. Prism
5. Fortune Cookie
6. Entrances & Exits
7. Soundscape
8. Duality
9. Dance For Me
10. No Way Out

Julian Priester - trombone
Gary Peacock -bass
Jerry Granelli -percussion & electronics
Jay Clayton - voice & devices

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Another Place

(Intuition, 1994)

1. Opening
2. Hello, Nellie
3. The Wheel
4. Hills
5. What'll I Do
6. Wood & Steel
7. Alambro
8. Time Recovered
9. Another Time, Another Place >> mp3

Jane Ira Bloom - soprano saxophone
Julian Priester - trombone
David Friedman - vibes, marimba
Anthony Cox - bass
Jerry Granelli - drums, electro-acoustic percussion

Produced by Lee Townsend

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A Song I Thought I Heard Buddy Sing

(Intuition, 1993)

1 Wanderlust
2 Smoky Row
3 Oyster Dance >>mp3
4 Billie's Bounce
5 Coming Through Slaughter
6 In That Number
7 Prelude To Silence: Shell Beach/Lincoln Park
8 I Put A Spell On You
9 Blues Connotation
10 Blues Connotation (Reprise)

Jerry Granelli - drums
Kenny Garrett - alto saxophone
Julian Priester - trombone
Bill Frisell - guitar, banjo
Robben Ford - guitar
Anthony Cox - bass

Produced by Lee Townsend

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Crowd Theory
Jerry Granelli & Badlands

(Songlines, 1999)

1. Crowd Theory
2. Mr. Hulot >>mp3
3. Bucky
4. Tango
5. Scatologie
6. Yutz
7. The Front
8. Cloud

Chris Speed - tenor saxophone, clarinet; Peter Epstein - alto saxophone, soprano saxophone
Briggan Krause - baritone saxophone, alto saxophone
Curtis Hasselbring - trombone, guitar
Jamie Saft - piano, organ, slide guitar
J. Anthony Granelli - electric bass, piccolo bass
Jerry Granelli - electroacoustic percussion.

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Forces of Flight

(Intuition, 1991)

1. Prelude
2. For Collin
3. Aramoana
4. Walking with the Snake
5. Oya
6. Requiem
7. Forces of Flight
8. Prologue
9. Sound of the Earth

Recorded in October 1990

Jerry Granelli - electro-acoustic percussion
Annabelle Wilson - voice
Glen Moore - bass

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One Day at a Time

(Intuition,1990)

1 Point of Departure
2 Life Line
3 One Day at a Time
4 Helium Tears
5 Until Now
6 City Life
7 23rd & Cherry

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Move to the Groove
w/Pat Metheney

(West wind,1988)

1. Sassy Samba
2. Arthur Doc
3. Guitar Improvisation
4. All the Things You Are
5. Move to the Groove
6. Koputai
7. I Could See Forever

 

Pat Metheny - Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Guitar Synth

with:

Percy Heath - Bass
Denney Goodhew - Sax (Alto)
Charlie Haden - Bass
Albert "Tootie" Heath - Drums
Robben Ford - Guitar
Jimmy Heath - Sax (Tenor)
Julian Priester - Trombone
Ralph Towner - Synthesizer
Jerry Granelli - Synthesizer, Drums

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Koputai
Jerry Granelli/Jay Clayton/Ralph Towner

(Intuition,1988)

 

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Your Mind Is On Vacation
w/ Mose Allison

(WEA UK,1976)

1. Your Mind Is on Vacation
2. Foolin' Myself
3. No Matter
4. One of These Days
5. I Feel So Good
6. Fires of Spring
7. If You Only Knew
8. I Can't See For Lookin'
9. What Do You Do After You Ruin Your Life?
10. Swingin' Machine
11. Perfect Moment
12. Your Molecular Structure

Mose Allison (vocals, piano)
David Sanborn (alto saxophone)
Al Cohn - tenor saxophone
Joe Farrell - tenor saxophone
Al Porcino - trumpet
Jack Hannah - bass
Jerry Granelli - drums

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W / Denny Zeitlin trio

▪ 1964 Cathexis
▪ 1964 Carnival
▪ 1965 Live At The Trident
▪ 1967 Zeitgeist

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1965 A Charlie Brown Christmas
W/ Vince Guaraldi

(CBS, 1965)

1. O Tannenbaum
2. What Child Is This?
3. My Little Drum
4. Linus and Lucy
5. Christmas Time Is Here (Instrumental)
6. Christmas Time Is Here (Vocal Version)
7. Skating
8. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
9. Christmas Is Coming
10. Für Elise
11. The Christmas Song
1988 re-release bonus track
12. "Greensleeves" – 5:26

The Vince Guaraldi Trio:
Vince Guaraldi – piano, arrangement
Jerry Granelli – drums
Fred Marshall – double bass
Additional musicians
Monty Budwig – double bass on "Greensleeves"
Colin Bailey – drums on "Greensleeves"

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As a Session drummer-

Somethin' Else The Kingston Trio,
released in 1965

Session drummer with the
We Five You Were On My Mind, 1965