Milford Graves

drums, percussion
born August 20, 1941 Jamaica, New York

Montego Joe-Arriba!

Prestige PR7336 USA rec NYC, Regent Sound Studios 5/15/64 5/21/65
Montego Joe-cga; Leonard Goines-tp; Al Gibbons-ts,fl,cond,arr; Chick Corea-p; Edgar Gomez-b; Milford Graves-d,timbales; Robert Crowder-perc; Rudy Stevenson-cond; Arthur Jenkins-p; Ed Thompson-b; Sonny Morgan-perc

Giuseppi Logan Quartet

ESP 1007 USA rec NYC 10/5/64
Giuseppi Logan-ts,as,Pakistani oboe; Milford Graves-perc; Don Pullen-p; Eddie Gomez-b

Paul Bley Quintet-Barrage

ESP 1008 USA rec NYC 10/15/64
Marshall Allen-as Dewey Johnson-tp Eddie Gomez-b Milford Graves-perc Paul Bley-p

New York Art Quartet

ESP 1004 USA rec NYC 11/26/64
Roswell Rudd-tb John Tchicai-as Lewis Worrell-b Milford Graves-perc LeRoi Jones-recitation

The Jazz Composer's Orchestra-Communication

Fontana 881 011 NL rec NYC, Judson Hall 12/29/64 
Carla Bley-arr Paul Bley-p Eddie Gomez-b Milford Graves-d Steve Lacy-ss Jimmy Lyons-as Mike Mantler-tp Fred Pirtle-brs Roswell Rudd-tb Willie Ruff-frh Archie Shepp-ts John Tchicai-as 
Roast
Communications no. 3 (unissued)
(Graves does not appear on other tracks)


Miriam Makeba-Makeba Sings!

RCA 3321 USA rec NYC, RCA Victor Studio B 1965
Miriam Makeba-voc Betty Mthombeni-voc Mamsie Gwangwa-voc Edith Grootboom-voc Ernest Mohlomi-voc Katse Semenya-voc Paul Makgoba-voc Ronnie Fink-ts Jonas Gwangwa-tb Ramapolo-tp Jimmy Cleveland-tb Morriss Goldberg-as Jerome Richardson-fl Seldon Powell-fl Bobby Donovan-fl Alfred Brown-vla George Ockner-vln Sanford Allen-vln George Ricci-cel Kenny Burrell-g Milford Graves-perc Daniel "Big Black" Ray-perc James "Chief" Bey-perc Diane Comins-harp William Salter-b Sam Brown-g Auchee Lee-perc,fl

Giuseppi Logan-More Giuseppi Logan

ESP 1013 USA rec NYC, Town Hall 5/1/65
Giuseppi Logan-as,bcl,fl,p Don Pullen-p Milford Graves-d Reggie Johnson-b Eddie Gomez-b

Montego Joe-Wild & Warm

Prestige 7413 USA rec NYC, Regent Sound Studios 5/21/65
Montego Joe-cga,leader Al Gibbons-ts,arr,cond Leonard Goines-tp Arthur Jenkins-p Ed Thompson-b Milford Graves-d,timbales Sonny Morgan-perc

New York Art Quartet-Mohawk

Fontana 881 009 NL rec NYC 6/16/65
Milford Graves-perc Roswell Rudd-tb John Tchicai-as Reggie Workman-b

Lowell Davidson Trio

ESP 1012 USA rec NYC 7/27/65
Lowell Davidson-p Gary Peacock-b Milford Graves-perc

Milford Graves Percussion Ensemble

ESP 1015 USA rec NYC 11/11/65
Milford Graves-d,bells,gongs,shakers; Sunny Morgan-d,bells

Don Pullen & Milford Graves-At Yale U.

PG 286 USA rec New Haven, Yale University 4/30/66
Milford Graves-d,perc Don Pullen-p

Milford Graves/Don Pullen-Nommo

SRP 290 USA rec New Haven, Yale University 4/30/66
Milford Graves-d,perc Don Pullen-p

Albert Ayler

(channel 13 recording) Buffalo, NY early 1967
Don Ayler-tp; Albert Ayler-ts; probably Michel Sampson-vln; Call Cobbs-p; probably Bill Folwell-b; Milford Graves-d
unknown titles (Ayler) 45:00

Albert Ayler-Holy Ghost

Revenant 213 USA cd10 Newport, RI, Freebody Park, Newport Jazz Festival 6/30/67-7/1/67
Don Ayler-tp; Albert Ayler-ts,ss,as,voc; Michel Sampson-vln; Bill Folwell-b; Milford Graves-d
Truth Is Marching In (Ayler)/Omega (Ayler) 9:00
Japan (traditional)/Universal Indians (Ayler) 5:41
Our Prayer (Don Ayler) 8:19

Albert Ayler-Holy Ghost

Revenant 213 USA cd10 NYC, St. Peter's Lutheran Church 7/21/67
Don Ayler-tp; Albert Ayler-ts; Richard Davis-b; Milford Graves-d
Love Cry (Ayler)/Truth Is Marching In (Ayler)/Our Prayer (Don Ayler) 6:24

Albert Ayler-Love Cry

Impulse 9165 USA rec NYC 8/31/67 12/13/68
Albert Ayler-ts,as,voc Donald Ayler-tp Call Cobbs-harpsichord Alan Silva-b Milford Graves-d

Albert Ayler-Love Cry

GRP/Impulse 108 USA cd NYC 8/31/67 12/13/68
Albert Ayler-ts,as,voc Donald Ayler-tp Call Cobbs-harpsichord Alan Silva-b Milford Graves-d

Sonny Sharrock

Atlantic (unissued) NYC, A&R Recording Studio 5/8/69
Sonny Sharrock-g Dave Burrell-p Sirone-b Milford Graves-d


Sonny Sharrock-Black Woman

Vortex 2014 USA rec NYC, A&R Recording Studios 5/16/69
Sonny Sharrock-g Dave Burrell-p Sirone-b Milford Graves-d Linda Sharrock-voc Ted Daniel-tp Richard Pierce-b

Andrew Cyrille/Milford Graves-Dialogue Of The Drums

IPS 001 USA rec NYC, Wollman Auditorium, Columbia University 1974
Andrew Cyrille-tom tom,gongs,whistles,hand clapping,words,phonetics,temple blocks,agogo bells,chimes,tympani,cymbals,darabukkeh,foot rhythms,osi-d,d,castanets Milford Graves-phonetics,bgo,darabukkeh,whistle,gongs,osi-d,galloping,tympani,cymbals,balafon,agogo bells,foot rhythms,bells,tambourine,shakere,words,african talking-d,mnemonics,d

Various Artists-New American Music Volume 1-New York Section/Composers of the 1970's

Folkways 33901 USA rec NYC 1975
Joe Beck-g Herb Bushler-b Gil Evans-el-p,p Billy Harper-fl David McDonald-d Warren Smith-perc Hugh Glover-sax,voc,samumba,cga Milford Graves-d,voc Mary Lou Williams-p Zita Carno-p Bob Cranshaw-b Mickey Roker-d Sam Rivers-ts,fl,ss,synth Sunny Murray Umum Quartet Milton Suggs-b Tony Waters-cga

Milford Graves-Babi

IPS 004 USA rec NYC, WBAI-FM/Free Music Store 3/20/76
Arthur Doyle-reeds Hugh Glover-reeds Milford Graves-perc

Milford Graves-Meditation Among Us

Kitty 1021 J rec Tokyo, Polydor 1st Studio 7/28/77
Milford Graves-d,perc,p,voc Mototeru Takagui-ts Kaoru Abe-as,sopranino sax Toshinori Kondo-tp,alto-hn Toshiyuki Tsuchitori-d,perc

Bill Dixon/Milford Graves

(private tape) USA casl Bennington, VT, Bennington College 1978
Bill Dixon-tp,p; Milford Graves-d,perc

David S. Ware/Milford Graves

(private recording) NYC 10/81
David S. Ware-ts; Milford Graves-d,perc


Sun Ra/John Gilmore/Andrew Cyrille/Milford Graves/Don Moye

(private tape) Brooklyn, NY, Prospect Park 6/25/83
Sun Ra-p,synth,org; John Gilmore-ts; Andrew Cyrille-d; Milford Graves-d; Don Moye-d
untitled improvisations

Clarke/Cyrille/Graves/Moye-Pieces Of Time

Soul Note 1078 I rec NYC, Delta Recordings 9/16/83 9/17/83
Kenny Clarke-d,bendir,brushes,voc,whistles,crotales Andrew Cyrille-d,talking-d,whistles,bird calls,crotales,voc,feet,shakers,balafon Milford Graves-d,water pan,voc,chimes,bells,mrdanga,shakers,whistles,bird calls,bgo,gong,darabukka Famoudou Don Moye-d,gongs,tympani,bamboo-hn,conch shells,sleigh bells,Indian tuned bells,maracas,llama claws,nut shells,pea pods,kharakabu-kharakabu,squeaks and blats,bird calls,shakers,bendir,pan bass-d,voc,balafon,talking-d,mouth shaker

Bill Dixon/Milford Graves

(private tape) USA casl NYC, Top of the Gate summer 1984
Bill Dixon-tp; Milford Graves-d

Peter Brotzmann/Milford Graves/William Parker

(private recording) NYC, Sweet Basil 2/6/85
Peter Brotzmann-ts; Milford Graves-d,perc; William Parker-b


David Murray & Milford Graves-Real Deal

DIW 867 J cd NYC, The Power Station 11/3/91
David Murray-ts,bcl Milford Graves-d,perc

Milford Graves-Grand Unification

Tzadik 7030 USA cd NYC, Avatar 10/11/97
Milford Graves-d,perc,voc

Milford Graves & John Zorn

(private recording) Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada, FIMAV
Milford Graves-d,perc; John Zorn-as


New York Art Quartet-35th Reunion

DIW 936 J cd NYC, Avatar 6/14/99
Milford Graves-d; Roswell Rudd-tb; John Tchicai-sax; Reggie Workman-b; Amiri Baraka-poetry reading
A Meeting of Remarkable Journeys (Graves/Baraka) 6:45
Reentering (Workman/Baraka) 13:59
Llanto del Indio (Tchicai) 7:58
VG's Birthday Jamboree (Rudd) 8:41
Visiting Ogun (Workman) 4:14
Perceiving Passerby's (Graves) 4:09
Seek Light at Once (Tchicai/Baraka) 10:33
Music's Underwear (Rudd/Baraka) 10:31

Milford Graves-Stories 

Tzadik 7062 USA cd NYC, Avatar Studio 6/25/00 
Milford Graves-d,perc,voc


Milford Graves/John Zorn Duo-John Zorn 50th Birthday Celebration Vol. 2

Tzadik 5002 USA cd NYC, Tonic 9/8/03
Milford Graves-perc; John Zorn-as