Discography

“Spins jazz on the head of a pin with stunning results.” JAZZTIMES

Billy Drummond has appeared on over 300 albums since his 1989 Blue Note debut, Spiral Staircase, in the young band Out of the Blue (OTB). Since then he has recorded three albums as a leader, including Dubai (Criss Cross) – recently dubbed one of the 50 Crucial Drumming Recordings of the Past 100 Years by Modern Drummer magazine – and five as a co-leader, including 2016’s We’ll Be Together Again (Chesky), in Three’s Company – a trio  with Javon Jackson and legendary bassist, Ron Carter – which made many of the year’s Top Ten lists. As a much in-demand sideman, his talents have been called upon in the studio by some of the world’s most respected musicians, including Nat Adderly, Andrew Hill, Chris Potter, Bobby Hutcherson, James Moody, Steve Kuhn, Bob Belden, Lee Konitz, Carla Bley, Sheila Jordan, Eddie Henderson, George Mraz, Archie Shepp, Stanley Cowell, Jeremy Pelt, Vincent Herring, Javon Jackson, Peter Zak, Jim Snidero, George Cables, and many more. Selected discography below.

LEADER

Dubai (1995) w/ Chris Potter, Walt Weiskopf, Peter Washington

The Gift (1993) w/ Peter Washington, Seamus Blake, Renee Rosnes

Native Colours (1991) w/ Steve Wilson, Steve Nelson, Renee Rosnes, Ray Drummond

CO-LEADER

We’ll Be Together Again (2016) Three’s Company w/ Ron Carter, Javon Jackson, Billy Drummond

Once Upon a Time (2006)  w/The Drummonds

Letter to Evans (2006) w/  The Drummonds

Beautiful Friendship (2006)  w/The Drummonds

Pas de Trois (2003) w/ The Drummonds

SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY

Playing Who I Am (2019)  w/Andrea Domenici

New Easter Island (2019)  w/Atlantico

Monk’s Dreams: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Sphere Monk (2018) w/ Frank Kimbrough

Jubilation (2018)  w/Jim Snidero and Jeremy Pelt

Trio in the New Harmonic: Aural Paintings (2018) w/ David Chesky

Picture in Black and White (2018) w/ Tessa Souter

NYCD: A Tribute to Art Van Damme (2018) w/ Pierre Eriksson

Out in the Open (2018) w/ Sam Dillon

One Mind (2018) w/ Peter Zak Quartet

Tones for Joan’s Bones (2018) w/ Mike Richmond

New Departure (2018)  w/Takayuki Yagi

Inside the Moment (2017) w/ Camille Thurman

Live and Uncut (2017) w/ Mark Whitfield

Cities Between Us (2017) w/ Allegra Levy

No Illusions (2017) Stanley Cowell

The Pendulum (2017) w/ Mike RIchmond

Standards (2016) w/ Peter Zak

Jive Culture (2016) w/ Jeremy Pelt

Whirlwind (2016) w/ Andy Fusco

With Due Respect (2016) w/ Freddie Redd

En Rouge (2016) w/ Atlantico

Leap of Faith (2015) w/ Burak Bedikyan

NYC Unforeseen (2015) w./ Bob Wijnen

Rambling Confessions (2015) w/ John Hébert

Music for You (2015) w/ Freddie Redd

Sing to the Sky (2015) w/ Emma Larsson

Tales, Musings, and Other Reveries (2015) w/ Jeremy Pelt

Reminiscent (2015) w/ Stanley Cowell

Renew (2015) w/ Shunzo Ohno

Homeland (2014) w/ Vincent Hsu

Are You Real (2014) w/ Stanley Cowell

Jazz In The New Harmonic (2013) w/ David Chesky

The Eternal Triangle (2013) w/ Peter Zak

Beyond the Blue (2012) w/ Tessa Souter

Home Tone (2012) w/ Tony Lakatos

Nordic Moon (2012) w/ Peter Zak

Live at Smalls (2011) Tim Ries

Live at Smalls (2011) Jesse Davis

Music of the Sphere: The Thelonious Monk Songbook (2010) Compilation

All My Friends Are Here (2010) w/ Arif Mardin

Steeplechase Jam Session Volume 29 (2010) w/ Andy Laverne

Steeplechase Jam Session Volume 30 (2010) w/ Don Braden

For All We Know (2010) w/ Eddie Henderson

New York Encounter (2010) w/ Yakov Okun Trio

Dedication (2010) w/ Ron McClure

The Decider (2010) w/ Peter Zak

I Will Wait for You (2010) w/ Steve Kuhn

In Monk’s Mood (2010) w/ John Tchicai

Invitation (2010) w/ Beat Kaestli

Cedar Chest: The Music of Cedar Walton (2010) Compilation

Mutual Admiration Society (2009) w/Joe Locke/David Hazeltine

New Moon (2009) w/ Ron McLure

Mays at the Movies (2009) w/ Bill Mays

Crossfire (2009) w/ Jim Snidero

One Night at the Kitano (2009) w/ Jed Levy

Fly Me to the Moon (2009) w/Nicki Parrott

Major Minor (2009) w/ Tom Guarna

Talisman (2009) w/ Barney Wilen

Crossfire (2009) w/ Jim Snidero

Art of Organizing (2009) w/ Dr. Lonnie Smith

Chick Corea Songbook (2009) w/ Manhattan Transfer

In Monk’s Mood (2009) w/ John Chicai

Beautiful Love: The NYC Session Featuring Al Di Meola (2008) w/ Eddie Gomez, Billy Drummond, Yutaka Kobaya

Nights of Key Largo (2008) w/ Tessa Souter

Appearing Nightly (2008) w/ Carla Bley and Her Remarkable Big Band

Moon River (2008) w/ Nicki Parrott

Offering (2008) w/ Larry Willis

Once Upon a Melody (2008) w/ Javon Jackson

Pastorale (2007) w/ Steve Kuhn

Baubles, Bangles and Beads (2007) w/ Steve Kuhn

Pavanne for a Dead Princess (2007) w/ Steve Kuhn

Lost Chords Find Paolo Fresu (2007) w/ Carla Bley and The Lost Chords

Whatever Happens (2007) w/ Ari Ambrose

Blue Fable (2007) With Larry Willis

Manhattan (2006) With David Hazeltine/George Mraz Trio

Hidden Treasures (2006) With Gary Smulyan

Mysterious Shorter (2006) w/ Nicholas Payton, Bob Beldon, Sam Yahel, Billy Drummond, John Hart

A Portrait of Howard (2006) With Howard Tate

Or Else (2006) With Gildas Bocle

Cleopatra’s Dream (2006) With David Hazeltine

Tea for Two (2004) With Walt Weiskopf/Andy Fusco Quintet

Dream Dancing (2004) With Steve Kuhn

The Lost Chords (2004) w/ Carla Bley and The Lost Chords

Close Up (2004) With Jim Snidero

Winter Sonata (2004) With Gary Versace

Sight to Sound (2004) With Walt Weiskopf

Looking for America (2003) With Carla Bley

Christmas for Lovers (2003) Verve

Line on Love (2003) With Marty Ehrlich

When Winter Comes (2003) With Fred Fried

Little Song (2003) With Sheila Jordan

Strings (2003) With Jim Snidero

Deja Vu (2003) With Archie Shepp

WaltzRed Side (2002) With Steve Kuhn

Waltz – Blue Side (2002) With Steve Kuhn

Waltz for Debby (2002) With David Hazeltine

Wurd on the Skreet (2002) With Donald Brown

Song (2001) With Marty Ehrlich

Workin’ Out (2001) With John Campbell

Cedars of Avalon (2001) with Larry Coryell

Alternate Side (2001) With Tim Ries

Temptation (2001) With Steve Kuhn

Oasis (2001) With Eddie Henderson

The Best Things (2000) With Steve Kuhn

Navigator (2000) With Joel Frahm

The Voodoo Dogs (2000) With Larry Goldings

Ask Me Now (2000) With Michael Urbaniak

Siren (2000) With Walt Weiskopf

Steal the Moon (2000) With Carolyn Leonhart

Two Tenor Ballads (2000) With Mark Turner and Tadd Shull

What Goes Unsaid (2000) With Scott Wendholt

RichLee (2000) With Lee Konitz

Duke’s Place (1999) With George Mraz

Since You Were Mine (1999) With Sheila Cooper

Everything I Need (1999) With Carol Fredette

Out of the Dark (1999) With Andy Fusco

Pleasant Valley (1999) With Javon Jackson

Reemergence (1999) With Eddie Henderson

Remembrance (1999) With Sadao Watanabe

Rendezvous (1999) With Jerome Harris

The Search (1999) With Joel Weiskopf

Sound of Love (1999) With Tommy Smith

Dusk (1999) With Andrew Hill

Art and Soul (1999) With Renee Rosnes

Dedication (1998) With Steve Kuhn

Countdown (1998) With Steve Kuhn

True Blue (1998) With Archie Shepp

Vertigo (1998) With Chris Potter

Universal Spirits (1998) With Tim Ries

Solitude in the Crowd (1998) With Barry Ries

Dreams of Gershwin (1998) w/ Eddie Henderson

Light Breeze (1998) w/ Franco Ambrosetti

Early On: Evidence/Dawnbird (1998) w/ Vincent Herring

Exile and Discovery (1998) wwwww/ Donny McCaslin

Heart of Darkness (1998) w/ Conrad Herwig

Sleepless Nights (1998) w/ Walt Weiskopf

Brain Dance (1997) w/Peter Bernstein

Yule Be Bopping (1997) w/ Javon Jackson

Out of Nowhere (1997) w/ Lee Konitz/Paul Bley Quartet

Song for My Mother (1997) w/ Walt Weiskopf

Monterey Jazz Festival: 40 Legendary Years (1997) w/ Sonny Rollins

Dearly Beloved (1997) w/ Lee Konitz

Don’t Blame Me (1997) w/ Bruce Barth

Four Track Mind (1997) w/ Seamus Blake

From Another Life (1997) w/David Schumacher

Good People (1997) w/ Javon Jackson

Introducing Jim Rotundi (1997) w/ Jim Rotundi

Meltdown (1997) w/ Jonny King

Bluesology (1997) w/ George Cables Trio

Notes from the Underground (1996) w/ Jonny King

Young at Heart (1996) w/ James Moody

Blue to the Bone (1996) w/ Dave Stryker

From Now On (1996) w/ Scott Wendholt

Jazz for Joy (1996) w/ Shirley Horn, Abbey Lincoln and Betty Carter

Look Within (1996) w/ Javon Jackson

Shades of Blue (1996) w/ Bob Belden

For One Who Knows (1995) w/ Javon Jackson

Ancestors (1995) w/ Renee Rosnes

In from the Cold (1994, Criss Cross) w/ Jonny King

Through the Shadows (1994) w/ Scott Wendholt

Days of Wine and Roses (1994) w/ Vincent Herring

Without Words (1993) w/ Renee Rosnes

Dawnbird (1993) w/ Vincent Herring

Secret Love (1993) w/ Vincent Herring

Blue Note Years (1993) w/ Joe Henderson

Feeling’s Mutual (1993) w/ John Swana

Scheme of Things (1993) w/ Scott Wendholt

Better Times (1992) w/ Rob Bargad

The Charmer (1992) w/ Charles Fambrough

Epistrophy (1992) w/ Bill Pierce

Simplicity (1992) w/ Walt Weiskopf

Hornucopia (1991) w/ Jon Faddis

John Swana and Friends (1991) w/ John Swana

Mirage (1991) w/ Bobby Hutcherson

Old Country (1990) w/ Nat Adderley

Sam I Am (1990) w/ Sam Newsome

In New York (1990) w/ Tomas Franck

For the Moment (1990 w/ Renee Rosnes

Spiral Staircase (1989) w/ Out of the Blue