Discography
Created by George Scala

Bobby Few Biography
piano and voice
composer of songs, lyrics, improvisercomposer
born October 21, 1935 Cleveland, Ohio


Marzette Watts Ensemble

Savoy MG12193 USA rec NYC 1968
George Turner-cor Marty Cook-tb Marzette Watts-ts Frank Kipers-vln Bobby Few-p Cevera Jeffers-b Juney Booth-b Steve Tintweiss-b Tom Berge-d J. C. Moses-d Patty Waters-voc
Amy Schaeffer-voc Bill Dixon-p


Booker Ervin-The In Between

Blue Note 84283 USA rec 1/12/68
Richard Williams-tp Booker Ervin-ts Bobby Few-p Cevera Jeffries-b Lenny McBrowne-d


Albert Ayler-Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe

Impulse 9191 USA rec NYC, Plaza Sound Studios 8/26/69 8/27/69 8/28/69 8/29/69
Albert Ayler-ts,bagpipes,voc Mary Maria-voc Bobby Few-p Henry Vestine-g Bill Folwell-b,Fender-b Stafford James-b Muhammad Ali-d


Albert Ayler-The Last Album

Impulse 9208 USA rec NYC, Plaza Sound Studios 8/26/69 8/27/69 8/28/69 8/29/69
Albert Ayler-ts,bagpipe chanter,voc Mary Maria-voc Henry Vestine-el-g Bobby Few-p Bill Folwell-b,Fender-b Stafford James-b Muhammad Ali-d


Archie Shepp-Pitchin Can

America 6106 F rec Paris 11/9/69 7/23/70
Archie Shepp-ts,ss Bobby Few-p Bob Reid-b Clifford Thornton-valve tb,tp Muhammad Ali-d Al Shorter-flh Djibrill-cga Ostaine Blue Warner-perc Lester Bowie-tp Sunny Murray-d
Julio Finn-harm Noah Howard-as Leroy Jenkins-vla Dave Burrell-p Earl Freeman-b Chicago Beau-voc


Frank Wright-One For John

BYG/Actuel 529.336 F rec Paris, Studio Saravah 12/5/69
Frank Wright-ts Noah Howard-as Bobby Few-p Muhammad Ali-d


Noah Howard-Space Dimension

America 6108 F rec 1970
Noah Howard-as Frank Wright-ts Bobby Few-p Art Taylor-d Muhammad Ali-d


Frank Wright Quartet-Uhuru Na Umoja

America 6104 F rec Paris 1970
Frank Wright-ts Noah Howard-as Bobby Few-p Art Taylor-d


Frank Wright-Church Number Nine

Calumet 3674 F rec Paris 3/7/70
Noah Howard-as Frank Wright-ts Bobby Few-p Muhammad Ali-d


Archie Shepp-Coral Rock

America 6103 F rec Paris, Studio Decca 7/23/70
Archie Shepp-ts Joseph Jarman-tp Al Shorter-flh Clifford Thornton-valve tb Bobby Few-p Bob Reid-b Muhammad Ali-d Djibrill-cga Ostaine Blue Warner-perc


Alan Silva And The Celestrial Communication Orchestra-Seasons

BYG/Actuel 529.342/43/44 F rec3 Paris, Studio 104, Maison de l'O.R.T.F 12/29/70
Alan Silva-leader,b,el-vln,el-sarangi,bow and spring-two French electoacoustic instruments Bernard Vitet-tp,frh Lester Bowie-tp,flh Alan Shorter-tp Joseph Jarman-saxes,fl,bassoon
Steve Lacy-ss Ronnie Beer-ts,ss,fl Roscoe Mitchell-saxes,fl,oboe Robin Kenyatta-as,fl Michel Portal-as,cl Dieter Gewissler-el-vln Jouk Minor-el-vla Kent Carter-cel Irene
Aebi-cel,celeste Dave Burrell-p Bobby Few-p Joachim Kuhn-p Malachi Favors-b Beb Guerin-b Don Moye-d,perc Jerome Cooper-d,perc,bronte Oliver Johnson-tympani,perc


Hans Dulfer-El Saxafon

Catfish 5C064-24515 NL rec Heemstede 10/16/71
Hans Dulfer-ts,Chinese fl,voc Jan Jacobs-b John Grunberg-cga,timb,voc,speech Steve Boston-cga,timb,voc Jerome Hunter-el-b Frank Wright-ts,voc Bobby Few-p,perc John
Schuursma-g Muhammad Ali-d


Various Artists-For Example-Workshop Freie Musik 1969-1978

FMP R 1/2/3 D rec3 1972
Frank Wright-ts; Bobby Few-p; Alan Silva-b; Muhammad Ali-d
Chapter Ten (Frank Wright) 14:18


Frank Wright Quartet-Center of the World

Center of the World 001 F rec Rotterdam, Doelen 5/26/72
Alan Silva-b,cel,voc; Muhammad Ali-d,voc; Bobby Few-p,voc; Frank Wright-ts,voc
Center of the World, Part 1 (Wright/Silva/Few) 19:51
Center of the World, Part 2 (Wright/Silva/Few) 19:45


Frank Wright Quartet-Last Polka in Nancy?

Center of the World 002 F rec Nancy, France 10/10/73
Frank Wright-ts; Bobby Few-p; Alan Silva-b; Muhammad Ali-d
Winter Echoes (Few) 15:00
Guanna Dance, Part 1 (Silva) 4:05
Guanna Dance, Part 2 (Silva) 11:40
Thinking of Monk (Few) 1:20
Doing the Polka (Few) 10:00


Bobby Few-More or Less Few

Center of the World 003 F rec Paris 11/73
Bobby Few-p Alan Silva-b Muhammad Ali-d


Few/Silva/Wright-Solos & Duets

Sun SR102 F rec Massy Paris Reims 1975
Bobby Few-p Alan Silva-b Frank Wright-ts


Few/Silva/Wright-Solos & Duets

Sun SR103 F rec Massy Paris Reims 1975
Bobby Few-p Alan Silva-b Frank Wright-ts


Joe Lee Wilson-Secrets From The Sun

Sun SR113 F rec NYC 1977
Joe Lee Wilson-voc,perc Steve Sax-sax,fl Jack Gregg-b Bobby Few-p Al Levitt-d


Noah Howard-Red Star featuring Kenny Clarke

Mercury 9101 903 F rec Vincennes, France, Studio Clarens 5/16/77
Noah Howard-as Kenny Clarke-d Bobby Few-p Guy Pederson-b Richard Williams-tp


Bobby Few-Few Coming Thru

Sun SEB 001 F rec Paris, Studio de la comedie des Champs Elysees 9/29/77
Bobby Few-p


Frank Wright Quartet-Center of the World

Fractal 006 F cd Detmold, Neue Anta 1978
Frank Wright-ts,bcl; Bobby Few-p; Alan Silva-b; Muhammad Ali-d
No End (Wright) 17:32
Church Number 9 (Wright) 13:11
(see 3/26/72 for other titles)


Frank Wright Quartet-Last Polka in Nancy?

Fractal 007 F cd Detmold, Neue Anta 1978
Frank Wright-ts,bcl; Bobby Few-p; Alan Silva-b; Muhammad Ali-d
Two Birds with One Stone (Wright) 18:57
(see 10/10/73 for other titles)


Bobby Few-Continental Jazz Express

Vogue JT2605 F rec Paris 3/12/79
Bobby Few-p


Sunny Murray Quintet-Aigu-Grave

Marge 11 F rec Paris, Studio Ramses 4/1/79
Alan Silva-b Sunny Murray-Sonor d Richard Raux-ts Bobby Few-p Pablo Sauvage-perc


Fall/Few/Maka-Diom Futa

Free Lance 001 F rec Paris, Resonances Studio 5/1/79
Cheikh Tidiane Fall-perc Bobby Few-p Jo Maka-ss Anedra Shockley-voc


Noah Howard-Traffic

Frame 2005 I rec Paris, Parisound Studio 6/10/80
Noah Howard-as Bobby Few-p Jo Maka-ss Clint Jackson-tp


Steve Lacy-Ballets

hat ART 1982/83 CH rec2 Porrentruy, Switzerland, L'Ancienne Eglise des Jesuites Paris, Studio Davout 12/18/80 4/23/81
Steve Lacy-ss,foot gong,voc,bells Steve Potts-as,ss Bobby Few-p,Fender p Irene Aebi-cel,vln,voc Jean-Jacques Avenel-b Oliver Johnson-d


Steve Lacy & Brion Gysin-Songs

hat Art 1985/86 CH rec2 Paris 1/28/81
Steve Lacy-ss,voc Steve Potts-as,ss Bobby Few-p Irene Aebi-vln,voc Jean-Jacques Avenel-b Oliver Johnson-d Brion Gysin-voc


Various Artists-The 20th Anniversary Album

Jazzgallerie Nickelsdorf cd 3/14/81
Frank Wright-ts; Bobby Few-p; Jack Gregg-b; Muhammad Ali-d
Cowboys & Indians (Wright) 7:57
(Few does not appear on other tracks)


Steve Lacy feat. Bobby Few and Dennis Charles-The Flame

Soul Note 1035 I cd Milan, Barigozzi Studios 1/18/82 1/19/82
Steve Lacy-ss Bobby Few-p Dennis Charles-d


Steve Lacy Two, Five & Six-Blinks

hat ART 2006 CH rec2 Zurich, Rote Fabrik 2/12/83
Steve Lacy-ss Steve Potts-as,ss Bobby Few-p Irene Aebi-cel,vln,voc Jean-Jacques Avenel-b Oliver Johnson-d


Bobby Few-Rhapsody in Few

Black Lion 65111 E rec Paris 6/1/83
Bobby Few-p Alan Silva-b Muhammad Ali-d


Steve Lacy Seven-Prospectus

hat Art 2001 CH rec2 Paris, L'IRCAM 11/1/83 11/2/83
George Lewis-tb Steve Lacy-ss Steve Potts-as,ss Bobby Few-p Irene Aebi-vln,cel,voc Jean Jacques Avenel-b Oliver Johnson-d Cyrille Few-perc Sherry Margolin-perc


Steve Lacy Sextet-The Condor

Soul Note 1135 I rec Milan, Barigozzi Studios 6/20/85 6/21/85 6/24/85
Steve Lacy-ss Steve Potts-as,ss Irene Aebi-voc,vln Bobby Few-p Jean-Jacques Avenel-b Oliver Johnson-d


Mike Ellis-What Else Is New?

Alfa ALZ28016 F rec Paris 7/1/85
Jeff Beer-tp Mark Sims-tb Matthew Russell-fl Francois Creamer-cl Mike Ellis-ss John Handelsmann-ts,ss Bobby Few-p Barry Wedgle-g Jean-Jacques Avenel-b John Betsch-d
Abdou M'Boup-perc


Talib Kibwe-Odyssey

Madrigal MAD3033 F rec Yerres, France 4/4/86 4/5/86 4/6/86
Talib Kibwe-fl,ss,as,kalimba,perc Bobby Few-p Louis Petrucciani-b Sangoma Everett-d,perc


Steve Lacy Sextet-The Gleam

Silkheart 102 CH rec NYC, Sound Ideas Studio 7/16/86 7/17/86 7/18/86
Steve Lacy-ss Steve Potts-as,ss Irene Aebi-voc,vln,cel Bobby Few-p Jean-Jacques Avenel-b Oliver Johnson-d
(CD issue contains one additional track)


Steve Lacy-Momentum

RCA/Novus 3021 USA cd Paris, Family Sound 5/20/87 5/21/87 5/22/87
Steve Lacy-ss,tambourine Steve Potts-as,ss,tambourine Bobby Few-p Jean-Jacques Avenel-b Oliver Johnson-d Irene Aebi-voc,vln,cel


Steve Lacy-The Door

RCA/Novus 3049 USA cd Paris, Family Sound 7/4/88 7/5/88
Steve Lacy-ss Steve Potts-as,ss Irene Aebi-vln Bobby Few-p Jean-Jacques Avenel-b,sanza Oliver Johnson-d Sam Woodyard-d


Steve Lacy-Anthem

RCA/Novus 3079 USA cd Paris, Family Sound 6/27/89 6/28/89
Steve Lacy-ss Bobby Few-p Steve Potts-ss,as Jean-Jacques Avenel-b,kora John Betsch-d Irene Aebi-voc La Velle-voc Glen Ferris-tb


Steve Lacy + 16-Itinerary

hat ART 6079 CH cd Vienna, Haus der Begegnung Mariahilf 11/26/90 11/27/90 11/28/90
Andreas Kolbe-fl,pic Steve Lacy-ss Steve Potts-as,ss Urs Leimgruber-ss,ts Hans Steiner-bcl Franz Koglmann-flh Klaus Peham-tp Glenn Ferris-tb Radu Malfatti-tb Raoul Herget-tu
Bobby Few-p Burkhard Stangl-g Gyde Knebusch-harp Irene Aebi-cel,vln,voc Jean-Jacques Avenel-b John Betsch-d Sam Kelly-perc


Steve Lacy Sextet-Live at Sweet Basil

RCA/Novus 63128 USA cd NYC, Sweet Basil 7/6/91 7/7/91
Steve Lacy-ss Steve Potts-ss,as Irene Aebi-voc,vln Bobby Few-p Jean-Jacques Avenel-b John Betsch-d


Steve Lacy Double Sextet-Clangs

hat ART 6116 CH cd Cologne, Grosser Sendesaal Funkhaus Wallrafplatz 3/4/92 3/5/92 3/6/92
Steve Lacy-ss Steve Potts-as,ss Hans Kennel-tp Glenn Ferris-tb Irene Aebi-voc Nicholas Isherwood-voc Bobby Few-p Eric Watson-p Sonhando Estwick-vib Jean-Jacques Avenel-b
Sam Kelly-perc John Betsch-d


Steve Lacy-Duets: Associates

Felmay FF 1001 I cd Istanbul 3/9/92
Steve Lacy-ss; Bobby Few-p
The Rent (Lacy) 9:34
(Few does not appear on other tracks)


Steve Lacy Octet-Vespers

Soul Note 1260 I cd Sear Sound, New York 7/5/93 7/6/93 7/7/93 7/9/93
Steve Lacy-ss; Irene Aebi-voc; Steve Potts-as,ss; Ricky Ford-ts; Tom Varner-Frh; Bobby Few-p; Jean-Jacques Avenel-b; John Betsch-d


Steve Lacy-Findings

CMAP 003/004 F cd2 Paris, Studio de Chennevieres 4/4/94 4/11/94
Steve Lacy-ss,voc Steve Potts-ss,as Irene Aebi-voc Bobby Few-p Jean-Jacques Avenel-b John Betsch-d


Zusaan Kali Fasteau-Sensual Hearing

Flying Note 9005 USA cd Carpenteria, CA Paris Istanbul Jazz Festival 10/1/94 11/1/94 1/1/95 3/1/95 5/1/95 8/1/95

Zusaan Kali Fasteau-ss,p,voc,cel,ney,shakuhachi fl,d,tambura William Parker-b Somalia Richards-vln Ron McBee-djembe,berimbau,cuica Daniel Carter-ts Malick Sow-djembe Jin
Hi Kim-komunga Goksel Baktagir-kanun Ferruh Yarkin-bindir,davul Bobby Few-p


David Murray-Flowers Around Cleveland

Bleu Regard 1951 F cd Studios la Buissonne a Pernes-Les-Fontianes 5/16/95 5/17/95
David Murray-ts Bobby Few-p John Betsch-d Jean-Jacques Avenel-b


Kali Fasteau-Comraderie

Flying Note 9006 USA cd NYC NYC, Homefront Theatre 3/13/97 10/25/97
Kali Fasteau-ss,voc,nai,kaval,cel,sheng Bobby Few-p Noah Howard-as Joe McPhee-ts Sonelius Smith-p Warren Smith-d Mike Wimberly-djembe,talking d,perc


Fasteau/Howard/Few-Expatriate Kin

CIMP 140 USA cd Paramus, NJ, Tedesco Studios 3/20/97
Zusaan Kali Fasteau-cel,ss,voc Noah Howard-as Bobby Few-p


Noah Howard Quartet-Live At The Unity Temple

Ayler 001 SWD cd Chicago, Unity Temple 9/9/97
Noah Howard-as; Bobby Few-p; Wilber Morris-b; Calyer Duncan-d


Noah Howard Quartet-In Concert

CJR 1084 USA cd Amsterdam, Bimhuis 9/11/97
Noah Howard-as,voc Bobby Few-p James Lewis-b Calyer Duncan-d