Howard Alden - Selected Discography

As a band leader:

"Guitar" - Howard Alden - solo guitar - K2B2 Records 4469 (2014)

"Heavy Artillery" Howard Alden - Andy Brown Quartet - Delmark Records DE-5008 (2013)

"A Spendid Trio" - Scott Hamilton, Howard Alden & Frank Tate  Arbors ARCD 19416 (2011)

"Jazz Guitar Stories" - Howard Alden & Helmut Nieberle - Bobtale Records LC-11394 (2011)

“I Remember Django” - with special guests Anat Cohen & Warren Vaché - Arbors ARCD 194019 (2010)

"In A Mellow Tone" - duo with Bucky Pizzarelli Concord CCD-2207-2(released 8/03)  available on   

"My Shining Hour"  Concord CCD-4841

Howard Alden Meets Dave Cliff - Zephr ZECD19  recorded 2/3 Nov 1996 in London (with Dave Green, bass and Alan Ganley, drums) digital download available at Amazon.com or    

Dave Cliff and Friends - Zephr ZECD 18(more music from the same sessions as  ZECD19)  Amazon.com 

Take Your Pick with Lew Tabackin and Renee Rosnes; Concord CCD-4743-2
Hot Club of 52nd St.(all-acoustic live recording with Bucky Pizzarelli, Johnny Frigo and Michael Moore)Chesky JD-271 (2004) available on 
Full Circle with Jimmy Bruno; Concord CCD2-4788-2 1995, released 1998 (with bonus CD Jazz/Concord Herb Ellis & Joe Pass CJ-1, 1973)
Concord Jazz Guitar Collective with Jimmy Bruno and Frank Vignola; Concord CCD-4672 (released 1995)
Encore with Ken Peplowski (Duo and Quartet). Concord CCD-4654 (released 1995)
Your Story - The Music of Bill Evans Howard Alden Trio with special guest Frank Wess. Concord CCD-4621 (released 1994)
Fujitsu Concord Jazz Festival Silver Anniversary Set (2 CD set) Howard Alden Trio - 5 selections; Concord CCD-7002 (released 1994)
Keepin' Time with George Van Eps; Concord CCD-4713 (1995)
Seven & Seven with George Van Eps; Concord CCD-4584 (1993)
A Good Likeness - Howard Alden Trio; Concord CCD-4544 (1993)
Hand Crafted Swing with George Van Eps; Concord CCD-4513 (1992) 
Misterioso - Howard Alden Trio; Concord CCD-4487 (1991)
Thirteen Strings with George Van Eps; Concord CCD-4464 (1991).
Snowy Morning Blues - Howard Alden Trio with special guest Monty Alexander; Concord CCD-4424 (1990)
The ABQ Salutes Buck Clayton - The Howard Alden/Dan Barrett Quintet; Concord CCD-4395 (1989)
Swing Street - The Howard Alden/Dan Barrett Quintet; Concord CCD-4349 (1987)
No Amps Allowed -  Howard Alden & Jack Lesberg; Chiaroscuro CR(D)303 (1988) available on  
Howared Alden Plays the Music of Harry Reser with Dick Hyman; Stomp Off S.O.S. 1200

Howard Alden All-Star Quintet "Swinging Into Prominence" Famous Door/Progressive - with Norris Turney, John Bunch, Jake Hanna, Michael Moore 1987 (first recording as a leader) now available on  


As a Sideman

with Scott Hamilton:
Race Point Concord CCD-4492
Groovin' High Concord CCD-4509

With Benny Carter And Dizzy Gillespie:

I'm In The Mood For Swing - Musicmasters CIJD 60144T  available on  
With Chuck Redd:
Happy All The Time-Chuck Redd Remembers Barney Kessel
(Howard Alden featured on 4 tracks)-Arbors ARCD 19314 (recorded 2005)
With Ken Peplowski:

Grenadilla Concord CCD-4809-2

It's A Lonesome Old Town Concord CCD-4673

Live At Ambassador Auditorium Concord CCD-4610

Live At Maybeck Recital Hall (Duo) Concord CCD-4556
Steppin' With Peps Concord CCD-4569
Illuminations Concord CCD-4376
Sonny Side Concord CCD-4376

With Dick Hyman:

Cheek To Cheek Arbors ARCD 19155

With Mel Powell:

The Return Of Mel Powell Chiaroscuro CR(D)301

With Kenny Davern:

Smiles Arbors ARCD 19207
Breezin' Along Arbors ARCD-19170 now available on iTunes!
My Inspiration Musicmasters 01612-65077-2
I'll See You In My Dreams Musicmasters CIJD6-0212 L now available on iTunes!
One Hour Tonight Musicmasters CIJD-60148Y

With Ruby Braff:

Music For The Still Of The Night Arbors ARCD 19221 3/99
The Cape Codfather Arbors ARCD 19222 3/26/99
Born To Play Arbors ARCD 10203
As Time Goes By Candid CCD79741
Cornet Chop Suey
New England Songhounds Vols. 1 & 2 Concord CCD-4478 & CCD-4504
Bravura Eloquence Concord CCD-4423
Me, Myself and I Concord CCD-4381

With The Newport Jazz Festival All-Stars:

Swing that Music Sony-Columbia CK 53317

With Warren Vache:

Easy Going Concord CCD-4323
Talk to Me Baby Muse Mcd-5547

With Flip Phillips:
Swing Is The Thing Verve 314 543 477-2
A Real Swinger Concord CCD-4358
Try a Little Tenderness Chiaroscuro CR(D)321

With Mel Torme:
The Paramount Singer - A Tribute To Bing Crosby

With Bobby Short & The Alden-Barrett Quintet:
Swing That Music Telarc CD-83317 (Grammy Nomination 1993)

With Susanah Mccorkle
Easy To Love Concord CCD-4696
I'll Take Romance Concord CCD-4491
Someone to Watch Over Me Concord CCD-4798-2

With Others

John Lewis“Evolution II” Atlantic 2A-83313
With Charlie Byrd & The Washington Guitar Quintet, Concord Jazz 42014
Steve Allen Plays Jazz Tonight, Concord CCD-4548
Bucky Pizzarelli A Portrait, Stash St-CD-551
Carol Sloane When I Look in Your Eyes, Concord CCD-4619
Jerome Richardson Jazz Station Runaway, TCB-97402
Butch Miles/Howard Alden "Soulmates", Nagel-Heyer NH-5003 (previously issued as "Cookin")now available on iTunes!
Stringin' The Blues Live concert Tribute to Eddie Lang, featuring Howard Alden, Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Vignola, Al Viola and Marty Grosz - Ascona, Switzerland July 2002 Jazzology Records JCD-329

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