Miles Davis 1957
Bags Groove was written by Milt Jackson and was recorded on the album Bags’ Groove by Miles Davis in 1957.
Miles Davis- Trumpet Milt Jackson- Vibraphone Thelonious Monk- Piano Percy Heath- Bass Kenny Clarke- Drums
Lee Morgan 1958
This version of Bag’s Groove was recorded by Lee Morgan live at the Birdland Jazz Club in New York City. The recording can be found on the albums “Monday Nights at Birdland” and “Another Monday Night at Birdland”.
Lee Morgan- Trumpet Curtis Fuller- Trombone Hank Mobley- Tenor Sax Billy Root- Tenor Sax Ray Bryant- Piano Tommy Bryant- Bass Charles Wright- Drums
This take on Bag’s Groove was recorded live by Oscar Peterson and can be found on the Jazz Icons Series 3: Oscar Peterson Live ‘63, ‘64, ‘65.
Oscar Peterson- Piano Ray Brown- Bass Ed Thigpen- Drums
Milt Jackson, J.J Johnson, Ray Brown 1983
This version of Bag’s Groove was recorded on the album Jackson, Johnson, and Brown in 1983.
Milt Jackson- Vibraphone J.J. Johnson- Trombone John Collins- Guitar Tom Rainer- Piano Ray Brown-Bass Drums- Roy McCurdy
Nicholas Payton 2001
This was recorded live during the Bern Jazz Fest in 2001 in celebration of Ray Brown’s 75th birthday. The recording features Nicholas Payton and the Ray Brown Trio.
Nicolas Payton- Trumpet Ray Brown- Bass Larry Fuller- Bass George Fludas- Drums
Gary Burton & Makoto Ozone 2002
This version of Bag’s Groove was recorded live during the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2002.
Gary Burton- Vibraphone Makoto Ozone- Piano
Ron Carter 2006
This take of Bag’s Groove was recorded on the album Dear Miles’ in 2006.
Ron Carter- Bass Stephen Scott- Piano Payton Crossly- Drums Roger Squitero- Percussion
Bobby Shew 1996
This version of Bag’s Groove can be found on the album Heavyweights recorded by the Bobby Shew Quintet and features Carl Fontana.
Bobby Shew- Trumpet Carl Fontana- Trumpet George Cables- Piano Bob Magnusson- Bass Joe LaBarbera- Drums