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Blackhawk Discography

This is a discography of albums recorded at the Blackhawk in San Francisco.

The Blackhawk, at 200 Hyde Street, opened in 1949 in a building that had previously been the Stork Club. The club built it's repuatation through the early 1950's and by the second half of the decade was one of the premier jazz clubs in the country. The club closed in 1963. The building was demolished in the 1980's.

Additions and corrections are welcome

1952/53

Jazz at the Blackhawk, Dave Brubeck - Paul Desmond, 1956

Live recordings from the Blackhawk and venues in Los Angeles in 1952 and 1953. This album was reissued as Two Knights At The Blackhawk.

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Dave Brubeck - Paul Desmond, Dave Brubeck - Paul Desmond, 1982/1990

A double LP and subsequently CD release that includes the tracks from the Jazz At The Blackhawk LP listed above.

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1953

Charlie Mariano Sextet, Charlie Mariano Sextet, 1953

Recorded live at the Blackhawk in March 1953.

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Jazz Scene San Francisco, Various Artists, 2001

This CD includes all the music from the Charlie Mariano Sextet listed above - music that was recorded live at the Blackhawk in March 1953.

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1957

Jazz At The Blackhawk, Cal Tjader Quartet, 1958

Recorded live at the Blackhawk in January 1957.

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1958

Latin Concert, Cal Tjader, 1959

Recorded live at the Blackhawk in September 1958.

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Goes Latin, Cal Tjader, 1959

Recorded live at the Blackhawk in 1958.

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San Francisco Moods, Cal Tjader, 1959

One track on this album, Viva Cepeda, was probably recorded at the Blackhawk in 1958.

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Poetry An Jazz?: The Blackhawk, Kenneth Rexroth, 1958

Recorded at the Blackhawk in 1958.

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1959

Nights At The Blackhawk, Cal Tjader Sextet, 1959

Recorded live at the Blackhawk probably at the start of 1959.

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At The Black Hawk, Vol. 1, Shelly Manne and his Men, 1959

Recorded live at the Blackhawk in September 1959.

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At The Black Hawk, Vol. 2, Shelly Manne and his Men, 1959

Recorded live at the Blackhawk in September 1959.

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At The Black Hawk, Vol. 3, Shelly Manne and his Men, 1959

Recorded live at the Blackhawk in September 1959.

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At The Black Hawk, Vol. 4, Shelly Manne and his Men, 1959

Recorded live at the Blackhawk in September 1959.

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At The Black Hawk, Vol. 5, Shelly Manne and his Men, 1991

Recorded live at the Blackhawk in September 1959.

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Complete Live At The Blackhawk, Shelly Manne And His Men, 2010

This 4CD set collects all the music recorded by the group at the Black Hawk in September 1959. Originally released on four albums in 1959 and a fifth album of unreleased material in 1991.

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1960

At The Blackhawk, Thelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two, 1960

Recorded live at the Blackhawk in April 1960.

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Demasiado Caliente, Cal Tjader, 1960

Some of the tracks on this album were recorded live at the Blackhawk probably in 1960.

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Live and Direct, Cal Tjader Quintet, 1962

Recorded live at the Blackhawk probably in September 1960.

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Latino!, Cal Tjader Quintet, 1994

This CD collection includes tracks recorded live at the Blackhawk probably in 1960 that were originally released on the Demasiado Caliente album.

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Black Hawk Nights, Cal Tjader, 2000

A CD release that combines the two albums A Night at the Blackhawkand Live and Direct. The albums were recorded live at the Blackhawk in 1959 and 1960.

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Evidence, Thelonious Monk, 1983/b>

Includes three tracks that were recorded live in April 1960 at the Blackhawk in San Francisco.

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San Francisco Holiday, Thelonious Monk, 1992

A CD of live material that had only previously been released scattered across a large box set. Includes some tracks that were recorded live at the Blackhawk in April 1960. Other tracks recorded in New York (1958 and 1959) and Paris (1961).

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A Jazz Hour With: In Concert, Ahmad Jamal, 2005

Recorded live at the Blackhawk in 1960. An earlier CD of some of this material may have been released in Europe. .

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1961

In Person, Friday Night At The Blackhawk, San Francisco, Volume I, Miles Davis, 1961

Recorded live at the Blackhawk in April 1961. This material has subsequently been released in a number of formats and collected editions.

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In Person, Saturday Night At The Blackhawk, San Francisco, Volume II, Miles Davis, 1961

Recorded live at the Blackhawk in April 1961. This material has subsequently been released in a number of formats and collected editions.

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In Person, Friday and Saturday Night At The Blackhawk, San Francisco, Complete, Miles Davis, 2003

A 4 CD set of music recorded live at the Blackhawk in April 1961. Some of this music was originally released on a pair of LPs in 1961.

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At The Blackhawk, Ahmad Jamal, 1962

Recorded at the Blackhawk in 1961.

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Cross Country Tour: 1958-1961, Ahmad Jamal, 1998

This double CD of live materiel includes tracks recorded at the Blackhawk in 1961.

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1962

Saturday Night / Sunday Night At The Blackhawk, Cal Tjader Quartet, 1962

Recorded at the Blackhawk in January 1962.

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íViva Mongo!, Mongo Santamaria & His Orchestra, 1962

Recorded at the Blackhawk in 1962.

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Mighty Mongo, Mongo Santamaria & His Orchestra, 1964

Recorded at the Blackhawk in 1962.

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At The Blackhawk, Mongo Santamaria 1994

A CD release that combines the Viva Mongo and Mighty Mongo albums. Both were recorded at the Blackhawk in 1962.

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Last updated September 2016