discography

1968

Paul Bley – Mr. Joy (1968) LP Mercury [UK] (SMWL21050/SMWL.21050/134 616 MFY); LP reissue ECM Records/BMG Classics [US] (ECM 1003/78118-21003-2); LP (1968) Limelight [US] (LS 86060)]; LP Mercury/Limelight [Japan] (SMX-7092/86060); LP Trip Jazz/Springboard International [US] (TLP-5587/SLX-01729)

Paul Bley - Mr. Joy (1968) Limelight
Paul Bley – Mr. Joy (1968) Limelight
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Paul Bley – Mr. Joy (Reissue 1975) Trip Jazz

musicians include Bley on piano, Bill Elgart on drums, and Gary Peacock on bass, recorded May 1968 in Seattle, Washington

1970

Paul Bley with Gary Peacock – Paul Bley with Gary Peacock (1970) LP & CD ECM Records [Germany] (ECM 1003); LP reissue ECM Records ECM [Germany] (843 162-2); CD reissue BMG Classics [US] (78118-21003-2)

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Paul Bley with Gary Peacock (1970) ECM

musicians include Bley on piano, Peacock on bass, and Bill Elgart on drums on “Gary,” “Big Foot,” and “Albert’s Love Theme,” recorded in 1968 in New York

1972

Martin Mull – Martin Mull (1972) LP Capricorn Records [US] (CP 0106)

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Martin Mull – Martin Mull (1972) Capricorn Records

musicians include Richard Adelman on drums and congas, Dean Adrian on congas, Jack Bone on Fender bass and acoustic bass, Peter Ecklund on cornet and trumpet, Bill Elgart on drums, Bill Elliot on piano, organ, clarinet, and backing vocals, Levon Helm on drums, Elizabeth Morse on harp, Stuart Schulman on strings, “Former Louisvillian” Keith Spring on tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, and percussion, Libby Titus on backing vocals, Travis, Shook And The Club Wow (Chandler Travis & Steve Shook) on backing vocals, percussion, whistling, and harmonica, Phil Wilson on trombone, and Mull on guitar, piano, organ, vocals, and whistling

1975

Paul Bley, John Gilmore, Paul Motian, and Gary Peacock – Turning Point (1975) LP Improvising Artists, Inc. [US] (IAI 373841); CD reissue (1992) Improvising Artists, Inc. [Italy] (123841-2)

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Paul Bley, John Gilmore, Paul Motian, Gary Peacock – Turning Point (1975) Improvising Artists

musicians include Bley on piano, Gilmore on saxophone, Motian on drums, Peacock on bass, and Bill Elgart on drums on “Mr Joy” and “Kid Dynamite,” recorded May 1968 at the University of Washington, Seattle

Bill Elgart – A Life (1975) LP & SACD Red Rose Music [US] (RRM 03)

Bill Elgart - A Life (1975) LP Red Rose Music
Bill Elgart – A Life (1975) LP Red Rose Music
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Bill Elgart – A Life (1975) SACD Red Rose Music
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Bill Elgart – A Life (1975) CD Cello Acoustic Recordings

solo musician Elgart on percussion, recorded in Battell Chapel, Yale University, Connecticut in 1975 and remastered in Sep 2001 by Mark Levinson–Volume 3 of Levinson’s Acoustic Recording Series

1977

Doug Levinson – Mark Levinson – Bill Elgart  – Jazz At Long Wharf (1977) LP Mark Levinson Acoustic Recordings Ltd [US] (J45 000007)

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Doug Levinson – Mark Levinson – Bill Elgart –  Jazz At Long Wharf (1977) Mark Levinson Acoustic Recordings

musicians include Doug Levinson on piano, Mark Levinson on bass, and Elgart on drums, recorded Sep 1977 at the Longwharf Theatre, New Haven, Connecticut–Volume 7 of Levinson’s Acoustic Recording Series

1978

Tom van der Geld and Children At Play – Patience (1978) LP ECM Records/Warner Brothers Records [US] (ECM-1-1113); LP (1978) ECM Records [Germany] (ECM 1113/2301 113)

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Tom van der Geld and Children At Play – Patience (1978) ECM

musicians include Kent Carter on bass, Bill Elgart on drums & percussion, Roger Jannotta on soprano saxophone, baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, oboe & flute, and Tom van der Geld on vibraphone & percussion, recorded May 1977 at Tonstudio Bauer in Ludwigsburg, Germany

1979

Various Artists – Mark Levinson Presents… (1979) compilation LP DBX [US] (RTS-1)

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Various Artists – Mark Levinson Presents… (1979) DBX

musicians include Bill Elgart on percussion, Levinson on double bass, and Ken McLagen on double bass on “Jungle Song (Excerpt)” and Elgart on percussion on “Social (Excerpt From “A Life”)” from 1975

1980

Tom van der Geld and Children At Play – Out Patients (1980) LP Japo Records [Germany] (JAPO 60035)

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Tom van der Geld and Children At Play – Out Patients (1980) Japo Records

musicians include Wayne Darling on bass, Bill Elgart on drums & percussion, Roger Jannotta on tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, oboe, flute & whistle, and Tom van der Geld on vibraphone

1983

Buell Neidlinger, Marty Krystall, Archie Shepp, Glenn Ferris, Billy Elgart, Don Preston, Deborah Fuss, Dennis Charles, and Cecil Taylor – Marty’s Garage (1983) LP K2B2 Records [US] (K2B2 2269)

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Buell Neidlinger et al. – Marty’s Garage (1983) K2B2 Records

musicians include Elgart playing drums on “Billy’s Boogie” and “Synapse,” recorded in 1971 in Venice, California

Wayne Darling meets Peter Sonntag – Bass-Force (1983) LP AMF Records [Germany] (amf 1013)

Wayne Darling meets Peter Sonntag - Bass-Force (1983) AMF Records
Wayne Darling meets Peter Sonntag – Bass-Force (1983) AMF Records

musicians include Wayne Darling on bass, Bill Elgart on drums percussion, Heribert Leuchter on alto saxophone, and Sonntag on bass, recorded at MM Studios in Düren, Germany

Various Artists – For Dancers Also (1983) LP Kent Records [UK]; Reissue (2007) CD (KENT 002/CDHP 020)

Various Artists - For Dancers Also (1983) Kent Records
Various Artists – For Dancers Also (1983) Kent Records

composers include Bill Elgart and John True on Jimmy Bee’s “Wanting You”

1984

Yuko Gulda – Mellow Sky (1984) LP Alpha Music [Austria] (198 805)

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Yuko Gulda – Mellow Sky (1984) Alpha Music

musicians include Wayne Darling on bass, Bill Elgart on percussion, and Gulda on piano, recorded 24 Feb 1984 at Soundborn-Studio in Vienna, Austria

Various Artists – 5. International Jazz Fair – Zagreb ’83 (1984) LP Jugoton [Yugoslavia] (LSY 65057-58)

Various Artists - 5. International Jazz Fair - Zagreb '83 (1984) Jugoton
Various Artists – 5. International Jazz Fair – Zagreb ’83 (1984) Jugoton

musicians include Wayne Darling on contrabass, Bill Elgart on drums, Harald Neuwirth on piano, and Erich Kleinschuster on trombone on the Harald Neuwirth Quartet feat. Erich Kleinschuster’s “Seven Stoned Woogie,” recorded 24-29 Oct 1983 at Zagreb Jazz Festival

1985

T.C. Pfeiler – Live At Club Art & Music Salzberg Austria: Jazz At The Unique (1985) LP AC Records [Germany] (AC 001-85)

T.C. Pfeiler – Live At Club Art & Music Salzberg Austria: Jazz At The Unique (1985) AC Records
T.C. Pfeiler – Live At Club Art & Music Salzberg Austria: Jazz At The Unique (1985) AC Records

musicians include Bill Elgart on drums, Allan Praskin on alto saxophone, and Pfeiler on Hammond C3 organ on “Yardbird Suite,” “Blues for Laurens Hammond,” “Makin’ Whoopee,” “”Lover Man,” and “April In Paris,” recorded 6 and 10 Jul 1985 in Salzburg, Austria–drummer Michael Honzak replaces Elgart on tracks 2, 3, and 6

Bill Elgart – Wayne Darling – Peter O’Mara  – Sun Dial (1985) LP Rst Records [Austria] (120 840)

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Bill Elgart – Wayne Darling – Peter O’Mara  – Sun Dial (1985) Rst Records

musicians include Darling on bass, Elgart on drums, and O’Mara on guitar, recorded May 1985

1986

Sun Dial – Illiad (1986) LP Rst Records [Austria] (128 548)

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Sun Dial – Illiad (1986) Rst Records

musicians include Darling on bass, Elgart on drums, and O’Mara on guitar

1988

Kenny Wheeler Quintet – Flutter By, Butterfly (1988) LP, CD & Download Soul Note [Italy] (SN 1146)

Kenny Wheeler Quintet - Flutter By, Butterfly (1988) Soul Note
Kenny Wheeler Quintet – Flutter By, Butterfly (1988) Soul Note

musicians includes Billy Elgart on drums, Dave Holland on bass, Stan Sulzman on soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone & flute, John Taylor on piano, and Wheeler on flugelhorn & cornet, recorded 26 and 27 May 1987 at Studio Barigozzi, Milano, Italy

Peter O’Mara – Wayne Darling – Bill Elgart – O’Mara-Darling-Elgart (1988) LP Core Records/Line Music [Germany] (COLP 4.00670/COCD 9.00670 O)

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Peter O’Mara – Wayne Darling – Bill Elgart –  O’Mara -Darling-Elgart (1988) Core Records

musicians include Darling on bass, Elgart on drums, and O’Mara on guitar, recorded in Nov 1987 at Charisma Studio in München, Germany

Various Artists – Der Sampler 30 (1988) CD compilation Line Records [Germany] (LICD 9.00350 J)

Various Artists - Der Sampler (1988) Line Records
Various Artists – Der Sampler (1988) Line Records

musicians include Wayne Darling on bass, Bill Elgart on drums, and Peter O’Mara on guitar on Darling’s “One for the ‘Big B'”

1989

Carlo Mombelli -Jürgen Seefelder, Peter O’Mara – Billy Elgart – Abstractions (1989) CD West Wind Jazz [Germany] reissue (1992) (2024 CD)

Carlo Mombelli - Jürgen Seefelder - Peter O'Mara - Billy Elgart - Abstractions (1989) West Wind Jazz
Carlo Mombelli – Jürgen Seefelder – Peter O’Mara – Billy Elgart – Abstractions (1989) West Wind Jazz

musicians include Bill Elgart on drums, Mombelli on bass & vocals, Peter O’Mara on guitar & synthesizer, and Jürgen Seefelder on soprano & tenor saxophone, recorded in 1988 in Germany

Leszek Zadlo – Breath (1989) CD & Download Enja Records [Germany] (CD 6026 2)

Leszek Zadlo – Breath (1989) Enja Records
Leszek Zadlo – Breath (1989) Enja Records

musicians include Leszek Zadlo on saxophone & flute, Chris Beier on piano, Bill Elgart on drums, and Rainer Glas on bass, recorded 15 June 1989 at Tonstudio Bauer in Ludwigsburg, Germany

Franco D’Andrea Trio – Franco D’Andrea Trio (1989) LP YVP Music [Germany] (YVP 3021)

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Franco D’Andrea Trio – Franco D’Andrea Trio (1989) YVP Music

musicians include D’Andrea on piano, Bill Elgart on drums, and Stephan Schertler on bass, recorded 12 and 13 Oct 1989 at Ubu-Studio, Hüttwilen, Switzerland–Franco D’Andrea Trio was renamed Chromatic Phrygian and reissued in 1996 as a CD and download, with a different track order

Various Artists – That’s Core Jazz, Volume 1 (1989) CD compilation Core Records [Germany] (COCD 9.00868 E)

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Various Artists – That’s Core Jazz, Volume 1 (1989) Core Records

musicians include Wayne Darling on bass, Bill Elgart on drums, and Peter O’Mara on guitar on O’Mara’s “John De John”

1990

Carlo Mombelli and Charlie Mariano – Happy Sad (1990) CD & Download ITM Pacific [Germany] (970057)

Carlo Mombelli and Charlie Mariano - Happy Sad (1990) ITM Pacific
Carlo Mombelli and Charlie Mariano – Happy Sad (1990) ITM Pacific

musicians include Bill Elgart on drums, Mariano on alto saxophone & flute, Mombelli on bass, voice & percussion, and Peter O’Mara on acoustic & electric guitar, recorded 18 Aug 1990 at Studio Hiltpoltstein, Germany

1991

Kenny Wheeler – Peter O’Mara – Wayne Darling – Bill Elgart – Kenny Wheeler – Peter O’Mara – Wayne Darling – Bill Elgart (1991) LP & CD Koala Records [Germany] (CD p 22)

Kenny Wheeler, Peter O'Mara, Wayne Darling, Bill Elgart - Kenny Wheeler, Peter O'Mara, Wayne Darling, Bill Elgart (1991) Koala Records
Kenny Wheeler – Peter O’Mara – Wayne Darling – Bill Elgart – Kenny Wheeler – Peter O’Mara – Wayne Darling – Bill Elgart (1991) Koala Records

musicians include Darling on bass, Elgart on drums, O’Mara on guitar, and Wheeler on flugelhorn & trumpet, recorded in Mar 1990 at Charisma Studio in München, Germany

Bründl’s Basslab – Aisha (1991) CD Bellaphon Records [Germany] (CDLR 45036)

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Bründl’s Basslab – Aisha (1991) Bellaphon Records

musicians include Manfred Bründl on bass, Matthias Schubert on tenor sax, Achim Kaufmann on piano, and Billy Elgart on drums, recorded in Frankfurt, Germany

Roland Heinz Quartet – Heavy Mental (1991) CD [Austria] (CD HMP001)

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Roland Heinz Quartet – Heavy Mental (1991)

musicians include Billy Egart on drums, Heinz on guitar, Barre Phillips on bass, and Leszek Zadlo on soprano sax, tenor sax & flute, recorded 21 Nov 1989 at ORF Landesstudio Tirol in Innsbruck, Austria

1992

Eric Watson Trio – The Fool School: Live Au Petit Faucheux (1992) CD AA Records [France] (312 602)

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Eric Watson, John Lindberg, Bill Elgart – The Fool School: Live Au Petit Faucheux (1992) AA Records

musicians include Watson on piano, John Lindberg on bass, and Bill Elgart on drums, recorded 30 and 31 Oct 1992 at the Petit Faucheux, Tours, France

Wolfgang Lackerschmid – One More Life (1992) CD & Download Bhakti Records [Germany] (BR 29)

Wolfgang Lackerschmid – One More Life (1992) Bhakti Records
Wolfgang Lackerschmid – One More Life (1992) Bhakti Records

musicians include Bill Elgart on drums, Wolfgang Lackerschmid on vibraphone, Milcho Leviev piano, and Henning Sieverts on bass

1993

Carlo Mombelli’s Abstractions – Dancing In A Museum (1993) CD ITM Pacific [Germany] (ITMP970078)

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Carlo Mombelli’s Abstractions – Dancing In A Museum (1993) ITM

musicians include Bill Elgart on drums, Mick Goodrick on guitar, Mombelli on bass, and Charlie Mariano on saxophone

Tomasz Stanko – Sigi Finkel – Ed Schuller – Billy Elgart  – Caoma (1993) CD Konnex Records [Germany] (KCD 5053)

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Tomasz Stanko – Sigi Finkel – Ed Schuller – Billy Elgart  – Caoma (1993) Konnex Records

musicians include Elgart on drums, Finkel on tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute & piano, Schuller on bass, and Stanko on trumpet, recorded in Dec 1991 at Trixi Studios, München, Germany

Claudio Fasoli – Mick Goodrick – Paolino Dalla Porta – Bill Elgart – Cities (1993) CD RAM Records [Italy] (RMCD4503)

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Claudio Fasoli – Mick Goodrick – Paolino Dalla Porta – Bill Elgart – Cities (1993) RAM Records

musicians include Elgart on drums, Fasoli on saxophone, Goodrick on guitar, and Dalla Porta on double bass, recorded at Studio Barigozzi, Milano, Italy

Paolino Dalla Porta – Kenny Wheeler – Stefano Battaglia – Bill Elgart  – Tales (1993) CD & Download Soul Note [Italy] (121244-2)

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Paolino Dalla Porta – Kenny Wheeler – Stefano Battaglia – Bill Elgart –  Tales (1993) Soul Note

musicians include Battaglia on piano, Dalla Porta on double bass, Elgart on drums, and Wheeler on trumpet & flugelhorn, recorded 29 & 29 May 1993 at Studio Barigozzi, Milano, Italy

Donald Johnston – There’s No Forgetting You (1993) CD & Download Bhakti Records [Germany] (BR 30)

Donald Johnston - There's No Forgetting You (1993) Bhakti Records
Donald Johnston – There’s No Forgetting You (1993) Bhakti Records

musicians on “Panorama,” “Moving,” “Take Off,” “Why Can’t We Share What We Have?” and “A Moment Ago” include Johnston on piano, Rocky Knauer on bass, Bill Elgart on drums, and Wolfgang Lackerschmid on vibes, recorded August 1992 in Karlsruhe, Germany

1994

Various Artists – Distinguished Friends Of Cello Volume 1 (1994) CDr Cello Acoustic Recordings [US] (CAR 007)

Various Artists - Distinguished Friends Of Cello Volume 1 (1994) Cello Acoustic Recordings
Various Artists – Distinguished Friends Of Cello Volume 1 (1994) Cello Acoustic Recordings

musicians include Bill Elgart on “Stonebones”*

Note: This track “contains extremely dynamic musical energy which may cause damage to your audio system”

1995

Claudio Fasoli – Kenny Wheeler – Mick Goodrick – Henri Texier – Bill Elgart  – Ten Tributes (1995) CD RAM Records [Italy] (RMCD4517)

Claudio Fasoli, with Bill Elgart, Mick Goodrick, Henri Texier, and Kenny Wheeler - Ten Tributes (1995) RAM Records
Claudio Fasoli – Kenny Wheeler – Mick Goodrick – Henri Texier – Bill Elgart  – Ten Tributes (1995) RAM Records

musicians include Fasoli on saxophone, Henri Texier on double bass, Bill Elgart on drums, Mick Goodrick on guitar, and Kenny Wheeler on trumpet, recorded 15-17 Apr 1994 at MM Recording Lab, Parma, Italy

Henning Sieverts – Goldfischgesänge (1995) CD JazzHausMusik [Germany] (JHM 76)

Henning Sieverts - Goldfischgesänge (1995) JazzHausMusik
Henning Sieverts – Goldfischgesänge (1995) JazzHausMusik

musicians include Bill Elgart on drums, Rudi Mahall on cello and truntables, and Sieverts on bass and cello

Lee Harper – Live at 50! (1995) CD & Download (2010)

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Lee Harper – Live At 50! (1995)

musicians include Harper on trumpet, Wolfgang Pointner on guitar, Christian Steiner on piano, and Franz Trattner on drums on five tracks and Harper on trumpet, Allan Praskin on alto saxophone, Wayne Darling on bass, and Bill Elgart on drums on “Birk’s Works” and “Quicksilver”

1996

Franco D’Andrea Trio – Chromatic Phrygian (1996 Reissue) CD & Download YVP Music [Germany] (3057 CD)

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Franco D’Andrea Trio – Chromatic Phrygian (1996) YVP Music

musicians include D’Andrea on piano, Bill Elgart on drums, and Stephan Schertler on bass, recorded 12 and 13 Oct 1989 at Ubu-Studio, Hüttwilen, Switzerland–Chromatic Phrygian was originally released as a LP in 1989 under the title Franco D’Andrea Trio, with a different track order

Bernd Köppen Trio – The Suffering Of The Working Class (1996) CD AHO Recording [Germany] (AHO CD 1020)

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Bernd Köppen Trio – The Suffering Of The Working Class (1996) AHO Recording

musicians include Kent Carter on bass, Bill Elgart on drums, and Köppen on piano & organ, recorded 18 and 19 Dec 1993 at Kulturzentrum Lindlar, Germany plus the title track recorded 13 Mar 1994 at Studio Köppen, Wuppertal, Germany

Riccardo Fassi Trio – Walkabout (1996) CD Phonocomp [Italy] (CDH 475.2)

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Riccardo Fassi Trio – Walkabout (1996) Phonocamp

musicians include Paolino Dalla Porta on bass, Bill Elgart on drums, and Fassi on piano, recorded 27-28 Jan 1996 at Muree Studio, Milano, Italy

1998

Vlatko Kučan Quartet + Tomasz Stańko – Live At Palo-Palo (1998) CD True Muze [Germany] (TUMU CD 9803)

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Vlatko Kučan Quartet + Tomasz Stańko – Live At Palo-Palo (1998) True Maza

musicians include Michael Danner on trombone & tuba, Bill Elgart on drums, Kučan on tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone & bass clarinet, Jay Oliver on double bass, and Stańko on trumpet, recorded 19 Mar 1991 at Palo-Palo, Hannover, Germany

1999

Furio di Castri – Mauro Negri – Andrea Dulbecco – Bill Elgart  – Wooden You (1999) CD Splasch Records [Italy] (CDH 694.2)

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Furio di Castri – Mauro Negri – Andrea Dulbecco – Bill Elgart  – Wooden You (1999) Splasch Records

musicians include Di Castri on bass, Andrea Dulbecco on percussion, Bill Elgart on drums, and Mauro Negri on clarinet, recorded 30 & 31 Mar 1999 at Obelix Studio, Legnano, Italy

Claudio Fasoli – Trois Trios (1999) CD Splasch Records [Italy] (CDH 678.2)

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Claude Fasoli – Trois Trios (1999) Splasch Records

musicians include Fasoli on saxophone, Henri Texier on double bass, Aldo Romano on drums, Bill Elgart on drums, Mick Goodrick on guitar, Stefano Battaglia on piano, and Jay Clayton on vocals, Elgart appears on “Crepuscule,” “Jambsch,” and “Why,” which were recorded 15 Apr 1994 at Studio MM Recording Lab, Parma, Italy

b.k.structures – Live At Neue Kirche Wuppertal 12.06.1999 (1999) CDR self-released [Germany]

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b.k. structures – Live At Neue Kirche Wuppertal 12.06.1999 (1999)

musicians include Kent Carter on bass, Hartmut Dorschner on saxophone, Bill Elgart on drums, Günther Heinz on trombone, Bernd Köppen on piano & organ, and Claudio Puntin on clarinet

Zollsound 2 feat. Bill Elgart – Das Gleichgewicht (1999) CD GEMA/Wassermann Jazz Lisa  [Germany] (WJL2001)

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Zollsound 2 feat. Bill Elgart – Das Gleichgewicht (1999) GEMA/Wassermann Jazz Lisa

musicians include Bill Elgart on drums, percussion, & gong and Thomas Zoller on baritone sax, tuba, bass clarinet, flutes, & footpedal synth

2000

Zollsound 4 feat. Lee Konitz – Open Hearts (2000) CD Enja Records; reissue (2010) Enja Records [Austria] (ENJA CD 9123-2)

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Zollsound 4 feat. Lee Konitz – Open Hearts (2000) Enja Records

musicians include Bill Elgart on drums, Lee Konitz on alto saxophone, Carlo Mombelli on fretless e-bass, and Thomas Zoller on baritone saxophone, recorded 17 & 18 Nov 1998

Karl Berger Orchestra – No Man Is an Island (2000) CD Knitting Factory [US] (KCR-3004)

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Karl Berger Orchestra – No Man Is An Island (2000) Knitting Factory

musicians include Berger on piano and vibes, Enrico Rava on trumpet, Bernd Konrad on clarinet and sax, Billy Elgart on drums and percussion, Jean Louis Matinier on accordion, Ernst Reijseger on cello, Ingrid Sertso on vocals, Arkady Shilkloper on French horn, Marc Abrams on bass, and Johannes Blumenruöther, Barbra Kummer & Kerstin Hülleman in the Mutare String Trio

2001

Alison Welles and Geoff Goodman – Songs of Charles Ives and Other American Songs (2001) CD Musikverlag H. Burger & M. Müller [Germany] (CKM 059)

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Alison Welles and Geoff Goodman – Songs of Charles Ives and Other American Songs (2001) Musikverlag H. Burger & M. Müller

musicians include Alison Welles on vocals, Geoff Goodman on guitars and mandolin, Henning Sieverts on bass, and Bill Elgart on drums, recorded Feb 2000

Nada – Panta Rei (2001) CD Naxos Jazz [Europe] (86069-2)

Nada – Panta Rei (2002) Naxos Jazz
Nada – Panta Rei (2002) Naxos Jazz

performers include Bill Elgart on drums, Martin Klingeberg vocals and trumpet, album composer and music director Bettina Koziol on vocals, Merit Ostermann, on vocals Beate Sampson on vocals, and Martin Zenker on double bass, recorded 8-30 Oct 2000 at Charisma Studios, München, Germany

2002

Peter Fulda Trio – The Nightmind (2002) CD & Download JAZZ ’n’ ARTS RECORDS [Germany] (JNA 0902)

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Peter Fulda Trio – The Nightmind (2002) JAZZ ‘n’ ARTS

musicians include Bill Elgart on drums, Fulda on piano, and Henning Sieverts on bass, recorded 22 Dec 2000 at Tonstudio Bauer in Ludwigsburg, Germany

Hubert Winter Quartett – Saga Lydis (2002) CD & Download Acoustic Music Records [Germany] (319 1269/2193)

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Hubert Winter Quartett – Saga Lydis (2002) Acoustic Music Records

musicians include Richie Beirach on piano, Bill Elgart on drums, Dietmar Fuhr on bass, and Winter on tenor & soprano saxophone, recorded 15 Nov 2001 at Loft in Köln, Germany

Wayne Darling – The Art Of The Bass, Vol. 1 (2002) CD & Download Laika Records [Germany]

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Wayne Darling – The Art Of The Bass, Vol. 1 (2002) Laika Records

musicians include Darling on bass, Arni Egilsson on bass, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, Fritz Pauer on piano, and Billy Elgart on drums

Zollsound Chamber Orchestra – Songs Closer To Silence (2002) CD Enja Records; reissue (2008) [Austria] (ENJA CD 9136-2)

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Zollsound Chamber Orchestra – Songs Closer To Silence (2002) Enja Records

musicians include composer Thomas Zoller on baritone sax, tubax, & e-piano, Bill Elgart on drums & percussion, Jan Faßbender on synthesizer, Geoff Goodman on guitar, Roger Janotta on soprano sax and flute, Carlo Mombelli on fretless e-bass, Jason Seizer on tenor sax and flute, and Hugo Siegmeth on tenor sax, clarinet & baritone sax, plus soprano Bettina Kosziol and mezzo soprano Merit Ostermann.

2003

Charlie Mariano – Not Quite a Ballad (2003) CD & Download Intuition Records [Germany] (INT 3373 2)

Charlie Mariano - Not Quite a Ballad (2004) CD Intuition (3373)
Charlie Mariano – Not Quite a Ballad (2003) Intuition Records

musicians include Bill Elgart on drums, Rudi Engel on double bass, Mariano on saxophone, Bernhard Pichl on piano, and the Würzburg Philharmonic, recorded 21 Jul 2000 in Würzburg, Germany

Peter Fulda Trio – Little Box Of Sea-Wonders (2003) CD & Download JAZZ ’n’ ARTS RECORDS [Germany] JNA 2003

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Peter Fulda Trio – Little Box Of Sea-Wonders (2003) JAZZ ‘n’ ARTS RECORDS

musicians include Bill Elgart on drums, Fulda on piano, and Henning Sieverts on bass

Jim Pepper Trio – Polar Bear Stomp (2003) CD EmArcy [Europe] (986 551-6)

Jim Pepper Trio - Polar Bear Stomp (2003) EmArcy
Jim Pepper Trio – Polar Bear Stomp (2003) EmArcy

musicians include Wayne Darling on bass, Bill Elgart on drums, and Pepper on saxophone, percussion, and vocals, recorded 3 May 1991 live at Miles Smiles Jazz Café in Vienna, Austria

2006

Charlie Mariano and Carlo Mombelli – Somewhere, Out There (2006) CD & Download New Edition [Germany] (NE 87035)

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Charlie Mariano and Carlo Mombelli – Somewhere, Out There (2006) New Edition

musicians include Bill Elgart on drums, Mick Goodrick on guitar, Mombelli on bass and vocals, and Charlie Mariano on flute and alto saxophone, recorded 1990-1992 at Studio Hilpolstein and Studio Yemaya, in München, Germany

Sadao Watanabe – Sadao & Charlie Again (2006) CD & Download Victor [Japan] (VICJ-61398)

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Sadao Watanabe – Sadao & Charlie Again (2006) Victor

musicians include Bob Degen on piano, Bill Elgart on drums, Dieter Ilg on double bass, Charlie Mariano on alto saxophone, and Sadao Watanabe on alto saxophone, recorded 13 Dec 2005 live at the Nagoya Blue Note, Nagoya, Japan

Various Artists – Sounds Like Whoopataal (2006) compilation CD Not On Label [Germany] (ISBN 3-89861-466-2)

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Various Artists – Sounds Like Whoopataal (2006)

musicians include Elgart playing drums on “Heartbeat” by the Bernd Köppen Trio with Köppen piano & organ and Kent Carter on bass

2007

Günter Lenz Springtime – Strict Minimum (2007) CD & Download Jazzwerkstatt [Germany] (Jw015)

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Günter Lenz Springtime – Strict Minimum (2007) Jazzwerkstatt

musicians include Billy Elgart on drums, Dieter Glawischnig on piano, Lenz on bass, Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky on alto saxophone, clarinet & flute, Claus Stötter on trumpet & flugelhorn, and Gebhard Ullman on tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone & bass clarinet, recorded 27 Nov 2004 live at MuK Gießen, Germany

2008

Peter Fulda – 8 Rituals (2008) CD & Download Konnex Records [Germany] (KCD 5219)

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Peter Fulda – 8 Rituals (2008) Konnex Records

musicians include Bill Elgart on drums, Fulda on piano, Dirk Mündelein on guitar, and Roland Neffe on vibraphone, marimba & percussion, and Henning Sieverts on bass, recorded 9 and 10 Jan 2008

2009

Albert Landolt Feat. Bill Elgart and Furio di Castri – The Outernational Three (2009) CD Unit Records [Switzerland] (UTR 4229 CD)

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Albert Landolt Feat. Bill Elgart and Furio di Castri – The Outernational Three (2009) Unit Records

musicians include Bill Elgart on drums, Furio di Castri on bass, and Landolt on sax & flute, recorded Sep 1996

Hans-Peter Salentin – Michael Wollny – Stephan Schmolck – Bill Elgart  – Beyond Our Thoughts (2009) CD & Download YVP Music [Germany] (3140)

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Hans-Peter Salentin – Michael Wollny – Stephan Schmolck – Bill Elgart  – Beyond Our Thoughts (2009) YVP Music

musicians include Elgart on drums, Salentin on trumpet, and Schmolck on bass, recorded 31 Jan and 1 Feb 2004 at Telos Music Akademia

Sven Bergmann Trio – Mosaics (2009) CD & Download Acoustical Mind Records [Germany] (0396)

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Sven Bergman Trio – Mosaics (2009) Acoustical Mind Records

musicians include Bergman on piano, Bill Elgart on percussion, and Stefan Werni on double bass, recorded in 2008

2010

Köppenbär With Kent Carter and Bill Elgart – Einundsechzigvierzig (2010) CD SENTI Records [Germany] (SE CD 05)

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Köppenbär With Kent Carter and Bill Elgart – Einundsechzigvierzig (2010) SENTI Records

musicians include Carter on bass, Elgart on drums, Bernd Köppen on piano & organ, and Andreas Bär on saxophone, recorded 19 Jun 2009 at Neue Kirche, Wuppertal, Germany

2011

Sven Bergmann Quartett – Seasons (2011) CD & Download Wunderbar Records [Germany] (WJ 001)

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Sven Bergmann Quartet – Seasons (2011) Wunderbar Records

musicians include Tom Arthurs on trumpet and flugelhorn, Bergman on piano, Bill Elgart on percussion, and Stefan Werni on double bass

Klare – Platz – Kneer – Elgart – Modern Primitive (2011) CD & Download Evil Rabbit Records [Netherlands] (ERR 18]

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Klare – Platz – Kneer – Elgart  – Modern Primitive (2011) Evil Rabbit Records

musicians include Bill Elgart on drums, Jan Klare on alto saxophone, clarinet, and flute, Meinrad Kneer on double bass, and Jeff Platz on guitar, recorded 29 Oct 2010 at Bunker Ulmenwall, Bielefeld, Germany

Geoff Goodman – Jazz + Haiku (2011) CD & Download Double Moon Records [Germany] (DMCHR 71089)

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Geoff Goodman – Jazz + Haiku (2011) Double Moon Records

performers include Bill Elgart on drums, Goodman on guitar, Kiyomi recitation, Till Martin on saxophone and clarinet, Henning Sieverts on bass, and Fjoralba Turku on vocals

Geoff Goodman – Strange Things (2011) Single Download Double Moon Records [Germany]

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Geoff Goodman – Strange Things (2011) Double Moon Records Single

performers include Bill Elgart on drums, Goodman on guitar, Kiyomi recitation, Till Martin on saxophone and clarinet, Henning Sieverts on bass, and Fjoralba Turku on vocals

Carlo Mombelli – Abstractions Retrospective 86 To 92. (2011) 2-CD & Download compilation [South Africa]

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Carlo Mombelli – Abstractions Retrospective 86 To 92 (2011)

musicians include Bill Elgart on drums, Mariano on alto saxophone & flute, Mombelli on bass, voice & percussion, and Peter O’Mara on acoustic & electric guitar, recorded 18 Aug 1990 at Studio Hiltpoltstein, Germany (Happy Sad) and Elgart on drums, Mick Goodrick on guitar, Mombelli on bass, and Mariano on saxophone (Dancing In A Museum)

2013

Baars – Kneer – Elgart  – Give No Quarter (2013) CD & Download Evil Rabbit Records [Netherlands] (ERR 20]

Baars, Kneer, Elgart – Give No Quarter (2013) Evil Rabbit Records
Baars – Kneer – Elgart  – Give No Quarter (2013) Evil Rabbit Records

musicians include Ab Baars on tenor saxophone, clarinet, and shakuhachi, Meinrad Kneer on double bass, and Bill Elgart on drum, recorded 9 Oct 2011 at Soound Balance Studio, Foxhol, Netherlands

2014

Gianni Lenoci – Kent Carter – Bill Elgart – Plaything (2014) LP & Download NoBusiness Records [Lithuania] (NBLP 77) / Silta Records [Italy] (SR1401)

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Gianni Lenoci – Kent Carter – Bill Elgart – Plaything (2014) NoBusiness Records

musicians include Kent Carter on bass, Bill Elgart on drums, and Gianni Lenoci on piano, recorded in Oct 2012 at Studio Juillague in southwest France

2015

Kenny Wheeler – The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note (2015)  CD Black Saint/Soul Note [Europe] BXS 1037

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Kenny Wheeler – The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note (2015) Black Saint – Soul Note

musicians includes Billy Elgart on drums, Dave Holland on bass, Stan Sulzman on soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone & flute, John Taylor on piano, and Wheeler on flugelhorn & cornet on Flutter By, Butterfly, recorded 26 and 27 May 1987 at Studio Barigozzi, Milano, Italy and Battaglia on piano, Dalla Porta on double bass, Elgart on drums, and Wheeler on trumpet & flugelhorn on Tales, recorded 29 & 29 May 1993 at Studio Barigozzi, Milano, Italy

Various Artists – Message To Attila – The Music Of Attila Zoller (2014) CD & Download Enja Records [Germany] (ENJ-9620-2)

Various Artists - Message To Attila - The Music Of Attila Zoller (2015) Enja Records
Various Artists – Message To Attila: The Music Of Attila Zoller (2015) Enja Records

musicians include Lajos Dudas on clarinet, Bill Elgart on drums, Dietmer Hagen Horn on guitar, Rocky Knauer on bass, and Wolfgang Lackerschmid on vibraphone on “Homage To O.P.” arranged by Attila Zoller and recorded 15 Apr 2014 at Traumraum Tonstudios, Germany

2016

Krisch – Höfler – Elgart feat. Lauren Newton- Lonely Woman (2016) CD & Download JazzHausMusik [Germany] (JHM 239)

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Krisch – Hofler – Elgart feat. Lauren Newton – Lonely Woman (2016) JazzHausMusik

musicians include Dizzy Krisch on vibraphone, Karoline Höfler on bass, and Bill Elgart on drums, with Lauren Newton on vocals

2017

Christian Hassenstein Trio- Cause and Consequence (2017) CD DJAMtones [Germany] (DT1012 (LC 30264)

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Christian Hassenstein Trio (2017) DJAMtones

musicians include Christian Hassenstein on guitar, Sven Schuster on bass, and Bill Elgart on drums

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