Trombone player Mark Nightingale has played and recorded with many top jazz names as well as appearing at clubs and festivals around the country. He has recorded with Tommy Whittle, John Dankworth, Kenny Wheeler, Stan and Clark Tracey and Alan Barnes among others.|
He first recorded in 1980 with the Midland Youth Orchestra and from 1983 to 2001 recorded with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Through the early 1990s he made a number of big band recordings including the BBC Big Band and Colin Towns and also recorded with his London Trombone Quartet.
(See also www.mark-nightingale.co.uk)
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The listing below is not intended to be a full discography of Mark Nightingale but lists recordings that may be of interest to visitors to this website...
Clark Tracey Sextet - February 8th, 1994 (Full Speed Sideways - 33Records 33JAZZ018)
Mark Nightingale (tb), Nigel Hitchcock (as), Dave O'Higgins (ts), John Donaldson (p), Arnie Somogyi (b), Clark Tracey (d).
The Revenge Of Sam Tacet/They're Lovely/Sherman At The Copthorne/Sphere My Dear/Mark Nightingale Sang/Arnie's Barnie/Chased Out.
(33Records CD - Full Speed Sideways)
Andy Panayi Quartet - June 15th, 1994 (Whooeeee - Mainstem CD0023)
Mark Nightingale (tb), Andy Panayi (bs,ts) Simon Woolf (b), Mark Taylor (d).
Whooeeee/Minuet Circa '61/Let's Make It/What Is There To Say/Thump, Thump, Thump/High Step/Mr. B.G./As Catch Can/Out Goes The Song/Carib/The Wrinkle/5021/Open Country/Bracket.
(Mainstem CD - Whooeeee)
Andy Panayi Quartet - January 17th and 16th, February 1st, 1996 (Blown Away - JHRT406)
Mark Nightingale (tb), Andy Panayi (bs,ts,f) Simon Woolf (b), Mark Taylor (d).
As Catch Can/Beeee/Old Reliable/Asilah/Sonar/Festive Minor/Minor Mishap/Nicoise/Cherry/Tressillia/How Long Has This Been Going On/Blown Away/Love Me Or Leave Me.
(Jazz House Retro CD - Blown Away)
Recorded live at the Bulls Head...
The Don Weller Big Band - October 7th and 8th, 1996 ("Live" - 33JAZZ032)
Gerard Presencer, Henry Lowther, Steve Waterman, Patrick White (tp), Mark Nightingale, Malcolm Griffiths, Pete Beachill, Andy Fawbert (tb), Peter King, Nigel hitchcock (as), Don Weller, Art Themen, Mornington Lockett (ts), Alan Barnes (bs), David Newton (p), Andrew Cleyendert (b), Bryan Spring (d).
Four By Three/Fruit/Susa/Bongate Song/Haytiming/Glowsy Roe/High Force.
(33JAZZ CD - "Live")
Alan Barnes Nonet - January 6th and June 13th, 1997 (A Dotty Blues - Zephyr ZECD26)
Alan Barnes (cl,as,bs), Gerard Presencer (tp,flhrn), Mark Nightingale (tb), Iain Dixon, Andy Panyani (reeds), Brian Lemon (p), Anthony Kerr (vib), Dave Green (b), Steve Brown (d).
Birdland*/Bye Bye Blackbird*/I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face*/A Dotty Blues*/Somebody Loves Me*/Who Can I Turn To*/Smoke Gets In Your Eyes*/The Way You Look Tonight*/On The Sunny Side Of The Street*/Savoy Blues*/All The Things You Are*/More Than you Know*/It Had To Be You*/Put On A Happy Face*.
(*Zephyr CD - A Dotty Blues)
Recorded live at Wakefield Jazz Club this CD was re-issued in 2015 as part ofthe ASC labels 20th anniversary celebrations re-releasing popular out of print recordings...
Newton / Tracey Band - April 22nd, 1998 (Bootleg Eric - ASCCD155)
Guy Barker (tp), Mark Nightingale (tb), Don Weller, Iain Dixon (ts), Alan Barnes (cl,as,bs) Dave Newton (p), Andy Cleyndert (b), Clark Tracey (d).
What You Will/Faith In Alec/Bootleg Eric/College Groove/Springs Eternal/Blue Trinity.
(ASC CD - Bootleg Eric)
Andy Panayi Quartet - December 7th, 2004 (News from Blueport - Woodville WVCD109)
Mark Nightingale (tb), Andy Panayi (bs) Simon Woolf (b), Steve Brown (d).
Blueport/Line For Lyons/Out Back Of The Barn/The Peacocks/Sun On The Stairs/Festive Minor/Five Brothers/Em'n'en/Reflectory/News From Blueport.
(Woodville CD - News From Blueport)
Scott Hamilton Quartet + 2 - March 16th and 17th, 2005 (Our Delight - Woodville WVCD113)
Mark Nightingale (tb), Scott Hamilton (ts), John Pearce (p), Dave Cliff (el-g), Dave Green (b), Steve Brown (d).
Get Happy/Four/Lonely Moments/Serenade To Sweden/Our Delight/Change Partners/Tee Pee Time/Isfahan/Taking A Chance On Love/In Walked Bud.
(Woodville CD - Our Delight)
Steve Waterman - November and December, 2005 (Our Delight A Jazz Odyssey - Mainstem)
combined personnels: Steve Waterman, Martin Shaw (tp,flhn), Mark Nightingale (tb), Dave O'Higgins (ts,ss), Andy Payani (ts,bs), Gareth Williams (p), Frank Ricotti (vib,perc), Alec Dankworth (b), Clark Tracey (d).
Lady Bird : Here's Lookin' At You Penelope/Good Bait : Lotus Eaters Only/Our Delight Calypso/Maiden Voyage : Farewell Mentor/Beware Chameleons Bearing Watermelons/Dolphin Dance/Boppin' On Canteloupe Island/Vein Melter Cyclops!
(Mainstem CD - Our Delight A Jazz Odyssey)
Kelvin Christiane - March 21st, 2006 (Piper at the Pearly Gates - KC Music16)
Mark Nightingale (tb), Kelvin Christiane (ts,ss,fl), Alex Hutton (p), Rob Rickenberg (b), Matt Home (d).
Starglow/consternation/Returning Home/Night Journey, Inner Prayer/Unit 5/Thoughtful/Night Blue/Cry Of The soul
(KC Music CD - Piper At The Pearly Gates)
Tommy Whittle / Mark Nightingale Quintet - 2009 (Spotlite)
Tommy Whittle (ts), Mark Nightingale (tb), Richard Busiakiewicz (p), Jim Richardson (b), Bobby Worth (d).
Crazy Rhythm*/A Lady's Vanity*/Old Reliable*/The Things We Did Last Summer*/Waltz For Barbara*/Three O'Clock In The Morning*/In The Clear*/Too Close For Comfort*/Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps*/In Lester's Scrapbook*/Bo Bi My Boy*/Trotting*/Sweet And Lovely*.
(*Spotlite CD - The Tenor Connection)
Andy Panayi Quartet - 2011 (Play Woolf Notes - Woolfnotes CD)
Mark Nightingale (tb), Andy Panayi (f,bs,ts) Simon Woolf (b), Sebastiaan de Krom or Steve Brown (d).
On The Train/Sugar Ray/Citrus Season/Awakening/Cloak And Dagger/Alpha/East St. Louis Toodle-oo/Music To Watch Girls By/Asilah/Cubano Chant/4PJ/Xingu/Life's A Take. (Woolfnotes CD - Andy Panayi Quartet Play Woolf Notes)
This CD with fellow trombone player Alistair White, recalls the music of J.J.Johnson and Kay Winding who led various size trombone groups to much acclaim through the 1950s.
Mak Nightingale and Alistair White - Early 2014 (The Sound of Jay and Kai - Woodville)
Mark Nightingale, Alistair White (tb), Graham Harvey (p), Alec Dankworth (b), Clark Tracey (d).
This Could Be The Start Of Something big/The Groove Merchant/Judy/Blues On The House/Cherokee/Mad About The Boy/June Time/This Can't Be Love/A Gentle Man/Pick Yourself Up/What Is This Thing Called Love/Perdido.
(Woodville CD - The Sound of Jay and Kai)