DISCOGRAPHY

James can be heard on dozens of CD’s as both a performer on Acoustic/Electric Guitar and Banjo, or employing his creative skills as a Composer/Arranger.

MOST RECENT PROJECTS

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Cecile McLorin Salvant – WomanChild (2013), Mack Avenue Records. Acoustic Guitar/Banjo

 

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Gil Evans Centennial Project: Newly-discovered works of Gil Evans dir. by Ryan Truesdell,  Artist Share Records (2012) Multiple Grammy Award nominee; winner of Jazz Journalist Association Jazz Awards – Record of the Year and Large Ensemble of the Year;  http://gilevansproject.com/ Acoustic and Electric Guitar.

 

 

SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY AS COMPOSER-ARRANGER-CONDUCTOR

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James Chirillo – Sultry Serenade (2000) Nagel-Heyer Records
Selected by Dan Morgenstern as a 2000 Critics’ Picks – Jazz Times; and as one of C. Michael Bailey‘s Top Ten List of Jazz Releases for 2000 – allaboutjazz.com Composer, Arranger, Acoustic and Electric Guitar.

 

 

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Gotham Wind Symphony New Year New Music(2009) ArtistShare  http://www.artistshare.com/v4/Projects/Experience/36/216/1  Featured Composer: March – to the memory of Bill Finegan

 

 

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Warren Vaché and the Scottish Ensemble – Don’t Look Back (2006) Arbors Records
Composer, Arranger, Conductor, Electric Guitar
Including original composition: Valse Prismatique

 

 

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Gotham Wind Symphony – American Gotham (2006) Wack Cylinder Records
Featured Composer: Prelude (to a minor insensitivity)

 

 

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Loren Schoenberg and his Jazz Orchestra – Out of This World (1999) TCB Records
Arranger (including title tune), Acoustic and Electric Guitar

 

 

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Ken Peplowski – A Good Reed (1997) Concord Jazz
Arranger, Composer, Conductor, Guitar
Including original composition: Homage Concerto for Clarinet and Jazz Orchestra

 

 

SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY AS PERFORMER

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Evan Christopher – The Remembering Song (2010) Arbors Records
Electric Guitar

 

 

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Benny Carter – Benny Carter Centennial Project (2007) Evening Star Records
Acoustic Guitar

 

 

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Kenny Davern/Ken Peplowski – Dialogues (2007) Arbors Records
Banjo/Electric Guitar

 

 

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Kenny Davern – The Kenny Davern Quartet : In Concert at the Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque, 2004 (2005) Arbors Records
Electric Guitar

 

 

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Kenny Davern – The Kenny Davern Quartet at the Mill Hill Playhouse (2003) Arbors Records
Electric Guitar

 

 

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Scott Robinson – Melody From The Sky (2000) Arbors Records (selected as a 2000 Critics’ Picks – Jazz Times)
Electric Guitar

 

 

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Bob Wilber/Dick Hyman – A Perfect Match (1998) Arbors Records
Selected as a Meilleurs disques chroniques en 1998 – The Hot Club of France; as one of the Golden Dozen for 1998 – Radio DRS Switzerland; and as a 1998 Critics’ Picks – Jazz Times.
Electric Guitar

 

 

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Daryl Sherman – Celebrating Mildred Bailey and Red Norvo (1996) Audiophile Records
Arranger/Acoustic Guitar

 

 

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Tony Bennett – Here’s To The Ladies (1995) Columbia
Acoustic Guitar

 

 

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Marcus Roberts – Portraits In Blue (1995) Sony Classical
Featured Banjo soloist

 

 

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Joe Lovano/Gunther Schuller – Rush Hour (1994) Blue Note
(Downbeat International Jazz Critics 1995 best album of the year)
Acoustic/Electric Guitar

 

 

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Joe Wilder – No Greater Love (1993) Evening Star Records
Electric Guitar

 

 

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Buck Clayton Orchestra – Live In Greenwich Village (1990) Nagel-Heyer Records
Electric Guitar

 

 

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Claude Williams – Live At J’s, Vols. 1 & 2 (1989) Arhoolie Records
Electric Guitar

 

 

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Benny Goodman – Yale Archives, Vol. 1 (1988) Music Masters
Acoustic Guitar