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SOLO FROM TWO SIDES JHVM 0003 released August, 2009
Jay Hoggard Vibraphone,Marimba
SOLO FROM TWO SIDES, is an astoundingly beautiful program of 13 Jay Hoggard compositions performed by the composer on both vibraphone and marimba by way of digital overdubbing.

SOULAR POWER JHVM 0005
Jay Hoggard Vibraphone
James Weidman Piano, Organ
Belden Bullock Bass
Yoron Israel Drums
Alec Head Engineer
SOULAR POWER, released Fall 08, is an exquisite set of eleven Jay Hoggard compositions and one jazz standard. As Hoggard says, "this CD has the feel of a live performance with the benefit of studio quality sound. New tunes are combined with others that have evolved in performance over the years. I am about music that is both aesthetically pleasing for your mind and spirit, and funkally pleasing for your body and soul. The power of soul is a mystical paradigm of consciousness transformation ."SOULAR POWER swings with great sonic balance among its instruments and artists. Pianist/ organist James Weidman, bassist Belden Bullock, and drummer Yoron Israel have performed and recorded as an ensemble with Jay for more than fifteen years. Their performances here are of a caliber that can only be delivered by long associated, empathetic collaborators.

SWING 'EM GATES: A Tribute to Lionel Hampton JHVM 0004
Jay Hoggard vibraphone
James Weidman piano
Leon Lee Dorsey bass
Winard Harper drums
Willie Martinez conga
Special guest artist: Dr. Billy Taylor piano
Jay's 2007 release, SWING 'EM GATES, is a tribute to the late vibraphone grand master Lionel Hampton. "Eight of the compositions on this recording are tunes that I played when Lionel Hampton sent me to sub for him with his band in the 1990's.Once, when Hamp called me to play for him, I asked what tunes he wanted. He replied, Just swing 'em,Gates." That conversation was the inspiration for Jay's composition of the same name as well as the direction of this musical tribute to Hampton in Hoggard's musical voice. The recording features stellar performances by top New York collaborators with a guest appearance by piano master, Dr. Billy Taylor on three tunes.

SONGS OF SPIRITUAL LOVE JHVM 0002 released September,2004
Jay Hoggard (vibraphone) James Weidman (organ, piano)
Duo performances with the theme of God's love in action

THE RIGHT PLACE JHVM0001 January 2003
Jay Hoggard (Vibraphone)
Hilton Ruiz (Piano on #3,4,5,6)
Dwight Andrews (Soprano Saxophone, flute, bass, clarinet)
James Weidman (Organ, Piano on #1,2,7,9,10)
Belden Bullock (Bass)
Pheeroan Aklaff (Drums)
Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng (Donno, Congas)
Asher DeLarme (Timbales, Bata, Guiro)
THE RIGHT PLACE embraces the richness and complexity of music and rhythms of the African diaspora by blending jazz improvisation with African and Caribbean rhythms.

SOMETHING 'BOUT BELIEVING Twinz Records CD899 March 1999
Jay Hoggard (Vibraphone)
James Weidman (Piano, Organ)
Belden Bullock (Jazz)
Pheeroan Aklaff (Drums)
Swinging interpretations of Duke Ellington's sacred music.


LOVE IS THE ANSWER Muse MCD 5527 January 1994
Jay Hoggard (Vibraphone)
Belden Bullock (Bass)
James Weidman (Piano)
Pheeroan Aklaff (Drums)
Lyndon Achee (Percussion)
RejoicEnsemble featuring Debra Byrd on vocals. A tour de force presentation featuring classic repertoire (Ellington, Dameron, Parker, and Carmichael) in addition to an an original five part suite. THE WISDOM OF THE BAOBAB TREE was commissioned by Lincoln Center Out of Doors as a music-dance collaboration between composer Hoggard and famed choreographer Cleo Parker Robinson.

IN THE SPIRIT Muse MCD 5476 May 1992
Jay Hoggard (Vibraphone)
Mark Helias (Bass)
James Newton (Flute)
Dwight Andrews (Bass Clarinet, Flute, Soprano Saxophone)
Edward Blackwell (Drums)
In the Spirit, according to music critic Owen McNally, is an "...exceptional session whose inventiveness, crisp interplay, and expressive range -- everything from a requiem to odes to joy -- embody the spirit of jazz itself."


THE FOUNTAIN Muse MCD 5450 June 1991
Jay Hoggard (Vibraphone)
Marcus McLaurine (Bass)
Kenny Burrell (Guitar)
James Weidman (Piano)
Yoron Israel (Drums)
A swinging, creative collaboration with master guitarist Kenny Burrell. Featuring classic jazz repertoire and original compositions.


THE LITTLE TIGER Muse MCD 5410 June 1990
Jay Hoggard (Vibraphone)
Marcus McLaurine (Bass)
Yoron Israel (Drums)
: "... This album is about a deeper swing... Compositional, structural, textural, and sonic concepts first explored in Overview are further developed..." Sonny's Themes from this recording was the outro theme for Pacifica Radio Network News for several years.

OVERVIEW Muse MCD 5383 June 1989
Jay Hoggard (Vibraphone)
Rick Rozie (Bass)
Geri Allen (Piano)
Fredrick Waits (Drums)
"Brilliant solos and group interaction within a carefully developed musical context" led Overview to be called "an indelible document of the state of jazz at the dawn of the nineties."

A NIGHT IN GREENWICH VILLAGE Muse MCD 5556 September 1987
Jay Hoggard (Vibraphone)
Anthony Cox (Bass)
Geri Allen (Piano)
Marvin "Smitty" Smith (Drums)
Recorded live in New York City at an important time in all of these influential artists's musical development.

RIVERSIDE DANCE India Navigation IN 1068 April 1985
Jay Hoggard (Vibraphone)
Jerome Harris (Bass)
Vernon Reid (Guitar)
Onaje Allan Gumbs (Keyboards)
Pheeroan Aklaff (Drums)
This album was recorded after an extensive tour of North Africa, the Middle East, and India, sponsored by the U.S. Government.

LOVE SURVIVES Gramavision GR 8204 May 1983
Jay Hoggard (vibraphone)
Trevor Gale, Buddy Williams, Pheeroan Aklaff (drums)
Francisco Centeno, Luico Hopper (bass)
Onaje Allan Gumbs, Ray Chew, Jeff Lorber (keyboards),
Ronnie Drayton, Doc Powell, Jerome Harris (guitar)
Asher DeLerme,Ray Newton,Carol Steele (percussion),
Nat Adderley,Jr,Tawatha Agee, Brenda White,Ebony Ecumenical Ensemble (voices)

MYSTIC WINDS,TROPIC BREEZES India Navigation IN 1049 May 1981
Jay Hoggard (Vibraphone)
Cecil McBee (Bass)
Anthony Davis (Piano)
Dwight Andrews (Bass Clarinet)
Billy Hart (Drums)
Don Moye (Percussion)

RAIN FOREST Contemporary CR 14007 November 1980
Jay Hoggard (Vibraphone)
Francisco Centeno (Bass)
Kenny Kirkland (Piano)
Chico Freeman (Saxophones)
Harvey Mason (Drums)
Paulino DaCosta (Percussion)
Jose Goico (Percussion)

UNDER THE DOUBLE MOON MPS 68.267 August 1980
Jay Hoggard (Vibraphone)
Anthony Davis (Piano)

DAYS LIKE THESE GRP GRP 5004 April 1979
Jay Hoggard (Vibraphone)
Francisco Centeno, Marcus Miller (Bass)
Dave Grusin (Keyboards,Piano)
Chico Freeman (Saxophone)
Buddy Williams (Drums)
Nana Vasconcelos, Sammy Figueroa (Percussion)
Produced by Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen

SOLO VIBRAPHONE India Navigation IN 1040 November 18, 1978
Jay Hoggard (Vibraphone)
Recorded live for broadcast by National Public Radio at Joseph Papp's Public Theater in New York
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Recent sideman recordings include collaborations with Anthony Braxton (Duo), Joe Parillo(Segments), Hilton Ruiz (Steppin’ with Tito Puente), Yoron Israel (Basic Traneing), James Weidman (All About Time), Kwaku Kwache Obeng (Afrijazz) and Stephen Zinnato (The Standards Session).
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