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Brian Q. Torff

Professor of Music
o: Joques Hall Rm 27
p: x2458


  • Torff, Brian. 'Mary Lou Williams: A Woman’s Life in Jazz.' Perspectives on American Music Since 1950. Ed. Heintze, James R... Garland Press, 1999.
  • Torff, Brian.In Love With Voices: A Jazz memoir, iUniverse 2008



  • 2017- Post Authentic World-Brian Q. Torff and New Duke, CD Baby      
  • 2006- Life in East Bumblepuck-Brian Torff, Bassline Records
  • 2002- Segue- Randy Sabien and Brian Torff – Fiddlehead/Bassline Records
  • 2002- Another Great Day- Florence Melnotte and Brian Torff- Bassline Records
  • 1999- State of the Union- Hobgood, Torff and Wertico- Naim Records
  • 1997- Workin’ on a Bassline- Brian Q.Torff and Thunderstick- Bassline Records
  • 1997- Union- Hobgood, Torff and Wertico- Naim Records
  • 1987- Hitchhiker of Karoo- Brian Torff- Optimism Records
  • 1982- Manhattan Hoe-Down- Brian Torff and Jim Roberts- Audiophile Records


DVDs -

  • Live at Birdland 2004- the Django Reinhardt New York Festival
  • Live at Birdland 2006- the Django Reinhardt New York Festival
  • Brian Torff and Manfredo Fest- Some Call it Jazz

CD’s -

  • George Shearing and Brian Torff- Blues Alley Jazz- Concord Jazz
  • George Shearing and Brian Torff - On a Clear Day- Concord Jazz
  • George Shearing and Mel Torme- A Very Special Evening- Concord Jazz
  • Stephane Grappelli- Live at Carnegie Hall- Doctor Jazz
  • Best of the Montreal Jazz Festival- Musicor (with Stephane Grappelli)
  • Stephane Grappelli and Toots Thielemans- Putting It Together- CEI records
  • Larry Coryell- The Coryells- Chesky Records
  • Milt Hinton- Laughing at Life- CBS Sony
  • Marian McPartland- From This Moment On- Concord Jazz
  • Marian McPartland- Protrait- Concord Jazz
  • Marian McPartland- At The Festival- Concord Jazz
  • Henry Mancini- Soundtrack to The Glass Menagerie- MCA
  • Mary Lou Williams- Live at the Cookery- Chiaroscuro Records
  • Sonny Stitt- Dumoy Mama- Flying Dutchman Records
  • Tony Bennett and the McPartlands- Tony Bennett and Friends- Improv Records

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