Discography

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1981

1984

1985

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

  • Another Hand by David Sandborn

1992

1993

1994

  • Fly By Night by Spanish Fly was produced by Hal Willner and was the debut record of the quartet that consisted of Steven Bernstein, Marcus Rojas, David Tronzo and Ben Perowsky
  • Rags to Britches by Spanish Fly was also produced by Hal Willner and recorded live at the Knitting Factory with the same band consisting of Steven Bernstein, Marcus Rojas, David Tronzo and Ben Perowsky
  • In Love was the album by Jazz Passengers – a six piece American Jazz Band, formed in 1987 by Roy Nathanson (Saxophone), Curtis Fowlkes (Trombone), Bill Ware (Vibraphone), E. J. Rodriguez (Drums) and Brad Jones (Bass)

1995

  • September Songs: The Music of Kurt Weill re-creation of the previous Weill tribute as a Canadian TV special directed by Larry Weinstein. A CD was issued including performances by Nick Cave and P J Harvey. The list of performers on this recording is quite different from the list of performers on his previous Weill tribute. Some of those that are on both tributes, such as Lou Reed and Charlie Haden, provide new recordings of the pieces they contributed previously. Many of the songs included are the same, although the new recording tends toward more historical recordings (Lotte Lenya, Bertolt Brecht, and Weill himself), while the previous one tended toward more avant-garde tributes

1996

  • Spare Ass Annie and Other Tales by William Burroughs with music by The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy
  • Kansas City (A Robert Altman Film, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) was a multi-artist album featuring, among others, Joshua Redman, James Carter, Geri Allen, Don Byron, Ron Carter; Butch Morris conducted and Robert Altman wrote the liner notes

1997

  • Closed on Account of Rabies consists of readings of Edgar Allan Poe poems and tales by Iggy Pop and others. As Willner’s only “spoken word” tribute album, it fits in the context of his other music-based tributes

1998

  • Whoops, I’m An Indian album by Hal Willner
  • In with the Out Crowd by poet Bob Holman
  • Consider / A Night At The Playpen by Dobie / Hal Willner was a 7″ vinyl split single released in the UK; one side had the hip hop track “Consider” by producer Dobie, rapper Rodney P, while the B side was Hal’s track “A Night at the Playpen” with Mocean Worker from his “Whoops, I’m An Indian” album

2000

2001

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

  • Sans fusils, ni souliers, a Paris: Martha Wainwright’s Piaf by Martha Wainwright

2010

  • Tim Robbins & the Rogues Gallery Band

2011

2012

  • The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved (by Hunter S. Thompson) by Bill Frisell

2013

2016

  • Will Anybody Know That I Was Here: The Songs of Beulah Rowley by Mary Lee Kortes

2020

  • Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T.Rex is Hal Willner’s last production and he considered it his best work, his “white album”. It celebrates the songs of T.Rex’ founder and singer Marc Bolan with 26 tracks that Hal produced between 2016 and 2018 and which feature Kesha, Nick Cave, Joan Jett, Devendra Benhart, Lucinda Williams, Peaches, Borns, Beth Orton, King Khan, Gaby Moreno, U2 in duet with Elton John, John Cameron Mitchell, Emily Haines, Father John Misty, Perry Farrell, Elysian Fields, Gavin Friday, Nena, Marc Almond, Helga Davis, Todd Rundgren, Jesse Harris, Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl, Victoria Williams & Julian Lennon, David Johansen and Maria McKee & Gavin Friday.
    Special Guests include Donald Fagen, Mike Gerson, Bill Frisell, Jack Shit, Wayne Kramer, Van Dyke Parks, Marc Ribot.
    All arrangments are by Steven Bernstein, Steve Weisberg, Eli Bruggemann, J.G. Thirlwell and Thomas Bartlett.
    Conceived and executive produced by Bill Curbishley and Ethan Silverman.
    Kate Hyman was the A&R and Supervising Producer was Hal’s right hand, manager, lawyer and best friend Rachel Fox.
    The album was recorded all around the world (but mostly at The Village, in Los Angeles and at Sear Sound in New York) by Marc Urselli and was mixed at EastSide Sound in New York by Marc Urselli and mastered by Howie Weinberg in Los Angeles.