- CD: "Luminosity", Creative Perspective Music CPM3003 released September 15, 2015, with Don on tenor sax, flute and alto flutes, with his current working "Organix" Ensemble, Kyle Koehler on Hammond organ, Dave Stryker on guitar and Cecil Brooks III on drums, plus Claudio Roditi on trumpet and Sheman Irby on alto sax
- CD: "Gentle Storm", HighNote HCD 7186; released June 2008; featuring the Don Braden Quartet: Don, with George Colligan, Joris Teepe, and Cecil Brooks III. Jazz Week Jazz Radio Chart #4!
- CD: "Workin' - Live at Cecil's", HighNote HCD 7154; released March 2006; featuring the Don Braden Oragnic Trio "Live": Don, with Kyle Koehler, and Cecil Brooks III
- CD: "The New Hang", HighNote HCD 7117; released January 2004; featuring the Don Braden Oragnic Quartet: Don, with Kyle Koehler, Conrad Herwig, and Cecil Brooks III
- CD: "Brighter Days", HighNote HCD 7076; released June 2001; featuring the Don Braden Quartet: Don, with Xavier Davis, Dwayne Burno, and Cecil Brooks III. Yellow Dog Jazz Radio Chart #5!
- CD: "Don Braden Presents the Contemporary Standards Ensemble", Double-Time Jazz DTRCD-177; released December 2000; featuring Terell Stafford, Vincent Herring, George Colligan, Richie Goods, Ralph Peterson, Jr. Gavin Jazz #5!
- CD: "The Fire Within", BMG Classics/RCA Victor 09026-63297-2; released March 1999; featuring Christian McBride, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Julian Joseph, Orlando LaFleming, Mark Mondesir, Darrell Grant, Dwayne Burno, Cecil Brooks III. Gavin Jazz #6!
- CD: "The Voice of the Saxophone", BMG Classics/RCA Victor 09026-68797-2; released August 1997; featuring Vincent Herring, Randy Brecker, Hamiet Bluiett, Frank Lacy, Darrell Grant, Dwayne Burno, Cecil Brooks III, George Colligan, Jimmy Delgado, and special guest Bill Cosby. Gavin Jazz #4!
- CD: "The Open Road", Double-Time DTRCD-114; released September 1996; featuring Kenny Werner, Tim Hagans, Larry Grenadier, and Billy Hart. Gavin Jazz #16.
- CD: "Organic", Epicure BK-66873 (the Sony/Epic jazz imprint); released August 1995; featuring "Captain" Jack McDuff, Larry Goldings, Russell Malone, Winard Harper, Cecil Brooks III, Leon Parker, David "Fathead" Newman, Tom Harrell. Gavin Jazz #2!
- CD: "Landing Zone", Landmark LCD-1539-2; released January 1995; featuring Cecil Brooks III, Joris Teepe, Kevin Hays. Gavin Jazz #13.
- CD: "After Dark", Criss Cross 1081; released April 1994; featuring: Scott Wendholt, Steve Wilson, Noah Bless, Darrell Grant, Christian McBride, Carl Allen.
- CD: "Wish List", Criss Cross 1069; released May 1993; featuring: Tom Harrell, Steve Turre, Benny Green, Chris McBride, Carl Allen.
- CD: "The Time Is Now", Criss Cross 1051; released October 1991; featuring: Tom Harrell, Benny Green, Chris McBride, Carl Allen.
As a Co-Leader
- CD: "Full Circle", Vanessa Rubin/Don Braden, Creative Perspective Music CPM1002 with Vanessa Rubin on vocals and Don on tenor sax, flute and alto flutes, with Don's current working "Organix" Ensemble, Kyle Koehler on Hammond organ, Dave Stryker on guitar and Cecil Brooks III on drums, plus Kahlil Kwame Bell on percussion
- CD: "Come Together", The Braden-Michels Project, CPM/JHP labels, released November 2013, featuring Don on tenor and soprano saxes, soprano and alto flutes, Julie Michels on vocals, Dave Restivo on piano, Kieran Overs on bass, and Daniel Barnes on drums
- CD: "Big Fun(k) Live", Don Braden/Karl Latham, Creative Perspective Music CPM3001, released Jan 2012, featuring Don on tenor sax and alto flute, Karl Latham on drums, Nick Rolfe on keyboards and Gary Foote on bass.
- CD: "The Strayhorn Project", Don Braden/Mark Rapp, Premium Music Solutions PMS 1400, released Jan 2010, featuring Grammy nominated pianist Gerald Clayton, drummer Greg Gonzales, bassist Rene Hart, and vocalist Sachal Vascandani. Jazz Week Jazz Radio Chart #2!
- CD: "Pay As You Earn", Joris Teepe/Don Braden", Mons CD 2004; released April 1995; featuring: Tom Harrell, Cyrus Chestnut, Carl Allen.
As a Group Member
- CD: "Brotherhod", Don Braden/Joris Teepe/Lav Kushnir, released 2004
- CD: "Latin Genesis", Dave Lieman/Dan Moretti/Don Braden; released February 2002; featuring: Oscar Stagnaro, Mark Walker, Pernell Saturnino, Jorge Najaro.
As a Sideman
With Tom Harrell:
- CD: Tom Harrell Big Band, "Time's Mirror", RCA Victor 09026-63524-2, released September 1999
- CD: Tom Harrell, "Labyrinth", RCA Victor 09026-68512-2, released April 1996
With Freddie Hubbard:
- CD: Freddie Hubbard, "Live At Warsaw Jazz Festival '91", Jazzmen 660.50.001, released 1992
- VIDEO: Freddie Hubbard, "Live At Warsaw Jazz Festival '91", released 1998
- VIDEO: Freddie Hubbard, "Freddie Hubbard at Blue Note Tokyo", released 1991
With Art Farmer:
- CD: Art Farmer, "Silk Road", Arabesque Jazz AJ0130, released August 1997
With the Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars:
- CD: Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Stars, "Dizzy's World", Shanachie 5060, released September 1999
With Betty Carter:
- LP/CD: Betty Carter, "Look What I Got", Verve 835 661-2, released June 1988; 1989 Grammy Winner
- CD: "Compact Jazz - The Best of the Jazz Vocalists", released in1992
- LP/CD: Hal Wilner, "Stay Awake: Interpretations of Vintage Disney Films", all-star session from 1988
With Joris Teepe:
- CD: Joris Teepe: "We Take No Prisoners", Twinz Records, released 2009