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On April 17, 2012.

On April 17, 2012, “Uptown Records” label released “Newark 1953”, album by Hank Mobley. It was recorded in September 1953, at “The Picadilly Club” in New Jersey, and was produced by Robert E. Sunenblick.


  • Hank Mobley – tenor sax
  • Bennie Green – trombone
  • Walter Davis Jr. – piano
  • Jimmy Schenck – bass
  • Charli Persip – drums
  • Ozzie Cadena – recording engineer

Track listing:

  1. Ow – John Birks Gillespie
  2. There’s a Small Hotel – Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
  3. Ballad Medley: Damn That Dream / Where or When / In Love in Vain / Stardust – Hoagy Carmichael, Eddie DeLange, Lorenz Hart, James Van Heusen, Jerome Kern, Mitchell Parish, Leo Robin, Richard Rodgers
  4. All the Things You Are – Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern
  5. Jumpin’ with Symphony Sid – Lester Young
  6. Announcement
  7. Lullaby of Birdland – George Shearing
  8. Embraceable You – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  9. Keen and Peachy – Ralph Burns, Shorty Rogers
  10. Pennies from Heaven – Johnny Burke, Arthur Johnston
  11. Blues Is Green – Bennie Green
  12. ‘S Wonderful – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin

In December 1953.

In December 1953, “Debut” label released “Introducing Paul Bley”, the debut Paul Bley album. It was recorded in November 1953 in New York City.


  • Paul Bley — piano
  • Charles Mingus — bass
  • Art Blakey — drums

Track listing:

  • Opus 1 – Paul Bley
  • (Teapot) Walkin’ – Richard Carpenter
  • Like Someone in Love – Johnny Burke, Jimmy van Heusen
  • Spontaneous Combustion – Paul Bley
  • Split Kick – Horace Silver
  • I Can’t Get Started – Ira Gershwin, Vernon Duke

On August 4, 2005.

On August 4, 2005, James Milton Campbell Jr. aka Little Milton died aged 70. He was a singer and musician (guitar), co-founder of Bobbin Records. He started his recording career in 1853 at “Sun Records”, and also recorded for “Checker Records”, “Meteor, “Stax”, “Glades”, “Golden Ear”, “MCA”, and Malaco. Milton recorded 33 albums, and in 1988 was inducted into the “Blues Hall of Fame”.

On August 3, 2000.

On August 3, 2000, Maurice Kinn, died aged 66. He was publisher, in 1953 bought “The New Musical Express”, and turned it into the world’s foremost music paper, between 1963 and 1966 he organized the annual “NME” poll-winners concerts, and staged the first all-star jazz concerts at the “Royal Albert Hall”, becoming one of the most influential figures of the world music scene in the 1950’ and 1960’.