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In February 1961.

In February 1961, “Blue Note” label released “Moods”, the seventh  Three Sounds album. It was recorded on June 28, 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Gene Harris- piano
  • Andrew Simpkins- bass
  • Bill Dowdy- drums

Track listing:

  1. Love for Sale – Cole Porter
  2. Things Ain’t What They Used to Be – Mercer Ellington
  3. On Green Dolphin Street – Bronisław Kaper, Ned Washington
  4. Loose Walk – Sonny Stitt
  5. Li’l Darlin – Neal Hefti
  6. I’m Beginning to See the Light – Duke Ellington, Don George, Jimmy Hodges, Harry James
  7. Tammy’s Breeze – Gene Harris
  8. Sandu – Clifford Brown
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On January 27, 1960.

On January 27, 1960, “Atlantic” label released “Giant Steps”, the fifth John Coltrane studio album. It was recorded May 4 – 5, 1959, December 2, 1959, and was produced by Nesuhi Ertegün.

Personnel:

  • John Coltrane– tenor saxophone
  • Tommy Flanagan– piano
  • Wynton Kelly– piano
  • Paul Chambers– bass
  • Art Taylor– drums
  • Jimmy Cobb– drums
  • Cedar Walton– piano
  • Tom Dowd, Phil Iehle – engineering
  • Lee Friedlander– photography
  • Marvin Israel– cover design
  • Nat Hentoff– liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by John Coltrane.

  1. Giant Steps
  2. Cousin Mary
  3. Countdown
  4. Spiral
  5. Syeeda’s Song Flute
  6. Naima
  7. P.C.

 

In January 1961.

In 1961, “Blue Note” label released “Sunny Side Up”, the twelve  Lou Donaldson  album. It was recorded in February 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Lou Donaldson- alto saxophone
  • Horace Parlan- piano
  • Bill Hardman- trumpet
  • Laymon Jackson – bass
  • Sam Jones- bass
  • Al Harewood- drums

Track listing:

  1. Blues for J.P. – Horace Parlan
  2. The Man I Love – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  3. Politely – Bill Hardman
  4. It’s You or No One – Cahn, Styne
  5. The Truth – Lou Donaldson
  6. Goose Grease – Lou Donaldson
  7. Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise – Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg

 

In January 1960.

In 1960, “Riverside” label released “Portrait in Jazz”, the sixth Bill Evans. It was recorded in December 1959, at “Reeves Sound Studios” in New York Studios, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Bill Evans– piano
  • Scott LaFaro– bass
  • Paul Motian– drums
  • Jack Higgins – engineer
  • George Horn – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Come Rain or Come Shine – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  2. Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert, Johnny Mercer
  3. Witchcraft – Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh
  4. When I Fall in Love – Victor Young, Edward Heyman
  5. Peri’s Scope – Bill Evans
  6. What Is This Thing Called Love? – Cole Porter
  7. Spring Is Here – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  8. Someday My Prince Will Come – Frank Churchill, Larry Morey
  9. Blue in Green – Miles Davis, Bill Evans

On January 1, 1961.

On January 1, 1961, “Fantasy” label released “West Side Story”, the 27th Cal Tjader album. It was recorded on October 18, 1960, and consists of musical numbers from Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story” in jazz arrangements.

Personnel:

  • Cal Tjader- vibraphone
  • Clare Fischer- piano, celeste, musical director
  • Lonnie Hewitt – piano
  • George Roberts- trombone
  • Red Callender- tuba
  • Vincent D’Rosa, James Decker, Richard Perissi – French horns
  • Paul Horn- flute
  • Gerald Vinci, Marshall Sosson, Herman Clebanoff, Amerigo Merino, Leonard Malarsky, Robert Barene, Jack L. Pepper, Henry Sugar, Alvin Dinkin – violins
  • Virginia Majewski – viola, VIctor Gottlieb – cello
  • Carol Gotthoffer – harp
  • Red Mitchell, Victor Venegas – bass
  • Shelly Manne, Milt Holland- drums
  • Mongo Santamaria- conga
  • Willie Bobo- drums, timbales

 Track listing:

All tracks by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, except where noted.

  1. Prologue (Leonard Bernstein) / The Jet Song
  2. Something’s Coming
  3. Maria Interlude
  4. Maria
  5. Tonight
  6. America
  7. Cool
  8. One Hand, One Heart
  9. I Feel Pretty / Somewhere

In December 1960.

In December 1960, “Checker Records” label released “Bo Diddley Is a Gunslinger”, the fifth Bo Diddley studio album. It was recorded October 1959 – February 1960, and was produced by Leonard Chess, Phil Chess and Bo Diddley.

Personnel:

  • Bo Diddley(Ellas McDaniel) – lead vocals, lead guitar
  • Jerome Green – maracas, backing vocals
  • Willie Dixon, Bobby Baskerville – bass
  • Jesse James Johnson – electric bass
  • Billy Downing, Clifton James – drums
  • Lafayette Leake, Otis Spann, Billy Stewart– piano
  • Peggy Jones – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Gene Barge– tenor saxophone
  • Johnny Carter, Harvey Fuqua, Lily “Bee Bee” Jamieson, Gloria Morgan, Nate Nelson – backing vocals
  • Vartan – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Ellas McDaniel, except where noted.

  1. Gunslinger
  2. Ride on Josephine
  3. Doing the Craw-Daddy
  4. Cadillac
  5. Somewhere
  6. Cheyenne
  7. Sixteen Tons – Merle Travis, arranged byEllas McDaniel
  8. Whoa Mule (Shine)
  9. No More Lovin’
  10. Diddling

In November 1960.

In November 1960, “New Jazz” label released “Forrest Fire”, the fourth Jimmy Forrest album. It was recorded in August 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Esmond Edwards.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Forrest- tenor saxophone
  • Larry Young- organ
  • Thornel Schwartz- guitar
  • Jimmie Smith- drums
  • Unknown – congas
  • Esmond Edwards – supervisor
  • Rudy Van Gelder- engineer

Track listing:

  1. Remember – Irving Berlin
  2. Dexter’s Deck – Dexter Gordon
  3. Jim’s Jam – Jimmy Forest
  4. Bags’ Groove – Milt Jackson
  5. When Your Lover Has Gone – Einar Aaron Swan
  6. Help! – Doug Watkins