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In June 1962.

In June 1962, “Contemporary” label released “A World of Piano!”, the eleventh Phineas Newborn Jr. album. It was recorded October – November 1961, at “Contemporary Records Studio” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lester Koenig.

Personnel:

  • Phineas Newborn Jr. – piano
  • Paul Chambers, Sam Jones – bass
  • Philly Joe Jones, Louis Hayes – drums

Track listing:

  1. Cheryl – Charlie Parker
  2. Manteca – Dizzy Gillespie, Gil Fuller, Chano Pozo
  3. Lush Life – Billy Strayhorn
  4. Daahoud – Clifford Brown
  5. Oleo – Sonny Rollins
  6. Juicy Lucy – Horace Silver
  7. For Carl – Leroy Vinnegar
  8. Cabu – Roland Alexander

In March 1962.

In March 1962, “Columbia” label released “André Previn and J. J. Johnson” (subtitled Play Kurt Weill’s Mack the Knife & Bilbao-Song and Other Music from The Three Penny Opera, Happy End, Mahagonny), album by André Previn and J. J. Johnson.It was recorded in December 1961, in Los Angeles, and was produced by Irving Townsend.

Personnel:

  • André Previn – piano
  • J. J. Johnson – trombone
  • Red Mitchell – bass
  • Frank Capp – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Kurt Weill.

  1. Bilbao Song – (from Happy End)
  2. Barbara Song – (from The Three Penny Opera)
  3. Overture – (from The Three Penny Opera)
  4. Seeräuberjenny – (from The Three Penny Opera)
  5. Mack the Knife (Moritat)
  6. Surabaya Johnny – (from Happy End)
  7. Wie man sich bettet – (Meine Herren, meine Mutter prägte from Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny)
  8. Unzulänglichkeit – (from The ThreePenny Opera)

In March 1962.

In March 1962, “Blue Note” label released “Heavy Soul”, the debut Ike Quebec album. It was recorded in November 1961, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Ike Quebec – tenor saxophone
  • Freddie Roach – organ
  • Milt Hinton – bass
  • Al Harewood – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Ike Quebec, except where noted.

  1. Acquitted
  2. Just One More Chance – Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston
  3. Que’s Dilemma
  4. Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? – Jay Gorney, Yip Harburg
  5. The Man I Love – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  6. Heavy Soul
  7. I Want a Little Girl – Murray Mencher, Billy Moll
  8. Nature Boy – Eden Ahbez

In February 1962.

In February 1962, “Columbia” label released “A Touch of Satin”, album by J.J. Johnson Quartet, and the 21st J.J. Johnson album overall. It was recorded in December 1960 and January 1961, at “Columbia 30th Street Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Teo Macero.

Personnel:

  • J. J. Johnson – trombone
  • Victor Feldman – piano, vibraphone, celeste
  • Sam Jones – bass
  • Louis Hayes – drums

Track listing:

  1. Satin Doll – Duke Ellington
  2. Flat Black – J. J. Johnson
  3. Gigi – Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner
  4. Bloozineff – J. J. Johnson
  5. Jackie-ing – Thelonious Monk
  6. Goodbye – Gordon Jenkins
  7. Full Moon and Empty Arms – Buddy Kaye, Ted Mossman
  8. Sophisticated Lady – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish
  9. When the Saints Go Marching In – traditional

In February 1962.

In February 1962, “Blue Note” label released “Dearly Beloved”, the sixth Stanley Turrentine album. It was recorded in June 1961, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Stanley Turrentine – tenor saxophone
  • Shirley Scott – organ
  • Roy Brooks – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Francis Wolff – photography

Track listing:

  1. Baia – Ary Barroso
  2. Wee Hour Theme – Stanley Turrentine
  3. My Shining Hour – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  4. Troubles of the World – traditional
  5. Dearly Beloved – Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer
  6. Nothing Ever Changes My Love for You – Marvin Fisher, Jack Segal

In January 1962.

In January 1962, “Blue Note” label released “Dexter Calling…”, the 16th Dexter Gordon album. It was recorded in May 1961, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs. NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Dexter Gordon – tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Drew – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Philly Joe Jones – drums

Personnel:

All tracks by Dexter Gordon except where noted.

  1. Soul Sister
  2. Modal Mood – Kenny Drew
  3. I Want More
  4. The End of a Love Affair – Edward Redding
  5. Clear the Dex – Kenny Drew
  6. Ernie’s Tune
  7. Smile – Charlie Chaplin

In October 1966.

In October 1966, “Blue Note” label released “Free Form”, the 20th Donald Byrd album. It was recorded in December 1961, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Wayne Shorter – tenor saxophone
  • Herbie Hancock – piano
  • Butch Warren – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Donald Byrd except where noted.

  1. Pentecostal Feelin’
  2. Night Flower – Herbie Hancock
  3. Nai Nai
  4. French Spice
  5. Free Form

In September 1962.

In September 1962, “Blue Note” label released “Royal Flush”, the 19th Donald Byrd album. It was recorded in September 1961, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Pepper Adams – baritone saxophone 
  • Herbie Hancock – piano
  • Butch Warren – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Donald Byrd except where noted.

  1. Hush
  2. I’m a Fool to Want You – Joel Herron, Frank Sinatra, Jack Wolf
  3. Jorgie’s
  4. Shangri-La
  5. 6M’s
  6. Requiem – Herbie Hancock

In April 1962.

In April 1962, “Blue Note” label released “Ready for Freddie”, the fifth Freddie Hubbard album. It was recorded in August 1961, at “Van gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
  • Bernard McKinney – euphonium
  • Wayne Shorter – tenor saxophone
  • McCoy Tyner – piano
  • Art Davis – double bass
  • Elvin Jones – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Freddie Hubbard, except where noted.

  1. Arietis” – 6:41
  2. Weaver of Dreams – Jack Elliott, Victor Young
  3. Marie Antoinette – Wayne Shorter
  4. Birdlike
  5. Crisis
  6. Arietis – (alternate take)
  7. Marie Antoinette (alternate take) – Wayne Shorter

In February 1962.

In February 1962, “Verve” label released “Blues Caravan”, the 18th Buddy Rich album. It was recorded in August 1961 and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Buddy Rich – drums
  • Wyatt Ruther – double bass
  • Johnny Morris – piano
  • Sam Most – flute
  • Rolf Ericson – trumpet
  • Mike Mainieri – vibraphone
  • Dick Olmstead – engineer
  • Roy de Carava – cover photo
  • Dom Cerulli – liner notes
  • Ken Druker – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Blowin’ the Blues Away – Horace Silver
  2. B.R. Blues – Buddy Rich
  3. Late Date – Maynard
  4. Caravan – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol
  5. Young Blood – Mike Mainieri
  6. I Remember Clifford – Benny Golson