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In July 1964.

In July 1964. “Prestige” label released “Soul Shoutin’”, the 21st Shirley Scott album. It was recorded in October 1963, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Ozzie Cadena.

Personnel:

  • Shirley Scott – organ
  • Stanley Turrentine – tenor saxophone
  • Earl May – bass
  • Grassella Oliphant – drums

Track listing:

  1. Gravy Waltz – Ray Brown, Steve Allen
  2. In the Still of the Night – Cole Porter
  3. Deep Down Soul – Stanley Turrentine
  4. Serenata – Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish
  5. Soul Shoutin’ – Stanley Turrentine

In July 1964.

In July 1964, “Impulse!” label released “Salt and Pepper”, an album by Sonny Stitt and Paul Gonsalves (the 46th Sonny Stitt album overall). It was recorded in September 1963, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  • Paul Gonsalves – tenor saxophone
  • Sonny Stitt – alto and tenor saxophone
  • Hank Jones – piano
  • Milt Hinton – bass
  • Osie Johnson – drums

Track listing:

  1. Salt and Pepper – Sonny Stitt, Paul Gonsalves
  2. S’posin’ – Paul Denniker, Andy Razaf
  3. Theme from Lord of the Flies – Raymond Leppard
  4. Perdido – Juan Tizol, Ervin Drake, Hans Lengsfelder
  5. Stardust – Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish

In July 1964,

In July 1964, “Atlantic” label released “Stitt Plays Bird”, a Sonny Stitt album. It was recorded in January 1963, at “Atlantic Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Nesuhi Ertegun.

Personnel:

  • Sonny Stitt – alto saxophone
  • John Lewis – piano
  • Jim Hall – guitar
  • Richard Davis – bass
  • Connie Kay – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Charlie Parker, except where noted.

  1. Ornithology – Benny Harris, Charlie Parker
  2. Scrapple from the Apple
  3. My Little Suede Shoes
  4. Parker’s Mood
  5. Au Privave
  6. Ko-Ko
  7. Confirmation
  8. Hootie Blues – Jay McShann
  9. Constellation

In July 1963.

In July 1963, “Impulse!” label released “Now!”, a Sonny Stitt album. It was recorded in June1963, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  • Sonny Stitt – alto and tenor saxophone
  • Hank Jones – piano
  • Al Lucas – bass
  • Osie Johnson – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Sonny Stitt, except where noted.

  1. Surfin’
  2. Lester Leaps In – Lester Young
  3. Estralita – Manuel Ponce
  4. Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone – Sam Stept, Sidney Clare
  5. Touchy
  6. Never —SH!
  7. My Mother’s Eyes – Abel Baer, L. Wolfe Gilbert
  8. I’m Getting Sentimental Over You – George Bassman, Ned Washington

In January 1964.

In January 1964, “Blue Note” label released “Una Mas”, the 17th Kenny Dorham album. It was recorded in April 1963, at “Van Gelder Studios” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Kenny Dorham – trumpet, voice
  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Herbie Hancock – piano
  • Butch Warren – bass
  • Tony Williams – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Kenny Dorham, except where noted

  1. Una Mas (One More Time)
  2. Straight Ahead
  3. Sao Paulo
  4. If Ever I Would Leave You – Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe

In January 1964.

In January 1964, “Blue Note” label released “One Step Beyond”, the 27th Jackie McLean album. It was recorded in April 1963, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Grachan Moncur III – trombone
  • Bobby Hutcherson – vibes
  • Eddie Khan – bass
  • Tony Williams – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Jackie McLean, except where noted.

  1. Saturday and Sunday
  2. Frankenstein – Grachan Moncur III
  3. Blue Rondo
  4. Ghost Town – Grachan Moncur III

In December 1963.

In December 1963, “Debut” label released “Introducing Paul Bley”, the debut Paul Bley album. It was recorded in November 1963, in New York City.

Personnel:

  • Paul Bley – piano
  • Charles Mingus – bass
  • Art Blakey – drums
  • Bil Spilka – design

Track listing:

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

In December 1963.

In December 1963, “Prestige” label released “Soul Shack”, an album by Sonny Stitt and Jack McDuff. It was recorded in September 1963, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Personnel:

  • Sonny Stitt – alto and tenor saxophone
  • Brother Jack McDuff – organ
  • Leonard Gaskin – bass
  • Herbie Lovelle – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – recording
  • Don Schlitten – design, photography
  • Dan Morgenstern – liner notes

Personnel:

All tracks by Sonny Stitt except where noted.

  1. Sunday – Chester Conn, Jule Styne, Bennie Krueger, Ned Miller
  2. Soul Shack
  3. Love Nest – Louis Hirsch, Otto Harbach
  4. Hairy
  5. For You – Joe Burke, Al Dubin
  6. Shadows

In September 1963.

In September 1963, “King” label released “Prisoner of Love”, the sixth James Brown studio album. It was recorded in 1963, and was produced by James Brown.

Track listing:

All tracks by James Brown, except where noted.

  1. Prisoner of Love – Clarence Gaskill, Leo Robin, Russ Columbo
  2. Waiting In Vain – Ivory Joe Hunter
  3. Again – Dorcas Cochran, Lionel Newman
  4. Lost Someone – Baby Lloyd Starwort
  5. Bewidered – Leonard Whitcup, Teddy Powell
  6. So Long – Russ Morgan
  7. Signed, Sealed and Delivered – Cowboy Copas, Lois Mann
  8. Try Me
  9. (Can You) Feel It Pt.1
  10. How Long Darling
  11. The Thing in G

On August 24, 2021.

On August 24, 2021, Charles Robert Watts died aged 80. He was musician (drums) and songwriter, member of Blues Incorporated and The Charlie Watts Tentetm, but was best known as a drummer of The Rolling Stones since 1963. Watts was featured on all the Rolling Stones albums. In 2006, he was inducted into the “Modern Drummer Hall of Fame”, and in 2016, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at number 12 on its “100 Greatest Drummers of All Time” list. In addition to his work with The Rolling Stones, Watts has released eleventh albums.