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On April 10, 1961.

On April 10. 1961, “Columbia” label released “J.J. Inc.” the 19th J. J. Johnson album. It was recorded in August 1960, and was produced by Teo Macero.


  • J. J. Johnson – trombone
  • Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
  • Clifford Jordan – tenor saxophone
  • Cedar Walton – piano
  • Arthur Harper – double bass
  • Albert Heath – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by J.J. Johnson.

  1. Mohawk
  2. Minor Mist
  3. In Walked Horace
  4. Fatback
  5. Aquarius
  6. Shutterbug

In December 1958.

In December 1958, “Vee-Jay” label released “The Swingin’es”, the eighth Bennie Green album. It was recorded in November 1958, at “Bell Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Sid McCoy.


  • Bennie Green – trombone
  • Gene Ammons, Frank Foster – tenor saxophone
  • Nat Adderley – cornet
  • Frank Wess – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Tommy Flanagan – piano
  • Eddie Jones – bass
  • Albert Heath – drums

Track listing:

  1. Juggin’ Around – Frank Foster
  2. Going South – Frank Foster
  3. Jim Dog – Gene Ammons
  4. Sermonette – Nat Adderley, Jon Hendricks
  5. A Little Ditty – Frank Wess

In December 1960.

In December 1960, “Jazzland” label released “Breezing”, the third Sonny Red album. It was recorded in November 1960, at “Plaza Sound Studios” in New York City.


  • Sonny Red – alto saxophone
  • Blue Mitchell – trumpet 
  • Yusef Lateef – tenor saxophone
  • Barry Harris – piano
  • Bob Cranshaw – bass
  • Albert Heath – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Sonny Red except where noted.

  1. Brother B
  2. All I Do Is Dream of You – Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown
  3. The New Blues
  4. Ditty
  5. Teef
  6. Breezing
  7. A Handful of Stars – Ted Shapiro, Jack Lawrence
  8. If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You – Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz

On November 2, 1970.

On November 2, 1970, “Atlantic” label released “Suite 16”, the 28th Yusef Lateef album. It was recorded in April 1970, at “Regent Sound Studios”, in New York City, June 1970, at “Corner Studios” in Cologne, Germany and was produced by Joel Dom.


  • Yusef Lateef – tenor saxophone, flute, bamboo flute, pneumatic bamboo flute, oboe, bells, tambourine
  • Neal Boyar – vibraphone 
  • Barry Harris, Joe Zawinul – piano
  • Eric Gale, Earl Klugh – guitar
  • Chuck Rainey – electric bass
  • Robert Cunningham – bass, electric bass
  • Albert Heath, Jimmy Johnson – drums
  • Selwart Clarke – viola
  • Kermit Moore – cello
  • Cologne Radio Orchestra conducted by William S. Fischer
  • The Sweet Inspirations – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Yusef Lateef except where noted.

  1. Buddy and Lou
  2. Down in Atlanta
  3. Nocturne
  4. When a Man Loves a Woman – Calvin Lewis, Andrew Wright
  5. Michelle – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  6. Symphonic Blues Suite: First Movement; Folia
  7. Symphonic Blues Suite: Second Movement; Minuet (Hybird, Atonal)
  8. Symphonic Blues Suite: Third Movement; Blues (Twelve Measure Form) Variation  Interlude
  9. Symphonic Blues Suite: Fourth Movement; Passacaglia
  10. Symphonic Blues Suite: Fifth Movement; Chorale / Sixth Movement; Blues (Extended Form)
  11. Symphonic Blues Suite: Seventh Movement; Blues, Coda

On October 19, 1995.

On October 19, 1995, Donald Eugene Cherry died aged 58. He was a musician (trumpet), one of the pioneers in world fusion in the 60s and 70s. Cherry recorded and performed with a number of musicians and bands including Ornette Coleman, Paul Bley, Sonny Rollins, New York Contemporary Five, Naná Vasconcelos, La Monte Young, Abdullah Ibrahim, Carla Bley, Charlie Haden, Allen Ginsberg, Charles Brackeen, Codona, Albert Ayler, Clifford Jordan, Steve Lacy, Michael Mantler, Sunny Murray, Jim Pepper, George Russell, Sun Ra, Lou Reed, Charlie Rouse, Albert Heath, James Mtume, Herbie Hancock, Ed Blackwell, Steve Hillage, Collin Walcott, Latif Khan, Johnny Dyani, Masahiko Togashi, Bengt Berger, Rip Rig + Panic, Bengt Berger Bitter Funeral Beer Band, Dag Vag, Frank Lowe, Jai Uttal, and Ed Blackwell.

In July 1964.

In July 1964, “Impulse” label released “Today and Tomorrow”, the fourth McCoy Tyner album. It was recorded June 1963 – February 1964, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood, NJ, and was produced by Bob Thiele.


  1. McCoy Tyner– piano
  2. Jimmy Garrison- bass
  3. Albert Heath- drums
  4. John Gilmore- tenor saxophone
  5. Thad Jones– trumpet
  6. Frank Strozier- alto saxophone
  7. Butch Warren– bass
  8. Elvin Jones– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by McCoy Tyner except where noted

  1. Contemporary Focus
  2. A Night in Tunisia – Dizzy Gillespie
  3. T ‘N A Blues – Elvin Jones
  4. Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma
  5. Three Flowers
  6. When Sunny Gets Blue – Marvin Fisher, Jack Segal