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In January 1968.

In January 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Open House”, the 45th Jimmy Smith album. It was recorded in March 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Smith – organ
  • Quentin Warren – guitar
  • Donald Bailey – drums
  • Blue Mitchell – trumpet
  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Ike Quebec – tenor saxophone
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Francis Wolff – photography
  • Leonard Feather – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Open House – Jimmy Smith
  2. Old Folks – Willard Robison, Dedette Lee Hill
  3. Sista Rebecca – Jimmy Smith
  4. Embraceable You – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin

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 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 January 1961.

In January 1961, “Blue Note” label released “Curtis Fuller Volume 3”, the eight Curtis Fuller album. It was recorded in December 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Art Farmer – trumpet
  • Sonny Clark – piano
  • George Tucker – bass
  • Louis Hayes – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Curtis Fuller, except where noted.

  1. Little Messenger
  2. Quantrale
  3. Jeanie
  4. Carvon
  5. Two Quarters of a Mile
  6. It’s Too Late Now – Burton Lane, Alan Jay Lerner

In December 1959.

In December 1959, “Blue Note” label released “Peckin’ Time”, the 14th Hank Mobley album. It was recorded in February 1958, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Hank Mobley – tenor saxophone
  • Lee Morgan – trumpet
  • Wynton Kelly – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Charlie Persip – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Hank Mobley except where noted.

  1. High and Flighty
  2. Speak Low – Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash
  3. Peckin’ Time
  4. Stretchin’ Out
  5. Git-Go Blues

In December 1968.

In December 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Heads Up!”, the 14th Blue Mitchell album. It was recorded in November 1967, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Blue Mitchell – trumpet
  • Burt Collins – trumpet
  • Jerry Dodgion – flute, alto saxophone
  • Junior Cook – tenor saxophone
  • Pepper Adams – baritone saxophone
  • Julian Priester – trombone
  • McCoy Tyner – piano
  • Gene Taylor – bass
  • Al Foster – drums
  • Jimmy Heath, Melba Liston, Duke Pearson, Don Pickett – arrangement

Track listing:

  1. Heads Up! Feet Down! – Jimmy Heath
  2. Togetherness – Jimmy Heath
  3. The Folks Who Live on the Hill – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
  4. Good Humour Man – Don Pickett
  5. Len Sirrah – Melba Liston
  6. The People in Nassau – Blue Mitchell

In December 1960.

In December 1960, “Blue Note” label released “Capuchin Swing”, the 18th Jackie McLean album. It was recorded in April 1970, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Blue Mitchell – trumpet
  • Walter Bishop, Jr. – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Art Taylor – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Jackie McLean except where noted.

  1. Francisco
  2. Just for Now – Walter Bishop, Jr.
  3. Don’t Blame Me – Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh
  4. Condition Blue
  5. Capuchin Swing
  6. On the Lion – Walter Bishop, Jr.

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 October 1965.

In October 1965, “Blue Note” label released “All That’s Good”, the fifth Freddie Roach album. It was recorded in October 1964, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs” NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Roach – organ
  • Conrad Lester – tenor saxophone
  • Calvin Newborn – guitar
  • Clarence Johnston – drums
  • Marvin Robinson, Phyllis Smith, Willie Tate – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Freddie Roach except where noted.

  1. Journeyman
  2. All That’s Good
  3. Blues for 007
  4. Busted – Harlan Howard
  5. Cloud 788
  6. Loie – Kenny Burrell