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In July 1957.

In July 1957, “Blue Note” label released “Blowing in from Chicago”, the debut Clifford Jordan album. It was recorded in March 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Clifford Jordan – tenor saxophone
  • John Gilmore- tenor saxophone
  • Horace Silver- piano
  • Curly Russell- bass
  • Art Blakey– drums

Track listing:

  1. Status Quo – John Neely
  2. Bo-Till – Clifford Jordan
  3. Blue Lights – Gigi Gryce
  4. Billie’s Bounce – Charlie Parker
  5. Evil Eye – Clifford Jordan
  6. Everywhere – Horace Silver

In June 1964.

In June 1964, “Blue Note” label released “No Room for Squares”, the 21st Hank Mobley album. It was recorded March – October, 1963, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Hank Mobley– tenor saxophone
  • Lee Morgan– trumpet
  • Donald Byrd– trumpet
  • Andrew Hill– piano
  • Herbie Hancock– piano
  • John Ore– bass
  • Butch Warren– bass
  • Philly Joe Jones– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Hank Mobley except where noted.

  1. Three Way Split
  2. Carolyn – Lee Morgan
  3. Up a Step
  4. No Room for Squares
  5. Me ‘N’ You – Lee Morgan
  6. Old World, New Imports

In June 1968.

In June 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Contrasts”, the seventh Larry Young album. It was recorded in September 1967, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Larry Young- organ
  • Althea Young – vocals
  • Hank White – flugelhorn
  • Herbert Morgan – tenor saxophone
  • Tyrone Washington- tenor saxophone
  • Eddie Wright – guitar
  • Eddie Gladden- drums
  • Stacey Edwards – congas

Track listing:

 All tracks by Larry Young except where noted.

  1. Majestic Soul
  2. Evening
  3. Major Affair
  4. Wild Is the Wind – Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington
  5. Tender Feelings – Tyrone Washington
  6. Means Happiness

 

In June 1965.

In June 1965, “Blue Note” label released “The Thing to Do, the 10th Blue Mitchell album. It was recorded in July 1964, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Blue Mitchell- trumpet
  • Junior Cook- tenor saxophone
  • Chick Corea- piano
  • Gene Taylor- bass
  • Al Foster- drums

Track listing:

  1. Fungii Mama – Blue Mitchell
  2. Mona’s Mood – Jimmy Heath
  3. The Thing to Do – Jimmy Heath
  4. Step Lightly – Joe Henderson
  5. Chick’s Tune – Chick Corea

In June 1961.

In June 1961, “Blue Note” label released “Whistle Stop”, the thirteen Kenny Dorham album. It was recorded in January 1961, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Kenny Dorham- trumpet
  • Hank Mobley- tenor sax
  • Kenny Drew- piano
  • Paul Chambers- double bass
  • Philly Joe Jones- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Kenny Dorham.

  1. Philly Twist
  2. Buffalo
  3. Sunset
  4. Whistle Stop
  5. Sunrise in Mexico
  6. Windmill
  7. Dorham’s Epitaph

 

In June 1961.

In June 1961, “Blue Note” label released “Undercurrent”, the eleventh Kenny Drew album. It was recorded in December 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Kenny Drew– piano
  • Freddie Hubbard– trumpet
  • Hank Mobley– tenor saxophone
  • Sam Jones– double bass
  • Louis Hayes– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Kenny Drew.

  1. Undercurrent
  2. Funk – Cosity
  3. Lion’s Den
  4. The Pot’s On
  5. Groovin’ the Blues
  6. Ballade

In June 1960.

In June 1960, “Blue Note” label released “Davis Cup”, the debut Walter Davis Jr. album. It was recorded in August 1959, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Walter Davis Jr.– piano
  • Donald Byrd– trumpet
  • Jackie McLean– alto saxophone
  • Sam Jones– bass
  • Art Taylor– drums

 Track listing:

 All tracks by Walter Davis Jr.

  1. ‘Smake It
  2. Loodle-Lot
  3. Sweetness
  4. Rhumba Nhumba
  5. Minor Mind
  6. Millie’s Delight

 

In June 1959.

In June 1959, “Blue Note” label released “Holiday for Skins”, the fourth Art Blakey studio album. It was recorded in November 1958, at “Manhattan Towers” in New York City, and was produced by Alfred Lion. The album was released in two volumes.

Personnel:

  • Art Blakey- drums, chanting
  • Donald Byrd- trumpet
  • Ray Bryant– piano
  • Wendell Marshall- bass
  • Art Taylor– drums
  • Philly Joe Jones- drums, chanting, vocals
  • Ray Barretto, Victor Gonzales, Julio Martinez, Sabu Martinez, Chonguito Vincente – bongos, congas
  • Fred Pagani – timbales
  • Andy Delannoy – maracas
  • Austin Cromer, Hal Rasheed – chanting

 Track listing:

All tracks by Art Blakey except where noted.

Holiday for Skins Volume 1

  1. Aghano
  2. The Feast
  3. Mirage
  4. Lamento Africano

Holiday for Skins Volume 2

  1. O’Tinde
  2. Swingin’ Kilts – Ray Bryant
  3. Dinga
  4. Reflection – Ray Bryant

 

In June 1957.

In June 1957, “Blue Note” label released “Wailing With Lou”, the fifth Lou Donaldson album. It was recorded in January 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Lou Donaldson- alto saxophone
  • Donald Byrd- trumpet
  • Herman Foster- piano
  • Peck Morrison- bass
  • Art Taylor- drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder- engineer
  • Reid Miles- design
  • Francis Wolff- photography

 Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Donaldson except where noted.

  1. Caravan – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol
  2. Old Folks – Dedette Lee Hill, Willard Robison
  3. That Good Old Feeling
  4. Move It
  5. There Is No Greater Love – Isham Jones, Marty Symes
  6. D. Blues

In May 1961.

In May 1961, “Blue Note” label released “Leeway”, the twelve Lee Morgan album. It was recorded in April 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Lee Morgan- trumpet
  • Jackie McLean- alto saxophone
  • Bobby Timmons- piano
  • Paul Chambers- bass
  • Art Blakey- drums

Track listing:

  1. These Are Soulful Days – Cal Massey
  2. The Lion and the Wolff – Lee Morgan
  3. Midtown Blues – Jackie McLean
  4. Nakatini Suite – Cal Massey