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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 August 1959.

In August 1959, “Blue Note” label released “New Soil”, the fifteen Jackie McLean album. It was recorded in May 1959, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Walter Davis Jr. – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Pete LaRoca – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Walter Davis Jr. except where noted.

  1. Hip Strut – Jackie McLean
  2. Minor Apprehension – Jackie McLean
  3. Greasy
  4. Sweet Cakes
  5. Davis Cup

In July 1960.

In July 1960, “Blue Note” label released “Fuego”, the 17th Donald Byrd album. It was recorded in October 1959, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs”, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Duke Pearson – piano
  • Doug Watkins – bass
  • Lex Humphries – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Donald Byrd.

  1. Fuego
  2. Bup a Loup
  3. Funky Mama
  4. Low Life
  5. Lament
  6. Amen

In July 1958.

In July 1958, “Blue Note” label released “Lou Takes Off”, the seventh Lou Donaldson album. It was recorded in December 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Lou Donaldson – alto saxophone
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Sonny Clark – piano
  • Jamil Nasser – 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. Sputnik
  2. Dewey Square – Charlie Parker
  3. Strollin’ In
  4. Groovin’ High – Dizzy Gillespie

In July 1966.

In July 1966, “Blue Note” label released “Search for the New Land”, the fifteenth Lee Morgan album. It was recorded in February 1964, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Lee Morgan – trumpet
  • Wayne Shorter – tenor sax
  • Herbie Hancock – piano
  • Grant Green – guitar
  • Reggie Workman – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer, remastering
  • Bob Blumenthal – liner notes
  • Micaela Boland – art direction, graphic design
  • Francis Wolff – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Lee Morgan

  1. Search for the New Land
  2. The Joker
  3. Mr. Kenyatta
  4. Melancholee
  5. Morgan the Pirate

In June 1964.

In June 1964, “Blue Note” label released “No Room for Squares”, the 21st Hank Mobley album. It was recorded March 1963 – 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
  • Hebie 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 1961.

In June 1961, “Blue Note” label released “Jackie’s Bag”, the 17th Jackie McLean album. It was recorded January 1959 – September 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Sonny Clark – piano
  • Kenny Drew – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Philly Joe Jones – drums
  • Art Taylor – drums
  • Tina Brooks – tenor saxophone
  • Blue Mitchell – trumpet
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet

Track listing:

All tracks by Jackie McLean except where noted.

  1. Quadrangle
  2. Blues Inn
  3. Fidel
  4. Appointment in Ghana
  5. A Ballad for Doll
  6. Isle of Java – Tina Brooks

On June 6, 2006.

On June 6, 2006, “Blue Note” label released “Pax”, the seventh Andrew Hill album. It was recorded in February 1965, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Andrew Hill – piano
  • Freddie Hubbard – cornet 
  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone 
  • Richard Davis – bass
  • Joe Chambers – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Andrew Hill

  1. Eris
  2. Pax
  3. Calliope
  4. Euterpe
  5. Erato
  6. Roots ‘n’ Herbs
  7. Euterpe (alternate take)

On June 5, 2007.

On June 5, 2007, “Blue Note” label released “Change”, the ninth Andrew Hill album. It was recorded in March 1976, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Andrew Hill – piano, harpsichord
  • Sam Rivers – tenor saxophone
  • Walter Booker – bass
  • J. C. Moses – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Andrew Hill

  1. Violence
  2. Pain
  3. Illusion
  4. Hope
  5. Lust
  6. Desire

In May 1957.

In May 1957, “Blue Note” label released “Orgy in Rhythm”, the second Art Blakey album. It was released as two LP’s (Volume One and Volume Two) the same year. It was recorded in March 1957, at “Manhattan Towers” in New York City, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Art Blakey – vocals, drums
  • Herbie Mann – flute
  • Ray Bryant – piano
  • Wendell Marshall – bass
  • Sabu Martinez – percussion, vocals
  • Ubaldo Nieto – percussion, timbales
  • Evilio Quintero – percussion, maracas, cencerro
  • Carlos “Patato” Valdes – percussion
  • Jo Jones – drums, tympani
  • Arthur Taylor – drums
  • Specs Wright – drums, tympani
  • Rudy Van Gelder – recording
  • Ira Gitler – liner notes
  • Harold Feinstein – design
  • Francis Wolff – cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Art Blakey.

Volume One

  1. Buhaina Chant
  2. Ya Ya
  3. Toffi
  4. Split Skins

Volume Two

  1. Amuck
  2. Elephant Walk
  3. Come Out and Meet Me Tonight
  4. Abdallah’s Delight