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In April 1957.

In April 1957, “Columbia” label released “Such Sweet Thunder”, album by Duke Ellington. It was recorded in August 1956 – May 1957, and was produced by Irving Townsend.

Personnel:

  • Duke Ellington – piano, conductor
  • Jimmy Hamilton – clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Johnny Hodges – alto saxophone
  • Russell Procope – clarinet, alto saxophone
  • Paul Gonsalves – tenor saxophone
  • Harry Carney – bass clarinet, baritone saxophone
  • Cat Anderson – trumpet
  • Clark Terry – trumpet
  • Ray Nance – trumpet
  • Willie Cook – trumpet
  • Quentin Jackson – trombone
  • John Sanders – trombone
  • Britt Woodman – trombone
  • Jimmy Woode – bass
  • Sam Woodyard – drums
  • Billy Strayhorn – orchestration
  • Irving Townsend – liner notes
  • Howard Fritzson – art direction
  • Don Hunstein – photography
  • Randall Martin – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.

  1. Such Sweet Thunder
  2. Sonnet for Caesar
  3. Sonnet to Hank Cinq
  4. Lady Mac
  5. Sonnet in Search of a Moor
  6. The Telecasters
  7. Up and Down, Up and Down (I Will Lead Them Up and Down)
  8. Sonnet for Sister Kate
  9. The Star-Crossed Lovers
  10. Madness in Great Ones
  11. Half the Fun
  12. Circle of Fourths

In April 1957.

In April 1957, “Blue Note” label released the self-titled, second Kenny Burrell studio album. It was recorded March – May 1956, at “Audio-Video Studios” in New York City and “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Kenny Burrell – guitar
  • Tommy Flanagan – piano 
  • Frank Foster – tenor saxophone
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Oscar Pettiford – bass
  • Kenny Clarke – drums
  • Shadow Wilson – drums
  • Candido – conga 
  • Andy Warhol – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Kenny Burrell except where noted.

  1. Get Happy – Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
  2. But Not for Me – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  3. Moten Swing – Bennie Moten
  4. Cheetah
  5. Now See How You Are – Woody Harris, Oscar Pettiford
  6. Phinupi
  7. How About You? – Burton Lane, Ralph Freed

In April 1957.

In April 1957, “Columbia” label released “Drum Suite”, album by Art Blakey, side one is the Art Blakey Percussion Ensemble, side two is the Jazz Messengers. It was recorded June – December 1956, February 1957, at “Columbia 30th Street Studio” in New York City, and was produced by George Avakian.

Personnel:

  • Art Blakey – drums
  • Bill Hardman – trumpet
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Ira Sullivan – tenor saxophone
  • Ray Bryant – piano
  • Sam Dockery – piano
  • Kenny Drew – piano
  • Oscar Pettiford – bass, cello
  • Spanky DeBrest – bass
  • Wilbur Ware – bass
  • Jo Jones – drums
  • Charles “Specs” Wright – drums, timpani, gong
  • Candido Camero – bongos
  • Sabu Martinez – bongos 

Track listing:

  1. The Sacrifice – Art Blakey
  2. Cubano Chant – Ray Bryant
  3. Oscalypso – Oscar Pettiford
  4. Nica’s Tempo – Gigi Gryce
  5. D’s Dilemma – Mal Waldron
  6. Just for Marty – Bill Hardman

In April 1957.

In April 1957, “Prestige” label released “The Young Bloods”, the fifth Donald Byrd album. It was recorded in November 1956, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Phil Woods – alto saxophone
  • Al Haig – piano
  • Teddy Kotick – bass
  • Charlie Persip – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Phil Woods except where noted.

  1. Dewey Square – Charlie Parker
  2. Dupeltook
  3. Once More
  4. House of Chan
  5. In Walked George
  6. Lover Man – Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez, James Sherman

in October 1957.

In October 1957, “Blue Note” label released “Hank”, the ninth Hank Mobley album. It was recorded in April 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Hank Mobley – tenor saxophone
  • John Jenkins – alto saxophone
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Bobby Timmons – piano
  • Wilbur Ware – bass
  • Philly Joe Jones – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Hank Mobley except where noted.

  1. Fit for a Hanker
  2. Hi Groove, Low Feedback
  3. You’d Be So Easy to Love – Cole Porter
  4. Time After Time – Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne
  5. Dance of the Infidels – Bud Powell

In April 1957.

In April 1957, “Philips” label released “Quand on n’a que l’amour” (When love is all you have), the second Jacques Brel studio album. It was recorded 11 March 1955 – 22 March 1957.

Personnel:

  • Jacques Brel– vocals
  • André Popp– orchestra conductor
  • Michel Legrand– orchestra conductor
  • François Rauber– orchestra conductor
  • Jacques Canetti – executive producer
  • Vénéroni – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Jacques Brel, except where noted.

  1. Quand on n’a que l’amour
  2. Qu’avons-nous fait, bonnes gens
  3. Les pieds dans le ruisseau
  4. Pardons – Jacques Brel, Jacques Vigouroux
  5. La bourrée du célibataire
  6. L’air de la bêtise
  7. Saint-Pierre
  8. J’en appelle
  9. Heureux
  10. Les blés
  11. Quand on n’a que l’amour