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On January 16, 2021.

On January 16, 2021, Julian Clifford Mance, Jr. aka Junior Mance died aged 92. He was musician (piano) and composer, one of the main figures of the Hard bop jazz scene. He recorded and performed with some of the biggest names of jazz, blues and soul music including Gene Amons, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Sonny Stitt, Dinah Washington, Wynton Kelly, Cannonball Adderley, Dexter Gordon, Nat Adderley, Joe Gordon, Bennie Green, Al Grey, Ernie Andrews, Johnny Griffin, Art Blakey, Cliford Brown, Benny Carter, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Cleveland, Arnett Cobb, Red Holloway, Jose James, Ray Crawford, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Eddie Jefferson, Aretha Franklin, Etta Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Irene Kral, Jay Leonhart, Les McCann, Paul Gonsalves, Howard McGhee, The Metronomes, Virgil Gonsalves, James Moody, Wild Bill Moore, Barbara Morrison, Sandy Mosse, Leo Parker, Ken Peplowski, Billie Poole, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Alvin Queen, Jimmy Scott, Arnold Sterling, Sonny Stitt, Clark Terry, Frank Vignola, Wilbur Ware, Ben Webster, Joe Williams, Marion Williams, and Leo Wright. As leader, Monce released 56 albums (live and studio). In 2007, Mance and his wife Gloria started their own record label “JunGlo”.

On December 14, 1963.

On December 14, 1963, Ruth Lee Jones aka Dinah Washington died aged 39. She was musician (piano) and singer, known as the “the most popular black female recording artist of the ’50s”, and “Queen of the Blues”. Her music was mixture of R&B, and traditional pop, but she was primarily a Jazz singer. She performed and recorded with Fats Waller, Clifford Brown, Clark Terry, Cannonball Adderley, Ben Webster, Lionel Hampton, and Nat King Cole. In 1986, Washington was inducted in the “Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame”, and in 1993 was inducted in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”. In 1959, she won “Grammy Award” for “Best Rhythm & Blues Performance”. As a leader Washington released 17 albums.

In July 1964.

In July 1964, “Impulse” label released “The Body & the Soul”, the ninth Freddie Hubbard album. It was recorded March – May 1963, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood, NJ, “Capitol Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Hubbard– trumpet
  • Wayne Shorter- tenor saxophone, arranger, conductor
  • Curtis Fuller– trombone
  • Eric Dolphy- alto saxophone, flute
  • Cedar Walton– piano
  • Reggie Workman– bass
  • Louis Hayes– drums
  • Clark Terry – trumpet
  • Ernie Royal – trumpet
  • Ed Armour – trumpet
  • Richard Williams- trumpet
  • Al DeRisi – trumpet
  • Seldon Powell – tenor saxophone
  • Jerome Richardson- tenor saxophone
  • Charles Davis- baritone saxophone
  • Jerome Richardson – baritone saxophone
  • Melba Liston– trombone
  • Robert Powell – tuba
  • Bob Northern- French horn
  • Julius Watkins- French horns
  • Harry Cykman, Morris Stonzek, Arnold Eidus, Sol Shapiro, Charles McCracken, Harry Katzman, Harry Lookofsky, Gene Orloff, Julius Held, Raoul Poliakin – strings

Track listing:

All tracks by Freddie Hubbard except where noted.

  1. Body and Soul – Heyman, Sour, Eyton, Green
  2. Carnival (Manhã de Carnaval) – Luis Bonfá, Creatore, Peretti, Weiss
  3. Chocolate Shake – Duke Ellington, Ben Webster
  4. Dedicated to You – Cahn, Chaplin, Zaret
  5. Clarence’s Place
  6. Aries
  7. Skylark – Carmichael, Mercer
  8. I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) – Duke Ellington, Ben Webster
  9. Thermo

In February 1965.

In February 1965, “Impulse!” label released “More Blues and the Abstract Truth”, the thirteen Oliver Nelson album. It was recorded in November 1964, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  • Oliver Nelson- arranger, conductor
  • Thad Jones, Danny Moore – trumpet
  • Phil Woods- alto saxophone
  • Ben Webster- tenor saxophone
  • Phil Bodner- tenor saxophone, English horn
  • Pepper Adams- baritone saxophone
  • Roger Kellaway– piano
  • Richard Davis– bass
  • Grady Tate– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Oliver Nelson, except where noted

  1. Blues and the Abstract Truth
  2. Blues O’Mighty – Johnny Hodges
  3. Theme from Mr. Broadway – Dave Brubeck
  4. Midnight Blue – Neal Hefti
  5. The Critic’s Choice
  6. One for Bob
  7. Blues for Mr. Broadway – Dave Brubeck
  8. Goin’ to Chicago Blues – Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing

In July 1964.

In July 1964, “Impulse” label released ‘The Body & the Soul’, the eighth Freddie Hubbard album. It was recorded March –  May, 1963 at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, “Capitol Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Hubbard– trumpet
  • Wayne Shorter- tenor saxophone, arranger, conductor
  • Curtis Fuller– trombone
  • Eric Dolphy- alto saxophone, flute
  • Cedar Walton– piano
  • Reggie Workman– bass
  • Louis Hayes– drums
  • Clark Terry, Ed Armour, Richard Williams, Ernie Royal, Al DeRisi – trumpet
  • Seldon Powell – tenor saxophone
  • Jerome Richardson- tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • Charles Davis- baritone saxophone
  • Curtis Fuller, Melba Liston– trombone
  • Robert Powell – tuba
  • Bob Northern- French horn
  • Philly Joe Jones– drums
  • Bob Northern, Julius Watkins- French horns
  • Harry Cykman, Morris Stonzek, Arnold Eidus, Sol Shapiro, Charles McCracken, Harry Katzman, Harry Lookofsky, Gene Orloff, Julius Held, Raoul Poliakin – strings

Track listing:

All tracks by Freddie Hubbard except where noted.

  1. Body and Soul” (Heyman, Sour, Eyton, Green
  2. Carnival (Manha de Carnaval) – Bonfá, Creatore, Peretti, Weiss
  3. Chocolate Shake – Ellington, Webster
  4. Dedicated to You – Cahn, Chaplin, Zaret
  5. Clarence’s Place
  6. Aries
  7. Skylark – Carmichael, Mercer
  8. I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) – Ellington, Webster
  9. Thermo

On July 12, 2003.

BC

On July 12, 2003, Bennett Lester “Benny” Carter, died aged 96. Being alto saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader, Carter is regarded a major figure in jazz from the 1930s to the 1990s. In his career the “King” performed with Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Coleman Hawkins, Peggy Lee, Carmen McRae, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Miles Davis,  Django Reinhardt, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Lena Horne, Glenn Miller, Gene Krupa, Tommy Dorsey, Phil Woods, Dizzy Gillespie, Earl Hines, Ben Webster, Billy Eckstine, Pearl Bailey, Lou Rawls, Louis Armstrong, Freddie Slack and Mel Torme.

For his work Benny Carter received big number of awards including: “The NEA Jazz Masters Award by The National Endowment for the Arts”, “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award” , “Grammy Award” for his solo “Prelude to a Kiss”, “A Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame”, “National Endowment for the Arts”, “National Medal of Arts”.