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On September 24, 2022.

On September 24, 2022, Farrell Sanders aka Pharoah Sanders died aged 81, He was musician (tenor saxophone), played a important role in the development of free jazz and spiritual jazz through his work as a member of John Coltrane’s groups in the mid-1960s, and later through his solo work. He recorded and performed with Leon Thomas, Alice Coltrane, Don Cherry, Kenny Garrett, Norman Connors, Tisziji Munoz, McCoy Tyner, Randy Weston, Sun Ra, Ornette Coleman, Michael Mantler, Fary Bartz, Larry Young, Ed Kelly, Hilton Ruiz, Idris Muhammad, Benny Golson, Art Davis, Sonny Sharrock, New York Unite, Franklin Kiermyer, Bheki Mseleku, Jah Wobble, Wallace Roney, Terry Callier, Alex Blake, Kahil El’Zabar, David Murray, Will Clhoun and Joey DeFrancesco. As leader Sanders released 37 albums.

On March 16, 2004.

On March 16, 2004, “Delmark” label released “Up Jumped Spring”, the 24th Curtis Fuller album. It was recorded in August 2003, at “Riverside Studio” in Chicago, and was produced by Robert G. Koester and Jacey Falk.

Personnel:

  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Brad Goode – trumpet
  • Karl Montzka – piano
  • Larry Gray – bass
  • Stewart Miller – bass
  • Tim Davis – drums
  • Jacey Falk – vocals

Track listing:

  1. Cantaloupe Island – Herbie Hancock
  2. Up Jumped Spring – Freddie Hubbard
  3. In a Mellow Tone – Duke Ellington, Milt Gabler
  4. God Bless the Child – Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.
  5. Bags’ Groove – Milt Jackson
  6. Equinox – John Coltrane
  7. I’m Old Fashioned – Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer
  8. Alone Together – Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz
  9. Whisper Not – Benny Golson
  10. Black Night – Jessie Mae Robinson
  11. Star Eyes – Gene de Paul, Don Raye

On February 27, 2001.

On February 27, 2001, “Arkadia Jazz” label released “One Day, Forever”, the 31st Benny Golson album. It was recorded in November 1996, September 1999 and October 2000, at “Sandhausen Studios” in Germany, “Avatar Studios” and “Patrych Recording”  in New York, “39th Street Music”  in New York City, and was produced by Bob Karcy.

Personnel:

  • Benny Golson – tenor saxophone, arranger, conductor
  • Shirley Horn – vocals
  • Art Farmer – trumpet
  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Robert Carlisle, John Clark – French horn
  • Elizabeth Mann – flute
  • Gerard Reuter – oboe
  • Mulgrew Miller – piano
  • Geoff Keezer – piano
  • Lara Downes – piano
  • Bill Mays – keyboards
  • Clay Ruede, David Heiss, Diane Barere, Eliana Mendoza, Erik Friedlander, Eugene Moye, Frederick Zlotkin, Jeanne Leblanc, Joseph Kimura, Lanny Paykin, Maxine Neuman, Richard Locker – cello
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Dwayne Burno – bass
  • Joe Farnsworth – drums
  • Carl Allen – drums
  • Dennis Wall – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Benny Golson

  1. One Day, Forever (I Remember Miles)
  2. Blue Walk
  3. Killer Joe
  4. Are You Real?
  5. Sad to Say
  6. Out of the Past
  7. Blues Alley
  8. Along Came Betty
  9. On Gossamer Wings

In September 1956.

In September 1956 “Jazz West” label released “Chambers’ Music” the debut Paul Chambers album. It was recorded in March 1956, at “Western Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Herbert Kimmel.

Personnel:

  • Paul Chambers — bass
  • Kenny Drew — piano
  • Roland Alexander — piano
  • John Coltrane — tenor saxophone
  • Pepper Adams — baritone saxophone
  • Curtis Fuller — trombone
  • Philly Joe Jones — drums

Track listing:

  1. Dexterity – Charlie Parker
  2. Stablemates – Benny Golson
  3. Easy to Love – Cole Porter
  4. Visitation – Paul Chambers
  5. John Paul Jones – John Coltrane
  6. Eastbound – Kenny Drew

In July 1975.

In July 1975, “Columbia” label released “Liquid Love”, the 32nd Freddie Hubbard album. It was recorded March – April 1975, at “Wally Heider Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Freddie Hubbard.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Hubbard – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • George Cables – keyboards
  • Ian Underwood – Moog synthesizer
  • Ray Parker, Jr. – guitar
  • Johnny “Guitar” Watson – guitar 
  • Henry Franklin – bass
  • Chuck Rainey – Fender bass
  • Carl Burnett – drums
  • Spider Webb – drums
  • Myuto Correa – percussion
  • Buck Clark – congas, cowbell
  • Al Hall, Jr. – trombone
  • Carl Randall, Jr. – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Fundi – sound consultant

Track listing:

All tracks by Freddie Hubbard, except where noted.

  1. Midnight at the Oasis – David Nichtern
  2. Put it in the Pocket
  3. Lost Dreams – George Cables
  4. Liquid Love
  5. Yesterday’s Thoughts – Benny Golson
  6. Kuntu

In April 1958.

In April 1958, “Blue Note” label released “Paul Chambers Quintet”, the fourth Paul Chambers studio album. It was recorded in May 1957, “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet 
  • Clifford Jordan – tenor saxophone 
  • Tommy Flanagan – piano
  • Elvin Jones – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Chambers except where noted

  1. Minor Run-Down – Benny Golson
  2. The Hand of Love
  3. Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise – Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg
  4. Four Strings – Benny Golson
  5. What’s New? – Johnny Burke, Bob Haggart
  6. Beauteous

In February 1962.

In February 1962, “Verve” label released “Blues Caravan”, the 18th Buddy Rich album. It was recorded in August 1961 and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Buddy Rich – drums
  • Wyatt Ruther – double bass
  • Johnny Morris – piano
  • Sam Most – flute
  • Rolf Ericson – trumpet
  • Mike Mainieri – vibraphone
  • Dick Olmstead – engineer
  • Roy de Carava – cover photo
  • Dom Cerulli – liner notes
  • Ken Druker – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Blowin’ the Blues Away – Horace Silver
  2. B.R. Blues – Buddy Rich
  3. Late Date – Maynard
  4. Caravan – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol
  5. Young Blood – Mike Mainieri
  6. I Remember Clifford – Benny Golson

In February 1960.

In February 1960, “Savoy” label released “Blues-ette”, the twelve Curtis Fuller album. It was recorded in May 1959, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Ozzie Cadena.

Personnel:

  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Benny Golson – tenor saxophone
  • Tommy Flanagan – piano
  • Jimmy Garrison – bass
  • Al Harewood – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Curtis Fuller except where noted.

  1. Five Spot After Dark – Benny Golson
  2. Undecided – Sydney Robin, Charlie Shavers
  3. Blues-ette
  4. Minor Vamp – Benny Golson
  5. Love Your Spell Is Everywhere – Edmund Goulding, Elsie Janis
  6. Twelve-Inch

On January 21, 2013.

On January 21, 2014, “High Note” label released “Icons & Influences”, the 32nd George Cables album. It was recorded in September 2013, at “Systems Two” in Brooklyn, New York, and was produced by George Cables.

Personnel:

  • George Cables – piano
  • Dezron Douglas – bass
  • Victor Lewis – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by George Cables except where noted

  1. Cedar Walton
  2. Farewell Mulgrew
  3. Happiness
  4. The Duke – Dave Brubeck
  5. Come Sunday – Duke Ellington
  6. Little B’s Poem – Bobby Hutcherson
  7. Nature Boy – Eden Ahbez
  8. Very Early – Bill Evans
  9. Isotope – Joe Henderson
  10. The Very Thought of You – Ray Noble
  11. Mo’ Pan – Aldwyn Roberts
  12. Blue Heart – Benny Golson

IN January 1959.

In January 1959, “Contemporary” label released “Benny Golson’s New York Scene”,  the debut Benny Golson album. It was recorded in October 1957, in New York City, and was produced by Nat Hentoff.

Personnel:

  • Benny Golson – tenor saxophone
  • Art Farmer – trumpet
  • Jimmy Cleveland – trombone 
  • Julius Watkins – French horn 
  • Gigi Gryce – alto saxophone 
  • Sahib Shihab – baritone saxophone 
  • Wynton Kelly – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Charlie Persip – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Benny Golson except where noted.

  1. Something in B flat – Ray Bryant
  2. Whisper Not
  3. Step Lightly
  4. Just by Myself
  5. Blues It
  6. You’re Mine, You – Johnny Green, Edward Heyman
  7. Capri – Gigi Gryce