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In July 1960.

In July 1960, “Bethlehem Records” label released “Down Home”, the 30th Zoot Sims album. It was recorded in June 1960 and was produced by Teddy Charles.

Personnel:

  • Zoot Sims – tenor saxophone
  • Dave McKenna– piano
  • George Tucker– double bass
  • Dannie Richmond– drums

Track listing:

  1. Jive at Five – Count Basie, Harry “Sweets” Edison
  2. Doggin’ Around – Edgar Battle, Ray Evans
  3. Avalon – Buddy DeSylva, Al Jolson, Vincent Rose
  4. I Cried for You – Gus Arnheim, Arthur Freed, Abe Lyman
  5. Bill Bailey – Hughie Cannon
  6. Goodnight Sweetheart – Jimmy Capbell, Reginald Connelly, Ray Noble
  7. There’ll Be Some Changes Made – Billy Higgins, W. Benton Overstreet
  8. I’ve Heard That Blues Before – Zoot Sims

On March 30, 2004.

On March 30, 2004, “ECM” label released “Which Way is East”, album by Charles Lloyd and Billy Higgins. It was recorded in January 2001, and was produced by Charles Lloyd and Dorothy Darr.

Personnel:

  • Charles Lloyd– voice, tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, bass flute, alto flute, C flute, piano, aragato, Tibetan oboe, percussion, maracas
  • Billy Higgins– voice, drums, percussion, guitar, guimbri, Syrian one string, various Senegalese and Guinean hand drums, Indian hand drum, Juno’s wood box
  • Manfred Eicher- executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Charles Lloyd except where noted.

  1. What Is Man: The Forest – Billy Higgins, Charles Lloyd
  2. What Is Man: Being and Becoming
  3. What Is Man: Civilization
  4. What Is Man: Sea of Tranquility
  5. Divans: Prayer, Sanctuary
  6. Divans: Supreme Love Dance
  7. Divans: A Wild and Holy Band
  8. Salaam: Oh, Karim – Billy Higgins
  9. Salaam: Akhi
  10. Salaam: Ya, Karim – Billy Higgins
  11. Salaam: Tagi
  12. All This Is That: Hanuman’s Dance
  13. All This Is That: Sky Valley
  14. All This Is That: Blues Tinge – Billy Higgins
  15. All This Is That: Atman Alone Abides
  16. Desire: Wild Orchids Bloom
  17. Desire: Advaita
  18. Desire: Chomolungma
  19. Devotion: Sally Sunflower Whitecloud
  20. Devotion: My Lord, My Lord – Billy Higgins, Charles Lloyd
  21. Devotion: Windy Mountain
  22. Devotion: Through Fields and Underground
  23. Light of Love: Mi Corazon
  24. Light of Love: Beloved, Chimes at Midnight – Billy Higgins, Charles Lloyd
  25. Light of Love: Take a Chance – Billy Higgins
  26. Surrender: Perfume of the Desert
  27. Surrender: Benares
  28. Surrender: Amor – Billy Higgins
  29. Surrender: Forever Dance – Billy Higgins, Charles Lloyd
  30. Surrender: Bis – Billy Higgins

On January 30, 2001.

On January 30, 2001, “Verve” label released “Works for Me”, the 25th John Scofield album. It was recorded in January 2000, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Richard Seidel.

Personnel:

  • John Scofield – electric guitar
  • Kenny Garrett– alto saxophone
  • Brad Mehldau– piano
  • Christian McBride– double bass
  • Billy Higgins– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by John Scofield except where noted.

  1. I’ll Catch You
  2. Not You Again
  3. Big J
  4. Loose Canon
  5. Love You Long Time
  6. Hive
  7. Heel to Toe
  8. Do I Crazy?
  9. Scofield’s Waltz
  10. Six and Eight
  11. Freepie – John Scofield, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride, Billy Higgins, Kenny Garrett

On August 21, 2001.

On August 21, 2001, “ECM” label released “Hyperion with Higgins”, the 32nd Charles Lloyd album. It was recorded December 1999, at “Cello Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Charles Lloyd– tenor saxophone
  • John Abercrombie– guitar
  • Brad Mehldau– piano
  • Larry Grenadier– bass
  • Billy Higgins– drums

Track listing:

 All tracks by Charles Lloyd.

  1. Dancing Waters, Big Sur to Bahia
  2. Bharati
  3. Secret Life of the Forbidden City
  4. Miss Jessye
  5. Hyperion With Higgins
  6. Darkness on the Delta Suite: Mother Where Art Thou/Robert Johnson on the Banks of the Ganges/Perseverance/Till the River Runs Free/Peace in the Storm
  7. Dervish on the Glory B
  8. The Caravan Moves On

On August 21, 2000.

On August 21, 2000, “ECM” label released “The Water Is Wide”, the 31st Charles Lloyd album. It was recorded December 1999, at “Cello Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Charles Lloyd– tenor saxophone
  • John Abercrombie– guitar
  • Brad Mehldau– piano
  • Larry Grenadier– bass
  • Billy Higgins– drums
  • Darek Oles– bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Charles Lloyd except where noted.

  1. Georgia – Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell
  2. The Water Is Wide – traditional
  3. Black Butterfly – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills
  4. Ballade and Allegro
  5. Figure in Blue
  6. Lotus Blossom – Billy Strayhorn
  7. The Monk and the Mermaid
  8. Song of Her – Cecil McBee
  9. Lady Day
  10. Heaven – Duke Ellington
  11. There Is a Balm in Gilead – traditional
  12. Prayer

On March 9, 1999.

On March 9, 1999, “ECM” label released “Voice in the Night”, the 30th Charles Lloyd album. It was recorded in May 1998, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Charles Lloyd- tenor saxophone
  • John Abercrombie- guitar
  • Dave Holland- double bass
  • Billy Higgins- drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Charles Lloyd except where noted.

  1. Voice in the Night
  2. God Give Me Strength – Burt Bacharach, Elvis Costello
  3. Dorothea’s Studio
  4. Requiem
  5. Pocket Full of Blues
  6. Homage
  7. Forest Flower: Sunrise/Sunset
  8. A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing – Billy Strayhorn

 

On December 18, 1968.

On December 18, 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Slow Drag”, the 33rd Donald Byrd album. It was recorded on May 12, 1967, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Donald Byrd– trumpet
  • Sonny Red- alto sax
  • Cedar Walton– piano
  • Walter Booker– bass
  • Billy Higgins– drums, vocals

Track listing:

  1. Slow Drag – Donald Byrd
  2. Secret Love – Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster
  3. Book’s Bossa – Walter Booker, Cedar Walton
  4. Jelly Roll – Sonny Red Kyner
  5. The Loner – Ronnie Mathews, Cedar Walton
  6. My Ideal – Richard A. Whiting, Newell Chase, Leo Robin

On January 3, 2016.

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On January 3, 2016, Hyman Paul Bley died aged 83. He was pianist best known as one of the most important figures of the free jazz movement of the 60s and for his innovations and influence on trio playing. He has recorded and performed with many famous musicians, including: Charles Mingus, Art Blakey, Percy Heath, Al Levitt, Dave Pike, Charlie Haden, Lennie McBrowne, Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, Billy Higgins, Steve Swallow, Pete LaRoca, Dewey Johnson,  Marshall Allen, Eddie Gómez, Milford Graves, Kent Carter, Barry Altschul, Mark Levinson, Paul Motian, Billy Elgart, John Gilmore, Annette Peacock, Dick Youngstein, Glen Moore, Frank Tusa, Steve Hass, Bobby Moses, Han Bennink, Dave Holland, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, Bruce Ditmas, Jimmy Giuffre, Bill Connors, Lee Konitz, George Cross McDonald, Chet Baker, John Scofield, Jesper Lundgaard, Aage Tanggaard, John Surman, Bill Frisell, Ron McClure, John Abercrombie, Red Mitchell, Michal Urbaniak, Bob Cranshaw,  Keith Copeland, Hans Koch, Franz Koglmann, Tiziana Ghiglioni, Tony Oxley, Jane Bunnett, Herbie Spanier, Geordie McDonald, Evan Parker, Barre Phillips, Furio Di Castri, David Eyges, Bruce Ditmas, Sonny Greenwich, Rich Perry, Jay Anderson, Victor Lewis, Masahiko Togashi, Jakob Bro, Don Ellis, Sonny Rollins and Andreas Willers.