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In November 1959.

In November 1959, “Atlantic” label released “The Shape of Jazz to Come”, the third Ornette Coleman album. It was recorded in May 1959, at “Radio Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Nesuhi Ertegun. In 2012, the “Library of Congress” added the album to the “National Recording Registry”. Magazine “Rolling Stone” included the album in its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. In 2015, the album was inducted into the “Grammy Hall of Fame”.

Personnel:

  • Ornette Coleman – alto saxophone
  • Don Cherry – cornet
  • Charlie Haden – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Ornette Coleman.

  1. Lonely Woman
  2. Eventually
  3. Peace
  4. Focus on Sanity
  5. Congeniality
  6. Chronology

In October 1966.

In October 1966, “Blue Note” label released “Free Form”, the 20th Donald Byrd album. It was recorded in December 1961, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Wayne Shorter – tenor saxophone
  • Herbie Hancock – piano
  • Butch Warren – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Donald Byrd except where noted.

  1. Pentecostal Feelin’
  2. Night Flower – Herbie Hancock
  3. Nai Nai
  4. French Spice
  5. Free Form

On September 21, 1993.

On September 21, 1993, “Warner Bros” label released “Wish”, the second Joshua Redman studio album. It was recorded in 1993, at “Power Station” and “Village Vanguard” in New York City, and was produced by Matt Pierson.

Personnel:

  • Joshua Redman – tenor saxophone
  • Pat Metheny – guitar
  • Charlie Haden – double bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums

 Track listing:

  1. Turnaround – Ornette Coleman
  2. Soul Dance – Joshua Redman
  3. Make Sure You’re Sure – Stevie Wonder
  4. The Deserving Many – Joshua Redman
  5. We Had a Sister – Pat Metheny
  6. Moose the Mooche – Charlie Parker
  7. Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton
  8. Whittlin – Pat Metheny
  9. Wish (live) – Joshua Redman
  10. Blues for Pat (live) – Charlie Haden

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 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

On March 27, 2001.

On March 27, 2001, “Audiophonic” label released “Promised Land”, the 15th and the final Harold Land album. It was recorded in August 2000, at “David Phillips Sound Studio” in La Jolla, CA, and was produced by Daniel I. Atkinson.

Personnel:

  • Harold Land – tenor saxophone
  • Ray Drummond – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums
  • Mulgrew Miller – piano

Track listing:

  1. Inner Voice – Harold Land
  2. Ugly Beauty – Thelonious Monk
  3. What’s New? – Bob Haggart, Harold Land
  4. Dark Mood – Harold Land
  5. Like Someone in Love – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  6. Mapenzi – Harold Land

In January 1967.

In January 1967, “Blue Note” label released “Cornbread”, the 19th Lee Morgan album. It was recorded in September 1965, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Lee Morgan – trumpet
  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Hank Mobley – tenor saxophone
  • Herbie Hancock – piano
  • Larry Ridley – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Lee Morgan, except where noted.

  1. Cornbread
  2. Our Man Higgins
  3. Ceora
  4. Ill Wind – Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
  5. Most Like Lee

In January 1966.

In January 1966, “Blue Note” label released “The Rumproller”, the 17th Lee Morgan album. It was recorded in April 1965, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Lee Morgan – trumpet
  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Ronnie Mathews – piano
  • Victor Sproles – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Lee Morgan except where noted

  1. The Rumproller – Andrew Hill
  2. Desert Moonlight
  3. Eclipso
  4. Edda – Wayne Shorter
  5. The Lady – Rudy Stevenson

In December 1968.

In December 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Caramba!” the 29th Lee Morgan album. It was recorded in May 1968, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Francis Wolff.

Personnel:

  • Lee Morgan – trumpet
  • Bennie Maupin – tenor saxophone
  • Cedar Walton – piano
  • Reggie Workman – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums
  • Cal Massey – arranger

Track listing:

All tracks by Lee Morgan except where noted.

  1. Caramba
  2. Suicide City
  3. Cunning Lee
  4. Soulita
  5. Helen’s Ritual

In December 1967.

In December 1967, “Milestone” label released “Got to Get It!” the 17th Bobby Timmons album. It was recorded November – December 1967, at “Plaza Sound Studios” in New York City.

Personnel:

  • Bobby Timmons – piano
  • Jimmy Owens – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Hubert Laws – flute
  • Joe Farrell, James Moody – flute, tenor saxophone
  • George Barrow – baritone saxophone
  • Joe Beck, Howard Collins, Eric Gale – guitar
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Jimmy Cobb, Billy Higgins – drums
  • Tom McIntosh – arranger, conductor
  • Unidentified vocals

Track listing:

All compositions by Bobby Timmons except as indicated

  1. If You Ain’t Got It (I Got to Get It Somewhere) – Tom McIntosh
  2. Up, Up and Away – Jimmy Webb
  3. Travelin’ Light – Jimmy Mundy, Trummy Young, Johnny Mercer
  4. Come Sunday – Duke Ellington
  5. One Down
  6. So Tired
  7. Here’s That Rainy Day – Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
  8. Straight No Chaser – Thelonious Monk
  9. Booker’s Bossa – Walter Booker, Cedar Walton