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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

On March 1, 1994.

On March 1, 1994, “Mapleshade” label released “Masters from Different Worlds”, the 32nd Clifford Jordan album. It was recorded in December 1989, at “Mapleshade Studios” in Upper Marlboro, MD, and was produced by Fred Kaplan and Pierre Sprey.

Personnel:

  • Clifford Jordan – soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Ran Blake – piano
  • Julian Priester – trombone
  • Claudia Polley – vocals
  • Windmill Saxophone Quartet:
  • Jesse Meman – alto saxophone
  • Tom Monroe, Ken Plant – tenor saxophone
  • Clayton Englar – baritone saxophone
  • Steve Williams – drums
  • Alfredo Mojica – congas

Track listing:

  1. Something to Live For – Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
  2. A Touch of Evil – Ran Blake
  3. Arline – Ran Blake
  4. Laura – David Raksin, Jihnny Mercer
  5. Short Life of Barbara Monk – Ran Blake
  6. Vanguard – Ran Blake
  7. Julia – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  8. Wives and Lovers – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  9. Doug’s Prelude – Clifford Jordan
  10. Mood Indigo – Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills

In December 1992.

In December 1992, “Evidence” label released “African Venus” the twelve Dewey Redman album. It was recorded in December 1992, at “Sound on Sound Studio” in New York City     and was produced by Inc. Big Apple Productions.

Personnel:

  • Dewey Redman – alto and tenor saxophone, musette
  • Joshua Redman – tenor saxophone
  • Charles Eubanks – piano
  • Anthony Cox – bass
  • Carl Allen – drums
  • Danny Sadownick – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Dewey Redman except where noted.

  1. African Venus
  2. Venus and Mars
  3. Mr. Sandman – Pat Ballard
  4. Echo Prayer
  5. Satin Doll – Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn
  6. Take the “A” Train – Billy Strayhorn
  7. Turnaround – Ornette Coleman

In December 1968.

In December 1968, “Milestone” label released “Do You Know the Way?” the 18th and the final Bobby Timmons album.

Personnel:

  • Bobby Timmons – piano
  • Joe Beck – guitar
  • Bob Cranshaw – electric bass
  • Jack DeJohnette – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Bobby Timmons except where noted.

  1. The Spanish Count
  2. I Won’t Be Back – Joe Beck
  3. Last Night When We Were Young – Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg
  4. Do You Know the Way to San Jose – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  5. Come Together
  6. Something to Live For – Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
  7. Soul Time
  8. This Guy’s in Love With You – Burt Bacharach, Hal David

On December 27, 1992.

On December 27, 1992, “Criss Cross” label released “Downtown Sounds”, the debut Grant Stewart album. It was recorded in 1992, at “RPM Sound” in New York City, and was produced by Gerry Teekens.

Personnel:

  • Grant Stewart – tenor sax
  • Joe Magnarelli – trumpet
  • Brad Mehldau – piano
  • Peter Washington – bass
  • Kenny Washington – drums
  • Max Bolleman – engineer
  • Gerry Teekens – design
  • Ron Schwerin – photography

Track listing:

  1. Audobahn – Sonny Rollins
  2. Smada – Billy Strayhorn
  3. Daydream – Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, John La Touche
  4. From This Moment On – Cole Porter
  5. A Bee Has Two Brains – Johnny Ellis
  6. Sweet and Lovely – Gus Arnheim, Harry Tobias, Jules Lemare
  7. Intimacy of the Blues – Billy Strayhorn
  8. Ko-Ko – Charlie Parker

In December 1961.

In December 1961, “Prestige” label released “Twisting the Jug”, the 15th Gene Ammons album. It was recorded in November 1961, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Personnel:

  • Gene Ammons – tenor saxophone
  • Joe Newman – trumpet
  • Jack McDuff – organ
  • Wendell Marshall – bass
  • Walter Perkins – drums
  • Ray Barretto – congas

Track listing:

All tracks by Gene Ammons except where noted

  1. Twistin’ the Jug
  2. Born to Be Blue – Mel Tormé, Robert Wells
  3. Satin Doll – Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn
  4. Moten Swing – Bennie Moten, Buster Moten
  5. Stormy Monday – Bob Crowder, Billy Eckstine, Earl Hines
  6. Down the Line

On October 21, 2002.

On October 21, 2002, “ECM” label released “Lift Every Voice”, the 33rd Charles Lloyd album. It was recorded in February 2002, and was produced by Charles Lloyd, and Dorothy Darr.

Personnel:

  • Charles Lloyd – tenor saxophone, flute, tarogato
  • Geri Allen – piano
  • John Abercrombie – guitar
  • Marc Johnson – double bass
  • Larry Grenadier – double bass
  • Billy Hart – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Charles Lloyd, except where noted.

  1. Hymn to the Mother
  2. You Are So Beautiful – Bruce Fisher, Billy Preston
  3. Amazing Grace – John Newton
  4. East Virginia, West Memphis
  5. What’s Going On – Renaldo “Obie” Benson, Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye
  6. Angel Oak
  7. Te Amaré – Silvio Rodríguez
  8. I’m Afraid – Duke Ellington
  9. Hafez, Shattered Heart
  10. Rabo de Nube – Silvio Rodríguez
  11. Blood Count – Billy Strayhorn
  12. Go Down Moses – traditional
  13. Beyond Darkness
  14. Nocturne
  15. Wayfaring Stranger – traditional
  16. Deep River – traditional
  17. Lift Every Voice and Sing – James Weldon Johnson, John Rosamond Johnson
  18. Prayer, The Crossing

On September 19, 1991.

On September 19, 1991, “Strata-East” label released “Steadfast”, the second John Hicks studio album. It was recorded in May 1975, in London.

Personnel:

  • John Hicks – piano
  • Ulrich Hofmann – design
  • Malcolm Addey – digital mastering
  • Duncan Stanbury – digital transfer
  • Manfred Rinderspacher – photography

Track listing:

  1. One for John Mixon – John Hicks
  2. Lush Life – Billy Strayhorn
  3. Pensativa – Clare Fischer
  4. Sophisticated Lady – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish
  5. Hamp’s Dance – John Hicks
  6. My One and Only Love – R. Guy
  7. Steadfast – John Hicks
  8. Serenade – J. Walters
  9. Without a Song – Vincent Youmans
  10. In a Sentimental Mood – Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz
  11. Soul Eyes – Mal Waldron
  12. A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square – Eric Maschwitz, Manning Sherwin
  13. The Bright Eyes – John Hicks

In August 1962.

In August 1962, “Pacific Jazz” label released “Essence” the fourth Don Ellis album. It was recorded in July 1962, in Los Angeles, and was produced by Richard Bock.

Personnel:

  • Don Ellis- trumpet
  • Paul Bley- piano
  • Gary Peacock- bass
  • Nick Martinis, Gene Stone – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Don Ellis except where noted.

  1. Johnny Come Lately – Billy Strayhorn
  2. Slow Space
  3. Ostinato
  4. Donkey – Carla Bley
  5. Form
  6. Angel Eyes – Earl Brent, Matt Dennis
  7. Irony
  8. Lover – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart

In July 1963.

In July 1963, “Impulse!” label released “John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman”, an album by John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman. It was recorded in March 1963, at “Van Gelder Studios” in Englewood, NJ, and was produced by Bob Thiele. In 2013, the album was inducted in the “Grammy Hall of Fame”.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Hartman– vocals
  • John Coltrane– tenor saxophone
  • McCoy Tyner– piano
  • Jimmy Garrison– double bass
  • Elvin Jones– drums

Track listing:

  1. They Say It’s Wonderful – Irving Berlin
  2. Dedicated to You – Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin, Hy Zaret
  3. My One and Only Love – Guy Wood, Robert Melin
  4. Lush Life – Billy Strayhorn
  5. You Are Too Beautiful – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  6. Autumn Serenade – Peter DeRose, Sammy Gallop