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In January 1968.

In January 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Mr. Shing-A-Ling”, the 29th Lou Donaldson album. It was recorded in October 1967, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Francis Wolff.

Personnel:

  • Lou Donaldson – alto saxophone
  • Blue Mitchell- trumpet
  • Lonnie Smith- organ
  • Jimmy Ponder– guitar
  • Leo Morris- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Donaldson except where noted.

  1. Ode to Billie Joe – Bobby Gentry
  2. The Humpback
  3. The Shadow of Your Smile – Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster
  4. Peepin’ – Lonnie Smith
  5. The Kid – Harold Ousley

In December 1967.

In December 1967, “Blue Note” label released “Heads Up!”, the 14th Blue Mitchell album. It was recorded in November 1967, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Blue Mitchell – trumpet
  • Burt Collins- trumpet
  • Jerry Dodgion- flute, alto saxophone
  • Junior Cook- tenor saxophone
  • Pepper Adams- baritone saxophone
  • Julian Priester- trombone
  • McCoy Tyner- piano
  • Gene Taylor- bass
  • Al Foster- drums
  • Jimmy Heath, Melba Liston, Duke Pearson, Don Pickett – arrangement

Track listing:

All tracks by Blue Mitchell except where noted.

  1. Heads Up! Feet Down! – Jimmy Heath
  2. Togetherness – Jimmy Heath
  3. The Folks Who Live On the Hill – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
  4. Good Humour Man
  5. Len Sirrah – Melba Liston
  6. The People in Nassau

In December 1960.

In December 1960, “Blue Note” label released “True Blue”, the second Tina Brooks  studio album. It was recorded in June 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Tina Brooks- tenor saxophone
  • Freddie Hubbard– trumpet
  • Duke Jordan– piano
  • Sam Jones– bass
  • Art Taylor- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Tina Brooks except where noted.

  1. Good Old Soul
  2. Up Tight’s Creek
  3. Theme for Doris
  4. True Blue
  5. Miss Hazel
  6. Nothing Ever Changes My Love for You – Jack Segal, Marvin Fisher

 

In December 1960.

In December 1960, “Blue Note” label released “Byrd in Flight”, the 16th Donald Byrd album. It was recorded January – July 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Donald Byrd- trumpet
  • Jackie McLean- alto saxophone
  • Hank Mobley- tenor saxophone
  • Duke Pearson– piano
  • Doug Watkins – bass
  • Reggie Workman – bass
  • Lex Humphries- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Donald Byrd except where noted.

  1. Ghana
  2. Little Girl Blue – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  3. Gate City – Duke Pearson
  4. Lex
  5. Bo – Duke Pearson
  6. My Girl Shirl – Duke Pearson

In December 1959.

In December 1959, “Blue Note” label released “The Sermon!”, the fifteenth Jimmy Smith album. It was recorded August 25, 1957 and  February 25, 1958, at “Manhattan Towers” in New York City, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Smith– organ
  • Lee Morgan– trumpet
  • Lou Donaldson– alto saxophone
  • Tina Brooks– tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Burrell– guitar
  • Art Blakey– drums
  • George Coleman– alto saxophone
  • Eddie McFadden– guitar
  • Donald Bailey– drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder– engineer
  • Reid Miles– design
  • Francis Wolff– photography
  • Ira Gitler– liner notes

Track listing:

  1. The Sermon – Jimmy Smith
  2. O.S. – Jimmy Smith
  3. Flamingo – Edmund Anderson, Ted Grouya

On November 26, 1966.

On November 26, 1966, “Blue Note” label released “Mode for Joe”, the fifth Joe Henderson studio album. It was recorded in January 1966, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Engelwood Cliffs.

Personnel:

  • Joe Henderson– tenor saxophone
  • Lee Morgan– trumpet
  • Curtis Fuller– trombone
  • Bobby Hutcherson– vibes
  • Cedar Walton– piano
  • Ron Carter– bass
  • Joe Chambers– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Henderson except where noted.

  1. A Shade of Jade
  2. Mode for Joe – Cedar Walton
  3. Black – Cedar Walton
  4. Caribbean Fire Dance
  5. Granted
  6. Free Wheelin’ – Lee Morgan

On November 20, 1967.

On November 20, 1967, “Blue Note” label released “A New Conception”, the third Sam Rivers studio album. It was recorded on October 11, 1966, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Sam Rivers – soprano and tenor saxophone, flute
  • Hal Galper– piano
  • Herbie Lewis– bass
  • Steve Ellington– drums

Track listing:

  1. When I Fall in Love – Heyman, Young
  2. I’ll Never Smile Again – Lowe
  3. Detour Ahead – Lou Carter, Ellis, John Freigo
  4. That’s All – Alan Brandt, Haymes
  5. What a Diff’rence a Day Made – Adams, Grever
  6. Temptation – Brown, Freed
  7. Secret Love – Fain, Webster