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In June 1970.

In June 1970, “Blue Note” label released “Expansions”, the tenth McCoy Tyner album. It was recorded in August 1968, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Duke Pearson.

Personnel:

  • McCoy Tyner – piano
  • Woody Shaw – trumpet
  • Gary Bartz – alto saxophone, wooden flute
  •  Wayne Shorter – tenor saxophone, clarinet
  • Ron Carter – cello
  • Herbie Lewis – bass
  • Freddie Waits – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by McCoy Tyner, except where noted.

  1. Vision
  2. Song of Happiness
  3. Smitty’s Place
  4. Peresina
  5. I Thought I’d Let You Know – Cal Massey

In June 1968.

In June 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Serenade to a Soul Sister”, the 16th Horace Silver album. It was recorded February – March 1968, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Horace Silver – piano
  • Bennie Maupin – tenor saxophone
  • Stanley Turrentine – tenor saxophone
  • Charles Tolliver – trumpet
  • Bob Cranshaw – bass, electric bass
  • John Williams – bass
  • Mickey Roker – drums
  • Billy Cobham – drums, photography
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Francis Wolff – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Horace Silver.

  1. Psychedelic Sally
  2. Serenade to a Soul Sister
  3. Rain Dance
  4. Jungle Juice
  5. Kindred Spirits
  6. Next Time I Fall in Love

On May 27, 2008.

On May 27, 2008, “Blue Note” label released “Lay It Down”, the 29th Al Green studio album. It was recorded in 2008, and was produced by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and James Poyser.

Personnel:

  • Al Green – vocals
  • Anthony Hamilton – vocals, backing vocals
  • Corinne Bailey Rae – vocals, backing vocals
  • John Legend – vocals, backing vocals
  • Chalmers “Spanky” Alford – guitar
  • Randy Bowland – additional guitar
  • James Poyser – piano, organ
  • Adam Blackstone – bass
  • Owen Biddle – bass
  • Ahmir Questlove Thompson – drums
  • Homer Steinweiss – drums
  • Danny Sadownick – percussion
  • The Dap-Kings Horns – horns
  • Neal Sugarman – tenor saxophone
  • Ian Hendrickson Smith – baritone saxophone
  • Jaguar Wright, Mercedes Martinez – backing vocals
  • Larry Gold – string orchestrator, conductor
  • Richard Nichols, Eli Wolf – executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Green.

  1. Lay It Down
  2. Just for Me
  3. You’ve Got the Love I Need
  4. No One Like You
  5. What More Do You Want from Me
  6. Take Your Time
  7. Too Much
  8. Stay With Me (By the Sea)
  9. All I Need
  10. I’m Wild About You
  11. Standing in the Rain

In May 1958.

In May 1958, “Blue Note” label released “Sonny Clark Trio”, the fourth Sonny Clark album. It was recorded in October 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Sonny Clark – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Philly Joe Jones – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Francis Wolff – photography

Track listing:

  1. Be-Bop – Dizzy Gillespie
  2. I Didn’t Know What Time It Was – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  3. Two Bass Hit – Dizzy Gillespie, John Lewis
  4. Tadd’s Delight – Tadd Dameron
  5. Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise – Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg
  6. I’ll Remember April – Gene DePaul, Patricia Johnston, Don Raye

In April 1968.

In April 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Plain Talk”, the 47th Jimmy Smith album. It was recorded in March 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Smith – organ
  • Quentin Warren – guitar
  • Donald Bailey – drums
  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Ike Quebec – tenor saxophone
  • Blue Mitchell – trumpet
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Photomedia – photography
  • Nat Hentoff – liner notes

Track listings:

  1. Big Fat Mama – Lucky Millinder, Stafford Simon
  2. My One and Only Love – Robert Melvin, Guy Wood
  3. Plain Talk – Jimmy Smith
  4. Time After Time – Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne

In April 1960.

In April 1960, “Blue Note” label released “The Music From “The Connection”, the fifth  Freddie Redd album. It contains the music for Jack Gelber’s 1959 play “The Connection”. The album was recorded in February 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Redd – piano
  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Michael Mattos – bass
  • Larry Ritchie – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – recording
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Herb Snitzer – photography
  • Ira Gitler – liner notes

All tracks by Freddie Redd.

  1. Who Killed Cock Robin
  2. Wigglin’
  3. Music Forever
  4. Time To Smile
  5. (Theme for) Sister Salvation
  6. Jim Dunn’s Dilemma
  7. O.D. (Overdose)

In March 1967.

In March 1967, “Blue Note” label released “The Jody Grind”, the 15th Horace Silver album. It was recorded in November 1966, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Horace Silver – piano
  • Woody Shaw – trumpet
  • James Spaulding – alto saxophone, flute solo
  • Tyrone Washington – tenor saxophone
  • Larry Ridley – bass
  • Roger Humphries – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Horace Silver

  1. The Jody Grind
  2. Mary Lou
  3. Mexican Hip Dance
  4. Blue Silver
  5. Grease Piece
  6. Dimples

In March 1968.

In March 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Easterly Winds”, the seventh Jack Wilson album. It was recorded in September 1967, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Duke Pearson.

Personnel:

  • Jack Wilson – piano
  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Lee Morgan – trumpet
  • Garnett Brown – trombone
  • Bob Cranshaw – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Jack Wilson, except where noted.

  1. Do It
  2. On Children
  3. A Time for Love – Johnny Mandel
  4. Easterly Winds
  5. Nirvana
  6. Frank’s Tune – Frank Strozier

In March 1965.

In March 1965, “Blue Note” label released “Into Somethin’”, the fourth Larry Young album. It was recorded in November 1964, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Larry Young – organ
  • Grant Green – guitar
  • Sam Rivers – tenor saxophone
  • Elvin Jones – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Larry Young, except where noted.

  1. Tyrone
  2. Plaza De Toros – Grant Green
  3. Paris Eyes
  4. Backup
  5. Ritha

In March 1958.

In March 1958, “Blue Note” label released “Sonny’s Crib”, the third Sonny Clark album. It was recorded in September 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Sonny Clark – piano
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Art Taylor – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Francis Wolff – photography

 Track listing:

  1. With a Song in My Heart – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  2. Speak Low – Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash
  3. Come Rain or Come Shine – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  4. Sonny’s Crib – Sonny Clark
  5. News for Lulu – Sonny Clark