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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 August 1959.

In August 1959, “Blue Note” label released “New Soil”, the fifteen Jackie McLean album. It was recorded in May 1959, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Walter Davis Jr. – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Pete LaRoca – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Walter Davis Jr. except where noted.

  1. Hip Strut – Jackie McLean
  2. Minor Apprehension – Jackie McLean
  3. Greasy
  4. Sweet Cakes
  5. Davis Cup

On July 15, 2014.

On July 15, 2014, “Blue Note” label released “No Fools, No Fun”, the debut Puss n Boots studio album. It was recorded 2013 – 2014, at “Studio G”, “The Bell House” in Brooklyn, New York.

Personnel:

  • Norah Jones – vocals, electric guitar, fiddle
  • Catherine Popper – vocals, bass, acoustic guitar
  • Sasha Dobson – vocals, acoustic guitar, bass, drums
  • Joel Hamilton – engineering, mixing
  • Matt Labozza – assistant engineering
  • Mike Jinno – assistant engineering
  • Francisco Botero – assistant engineering
  • Greg Calbi – mastering  
  • Nicole Frantz – creative direction
  • Frank Harkins – art direction, design
  • Richard Ballard – photography

Track listing:

  1. Leaving London – Tom Paxton
  2. Bull Rider – Rodney Crowell
  3. Twilight – Robbie Robertson
  4. Sex Degrees of Separation – Sasha Dobson
  5. Don’t Know What It Means – Norah Jones
  6. Down by the River – Neil Young
  7. Tarnished Angel – Roger Miller
  8. Jesus, Etc – Jeff Tweedy
  9. Always – Catherine Popper
  10. GTO – Jeb Loy Nichols
  11. Pines – Catherine Popper
  12. You’ll Forget Me – Sasha Dobson

In July 1960.

In July 1960, “Blue Note” label released “Fuego”, the 17th Donald Byrd album. It was recorded in October 1959, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs”, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Duke Pearson – piano
  • Doug Watkins – bass
  • Lex Humphries – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Donald Byrd.

  1. Fuego
  2. Bup a Loup
  3. Funky Mama
  4. Low Life
  5. Lament
  6. Amen

In July 1958.

In July 1958, “Blue Note” label released “Lou Takes Off”, the seventh Lou Donaldson album. It was recorded in December 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Lou Donaldson – alto saxophone
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Sonny Clark – piano
  • Jamil Nasser – bass
  • Art Taylor – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Francis Wolff – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Donaldson except where noted.

  1. Sputnik
  2. Dewey Square – Charlie Parker
  3. Strollin’ In
  4. Groovin’ High – Dizzy Gillespie

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

In June 1970.

In June 1970, “Blue Note” label released “Lift Every Voice”, the twelve Andrew Hill album. It was recorded May 1969 – March 1970, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Francis Volff.

Personnel:

  • Andrew Hill – piano
  • Woody Shaw – trumpet
  • Carlos Garnett – tenor saxophone
  • Richard Davis – bass
  • Freddie Waits – drums
  • Joan Johnson, LaReine LaMar, Gail Nelson, Antenett Goodman Ray – vocals
  • Lawrence Marshall – vocals, conductor

Track listing:

All tracks by Andrew Hill.

  1. Hey Hey
  2. Lift Every Voice
  3. Two Lullabies
  4. Love Chant
  5. Ghetto Lights

In June 1964.

In June 1964, “Blue Note” label released “No Room for Squares”, the 21st Hank Mobley album. It was recorded March 1963 – October 1963, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Hank Mobley – tenor saxophone
  • Lee Morgan – trumpet
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Andrew Hill – piano
  • Hebie Hancock – piano
  • John Ore – bass
  • Butch Warren – bass
  • Philly Joe Jones – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Hank Mobley except where noted.

  1. Three Way Split
  2. Carolyn – Lee Morgan
  3. Up a Step
  4. No Room for Squares
  5. Me ‘N’ You – Lee Morgan
  6. Old World, New Imports

In June 1961.

In June 1961, “Blue Note” label released “Jackie’s Bag”, the 17th Jackie McLean album. It was recorded January 1959 – September 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Sonny Clark – piano
  • Kenny Drew – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Philly Joe Jones – drums
  • Art Taylor – drums
  • Tina Brooks – tenor saxophone
  • Blue Mitchell – trumpet
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet

Track listing:

All tracks by Jackie McLean except where noted.

  1. Quadrangle
  2. Blues Inn
  3. Fidel
  4. Appointment in Ghana
  5. A Ballad for Doll
  6. Isle of Java – Tina Brooks

On June 12, 2020.

On June 12, 2020, “Blue Note” label released “Pick Me Up Off the Floor”, the seventh Norah Jones studio album. It was recorded 2019 – 2020, at “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, “Brooklyn Recording”, “Reservoir Studios” and “Rainbow Star” in Brooklyn, NY, and was produced by Norah Jones and Jeff Tweedy.

Personnel:

  • Norah Jones – vocals, piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, Hammond B3 organ, drums, celesta
  • Jeff Tweedy – acoustic and electric guitar, electric bass
  • Pete Remm – Hammond B3, synthesizer, electric guitar
  • Dan Lead – pedal steel guitar
  • Christopher Thomas – upright bass
  • Jesse Murphy – upright bass
  • Josh Lattanzi – electric bass 
  • John Patitucci – electric bass 
  • Dan Rieser, Josh Adams – drums
  • Brian Blade – drums
  • Nate Smith – drums 
  • Spencer Tweedy – drums
  • Mauro Refosco – shaker
  • Leon Michels – tenor saxophone 
  • Dave Guy – trumpet
  • Mazz Swift – violin, backing vocals
  • Ayane Kozasa – viola
  • Paul Wiancko – cello, string arrangement
  • Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth – backing vocals 
  • Brandon Bost – recording
  • Andy Taub – recording
  • Patrick Dillett – recording
  • Mark Greenberg – engineer
  • Matt Marinelli – additional recording
  • Jake Owen – additional recording
  • Homer Steinweiss – horns recording
  • Jamie Landry – mixing
  • Tom Schick – recording, mixing
  • Greg Calbi, Steve Fallone – mastering
  • Samuel Wahl – musical assistant
  • John Muller, Joey Wunsch – musical assistants
  • James Yost – musical assistant
  • Frank Harkins – art direction, design
  • Diane Russo – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Norah Jones, except where noted.

  1. How I Weep
  2. Flame Twin
  3. Hurts to Be Alone
  4. Heartbroken, Day After
  5. Say No More – Norah Jones, Sarah Oda
  6. This Life
  7. To Live
  8. I’m Alive – Norah Jones, Jeff Tweedy
  9. Were You Watching? – Norah Jones, Emily Fiskio
  10. Stumble on My Way
  11. Heaven Above – Norah Jones, Jeff Tweedy