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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

On June 6, 2006.

On June 6, 2006, “Blue Note” label released “Pax”, the seventh Andrew Hill album. It was recorded in February 1965, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Andrew Hill – piano
  • Freddie Hubbard – cornet 
  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone 
  • Richard Davis – bass
  • Joe Chambers – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Andrew Hill

  1. Eris
  2. Pax
  3. Calliope
  4. Euterpe
  5. Erato
  6. Roots ‘n’ Herbs
  7. Euterpe (alternate take)

On June 5, 2007.

On June 5, 2007, “Blue Note” label released “Change”, the ninth Andrew Hill album. It was recorded in March 1976, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Andrew Hill – piano, harpsichord
  • Sam Rivers – tenor saxophone
  • Walter Booker – bass
  • J. C. Moses – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Andrew Hill

  1. Violence
  2. Pain
  3. Illusion
  4. Hope
  5. Lust
  6. Desire

In May 1957.

In May 1957, “Blue Note” label released “Orgy in Rhythm”, the second Art Blakey album. It was released as two LP’s (Volume One and Volume Two) the same year. It was recorded in March 1957, at “Manhattan Towers” in New York City, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Art Blakey – vocals, drums
  • Herbie Mann – flute
  • Ray Bryant – piano
  • Wendell Marshall – bass
  • Sabu Martinez – percussion, vocals
  • Ubaldo Nieto – percussion, timbales
  • Evilio Quintero – percussion, maracas, cencerro
  • Carlos “Patato” Valdes – percussion
  • Jo Jones – drums, tympani
  • Arthur Taylor – drums
  • Specs Wright – drums, tympani
  • Rudy Van Gelder – recording
  • Ira Gitler – liner notes
  • Harold Feinstein – design
  • Francis Wolff – cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Art Blakey.

Volume One

  1. Buhaina Chant
  2. Ya Ya
  3. Toffi
  4. Split Skins

Volume Two

  1. Amuck
  2. Elephant Walk
  3. Come Out and Meet Me Tonight
  4. Abdallah’s Delight

In May 1964.

In May 1964, “Blue Note” label released “Our Thing”, the second Joe Henderson album. It was recorded in September 1963, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Dorham – trumpet
  • Andrew Hill – piano
  • Eddie Khan – bass
  • Pete La Roca – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer, mastering
  • Bob Blumenthal – liner notes
  • Reid Miles – design, cover design
  • Francis Wolff – photography, cover photo

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Henderson, except where noted.

  1. Teeter Totter
  2. Pedro’s Time – Kenny Dorham
  3. Our Thing
  4. Back Road – Kenny Dorham
  5. Escapade – Kenny Dorham

In May 1959.

In May 1959, “Blue Note” label released “Walkin’ & Talkin’”, the ninth Bennie Green album. It was recorded in January 1959, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Bennie Green – trombone
  • Eddie Williams – tenor saxophone
  • Gildo Mahones – piano
  • George Tucker – bass
  • Al Dreares – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Gildo Mahones except where noted.

  1. The Shouter
  2. Green Leaves
  3. This Love of Mine – Frank Sinatra, Sol Parker, Henry W. Sanicola Jr.
  4. Walkin’ and Talkin’ – Bennie Green
  5. All I Do Is Dream of You – Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed
  6. Hoppin’ Johns

In May 1961.

In May 1961, “Blue Note” label released “Goin’ Up”, the second Freddie Hubbard album. It was recorded in November 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
  • Hank Mobley – tenor saxophone
  • McCoy Tyner – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Philly Joe Jones – drums

Track listing:

  1. Asiatic Raes – Kenny Dorham
  2. The Changing Scene – Hank Mobley
  3. Karioka – Kenny Dorham
  4. A Peck a Sec – Hank Mobley
  5. I Wished I Knew – Bill Smith
  6. Blues for Brenda – Freddie Hubbard