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Dick Morrissey Quartet: Storm Warning!

In December 1965, “Mercury” label released “Storm Warning!”, the fourth Dick Morrissey Quartet album. It was recorded in November 1965, at “The Bull’s Head” in London.

Personnel:

  • Dick Morrissey – tenor sax
  • Harry South – piano
  • Phil Bates – double bass
  • Phil Seamen – drums
  • David Redfern – photography
  • Mike Hawker – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Storm Warning – Harry South
  2. What Is There to Say – Vernon Duke, Yip Harburg
  3. Come Rain Or Come Shine – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  4. Wind of Change – Harry South
  5. Get Out of Town – Cole Porter
  6. March On – Dick Morrissey

Nina Simone: Broadway – Blues Ballads

In November 1964, “Philips” label released “Broadway-Blues-Ballads”, the eleventh Nina Simone album. It was recorded in 1964, in New York City, and was produced by Hal Mooney.

Personnel:

  • Nina Simone – vocals, piano, arranger
  • Bobby Hamilton – drums
  • Lisle Atkinson – percussion
  • Rudy Stevenson – flute
  • Horace Ott – arranger, conductor
  • Hal Mooney – arranger, conductor

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell, Sol Marcus
  2. Night Song – Lee Adams, Charles Strouse
  3. The Laziest Gal in Town – Cole Porter
  4. Something Wonderful – Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers
  5. Don’t Take All Night – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus
  6. Nobody – Alex Rogers, Bert Williams
  7. I Am Blessed – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus
  8. Of This I’m Sure – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus
  9. See-Line Woman – traditional, George Bass, Nina Simone
  10. Our Love (Will See Us Through) – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus
  11. How Can I? – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus
  12. The Last Rose of Summer – Thomas Moore, Richard Alfred Milliken, Nina Simone

John Hicks: Piece for My Peace

On August 8, 1995, “Landmark” label released “Piece for My Peace”, the 27th John Hicks album.

Personnel:

  • John Hicks – piano
  • Vincent Herring – tenor sax, alto sax
  • Bobby Watson – alto sax
  • Elise Wood – flute
  • Curtis Lundy – bass
  • Cecil Brooks III – drums
  • Annalee Valencia – art direction, design
  • Paul Anthony – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Faith – Bobby Watson
  2. Piece for My Peace – John Hicks
  3. Mood Swings – Cecil Brooks III
  4. Diane – Charles Mingus
  5. Mudd’s Mode – Mickey Bass
  6. Don’t Let It Go – Vincent Herring
  7. So in Love – Cole Porter
  8. I Should Care – Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston
  9. My Shining Hours – Harrold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  10. Star-Crossed Lovers – Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn

Carly Simon: Moonlight Serenade

On July 19, 2005, “Columbia” label released “Moonlight Serenade”, the fourth Carly Simon album of standards (19th album overall). It was recorded 2004 – 2005, at “Fox Force Five” in Hollywood, “Reagan’s Garage” and “Westlake Recorders” in Los Angeles, “The Cutting Room” in New York City, and was produced by Richard Perry.

Personnel:

  • Carly Simon – vocals
  • Vin D’Onofrio – guitars, guitar solo
  • Michael Thompson – acoustic piano, synth strings, arrangements, additional synthesizers, synth vibraphone, Fender Rhodes
  • Jim Cox – acoustic piano
  • Andy Chukerman – synth strings, additional synthesizers, arrangements
  • Alex Navarro – synth strings, additional synthesizers
  • Chris Golden – bass
  • John Ferraro – drums
  • Sammy Merendino – drum programming, percussion
  • Doug Webb – saxophone, clarinet, sax solo, clarinet solo, “stritch” sax solo, flute, arrangements
  • Tom Evans – sax
  • Lee Thornburg – trombone, trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Larry Lunetta – trumpet
  • William Galison – harmonica
  • Sam Fischer, Samuel Formicola, Alyssa Park, Mark Robertson and Shalini Vijayan – violin
  • Danny Seidenberg – viola
  • Victor Lawrence – cello
  • Richard Perry – arrangements
  • Lauren Wild – arrangements
  • Michael Thompson – arrangements
  • Alex Navarro – arrangements
  • Bobby Ginsburg – recording, mixing
  • Carter William Humphrey – recording
  • Dylan Margerum – recording
  • Marcos González – additional engineering, Pro Tools technician
  • Jimmy Paar – additional engineering, Pro Tools technician
  • Jeff Phurrough – additional engineering, Pro Tools technician
  • Nick Sample – additional engineering, Pro Tools technician
  • Phil Carbo – engineer assistant
  • Anthony Gallo – engineer assistant
  • Cesar Ramirez – engineer assistant
  • Robert Hadley – mastering
  • Lauren Dooreck Camara – art direction, design
  • Ben McCarthy – production coordinator
  • Shauna Krikorian – production assistant
  • Bob Gothard – photography
  • Lauren Wild – associate producer

Track listing:

  1. Moonlight Serenade – Glenn Miller, Mitchell Parish
  2. I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Cole Porter
  3. I Only Have Eyes for You – Al Dubin, Harry Warren
  4. Moonglow – Eddie DeLange, Will Hudson, Irving Mills
  5. Alone Together – Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz
  6. In the Still of the Night – Cole Porter
  7. The More I See You – Mack Gordon, Harry Warren
  8.  Where or When – Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
  9. My One and Only Love – Robert Mellin, Guy Wood
  10. All the Things You Are – Frank Loesser, Hoagy Carmichael
  11. How Long Has This Been Going On? – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin

Shirley Scott: Soul Shoutin’

In July 1964. “Prestige” label released “Soul Shoutin’”, the 21st Shirley Scott album. It was recorded in October 1963, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Ozzie Cadena.

Personnel:

  • Shirley Scott – organ
  • Stanley Turrentine – tenor saxophone
  • Earl May – bass
  • Grassella Oliphant – drums

Track listing:

  1. Gravy Waltz – Ray Brown, Steve Allen
  2. In the Still of the Night – Cole Porter
  3. Deep Down Soul – Stanley Turrentine
  4. Serenata – Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish
  5. Soul Shoutin’ – Stanley Turrentine

Curtis Fuller: Boss of the Soul-Stream Trombone

In June 1961, “Warwick” label released “Boss of the Soul-Stream Trombone”, the eleventh Curtis Fuller album. It was recorded in December 1960, at “Mercury Sound Studio” in New York City.

Personnel:

  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
  • Yusef Lateef – tenor saxophone
  • Walter Bishop, Jr. – piano
  • Buddy Catlett – bass
  • Stu Martin – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Curtis Fuller except where noted.

  1. Chantized
  2. Flutie
  3. If I Were a Bell – Frank Loesser
  4. But Beautiful – Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
  5. Do I Love You? – Cole Porter
  6. The Court
  7. Mr. L

Ahmad Jamal: The Bright, the Blue and the Beautiful

In May 1968, “Cadet” label released “The Bright, the Blue and the Beautiful”, the 24th Ahmad Jamal album. It was recorded in February 1968, at “Fine Recording Studios” in New York, and was produced by Richard Evans.

Personnel:

  • Ahmad Jamal – piano
  • Jamil Sulieman – bass
  • Frank Gant – drums
  • The Howard Roberts Choir – vocals
  • Hale Smith – conductor

Track listing:

  1. Wild Is the Wind – Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington
  2. Ballad for Beverly – Bob Williams
  3. Of Bass I Love – Ahmad Jamal, Jamil Sulieman
  4. Yesterdays – Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern
  5. I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel to Be Free) – Billy Taylor, Dick Dallas
  6. At Long Last Love – Cole Porter
  7. Never Let Me Go – Jay Livingston, Ray Evans
  8. Gypsies in the Wind – Bob Williams
  9. Lover Man – Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez, James Sherman
  10. By Myself – Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz

J. J. Johnson & Kai Winding: Jay & Kai

In April 1957, “Columbia” label released “Jay and Kai”, album by J. J. Johnson and Kai Winding. It was recorded in November 1955, July – December 17, 1956, and January 1957 in New York City.

Personnel:

  • J. J. Johnson – trombone, trombonium 
  • Kai Winding – trombone, trombonium
  • Wayne Andre, Carl Fontana – trombone
  • Dick Leib – bass trombone 
  • Bobby Jaspar – tenor saxophone
  • Roy Frazee, Hank Jones, Dick Katz – piano
  • Bill Crow, Percy Heath, Milt Hinton, Kenny O’Brien – bass
  • Kenny Clarke, Jack Franklin, Elvin Jones, Shadow Wilson – drums
  • Candido Camero – bongos

Track listing:

  1. You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To – Cole Porter
  2. Caribe – Kai Winding
  3. Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe – Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg
  4. The Song Is You – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
  5. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning – David Mann, Bob Hilliard
  6. Yes, You – Dick Leib
  7. Tromboniums in Motion – J. J. Johnson
  8. How High the Moon – Morgan Lewis, Nancy Hamilton
  9. Violets for Your Furs – Matt Dennis, Tom Adair
  10. Too Close for Comfort – Jerry Bock, George David Weiss, Larry Holofcener
  11. ‘S Wonderful – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  12. I Should Care – Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn

Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim: Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim

In March 1967, “Reprise” label released “Francis Albert Sinatra & Antônio Carlos Jobim”, album by Frank Sinatra and Antônio Carlos Jobim. It was recorded January – February 1967, at “United Western Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Sonny Burke.

Personnel:

  • Frank Sinatra – vocal
  • Antônio Carlos Jobim – piano, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Al Viola – electric guitar
  • Jose Marino – doublebass
  • Dom Um Romão – drums
  • Colin Bailey – drums
  • Claus Ogerman – concuctor, arranger

Track listing:

  1. The Girl from Ipanema – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Norman Gimbel, Vinícius de Moraes
  2. Dindi – Ray Gilbert, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Aloysio de Oliveria
  3. Change Partners – Irving Berlin
  4. Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado) – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gene Lees
  5. Meditation (Meditação) – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Norman Gimbel, Newton Mendonça
  6. If You Never Come to Me (Inútil Paisagem) – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Ray Gilbert, Aloysio de Oliveira
  7. How Insensitive (Insensatez) – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Norman Gimbel, Vinicius de Moraes
  8. I Concentrate on You – Cole Porter
  9. Baubles, Bangles and Beads – Robert C. Wright, George Forrest, Alexander Borodin
  10. Once I Loved (O Amor em Paz) – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Ray Gilbert, Vinicius de Moraes

John Coltrane: Lush Life

In March 1961, “Prestige” label released “Lush Life”, album by John Coltrane. It was assembled from previously unreleased tracks from three recording sessions at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey in May and August 1957, and January 1958, produced by Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Red Garland – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Earl May – bass
  • Art Taylor – drums
  • Louis Hayes – drums
  • Albert Heath – drums

Track listing:

  1. Like Someone in Love – Jimmy Van Heusen
  2. I Love You – Cole Porter
  3. Trane’s Slow Blues – John Coltrane
  4. Lush Life – Billy Strayhorn
  5. I Hear a Rhapsody – Jack Baker, George Fragos, Dick Gasparre