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In September 1956.

In September 1956 “Jazz West” label released “Chambers’ Music” the debut Paul Chambers album. It was recorded in March 1956, at “Western Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Herbert Kimmel.

Personnel:

  • Paul Chambers — bass
  • Kenny Drew — piano
  • Roland Alexander — piano
  • John Coltrane — tenor saxophone
  • Pepper Adams — baritone saxophone
  • Curtis Fuller — trombone
  • Philly Joe Jones — drums

Track listing:

  1. Dexterity – Charlie Parker
  2. Stablemates – Benny Golson
  3. Easy to Love – Cole Porter
  4. Visitation – Paul Chambers
  5. John Paul Jones – John Coltrane
  6. Eastbound – Kenny Drew

In August 1960.

In August 1960, “New Jazz” label released “Makin’ the Changes”, the sixteen Jackie Mclean album. It was recorded February – August 1957, at “van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • Jackie McLean – alto sax
  • Mal Waldron – piano
  • Gil Coggins – piano
  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Webster Young – trumpet
  • Arthur Phipps – bass
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Louis Hayes – drums
  • Art Taylor – drums

Track listing:

  1. Bean and the Boys – Coleman Hawkins 
  2. What’s New? – Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke
  3. I Never Knew – Gus Kahn, Ted Fiorito
  4. I Hear a Rhapsody – Dick Gasparre, George Fragos, Jack Baker
  5. Jackie’s Ghost – Ray Draper
  6. Chasin’ the Bird – Charlie Parker

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

On March 16, 2004.

On March 16, 2004, “Delmark” label released “Up Jumped Spring”, the 23rd Curtis Fuller album. It was recorded August – September 2003, at “Riverside Studio” in Chicago, and was produced by Robert G. Koester and Jacey Falk.

Personnel:

  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Brad Goode – trumpet
  • Karl Montzka – piano
  • Larry Gray – bass
  • Stewart Miller– bass
  • Tim Davis – drums
  • Jacey Falk – vocals

Track listing:

  1. Cantaloupe Island – Herbie Hancock
  2. Up Jumped Spring – Freddie Hubbard
  3. In a Mellow Tone – Duke Ellington, Milt Gabler
  4. God Bless the Child – Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.
  5. “Bags’ Groove – Milt Jackson
  6. Equinox – John Coltrane
  7. I’m Old Fashioned – Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer
  8. Alone Together – Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz
  9. Whisper Not – Benny Golson
  10. Black Night – Jessie Mae Robinson
  11. Star Eyes – Gene de Paul, Don Raye

On March 15, 2005.

On March 15, 2005, “Savant” label released “Keep It Simple”, the 24th Curtis Fuller album. It was recorded in September 2003, at “Rocky Mountain Studios” in Hilton Head, Carolina, and was produced by Jacey Falk.

Personnel:

  • Curtis Fuller – trombone 
  • Javon Jackson – tenor saxophone 
  • Doug Carn – piano
  • Rodney Jordan – bass
  • Fritz Wise – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Curtis Fuller except where noted

  1. Spoken Intro
  2. The Court
  3. Maze
  4. Girl Talk – Neal Hefti, Bobby Troup
  5. A La Mode
  6. Lover Man – Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez, Jimmy Sherman
  7. Western Sunrise – Doug Carn
  8. Arabia
  9. I Didn’t Know What Time It Was – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  10. Diane – Javon Jackson
  11. It’s You or No One – Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn

On February 27, 2001.

On February 27, 2001, “Arkadia Jazz” label released “One Day, Forever”, the 31st Benny Golson album. It was recorded in November 1996, September 1999, October 2000, at “Sandhausen Studios” in Germany, “Avatar Studios” and “Patrych Recording” in New York City, and was produced by Bob Karcy.

Personnel:

  • Benny Golson – tenor saxophone, conductor, arranger
  • Shirley Horn – vocals
  • Art Farmer – trumpet
  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Geoff Keezer – piano
  • Lara Downes – piano
  • Mulgrew Miller – piano
  • Bill Mays – keyboards
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Dwayne Burno – bass
  • Carl Allen – drums
  • Joe Farnsworth – drums
  • Robert Carlisle, John Clark – French horn
  • Elizabeth Mann – flute
  • Gerard Reuter – oboe
  • Clay Ruede, David Heiss, Diane Barere, Eliana Mendoza, Erik Friedlander, Eugene Moye, Frederick Zlotkin, Jeanne Leblanc, Joseph Kimura, Lanny Paykin, Maxine Neuman, Richard Locker – cello
  • Dennis Wall – engineer

 Track listing:

All tracks by Benny Golson

  1. One Day, Forever (I Remember Miles)
  2. Blue Walk
  3. Killer Joe
  4. Are You Real?
  5. Sad to Say
  6. Out of the Past
  7. Blues Alley
  8. Along Came Betty
  9. On Gossamer Wings

In February 1960.

In February 1960, “Savoy” label released “Blues-ette”, the twelve Curtis Fuller album. It was recorded in May 1959, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Ozzie Cadena.

Personnel:

  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Benny Golson – tenor saxophone
  • Tommy Flanagan – piano
  • Jimmy Garrison – bass
  • Al Harewood – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Curtis Fuller except where noted.

  1. Five Spot After Dark – Benny Golson
  2. Undecided – Sydney Robin, Charlie Shavers
  3. Blues-ette
  4. Minor Vamp – Benny Golson
  5. Love Your Spell Is Everywhere – Edmund Goulding, Elsie Janis
  6. Twelve-Inch

On January 13, 2004.

On January 13, 2004, “High Note” label released “Song for the New Man”, the 33th David “Fathead” Newman album. It was recorded in October 2003, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by David “Fathead” Newman and Houston Person.

Personnel:

  • David “Fathead” Newman – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Curtis Fuller – trombone 
  • John Hicks – piano
  • John Menegon – bass
  • Jimmy Cobb – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by David “Fathead” Newman except where noted

  1. Visa – Charlie Parker
  2. Time After Time – Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn
  3. Shakabu
  4. Song for the New Man – Pat Rebillot
  5. Passing Through – Herbie Mann
  6. Fast Lane
  7. Lonesome Head
  8. When I Fall in Love – Victor Young, Edward Heyman
  9. This I Dig of You – Hank Mobley

In January 1962.

In January 1962, “Blue Note” label released “Mosaic”, the 18th Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers album. It was recorded in October 1961, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Art Blakey – drums
  • Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Wayne Shorter – tenor saxophone
  • Cedar Walton – piano
  • Jymie Merritt – bass

Track listing:

  1. Mosaic – Cedar Walton
  2. Down Under – Freddie Hubbard
  3. Children of the Night – Wayne Shorter
  4. Arabia – Curtis Fuller
  5. Crisis – Freddie Hubbard

In January 1961.

In January 1961, “Blue Note” label released “Curtis Fuller Volume 3”, the seventh Curtis Fuller album. It was recorded in December 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Art Farmer – trumpet
  • Sonny Clark – piano
  • George Tucker – bass
  • Louis Hayes – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Curtis Fuller except where noted.

  1. Little Messenger
  2. Quantrale
  3. Jeanie
  4. Carvon
  5. Two Quarters of a Mile
  6. It’s Too Late Now – Burton Lane, Alan Jay Lerner