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In December 1957.

In December 1957, “Riverside” label released “The Chicago Sound”, the only Wilbur Ware album. It was recorded in October – November 1957, at “Reeves Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Wilbur Ware – bass
  • Johnny Griffin – tenor saxophone
  • John Jenkins – alto saxophone
  • Junior Mance – piano
  • Wilbur Campbell, Frankie Dunlop – drums

Track listing:

All tracks Wilbur Ware except where noted.

  1. Mamma-Daddy
  2. Body and Soul – Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour
  3. Desert Sands – Paul Dunlap, Edward Heyman, Stuff Smith
  4. 31st and State
  5. Lullaby of the Leaves – Bernice Petkere, Joe Young
  6. Latin Quarters – John Jenkins
  7. Be-Ware – John Jenkins
  8. The Man I Love – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin

In December 1957.

In December 1957, “Prestige” label released “Groovy”, the fourth Red Garland album. It was recorded in December 1956, May – August 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • Red Garland – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Art Taylor – drums

Track listing:

  1. C-Jam Blues – Barney Bigard, Duke Ellington
  2. Gone Again – Curtis Lewis, Curley Hamner, Gladys Hampton
  3. Will You Still Be Mine? – Matt Dennis, Tom Adair
  4. Willow Weep for Me – Ann Ronell
  5. What Can I Say, Dear – Walter Donaldson, Abe Lyman
  6. Hey Now – Red Garland

In December 1957.

In December 1957, “Blue Note” label released “Cliff Craft”, the fourth Clifford Jordan album. It was recorded in November 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  1. Clifford Jordan – tenor saxophone
  2. Art Farmer – trumpet 
  3. Sonny Clark – piano
  4. George Tucker – bass
  5. Louis Hayes – drums

Track listing:

 All tracks by Cliff Jordan, except where noted.

  1. Laconia
  2. Soul-Lo Blues
  3. Cliff Craft
  4. Confirmation – Charlie Parker
  5. Sophisticated Lady – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish
  6. Anthropology – Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker

In December 1957.

In December 1957, “Riverside” label released “That’s Him!”, the second Abbey Lincoln album. It was recorded in October 1957, at “Reeves Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Bill Grauer and Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Abbey Lincoln – vocals
  • Kenny Dorham – trumpet
  • Sonny Rollins – tenor saxophone
  • Wynton Kelly – piano, bass
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Max Roach – drums

Track listing:

  1. Strong Man – Oscar Brown, Jr.
  2. Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe – Harold Arlen, E.Y. “Yip” Harburg
  3. My Man – Jacques Charles, Channing Pollack, Albert Willemetz, Maurice Yvain
  4. Tender as a Rose – Phil Moore
  5. That’s Him – Ogden Nash, Kurt Weill
  6. I Must Have That Man! – Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh
  7. Porgy – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward
  8. When a Woman Loves a Man – Bernie Hanighen, Gordon Jenkins, Johnny Mercer
  9. Don’t Explain – Arthur Herzog, Jr., Billie Holiday

In December 1957.

In December 1957, “Riverside” label released “2 Horns / 2 Rhythm”, the sixth Kenny Dorham album. It was recorded November – December 1957, in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Kenny Dorham – trumpet, piano 
  • Ernie Henry – alto saxophone
  • Eddie Mathias, Wilbur Ware – bass
  • G.T. Hogan – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Kenny Dorham, except where noted.

  1. Lotus Blossom – Kenny Dorham, Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston
  2. Sposin – Paul Denniker, Andy Razaf
  3. Soon – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  4. Is It True What They Say About Dixie? – Irving Caesar, Sammy Lerner, Gerald Marks
  5. The End of a Love Affair – Edward Redding
  6. I’ll Be Seeing You – Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal
  7. Noose Bloos
  8. Jazz-Classic

In December 1957.

In December 1957, “Andex” label released “Mucho Calor”, an album by Conte Candoli and Art Pepper. It was recorded in October 1957, at “Forum Theatre” in Los Angeles.

Personnel:

  • Conte Candoli – trumpet, arranger 
  • Art Pepper – alto saxophone, arranger
  • Bill Perkins – tenor saxophone
  • Russ Freeman – piano
  • Ben Tucker – bass
  • Chuck Flores – drums
  • Jack Costanzo, Mike Pacheko – bongos, congas
  • Benny Carter – arranger 
  • Bill Holman – arranger 
  • Johnny Mandel – arranger

Track listing:

  1. Mucho Calor – Bill Holman
  2. Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert
  3. Mambo de la Pinta – Art Pepper
  4. I’ll Remember April – Gene de Paul, Don Raye
  5. Vaya Hombre Vaya – Bill Holman
  6. I Love You – Cole Porter
  7. Mambo Jumbo – Conte Candoli
  8. Old Devil Moon – Burton Lane, Yip Harburg
  9. Pernod – Johnny Mandel
  10. That Old Black Magic – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer

In December 1957.

In December 1957, “Prestige” label released “New Trombone”, the debut Curtis Fuller album. It was recorded in May 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Sonny Red – alto saxophone
  • Hank Jones – piano
  • Doug Watkins – bass
  • Louis Hayes – drums

Track listing:

All track by Curtis Fuller except where noted.

  1. Vonce #5
  2. Transportation Blues
  3. Blue Lawson
  4. Namely You – Gene de Paul, Johnny Mercer
  5. What Is This Thing Called Love? – Cole Porter

In December 1957.

In December 1957, “Blue Note” label released “Dial “S” for Sonny”, the debut Sonny Clark studio album. It was recorded in July 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Sonny Clark – piano
  • Art Farmer – trumpet
  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Hank Mobley – tenor saxophone
  • Wilbur Ware – bass
  • Louis Hayes – drums
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Francis Wolff – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Sonny Clark except where noted.

  1. Dial “S” for Sonny
  2. Bootin’ It
  3. It Could Happen to You – Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
  4. Sonny’s Mood
  5. Shoutin’ on a Riff
  6. Love Walked In – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin

In December 1957.

In December 1957, “Bethlehem” label released “Hard Drive”, the ninth Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers album. It was recorded in 1957, in New York City and was produced by Lee Kraft.

Personnel:

  • Art Blakey – drums
  • Bill Hardman – trumpet
  • Johnny Griffin – tenor saxophone
  • Junior Mance, Sam Dockery – piano
  • Spanky DeBrest – bass

Track listing:

  1. For Minors Only – Jimmy Heath
  2. Right Down Front – Johnny Griffin
  3. Deo-X – Bill Hardman
  4. Sweet Sakeena – Bill Hardman
  5. For Miles and Miles – Jimmy Heath
  6. Krafty – Johnny Griffin
  7. Late Spring – Leon Mitchell

In December 1957.

In December 1957, “Prestige” label released “Bags’ Groove”, the 23rd Miles Davis album. It was recorded June 29 – December 24, 1954, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • Miles Davis– trumpet
  • Sonny Rollins– tenor saxophone
  • Horace Silver– piano
  • Percy Heath– bass
  • Kenny Clarke– drums
  • Milt Jackson– vibraphone
  • Thelonious Monk– piano

Track listing:

  1. Bags’ Groove (Take 1) – Milt Jackson
  2. Bags’ Groove” (Take 2) – Milt Jackson
  3. Airegin – Sonny Rollins
  4. Oleo – Sonny Rollins
  5. But Not for Me (take 2) – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  6. Doxy – Sonny Rollins
  7. But Not for me (Take 2)  – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin