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In december 1961.

In December 1961, “Impulse!” label released “Soul Trombone”, the 19th Curtis Fuller album. It was recorded in November 1961, at “Capitol Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
  • Jimmy Heath – tenor saxophone
  • Cedar Walton – piano
  • Jymie Merritt – bass
  • Jimmy Cobb, G. T. Hogan – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Curtis Fuller except where noted.

  1. The Clan
  2. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning – Bob Hilliard, David Mann
  3. Newdles
  4. The Breeze and I – Ernesto Lecuona, Al Stillman
  5. Dear Old Stockholm – traditional
  6. Ladies’ Night

In December 1961.

In December 1961, “Prestige” label released “Twisting the Jug”, the 15th Gene Ammons album. It was recorded in November 1961, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Personnel:

  • Gene Ammons – tenor saxophone
  • Joe Newman – trumpet
  • Jack McDuff – organ
  • Wendell Marshall – bass
  • Walter Perkins – drums
  • Ray Barretto – congas

Track listing:

All tracks by Gene Ammons except where noted

  1. Twistin’ the Jug
  2. Born to Be Blue – Mel Tormé, Robert Wells
  3. Satin Doll – Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn
  4. Moten Swing – Bennie Moten, Buster Moten
  5. Stormy Monday – Bob Crowder, Billy Eckstine, Earl Hines
  6. Down the Line

In December 1961.

In December 1961, “Verve” label released “Gloomy Sunday and Other Bright Moments”, the 16th Bob Brookmeyer album. It was recorded in November 1961, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Bob Brookmeyer – valve trombone, arranger
  • Bernie Glow, Joe Newman, Doc Severinsen, Clark Terry, Nick Travis – trumpet
  • Wayne Andre, Billy Byers, Bill Elton, Alan Raph – trombone
  • Wally Kane – bassoon
  • Eddie Caine – alto saxophone, flute
  • Phil Woods – alto saxophone, clarinet 
  • Gene Quill, Eddie Wasserman – alto saxophone
  • Phil Bodner – tenor saxophone, oboe, English horn
  • Al Cohn – tenor saxophone
  • Gene Allen – baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
  • Eddie Costa – vibraphone, percussion
  • Hank Jones – piano
  • George Duvivier – bass
  • Mel Lewis – drums
  • Ralph Burns, Al Cohn, Gary McFarland, Eddie Sauter – arranger

Track listing:

  1. Caravan – Juan Tizol, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills
  2. Why Are You Blue – Gary McFarland
  3. Some of My Best Friends – Al Cohn
  4. Gloomy Sunday – Rezső Seress
  5. Ho Hum – Bob Brookmeyer
  6. Detour Ahead – Herb Ellis, Johnny Frigo, Lou Carter
  7. Days Gone By; Oh My! – Gary McFarland
  8. Where, Oh Where – Cole Porter

In December 1961.

In December 1961, “Savoy” label released “Saying Something”, the debut Bill Hardman’s Quintet album. It was recorded in October 1961, at “Medallion Studio” in Newark, NJ, and was produced by Tom Wilson.

Personnel:

  • Bill Hardman − trumpet
  • Sonny Red − alto saxophone 
  • Ronnie Mathews − piano
  • Bob Cunningham, Doug Watkins − bass
  • Jimmy Cobb − drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Hardman except where noted

  1. Capers – Tom McIntosh
  2. Angel Eyes – Matt Dennis, Earl Brent) − 5:56
  3. Jo B
  4. Buckeye Blues
  5. Assunta – Cal Massey
  6. It Ain’t Happened Yet

In December 1961.

In December 1961, “Columbia” label released “Someday My Prince Will Come”, the 35th Miles Davis album. It was recorded in March 1961, at “Columbia’s 30th Street Studio” in Manhattan, New York City, and was produced by Teo Mecero.

Personnel:

  • Miles Davis– trumpet
  • Hank Mobley– tenor saxophone
  • John Coltrane– tenor saxophone
  • Wynton Kelly– piano
  • Paul Chambers– bass
  • Jimmy Cobb– drums
  • Philly Joe Jones– drums
  • Fred Plaut, Frank Laico – engineers
  • Bob Cato– cover design
  • Frances Davis – cover model

Track listing:

  1. Someday My Prince Will Come – Frank Churchill, Larry Morey
  2. Old Folks – Willard Robison, Dedette Lee Hill
  3. Pfrancing – Miles Davis
  4. Drad-Dog – Miles Davis
  5. Teo – Miles Davis
  6. I Thought About You – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer