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In July 1964.

In July 1964, “Impulse” label released “Today and Tomorrow”, the fourth McCoy Tyner album. It was recorded June 1963 – February 1964, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood, NJ, and was produced by Bob Thiele.


  1. McCoy Tyner– piano
  2. Jimmy Garrison- bass
  3. Albert Heath- drums
  4. John Gilmore- tenor saxophone
  5. Thad Jones– trumpet
  6. Frank Strozier- alto saxophone
  7. Butch Warren– bass
  8. Elvin Jones– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by McCoy Tyner except where noted

  1. Contemporary Focus
  2. A Night in Tunisia – Dizzy Gillespie
  3. T ‘N A Blues – Elvin Jones
  4. Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma
  5. Three Flowers
  6. When Sunny Gets Blue – Marvin Fisher, Jack Segal

On May 24, 2020.

On May 24, 2020, Wilbur James Cobb died aged 91. He was musician (drums), one of the most influential and respected drummers in Jazz music. He has recorded and performed with many musicians including Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Dinah Washington, Pearl Bailey, Clark Terry, Cannonball Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Wynton Kelly, Stan Getz, Wes Montgomery, Art Pepper, Gil Evans, Paul Chambers, Kenny Burrell, J. J. Johnson, Sonny Stitt, Nat Adderley, Phil Upchurch, Benny Golson, Hank Jones, Ron Carter, George Coleman, Fathead Newman, Geri Allen, Earl Bostic, Leo Parker, Charlie Rouse, Ernie Royal, Philly Joe Jones, Bobby Timmons, Walter Booker, Jerome Richardson, Joey DeFrancesco, Keter Betts, Jimmy Cleveland, Sam Jones, Red Garland, Joe Henderson, Eddie Gómez, Bill Evans, Jeremy Steig, Richard Wyands, Peter Bernstein, Walter Bishop, Jr., Richie Cole, Nancy Wilson, Ricky Ford, David Amram, Donald Byrd, Kenny Barron and Toshiko Akiyoshi. Cobb recorded 17 albums as a leader.


On April 14, 2014.

On April 14, 2014, Armando Peraza died aged 79. He was musician (percussion, congas, bongos, timbales), recorded and performed with Machito’s Big Band, Charlie Parker, Slim Gaillard, Perez Prado, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Mingus, Dexter Gordon, Tony Martinez, Gato Barbieri, Cal Tjader, George Shearing, Randy Weston, Peggy Lee, Mongo Santamaria, Shelly Manne, Judy Garland, Victor Feldman, Stan Kenton Band, Harvey Mandel and Santana. As leader, Peraza recorded one album, “Wild Thing” in 1968.

On March 23, 1994.

On March 23, 1993, “Warner Bros” label released the self-titled, debut Joshua Redman album. It was recorded in 1993, at “Skyline Studios” and “Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Matt Pierson.


  • Joshua Redman – tenor saxophone
  • Kevin Hays– piano
  • Mike LeDonne– piano
  • Paul LaDuca – double bass
  • Christian McBride– double bass
  • Gregory Hutchinson– drums
  • Clarence Penn– drums
  • Kenny Washington– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Joshua Redman, except where noted.

  1. Blues on Sunday
  2. Wish
  3. Trinkle Tinkle – Thelonious Monk
  4. Echoes
  5. I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown
  6. Body & Soul – Edward Heyman, Frank Eyton, Robert Sour, John W. Green
  7. Tribalism
  8. Groove X (By Any Means Necessary)
  9. Salt Peanuts – Dizzy Gillespie
  10. On the Sunny Side of the Street – Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields
  11. Sublimation



In December 1964.

In December 1964, “Limelight” label released “Jambo Caribe”, the 45th Dizzy Gillespie album. It was recorded in 1964, at “Universal Studios” in Chicago, and was produced by Hal Mooney.


  • Dizzy Gillespie– vocals, trumpet
  • James Moody- tenor saxophone, flute
  • Kenny Barron- piano
  • Chris White– vocals, bass
  • Rudy Collins- drums
  • Kansas Fields- percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Dizzy Gillespie except where noted.

  1. Fiesta Mo-Jo
  2. Barbados Carnival – Chris White
  3. Jambo
  4. Trinidad, Hello – Kenny Barron
  5. Poor Joe – Joe Willoughby
  6. And Then She Stopped
  7. Don’t Try to Keep up with the Joneses – Joe Willoughby
  8. Trinidad, Goodbye – Kenny Barron

On July 9, 1995.

On July 9, 1995, “Arista” label “Who’s Zoomin’ Who?”, the thirtieth Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded October 1984 – May 1995,at “The Automatt” in San Francisco, “The Plant Recording Studios” in Sausalito, “United Sound Systems” in Detroit, “Right Track Recording” and “The Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Aretha Franklin, David A. Stewart and  Narada Michael Walden.


  • Aretha Franklin – lead vocals
  • Walter Afanasieff– keyboards
  • Preston Glass– backing vocals, keyboards, keyboard vibes
  • Peter Wolf– lead vocals
  • Nat Adderley Jr.– keyboards
  • Robbie Kondor – synthesizer
  • Annie Lennox– lead vocals, keyboards
  • David A. Stewart– keyboards, rhythm guitar
  • Benmont Tench– Hammond organ
  • Corrado Rustici– guitar, guitar synthesizer
  • Ray Gomez – guitar solo
  • Doc Powell– guitar
  • Steve Khan– guitar
  • Mike Campbell– lead guitar
  • Carlos Santana– guitar solo
  • Randy Jackson– synth bass, bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Louis Johnson– bass guitar
  • Nathan East– bass guitar
  • Narada Michael Walden– drums, percussion, acoustic piano, keyboards
  • Yogi Horton– drums
  • Stan Lynch– drums
  • Shelly Yakus – drums
  • Steve Kroon – percussion
  • Gigi Gonaway– tambourine
  • The Santana Rhythm Section– percussion
  • Andy Narell – steel drums
  • Clarence Clemons– saxophone
  • Paul Riser– string arrangements
  • Dizzy Gillespie– trumpet solo
  • Kitty Beethoven – backing vocals
  • Carolyn Franklin– backing vocals
  • Jim Gilstrap– backing vocals
  • Vicki Randle– backing vocals
  • Sylvester– backing vocals
  • Jeanie Tracy – backing vocals
  • Martha Wash– backing vocals
  • Laundon Von Hendricks – backing vocals
  • Nikita Germaine – backing vocals
  • The Charles Williams Singers – choir
  • Craig Thomas – backing vocals
  • Karen Benington – backing vocals
  • Sandra Feva – backing vocals
  • Margaret Branch – backing vocals
  • Brenda Corbett – backing vocals
  • Sephra Herman – production coordination
  • Clive Davis– executive producer
  • Don Smith – engineer, mixing
  • Josh Abbey – engineer
  • David Frazer – engineer
  • Adam Williams – engineer
  • Jay Willis – assistant engineer
  • Moira Marquis – second engineer
  • Ray Pyle – second engineer
  • Paul Hamingson – second engineer
  • Gordon Logan – second engineer
  • Dominick Celani – assistant engineer
  • Dana Chappelle – second engineer
  • Tim Crich – second engineer
  • Maureen Droney – second engineer
  • Michael Brauer – additional mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Stephen Marcussen– original mastering
  • David A. Stewart – mixing
  • John Pinderhughes – photography
  • Donn Davenport – art direction
  • Artis Lane – painting

Track listing:

  1. Freeway of Love – Jeffrey E. Cohen, Narada Michael Walden
  2. Another Night – Beppe Cantarelli, Roy Freeland
  3. Sweet Bitter Love – Van McCoy
  4. Who’s Zoomin’ Who – Aretha Franklin, Preston Glass, Narada Michael Walden
  5. Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves – Annie Lennox, David A. Stewart
  6. Until You Say You Love Me – Preston Glass, Narada Michael Walden
  7. Ain’t Nobody Ever Loved You – Jeffrey E. Cohen, Narada Michael Walden
  8. Push – Jeffrey E. Cohen, Narada Michael Walden
  9. Integrity – Aretha Franklin

In November 1965.

In November 1965, “Impulse” label released “Dear John C.”, the fifth Elvin Jones album. It was recorded in February 1965, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Bob Thiele.


  • Elvin Jones– drums
  • Charlie Mariano- alto saxophone
  • Roland Hanna, Hank Jones – piano
  • Richard Davis– bass

Track listing:

  1. Dear John C. – Hammer, Thiele
  2. Smoke Rings – Gifford, Washington
  3. Love Bird – Charlie Mingus
  4. Feeling Good – Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse
  5. Anthropology – Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker
  6. This Love of Mine – Sol Parker, Hank Sanicola, Sinatra
  7. Fantazm – Duke Ellington
  8. Ballade – Hammer
  9. Everything Happens to Me – Tom Adair, Matt Dennis

On October 12, 1956.

On October 12, 1956, “EmArcy” label released “Max Roach + 4”, the second Max Roach album. It was recorded September 17 – 20, 1956, in New York City, and was produced by Bob Shad.


  • Max Roach- drums
  • Kenny Dorham- trumpet
  • Sonny Rollins- tenor saxophone
  • Ray Bryant(, Bill Wallace – piano
  • George Morrow- bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Max Roach except where noted.

  1. Ezz-Thetic – George Russell
  2. Free-Zee
  3. Just One of Those Things – Cole Porter
  4. Mr X.
  5. Body and Soul – Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green
  6. Woody ‘n’ You – Dizzy Gillespie

On September 2, 1958.

On September 2, 1958, “Columbia” label released “Milestones”, the 30th Miles Davis album . It was recorded February –  March, 1958, at “Columbia 30th Street Studio” in New York City, and was produced by George Avakian.


  • Miles Davis– trumpet, piano
  • Julian “Cannonball” Adderley– alto saxophone
  • John Coltrane– tenor saxophone
  • Red Garland– piano
  • Paul Chambers– double bass
  • Philly Joe Jones– drums

Track listing:

  1. Jekyll – Jackie McLean
  2. Sid’s Ahead – Miles Davis
  3. Two Bass Hit – John Lewis, Dizzy Gillespie
  4. Miles – Miles Davis
  5. Billy Boy – traditional; arranged by Ahmad Jamal
  6. Straight, No Chaser – Thelonious Monk

In December 1974.

In December 1974, “Pablo” label released “Oscar Peterson and Dizzy Gillespie”, an album by Oscar Peterson and Dizzy Gillespie. It was recorded in November 1974, and was produced by Norman Granz.


  • Oscar Peterson – piano
  • Dizzy Gillespie– trumpet

Track listing:

  1. Caravan – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol
  2. Mozambique – Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson
  3. Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert
  4. Close Your Eyes – Bernice Petkere
  5. Blues for Bird – Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson
  6. Dizzy Atmosphere – Dizzy Gillespie
  7. Alone Together – Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz
  8. Con Alma – Dizzy Gillespie