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Duško Gojković 

On April 5, 2023, Duško Gojković died aged 91. He was musician (trumpet), composer and arranger. Regarded as one of the best jazz trumpet players in the world, he recorded and performed with many famous musicians, including Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Oscar Pettiford, Maynard Ferguson, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Gerry Mulligan, Sonny Rollins, Duke Jordan, Slide Hampton, Rolf Ericson, Kenny Clarke, Francy Boland and Woody Herman. In 1966, he released “Swinging Macedonia”, which is regarded as the definitive album of the Balkan’s jazz music. As leader, Gojković released 32 albums.


Jamie Cullum: Interlude

On October 6, 2014, “Island” label released “Interlude”, the seventh Jamie Cullum album. It was recorded in 2014, and was produced by Benedic Lamdin.


  • Jamie Cullum – vocal, piano, organ, photography
  • Gregory Porter – vocal
  • Laura Mvula – vocal
  • Rob Updegraff – guitar
  • Ross Stanley – piano
  • Rian Vosloo – bass, arranger
  • Tim Giles – drums, arranger
  • Tom Richards – saxophone, reeds, arrangements
  • Tomas Challenger – tenor saxophone
  • Edgar Jones – tenor saxophone, reeds
  • Fulvio Sigurta – trumpet
  • Mike Lovett – trumpet
  • Rory Simmons – trumpet, arranger
  • Percy Pursglove – trumpet
  • Neil Sidwell, Nichol Thomson, Natalie Wilts, Trevor Mires – trombone
  • James Allsopp – clarinet, reeds
  • Howard McGill – clarinet
  • Aisha Orazbeveva, Emma Smith – violin
  • Vince Sipprell – viola
  • Lucy Railton – cello
  • Amy Stanford, Anna Giddey, Kit Massey, Mary Martin, Natalie Rozario, Paloma Deike, Rachel Steadman, Ruth Elder – strings
  • Benedic Lamdin – engineer, mixing
  • Alex Bonney – engineer assistant
  • Vlado Meller – mastering
  • Jeremy Lubsey – mastering assistant
  • Matk James – artwork, design
  • Michael Agel, Andrew Corrigan – photography

Track listing:

  1. Interlude – Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli, Raymond Leven
  2. Don’t You Know – Ray Charles
  3. The Seer’s Tower – Sufjan Stevens
  4. Walkin’ – Richard Carpenter
  5. Good Morning Heartache – Dan Fisher, Ervin Drake, Irene Higginbotham
  6. Sack O’Woe – Jon Hendricks, Julian “Cannonball” Adderley
  7. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell, Sol Marcus
  8. My One and Only Love – Guy B. Wood, Robert Mellin
  9. Lovesick Blues – Cliff Friend, Irving Mills
  10. Losing You – Randy Newman
  11. Out of This World – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  12. Make Someone Happy – Adolph Green, Betty Comden, Jule Styne

Phineas Newborn Jr.: A World of Piano

In June 1962, “Contemporary” label released “A World of Piano!”, the eleventh Phineas Newborn Jr. album. It was recorded October – November 1961, at “Contemporary Records Studio” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lester Koenig.


  • Phineas Newborn Jr. – piano
  • Paul Chambers, Sam Jones – bass
  • Philly Joe Jones, Louis Hayes – drums

Track listing:

  1. Cheryl – Charlie Parker
  2. Manteca – Dizzy Gillespie, Gil Fuller, Chano Pozo
  3. Lush Life – Billy Strayhorn
  4. Daahoud – Clifford Brown
  5. Oleo – Sonny Rollins
  6. Juicy Lucy – Horace Silver
  7. For Carl – Leroy Vinnegar
  8. Cabu – Roland Alexander

Sonny Clark: Sonny Clark Trio

In May 1958, “Blue Note” label released “Sonny Clark Trio”, the fourth Sonny Clark album. It was recorded in October 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.


  • Sonny Clark – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Philly Joe Jones – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Francis Wolff – photography

Track listing:

  1. Be-Bop – Dizzy Gillespie
  2. I Didn’t Know What Time It Was – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  3. Two Bass Hit – Dizzy Gillespie, John Lewis
  4. Tadd’s Delight – Tadd Dameron
  5. Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise – Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg
  6. I’ll Remember April – Gene DePaul, Patricia Johnston, Don Raye

The Miles Davis Quintet: Relaxin’ With

In March 1958, “Prestige” label released “Relaxin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet”, the 24th Miles Davis album. It was recorded in October 1956, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Bob Weinstock.


  • Miles Davis – trumpet
  • John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
  • Red Garland – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Philly Joe Jones – drums

Track listing:

  1. If I Were a Bell – Frank Loesser
  2. You’re My Everything – Harry Warren
  3. I Could Write a Book – Richard Rodgers
  4. Oleo – Sonny Rollins
  5. It Could Happen to You – Jimmy Van Heusen
  6. Woody ’n’ You – Dizzy Gillespie

Cannonball Adderley: Things Are Getting Better

In February 1959, “Riverside” label released “Things Are Getting Better”, the eleventh Cannonball Adderley album. It was recorded in October 1958, at “Reeves Sound Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.


  • Cannonball Adderley – alto saxophone
  • Milt Jackson – vibes
  • Wynton Kelly – piano
  • Percy Heath – bass
  • Art Blakey – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Julian “Cannonball” Adderley except where noted.

  1. Blues Oriental – Milt Jackson
  2. Things Are Getting Better
  3. Serves Me Right [take 5] – Buddy Johnson
  4. Groovin’ High – Dizzy Gillespie
  5. The Sidewalks of New York [take 5] – James W. Blake, Charles B. Lawlor
  6. Sounds for Sid
  7. Just One of Those Things – Cole Porter

Phineas Newborn Jr.: Phineas Rainbow

In February 1957, “RCA Victor” label released “Phineas’ Rainbow”, the second Phineas Newborn Jr. studio album. It was recorded in October 1956 in New York City.


  • Phineas Newborn Jr. – piano
  • Calvin Newborn – guitar
  • George Joyner – bass
  • Philly Joe Jones – drums
  • Bill Coss – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Phineas Newborn Jr. except where noted.

  1. Overtime
  2. Angel Eyes – Earl Brent, Matt Dennis
  3. Come to Baby, Do! – Inez James, Sidney Miller
  4. Stairway to the Stars – Matty Malneck, Mitchell Parish, Frank Signorelli
  5. Land’s End – Harold Land
  6. Clarisse
  7. She (She Means Everything to Me) – George Shearing
  8. Tin Tin Deo – Gil Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo
  9. Autumn in New York – Vernon Duke
  10. What Is This Thing Called Love? – Cole Porter

Melvin Ragin

On October 24, 2018, Melvin M. Ragin aka Wah Wah Watson died aged 67. He was musician (guitar), famous for his unique skills with wah-wah pedal. He was member of The Funk Brothers, the studio band for “Motown Records”, recorded and performed with Dizzy Gillespie, John Lee Hooker, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Vanessa Williams, Thelma Houston, The Four Tops, The Jackson 5, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Michael Jackson, Maxwell, The Beach Boys, George Benson, Bobbi Humphrey, Janet Jackson, Yung Berg, Blondie, Norman Whitfield, The Undisputed Truth, Donald Byrd, Labelle, Love Unlimited, Cher, Meshell Ndegeocello, Gloria Gaynor, The Temptations (his guitar work on “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone”), Pointer Sisters, Martha Reeves, Rose Royce, Bob Scaggs and Herbie Hancock. As leader, Wah Wah Watson released one solo album (Elementary, 1976).

Lou Donaldson: Lou Takes Off

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.


  • 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

Red Rodney: Red Rodney Returns

In May 1959, “Argo” label released “Red Rodney Returns”, the third Red Rodney album. It was recorded in February 1959, at “Reco Art Studios” in Philadelphia, PA, and was produced by Dave Usher.


  • Red Rodney – trumpet
  • Billy Root – tenor saxophone
  • Danny Kent – piano
  • Jay Cave – double bass
  • Frank Young – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Danny Kent except where noted.

  1. Shaw ‘Nuff – Ray Brown, Gil Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie
  2. Red, Hot and Blue
  3. I Remember You – Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer
  4. 5709
  5. Whirlwind
  6. Jordu – Duke Jordan
  7. Shelley
  8. Two by Two – Jay Cave