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In April 1958.

In April 1958, “Prestige” label released “All Mornin’ Long”, the sixth Red Garland album. It was recorded in November 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • Red Garland – piano
  • John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • George Joyner – bass
  • Art Taylor – drums

Track listing:

  1. All Mornin’ Long – Red Garland
  2. They Can’t Take That Away from Me – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  3. Our Delight – Tadd Dameron

In April 1958.

In April 1958, “Blue Note” label released “Paul Chambers Quintet”, the fourth Paul Chambers studio album. It was recorded in May 1957, “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet 
  • Clifford Jordan – tenor saxophone 
  • Tommy Flanagan – piano
  • Elvin Jones – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Chambers except where noted

  1. Minor Run-Down – Benny Golson
  2. The Hand of Love
  3. Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise – Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg
  4. Four Strings – Benny Golson
  5. What’s New? – Johnny Burke, Bob Haggart
  6. Beauteous

In April 1957.

In April 1957, “Columbia” label released “Drum Suite”, album by Art Blakey, side one is the Art Blakey Percussion Ensemble, side two is the Jazz Messengers. It was recorded June – December 1956, February 1957, at “Columbia 30th Street Studio” in New York City, and was produced by George Avakian.

Personnel:

  • Art Blakey – drums
  • Bill Hardman – trumpet
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Ira Sullivan – tenor saxophone
  • Ray Bryant – piano
  • Sam Dockery – piano
  • Kenny Drew – piano
  • Oscar Pettiford – bass, cello
  • Spanky DeBrest – bass
  • Wilbur Ware – bass
  • Jo Jones – drums
  • Charles “Specs” Wright – drums, timpani, gong
  • Candido Camero – bongos
  • Sabu Martinez – bongos 

Track listing:

  1. The Sacrifice – Art Blakey
  2. Cubano Chant – Ray Bryant
  3. Oscalypso – Oscar Pettiford
  4. Nica’s Tempo – Gigi Gryce
  5. D’s Dilemma – Mal Waldron
  6. Just for Marty – Bill Hardman

In April 1957.

In April 1957, “Prestige” label released “The Young Bloods”, the fifth Donald Byrd album. It was recorded in November 1956, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Phil Woods – alto saxophone
  • Al Haig – piano
  • Teddy Kotick – bass
  • Charlie Persip – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Phil Woods except where noted.

  1. Dewey Square – Charlie Parker
  2. Dupeltook
  3. Once More
  4. House of Chan
  5. In Walked George
  6. Lover Man – Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez, James Sherman

On February 9, 2020.

On February 9, 2020, Armando Anthony “Chick” Corea died aged 79. He was musician (piano, keyboards, percussion), composer and bandleader. He is regarded as one of the major piano players to emerge in jazz during the post-John Coltrane era. Recorded and performed with the most important Jazz musicians including Miles Davis, Mongo Santamaria, Willie Bobo, Blue Mitchell, Herbie Mann, Stan Getz, Roy Haunes, Miroslav Vitous, Stanley Clarke, Richard Davis, Joe Farrell, Joe Henderson, Eric Kloss, Hubert Laws, Herbie Mann, Blue Mitchell, John Patitucci, Wayne Shorter, Cal Tjader, Sonny Stitt, Dave Pike, Armando Peraza, Marion Brown, Sadao Watanabe, Larry Coryell, John Surman, Elvin Jones, Rolf Kühn, Airto Moreira, Antony Braxton, Pete La Roca, Al Di Meola, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ron Carter, Gábor Szabó, Donald Byrd, Tete Montoliu, Chaka Khan, Eddie Gomez, Wallace Rooney, Herbie Hancock, Antonio Sanches, Gary Burton and Hiromi Uehara. Corea formed and lead Return to Forever, Circle, Chick Corea Elektric Band, Chick Corea Akoustic Band and Five Peace Band. As leader he released 77 studio and 23 live albums. Corea won 23 “Grammy Awards”.

In January 1959.

In January 1959, “Bethlehem” label released “Art Blakey Big Band”, the third Art Blakey album. It was recorded in December 1957, in New York City, and was produced by Lee Kraft.

Personnel:

  • Art Blakey – drums
  • Ray Copeland, Bill Hardman, Idrees Sulieman, Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Frank Rehak, Jimmy Cleveland, Melba Liston – trombone
  • Bill Graham, Sahib Shihab – alto saxophone
  • Al Cohn, John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
  • Bill Slapin – baritone saxophone
  • Walter Bishop, Jr. – piano
  • Wendell Marshall – bass

Track listing:

  1. Midriff – Gerald Valentine
  2. Ain’t Life Grand – Al Cohn
  3. Tippin’ – Donald Byrd
  4. Pristine – John Coltrane
  5. El Toro Valiente – Charles Gambel, Chiefy Salaam
  6. The Kiss of No Return – Charles Gambel, Chiefy Salaam
  7. Late Date – Melba Liston
  8. The Outer World – Al Cohn

In January 1957.

In January 1957, “Blue Note” label released “6 Pieces of Silver”, the fifth Horace Silver album. It was recorded 1956, at June – November 1956, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Horace Silver – piano
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet 
  • Hank Mobley – tenor saxophone 
  • Junior Cook – tenor saxophone
  • Doug Watkins – bass 
  • Gene Taylor – bass
  • Louis Hayes – drums
  • Bill Henderson – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Horace Silver, except where noted.

  1. Cool Eyes
  2. Shirl
  3. Camouflage
  4. Enchantment
  5. Señor Blues
  6. Virgo
  7. For heaven’s Sake

In December 1957.

In January 1957, “Prestige” label released “2 Trumpets”, an album by Art Farmer and Donald Byrd. It was recorded in August 1956, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • Art Farmer – trumpet 
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone 
  • Barry Harris – piano
  • Doug Watkins – bass
  • Art Taylor – drums

Track listing:

  1. The Third – Donald Byrd
  2. Contour – Kenny Drew
  3. When Your Lover Has Gone – Einar Aaron Swan
  4. Dig – Miles Davis
  5. Round Midnight – Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen

In November 1956.

In November 1956, “Prestige” label released “4, 5 and 6”, the third Jackie McLean album. It was recorded in July 1956, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, and was produced Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • Jackie McLean – alto sax
  • Hank Mobley – tenor sax
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Mal Waldron – piano
  • Doug Watkins – bass
  • Art Taylor – drums

Track listing:

  1. Sentimental Journey – Ben Homer, Bud Greeen, Les Brown
  2. Why Was I Born – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, Kenny Drew
  3. Contour – Kenny Drew
  4. Confirmation – Charlie Parker
  5. When I Fall in Love – Edward Heyman, Victor Young
  6. Abstraction – Mal Waldron

On October 26, 1967.

On October 26, 1967, “Blue Note” label released “Mustang!”, the 23rd Donald Byrd album. It was recorded November 1964 – June 1966, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • McCoy Tyner – piano
  • Sonny Red – alto saxophone
  • Hank Mobley – tenor saxophone
  • Jimmy Heath – tenor saxophone
  • Walter Booker – bass
  • Freddie Waits – drums
  • Joe Chambers – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Donald Byrd except where noted.

  1. Mustang – Sonny Red Kyner
  2. Fly Little Bird Fly
  3. I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) – Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster
  4. Dixie Lee
  5. On the Trail – Ferde Grofé
  6. I’m So Excited by You