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In July 1960.

In July 1960, “Blue Note” label released “Fuego”, the 17th Donald Byrd album. It was recorded in October 1959, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs”, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Duke Pearson – piano
  • Doug Watkins – bass
  • Lex Humphries – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Donald Byrd.

  1. Fuego
  2. Bup a Loup
  3. Funky Mama
  4. Low Life
  5. Lament
  6. Amen

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 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 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 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

in october 1960.

In October 1960, “Blue Note” label released “Soundin’ Off”, the fourth Dizzy Reece album. It was recorded in May 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Dizzy Reece – trumpet
  • Walter Bishop Jr. – piano
  • Doug Watkins – bass
  • Art Taylor – drums

Track listing:

  1. A Ghost of a Chance – Bing Crosby, Ned Washington, Victor Young
  2. Once in a While – Michael Edwards, Bud Green
  3. Eb Pob – Dizzy Reece
  4. Yesterdays – Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern
  5. Our Love Is Here to Stay – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  6. Blue Streak – Dizzy Reece

In August 1957.

In August 1957, “New Jazz” and “Prestige” labels released “The Cats”, the second Tommy Flanagan album. It was recorded in April 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • Tommy Flanagan– piano
  • Idrees Sulieman– trumpet
  • John Coltrane– tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Burrell– guitar
  • Doug Watkins– bass
  • Louis Hayes– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Tommy Flanagan except where noted.

  1. Minor Mishap
  2. How Long Has This Been Going On? – GeorgeGershwin, Ira Gershwin
  3. Eclypso
  4. Solacium
  5. Tommy’s Tune

 

In June 1956.

In June 1956, “Prestige” label released “Lights Out!”, the second Jackie Mclean album. It was recorded in 1956, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, and was produced by Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Donald Byrd- trumpet
  • Elmo Hope- piano
  • Doug Watkins- bass
  • Art Taylor- drums

Track listing:

  1. Lights Out – Jackie McLean
  2. Up – Jackie McLean
  3. Lorraine – Donald Byrd
  4. A Foggy Day – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  5. Kerplunk – Donald Byrd
  6. Inding – Jackie McLean

In December 1960.

In December 1960, “Blue Note” label released “Byrd in Flight”, the 16th Donald Byrd album. It was recorded January – July 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Donald Byrd- trumpet
  • Jackie McLean- alto saxophone
  • Hank Mobley- tenor saxophone
  • Duke Pearson– piano
  • Doug Watkins – bass
  • Reggie Workman – bass
  • Lex Humphries- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Donald Byrd except where noted.

  1. Ghana
  2. Little Girl Blue – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  3. Gate City – Duke Pearson
  4. Lex
  5. Bo – Duke Pearson
  6. My Girl Shirl – Duke Pearson