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In February 1962.

In February 1962, “Verve” label released “Blues Caravan”, the 18th Buddy Rich album. It was recorded in August 1961 and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Buddy Rich – drums
  • Wyatt Ruther – double bass
  • Johnny Morris – piano
  • Sam Most – flute
  • Rolf Ericson – trumpet
  • Mike Mainieri – vibraphone
  • Dick Olmstead – engineer
  • Roy de Carava – cover photo
  • Dom Cerulli – liner notes
  • Ken Druker – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Blowin’ the Blues Away – Horace Silver
  2. B.R. Blues – Buddy Rich
  3. Late Date – Maynard
  4. Caravan – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol
  5. Young Blood – Mike Mainieri
  6. I Remember Clifford – Benny Golson

On January 21, 2013.

On January 21, 2014, “High Note” label released “Icons & Influences”, the 32nd George Cables album. It was recorded in September 2013, at “Systems Two” in Brooklyn, New York, and was produced by George Cables.

Personnel:

  • George Cables – piano
  • Dezron Douglas – bass
  • Victor Lewis – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by George Cables except where noted

  1. Cedar Walton
  2. Farewell Mulgrew
  3. Happiness
  4. The Duke – Dave Brubeck
  5. Come Sunday – Duke Ellington
  6. Little B’s Poem – Bobby Hutcherson
  7. Nature Boy – Eden Ahbez
  8. Very Early – Bill Evans
  9. Isotope – Joe Henderson
  10. The Very Thought of You – Ray Noble
  11. Mo’ Pan – Aldwyn Roberts
  12. Blue Heart – Benny Golson

On december 29, 2020.

On December 29, 2020, Claude Bolling died aged 90. He was musician (piano), composer, and arranger. He wrote music for more than one hundred movies, collaborated with classical musicians, but also with musicians from various genres including Alexandre Lagoya, Pinchas Zukerman, Maurice André, and Yo-Yo Ma. Bolling has worked with some of the biggest names in the jazz music including Roy Eldridge, Kenny Clarke. Oscar Peterson, Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington, Stéphane Grappelli, and Django Reinhardt. As leader he released 24 albums.

In December 1992.

In December 1992, “Evidence” label released “African Venus” the twelve Dewey Redman album. It was recorded in December 1992, at “Sound on Sound Studio” in New York City     and was produced by Inc. Big Apple Productions.

Personnel:

  • Dewey Redman – alto and tenor saxophone, musette
  • Joshua Redman – tenor saxophone
  • Charles Eubanks – piano
  • Anthony Cox – bass
  • Carl Allen – drums
  • Danny Sadownick – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Dewey Redman except where noted.

  1. African Venus
  2. Venus and Mars
  3. Mr. Sandman – Pat Ballard
  4. Echo Prayer
  5. Satin Doll – Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn
  6. Take the “A” Train – Billy Strayhorn
  7. Turnaround – Ornette Coleman

In December 1968.

In December 1968, “Milestone” label released “Do You Know the Way?” the 18th and the final Bobby Timmons album.

Personnel:

  • Bobby Timmons – piano
  • Joe Beck – guitar
  • Bob Cranshaw – electric bass
  • Jack DeJohnette – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Bobby Timmons except where noted.

  1. The Spanish Count
  2. I Won’t Be Back – Joe Beck
  3. Last Night When We Were Young – Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg
  4. Do You Know the Way to San Jose – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  5. Come Together
  6. Something to Live For – Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
  7. Soul Time
  8. This Guy’s in Love With You – Burt Bacharach, Hal David

In December 1967.

In December 1967, “Milestone” label released “Got to Get It!” the 17th Bobby Timmons album. It was recorded November – December 1967, at “Plaza Sound Studios” in New York City.

Personnel:

  • Bobby Timmons – piano
  • Jimmy Owens – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Hubert Laws – flute
  • Joe Farrell, James Moody – flute, tenor saxophone
  • George Barrow – baritone saxophone
  • Joe Beck, Howard Collins, Eric Gale – guitar
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Jimmy Cobb, Billy Higgins – drums
  • Tom McIntosh – arranger, conductor
  • Unidentified vocals

Track listing:

All compositions by Bobby Timmons except as indicated

  1. If You Ain’t Got It (I Got to Get It Somewhere) – Tom McIntosh
  2. Up, Up and Away – Jimmy Webb
  3. Travelin’ Light – Jimmy Mundy, Trummy Young, Johnny Mercer
  4. Come Sunday – Duke Ellington
  5. One Down
  6. So Tired
  7. Here’s That Rainy Day – Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
  8. Straight No Chaser – Thelonious Monk
  9. Booker’s Bossa – Walter Booker, Cedar Walton

On December 27, 1992.

On December 27, 1992, “Criss Cross” label released “Downtown Sounds”, the debut Grant Stewart album. It was recorded in 1992, at “RPM Sound” in New York City, and was produced by Gerry Teekens.

Personnel:

  • Grant Stewart – tenor sax
  • Joe Magnarelli – trumpet
  • Brad Mehldau – piano
  • Peter Washington – bass
  • Kenny Washington – drums
  • Max Bolleman – engineer
  • Gerry Teekens – design
  • Ron Schwerin – photography

Track listing:

  1. Audobahn – Sonny Rollins
  2. Smada – Billy Strayhorn
  3. Daydream – Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, John La Touche
  4. From This Moment On – Cole Porter
  5. A Bee Has Two Brains – Johnny Ellis
  6. Sweet and Lovely – Gus Arnheim, Harry Tobias, Jules Lemare
  7. Intimacy of the Blues – Billy Strayhorn
  8. Ko-Ko – Charlie Parker

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 1957.

In December 1957, “Prestige” label released “Groovy”, the fourth Red Garland album. It was recorded in December 1956, May – August 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • Red Garland – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Art Taylor – drums

Track listing:

  1. C-Jam Blues – Barney Bigard, Duke Ellington
  2. Gone Again – Curtis Lewis, Curley Hamner, Gladys Hampton
  3. Will You Still Be Mine? – Matt Dennis, Tom Adair
  4. Willow Weep for Me – Ann Ronell
  5. What Can I Say, Dear – Walter Donaldson, Abe Lyman
  6. Hey Now – Red Garland