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In November 1957.

In November 1957, “Bethlehem” label released “Clean Head’s Back in Town”, the debut Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson album. It was recorded in August 1957, in New York City, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  • Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson – vocals, alto saxophone
  • Joe Newman − trumpet
  • Henry Coker − trombone
  • Bill Graham − alto saxophone
  • Charlie Rouse, Frank Foster, Paul Quinichette − tenor saxophone
  • Charles Fowlkes − baritone saxophone
  • Nat Pierce − piano
  • Freddie Green, Turk Van Lake – guitar
  • Ed Jones − bass
  • Ed Thigpen, Gus Johnson − drums
  • Ernie Wilkins, Harry Tubbs, Manny Albam − arranger

Track listing:

All tracks by Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Dossie Terry and William Gray except where noted

  1. Cleanhead’s Back in Town
  2. That’s the Way to Treat Your Woman
  3. Trouble in Mind – Richard M. Jones
  4. Kidney Stew Blues – Eddie Vinson, Leona Blackman
  5. Sweet Lovin’ Baby – Charles Darwin
  6. Caldonia – Fleecie Moore
  7. It Ain’t Necessarily So – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  8. Cherry Red – Pete Johnson, Big Joe Turner
  9. Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby – Louis Jordan, Bill Austin
  10. I Just Can’t Keep the Tears from Tumblin’ Down – Charles Darwin
  11. Your Baby Ain’t Sweet Like Mine
  12. Hold It Right There
  13. Trouble in Mind (alternate take) – Richard M. Jones
  14. Kidney Stew Blues (alternate take) – Eddie Vinson, Leona Blackman
  15. Hold It Right There (alternate take)

In November 1957.

In November 1957, “Prestige” label released “Mal/2”, the second Mal Waldron album. It was recorded April – May 1957.

Personnel:

  • Mal Waldron – piano
  • John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
  • Idrees Sulieman, Bill Hardman – trumpet
  • Sahib Shihab – alto and baritone saxophone 
  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Julian Euell – bass
  • Ed Thigpen, Art Taylor – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Mal Waldron except where noted.

  1. From This Moment On – Cole Porter
  2. J.M.’s Dream Doll
  3. The Way You Look Tonight – Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern
  4. One By One
  5. Don’t Explain – Arthur Herzog Jr., Billie Holiday
  6. Potpourri

In November 1959.

In November 1959, “Prestige” label released “Cattin’ with Coltrane and Quinichette”, an album by John Coltrane and Paul Quinichette. It was recorded in May 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • John Coltrane – tenor saxophone 
  • Paul Quinichette – tenor saxophone
  • Mal Waldron – piano
  • Julian Euell – double bass
  • Ed Thigpen – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Mal Waldron, except where noted

  1. Cattin’
  2. Sunday – Chester Conn, Ned Miller, Jule Styne
  3. Exactly Like You – Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields
  4. Anatomy
  5. Vodka

In October 1959.

In October 1959, “Prestige” label “Cattin’ with Coltrane and Quinichette”, an album by John Coltrane and Paul Quinichette. It was recorded in May 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • John Coltrane – tenor saxophone 
  • Paul Quinichette – tenor saxophone
  • Julian Euell – double bass
  • Ed Thigpen – drums
  • Mal Waldron – piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Mal Waldron, except where noted

  1. Cattin’
  2. Sunday – Chester Conn, Ned Miller, Jule Styne
  3. Exactly Like You – Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields
  4. Anatomy
  5. Vodka

On October 1, 1964.

On October 1, 1964, “Mercury” label released “Oscar Peterson Trio + One”, album by  Oscar Peterson with Clark Terry. It was recorded on August 17, 1964, and was produced by Norman Granz.

Personnel:

  • Oscar Peterson– piano
  • Clark Terry– trumpet, flugelhorn, vocal
  • Ray Brown– double bass
  • Ed Thigpen– drums

Track listing:

  1. Brotherhood of Man – Frank Loesser
  2. Jim – Caesar Petrillo, Milton Samuels, Nelson Shawn
  3. Blues for Smedley – Oscar Peterson
  4. Roundalay – Oscar Peterson
  5. Mumbles – Clark Terry
  6. Mack the Knife – Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill
  7. They Didn’t Believe Me -Jerome Kern, Herbert Reynolds
  8. Squeaky’s Blues – Oscar Peterson
  9. I Want a Little Girl – Murray Mencher, Billy Moll
  10. Incoherent Blues – Clark Terry