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In April 1962.

In April 1962, “Blue Note” label released “Ready for Freddie”, the fifth Freddie Hubbard album. It was recorded in August 1961, at “Van gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
  • Bernard McKinney – euphonium
  • Wayne Shorter – tenor saxophone
  • McCoy Tyner – piano
  • Art Davis – double bass
  • Elvin Jones – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Freddie Hubbard, except where noted.

  1. Arietis” – 6:41
  2. Weaver of Dreams – Jack Elliott, Victor Young
  3. Marie Antoinette – Wayne Shorter
  4. Birdlike
  5. Crisis
  6. Arietis – (alternate take)
  7. Marie Antoinette (alternate take) – Wayne Shorter

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

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 1965.

In January 1965, “Blue Note” label released “In ‘n’ Out”, the third Joe Henderson album. It was released in April 1963, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Joe Henderson — tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Dorham — trumpet
  • McCoy Tyner — piano
  • Richard Davis — bass
  • Elvin Jones — drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Henderson except where noted.

  1. In ‘n’ Out
  2. Punjab
  3. Serenity
  4. Short Story – Kenny Dorham
  5. Brown’s Town – Kenny Dorham

On December 16, 1963.

On December 16, 1963, “Columbia” label released “Quiet Nights”, the 36th Miles Davis album, and his fourth and final album collaboration with Gil Evans. It was recorded July – November 1962, April 1963, at “Columbia’s 30th Street Studios” in Manhattan, and was produced by Teo Macero and Irving Townsend.

Personnel:

  • Miles Davis – trumpet
  • Gil Evans – arranger, conductor
  • Shorty Baker, Bernie Glow, Louis Mucci, Ernie Royal – trumpets
  • J.J. Johnson, Frank Rehak – trombones
  • Ray Alonge, Don Corrado, Julius Watkins – french horns
  • Bill Barber – tuba
  • Steve Lacy – soprano saxophone
  • George Coleman – tenor saxophone
  • Albert Block – flute
  • Ray Beckenstein, Jerome Richardson – woodwinds
  • Garvin Bushell, Bob Tricarico – bassoons
  • Janet Putnam – harp
  • Victor Feldman – piano
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Jimmy Cobb – drums
  • Frank Butler – drums
  • Willie Bobo – bongos
  • Elvin Jones – percussion
  • Fred Plaut – engineer
  • Dan Hunstein – photography

Track listing:

  1. Song No. 2 (a.k.a. Prenda Minha, Brazilian folk song) – Gil Evans, Miles Davis
  2. Once Upon a Summertime – Johnny Mercer, Michel Legrand
  3. Aos Pés da Cruz – Marino Pinto, José Gonçalves
  4. Song No. 1 (a.k.a. Adelita by Francisco Tárrega) – Gil Evans, Miles Davis
  5. Wait Till You See Her – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  6. Corcovado – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  7. Summer Night – Harry Warren, Al Dubin

On December 9, 2010.

On December 9, 2010, James Moody died aged 85. He was musician (saxophone, flute) and singer, best known for his work in bebop and hard bop Jazz. He recorded and performed with some of the biggest names in Jazz music including Dizzy Gillespie, Art Farmer, Kenny Barron, Jon Faddis, Eddie Jefferson, Johnny Coles, Todd Coolman, Rufus Reid, Gil Fuller, Milt Jackson, Dexter Gordon, Elvin Jones, Quincy Jones, Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Lalo Schifrin, Bobby Thimons, Cedar Walton, Tubby Hayes, and Roberta Gambarini. In 2011, Moody posthumously won “Grammy Award” for “Best Jazz Instrumental album”, for his album “Moody 4B”. The “New Jersey Performing Arts Center” hosts the “James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival”. As a leader Moody released 44 albums.

In July 1970.

In July 1970, ”Impulse!” label released “Transition”, an album by John Coltrane. It was recorded May – June 1965, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Bob Thiele and John Coltrane.

Personnel:

  • John Coltrane– tenor saxophone
  • McCoy Tyner– piano
  • Jimmy Garrison– double bass
  • Elvin Jones– drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Nat Hentoff – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by John Coltrane.

  1. Transition
  2. Dear Lord
  3. Suite
  • Prayer and Meditation: Day, Peace and After
  • Prayer and Meditation: Evening, Affirmation
  • Prayer and Meditation: 4 A.M.

In July 1964.

In July 1964, “Atlantic” label released “Coltrane’s Sound”, an album credited to John Coltrane. It was recorded in October 1960, at “Atlantic Studios” in New York City, during the sessions for “My Favorite Things” album, and was produced by Nesuhi Ertegun.

Personnel:

  • John Coltrane— tenor and soprano saxophone
  • McCoy Tyner— piano
  • Steve Davis— bass
  • Elvin Jones— drums
  • Tom Dowd— engineering
  • Marvin Israel— photography
  • Ralph J. Gleason— liner notes

Track listing:

  1. The Night Has a Thousand Eyes – Buddy Bernier, Jerry Branin
  2. Central Park West – John Coltrane
  3. Liberia – John Coltrane
  4. Body and Soul – Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green
  5. Equinox – John Coltrane
  6. Satellite – John Coltrane

In July 1964.

In July 1964, “Impulse” label released “Today and Tomorrow”, the fourth McCoy Tyner album. It was recorded June 1963 – February 1964, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood, NJ, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  1. McCoy Tyner– piano
  2. Jimmy Garrison- bass
  3. Albert Heath- drums
  4. John Gilmore- tenor saxophone
  5. Thad Jones– trumpet
  6. Frank Strozier- alto saxophone
  7. Butch Warren– bass
  8. Elvin Jones– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by McCoy Tyner except where noted

  1. Contemporary Focus
  2. A Night in Tunisia – Dizzy Gillespie
  3. T ‘N A Blues – Elvin Jones
  4. Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma
  5. Three Flowers
  6. When Sunny Gets Blue – Marvin Fisher, Jack Segal

In July 1963.

In July 1963, “Impulse!” label released “John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman”, an album by John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman. It was recorded in March 1963, at “Van Gelder Studios” in Englewood, NJ, and was produced by Bob Thiele. In 2013, the album was inducted in the “Grammy Hall of Fame”.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Hartman– vocals
  • John Coltrane– tenor saxophone
  • McCoy Tyner– piano
  • Jimmy Garrison– double bass
  • Elvin Jones– drums

Track listing:

  1. They Say It’s Wonderful – Irving Berlin
  2. Dedicated to You – Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin, Hy Zaret
  3. My One and Only Love – Guy Wood, Robert Melin
  4. Lush Life – Billy Strayhorn
  5. You Are Too Beautiful – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  6. Autumn Serenade – Peter DeRose, Sammy Gallop