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On July 1, 1997.

On July 1, 1997, “Savant” label released “The Opening Round”, subtitled “The Groove Masters Series Vol. 1”, the 43rd Houston Person album. It was recorded in February 1997, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Houston Person.

Personnel:

  • Houston Person– tenor saxophone
  • Joey DeFrancesco– Hammond B3 organ
  • Rodney Jones– guitar
  • Tracy Wormworth– electric bass
  • Bernard Purdie– drums

Track listing:

  1. Sweet Sucker – Johnny Griffin
  2. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green, Al Jackson Jr., Willie Mitchell
  3. Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
  4. What’s Going On? – Marvin Gaye, Renaldo Benson, Al Cleveland
  5. When a Man Loves a Woman – Calvin Lewis, Andrew Wright
  6. Blue Spring – Rodney Jones
  7. Song for a Rainbow – Rodney Jones
  8. Shenandoah – traditional

 

In June 1964.

In June 1964, “Blue Note” label released “No Room for Squares”, the 21st Hank Mobley album. It was recorded March – October, 1963, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Hank Mobley– tenor saxophone
  • Lee Morgan– trumpet
  • Donald Byrd– trumpet
  • Andrew Hill– piano
  • Herbie Hancock– piano
  • John Ore– bass
  • Butch Warren– bass
  • Philly Joe Jones– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Hank Mobley except where noted.

  1. Three Way Split
  2. Carolyn – Lee Morgan
  3. Up a Step
  4. No Room for Squares
  5. Me ‘N’ You – Lee Morgan
  6. Old World, New Imports

In June 1968.

In June 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Contrasts”, the seventh Larry Young album. It was recorded in September 1967, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Larry Young- organ
  • Althea Young – vocals
  • Hank White – flugelhorn
  • Herbert Morgan – tenor saxophone
  • Tyrone Washington- tenor saxophone
  • Eddie Wright – guitar
  • Eddie Gladden- drums
  • Stacey Edwards – congas

Track listing:

 All tracks by Larry Young except where noted.

  1. Majestic Soul
  2. Evening
  3. Major Affair
  4. Wild Is the Wind – Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington
  5. Tender Feelings – Tyrone Washington
  6. Means Happiness

 

In June 1965.

In June 1965, “Blue Note” label released “The Thing to Do, the 10th Blue Mitchell album. It was recorded in July 1964, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Blue Mitchell- trumpet
  • Junior Cook- tenor saxophone
  • Chick Corea- piano
  • Gene Taylor- bass
  • Al Foster- drums

Track listing:

  1. Fungii Mama – Blue Mitchell
  2. Mona’s Mood – Jimmy Heath
  3. The Thing to Do – Jimmy Heath
  4. Step Lightly – Joe Henderson
  5. Chick’s Tune – Chick Corea

In June 1961.

In June 1961, “Blue Note” label released “Whistle Stop”, the thirteen Kenny Dorham album. It was recorded in January 1961, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Kenny Dorham- trumpet
  • Hank Mobley- tenor sax
  • Kenny Drew- piano
  • Paul Chambers- double bass
  • Philly Joe Jones- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Kenny Dorham.

  1. Philly Twist
  2. Buffalo
  3. Sunset
  4. Whistle Stop
  5. Sunrise in Mexico
  6. Windmill
  7. Dorham’s Epitaph

 

In June 1961.

In June 1961, “Blue Note” label released “Undercurrent”, the eleventh Kenny Drew album. It was recorded in December 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Kenny Drew– piano
  • Freddie Hubbard– trumpet
  • Hank Mobley– tenor saxophone
  • Sam Jones– double bass
  • Louis Hayes– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Kenny Drew.

  1. Undercurrent
  2. Funk – Cosity
  3. Lion’s Den
  4. The Pot’s On
  5. Groovin’ the Blues
  6. Ballade

In June 1960.

In June 1960, “Blue Note” label released “Davis Cup”, the debut Walter Davis Jr. album. It was recorded in August 1959, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Walter Davis Jr.– piano
  • Donald Byrd– trumpet
  • Jackie McLean– alto saxophone
  • Sam Jones– bass
  • Art Taylor– drums

 Track listing:

 All tracks by Walter Davis Jr.

  1. ‘Smake It
  2. Loodle-Lot
  3. Sweetness
  4. Rhumba Nhumba
  5. Minor Mind
  6. Millie’s Delight

 

In May 1970.

In May 1970, “CTI” label released “Red Clay”, the 20th Freddie Hubbard album. It was recorded in January 1970, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, in NJ, and was produced by Cred Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Hubbard- trumpet
  • Joe Henderson- tenor saxophone, flute
  • Herbie Hancock- piano, electric piano
  • Ron Carter- bass
  • Lenny White- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Freddie Hubbard.

  1. Red Clay
  2. Delphia
  3. Suite Sioux
  4. The Intrepid Fox

In May 1961.

In May 1961, “Blue Note” label released “Leeway”, the twelve Lee Morgan album. It was recorded in April 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Lee Morgan- trumpet
  • Jackie McLean- alto saxophone
  • Bobby Timmons- piano
  • Paul Chambers- bass
  • Art Blakey- drums

Track listing:

  1. These Are Soulful Days – Cal Massey
  2. The Lion and the Wolff – Lee Morgan
  3. Midtown Blues – Jackie McLean
  4. Nakatini Suite – Cal Massey

In May 1961.

In May 1961, “Blue Note” label released “Grant’s First Stand”, the debut Grant Green studio album. It was recorded in January 1961, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Grant Green– guitar
  • Baby Face Willette– organ
  • Ben Dixon– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Grant Green except where noted.

  1. Miss Ann’s Tempo
  2. Lullaby of the Leaves – Bernice Petkere, Joe Young
  3. Blues for Willarene
  4. Baby’s Minor Lope – Baby Face Willette
  5. ‘Tain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do – Porter Grainger
  6. A Wee Bit O’Green