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In January 1969.

In January 1969, “Blue Note” label released “Bout Soul”, the 37th Jackie McLean album. It was recorded in September 1967, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Francis Wolff.

Personnel:

  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Woody Shaw – trumpet
  • Grachan Moncur III – trombone
  • LaMont Johnson – piano
  • Scotty Holt – bass
  • Rashied Ali – drums
  • Barbara Simmons – recitation

Track listing:

  1. Soul – Grachan Moncur III, Barbara Simmons
  2. Conversion Point – Jackie McLean
  3. Big Ben’s Voice – LaMont Johnson
  4. Dear Nick, Dear John – Scotty Holt
  5. Erdu – LaMont Johnson

In January 1968.

In January 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Open House”, the 45th Jimmy Smith album. It was recorded in March 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Smith – organ
  • Quentin Warren – guitar
  • Donald Bailey – drums
  • Blue Mitchell – trumpet
  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Ike Quebec – tenor saxophone
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Francis Wolff – photography
  • Leonard Feather – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Open House – Jimmy Smith
  2. Old Folks – Willard Robison, Dedette Lee Hill
  3. Sista Rebecca – Jimmy Smith
  4. Embraceable You – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin

In January 1964.

In January 1964, “Blue Note” label released “Una Mas”, the 17th Kenny Dorham album. It was recorded in April 1963, at “Van Gelder Studios” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Kenny Dorham – trumpet, voice
  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Herbie Hancock – piano
  • Butch Warren – bass
  • Tony Williams – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Kenny Dorham, except where noted

  1. Una Mas (One More Time)
  2. Straight Ahead
  3. Sao Paulo
  4. If Ever I Would Leave You – Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe

In January 1964.

In January 1964, “Blue Note” label released “One Step Beyond”, the 27th Jackie McLean album. It was recorded in April 1963, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Grachan Moncur III – trombone
  • Bobby Hutcherson – vibes
  • Eddie Khan – bass
  • Tony Williams – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Jackie McLean, except where noted.

  1. Saturday and Sunday
  2. Frankenstein – Grachan Moncur III
  3. Blue Rondo
  4. Ghost Town – Grachan Moncur III

In December 1963.

In December 1963, “Prestige” label released “Soul Shack”, an album by Sonny Stitt and Jack McDuff. It was recorded in September 1963, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Personnel:

  • Sonny Stitt – alto and tenor saxophone
  • Brother Jack McDuff – organ
  • Leonard Gaskin – bass
  • Herbie Lovelle – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – recording
  • Don Schlitten – design, photography
  • Dan Morgenstern – liner notes

Personnel:

All tracks by Sonny Stitt except where noted.

  1. Sunday – Chester Conn, Jule Styne, Bennie Krueger, Ned Miller
  2. Soul Shack
  3. Love Nest – Louis Hirsch, Otto Harbach
  4. Hairy
  5. For You – Joe Burke, Al Dubin
  6. Shadows

In December 1977.

In December 1977, “Impulse!” label released “First Meditations”, posthumously released John Coltrane album. It was recorded in September 1965, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

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

Track listing:

All tracks by John Coltrane.

  1. Love
  2. Compassion
  3. Joy
  4. Consequences
  5. Serenity

In December 1968.

In December 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Heads Up!”, the 14th Blue Mitchell album. It was recorded in November 1967, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Blue Mitchell – trumpet
  • Burt Collins – trumpet
  • Jerry Dodgion – flute, alto saxophone
  • Junior Cook – tenor saxophone
  • Pepper Adams – baritone saxophone
  • Julian Priester – trombone
  • McCoy Tyner – piano
  • Gene Taylor – bass
  • Al Foster – drums
  • Jimmy Heath, Melba Liston, Duke Pearson, Don Pickett – arrangement

Track listing:

  1. Heads Up! Feet Down! – Jimmy Heath
  2. Togetherness – Jimmy Heath
  3. The Folks Who Live on the Hill – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
  4. Good Humour Man – Don Pickett
  5. Len Sirrah – Melba Liston
  6. The People in Nassau – Blue Mitchell

In December 1960.

In December 1960, “Blue Note” label released “Capuchin Swing”, the 18th Jackie McLean album. It was recorded in April 1970, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Blue Mitchell – trumpet
  • Walter Bishop, Jr. – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Art Taylor – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Jackie McLean except where noted.

  1. Francisco
  2. Just for Now – Walter Bishop, Jr.
  3. Don’t Blame Me – Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh
  4. Condition Blue
  5. Capuchin Swing
  6. On the Lion – Walter Bishop, Jr.

In October 1966.

In October 1966, “Blue Note” label released “Free Form”, the 20th Donald Byrd album. It was recorded in December 1961, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Wayne Shorter – tenor saxophone
  • Herbie Hancock – piano
  • Butch Warren – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Donald Byrd except where noted.

  1. Pentecostal Feelin’
  2. Night Flower – Herbie Hancock
  3. Nai Nai
  4. French Spice
  5. Free Form

In September 1962.

In September 1962, “Blue Note” label released “Royal Flush”, the 19th Donald Byrd album. It was recorded in September 1961, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Pepper Adams – baritone saxophone 
  • Herbie Hancock – piano
  • Butch Warren – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Donald Byrd except where noted.

  1. Hush
  2. I’m a Fool to Want You – Joel Herron, Frank Sinatra, Jack Wolf
  3. Jorgie’s
  4. Shangri-La
  5. 6M’s
  6. Requiem – Herbie Hancock