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In June 1970.

In June 1970, “Blue Note” label released “Expansions”, the tenth McCoy Tyner album. It was recorded in August 1968, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Duke Pearson.

Personnel:

  • McCoy Tyner – piano
  • Woody Shaw – trumpet
  • Gary Bartz – alto saxophone, wooden flute
  •  Wayne Shorter – tenor saxophone, clarinet
  • Ron Carter – cello
  • Herbie Lewis – bass
  • Freddie Waits – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by McCoy Tyner, except where noted.

  1. Vision
  2. Song of Happiness
  3. Smitty’s Place
  4. Peresina
  5. I Thought I’d Let You Know – Cal Massey

In June 1968.

In June 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Serenade to a Soul Sister”, the 16th Horace Silver album. It was recorded February – March 1968, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Horace Silver – piano
  • Bennie Maupin – tenor saxophone
  • Stanley Turrentine – tenor saxophone
  • Charles Tolliver – trumpet
  • Bob Cranshaw – bass, electric bass
  • John Williams – bass
  • Mickey Roker – drums
  • Billy Cobham – drums, photography
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Francis Wolff – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Horace Silver.

  1. Psychedelic Sally
  2. Serenade to a Soul Sister
  3. Rain Dance
  4. Jungle Juice
  5. Kindred Spirits
  6. Next Time I Fall in Love

In June 1970,

In June 1970, “A&M” label released “The Other Side of Abbey Road”, the eight George Benson album. It was recorded October – November 1969, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • George Benson – vocals, guitar
  • Bob James – acoustic piano, organ, harpsichord
  • Herbie Hancock – acoustic piano, organ, harpsichord
  • Ernie Hayes – acoustic piano, organ, harpsichord
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Jerry Jemmott – bass
  • Idris Muhammad – drums
  • Ed Shaughnessy – drums
  • Ray Barretto – percussion
  • Andy Gonzalez – percussion
  • Sonny Fortune – alto saxophone
  • Jerome Richardson – tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute
  • Don Ashworth – baritone saxophone
  • Phil Bodner – flute, oboe
  • Hubert Laws – flute
  • Wayne Andre – trombone, euphonium
  • Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
  • Mel Davis – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Bernie Glow – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Marvin Stamm – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Raoul Poliakin – violin
  • Max Pollikoff – violin
  • Emanuel Vardi – viola
  • George Ricci – cello
  • Don Sebesky – arrangements
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Sam Antupit – design
  • Eric Meola – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, except where noted.

  1. Golden Slumbers / You Never Give Me Your Money
  2. Because / Come Together
  3. Oh! Darling
  4. Here Comes the Sun – George Harrison / I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
  5. Something – George Harrisons / Octopus’s Garden – Richard Starkey / The End

On May 12, 2021.

On May 12, 2021, “Division 81” label released “Cosmic Transitions”, the second Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few studio album. It was recorded in 2021 at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Sean Owens.

Personnel:

  • Isaiah Collier – soprano and tenor saxophone, effects, liner notes
  • Mike King – piano
  • Jeremiah Hunt – upright bass, effects
  • Michael Shewoaga Ode – drums
  • Don Sickler – engineer
  • Maureen Sickler – engineer
  • Tommaso Gambini – engineer assistant
  • Sean Owens – mixing, mastering
  • Lisa Armstrong – layout, design
  • Sonny Daze – artwork, photography, executive producer
  • Ramon Norwood – photography
  • Tiffany Smith – photography
  • Angel Bat Dawid – liner notes
  • Ausar Ra – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Isaiah Collier.

  1. Invocation
  2. I. Forgiveness
  3. Part II. Humility
  4. Part III. Understanding
  5. Part IV. Truth and Guidance
  6. Part V. Mercury’s Retrograde

In April 1968.

In April 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Plain Talk”, the 47th Jimmy Smith album. It was recorded in March 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Smith – organ
  • Quentin Warren – guitar
  • Donald Bailey – drums
  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Ike Quebec – tenor saxophone
  • Blue Mitchell – trumpet
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Photomedia – photography
  • Nat Hentoff – liner notes

Track listings:

  1. Big Fat Mama – Lucky Millinder, Stafford Simon
  2. My One and Only Love – Robert Melvin, Guy Wood
  3. Plain Talk – Jimmy Smith
  4. Time After Time – Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne

In April 1960.

In April 1960, “Blue Note” label released “The Music From “The Connection”, the fifth  Freddie Redd album. It contains the music for Jack Gelber’s 1959 play “The Connection”. The album was recorded in February 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Redd – piano
  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Michael Mattos – bass
  • Larry Ritchie – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – recording
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Herb Snitzer – photography
  • Ira Gitler – liner notes

All tracks by Freddie Redd.

  1. Who Killed Cock Robin
  2. Wigglin’
  3. Music Forever
  4. Time To Smile
  5. (Theme for) Sister Salvation
  6. Jim Dunn’s Dilemma
  7. O.D. (Overdose)

In March 1967.

In March 1967, “Blue Note” label released “The Jody Grind”, the 15th Horace Silver album. It was recorded in November 1966, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Horace Silver – piano
  • Woody Shaw – trumpet
  • James Spaulding – alto saxophone, flute solo
  • Tyrone Washington – tenor saxophone
  • Larry Ridley – bass
  • Roger Humphries – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Horace Silver

  1. The Jody Grind
  2. Mary Lou
  3. Mexican Hip Dance
  4. Blue Silver
  5. Grease Piece
  6. Dimples

In March 1968.

In March 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Easterly Winds”, the seventh Jack Wilson album. It was recorded in September 1967, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Duke Pearson.

Personnel:

  • Jack Wilson – piano
  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Lee Morgan – trumpet
  • Garnett Brown – trombone
  • Bob Cranshaw – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Jack Wilson, except where noted.

  1. Do It
  2. On Children
  3. A Time for Love – Johnny Mandel
  4. Easterly Winds
  5. Nirvana
  6. Frank’s Tune – Frank Strozier

In March 1965.

In March 1965, “Blue Note” label released “Into Somethin’”, the fourth Larry Young album. It was recorded in November 1964, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Larry Young – organ
  • Grant Green – guitar
  • Sam Rivers – tenor saxophone
  • Elvin Jones – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Larry Young, except where noted.

  1. Tyrone
  2. Plaza De Toros – Grant Green
  3. Paris Eyes
  4. Backup
  5. Ritha

In March 1962.

In March 1962, “Blue Note” label released “Heavy Soul”, the debut Ike Quebec album. It was recorded in November 1961, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Ike Quebec – tenor saxophone
  • Freddie Roach – organ
  • Milt Hinton – bass
  • Al Harewood – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Ike Quebec, except where noted.

  1. Acquitted
  2. Just One More Chance – Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston
  3. Que’s Dilemma
  4. Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? – Jay Gorney, Yip Harburg
  5. The Man I Love – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  6. Heavy Soul
  7. I Want a Little Girl – Murray Mencher, Billy Moll
  8. Nature Boy – Eden Ahbez