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In February 1960.

In February 1960, “New Jazz Label” released “Quiet Kenny”, the ninth Kenny Dorham album. It was recorded in November 1959, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Esmond Edwards.

Personnel:

  • Kenny Dorham – trumpet
  • Tommy Flanagan – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Art Taylor – drums

Track listing:

  1. Lotus Blossom – Kenny Dorham
  2. My Ideal – Newell Chase, Robin, Whiting
  3. Blue Friday – Kenny Dorham
  4. Alone Together – Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz
  5. Blue Spring Shuffle – Kenny Dorham
  6. I Had the Craziest Dream – Gordon, Warren
  7. Old Folks – Dedette Lee Hill, Willard Robison

In December 1959.

In December 1959, “Prestige Bluesville” label released “Willie’s Blues” the debut is Willie Dixon album. It was recorded in December 1959, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Esmond Edwards.

Personnel:

  • Willie Dixon – vocals, double bass
  • Memphis Slim – piano
  • Gus Johnson – drums
  • Wally Richardson – guitar
  • Al Ashby – tenor saxophone
  • Harold Ashby – tenor saxophone
  • Esmond Edwards – supervisor
  • Dale Wright – liner notes[

Track listing:

  • All tracks by Willie Dixon, except where noted.
  • Nervous
  • Good Understanding
  • That’s My Baby
  • Slim’s Thing – Memphis Slim
  • That’s All I Want Baby
  • Don’t You Tell Nobody
  • Youth to You
  • Sittin’ and Cryin’ the Blues
  • Built for Comfort
  • I Got a Razor
  • Go Easy – Memphis Slim
  • Move Me

In December 1960.

In December 1960, “Prestige” label released “Sizzlin’”, the seventh Arnett Cobb album. It was recorded in November 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Esmond Edwards.

Track listing:

  • Arnett Cobb – tenor saxophone
  • Red Garland – piano
  • George Tucker – bass
  • J. C. Heard – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Arnett Cobb except where noted.

  1. Sweet Georgia Brown – Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard
  2. Black Velvet – Illinois Jacquet
  3. Blue Sermon
  4. Georgia on My Mind – Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell
  5. Sizzlin’
  6. The Way You Look Tonight – Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern

In August 1960.

In August 1960, “New Jazz” label released “Cry! – Tender”, the twelve Yusef Lateef album. It was recorded in October 1957 and in October 1959, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Esmond Edwards.

Personnel:

  • Yusef Lateef– tenor saxophone, flute, oboe
  • Lonnie Hillyer– trumpet
  • Wilbur Harden– flugelhorn
  • Hugh Lawson– piano
  • Ernie Farrow– bass
  • Herman Wright – bass
  • Frank Gant – drums, percussion
  • Oliver Jackson – drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Yusef Lateef except where noted.

  1. Seabreeze – Larry Douglas, Fred Norman, Rommie Bearden
  2. Dopolous
  3. Cry! – Tender
  4. Butter’s Blues
  5. Yesterdays – Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern
  6. The Snow Is Green
  7. If You Could See Me Now – Tadd Dameron, Carl Sigman
  8. Ecaps

 

In December 1963.

In December 1963, “Argo” label released “Here’s Love”, the eleventh Hank Jones album. It was recorded on October 19, 1963, at “Van Gelder Studios” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Esmond Edwards.

Personnel:

  • Hank Jones- piano
  • Kenny Burrell- guitar
  • Milt Hinton- bass
  • Elvin Jones- drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Meredith Wilson

  1. Here’s Love
  2. My Wish
  3. You Don’t Know
  4. Dear Mister Santa Claus
  5. That Man Over There
  6. Arm in Arm
  7. The Big Clown Balloons
  8. Love, Come Take Me Again
  9. Pine Cones and Holly Berries
  10. My State, My Kansas, My Home

In December 1975.

In December 1975, “Impulse” label released “Sizzle”, the eighth Sam Rivers album. It was recorded on December 9, 1975, at “Generation Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Esmond Edwards.

Personnel:

  • Sam Rivers- soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute, piano
  • Ted Dunbar- guitar
  • Dave Holland- bass, cello
  • Barry Altschul- drums
  • Warren Smith- drums, vibes, tympani

Track listing:

All tracks by Sam Rivers

  1. Dawn
  2. Flare
  3. Flame
  4. Scud

In November 1960.

In November 1960, “New Jazz” label released “Forrest Fire”, the fourth Jimmy Forrest album. It was recorded in August 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Esmond Edwards.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Forrest- tenor saxophone
  • Larry Young- organ
  • Thornel Schwartz- guitar
  • Jimmie Smith- drums
  • Unknown – congas
  • Esmond Edwards – supervisor
  • Rudy Van Gelder- engineer

Track listing:

  1. Remember – Irving Berlin
  2. Dexter’s Deck – Dexter Gordon
  3. Jim’s Jam – Jimmy Forest
  4. Bags’ Groove – Milt Jackson
  5. When Your Lover Has Gone – Einar Aaron Swan
  6. Help! – Doug Watkins

 

In August 1973.

In August 1973, “Chess” label released “Bio”, the 17th Chuck Berry studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Sound Exchange Studios” and “Technisonic Studios” in St. Louis, Missouri, and was produced by Esmond Edwards.

Personnel:

  • Chuck Berry – guitar, piano, vocals
  • Wayne “Tex” Gabriel – guitar
  • Gary Van Scyoc – bass
  • Adam Ippolito – piano
  • Rick Frank – drums
  • Stan Bronstein – saxophone
  • Billy Peek– guitar
  • Greg Edick – bass
  • Ron Reed – drums
  • Bob Scerbo – production manager
  • David Krieger – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Chuck Berry.

  1. Bio
  2. Hello Little Girl, Goodbye
  3. Woodpecker
  4. Rain Eyes
  5. Aimlessly Driftin
  6. Got It and Gone
  7. Talkin’ About My Buddy

 

In August 1964.

In August 1964, “Checker” label released “Two Great Guitars”, studio album by Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry. It was recorded in March 1964, at “Tel Mar Studios” in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by Andy McKaie. “Two Great Guitars” is considered one of the earliest “super session” albums in rock music

Personnel:

  • Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley— guitars, vocals
  • Ron Malo– engineer
  • Esmond Edwards– cover photography
  • Don Bronstein– cover design, artwork

Track listing:

  1. Liverpool Drive – Chuck Berry
  2. Chuck’s Beat – Chuck Berry, Ellas McDaniel
  3. When the Saints Go Marching In – traditional; arranged by Ellas McDaniel
  4. Bo’s Beat – Ellas McDaniel, Chuck Berry