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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 May 1958.

In May 1958, “Blue Note” label released “Sonny Clark Trio”, the fourth Sonny Clark album. It was recorded in October 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Sonny Clark – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Philly Joe Jones – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Francis Wolff – photography

Track listing:

  1. Be-Bop – Dizzy Gillespie
  2. I Didn’t Know What Time It Was – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  3. Two Bass Hit – Dizzy Gillespie, John Lewis
  4. Tadd’s Delight – Tadd Dameron
  5. Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise – Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg
  6. I’ll Remember April – Gene DePaul, Patricia Johnston, Don Raye

In March 1958.

In March 1958, “Blue Note” label released “Sonny’s Crib”, the third Sonny Clark album. It was recorded in September 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Sonny Clark – piano
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Art Taylor – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Francis Wolff – photography

 Track listing:

  1. With a Song in My Heart – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  2. Speak Low – Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash
  3. Come Rain or Come Shine – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  4. Sonny’s Crib – Sonny Clark
  5. News for Lulu – Sonny Clark

In February 1962.

In February 1962, “Blue Note” label released “Dearly Beloved”, the sixth Stanley Turrentine album. It was recorded in June 1961, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Stanley Turrentine – tenor saxophone
  • Shirley Scott – organ
  • Roy Brooks – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Francis Wolff – photography

Track listing:

  1. Baia – Ary Barroso
  2. Wee Hour Theme – Stanley Turrentine
  3. My Shining Hour – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  4. Troubles of the World – traditional
  5. Dearly Beloved – Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer
  6. Nothing Ever Changes My Love for You – Marvin Fisher, Jack Segal

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 July 1958.

In July 1958, “Blue Note” label released “Lou Takes Off”, the seventh Lou Donaldson album. It was recorded in December 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Lou Donaldson – alto saxophone
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Sonny Clark – piano
  • Jamil Nasser – bass
  • Art Taylor – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Francis Wolff – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Donaldson except where noted.

  1. Sputnik
  2. Dewey Square – Charlie Parker
  3. Strollin’ In
  4. Groovin’ High – Dizzy Gillespie

In July 1966.

In July 1966, “Blue Note” label released “Search for the New Land”, the fifteenth Lee Morgan album. It was recorded in February 1964, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Lee Morgan – trumpet
  • Wayne Shorter – tenor sax
  • Herbie Hancock – piano
  • Grant Green – guitar
  • Reggie Workman – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer, remastering
  • Bob Blumenthal – liner notes
  • Micaela Boland – art direction, graphic design
  • Francis Wolff – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Lee Morgan

  1. Search for the New Land
  2. The Joker
  3. Mr. Kenyatta
  4. Melancholee
  5. Morgan the Pirate

In May 1957.

In May 1957, “Blue Note” label released “Orgy in Rhythm”, the second Art Blakey album. It was released as two LP’s (Volume One and Volume Two) the same year. It was recorded in March 1957, at “Manhattan Towers” in New York City, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Art Blakey – vocals, drums
  • Herbie Mann – flute
  • Ray Bryant – piano
  • Wendell Marshall – bass
  • Sabu Martinez – percussion, vocals
  • Ubaldo Nieto – percussion, timbales
  • Evilio Quintero – percussion, maracas, cencerro
  • Carlos “Patato” Valdes – percussion
  • Jo Jones – drums, tympani
  • Arthur Taylor – drums
  • Specs Wright – drums, tympani
  • Rudy Van Gelder – recording
  • Ira Gitler – liner notes
  • Harold Feinstein – design
  • Francis Wolff – cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Art Blakey.

Volume One

  1. Buhaina Chant
  2. Ya Ya
  3. Toffi
  4. Split Skins

Volume Two

  1. Amuck
  2. Elephant Walk
  3. Come Out and Meet Me Tonight
  4. Abdallah’s Delight

In May 1964.

In May 1964, “Blue Note” label released “Our Thing”, the second Joe Henderson album. It was recorded in September 1963, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Dorham – trumpet
  • Andrew Hill – piano
  • Eddie Khan – bass
  • Pete La Roca – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer, mastering
  • Bob Blumenthal – liner notes
  • Reid Miles – design, cover design
  • Francis Wolff – photography, cover photo

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Henderson, except where noted.

  1. Teeter Totter
  2. Pedro’s Time – Kenny Dorham
  3. Our Thing
  4. Back Road – Kenny Dorham
  5. Escapade – Kenny Dorham