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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

In April 1961.

In April 1961, “Blue Note” label released “Home Cookin’”, the 17th Jimmy Smith album. It was recorded July 1958 – June 1959, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Smith – organ
  • Percy France – tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Burrell – guitar
  • Donald Bailey – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Francis Wolff – photography
  • Ira Gitler – liner notes

Track tracks by Jimmy Smith except where noted.

  1. See See Rider – Ma Rainey
  2. Sugar Hill – Kenny Burrell
  3. I Got a Woman – Ray Charles, Renald Richard
  4. Messin’ Around
  5. Gracie
  6. Come on Baby – Kenny Burrell
  7. Motorin’ Along – Jimmy McGriff

In February 1969.

In February 1969, “Blue Note” label released “Total Eclipse”, the eight Bobby Hutcherson album. It was recorded in July 1968, at “Plaza Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Duke Pearson and Francis Wolff.

Personnel:

  • Bobby Hutcherson – vibraphone
  • Harold Land – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Chick Corea – piano
  • Reggie Johnson – bass
  • Joe Chambers – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Hutcherson except where noted.

  1. Herzog
  2. Total Eclipse
  3. Matrix – Chick Corea
  4. Same Shame
  5. Pompeian

In December 1968.

In December 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Caramba!” the 29th Lee Morgan album. It was recorded in May 1968, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Francis Wolff.

Personnel:

  • Lee Morgan – trumpet
  • Bennie Maupin – tenor saxophone
  • Cedar Walton – piano
  • Reggie Workman – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums
  • Cal Massey – arranger

Track listing:

All tracks by Lee Morgan except where noted.

  1. Caramba
  2. Suicide City
  3. Cunning Lee
  4. Soulita
  5. Helen’s Ritual

In December 1957.

In December 1957, “Blue Note” label released “Dial “S” for Sonny”, the debut Sonny Clark studio album. It was recorded in July 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Sonny Clark – piano
  • Art Farmer – trumpet
  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Hank Mobley – tenor saxophone
  • Wilbur Ware – bass
  • Louis Hayes – drums
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Francis Wolff – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Sonny Clark except where noted.

  1. Dial “S” for Sonny
  2. Bootin’ It
  3. It Could Happen to You – Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
  4. Sonny’s Mood
  5. Shoutin’ on a Riff
  6. Love Walked In – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin

in October 1960.

In October 1960, “Blue Note” label released “Soul Station”, the 17th Hank Mobley album. It was recorded in February 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Hank Mobley – tenor saxophone
  • Wynton Kelly – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Art Blakey – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – mixing
  • Francis Wolff – cover photo
  • Reid Miles – cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Hank Mobley, except where noted.

  1. Remember – Irving Berlin
  2. This I Dig of You
  3. Dig Dis
  4. Split Feelin’s Soul Station
  5. If I Should Lose You – Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin

In June 1957.

In June 1957, “Blue Note” label released “Wailing With Lou”, the fifth Lou Donaldson album. It was recorded in January 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Lou Donaldson- alto saxophone
  • Donald Byrd- trumpet
  • Herman Foster- piano
  • Peck Morrison- 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. Caravan – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol
  2. Old Folks – Dedette Lee Hill, Willard Robison
  3. That Good Old Feeling
  4. Move It
  5. There Is No Greater Love – Isham Jones, Marty Symes
  6. D. Blues

In January 1968.

In January 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Mr. Shing-A-Ling”, the 29th Lou Donaldson album. It was recorded in October 1967, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Francis Wolff.

Personnel:

  • Lou Donaldson – alto saxophone
  • Blue Mitchell- trumpet
  • Lonnie Smith- organ
  • Jimmy Ponder– guitar
  • Leo Morris- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Donaldson except where noted.

  1. Ode to Billie Joe – Bobby Gentry
  2. The Humpback
  3. The Shadow of Your Smile – Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster
  4. Peepin’ – Lonnie Smith
  5. The Kid – Harold Ousley

In December 1959.

In December 1959, “Blue Note” label released “The Sermon!”, the fifteenth Jimmy Smith album. It was recorded August 25, 1957 and  February 25, 1958, at “Manhattan Towers” in New York City, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Smith– organ
  • Lee Morgan– trumpet
  • Lou Donaldson– alto saxophone
  • Tina Brooks– tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Burrell– guitar
  • Art Blakey– drums
  • George Coleman– alto saxophone
  • Eddie McFadden– guitar
  • Donald Bailey– drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder– engineer
  • Reid Miles– design
  • Francis Wolff– photography
  • Ira Gitler– liner notes

Track listing:

  1. The Sermon – Jimmy Smith
  2. O.S. – Jimmy Smith
  3. Flamingo – Edmund Anderson, Ted Grouya