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Oliver Nelson: The Sound of Feeling

In November 1968, “Verve” label released “The Sound of Feeling” (Leonard Feather Presents the Sound of Feeling and The Sound of Oliver Nelson), the 19th Oliver Nelson album.It was recorded in November 1967, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs and in Los Angeles, and was produced by Creed Taylor and Jesse Kaye.


The Sound of Feeling(tracks 1-5)

  • Oliver Nelson – soprano saxophone
  • Alyce Andrece, Rhae Andrece – vocals
  • Gary David – vocals, piano, marxophone, arranger
  • Chuck Domanico, Ray Neapolitan – bass
  • Dick Wilson – drums

The Oliver Nelson Orchestra (tracks 6-9)

  • Oliver Nelson – arranger, conductor
  • Al Dailey, Hank Jones – piano
  • Eric Gale – guitar
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Grady Tate – drums
  • Phil Kraus, Bobby Rosengarden – mallets, additional percussion
  • Jerome Richardson – soprano saxophone
  • Jerry Dodgion, Phil Woods – clarinets, alto saxophones
  • Jerome Richardson, Zoot Sims – tenor saxophones
  • Danny Bank – baritone saxophone
  • Burt Collins, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry, Joe Wilder, Snooky Young, Nat Adderley – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Nat Adderley – cornet
  • Jimmy Cleveland, J. J. Johnson – additional trombones
  • Bob Brookmeyer – valve trombone
  • Tony Studd – bass trombone
  • Jerry Dodgion, Jerome Richardson – flutes

Track listing:

  1. My Favorite Things – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
  2. Waltz Without Words – Gary David
  3. Who Knows What Love Is? – Gary David
  4. Phrases – Alyce Andrece, Rhae Andrece
  5. Circe Revisited – Gary David, Bob Fylling
  6. Ricardo’s Dilemma – Roy Ayers
  7. Patterns for Orchestra – Oliver Nelson
  8. The Sidewalks of New York – Charles B. Lawlor, James W. Blake
  9. Greensleeves – traditional

Sonny Stitt & Paul Gonsalves: Salt and Pepper

In July 1964, “Impulse!” label released “Salt and Pepper”, an album by Sonny Stitt and Paul Gonsalves (the 46th Sonny Stitt album overall). It was recorded in September 1963, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Bob Thiele.


  • Paul Gonsalves – tenor saxophone
  • Sonny Stitt – alto and tenor saxophone
  • Hank Jones – piano
  • Milt Hinton – bass
  • Osie Johnson – drums

Track listing:

  1. Salt and Pepper – Sonny Stitt, Paul Gonsalves
  2. S’posin’ – Paul Denniker, Andy Razaf
  3. Theme from Lord of the Flies – Raymond Leppard
  4. Perdido – Juan Tizol, Ervin Drake, Hans Lengsfelder
  5. Stardust – Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish

Sonny Stitt: Now!

In July 1963, “Impulse!” label released “Now!”, a Sonny Stitt album. It was recorded in June1963, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Bob Thiele.


  • Sonny Stitt – alto and tenor saxophone
  • Hank Jones – piano
  • Al Lucas – bass
  • Osie Johnson – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Sonny Stitt, except where noted.

  1. Surfin’
  2. Lester Leaps In – Lester Young
  3. Estralita – Manuel Ponce
  4. Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone – Sam Stept, Sidney Clare
  5. Touchy
  6. Never —SH!
  7. My Mother’s Eyes – Abel Baer, L. Wolfe Gilbert
  8. I’m Getting Sentimental Over You – George Bassman, Ned Washington

Coleman Hawkins: The Hawk Flies High

In July 1957, “Riverside” label released “The Hawk Flies High”, the twelve Coleman Hawkins album. It was recorded in March 1957, at “Reeves Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews and Bill Grauer.


  • Coleman Hawkins – tenor saxophone
  • Barry Galbraith – guitar
  • Hank Jones – piano
  • Oscar Pettiford – bass
  • Jo Jones – drums
  • J.J. Johnson – trombone
  • Idrees Sulieman – trumpet

Track listing:

  1. Chant – Hank Jones
  2. Juicy Fruit – Idrees Sulieman
  3. Think Deep – William O. Smith
  4. Laura – David Raksin, Johnny Mercer
  5. Blue Lights – Gigi Gryce
  6. Sancticity – Coleman Hawkins

J. J. Johnson & Kai Winding: Jay & Kai

In April 1957, “Columbia” label released “Jay and Kai”, album by J. J. Johnson and Kai Winding. It was recorded in November 1955, July – December 17, 1956, and January 1957 in New York City.


  • J. J. Johnson – trombone, trombonium 
  • Kai Winding – trombone, trombonium
  • Wayne Andre, Carl Fontana – trombone
  • Dick Leib – bass trombone 
  • Bobby Jaspar – tenor saxophone
  • Roy Frazee, Hank Jones, Dick Katz – piano
  • Bill Crow, Percy Heath, Milt Hinton, Kenny O’Brien – bass
  • Kenny Clarke, Jack Franklin, Elvin Jones, Shadow Wilson – drums
  • Candido Camero – bongos

Track listing:

  1. You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To – Cole Porter
  2. Caribe – Kai Winding
  3. Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe – Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg
  4. The Song Is You – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
  5. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning – David Mann, Bob Hilliard
  6. Yes, You – Dick Leib
  7. Tromboniums in Motion – J. J. Johnson
  8. How High the Moon – Morgan Lewis, Nancy Hamilton
  9. Violets for Your Furs – Matt Dennis, Tom Adair
  10. Too Close for Comfort – Jerry Bock, George David Weiss, Larry Holofcener
  11. ‘S Wonderful – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  12. I Should Care – Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn

Loudon Wainwright III: T Shirt

In May 1976, “Arista” label released “T Shirt”, the sixth Loudon Wainwright III album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Loudon Wainwright III.


  • Loudon Wainwright III – vocals, guitar, banjo, bells
  • Hank Jones – keyboards
  • Jon Cobert – piano
  • Charles Brown III – electric guitar
  • Elliott Randall – electric guitar
  • Richard Davis – bass
  • John Crowder – bass
  • Joe Cocuzzo – drums
  • Richard Crooks – drums, spoons
  • Jimmy Maelen – congas
  • Eric Weissberg – banjo
  • Jeanie Arnold – vocals
  • Kenny Kosek – violin
  • David Sanborn – saxophone
  • Marvin Stamm – cornet, trumpet
  • David Taylor – bass trombone

Track listing:

All tracks by Loudon Wainwright III; except where noted.

  1. Bicentennial
  2. Summer’s Almost Over
  3. Hollywood Hopeful – traditional; arranged and adapted by Loudon Wainwright III
  4. Reciprocity
  5. At Both Ends
  6. Wine with Dinner
  7. Hey Packy – George Gerdes
  8. California Prison Blues
  9. Talking Big Apple ’75
  10. Prince Hal’s Dirge
  11. Just Like President Thieu
  12. Wine with Dinner (Night Cap)

In December 1961.

In December 1961, “Verve” label released “Gloomy Sunday and Other Bright Moments”, the 16th Bob Brookmeyer album. It was recorded in November 1961, and was produced by Creed Taylor.


  • Bob Brookmeyer – valve trombone, arranger
  • Bernie Glow, Joe Newman, Doc Severinsen, Clark Terry, Nick Travis – trumpet
  • Wayne Andre, Billy Byers, Bill Elton, Alan Raph – trombone
  • Wally Kane – bassoon
  • Eddie Caine – alto saxophone, flute
  • Phil Woods – alto saxophone, clarinet 
  • Gene Quill, Eddie Wasserman – alto saxophone
  • Phil Bodner – tenor saxophone, oboe, English horn
  • Al Cohn – tenor saxophone
  • Gene Allen – baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
  • Eddie Costa – vibraphone, percussion
  • Hank Jones – piano
  • George Duvivier – bass
  • Mel Lewis – drums
  • Ralph Burns, Al Cohn, Gary McFarland, Eddie Sauter – arranger

Track listing:

  1. Caravan – Juan Tizol, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills
  2. Why Are You Blue – Gary McFarland
  3. Some of My Best Friends – Al Cohn
  4. Gloomy Sunday – Rezső Seress
  5. Ho Hum – Bob Brookmeyer
  6. Detour Ahead – Herb Ellis, Johnny Frigo, Lou Carter
  7. Days Gone By; Oh My! – Gary McFarland
  8. Where, Oh Where – Cole Porter

In December 1957.

In December 1957, “Prestige” label released “New Trombone”, the debut Curtis Fuller album. It was recorded in May 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Bob Weinstock.


  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Sonny Red – alto saxophone
  • Hank Jones – piano
  • Doug Watkins – bass
  • Louis Hayes – drums

Track listing:

All track by Curtis Fuller except where noted.

  1. Vonce #5
  2. Transportation Blues
  3. Blue Lawson
  4. Namely You – Gene de Paul, Johnny Mercer
  5. What Is This Thing Called Love? – Cole Porter

in October 1957.

In October 1957, “Blue Note” label released “Bass on Top”, the fourth Paul Chambers album. It was recorded in July 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.


  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Hank Jones – piano
  • Kenny Burrell – guitar
  • Art Taylor – drums

Track listing:

  1. Yesterdays – Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern
  2. You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To – Cole Porter
  3. Chasin’ the Bird – Charlie Parker
  4. Dear Old Stockholm – traditional
  5. The Theme – Miles Davis
  6. Confessin’ – Doc Daugherty, Ellis Reynolds, Al J. Neiburg
  7. Chamber Mates – Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers

Wilbur Cobb

On May 24, 2020, Wilbur James Cobb died aged 91. He was musician (drums), one of the most influential and respected drummers in Jazz music. He has recorded and performed with many musicians including Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Dinah Washington, Pearl Bailey, Clark Terry, Cannonball Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Wynton Kelly, Stan Getz, Wes Montgomery, Art Pepper, Gil Evans, Paul Chambers, Kenny Burrell, J. J. Johnson, Sonny Stitt, Nat Adderley, Phil Upchurch, Benny Golson, Hank Jones, Ron Carter, George Coleman, Fathead Newman, Geri Allen, Earl Bostic, Leo Parker, Charlie Rouse, Ernie Royal, Philly Joe Jones, Bobby Timmons, Walter Booker, Jerome Richardson, Joey DeFrancesco, Keter Betts, Jimmy Cleveland, Sam Jones, Red Garland, Joe Henderson, Eddie Gómez, Bill Evans, Jeremy Steig, Richard Wyands, Peter Bernstein, Walter Bishop, Jr., Richie Cole, Nancy Wilson, Ricky Ford, David Amram, Donald Byrd, Kenny Barron and Toshiko Akiyoshi. Cobb recorded 17 albums as a leader.