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Dick Morrissey Quartet: Storm Warning!

In December 1965, “Mercury” label released “Storm Warning!”, the fourth Dick Morrissey Quartet album. It was recorded in November 1965, at “The Bull’s Head” in London.

Personnel:

  • Dick Morrissey – tenor sax
  • Harry South – piano
  • Phil Bates – double bass
  • Phil Seamen – drums
  • David Redfern – photography
  • Mike Hawker – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Storm Warning – Harry South
  2. What Is There to Say – Vernon Duke, Yip Harburg
  3. Come Rain Or Come Shine – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  4. Wind of Change – Harry South
  5. Get Out of Town – Cole Porter
  6. March On – Dick Morrissey

Jamie Cullum: Interlude

On October 6, 2014, “Island” label released “Interlude”, the seventh Jamie Cullum album. It was recorded in 2014, and was produced by Benedic Lamdin.

Personnel:

  • Jamie Cullum – vocal, piano, organ, photography
  • Gregory Porter – vocal
  • Laura Mvula – vocal
  • Rob Updegraff – guitar
  • Ross Stanley – piano
  • Rian Vosloo – bass, arranger
  • Tim Giles – drums, arranger
  • Tom Richards – saxophone, reeds, arrangements
  • Tomas Challenger – tenor saxophone
  • Edgar Jones – tenor saxophone, reeds
  • Fulvio Sigurta – trumpet
  • Mike Lovett – trumpet
  • Rory Simmons – trumpet, arranger
  • Percy Pursglove – trumpet
  • Neil Sidwell, Nichol Thomson, Natalie Wilts, Trevor Mires – trombone
  • James Allsopp – clarinet, reeds
  • Howard McGill – clarinet
  • Aisha Orazbeveva, Emma Smith – violin
  • Vince Sipprell – viola
  • Lucy Railton – cello
  • Amy Stanford, Anna Giddey, Kit Massey, Mary Martin, Natalie Rozario, Paloma Deike, Rachel Steadman, Ruth Elder – strings
  • Benedic Lamdin – engineer, mixing
  • Alex Bonney – engineer assistant
  • Vlado Meller – mastering
  • Jeremy Lubsey – mastering assistant
  • Matk James – artwork, design
  • Michael Agel, Andrew Corrigan – photography

Track listing:

  1. Interlude – Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli, Raymond Leven
  2. Don’t You Know – Ray Charles
  3. The Seer’s Tower – Sufjan Stevens
  4. Walkin’ – Richard Carpenter
  5. Good Morning Heartache – Dan Fisher, Ervin Drake, Irene Higginbotham
  6. Sack O’Woe – Jon Hendricks, Julian “Cannonball” Adderley
  7. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell, Sol Marcus
  8. My One and Only Love – Guy B. Wood, Robert Mellin
  9. Lovesick Blues – Cliff Friend, Irving Mills
  10. Losing You – Randy Newman
  11. Out of This World – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  12. Make Someone Happy – Adolph Green, Betty Comden, Jule Styne

Walter Benton: Out of This World

In September 1960, “Jazzland” label released “Out of This World”, the debut and the only Walter Benton album. It was recorded in September 1960, at “Plaza Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Walter Benton – tenor saxophone
  • Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
  • Wynton Kelly – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Jimmy Cobb, Albert Heath – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Walter Benton except where noted,

  1. Out of This World – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  2. Walter’s Altar
  3. Iris
  4. Night Movements
  5. A Blues Mood
  6. Azil
  7. Lover Man – Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez, James Sherman

Marvin Gaye: Moods of Marvin Gaye

On May 23, 1966, “Tamla” label released “Moods of Marvin Gaye”, the seventh Marvin Gaye studio album. It was recorded 1965 – 1966, at “Hitsville” in Detroit, US, and was produced by Smokey Robinson, Brian Holland, Clarence Paul and Lamont Dozier.

Personnel:

  • Marvin Gaye – lead vocals
  • Marv Tarplin – guitar
  • The Funk Brothers – instrumentation
  • The Andantes – backing vocals
  • The Miracles – backing vocals
  • The Spinners – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. I’ll Be Doggone – Warren Moore, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Tarpin
  2. Little Darling (I Need You) – Holland – Dozier – Holland
  3. Take This Heart of Mine – Warren Moore, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Tarplin
  4. Hey Diddle Diddle – Johnny Bristol, Harvey Fugua, Marvin Gaye
  5. One More Heartache – Warren Moore, Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers, Marvin Tarplin, Ronald White
  6. Ain’t That Peculiar – Warren Moore, Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers, Marvin Tarplin
  7. Night Life – Walt Breeland, Paul Buskrik, Willie Nelson
  8. You’ve Been a Long Time Coming – Holland – Dozier – Holland
  9. Your Unchanging Love – Holland – Dozier – Holland
  10. You’re the One for Me – Morris Broadnax, Clarence Paul, Stevie Wonder
  11. I Worry ‘Bout You – Norman Mapp
  12. One for My Baby (and One More for the Road) – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer

Curtis Fuller: Curtis Fuller with Red Garland

In April 1963, “New Jazz” label released “Curtis Fuller with Red Garland”, the thirteenth Curtis Fuller album. It was recorded in May 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Red Garland – piano
  • Sonny Red – alto saxophone
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Louis Hayes – drums


Track listing:

  1. Seeing Red – Sonny Red, Barry Harris
  2. Stormy Weather – Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
  3. Cashmere – Curtis Fuller
  4. Slenderella – Sonny Red
  5. Moonlight Becomes You – Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
  6. Roc and Troll – Teddy Charles

Milt Jackson: Bean Bags

In April 1960, “Atlantic” label released “Bean Bags”, the fifteenth Milt Jackson album. It was recorded in September 1958, in New York City, and was produced by Nesuhi Ertegun.

Personnel:

  • Milt Jackson – vibes
  • Coleman Hawkins – tenor saxophone
  • Tommy Flanagan – piano
  • Kenny Burrell – guitar
  • Eddie Jones – bass
  • Connie Kay – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Milt Jackson except where noted.

  1. Close Your Eyes – Bernice Petkere
  2. Stuffy – Coleman Hawkins
  3. Don’t Take Your Love from Me – Henry Nemo
  4. Get Happy – Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
  5. Sandra’s Blues
  6. Indian Blues

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.

Personnel:

  • 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

Sonny Clark: Sonny’s Crib

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

James Taylor: American Standard

On February 28, 2020, “Fantasy” label released “American Standard”, the twentieth James Taylor studio album. It was recorded at “The Barn” in Washington, MA, “United Recording Studios” in Hollywood, “Capitol Studios” in Los Angeles, “Treasure Isle Studios” and “Blackbird Studios” in Nashville, TN, and was produced by Dave O’Donnell, John Pizzarelli and James Taylor. “American Standard” won “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album” at the 63rd “Annual Grammy Awards”.

Personnel:

  • James Taylor – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Kate Markowitz – vocals
  • Arnold McCuller – vocals
  • Caroline Taylor – vocals
  • John Pizzarelli – rhythm guitar
  • Michael Landau – lead guitar
  • Larry Goldings – piano, keyboards
  • Jimmy Johnson – bass
  • Viktor Krauss – double bass
  • Steve Gadd – drums
  • Luis Conte – percussion
  • Dorian Holley – vocals
  • Louis Marini, Jr. – saxophones, flute, clarinet
  • Walter Fowler – trumpets, flügelhorn
  • Andrea Zonn – vocals, violin
  • Stuart Duncan – violin
  • Jerry Douglas – dobro, engineer
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Justin Shturtz – mastering assistant

Track listing:

  1. My Blue Heaven – Walter Donaldson, George A. Whiting
  2. Moon River – Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer
  3. Teach Me Tonight – Gene de Paul,, Sammy Cahn
  4. As Easy as Rolling Off a Log – M.K. Jerome, Jack Scholl
  5. Almost Like Being in Love – Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner
  6. Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat – Frank Loesser
  7. The Nearness of You – Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington
  8. You’ve Got to be carefully Taught – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
  9. God Bless the Child – Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.
  10. Pennies from Heaven – Arthur Johnston, Johnny Burke
  11. My Heart Stood Still – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  12. Ol’ Man River – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
  13.  It’s Only a Paper Moon – Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg, Billy Rose
  14. The Surrey with the Fringe on Top – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II

Stanley Turrentine: Dearly Beloved

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