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In September 1962.

In September 1962, “Blue Note” label released “Royal Flush”, the 19th Donald Byrd album. It was recorded in September 1961, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.


  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Pepper Adams – baritone saxophone 
  • Herbie Hancock – piano
  • Butch Warren – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Donald Byrd except where noted.

  1. Hush
  2. I’m a Fool to Want You – Joel Herron, Frank Sinatra, Jack Wolf
  3. Jorgie’s
  4. Shangri-La
  5. 6M’s
  6. Requiem – Herbie Hancock

On July 15, 1963.

On July 15, 1963, “Columbia” label released “Seven Steps to Heaven”, the eighth Miles Davis studio album. It was recorded April – May 1963, at “Columbia Studios” in Los Angeles, “CBS 30th Street Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Teo Macero.


  • Miles Davis – trumpet
  • George Coleman – tenor saxophone
  • Herbie Hancock – piano
  • Victor Feldman – piano
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Frank Butler – drums
  • Tony Williams – drums

Track listing:

  1. Basin Street Blues – Spencer Williams
  2. Seven Steps to Heaven – Victor Feldman, Miles Davis
  3. I Fall in Love Too Easy – Jule Styne
  4. So Near, So Far – Tony Crombie, Benny Green
  5. Baby Won’t You Please Come Home – Clarence Williams, Charles Warfield
  6. Joshua – Victor Feldman

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.


  • 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

On June 15, 1978.

On June 15, 1978, “Columbia” label released “Sunlight”, the 19th Herbie Hancock album. It was recorded in 1977, and was produced by David Rubinson and Herbie Hancock.


  • Herbie Hancock – lead and background vocals (vocoder), keyboards, synthesizers, string, brass and woodwind arrangements
  • Patrick Gleeson – additional synthesizers
  • Bennie Maupin – soprano saxophone solo
  • Wah Wah Watson, Ray Parker, Jr. – guitar
  • Byron Miller, Paul Jackson, Jaco Pastorius – electric bass
  • Leon “Ndugu” Chancler, James Levi, Harvey Mason, Sr., Tony Williams – drums
  • Raul Rekow, Bill Summers – percussion
  • Baba Duru – table
  • Bobby Shew, Maurice Spears, Robert O’Bryant, Garnett Brown – brass
  • Ernest J. Watts, Fred Jackson, Jr., Jack Nimitz, David Willard Riddles – woodwind
  • Terry Adams, Roy Malan, Nathan Rubin, Linda Wood, Emily VanValkenburgh – strings
  • David Rubinson, Fred Catero, Chris Minto, Cheryl Ward – engineers
  • Steve Mantoani – engineer
  • Terry Becker – assistant engineer
  • Phill Brown – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks composed by Herbie Hancock, except where noted.

  1. I Thought It Was You – Herbie Hancock, Melvin Ragin, Jeffrey Cohen
  2. Come Running to Me – lyrics by Allee Willis
  3. Sunlight
  4. No Means Yes
  5. Good Question

On March 16, 2004.

On March 16, 2004, “Delmark” label released “Up Jumped Spring”, the 23rd Curtis Fuller album. It was recorded August – September 2003, at “Riverside Studio” in Chicago, and was produced by Robert G. Koester and Jacey Falk.


  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Brad Goode – trumpet
  • Karl Montzka – piano
  • Larry Gray – bass
  • Stewart Miller– bass
  • Tim Davis – drums
  • Jacey Falk – vocals

Track listing:

  1. Cantaloupe Island – Herbie Hancock
  2. Up Jumped Spring – Freddie Hubbard
  3. In a Mellow Tone – Duke Ellington, Milt Gabler
  4. God Bless the Child – Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.
  5. “Bags’ Groove – Milt Jackson
  6. Equinox – John Coltrane
  7. I’m Old Fashioned – Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer
  8. Alone Together – Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz
  9. Whisper Not – Benny Golson
  10. Black Night – Jessie Mae Robinson
  11. Star Eyes – Gene de Paul, Don Raye

On March 6, 2009.

On March 6, 2009, David Williams died aged 58. He was musician (guitar, bass guitar), vocalist, song writer and music producer, known as a prominent and most in demand session guitarist. He worked with The Dells, The Temptations, Madonna, Michael Jackson,  Chanson, The Pointer Sisters, Peter Allen, Aretha Franklin, The Four Tops, Julio Iglesias, George Benson, The Manhattan Transfer, Michael McDonald, Melissa Manchester, Stevie Nicks, Rod Stewart, Dionne Warwick, Shalamar, Go West, ABC, Boz Scaggs, Karen Carpenter, Mariah Carey, Julian Lennon, Bryan Ferry, Paul McCartney, Johnny Mathis, Del Shannon, Chaka Khan, Paul Hardcastle, Kenny Loggins, Steve Perry, Lionel Richie, Jessica Simpson, Diana Ross, the Crusaders, Andraé Crouch, Eddie Murphy, Herbie Hancock, Peter Cetera, Whitney Houston and Monkey Business. As leader he released two albums.

On March 3, 2012.

On March 3, 2012, Ronald Douglas Montrose died aged 64. He was musician (guitar), songwriter and music producer, worked with many musicians including Van Morrison, Herbie Hancock, Beaver & Krause, Boz Scaggs, Edgar Winter, Gary Wright, The Beau Brummels, Dan Hartman, Tony Williams, The Neville Brothers, Marc Bonilla and Sammy Hagar. He was founding member and leader of the bands Montrose and Gamma. He released ten solo albums.

On February 24, 1971.

On February 24, 1971, “Columbia” label released “Jack Johnson”, the 39th Miles Davis album. It was recorded February – April 1970, at “30th Street” in New York City, and was produced by Teo Macero.


  • Miles Davis – trumpet
  • Steve Grossman – soprano saxophone
  • Bennie Maupin – bass clarinet
  • John McLaughlin – electric guitar
  • Sonny Sharrock – electric guitar
  • Herbie Hancock – organ
  • Chick Corea – electric piano
  • Dave Holland – electric bass
  • Michael Henderson – electric bass
  • Jack DeJohnette – drums
  • Billy Cobham – drums
  • Brock Peters – narration
  • Teo Macero – conduction of “unknown orchestra”
  • Stan Tonkel – engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Miles Davis.

  1. Right Off
  2. Yesternow

On February 9, 2020.

On February 9, 2020, Armando Anthony “Chick” Corea died aged 79. He was musician (piano, keyboards, percussion), composer and bandleader. He is regarded as one of the major piano players to emerge in jazz during the post-John Coltrane era. Recorded and performed with the most important Jazz musicians including Miles Davis, Mongo Santamaria, Willie Bobo, Blue Mitchell, Herbie Mann, Stan Getz, Roy Haunes, Miroslav Vitous, Stanley Clarke, Richard Davis, Joe Farrell, Joe Henderson, Eric Kloss, Hubert Laws, Herbie Mann, Blue Mitchell, John Patitucci, Wayne Shorter, Cal Tjader, Sonny Stitt, Dave Pike, Armando Peraza, Marion Brown, Sadao Watanabe, Larry Coryell, John Surman, Elvin Jones, Rolf Kühn, Airto Moreira, Antony Braxton, Pete La Roca, Al Di Meola, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ron Carter, Gábor Szabó, Donald Byrd, Tete Montoliu, Chaka Khan, Eddie Gomez, Wallace Rooney, Herbie Hancock, Antonio Sanches, Gary Burton and Hiromi Uehara. Corea formed and lead Return to Forever, Circle, Chick Corea Elektric Band, Chick Corea Akoustic Band and Five Peace Band. As leader he released 77 studio and 23 live albums. Corea won 23 “Grammy Awards”.

On February 10, 1996.

On February 10, 1998, “Blue Note” label released “Standards”, the 24th Lee Morgan album. It was recorded in 1967, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.


  • Lee Morgan – trumpet
  • Wayne Shorter – tenor saxophone
  • James Spaulding – alto saxophone, flute
  • Pepper Adams – baritone saxophone
  • Herbie Hancock – piano
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Mickey Roker – drums
  • Duke Pearson – arranger

Track listing:

  1. This Is the Life – Adams, Strouse
  2. God Bless the Child – Herzog, Holiday
  3. Blue Gardenia – Lester Lee, Russell
  4. Lot of Livin’ to Do – Adams, Strouse
  5. Somewhere – Bernstein, Sondheim
  6. If I Were a Carpenter – Hardin
  7. Blue Gardenia – Alternate Take