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In November 1957.

In November 1957, “Prestige” label released “Mal/2”, the second Mal Waldron album. It was recorded April – May 1957.

Personnel:

  • Mal Waldron – piano
  • John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
  • Idrees Sulieman, Bill Hardman – trumpet
  • Sahib Shihab – alto and baritone saxophone 
  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Julian Euell – bass
  • Ed Thigpen, Art Taylor – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Mal Waldron except where noted.

  1. From This Moment On – Cole Porter
  2. J.M.’s Dream Doll
  3. The Way You Look Tonight – Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern
  4. One By One
  5. Don’t Explain – Arthur Herzog Jr., Billie Holiday
  6. Potpourri

In November 1956.

In November 1956, “Prestige” label released “4, 5 and 6”, the third Jackie McLean album. It was recorded in July 1956, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, and was produced Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • Jackie McLean – alto sax
  • Hank Mobley – tenor sax
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Mal Waldron – piano
  • Doug Watkins – bass
  • Art Taylor – drums

Track listing:

  1. Sentimental Journey – Ben Homer, Bud Greeen, Les Brown
  2. Why Was I Born – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, Kenny Drew
  3. Contour – Kenny Drew
  4. Confirmation – Charlie Parker
  5. When I Fall in Love – Edward Heyman, Victor Young
  6. Abstraction – Mal Waldron

In June 1960.

In June 1960, “Blue Note” label released “Davis Cup”, the debut Walter Davis Jr. album. It was recorded in August 1959, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Walter Davis Jr.– piano
  • Donald Byrd– trumpet
  • Jackie McLean– alto saxophone
  • Sam Jones– bass
  • Art Taylor– drums

 Track listing:

 All tracks by Walter Davis Jr.

  1. ‘Smake It
  2. Loodle-Lot
  3. Sweetness
  4. Rhumba Nhumba
  5. Minor Mind
  6. Millie’s Delight

 

In June 1956.

In June 1956, “Prestige” label released “Lights Out!”, the second Jackie Mclean album. It was recorded in 1956, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, and was produced by Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Donald Byrd- trumpet
  • Elmo Hope- piano
  • Doug Watkins- bass
  • Art Taylor- drums

Track listing:

  1. Lights Out – Jackie McLean
  2. Up – Jackie McLean
  3. Lorraine – Donald Byrd
  4. A Foggy Day – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  5. Kerplunk – Donald Byrd
  6. Inding – Jackie McLean

In May 1961.

In May 1961, “Blue Note” label released “Leeway”, the twelve Lee Morgan album. It was recorded in April 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Lee Morgan- trumpet
  • Jackie McLean- alto saxophone
  • Bobby Timmons- piano
  • Paul Chambers- bass
  • Art Blakey- drums

Track listing:

  1. These Are Soulful Days – Cal Massey
  2. The Lion and the Wolff – Lee Morgan
  3. Midtown Blues – Jackie McLean
  4. Nakatini Suite – Cal Massey

In May 1961.

In May 1961, “Blue Note” label released “Shades of Redd”, the fifth Freddie Redd album. It was recorded in August 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Redd– piano
  • Jackie McLean- alto saxophone
  • Tina Brooks- tenor saxophone
  • Paul Chambers- bass
  • Louis Hayes- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Freddie Redd

  1. The Thespian
  2. Blues, Blues, Blues
  3. Shadows
  4. Melanie
  5. Swift
  6. Just a Ballad for My Baby
  7. Olé

On March 6, 2020.

On March 6, 2020, Alfred McCoy Tyner died aged 81. He was composer, bandleader and pianist, one of the most recognizable and influential in jazz history. He has recorded and performed with many famous musicians including John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Donald Byrd, George Benson, Art Farmer, Lou Donaldson, Benny Golson, Grant Green, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, Milt Jackson, J.J. Jackson, Blue Mitchell, Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan, David Murray, Julian Priester, Sonny Rollins, Ron Carter, Al Foster, Avery Sharpe, Woody Shaw, Jackie McLean, Cecil McBee, Jack DeJohnette, Wayne Shorter, Sonny Stitt and Stanley Turrentine, As a leader he recorded 74 albums. Tyner was a “NEA Jazz Master” and a five-time “Grammy” winner.

 

In March 1959.

In March 1959, “Blue Note” label released “Off to the Races”, the 13th Donald Byrd album. It was recorded in December 1958, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Donald Byrd- trumpet
  • Jackie McLean- alto saxophone
  • Pepper Adams- baritone saxophone
  • Wynton Kelly- piano
  • Sam Jones- bass
  • Art Taylor- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Donald Byrd except where noted.

  1. Lover, Come Back to Me – Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg
  2. When Your Love Has Gone
  3. Sudwest Funk
  4. Paul’s Pal – Sonny Rollins
  5. Off to the Races
  6. Down Tempo

 

In December 1960.

In December 1960, “Blue Note” label released “Byrd in Flight”, the 16th Donald Byrd album. It was recorded January – July 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Donald Byrd- trumpet
  • Jackie McLean- alto saxophone
  • Hank Mobley- tenor saxophone
  • Duke Pearson– piano
  • Doug Watkins – bass
  • Reggie Workman – bass
  • Lex Humphries- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Donald Byrd except where noted.

  1. Ghana
  2. Little Girl Blue – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  3. Gate City – Duke Pearson
  4. Lex
  5. Bo – Duke Pearson
  6. My Girl Shirl – Duke Pearson

On January 30, 2007.

On January 30, 2007, “Highnote” label released “Blue Fable”,the 21st Larry Willis album. It was recorded in October 2006, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Don Sickler.

Personnel:

  • Larry Willis– piano
  • Joe Ford– alto saxophone
  • Steve Davis– trombone
  • Eddie Gómez
  • Billy Drummond– drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder- engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Larry Willis except where noted

  1. Rhythm-a-Ning – Thelonious Monk
  2. Insidious Behavior
  3. Nardis – Miles Davis
  4. Blue Fable – Jackie McLean
  5. Never Let Me Go – Jay Livingston, Ray Evans
  6. Landscape – Joe Ford
  7. Who’s Kidding Who
  8. Prayer for New Orleans – Steve Davis