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In March 1964.

In March 1964, “Verve” label released “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” album by Jimmy Smith. It was recorded in January 1974,at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs NJ, and was produced by Creed Taylor.


  • Jimmy Smith– organ
  • Oliver Nelson– arranger
  • Claus Ogerman– arranger, conductor
  • Val Valentin, Rudy Van Gelder– engineer
  • Acy Lehman – design
  • Roy De Carava – photography
  • Daddio Daylie – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Slaughter on Tenth Avenue – Richard Rodgers
  2. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Pt. 1 – Don Kirkpatrick, Keith Knox
  3. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Pt. 2 – Don Kirkpatrick, Keith Knox
  4. John Brown’s Body – traditional
  5. Wives and Lovers – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  6. Women of the World – Riziero Ortolani
  7. Bluesette – Toots Thielemans

On February 11, 2013.

On February 11, 2013, “Transgressive” label released “Holy Fire”, the third Foals studio album. It was recorded in 2012, at “Assault & Battery Studios” in London, and was produced by Alan Moulder, Yannis Philippakis, Jimmy Smith, Walter Gervers, Edwin Congreave and Jack Bevan.


  • Yannis Philippakis– vocals, guitar
  • Jimmy Smith – guitar
  • Walter Gervers – bass, backing vocals
  • Edwin Congreave – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Jack Bevan– drums
  • Ric Elsworth- percussion, marimba
  • London Contemporary Orchestra
  • Hugh Brunt– conducting, string arrangements
  • Leif Podhajsky– design, art direction
  • Thomas Nebbia – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Yannis Philippakis, Jimmy Smith, Walter Gervers, Edwin Congreave and Jack Bevan.

  1. Prelude
  2. Inhaler
  3. My Number
  4. Bad Habit
  5. Everytime
  6. Late Night
  7. Out of the Woods
  8. Milk & Black Spiders
  9. Providence
  10. Stepson
  11. Moon

In September 1964.

In September 1964, “Verve” label released “The Cat”, the sixth Jimmy Smith album for the label. It was recorded in April 1964, in Englewood, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.


  • Jimmy Smith– organ
  • Ray Alonge – french horn
  • Earl Chapin
  • Bill Correa
  • Jimmy Buffington
  • Kenny Burrell– guitar
  • Don Butterfield– tuba
  • Jimmy Cleveland– trombone
  • Urbie Green
  • George Duvivier– bass
  • Bernie Glow– trumpet
  • Thad Jones
  • Jimmy Maxwell
  • Marky Markowitz
  • Ernie Royal
  • Snooky Young
  • Lalo Schifrin– arranger, conductor
  • Phil Kraus – percussion
  • Tony Studd – bass trombone
  • Grady Tate– drums

Track listing:

  1. Theme from Joy House – Lalo Schifrin
  2. The Cat” (from Joy House) – Lalo Schifrin, Rick Ward
  3. Basin Street Blues – Spencer Williams
  4. Main Title from The Carpetbaggers – Elmer Bernstein, Ray Colcord
  5. Chicago Serenade – Eddie Harris
  6. Louis Blues – W.C. Handy
  7. Delon’s Blues – Jimmy Smith
  8. Blues in the Night – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer

On February 4, 2013.


On February 4, 2013, Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture “Donald” Byrd II died aged 80. He was trumpeter, best known as founder and leader the band The Blackbyrds, and regarded as one of the pioneeres of the fusion of funk and soul genres with jazz music. He had successful solo career, and has recorded and performed with big number of famous musicians including Herbie Hancock, Pepper Adams, Gigi Gryce, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley, Dexter Gordon, George Wallington, Kenny Clarke, Cannonball Adderley, Oscar Pettiford, Hank Jones, Ernie Wilkins, Art Blakey, Rita Reys, Elmo Hope, Phil Woods, Gene Ammons, Art Farmer, Paul Chambers, Doug Watkins, Sonny Rollins, Kenny Burrell, Gigi Gryce, Lou Donaldson, Jimmy Smith, Art Taylor, Kenny Drew, Sonny Clark, John Jenkins, Red Garland, John Coltrane, Pepper Adams, Michel Legrand, Dizzy Reece, Mundell Lowe, Thelonious Monk, Chris Connor, Eric Dolphy, Cal Tjader, Sam Rivers, Wes Monthomery, Stanley Turrentine, Guru and Ahmad Jamal.

On December 15, 1949.

Birdland 1960

On December 15, 1949, “The Birdland” Jazz Club”, named after Charlie Parker, opens in New York City. The club was located at “1678 Broadway” and worked until in 1965. The club re-opened for in1979 and in 1986 the second club located in “Manhattan’s Theater District” opened. The club current location is in the building next to The New York Observer headquarters.Some of the biggest names in Jazz history performed in “Birdland” including: Chet Baker; Count Basie; Roy Haynes; Jon Hendricks; Billie Holiday; Dave Holland; Freddie Hubbard; Hank Jones; Quincy Jones; Michel Legrand; Ramsey Lewis; Pat Martino; George Benson; Art Blakey; Dave Brubeck; Ron Carter; John Coltrane; Miles Davis; Sammy Davis Jr.; Blossom Dearie; Billy Eckstine; Duke Ellington; Maynard Ferguson; Ella Fitzgerald; Slim Gaillard; Erroll Garner; Stan Getz; Modern Jazz Quartet; Thelonious Monk; Anita O’Day; Charlie Parker; Oscar Peterson; Machito; Tito Puente; Bud Powell; Horace Silver; Nina Simone; Jimmy Smith; Billy Taylor; Clark Terry; McCoy Tyner; Sarah Vaughan; Dinah Washington; Joe Williams; Tony Williams; Lester Young; Michael Brecker; Melissa Manchester; Pat Metheny; Liza Minnelli; Michel Petrucciani; Harry Connick Jr.; Kurt Elling; Kevin Eubanks; Norah Jones; Diana Krall; Joe Lovano; John Pizzarelli; John Scofield; Maria Schneider; Phoebe Snow; Phil Woods and Yellowjacket.