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On february 15, 2000.

On February 15, 2000, “Sony Classical” label released “Wandering Moon”, the 13th Terence Blanchard album. It was recorded in June 1999, at “Clinton Recording Studios, Studio A” in New York City, and was produced by Terence Blanchard.

Personnel:

  • Terence Blanchard – trumpet, liner notes
  • Aaron Fletcher – alto saxophone
  • Branford Marsalis – tenor saxophone
  • Brice Winston – tenor saxophone
  • Dave Holland – bass
  • Eric Harland – drums
  • Edward Simon – piano
  • Jim Anderson – engineer
  • Giulio Turturro – art direction
  • Jimmy Katz – photography
  • Laraine Perri – executive producer
  • Robin Burgess – associate producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Terence Blanchard.

  1. Luna Viajera
  2. If I Could I Would
  3. Bass Solo
  4. My Only Thought of You
  5. Simplemente Simon
  6. Sweet’s Dream
  7. Sidney
  8. The Process – Edward Simon
  9. Joe & O
  10. I Thought About You – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer

On january 5, 1956.

On January 5, 1956, “Savoy” label released “Roll ‘Em Bags”, the fourth Milt Jackson album. It was recorded in January 1949 and January 1956, in New York City, and at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Ozzie Cadena.

Personnel:

  • Milt Jackson – vibes, piano
  • Kenny Dorham – trumpet
  • Julius Watkins – French horn
  • Billy Mitchell, Lucky Thompson – tenor saxophone
  • Wade Legge – piano
  • Wendell Marshall, Curly Russell – bass
  • Kenny Clarke – drums
  • Joe Harris – timbales

Track listing:

All tracks by Milt Jackson except where noted.

  1. Conglomeration
  2. Bruz
  3. You Go to My Head – J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie
  4. Roll ‘Em Bags
  5. Faultless
  6. Hey, Frenchy – Ozzie Cadena
  7. Come Rain or Come Shine – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  8. Fred’s Mood
  9. Wild Man

In December 1992.

In December 1992, “Evidence” label released “African Venus” the twelve Dewey Redman album. It was recorded in December 1992, at “Sound on Sound Studio” in New York City     and was produced by Inc. Big Apple Productions.

Personnel:

  • Dewey Redman – alto and tenor saxophone, musette
  • Joshua Redman – tenor saxophone
  • Charles Eubanks – piano
  • Anthony Cox – bass
  • Carl Allen – drums
  • Danny Sadownick – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Dewey Redman except where noted.

  1. African Venus
  2. Venus and Mars
  3. Mr. Sandman – Pat Ballard
  4. Echo Prayer
  5. Satin Doll – Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn
  6. Take the “A” Train – Billy Strayhorn
  7. Turnaround – Ornette Coleman

In December 1967.

In December 1967, “Milestone” label released “Got to Get It!” the 17th Bobby Timmons album. It was recorded November – December 1967, at “Plaza Sound Studios” in New York City.

Personnel:

  • Bobby Timmons – piano
  • Jimmy Owens – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Hubert Laws – flute
  • Joe Farrell, James Moody – flute, tenor saxophone
  • George Barrow – baritone saxophone
  • Joe Beck, Howard Collins, Eric Gale – guitar
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Jimmy Cobb, Billy Higgins – drums
  • Tom McIntosh – arranger, conductor
  • Unidentified vocals

Track listing:

All compositions by Bobby Timmons except as indicated

  1. If You Ain’t Got It (I Got to Get It Somewhere) – Tom McIntosh
  2. Up, Up and Away – Jimmy Webb
  3. Travelin’ Light – Jimmy Mundy, Trummy Young, Johnny Mercer
  4. Come Sunday – Duke Ellington
  5. One Down
  6. So Tired
  7. Here’s That Rainy Day – Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
  8. Straight No Chaser – Thelonious Monk
  9. Booker’s Bossa – Walter Booker, Cedar Walton

In December 1963.

In December 1963, “Roost” label released “Stitt Goes Latin”, the 48th Sonny Stitt album.It was recorded in November 1963, at “A&R Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Teddy Reig.

Personnel:

  • Sonny Stitt – alto and tenor saxophone
  • Thad Jones – trumpet
  • Chick Corea – piano
  • Larry Gales – bass
  • Willie Bobo – drums
  • Carlos “Patato” Valdes – congas, bongos
  • Osvaldo “Chihuahua” Martinez – cowbell, maracas, jawbone

Track listing:

All tracks by Sonny Stitt except where noted.

  1. Are You Listening
  2. Amigos
  3. My Little Suede Shoes – Charlie Parker
  4. Ritmo Bobo
  5. I Told You So
  6. Chic
  7. Senor Jones
  8. Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert, Johnny Mercer

In December 1961.

In December 1961, “Prestige” label released “Twisting the Jug”, the 15th Gene Ammons album. It was recorded in November 1961, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Personnel:

  • Gene Ammons – tenor saxophone
  • Joe Newman – trumpet
  • Jack McDuff – organ
  • Wendell Marshall – bass
  • Walter Perkins – drums
  • Ray Barretto – congas

Track listing:

All tracks by Gene Ammons except where noted

  1. Twistin’ the Jug
  2. Born to Be Blue – Mel Tormé, Robert Wells
  3. Satin Doll – Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn
  4. Moten Swing – Bennie Moten, Buster Moten
  5. Stormy Monday – Bob Crowder, Billy Eckstine, Earl Hines
  6. Down the Line

On December 16, 1963.

On December 16, 1963, “Columbia” label released “Quiet Nights”, the 36th Miles Davis album, and his fourth and final album collaboration with Gil Evans. It was recorded July – November 1962, April 1963, at “Columbia’s 30th Street Studios” in Manhattan, and was produced by Teo Macero and Irving Townsend.

Personnel:

  • Miles Davis – trumpet
  • Gil Evans – arranger, conductor
  • Shorty Baker, Bernie Glow, Louis Mucci, Ernie Royal – trumpets
  • J.J. Johnson, Frank Rehak – trombones
  • Ray Alonge, Don Corrado, Julius Watkins – french horns
  • Bill Barber – tuba
  • Steve Lacy – soprano saxophone
  • George Coleman – tenor saxophone
  • Albert Block – flute
  • Ray Beckenstein, Jerome Richardson – woodwinds
  • Garvin Bushell, Bob Tricarico – bassoons
  • Janet Putnam – harp
  • Victor Feldman – piano
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Jimmy Cobb – drums
  • Frank Butler – drums
  • Willie Bobo – bongos
  • Elvin Jones – percussion
  • Fred Plaut – engineer
  • Dan Hunstein – photography

Track listing:

  1. Song No. 2 (a.k.a. Prenda Minha, Brazilian folk song) – Gil Evans, Miles Davis
  2. Once Upon a Summertime – Johnny Mercer, Michel Legrand
  3. Aos Pés da Cruz – Marino Pinto, José Gonçalves
  4. Song No. 1 (a.k.a. Adelita by Francisco Tárrega) – Gil Evans, Miles Davis
  5. Wait Till You See Her – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  6. Corcovado – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  7. Summer Night – Harry Warren, Al Dubin

In December 1957.

In December 1957, “Riverside” label released “That’s Him!”, the second Abbey Lincoln album. It was recorded in October 1957, at “Reeves Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Bill Grauer and Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Abbey Lincoln – vocals
  • Kenny Dorham – trumpet
  • Sonny Rollins – tenor saxophone
  • Wynton Kelly – piano, bass
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Max Roach – drums

Track listing:

  1. Strong Man – Oscar Brown, Jr.
  2. Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe – Harold Arlen, E.Y. “Yip” Harburg
  3. My Man – Jacques Charles, Channing Pollack, Albert Willemetz, Maurice Yvain
  4. Tender as a Rose – Phil Moore
  5. That’s Him – Ogden Nash, Kurt Weill
  6. I Must Have That Man! – Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh
  7. Porgy – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward
  8. When a Woman Loves a Man – Bernie Hanighen, Gordon Jenkins, Johnny Mercer
  9. Don’t Explain – Arthur Herzog, Jr., Billie Holiday

In December 1957.

In December 1957, “Andex” label released “Mucho Calor”, an album by Conte Candoli and Art Pepper. It was recorded in October 1957, at “Forum Theatre” in Los Angeles.

Personnel:

  • Conte Candoli – trumpet, arranger 
  • Art Pepper – alto saxophone, arranger
  • Bill Perkins – tenor saxophone
  • Russ Freeman – piano
  • Ben Tucker – bass
  • Chuck Flores – drums
  • Jack Costanzo, Mike Pacheko – bongos, congas
  • Benny Carter – arranger 
  • Bill Holman – arranger 
  • Johnny Mandel – arranger

Track listing:

  1. Mucho Calor – Bill Holman
  2. Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert
  3. Mambo de la Pinta – Art Pepper
  4. I’ll Remember April – Gene de Paul, Don Raye
  5. Vaya Hombre Vaya – Bill Holman
  6. I Love You – Cole Porter
  7. Mambo Jumbo – Conte Candoli
  8. Old Devil Moon – Burton Lane, Yip Harburg
  9. Pernod – Johnny Mandel
  10. That Old Black Magic – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer

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.

Personnel:

  • 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