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In September 1972.

In September 1972, “CTI” label released “Cherry”, the 36th Stanley Turrentine album. It was recorded in May 1972, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Stanley Turrentine – tenor saxophone
  • Milt Jackson – vibraphone
  • Cornell Dupree – guitar
  • Bob James – piano, electric piano, arranger
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Billy Cobham – drums
  • Weldon Irvine Jr. – arranger

Track listing:

  1. Speedball – Lee Morgan
  2. I Remember You – Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger
  3. The Revs – Milt Jackson
  4. Sister Sanctified – Weldon Irvine
  5. Cherry – Ray Gilbert, Don Redman
  6. Introspective – Weldon Irvine

In September 1960.

In September 1960, “Jazzland” label released “Out of This World”, 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

On August 19, 2003.

On August 19, 2003, “Somethin’ Else” label released “The Golden Striker”, the 40th Ron Carter album. It was recorded in July 2002, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Retrac Productions and Ron Carter.

Personnel:

  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Mulgrew Miller – piano
  • Russell Malone – guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Ron Carter, except where noted.

  1. The Golden Striker – John Lewis
  2. On and On – Mulgrew Miller
  3. NY Slick
  4. Concerto de Aranjuez (Adagio Theme) – Joaquin Rodrigo
  5. Cedar Tree – Russell Malone
  6. A Quick Sketch
  7. Parade
  8. A Theme in ¾
  9. Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer

On August 8, 1995.

On August 8, 1995, “Landmark” label released “Piece for My Peace”, the 27th John Hicks album.

Personnel:

  • John Hicks – piano
  • Vincent Herring – tenor sax, alto sax
  • Bobby Watson – alto sax
  • Elise Wood – flute
  • Curtis Lundy – bass
  • Cecil Brooks III – drums
  • Annalee Valencia – art direction, design
  • Paul Anthony – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Faith – Bobby Watson
  2. Piece for My Peace – John Hicks
  3. Mood Swings – Cecil Brooks III
  4. Diane – Charles Mingus
  5. Mudd’s Mode – Mickey Bass
  6. Don’t Let It Go – Vincent Herring
  7. So in Love – Cole Porter
  8. I Should Care – Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston
  9. My Shining Hours – Harrold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  10. Star-Crossed Lovers – Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn

In July 1957.

In July 1957, “Riverside” label released “The Hawk Flies High”, the twelve Coleman Hawkins album. It was recorded in March 1957, at “Reeves Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews and Bill Grauer.

Personnel:

  • Coleman Hawkins – tenor saxophone
  • Barry Galbraith – guitar
  • Hank Jones – piano
  • Oscar Pettiford – bass
  • Jo Jones – drums
  • J.J. Johnson – trombone
  • Idrees Sulieman – trumpet

Track listing:

  1. Chant – Hank Jones
  2. Juicy Fruit – Idrees Sulieman
  3. Think Deep – William O. Smith
  4. Laura – David Raksin, Johnny Mercer
  5. Blue Lights – Gigi Gryce
  6. Sancticity – Coleman Hawkins

On May 23, 1966.

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

On March 16, 2004.

On March 16, 2004, “Delmark” label released “Up Jumped Spring”, the 24th Curtis Fuller album. It was recorded in August 2003, at “Riverside Studio” in Chicago, and was produced by Robert G. Koester and Jacey Falk.

Personnel:

  • 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

In March 1958.

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

In March 1958.

In March 1958, “Blue Note” label released “The Congregation”, the fourth Johnny Griffin album. It was recorded in October 1957, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Griffin – tenor saxophone
  • Sonny Clark – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Kenny Dennis – drums
  • Andy Warhol, Reid Miles – cover art

Track listing:

 All tracks by Johnny Griffin, except where noted.

  1. The Congregation
  2. Latin Quarter – John Jenkins
  3. I’m Glad There Is You – Jimmy Dorsey, Paul Mertz
  4. Main Spring
  5. It’s You or No One – Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne
  6. I Remember You – Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger

On March 1, 1994.

On March 1, 1994, “Mapleshade” label released “Masters from Different Worlds”, the 32nd Clifford Jordan album. It was recorded in December 1989, at “Mapleshade Studios” in Upper Marlboro, MD, and was produced by Fred Kaplan and Pierre Sprey.

Personnel:

  • Clifford Jordan – soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Ran Blake – piano
  • Julian Priester – trombone
  • Windmill Saxophone Quartet:
  • Jesse Meman – alto saxophone
  • Tom Monroe, Ken Plant – tenor saxophone
  • Clayton Englar – baritone saxophone
  • Steve Williams – drums
  • Alfredo Mojica – congas
  • Claudia Polley – vocals

Track listing:

  1. Something to Live For – Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
  2. A Touch of Evil – Ran Blake
  3. Arline – Ran Blake
  4. Laura – David Raksin, Johnny Mercer
  5. Short Life of Barbara Monk – Ran Blake
  6. Vanguard – Ran Blake
  7. Julia – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  8. Wives and Lovers – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  9. Doug’s Prelude – Clifford Jordan
  10. Mood Indigo – Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills