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In July 1964.

In July 1964, “Impulse” label released “The Body & the Soul”, the ninth Freddie Hubbard album. It was recorded March – May 1963, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood, NJ, “Capitol Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Hubbard– trumpet
  • Wayne Shorter- tenor saxophone, arranger, conductor
  • Curtis Fuller– trombone
  • Eric Dolphy- alto saxophone, flute
  • Cedar Walton– piano
  • Reggie Workman– bass
  • Louis Hayes– drums
  • Clark Terry – trumpet
  • Ernie Royal – trumpet
  • Ed Armour – trumpet
  • Richard Williams- trumpet
  • Al DeRisi – trumpet
  • Seldon Powell – tenor saxophone
  • Jerome Richardson- tenor saxophone
  • Charles Davis- baritone saxophone
  • Jerome Richardson – baritone saxophone
  • Melba Liston– trombone
  • Robert Powell – tuba
  • Bob Northern- French horn
  • Julius Watkins- French horns
  • Harry Cykman, Morris Stonzek, Arnold Eidus, Sol Shapiro, Charles McCracken, Harry Katzman, Harry Lookofsky, Gene Orloff, Julius Held, Raoul Poliakin – strings

Track listing:

All tracks by Freddie Hubbard except where noted.

  1. Body and Soul – Heyman, Sour, Eyton, Green
  2. Carnival (Manhã de Carnaval) – Luis Bonfá, Creatore, Peretti, Weiss
  3. Chocolate Shake – Duke Ellington, Ben Webster
  4. Dedicated to You – Cahn, Chaplin, Zaret
  5. Clarence’s Place
  6. Aries
  7. Skylark – Carmichael, Mercer
  8. I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) – Duke Ellington, Ben Webster
  9. Thermo

In July 1962.

In July 1962, “Impulse!” label released “Coltrane”, the eleventh John Coltrane album (third one for Impulse!). It was recorded April – June 1962, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood, NJ, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  • John Coltrane– tenor and soprano saxophone
  • Jimmy Garrison– double bass
  • Elvin Jones– drums
  • McCoy Tyner– piano
  • Pete Turner– photography

Track listing:

  1. Out of This World – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  2. Soul Eyes – Mal Waldron
  3. The Inch Worm – Frank Loesser
  4. Tunji – John Coltrane
  5. Miles’ Mode – John Coltrane

In June 1978.

In June 1978, “Pablo” label released “How Long Has This Been Going On?” the 43rd Sarah Vaughan album. It was recorded in April 1978 and was produced by Norman Granz.

Personnel:

  • Sarah Vaughan– vocal
  • Oscar Peterson– piano
  • Joe Pass– guitar
  • Ray Brown– double bass
  • Louie Bellson– drums

Track listing:

  1. I’ve Got the World on a String – Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
  2. Midnight Sun – Sonny Burke, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Mercer
  3. How Long Has This Been Going On? – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  4. You’re Blasé – Ord Hamilton, Bruce Sievier
  5. Easy Living – Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin
  6. More Than You Know – Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose, Vincent Youmans
  7. My Old Flame – Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston
  8. Teach Me Tonight – Sammy Cahn, Gene de Paul
  9. Body and Soul – Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green
  10. When Your Lover Has Gone – Einar Aaron Swan

On April 27, 2018..

On April 27, 2018, “Sony Legacy” label released “You’re Driving Me Crazy”, album by Van Morrison and Joey DeFrancesco (39th Van Morrison album overall).

Personnel:

  • Van Morrison– vocals, saxophone
  • Joey DeFrancesco– Hammond organ, trumpet
  • Dan Wilson – guitar
  • Michael Ode – drums
  • Troy Roberts – saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Miss Otis Regrets – Cole Porter
  2. Hold It Right There – Clark Terry, William Grey, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
  3. All Saints Day – Van Morrison
  4. The Way Young Lovers Do – Van Morrison
  5. The Things That I Used to Do – Guitar Slim
  6. Travellin’ Light – Trummy Young, Jimmy Mundy, Johnny Mercer
  7. Close Enough for Jazz – Van Morrison
  8. Goldfish Bowl – Van Morrison
  9. Evening Shadows – Van Morrison, Acker Bilk
  10. Magic Time – Van Morrison
  11. You’re Driving Me Crazy – Walter Donaldson
  12. Everyday I Have the Blues – Peter Chatman
  13. Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
  14. Stick and Stones – Titus Turner
  15. Celtic Swing – Van Morrison

On April 26, 1993.

On April 26, 1993, “ECM” label released “Bye Bye Blackbird”, the 56th Keith Jarrett album. It was recorded in October 1991, at “Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Manfred Eicher. The album was tribute to Miles Davis.

Personnel:

  • Keith Jarrett- piano
  • Gary Peacock- double bass
  • Jack DeJohnette- drums

Track listing:

  1. Bye Bye Blackbird – Ray Henderson, Mort Dixon
  2. You Won’t Forget Me – Kermit Goell, Fred Spielman
  3. Butch and Butch – Oliver Nelson
  4. Summer Night – Al Dubin, Harry Warren
  5. For Miles – Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette
  6. Straight No Chaser – Thelonious Monk
  7. I Thought About You – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer
  8. Blackbird, Bye Bye – Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette

 

On April 24, 2007.

On April 24, 2007, “Nonesuch” label released “Back East”, the 13th Joshua Redman album. It was recorded in 2007, at “Avatar Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Joshua Redman.

Personnel:

  • Joshua Redman– tenor and soprano saxophones
  • Dewey Redman– tenor and alto saxophones
  • Joe Lovano– tenor saxophone
  • Chris Cheek– soprano saxophone
  • Larry Grenadier– double bass
  • Christian McBride– double bass
  • Reuben Rogers– double bass
  • Brian Blade– drums
  • Eric Harland– drums
  • Ali Jackson– drums

Track listing:

  1. The Surrey with the Fringe on Top – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein
  2. East of the Sun (and West of the Moon) – Brooks Bowman
  3. Zarafah – Joshua Redman
  4. Indian Song – Wayne Shorter
  5. I’m an Old Cowhand – Johnny Mercer, Harry Warren
  6. Wagon Wheels – Billy Hill, Peter DeRose
  7. Back East – Joshua Redman
  8. Mantra #5 – Joshua Redman
  9. Indonesia – Joshua Redman
  10. India – John Coltrane
  11. GJ – Dewey Redman

On April 22, 2003.

On April 22, 2003, “Strech Records” label released “Rendezvous in New York”, the 58th Chick Corea album. It was recorded 2002 – 2003 in New York City, and was produced by Chick Corea and Herbert Waltl.

Personnel:

  • Chick Corea – piano
  • Gonzalo Rubalcaba– piano
  • Bobby McFerrin– vocals
  • Gary Burton– vibraphone
  • Terence Blanchard– trumpet
  • Steve Wilson– alto saxophone
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Joshua Redman– tenor saxophone
  • Tim Garland– tenor saxophone
  • Steve Davis– trombone
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Dave Weckl– drums
  • Roy Haynes– drums
  • Jeff Ballard – drums
  • Eddie Gómez– bass
  • Avishai Cohen– bass
  • Christian McBride– bass
  • John Patitucci– bass
  • Miroslav Vitous– bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Chick Corea except where noted.

  1. Armando’s Rhumba – Chick Corea
  2. Blue Monk – Thelonious Monk
    Concierto de Aranjuez/Spain – Joaquín Rodrigo, Chick Corea
  3. Matrix
  4. Glass Enclosure/Tempus Fugit – Bud Powell
  5. Crystal Silence – Chick Corea, Neville Potter
  6. Bessie’s Blues – John Coltrane
  7. Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert
  8. Armando’s Tango
  9. Concierto de Aranjuez/Spain – Joaquin Rodrigo, Chick Corea
  10. Lifeline
  11. Quartet No. 2, Pt. 1

On April 3, 2001.

On April 3, 2001, “High Note” label released “Detour Ahead”, the seventh Randy Johnston album. It was recorded in January 1998, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Houston Person.

Personnel:

  • Randy Johnston– guitar
  • David “Fathead” Newman – tenor saxophone
  • Houston Person – tenor saxophone
  • Joey DeFrancesco– organ
  • Byron Landham – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Johnson except where noted

  1. Blues for Edward G.
  2. The Triangle Pose
  3. A House Is Not a Home – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  4. The End of a Love Affair – Edward Redding
  5. (They Long to Be) Close to You – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  6. Two Step Snake
  7. Detour Ahead – Herb Ellis, John Frigo, Lou Carter
  8. Dearly Beloved – Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer

In January 1962.

In January 1962, “Warner Bros” label released “Instant Party!”, the sixth Everly Brothers album. It was recorded August – November 1961.

Personnel:

  • Don Everly– vocals, guitar
  • Phil Everly– vocals, guitar
  • Chet Atkins– electric guitar
  • Hank Garland– electric guitar
  • Luther Brandon– acoustic guitar
  • Floyd Chance– bass
  • Floyd Cramer– piano
  • Buddy Harman, Jr.– drums
  • Ken Whitmore – cover photography

Track listing:

  1. Step It Up and Go – traditional; credited to Don Everly, Phil Everly
  2. Theme From ‘Carnival (Love Makes the World Go ‘Round – Bob Merrill
  3. Jezebel – Wayne Shanklin
  4. True Love – Cole Porter
  5. Bye Bye Blackbird – Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson
  6. When It’s Night-Time in Italy It’s Wednesday Over Here – Lew Brown, James Kendis
  7. Oh! My Pa-Pa (O Mein Papa) – Paul Burkhard, Geoffrey Parsons, John Turner
  8. Trouble in Mind – Richard M. Jones
  9. Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert
  10. Long Lost John – adapted by Ike Everly
  11. The Party’s Over – Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jules Styne
  12. Ground Hawg – adapted by Ike Everly

On December 28, 1963.

On December 28, 1963, “Tamla Motown” label released “With a Song In My Heart”, the third Stevie Wonder studio album. It was recorded in 1963, at “Hitsville USA” in Detroit, and in Los Angeles, and was produced by Clarence Paul and William “Mickey” Stevenson.

Personnel:

  • Stevie Wonder- vocals, harmonica
  • Ernie Wilkins- arranger, conductor
  • Los Angelessession musicians – instrumentation

Track listing:

  1. With a Song in My Heart – Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
  2. When You Wish Upon a Star – Ned Washington, Leigh Harline
  3. Smile – Charlie Chaplin, Geoffrey Parsons, John Turner
  4. Make Someone Happy – Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne
  5. Dream – Johnny Mercer
  6. Put on a Happy Face – Charles Strouse, Lee Adams
  7. On the Sunny Side of the Street – Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh
  8. Get Happy – Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
  9. Give Your Heart a Chance – Ron Miller, Orlando Murden, Kenneth O’Neil
  10. Without a Song – Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose, Vincent Youmans