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On December 9, 2010.

On December 9, 2010, James Moody died aged 85. He was musician (saxophone, flute) and singer, best known for his work in bebop and hard bop Jazz. He recorded and performed with some of the biggest names in Jazz music including Dizzy Gillespie, Art Farmer, Kenny Barron, Jon Faddis, Eddie Jefferson, Johnny Coles, Todd Coolman, Rufus Reid, Gil Fuller, Milt Jackson, Dexter Gordon, Elvin Jones, Quincy Jones, Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Lalo Schifrin, Bobby Thimons, Cedar Walton, Tubby Hayes, and Roberta Gambarini. In 2011, Moody posthumously won “Grammy Award” for “Best Jazz Instrumental album”, for his album “Moody 4B”. The “New Jersey Performing Arts Center” hosts the “James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival”. As a leader Moody released 44 albums.

on october 13, 1974.

On October 13, 1974, “CTI” label released “Bad Benson”, the twelve George Benson album. It was recorded April – June 1974, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.


  • George Benson – guitar
  • Phil Upchurch – guitar, electric bass, percussion, musical concept
  • Kenny Barron – piano
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Steve Gadd – drums
  • Garnett Brown, Warren Covington, Wayne Andre – trombone
  • Paul Faulise – bass trombone
  • Alan Rubin, Joe Shepley, John Frosk – trumpet
  • Phil Bodner – English horn, clarinet, alto flute
  • George Marge – English horn, flute, piccolo flute
  • Ray Beckenstein – flute
  • Al Regni – flute, clarinet
  • Brooks Tillotson, Jim Buffington – French horn
  • Margaret Ross – harp
  • Alan Shulman, Charles McCracken, Frank Levy, Jesse Levy, Paul Tobias, Seymour Barab – cello
  • Don Sebesky – arrangements, conductor
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer, mastering
  • Bob Ciano – album’s design
  • Ben Rose – cover photography
  • Pete Turner – liner photography

Track listing:

  1. Take Five – Paul Desmond
  2. Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams – Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Johnny Mandel
  3. My Latin Brother – George Benson
  4. No Sooner Said Than Done – Phil Upchurch
  5. Full Compass – Phil Upchurch
  6. The Changing World – George Benson, Art Gore

On September 12, 1995.

On September 12, 1995, “Blue Note” label released “A Better Understanding”, the 13th Sonny Fortune album. It was recorded in February 1995, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Marty Khan and Sonny Fortune.


  • Sonny Fortune– alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, alto flute, flute
  • Jerry González– trumpet, flugelhorn, congas
  • Robin Eubanks– trombone
  • Kenny Barron– piano
  • Wayne Dockery– bass
  • Ronnie Burrage, Billy Hart – drums
  • Steve Berrios– percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Sonny Fortune

  1. Mind Games
  2. Laying It Down
  3. Awakening
  4. A Swing Touch
  5. Never Again Is Such a Long Time
  6. It Ain’t What It Was
  7. It’s a Bird
  8. Tribute to a Holiday
  9. Long Before Our Mothers Cried

In June 1969.

In June 1969, “Atlantic” label released “A Soul Experiment”, the 17th Freddie Hubbard album. It was recorded December 1968 – January 1969, at “A&R Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Gil Fuller and Joel Dorn.


  • Freddie Hubbard– trumpet
  • Carlos Garnett– tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Barron– piano
  • Gary Illingworth – organ
  • Billy Butler– guitar
  • Eric Gale– guitar
  • Jerry Jemmott– bass
  • Grady Tate– drums
  • Bernard Purdie- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Freddie Hubbard, except where noted.

  1. Clap Your Hands – Don Pickett
  2. Wichita Lineman – Jimmy Webb
  3. South Street Stroll – Kenny Barron
  4. Lonely Soul
  5. No Time to Lose – Carlos Garnett
  6. Hang ‘Em Up – Carlos Garnett
  7. Good Humor Man – Don Pickett
  8. Midnite Soul
  9. Soul Turn Around – Walter Bishop, Jr.
  10. A Soul Experiment

On May 24, 2020.

On May 24, 2020, Wilbur James Cobb died aged 91. He was musician (drums), one of the most influential and respected drummers in Jazz music. He has recorded and performed with many musicians including Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Dinah Washington, Pearl Bailey, Clark Terry, Cannonball Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Wynton Kelly, Stan Getz, Wes Montgomery, Art Pepper, Gil Evans, Paul Chambers, Kenny Burrell, J. J. Johnson, Sonny Stitt, Nat Adderley, Phil Upchurch, Benny Golson, Hank Jones, Ron Carter, George Coleman, Fathead Newman, Geri Allen, Earl Bostic, Leo Parker, Charlie Rouse, Ernie Royal, Philly Joe Jones, Bobby Timmons, Walter Booker, Jerome Richardson, Joey DeFrancesco, Keter Betts, Jimmy Cleveland, Sam Jones, Red Garland, Joe Henderson, Eddie Gómez, Bill Evans, Jeremy Steig, Richard Wyands, Peter Bernstein, Walter Bishop, Jr., Richie Cole, Nancy Wilson, Ricky Ford, David Amram, Donald Byrd, Kenny Barron and Toshiko Akiyoshi. Cobb recorded 17 albums as a leader.


On May 9, 2000.

On May 9, 2000, “N-Coded” label released “Never Never Land”, the debut Jane Monheit album. It was recorded in January 2000, and was produced by Joel Dorn and Carl Griffin.


  • Jane Monheit– vocals, vocal arrangement
  • Hank Crawford– alto saxophone
  • David “Fathead” Newman– flute, tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Barron– piano
  • Bucky Pizzarelli– guitar
  • Ron Carter– bass
  • Lewis Nash– drums
  • Carl Griffin – executive producer
  • Tom Shick – engineer, mixing
  • Todd Parker – assistant engineer
  • Gene Paul– mastering, mixing
  • David Berkman– arranger
  • Peter Eldridge – arranger

Track listing:

  1. Please Be Kind – Saul Chapin, Sammy Cahn
  2. Detour Ahead – Herb Ellis, Johnny Frigo, Lou Carter
  3. More Than You Know – Vincent Youmans, Billy Rose, Edward Eliscu
  4. Dindi – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Aloisio de Oliveira, Ray Gilbert
  5. Save Your Love for Me – Buddy Johnson
  6. Never Let Me Go – Ray Evans, Jay Livingston
  7. My Foolish Heart – Victor Young, Ned Washington
  8. I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good) – Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster
  9. Twisted – Wardell Gray, Annie Ross
  10. Never Never Land – Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne

In December 1964.

In December 1964, “Limelight” label released “Jambo Caribe”, the 45th Dizzy Gillespie album. It was recorded in 1964, at “Universal Studios” in Chicago, and was produced by Hal Mooney.


  • Dizzy Gillespie– vocals, trumpet
  • James Moody- tenor saxophone, flute
  • Kenny Barron- piano
  • Chris White– vocals, bass
  • Rudy Collins- drums
  • Kansas Fields- percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Dizzy Gillespie except where noted.

  1. Fiesta Mo-Jo
  2. Barbados Carnival – Chris White
  3. Jambo
  4. Trinidad, Hello – Kenny Barron
  5. Poor Joe – Joe Willoughby
  6. And Then She Stopped
  7. Don’t Try to Keep up with the Joneses – Joe Willoughby
  8. Trinidad, Goodbye – Kenny Barron

On August 19, 2009.

On August 19, 2009, “Venus” label released “Minor Blues”, the 43rd Kenny Barron album. It was recorded in 2009, and was produced by Tetsuo Hara and Todd Barkan.

  • Kenny Barron– piano
  • George Mraz– bass
  • Ben Riley– drums

Track listing:

  1. Minor Blues – Kenny Barron
  2. Beautiful Love – Wayne King, Victor Young, Egbert Van Alstyne, Haven Gillespie
  3. Emily – Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer
  4. For Heaven’s Sake – Elise Bretton, Sherman Edwards, Donald Meyer
  5. How Deep Is the Ocean? – Irving Berlin
  6. Too Late Now – Burton Lane, Alan Jay Lerner
  7. Don’t Explain – Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.
  8. Hush-a-Bye – Ambroise Thomas, Sammy Fain, Jerry Seelen
  9. I’ve Never Been in Love Before – Frank Loesser
  10. My Ideal – Leo Robin, Richard A. Whiting, Newell Chase


On June 5, 2007.

On June 5, 2007, “Blue Note” label released “A Bluish Bag”, album by Stanley Turrentine. It consists of two sessions recorded for the Blue Note label in February and June 1967, and was produced by Alfred Lion.


  • Stanley Turrentine– tenor saxophone
  • Donald Byrd– trumpet
  • Blue Mitchell, Tommy Turrentine– trumpet
  • Julian Priester– trombone
  • Jerry Dodgion– alto saxophone, flute, alto flute
  • Joe Farrell– tenor saxophone, flute
  • Al Gibbons – bass clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Pepper Adams– baritone saxophone, clarinet
  • Kenny Barron– piano
  • Bucky Pizzarelli– guitar
  • Ron Carter– bass
  • Walter Booker– bass
  • Mickey Roker– drums
  • Mickey Roker– drums
  • Duke Pearson – arranger
  • Rudy Van Gelder– engineer

Track listing:

  1. Blues for Del – Stanley Turrentine
  2. She’s a Carioca – Vinicius de Moraes, Ray Gilbert, Antônio Carlos Jobim
  3. Manhã de Carnaval – Luiz Bonfá, Antônio Maria
  4. Here’s That Rainy Day – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  5. What Now My Love – Gilbert Bécaud, Pierre Delanoë, Carl Sigman
  6. Samba do Avião – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  7. Night Song – Lee Adams, Charles Strouse
  8. Days of Wine and Roses – Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer
  9. Come Back to Me – Burton Lane, Alan Jay Lerner
  10. Silver Tears – Henry Mancini
  11. A Bluish Bag – Henry Mancini
  12. With This Ring – Luther Dixon, Anthony Hester, Richard “Popcorn” Wylie

On April 15, 1996.

On April 15, 1996, “Verve” label released “Number Two Express”, the second Christian McBride studio album. It was recorded in 1995 at “Clinton Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Richard Seidel and Don Sickler.


  • Christian McBride– upright and electric bass
  • Kenny Barron– piano
  • Chick Corea– piano
  • Gary Bartz– alto saxophone
  • Kenny Garrett– alto saxophone
  • Steve Nelson – vibes
  • Mino Cinelu– percussion
  • Jack DeJohnette– drums
  • Jim Anderson– recording

Track listing:

All tracks by Christian McBride, except where noted.

  1. Whirling Dervish
  2. Youthful Bliss
  3. Tones for Joan’s Bones – Chick Corea
  4. EGAD
  5. Miyako – Wayne Shorter
  6. Divergence
  7. Jayne – Ornette Coleman
  8. Morning Story
  9. Grove
  10. Little Sunflower – Freddie Hubbard