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In April 1957.

In April 1957, “Blue Note” label released the self-titled, second Kenny Burrell studio album. It was recorded March – May 1956, at “Audio-Video Studios” in New York City and “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Kenny Burrell – guitar
  • Tommy Flanagan – piano 
  • Frank Foster – tenor saxophone
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Oscar Pettiford – bass
  • Kenny Clarke – drums
  • Shadow Wilson – drums
  • Candido – conga 
  • Andy Warhol – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Kenny Burrell except where noted.

  1. Get Happy – Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
  2. But Not for Me – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  3. Moten Swing – Bennie Moten
  4. Cheetah
  5. Now See How You Are – Woody Harris, Oscar Pettiford
  6. Phinupi
  7. How About You? – Burton Lane, Ralph Freed

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 October 1961.

In October 1961, “Jazzland” label released “Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane”, album by Thelonious Monk. It was recorded April – July 1957, at “Reeves Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Thelonious Monk – piano
  • John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
  • Ray Copeland – trumpet 
  • Gigi Gryce – alto saxophone 
  • Coleman Hawkins – tenor saxophone
  • Wilbur Ware – bass
  • Shadow Wilson – drums 
  • Art Blakey – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Thelonious Monk except where noted..

  1. Ruby, My Dear
  2. Trinkle, Tinkle
  3. Off Minor (take 4)
  4. Nutty
  5. Epistrophy – Kenny Clarke, Thelonious Monk
  6. Functional (take 1)

On September 3, 1955.

On September 3, 1955, “Verve” label released “The Lonely One…”, the tenth Bud Powell studio album. It was recorded January – April 1955, at “Fine Sound Studios” in New York and was produced by Norman Granz.

Personnel:

  • Bud Powell– piano
  • George Duvivier– bass
  • Art Taylor– drums
  • Percy Heath– bass
  • Kenny Clarke– drums
  • Sheldon Marks – art director
  • Howard Morehead – cover photo

Track listing:

  1. Confirmation – Charlie Parker
  2. Star Eyes – Gene De Paul, Don Raye
  3. Lullaby in Rhythm – Clarence Profit, Edgar Sampson, Benny Goodman, Walter Hirsch
  4. Willow Weep for Me – Ann Ronnell
  5. Mediocre
  6. All the Things You Are – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
  7. Epistrophy – Thelonious Monk, Kenny Clarke
  8. Dance of the Infidels
  9. Salt Peanuts – Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Clarke
  10. Hey George (Sweet Georgia Brown) – Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey

 

On July 22, 2004.

On July 22, 2004, Alexandre “Sacha” Distel died aged 71. He was singer, guitarist, and actor, during his career worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Tony Bennett, Kenny Clarke, Jimmy Gourley, Lionel Hampton, Slide Hampton, Bobby Jaspar, Barney Kessel, John Lewis, Pierre Michelot, Bernard Peiffer, Henri Renaud, Fats Sadi, Art Simmons, Martial Solal, René Urtreger, and Barney Wilen.  In 1997, Distel was made “Chevalier (Knight) of the Légion d’honneur”.

On March 23, 1955.

On March 23, 1955, “Bethlehem” label released the self – titled, third Carmen McRae album. It was recorded October – December 1954.

Personnel:

  • Carmen McRae- vocals
  • Herbie Mann- flute, tenor saxophone
  • Mat Mathews- accordion
  • Mundell Lowe- guitar
  • Tony Scott- clarinet, piano
  • Dick Katz- piano
  • Skip Fawcett- double bass
  • Wendell Marshall- double bass
  • Kenny Clarke- drums
  • Osie Johnson– drums

Track listing:

  1. You’d Be So Easy to Love – Cole Porter
  2. If I’m Lucky (I’ll Be The One) – Chuck Darwin, Paulette Girard
  3. Old Devil Moon – Y. “Yip” Harburg, Burton Lane
  4. Tip Toe Gently – Mat Mathews, Paulette Girard
  5. You Made Me Care – Chuck Darwin, Paulette Girard
  6. Last Time for Love
  7. Misery – Tony Scott
  8. Too Much in Love to Care

On November 22, 1955.

On November 22, 1955, “Savoy” label released “Bohemia After Dark”, the fourth  Kenny Clarke album. It was recorded June – July 1955, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Ozzie Cadena.

Personnel:

  • Kenny Clarke- drums
  • Cannonball Adderley- alto saxophone
  • Nat Adderley– cornet
  • Donald Byrd- trumpet tracks
  • Jerome Richardson- tenor saxophone, flute
  • Horace Silver- piano
  • Hank Jones- piano
  • Paul Chambers- bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Julian “Cannonball” Adderley and Nat Adderley except where noted.

  1. Bohemia After Dark – Oscar Pettiford
  2. Chasm
  3. Willow Weep for Me – Ann Ronell
  4. Hear Me Talkin’ to Ya
  5. With Apologies to Oscar
  6. We’ll Be Together Again – Carl T. Fischer, Frankie Laine
  7. Late Entry

In December 1957.

In December 1957, “Prestige” label released “Bags’ Groove”, the 23rd Miles Davis album. It was recorded June 29 – December 24, 1954, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • Miles Davis– trumpet
  • Sonny Rollins– tenor saxophone
  • Horace Silver– piano
  • Percy Heath– bass
  • Kenny Clarke– drums
  • Milt Jackson– vibraphone
  • Thelonious Monk– piano

Track listing:

  1. Bags’ Groove (Take 1) – Milt Jackson
  2. Bags’ Groove” (Take 2) – Milt Jackson
  3. Airegin – Sonny Rollins
  4. Oleo – Sonny Rollins
  5. But Not for Me (take 2) – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  6. Doxy – Sonny Rollins
  7. But Not for me (Take 2)  – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin

In January 1958.

In January 1958, “Fontana” label released “Ascenseur pour l’échafaud”, album by Miles Davis. It was recorded on December 4 and 5, 1957, at “Le Poste Parisien Studio” in Paris. The album features the musical cues for the 1958 Louis Malle film “Ascenseur pour l’échafaud”.

Personnel:

  • Miles Davis– trumpet
  • Barney Wilen– tenor saxophone
  • René Urtreger– piano
  • Pierre Michelot– bass
  • Kenny Clarke– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Miles Davis.

  1. Générique
  2. L’ Assassinat de Carala
  3. Sur L’Autoroute
  4. Julien Dans L’Ascenseur
  5. Florence Sur Les Champs Élysées
  6. Dîner au Motel
  7. Évasion De Julien
  8. Visite Du Vigile
  9. Au Bar du Petit Bac
  10. Chez Le Photographe Du Motel

In February 1974.

thats-a-plenty

In February 1974, “Blue Thumb” label released “That’s a Plenty”, the second Pointer Sisters album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Frabcisco; “Quadraphonic Studios” in Nashville, and “Western Recording Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by David Rubinson & Friends, Inc.

Personnel:

  • Anita Pointer, Ruth Pointer, Bonnie Pointer, June Pointer– vocals
  • Gaylord Birch– drums
  • John Neumann – bass
  • Tom Salisbury – keyboards, silverton accordion
  • David Grisman– mandolin
  • Herbie Hancock– piano, electric piano, clavinet, arp synthesizer
  • Ron McClure– bass
  • Bonnie Raitt– slide guitar
  • Jack Viertell, Jesse Ed Davis– electric guitar
  • Paul Jackson– bass
  • Harry “Sweets” Edison– trumpet
  • Britt Woodman– trombone
  • John Shine – guitar
  • Jim Rothermel – clarinet
  • Floyd Cooley – tuba
  • Gordon Messick – trombone
  • James Goodwin – trumpet
  • David Briggs– piano
  • Norbert Putnam– bass
  • Weldon Myrick – pedal steel guitar
  • Ken Buttrey– drums
  • Robert Thompson – acoustic guitar
  • Norman Spicher – fiddle
  • Bill Summers– African talking drum, shekere, congas
  • Tom Salisbury, Jeffrey Cohen, Bruce Good – associate producers
  • Jeremy Zatkin, Fred Catero, David Rubinson – recording engineers
  • George Horn, Phil Brown – mastering engineers
  • David Rubinson – arrangements
  • Norman Landsberg, Jeffrey Cohen, Bruce Good – vocal arrangement
  • Randy Tuten – cover art
  • Herb Greene– art direction, photography

Track listing:

  1. Bangin’ on the Pipes / Steam Heat (Medley) – Bruce Good, Jeffrey Cohen, Richard Adler, Jerry Ross
  2. Salt Peanuts – Bruce Good, Jeffrey Cohen, Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Clarke
  3. Grinning in Your Face – Son House
  4. Shaky Flat Blues – June Pointer, Anita Pointer, Bonnie Pointer
  5. That’s a Plenty”/ Surfeit, U.S.A. (Medley) – Ray Gilbert, Lew Pollack/ Good, Cohen
  6. Little Pony – Neal Hefti, Jon Hendricks, Dave Lambert
  7. Fairytale – A.Pointer, B.Pointer
  8. Black Coffee – Paul Francis Webster, Sonny Burke
  9. Love in Them There Hills – Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Roland Chambers