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In December 1959.

In December 1959, “Blue Note” label released “The Sermon!”, the fifteenth Jimmy Smith album. It was recorded August 25, 1957 and  February 25, 1958, at “Manhattan Towers” in New York City, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Smith– organ
  • Lee Morgan– trumpet
  • Lou Donaldson– alto saxophone
  • Tina Brooks– tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Burrell– guitar
  • Art Blakey– drums
  • George Coleman– alto saxophone
  • Eddie McFadden– guitar
  • Donald Bailey– drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder– engineer
  • Reid Miles– design
  • Francis Wolff– photography
  • Ira Gitler– liner notes

Track listing:

  1. The Sermon – Jimmy Smith
  2. O.S. – Jimmy Smith
  3. Flamingo – Edmund Anderson, Ted Grouya

In January 1961.

In 1961, “Blue Note” label released “Sunny Side Up”, the twelve  Lou Donaldson  album. It was recorded in February 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Lou Donaldson- alto saxophone
  • Horace Parlan- piano
  • Bill Hardman- trumpet
  • Laymon Jackson – bass
  • Sam Jones- bass
  • Al Harewood- drums

Track listing:

  1. Blues for J.P. – Horace Parlan
  2. The Man I Love – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  3. Politely – Bill Hardman
  4. It’s You or No One – Cahn, Styne
  5. The Truth – Lou Donaldson
  6. Goose Grease – Lou Donaldson
  7. Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise – Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg

 

On March 28, 2013.

On March 28, 2013, Hugh C. McCracken died aged 70. He was guitarist, harmonica player, arranger and producer, best known as session musician who has performed on albums of famous musicians, including Graham Parker, Yoko Ono, Eric Carmen, Loudon Wainwright III, Lou Donaldson, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, The Four Seasons, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Hank Crawford, Jerry Jemmott, Dr. John, Gary Wright, Donald Fagen, Jimmy Rushing, Billy Joel, Roland Kirk, Roberta Flack, B. B. King, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, The Monkees, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Idris Muhammad, James Taylor, Phoebe Snow, Bob Dylan, Linda McCartney, Ron Carter, Rusty Bryant, Marlena Shaw, Deodato, Carly Simon and Andy Gibb. From 1969-1972, McCracken was member of Mike Mainieri’s White Elephant Orchestra.

On February 4, 2013.

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On February 4, 2013, Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture “Donald” Byrd II died aged 80. He was trumpeter, best known as founder and leader the band The Blackbyrds, and regarded as one of the pioneeres of the fusion of funk and soul genres with jazz music. He had successful solo career, and has recorded and performed with big number of famous musicians including Herbie Hancock, Pepper Adams, Gigi Gryce, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley, Dexter Gordon, George Wallington, Kenny Clarke, Cannonball Adderley, Oscar Pettiford, Hank Jones, Ernie Wilkins, Art Blakey, Rita Reys, Elmo Hope, Phil Woods, Gene Ammons, Art Farmer, Paul Chambers, Doug Watkins, Sonny Rollins, Kenny Burrell, Gigi Gryce, Lou Donaldson, Jimmy Smith, Art Taylor, Kenny Drew, Sonny Clark, John Jenkins, Red Garland, John Coltrane, Pepper Adams, Michel Legrand, Dizzy Reece, Mundell Lowe, Thelonious Monk, Chris Connor, Eric Dolphy, Cal Tjader, Sam Rivers, Wes Monthomery, Stanley Turrentine, Guru and Ahmad Jamal.

On July 29, 2014.

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On July 29, 2014, Leo Morris aka Idris Muhammad died aged 73. He was drummer whose drumming crossed over several musical styles including funk, jazz, and rhythm and blues and has performed and recorded extensively with many famous musicians, including  Pharoah Sanders, Gene Ammons, Fats Domino, Roberta Flack, Grover Washington, Sam Cooke, Curtis Mayfield, Lou Donaldson, Bob James, Randy Weston, Bobbi Humphrey, Andrew Hill, Bob Stewart, Sonny Stitt, Ahmad Jamal, John Scofield, George Coleman, Paul Desmond, Grant Green, Stanley Turrentine, Joe Lovano, Tisziji Munoz, Roots, Freddie Hubbard, George Benson, Reuben Wilson and Leon Spencer.