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In March 1962.

In March 1962, “Verve” label released “Rhythm Is My Business”, album by Ella Fitzgerald. It was recorded on January 30 and 31, 1962, and was produced by Norman Granz.

Personnel:

  • Ella Fitzgerald- vocals
  • Taft Jordan, Ernie Royal, Joe Wilder – trumpet
  • Melba Liston, Kai Winding, Britt Woodman – trombone
  • Carl Davis, Jerry Dodgion, William Shakesnider, Les Taylor, Phil Woods – reeds
  • Hank Jones- piano
  • Mundell Lowe- guitar
  • Lucille Dixon, George Duvivier – double bass
  • Gus Johnson- drums
  • Bill Doggett- arranger, conductor, organ

Track listing:

  1. Rough Ridin’ – Ella Fitzgerald, Hank Jones, William Tennyson
  2. Broadway – Billy Bird, Teddy McRae, Henri Woode
  3. You Can Depend On Me – Charles Carpenter, Louis Dunlap, Earl Hines
  4. Runnin’ Wild – Arthur Gibbs, Joe Grey, Leo Wood
  5. Show Me the Way to Get Out of This World ‘Cause That’s Where Everything Is – Les Clark, Matt Dennis
  6. I’ll Always Be In Love With You – Bud Green, Herman Ruby, Sam H. Stept
  7. Hallelujah, I Love Him So – Ray Charles
  8. I Can’t Face the Music – Rube Bloom, Ted Koehler
  9. No Moon at All – Redd Evans, Dave Mann
  10. Laughin’ on the Outside – Ben Raleigh, Bernie Wayne
  11. After You’ve Gone – Henry Creamer, Turner Layton
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In March 1961.

In March 1961, “Atlantic” label released “My Favorite Things”, the seventh John Coltrane studio album. It was recorded in October 1960, and was produced by Nesuhi Ertegün. In 1998, the album received “Grammy Hall of Fame” award.

Personnel:

  • John Coltrane– soprano and tenor saxophones
  • McCoy Tyner– piano
  • Steve Davis– double bass
  • Elvin Jones– drums
  • Tom Dowd, Phil Iehle — engineering
  • Lee Friedlander— photography
  • Loring Eutemey — cover design
  • Bill Coss — liner notes

Track listing:

  1. My Favorite Things – Oscar Hammerstein II,, Richard Rodgers
  2. Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye – Cole Porter
  3. Summertime – Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin
  4. But Not for Me – Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin

In March 1961.

In March 1961, “Chess” label released “New Juke Box Hits”, the fifth Chuck Berry studio album. It was recorded in 1960, and was produced by Leonard Chess and Philip Chess.

Personnel:

  • Chuck Berry– vocals, guitars
  • Johnnie Johnson– piano
  • Reggie Boyd – bass
  • Fred Below, Jaspar Thomas – drums
  • Leroy C. Davis – tenor saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Chuck Berry except where noted.

  1. I’m Talking About You
  2. Diploma for Two
  3. Thirteen Question Method
  4. Away from You
  5. Don’t You Lie to Me – Hudson Whittaker
  6. The Way It Was Before
  7. Little Star
  8. Route 66 – Bobby Troup
  9. Sweet Sixteen – Joe Josea, B. King
  10. Run Around
  11. Stop and Listen
  12. Rip It Up – John Marascalco, Robert Blackwell

 

 

 

In March 1961.

In March 1961, “Riverside” label released “Explorations”, the seventh Bill Evans album. It was recorded on February 2, 1961, in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews. “Explorations” won the Billboard Jazz Critics Best Piano LP poll for 1961.

Personnel:

  • Bill Evans- piano
  • Scott LaFaro- bass
  • Paul Motian– drums
  • Bill Stoddard – engineer
  • Shigeo Miyamoto – mastering engineer

Track listing:

  1. Israel – John Carisi
  2. Haunted Heart – Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz
  3. Beautiful Love” (take 2) – Wayne King, Egbert Van Alstyne, Victor Young, Haven Gillespie
  4. Elsa – Earl Zindars
  5. Nardis – Miles Davis
  6. How Deep Is the Ocean? – Irving Berlin
  7. I Wish I Knew – Harry Warren, Mack Gordon
  8. Sweet and Lovely – Gus Arnheim, Jules LeMare, Harry Tobias

In March 1961.

In March 1961, “Reprise” label released “Ring-a-Ding-Ding!”, album by Frank Sinatra. It was recorded December 1960, in Los Angeles.

Personnel:

  • Frank Sinatra- vocals
  • Johnny Mandel- arranger, conductor
  • Felix Slatkin- conductor
  • Don Fagerquist, John Anderson – trumpet
  • Frank Rosolino- trombone
  • Bud Shank- flute
  • Bill Miller – piano
  • Emil Richards- vibraphone

Track listing:

  1. Ring-a-Ding Ding! – Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn
  2. Let’s Fall in Love – Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
  3. Be Careful, It’s My Heart – Irving Berlin
  4. A Foggy Day – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  5. A Fine Romance – Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields
  6. In the Still of the Night – Cole Porter
  7. The Coffee Song – Bob Hilliard, Dick Miles
  8. When I Take My Sugar to Tea – Irving Kahal, Sammy Fain, Pierre Norman
  9. Let’s Face the Music and Dance – Irving Berlin
  10. You’d Be So Easy to Love – Cole Porter
  11. You and the Night and the Music – Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz
  12. I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm – Irving Berlin