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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.


  • 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

In November 1965.

In November 1965, “Impulse” label released “Dear John C.” the fourth Elvin Jones album. It was recorded in February 1965, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Bob Thiele.


  • Elvin Jones– drums
  • Charlie Mariano- alto saxophone
  • Roland Hanna,Hank Jones – piano
  • Richard Davis– bass

Track listing:

  1. Dear John C.- Hammer, Bob Thiele
  2. Smoke Rings – Gifford, Washington
  3. Love Bird – Charlie Mingus
  4. Feeling Good – Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse
  5. Anthropology – Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker
  6. This Love of Mine – Sol Parker, Hank Sanicola, Frank Sinatra
  7. Fantazm – Duke Ellington
  8. Ballade – Hammer
  9. Everything Happens to Me – Tom Adair, Matt Dennis

On July 2, 1965.

On July 2, 1965, “Columbia” label released “Angel Eyes”, the 47th Dave Brubeck album. It was recorded July 2, 1962 – February 15, 1965, and was produced by Teo Macero.


  • Dave Brubeck- piano
  • Paul Desmond- alto saxophone
  • Gene Wright- double bass
  • Joe Morello- drums

Track listing

All music by Matt Dennis, lyrics as noted.

  1. Let’s Get Away from It All – Tom Adair
  2. Violets for Your Furs – Tom Adair
  3. Angel Eyes – Earl Brent
  4. Will You Still Be Mine? – Tom Adair
  5. Everything Happens to Me – Tom Adair
  6. Little Man With a Candy Cigar – Frank Killduff
  7. The Night We Called It a Day – Tom Adair

On February 3, 2015.


On February 3, 2015, “Columbia” released “Shadows in the Night”, the thirty-sixth Bob Dylan studio album. It was recorded in 2014, at “Capitol Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jack Frost. The album features covers of traditional pop standards made famous by Frank Sinatra.


  • Bob Dylan– vocals
  • Daniel Fornero –trumpet
  • Tony Garnier– upright bass
  • Larry G. Hall – trumpet
  • Dylan Hart –French horn
  • Donnie Herron –pedal steel guitar
  • Alan Kaplan –trombone
  • Stu Kimball – guitar
  • Andrew Martin – trombone
  • Joseph Meyer – French horn
  • George Receli –percussion
  • Charlie Sexton– guitar
  • Francisco Torres – trombone
  • Geoff Gans – album design
  • I. Harper – horns arrangement
  • John Shearer – photography

Track listing:

  1. I’m a Fool to Want You – Frank Sinatra, Jack Wolf, Joel Herron
  2. The Night We Called It a Day – Matt Dennis, Tom Adair
  3. Stay With Me – Jerome Moross, Carolyn Leigh
  4. Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma,Jacques Prévert, Johnny Mercer
  5. Why Try To Change Me Now – Cy Coleman, Joseph McCarthy
  6. Some Enchanted Evening – Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers
  7. Full Moon and Empty Arms – Buddy Kaye, Ted Mossman, Sergei Rachmaninoff
  8. Where Are You – Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh
  9. What’ll I Do – Irving Berlin
  10. That Lucky Old Sun – Haven Gillespie, Beasley Smith