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In May 1957.

In May 1957, “Blue Note” label released “Orgy in Rhythm”, the second Art Blakey album. It was released as two LP’s (Volume One and Volume Two) the same year. It was recorded in March 1957, at “Manhattan Towers” in New York City, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Art Blakey – vocals, drums
  • Herbie Mann – flute
  • Ray Bryant – piano
  • Wendell Marshall – bass
  • Sabu Martinez – percussion, vocals
  • Ubaldo Nieto – percussion, timbales
  • Evilio Quintero – percussion, maracas, cencerro
  • Carlos “Patato” Valdes – percussion
  • Jo Jones – drums, tympani
  • Arthur Taylor – drums
  • Specs Wright – drums, tympani
  • Rudy Van Gelder – recording
  • Ira Gitler – liner notes
  • Harold Feinstein – design
  • Francis Wolff – cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Art Blakey.

Volume One

  1. Buhaina Chant
  2. Ya Ya
  3. Toffi
  4. Split Skins

Volume Two

  1. Amuck
  2. Elephant Walk
  3. Come Out and Meet Me Tonight
  4. Abdallah’s Delight

In May 1957.

In May 1957, “Chess” label released “After School Session”, the debut Chuck Berry album. It was recorded May 1955 – January 1957, in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by Leonard Chess and Philip Chess.

Personnel:

  • Chuck Berry – vocals, guitar, steel guitar
  • Johnnie Johnson – piano
  • Otis Spann – piano
  • Jimmy Rogers – guitar
  • L. C. Davis – tenor saxophone
  • Jerome Green – maracas
  • Willie Dixon – bass
  • Fred Below – drums
  • Jasper Thomas – drums
  • Ebby Hardy – drums
  • Vartan – art direction
  • Don Snowden – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Chuck Berry.

  1. School Days
  2. Deep Feeling
  3. Too Much Monkey Business
  4. Wee Wee Hours
  5. Roly Poly
  6. No Money Down
  7. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
  8. Berry Pickin’
  9. Together (We Will Always Be)
  10. Havana Moon
  11. Downbound Train
  12. Drifting Heart

In November 1957.

In November 1957, “Prestige” label released “Mal/2”, the second Mal Waldron album. It was recorded April – May 1957.

Personnel:

  • Mal Waldron – piano
  • John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
  • Idrees Sulieman, Bill Hardman – trumpet
  • Sahib Shihab – alto and baritone saxophone 
  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Julian Euell – bass
  • Ed Thigpen, Art Taylor – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Mal Waldron except where noted.

  1. From This Moment On – Cole Porter
  2. J.M.’s Dream Doll
  3. The Way You Look Tonight – Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern
  4. One By One
  5. Don’t Explain – Arthur Herzog Jr., Billie Holiday
  6. Potpourri