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On June 4, 1977.

In June 1977, “Gryphone Records” label released “Tormé: A New Album”, the 15th Mel Tormé album. It was recorded in June 1977, in London.

Personnel:

  • Mel Tormé – vocals, arranger
  • Phil Woods – alto saxophone
  • Gordon Beck – keyboards
  • Barry Miles – piano
  • Vic Juris – guitar
  • Brian Hodges – electric bass
  • Terry Silverlight – drums
  • Christopher Gunning – arranger, conductor

Track listing:

  1. All in Love Is Fair – Stevie Wonder
  2. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Ewan MacColl
  3. New York State of Mind – Billy Joel
  4. Stars – Janis Ian
  5. Send in the Clowns – Stephen Sondheim
  6. Ordinary Fool – Paul Williams
  7. Medley
  8. (Ah, the Apple Trees) When the World Was Young -M. Philippe Gerard, Angela Vannier, Johnny Mercer
  9. Yesterday When I was Young – Charles Aznavour, Herbert Kretzmer
  10. Bye Bye Blackbird – Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson

On March 10, 1995.

On March 10, 1995, “Atlantic” label released “The Real Quiet Storm”, the third James Carter studio album. It was recorded October – November 1994, at “Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Yves Beauvais.

Personnel:

  • James Carter – soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone, bass flute, bass clarinet
  • Craig Taborn – piano
  • Dave Holland – bass
  • Jaribu Shahid – bass
  • Leon Parker – drums
  • Tani Tabbal – drums

 Track listing:

  1. Round Midnight – Thelonious Monk
  2. You Never Told Me That You Care – Hobart Dotson, Sun Ra
  3. The Intimacy of My Woman’s Beautiful Eyes – James Carter
  4. 1944 Stomp – Don Byas
  5. The Stevedore’s Serenade – Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon
  6. Born to Be Blue – Mel Tormé, Robert Wells
  7. Deep Throat Blues – James Carter
  8. A Ballad for a Doll – Jackie McLean
  9. Eventide – Bill Doggett

In December 1961.

In December 1961, “Prestige” label released “Twisting the Jug”, the 15th Gene Ammons album. It was recorded in November 1961, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Personnel:

  • Gene Ammons – tenor saxophone
  • Joe Newman – trumpet
  • Jack McDuff – organ
  • Wendell Marshall – bass
  • Walter Perkins – drums
  • Ray Barretto – congas

Track listing:

All tracks by Gene Ammons except where noted

  1. Twistin’ the Jug
  2. Born to Be Blue – Mel Tormé, Robert Wells
  3. Satin Doll – Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn
  4. Moten Swing – Bennie Moten, Buster Moten
  5. Stormy Monday – Bob Crowder, Billy Eckstine, Earl Hines
  6. Down the Line