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In January 1959.

In January 1959, “Bethlehem” label released “Art Blakey Big Band”, the third Art Blakey album. It was recorded in December 1957, in New York City, and was produced by Lee Kraft.

Personnel:

  • Art Blakey – drums
  • Ray Copeland, Bill Hardman, Idrees Sulieman, Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Frank Rehak, Jimmy Cleveland, Melba Liston – trombone
  • Bill Graham, Sahib Shihab – alto saxophone
  • Al Cohn, John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
  • Bill Slapin – baritone saxophone
  • Walter Bishop, Jr. – piano
  • Wendell Marshall – bass

Track listing:

  1. Midriff – Gerald Valentine
  2. Ain’t Life Grand – Al Cohn
  3. Tippin’ – Donald Byrd
  4. Pristine – John Coltrane
  5. El Toro Valiente – Charles Gambel, Chiefy Salaam
  6. The Kiss of No Return – Charles Gambel, Chiefy Salaam
  7. Late Date – Melba Liston
  8. The Outer World – Al Cohn

In october 1959.

In October 1959, “Atlantic” label released “The Genius of Ray Charles”, the seventh Ray Charles album. It was recorded May – June 1959, at “6 West Recording” in New York City, and was produced by Nesuhi Ertegün and Jerry Wexler.

Personnel:

  • Ray Charles – vocals, piano
  • Allen Hanlon – guitar
  • Wendell Marshall – bass guitar
  • Ted Sommer – drums
  • Clark Terry – trumpet
  • Ernie Royal – trumpet
  • Joe Newman – trumpet
  • Snooky Young – trumpet
  • Marcus Belgrave – trumpet
  • John Hunt – trumpet
  • Melba Liston – trombone
  • Quentin Jackson – trombone
  • Thomas Mitchell – trombone
  • Al Grey – trombone
  • Frank Wess – flute
  • Clark Terry – trumpet
  • Ernie Royal – trumpet
  • Joe Newman – trumpet
  • Snooky Young – trumpet
  • Marcus Belgrave – trumpet
  • John Hunt – trumpet
  • Melba Liston – trombone
  • Quentin Jackson – trombone
  • Thomas Mitchell – trombone
  • Al Grey – trombone
  • Bob Brookmeyer – valve trombone
  • Frank Wess – flute, alto and tenor saxophone
  • Marshal Royal – alto saxophone
  • Paul Gonsalves – tenor saxophone
  • Zoot Sims – tenor saxophone
  • Billy Mitchell – tenor saxophone
  • David “Fathead” Newman – tenor saxophone
  • Quincy Jones – arranger, conductor
  • Ernie Wilkins – arrangement
  • Ralph Burns – arrangements
  • Johnny Acea – arrangement
  • Al Cohn – arrangement
  • Harry Lookofsky – concertmaster
  • Ralph Burns – arranger
  • Nat Hentoff – sleeve notes
  • Bill Schwartau, Tom Dowd – recording engineer
  • Marvin Israel – cover design
  • Lee Friedlander – cover photography

Track listing:

  1. Let the Good Times Roll – Sam Theard, Fleecie Moore
  2. It Had to Be You – Gus Kahn, Isham Jones
  3. Alexander’s Ragtime Band – Irving Berlin
  4. Two Years of Torture – Percy Mayfield, Charles Joseph Morris
  5. When Your Lover Has Gone – Einar Aaron Swan
  6. Deed I Do – Walter Hirsch, Fred Rose
  7. Just for a Thrill – Lil Hardin Armstrong, Don Raye
  8. You Won’t Let Me Go – Bud Allen, Buddy Johnson
  9. Tell Me You’ll Wait for Me – Charles Brown, Oscar Moore
  10. Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Cryin’ – Joe Greene
  11. Am I Blue? – Grant Clarke, Harry Akst
  12. Come Rain or Come Shine – Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen

In July 1964.

In July 1964, “Impulse” label released “The Body & the Soul”, the ninth Freddie Hubbard album. It was recorded March – May 1963, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood, NJ, “Capitol Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Hubbard– trumpet
  • Wayne Shorter- tenor saxophone, arranger, conductor
  • Curtis Fuller– trombone
  • Eric Dolphy- alto saxophone, flute
  • Cedar Walton– piano
  • Reggie Workman– bass
  • Louis Hayes– drums
  • Clark Terry – trumpet
  • Ernie Royal – trumpet
  • Ed Armour – trumpet
  • Richard Williams- trumpet
  • Al DeRisi – trumpet
  • Seldon Powell – tenor saxophone
  • Jerome Richardson- tenor saxophone
  • Charles Davis- baritone saxophone
  • Jerome Richardson – baritone saxophone
  • Melba Liston– trombone
  • Robert Powell – tuba
  • Bob Northern- French horn
  • Julius Watkins- French horns
  • Harry Cykman, Morris Stonzek, Arnold Eidus, Sol Shapiro, Charles McCracken, Harry Katzman, Harry Lookofsky, Gene Orloff, Julius Held, Raoul Poliakin – strings

Track listing:

All tracks by Freddie Hubbard except where noted.

  1. Body and Soul – Heyman, Sour, Eyton, Green
  2. Carnival (Manhã de Carnaval) – Luis Bonfá, Creatore, Peretti, Weiss
  3. Chocolate Shake – Duke Ellington, Ben Webster
  4. Dedicated to You – Cahn, Chaplin, Zaret
  5. Clarence’s Place
  6. Aries
  7. Skylark – Carmichael, Mercer
  8. I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) – Duke Ellington, Ben Webster
  9. Thermo

In December 1967.

In December 1967, “Blue Note” label released “Heads Up!”, the 14th Blue Mitchell album. It was recorded in November 1967, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Blue Mitchell – trumpet
  • Burt Collins- trumpet
  • Jerry Dodgion- flute, alto saxophone
  • Junior Cook- tenor saxophone
  • Pepper Adams- baritone saxophone
  • Julian Priester- trombone
  • McCoy Tyner- piano
  • Gene Taylor- bass
  • Al Foster- drums
  • Jimmy Heath, Melba Liston, Duke Pearson, Don Pickett – arrangement

Track listing:

All tracks by Blue Mitchell except where noted.

  1. Heads Up! Feet Down! – Jimmy Heath
  2. Togetherness – Jimmy Heath
  3. The Folks Who Live On the Hill – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
  4. Good Humour Man
  5. Len Sirrah – Melba Liston
  6. The People in Nassau

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

In July 1964.

In July 1964, “Impulse” label released ‘The Body & the Soul’, the eighth Freddie Hubbard album. It was recorded March –  May, 1963 at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, “Capitol Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Hubbard– trumpet
  • Wayne Shorter- tenor saxophone, arranger, conductor
  • Curtis Fuller– trombone
  • Eric Dolphy- alto saxophone, flute
  • Cedar Walton– piano
  • Reggie Workman– bass
  • Louis Hayes– drums
  • Clark Terry, Ed Armour, Richard Williams, Ernie Royal, Al DeRisi – trumpet
  • Seldon Powell – tenor saxophone
  • Jerome Richardson- tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • Charles Davis- baritone saxophone
  • Curtis Fuller, Melba Liston– trombone
  • Robert Powell – tuba
  • Bob Northern- French horn
  • Philly Joe Jones– drums
  • Bob Northern, Julius Watkins- French horns
  • Harry Cykman, Morris Stonzek, Arnold Eidus, Sol Shapiro, Charles McCracken, Harry Katzman, Harry Lookofsky, Gene Orloff, Julius Held, Raoul Poliakin – strings

Track listing:

All tracks by Freddie Hubbard except where noted.

  1. Body and Soul” (Heyman, Sour, Eyton, Green
  2. Carnival (Manha de Carnaval) – Bonfá, Creatore, Peretti, Weiss
  3. Chocolate Shake – Ellington, Webster
  4. Dedicated to You – Cahn, Chaplin, Zaret
  5. Clarence’s Place
  6. Aries
  7. Skylark – Carmichael, Mercer
  8. I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) – Ellington, Webster
  9. Thermo