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Horace Silver: In Pursuit of the 27th Man

In March 1973, “Blue Note” label released “In Pursuit of the 27th Man”, the 21st Horace Silver album. It was recorded October – November 1972, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, in New Jersey, and was produced by George Butler.

Personnel:

  • Horace Silver – piano
  • Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone
  • Randy Brecker – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • David Friedman – vibes
  • Bob Cranshaw – electric bass
  • Mickey Roker – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Horace Silver, except where noted

  1. Liberated Brother – Weldon Irvine
  2. Kathy – Ray Evans, Jay Livingston, Moacir Santos
  3. Gregory Is Here
  4. Summer in Central Park
  5. Nothin’ Can Stop Me Now
  6. In Pursuit of the 27th Man
  7. Strange Vibes
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Donald Byrd: Blackjack

In March 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Blackjack”, the 28th Donald Byrd album. It was recorded in January 1967, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Sonny Red – alto saxophone
  • Hank Mobley – tenor saxophone
  • Cedar Walton – piano
  • Walter Booker – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums

Track listing:

All tracks Donald Byrd except where noted.

  1. Blackjack
  2. West of Pecos – Sonny Red
  3. Loki – Sonny Red
  4. Eldorado – Mitch Farber
  5. Beale Street – Sonny Red
  6. Pentatonic

Bobby Hutcherson: Stick-Up

In March 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Stick-Up!”, the fifth Bobby Hutcherson album. It was recorded in July 1966, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Bobby Hutcherson – vibraphone
  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • McCoy Tyner – piano
  • Herbie Lewis – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Bobby Hutcherson except where noted.

  1. Una Muy Bonita – Ornette Coleman
  2. 8/4 Beat
  3. Summer Nights
  4. Black Circle
  5. Verse
  6. Blues Mind Matter

Blue Mitchell: Bring It Home to Me

In March 1967, “Blue Note” label released “Bring It Home to Me”, the twelve Blue Mitchell album. It was recorded in January 1966, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Blue Mitchell – trumpet
  • Junior Cook – tenor saxophone
  • Harold Mabern – piano
  • Gene Taylor – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Blue Mitchell, except where noted

  1. Bring It Home to Me – Jimmy Heath
  2. Blues 3 for 1
  3. Port Rico Rock – Tom McIntosh
  4. Gingerbread Boy – Jimmy Heath
  5. Portrait of Jenny – Gordon Burdge, J. Russell Robinson
  6. Blue’s Theme

Joe Henderson: Inner Urge

In March 1966, “Blue Note” label released “Inner Urge”, the fourth Joe Henderson album. It was recorded in November 1964, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • McCoy Tyner – piano
  • Bob Cranshaw – bass
  • Elvin Jones – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Francis Wolff – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Henderson, except where noted.

  1. Inner Urge
  2. Isotope
  3. El Barrio
  4. You Know I Care – Duke Pearson
  5. Night and Day – Cole Porter

Jackie McLean: Swing, Swang, Swingin’

In March 1960, “Blue Note” label released “Swing, Swang, Swingin’, the 16th Jackie McLean album. It was recorded in October 1959, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Walter Bishop Jr. – piano
  • Jimmy Garrison – bass
  • Art Taylor – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Jackie McLean, except where noted.

  1. What’s New? – Johnny Burke, Bob Haggart
  2. Let’s Face the Music and Dance – Irving Berlin
  3. Stablemates – Benny Golson
  4. I Remember You – Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger
  5. I Love You – Cole Porter
  6. I’ll Take Romance – Oscar Hammerstein II, Ben Oakland
  7. 116th and Lenox

Stanley Turrentine: Easy Walker

In February 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Easy Walker”, the 17th Stanley Turrentine album. It was recorded in July 1966 and July 1967, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Francis Wolff and Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Stanley Turrentine – tenor saxophone
  • McCoy Tyner – piano, electric piano
  • Bob Cranshaw – bass
  • Gene Taylor – bass
  • Mickey Roker – drums
  • Ray Lucas – drums
  • Billy Cobham – drums

Track listing:

  1. Meat Wave – Hank Johnson
  2. They All Say I’m the Biggest Fool – Buddy Johnson
  3. Yours Is My Heart Alone – Franz Lehár
  4. Easy Walker – Billy Taylor
  5. What the World Needs Now – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  6. Alone Together – Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz

Grant Green: Idle Moments

In February 1965, “Blue Note” label released “Idle Moments”, the 16th Grant Green album. It was recorded in November 1963, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Grant Green – guitar
  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Duke Pearson – piano
  • Bobby Hutcherson – vibraphone
  • Bob Cranshaw – double bass
  • Al Harewood – drums

Track listing:

  1. Idle Moments – Duke Pearson
  2. Jean De Fleur – Grant Green
  3. Django – John Lewis
  4. Nomad – Duke Pearson

Wendy O. Williams and Plasmatics: Maggot the Record

On February 18, 1987, “Profile Records” label released “Maggots: The Record”, the fourth Wendy O. Williams and Plasmatics studio album. It was recorded in 1987, at “Broccoli Rabe Studios” in Fairfield, New Jersey, and was produced by Rod Swenson.

Personnel:

  • Wendy O. Williams – vocals
  • Wes Beech – lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals, associate producer
  • Michael Ray – lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Chris Romanelli – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Ray Callahan – drums, backing vocals
  • James Gerth – the narrator
  • Jeanine P. Morick – Paula White, Dr. Wanda Carnot
  • Jeff Griglak – Josh White
  • Scott Harlan – Joe White, Dr. Richard Boltzmann, Lance
  • Tony Marzocco – Bruce Maltin
  • Suzanne Bedford – Valerie, Cindy White
  • Andy Bleiberg – anonymous TV anchor #1, TV game show host
  • Rod Swenson (credited as Stellar Axeman) – anonymous TV anchor #2
  • Jon Smith – engineer
  • Al Theurer – engineer
  • Larry Peet – engineer assistant
  • Rod Swenson (credited as Butch Star) – design
  • Eric Karalis – cover painting
  • John Michaels – photography
  • Jack Rudy – Wendy O. Williams’ tattoo

Track listing:

  1. Overture / Introduction (Narrator) – Rod Swenson, Wes Beech, Michael Ray
  2. You’re a Zombie – Rod Swenson, Michael Ray
  3. The White’s Apartment / Full Meal Dinner
  4. The Day of the Humans is Gone – Rod Swenson, Michael Ray
  5. The Central research Laboratory / Valerie and Bruce on the Phone
  6. Destroyers – Rod Swenson, Michael Ray
  7. The White’s Apartment / Bruce’s Bedroom
  8. Brain Dead – Rod Swenson, Michael Ray
  9. The White’s Apartment / Bruce’s Bedroom
  10. Propagators – Rod Swenson, Wes Beech
  11. The White’s Apartment / Fire Escape
  12. Finale – Rod Swenson, Michael Ray, Wes Beech

Johnny Griffin: Introducing Johnny Griffin

In February 1957, “Blue Note” label released “Introducing Johnny Griffin”, the debut Johnny Griffin album. It was recorded in April 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Griffin – tenor sax
  • Wynton Kelly – piano
  • Curly Russell – bass
  • Max Roach – drums

Track listing:

  1. Mil Dew – Johnny Griffin
  2. Chicago Calling – Johnny Griffin
  3. These Foolish Things – Harry Link, Holt Marvell, John Strachey
  4. The Boy Next Door – Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane
  5. Nice and Easy – Johnny Griffin
  6. It’s All Right with Me – Cole Porter
  7. Lover Man – Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez, Jimmy Sherman