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In December 1957.

In December 1957, “Riverside” label released “The Chicago Sound”, the only Wilbur Ware album. It was recorded in October – November 1957, at “Reeves Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Wilbur Ware – bass
  • Johnny Griffin – tenor saxophone
  • John Jenkins – alto saxophone
  • Junior Mance – piano
  • Wilbur Campbell, Frankie Dunlop – drums

Track listing:

All tracks Wilbur Ware except where noted.

  1. Mamma-Daddy
  2. Body and Soul – Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour
  3. Desert Sands – Paul Dunlap, Edward Heyman, Stuff Smith
  4. 31st and State
  5. Lullaby of the Leaves – Bernice Petkere, Joe Young
  6. Latin Quarters – John Jenkins
  7. Be-Ware – John Jenkins
  8. The Man I Love – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin

In December 1959.

In December 1959, “Riverside” label released “Showcase”, the third Philly Joe Jones album. It was recorded in November 1959, in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Philly Joe Jones – drums, piano 
  • Blue Mitchell – trumpet 
  • Julian Priester – trombone 
  • Bill Barron – tenor saxophone 
  • Pepper Adams – baritone saxophone 
  • Dolo Coker, Sonny Clark – piano
  • Jimmy Garrison – bass 

Track listing:

All tracks by Philly Joe Jones except where noted.

  1. Battery Blues – Julian Priester
  2. Minor Mode – Bill Barron
  3. Gwen
  4. Joe’s Debut
  5. Gone – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward
  6. Joe’s Delight
  7. Julia – Julian Priester
  8. I’ll Never Be The Same – Gus Kahn, Matty Malneck, Frank Signorelli
  9. Interpretation – Bill Barron

In December 1958.

In December 1958, “Riverside” label released “Branching Out”, the fourth Nat Adderley album. It was recorded in September 1958, at “Reeves Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Nat Adderley – cornet
  • Johnny Griffin – tenor saxophone
  • Gene Harris – piano
  • Andy Simpkins – bass
  • Bill Dowdy – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Nat Adderley except where noted.

  1. Sister Caroline
  2. Well, You Needn’t – Thelonious Monk
  3. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – Duke Ellington, Bob Russell
  4. I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’ – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward
  5. Branching Out – Harold Mabern
  6. I Never Knew I Could Love Anybody (Like I’m Loving You) – Raymond B. Egan, Roy Marsh, Thomas Pitts
  7. Warm Blue Stream – Sara Cassey, Dotty Wayne

In December 1957.

In December 1957, “Riverside” label released “That’s Him!”, the second Abbey Lincoln album. It was recorded in October 1957, at “Reeves Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Bill Grauer and Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Abbey Lincoln – vocals
  • Kenny Dorham – trumpet
  • Sonny Rollins – tenor saxophone
  • Wynton Kelly – piano, bass
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Max Roach – drums

Track listing:

  1. Strong Man – Oscar Brown, Jr.
  2. Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe – Harold Arlen, E.Y. “Yip” Harburg
  3. My Man – Jacques Charles, Channing Pollack, Albert Willemetz, Maurice Yvain
  4. Tender as a Rose – Phil Moore
  5. That’s Him – Ogden Nash, Kurt Weill
  6. I Must Have That Man! – Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh
  7. Porgy – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward
  8. When a Woman Loves a Man – Bernie Hanighen, Gordon Jenkins, Johnny Mercer
  9. Don’t Explain – Arthur Herzog, Jr., Billie Holiday

In December 1957.

In December 1957, “Riverside” label released “2 Horns / 2 Rhythm”, the sixth Kenny Dorham album. It was recorded November – December 1957, in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Kenny Dorham – trumpet, piano 
  • Ernie Henry – alto saxophone
  • Eddie Mathias, Wilbur Ware – bass
  • G.T. Hogan – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Kenny Dorham, except where noted.

  1. Lotus Blossom – Kenny Dorham, Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston
  2. Sposin – Paul Denniker, Andy Razaf
  3. Soon – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  4. Is It True What They Say About Dixie? – Irving Caesar, Sammy Lerner, Gerald Marks
  5. The End of a Love Affair – Edward Redding
  6. I’ll Be Seeing You – Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal
  7. Noose Bloos
  8. Jazz-Classic

In December 1973.

In December 1973, “Milestone” label released “Butterfly Dreams”, the second Flora Purim studio album. It was recorded in December 1973, at “fantasy Studios” in Berkeley, California, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Flora Purim – vocals, arrangements 
  • George Duke – electric piano, ARP synthesizer, clavinet, piano, arrangements
  • David Amaro – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Stanley Clarke – Fender electric bass, acoustic bass, arrangements
  • Ernie Hood – zither
  • Joe Henderson – flute, tenor saxophone
  • Airto Moreira – drums, percussion
  • Jim Stern – engineering
  • Eddie Bill Harris – engineering
  • David Turner – mastering
  • Anthony Samuel Lane – art direction, design, photography

Track listing:

  1. Dr. Jive Pt. I – Stanley Clarke
  2. Butterfly Dreams – lyrics by Neville Potter, music by Stanley Clarke
  3. Dindi – lyrics by Aloisio de Oliveira, music by Antonio Carlos Jobim
  4. Summer Night – Harry Warren, Al Dubin
  5. Love Reborn – lyrics by Flora Purim, music by George Duke
  6. Moon Dreams – lyrics by Jay Livingston, Ray Evans, music by Egberto Gismonti
  7. Dr. Jive Pt. II – Stanley Clarke
  8. Light as a Feather – lyrics by Flora Purim, music by Stanley Clarke

In November 1958.

In November 1958, “Riverside” label released “This Is the Moment!”, the seventh Kenny Dorham album. It was recorded in May 1957, and August 1958, at “Reeves Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Kenny Dorham – vocals, trumpet
  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Cedar Walton – piano
  • Sam Jones – bass
  • G.T. Hogan, Charlie Persip – drums
  • Jack Higgins – recording engineer

Track listing:

  1. Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert, Johnny Mercer
  2. I Remember Clifford – Benny Golson, Jon Hendricks
  3. Since I Fell for You – Buddy Johnson
  4. I Understand – Kim Gannon, Mabel Wayne
  5. From This Moment On – Cole Porter
  6. This Is the Moment – Frederick Hollander, Leo Robin
  7. Angel Eyes – Earl Brent, Matt Dennis
  8. Where Are You? – Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh
  9. Golden Earrings – Ray Evans, Jay Livingston, Victor Young
  10. Make Me a Present of You – Joe Greene

In October 1961.

In October 1961, “Jazzland” label released “Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane”, album by Thelonious Monk. It was recorded April – July 1957, at “Reeves Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Thelonious Monk – piano
  • John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
  • Ray Copeland – trumpet 
  • Gigi Gryce – alto saxophone 
  • Coleman Hawkins – tenor saxophone
  • Wilbur Ware – bass
  • Shadow Wilson – drums 
  • Art Blakey – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Thelonious Monk except where noted..

  1. Ruby, My Dear
  2. Trinkle, Tinkle
  3. Off Minor (take 4)
  4. Nutty
  5. Epistrophy – Kenny Clarke, Thelonious Monk
  6. Functional (take 1)

In August 1958.

In August 1958, “Riverside” label released “Big 6”, the debut Blue Mitchell album. It was recorded in July 1958, in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Blue Mitchell- trumpet
  • Wynton Kelly- piano
  • Curtis Fuller- trombone
  • Johnny Griffin- tenor saxophone
  • Wilbur Ware- bass
  • Philly Joe Jones- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Blue Mitchell, except where noted.

  1. Blues March – Benny Golson
  2. Big Six – William Boone Jr.
  3. There Will Never Be Another You – Mack Gordon, Harry Warren
  4. Brother Ball
  5. Jamph – Curtis Fuller
  6. Sir John
  7. Promenade – William Boone Jr.

 

On June 16, 2009.

On June 16, 2009, “Mack Avenue” label released “Kind of Brown”, the eight Christian McBride album. It was recorded in 2009, at “Fantasy Studios” in Berkeley, California, and was produced by Christian McBride.

Personnel:

  • Christian McBride – acoustic bass
  • Steve Wilson– alto, soprano saxophone
  • Warren Wolf, Jr.– vibes
  • Eric Reed– piano
  • Carl Allen– drums
  • Justin Gerrish – engineer
  • Jesse Nichols – assistant engineer
  • Joe Ferla – recording, mixing
  • Mark Wilder – mastering
  • Gretchen Carhartt Valade – executive producer
  • Raj Naik – design
  • Keith Henry Brown – illustration
  • Orrin Keepnews– liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Christian McBride, except where noted.

  1. Brother Mister
  2. Theme for Kareem – Freddie Hubbard
  3. Rainbow Wheel
  4. Starbeam
  5. Used ‘Ta Could
  6. The Shade of the Cedar Tree
  7. Pursuit of Peace – Eric Scott Reed
  8. Uncle James
  9. Stick & Move
  10. Where Are You? – Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh