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In September 1961.

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In September 1961, “Mercury” label released “Pre-Bird”, the 18th Charles Mingus album. It was recorded in May 1960, and was produced by Leonard Feather.

Personnel:

  • Charles Mingus – bass
  • Paul Bley – piano
  • Roland Hanna – piano
  • Gunther Schuller – conductor
  • Marcus Belgrave – trumpet
  • Ted Curson – trumpet
  • Clark Terry – trumpet
  • Hobart Dotson – trumpet
  • Richard Williams – trumpet
  • Robert Di Domenica – flute
  • Eric Dolphy – alto saxophone, flute
  • Booker Ervin – saxophone
  • Yusuf Lateef – saxophone, flute
  • John LaPorta – saxophone
  • Danny Bank – saxophone
  • Bill Barron – saxophone
  • Joe Farrell – saxophone
  • Eddie Bert – trombone
  • Slide Hampton – trombone
  • Jimmy Knepper – trombone
  • Charles “Majeed” Greenlee – trombone
  • George Scott – drums
  • Dannie Richmond – drums
  • Sticks Evans – drums
  • Max Roach – drums
  • Lorraine Cusson – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Charles Mingus, except where noted.

  1. Take the “A” Train – Billy Strayhorn / Exactly Like You – Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields
  2. Prayer For Passive Resistance
  3. Eclipse
  4. Mingus Fingus No. 2
  5. Weird Nightmare
  6. Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me – Duke Ellington, Bob Russell / I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Henry Nemo, John Redmond
  7. Bemoanable Lady
  8. Half-Mast Inhibition

In December 1953.

In December 1953, “Debut” label released “Introducing Paul Bley”, the debut Paul Bley album. It was recorded in November 1953 in New York City.

Personnel:

  • Paul Bley — piano
  • Charles Mingus — bass
  • Art Blakey — drums

Track listing:

  • Opus 1 – Paul Bley
  • (Teapot) Walkin’ – Richard Carpenter
  • Like Someone in Love – Johnny Burke, Jimmy van Heusen
  • Spontaneous Combustion – Paul Bley
  • Split Kick – Horace Silver
  • I Can’t Get Started – Ira Gershwin, Vernon Duke

On October 19, 1995.

On October 19, 1995, Donald Eugene Cherry died aged 58. He was a musician (trumpet), one of the pioneers in world fusion in the 60s and 70s. Cherry recorded and performed with a number of musicians and bands including Ornette Coleman, Paul Bley, Sonny Rollins, New York Contemporary Five, Naná Vasconcelos, La Monte Young, Abdullah Ibrahim, Carla Bley, Charlie Haden, Allen Ginsberg, Charles Brackeen, Codona, Albert Ayler, Clifford Jordan, Steve Lacy, Michael Mantler, Sunny Murray, Jim Pepper, George Russell, Sun Ra, Lou Reed, Charlie Rouse, Albert Heath, James Mtume, Herbie Hancock, Ed Blackwell, Steve Hillage, Collin Walcott, Latif Khan, Johnny Dyani, Masahiko Togashi, Bengt Berger, Rip Rig + Panic, Bengt Berger Bitter Funeral Beer Band, Dag Vag, Frank Lowe, Jai Uttal, and Ed Blackwell.

On October 6, 1998.

On October 6, 1998, “Soul Note” label released “Chaos”, the 75th Paul Bley album. It was recorded in March 1994, at “Mu Rec Studios” in Milan, Italy, and was produced by Giovanni Bonandrini.

Personnel:

  • Paul Bley – piano
  • Furio Di Castri – bass
  • Tony Oxley – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Bley except where noted.

  1. Chaos
  2. Touching Bass – Furio Di Castri
  3. Modulating – Tony Oxley
  4. Soft Touch – Paul Bley, Tony Oxley
  5. Poetic Justice
  6. Interpercussion 1 – Tony Oxley
  7. Touch Control
  8. Turnham Bey
  9. Street Wise
  10. Bow Out – Tony Oxley
  11. Starting Over
  12. Interpercussion 2 – Tony Oxley
  13. Template

On September 5, 2020.

On September 5, 2020, Gary Peacock died aged 85. He was a musician (bass), one of the most important figures in modern jazz history. He recorded twelve albums under his own name and recorded and performed with major jazz figures such as Albert Ayler, Paul Bley, Bill Evans, Keith Jarret, Frank Amsallem, Bill Carrothers, Marc Copland, Marilyn Crispell, Don Ellis, Clare Fischer, Barney Kessel, Sonny Simmons, Prince Lasha, Misha Mengelberg, Don Pullen, Bud Shank, Ravi Shankar, John Surman, Ralph Towner, Mal Waldrom, Tony Williams, Jack DeJohnette, Jimmy Woods, Toninho Horta, and Masabumi Kikuchi.

In August 1962.

In August 1962, “Pacific Jazz” label released “Essence” the fourth Don Ellis album. It was recorded in July 1962, in Los Angeles, and was produced by Richard Bock.

Personnel:

  • Don Ellis- trumpet
  • Paul Bley- piano
  • Gary Peacock- bass
  • Nick Martinis, Gene Stone – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Don Ellis except where noted.

  1. Johnny Come Lately – Billy Strayhorn
  2. Slow Space
  3. Ostinato
  4. Donkey – Carla Bley
  5. Form
  6. Angel Eyes – Earl Brent, Matt Dennis
  7. Irony
  8. Lover – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart

On June 24, 2008.

On June 24, 2008, “Justin Time” label released “About Time”, the 91st Paul Bley album. It was recorded in May 2007, at “Nola’s Penthouse Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Jim West.

Personnel:

  • Paul Bley– piano

Track listing:

  1. About Time – Paul Bley
  2. Pent-Up House – Sonny Rollins

On April 27, 2004.

On April 27, 2004, “Justin Time” label released “Nothing to Declare”, the 88th Paul Bley album. It was recorded in May 2013, at “Sound on Sound” in New York City, and was produced by Jim West.

Personnel:

  • Paul Bley – piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Bley

  1. Nothing to Declare
  2. Breakdown
  3. Blues Waltz
  4. 8th Avenue

On January 30, 2001.

On January 30, 2001, “Justin Time” label released “Basics”, the 86th Paul Bley album. It was recorded on July 4, 2000 at “Studio Tempo” in Montreal, Canada, and was produced by Jim West.

Personnel:

  • Paul Bley – piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Bley except where noted.

  1. Love Lost
  2. Basics
  3. Speed Kills
  4. Told You So
  5. Lucky
  6. Chet
  7. Walk Home
  8. Blues Waltz
  9. Monk’s Mood – Thelonious Monk
  10. Early Alben
  11. Startled

In January 1972.

In January 1972, “RCA” label released “I’m the One”, the debut Annette Peacock solo album. It was recorded in 1971, at “RCA Studios B, C, D” in New York City, and was produced by Annette Peacock and Bob Ringe.

Personnel:

  • Annette Peacock – vocals, electronic vocals, pianos (acoustic & electric), synthesizers, electric vibraphone, liner notes, direction
  • Paul Bley– synthesizer, piano
  • Mike Garson– piano, organ
  • Mark Whitecage– alto saxophone
  • Michael Moss – tenor saxophone
  • Perry Robinson– clarinet
  • Tom Cosgrove – guitar
  • Stu Woods, Glen Moore– bass
  • Rick Marotta, Laurence Cook – drums
  • Barry Altschul, Airto Moreira, Dom Um Romão, Orestes Vilató– percussion
  • Apache Bley – piano
  • Guy Mossler – recording engineer
  • Richard Davis – artwork, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Annette Peacock; except where noted.

  1. I’m the One
  2. 7 Days
  3. Pony
  4. Been & Gone
  5. Blood
  6. One Way
  7. Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley, Vera Matson
  8. Gesture Without Plot
  9. Did You Hear Me Mommy?