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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

In May 1962.

In May 1962, “Verve” label released “Bashin’: The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith”, the 20th Jimmy Smith album. It was recorded in March 1962, at “Van Gelder Studios” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Cred Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Smith – organ
  • Oliver Nelson – arranger, conductor
  • Phil Woods, Jerry Dodgion – alto saxophone
  • Bob Ashton, Babe Clarke – tenor saxophone
  • George Barrow – baritone saxophone
  • Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Doc Severinsen, Joe Wilder – trumpet
  • Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Britt Woodman – trombone
  • Tom Mitchell – bass trombone
  • Barry Galbraith – guitar
  • Quentin Warren – guitar
  • George Duvivier – bass
  • Ed Shaughnessy – drums
  • Donald Bailey – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Walk on the Wild Side – Elmer Bernstein, Mack David
  2. Ol’ Man River – Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern
  3. In a Mellow Tone – Duke Ellington, Milt Gabler
  4. Step Right Up – Oliver Nelson
  5. Beggar for the Blues – Ray Rasch, Dotty Wayne
  6. Bashin’ – Jimmy Smith
  7. I’m an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande) – Johnny Mercer

In April 1957.

In April 1957, “Prestige” label released “The Young Bloods”, the fifth Donald Byrd album. It was recorded in November 1956, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Phil Woods – alto saxophone
  • Al Haig – piano
  • Teddy Kotick – bass
  • Charlie Persip – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Phil Woods except where noted.

  1. Dewey Square – Charlie Parker
  2. Dupeltook
  3. Once More
  4. House of Chan
  5. In Walked George
  6. Lover Man – Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez, James Sherman

In December 1961.

In December 1961, “Verve” label released “Gloomy Sunday and Other Bright Moments”, the 16th Bob Brookmeyer album. It was recorded in November 1961, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Bob Brookmeyer – valve trombone, arranger
  • Bernie Glow, Joe Newman, Doc Severinsen, Clark Terry, Nick Travis – trumpet
  • Wayne Andre, Billy Byers, Bill Elton, Alan Raph – trombone
  • Wally Kane – bassoon
  • Eddie Caine – alto saxophone, flute
  • Phil Woods – alto saxophone, clarinet 
  • Gene Quill, Eddie Wasserman – alto saxophone
  • Phil Bodner – tenor saxophone, oboe, English horn
  • Al Cohn – tenor saxophone
  • Gene Allen – baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
  • Eddie Costa – vibraphone, percussion
  • Hank Jones – piano
  • George Duvivier – bass
  • Mel Lewis – drums
  • Ralph Burns, Al Cohn, Gary McFarland, Eddie Sauter – arranger

Track listing:

  1. Caravan – Juan Tizol, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills
  2. Why Are You Blue – Gary McFarland
  3. Some of My Best Friends – Al Cohn
  4. Gloomy Sunday – Rezső Seress
  5. Ho Hum – Bob Brookmeyer
  6. Detour Ahead – Herb Ellis, Johnny Frigo, Lou Carter
  7. Days Gone By; Oh My! – Gary McFarland
  8. Where, Oh Where – Cole Porter

In December 1960.

In December 1960, “Candid” label released “Big Brass”, the second Benny Bailey album. It was recorded in November 1960, at “Nola Penthouse Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Nat Hentoff.

Personnel:

  • Benny Bailey – trumpet
  • Julius Watkins – French horn 
  • Phil Woods – alto saxophone, bass clarinet
  • Les Spann – guitar, flute
  • Tommy Flanagan – piano
  • Buddy Catlett – bass
  • Art Taylor – drums

Track listing:

  1. Hard Sock Dance – Quincy Jones
  2. Alison – Hale Smith
  3. Tipsy – Oliver Nelson
  4. Please Say Yes – Tom McIntosh
  5. A Kiss to Build a Dream On – Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Oscar Hammerstein II
  6. Maud’s Mood – Benny Bailey

In December 1959.

In December 1959, “Mercury” label released “The Great Wide World of Quincy Jones”, the sixth Quincy Jones album. It was recorded in November 1959, at “Fine Recording” in New York City, and was produced by Qunicy Jones.

Personnel:

  • Quincy Jones – conductor
  • Art Farmer, Lennie Johnson, Jimmy Maxwell, Lee Morgan, Ernie Royal, Nick Travis – trumpet
  • Billy Byers, Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Frank Rehak – trombone
  • Julius Watkins – French horn
  • Porter Kilbert, Phil Woods – alto saxophone
  • Budd Johnson – tenor saxophone
  • Jerome Richardson – tenor saxophone, flute, piccolo
  • Sahib Shihab – baritone saxophone
  • Patti Bown – piano
  • Les Spann – guitar, flute
  • Buddy Jones, Buddy Catlett – bass
  • Don Lamond – drums
  • Ralph Burns, Al Cohn, Bill Potts, Ernie Wilkins – arranger

Track listing:

  1. Lester Leaps In – Lester Young
  2. Ghana – Ernie Wilkins
  3. Caravan – Juan Tizol, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills
  4. Everybody’s Blues – Ernie Wilkins
  5. Cherokee (Indian Love Song) – Ray Noble
  6. Air Mail Special – Benny Goodman, Charlie Christian, Jimmy Mundy
  7. They Say It’s Wonderful – Irving Berlin
  8. Chant of the Weed – Don Redman
  9. I Never Has Seen Snow – Harold Arlen, Truman Capote
  10. Eesom – Bill Potts

On November 16, 2006.

On November 16, 2006, “Artist Share” label released “Simpático”, an album by the Brian Lynch / Eddie Palmieri Project. It was recorded November – December 2003, and was produced by Brian Lynch.

Personnel:

  • Brian Lynch – trumpet, arranger, mixing, liner notes
  • Eddie Palmieri – piano, liner notes
  • Lila Downs – vocals
  • Donald Harrison – alto sax
  • Yosvany Terry – alto sax
  • Phil Woods – alto sax
  • Gregory Tardy – tenor sax, clarinet
  • Mario Rivera – baritone sax
  • Joe Fiedler – trombone
  • Conrad Herwig – trombone
  • Boris Kozlov – double bass
  • Ruben Rodriguez – bass guitar
  • Adam Rogers – acoustic guitar
  • Edsel Gomez – organ, piano
  • Robby Ameen – drums
  • Dafnis Prieto – drums
  • Giovanni Hidalgo – conga
  • Pedro Rodriguez – conga
  • Tom Dambly – assistant producer, digital editing, liner notes, mixing assistant, photography
  • Dave Darlington – engineer, mixing
  • Tom Carr – mastering
  • Nick Ruechel – liner notes, photography
  • Ted Panken – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Lynch, except where noted.

  1. The Palimeri Effect
  2. Que Sería la Vida – Brian Lynch, Lila Downs
  3. Guajira Dubois
  4. Jazz Impromptu
  5. Páginas de Mujer – Eddie Palmieri
  6. Slippery
  7. Jazzucar
  8. Tema Para Marissa
  9. Freehands

On May 2, 2020.

On May 2, 2020, Richie Cole died aged 72. He was composer, arranger and musician (saxophone), began to play alto saxophone when he was ten years old, encouraged by his father, who owned a jazz club in New Jersey. In the 70’ he created his own “alto madness” bebop style. In the 90’s he formed The Alto Madness Orchestra. Cole recorded and performed with many musicians such as Buddy Rich, Lionel Hampton, Doc Severinsen, Eddie Jefferson, Nancy Wilson, Tom Waits, The Manhattan Transfer, Hank Crawford,  Freddie Hubbard, Eric Kloss, Bobby Enriquez, Phil Woods, Sonny Stitt, Art Pepper, Greg Abate, Les DeMerle, Allan Harris, Jim Holman, Vic Juris, Peter Lauffer, Oliver Nelson, Anita O’Day, Red Rodney, Janine Santana, Mark Murphy, Sonny Stitt and Boots Randolph. In 2005, Cole was awarded the “State of California Congressional Certificate of Lifetime Achievement in Jazz” on behalf of the “Temecula Jazz Society”.

On February 18, 2020.

On February 18, 2020, Jon Ivar Christensen died aged 76. He was musician (drums) and composer, one of the most respected European Jazz drummers. He has recorded with artists such as Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Enrico Rava, Palle Danielsson, John Abercrombie, Michael Mantler, Miroslav Vitous, Terje Rypdal, Bobo Stenson, Eberhard Weber, Ralph Towner, Barre Phillips, Arild Andersen, Rainer Brüninghaus, Charles Lloyd, Dino Saluzzi, George Russell, John Clark, David Friedman, David Darling, Steve Kuhn, Lee Konitz, Pony Poindexter, Phil Woods, Leo Wright, Yelena Eckemoff and Tomasz Stanko.

In December 1965.

In December 1965, “Limelight” label released “With Respect to Nat”, Oscar Peterson tribute album to Nat King Cole, who had died earlier that year. It was recorded October – November 1965, and was produced by Jack Tracy.

Personnel:

  • Oscar Peterson— vocals, piano
  • Hank Jones— piano
  • Ray Brown, Richard Davis— double bass
  • Herb Ellis, Barry Galbraith— guitar
  • Mel Lewis— drums
  • Wayne Andre, Jimmy Cleveland,  J. Johnson— trombone
  • Tony Studd — bass trombone
  • Seldon Powell— alto flute, tenor flute
  • Jerome Richardson— bass flute, tenor flute
  • John Frosk, Joe Newman— trumpet
  • Ernie Royal, Danny Stiles — trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Phil Woods— alto saxophone
  • Manny Albam— arranger, conductor

Track listing:

  1. When My Sugar Walks Down the Street – Gene Austin, Jimmy McHugh, Irving Mills
  2. It’s Only a Paper Moon – Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg, Billy Rose
  3. Walkin’ My Baby Back Home – Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk
  4. Sweet Lorraine – Cliff Burwell, Mitchell Parish
  5. Unforgettable – Irving Gordon
  6. Little Girl – Francis Henry, Matt Hyde
  7. Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good to You – Andy Razaf, Don Redman
  8. Orange Colored Sky – Milton DeLugg, William Stein
  9. Straighten Up and Fly Right – Nat King Cole, Irving Mills
  10. Calypso Blues – Clifford Carmen, Cole, Don George
  11. What Can I Say After I Say I’m Sorry? – Walter Donaldson, Abe Lyman
  12. Easy Listening Blues – Nadine Robinson