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In September 1966

In September 1966, “Phillips” label released “Wild Is the Wind”, the sixth Nina Simone studio album. It was recorded 1964 – 1965, in New York City, and was produced by Hal Mooney. In 2020, it was ranked 212 on “Rolling Stone’s” list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Nina Simone – vocals, piano, arranger
  • Horace Ott – arranger
  • Sid Mark – liner notes
  1. I Love Your Lovin’ Ways – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus
  2. Four Woman – Nina Simone
  3. What More Can I Say – Horace Ott, Wade Brown Jr.
  4. Lilac Wine – James Shelton
  5. That’s All I Ask – Horace Ott
  6. Break Down and Let It All Out – Van McCoy
  7. Why keep On Breaking My Heart – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus
  8. Wild is the Wind – Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington
  9. Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair – traditional
  10. If I Should Lose You – Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin
  11. Either Way I Lose – Van McCoy

In May 1960.

In May 1960, “Argo” label released “Burnin’”, the 18th Sonny Stitt album. It was recorded in August 1958, in Chicago, and was produced by Jordi Pujol.

Personnel:

  • Sonny Stitt – alto and tenor saxophone
  • Barry Harris – piano
  • William Austin – bass
  • Frank Gant – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Sonny Stitt, except where noted.

  1. Ko-Ko – Charlie Parker
  2. A Minor Sax
  3. Lover Man – Jimmy Davis, James Sherman, Roger Ramirez
  4. Reed and a Half
  5. How High the Moon – Morgan Lewis, Nancy Hamilton
  6. I’ll Tell You Later
  7. Look for the Silver Lining – Jerome Kern, Buddy G. DeSylva
  8. Easy Living – Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger
  9. It’s Hipper Than That

On March 1, 2005.

On March 1, 2005, “Verve” label released “Deep Song”, the sixth Kurt Rosenwinkel album. It was recorded in 2004, and was produced by Kurt Rosenwinkel, Anders Chan-Tidemann, Joshua Redman and James Farber.

Personnel:

  • Kurt Rosenwinkel – guitar
  • Joshua Redman – tenor saxophone
  • Brad Mehldau – piano
  • Larry Grenadier – bass
  • Jeff Ballard – drums
  • Ali Jackson – drums 

Track listing:

All tracks by Kurt Rosenwinkel, except where noted.

  1. The Cloister
  2. Brooklyn Sometimes
  3. The Cross
  4. If I Should Lose You – Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin
  5. Synthetics
  6. Use of Light
  7. Cake
  8. Deep Song – George Cory, Douglass Cross
  9. Gesture (Lester)
  10. The Next Step

On October 31, 1995.

On October 31, 1995, “Acoustic Music” label released “Tone Poems 2”, an album by David Grisman and Martin Taylor. It was recorded in January 1995, at “Dawg Studios”, and was produced by David Grisman.

Personnel:

  • David Grisman – mandolin, mandola, mandocello, guitar, tenor guitar
  • Martin Taylor – guitar

Personnel:

  1. Swanee – George Gershwin, Irving Caesar
  2. Teasin’ the Frets – Nick Lucas
  3. It Had to Be You – Isham Jones, Gus Kahn
  4. Please – Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin
  5. Mood Indigo – Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills
  6. Anything Goes – Cole Porter
  7. Blue Moon – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  8. Lulu’s Back In Town – Harry Warren, Al Dubin
  9. Tears – Stéphane Grappelli, Django Reinhardt
  10. Jeepers Creepers – Harry Warren, Johnny Mercer
  11. Over the Rainbow – Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg
  12. Musette for a Magpie – Martin Taylor
  13. Mairzy Doats – Milton Drake, Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston
  14. Bésame Mucho – Consuelo Velázquez, Sunny Skylar
  15. Unforgettable – Irving Gordon
  16. Here’s That Rainy Day – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  17. My Romance – Rodgers, Hart
  18. Out of Nowhere – Johnny Green, Edward Heyman
  19. Crystal Silence – Chick Corea, Neville Potter

in October 1960.

In October 1960, “Blue Note” label released “Soul Station”, the 17th Hank Mobley album. It was recorded in February 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Hank Mobley – tenor saxophone
  • Wynton Kelly – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Art Blakey – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – mixing
  • Francis Wolff – cover photo
  • Reid Miles – cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Hank Mobley, except where noted.

  1. Remember – Irving Berlin
  2. This I Dig of You
  3. Dig Dis
  4. Split Feelin’s Soul Station
  5. If I Should Lose You – Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin

In July 1957.

In July 1957, “King” label released “Triple Threat”, the debut Roland Kirk album. It was recorded in November 1956 in New York City.

Personnel:

  • Roland Kirk – tenor saxophone, manzello, flute, stritch
  • James Madison – piano
  • Carl Pruitt – bass
  • Henry Duncan – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Roland Kirk except where noted.

  1. Roland’s Theme
  2. Slow Groove
  3. Stormy Weather – Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
  4. The Nearness of You – Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington
  5. A La Carte
  6. Easy Living – Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin
  7. Triple Threat

In June 1978.

In June 1978, “Pablo” label released “How Long Has This Been Going On?” the 43rd Sarah Vaughan album. It was recorded in April 1978 and was produced by Norman Granz.

Personnel:

  • Sarah Vaughan– vocal
  • Oscar Peterson– piano
  • Joe Pass– guitar
  • Ray Brown– double bass
  • Louie Bellson– drums

Track listing:

  1. I’ve Got the World on a String – Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
  2. Midnight Sun – Sonny Burke, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Mercer
  3. How Long Has This Been Going On? – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  4. You’re Blasé – Ord Hamilton, Bruce Sievier
  5. Easy Living – Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin
  6. More Than You Know – Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose, Vincent Youmans
  7. My Old Flame – Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston
  8. Teach Me Tonight – Sammy Cahn, Gene de Paul
  9. Body and Soul – Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green
  10. When Your Lover Has Gone – Einar Aaron Swan

On May 7, 2013.

On May 7, 2013, “Nonesuch” label released “Walking Shadows”, the 15th Joshua Redman studio album. It was recorded in September 2012, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Brad Mehldau.

Personnel:

  • Joshua Redman– tenor saxophone
  • Brad Mehldau– piano
  • Larry Grenadier– bass
  • Brian Blade– drums
  • Dan Coleman- string arrangements, orchestra director
  • Avril Brown – violin
  • Christina Courtin– violin
  • Karen Karlsrud – violin
  • Ann Leathers – violin
  • Katherine Livolsi-Landau – violin
  • Joanna Maurer – violin
  • Courtney Orlando – violin
  • Yuri Vodovos – violin
  • Vincent Lionti – viola
  • Daniel Panner – viola
  • Dov Scheindlin – viola
  • Stephanie Cummins – cello
  • Eugene Moye – cello
  • Ellen Westermann – cello
  • Timothy Cobb– bass
  • Pamela Sklar – flute
  • Robert Carlisle – French horn

Track listing:

  1. The Folks Who Live on the Hill – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
  2. Lush Life – Billy Strayhorn
  3. Stop This Train – John Mayer, Pino Palladino
  4. Adagio – Johann Sebastian Bach
  5. Easy Living – Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin
  6. Doll Is Mine – Amadeo Maria Pace, Kazu Makino, Simone Maria Pace
  7. Infant Eyes – Wayne Shorter
  8. Let It Be – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  9. Final Hour – Joshua Redman
  10. The Last Glimpse of Gotham – Brad Mehldau
  11. Stardust – Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish
  12. Let Me Down Easy – Joshua Redman

 

On April 10, 2009.

On April 10, 2009, “Universal Music Australia” label released “Bittersweet”, album by Mark Isham and Kate Ceberano. It was recorded in 2009, at “Mad Hatter Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Mark Isham.

Personnel:

  • Mark Isham – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Kate Ceberano – vocal
  • Alan Pasqua – piano
  • Tom Warrington – bass
  • Peter Erskine – drums
  • Bernie Kirsh – recording, mixing
  • Buck Snow, Melissa Kirkland – recording assistance, mixing
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Donna Isham – executive producer
  • Tyler Parkinson – design
  • Michael Doven – photography

Track listing:

  1. My One and Only Love – Frank Sinatra
  2. Skylark – Anita O’Day
  3. In a Sentimental Mood – Duke Ellington
  4. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – Duke Ellington
  5. In My Solitude – Paul Robeson
  6. Night and Day – Cole Porter
  7. I Wanna Be Loved  – The Andrew Sisters
  8. Easy Living – Ralph Rainger
  9. Lush Life – Billy Strayhorn
  10. Do It Again – Irène Bordoni
  11. Every Time We Say Good Bye – Cole Porter

 

In March 1960.

In March 1960, “Blue Note” label released “Star Bright”, the second Dizzy Reece album. It was recorded in November 1959, “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Dizzy Reece- trumpet
  • Hank Mobley- tenor saxophone
  • Wynton Kelly- piano
  • Paul Chambers- bass
  • Art Taylor- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Dizzy Reece except where noted.

  1. The Rake
  2. I’ll Close My Eyes – Kaye, Reid
  3. Groovesville
  4. The Rebound
  5. I Wished on the Moon – Dorothy Parker, Ralph Rainger
  6. A Variation on Monk