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In May 1957.

In May 1957, “Blue Note” label released “Orgy in Rhythm”, the second Art Blakey album. It was released as two LP’s (Volume One and Volume Two) the same year. It was recorded in March 1957, at “Manhattan Towers” in New York City, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Art Blakey – vocals, drums
  • Herbie Mann – flute
  • Ray Bryant – piano
  • Wendell Marshall – bass
  • Sabu Martinez – percussion, vocals
  • Ubaldo Nieto – percussion, timbales
  • Evilio Quintero – percussion, maracas, cencerro
  • Carlos “Patato” Valdes – percussion
  • Jo Jones – drums, tympani
  • Arthur Taylor – drums
  • Specs Wright – drums, tympani
  • Rudy Van Gelder – recording
  • Ira Gitler – liner notes
  • Harold Feinstein – design
  • Francis Wolff – cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Art Blakey.

Volume One

  1. Buhaina Chant
  2. Ya Ya
  3. Toffi
  4. Split Skins

Volume Two

  1. Amuck
  2. Elephant Walk
  3. Come Out and Meet Me Tonight
  4. Abdallah’s Delight

In April 1957.

In April 1957, “Columbia” label released “Drum Suite”, album by Art Blakey, side one is the Art Blakey Percussion Ensemble, side two is the Jazz Messengers. It was recorded June – December 1956, February 1957, at “Columbia 30th Street Studio” in New York City, and was produced by George Avakian.

Personnel:

  • Art Blakey – drums
  • Bill Hardman – trumpet
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Ira Sullivan – tenor saxophone
  • Ray Bryant – piano
  • Sam Dockery – piano
  • Kenny Drew – piano
  • Oscar Pettiford – bass, cello
  • Spanky DeBrest – bass
  • Wilbur Ware – bass
  • Jo Jones – drums
  • Charles “Specs” Wright – drums, timpani, gong
  • Candido Camero – bongos
  • Sabu Martinez – bongos 

Track listing:

  1. The Sacrifice – Art Blakey
  2. Cubano Chant – Ray Bryant
  3. Oscalypso – Oscar Pettiford
  4. Nica’s Tempo – Gigi Gryce
  5. D’s Dilemma – Mal Waldron
  6. Just for Marty – Bill Hardman

IN January 1959.

In January 1959, “Contemporary” label released “Benny Golson’s New York Scene”,  the debut Benny Golson album. It was recorded in October 1957, in New York City, and was produced by Nat Hentoff.

Personnel:

  • Benny Golson – tenor saxophone
  • Art Farmer – trumpet
  • Jimmy Cleveland – trombone 
  • Julius Watkins – French horn 
  • Gigi Gryce – alto saxophone 
  • Sahib Shihab – baritone saxophone 
  • Wynton Kelly – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Charlie Persip – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Benny Golson except where noted.

  1. Something in B flat – Ray Bryant
  2. Whisper Not
  3. Step Lightly
  4. Just by Myself
  5. Blues It
  6. You’re Mine, You – Johnny Green, Edward Heyman
  7. Capri – Gigi Gryce

In August 1965.

In August 1965, “Impulse” label released “Sonny Rollins on Impulse!” the 24th Sonny Rollins album (his debut on Impulse! Label). It was recorded in July 1965, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  • Sonny Rollins– tenor saxophone
  • Ray Bryant– piano
  • Walter Booker– bass
  • Mickey Roker– drums

Track listing:

  1. On Green Dolphin Street – Bronislaw Kaper, Ned Washington
  2. Everything Happens to Me – Tom Adair, Matt Dennis
  3. Hold ‘Em Joe – Harry Thomas
  4. The Blue Room – Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
  5. Three Little Words – Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby

 

In June 1959.

In June 1959, “Blue Note” label released “Holiday for Skins”, the fourth Art Blakey studio album. It was recorded in November 1958, at “Manhattan Towers” in New York City, and was produced by Alfred Lion. The album was released in two volumes.

Personnel:

  • Art Blakey- drums, chanting
  • Donald Byrd- trumpet
  • Ray Bryant– piano
  • Wendell Marshall- bass
  • Art Taylor– drums
  • Philly Joe Jones- drums, chanting, vocals
  • Ray Barretto, Victor Gonzales, Julio Martinez, Sabu Martinez, Chonguito Vincente – bongos, congas
  • Fred Pagani – timbales
  • Andy Delannoy – maracas
  • Austin Cromer, Hal Rasheed – chanting

 Track listing:

All tracks by Art Blakey except where noted.

Holiday for Skins Volume 1

  1. Aghano
  2. The Feast
  3. Mirage
  4. Lamento Africano

Holiday for Skins Volume 2

  1. O’Tinde
  2. Swingin’ Kilts – Ray Bryant
  3. Dinga
  4. Reflection – Ray Bryant

 

On October 12, 1956.

On October 12, 1956, “EmArcy” label released “Max Roach + 4”, the second Max Roach album. It was recorded September 17 – 20, 1956, in New York City, and was produced by Bob Shad.

Personnel:

  • Max Roach- drums
  • Kenny Dorham- trumpet
  • Sonny Rollins- tenor saxophone
  • Ray Bryant(, Bill Wallace – piano
  • George Morrow- bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Max Roach except where noted.

  1. Ezz-Thetic – George Russell
  2. Free-Zee
  3. Just One of Those Things – Cole Porter
  4. Mr X.
  5. Body and Soul – Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green
  6. Woody ‘n’ You – Dizzy Gillespie