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In April 1954.

In April 1954, “Pacific Jazz” label released “Chet Baker Sings”, the ninth Chet Baker album and his debut vocal album. It was recorded on February 15, 1954, and was produced by Richard Bock.

Personnel:

  • Chet Baker- vocals, trumpet
  • Russ Freeman- piano, celesta
  • Carson Smith- double bass
  • Joe Mondragon- double bass
  • Bob Neel – drums
  • Jimmy Bond – double bass
  • Larance Marable- drums
  • Peter Littman – drums
  • Gerald Heard – liner notes
  • William Claxton– photography

Track listing:

  1. But Not for Me – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  2. Time After Time – Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn
  3. My Funny Valentine – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  4. I Fall in Love Too Easily – Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn
  5. There Will Never Be Another You – Harry Warren, Mack Gordon
  6. I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes) – Hoagy Carmichael
  7. The Thrill is Gone – Lew Brown, Ray Henderson
  8. Look for the Silver Lining – Jerome Kern, Buddy DeSylva

 

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In March 1964.

In March 1964, “Verve” label released “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” album by Jimmy Smith. It was recorded in January 1974,at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs NJ, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Smith– organ
  • Oliver Nelson– arranger
  • Claus Ogerman– arranger, conductor
  • Val Valentin, Rudy Van Gelder– engineer
  • Acy Lehman – design
  • Roy De Carava – photography
  • Daddio Daylie – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Slaughter on Tenth Avenue – Richard Rodgers
  2. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Pt. 1 – Don Kirkpatrick, Keith Knox
  3. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Pt. 2 – Don Kirkpatrick, Keith Knox
  4. John Brown’s Body – traditional
  5. Wives and Lovers – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  6. Women of the World – Riziero Ortolani
  7. Bluesette – Toots Thielemans

In March 1961.

In March 1961, “Atlantic” label released “My Favorite Things”, the seventh John Coltrane studio album. It was recorded in October 1960, and was produced by Nesuhi Ertegün. In 1998, the album received “Grammy Hall of Fame” award.

Personnel:

  • John Coltrane– soprano and tenor saxophones
  • McCoy Tyner– piano
  • Steve Davis– double bass
  • Elvin Jones– drums
  • Tom Dowd, Phil Iehle — engineering
  • Lee Friedlander— photography
  • Loring Eutemey — cover design
  • Bill Coss — liner notes

Track listing:

  1. My Favorite Things – Oscar Hammerstein II,, Richard Rodgers
  2. Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye – Cole Porter
  3. Summertime – Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin
  4. But Not for Me – Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin

In February 1967.

In February 1967, “Dunhill” label released “The Mamas & The Papas Deliver”, the third Mamas & the Papas album. It was recorded in 1966, and was produced by Lou Adler.

Personnel:

  • Denny Doherty- vocals
  • Cass Elliot- vocals
  • John Phillips- vocals, guitar
  • Michelle Phillips- vocals
  • Hal Blaine- drums, percussion
  • Larry Knechtel- keyboards
  • Jim Horn- flute, saxophone
  • Joe Osborn- bass guitar
  • “Doctor” Eric Hord – guitar
  • F. Sloan- guitar
  • Gary Coleman – percussion, bells, marimba

Track listing:

All tracks by John Phillips except where noted.

  1. Dedicated to the One I Love – Ralph Bass, Lowman Pauling
  2. My Girl – Smokey Robinson, Ronald White
  3. Creeque Alley – John Phillips, Michelle Phillips
  4. Sing for Your Supper – Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
  5. Twist and Shout – Phil Medley, Bert Russell
  6. Free Advice – John Phillips, Michelle Phillips
  7. Look Through My Window
  8. Boys and Girls Together
  9. String Man – John Phillips, Michelle Phillips
  10. Frustration
  11. Did You Ever Want to Cry
  12. John’s Music Box

 

In February 1957.

In February 1957, “Riverside” label released “New Jazz Conceptions”, the debut Bill Evans album as a leader.  September 18 and 27, 1956, in New York City, and was produced by Bill Grauer and Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Bill Evans- piano
  • Teddy Kotick- bass
  • Paul Motian– drums
  • Jack Higgins – engineer
  • Tamaki Beck – mastering

Track listing:

  1. I Love You – Cole Porter
  2. Five – Bill Evans
  3. I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) – Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster
  4. Conception – George Shearing
  5. Easy Living – Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger
  6. Displacement – Bill Evans
  7. Speak Low – Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash
  8. Waltz for Debby – Bill Evans, Gene Lees
  9. Our Delight – Tadd Dameron
  10. My Romance – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  11. No Cover, No Minimum

In December 1973.

In December 1973, “Pablo” label released “Virtuoso”, the twenty-eight Joe Pass album. It was recorded on August 28, 1973, at “MGM Recording Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Norman Granz.

Personnel:

  • Joe Pass – guitar

Track listing:

  1. Night and Day – Cole Porter
  2. Stella by Starlight – Ned Washington, Victor Young
  3. Here’s That Rainy Day – Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
  4. My Old Flame – Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston
  5. How High the Moon – Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis
  6. Cherokee – Ray Noble
  7. Sweet Lorraine – Cliff Burwell, Mitchell Parish
  8. Have You Met Miss Jones? – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  9. Round Midnight – Bernie Hanighen, Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams
  10. All the Things You Are – Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern
  11. Blues for Alican – Joe Pass
  12. The Song Is You – Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern

In October 1967.

In October 1967, “Liberty” label released “Gorilla”, the debut Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band album. It was recorded in 1967, and was produced by Gerry Bron and Lyn Birkbeck.

Personnel:

  • Vivian Stanshall– vocals, trumpet, euphonium, tuba, ukulele, cover design, liner notes
  • Neil Innes– piano, harpsichord, guitar, musical director
  • Vernon Dudley Bohay-Nowell – bass guitar, banjo, baritone saxophone, bass saxophone, whistle
  • Rodney Slater– alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, bass saxophone, clarinet, trombone, bass clarinet
  • Sam Spoons – double bass, percussion, spoons
  • “Legs” Larry Smith– drums, tuba, tap dance
  • Roger Ruskin Spear– saxophone
  • Eric Clapton– ukulele
  • Roger Ruskin Spear – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Cool Britannia – Vivian Stanshall, Neil Innes
  2. The Equestrian Statue – Neil Innes
  3. Jollity Farm – Leslie Sarony
  4. I Left My Heart in San Francisco – George Cory. Douglass Cross
  5. Look Out, There’s a Monster Coming – Vivian Stanshall
  6. Jazz (Delicious Hot, Disgusting Cold) – Bonzo Dog Band
  7. Death Cab for Cutie – Vivian Stanshall, Neil Innes
  8. Narcissus – Ethelbert Nevin
  9. The Intro and the Outro – Vivian Stanshall
  10. Mickey’s Son and Daughter – Eddie Lisbonna, Tommy Connor
  11. Big Shot – Vivian Stanshall
  12. Music for the Head Ballet – Neil Innes
  13. Piggy Bank Love – Neil Innes
  14. I’m Bored – Vivian Stanshall
  15. The Sound of Music – Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers