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In January 1966.

In January 1966, “Blue Note” label released “The Rumproller”, the 17th Lee Morgan album. It was recorded in April 1965, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.


  • Lee Morgan – trumpet
  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Ronnie Mathews – piano
  • Victor Sproles – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Lee Morgan except where noted

  1. The Rumproller – Andrew Hill
  2. Desert Moonlight
  3. Eclipso
  4. Edda – Wayne Shorter
  5. The Lady – Rudy Stevenson

In December 1961.

In December 1961, “Savoy” label released “Saying Something”, the debut Bill Hardman’s Quintet album. It was recorded in October 1961, at “Medallion Studio” in Newark, NJ, and was produced by Tom Wilson.


  • Bill Hardman − trumpet
  • Sonny Red − alto saxophone 
  • Ronnie Mathews − piano
  • Bob Cunningham, Doug Watkins − bass
  • Jimmy Cobb − drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Hardman except where noted

  1. Capers – Tom McIntosh
  2. Angel Eyes – Matt Dennis, Earl Brent) − 5:56
  3. Jo B
  4. Buckeye Blues
  5. Assunta – Cal Massey
  6. It Ain’t Happened Yet

In August 1964.

In August 1964, “Blue Note” label released “Breaking Point!”, the tenth Freddie Hubbard album. It was recorded in May 1964, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.


  • Freddie Hubbard- trumpet
  • James Spaulding- alto saxophone, flute
  • Ronnie Mathews- piano
  • Eddie Khan- bass
  • Joe Chambers- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Freddie Hubbard except where noted.

  1. Breaking Point
  2. Far Away
  3. Blue Frenzy
  4. D Minor Mint
  5. Mirrors – Joe Chambers

On April 11, 2000.

On April 11, 2000, “High Note” label released “New High”, the 48th Larry Coryell album. It was recorded in September 1999, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Don Sickler.


  • Larry Coryell– guitar
  • Shunzo Ono – trumpet
  • Ronnie Mathews– piano
  • Mark Sherman– vibraphone
  • Buster Williams– bass
  • Yoron Israel– drums

Tracks listing:

All tracks by Larry Coryell except where noted

  1. Bags’ Groove – Milt Jackson
  2. Like Sonny – John Coltrane
  3. Funereal
  4. Ursula – Harold Land
  5. John Charles – Ronnie Mathews
  6. Spiral Staircase – Mark Sherman
  7. Old Folks – Willard Robison, Dedette Lee Hill
  8. New High


On December 18, 1968.

On December 18, 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Slow Drag”, the 33rd Donald Byrd album. It was recorded on May 12, 1967, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.


  • Donald Byrd– trumpet
  • Sonny Red- alto sax
  • Cedar Walton– piano
  • Walter Booker– bass
  • Billy Higgins– drums, vocals

Track listing:

  1. Slow Drag – Donald Byrd
  2. Secret Love – Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster
  3. Book’s Bossa – Walter Booker, Cedar Walton
  4. Jelly Roll – Sonny Red Kyner
  5. The Loner – Ronnie Mathews, Cedar Walton
  6. My Ideal – Richard A. Whiting, Newell Chase, Leo Robin

On December 29, 2008.


On December 29, 2008, Frederick Dewayne “Freddie” Hubbard died aged 70. He was trumpeter, known primarily for playing in the bebop, hard bop and post bop styles. He has performed and recorded with many famous musicians including George Benson, Walter Benton, Art Blakey, Tina Brooks, Kenny Burrell, George Cables, Betty Carter, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Richard Davis, Eric Dolphy, Kenny Drew, Charles Earland, Bill Evan,  Joe Farrell, Curtis Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Oscar Peterson, Benny Golson, Dexter Gordon, Slide Hampton, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Heath, Joe Henderson, Andrew Hill, Bobby Hutcherson, Milt Jackson, Billy Joel, Elton John, J.J. Johnson, Quincy Jones, John Lewis, Kirk Lightsey, Ronnie Mathews, Jackie McLean, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Wes Montgomery, Hank Mobley, Alphonse Mouzon, Oliver Nelson, Duke Pearson, Sam Rivers, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Rufus, Poncho Sanchez, Don Sebesky, Wayne Shorter, Leon Thomas, Stanley Turrentine, McCoy Tyner, Cedar Walton and Randy Weston.