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The Three Sounds: Vibrations

In January 1967, “Blue Note” label released “Vibrations”, the 25th Three Sounds (The) album. It was recorded in October 1966, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Personnel:

  • Gene Harris – piano, organ
  • Andrew Simpkins – bass
  • Kalil Madi – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – recording
  • Reid Miles – design, photography
  • Leonard Feather – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. The Frown – Gene Harris
  2. Fever – Eddie Cooley, Otis Blackwell
  3. Let’s Go Get Stoned – Joey Armstead, Nicholas Ashford, Valerie Simpson
  4. Something You Got – Chris Kenner
  5. Yeh Yeh – Rogers Grant, Pat Patrick
  6. It Was a Very Good Year – Ervin Drake
  7. The Lamp Is Low – Peter de Rose, Bert Shefter
  8. Yours Is My Heart Alone – Ludwig Herzer, Franz Lehár, Fritz Löhner-Beda
  9. Django – John Lewis
  10. Charade – Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer

Jackie McLean: Damon’s Dance

In October 1970, “Blue Note” label released “Demon’s Dance”, the 38th Jackie McLean album. It was recorded in December 1967, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Francis Wollf.

Personnel:

  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Woody Shaw – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • LaMont Johnson – piano
  • Scotty Holt – bass
  • Jack DeJohnette – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – recording
  • Mati Klarwein – artwork
  • Bob Venosa – design
  • Leonard Feather – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Jackie McLean, except where noted.

  1. Demon’s Dance
  2. Toyland – Cal Massey
  3. Boo Ann’s Grand – Woody Shaw
  4. Sweet Love of Mine – Woody Shaw
  5. Floogeh
  6. Message From Trane – Cal Massey

Pete La Roca: Basra

In October 1965, “Blue Note” label release “Basra”, the debut Pete La Roca album. It was recorded in May 1965, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Pete La Roca – drums
  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Steve Kuhn – piano
  • Steve Swallow – bass
  • Rudy van Gelder – recording
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Ira Gitler – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Pete La Roca except where noted.

  1. Malagueña – Ernesto Lecuona
  2. Candu
  3. Tears Come from Heaven
  4. Basra
  5. Lazy Afternoon – John La Touche, Jerome Moross
  6. Eiderdown – Steve Swallow

George Benson: Body Talk

On August 23, 1973, “CTI” label released “Body Talk”, the eleventh George Benson. It was recorded in July 1973, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • George Benson – lead guitar
  • Earl Klugh – rhythm guitar
  • Harold Mabern – electric piano
  • Ron Carter – acoustic bass
  • Gary King – electric bass
  • Jack DeJohnette – drums
  • Mobutu – percussion, congas
  • Frank Foster – tenor saxophone
  • Gerald Chamberlain – trombone
  • Dick Griffin – trombone
  • Jon Faddis – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • John Gatchell – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Waymon Reed – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Pee Wee Ellis – arrangements, conductor
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Bob Ciano – design
  • Pete Turner – photography
  • Steve Salmieri – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by George Benson, except where noted.

  1. Dance – George Benson, Pee Wee Ellis
  2. When Love Has Grown – Donny Hathaway, Gene McDaniels
  3. Plum
  4. Body Talk
  5. Top of the World

Larry Young: Unity

In August 1966, “Blue Note” label released “Unity”, the fifth Larry Young album. It was recorded in November 1965, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Larry Young – Hammond B-3 organ
  • Woody Shaw – trumpet
  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Elvin Jones – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Francis Wolff – photography
  • Nat Hentoff – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Zoltan – Woody Shaw
  2. Monk’s Dream – Thelonious Monk
  3. If – Joe Henderson
  4. The Moontrane – Woody Shaw
  5. Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise – Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg
  6. Beyond All Limits – Woody Shaw

The Horace Silver Quintet: Serenade to Soul Sister

In June 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Serenade to a Soul Sister”, the 16th Horace Silver album (credited to The Horace Silver Quintet). It was recorded February – March 1968, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Horace Silver – piano
  • Bennie Maupin – tenor saxophone
  • Stanley Turrentine – tenor saxophone
  • Charles Tolliver – trumpet
  • Bob Cranshaw – bass, electric bass
  • John Williams – bass
  • Mickey Roker – drums
  • Billy Cobham – drums, photography
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Francis Wolff – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Horace Silver.

  1. Psychedelic Sally
  2. Serenade to a Soul Sister
  3. Rain Dance
  4. Jungle Juice
  5. Kindred Spirits
  6. Next Time I Fall in Love

George Benson: The Other Side of Abbey Road

In June 1970, “A&M” label released “The Other Side of Abbey Road”, the eight George Benson album. It was recorded October – November 1969, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • George Benson – vocals, guitar
  • Bob James – acoustic piano, organ, harpsichord
  • Herbie Hancock – acoustic piano, organ, harpsichord
  • Ernie Hayes – acoustic piano, organ, harpsichord
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Jerry Jemmott – bass
  • Idris Muhammad – drums
  • Ed Shaughnessy – drums
  • Ray Barretto – percussion
  • Andy Gonzalez – percussion
  • Sonny Fortune – alto saxophone
  • Jerome Richardson – tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute
  • Don Ashworth – baritone saxophone
  • Phil Bodner – flute, oboe
  • Hubert Laws – flute
  • Wayne Andre – trombone, euphonium
  • Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
  • Mel Davis – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Bernie Glow – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Marvin Stamm – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Raoul Poliakin – violin
  • Max Pollikoff – violin
  • Emanuel Vardi – viola
  • George Ricci – cello
  • Don Sebesky – arrangements
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Sam Antupit – design
  • Eric Meola – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, except where noted.

  1. Golden Slumbers / You Never Give Me Your Money
  2. Because / Come Together
  3. Oh! Darling
  4. Here Comes the Sun – George Harrison / I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
  5. Something – George Harrisons / Octopus’s Garden – Richard Starkey / The End

Sonny Clark: Sonny Clark Trio

In May 1958, “Blue Note” label released “Sonny Clark Trio”, the fourth Sonny Clark album. It was recorded in October 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Sonny Clark – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Philly Joe Jones – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Francis Wolff – photography

Track listing:

  1. Be-Bop – Dizzy Gillespie
  2. I Didn’t Know What Time It Was – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  3. Two Bass Hit – Dizzy Gillespie, John Lewis
  4. Tadd’s Delight – Tadd Dameron
  5. Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise – Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg
  6. I’ll Remember April – Gene DePaul, Patricia Johnston, Don Raye

Jimmy Smith: Plain Talk

In April 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Plain Talk”, the 47th Jimmy Smith album. It was recorded in March 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Smith – organ
  • Quentin Warren – guitar
  • Donald Bailey – drums
  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Ike Quebec – tenor saxophone
  • Blue Mitchell – trumpet
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Photomedia – photography
  • Nat Hentoff – liner notes

Track listings:

  1. Big Fat Mama – Lucky Millinder, Stafford Simon
  2. My One and Only Love – Robert Melvin, Guy Wood
  3. Plain Talk – Jimmy Smith
  4. Time After Time – Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne

Freddie Redd: The Music From The Connection

In April 1960, “Blue Note” label released “The Music From “The Connection”, the fifth  Freddie Redd album. It contains the music for Jack Gelber’s 1959 play “The Connection”. The album was recorded in February 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Redd – piano
  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Michael Mattos – bass
  • Larry Ritchie – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – recording
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Herb Snitzer – photography
  • Ira Gitler – liner notes

All tracks by Freddie Redd.

  1. Who Killed Cock Robin
  2. Wigglin’
  3. Music Forever
  4. Time To Smile
  5. (Theme for) Sister Salvation
  6. Jim Dunn’s Dilemma
  7. O.D. (Overdose)