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In July 1958.

In July 1958, “Blue Note” label released “Lou Takes Off”, the seventh Lou Donaldson album. It was recorded in December 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Lou Donaldson – alto saxophone
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Sonny Clark – piano
  • Jamil Nasser – bass
  • Art Taylor – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Francis Wolff – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Donaldson except where noted.

  1. Sputnik
  2. Dewey Square – Charlie Parker
  3. Strollin’ In
  4. Groovin’ High – Dizzy Gillespie

In June 1961.

In June 1961, “Blue Note” label released “Jackie’s Bag”, the 17th Jackie McLean album. It was recorded January 1959 – September 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Sonny Clark – piano
  • Kenny Drew – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Philly Joe Jones – drums
  • Art Taylor – drums
  • Tina Brooks – tenor saxophone
  • Blue Mitchell – trumpet
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet

Track listing:

All tracks by Jackie McLean except where noted.

  1. Quadrangle
  2. Blues Inn
  3. Fidel
  4. Appointment in Ghana
  5. A Ballad for Doll
  6. Isle of Java – Tina Brooks

In March 1958.

In March 1958, “Blue Note” label released “The Congregation”, the fourth Johnny Griffin studio album. It was recorded in October 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Griffin – tenor saxophone
  • Sonny Clark – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Kenny Dennis – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Johnny Griffin except where noted.

  1. The Congregation
  2. Latin Quarter – John Jenkins
  3. I’m Glad There Is You – Jimmy Dorsey, Paul Mertz
  4. Main Spring
  5. It’s You or No One – Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne
  6. I Remember You – Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger

In January 1961.

In January 1961, “Blue Note” label released “Curtis Fuller Volume 3”, the seventh Curtis Fuller album. It was recorded in December 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Art Farmer – trumpet
  • Sonny Clark – piano
  • George Tucker – bass
  • Louis Hayes – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Curtis Fuller except where noted.

  1. Little Messenger
  2. Quantrale
  3. Jeanie
  4. Carvon
  5. Two Quarters of a Mile
  6. It’s Too Late Now – Burton Lane, Alan Jay Lerner

In January 1958.

In January 1958, “Blue Note” label released “Bone & Bari”, the fifth Curtis Fuller album. It was recorded in August 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Tate Houston – baritone saxophone
  • Sonny Clark – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Art Taylor – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Curtis Fuller except where noted.

  1. Algonquin
  2. Nita’s Waltz
  3. Bone and Bari
  4. Heart and Soul – Hoagy Carmichael, Frank Loesser
  5. Again – Dorcas Cochran, Lionel Newman
  6. Pickup

In December 1959.

In December 1959, “Riverside” label released “Showcase”, the third Philly Joe Jones album. It was recorded in November 1959, in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Philly Joe Jones – drums, piano 
  • Blue Mitchell – trumpet 
  • Julian Priester – trombone 
  • Bill Barron – tenor saxophone 
  • Pepper Adams – baritone saxophone 
  • Dolo Coker, Sonny Clark – piano
  • Jimmy Garrison – bass 

Track listing:

All tracks by Philly Joe Jones except where noted.

  1. Battery Blues – Julian Priester
  2. Minor Mode – Bill Barron
  3. Gwen
  4. Joe’s Debut
  5. Gone – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward
  6. Joe’s Delight
  7. Julia – Julian Priester
  8. I’ll Never Be The Same – Gus Kahn, Matty Malneck, Frank Signorelli
  9. Interpretation – Bill Barron

In December 1957.

In December 1957, “Blue Note” label released “Cliff Craft”, the fourth Clifford Jordan album. It was recorded in November 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  1. Clifford Jordan – tenor saxophone
  2. Art Farmer – trumpet 
  3. Sonny Clark – piano
  4. George Tucker – bass
  5. Louis Hayes – drums

Track listing:

 All tracks by Cliff Jordan, except where noted.

  1. Laconia
  2. Soul-Lo Blues
  3. Cliff Craft
  4. Confirmation – Charlie Parker
  5. Sophisticated Lady – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish
  6. Anthropology – Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker

In December 1957.

In December 1957, “Blue Note” label released “Dial “S” for Sonny”, the debut Sonny Clark studio album. It was recorded in July 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Sonny Clark – piano
  • Art Farmer – trumpet
  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Hank Mobley – tenor saxophone
  • Wilbur Ware – bass
  • Louis Hayes – drums
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Francis Wolff – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Sonny Clark except where noted.

  1. Dial “S” for Sonny
  2. Bootin’ It
  3. It Could Happen to You – Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
  4. Sonny’s Mood
  5. Shoutin’ on a Riff
  6. Love Walked In – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin

In November 1962.

In November 1962, “Blue Note” label released “A Fickle Sonance”, the 22nd Jackie McLean album. It was recorded in October 1961, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Tommy Turrentine – trumpet
  • Sonny Clark – piano
  • Butch Warren – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums

Track listing:

  1. Five Will Get You Ten – Thelonious Monk, Sonny Clark
  2. Subdued – Jackie McLean
  3. Sundu – Sonny Clark
  4. A Fickle Sonance – Jackie McLean
  5. Enitnerryt – Tommy Turrentine
  6. Lost – Butch Warren

In June 1969.

In June 1969, “Blue Note” label released “Blue & Sentimental”, the fifth Ike Quebec  album. It was recorded in December 1961, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Ike Quebec- tenor saxophone, piano
  • Grant Green- guitar
  • Paul Chambers, Sam Jones – bass
  • Louis Hayes, Philly Joe Jones – drums
  • Sonny Clark- piano

Track listing:

  1. Blue and Sentimental – Count Basie, Mack David, Jerry Livingston
  2. Minor Impulse – Ike Quebec
  3. Don’t Take Your Love from Me – Henry Nemo
  4. Blues for Charlie – Grant Green
  5. Like – Ike Quebec
  6. Count Every Star – Bruno Coquatrix, Sammy Gallop