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On July 15, 1963.

On July 15, 1963, “Columbia” label released “Seven Steps to Heaven”, the eighth Miles Davis studio album. It was recorded April – May 1963, at “Columbia Studios” in Los Angeles, “CBS 30th Street Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Teo Macero.

Personnel:

  • Miles Davis – trumpet
  • George Coleman – tenor saxophone
  • Herbie Hancock – piano
  • Victor Feldman – piano
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Frank Butler – drums
  • Tony Williams – drums

Track listing:

  1. Basin Street Blues – Spencer Williams
  2. Seven Steps to Heaven – Victor Feldman, Miles Davis
  3. I Fall in Love Too Easy – Jule Styne
  4. So Near, So Far – Tony Crombie, Benny Green
  5. Baby Won’t You Please Come Home – Clarence Williams, Charles Warfield
  6. Joshua – Victor Feldman

On April 28, 1998.

On April 28, 1998, “Telarc” label released “Oscar and Benny”, album by Oscar Peterson and Benny Green. It was recorded in September 1997, and was produced by Robert Woods and Elaine Marlone.

Personnel:

  • Oscar Peterson– piano
  • Benny Green– piano
  • Ray Brown– double bass
  • Gregory Hutchinson– drums

Track listing:

  1. For All We Know – Fred Coots, Sam M. Lewis
  2. When Lights Are Low – Benny Carter, Spencer Williams
  3. Yours Is My Heart Alone – Ludwig Herzer, Franz Lehár, Beda Fritz Loehner
  4. Here’s That Rainy Day – Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
  5. The More I See You – Mack Gordon, Harry Warren
  6. Limehouse Blues – Philip Braham, Douglas Furber
  7. Easy Does It – Sy Oliver, Trummy Young
  8. Someday My Prince Will Come – Frank Churchill, Larry Morey
  9. Scrapple from the Apple – Charlie Parker
  10. Jitterbug Waltz – Richard Maltby, Jr., Fats Waller
  11. Barbara’s Blues – Oscar Peterson

On July 8, 2008.

On July 8, 2008, “Blue Engine” label released “Two Men with the Blues”, album by Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis. It was recorded on January 12 – 13, 2007, at “Lincoln Center” in New York City, and was produced by Delfeayo Marsalis.

Personnel:

  • Wynton Marsalis– vocals, trumpet
  • Willie Nelson– vocals, guitar
  • Walter Blanding – saxophone
  • Carlos Henriquez – bass
  • Dan Nimmer– piano
  • Mickey Raphael– harmonica
  • Ali Jackson– drums

Track listing:

  1. Bright Lights, Big City – Jimmy Reed
  2. Night Life – Willie Nelson
  3. Caldonia – Fleecie Moore
  4. Stardust – Hoagy Carmichael
  5. Basin Street Blues – Spencer Williams
  6. Georgia on My Mind – Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell
  7. Rainy Day Blues – Willie Nelson
  8. My Bucket’s Got a Hole in It – Clarence Williams
  9. Ain’t Nobody’s Business – Porter Grainger, Everett Robbins
  10. That’s All – Merle Travis
  11. Down by the Riverside

 

In September 1964.

In September 1964, “Verve” label released “The Cat”, the sixth Jimmy Smith album for the label. It was recorded in April 1964, in Englewood, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Smith– organ
  • Ray Alonge – french horn
  • Earl Chapin
  • Bill Correa
  • Jimmy Buffington
  • Kenny Burrell– guitar
  • Don Butterfield– tuba
  • Jimmy Cleveland– trombone
  • Urbie Green
  • George Duvivier– bass
  • Bernie Glow– trumpet
  • Thad Jones
  • Jimmy Maxwell
  • Marky Markowitz
  • Ernie Royal
  • Snooky Young
  • Lalo Schifrin– arranger, conductor
  • Phil Kraus – percussion
  • Tony Studd – bass trombone
  • Grady Tate– drums

Track listing:

  1. Theme from Joy House – Lalo Schifrin
  2. The Cat” (from Joy House) – Lalo Schifrin, Rick Ward
  3. Basin Street Blues – Spencer Williams
  4. Main Title from The Carpetbaggers – Elmer Bernstein, Ray Colcord
  5. Chicago Serenade – Eddie Harris
  6. Louis Blues – W.C. Handy
  7. Delon’s Blues – Jimmy Smith
  8. Blues in the Night – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer