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Larry Coryell: Cedars of Avalon

On September 17, 2002, “High Note” label released “Cedars of Avalon”, the 59th Larry Coryell album. It was recorded in December 2001, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Don Sickler.

Personnel:

  • Larry Coryell – guitar
  • Cedar Walton – piano
  • Buster Williams – bass
  • Billy Drummond – drums 

Track listing:

All tracks by Larry Coryell except where noted.

  1. Cedars of Avalon
  2. Bemsha Swing – Denzil Best, Thelonious Monk
  3. Fantasy in D – Cedar Walton
  4. Theme for Ernie – Fred Lacey
  5. Limehouse Blues – Philip Braham, Douglas Furber
  6. D-Natural Blues – Wes Montgomery
  7. What’s New? – Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke
  8. Newest Blues – Cedar Walton
  9. It Could Happen to You – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  10. Shapes

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

Arthur Blythe: Focus

On July 30, 2002, “Savant” label released “Focus”, the 21st Arthur Blythe album. It was recorded in April 2002, at “Tedesco Studio” in Paramus, New Jersey, and was produced by Cecil Brooks III.

Personnel:

  • Arthur Blythe – alto saxophone
  • Gust William Tsilis – marimba
  • Bob Stewart – tuba
  • Cecil Brooks III – drums

Track listing:

 All tracks by Arthur Blythe except where noted.

  1. Opus
  2. Children’s Song aka That Old Man – Thelonious Monk
  3. C.C. Rider – traditional
  4. Once Again
  5. My Son Ra
  6. Hip Toe
  7. Night Song
  8. Bubbles
  9. Stuffy Turkey – Thelonious Monk
  10. Night Creeper
  11. In a Sentimental Mood – Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz, Irving Mills
  12. Focus

Arthyr Blythe: Blythe Byte

On July 24, 2001, “Savant” label released “Blythe Byte”, the 20th Arthur Blythe album. It was recorded in March 2001, and was produced by Cecil Brooks III.

Personnel:

  • Arthur Blythe – alto saxophone
  • John Hicks – piano
  • Dwayne Dolphin – bass
  • Cecil Brooks III – drums 

Track listing:

All tracks by Arthur Blythe except where noted.

  1. Hardly
  2. Besame Mucho – Consuelo Velázquez, Sunny Skylar
  3. Blue Monk – Thelonious Monk
  4. Light Blue – Thelonious Monk
  5. And One – Dwayne Dolphin
  6. My Little Brown Book – Billy Strayhorn
  7. Naima – John Coltrane
  8. Ruby, My Dear – Thelonious Monk
  9. Blythe Byte
  10. What a Friend We Have in Jesus – Joseph Scriven, Charles Crozat Converse

J. J. Johnson Quartet: A Touch of Satin

In February 1962, “Columbia” label released “A Touch of Satin”, album by J.J. Johnson Quartet (the 21st J.J. Johnson album overall). It was recorded in December 1960 and January 1961, at “Columbia 30th Street Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Teo Macero.

Personnel:

  • J. J. Johnson – trombone
  • Victor Feldman – piano, vibraphone, celeste
  • Sam Jones – bass
  • Louis Hayes – drums

Track listing:

  1. Satin Doll – Duke Ellington
  2. Flat Black – J. J. Johnson
  3. Gigi – Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner
  4. Bloozineff – J. J. Johnson
  5. Jackie-ing – Thelonious Monk
  6. Goodbye – Gordon Jenkins
  7. Full Moon and Empty Arms – Buddy Kaye, Ted Mossman
  8. Sophisticated Lady – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish
  9. When the Saints Go Marching In – traditional

Lee Konitz: Alone Together

In December 1996, “Blue Note” label released “Alone Together”, the 113th Lee Konitz album. It was recorded in 1996, at “The Jazz Bakery” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Lee Konitz and Charlie Haden

Personnel:

  • Lee Konitz – alto saxophone
  • Brad Mehldau – piano
  • Charlie Haden – bass
  • Kurt Lundvall – engineer
  • Patrick Roques – design
  • Kenneth Knowland – painting
  • Art Lange – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Alone Together – Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz
  2. The Song Is You – Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern
  3. Cherokee – Ray Noble
  4. What Is This Thing Called Love? – Cole Porter
  5. ‘Round Midnight – Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams
  6. You Stepped Out of a Dream – Nacio Herb Brown, Gus Kahn

Joe Henderson: If You’re Not Part of the Solution, You’re Part of the Problem

In November 1970, “Milestone” label released “If You’re Not Part of the Solution, You’re Part of the Problem”, the eleventh Joe Henderson album. It was recorded in September 1970, at “Lighthouse Studio” in Hermosa Beach, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Woody Shaw – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • George Cables – electric piano
  • Ron McClure – double and electric bass
  • Tony Waters – congas
  • Lenny White – drums

Track listing:

  1. Caribbean Fire Dance – Joe Henderson
  2. Round Midnight – Thelonious Monk
  3. Mode for Joe – Cedar Walton
  4. If You’re Not Part of the Solution, You’re Part of the Problem – Joe Henderson
  5. Blue Bossa – Kenny Dorham
  6. Closing Theme – Joe Henderson

On May 5, 1998.

On April 5, 1998, “Arabesque” label released “Manhattan Nocturne”, the 20th  Charles McPherson album. It was recorded in April 1997, at “EastSide Sound” in New York City” and was produced by Charles McPherson and Daniel Criss.

Personnel:

  • Charles McPherson – alto saxophone
  • Mulgrew Miller – piano
  • Ray Drummond – double bass
  • Victor Lewis – drums
  • Bobby Sanabria – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Charles McPherson except where noted

  1. Evidence – Thelonious Monk
  2. You’re My Thrill – Jay Gorney, Sidney Clare
  3. Morning Dance
  4. Primal Urge
  5. Blue ‘n’ Boogie – Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli
  6. How Deep Is the Ocean? – Irving Berlin
  7. Manhattan Nocturne
  8. Fire Dance

On April 4, 1960.

On April 4, 1960, “EmaRcy” label released “The Driver”, the 16th Buddy Rich album. It was recorded in 1960 and was produced by Jack Tracy.

Personnel:

  • Buddy Rich – vocals, drums
  • Dave McKenna – piano
  • Earl May – double bass
  • Mike Mainieri – vibraphone
  • Seldon Powell – tenor saxophone
  • Willie Dennis – trombone
  • Irwin “Marky” Markowitz – trumpet
  • Ernie Wilkins – arranger

Track listing:

  1. Brainwashed – Buddy Rich, Ernie Wilkins
  2. A Swinging Serenade – Ernie Wilkins
  3. Big Leg Mary – Buddy Rich, Ernie Wilkins
  4. Straight, No Chaser – Thelonious Monk
  5. Bloody Mary – Ernie Wilkins
  6. A Night in Tunisia – Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli
  7. Miss Bessie’s Cookin’ – Ernie Wilkins

On March 27, 2001.

On March 27, 2001, “Audiophonic” label released “Promised Land”, the 15th and the final Harold Land album. It was recorded in August 2000, at “David Phillips Sound Studio” in La Jolla, CA, and was produced by Daniel I. Atkinson.

Personnel:

  • Harold Land – tenor saxophone
  • Ray Drummond – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums
  • Mulgrew Miller – piano

Track listing:

  1. Inner Voice – Harold Land
  2. Ugly Beauty – Thelonious Monk
  3. What’s New? – Bob Haggart, Harold Land
  4. Dark Mood – Harold Land
  5. Like Someone in Love – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  6. Mapenzi – Harold Land