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Jackie McLean: New and Old Gospel

In January 1968, “Blue Note” label released “New and Old Gospel”, the 36th Jackie McLean album. It was recorded in March 1967, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Ornette Coleman – trumpet
  • LaMont Johnson – piano
  • Scotty Holt – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums

Track listing:

  1. Lifeline Medley: Offering/Midway / Vernzone / The Inevitable End – Jackie McLean
  2. Old Gospel – Ornette Coleman
  3. Strange as It Seems – Ornette Coleman

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

Thelonious Monk: Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Elington

In December 1955, “Riverside” label released “Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington”, album by Thelonious Monk. It was recorded in July 1957, at Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.  

Personnel:

  • Thelonious Monk – piano
  • Oscar Pettiford – bass
  • Kenny Clarke – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Duke Ellington except where noted

  1. It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
  2. Sophisticated Lady
  3. I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good
  4. Black and Tan Fantasy – Bubber Miley, Duke Ellington
  5. Mood Indigo – Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard
  6. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
  7. Solitude
  8. Caravan – Juan Tizol, Duke Ellington

Oliver Nelson: The Sound of Feeling

In November 1968, “Verve” label released “The Sound of Feeling” (Leonard Feather Presents the Sound of Feeling and The Sound of Oliver Nelson), the 19th Oliver Nelson album.It was recorded in November 1967, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs and in Los Angeles, and was produced by Creed Taylor and Jesse Kaye.

Personnel:

The Sound of Feeling(tracks 1-5)

  • Oliver Nelson – soprano saxophone
  • Alyce Andrece, Rhae Andrece – vocals
  • Gary David – vocals, piano, marxophone, arranger
  • Chuck Domanico, Ray Neapolitan – bass
  • Dick Wilson – drums

The Oliver Nelson Orchestra (tracks 6-9)

  • Oliver Nelson – arranger, conductor
  • Al Dailey, Hank Jones – piano
  • Eric Gale – guitar
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Grady Tate – drums
  • Phil Kraus, Bobby Rosengarden – mallets, additional percussion
  • Jerome Richardson – soprano saxophone
  • Jerry Dodgion, Phil Woods – clarinets, alto saxophones
  • Jerome Richardson, Zoot Sims – tenor saxophones
  • Danny Bank – baritone saxophone
  • Burt Collins, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry, Joe Wilder, Snooky Young, Nat Adderley – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Nat Adderley – cornet
  • Jimmy Cleveland, J. J. Johnson – additional trombones
  • Bob Brookmeyer – valve trombone
  • Tony Studd – bass trombone
  • Jerry Dodgion, Jerome Richardson – flutes

Track listing:

  1. My Favorite Things – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
  2. Waltz Without Words – Gary David
  3. Who Knows What Love Is? – Gary David
  4. Phrases – Alyce Andrece, Rhae Andrece
  5. Circe Revisited – Gary David, Bob Fylling
  6. Ricardo’s Dilemma – Roy Ayers
  7. Patterns for Orchestra – Oliver Nelson
  8. The Sidewalks of New York – Charles B. Lawlor, James W. Blake
  9. Greensleeves – traditional

Andrew Hill: Passing Ships

On October 21, 2003, “Blue Note” label released “Passing Ships”, album by Andrew Hill. It was recorded in November 1969, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Francis Wolff.

Personnel:

  • Andrew Hill – piano
  • Dizzy Reece – trumpet
  • Woody Shaw – trumpet
  • Joe Farrell – alto flute, English horn, bass clarinet, soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Howard Johnson – bass clarinet, tuba
  • Robert Northern – French horn
  • Julian Priester – trombone
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Lenny White – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Andrew Hill

  1. Sideways
  2. Passing Ships
  3. Plantation Bag
  4. Noon Tide
  5. The Brown Queen
  6. Cascade
  7. Yesterday’s Tomorrow

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

Herbie Hancock: Takin’ Off

In October 1962, “Blue Note” label released “Takin’ Off”, the debut Herbie Hancock album. It was recorded in May 1962, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Herbie Hancock – piano
  • Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
  • Dexter Gordon – tenor saxophone
  • Butch Warren – double bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Herbie Hancock.

  1. Watermelon Man
  2. Three Bags Full
  3. Empty Pockets
  4. The Maze
  5. Driftin’
  6. Alone and I

Stanley Turrentine: Cherry

In September 1972, “CTI” label released “Cherry”, the 36th Stanley Turrentine album. It was recorded in May 1972, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Stanley Turrentine – tenor saxophone
  • Milt Jackson – vibraphone
  • Cornell Dupree – guitar
  • Bob James – piano, electric piano, arranger
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Billy Cobham – drums
  • Weldon Irvine Jr. – arranger

Track listing:

  1. Speedball – Lee Morgan
  2. I Remember You – Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger
  3. The Revs – Milt Jackson
  4. Sister Sanctified – Weldon Irvine
  5. Cherry – Ray Gilbert, Don Redman
  6. Introspective – Weldon Irvine

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