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In April 1962.

In April 1962, “Impulse!” label released “Coltrane”, the eleventh John Coltrane album. It was recorded April – June, 1962, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  • John Coltrane— tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
  • McCoy Tyner— piano
  • Jimmy Garrison— bass
  • Elvin Jones— drums
  • Pete Turner- photography

Track listing:

  1. Out of This World – Harold Arlen
  2. Soul Eyes – Mal Waldron
  3. The Inch Worm – Frank Loesser
  4. Tunji – John Coltrane
  5. Miles’ Mode – John Coltrane
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In April 1956.

In April 1956, “Prestige” label released “Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet”, the ninth Miles Davis album. It was recorded on November 16, 1955, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • Miles Davis– trumpet
  • John Coltrane– tenor saxophone
  • Red Garland– piano
  • Paul Chambers– bass
  • Philly Joe Jones– drums

Track listing:

  1. Just Squeeze Me – Duke Ellington, Lee Gaines
  2. There Is No Greater Love – Isham Jones, Marty Symes
  3. How Am I to Know? – Dorothy Parker, Jack King
  4. S’posin’ – Paul Denniker, Andy Razaf
  5. The Theme – Miles Davis
  6. Stablemates – Benny Golson

In March 1964.

In March 1964, “Verve” label released “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” album by Jimmy Smith. It was recorded in January 1974,at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs NJ, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Smith– organ
  • Oliver Nelson– arranger
  • Claus Ogerman– arranger, conductor
  • Val Valentin, Rudy Van Gelder– engineer
  • Acy Lehman – design
  • Roy De Carava – photography
  • Daddio Daylie – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Slaughter on Tenth Avenue – Richard Rodgers
  2. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Pt. 1 – Don Kirkpatrick, Keith Knox
  3. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Pt. 2 – Don Kirkpatrick, Keith Knox
  4. John Brown’s Body – traditional
  5. Wives and Lovers – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  6. Women of the World – Riziero Ortolani
  7. Bluesette – Toots Thielemans

In March 1959.

In March 1959, “Blue Note” label released “Newk’s Time”, the fourteen Sonny Rollins studio album. It was recorded on September 22, 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Sonny Rollins– tenor saxophone
  • Wynton Kelly– piano
  • Doug Watkins– bass
  • Philly Joe Jones– drums
  • Recorded by – Rudy Van Gelder
  • Cover photo – Francis Wolff

Track listing:

  1. Tune Up – Miles Davis
  2. Asiatic Raes – Kenny Dorham
  3. Wonderful! Wonderful! – Sherman Edwards-Ben Raleigh
  4. The Surrey with the Fringe on Top – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
  5. Blues for Philly Joe – Sonny Rollins
  6. Namely You – Gene de Paul-Johnny Mercer

In February 1966.

In February 1966, “Impulse!” label released “Ascension”, the 38th John Coltrane album. It was recorded on June 28, 1965, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  • John Coltrane– tenor saxophone
  • Freddie Hubbard– trumpet
  • Dewey Johnson– trumpet
  • Marion Brown, John Tchicai– alto saxophone
  • Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp– tenor saxophone
  • McCoy Tyner– piano
  • Art Davis, Jimmy Garrison– bass
  • Elvin Jones– drums

Track listing:

  1. Edition I

Ascension – John Coltrane

  1. Edition II

Ascension – John Coltrane

In February 1963.

In February 1963, “Impulse!” label released “Duke Ellington & John Coltrane”, album by Duke Ellington and John Coltrane. It was recorded on September 26, 1962, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  • Duke Ellington- piano
  • John Coltrane- tenor and soprano saxophone
  • Jimmy Garrison, Aaron Bell- bass
  • Elvin Jones, Sam Woodyard– drums

Track listing:

  1. In a Sentimental Mood – Irving Mills, Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz
  2. Take the Coltrane – Duke Ellington
  3. Big Nick – John Coltrane
  4. Stevie – Duke Ellington
  5. My Little Brown Book – Billy Strayhorn
  6. Angelica – Duke Ellington
  7. The Feeling of Jazz – Duke Ellington, Bobby Troup, George T. Simon

In January 1971.

In January 1971, “CTI” label released “Straight Life”, the nineteenth Freddie Hubbard album It was recorded on 16 November 1970, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Hubbard- trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Joe Henderson- tenor saxophone
  • Herbie Hancock- electric piano
  • George Benson- guitar
  • Ron Carter- double bass
  • Jack DeJohnette- drums
  • Richard Landrum – drums, percussion
  • Weldon Irvine- tambourine

Track listing:

  1. Straight Life – Freddie Hubbard
  2. Clean – Weldon Irvine
  3. Here’s That Rainy Day – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke