The Blue Note 4000 Project: 4011, Jimmy Smith, The Sermon (1959)

Jazzopath sketch. Catalog number: Blue Note 4011 - Previous | Next MusiciansJimmy Smith (or), Lee Morgan (tp), Lou Donaldson (as), Tina Brooks (ts), George Coleman (ts), Kenny Burrell (g), Eddie McFadden (g), Art Blakey (d), Donald Bailey (d) Cover photo: Francis WolffDesign: Reid MilesLiner notes: Ira Gitler Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder at Manhattan Towers, August 25, … Continue reading The Blue Note 4000 Project: 4011, Jimmy Smith, The Sermon (1959)

The Blue Note 4000 Project: 4009, Bud Powell, The Scene Changes: The Amazing Bud Powell (1959)

Catalog number: Blue Note 4009 - Previous | Next MusiciansBud Powell (p), Paul Chambers (b), Art Taylor (d) Cover photo: Francis WolffDesign: Reid MilesLiner notes: Leonard Feather Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 29, 1958 Originally released 1959 Date first heard: Week of January 25, 2021 (Apple Music) My Take One … Continue reading The Blue Note 4000 Project: 4009, Bud Powell, The Scene Changes: The Amazing Bud Powell (1959)

The Blue Note 4000 Project: 4008, Horace Silver Quintet, Finger Poppin’ (1959)

Catalog number: Blue Note 4008 Previous | Next MusiciansHorace Silver (p), Junior Cook (ts), Blue Mitchell (tp), Gene Taylor (b), Louis Hayes (d) Cover photo: Francis WolffDesign: Reid MilesLiner notes: Leonard Feather Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 31, 1959 Originally released April 1959 Date first heard: unknown My Take There … Continue reading The Blue Note 4000 Project: 4008, Horace Silver Quintet, Finger Poppin’ (1959)

The Blue Note 4000 Project: 4007 – Donald Byrd, Off to the Races (1959)

Catalog Number: Blue Note 4007 – Previous | Next MusiciansDonald Byrd (tp), Jackie McLean (as), Pepper Adams (bs), Wynton Kelly (p), Sam Jones (b), Art Taylor (d) Cover photo: Francis WolffDesign: Reid MilesLiner notes: Joe Goldberg Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 21, 1958. Originally released March 1959 Date(s) first heard: … Continue reading The Blue Note 4000 Project: 4007 – Donald Byrd, Off to the Races (1959)

The Blue Note 4000 Project: 4006 – Dizzy Reece, Blues in Trinity (1959)

Catalog Number: Blue Note 4006 – Previous | Next MusiciansDizzy Reece (tp), Donald Byrd (tp), Tubby Hayes (ts), Terry Shannon (p), Lloyd Thompson (b), Art Taylor (d) Cover photo: Bill PennyDesign: Reid MilesLiner notes: Tony Ball Recorded at Decca Studios, London, UK, August 24, 1958. Rerecorded by Rudy Van Gelder. Originally released June 1959 Date first heard: … Continue reading The Blue Note 4000 Project: 4006 – Dizzy Reece, Blues in Trinity (1959)

The Blue Note 4000 Project: 4004 & 4005 – Art Blakey, Holiday for Skins, Volume 1; Holiday for Skins, Volume 2 (1958)

Catalog Number: Blue Note 4004 (Vol. 1) & 4005 (Vol. 2) – Previous | Next MusiciansArt Blakey (d, chant), Donald Byrd (tpt), Ray Bryant (p), Wendell Marshall (b), Art Taylor (d), Philly Joe Jones (d, chant), Victor Gonzales (bo), Julio Martinez (cng, treelog), Sabu Martinez (bo, cng, chant), Chonguito Vincente (cng), Ray Barretto (cng), Fred Pagani, Jr. (tim) … Continue reading The Blue Note 4000 Project: 4004 & 4005 – Art Blakey, Holiday for Skins, Volume 1; Holiday for Skins, Volume 2 (1958)