60 years ago #OTD in 1960 guitarist #GrantGreen went into Van Gelder Studio with Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers & Philly Joe Jones to record his 1st date as a leader which was later released as "First Session." Stream our playlist "Grant Green: The Finest"
60 years ago #OTD alto saxophonist #SonnyRed was in Van Gelder Studio recording his underrated hard bop classic "Out of the Blue." Hear "The Lope" featuring Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums on our "Hard Bop" playlist:
60 years ago today in 1959 trumpeter #DizzyReece was in Rudy Van Gelder's Englewood Cliffs studio recording his album "Star Bright" with Hank Mobley, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers & Art Taylor. Hear Dizzy's tune "Groovesville" on #TheBlueNoteMonthly
60 years ago #OTD in 1958 #DonaldByrd recorded "Off to the Races" at Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, NJ: Donald Byrd - trumpet Jackie McLean - alto saxophone Pepper Adams - baritone saxophone Wynton Kelly - piano Sam Jones - bass Art Taylor - drums
The #HankMobley #LeeMorgan session "Peckin' Time" was recorded 60 years ago #OTD at Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, NJ Hank Mobley - tenor saxophone Lee Morgan - trumpet Wynton Kelly - piano Paul Chambers - bass Charlie Persip - drums