Van Gelder Studio Catalog: 1953

1953

Chuck Wayne - The Jazz Guitarist   (Savoy MG 12077)   1957

Brew Moore, tenor sax; Harvey Leonard, piano; Chuck Wayne, guitar; George Duvivier, bass; Ed Shaughnessy, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 13, 1953

412533You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me
412531S.S. Cool
412532Mary Ann

Zoot Sims, tenor sax; Harvey Leonard, piano; Chuck Wayne, guitar; George Duvivier, bass; Ed Shaughnessy, drums.

Butterfingers (as Butter Fingers)
107While My Lady Sleeps
108Tasty Pudding
111Prospecting
110Sidewalks Of Cuba

Johnny Mehegan, piano; Chuck Wayne, guitar; Vinnie Burke, bass; Joe Morello, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 10, 1954

SJM4573Taking A Chance On Love
SJM4574Sirod
SJM4575Uncas
SJM4576Stella By Starlight

** also released on Chuck Wayne, Brew Moore, Zoot Sims - Tasty Pudding, Savoy Jazz SJL 1144 in 1984.

Introducing The Kenny Drew Trio   (Blue Note (J) BNJ-71002)   1983

Kenny Drew, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 16, 1953

BN469-3 tk.4Lover Come Back To Me
BN470-1 tk.6Yesterdays (alternate take)
BN470-2 tk.7Yesterdays
BN471-0 tk.8Everything Happens To Me
BN472-1 tk.11Spring Will Be A Little Late
BN473-2 tk.14Be My Love
BN474-1 tk.16Drew's Blues
BN475-0 tk.17Gloria
BN476-1 tk.19Stella By Starlight
BN471-2 tk.20Everything Happens To Me (alternate take)

** originally released on New Faces-New Sounds, Blue Note BLP 5023 in 1953 + 2 bonus tracks.

Elmo Hope Trio/Elmo Hope Quintet   (Blue Note (J) K18P-9271)   1983

Elmo Hope, piano; Percy Heath, bass; "Philly" Joe Jones, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 18, 1953

BN495-1 tk.2Happy Hour
BN496-2 tk.5Freffie
BN497-2 tk.8Carvin' The Rock
BN498-0 tk.9Host Sauce
BN499-0 tk.10Mo Is On
BN500-1 tk.13Stars Over Marrakesh
BN501-1 tk.19I Remember You
BN502-2 tk.23Sweet And Lovely

Freeman Lee, trumpet; Frank Foster, tenor sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 9, 1954

BN566-2 tk.3Crazy
BN567-3 tk.8Later For You
BN568-1 tk.10Abdullah
BN569-1 tk.12Chips
BN570-2 tk.15Maybe So
BN571-2 tk.18Low Tide

** same as New Faces-New Sounds, Blue Note BLP 5029 in 1953 + Elmo Hope Quintet Vol. 2 - New Faces-New Sounds, BLP 5044 in 1954.

Elmo Hope Trio And Quintet   (Blue Note CDP 7 84438 2)   1991

Elmo Hope, piano; Percy Heath, bass; "Philly" Joe Jones, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 18, 1953

BN499-1 tk.11Mo Is On (alternate take)
tk.20It's A Lovely Day Today

Freeman Lee, trumpet; Frank Foster, tenor sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 9, 1954

BN566-3 tk.4Crazy (alternate take)

** same as New Faces-New Sounds, Blue Note BLP 5029 in 1953 + Elmo Hope Quintet Vol. 2 - New Faces-New Sounds, BLP 5044 in 1954 + 3 bonus tracks.

Al Cohn's Tones   (Savoy MG 12048)   1956

Nick Travis, trumpet; Al Cohn, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Curley Russell, bass; Max Roach, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 23, 1953

I'm Tellin' Ya
Jane Street
Ah-Moore
That's What You Think (master)

** also released on The Progressive Al Cohn, Savoy SJL 1126 in 1979.

The Progressive Al Cohn   (Savoy SJL 1126)   1979

Nick Travis, trumpet; Al Cohn, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Curley Russell, bass; Max Roach, drums.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 23, 1953

That's What You Think - 1

** originally released on Al Cohn's Tones, Savoy MG 12048 in 1956 + 1 bonus track.

Doug Duke - The Jazz Organist   (Regent RMG-6013)   1956

Doug Duke, organ, piano; Clyde Lombardi, bass; Mel Zelnick, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 21, 1953

SDD4402Song Of India
SDD4403If Love Is Good To Me
SDD4404In A Persian Market
SDD4405A Fine Romance
SDD4406It Might As Well Be Spring
SDD4407Love Is Just Around The Corner

same personnel.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 21, 1953

SDD4429Laura
SDD4430The Things We Did Last Summer
SDD4431Yesterdays
SDD4432There's A Small Hotel

Gil Melle - The Complete Blue Note Fifties Sessions   (Blue Note 7243 4 95718 2 2)   1998

Urbie Green, trombone; Gil Melle, tenor, baritone sax; Tal Farlow, guitar; Clyde Lombardi, bass; Joe Morello, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 25, 1953

BN532-0 tk.27The Nearness Of You

Gil Melle, baritone sax; Lou Mecca, guitar; Billy Phillips, bass; Vinnie Thomas, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 5, 1954

tk.4Lullaby Of Birdland
tk.8Ballade For Guitar
tk.10Metropolitan
tk.18Newport News
tk.19Quadrille For Moderns
tk.20Summertime

Don Butterfield, tuba; Gil Melle, baritone sax; Lou Mecca, guitar; Billy Phillips, bass; Vinnie Thomas, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, February 27, 1955

tk.1Five Impressions Of Color: I. Spectrum Violet / II. Sea Green / III. Royal Blue / IV. Ebony / V. Spectrum Red
tk.5Life Begins At Midnight
tk.7Threadneedle Street
tk.9Night Train To Wildwood

** same as Gil Melle Quintet/Sextet - New Faces-New Sounds, Blue Note BLP 5020 in 1953 + Gil Melle Quintet Vol. 2, BLP 5033 in 1954 + The Gil Melle Quartet Vol. 3 - New Faces-New Sounds, BLP 5054 in 1954 + Gil Melle Quintet Vol. 4 - Five Impressions Of Color, BLP 5063 in 1955 + Patterns In Jazz, BLP 1517 in 1956 + 1 bonus track.

Kenny Dorham Quintet   (Original Jazz Classics OJC-113)

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Jimmy Heath, tenor, baritone sax; Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Percy Heath, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 15, 1953

An Oscar For Oscar
Ruby, My Dear (take 1)
Ruby, My Dear (take 2)
Be My Love
Osmosis
I Love You
Darn That Dream (take 1)
Darn That Dream (take 2)

** also released on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-113-2.

Kenny Dorham Quintet   (Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-113-2)

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Jimmy Heath, tenor, baritone sax; Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Percy Heath, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 15, 1953

I Love You (take 2)

** originally released on Original Jazz Classics OJC-113 + 3 bonus tracks.

Sal Salvador Quintet   (Blue Note BLP 5035)   1954

Frank Socolow, tenor sax #1-4; Johnny Williams, piano; Sal Salvador, guitar; Kenny O'Brien, bass; Jimmy Campbell, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 24, 1953

1. BN536-2 (tk.3)Gone With The Wind
2. BN537-2 (tk.3)Too Marvelous For Words
3. BN538-0 (tk.1)This Can't Be Love
4. BN539-1 (tk.2)After You've Gone
5. BN540-1 (tk.2)My Old Flame
6. BN541-3 (tk.4)Get Happy

Urbie Green - New Faces-New Sounds   (Blue Note BLP 5036)   1954

Doug Mettome, trumpet, baritone horn; Urbie Green, trombone; John Murtaugh, tenor sax; Sam Staff, baritone sax; Jimmy Lyon, piano; Dante Martucci, bass; Jimmy Campbell, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 27, 1953

BN542-2 (tk.3)Johnbo Mambo
BN543-0 (tk.1)Skylark
BN544-2 (tk.3)Incubator
BN545-2 (tk.3)Dansero
BN546-2 (tk.6)Stairway To The Stars
BN547-2 (tk.3)La Salle