On April 1, 2020.

On April 1, 2020, Ellis Louis Marsalis Jr.died aged 85. He was musician (piano) and music educator, worked with many famous musicians and bands including Ed Blackwell, Nat Adderley, Michael Caine, Art Tatum, Herry Connick Jr., Jimmy Cobb, Rich Matteson, David Benoit, Kermit Ruffins, Count Basie Orchestra, American Jazz Quintet, Irma Thomas and his sons Branford and Wynton Marsalis. As a leader he has recorded twenty albums.

On April 1, 2020.

On April 1, 2020. Adam Lyons Schlesinger died aged 52. He was singer-songwriter, musician (guitar) and record producer, founding member of the bands Fountains of Wayne, Ivy, and Tinted Windows. Lately he was key songwriting contributor and producer for the duo Fever High. Schlesinger won three “Emmys”, a “Grammy” and the “ASCAP Pop Music Award”.

 

On April 2, 2013.

On April 2, 2013, “InsideOut Music” and “Century Media” labels released “Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep”, the eleventh Spock’s Beard studio album. It was recorded 2011 – 2012, at “The Mouse House” in Altadena, CA, and was produced by Rich Mouser, Alan Morse and John Boegehold.

Personnel:

  • Ted Leonard— lead and backing vocals, guitar
  • Alan Morse— electric and acoustic guitars, pedal and lap steel guitar, mandolin, autoharp, backing vocals
  • Ryo Okumoto— organ, mellotron, piano, synths, clavinet, vocoder
  • Dave Meros— bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Jimmy Keegan— drums, percussion, timpani, backing vocals
  • Neal Morse— additional guitar
  • Stan Ausmus — additional guitar
  • John Boegehold — vocoder
  • Craig Eastman — violin, viola, hurdy-gurdy
  • Rich Mouser – engineering, mixing, mastering

Track listing:

  1. Hiding Out – Ted Leonard
  2. I Know Your Secret – Dave Meros, John Boegehold
  3. A Treasure Abandoned – John Boegehold, Alan Morse
  4. Submerged – Ted Leonard
  5. Afterthoughts – Alan Morse, Neal Morse, Ted Leonard
  6. Something Very Strange – John Boegehold
  7. Waiting for Me – Alan Morse, Neal Morse

On April 2, 2013.

On April 2, 2013, “Sub Pop” label released “Vanishing Point”, the ninth Mudhoney studio album.

Personnel:

  • Mark Arm- vocals, electric and slide guitar
  • Steve Turner– guitar, backing vocals
  • Dan Peters– drums, guitar, tambourine, glockenspiel
  • Guy Maddison- bass, backing vocals
  • Johnny Sangster – piano, backing vocals
  • Ty Bailie – organ, clavinet
  • Sam Peters, Will Peters, Lacey Swain, Emily Nokes, Leiah Maupin – backing vocals
  • Ivan Schwartz – synthesizers, theremin
  • Emily Rieman – photography, backing vocals
  • Jeff Kleinsmith – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Mark Arm, Steve Turner, Dan Peters, and Guy Maddison.

  1. Slipping Away
  2. I Like It Small
  3. What to Do with the Neutral
  4. Chardonnay
  5. The Final Course
  6. In This Rubber Tomb
  7. I Don’t Remember You
  8. The Only Son of the Widow from Nain
  9. Sing This Song of Joy
  10. Douchebags on Parade

On April 2, 2009.

On April 2, 2009, “The Echo Label” and “Parlaphone” labels released “Two Suns”, the second Bat for Lashes (Natasha Khan) studio album. It was recorded 2008 – 2009 in California, New York City, London, Brighton and Wales,  and was produced by Natasha Khan and David Kosten.

Personnel:

  • Natasha Khan– lead and backing vocals, synths, drum programming, guitar, piano,harmonium, hands, percussion, string machine, drums, bass synth, vibraphone, organ, engineering, art direction, booklet artwork, concept
  • Ben Christophers– Marxophone, pianochord, synths, guitar, phonofiddle
  • Caroline Weeks – backing vocals, synths, bells, flute, handclaps, percussion
  • Kath Mann – backing vocals, saw, violin, viola
  • Alex Thomas– drums, percussion, timpani
  • David Kosten– drum programming, synths, percussion, synth drone, toms, fingers
  • Abi Fry– viola
  • Adem– sampled wine glasses
  • Ira Wolf Tuton– bass
  • Chris Keating– drum programming
  • Devin Maxwell – timpani
  • Devon Dunaway – backing vocals
  • Robert Roseberry Jr. – backing vocals
  • David Kosten – engineering, mixing
  • David Wrench– engineering
  • Mark Eastwood – mixing assistance
  • Brian Thorn – engineering assistance
  • Mike Nesci – engineering
  • Matt Boynton – engineering
  • Tim Bader – engineering assistance
  • Tom Asselin – engineering
  • Matt Lawrence – vocal recording (Scott Walker’s vocals)
  • David Benjamin Sherry– cover photography
  • Tony Hornecker – set desig
  • Andrew Murabito – graphic design
  • Dan Sanders – photographic production 

Track listing:

All tracks are written by Natasha Khan, except where noted.

  1. Glass
  2. Sleep Alone
  3. Moon and Moon
  4. Daniel
  5. Peace of Mind
  6. Siren Song
  7. Pearl’s Dream
  8. Good Love
  9. Two Planets
  10. Travelling Woman
  11. The Big Sleep

 

On April 2, 1999.

On April 2, 1999, “ECM” label released “Mnemosyne”, the 33rd Jan Garbarek album, and his second one with the Hilliard Ensemble. It was recorded in April 1998, and was produced by Manfred Eicher and Jan Garbarek.

Personnel:

  • Jan Garbarek– soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Hilliard Ensemble– vocal ensemble
    • Rogers Covey-Crump– tenor vocals
    • John Potter– tenor vocals
    • Gordon Jones – baritone vocals
    • David James – countertenor vocals
  • Friedrich Hölderlin – lyrics

Track listing:

  1. Quechua Song
  2. O Lord in Thee Is All My Trust
  3. Estonian Lullaby
  4. Remember Me My Dear
  5. Gloria
  6. Fayrfax Africanus
  7. Agnus Dei
  8. Novus Novus
  9. Se Je Fays Dueil
  10. O Ignis Spiritus
  11. Alleluia Nativitatis
  12. Delphic Paean
  13. Strophe and Counter-Strophe
  14. Mascarados
  15. Loiterando
  16. Estonian Lullaby
  17. Russian Psalm
  18. Eagle Dance
  19. When Jesus Wept
  20. Hymn to the Sun

 

On April 1, 2014.

On April 1, 2014, “Universal Records” label released “Life Journey”, the 37th Leon Russell album. It was recorded 2013 – 2014, at “Capitol Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Tommy LiPuma.

Personnel:

  • Leon Russell – lead and background vocals, piano, liner notes
  • Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
  • John Clayton- bass, conductor, arranger
  • Dixieland Band
  • William Cantos – background vocals
  • Alvin Chea– background vocals
  • Perry Morgan – background vocals
  • Louis Price– background vocals
  • Graham Dechter – acoustic guitar
  • Robben Ford– guitar
  • Anthony Wilson– guitar
  • Chris Simmons- slide guitar
  • Greg Leisz- pedal steel, pedal steel guitar
  • Hugh McCracken- guitar, soloist
  • Larry Goldings- Hammond B3
  • George Bohanon– trombone
  • Lee Callet – tenor saxophone
  • Charles Owens – tenor saxophone
  • Rickey Woodard– tenor saxophone
  • Keith Fiddmont – alto saxophone
  • Ira Nepus – trombone
  • Ryan Porter – trombone
  • Maurice Spears – bass trombone
  • Bijon Watson – trumpet
  • Gilbert Castellanos– trumpet
  • Clay Jenkins – trumpet
  • Sal Cracchiolo – trumpet
  • James Ford – trumpet
  • Darrell Leonard- flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Jeff Clayton- clarinet, alto saxophone
  • James Gordon – clarinet
  • Christoph Luty – bass
  • Willie Weeks- bass
  • Jeff Hamilton- drums
  • Abe Laboriel Jr.– drums
  • Elena Barere – concert master
  • Alan Broadbent- string arrangements
  • Jill Dell’Abate – string contractor
  • Elton John- executive producer
  • Shari Sutcliffe – music contractor, production coordination
  • Chandler Harrod – engineer, Pro-Tools
  • Mark Lambert – piano engineer, vocal engineer
  • Elliot Scheiner- string engineer
  • Al Schmitt- engineer, mixing
  • Doug Saks – mastering
  • Ryan Roth – design, photography
  • Mike Diehl – design

Track listing:

  1. Come On in My Kitchen – Robert Johnson
  2. Big Lips – Leon Russell
  3. Georgia on My Mind- Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell
  4. That Lucky Old Sun- Haven Gillespie, Beasley Smith 4:09
  5. Fever- Eddie Cooley, John Davenport
  6. Think of Me – Mike Reid
  7. I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good)- Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster
  8. The Masquerade Is Over – Herb Magidson, Allie Wrubel
  9. I Really Miss You – Paul Anka
  10. New York State of Mind- Billy Joel
  11. Fool’s Paradise -Johnny Fuller, Bob Geddins, Dr. David Rosenbaum
  12. Down in Dixieland – Leon Russell

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