In February 1971, “Warner Bros” label released “Long Player”, the second Faces studio album. It was recorded September 1970 – January 1971, at “Morgan Studios” in London and “The Rolling Stones Mobile Recording Unit”, the live tracks recorded in November 1970 at “Filmore East” in New York City, and was produced by Rod Stewart, Ronnie Lane, Ronnie Wood, Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones.
Rod Stewart – lead vocals
Ronnie Lane – lead vocal, bass, acoustic guitar, percussion, backing vocals, first verse/harmony
Ronnie Wood – lead, slide, acoustic and pedal steel guitars, backing and co-lead vocal
Ian McLagan – piano, organ, keyboards, backing vocals
Kenney Jones – drums, percussion
Bobby Keys – tenor saxophone
Harry Beckett – trumpet
Bad ‘n’ Ruin – Ian McLagan, Rod Stewart
Tell Everyone – Ronnie Lane
Sweet Lady Mary – Ronnie Lane, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
Richmond – Ronnie Lane
Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney
Had Me a Real Good Time – Ronnie Lane, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
In December 1970, “Blue Note” label released “Who Knows What Tomorrow’s Gonna Bring?” album by Brother Jack McDuff (his fourth album for Blue Note). It was recorded in December 1970, and was produced by Lew Futterman.
Brother Jack McDuff – organ
Randy Brecker, Olu Dara – trumpet
Dick Griffin, John Pierson – trombone
Paul Griffin – piano
Joe Beck – guitar
Tony Levin – electric bass
Donald McDonald – drums
Mike Mainieri – percussion
Ray Draper – percussion, vocals, tuba, arranger
All tracks by Jack McDuff except where noted.
Who Knows What Tomorrow’s Gonna Bring? – Ray Draper
On December 15, 1943, Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller died aged 39. He was musician (piano, organ, violin), singer, and a comedic entertainer, a pioneer in creating the sound of the modern jazz piano. As composer he copyrighted over 400 songs, some of them with his collaborator Andy Razaf. Waller’s compositions “Honeysuckle Rose” and “Ain’t Misbehavin’” were inducted into the “Grammy Hall of Fame”, In 1970 he was inducted in the “Songwriters Hall of Fame”, in 1989 into the “Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame”, in 1993 he was posthumously awarded “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award”, in 2005 he was inducted into the “Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame”, and in 2008 into the “Gennett Records Walk of Fame”.
On November 29, 2001, George Harrison died aged 58. He was musician (guitar), singer, songwriter, and music and movie producer, lead guitarist and occasional lead vocalist of The Beatles. His interest in folk music and especially in Indian music had serious influence on the band’s Hindu-aligned spirituality in the later years. Some of his songs composed for the band include “Here Comes the Sun”, “Something”, “Taxman”, “Within You Without You”, and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. After The Beatles broke-up in 1970, Harrison released the album “All Things Must Pass” which included the track “My Sweet Lord”, his most successful single, and the first solo single by any member of The Beatles that sold over million copies. In 1971, together with Ravi Shankar he organized “Concert for Bangladesh”, the first big benefit concert in the music history. In 1974, Harrison founded the music label “Dark Horse Records”, and co-founded movie label “Hand Made Films” in 1978. In 1988, with Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, and Roy Orbison, he co-founded the supergroup The Travelling Wilburys. As a guitarist he recorded for Badfinger, Billy Preston, Bob Dylan, Duane Eddy, Randy Newman, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood, and Tom Petty. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked Harrison at number 11 in their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. In 1988, as a member of The Beatles he was inducted in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, and in 2004, posthumously for his solo career. As a solo artist, Harrison released twelve studio and two live albums.
On November 2, 1970, “Atlantic” label released “Suite 16”, the 28th Yusef Lateef album. It was recorded in April 1970, at “Regent Sound Studios”, in New York City, June 1970, at “Corner Studios” in Cologne, Germany and was produced by Joel Dom.
On November 2, 1970, “Atlantic” label released “The Art of the Improvisers”, the ninth Ornette Coleman album. It was recorded May – October 1959, July 1960, January – March 1961, and was produced by Nesuhi Ertegun.