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On April 1, 1976.

On April 1, 1976, “ECM” label “Balladyna”, the fifth Tomasz Stanko album. It was recorded in December 1975, at “Tonstudio Bauer” in Ludwigsburg, Germany, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Tomasz Stańko – trumpet
  • Tomasz Szukalski – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
  • Dave Holland – bass
  • Edward Vesala – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Tomasz Stanko, except where noted.

  1. First Song
  2. Tale – Dve Holland, Tomasz Stanko, Edward Vesala
  3. Num – Edward Vesala
  4. Duet – Dave Holland, Tomasz Stanko
  5. Balladyna
  6. Last Song
  7. Nenaliina

 

On February 27, 1976.

On February 27, 1976, “Rolling Stones Records” released “Stone Alone”, the second Bill Wyman album. It was recorded in 1976 and was produced by Bill Wyman.

Personnel:

  • Bill Wyman – vocals, bass, acoustic and electric guitar, piano, tack piano, keyboards, percussion, horn arrangements, mixing
  • Van Morrison – acoustic guitar, harmonica, alto saxophone
  • John – piano, electric piano, organ, marimba
  • Ruth Pointer – vocals
  • Bonnie Pointer – vocals
  • Venetta Fields – vocals
  • Paula Harrison – vocals
  • Clydie King – vocals
  • Bonnie Pointer – vocals
  • Ron Wood – electric guitar
  • Jackie Clark – electric guitar
  • Danny Kortchmar – electric guitar
  • Bob Welch – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Joe Walsh – electric and slide guitar
  • Terry Taylor – electric and slide guitar
  • Nicky Hopkins – piano, keyboards
  • Joe Vitale – piano, electric piano, keyboards, drums
  • Mark Naftalin – piano, keyboards
  • Al Kooper – piano, keyboards
  • Paul Harris – organ, keyboards
  • Hubert Heard – organ, keyboards
  • Albhy Galuten – synthesizer
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Hubert Heard – drums, fiddle, pedal steel
  • Greg Errico – drums
  • Robert Greenidge – drums
  • Dallas Taylor – drums, percussion
  • Kwasi “Rocky” Dzidzornu – percussion
  • Guille Garcia – percussion
  • Emilio Castillo – horn, horn arrangements
  • Stephen “Doc” Kupka – horn, horn arrangements
  • Lenny Pickett – horn, horn arrangements
  • Mic Gillette – horn, horn arrangements
  • Mark Colby – horn, saxophone
  • Floyd Cooley – tuba
  • Craig Dentweiler – horn
  • Gary Kjellgren – engineer, mixing
  • Howard Albert – engineer
  • Ron Albert – engineer
  • Anita Wexler – mixing
  • Tom Dowd – mixing
  • Tom Moulton – mixing
  • Dennis King – mastering
  • Bill King – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Wyman, except where noted.

  1. A Quarter to Three – Gene Barge, Gary “U.S.” Bonds, Frank Guida, Joseph Royster
  2. Gimme Just One Chance
  3. Soul Satisfying
  4. Apache Woman
  5. Every Sixty Seconds
  6. Get It On
  7. Feet – Danny Kortchmar
  8. Peanut Butter Time
  9. Wine and Wimmen
  10. If You Wanna Be Happy – Carmela Guida, Frank Guida, Joseph Royster
  11. What’s the Point
  12. No More Foolin’

On February 26, 1976.

On February 26, 1976, “Atlantic” label released “Aurora”, the 13th Jean-Luc Ponty album. It was recorded in December 1975, at “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jean-Luc Ponty.

Personnel:

  • Jean-Luc Ponty– acoustic and electric violin, violectra, autoharp, keyboards
  • Daryl Stuermer– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Patrice Rushen– acoustic and electric piano, synthesizer
  • Tom Fowler– electric bass
  • Norman Fearrington – drums, percussion
  • Larry Hirsch – engineer, mixing
  • George Putko – engineer, studio assistant
  • Zal Schreiber – mastering
  • Jim Marshall– photography
  • Jean-Paul Oren – photography
  • Phil A. Ceccola – cover photo

Track listing:

All tracks by Jean-Luc Ponty.

  1. Is Once Enough?
  2. Renaissance
  3. Aurora, Pt. 1
  4. Aurora, Pt. 2
  5. Passenger of the Dark
  6. Lost Forest
  7. Between You and Me
  8. Waking Dream

In February 1977.

In February 1977, “Harvest” label released “The Prospect Before Us”, the debut Albion Dance Band (as The Albion Dance Band) album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Sound Techniques” and “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Ashley Hutchings and Simon Nicol.

Personnel:

  • Ashley Hutchings– vocals, electric bass guitar
  • Simon Nicol- electric and acoustic guitars, piano
  • Michael Gregory – drums, nakers, percussion
  • Philip Pickett- curtals, shawms, recorders, crumhorns, bagpipes, rackets, chalumeux, synthesizer
  • John Sothcott, – vielle, citole, crumhorn
  • Graeme Taylor- electric guitar, piano
  • Shirley Collins- vocals.
  • Eddie Upton – vocals, caller
  • John Tams- vocals, melodeon
  • John Rodd – vocals, concertina, tambourine
  • Dave Mattacks- drums, piano, electric piano

Track listing:

  1. Uncle Berhard’s / Jenny Lind
  2. The Hunt Is Up
  3. Varsoviana
  4. Masque
  5. Huntsman’s Chorus
  6. Minuet
  7. Wassail Song
  8. Picking of Sticks / The Old Mole
  9. Merry Sherwood Rangers (live version)
  10. La Sextie Estampe Real
  11. I Wish I was Single Again
  12. The Whim
  13. Hopping Down in Kent
  14. Horse’s Brawl
  15. On Christmas Night All Christians Sing (The Sussex Carol)
  16. Merry Sherwood Rangers (studio version)

In January 1977.

In January 1977, “Columbia” label released “Musicmagic” the seventh and final Return to Forever studio album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Gayle Moran and Gerry Brown. Beside the conventional stereo version the album was also released by “Columbia” in a four channel quadraphonic version.

Personnel:

  • Chick Corea– vocals, acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano, Hohner clavinet, synthesizers (ARP Odyssey, Minimoog, Polymoog, Moog 15 modular)
  • Gayle Moran– vocals, acoustic piano, Hammond B3 organ, Polymoog
  • Stanley Clarke– vocals, electric bass, acoustic bass
  • Gerry Brown – drums
  • Joe Farrell– piccolo flute, flute, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • James Tinsley– piccolo trumpet, trumpet
  • John Thomas – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • James E. Pugh– tenor trombone
  • Harold Garret– tenor trombone, bass trombone, baritone horn

Track listing:

  1. The Musician – Chick Corea
  2. Hello Again – Stanley Clarke
  3. Musicmagic – Chick Corea, Gayle Moran
  4. So Long Mickey Mouse – Stanley Clarke
  5. Do You Ever – Gayle Moran
  6. The Endless Night – Chick Corea, Gayle Moran

On December 18, 1976.

On December 18, 1976, “Epic/CBS” labels released “Heard Ya Missed Me, Well I’m Back”, the eighth Sly and the Family Stone album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by Sly Stone.

Personnel:

  • Sly Stone: vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass, various instruments, string arrangements
  • Cynthia Robinson: vocals, trumpet
  • Joe Baker: vocals, guitar
  • Dwight Hogan: vocals, bass
  • John Colla: vocals, alto and soprano saxophone
  • Steve Schuster: tenor saxophone, flute
  • John Farey: keyboards, percussion
  • Virginia Ayers: vocals, percussion
  • Anthony Warren: drums
  • Lady Bianca: lead and background vocals, clavinet
  • Vicki Blackwell: violin
  • Ed Bogas: string arrangements
  • Armando Peraza: timbales, congas
  • Peter Frampton: guitar
  • Sister Vet& Cousin Tiny: vocals
  • Karat Faye: Engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Sly Stone.

  1. Heard Ya Missed Me, Well I’m Back
  2. What Was I Thinkin’ in My Head
  3. Nothing Less Than Happiness
  4. Sexy Situation
  5. Blessing in Disguise
  6. Everything in You
  7. Mother Is a Hippie
  8. Let’s Be Together
  9. The Thing
  10. Family Again

On September 3, 1976.

On September 3, 1976, “Harvest” label released “Modern Music”, the fourth Be-Bop Deluxe studio album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by Bill Nelson and John Leckie.

Personnel:

  • Bill Nelson- lead vocals, guitars, percussion
  • Andrew Clark- keyboards, percussion
  • Charlie Tumahai- bass, backing vocals, percussion
  • Simon Fox- drums, percussion

 Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Nelson.

  1. Orphans of Babylon
  2. Twilight Capers
  3. Kiss of Light
  4. The Bird Charmer’s Destiny
  5. The Gold at the End of My Rainbow
  6. Bring Back the Spark
  7. Modern Music
  8. Dancing in the Moonlight (All Alone)
  9. Honeymoon on Mars
  10. Lost in the Neon World
  11. Dance of the Uncle Sam Humanoids
  12. Modern Music (reprise)
  13. Forbidden Lovers
  14. Down on Terminal Street
  15. Make the Music Magic