On May 30, 1995, “RCA” label released “What’s Inside”, the fourteenth Joan Armatrading studio album. It was recorded 1994 -1995, at “A&M Recording Studios” in Hollywood, “Abbey Road Studios” in London, “Plant Recording Studios” in Sausalito, California, “Kiva Recording Studios” in Memphis. Tennessee, and was produced by Joan Armatrading and David Tickle.
Joan Armatrading – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, e-bow guitar, arrangements
On May 28, 1996, “Foundation” label released “Blue Guitars”, the sixth Stephen Bishop studio album (album with the same title, but with different tracks was released in Japan in 1994). It was recorded 1993 – 1996, and was produced by Andrew Gold and Jeff Jones.
Stephen Bishop – vocals, acoustic guitars
Andrew Gold – keyboards, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, bass, drums, multi-instruments, backing vocals
David Crosby – harmony vocals
Carnie Wilson – backing vocals
Wendy Wilson – backing vocals
Pia Zadora – backing vocals
Michael McDonald – backing vocals
All tracks by Stephen Bishop, except where noted.
I Go Numb – Stephen Bishop, Tom Snow, Andrew Gold
Dive into the Pool of Love – Stephen Bishop, Tom Snom
On Blonde Street
When You Love Somebody
(Just Like) Romeo and Juliet – Freddie Gorman, Bob Hamilton
Wall Around Your Heart
The King of Tonga
Picasso Played a Blue Guitar
Let Your Heart Remember – Stephen Bishop, Jeff Jones
On March 14, 1995, “Sub Rosa” label released “Subsonic 2: Bass Terror”, album by Bill Laswell and Nicholas Bullen. It was recorded in 1994, at “Greenpoint Studios”in Brooklyn, New York, and was produced by Bill Laswell and Nicholas Bullen.
Nicholas Bullen – prepared bass guitar, electronics
On March 7, 1995, “Subharmonic” label released “Somnific Flux”, album by Mick Harris and Bill Laswell. It was recorded in November 1994, at “Wall of Silence” in Birmingham, UK, in December 1994, at “Greenpoint Studios” in Brooklyn, New York, and was produced by Mick Harris and Bill Laswell.
On March 1, 1994, “Mapleshade” label released “Masters from Different Worlds”, the 32nd Clifford Jordan album. It was recorded in December 1989, at “Mapleshade Studios” in Upper Marlboro, MD, and was produced by Fred Kaplan and Pierre Sprey.
Clifford Jordan – soprano and tenor saxophone
Ran Blake – piano
Julian Priester – trombone
Windmill Saxophone Quartet:
Jesse Meman – alto saxophone
Tom Monroe, Ken Plant – tenor saxophone
Clayton Englar – baritone saxophone
Steve Williams – drums
Alfredo Mojica – congas
Claudia Polley – vocals
Something to Live For – Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
A Touch of Evil – Ran Blake
Arline – Ran Blake
Laura – David Raksin, Johnny Mercer
Short Life of Barbara Monk – Ran Blake
Vanguard – Ran Blake
Julia – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
Wives and Lovers – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
Doug’s Prelude – Clifford Jordan
Mood Indigo – Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills
On February 20, 1994, “FAX +49-69/450464” label released “Outland”, collaborative album by Bill Laswell and Pete Namlook. It was recorded in 1993, at “Klanglabor Frankfurt” in Germany, and was produced by Pete Namlook.
Bill Laswell – electronics
Pete Namlook – electronics
Oz Fritz – recording
Nicky Skopelitis – recording
Thi-Linh Le – cover art
From the Earth to the Ceiling (Parts I-XII) – Bill Laswell, Pete Namlook
In January 1995, “Verve” label released “Gettin’ to It”, the debut Christian McBride studio album. It was recorded August – September 1994, at “Clinton Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Richard Seidel and Don Sickler.
Christian McBride – bass
Roy Hargrove – trumpet, flugelhorn
Joshua Redman – tenor saxophone
Steve Turre – trombone
Cyrus Chestnut – piano
Lewis Nash – drums
Ray Brown, Milt Hinton – bass
Jim Anderson – recording
All tracks by Christian McBride, except where noted.
In a Hurry
The Shade of the Cedar Tree
Too Close for Comfort – Jerry Bock, George David Weiss, Larry Holofcener
Sitting on a Cloud
Splanky – Frank Perkins, Mitchell Parish
King Freddie of Hubbard
Night Train – Jimmy Forest, Lewis Simpkins, Oscar Washington
On January 24, 1995, “Brinkman Records” label released “Lamprey”, the second Bettie Serveert studio album. It was recorded in 1994, at “Studio 150” in Amsterdam, Netherlands, “Air Studios” in London, “Kingsway Studios” in New Orleans, and was produced by Frans Hagenaars.
On January 20, 2022, Michael Lee Aday aka Meat Loaf died aged 74. He was singer, song writer and actor, one of the best-selling musicians of all times. His “Bat Out of Hell” trilogy (“Bat Out of Hell”, “Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell”, and “Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose”), has sold more than 65 million albums worldwide. The first album stayed on the charts more than nine years, making it one of the best-selling albums in history of modern music. Loaf received “Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance” for the song “I’d Do Anything for Love”. In 1994, in United Kingdom he received the “Brit Award: for Best Selling Album and Single”. On VH1’s list of “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock”, he is ranked at number 96.