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On July 2, 1996.

On July 2, 1996, “TAG Recordings” label released the self-titled, fourth Jawbox album. It was recorded December 1995 – March 1996, at “Water Studios” in Hoboken, New Jersey, and was produced by John Agnello, J. Robbins, Bill Barbot, Kim Coletta and Zach Barocas.

Personnel:

  • J. Robbins – vocals, guitar, Hammond organ
  • Bill Barbot – vocals, guitar, Hammond organ, saxophone
  • Kim Coletta – vocals, bass
  • Zach Barocas – drums
  • John Agnello – engineer, mixing
  • Wayne Dorrell, Juan Garcia, Jeff Gatens – engineer assistant
  • Jason Farrell – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by J. Robbins, Bill Barbot, Kim Coletta and Zach Barocas, except where noted.

  1. Mirrorful
  2. Livid
  3. Iodine
  4. His Only Trade
  5. Chinese Fork Tie
  6. Won’t Come Off
  7. Excandescent
  8. Spoiler
  9. Desert Sea
  10. Empire of One
  11. Mule/Stall
  12. Nickle Nickle Millionaire
  13. Capillary Life
  14. Absenter – contains the hidden track Cornflake Girl – Tori Amos

On May 28, 1996.

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.

Personnel:

  • 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

Track listing:

All tracks by Stephen Bishop, except where noted.

  1. I Go Numb – Stephen Bishop, Tom Snow, Andrew Gold
  2. Dive into the Pool of Love – Stephen Bishop, Tom Snom
  3. On Blonde Street
  4. When You Love Somebody
  5. (Just Like) Romeo and Juliet – Freddie Gorman, Bob Hamilton
  6. Wall Around Your Heart
  7. The King of Tonga
  8. Picasso Played a Blue Guitar
  9. Italian Rain
  10. Let Your Heart Remember – Stephen Bishop, Jeff Jones
  11. When Love Was Grand
  12. Separate Lives (acoustic version)
  13. R’s Theme

On May 22, 1996.

On May 22, 1996, “somethin`else” (Toshiba EMI) label released “Jackie McLean meets Junko Onishi Hat Trick”, the 54th Jackie McLean album. It was recorded in January 1996, at “Power Station Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Hitoshi Namekata.

Personnel:

  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone, co – producer
  • Junko Onishi – piano
  • Nat Reeves – bass
  • Lewis Nash – drums
  • Jim Anderson – engineer, mixing
  • Barbara Lipke – engineer assistant
  • Yoshio Okazaki – mastering
  • Kaoru Taku – art director
  • Jimmy Katz – photography
  • Hitoshi Namekata – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Little Melonae – Kavkie McLean
  2. A Cottage for Sale – Larry Conley, Willard Robinson
  3. Solar – Miles Davis
  4. Bag’s Groove – Milt Jackson
  5. Will You Still Be Mine – Tom Adair, Matt Dennis
  6. Left Alone – Billie Holiday, Mal Waldron
  7. Jackie’s Hat – Junko Onishi
  8. Sentimental Journey – Les Brown, Ben Homer
  9. Bluesnik – Jackie McLean

On March 18, 1997.

On March 18, 1997, “Columbia” label released “Nine Lives”, the twelfth Aerosmith studio album. It was recorded September – November 1996, at “Avatar” in New York City, “The Boneyard” (Joe Perry’s home studio, and was produced by Kevin Shirley, Joe Perry, Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer.

Personnel:

  • Steven Tyler – lead vocals, keyboards, hand organ, piano, harmonica, hammer dulcimer, percussion, horn arrangements, engineer
  • Joe Perry – guitar, slide guitar, dulcimer, backing vocals, engineer
  • Brad Whitford – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Tom Hamilton – bass guitar, Chapman Stick
  • Joey Kramer – drums
  • John Webster – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Ramesh Mishra – sarangi
  • Sander Selover – programming
  • David Campbell – string and horn arrangements, conductor
  • Suzie Katayama – strings, conductor
  • Elliot Scheiner, Kevin Shirley – engineer, mixing
  • Mark Hudson, Rory Romano – engineer
  • Leon Zervos – mastering
  • David Frangioni – production engineer
  • Christopher Austopchuk, Gail Marowitz – art direction, photography
  • Jeanne Greco – calligraphy
  • F. Scott Schafer – photography

Track listing:

  1. Nine Lives – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Marti Frederiksen
  2. Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees) – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Glen Ballard
  3. Hole in My Soul – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Desmond Child
  4. Taste of India – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Glen Ballard
  5. Full Circle – Steven Tyler, Taylor Rhodes
  6. Something’s Gotta Give – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Marti Frederiksen
  7. Ain’t That a Bitch – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Desmond Child
  8. The Farm – Steven Tyler, Mark Hudson, Steve Dudas
  9. Crash – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Mark Hudson, Dominic Miler
  10. Kiss Your Past Goodbye – Steven Tyler, Mark Hudson
  11. Pink – Steven Tyler, Richard Supa, Glen Ballard
  12. Attitude Adjustment – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Marti Fredeiksen
  13. Fallen Angels – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Richard Supa

On March 11, 1997.

On March 11, 1997, “Touch and Go” label released “Fake Can Be Just as Good”, the third Blonde Redhead studio album. It was recorded in October 1996, at “John & Stu’s” in Seattle, Washington, and was produced by John Goodmanson, Kazu Makino, Amadeo Pace and Simone Pace.

Personnel:

  • Kazu Makino – vocals, guitar
  • Amedeo Pace – vocals, guitar
  • Vern Rumsey – bass
  • Simone Pace – drums, keyboards
  • John Goodmanson – recording
  • John Siket – mixing
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Kazu Makino, Amedeo Pace and Simone Pace.

  1. Kazuality
  2. Symphony of Treble
  3. Water
  4. Ego Maniac Kid
  5. Bipolar
  6. Pier Paolo
  7. Oh James
  8. Futurism vs. Passéism

On February 27, 2001.

On February 27, 2001, “Arkadia Jazz” label released “One Day, Forever”, the 31st Benny Golson album. It was recorded in November 1996, September 1999 and October 2000, at “Sandhausen Studios” in Germany, “Avatar Studios” and “Patrych Recording”  in New York, “39th Street Music”  in New York City, and was produced by Bob Karcy.

Personnel:

  • Benny Golson – tenor saxophone, arranger, conductor
  • Shirley Horn – vocals
  • Art Farmer – trumpet
  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Robert Carlisle, John Clark – French horn
  • Elizabeth Mann – flute
  • Gerard Reuter – oboe
  • Mulgrew Miller – piano
  • Geoff Keezer – piano
  • Lara Downes – piano
  • Bill Mays – keyboards
  • Clay Ruede, David Heiss, Diane Barere, Eliana Mendoza, Erik Friedlander, Eugene Moye, Frederick Zlotkin, Jeanne Leblanc, Joseph Kimura, Lanny Paykin, Maxine Neuman, Richard Locker – cello
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Dwayne Burno – bass
  • Joe Farnsworth – drums
  • Carl Allen – drums
  • Dennis Wall – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Benny Golson

  1. One Day, Forever (I Remember Miles)
  2. Blue Walk
  3. Killer Joe
  4. Are You Real?
  5. Sad to Say
  6. Out of the Past
  7. Blues Alley
  8. Along Came Betty
  9. On Gossamer Wings

On February 25, 1997.

On February 25, 1997, “Kill Rock Stars” label released “Either/Or”, the third Elliot Smith studio album. It was recorded in 1996, and was produced by Elliot Smith, Tom Rothrock and Rob Schnapf. In 2013, “NME” magazine ranked Either/Or at number 149 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”, and in 2020, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 216 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Elliott Smith – vocals, all instruments, mixing
  • Larry Crane – recording
  • Joanna Bolme – mixing, back cover photography
  • Rob Schnapf – mixing
  • Tom Rothrock – mixing
  • Don C. Tyler – mastering
  • Neil Gust – sleeve layout
  • Debbie Pastor – front cover photography

Track listing

All tracks by Elliott Smith.

  1. Speed Trials
  2. Alameda
  3. Ballad of Big Nothing
  4. Between the Bars
  5. Pictures of Me
  6. No Name No.5
  7. Rose Parade
  8. Punch and Judy
  9. Angeles
  10. Cupid’s Trick
  11. 2.45 AM
  12. Say Yes

On February 21, 1996.

On February 21, 1996, “Baidis” label released “Interpieces Organization”, album by Haruomi Hosono and Bill Laswell. It was recorded in 1995, at “Quiet Lodge”, “Hanagebyoon Studio”, “Camouflage Studio” in Tokyo, and “Greenpoint Studios” in Brooklyn, “Meow Studio” in New York,  and was produced by Bill Laswell and Haruomi Hosono.

Personnel:

  • Tetsu Inoue – electronics
  • Miharu Koshi – voice
  • Something Wonderful – remix
  • Terre Thaemlitz – remix
  • Yoshihiro Sawasaki – remix
  • Kay Nakauama – engineer
  • Robert Musso – engineer
  • Bobby Hata – mastering
  • Akira Kitajime – photography
  • Osamu Yahagi – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Unfinished Screams
  2. Interpieces
  3. Coiled
  4. Jeephead Shaman
  5. Wakare Michi
  6. Y.S. Tangled in Tokyo
  7. Bush

On February 20, 1996.

On February 20, 1996, “Sub Meta” label released “Distill”, the fourth Bill Laswell issued under the moniker Divination. It was recorded in 1996 at “Greenpoint Studio” in Brooklyn, New York, and was produced by Bill Laswell, Anton Fier, Mick Harris, Haruomi Hosono, Tetsu Inoue, Thomas Köner, Pete Namlook and Paul Schütze.

Personnel:

  • Bill Laswell – instruments
  • Knox Chandler – guitar
  • Anton Fier – instruments, mastering
  • Mick Harris – instruments
  • Haruomi Hosono – instruments
  • Tetsu Inoue – instruments
  • Thomas Köner – instruments
  • Pete Namlook – instruments
  • Paul Schütze – instruments
  • Bruce Calder – engineer
  • Robert Musso – engineer, mastering
  • Aldo Sampieri – design

Track listing:

  1. Green Evil – Paul Schütze
  2. Subharmonic Invocation of the Dark Spirit – Pete Namlook
  3. Ether Vibes – Haruomi Hosono, Koshi
  4. There – Mike Harris
  5. Zone – Thomas Köner
  6. Blue Filter – Anton Fier
  7. Interlink – Tetsu Inoue
  8. Black Dangers – Bill Laswell

On November 1, 1996.

On November 1, 1996, “Brain” label released “Dreams”, the nineteenth Klaus Schulze album. It was recorded in 1986, and was produced by Klaus Schulze.

Personnel:

  • Klaus Schulze – engineer, synthesizer, guitar, keyboards, electronics, digital mastering, mixing
  • Andreas Grosser – synthesizer, piano
  • Nunu Isa – guitar
  • Ian Wilkinson – vocals
  • Harald Asmussen – bass
  • Ulli Schober – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Klaus Schulze.

  1. A Classical Move
  2. Five to Four
  3. Dreams
  4. Flexible
  5. Klaustrophony