Tag Archives: 2003

Rikki Rockett: Glitter 4 Your Soul

On January 7, 2003, “Slave To the Rhythm Productions, Inc” label released “Glitter 4 Your Soul”, the debut Rikki Rockett studio album. It was recorded 1999 – 2003, at “The Hit Shed” in Santa Clarita, California and was produced by Rikki Rockett.

Personnel:

  • Rikki Rockett – vocals, drums, percussion, additional engineering, mixing
  • Bret Michaels – vocal
  • Jizzy Pearl – vocal
  • John Corabi – vocal
  • Gina Shock – vocal
  • Cliff Calabro – vocal
  • David Isaacs – vocal
  • Lucy Levinsohn – vocal
  • Eleanor Academia – vocal
  • Dick Swagger – vocal
  • Blues Saraceno – guitar
  • Christy Calabro – guitar
  • John Linn – additional guitar
  • Stu Simone – keyboards
  • Jeremy Rubolino – keyboards
  • Chuck Garric – bass
  • C.C. Deville – backing vocals
  • Christy Calabro – backing vocal
  • Mark Castrillon – backing vocal
  • Jeremy Rubolinobacking vocal
  • Cliff Calabro – backing vocal, engineer, mixing, co-producer

Track listing:

  1. Action – Sweet cover
  2. Fame – David Bowie cover
  3. Do You Wanna Touch Me – Gary Glitter cover
  4. Tear It Down – Starz cover
  5. Elected – Alice Cooper cover
  6. Trash – New York Dolls cover
  7. All the Way from Memphis – Mott The Hoople cover
  8. Rock On – David Essex cover
  9. Can You Feel It – Angel cover
  10. Life’s a Gas – T. Rex cover
  11. Star Star – The Rolling Stones cover

The Cribs: Same

On December 8, 2004, “Wichita Recordings” label released the self-titled, debut Cribs (The) studio album. It was recorded in 2003, at “Toe Rag Studios” in London, and was produced by Bobby Conn and Ed Deegan. In 2005, the album was awarded the “American Society of Composers”, “Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) College Award”.

Personnel:

  • Ryan Jarman – vocals, guitar
  • Gary Jarman – vocals, bass
  • Ross Jarman – drums
  • Ed Deegan – recording
  • Noel – mastering
  • Jason Rosenberg – artwork, design
  • Richard Morgan, Ami Barwell, Bob Taylor – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ryan Jarman, Gary Jarman and Ross Jarman.

  1. The Watch Trick
  2. You Were Always the One
  3. The Lights Went Out
  4. You & I
  5. Things You Should Be Knowing
  6. Another Number
  7. What About Me
  8. Learning How to Flight
  9. Tri’elle
  10. Baby Don’t Sweat
  11. Direction
  12. Third Outing

Jerry Lee Lewis

On October 28, 2022, Jerry Lee Lewis died aged 87. He was musician (piano), singer and songwriter, nicknamed “the Killer”, He was a pioneer of rock and roll and rockabilly music, described as “Rock and roll’s first great wild man and one of the most influential pianists of the 20th century. Lewis won four “Grammy Awards”, including a “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award” and two “Grammy Hall of Fame Awards”. He was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, the “Rockabilly Hall of Fame”, “Memphis Music Hall of Fame” and “Country Music Hall of Fame”. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked his box set “All Killer, No Filler: The Anthology”, at number 242 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”, in 2004, the same magazine ranked him at number 24 of its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. A movie about his life, “Great Balls of Fire”, was released in 1989, starring Dennis Quaid. As leader, Lewis released 40 studio and 8 live albums.

Andrew Hill: Passing Ships

On October 21, 2003, “Blue Note” label released “Passing Ships”, album by Andrew Hill. It was recorded in November 1969, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Francis Wolff.

Personnel:

  • Andrew Hill – piano
  • Dizzy Reece – trumpet
  • Woody Shaw – trumpet
  • Joe Farrell – alto flute, English horn, bass clarinet, soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Howard Johnson – bass clarinet, tuba
  • Robert Northern – French horn
  • Julian Priester – trombone
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Lenny White – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Andrew Hill

  1. Sideways
  2. Passing Ships
  3. Plantation Bag
  4. Noon Tide
  5. The Brown Queen
  6. Cascade
  7. Yesterday’s Tomorrow

The Fiery Furnaces: Gallowsbird’s Bark

On September 23, 2003, “Rough Trade” label released “Gallowsbird’s Bark”, the debut Fiery Furnaces (The) studio album. It was recorded in 2003, at “Rare Book Room”, and was produced by Nicolas Vernhes.

Track listing:

  • Eleanor Friedberger – vocals, guitar
  • Matthew Friedberger – vocals, piano, synth, bass
  • Ryan Sawyer – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Eleanor Friedberger, Matthew Friedberger and Ryan Sawyer, except where noted.

  1. South Is Only a Home
  2. I’m Gonna Run
  3. Leaky Tunnel
  4. Up in the North
  5. Inca Rag/Name Game
  6. Asthma Attack
  7. Don’t Dance Her Down – lyrics adapted from “Big Jim in the Barroom”
  8. Crystal Clear
  9. Two Fat Feet
  10. Bow Wow
  11. Gale Blow
  12. Worry Worry
  13. Bright Blue Tie
  14. Tropical Ice-Land
  15. Rub-Alcohol Blues – William E. Myer
  16. We Got Back the Plague

Fred Frith & Evelyn Glennie: The Sugar Factory

On August 28, 2007, “Tzadik” label released “The Sugar Factory”, album Fred Frith and Evelyn Glennie. It was recorded July 2003 – October 2006, at “Zucker Fabrik” in Dormagen, Germany, “Guerrilla HiFI” in Oakland, California, and was produced by Fred Frith.

Personnel:

  • Fred Frith – electric guitar, bass guitar, organ, metal objects
  • Evelyn Glennie – voice, drums, gongs, cymbals, metal objects, vibraphone, steel drum, marimba, simtak, toy piano, bell-tree, paper
  • Myles Boisen – recording, mixing
  • Scott Hull – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Fred Frith and Evelyn Glennie, except where noted.

  1. A Route of Wolves, improvisation for 2 players
  2. In the World to Change the World, improvisation for 2 players
  3. A Rag of Colts, improvisation for 2 players
  4. Scuttlebut, improvisation for 2 players
  5. A Cast of Hawks, improvisation for 2 players
  6. Walls are Loosening – Fred Frith, Evelyn Glennie / A Little Prayer – Evelyn Glennie

Gerald Wilson: New York, New Sound

On August 25, 2003, “Mack Avenue Label” released “New York, New Sound”, the 20th Gerard Wilson album. It was recorded in February 2003, at “Clinton Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Stix Hooper.

Personnel:

  • Gerald Wilson – arranger, conductor
  • Oscar Castro-Neves, Anthony Wilson – guitar
  • Kenny Barron, Renee Rosnes – piano
  • Bob Cranshaw, Trey Henry, Larry Ridley – bass
  • Stix Hooper, Lewis Nash – drums
  • Jerry Dodgion – alto saxophone, flute
  • Jesse Davis – alto saxophone
  • Frank Wess – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Jimmy Heath – tenor saxophone
  • Clark Terry – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Jon Faddis, Frank Greene, Eddie Henderson, Sean Jones, Jimmy Owens – trumpet
  • Luis Bonilla, Benny Powell, Douglas Purviance, Dennis Wilson – trombone

Track listing:

All tracks by Gerald Wilson, except where noted.

  1. Milestones – Miles Davis
  2. Blues for the Count
  3. Equinox – John Coltrane
  4. Viva Tirado (Mucho Mas)
  5. Teri
  6. Blues for Yna Yna
  7. Theme for Monterey
  8. M Capetillo
  9. Josefina
  10. Nancy Jo

Ron Carter: The Golden Striker

On August 19, 2003, “Somethin’ Else” label released “The Golden Striker”, the 40th Ron Carter album. It was recorded in July 2002, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Retrac Productions and Ron Carter.

Personnel:

  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Mulgrew Miller – piano
  • Russell Malone – guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Ron Carter, except where noted.

  1. The Golden Striker – John Lewis
  2. On and On – Mulgrew Miller
  3. NY Slick
  4. Concerto de Aranjuez (Adagio Theme) – Joaquin Rodrigo
  5. Cedar Tree – Russell Malone
  6. A Quick Sketch
  7. Parade
  8. A Theme in ¾
  9. Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer

Ocean Colour Scene: North Atlantic Drift

On July 7, 2003, “Sanctuary” label released “North Atlantic Drift”, the sixth Ocean Colour Scene studio album. It was recorded in 2003, and was produced by Martin Hayes, Simon Fowler, Steve Cradock, Damon Minchella and Oscar Harrison.

Personnel:

  • Simon Fowler – lead vocals, Nashville guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Steve Cradock – acoustic and electric guitar, Nashville guitar, EBow, Hammond organ, piano, percussion, autoharp
  • Damon Minchella – bass
  • Oscar Harrison – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Linda Thompson – vocals 
  • Kevin ‘Ewok’ Rowe – 2nd guitar
  • Dalbir Singh Rattan – tabla
  • Steve White – percussion 
  • James Hunt – saxophone 
  • Duncan Mackay – trumpet 
  • Nichol Tompson – trombone 
  • Sonia Slaney – strings arrangement 
  • Martin ‘Max’ Hayes – mixing
  • Pete Craigie – mixing
  • Tom Roe – additional engineering 
  • Darren Nash – assistant
  • Darren Blackwell – assistant
  • Tom Webster – assistant
  • Ian – design
  • Lawrence Watson – photography

Track listing:

  1. I Just Need Myself
  2. Oh Collector
  3. North Atlantic Drift
  4. Golden Gate Bridge
  5. Make the Deal
  6. For Every Corner
  7. On My Way
  8. Second Hand Car
  9. She’s Been Writing
  10. The Song Goes On
  11. When Evil Comes

Arthur Blythe: Exhale

On June 17, 2003, “Savant” label released “Exhale”, the final Arthur Blythe album. It was recorded in October 2002, at “Tedesco Studio” in Paramus, New Jersey, and was produced by Cecil Brooks III.

Personnel:

  • Arthur Blythe – alto saxophone
  • Bob Stewart – tuba
  • John Hicks – piano, organ
  • Cecil Brooks III – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Arthur Blythe except where noted

  1. Cousin Mary – John Coltrane
  2. Come Sunday – Duke Ellington
  3. Exhaust Suite: Nonette – Bob Stewart
  4. Exhaust Suite: Surrender
  5. Exhaust Suite: LC
  6. Exhaust Suite: Phase Two
  7. Night Train – Jimmy Forrest, Oscar Washington
  8. 7/4 Thang
  9. Equinox – John Coltrane
  10. Just Friends – John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis
  11. CJ – Bob Stewart
  12. All Blues – Miles Davis
  13. Straighten Up and Fly Right – Nat King Cole, Irving Mills
  14. Exhale