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On March 30, 2004.

On March 30, 2004, “ECM” label released “Which Way is East”, album by Charles Lloyd and Billy Higgins. It was recorded in January 2001, and was produced by Charles Lloyd and Dorothy Darr.

Personnel:

  • Charles Lloyd– voice, tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, bass flute, alto flute, C flute, piano, aragato, Tibetan oboe, percussion, maracas
  • Billy Higgins– voice, drums, percussion, guitar, guimbri, Syrian one string, various Senegalese and Guinean hand drums, Indian hand drum, Juno’s wood box
  • Manfred Eicher- executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Charles Lloyd except where noted.

  1. What Is Man: The Forest – Billy Higgins, Charles Lloyd
  2. What Is Man: Being and Becoming
  3. What Is Man: Civilization
  4. What Is Man: Sea of Tranquility
  5. Divans: Prayer, Sanctuary
  6. Divans: Supreme Love Dance
  7. Divans: A Wild and Holy Band
  8. Salaam: Oh, Karim – Billy Higgins
  9. Salaam: Akhi
  10. Salaam: Ya, Karim – Billy Higgins
  11. Salaam: Tagi
  12. All This Is That: Hanuman’s Dance
  13. All This Is That: Sky Valley
  14. All This Is That: Blues Tinge – Billy Higgins
  15. All This Is That: Atman Alone Abides
  16. Desire: Wild Orchids Bloom
  17. Desire: Advaita
  18. Desire: Chomolungma
  19. Devotion: Sally Sunflower Whitecloud
  20. Devotion: My Lord, My Lord – Billy Higgins, Charles Lloyd
  21. Devotion: Windy Mountain
  22. Devotion: Through Fields and Underground
  23. Light of Love: Mi Corazon
  24. Light of Love: Beloved, Chimes at Midnight – Billy Higgins, Charles Lloyd
  25. Light of Love: Take a Chance – Billy Higgins
  26. Surrender: Perfume of the Desert
  27. Surrender: Benares
  28. Surrender: Amor – Billy Higgins
  29. Surrender: Forever Dance – Billy Higgins, Charles Lloyd
  30. Surrender: Bis – Billy Higgins

On March 22, 2005.

On March 22, 2005, “Kill Rock Star” label released “Picaresque”, the third Decemberists studio album. It was recorded August – September 2004, at “Prescott Church” in Portland, and was produced by Chris Walla, Colin  Meloy, Chris Funk, Jenny Conlee, Nate Query and John Moen.

Personnel:

  • Colin Meloy- lead vocals, guitar
  • Chris Funk- guitar, multi-instrumentalist
  • Jenny Conlee– voices, accordion, piano, keyboards
  • Nate Query- bass
  • Rachel Blumberg – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Aaron Stewart – tom tom
  • Petra Haden – violin, backing vocals
  • Sean Nelson – vocals, voices
  • Eric Stern – vocals
  • Paul Brainard – trumpet, horn arrangements
  • Joe Cunningham – tenor and baritone saxophone
  • Tom Hill – trombone
  • Jeff London – shofar
  • John Roderick – sound effects
  • Troy Tietjen – mixing
  • Carson Ellis – illustrations, design
  • Alicia J. Rose – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Colin Meloy.

  1. The Infanta
  2. We Both Go Down Together
  3. Eli, the Barrow Boy
  4. The Sporting Life
  5. The Bagman’s Gambit
  6. From My own True Love (Lost at Sea)
  7. Sixteen Military Wives
  8. The Engine Driver
  9. On the Bus Mail
  10. The Mariner’s Revenge Song
  11. Of Angels and Angels

On March 21, 2005.

On March 21, 2005, “Virgin” label released “Both Sides of the Gun”, the seventh Ben Harper album. It was recorded in 2004, at “The Boat Studios” in Silver Lake, California, and was produced by Ben Harper.

Personnel:

  • Ben Harper- vocals, slide guitar, acoustic and electric guitar, Weissenborn, bass guitar, drums, percussion, piano, vibes,
  • Juan Nelson- bass
  • Oliver Francis Charles- drums
  • Leon Mobley- percussion
  • Jason Yates – keys
  • Matt Cory- bass
  • Michael Ward- guitar, bass
  • JP Plunier- drums
  • Charlie Musselwhite- backing vocals
  • David Lindley- tambura
  • Greg Kurstin- Hammond B3
  • Marc Ford- guitar
  • Alyssa Park, Joel Pargman, Patrick Rosalez, Brett Banducci, Timothy Loo – strings
  • David Palmer- keys
  • Danny Kalb- guitar, sound engineer
  • Jan Ghazi- electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Nick Sandro- bass, backing vocals
  • Jason Mozersky- guitar
  • Jose Medeles- drums
  • Jesse Ingulls – bass
  • Jordan Richardson – drums
  • William Gus Seyffert – bass
  • Scott Thomas, Ellen Harper, Sue Chase, Michelle Griepentrog, Jennifer Ohrstrom, Natasha Cockrell – backing vocals
  • Danny Kalb – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Ben Harper, except where noted.

White

  1. Morning Yearning
  2. Waiting for You – Ben Harper, Michael Ward
  3. Picture in a Frame – Ben Harper, Michael Ward, Juan Nelson, Oliver Charles, Jason Yates, Leon Mobley
  4. Never Leave Lonely Alone
  5. Sweet Nothing Serenade
  6. Reason to Mourn
  7. More Than Sorry – Ben Harper, Danny Kalb
  8. Cryin’ Won’t Help You Now
  9. Happy Everafter in Your Eyes

Black

  1. Better Way
  2. Both Sides of the Gun
  3. Engraved Invitation
  4. Black Rain – Ben Harper, Jason Yates
  5. Gather ‘Round the Stone
  6. Please Don’t Talk About Murder While I’m Eating
  7. Get It Like You Like It
  8. The Way You Found Me
  9. Serve Your Soul

On March 8, 2005.

On March 8, 2005, “Throwing Music” label released “Golden Ocean”, the debut 50 Foot Wave album. It was recorded June – August 2004, and was produced by Ethan Allen.

Personnel:

  • Kristin Hersh- vocals, guitars
  • Bernard Georges– vocals, bass
  • Rob Ahlers – vocals, drums
  • Ethan Allen – engineer, mixing
  • James Adam Watts – engineer
  • Joe Gastwirt – mastering
  • Lakuna, Inc. – design
  • David Narcizo, L. Fletcher – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Rob Ahlers, Bernard Georges and Kristin Hersh.

  1. Long Painting
  2. Bone China
  3. Pneuma
  4. Clara Bow
  5. Petal
  6. Dog Days
  7. Sally Is a Girl
  8. El Dorado
  9. Ginger Park
  10. Diving
  11. Golden Ocean

On February 25, 2004.

On February 25, 2004, “Warner Music Japan” label released “Chasm”, the 15th Ryuichi Sakamoto album. It was recorded in 2003, and was produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto and Arto Lindsay.

Personnel:

  • Ryuichi Sakamoto– piano, keyboards
  • Sketch Show– sound programming, looped piano
  • David Sylvian– vocals
  • Keigo Oyamada– guitar, looped piano
  • Luiz Brasil– guitar
  • Amadeo Pace – guitar, looped piano
  • Jaques Morelenbaum– cello
  • MC Sniper– vocals
  • Maucha Adnet – vocals
  • Haruomi Hosono– medicine drum
  • Ryoji Ikeda– processing
  • Marcelo Costa – percussion
  • Cao Xue Jing – erhu
  • Carlos Núñez– whistle
  • Jiang Jian Hua – erhu
  • Jan Xiao-Qing – gu zheng
  • Aya Motohashi – hichiriki
  • Dozan Fujiwara – shakuhachi

Track listing:

All tracks by Ryuichi Sakamoto, except where noted.

  1. undercooled – lyrics by MC Snioer, music by Ryuichi Sakamoto
  2. coro
  3. War & Peace – lyrics by Arto Lindsay and Ryuichi Sakamoto, music by Ryuichi Sakamoto
  4. CHASM
  5. World Citizen – I won’t be disappointed/looped piano – lyrics by David Sylvian, music by Ryuichi Sakamoto
  6. only love can conquer hate
  7. Ngo/bitmix – lyrics translated into Brazilian / Portuguese by Maúcha Adnet
  8. break with
  9. + pantonal
  10. the land song – music for Artelligent City/one winter day mix
  11. 20 msec
  12. Lament
  13. World Citizen/re-cycled – David Sylvian
  14. Seven Samurai – ending theme

On February 24, 2004.

On February 24, 2004, “Warner Bros” label released “Anything Goes”, the 14th Brad Mehldau album. It was recorded October 2002, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Matt Pierson and Brad Mehldau.

Personnel:

  • Brad Mehldau– piano
  • Larry Grenadier– bass
  • Jorge Rossy– drums
  • James Farber, Steve Mazur, Aya Takemura – engineer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Lawrence Azerrad Design – art direction, design
  • Warren Darius Aftahi – photography
  • Dana Watson – production coordinator

Track listing:

  1. Get Happy – Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
  2. Dreamsville – Raymond B. Evans, Jay Livingston, Henry Mancini
  3. Anything Goes – Cole Porter
  4. Tres Palabras – Osvaldo Farrés
  5. Skippy – Thelonious Monk
  6. Nearness of You – Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington
  7. Still Crazy After All These Years – Paul Simon
  8. Everything in Its Right Place – Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood
  9. Smile – Charlie Chaplin, Geoff Parsons, James John Turner Phillips
  10. I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face – Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe

On February 15, 2005.

On February 15, 2005, “Narada” label released “Flipside”, the twelfth Jeff Lorber studio album. It was recorded in 2004, and was produced by Jeff Lorber and Steve Dubin.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Lorber – Fender Rhodes, guitar, keyboards, piano, Wah Wah guitar, Wurlitzer
  • Steve Dubin – bass, drum programming
  • Eric Wall – guitar
  • Robbie Nevil – guitar
  • Andrea Martin – background vocals
  • Paul Jackson, Jr. – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Nelson Jackson – horn, keyboards, synthesizer bass
  • Gary Meek – flute, soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Alex Al – bass
  • John Roberts – drums
  • Lenny Castro – percussion, congas
  • Ron King – trumpet
  • David Mann – saxophones, horn arrangements
  • Victor Lawrence – cello
  • Connie Cage – design

Track listing:

  1. Ooh la La
  2. Everybody Knows That
  3. By My Side
  4. Flipside
  5. Santa Monica Triangle
  6. Sun Ra
  7. Angel in Paris
  8. Bombay café
  9. Tune 88
  10. Enchanted Way