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On March 24, 2009.

On March 24, 2009, Uriel Jones died aged 74. He was session drummer for Motown’s in-house studio band, the Funk Brothers, during the 1960s and early 1970s. He has recorded with many famous artists including Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell, Diana Ross, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Stevie Wonder, Carl Dixon BandTraxs and Spider Webb.

 

On March 16, 2010.

On March 16, 2010, “Nonesuch” label released “Highway Rider”, the 26th Brad Mehldau album. It was recorded February – May 2009, at “Ocean Way Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Jon Brion.

Personnel:

  • Brad Mehldau– piano, pump organ, Yamaha CS-80 polyphonic analog synthesizer, orchestral bells, handclaps
  • Jeff Ballard– percussion, snare brush, drums, handclaps
  • Joshua Redman– soprano and tenor saxophone, handclaps
  • Larry Grenadier– bass, handclaps
  • Matt Chamberlain– drums, handclaps
  • Dan Coleman – orchestra conductor
  • The Fleurettes – vocals
  • Jon Brion- mixing
  • Gregg Koller – engineer, mixing
  • Eric Caudieux– engineer
  • Alan Yoshida – mastering
  • Robert Hurwitz – executive producer
  • Richard Misrach– cover photograph
  • Lawrence Azerrad – graphic design

Track listing:

All tracks by Brad Mehldau.

  1. John Boy
  2. Don’t Be Sad
  3. At the Tollbooth
  4. Highway Rider
  5. The Falcon Will Fly Again
  6. Now You Must Climb Alone
  7. Walking the Peak
  8. We’ll Cross the River Together
  9. Capriccio
  10. Sky Turning Grey (for Elliot Smith)
  11. Into the City
  12. Old West
  13. Come With Me
  14. Always Departing

On February 8, 2010.

On February 8, 2010, “XL Recordings” label released “I’m New Here”, the 13th and final Gil Scott-Heron studio album. It was recorded in 2009, at “XL Studio” in London, and was produced by Richard Russell.

Personnel:

  • Gil Scott-Heron– vocals, piano
  • Damon Albarn– keyboards
  • Pat Sullivan – guitar
  • Chris Cunningham– guitar, synthesizer
  • Kim Jordan – piano, backing vocals
  • Tiona Hall – backing vocals
  • Michelle Hutcherson – backing vocals
  • Tyria Stokes – backing vocals
  • Christiana Liberis – strings
  • Mary Jo Stilp – strings
  • Mike Block – strings
  • Una Tone – strings
  • Lawson White – engineer, string arrangements
  • Ichiho Nishiki – engineer
  • Rodaidh McDonald – mixing
  • Phil Lee – artwork
  • Mischa Richter– artwork
  • Richard Russell– cover photo

Track listing:

  1. On Coming from a Broken Home (Part 1) – Gil Scott – Heron
  2. Me and the Devil – Robert Johnson
  3. I’m New Here – Bill Callahan
  4. Tour Soul and Mine – Richard Russell, Gil Scott – Heron
  5. Parents (interlude) – Gill Scot – Heron
  6. I’ll Take care of You – Brook Benton
  7. Being Blessed (interlude) – Gill Scott – Heron
  8. Where Did the Night Go – Gill Scott – Heron
  9. I Was Guided (interlude) – Gill Scott – Heron
  10. New York Is Killing Me – Gill Scott – Heron
  11. Certain Things (interlude) – Gill Scott – Heron
  12. Running – Richard Russell, Gill Scott – Heron
  13. The Crutch – Richard Russell, Gill Scott – Heron
  14. I’ve Been Me (interlude) – Gill Scott – Heron
  15. On Coming from a Broken Home – Gill Scott – Heron

On January 12, 2009.

On January 12, 2009, “Western Vinyl” label released “Vacilando Territory Blues”, the sixth J. Tillman album. It was recorded in 2008, and was produced by Kory Kruckenberg.

Personnel:

  • Tillman – vocals, all instruments

Track listing:

All tracks by J. Tillman.

  1. All You See
  2. No Occasion
  3. Firstborn
  4. Vessels
  5. James Blues
  6. Steel on Steel
  7. Labourless Land
  8. Barter Blues
  9. New Imperial Grand Blues
  10. Master’s House
  11. Someone, With Child
  12. Above All Men
  13. Vacilando Territory

On December 14, 2009.

On December 14, 2009, “Big Life” label released “Is There Nothing We Could Do?”, the sixth Badly Drawn Boy studio album. It was recorded in 2009, and was produced by Stephen Hilton.

Personnel:

  • Damon Gough (Badly Drawn Boy) – vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Che Beresford – drums
  • Ollie Collins – bass
  • Bob Marsh – trumpet, fluglehorn
  • Colin Mcleod – clavichord, effects, cage
  • Norman Mcleod – ladders
  • Natalie Dudman – violin
  • Sinead Fletcher – cello

 The Heath Quartet

  • Oliver Heath – violin 1
  • Natalie Dudman – violin 2
  • Gary Pomeroy – viola
  • Christopher Murray – cello

Track listing:

All tracks by Damon Gough.

  1. Opening Theme
  2. Is There Nothing We Could Do?
  3. A Gentle Touch
  4. All The Trimmings
  5. Welcome Me To Your World
  6. Guitar Medley
  7. Is There Nothing We Could Do? Reprise
  8. Big Brian Arrives
  9. Amy In The Garden
  10. Been There, Verified
  11. Just Look At Us Now?
  12. Wider Than A Smile
  13. Piano Theme
  14. The Letter
  15. I’ll Carry On

On October 20, 2009.

October 20, 2009, “Brunel Music” label released “Theatre de Marionnettes”, the fourth CAB studio album. It was recorded in 2008, at 2008 at “Gigi Studios” in Laguna Niguel, California, “North Allen Studio” and “Gildon Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Bunny Brunel and Tony MacAlpine.

Personnel:

  • Tony MacAlpine– guitar, keyboard, mixing
  • Freddie Fox – guitar
  • Bernard Torelli – guitar, mixing, mastering
  • Patrice Rushen– clavinet, keyboard, piano
  • Bunny Brunel– keyboard, bass, mixing
  • Sandeep Chowta – keyboard
  • Chick Corea– electric piano
  • Michel Polnareff– piano
  • Brian Auger– Hammond organ
  • Virgil Donati– drums
  • Jeff Elliott – trumpet
  • Doug Webb– saxophone
  • Tyrone Fernandes – mastering

Track listing:

  1. The Prankster – Bunny Brunel, Sandeep Chowta
  2. Katputli – Bunny Brunel
  3. The Sultan of Brunel – Sandeep Chowta
  4. Purple Mars – Tony MacAlpine
  5. The Ventriloquist – Tony MacAlpine
  6. Just Do It – Bunny Brunel
  7. Rain – Bunny Brunel
  8. The Pub – Tony MacAlpine
  9. Another Day – Bunny Brunel
  10. Jaco Rocco Circus – Bunny Brunel
  11. Theatre de Marionnettes – Bunny Brunel

High Cloud – Bunny Brunel

On October 12, 2009.

On October 12, 2009, “ECM” label released “Restored, Returned”, album by Tord Gustavsen Emsemble. It was recorded in January 2009, at “Rainbow Studios” in Oslo, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Tord Gustavsen- piano
  • Kristin Asbjørnsen- vocals
  • Tore Brunborg– tenor and soprano saxophone
  • Mats Eilertsen- double bass
  • Jarle Vespestad- drums
  • Jan Erik Kongshaug – engineer
  • Sascha Kleis – design
  • Jan Fricke – cover photography
  • Hans Fredrik Asbjørnsen – linear notes

Track listing:

Lyrics by W. H. Auden, except lyrics in tracks 3, 5 and 7, from Auden’s “Another Time. All music by Tord Gustavsen.

 

  1. The Child Within
  2. Way In
  3. Lay Your Sleeping Head, My Love
  4. Spiral Song
  5. Restored, Returned
  6. Left Over Lullaby No. 2
  7. The Swirl/Wrapped In a Yielding Air
  8. Left Over Lullaby No. 1/O Stand, Stand At the Window
  9. Your Crooked Heart
  10. The Gaze
  11. Left Over Lullaby No. 3