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On April 8, 2016.

On April 8, 2016, “Stax” label released “Call It What It Is”, the thirteenth Ben Harper studio album. It was recorded 2015 – 2016, at “The Village” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Ben Harper, Ethan Allen, Juan Nelson, Leon Mobley, Oliver Charles, Jason Yates and Michael Ward.

Personnel:

  1. Ben Harper – vocals, guitar, slide guitar
  2. Leon Mobley – percussion, bongos, cabasa, claves, congas, djembe, flexitone, music stand, shekere, tambourine, triangle, viber flab, wind chimes, whirly tube, backing vocals
  3. Michael Ward – guitar, backing vocals
  4. Jason Yates – Hammond B3, piano, Fender Rhodes], Wurlitzers], clavinet, guitar, backing vocals
  5. Juan Nelson – bass, backing vocals
  6. Oliver Charles – drums, Djun Djun percussion, backing vocals
  7. Gabriel Burch, Matt Dyson, Will Wetzel – engineer assistant
  8. Ethan Allen – mixing
  9. Gavin Lurssen – mastering
  10. Tom Dolan – design
  11. Danny Clinch – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ben Harper, except where noted.

  1. When Sex Was Dirty
  2. Deeper and Deeper – Ben Harper, Michel Ward
  3. Call What It Is
  4. How Dark Is Gone – Ben Harper, Jason Yates, Leon Mobley
  5. Shine
  6. All That Has Grown
  7. Pink Balloon – Ben Harper, Jaclyn Harper
  8. Finding Our Way – Ben Harper, Oliver Charles
  9. Bones

On March 31, 2017.

On March 31, 2017, “ECM” label released “December Avenue”, the second Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet album.  It was recorded in 2016, at “Studios La Buissonne”  in Pernes-les-Fontaines, France, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Tomasz Stanko – trumpet
  • David Virelles – piano
  • Reuben Rogers – double bass
  • Gerald Cleaver – drums
  • Gérard de Haro – engineer
  • Nicolas Baillard – mastering
  • Sascha Kleis – design
  • Woong Chul An – photography
  • Caterina di Perri – liner photos

Track listing:

All tracks by Tomasz Stanko, except where noted.

  1. Cloud
  2. Conclusion – Tomasz Stanko, David Virelles, Reuben Rogers, Gerald Cleaver
  3. Blue Cloud
  4. Bright Moon
  5. Burning Hot
  6. David and Reuben – Tomasz Stanko, David Virelles, Reuben Rogers, Gerald Cleaver
  7. Ballad for Bruno Schulz
  8. Sound Space – Tomasz Stanko, David Virelles, Reuben Rogers, Gerald Cleaver
  9. December Avenue
  10. The Street of Crocodiles
  11. Yankiels Lid
  12. Young Girl in Flower

On March 24, 2017.

On March 24, 2017, “Shanachie” label released “Prototype”, the tenth Jeff Lorber Fusion album. It was recorded in 2016 at “Cocoa Butt” in Culver City, “JHL Sound” in Pacific Palisades, California, “Mannerism Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Jimmy Haslip and Jeff Loreber.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Lorber – guitar, keyboards, synthesizer bass, engineer, mixing
  • Jimmy Haslip – acoustic and electric bass
  • Nathan East – bass
  • Paul Jackson, Jr. – guitar
  • Chuck Loeb – guitar
  • Larry Koonse – guitar
  • Jairus Mozee – guitar
  • Michael Thompson – guitar, engineer
  • Gary Novak – drums
  • Andy Snitzer – alto, soprano and tenor saxophones
  • Dave Mann – horn, strings, arranger, horn arrangements, engineer
  • Peter Mokran – mixing
  • Gavin Lurssen – mastering
  • Raffi Minasian – design
  • Alex Solca – photography

Track listing:

  1. Hyperdrive
  2. Prototype
  3. Test Drive
  4. What’s the Deal
  5. Vienna
  6. The Badness
  7. Hidden Agenda
  8. Gucci
  9. Park West
  10. River Song

On March 18, 2016.

On March 18, 2016, “Entertainment One” label released “Change of Fortune”, the eleventh Soul Asylum album. It was recorded in 2014, and was produced by John Fields, Dave Pirner, Justin Sharbono, Winston Roye and Michael Bland.

Personnel:

  • Dave Pirner– lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Justin Sharbono – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Winston Roye – bass
  • Michael Bland– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Dave Pirner.

  1. Supersonic
  2. Can’t Help It
  3. Doomsday
  4. Ladies Man
  5. Moonshine
  6. Make it Real
  7. When I See You
  8. Dealing
  9. Don’t Bother Me
  10. Morgan’s Dog
  11. Change of Fortune
  12. Cool

 

On March 10, 2017.

On March 10, 2017, “Columbia” label released “Heartworms”, the fifth Shins studio album. It was recorded 2014 – 2016, and was produced by James Mercer and Richard Swift.

  1. James Mercer – voices, guitar, bass, chord organ, harmonica, synthesizer, ukulele, percussion
  2. Mark Watrous – guitar, piano, castanets, kalimba, strings, synthesizer bass
  3. Chris Funk – guitar, dulcimer
  4. Yuuki Matthews – bass, synthesizer, drums, percussion, mixing
  5. Richard Swift – drums, percussion, mellotron, synthesizer
  6. Joe Plummer – drums, engineer
  7. Jon Sortland – drums
  8. Brian Lucey – mastering
  9. Steve Drizos – percussion
  10. Jacob Escobedo – artwork, design

Track listing:

All tracks by James Mercer.

  1. Name for You
  2. Painting a Hole
  3. Cherry Hearts
  4. Fantasy Island
  5. Mildenhall
  6. Rubber Ballz
  7. Half a Million
  8. Dead Alive
  9. Heartworms
  10. So Now What
  11. The Fear

On March 10, 2017.

On March 10, 2017, “More Alarming Records” label released “Semper Femina”, the sixth Laura Marling studio album. It was recorded in 2016, and was produced by Blake Mills.

Personnel:

  • Laura Marling – vocals, guitar
  • Matt Ingram – drums
  • Nick Pini – bass
  • Pete Randall – guitar
  • Blake Mills – guitar
  • Rob Moose– strings, arrangements
  • Matt Chamberlain– additional drums
  • Sebastian Steinberg – additional bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Laura Marling, except where noted.

  1. Soothing – Laura Marling, Blake Mills
  2. The Valley
  3. Wild Fire
  4. Don’t Pass Me By
  5. Always This Way
  6. Wild Once
  7. Next Time
  8. Nouel
  9. Nothing, Not nearly

On February 27, 2017.

On February 27, 2017, “Undu” label released “Knowing Eva”, the first Undone EP. It was recorded in 2016, at bands home studio and was produced by Viktor Gajtanoski.

Personnel:

  • Viktor Gajtanoski – guitars, synth
  • Ronit Bergman – vocal, guitar
  • Mustafa Muso Jonuzovski – bass
  • Andrej Anastasov Daskalovski Edi – drums
  • Noga Shatz – additional guitars
  • Darko Janevski – mixing
  • Carim Clasmann – mastering
  • Nina Theda Black – artwork
  • Filip Mitrov – design

Track listing:

All lyrics by Ronit Bergman, all music by Ronit Bergman and Viktor Gajtanovski.

  1. Electric Breath
  2. Box
  3. A Song May Start
  4. The Palm of Your Head
  5. Take This Coin