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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 29, 2020.

On March 29, 2020, Krzysztof Eugeniusz Penderecki died aged 87. He was a Polish composer and conductor, one of the most important European and world composers of the 20th century. He composed four operas, eight symphonies and other orchestral pieces, a variety of instrumental concertos, choral settings of mainly religious texts, as well as chamber and instrumental works. Among his best known works are Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima, Polish Requiem,  Anaklasis and Utrenja, Symphony No. 3, his St. Luke Passion,  Penderecki has won many prestigious awards, including the Commander’s Cross in 1964, the Prix Italia in 1967 and 1968, the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta in 1964, four Grammy Awards in 1987, twice in 1998, and 2017, Wolf Prize in Arts in 1987 and the University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition in 1992.

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 19, 2017.

On March 19, 2017, “AnnapurnA” label released “На Рєкахъ Вавл҃нскыхъ”, album by Aporea. The album is limited edition (250 copies) reissue of the original album from 1988, released only on cassette. The original material is recorded in 1986, at Goran Trajkovski home studio, in Skopje, Macedonia.

Personnel:

  • Goran Trajkovski – lead and backing vocals, bass
  • Zoran Trajkovski – percussion, backing vocals
  • Jovan Miovski Brams – upright bass, backing vocals
  • Cvetan Stojanovski – backing vocals
  • Cover art painting “Ratnik” by Lazar Lecik

Track listing:

  1. Ѕвѣздо, Ѩвлѩющаѩ Солнцє
  2. Бєсѣда При Въходє Въ Їєрꙋсалимє
  3. Мѵръ Прєждє Рождєства
  4. На Рєкахъ Вавилонскыхъ
  5. Кондак Св. Прохор Пчинс҃км

On March 17, 2017.

On March 17, 2017, “Ne! Records” label released “Pocetok i kraj”, the debut Padot na Vizantija album. Album vinyl version contains studio and live recordings, and one garage demo recording, accompanied with a bonus CD, with track versions different than the ones on the vinyl.  The album tracks were recorded 1983 – 1985, at “RTS”, “Dom  na mladi 25 Maj” and “Sala na KK Rabotnicki” in Skopje, Macedonia.

Personnel:

  • Goran Trajkovski – vocals, bass guitar
  • Klime Kovacevski – guitar
  • Shpend Ibrahim – drums
  • Zoran Dabic – guitar
  • Sami Ibrahim – bass guitar
  • Damir Grginic – remastering
  • Robert Ristic – remastering
  • Ne! Records – cover design
  • JW Design – cover design

Track listing:

Vinyl

  1. Pocetok i kraj
  2. Istata sostojba
  3. Nok nad Jugoslavija
  4. 1000 godini temnina
  5. Ne mi treba nikoj
  6. Mozebi jas
  7. Znam deka eden den ke dojdat istite luge
  8. Istata sostojba
  9. Konjanici, konjanici
  10. Pocetok i kraj

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