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On February 9, 2020.

On February 9, 2020, Armando Anthony “Chick” Corea died aged 79. He was musician (piano, keyboards, percussion), composer and bandleader. He is regarded as one of the major piano players to emerge in jazz during the post-John Coltrane era. Recorded and performed with the most important Jazz musicians including Miles Davis, Mongo Santamaria, Willie Bobo, Blue Mitchell, Herbie Mann, Stan Getz, Roy Haunes, Miroslav Vitous, Stanley Clarke, Richard Davis, Joe Farrell, Joe Henderson, Eric Kloss, Hubert Laws, Herbie Mann, Blue Mitchell, John Patitucci, Wayne Shorter, Cal Tjader, Sonny Stitt, Dave Pike, Armando Peraza, Marion Brown, Sadao Watanabe, Larry Coryell, John Surman, Elvin Jones, Rolf Kühn, Airto Moreira, Antony Braxton, Pete La Roca, Al Di Meola, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ron Carter, Gábor Szabó, Donald Byrd, Tete Montoliu, Chaka Khan, Eddie Gomez, Wallace Rooney, Herbie Hancock, Antonio Sanches, Gary Burton and Hiromi Uehara. Corea formed and lead Return to Forever, Circle, Chick Corea Elektric Band, Chick Corea Akoustic Band and Five Peace Band. As leader he released 77 studio and 23 live albums. Corea won 23 “Grammy Awards”.

On September 26, 2006.

On September 26, 2006, “Telarc” label released “Consequence of Chaos”, the 26th Al Di Meola album. It was recorded in 2006, and was produced by Al Di Meola.


  • Al Di Meola– acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards, percussion
  • Chick Corea– acoustic piano
  • Barry Miles– acoustic piano, keyboards, marimba
  • Mario Parmisano – acoustic piano, keyboards
  • John Patitucci– acoustic and electric bass
  • Victor Miranda – electric and baby upright bass
  • Gumbi Ortiz – congas, percussion
  • Kornel Horvath – shaker, gato drum, udo
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Ernie Adams – drums, congas, bongos, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Di Meola.

  1. San Marco (Moderna)
  2. Turquoise
  3. Odyssey
  4. Tao
  5. Azucar
  6. Sanctuary
  7. Hypnose
  8. Red Moon
  9. Cry for You
  10. Just Three Words
  11. Tempest
  12. Storm Off-Shore
  13. Black Pearls
  14. Africana Suite
  15. San Marco (Vecchio)

On July 17, 1995.

On July 17, 1995, “Gal Saber” label released “The Rite of Strings” album by Al Di Meola, Stanley Clarke, and Jean-Luc Ponty. It was recorded in April 1995, at “Studio 56” in Hollywood, and was produced by Di Meola, Stanley Clarke, and Jean-Luc Ponty.


  • Al Di Meola– guitar
  • Stanley Clarke– double bass
  • Jean-Luc Ponty– violin

Track listing:

  1. Indigo – Al Di Meola
  2. Renaissance – Jean-Luc Ponty
  3. Song to John – Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea
  • Dedicated to the memory of John Coltrane
  1. Chilean Pipe Song – Al Di Meola
  2. Topanga – Stanley Clarke
  3. Morocco – Al Di Meola
  4. Change of Life – Jean-Luc Ponty
  5. La Cancion De Sofia – Stanley Clarke
  6. Memory Canyon – Jean-Luc Ponty


On March 23, 1983.

On March 23, 1983, “Phillips” label released “Passion, Grace & Fire”, the second John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola and Paco de Lucía album. It was recorded September – October 1982, at “Marcus Music” in London, and was produced by John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola and Paco de Lucía.


  • John McLaughlin- nylon-string guitar.
  • Al Di Meola- Ovation steel-string acoustic guitar.
  • Paco de Lucía- nylon-string guitar.
  • Marco Utano, Dennis MacKay, Brian Davies, Femi Jiya, Caryl Wheeler, Francis Manzella – engineer
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Andrew Ellis, Rob Brimson – photography

Track listing:

  1. Aspan – John McLaughlin
  2. Orient Blue Suite – Al Di Meola
    • Part I
    • Part II
    • Part III
  3. Chiquito – Paco de Lucía
  4. Sichia – Paco de Lucía
  5. David – John McLaughlin
  6. Passion, Grace & Fire – Al Di Meola

On December 21, 1995.

On December 21, 1995, “Verve” label released “The Promise”, the eleventh John McLaughlin album. It was recorded in 1995, and was produced by John McLaughlin and Eddie Kramer.


  • John McLaughlin – acoustic, electric and MIDI guitar, keyboards,assistant engineer, mixing
  • Don Alias– percussion
  • Jim Beard– keyboards
  • Dennis Chambers– drums
  • Vinnie Colaiuta– drums
  • James Genus– bass guitar
  • Zakir Hussain– tabla
  • Nishat Khan– sitar, vocals
  • Yan Maresz – arranger, acoustic bass guitar, bass guitar
  • Mark Mondesir – drums
  • Pino Palladino– bass
  • Mariko Takahashi– vocals
  • Jeff Beck– electric guitar
  • Michael Brecker– tenor sax
  • Joey DeFrancesco– Hammond organ, trumpet
  • Al Di Meola– acoustic guitar
  • Trilok Gurtu– percussion
  • Tony Hymas– keyboards
  • Paco de Lucía– acoustic guitar
  • David Sanborn– alto sax
  • Sting– bass
  • Jean-Philippe Allard – executive producer
  • Christian Pégand – production coordination
  • René Ameline, Gustav Hobel, Ken Jones, Eddie Kramer, Maurice Ouazana, Rd Rak – engineer
  • Philippe Arnal, Adam Blackburn, Steve Cook, Simon Osborne – assistant engineer
  • Max Costa – arranger, engineer, mixing
  • Sven Hoffman – assistant engineer
  • Alberto Mayer – cover design
  • Christian Rose – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John McLaughlin, except where noted.

  1. Django – John Lewis
  2. Thelonius Melodius
  3. Amy and Joseph
  4. No Return
  5. El Ciego
  6. Jazz Jungle
  7. The Wish
  8. English Jam – Vinnie Colaiuta, John McLaughlin, Sting
  9. Tokyo Decadence
  10. Shin Jin Rui
  11. The Peacocks – Jimmy Rowles


On October 15, 1996.

On October 15, 1996, “Verve” label released “The Guitar Trio”, album by Al Di Meola, Paco de Lucía and John McLaughlin. It was recorded May – July 1996, at “Real World Studios” in England, and was produced by Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucía.


  • Al Di Meola– guitar,  percussion – plays Ovation and Hermanos Conde guitar-percution, hands, shaker
  • John McLaughlin– guitar – plays Wechter guitar and D’Addario strings
  • Paco de Lucía– guitar – plays Hermanos Conde guitar

Track listing:

  1. La Estiba – Paco de Lucía
  2. Beyond the Mirage – Al Di Meola
  3. Midsummer Night – John McLaughlin
  4. Manhã de Carnaval – Luiz Bonfá, Antônio Maria
  5. Letter from India – John McLaughlin
  6. Espiritu – Al Di Meola
  7. Le Monastère dans les Montagnes – John McLaughlin
  8. Azzura – Al Di Meola
  9. Cardeosa – Paco de Lucía

On December 25, 2016.


On December 25, 2016, Alphonse Lee Mouzon died aged 68. He was a composer, arranger, producer and actor, and the owner of Tenacious Records. He has recorded and performed with many famous musicians and music acts including Arild Andersen, Donald Byrd,  Herbie Hancock, Bobbi Humphrey, Joachim Kühn, Les McCann, McCoy Tyner, Wayne Shorter, Weather Report, Eugene McDaniels, Betty Davis, Infinity, Doug Carn, Norman Connors, Willie Colon, Poussez, Al Di Meola, Torsten de Winkel, Hellmut Hattler, Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Fania All-Stars, Carlos Garnett, George Gruntz, Tim Hardin, Miki Howard, Paul Jackson, Paul Jackson Jr., Alphonso Johnson and Patrick Moraz.

On November 4, 1983.


On November 4, 1983, “Warner Bros” label released “Hearts and Bones”, the sixth Paul Simon solo studio album. It was recorded in 1983, and was produced by Roy Halee, Paul Simon, Russ Titelman and Lenny Waronker.


  • Paul Simon – guitar, programming, vocals
  • Rob Mounsey- synthesizer, vocoder
  • The Harptones- background vocals
  • Bernard Edwards- bass
  • Nile Rodgers- guitar, programming
  • Airto Moreira- percussion
  • Marin Alsop- violin
  • Michael Boddicker- synthesizer
  • Wells Christy – synthesizer, Synclavier
  • Tom Coppola- synthesizer, Synclavier
  • Al Di Meola- guitar
  • Steve Ferrone- drums
  • Steve Gadd- drums
  • Eric Gale- guitar
  • Anthony Jackson- contrabass guitar
  • Jill Jaffe – viola
  • Jesse Levy – cello
  • Mike Mainieri- marimba, vibraphone,
  • George Marge – bass clarinet
  • Sid McGinnis- guitar
  • Marcus Miller- bass
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums
  • Dean Parks- guitar
  • Greg Phillinganes- Fender Rhodes
  • Michael Riesman- synthesizer, conductor
  • Mark Rivera- alto saxophone
  • Rob Sabino- synthesizer, piano
  • Richard Tee- synthesizer, piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Carol Wincenc – flute
  • Frederick Zlotkin – cello
  • Peter Gordon – French horn
  • Dave Matthews – horn arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Simon, with one-minute coda on track 10 by Philip Glass.

  1. Allergies
  2. Hearts and Bones
  3. When Numbers Get Serious
  4. Think Too Much (b)
  5. Song About the Moon
  6. Think Too Much (a)
  7. Train in the Distance
  8. Rene and Georgette Magritte with Their Dog After the War
  9. Cars Are Cars
  10. The Late Great Johnny Ace

On August 10, 1981.


On August 10, 1981, “Philips” label released “Friday Night in San Francisco”, album by Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucía. It was recorded Friday December 5, 1980, at “The Warfield” in San Francisco, and track “Guardian Angel” recorded on May 1981, at “Minot Sound” in White Plains, New York, and was produced by Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucía.


  • Al Di Meola– acoustic guitar
  • John McLaughlin– acoustic guitar
  • Paco de Lucía– acoustic guitar

Track listing:

  1. Mediterranean Sundance- Al Di Meola / Río Ancho – Paco de Lucía
  2. Short Tales of the Black Forest – Chick Corea
  3. Frevo Rasgado – Egberto Gismonti
  4. Fantasia Suite – Al Di Meola
  5. Guardian Angel – John McLaughlin


On October 25, 1976.


On October 25, 1976, “Columbia” label released “Land of the Midnight Sun”, the debut Al Di Meola album. The album was recorded from December 1975 till July 1976 and was produced by Al Di Meola.


  • Al Di Meola – vocals, guitars, synthesizer, percussion
  • Anthony Jackson: – bass
  • Stanley Clarke – vocals, bass
  • Jaco Pastorius – bass
  • Barry Miles – keyboards, synthesizer
  • Chick Corea – piano, marimba
  • Steve Gadd – drums
  • Lenny White – drums
  • Alphonse Mouzon – drums
  • James Mingo Lewis – percussion, keyboards
  • Patty Buyukas – vocals

Track listing:

  1. The Wizard – James Mingo Lewis
  2. Land of the Midnight Sun – Al Di Meola
  3. Sarabande from Violin Sonata in B Minor – Johann Sebastian Bach
  4. Love Theme from Pictures of the Sea – Al Di Meola
  5. Suite Golden Dawn – Al Di Meola
  6. Short Tales of the Black Forest – Chick Corea