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On April 1, 2014.

On April 1, 2014, “Universal Records” label released “Life Journey”, the 37th Leon Russell album. It was recorded 2013 – 2014, at “Capitol Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Tommy LiPuma.

Personnel:

  • Leon Russell – lead and background vocals, piano, liner notes
  • Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
  • John Clayton- bass, conductor, arranger
  • Dixieland Band
  • William Cantos – background vocals
  • Alvin Chea– background vocals
  • Perry Morgan – background vocals
  • Louis Price– background vocals
  • Graham Dechter – acoustic guitar
  • Robben Ford– guitar
  • Anthony Wilson– guitar
  • Chris Simmons- slide guitar
  • Greg Leisz- pedal steel, pedal steel guitar
  • Hugh McCracken- guitar, soloist
  • Larry Goldings- Hammond B3
  • George Bohanon– trombone
  • Lee Callet – tenor saxophone
  • Charles Owens – tenor saxophone
  • Rickey Woodard– tenor saxophone
  • Keith Fiddmont – alto saxophone
  • Ira Nepus – trombone
  • Ryan Porter – trombone
  • Maurice Spears – bass trombone
  • Bijon Watson – trumpet
  • Gilbert Castellanos– trumpet
  • Clay Jenkins – trumpet
  • Sal Cracchiolo – trumpet
  • James Ford – trumpet
  • Darrell Leonard- flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Jeff Clayton- clarinet, alto saxophone
  • James Gordon – clarinet
  • Christoph Luty – bass
  • Willie Weeks- bass
  • Jeff Hamilton- drums
  • Abe Laboriel Jr.– drums
  • Elena Barere – concert master
  • Alan Broadbent- string arrangements
  • Jill Dell’Abate – string contractor
  • Elton John- executive producer
  • Shari Sutcliffe – music contractor, production coordination
  • Chandler Harrod – engineer, Pro-Tools
  • Mark Lambert – piano engineer, vocal engineer
  • Elliot Scheiner- string engineer
  • Al Schmitt- engineer, mixing
  • Doug Saks – mastering
  • Ryan Roth – design, photography
  • Mike Diehl – design

Track listing:

  1. Come On in My Kitchen – Robert Johnson
  2. Big Lips – Leon Russell
  3. Georgia on My Mind- Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell
  4. That Lucky Old Sun- Haven Gillespie, Beasley Smith 4:09
  5. Fever- Eddie Cooley, John Davenport
  6. Think of Me – Mike Reid
  7. I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good)- Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster
  8. The Masquerade Is Over – Herb Magidson, Allie Wrubel
  9. I Really Miss You – Paul Anka
  10. New York State of Mind- Billy Joel
  11. Fool’s Paradise -Johnny Fuller, Bob Geddins, Dr. David Rosenbaum
  12. Down in Dixieland – Leon Russell

On September 30, 1997.

On September 30, 1997, “Verve” label released “Dear Ella”, the eleventh Dee Dee Bridgewater studio album. It was recorded January – February 1997.  At the 40th Grammy Awards, the album won Bridgewater the “Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album” and Slide Hampton the “Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist”, for the arrangement of “Cotton Tail”.

Personnel:

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater– vocals
  • Cecil Bridgewater– trumpet, arranger, conductor
  • Virgil Jones – trumpet, horn, soloist
  • Byron Stripling– trumpet
  • Ron Tooley – trumpet
  • Diego Urcola – trumpet
  • Slide Hampton– trombone, arranger, conductor
  • Clarence Banks – trombone, horn, soloist
  • Benny Powell– trombone
  • Robert Trowers– trombone
  • Douglas Purviance– bass trombone
  • Robert Lloyd – horn
  • Anderson – tuba
  • Antonio Hart– alto saxophone, soloist
  • Jeff Clayton– alto saxophone
  • Teodross Avery– tenor saxophone
  • Bill Easley– tenor saxophone
  • Patience Higgins – baritone saxophone
  • Taylor – flute
  • Jowitt – clarinet
  • Wallbank – bass clarinet
  • J. Morgan – oboe
  • Lou Levy– piano, arranger
  • Milt Jackson– vibraphone
  • Kenny Burrell– guitar, arranger
  • Ray Brown– double bass
  • Grady Tate– drums
  • André Ceccarelli– drums
  • Hakin – percussion
  • Boguslaw Kostecki, A. Noland, T. Williams, R. Wilson – violin
  • Graham and G. Jackson – viola
  • Peter Willison – cello
  • John Clayton – big band arranger, conductor
  • Rob Eaton, Keith Grant, Al Schmitt– engineer
  • Peter Doell, Koji Egawa, Brian Garten, Alex Marcou – assistant engineer
  • Jean Luc Barilla – design
  • Philippe Pierangeli – photography

Track listing:

  1. A-Tisket, A-Tasket – Van Alexander, Ella Fitzgerald
  2. Mack the Knife – Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill
  3. Undecided – Leo Robin, Charlie Shavers
  4. Midnight Sun – Sonny Burke, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Mercer
  5. Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall in Love – Cole Porter
  6. How High the Moon – Morgan Hamilton, Nancy Lewis
  7. (If You Can’t Sing It) You’ll Have to Swing It (Mr. Paganini) – Sam Coslow
  8. Cotton Tail – Duke Ellington
  9. My Heart Belongs to Daddy – Cole Porter
  10. (I’d Like to Get You on a) Slow Boat to China – Frank Loesser
  11. Oh, Lady be Good! – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  12. Stairway to the Stars — Matty Malneck, Mitchell Parish, Frank Signorelli
  13. Dear Ella – Kenny Burrell

On May 29, 2012.

On May 29, 2012, “Verve” label released “The Absence”, the third Melody Gardot studio album. It was recorded in 2012, and was produced by Heitor Pereira. The album was certified Platinum in France by “SNEP”.

Personnel:

  • Melody Gardot – vocals, piano
  • Heitor Pereira – vocals, guitar, piano, arranger
  • Nico Abondolo – bass
  • Christian Kollgaard – bass
  • John Leftwich – bass
  • Michael Valerio – bass
  • Peter Erskine – drums
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Paulinho Da Costa – percussion
  • Paco Arroyo – percussion
  • Yolanda Arroyo – percussion
  • Larry Goldings – piano., mellodica
  • Coco Trivisonno – bandoneon
  • Jo Ann Turovsky – harp
  • Alfie Silas-Durio – background vocals
  • Tata Vega – background vocals
  • Bill Cantos – background vocals
  • Ali Witherspoon – background vocals
  • Louis Price – background vocals
  • Bill Maxwell – background vocals
  • Phil Roy – background vocals
  • Bruce Dukov – violin
  • Julie Gigante – violin
  • Serena McKinney – violin
  • Sarah Thornblade – violin
  • Tamara Hatwan – violin
  • Phillip Levy – violin
  • Lisa M. Sutton – violin
  • Helen Nightengale – violin
  • Katia Popov – violin
  • Alyssa Park – violin
  • Tereza Stanislav – violin
  • Roger Wilkie – violin
  • Brian Dembrow – viola
  • Andrew Duckles – viola
  • Dave Walther – viola
  • Matthew Funes – viola
  • Marlow Fisher – viola
  • Keith Greene – viola
  • Roland Kato – viola
  • Darrin McCann – viola
  • Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick – cello
  • Stephen Erdody – cello
  • Paula Hochhalter – cello
  • Dennis Karmazyn – cello
  • Armen Ksajikan – cello
  • Cecilia Tsan – cello
  • Martin Tillman – cello
  • Andrew Shulman – cello
  • Christina Soule – cello
  • Jessica Pearlman – oboe
  • Doug Webb – saxophone
  • Ron Kerber – clarinet
  • Dan Higgins – clarinet, flute
  • Ramon Flores – trumpet
  • Harry Kim – trumpet
  • Andrew Lippman – trombone
  • Nick Glennie-Smith – conductor
  • Ladd McIntosh – orchestration
  • Glenn Barratt – engineer
  • Sebastian Zuleta – engineer
  • Jeremy Miller – assistant engineer
  • Vanessa Par – assistant engineer
  • Antonio “Moogie” Canazio – engineer, mixing
  • Al Schmitt – mixing
  • Steve Genewick – assistant
  • Marco Ruiz – assistant
  • Scott Smith – assistant
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Fabrizio Ferri – photography
  • Jovite De Leymarie – artwork, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Melody Gardot, except where noted.

  1. Mira
  2. Amalia – Phil Roy, Melody Gardor, Heitor Pereira
  3. So Long
  4. So We Meet Again My Heartache
  5. Lisboa
  6. Impossible Love
  7. If I Tell You I Love You
  8. Goodbye – Jesse Harris, Melody Gardot
  9. Se Você Me Ama – Melody Gardot, Heitor Pereira
  10. My Heart Won’t Have It Any Other Way
  11. Lemanja – contains hidden track Chegue Journeyman

 

On March 31, 2017.

On March 31, 2017, “Columbia” label released “Triplicate”, the 38th Bob Dylan studio album. It was recorded in 2016, at “Capitol Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jack Frost.

Personnel:

  • Bob Dylan – vocals
  • Charlie Sexton, Dean Parks – guitar
  • Donnie Herron – steel guitar
  • Tony Garnier – bass
  • Geoff Gans – drums
  • George Receli – drums
  • James Harper – conductor, arrangements
  • Al Schmitt – recording, mixing
  • Steve Genewick – engineer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Tom Piazza – linear notes
  • John Shearer – photography

Track listing:

Disc 1 – ‘Til the Sun Goes Down

  1. I Guess I’ll Have to Change My Plans – Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz
  2. September of My Years – Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn
  3. I Could Have Told You – Carl Sigman, Jimmy Van Heusen
  4. Once Upon a Time – Charles Strouse, Lee Adams
  5. Stormy Weather – Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
  6. This Nearly Was Mine – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
  7. That Old Feeling – Sammy Fain, Lew Brown
  8. It Gets Lonely Early – Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn
  9. My One and Only Love – Guy Wood, Robert Mellin
  10. Trade Winds – Cliff Friend, Charles Tobias

Disc 2 – Devil Dolls

  1. Braggin – Jimmy Shirl, Robert Marko, Henry Katzman
  2. As Time Goes By – Herman Hupfeld
  3. Imagination – Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  4. How Deep Is the Ocean? – Irving Berlin
  5. S. I Love You – Gordon Jenkins, Johnny Mercer
  6. The Best Is Yet to Come – Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh
  7. But Beautiful – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  8. Here’s That Rainy Day – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  9. Where Is the One – Alec Wilder, Edwin Finckel
  10. There’s a Flaw in My Flue – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke

Disc 3 – Comin’ Home Late

  1. Day In, Day Out – Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer
  2. I Couldn’t Sleep a Wink Last Night – Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh
  3. Sentimental Journey – Les Brown, Ben Homer, Bud Green
  4. Somewhere Along the Way – Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Gallop
  5. When the World Was Young – Philippe-Gérard, Angèle Vannier, Johnny Mercer
  6. These Foolish Things – Eric Maschwitz, Jack Strachey
  7. You Go to My Head – John Frederick Coots, Haven Gillespie
  8. Stardust – Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish
  9. It’s Funny to Everyone But Me – Jack Lawrence
  10. Why Was I Born? – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II

On February 7, 2006.

On February 7, 2006, “Stretch” label released “The Ultimate Adventure”, the 64th Chick Corea studio album. It was recorded in 2005, and was produced by Chick Corea. It is the second album tribute to the work of SF author L. Ron Hubbard (the first was 2004 album “To the Stars”). In 2007, “The Ultimate Adventure” won Grammy awards for “Best Jazz Instrumental Performance (Individual or Group)” and “Best Instrumental Arrangement”.

Personnel:

  • Chick Corea– piano, Rhodes piano, acoustic and electronic percussion,  synthesizers
  • Steve Gadd– drums, palmas
  • Airto Moreira– vocals, percussion
  • Carles Benavent– electric bass, palmas
  • Hubert Laws– flute
  • Hossam Ramzy– percussion
  • Jorge Pardo– flute, saxophone, palmas
  • Vinnie Colaiuta– drums
  • Tim Garland– bass clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Rubem Dantas– percussion, palmas
  • Tom Brechtlein– drums, palmas
  • Frank Gambale– acoustic guitar
  • Bernie Kirsh– recording engineer
  • Al Schmitt– mixing engineer
  • Buck Snow– mixing engineer
  • Doug Sax– mastering engineer

Track listing:

  1. Three Ghouls, Pt. 1
  2. Three Ghouls, Pt. 2
  3. Three Ghouls, Pt. 3
  4. City of Brass
  5. Queen Tedmur
  6. El Stephen, Pt. 1
  7. El Stephen, Pt. 2
  8. King & Queen
  9. Moseb the Executioner, Pt. 1
  10. Moseb the Executioner, Pt. 2
  11. Moseb the Executioner, Pt. 3
  12. North Africa
  13. Flight from Karoof, Pt. 1
  14. Flight from Karoof, Pt. 2
  15. Planes of Existence, Pt. 1
  16. Arabian Nights, Pt. 1
  17. Arabian Nights, Pt. 2
  18. Gods & Devils
  19. Planes of Existence, Pt. 2

On October 29, 1973.

On October 29, 1973, “CBS” label released “It’s Like You Never Left”, the fourth  Dave Mason studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “CBS Studios” in San Francisco, “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, “Sunset Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Dave Mason.

Personnel:

  • Dave Mason – vocals, guitar, synthesizers, arrangements
  • Graham Nash, John Batdorf– vocals
  • Clydie King, Julia Tillman Waters, Kathleen Saroyan, Maxine Willard Waters – backing vocals
  • Mark Jordan – piano, organ
  • Chuck Rainey, Carl Radle, Charles Fletcher, Greg Reeves, Lonnie Turner – bass
  • Jim Keltner, Rick Jaeger – drums
  • Rocky, Nastyee – congas
  • Denny Morouse, Norma Jean Bell, Steve Madaio – horns
  • Stevie Wonder – harmonica
  • Malcolm Cecil, Malcolm Cecil – co-producer, programming, recording
  • Al Schmitt – recording, mixing
  • Glen Kolotkin – recording

Track listing:

All tracks by Dave Mason, except where noted.

  1. Baby…Please
  2. Every Woman
  3. If You Got Love
  4. Maybe
  5. Headkeeper
  6. Misty Morning Stranger
  7. Silent Partner
  8. Side Tracked – Dave Mason, Rick Jaeger, Lonnie Turner, Mark Jordan
  9. The Lonely One
  10. It’s Like You Never Left

 

 

On October 20, 1998.

On October 20, 1998, “Verve” label released “Gershwin’s World”, the 42nd Herbie Hancock album. It was recorded March – June 1998, and was produced by Robert Sadin.

Personnel:

  • Herbie Hancock– piano, organ, arranger, liner notes
  • Stevie Wonder– vocals, harmonica, arranger
  • Joni Mitchell– vocals
  • Chick Corea– piano
  • Stanley Clarke– bass
  • Ira Coleman – bass, production assistant
  • James Carter– soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Alex Al – bass
  • Toby Appel – viola
  • Cyro Baptista– percussion
  • Kathleen Battle– soprano, vocals
  • Ronnie Bauch – violin
  • Martha Caplin – concert master, violin
  • Terri Lyne Carrington– drums, production assistant
  • Susannah Chapman – cello
  • Catherine Cho – violin
  • Sarah Clarke – principal viola
  • Charles Curtis – cello
  • Nicolas Danielson – violin
  • Marji Danilow – bass
  • Madou Dembelle – djembe
  • Matthew Dine – English horn
  • Massamba Diop – talking drum
  • Karen Dreyfus – viola
  • Jennifer Frautschi – violin
  • Kenny Garrett– alto saxophone
  • Marlon Graves – guitar, mixing, percussion
  • Michael Finn – principal bassoon
  • Brian Greene – oboe
  • Bireyma Guiye – percussion
  • Eddie Henderson – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Cynde Iverson – bassoon
  • Gene Jackson – drums
  • Joanna Jenner – violin
  • Renee Jolles – violin Eastman School of Music
  • Chris Komer – horn
  • Bakithi Kumalo– bass, guitar
  • Elizabeth Mann – flute
  • Cheik Mbaye – percussion
  • Melissa Meel – cello
  • Katherine Murdock – viola
  • Charles Neidich– clarinet, E flat clarinet
  • Ahling Neu – viola
  • Donald Palma – principal bass
  • Ellen Payne – violin
  • Todd Phillips – violin
  • Nardo Poy – viola
  • William Purvis – principal horn
  • Richard Rood – violin
  • Eriko Sato – principal violin
  • Wayne Shorter– soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • David Singer – clarinet
  • Mina Smith – cello
  • Clavin Wiersman – violin
  • Peter Winograd – violin
  • Asmira Woodward-Page – violin
  • Eric Wyrick – violin
  • Naoko Tanaka – violin
  • Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
  • Robert Sadin – arranger, audio production, drum programming, liner notes, percussion programming, programming
  • David Charles Abell – consultant
  • Dave Darlington – engineer
  • Rob Eaton – audio engineer, engineer
  • Clark Germain – audio engineer, engineer
  • Steve Genewick – assistant
  • Robi Banerji, Thom Cadley, Fred Hedemark, Pete Karam – Ron Martinez, Jason Stasium, Brett Swain, David Swope, Kayo Teramoto – assistant engineer
  • Andreas Meyer – digital editing
  • Pedro Moreira – assistant, music assistant
  • Melinda Murphy – production coordination
  • Darcy Proper, Bill Airey Smith – digital editing
  • Rob Rapley – digital editing, engineer
  • Doug Sax, Mark Wilder – mastering
  • Al Schmitt – surround mix
  • Rich Breen – tracking engineer
  • Bruce Swedien, Brian Vibberts– mixing
  • Camille Tominaro, Tom Truslow – production coordination
  • Todd Whitelock – audio engineer, engineer
  • Istvan Banyai – artwork, illustrations
  • Jimmy Katz – photography, session photographer
  • James Minchin – cover photo, photography
  • Robert Zuckerman – session photographer
  • Theodora Kuslan – release coordinator

Track listing:

  1. Overture (Fascinating Rhythm)
  2. It Ain’t Necessarily So
  3. The Man I Love
  4. Here Come De Honey Man
  5. Louis Blues
  6. Lullaby
  7. Blueberry Rhyme
  8. It Ain’t Necessarily So Interlude
  9. Cotton Tail
  10. Summertime
  11. My Man’s Gone Now
  12. Prelude In C# Minor
  13. Concerto For Piano And Orchestra In G, 2nd Movement
  14. Embraceable You