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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

 

 

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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

On September 19, 2006.

On September 19, 2006, “Verve” label released “From This Moment On”, the ninth Diana Krall studio album. It was recorded in 2006, at “Capitol Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Diana Krall and Tommy LiPuma.

Personnel:

  • Diana Krall– vocals, piano; arrangements
  • Gil Castellanos, Terell Stafford– trumpet
  • Gerald Clayton, Tamir Hendelman– piano
  • Jeff Clayton– alto and soprano saxophone
  • Anthony Wilson – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Rickey Woodard – tenor saxophone
  • John Clayton– bass, arrangements, conducting
  • Ira Nepus – trombone
  • Jeff Hamilton– drums
  • The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
  • Rick Fernandez, Dan Johnson, Joe Napolitano, Bill Smith, Paul Smith – assistant engineering
  • Steve Genewick – Pro Toolsengineering, recording
  • Al Schmitt– mixing, recording
  • Doug Sax, Sangwook Nam – mastering
  • Hollis King – art direction
  • Coco Shinomiya – design
  • Sam Taylor-Wood– back cover photography
  • Bruce Weber– photography

Track listing:

  1. It Could Happen to You – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  2. Isn’t This a Lovely Day – Irving Berlin
  3. How Insensitive – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Norman Gimbel
  4. Exactly Like You – Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields
  5. From This Moment On – Cole Porter
  6. I Was Doing All Right – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  7. Little Blue Girl – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  8. Day In Day Out – Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer
  9. Willow Weep for Me – Ann Ronell
  10. Come Dance With Me – Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn
  11. It Was a Beautiful Day in August / You Can Depend on Me – Ray Brown, Charles Carpenter, Louis Dunlap, Earl Hines

 

On May 31, 2005.

On May 31, 2005, “Verve” label released “Rock Swings”, album  by Paul Anka. It was recorded in November 2004, and was produced by Paul Anka.

Personnel:

  • Paul Anka – vocal, executive producer
  • Jon Bon Jovi – guitar, piano, backing vocals
  • Randy Kerber – piano
  • Mike Lang – piano
  • Jon Crosse – tenor saxophone
  • Vinnie Colaiuta – drums
  • Mike Valerio – bass
  • Larry Koonse – guitar
  • Dean Parks – guitar
  • Emil Richards – vibes
  • Gary Grant, Charles Davis, Larry Hall, Warren Luening, Sal Cracchiolo – trumpet
  • Steve Holtman, Andrew Martin, Alex Iles, Bill Reichenbach, Bob McChesney, Bryant Byers – trombone
  • Gene Cipriano – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Dan Higgins, Greg Huckins – alto saxophone, flute
  • Bill Liston – tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet
  • Joel Peskin – bass clarinet, baritone saxophone
  • Joel Derouin, Bruce Dukov – concert-master, violin
  • Rebecca Bunnell, Mario De Leon, Tiffany Yi Hu, Patricia Johnson, Peter Kent, Miran Kojian, Haim Shtrum, Mari Tsumura, Shari Zippert, Kirstin Fife, Razdan Kuyumjian, Dennis Molchan, Les Terry, Jennifer Munday, Anatoly Rosinsky, Charles Everett, Armen Garabedian, Berj Garabedian, Darius Campo – violin
  • Marilyn Baker, Jorge Moraga, James Ross, Harry Shirinian, Karie Prescott, Evan Wilson, Simon Oswell, Pam Goldsmith – viola
  • Larry Corbett, Vanessa Freebairn-Smith, Miguel Martinez, Steve Richards, Andrew Shulman, Anne Karam, Ernie Ehrhardt – cello
  • Peter Doubrovsky, Frances Liu-Wu – bass
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • Brad Warnaar, Jim Atkinson, Kurt Snyder: French horn
  • Alex Christensen – session producer
  • Al Schmitt – session engineer
  • Jon Crosse – conductor
  • Patrick Williams, Randy Kerber, John Clayton – session arrangers, conductors

Track listing:

  1. Eye of the Tiger
  2. Jump
  3. Everybody Hurts
  4. Wonderwall
  5. Black Hole Sun
  6. It’s My Life
  7. It’s a Sin
  8. True
  9. Smells Like Teen Spirit
  10. Hello
  11. Eyes Without a Face
  12. Lovecats
  13. The Way You Make Me Feel
  14. Tears in Heaven

In November 1969.

In November 1969, “RCA” label released “Volunteers”, the fifth Jefferson Airplane album. It was recorded in April 1969, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Al Schmitt.

Personnel:

  • Grace Slick– vocals, piano, organ, recorder
  • Paul Kantner– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Marty Balin– vocals, percussion
  • Jorma Kaukonen– lead guitar, vocals
  • Jack Casady– bass
  • Spencer Dryden– drums, percussion
  • Nicky Hopkins– piano
  • Stephen Stills– Hammond organ
  • Jerry Garcia– pedal steel guitar
  • Joey Covington– congas, chair
  • David Crosby– sailboat
  • Ace of Cups– vocals
  • Bill Laudner– lead vocals
  • Rich Schmitt – engineer
  • Maurice (Pat Ieraci) – 16-track
  • Gut – album design, ate PB & J
  • Milton Burke, Jefferson Airplane – album design
  • Jim Marshall – cover photo
  • Jim Smircich – back photo
  • Littie Herbie Greene – PB & J photo

Track listing:

  1. We Can Be Together – Paul Kantner
  2. Good Shepherd – traditional, arr. by Jorma Kaukonen
  3. The Farm – Paul Kantner, Gary Blackman
  4. Hey Frederick – Grace Slick
  5. Turn My Life Down – Jorma Kaukonen
  6. Wooden Ships – David Crosby, Paul Kantner, Stephen Stills
  7. Eskimo Blue Day – Grace Slick, Paul Kantner
  8. A Song for All Seasons – Spencer Drtden
  9. Meadowlands – Lev Knipper
  10. Volunteers – Marty Balin, Paul Kantner

 

In October 1973.

In October 1973, “Asylum” label released “For Everyman”, the second Jackson Browne studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Sunset Sound” and “Studio One” in Hollywood, and was produced by Jackson Browne. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number at 457 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.

Personnel:

  • Jackson Browne – vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, rhythm guitar
  • David Crosby– harmony vocals
  • Craig Doerge– piano
  • Wilton Felder– bass guitar
  • Glenn Frey– harmony vocals
  • Doug Haywood – bass, harmony vocals
  • Don Henley– harmony vocals
  • Rockaday Johnnie (Elton John) – piano
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow– pedal steel
  • Russ Kunkel– drums
  • David Lindley– acoustic guitar, electric fiddle, electric guitar, lap steel guitar
  • Gary Mallaber– drums
  • Mickey McGee– drums
  • Joni Mitchell– electric piano
  • Spooner Oldham– organ
  • David Paich– piano
  • Bill Payne– piano
  • Bonnie Raitt– harmony vocals
  • Leland Sklar– bass
  • Mike Utley– organ
  • John Haeny– engineer
  • Al Schmitt– engineer, mixing
  • Kent Nebergall, Rick Tarantini – assistant engineer
  • Greg Ladanyi– mastering
  • Anthony Hudson – art direction, design
  • Alan F. Blumenthal – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jackson Browne except where noted:

  1. Take It Easy – Jackson Browne, Glenn Frey
  2. Our Lady of the Well
  3. Colors of the Sun
  4. I Thought I Was a Child
  5. These Days
  6. Redneck Friend
  7. The Times You’ve Come
  8. Ready or Not
  9. Sing My Songs to Me
  10. For Everyman

 

In September 1968.

In September 1968, “RCA Victor” label released “Crown of Creation”, the fourth Jefferson Airplane studio album. It was recorded February – June 1958, at “RCA Victor Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Al Schmitt.

Personnel:

  • Marty Balin– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Grace Slick– vocals, piano, organ
  • Paul Kantner– rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Jorma Kaukonen– lead guitar, vocals
  • Spencer Dryden– drums, piano, organ, vocals
  • Jack Casady– Yggdrasil bass
  • Charles Cockey – guitar, vocals
  • David Crosby– guitar
  • Tim Davis– congas
  • Bill Goodwin– talking drums
  • Dan Woody – bongos
  • Gene Twombly – sound effects
  • Richie Schmitt – engineer
  • Pat Ieraci – 8-Track
  • Hiro– cover and back photo
  • USAF– bomb photo
  • Van Hamersveld– album design, art direction

Track listing:

  1. Lather – Grace Slick
  2. In Time – Paul Kantner, Marty Balin
  3. Triad – David Crosby
  4. Star Track – Jorma Kaukonen
  5. Share a Little Joke – Marty Balin
  6. Chushingura – Spencer Dryden
  7. If You Feel – Marty Balin, Gary Blackman
  8. Crown of Creation – Paul Kantner
  9. Ice Cream Phoenix – Jorma Kaukonen, Charles Cockey
  10. Greasy Heart – Grace Slick
  11. The House at Pooneil Corners – Paul Kantner, Marty Balin