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On July 22, 2014.

On July 22, 2014, “Tzadik” label released “On Leaves of Grass”, album composed by John Zorn inspired by the works of Walt Whitman. It was recorded in March 2014, at “East Side Sound” in New York City, and was produced by John Zorn and Kazunori Sugiyama.

Personnel:

  • John Medeski- piano
  • Kenny Wollesen- vibraphone
  • Trevor Dunn- bass
  • Joey Baron- drums
  • Ikue Mori- electronics
  • Marc Urselli – engineer, audio mixer

Track listing:

All tracks by John Zorn

  1. Whispers of Heavenly Death
  2. Song at Sunset
  3. Halcyon Days
  4. Portals
  5. Sea Drift
  6. Song of the Open Road
  7. The Body Electric
  8. Mystic Cyphers
  9. America

 

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On January 20, 2017.

On January 20, 2017, “Jagjaguwar” label released “Hang”, the fifth Foxygen studio album. It was recorded in 2017, at “Electro-Vox Studios” in Los Angeles, “Spacebomb Studios” in Richmond, and was produced by Sam France and Jonathan Rado.

Personnel:

  • Sam France – vocals, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Rado – guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, percussion
  • Michael D’Addario – percussion
  • Brian D’Addario – acoustic guitar, bass guitar, piano
  • Trey Pollard – conductor, orchestral arrangements
  • Matthew E. White– arranger
  • Bryce McCormick – score preparation
  • Grace Bauson – harp
  • Stephaine Barrett – cello
  • Jason McComb – cello
  • Shara Stamps – cello
  • Treesa Gold – string contractor, violin
  • Anna Bishop – violin
  • Elise Blake – violin
  • Faith Hofma – violin
  • Stacy Matthews – violin
  • Adrian Pintea – violin
  • Melissa Sunderland – violin
  • Tom Stevens – viola
  • Johanna Beaver – viola
  • Pinson Chanselle – chimes, timpani
  • Reginald Chapman – trombone
  • Scott Flynn – trombone
  • Bryan Hooten – trombone
  • Toby Whitaker – trombone
  • JC Kuhl – tenor saxophone
  • Suzi Fischer – saxophone
  • Kevin Simpson – saxophone
  • Bob Miller – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Rob Quallich – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Taylor Barnett – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Marcus Tenney – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Rick Reiger – clarinet, saxophone
  • Jason Scott – clarinet, saxophone
  • John Winn – clarinet, saxophone
  • Lauren Serpa – flute
  • Anthony Smith – flute, piccolo flute
  • Laura Smith – oboe
  • Victoria Hamrick – English horn, oboe
  • Erin Lano – French horn
  • Rachel Velvikis – French horn
  • Amanda Winger – French horn
  • Stephanie Ycaza – tuba
  • Adrian Olsen – engineer
  • Michael Harris – engineer
  • Christopher Cerullo – assistant engineer
  • Cian Riordan – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Sam France and Jonathan Rado.

  1. Follow the Leader
  2. Avalon
  3. Adams
  4. America
  5. On Lankershim
  6. Upon a Hill
  7. Trauma
  8. Rise Up

On January 1, 1961.

On January 1, 1961, “Fantasy” label released “West Side Story”, the 27th Cal Tjader album. It was recorded on October 18, 1960, and consists of musical numbers from Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story” in jazz arrangements.

Personnel:

  • Cal Tjader- vibraphone
  • Clare Fischer- piano, celeste, musical director
  • Lonnie Hewitt – piano
  • George Roberts- trombone
  • Red Callender- tuba
  • Vincent D’Rosa, James Decker, Richard Perissi – French horns
  • Paul Horn- flute
  • Gerald Vinci, Marshall Sosson, Herman Clebanoff, Amerigo Merino, Leonard Malarsky, Robert Barene, Jack L. Pepper, Henry Sugar, Alvin Dinkin – violins
  • Virginia Majewski – viola, VIctor Gottlieb – cello
  • Carol Gotthoffer – harp
  • Red Mitchell, Victor Venegas – bass
  • Shelly Manne, Milt Holland- drums
  • Mongo Santamaria- conga
  • Willie Bobo- drums, timbales

 Track listing:

All tracks by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, except where noted.

  1. Prologue (Leonard Bernstein) / The Jet Song
  2. Something’s Coming
  3. Maria Interlude
  4. Maria
  5. Tonight
  6. America
  7. Cool
  8. One Hand, One Heart
  9. I Feel Pretty / Somewhere

On October 2, 2018.

On October 2, 2018, Geoffrey Emerick died aged 72. He was recording studio audio engineer and producer, worked with America, Elvis Costello, Badfinger, Art Garfunkel, Jeff Beck, Gino Vannelli, Supertramp, Cheap Trick, Nazareth, Chris Bell, Split Enz, Trevor Rabin, Nick Heyward, Big Country, Gentle Giant, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Ultravox, Matthew Fisher, Kate Bush, Nellie McKay and Robin Trower, but he was best known for his work with The Beatles, on their albums Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles and Abbey Road. For his work in the music recording field, Emerick won “European Edison Award” and four “Grammy Awards”.

On June 2, 2017.

On June 2, 2017, “Bomber Records” label released “America, Location 12”, the sixth Dispatch album. It was recorded 2016 – 2017, and was produced by John Dragonetti and Mike Sawitzke.

Personnel:

  • Brad Corrigan – vocals, guitar, whistle, banjo, charango, drums, percussion, photography
  • John Dragonetti – vocals, guitars, tambourine, bass, bass programming, keyboard, slide synthesizer, clapping, electric bagpipes, drums, drum programming, percussion, mixing, cover art concept, cover photo, photography
  • Pete Francis – vocals, guitar, photography
  • Mike Sawitzke – vocals, guitar, organ, fuzz bass, synthesizer bass, Tom – Tom, trumpet, clapping, shaker, engineer, mixing
  • Chadwick Stokes – vocals, guitar, tambourine, bass, whistle, photography
  • Willy Urmston – banjo
  • Peter Adams – organ, synthesizer, mellotron
  • Claudia Lennear, Jon Reilly – vocals
  • Nicky Rheaume – art direction
  • John Rummen – art direction, layout design

Track listing:

  1. Be Gone
  2. Only the Wild Ones
  3. Curse + Crush
  4. Painted Yellow Lines
  5. Skin the Rabbit
  6. Midnight Lorry
  7. Begin Again
  8. Rice Water
  9. WindyLike
  10. Ghost Town
  11. Atticus Cobain

 

In July 1980.

In July 1980, “United Artists” label released “New Clear Days”, the debut Vapors album. It was recorded 1979 -1980, at “Basing Street Studios” and “The Town House”, and was produced by Vic Coppersmith-Heaven.

Personnel:

  • David Fenton: Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vocals
  • Edward Bazalgette: Lead Guitar
  • Steve Smith: Bass, Backing Vocals
  • Howard Smith: Drums, Percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by David Fenton.

  1. Spring Collection
  2. Turning Japanese
  3. Cold War
  4. America
  5. Trains
  6. Bunkers
  7. News at Ten
  8. Somehow
  9. Sixty Second Interval
  10. Waiting for the Weekend
  11. Letter from Hiro

In June 1974.

In June 1974, “Warner Bros” label released “Holiday”, the fourth America studio  album. It was recorded April – May 1974, at “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by George Martin.

Personnel:

  • Gerry Beckley and Dan Peek – bass, keyboards, guitars
  • Dewey Bunnell – guitars
  • Willie Leacox – drums, percussion
  • George Martin– arranger, keyboards
  • Geoff Emerick- engineering
  • Peter Henderson – tape operator
  • Gary Burden – art direction

Track listing:

  1. Miniature – Gerry Beckley
  2. Tin Man – Dewey Bunnell
  3. Another Try – Gerry Beckley
  4. Lonely People – Dan Peek, Catherine Peek
  5. Glad to See You – Dan Peek
  6. Mad Dog – Gerry Beckley
  7. Hollywood – Dewey Bunnell
  8. Baby It’s Up to You – Gerry Beckley
  9. You – Dan Peek
  10. Old Man Took – Dewey Bunnell
  11. What Does It Matter – Gerry Beckley
  12. In the Country – Dan Peek