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On April 21, 1998.

On April 21, 1998, “Enja” label released “Light Breeze”, the 18th Franco Ambrosetti album. It was recorded in 1997, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Matthias Winckelmann.

Personnel:

  • Franco Ambrosetti– flugelhorn
  • John Abercrombie– guitar
  • Antonio Faraò– piano
  • Miroslav Vitous– bass
  • Billy Drummond– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Franco Ambrosetti except where noted

  1. Versace – Daniel Humair
  2. Silli’s Nest (Interlude 1)
  3. Deborah – Gian Luca Ambrosetti
  4. Culture and Sensitivity (Interlude 2) – John Abercrombie
  5. Contempo Latinsky
  6. Elegia (Interlude 3) – Antonio Faraò
  7. My Foolish Heart – Victor Young, Ned Washington
  8. Virtuosismo (Interlude 4) – Miroslav Vitous
  9. One for the Kids – George Gruntz
  10. Percussion Dreams (Interlude 5) – Billy Drummond
  11. Giant Steps – John Coltrane
  12. Silli in the Sky
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On April 21, 1997.

On April 21, 1997, “Delicious Vinyl” label released “Shelter”, the fourth Brand New Heavies studio album. It was recorded 1996 – 1997, and was produced by Simon Bartholomew, Siedah Garrett, Jan Kincaid and Andrew Levy.

Personnel:

  • Simon Bartholomew – guitars
  • Siedah Garrett– vocals
  • Jan Kincaid – vocals, keyboards, drums
  • Andrew Levy – bass, percussion
  • Bob Power, Mark “Spike” Stent – mixing
  • Kevin Metcalfe – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Simon Bartholomew, Siedah Garrett, Jan Kincaid and Andrew Levy, except where noted.

  1. I Like It
  2. Sometimes
  3. Shelter
  4. You Are the Universe
  5. Crying Water
  6. Day by Day
  7. Feels Like Right
  8. Highest High
  9. Stay Gone
  10. You’ve Got a Friend – Carole King
  11. Once Twice Enough
  12. After Forever
  13. Last to Know

On April 21, 2017.

On April 21, 2017, “Eagle Rock Entertainment” label released “Novum”, the twelfth Procol Harum studio album. It was recorded October – December 2016, and was produced by Dennis Weinreich.

Personnel:

  • Gary Brooker– piano, accordion, vocals
  • Josh Phillips– organ, vocals
  • Geoff Whitehorn– guitar
  • Matt Pegg– bass guitar
  • Geoff Dunn– drums

Track listing:

Music by Gary Brooker, and Josh Phillips, except where noted. Lyrics by Pete Brown, except where noted.

  1. I Told On You
  2. Last Chance Motel
  3. Image of the Beas – music Gary Brooker, Josh Philips, Geoff Whitehorn
  4. Soldier – lyrics Gary Brooker
  5. Don’t Get Caught
  6. Neighbour
  7. Sunday Morning
  8. Businessman
  9. Can’t Say That
  10. The Only One
  11. Somewhen – lyrics Gary Brooker

 

On April 21, 2017.

On April 21, 2017, “Island” label released “8”, the eighth Incubus studio album. It was recorded 2016 – 2017, and was produced by Leandro Dusso Jr., Brandon Boyd, Michael Einziger, Jose Pasillas II, Chris Kilmore and Ben Kenney.

Personnel:

  • Brandon Boyd– lead vocals, guitar, melodies, percussion, art direction
  • Michael Einziger– guitar, piano, backing vocals, string orchestration and arrangements, conducting, additional engineering
  • Jose Pasillas II– drums
  • Chris Kilmore– piano, keyboards, mellotron, organ, turntables
  • Ben Kenney– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • James Monti – engineer
  • Cameron Barton – assistant engineer
  • Matt Tuggle – 2nd engineer
  • Bryan Dimaio – 3rd engineer
  • Gabe Sackier, Todd Hurtt – additional engineering
  • Gentry Studer – mastering
  • Brantley Gutierrez – art direction, band photography
  • Alberto Erazo – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Brandon Boyd, Michael Einziger, Jose Pasillas II, Chris Kilmore and Ben Kenney.

  1. No Fun
  2. Nimble Bastard
  3. State of the Art
  4. Glitterbomb
  5. Undefeated
  6. Loneliest
  7. When I Became a Man
  8. Familiar Faces
  9. Love in a Time of Surveillance
  10. Make No Sound in the Digital Forest
  11. Throw Out the Map

On April 21, 2017.

On April 21, 2017, “Daylighting” label released “Risk to Exist”, the sixth Maximo Park studio album. It was recorded in 2016, at “The Loft” in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by Tom Schick.

Personnel:

  • Paul Smith – vocals
  • Duncan Lloyd – guitars
  • Lukas Wooller – keyboards
  • Tom English – drums
  • Mimi Parker– backing vocals
  • Paul Rafferty – bass guitar

Track listing:

  1. What Did We Do to You to Deserve This?
  2. Get High (No, I Don’t)
  3. What Equals Love?
  4. Risk to Exist
  5. I’ll Be Around
  6. Work and Then Wait
  7. The hero
  8. The Reason I Am Here
  9. Make What You Can
  10. Respond to the Feeling
  11. Alchemy

 

On April 21, 2016.

Prince

On April 21, 2016,  Prince Roger Nelson died aged 57. He was singer, musician, composer, arranger, producer and actor,  one of the most successful and influential artists of the modern music. He recorded thirty-nine studio albums, four live albums, eight compilation albums, seventeen video albums, thirteen extended plays and one posthumous album. Prince won seven “Grammy Awards, six “American Music Awards”, a “Golden Globe Award”, and “Academy Award” for the 1984 film “Purple Rain”. In 2004, he was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”. Magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked him at number 27 on their list of “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”.

 

On April 21, 2003.

Nina Simone

On April 21, 2003, Eunice Kathleen Waymon aka Nina Simone, died aged 70. She was singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist. In her career, Simone has recorded more than forty albums. Many famous musicians have cited Simone as their influence, among the others: Aretha Franklin, Adele, David Bowie, Antony and the Johnsons, Dianne Reeves , Sade , Beyoncé,  Janis Joplin , Nick Cave, Jeff Buckley, Van Morrison, Elkie Brooks, Lena Horne, Bono, Cat Stevens, Peter Gabriel, Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill, Elton John, Alicia Keys and Lana Del Rey. John Lennon cited Simone’s version of “I Put a Spell on You” as a inspiration for the Beatles’ song “Michelle”.

For her work, Simone received various awards including:

  • In 2000, “Grammy Hall of Fame Award”for her interpretation of “I Love You, Porgy”
  • Honorary degrees in music and humanities, from the “University of Massachusetts Amherst” and “Malcolm X College”
  • Honorary degree by the “Curtis Institute of Music”
  • In 2002, city of Nijmegen, in Netherlands, named a street the “Nina Simone straat
  • In 2009, Simone was inducted into the “North Carolina Music Hall of Fame”
  • In 2010, her home town Tryon, in North Carolina, placed her statue in the “Trade Street”