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On November 8, 2011.

On November 8, 2011, “Mack Avenue” label released “Conversations with Christian”,  the tenth Christian McBride album. It was recorded in 2011, at “Avatar Studios”, and “MSR Studios” in New York City, “Chicago Recording Company” in Chicago, “LeGonks”  in Los Angeles, and was produced by Christian McBride.

Personnel:

  • Christian McBride – upright bass
  • Angélique Kidjo – vocal
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater – vocal
  • Sting – vocal
  • Gina Gershon – vocal
  • Hank Jones – piano
  • Roy Hargrove – trumpet
  • George Duke – keyboards
  • Regina Carter – violin
  • Ron Blake – saxophone
  • Chick Corea – piano
  • Billy Taylor – piano
  • Russell Malone – guitar
  • Randall Kennedy – creative directo
  • André Kimo – associate producer
  • Mat Lejeune – engineer
  • Fernando Lodeiro – assistant engineer
  • Anna Webber – photography

Track listing:

  1. Afrika – Jean Hébrail, Angélique Kidjo
  2. Fat Bach and Greens – Johann Sebastian Bach, traditional
  3. Consider Me Gone – Sting
  4. Guajeo y Tumbao – Eddie Palmieri
  5. Baubles, Bangles and Beads – George Forrest, Robert Wright
  6. Spiritual – Billy Taylor
  7. It’s Your Thing – O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley
  8. Alone Together – Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz
  9. McDukey Blues – Christian McBride
  10. Tango Improvisation #1 – Chick Corea, Christian McBride
  11. Sister Rosa – Christian McBride
  12. Shake ‘n Blake – Christian McBride
  13. Chitlins and Gefiltefish – Christian McBride
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On November 2, 1999.

On November 2, 1999, “Somethin’ Else” label released “Orfeu”, the 36th Ron Carter album. It was recorded February – March 1999, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Ron Carter.

Personnel:

  • Ron Carter– bass
  • Houston Person– tenor saxophone
  • Stephen Scott– piano
  • Bill Frisell– guitar
  • Payton Crossley – drums
  • Steve Kroon – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Ron Carter except where noted

  1. Saudade
  2. Manhã de Carnaval – Luiz Bonfá, Antônio Maria
  3. Por-Do-Sol
  4. Goin’ Home – Antonin Dvorák, Ron Carter
  5. 117 Special
  6. Obrigado
  7. Samba de Orfeu – Luiz Bonfá, Antonio Maria

 

On September 27, 2011.

On September 27, 2011, “Mack Avenue” label released “The Good Feeling”, album by the Christian McBride Big Band. It was recorded in 2011, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Christian McBride. In 2011, the album won “Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album”.

Personnel:

  • Christian McBride– double bass
  • Steve Wilson– alto saxophone, flute
  • Todd Bashore – alto saxophone, flute
  • Ron Blake– tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute
  • Todd Williams – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Loren Schoenberg– tenor saxophone
  • Carl Maraghi – baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
  • Frank Greene – trumpet
  • Freddie Hendrix – trumpet
  • Nicholas Payton– trumpet
  • Nabati Isles – trumpet
  • James Burton – trombone
  • Steve Davis– trombone
  • Michael Dease– trombone
  • Douglas Purviance– bass trombone
  • Xavier Davis– piano
  • Ulysses Owens– drums
  • Melissa Walker – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Christian McBride except where noted.

  1. Shake ‘n’ Blake
  2. Broadway – Bill Bird, Teddy McRae, Henri Woode
  3. Brother Mister
  4. When I Fall in Love – Edward Heyman, Victor Young
  5. Science Fiction
  6. The Shade of the Cedar Tree
  7. The More I See You – Mack Gordon, Harry Warren
  8. I Should Care – Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston
  9. A Taste of Honey – Ric Marlow, Bobby Scott
  10. Bluesin’ in Alphabet City
  11. In a Hurry

On September 25, 2009.

On September 25, 2009, “ECM” label released “Wait Till You See Her”, the 39th John Abercrombie album. It was recorded in December 2008, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • John Abercrombie – guitar
  • Mark Feldman– violin
  • Thomas Morgan– double bass
  • Joey Baron– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by John Abercrombie except where noted.

  1. Sad Song
  2. Line Up
  3. Wait Till You See Her – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  4. Trio
  5. I’ve Overlooked Before
  6. Anniversary Waltz
  7. Out of Towner
  8. Chic of Araby

 

On September 11, 2000.

On September 11, 2000, “Verve” label released “Sci-Fi”, the fourth Christian McBride studio album. It was recorded in February 2000, at “Avatar Studios”, and was produced by Christian McBride.

Personnel:

  • Christian McBride – upright and electric bass, keyboards
  • Ron Blake– tenor and soprano sax
  • Shedrick Mitchell – piano, electric piano
  • Rodney Green – drums
  • Herbie Hancock– piano
  • Dianne Reeves– vocalese
  • Toots Thielemans– harmonica
  • James Carter– bass clarinet
  • David Gilmore– acoustic and electric guitar
  • Joe Ferla – recording, mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Christian McBride, except where noted.

  1. Aja – Walter Becker, Donald Fagen
  2. Uhura’s Moment Returned
  3. Xerxes
  4. Lullaby for a Ladybug
  5. Science Fiction
  6. Walking on the Moon – Sting
  7. Havona – Jaco Pastorius
  8. I’ll Guess I’ll Have to Forget
  9. Butterfly Dreams – Stanley Clarke
  10. Via Mwandishi
  11. The Sci-fi Outro

On June 10, 2008.

On June 10, 2008, “ATO” label released “Evil Urges”, the fifth My Morning Jacket studio album. It was recorded in November 2007, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Joe Chiccarelli and Jim James.

Personnel:

  • Jim James- vocals, guitars, bass, drums, percussion, Omnichord
  • Tom “Two Tone Tommy” Blakenship – bass
  • Patrick Hallahan – drums, percussion
  • Carl Broemel- guitars, vocals, pedal steel, lap steel
  • Bo Koster – keyboards, programming, vocals, piano, synthesizers, organ, Rhodes, percussion
  • Michael Brauer – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Artie Smith – drum technician
  • David Campbell- string arrangements
  • Rick Kwan, Colin Suzuki, Will Hensley, Kyle Mc Innis, Lowell Reynolds, Andy Taub – assistance

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim James, except where noted.

  1. Evil Urges – Jim James, Tom “Two Tone Tommy” Blakenship, Patrick Hallahan, Carl Broemel, Bo Koster
  2. Touch Me I’m Going to Scream Pt. 1
  3. Highly Suspicious
  4. I’m Amazed
  5. Thank You Too!
  6. Sec Walkin
  7. Two Halves
  8. Librarian
  9. Look at You
  10. Aluminum Park
  11. Remnants
  12. Smokin from Shootin
  13. Touch Me I’m Going to Scream Pt. 2
  14. Good Intentions

 

 

 

On May 10, 2005.

On May 10, 2005, “Blue Note” label released “Joyous Encounter”, the 22nd Joe Lovano album. It was recorded in September 2004, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Joe Lovano.

Personnel:

  • Joe Lovano – curved soprano, soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Hank Jones – piano
  • George Mraz – bass
  • Paul Motian – drums

Track listing:

  1. Autumn in New York – Vernon Duke
  2. Bird’s Eye View – Joe Lovano
  3. Don’t Ever Leave Me – Thad Jones
  4. Alone Together – Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz
  5. Six and Four – Oliver Nelson
  6. Pannonica – Thelonious Monk
  7. Consummation – Hank Jones
  8. Quiet Lady -Thad Jones
  9. Joyous Encounter – Joe Lovano
  10. A Child Is Born – Thad Jones
  11. Crescent – John Coltrane