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On March 23, 1999.

On March 23, 1999, “Elektra” label released “Inside”, the 20th David Sanborn album. It was recorded in 1998, at “Camel Island” in New Jersey, “Avatar Studios”, “Hiatus Studios”, “Sound On Sound” and “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Marcus Miller and David Isaac.

Personnel:

  • David Sanborn – alto saxophone
  • Marcus Miller – keyboards, Rhodes piano, guitar, bass, drums, clarinet, backing vocals, arrangements, engineer
  • Ricky Peterson – Hammond B3 organ
  • Gil Goldstein – electric piano, arrangements
  • Davis Isaac – keyboards
  • Marvin Sewell – National resaphonic guitar
  • Dean Brown – guitar
  • Bill Frisell – guitar
  • Fareed Haque – acoustic guitar
  • Gene Lake – drums
  • Don Alias – percussion
  • Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone
  • Ronnie Cuber – baritone saxophone
  • Lenny Pickett – tenor saxophone
  • Wallace Roney – trumpet
  • Hank Roberts – cello
  • Cassandra Wilson – lead vocals
  • Eric Benét – lead and backing vocals
  • Lalah Hathaway – lead and backing vocals
  • Sting – lead vocals
  • Davis Isaac – engineer
  • Goh Hotada – engineer, mixing
  • Paul Mitchell – engineer
  • Malcolm Pollack – engineer
  • Dean Sharenow – engineer
  • Takamasa Hondu – assistant engineer
  • John R. Reigert III – assistant engineer
  • Rory Romano – assistant engineer
  • Mike Tocci – assistant engineer
  • Zach Wind – assistant engineer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Bibi Green – production coordinator
  • Jennifer Roddie – art direction, design
  • Michael Wilson – cover photography
  • Eric Johnson – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Marcus Miller, except where noted.

  1. Corners (For Herbie)
  2. Day Dreaming – Aretha Franklin
  3. Trance
  4. Brother Ray
  5. Lisa – David Sanborn
  6. When I’m With You
  7. Naked Moon
  8. Cane – Meshell Ndegeocello
  9. Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
  10. Miss You – David Sanborn

On March 16, 2012.

On March 16, 2012, “ECM” label released “All Our Reasons” the eleventh Billy Hart album. It was recorded in June 2011, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Billy Hart – drums
  • Mark Turner – tenor sax
  • Ethan Iverson – piano
  • Ben Street – double bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Hart, except where noted

  1. Song for Balkis
  2. Ohnedaruth – Ethan Iverson, based on Giant Steps
  3. Tolli’s Dance
  4. Nostalgia for the Impossible – Ethan Iverson
  5. Duchess
  6. Nigeria – Mark Turner
  7. Wasteland – Mark Turner
  8. Old Wood – Ethan Iverson
  9. Imke’s March

On February 27, 2001.

On February 27, 2001, “Arkadia Jazz” label released “One Day, Forever”, the 31st Benny Golson album. It was recorded in November 1996, September 1999, October 2000, at “Sandhausen Studios” in Germany, “Avatar Studios” and “Patrych Recording” in New York City, and was produced by Bob Karcy.

Personnel:

  • Benny Golson – tenor saxophone, conductor, arranger
  • Shirley Horn – vocals
  • Art Farmer – trumpet
  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Geoff Keezer – piano
  • Lara Downes – piano
  • Mulgrew Miller – piano
  • Bill Mays – keyboards
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Dwayne Burno – bass
  • Carl Allen – drums
  • Joe Farnsworth – drums
  • Robert Carlisle, John Clark – French horn
  • Elizabeth Mann – flute
  • Gerard Reuter – oboe
  • Clay Ruede, David Heiss, Diane Barere, Eliana Mendoza, Erik Friedlander, Eugene Moye, Frederick Zlotkin, Jeanne Leblanc, Joseph Kimura, Lanny Paykin, Maxine Neuman, Richard Locker – cello
  • Dennis Wall – engineer

 Track listing:

All tracks by Benny Golson

  1. One Day, Forever (I Remember Miles)
  2. Blue Walk
  3. Killer Joe
  4. Are You Real?
  5. Sad to Say
  6. Out of the Past
  7. Blues Alley
  8. Along Came Betty
  9. On Gossamer Wings

On February 9, 1999.

On February 9, 1999, “Winter & Winter” label released “Blue Wail”, the fifth Uri Caine studio album. It was recorded in December 1998, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Joe Ferla and Stefan Winter.

Personnel:

  • Uri Caine – piano
  • James Genus – bass
  • Ralph Peterson, Jr. – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Uri Caine except where noted.

  1. Honeysuckle Rose – Fats Waller
  2. Loose Trade
  3. The Face of Space
  4. Digature of the Line
  5. Blue Wail
  6. Stain
  7. Sweet Potato
  8. Bones Don’t Cry
  9. Poem for Shulamit
  10. Fireball
  11. Honeysuckle Rose – Fats Waller

On January 13, 2009.

On January 13, 2009, “Nonesuch” label released “Compass”, the 14th Joshua Redman album. It was recorded in March 2008, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by James Farber and Joshua Redman.

Personnel:

  • Joshua Redman – soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Larry Grenadier – bass
  • Reuben Rogers – bass
  • Brian Blade – drums
  • Gregory Hutchinson – drums
  • Justin Gerrish – assistant engineer
  • Rick Kwan – mixing assistant
  • Greg Calbi – mastering, remastering
  • James Farber – audio engineer
  • Karina Benznicki – production supervisor
  • Eli Cane – production coordination
  • Ronen Givony – editorial coordinator
  • John Gall – design
  • Michael Wilson – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Joshua Redman, except where noted.    

  1. Uncharted – Larry Grenadier, Gregory Hutchinson, Joshua Redman, Reuben Rogers
  2. Faraway
  3. Identity Thief
  4. Just Like You
  5. Hutchhiker’s Guide
  6. Ghost
  7. Insomnomaniac
  8. Moonlight – Ludwig van Beethoven
  9. Un Peu Fou
  10. March – Larry Grenadier
  11. Round Reuben
  12. Little Dirty
  13. Through the Valley – Brian Blade

On October 20, 1998.

On October 20, 1998, “DIW” label release “Forbidden Blues”, the 14th James Blood Ulmer album. It was recorded July – September 1996, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Kazunori Sugiyama and James Blood Ulmer.

Personnel:

  • James Blood Ulmer – vocals, guitar, flute
  • Charles Burnham – violin 
  • Michael Musutafa – keyboards 
  • Calvin X Jones – acoustic bass 
  • Amin Ali – electric bass 
  • Calvin Weston – drums
  • Dana Manno – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by James Blood Ulmer

  1. What Is
  2. Forbidden Blues
  3. Eviction
  4. Do You Wanna
  5. Forget Not
  6. High Yellow
  7. Hymn
  8. We Got to Get Together
  9. Inspiration

On October 4, 1999.

On October 4, 1999, “ECM” label released “Prime Directive”, the twelve Dave Holland album. It was recorded in December 1998, at “Avatar Studios” in New Your City, and was produced by Dave Holland.

Personnel:

  • Dave Holland – double bass
  • Chris Potter – soprano, alto and tenor saxophone
  • Robin Eubanks – trombone
  • Steve Nelson – vibraphone, marimba
  • Billy Kilson – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Dave Holland except where noted.

  1. Prime Directive
  2. Looking Up
  3. Make Believe
  4. A Seeking Spirit – Robin Eubanks
  5. High Wire – Chris Potter
  6. Jugglers Parade
  7. Candelight Vigil – Steve Nelson
  8. Wonders Never Cease – Billy Kilson
  9. Down Time

On September 30, 2013.

On September 30, 2013, “ECM” label released “39 Steps”, the 44th John Abercrombie album. It was recorded in April 2013, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • John Abercrombie– guitar
  • Marc Copland– piano
  • Drew Gress– double bass
  • Joey Baron– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by John Abercrombie except where noted.

  1. Vertigo
  2. LST – Marc Copland
  3. Bacharach
  4. Greenstreet
  5. As It Stands
  6. Spellbound – Marc Copland
  7. Another Ralph’s
  8. Shadow of a Doubt – John Abercrombie, Marc Copland, Joey Baron, Drew Gress
  9. 39 Steps
  10. Melancholy Baby – Ernie Burnett, George A. Norton

On September 27, 2005.

On September 27, 2005, “Nonesuch” label released “Day Is Done”, the 18th Brad Mehldau album (credited to Brad Mehldau Trio). It was recorded in March 2005, at “Avatar Studios” in New York, NY, and was produced by Brad Mehldau.

Personnel:

  • Brad Mehldau- piano
  • Larry Grenadier- bass
  • Jeff Ballard- drums
  • James Farber – engineer
  • Mark Wilder – mastering
  • Doyle Partners – design
  • Diane Cook, Len Jenshel, Roberto Masotti – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Brad Mehldau except where noted.

  1. Knives Out – Radiohead
  2. Alfie – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  3. Martha My Dear – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  4. Day Is Done – Nick Drake
  5. Artis
  6. Turtle Town
  7. She’s Leaving Home – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  8. Granada – Chris Cheek
  9. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover – Paul Simon
  10. No Moon at All – Redd Evans, David Mann

On September 24, 2002.

On September 24, 2002, “Lava” label released “In Absentia”, the seventh Porcupine Tree studio album. It was recorded March – April 2002, at “Avatar Studios” in New York, and was produced by Steven Wilson.

Personnel:

  • Steven Wilson– vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, piano, keyboards, banjo
  • Richard Barbieri– analog synths, mellotron, Hammond organ, keyboards
  • Colin Edwin– bass guitar
  • Gavin Harrison– drums, percussion
  • Aviv Geffen– backing vocals
  • John Wesley–additional guitar, backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Steven Wilson, except where noted.

  1. Blackest Eyes
  2. Trains
  3. Lips of Ashes
  4. The Sound of Muzak
  5. Gravity Eyelids
  6. Wedding Nails – Richard Barbieri, Steven Wilson
  7. Prodigal
  8. 3
  9. The Creator Has a Masterpiece
  10. Strip the Soul – Colin Edwin, Steven Wilson
  11. Strip the Soul
  12. Collapse the Light into Earth