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On June 27, 2006.

On June 27, 2006, “Nonesuch” label released “House on Hill” the 17th Brad Mehldau album. It was recorded October 2002 – March 2005 at “Avatar Studios” in New York, NY, and was produced by Matt Pierson and Brad Mehldau.

Personnel:

  • Brad Mehldau– piano
  • Larry Grenadier– bass
  • Jorge Rossy– drums
  • James Farber – recording, mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Benita Raphan – artwork
  • Lourdes Delgado – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Brad Mehldau.

  1. August Ending
  2. House on Hill
  3. Bealtine
  4. Boomer
  5. Backyard
  6. Fear and Trembling
  7. Embers
  8. Happy Tune
  9. Waiting for Eden

On June 9, 1999.

On June 9, 1999, “ECM” label released “Open Land”, the 26th John Abercrombie album. It was recorded in September 1998, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • John Abercrombie – guitar
  • Kenny Wheeler– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Joe Lovano– tenor saxophone
  • Mark Feldman– violin
  • Dan Wall– Hammond organ
  • Adam Nussbaum– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by John Abercrombie except where noted.

  1. Just in Tune
  2. Pen Land
  3. Spring Song
  4. Gimme Five
  5. Speak Easy
  6. Little Booker
  7. Free Piece Suit(e) – John Abercrombie, Adam Nussbaum, Dan Wall, Joe Lovano, Kenny Wheeler, Mark Feldman
  8. Remember When
  9. That’s for Sure

 

On May 7, 2013.

On May 7, 2013, “Nonesuch” label released “Walking Shadows”, the 15th Joshua Redman studio album. It was recorded in September 2012, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Brad Mehldau.

Personnel:

  • Joshua Redman– tenor saxophone
  • Brad Mehldau– piano
  • Larry Grenadier– bass
  • Brian Blade– drums
  • Dan Coleman- string arrangements, orchestra director
  • Avril Brown – violin
  • Christina Courtin– violin
  • Karen Karlsrud – violin
  • Ann Leathers – violin
  • Katherine Livolsi-Landau – violin
  • Joanna Maurer – violin
  • Courtney Orlando – violin
  • Yuri Vodovos – violin
  • Vincent Lionti – viola
  • Daniel Panner – viola
  • Dov Scheindlin – viola
  • Stephanie Cummins – cello
  • Eugene Moye – cello
  • Ellen Westermann – cello
  • Timothy Cobb– bass
  • Pamela Sklar – flute
  • Robert Carlisle – French horn

Track listing:

  1. The Folks Who Live on the Hill – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
  2. Lush Life – Billy Strayhorn
  3. Stop This Train – John Mayer, Pino Palladino
  4. Adagio – Johann Sebastian Bach
  5. Easy Living – Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin
  6. Doll Is Mine – Amadeo Maria Pace, Kazu Makino, Simone Maria Pace
  7. Infant Eyes – Wayne Shorter
  8. Let It Be – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  9. Final Hour – Joshua Redman
  10. The Last Glimpse of Gotham – Brad Mehldau
  11. Stardust – Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish
  12. Let Me Down Easy – Joshua Redman

 

On May 6, 2016.

On May 6, 2016, “ECM” label released “In Movement”, the 37th Jack DeJohnette album. It was recorded in 2015, “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Jack DeJohnette– drums, piano, electronic percussion
  • Ravi Coltrane– sopranino saxophone, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Matthew Garrison– electric bass, electronics

Track listing:

All tracks by Ravi Coltrane, Jack DeJohnette and Matthew Garrison except where noted.

  1. Alabama – John Coltrane
  2. In Movement
  3. Two Jimmys
  4. Blue in Green – Miles Davis, Bill Evans
  5. Serpentine Fire – Reginald Burke, Maurice White, Verdine White
  6. Lydia – Jack DeJohnette
  7. Rashied – Ravi Coltrane, Jack DeJohnette
  8. Soulful Ballad – Jack DeJohnette

On April 21, 2017.

On April 21, 2017, “ECM” label released “The Dreamer Is the Dream”, the 20th Chris Potter album. It was recorded in June 2016, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Chris Potter- soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, flute, Ilimba, samples
  • David Virelles- piano, celeste
  • Joe Martin- double bass
  • Marcus Gilmore- drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Chris Potter.

  1. Heart in Hand
  2. Ilimba
  3. The Dreamer Is the Dream
  4. Memory and Desire
  5. Yasodhara
  6. Sonic Anomaly

 

On April 4, 1998.

On April 4, 1998, “ECM” label released “Points of View”, the first Dave Holland’s Quintet, and eleventh Dave Holland album overall. It was recorded in September 1997, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Dave Holland.

Personnel:

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

Track listing:

All tracks by Dave Holland except where noted.

  1. The Balance
  2. Mister B.
  3. Bedouin Trail
  4. Metamorphos – Robin Eubanks
  5. Ario
  6. Herbaceous
  7. The Benevolent One – Steve Wilson
  8. :05
  9. Serenade – Steve Nelson

 

On March 27, 2001.

On March 27, 2001, “Warner Bros” label released “Passage of Time”, the tenth Joshua Redman album. It was recorded in June 2000, at “Avatar Studios”,  “River Sound” and “Sterling Sound” in New York City, and was produced by Joshua Redman.

Personnel:

  • Joshua Redman– tenor saxophone
  • Aaron Goldberg– piano
  • Reuben Rogers– bass
  • Gregory Hutchinson – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Joshua Redman.

  1. Before
  2. Free Speech, Phase I – Declaration
  3. Free Speech, Phase II – Discussion
  4. Our Minuet
  5. Bronze
  6. Time
  7. Enemies Within
  8. After

 

On March 20, 2012.

On March 20, 2012, “Nonesuch” label released “Ode”, the 28th Bred Mehldau album. It was recorded February 2008 – April 2011, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Bred Mehldau.

Personnel:

  • Brad Mehldau – piano
  • Larry Grenadier– bass
  • Jeff Ballard– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Brad Mehldau.

  1. B.
  2. Ode
  3. 26
  4. Dream Sketch
  5. Bee Blues
  6. Twiggy
  7. Kurt Vibe
  8. Stan the Man
  9. Wyatt’s Eulogy for George Hanson
  10. Aquaman
  11. Days of Dilbert Delaney

On March 14, 2000.

On March 14, 2000, “Epic” label released “Engines of Creation”, the eighth Joe Satriani album. It was recorded in 1999, at “Chateau FAF” in Los Angeles, “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Joe Satriani, Eric Caudieux and Kevin Shirley.

Personnel:

  • Joe Satriani– guitar, keyboard, programming, arrangement
  • Eric Caudieux– keyboard, programming, bass, arrangement, editing, engineering, mixing
  • Anton Fig– drums
  • Pat Thrall– bass
  • Enrique Gonzalez – engineering assistance
  • Mike Pilar – engineering assistance
  • Mike Fraser– mixing
  • Howie Weinberg– mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Satriani.

  1. Devil’s Slide
  2. Flavor Crystal 7
  3. Borg Sex
  4. Until We Say Goodbye
  5. Attack
  6. Champagne?
  7. Clouds Race Across the Sky
  8. The Power Cosmic 2000 – Part I
  9. The Power Cosmic 2000 – Part 2
  10. Slow and Easy
  11. Engines of Creation

 

On March 4, 2014.

On March 4, 2014, “ECM” label released “Mutations”, the 18th Vijay Iyer album. It was recorded in September 2013, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Vijay Iyer— piano, electronics
  • Michi Wiancko, Miranda Cuckson — violin
  • Kyle Armbrust — viola
  • Kivie Cahn-Lipman — cello

Track listing:

All tracks by Vijay Iyer.

  1. Spellbound and Sacrosanct, Cowrie Shells and the Shimmering Sea
  2. Vuln, Part 2
  3. Mutation 1: Air
  4. Mutation 2: Rise
  5. Mutation 3: Canon
  6. Mutation 4: Chain
  7. Mutation 5: Automata
  8. Mutation 6: Waves
  9. Mutation 7: Kernel
  10. Mutation 8: Clade
  11. Mutation 9: Descent
  12. Mutation 10: Time
  13. When We’re Gone