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On April 15, 2005.

On April 15, 2005, “Artistshare” label released “Like Silver, Like Song”, the eleventh Jane Ira Bloom album. It was recorded in July 2004, in “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Jane Ira Bloom.

Personnel:

  • Jane Ira Bloom – soprano saxophone
  • Jamie Saft – keyboards
  • Mark Dresser – bass
  • Bobby Previte – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Jane Ira Bloom except where noted.

  1. Dreaming in the Present Tense
  2. Unconscious Forces
  3. Singing in Stripes
  4. Altair 4 – Jane Ira Bloom, Jamie Saft
  5. Vanishing Hat
  6. White Light
  7. No Orchestra
  8. Magnetic
  9. In an Instant
  10. Mercury
  11. Night Skywriting
  12. Dark Knowledge
  13. I Have Dreamed – Oscar Hammerstein, Richard Rodgers

On March 4, 2014.

On March 4, 2014, “ECM” label released “One Is the Other”, the twelve Billy Hart album. It was recorded April – May 2013, 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. Lennie Groove – Mark Turner
  2. Maraschino – Ethan Iverson
  3. Teule’s Redemption
  4. Amethyst
  5. Yard
  6. Sonnet for Stevie – Mark Turner
  7. Some Enchanted Evening – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
  8. Big Trees – Ethan Iverson

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 and October 2000, at “Sandhausen Studios” in Germany, “Avatar Studios” and “Patrych Recording”  in New York, “39th Street Music”  in New York City, and was produced by Bob Karcy.

Personnel:

  • Benny Golson – tenor saxophone, arranger, conductor
  • Shirley Horn – vocals
  • Art Farmer – trumpet
  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Robert Carlisle, John Clark – French horn
  • Elizabeth Mann – flute
  • Gerard Reuter – oboe
  • Mulgrew Miller – piano
  • Geoff Keezer – piano
  • Lara Downes – piano
  • Bill Mays – keyboards
  • 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
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Dwayne Burno – bass
  • Joe Farnsworth – drums
  • Carl Allen – drums
  • 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 January 7, 1985.

On January 7, 1985, “Warner Bros” label released “20/20”, the 22nd George Benson studio album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Amigo Studios”, “Devonshire Sound Studios”, “Bill Schnee Studios” in Hollywood, “Atlantic Studios”, “A&R Recording”, “Automated Sound Studios”, “Rosebud Recording”, “The Hit Factory”, “the Review Room”, “Avatar Studios”, “Sigma Sound Studios” in New York City, “Grand Slam Studios” in New Jersey, “House of Music” in Orange, NJ, “Bossa Nova Hotel”, “Village Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Russ Titelman, Michael Masser, Daniel Sembello and Michael Sembello.

Personnel:

  • George Benson – lead and harmony vocals, guitar
  • Michael Sembello – guitars, drum programming, backing vocals
  • Dann Huff – guitar
  • Paul Jackson, Jr. – guitar
  • Cecil Womack – guitar, backing vocals
  • David Williams – rhythm guitar
  • Freddie Green – rhythm guitar
  • Joe Sample – acoustic piano
  • Wells Christie – Synclavier programming
  • Randy Waldman – keyboards, synthesizers, arrangements
  • James Newton Howard – acoustic piano, synthesizers, string arrangements
  • Clifford Carter – keyboards, synthesizers, drum programming
  • Rob Mounsey – Synclavier, vocoder, synthesizer bass
  • Richard Tee – Fender Rhodes, synthesizer bass
  • Daniel Sembello – DX7 Rhodes, synthesizer bass, synthesizers, drum programming, ride cymbal
  • Robbie Buchanan – keyboards, synthesizer programming, arrangements
  • Randy Goodrum – synthesizer programming, Oberheim DMX, Oberheim DSX sequencer
  • Barnaby Finch – DX7 Rhodes
  • Dave Grusin – string synthesizer, flute
  • Neil Larsen – synthesizers
  • Randy Kerber – keyboards
  • Marcus Miller – bass
  • Nathan East – bass
  • Earl May – bass
  • Anthony Jackson – bass
  • Neil Stubenhaus – bass
  • Clif Magness – drum programming, track arrangements
  • Russ Titelman – drum programming
  • Steve Ferrone – additional drums
  • Dave Weckl – additional drums, additional cymbals
  • Bryan Lee Janszen – Simmons drum programming
  • Carlos Vega – drums
  • John Robinson – drums
  • Steve Kipner – Oberheim DMX, Oberheim DSX sequencer
  • Rick Shlosser – drums
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – finger cymbals
  • Ralph MacDonald – triangle, percussion
  • Gary Herbig – saxophone
  • Kim Hutchcroft – saxophone
  • Frank Wess – alto saxophone
  • Charles Williams – alto saxophone
  • Robert Eldridge – baritone saxophone
  • George Coleman – tenor saxophone
  • Jimmy Heath – tenor saxophone
  • Robin Eubanks – trombone
  • Slide Hampton – trombone
  • Benny Powell – trombone
  • Dave Taylor – trombone
  • Gary Grant – trumpet
  • Jerry Hey – trumpet, horn arrangements
  • Jon Faddis – trumpet
  • Earl Gardner – trumpet
  • Joe Newman – trumpet
  • Lew Soloff – trumpet
  • Felix Vega – trumpet
  • George Young – flute
  • Frank Foster – horn arrangements, conductor
  • Ralph Burns – string arrangements, conductor
  • Michael Masser – rhythm track arrangements
  • Gene Page – rhythm track and string arrangements
  • Roberta Flack – lead vocals
  • Patti Austin – backing and harmony vocals
  • Gordon Grody – backing vocals
  • Lani Groves – backing vocals
  • Richard Marx – backing vocals
  • Deborah Thomas – backing vocals
  • James Taylor – backing and harmony vocals
  • Linda Womack – backing vocals
  • David Cochrane – backing vocals
  • Darryl Phinnessee – backing vocals
  • Russ Titelman – executive producer
  • Mary Melia – production coordinator
  • Jim Boyer, Lee Herschberg, Gary Ladinsky, Michael Mancini, Elliot Scheiner, Russell Schmitt, Thom Wilson – engineer
  • Dick Bogart, Kendal Brown, Dean Burt, John Convertino, Jim Gallagher, Josiah Gluck, Cliff Hodson, John Rollo, Nicholas Spigel – additional engineering
  • Michael Abbott, Mike Allaire, Nelson Ayers, Mike Birnholz, Paul Brown, Ollie Cotton, Nick Delre, Paul Higgins, Steve Hirsch, Cliff Jones, Barbara Ivone, Leslie Klein, Robin Laine, Bruce Lampcov, James Nichols, Bobby Warner, Jay Willis – engineer assistant
  • Jim Boyer, Ed Rak, Elliot Scheiner, Russ Titelman – mixing
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Simon Levy – art direction
  • Kav DeLuxe – design
  • Richard Bomersheim – photography

Track listing:

  1. No One Emotion – Cliff Magness, Mark Mueller, Tom Keane
  2. Please Don’t Walk Away – James Newton Howard, Steve Lukather
  3. I Just Wanna Hang Around You – Chuz Sembello, Daniel Sembello, Jon Sembello, Michael Sembello
  4. Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love for You – Michael Masser, Gerry Goffin
  5. Beyond the Sea (la Mer) – Charles Trenet, Jack Lawrence
  6. 20/20 – Randy Goodrum, Steve Kipner
  7. New Day – Cecil Womack, Linda Womack
  8. Hold Me – Michael Sembello, Daniel Sembello
  9. Stand Up – Neil Larsen
  10. You Are the Love of My Love – Linda Creed, Michael Masser

On September 26, 2006.

On September 26, 2006, “ECM” label released “What Exit”, the fourth Mark Feldman studio album. It was recorded in 2005, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Mark Feldman — violin
  • John Taylor — piano
  • Anders Jormin — bass
  • Tom Rainey — drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Mark Feldman

  1. Arcade
  2. Father Demo Square
  3. Everafter
  4. Ink Pin
  5. Elegy
  6. Maria Nuñes
  7. Cadence
  8. What Exit

On September 22, 1998.

On September 22, 1998, “Elektra” label released “The Proximity Effect”, the second Nada Surf studio album. It was recorded in 1998, at “Palindrome”, “Baby Monster Studios”, “Axis Studios”, “Electric Lady Studios”, “Avatar Studios”, “Ocean Way Recording”, “Shabbey Road Studios”, “Sony Music Studios” and “Room With A View” in New York City, and was produced by Fred Maher.

Personnel:

  • Matthew Caws – vocals, guitar
  • Daniel Lorca – vocals, bass
  • Ira Elliot – drums, backing vocals
  • Chris Fudurich – Wurlitzer piano, engineer
  • John Parthum, Lloyd Puckitt – engineer
  • Fred Maher – mixing
  • Jack-Joseph Puig – mixing
  • John Travis – mixing
  • Lloyd Puckitt – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
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Track listing:

All tracks by Matthew Caws, Daniel Lorca and Ira Elliot.

  1. Hyperspace
  2. Amateur
  3. 80 Windows
  4. Mother’s Day
  5. Troublemaker
  6. Bacardi
  7. Bad Best Friend
  8. Dispossession
  9. The Voices
  10. Firecracker
  11. Slow Down
  12. Robot
  13. Spooky
  14. Silent Fighting

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 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
  • James Farber – engineer
  • Justin Gerrish – assistant engineer
  • Rick Kwan – mixing assistant
  • Greg Calbi – mastering, remastering
  • 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