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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
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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

 

On May 4, 2003.

On May 4, 2003, “Blue Note” label released “I’m All For You”, the 21st Joe Lovano album. It was recorded in June 2002, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Joe Lovano.

Personnel:

  • Joe Lovano – tenor sxophone
  • Hank Jones – piano
  • George Mraz – bass
  • Paul Motian – drums, cymbals

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Lovano, except where noted.

  1. I’m All For You
  2. Don’t Blame Me
  3. Monk’s Mood – Thelonious Monk
  4. The Summary (A Suite for Pops)
  5. Stella by Starlight – Victor Young
  6. I Waited for You
  7. Like Someone in Love
  8. Early Autumn
  9. Countdown

On April 27, 2012.

On April 27, 2012, “ECM” label released “Within a Song”, the 35th John Abercrombie album.  It was recorded in September 2011, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • John Abercrombie – guitar
  • Joe Lovano– tenor saxophone
  • Drew Gress– double bass
  • Joey Baron– drums

Track listing:

  1. Where Are You? – Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh
  2. Easy Rider – John Abercrombie
  3. Within a Song/Without a Song – John Abercrombie, Billy Rose, Edward Eliscu, Vincent Youmans
  4. Flamenco Sketches – Miles Davis
  5. Nick of Time – John Abercrombie
  6. Blues Connotation – Ornette Coleman
  7. Wise One – John Coltrane
  8. Interplay – Bill Evans
  9. Sometimes Ago – Sergio Mihanovich

On April 26, 2004.

On April 26, 2004, “ECM” label released “Class Trip”,the 29th John Abercrombie  album. It was recorded in February 2003, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • John Abercrombie– guitar
  • Mark Feldman– violin
  • Marc Johnson– bass
  • Joey Baron– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by John Abercrombie, except where noted.

  1. Dansir
  2. Risky Business
  3. Descending Grace
  4. Illinoise – John Abercrombie, Joey Baron, Mark Feldman, Marc Johnson
  5. Cat Walk
  6. Excuse My Shoes
  7. Swirls
  8. Jack and Betty
  9. Class Trip
  10. Soldier’s Song – Béla Bartók
  11. Epilogue – John Abercrombie, Joey Baron, Mark Feldman, Marc Johnson

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