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On August 1, 2006.

On August 1, 2006, “Blue Note” label released “Streams of Expression”, the 20th Joe Lovano studio album. It was recorded in December 2005, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Joe Lovano.

Personnel:

  • Joe Lovano: alto clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Larry Farrell: trombone
  • George Garzone: tenor saxophone
  • Tim Hagans: trumpet
  • John Hicks: piano
  • Dennis Irwin: bass
  • Ralph Lalama: clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Lewis Nash: drums
  • Michael Parloff: flute
  • Barry Ries: Trumpet
  • Charles Russo: clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Gunther Schuller: conductor
  • Steve Slagel: flute, alto and soprano saxophone
  • Gary Smulyan: baritone saxophone
  • James Weidman: piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Lovano.

  1. Streams of Expression: Streams, Pt. 1
  2. Streams of Expression: Cool, Pt. 2
  3. The Birth of the Cool Suite: Prelude/Moon Dreams
  4. The Birth of the Cool Suite: Interlude No. 1/Move/Interlude No. 2
  5. The Birth of the Cool Suite: Boplicity/Postlude
  6. Blue Sketches
  7. Buckeyes
  8. Streams of Expression: Enchantment, Pt. 3
  9. Streams of Expression: Second Nature, Pt. 4
  10. Streams of Expression: The Fire Prophets, Pt. 5
  11. Big Ben

In May 1979.

In May 1979, “A&M” label released “Rhapsodies”, the ninth Rick Wakeman album. It was recorded 1978-1979, at “La Grange Studios” and “Mountain Studios” in Switzerland, and was produced by Tony Visconti.

Personnel:

  • Rick Wakeman – keyboards, likely vocals, vocoder
  • Bruce Lynch- bass guitars
  • Frank Gibson, Jr.- drums and percussion
  • Nico Ramsden – electric guitar
  • Tony Visconti- acoustic guitar, engineer
  • David K. Richards- assistant engineer
  • Michael Ross – album design
  • Paul Wakefield – photography

Track listing:

All track s by Rick Wakeman, except where noted.

  1. Pedra da Gavea
  2. Front Line
  3. Bombay Duck
  4. Animal Showdown (Yes We Have No Bananas) – Rick Wakeman,Frank Silver, Irving Cohn
  5. Big Ben
  6. Rhapsody in Blue – George Gershwin; arranged by Tony Visconti
  7. Wooly Willy Tango
  8. The Pulse
  9. Swan Lager – music fromTchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” and Grieg’s pianoforte “Concerto in A Minor”; arranged and adapted by Rick Wakeman
  10. March of the Gladiators
  11. Flacons de Neige
  12. The Flasher
  13. The Palais
  14. Stand-By
  15. Sea Horses
  16. Half Holiday
  17. Summertime – George Gershwin,DuBose Heyward; arranged by Rick Wakeman
  18. Credits