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On September 17, 1981.

On September 17, 1991, “Nation / Charisma” labels released “Drunk with Passion”, the fifth Golden Palominos (The) studio album. It was recorded in 1991, at “Greenpoint Studios” in Brooklyn, New York, and was produced by Anton Fier.

Personnel:

  • Carla Bley – Hammond organ
  • Robert Kidney – vocals, guitar
  • Amanda Kramer – vocals, keyboards
  • Bob Mould – vocals, guitar
  • Nicky Skopelitis – acoustic and electric guitar, dobro guitar
  • Michael Stipe – vocals
  • Richard Thompson – guitar
  • Bill Laswell – bass guitar
  • Aïyb Dieng – percussion
  • Anton Fier – drums, percussion, keyboards
  • Oz Fritz – recording
  • Tom Mark – recording
  • Steve McLoughlin – recording
  • Robert Musso – recording
  • Wes Naprstek – recording
  • Billy Youdelman – recording
  • John Yates – mixing
  • David Cook – mixing, recording
  • Mike Krowiak – mixing, recording
  • Jeff Lippay – mixing
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Vaughan Oliver – illustrations, design
  • Chris Bigg – illustrations, design

Track listing:

  1. Alive and Living Now – Anton Fier, Michael Stipe, Nicky Skopelitis
  2. The Haunting – Amanda Kramer
  3. When the Kingdom Calls – Anton Fier, Michael Stipe, Nicky Skopelitis
  4. A Sigh – Amanda Kramer, Michael Stipe, Nicky Skopelitis
  5. Thunder Cries – Amanda Kramer, Michael Stipe, Nicky Skopelitis
  6. Hands of Heaven – Amanda Kramer, Michael Stipe, Nicky Skopelitis
  7. Dying From the Inside Out – Anton Fier, Bob Mould, Nicky Skopelitis
  8. Begin to Return – Robert Kidney

on January 11, 2021.

On January 11, 2021, Howard Lewis Johnson died aged 79. He was musician (tuba, baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, trumpet), member and leader of the tuba ensembles Tuba Libre, Substructure, and Gravity. He recorded and performed with some of the world best known musicians and bands, including George Gruntz, Hank Crawford, Gil Evans, Charles Mingus, Hank Crawford, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Archie Shepp, Hank Mobley, Levon Helm, Tomasz Stanko, Gary Burton, Gábor Szabó, Bob Thiele, Charlie Haden, Jazz Composers, Andrew Hill, Leon Thomas, Johnny Coles, Taj Mahal, Charles Tolliver, The Band, Carla Bley, John Lennon, Sam Rivers, Gato Barbieri, Jaco Pastorius, Muddy Waters, Dexter Gordon, Clifford Jordan, David “Fathead” Newman,  James Taylor, Jack De Johnette, Jimmy Heath, Franco Ambrosetti, George Gruntz, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, NDR Big Band, Ray Anderson, Barbara Dennerlein, John Scofield, T. S. Monk, Mario Pavone, and Chet Baker. As leader he released four albums.

On October 19, 1995.

On October 19, 1995, Donald Eugene Cherry died aged 58. He was a musician (trumpet), one of the pioneers in world fusion in the 60s and 70s. Cherry recorded and performed with a number of musicians and bands including Ornette Coleman, Paul Bley, Sonny Rollins, New York Contemporary Five, Naná Vasconcelos, La Monte Young, Abdullah Ibrahim, Carla Bley, Charlie Haden, Allen Ginsberg, Charles Brackeen, Codona, Albert Ayler, Clifford Jordan, Steve Lacy, Michael Mantler, Sunny Murray, Jim Pepper, George Russell, Sun Ra, Lou Reed, Charlie Rouse, Albert Heath, James Mtume, Herbie Hancock, Ed Blackwell, Steve Hillage, Collin Walcott, Latif Khan, Johnny Dyani, Masahiko Togashi, Bengt Berger, Rip Rig + Panic, Bengt Berger Bitter Funeral Beer Band, Dag Vag, Frank Lowe, Jai Uttal, and Ed Blackwell.

On September 6, 2013.

On September 6, 2013, “ECM” label released “Trios”, the 27th Carla Bley album. It was recorded in April 2013 and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Carla Bley- piano
  • Andy Sheppard– soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Steve Swallow- bass guitar

All tracks by Carla Bley.

  1. Utviklingssang
  2. Vashkar
  3. Les Trois Lagons (D’Après Henri Matisse): Plate XVII/Plate XVIII/Plate XIX
  4. Wildlife: Horns/Paws Without Claws/Sex with Birds
  5. The Girl Who Cried Champagne

On August 12, 2013.

On August 12, 2013, “Whirlwind Recordings” label released “Mike Gibbs + Twelve play Gil Evans”, the twelve Mike Gibbs album. It was recorded in 2013 and was produced by Mike Gibbs, Hans Koller, Michael Janisch, and Alex Bonney.

Personnel:

  • Mike Gibbs – arranger, conductor
  • Finn Peters – alto saxophone, flutes
  • Julian Siegel – soprano and tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
  • Lluis Mather – tenor saxophone, clarinets
  • Percy Pursglove, Robbie Robson, Joe Aukland – trumpet
  • Jim Rattigan – French horn
  • Mark Nightingale – trombone
  • Sarah Williams – bass trombone, tuba
  • Hans Koller – piano
  • Michael Janisch- double bass
  • Jeff Williams– drums
  • Alex Bonney – engineer, editing
  • Tyler McDiarmid – mixing, mastering
  • Michael Janisch – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Bilbao Song – Kurt Weill(arranged by Gil Evans)
  2. Las Vegas Tango – Gil Evans
  3. Ida Lupino – Carla Bley
  4. Feelings & Things – Michael Gibbs
  5. Sister Sadie – Horace Silver(arranged by Gil Evans)
  6. Spring is Here – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart(arranged by Gil Evans)
  7. Ramblin’ – Ornette Coleman
  8. Louis Blues – W.C. Handy (arranged by Gil Evans)
  9. Tennis, Anyone? – Michael Gibbs
  10. Wait till You See Her – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart (arranged by Gil Evans)

 

In August 1962.

In August 1962, “Pacific Jazz” label released “Essence” the fourth Don Ellis album. It was recorded in July 1962, in Los Angeles, and was produced by Richard Bock.

Personnel:

  • Don Ellis- trumpet
  • Paul Bley- piano
  • Gary Peacock- bass
  • Nick Martinis, Gene Stone – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Don Ellis except where noted.

  1. Johnny Come Lately – Billy Strayhorn
  2. Slow Space
  3. Ostinato
  4. Donkey – Carla Bley
  5. Form
  6. Angel Eyes – Earl Brent, Matt Dennis
  7. Irony
  8. Lover – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart

On May 6, 2016.

On May 6, 2016, “ECM” label released “Andando el Tiempo”, the 28th Carla Bley album. It was recorded in November 2015, at “Auditorio Stello Molo – RSI” in Lugano, Switzerland, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Carla Bley- piano
  • Andy Sheppard- soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Steve Swallow- bass guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Carla Bley.

  1. Sin Fin
  2. Potación de Guaya
  3. Camino al Volver
  4. Saints Alive!
  5. Naked Bridges/Diving Brides

On February 13, 1986.

On February 13, 1986, “Celluloid Records” label released “Blast of Silence”, the third Golden Palominos studio album. It was recorded in 1985, at “RPM Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Anton Fier.

Personnel:

  • Peter Blegvad– vocals, guitars
  • Carla Bley– piano
  • Jack Bruce– vocals, bass guitar
  • T-Bone Burnett– vocals, guitar
  • Tony Conniff – bass guitar
  • Aïyb Dieng– percussion
  • Don Dixon– vocals, guitar
  • Anton Fier– drums, percussion, additional production
  • Jody Harris– guitar
  • Lisa Herman – piano
  • Robert Kidney – vocals, guitar
  • Bill Laswell– bass guitar
  • Nicky Skopelitis– guitar
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow– steel guitar
  • Larry Saltzman – acoustic guitar
  • Chris Stamey– bass guitar
  • Syd Straw– vocals
  • Matthew Sweet– vocals
  • Pat Thrall– acoustic guitar
  • Bernie Worrell– Hammond organ
  • Larry Hirsch – recording
  • Don Hünerberg – recording
  • Mike Krowiak – engineering, recording
  • Jeff Lippay – recording

Track listing:

  1. I’ve Been the One – Lowell George
  2. Something Becomes Nothing – Peter Blegvad, Anton Fier, Matthew Sweet
  3. The Push and the Shove – Robert Kidney
  4. (Something Else Is) Working Harder – Peter Blegvad, Anton Fier, Jody Harris
  5. Angels – Peter Blegvad, Anton Fier, Syd Straw
  6. Diamond – Peter Holsapple
  7. Faithless Heart – Don Dixon, Anton Fier, Jody Harris
  8. Work Was New – Peter Blegvad, Anton Fier
  9. Stromg, Simple Silence – Peter Blegvad, Anton Fier
  10. Brides of Jesus – Lowell George, Bill Payne

 

On September 17, 1991.

On September 17, 1991, “Restless” label released “Drunk with Passion”, the fifth Golden Palominos album. It was recorded in 1991, at “Greenpoint Studios” in Brooklyn, New York, and was produced by Anton Fier.

Personnel:

  • Anton Fier– drums, percussion, keyboards
  • Carla Bley– Hammond organ
  • Aïyb Dieng– percussion
  • Robert Kidney – vocals, guitar
  • Amanda Kramer– vocals, keyboards
  • Bill Laswell– bass guitar
  • Bob Mould– vocals, guitar
  • Nicky Skopelitis– acoustic and electric guitar, Dobro guitar
  • Michael Stipe– vocals
  • Richard Thompson– guitar
  • Oz Fritz – recording
  • Tom Mark – recording
  • Steve McLoughlin – recording
  • Robert Musso– recording
  • Wes Naprstek – recording
  • Billy Youdelman – recording
  • Mike Krowiak – mixing, recording
  • David Cook – mixing, recording
  • Jeff Lippay – mixing\
  • Howie Weinberg– mastering
  • John Yates – mixing
  • Vaughan Oliver – illustrations, design
  • Chris Bigg – illustrations, design

Track listing:

  1. Alive and Living Now – Anton Fier, Michael Stipe, Nicky Skopelitis
  2. The Haunting – Amanda Kramer
  3. When the Kingdom Comes – Amanda Kramer, Anton Fier, Nicky Skopelitis
  4. A Sign – Amanda Kramer, Anton Fier, Nicky Skopelitis
  5. Thunder Cries – Amanda Kramer, Anton Fier, Nicky Skopelitis
  6. Hands of Heaven – Amanda Kramer, Anton Fier, Nicky Skopelitis
  7. Dying From the Inside Out – Anton Fier, Bob Mould, Nicky Skopelitis
  8. Begin to Return – Robert Kidney

 

On April 20, 2012.

On April 20, 2012, “ECM” label released “Wisteria”, the thirty-first Steve Kuhn album. It was recorded in September 2011, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Steve Kuhn- piano
  • Steve Swallow- bass guitar
  • Joey Baron- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Kuhn, except where noted.

  1. Chalet
  2. Adagio
  3. Morning Dew
  4. Romance – Dori Caymmi
  5. Permanent Wave – Carla Bley
  6. A Likely Story
  7. Pastorale
  8. Wisteria – Art Farmer
  9. Dark Glasses – Steve Swallow
  10. Promises Kept
  11. Good Lookin’ Rookie – Steve Swallow