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In July 1956.

In July 1956, “Atlantic” label released “Pithecanthropus Erectus”, the tenth Charles Mingus album. It was recorded on January 30, 1956, at “Audio Video Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Nesuhi Ertegun.

Personnel:

  • Charles Mingus– bass
  • Jackie McLean– alto saxophone
  • J.R. Monterose– tenor saxophone
  • Mal Waldron– piano
  • Willie Jones– drums
  • Tom Dowd, Hal Lustig – recording engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Charles Mingus except where noted.

  1. Pithecanthropus Erectus
  2. A Foggy Day – George Gershwin
  3. Profile of Jackie
  4. Love Chant
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In June 1976.

In June 1976, “Epic” label released “Wired”, the third Jeff Beck solo album. It was recorded 1975 – 1976, and was produced by George Martin, Chris Bond and Jan Hammer. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Beck– guitars
  • Max Middleton– clavinet, Fender Rhodes
  • Jan Hammer– synthesizer, drums
  • Wilbur Bascomb– bass
  • Narada Michael Walden– drums, piano
  • Richard Bailey – drums
  • Ed Greene– second drum kit
  • Pete Henderson, Dennis McKay, John Mills, John Arias –engineers
  • Geoff Emerick– mixing engineer

Track listing:

  1. Led Boots – Max Middleton
  2. Come Dancing – Narada Michael Walden
  3. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat – Charles MIngus
  4. Head for Backstage Pass – Wilbur Bascomb,Andy Clark
  5. Blue Wind – Jan Hammer
  6. Sophie – Narada Michael Walden
  7. Play With Me – Narada Michael Walden
  8. Love Is Green – Narada Michael Walden

On February 19, 2017.

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On February 19, 2017, Larry Coryell died aged 73. He was guitarist known as the “Godfather of Fusion”. As a leader he has recorded 65 albums, and has performed and recorded with many world known music acts including: John McLaughlin,  Miroslav Vitouš, Chick Corea, Paul Santa Maria, Lenny White, Victor Bailey, Badi Assad, John Abercrombie, John Hicks, Willie Williams, Santi Debriano, Yoron Israel, Billy Cobham, Alphonse Mouzon, The Eleventh House, The Appletree Theatre, Jim Pepper, Gary Burton, Randy Brecker, Jazz Composer’s Orchestra, Wolfgang Dauner, The 5th Dimension, The Free Spirits, Chico Hamilton, Arnie Lawrence, Herbie Mann, Michael Mantler, Steve Marcus, Charles Mingus, Bob Moses, Chico O’Farrill, The Arista All Stars, Simon & Bard Group, Dennis Haklar, Joey DeFrancesco, The Fusion Syndicate, The Wide Hive Player, Kenny Drew Jr., Michael Urbaniak and Dylan Taylor.

On January 6, 1993.

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On January 6, 1993, John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie died aged 75. Being musician, singer, composer and bandleader, he was a trumpet virtuoso and improviser, and is regarded not only as one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time.Together with Charlie Parker, Gillespie was major figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz. He has recorded and performed with some of the most important musicians in the jazz history, including Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Stan Getz, Sonny Stit,Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins,Benny Golson, Bobby Hackett, Mary Lou Williams, Willie Ruff, Dwike Mitchell, Art Blakey, Al McKibbon, Thelonious Monk, Kai Winding, Joe Turner, Roy Eldridge, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Clark Terry, Oscar Peterson, John Lewis, Hank Jones, Percy Heath, Roy Eldridge,  Machito, Benny Carter, Lalo Schifrin, Count Basie, Freddie Hubbard,  Arturo Sandoval, Phil Woods, Moe Koffman, United Nation Orchestra, Jackie McLean, Percy Heath, Ron Holloway, Ed Cherry, John Lee, Ignacio Berroa, Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Mike Longo, Manhattan Transfer,  Carmen McRae, Katie Bell Nubin,  Mongo Santamaria, Woody Shaw, Lillian Terry and Randy Weston.

 

On January 3, 2016.

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On January 3, 2016, Hyman Paul Bley died aged 83. He was pianist best known as one of the most important figures of the free jazz movement of the 60s and for his innovations and influence on trio playing. He has recorded and performed with many famous musicians, including: Charles Mingus, Art Blakey, Percy Heath, Al Levitt, Dave Pike, Charlie Haden, Lennie McBrowne, Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, Billy Higgins, Steve Swallow, Pete LaRoca, Dewey Johnson,  Marshall Allen, Eddie Gómez, Milford Graves, Kent Carter, Barry Altschul, Mark Levinson, Paul Motian, Billy Elgart, John Gilmore, Annette Peacock, Dick Youngstein, Glen Moore, Frank Tusa, Steve Hass, Bobby Moses, Han Bennink, Dave Holland, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, Bruce Ditmas, Jimmy Giuffre, Bill Connors, Lee Konitz, George Cross McDonald, Chet Baker, John Scofield, Jesper Lundgaard, Aage Tanggaard, John Surman, Bill Frisell, Ron McClure, John Abercrombie, Red Mitchell, Michal Urbaniak, Bob Cranshaw,  Keith Copeland, Hans Koch, Franz Koglmann, Tiziana Ghiglioni, Tony Oxley, Jane Bunnett, Herbie Spanier, Geordie McDonald, Evan Parker, Barre Phillips, Furio Di Castri, David Eyges, Bruce Ditmas, Sonny Greenwich, Rich Perry, Jay Anderson, Victor Lewis, Masahiko Togashi, Jakob Bro, Don Ellis, Sonny Rollins and Andreas Willers.

On June 13, 1979.

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On June 13, 1979, “Asylum” label released “Mingus”, the tenth Joni Mitchell studio album. The album was recorded in 1978 – 1979, and was finalized few months before Charles Mingus death, and was his last music project. “Mingus” was recorded at “A&M Studios” in Hollywood and “Electric Lady Studios” in New York, and was produced by Joni Mitchell. Album artwork features Joni Mitchell paintings of Mingus.

Personnel:

  • Joni Mitchell – guitar, vocals
  • Jaco Pastorius- bass, horn arrangement
  • Wayne Shorter- soprano saxophone
  • Herbie Hancock- electric piano
  • Peter Erskine- drums
  • Don Alias- congas
  • Emil Richards- percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Joni Mitchell, except where noted.

  1. Happy Birthday 1975 (Rap) – music byMildred J. Hill
  2. God Must Be a Boogie Man
  3. Funeral (Rap)
  4. A Chair in the Sky – lyrics by Joni Mitchell, music byCharles Mingus
  5. The Wolf That Lives in Lindsey
  6. It’s a Muggin (Rap)
  7. Sweet Sucker Dance – lyrics by Joni Mitchell, music by Charles Mingus
  8. Coin in the Pocket (Rap)
  9. The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines – lyrics by Joni Mitchell, music by Charles Mingus
  10. Lucky (Rap)
  11. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat – lyrics by Joni Mitchell, music by Charles Mingus

On April 16, 1965.

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On April 16, 1965, “Transatlantic” label released the self-titled debut album by Bert Jansch. It was recorded September 1964-January 1965, at “5 North Villas” in London, and was produced by Bill Leader.

Track listing:

All tracks by Bert Jansch, except where noted.

  1. Strolling Down the Highway
  2. Smokey River
  3. Oh How Your Love Is Strong
  4. I Have No Time
  5. Finches
  6. Rambling’s Gonna Be the Death of Me
  7. Veronica
  8. Needle of Death
  9. Do You Hear Me Now?
  10. Alice’s Wonderland” – inspired by Charles Mingus
  11. Running from Home
  12. Courting Blues
  13. Casbah
  14. Dreams of Love
  15. Angie – Davey Graham