In April 1968, “Atlantic” label released “Tones for Joan’s Bones”, the debut Chick Corea album. It was recorded November – December, 1966, at “Atlantic Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Herbie Mann.
On March 31, 2019, “Blue Élan Records” label released “1000 Hands: Chapter One”, the fifteenth Jon Anderson studio album. It was recorded March 2019 – July 2020, at “Solar Studios” in Orlando, Florida, and was produced by Michael Franklin.
Jon Anderson – vocals, various instruments
Steve Howe – guitar
Larry Coryell – guitar
Rick Derringer – guitar
Chris Squire – bass guitar
Tim Franklin – bass guitar, ukulele, backing vocals
Stuart Hamm – bass guitar
Brian Chatton – keyboards, backing vocals
Chick Corea – keyboards
Jonathan Cain – keyboards
Michael Franklin – keyboards, ukulele, backing vocals
Alan White – drums
Billy Cobham – drums
Matt Brown – drums, backing vocals
Jerry Goodman – violin
Jean-Luc Ponty – violin
Robby Steinhardt – violin
Charlie Bisharat – violin
Olga Kopakova – violin
Dariusz Grabowski – accordion
Ian Anderson – flute
Brian Snapp – saxophone, flute
Charlie DeChant – saxophone, flute
Tower of Power – horn section
Zap Mama – backing vocals
Bobby Kimball – backing vocals
Solar Choir – choir
Voices of Lindahl – choir
Orlando Symphony Orchestra – strings and horns
Matt Brown – mixing
Bernie Grundman – mastering
All tracks by Jon Anderson and Brian Chatton, except where noted.
Ramalama – Jon Anderson, Michael Franklin
First Born Leaders
Makes Me Happy – Jon Anderson
I Found Myself – Jon Anderson
Twice in a Lifetime
Where Does Music Come From (WDMCF) – Jon Anderson, Michael Franklin
On February 9, 2020, Armando Anthony “Chick” Corea died aged 79. He was musician (piano, keyboards, percussion), composer and bandleader. He is regarded as one of the major piano players to emerge in jazz during the post-John Coltrane era. Recorded and performed with the most important Jazz musicians including Miles Davis, Mongo Santamaria, Willie Bobo, Blue Mitchell, Herbie Mann, Stan Getz, Roy Haunes, Miroslav Vitous, Stanley Clarke, Richard Davis, Joe Farrell, Joe Henderson, Eric Kloss, Hubert Laws, Herbie Mann, Blue Mitchell, John Patitucci, Wayne Shorter, Cal Tjader, Sonny Stitt, Dave Pike, Armando Peraza, Marion Brown, Sadao Watanabe, Larry Coryell, John Surman, Elvin Jones, Rolf Kühn, Airto Moreira, Antony Braxton, Pete La Roca, Al Di Meola, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ron Carter, Gábor Szabó, Donald Byrd, Tete Montoliu, Chaka Khan, Eddie Gomez, Wallace Rooney, Herbie Hancock, Antonio Sanches, Gary Burton and Hiromi Uehara. Corea formed and lead Return to Forever, Circle, Chick Corea Elektric Band, Chick Corea Akoustic Band and Five Peace Band. As leader he released 77 studio and 23 live albums. Corea won 23 “Grammy Awards”.
In February 1969, “Blue Note” label released “Total Eclipse”, the eight Bobby Hutcherson album. It was recorded in July 1968, at “Plaza Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Duke Pearson and Francis Wolff.
On October 16, 1989, “Columbia” label released “We Meet Again”, the 62nd Ramsey Lewis album. It was recorded 1988 – 1989, at “Master Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Gary Schultz and Ramsey Lewis.