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In July 1981.

In July 1981, “Stretch” label released “Three Quartets”, the 32nd Chick Corea (as leader) album. It was recorded January – February 1981 at “Mad Hatter Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Chick Corea.


  • Chick Corea- piano
  • Michael Brecker- tenor saxophone
  • Eddie Gómez- double bass
  • Steve Gadd- drums
  • Bernie Kirsh – recording and mixing engineer
  • Stephen Marcussen – remastering
  • Sonny Mediana,Dan Serrano, Andy Ruggirello  – graphic design
  • Joel Strote – associate executive producer
  • Adam Zelinka – post producer
  • Andy Baltimore – creative director
  • Darryl Pitt – photography
  • Susan Garson – project coordinator
  • Richard Veloso – art producer
  • Duncan Aldrich – assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Chick Corea.

  1. Quartet No. 1
  2. Quartet No. 3
  3. Quartet No. 2 – Part I (dedicated to Duke Ellington)
  4. Quartet No. 2 – Part II (dedicated to John Coltrane)

In April 1977.

In April 1977, “Island” label released “Izitso”, the tenth Cat Stevens studio album. It was recorded September 1976 – March 1977, at “Muscle Shoals Sound Studio” in Sheffield, Alabama;“Sound 80 Studios” in Minneapolis; “Ardent Studios” in  Memphis, Tennessee; “Le Studio”, “Morin Heights” in Quebec, Canada;  “Sweet Silence Studios” in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was produced by Cat Stevens
and David Kershenbaum.


  • Cat Stevens– electric and acoustic guitars, steel guitar, guitar synthesizer, bouzouki, keyboards, piano, celesta, harpsichord, Wurlitzer electric piano, Fender Rhodes, Polymoog, Moog synthesizer, Minimoog, ARP String Synthesizer, ARP 2600, Yamaha CS-80, Yamaha GX-1, Yamaha  EA5R  electronic organ, music sequencer,[5] drums, percussion, harmonica,  brass,  arrangements, vocals, programming, illustrations, cover design
  • Jean Roussel– Hammond organ, piano, organ, synthesizer, ARP String Synthesizer, Yamaha CS-80, keyboards, flute, glockenspiel, vibraphone, string instruments, brass instruments, arrangements
  • David Campbell– string and brass arrangements
  • Chick Corea– electric piano, keyboards
  • Barry Beckett– piano, electric piano, organ, keyboards
  • Tim Henson– acoustic piano, piano, organ, keyboards
  • Little Brother Montgomery– ARP 2600
  • Broderick Smith– harmonica
  • Marjorie Lagerwall– harp
  • Ray Gomez– guitar
  • Pete Carr– electric and acoustic guitar, steel guitar, ovation guitar, Epiphone Casino, guitar synthesizer, bouzouki
  • Jim Johnson– rhythm guitar
  • Weldon Myrick– steel guitar
  • Reggie Young– electric guitar
  • Bruce Lynch– double bass, electbass, bass synthesizer
  • David Hood– double bass, bass, bass synthesizer
  • Andy Newmark– drums, percussion
  • Bill Berg– drums, percussion
  • Barry Morgan– drums, percussion
  • Roger Hawkins– drums, percussion
  • Elkie Brooks– vocals on
  • Suzanne Lynch– backing vocals
  • Carla Benson– backing vocals
  • Evette Benton– backing vocals
  • Barbara Ingram– backing vocals
  • Gene Page– string instruments, brass instruments, arrangements
  • Engineers – Harvey Goldberg, Mike Stavros, Ian Boughey, Nigel Walker, Flemming Rasmussen, Tom Jung, Paul Martinson, Nick Blagona, Mike Ross, Freddy Hansson, Steve Brandon, Jerry Masters, Gene Eichelberger, Dee Robb, John Kelly, Ken Frieson
  • Mastering – Ted Jensen, Bernie Grundman
  • Mixing – Claude Dupras
  • Design – Mathieu Bitton
  • Programming – Cat Stevens, Claude Dupras
  • Supervisor – Bill Levenson
  • Cover Designs – Eckford Stimpson
  • Photography – Moshe Brakha
  • Coordinator – Beth Stempel

Track listing:

All tracks by Cat Stevens, except where noted.

  1. (Remember the Days of the) Old Schoolyard
  2. Life
  3. Killin’ Time
  4. Kypros
  5. Bonfire
  6. (I Never Wanted) To Be a Star
  7. Crazy
  8. Sweet Jamaica
  9. Was Dog a Doughnut?- Cat Stevens, Bruce Lynch, Jean Roussel
  10. Child for a Day – Paul Travis, David Gordon

On February 12, 2017.


On February 12, 2017, Alwin Lopez “Al” Jarreau died aged 76. He was jazz singer, with successful solo career, and has recorded and performed with many famous musicians and bands including: Joe Sample, Chick Corea, Kathleen Battle, Miles Davis, David Sanborn Rick Braun, George Benson, Freddie Hubbard, Sister Sledge, Bob James, Shakatak, Lee Ritenour, Benny Golson and Quincy Jones. In 1991 Jarreau was awarded the “Honorary Doctorate of Music” by “Berklee College of Music”; in 2001 he was inducted in the “Hollywood Walk of Fame”; in 2004 he was awarded “Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts” by “University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee”, and in 2012 he was inducted in the “SoulMusic Hall of Fame at SoulMusic.com”. Jarreau won seven “Grammy Awards”.

On August 10, 1981.


On August 10, 1981, “Philips” label released “Friday Night in San Francisco”, album by Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucía. It was recorded Friday December 5, 1980, at “The Warfield” in San Francisco, and track “Guardian Angel” recorded on May 1981, at “Minot Sound” in White Plains, New York, and was produced by Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucía.


  • Al Di Meola– acoustic guitar
  • John McLaughlin– acoustic guitar
  • Paco de Lucía– acoustic guitar

Track listing:

  1. Mediterranean Sundance- Al Di Meola / Río Ancho – Paco de Lucía
  2. Short Tales of the Black Forest – Chick Corea
  3. Frevo Rasgado – Egberto Gismonti
  4. Fantasia Suite – Al Di Meola
  5. Guardian Angel – John McLaughlin


On July 30, 1969.

Miles Davis-In a Silent Way

On July 30, 1969, “Columbia” label released “In a Silent Way” album by Miles Davis. It was recorded in one session on February 18, 1969, at “CBS 30th Street Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Teo Macero. The album is regarded by fans and critics as one of Davis’s greatest and most influential works.


  • Miles Davis– trumpet
  • Wayne Shorter– soprano saxophone
  • John McLaughlin– electric guitar
  • Chick Corea– electric piano
  • Herbie Hancock– electric piano
  • Joe Zawinul– organ
  • Dave Holland– double bass
  • Tony Williams– drums
  • Original recording engineer – Stan Tonkel
  • Cover photography – Lee Friedlander
  • Back cover photography – John G. Walter
  • Back cover notes – Frank Glenn

Track listing:

  1. Shhh/Peaceful – Miles Davis
  • Shhh
  • Peaceful
  • Shhh
  1. In a Silent Way/It’s About That Time – Joe Zawinul, Miles Davis
  • In a Silent Way
  • It’s About That Time
  • In a Silent Way

On March 30, 1970.


On March 30, 1970, “Columbia” label released “Bitches Brew”, Miles Davis studio double album. It was recorded August 19–21, 1969, at “30th Street Studio” in New York, and was produced by Teo Macero. “Bitches Brew” was Davis’s first gold album. In 1971, the album won “Grammy Award” for “Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album”.


  • Miles Davis – trumpet
  • Wayne Shorter – soprano saxophone
  • Bennie Maupin – bass clarinet
  • Joe Zawinul – electric piano – Left
  • Chick Corea – electric piano – Right
  • John McLaughlin – electric guitar
  • Dave Holland – bass
  • Harvey Brooks – electric bass
  • Lenny White – drum set – Left
  • Jack DeJohnette – drum set – Right
  • Don Alias – congas
  • Juma Santos (credited as Jim Riley) – shaker, congas

Track listing

  1. Pharoah’s Dance – Joe Zawinul
  2. Bitches Brew – Miles Davis
  3. Spanish Key – Miles Davis
  4. John McLaughlin – Miles Davis
  5. Miles Runs the Voodoo Down – Miles Davis
  6. Sanctuary – Wayne Shorter


On November 2, 1976.

Miles Davies Water Babies

On November 2, 1976, “Columbia” label released “Water Babies”, Miles Davis studio album. “Water Babies” is a collection of “leftovers” from 1967’s “Nefertiti”, “Filles de Kilimanjaro” and 1968’s “In a Silent Way” sessions. The recording sessions took place on June 7, 13, 23, 1967, at “Columbia 30th Street Studio” in New York; and November 11–12, 1968, at “Columbia Studio B” in New York. The album was produced by Teo Macero.


  • Miles Davis– trumpet
  • Wayne Shorter– tenor saxophone
  • Herbie Hancock– piano
  • Ron Carter– bass
  • Tony Williams– drums
  • Chick Corea– electric piano
  • Dave Holland– bass

All compositions by Wayne Shorter, except where noted.

  1. Water Babies
  2. Capricorn
  3. Sweet Pea
  4. Two Faced
  5. Dual Mr. Anthony Tillmon Williams Process – Miles Davis and Tony Williams