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On June 11, 2002.

On June 11, 2002, “Concord Jazz” label released self-titled, second Maia Sharp album. It was recorded in 2002, and was produced by Maia Sharp, Randy Sharp and Mark Addison.

Personnel:

  • Maia Sharp – vocals, djembe,guitars, flute, Harmonium, keyboards, organ, percussion sequencing, piano, sampling, tenor saxophone , shaker, tambourine, vibraphone, Wurlitzer, engineer
  • Mark Addison – electric guitar, piano, strings, Hi Hat
  • Randy Sharp – background vocals, guitars, mandolin, tambourine, bass, engineer, mixing
  • Andy Georges – background vocals, guitars, bass, djembe
  • Daris Adkiins – electric guitar
  • David Batteau, Jerry Jones – guitars
  • Janet Robin – 6 string bass, banjo
  • Jimmy Earl – bass, loop
  • Joe Zimmerman – bass (acoustic and electric)
  • Chris Ralles – drums, percussion, shaker
  • Ronnie Manaog – drums
  • Joshua Segal – violin, viola
  • Jonathan Brooke, Mark Lennon – background vocals
  • Abbey Anna – art direction
  • Andrea R. Nelson – art direction, design
  • Sharon Bays, Mitch Tobias – photography

Track listing:

  1. Crimes of the Witness – Maia Sharp, Randy Sharp
  2. Willing to Burn – Nathan December, Colin James, Maia Sharp
  3. Long Way Home – Maia Sharp
  4. Sinners – Andy Georges, Maia Sharp
  5. Crooked Crown – David Batteau, Maia Sharp
  6. Lightning – Rose, Maia Sharp
  7. One Good Reason – Susan Ashton, Maia Sharp
  8. Happiness – Janet Robin, Maia Sharp
  9. Understudies – Buddy Mondlock, Maia Sharp
  10. Your Own Justice – Maia Sharp
  11. You Can’t Lose Them All – Kim Richey, Maia Sharp, Paul Thorn
  12. Ghosts – Maia Sharp, Randy Sharp
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On June 4, 2013.

On June 4, 2013, “Concord Jazz” label released “Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole”, the 36 George Benson studio album. It was recorded in 2013, and was produced by John Burk.

Personnel:

  • George Benson- vocals, guitar
  • Lil’ Georgie Benson- vocals, ukulele
  • Randy Waldman- piano
  • Tim May – guitar
  • Michael O’Neill- baritone guitar, banjo
  • Chuck Berghofer- bass
  • Gregg Field – drums
  • Michael Fisher – percussion
  • Sheila E.- percussion
  • Janey Clewer, Alvin Chea, Don Chelton – background vocals
  • Chris Papastephanou, Randy Waldman- background vocals
  • Wynton Marsalis– trumpet
  • Idina Menzel– vocals
  • Till Brönner– trumpet
  • Judith Hill- vocals

Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra:

  • Trumpets – Ryan Chapman, Chris Burbank, Gilbert Paz, Jared Hall
  • Trombones – Chris Gagne, Kendall Moore, Stephen Szabadi, Major Bailey
  • Alto saxophones – Neil Carson, Kevin McKeown
  • Tenor saxophones – Mark Small, Alex Weitz
  • Baritone saxophone – Derek Smith
  • Flute – Cassandra Eisenreich
  • French horn – Jon Anderson
  • Violin – Steffen Zeichner (Concertmaster & Soloist), Abby Young, Adam Diderrich, Karin O’Keefe, Zack Piper, Michelle Godbee, Patricia Jancova, Tomas Cotik, Victor Colmenares, James Reynolds, Jonah Osawa, * Rob Patrignani, Arianne Urban, Michelle Mlacker, Katrina Schaeffer
  • Viola – Robyn Savitzky, Kathryn Severing, Marcela Fernandez, Lauren Miller
  • Cello – Joy Adams, Cecilia Huerta, Andrew Kromholz, Chia-Li Yu, Sarah Gongaware
  • Bass – Rachel Hershey, Jeff Kipperman, Yen-Ling Lin
  • Harp – Christina Hardister
  • Dean – Shelton Berg
  • Artistic director – Terence Blanchard
  • Artistic coordinator – Scott Flavin
  • Managing director – Stephen Guerra

Track listing:

  1. Mona Lisa – (as Lil’ Georgie Benson)
  2. Just One of Those Things – Cole Porter
  3. Unforgettable – Irving Gordon
  4. Walkin’ My Baby – Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert
  5. When I Fall in Love – Victor Young, Edward Heyman
  6. Route 66 – Bobby Troup
  7. Nature Boy – Eden Ahbez
  8. Ballerina – Carl Sigman, Bob Russell
  9. Smile – Charlie Chaplin, John Turner, Geoffrey Parsons
  10. Straighten Up and Fly Right – Nat King Cole, Irving Mills
  11. Too Young – Sidney Lippman, Sylvia Dee
  12. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter – Joe Young, Fred E. Ahlert
  13. Mona Lisa – Jay Livingston, Ray Evans