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On April 3, 1995.

On April 3, 1995, “Virgin” label released “Thrak” the eleventh King Crimson studio album. It was recorded October – December 1994, and was produced by David Bottrill, Belew, Bill Bruford, Fripp, Trey Gunn, Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto.

Personnel:

  • Robert Fripp – electric guitar, Mellotron, soundscapes
  • Adrian Belew – lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
  • Tony Levin – bass guitar, Chapman Stick, electric upright bass, backing vocals
  • Trey Gunn – Chapman Stick, Warr guitar, backing vocals
  • Bill Bruford – drums, percussion
  • Pat Mastelotto – drums, percussion
  • David Bottrill – production, recording

Track listing:

All lyrics by Adrian Belew, except where noted, all music by Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Fripp, Trey Gunn, Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto.

  1. Vroom
  2. Cod: Marine 475 – lyrics by Robert Fripp
  3. Dinosaur
  4. Walking on Air
  5. B’Boom
  6. Thrak
  7. Inner Garden I
  8. People
  9. Radio I
  10. One Time
  11. Radio II
  12. Inner Garden II
  13. Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream
  14. Vrooom Vrooom
  15. Vrooom Vrooom: Coda

On March 29, 2017.

On March 29, 2017, “Commons” and “Milan” labels released “async”, the nineteenth Ryuichi Sakamoto studio album. It was recorded April – December 2016, at “The Studio”, “Germano Studios” and “Museum of Arts and Design” in New York City,
“Bastyr University Chapel” in Kenmore, Washington, “Gateway Mastering” in Portland, Maine, “Kyoto City University of Arts” in Kyoto, Japan, and was produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto and Mai Yuda. Magazine “Fact” voted “async” the best album of 2017.

Personnel:

  • Ryuichi Sakamoto – piano, primary artist
  • Christian Fennesz – guitar, computer
  • N.S.S. – Singing bowls
  • Ian Antonio, Levy Lorenzo, Ross Karre – triangle
  • Ko Ishikawa – Shō  
  • Honjoh Hidejiro – shamisen
  • Ian Antonio, Levy Lorenzo, Ross Karre – percussion
  • David Sylvian – spoken word
  • Andri Magnason, Bernardo Bertolucci, Carsten Nicolai, Christine Leboutte, José Lavat, Keyko Nimsay, Priscilla Leung, Sergei Mihailov, Shirin Neshat, Tang Kit Ming – spoken word vocals
  • Paul Bowles – words
  • Luca – vocals
  • Arseny Tarkovsky – words
  • Simon James – concertmaster
  • David Sabee – concertmaster
  • Alex Venguer, Ryan Kelly, John Winters,.Seigen Ono – recording engineer
  • Jason Staniulis, Matthew Sim, Alec Fellman – engineer assistant
  • Conrad Hensel – recording, mixing
  • Northwest Sinfonia – recording
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Mai Yuda – assistant production
  • Norika Sora – associate production
  • Alec Fellman – production manager
  • Kaz Tsujio – piano technician
  • Shiro Takatani – artwork direction, photography 
  • Yoko Takatani – artwork production

Track listing:

All tracks by Ryuichu Sakamoto

  1. andata
  2. disentigration
  3. solari
  4. ZURE
  5. walker
  6. stakra
  7. ubi
  8. fullmoon
  9. async
  10. tri
  11. Life, Life
  12. honj
  13. ff
  14. garden
  15. Water State 2

On March 27, 1970.

On March 27, 1970, “Warner Bros” label released “First Step” the debut Faces album. It was recorded December 1969 – January 1970, at “De lane Lea Studios” in London, and was produced by Rod Stewart, Ronnie Lane, Ronnie Wood, Ian McLagan and Kenny Jones.

Personnel:

  • Rod Stewart – lead and backing vocals, harmonica, banjo
  • Ronnie Lane – lead and backing vocals, bass, rhythm and acoustic guitars
  • Ronnie Wood – lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars, second bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Ian McLagan – Hammond organ, Wurlitzer electric and acoustic pianos, backing vocals
  • Kenney Jones – drums, percussion
  • Martin Birch – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Wicked Messenger – Bob Dylan
  2. Devotion – Ronnie Lane
  3. Shake, Shudder, Shiver – Ronnie Lane, Ronnie Wood
  4. Stone – Ronnie Lane
  5. Around The Plynth – Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
  6. Flying – Ronnie Lane, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
  7. Pineapple and the Monkey – Ronnie Wood
  8. Nobody Knows – Ronnie Lane, Ronnie Wood
  9. Looking Out the Window – Kenney Jones, Ian McLagan
  10. Three Button Hand Me Down – Ian McLagan, Rod Stewart

On March 26, 2012.

On March 26, 2012, “Sunnyside” label released “Above All” the fourth Johnny King album. It was recorded in December 2010, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Don Sickler and Jonny King.

Personnel:

  • Jonny King – piano
  • Ed Howard – bass
  • Victor Lewis – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Jonny King

  1. The Merry-Go-Round
  2. Above All
  3. The Wedding Song
  4. Lullaby for Cecelia
  5. Spindrift
  6. Neither Here Nor There
  7. Catharsis
  8. Like It Is
  9. The Shrinkster
  10. The Silver Lining
  11. Espionage

On March 24, 2006.

On March 24, 2008, “679 Recordings” label released “Twenty One”, the second Mystery Jets studio album. It was recorded October 2006 – December 2007 at “The Madhouse”, “Konk”, “The Pool”, “The Garden”, “Musikbox”, “Olympic Studios”, “The Dairy”, “Hercules Studios”, “Hoxton Square”, “Eden & Sofa Sound” in London, and was produced by Erol Alkan and Stephen Street.

Personnel:

  • Blaine Harrison – vocals, keyboards, guitar
  • Henry Harrison – keyboards, guitar, vox
  • Kai Fish – vocals, bass, engineer
  • Kapil Trivedi – drums
  • Laura Marling – vocals
  • Erol Alkan – engineer, mixing
  • Ferg Peterkin – engineer, mixing
  • Cenzo Townshend – engineer, mixing
  • Alan O’Connell, Ben Mason, Rick Levy, Tom Stanley – engineer
  • Mark Alloway, Oliver Wright, Pete Hutchings, Zoe – engineer assistant
  • Jimmy Robertson, Nick Launay, Atom – mixing

Track listing:

  1. Hideway
  2. Young Love
  3. Half in Love with Elizabeth
  4. Flakes
  5. Veiled in Grey
  6. Two Doors Down
  7. MJ
  8. Umbrellahead
  9. Hand Me Down
  10. First to Know
  11. Behind the Bunhouse (Includes hidden track Twenty One)
  12. Somewhere in my Heart

On March 22, 2019.

On March 22, 2019, “Ropeadope Records” label released “Ancestral Recall”, the 14th Christian Scott album. It was recorded April – December 2018, at “The Champagne Room West” and “The Parlor” in New Orleans, and was produced by Christian aTunde Adjuah (Christian Scott).

Personnel:

  • Christian Scott – vocals, trumpet, African drums, drums, flugelhorn, keyboards, mallets, percussion, siren
  • Kris Funn – bass
  • Lawrence Fields – piano
  • Corey Fonville – drums
  • Amadou Kouyate – percussion
  • Weedie Braimah – vocals, percussion
  • Themba Mkhatshwa – percussion
  • Munir Zakee Richard – percussion
  • Logan Richardson – alto saxophone
  • Elena Pinderhughes – flute
  • Mike Larry Draw – vocals
  • Devan Mayfield – vocals
  • Chris Turner – vocals
  • Saul Williams – vocals
  • Qmillion – mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Christian Scott, except where noted.

  1. Her Arrival
  2. O Own the Night – Christian Scott, Saul Williams
  3. The Shared Stories of Rivals (KEITA)
  4. Forever Girl – Sarah Elizabeth Charles, Mike Ward Jr., Christian Scott, Chris Turner
  5. Diviner (Devan)
  6. Overcomer
  7. Songs She Never Heard
  8. Ritual (Rise of Chief Adjuah)
  9. Prophesy – Christian Scott, Saul Williams
  10. Before
  11. Double Consciousness
  12. Ancestral Recall – Christian Scott, Saul Williams

On March 17, 1969.

On March 17, 1969, “Atlantic” label released “Freedom Suite” the fifth Rascals studio album. It was recorded May – December 1968, and was produced by Arif Mardin, Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati, Gene Cornish and Dino Danelli.

Personnel:

  • Felix Cavaliere – lead and backing vocals, organ, piano
  • Gene Cornish – lead and backing vocals, guitar
  • Eddie Brigati – lead and backing vocals, conga drums, tambourine
  • Dino Danelli – drums
  • Chuck Rainey – bass guitar
  • Richard Davis – bass guitar
  • Gerald Jemmott – bass guitar
  • King Curtis – tenor saxophone
  • David Newman – tenor saxophone
  • David Brigati – backing vocals
  • Arif Mardin – arrangements
  • Charles Morrow – arrangements
  • Adrian Barber – recording engineer
  • Tom Dowd – recording engineer
  • Don Casale – recording engineers

Track listing:

  1. America the Beautiful – Felix Cavaliere
  2. Me and My Friends – Gene Cornish
  3. Any Dance’ll Do – Felix Cavaliere
  4. Look Around – Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere
  5. A Ray of Hope – Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere
  6. Island of Love – Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere
  7. Of Course – Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere
  8. Love Was So Easy to Give – Gene Cornish
  9. People Got to Be Free – Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere
  10. Baby I’m Blue – Felix Cavaliere
  11. Heaven – Felix Cavaliere
  12. Adrian’s Birthday – Felix Cavaliere, Gene Cornish, Dino Danelli
  13. Boom – Dino Danelli
  14. Cute – Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere, Gene Cornish, Dino Danelli

On March 14, 1995.

On March 14, 1995, “Atlantic” label released the self-titled, second Collective Soul studio album. It was recorded October – December 1994, at “Criteria Studios” in Miami, Florida, and was produced by Ed Roland and Matt Serletic.

Personnel:

  • Ed Roland – lead vocals, guitars
  • Ross Childress – lead guitar, background vocals
  • Dean Roland – rhythm guitar
  • Will Turpin – bass, background vocals
  • Shane Evans – drums
  • Janet Clippard – contrabass
  • Luis Enrique – percussion
  • Steven Sigurdson – cello
  • David Chappell – viola
  • Geremy Miller – violin
  • John DiPuccio – violin
  • Jackie Johnson – background vocals
  • Bertram Brown – background vocals
  • Becky Russell – background vocals
  • Greg Archilla – engineer
  • Malcolm Springer – second engineer
  • Bjorn Thorsrud – second engineer
  • Tom Gordon – assistant engineer
  • Bob Clearmountain – mixing

 Track listing:

All tracks by Ed Roland, except where noted.

  1. Simple – Ed Roland, Ross Childress
  2. Untitled
  3. The World I Know – Ed Roland, Ross Childress
  4. Smashing Young Man
  5. December
  6. Where the Rivers Flows
  7. Gel
  8. She Gathers Rain
  9. When the Water Falls
  10. Collection of Goods
  11. Bleed
  12. Reunion

On March 5, 2013.

On March 5, 2013, “Idlewild” label released “Nanobots”, the sixteenth They Might Be Giants studio album. It was recorded March – December 2012, at “Patrick Dillett’s studio in Manhattan, “Collyer Brothers Studio” in Brooklyn, “The Governor’s Bluff” in Sullivan County, and was produced by Patrick Dillett.

Personnel:

  • John Linnell – vocals, accordion, keyboards, bass clarinet, contra-alto clarinet, saxophones, programming
  • John Flansburgh – vocals, guitar, keyboards, programming
  • Dan Miller – guitar, piano
  • Danny Weinkauf – bass guitar
  • Marty Beller – drums
  • Stan Harrison – saxophones, clarinets, flute
  • Jon Graboff – mandolin
  • Chris Thompson – vibraphone
  • Jedediah Parish – vocals
  • Robin Goldwasser – vocals
  • Jon Altschuler – engineer
  • Paul Sahre – design
  • Sam Weber – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by John Linnell and John Flansburgh.

  1. You’re on Fire
  2. Nanobots
  3. Black Ops
  4. Lost My Mind
  5. Circular Karate Chop
  6. Call Your Mom
  7. Tesla
  8. Sleep
  9. Stone Cold Coup d’Etat
  10. Sometimes a Lonely Eay
  11. Destroy the Past
  12. 9 Secret Steps
  13. Hive Mind
  14. Decision Makers
  15. Nouns
  16. There
  17. Insect Hospital
  18. Tick
  19. Replicant
  20. The Darlings of Lumberland
  21. Great
  22. Stuff Is Way
  23. Icky
  24. Too Tall Girl
  25. Didn’t Kill Me

On March 1, 1994.

On March 1, 1994, “Mapleshade” label released “Masters from Different Worlds”, the 32nd Clifford Jordan album. It was recorded in December 1989, at “Mapleshade Studios” in Upper Marlboro, MD, and was produced by Fred Kaplan and Pierre Sprey.

Personnel:

  • Clifford Jordan – soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Ran Blake – piano
  • Julian Priester – trombone
  • Claudia Polley – vocals
  • Windmill Saxophone Quartet:
  • Jesse Meman – alto saxophone
  • Tom Monroe, Ken Plant – tenor saxophone
  • Clayton Englar – baritone saxophone
  • Steve Williams – drums
  • Alfredo Mojica – congas

Track listing:

  1. Something to Live For – Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
  2. A Touch of Evil – Ran Blake
  3. Arline – Ran Blake
  4. Laura – David Raksin, Jihnny Mercer
  5. Short Life of Barbara Monk – Ran Blake
  6. Vanguard – Ran Blake
  7. Julia – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  8. Wives and Lovers – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  9. Doug’s Prelude – Clifford Jordan
  10. Mood Indigo – Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills