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On February 19, 1996.

On February 19, 1996, “Verve” label released “The New Standard”, the fortieth Herbie Hancock album. It was recorded in 1995, at “Manhattan Center Studios” in  New York, and was produced by Guy Eckstine and Herbie Hancock.

Personnel:

  • Herbie Hancock– piano
  • Michael Brecker- tenor and soprano saxophone
  • John Scofield- acoustic and electric guitar, electric sitar
  • Dave Holland- acoustic bass
  • Jack DeJohnette- drums, electric percussion
  • Don Alias– percussion
  • Oscar Brashear, Les Lovitt – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Gene Cipriano – oboe, English horn
  • Suzette Moriarty – French horn
  • Maurice Spears – trombone
  • Sam Riney – flute
  • Lili Haydn, Margaret Wooten – violin
  • Cameron Stone – cello
  • Bob Belden – arranger
  • Patricia Lie – art direction
  • James Minchin, Jimmy Katz – photography

 Track listing:

  1. New York Minute – Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar, Kai Winding
  2. Mercy Street – Peter Gabriel
  3. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  4. When Can I See You – Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds
  5. You’ve Got It Bad Girl – Stevie Wonder, Yvonne Wright
  6. Love Is Stronger Than Pride – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
  7. Scarborough Fair – traditional
  8. Thieves in the Temple – Prince
  9. All Apologies – Kurt Cobain
  10. Manhattan (Island of Lights and Love) – Herbie Hancock, Jean Hancock
  11. Your Gold Teeth II – Donald Fagen, Walter Becker

In December 1983.

In December 1983, “Warner Bros” label released “Invitation” the third Jaco Pastorius album. It was recorded at various venues during a tour of Japan, featuring his “Word of Mouth” big band, and was produced by Jaco Pastorius.

Personnel:

  • Jaco Pastorius— electric bass
  • Don Alias– percussion
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Peter Erskine– drums
  • Bobby Mintzer– tenor and soprano saxophone
  • Othello Molineaux– steel drum
  • Jean “Toots” Thielemans– harmonica
  • Elmer Brown, Forrest Buchtel, Ron Tooley – trumpet
  • Jon Faddis– trumpet
  • Wayne Andre– trombone
  • Dave Bargeron– trombone, tuba
  • Peter Graves – bass trombone, co–conductor
  • Bill Reichenbach– bass trombone
  • Mario Cruz– tenor and soprano saxophone, clarinet, alto flute
  • Randy Emerick – baritone saxophone, clarinet
  • Alex Foster– tenor, alto and soprano saxophone, clarinet, piccolo
  • Paul McCandless– tenor saxophone, oboe, English horn
  • Peter Gordon, Brad Warnaar – French horn

Track listing:

  1. Invitation – Bronisław Kaper
  2. Amerika – traditional
  3. Soul Intro/The Chicken – Jaco Pastorius, Pee Wee Ellis
  4. Continuum – Jaco Pastorius
  5. Liberty City – Jaco Pastorius
  6. Sophisticated Lady – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish
  7. Reza/Giant Steps/Reza (reprise) – Jaco Pastorius, John Coltrane
  8. Fannie Mae – Buster Brown, Clarence Lewis, Morgan Robinson
  9. Eleven – Miles Davis, Gil Evans

On December 21, 1995.

On December 21, 1995, “Verve” label released “The Promise”, the eleventh John McLaughlin album. It was recorded in 1995, and was produced by John McLaughlin and Eddie Kramer.

Personnel:

  • John McLaughlin – acoustic, electric and MIDI guitar, keyboards,assistant engineer, mixing
  • Don Alias– percussion
  • Jim Beard– keyboards
  • Dennis Chambers– drums
  • Vinnie Colaiuta– drums
  • James Genus– bass guitar
  • Zakir Hussain– tabla
  • Nishat Khan– sitar, vocals
  • Yan Maresz – arranger, acoustic bass guitar, bass guitar
  • Mark Mondesir – drums
  • Pino Palladino– bass
  • Mariko Takahashi– vocals
  • Jeff Beck– electric guitar
  • Michael Brecker– tenor sax
  • Joey DeFrancesco– Hammond organ, trumpet
  • Al Di Meola– acoustic guitar
  • Trilok Gurtu– percussion
  • Tony Hymas– keyboards
  • Paco de Lucía– acoustic guitar
  • David Sanborn– alto sax
  • Sting– bass
  • Jean-Philippe Allard – executive producer
  • Christian Pégand – production coordination
  • René Ameline, Gustav Hobel, Ken Jones, Eddie Kramer, Maurice Ouazana, Rd Rak – engineer
  • Philippe Arnal, Adam Blackburn, Steve Cook, Simon Osborne – assistant engineer
  • Max Costa – arranger, engineer, mixing
  • Sven Hoffman – assistant engineer
  • Alberto Mayer – cover design
  • Christian Rose – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John McLaughlin, except where noted.

  1. Django – John Lewis
  2. Thelonius Melodius
  3. Amy and Joseph
  4. No Return
  5. El Ciego
  6. Jazz Jungle
  7. The Wish
  8. English Jam – Vinnie Colaiuta, John McLaughlin, Sting
  9. Tokyo Decadence
  10. Shin Jin Rui
  11. The Peacocks – Jimmy Rowles

 

In August 1976.

In August 1976, “Epic” label released the debut, self-titled Jaco Pastorius album. It was recorded in October 1975, at “Camp Colomby Studios”; “Columbia Recording Studios C&B” in New York City and was produced by Bobby Colomby.

Personnel:

  • Jaco Pastorius – electric bass
  • Don Alias– congas, bongos, percussion, okonkoko iya, afuche
  • Herbie Hancock- clavinet, Fender Rhodes, electric piano, piano
  • Narada Michael Walden– drums
  • Sam Moore, Dave Prater– vocals
  • Randy Brecker, Ron Tooley – trumpet
  • Peter Graves – bass trombone
  • David Sanborn- alto sax
  • Michael Brecker- tenor sax
  • Howard Johnson- baritone sax
  • Alex Darqui – Fender Rhodes electric piano
  • Lenny White, Bobby Economou – drums
  • David Nadien, Harry Lookofsky, Paul Gershman, Joe Malin, Harry Cykman, Harold Kohon, Matthew Raimondi, Max Pollinkoff, Arnold Black – violin
  • Stewart Clarke, Manny Vardi, Julian Barber, Al Brown – viola
  • Charles McCracken, Kermit Moore, Beverly Lauridsen, Alan Shulman– cello
  • Michael Gibbs- string arrangement
  • Wayne Shorter- soprano sax
  • Othello Molineaux – steel drums
  • Leroy Williams – steel drums
  • Peter Gordon – French horn
  • Hubert Laws- piccolo, flute
  • Richard Davis– bass
  • Homer Mensch– bass
  • Michael Gibbs- string arrangement, conductor

Track listing:
All tracks by Jaco Pastorius, except where noted.

  1. Donna Lee – Miles Davis
  2. Come On, Come Over – Jaco Pastorius, Bob Herzog
  3. Continuum
  4. Kuru/Speak Like a Child – Jaco Pastorius, Herbie Hancock
  5. Portrait of Tracy
  6. Opus Pocus
  7. Okonkolé Y Trompa – Jaco Pastorius, Don Alias
  8. (Used to Be a) Cha-Cha
  9. Forgotten Love

 

In July 1981.

In July 1981, “Warner Bros” label released “Word of Mouth”, the second Jaco Pastorius album. It was 1980 – 1981, and was produced by Jaco Pastorius.

Personnel:

  • Jaco Pastorius– electric bass, double bass, organ, piano, synthesizer, autoharp, percussion, vocals, drums
  • Herbie Hancock– keyboards, synthesizers, piano
  • Wayne Shorter, Michael Brecker, Tom Scott, Mario Cruz– saxophone
  • Toots Thielemans– harmonica
  • Chuck Findley– trumpet
  • John Clark– French horn
  • Howard Johnson– tuba
  • Don Alias, Robert Thomas, Jr.– percussion
  • Peter Erskine, Jack DeJohnette– drums
  • Paul Horn-Muller – steel pans
  • Othello Molineaux– steel pan
  • John F. Pastorius IV – vocal

Track listing:

All tracks by Jaco Pastorius except where noted.

  1. Crisis
  2. Three Views of a Secret
  3. Liberty City
  4. Chromatic Fantasy – Johann Sebastian Bach
  5. Blackbird – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  6. Word of Mouth
  7. John and Mary

 

On July 20, 1973.

Love Devotion Surrender

On July 20, 1973, “Columbia” label released “Love Devotion Surrender”, album by Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin. It was recorded October 1972 – March 1973, and was produced by Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin. “Love Devotion Surrender” was tribute to John Coltrane, containing two Coltrane’s compositions, and was by Sri Chinmoy teachings.

Personnel:

  • John McLaughlin- guitar, piano
  • Carlos Santana- guitar
  • Doug Rauch- bass guitar
  • Mahalakshmi Eve McLaughlin – piano
  • Larry Young (Khalid Yasin)- piano, organ
  • Jan Hammer- Hammond organ, drums, percussion
  • Billy Cobham- drums, percussion
  • Don Alias- drums, percussion
  • Mike Shrieve- drums, percussion
  • Mingo Lewis – percussion
  • Armando Peraza- congas, percussion, vocals
  • Glen Kolotkin – engineer
  • Ashok – album design, cover photo
  • Pranavananda – photography
  • Sri Chinmoy- essay

Track listing:

  1. A Love Supreme – John Coltrane
  2. Naima – John Coltrane
  3. The Life Divine – John McLaughlin
  4. Let Us Go Into the House of the Lord – traditional
  5. Meditation – John McLaughlin

On June 13, 1979.

Mingus

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