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IN August 1981.

In August 1981, “Fool Moon” and “Epic” labels released “The Innocent Age”, the seventh Dan Fogelberg album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Northstar Studios” in Boulder, CO, “Caribou Ranch” in Nederland, CO, “Rudy Records” and “Wally Heider Studios” in Hollywood, “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, “Record Plant” in Sausalito, CA,  and was produced by Dan Fogelberg and Marty Lewis.

Personnel:

  • Dan Fogelberg – lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, tambourine, piano, electric piano, synthesizer, bass, sitar, percussion, bells, arranger, photography
  • Al Perkins – pedal steel guitars
  • Marty Lewis – tambourine
  • Mike Utley – piano
  • Joni Mitchell – vocals
  • Emmylou Harris – vocals
  • Heart Of Darkness Chorale – vocals
  • Richie Furay – harmony vocals
  • Mike Brewer – harmony vocals
  • Kenny Passarelli – bass
  • Norbert Putnam – basss
  • Jimmie Fadden – harmonica
  • Don Alias – African drums, Quido, congas, shaker, cowbell
  • Russ Kinkel – drums, percussion, cymbal
  • Motor City Marty – percussion
  • Joe Lala – congas, cymbal
  • Michael Brecker – soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Tom Scott – tenor saxophone
  • Jerry Hey – piccolo flute, trumpet 
  • David Duke – French horn
  • The UCLA Band – orchestra
  • Sid Sharp – violin
  • Jesse Ehrlich – cello
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • Glen Spreen – brass arrangements
  • Lawrence Fogelberg – arrangements
  • Marty Lewis – engineer, mixing
  • Kosh – design
  • Andy Katz – photography
  • David Awells – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Dan Fogelberg, except where noted.

  1. Nexus
  2. The Innocent Age
  3. The Sand and the Foam
  4. In the Passage
  5. Lost in the Sun
  6. Run for the Roses
  7. Leader of the Band
  8. Same Old Lang Syne
  9. Stolen Moments
  10. The Lion’s Share
  11. Only the Heart May Know
  12. The Reach
  13. Aireshire Lament
  14. Times Like These
  15. Hard to Say
  16. Empty Cages – Dan Fogelberg, Russ Kinkel, Norbert Putham, Michael Utley
  17. Ghost

In July 1976.

In July 1976, “Columbia” label released “More Than Ever”, the ninth Blood, Sweat & Tears album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Bob James.

Personnel:

  • David Clayton-Thomas – vocals
  • Mike Stern – guitar
  • Steve Khan – guitar
  • Eric Gale – guitar
  • Larry Willis – keyboards
  • Bob James – keyboards
  • Richard Tee – keyboards
  • Hugh McCracken – guitar
  • Danny Trifan – bass
  • Gary King – bass
  • Eric Weissberg – banjo, dobro
  • Bobby Colomby – drums
  • Don Alias – percussion
  • Tony Klatka – trumpet
  • Forest Buchtell – trumpet
  • Dave Bargeron – trombone, tuba
  • Bill Tillman – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Arnie Lawrence – alto saxophone
  • Jon Faddis – trumpet
  • Marvin Stamm – trumpet
  • Dave Taylor – trombone
  • Sid Weinberg – oboe
  • Dave Freidman – xylophone, marimba, vibes
  • Patti Austin, Vivian Cherry, Lani Groves, Gwendolyn Guthrie, Yolanda McCullough, Frank Lloyd, William Eaton, Zachery Sanders

Track listing:

  1. They – David Clayton-Thomas, William Daniel Smith
  2. I Love You More Than Ever – Allan Langdon, Douglas Lenier
  3. Katy Bell – Stephen C. Foster, Bob James
  4. Sweet Sadie the Savior – Patti Austin
  5. Hollywood – David Clayton-Thomas, William Daniel Smith
  6. You’re the One – David Clayton-Thomas, William Daniel Smith
  7. Heavy Blue – Larry Willis
  8. Saved By the Grace Of Your Love – William Daniel Smith, David Palmer

On March 23, 1999.

On March 23, 1999, “Elektra” label released “Inside”, the 20th David Sanborn album. It was recorded in 1998, at “Camel Island” in New Jersey, “Avatar Studios”, “Hiatus Studios”, “Sound On Sound” and “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Marcus Miller and David Isaac.

Personnel:

  • David Sanborn – alto saxophone
  • Marcus Miller – keyboards, Rhodes piano, guitar, bass, drums, clarinet, backing vocals, arrangements, engineer
  • Ricky Peterson – Hammond B3 organ
  • Gil Goldstein – electric piano, arrangements
  • Davis Isaac – keyboards
  • Marvin Sewell – National resaphonic guitar
  • Dean Brown – guitar
  • Bill Frisell – guitar
  • Fareed Haque – acoustic guitar
  • Gene Lake – drums
  • Don Alias – percussion
  • Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone
  • Ronnie Cuber – baritone saxophone
  • Lenny Pickett – tenor saxophone
  • Wallace Roney – trumpet
  • Hank Roberts – cello
  • Cassandra Wilson – lead vocals
  • Eric Benét – lead and backing vocals
  • Lalah Hathaway – lead and backing vocals
  • Sting – lead vocals
  • Davis Isaac – engineer
  • Goh Hotada – engineer, mixing
  • Paul Mitchell – engineer
  • Malcolm Pollack – engineer
  • Dean Sharenow – engineer
  • Takamasa Hondu – assistant engineer
  • John R. Reigert III – assistant engineer
  • Rory Romano – assistant engineer
  • Mike Tocci – assistant engineer
  • Zach Wind – assistant engineer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Bibi Green – production coordinator
  • Jennifer Roddie – art direction, design
  • Michael Wilson – cover photography
  • Eric Johnson – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Marcus Miller, except where noted.

  1. Corners (For Herbie)
  2. Day Dreaming – Aretha Franklin
  3. Trance
  4. Brother Ray
  5. Lisa – David Sanborn
  6. When I’m With You
  7. Naked Moon
  8. Cane – Meshell Ndegeocello
  9. Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
  10. Miss You – David Sanborn

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 by Mildred J. Hill
  2. God Must Be a Boogie Man
  3. Funeral (Rap)
  4. A Chair in the Sky – lyrics by Joni Mitchell, music by Charles 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