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On February 9, 2020.

On February 9, 2020, Armando Anthony “Chick” Corea died aged 79. He was musician (piano, keyboards, percussion), composer and bandleader. He is regarded as one of the major piano players to emerge in jazz during the post-John Coltrane era. Recorded and performed with the most important Jazz musicians including Miles Davis, Mongo Santamaria, Willie Bobo, Blue Mitchell, Herbie Mann, Stan Getz, Roy Haunes, Miroslav Vitous, Stanley Clarke, Richard Davis, Joe Farrell, Joe Henderson, Eric Kloss, Hubert Laws, Herbie Mann, Blue Mitchell, John Patitucci, Wayne Shorter, Cal Tjader, Sonny Stitt, Dave Pike, Armando Peraza, Marion Brown, Sadao Watanabe, Larry Coryell, John Surman, Elvin Jones, Rolf Kühn, Airto Moreira, Antony Braxton, Pete La Roca, Al Di Meola, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ron Carter, Gábor Szabó, Donald Byrd, Tete Montoliu, Chaka Khan, Eddie Gomez, Wallace Rooney, Herbie Hancock, Antonio Sanches, Gary Burton and Hiromi Uehara. Corea formed and lead Return to Forever, Circle, Chick Corea Elektric Band, Chick Corea Akoustic Band and Five Peace Band. As leader he released 77 studio and 23 live albums. Corea won 23 “Grammy Awards”.

on January 11, 2021.

On January 11, 2021, Howard Lewis Johnson died aged 79. He was musician (tuba, baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, trumpet), member and leader of the tuba ensembles Tuba Libre, Substructure, and Gravity. He recorded and performed with some of the world best known musicians and bands, including George Gruntz, Hank Crawford, Gil Evans, Charles Mingus, Hank Crawford, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Archie Shepp, Hank Mobley, Levon Helm, Tomasz Stanko, Gary Burton, Gábor Szabó, Bob Thiele, Charlie Haden, Jazz Composers, Andrew Hill, Leon Thomas, Johnny Coles, Taj Mahal, Charles Tolliver, The Band, Carla Bley, John Lennon, Sam Rivers, Gato Barbieri, Jaco Pastorius, Muddy Waters, Dexter Gordon, Clifford Jordan, David “Fathead” Newman,  James Taylor, Jack De Johnette, Jimmy Heath, Franco Ambrosetti, George Gruntz, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, NDR Big Band, Ray Anderson, Barbara Dennerlein, John Scofield, T. S. Monk, Mario Pavone, and Chet Baker. As leader he released four albums.

On April 22, 2003.

On April 22, 2003, “Strech Records” label released “Rendezvous in New York”, the 58th Chick Corea album. It was recorded 2002 – 2003 in New York City, and was produced by Chick Corea and Herbert Waltl.

Personnel:

  • Chick Corea – piano
  • Gonzalo Rubalcaba– piano
  • Bobby McFerrin– vocals
  • Gary Burton– vibraphone
  • Terence Blanchard– trumpet
  • Steve Wilson– alto saxophone
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Joshua Redman– tenor saxophone
  • Tim Garland– tenor saxophone
  • Steve Davis– trombone
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Dave Weckl– drums
  • Roy Haynes– drums
  • Jeff Ballard – drums
  • Eddie Gómez– bass
  • Avishai Cohen– bass
  • Christian McBride– bass
  • John Patitucci– bass
  • Miroslav Vitous– bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Chick Corea except where noted.

  1. Armando’s Rhumba – Chick Corea
  2. Blue Monk – Thelonious Monk
    Concierto de Aranjuez/Spain – Joaquín Rodrigo, Chick Corea
  3. Matrix
  4. Glass Enclosure/Tempus Fugit – Bud Powell
  5. Crystal Silence – Chick Corea, Neville Potter
  6. Bessie’s Blues – John Coltrane
  7. Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert
  8. Armando’s Tango
  9. Concierto de Aranjuez/Spain – Joaquin Rodrigo, Chick Corea
  10. Lifeline
  11. Quartet No. 2, Pt. 1

On January 23, 1990.

On January 23, 1990, “GRP” label released “Reunion”, the 41st Gary Burton album. It was recorded May 6 – 10, 1989, at “Studio A – Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Gary Burton.

Personnel:

  • Gary Burton– vibraphone, marimba
  • Pat Metheny– guitar
  • Mitchel Forman– piano, keyboards
  • Will Lee– bass guitar
  • Peter Erskine– drums, percussion
  • Dan Gellert – assistant engineer
  • Dave Grusin, Larry Rosen– executive producers
  • Rob Eaton – recording, mixing

Track listing:

  1. Autumn – Polo Orti
  2. Reunion – Mitchel Forman
  3. Origin – Mitchel Forman
  4. Will You Say You Will – Vince Mendoza
  5. House on the Hill – Pat Metheny
  6. Panama – Paul Meyers
  7. Chairs and Children – Vince Mendoza
  8. Wasn’t Always Easy – Pat Metheny
  9. The Chief – Pat Metheny
  10. Tiempos Felice – Polo Orti
  11. Quick and Running – Polo Orti

In July 1966.

In July 1966, “Verve Forecast” label released “Tim Hardin 1”, the debut Tim Hardin album. It was recorded May – November 1964, December 1965, and was produced by Erik Jacobsen.

Personnel:

  • Tim Hardin – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Gary Burton– vibraphone
  • Bob Bushnell– bass
  • Earl Palmer, Buddy Saltzman– drums
  • Jon Wilcox – drums
  • John Sebastian– harmonica
  • Phil Kraus – background vocals
  • Walter Yost – bass
  • Artie Butler– string arrangements
  • Val Valentin– engineer
  • Lisa Bachelis – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Tim Hardin.

  1. Don’t Make Promises
  2. Green Rocky Road
  3. Smugglin’ Man
  4. How Long
  5. While You’re On Your Way
  6. It’ll Never Happen Again
  7. Reason to Believe
  8. Never Too Far
  9. Part of the Wind
  10. Ain’t Gonna Do Without
  11. Misty Roses
  12. How Can We Hang On to a Dream?

On July 2, 1966.

On July 2, 1966, “Verve Forecast” label released “Tim Hardin 1”, the debut Tim Hardin album. It was recorded May – November 1964, December 1965, and was produced by Erik Jacobsen.

Personnel:

  • Tim Hardin – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Gary Burton– vibraphone
  • Bob Bushnell– bass
  • Earl Palmer– drums
  • Buddy Salzman – drums
  • Jon Wilcox – drums
  • John Sebastian– harmonica
  • Phil Kraus – background vocals
  • Walter Yost – bass
  • Artie Butler– string arrangements
  • Val Valentin– engineer
  • Lisa Bachelis – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Tim Hardin.

  1. Don’t Make Promises
  2. Green Rocky Road
  3. Smugglin’ Man
  4. How Long
  5. While You’re On Your Way
  6. It’ll Never Happen Again
  7. Reason to Believe
  8. Never Too Far
  9. Part of the Wind
  10. Ain’t Gonna Do Without
  11. Misty Roses
  12. How Can We Hang On to a Dream?

 

On February 19, 2017.

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On February 19, 2017, Larry Coryell died aged 73. He was guitarist known as the “Godfather of Fusion”. As a leader he has recorded 65 albums, and has performed and recorded with many world known music acts including: John McLaughlin,  Miroslav Vitouš, Chick Corea, Paul Santa Maria, Lenny White, Victor Bailey, Badi Assad, John Abercrombie, John Hicks, Willie Williams, Santi Debriano, Yoron Israel, Billy Cobham, Alphonse Mouzon, The Eleventh House, The Appletree Theatre, Jim Pepper, Gary Burton, Randy Brecker, Jazz Composer’s Orchestra, Wolfgang Dauner, The 5th Dimension, The Free Spirits, Chico Hamilton, Arnie Lawrence, Herbie Mann, Michael Mantler, Steve Marcus, Charles Mingus, Bob Moses, Chico O’Farrill, The Arista All Stars, Simon & Bard Group, Dennis Haklar, Joey DeFrancesco, The Fusion Syndicate, The Wide Hive Player, Kenny Drew Jr., Michael Urbaniak and Dylan Taylor.

On November 7, 1989.

Eric_Clapton - Journey Man

On November 7, 1989, “Duck” label released “Journeyman”, the eleventh Eric Clapton studio album. It was recorded in 1989, and was produced by Russ Tielman. Clapton won “Grammy Award” for “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” in 1990 for the song “Bad Love”. “Journeyman” became the first Clapton’s solo studio album to go double platinum.

Personnel:

  • Eric Clapton – guitar, vocals, Dobro, design
  • Nathan East– bass, background vocals
  • Jim Keltner– percussion, drums, tambourine, drum programming
  • Phil Collins– drums , background & harmony vocals
  • David Sanborn– alto saxophone
  • Robert Cray– guitar
  • Phil Palmer– guitar
  • John Tropea– rhythm guitar
  • George Harrison– guitar & harmony vocals
  • Cecil Womack– acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Jerry Lynn Williams– guitar, background & harmony vocals
  • Gary Burton– vibraphone
  • Jeff Bova– synthesizer programming, drum programming, synthesizer horns
  • Jimmy Bralower – drum programming
  • Alan Clark– synthesizer, keyboards, Hammond organ, sequencing
  • Robbie Kondor– synthesizer, harmonica, keyboards, vocoder, drum programming
  • Rob Mounsey– synthesizer
  • Robby Kilgore – synthesizer
  • Greg Phillinganes– synthesizer, piano, keyboards, background vocals
  • Richard Tee– piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Carole Steele – percussion, conga, tambourine
  • Arif Mardin– arranger, string arrangements
  • Linda Womack– vocals
  • Daryl Hall– harmony vocals
  • Tawatha Agee – background vocals
  • Lani Groves – background vocals
  • Chaka Khan– background vocals
  • Tessa Niles– background vocals
  • Vanessa Thomas – background vocals
  • Hank Crawford– alto saxophone
  • Ronnie Cuber– baritone saxophone
  • David “Fathead” Newman– tenor saxophone
  • Jon Faddis– trumpet
  • Lew Soloff– trumpet
  • Pino Palladino- bass

Track listing:

  1. Pretending – Jerry Lynn Williams
  2. Anything for Your Love – Jerry Lynn Williams
  3. Bad Love – Eric Clapton, Mick Jones
  4. Running on Faith – Jerry Lynn Williams
  5. Hard Times – Ray Charles
  6. Hound Dog – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  7. No Alibis – Jerry Lynn Williams
  8. Run So Far – George Harrison
  9. Old Love – Eric Clapton, Robert Cray
  10. Breaking Point – Marty Grebb, Jerry Lynn Williams
  11. Lead Me On – Cecil Womack, Linda Womack
  12. Before You Accuse Me – Ellas McDaniel