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In May 1975.

In May 1975, “Milestone” label released “Canyon Lady”, the 17th Joe Henderson album. It was recorded in October 1973, at “Fantasy Studios” in Berkeley, US, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Mark Levine – acoustic piano
  • George Duke – electric piano
  • John Heard – double bass
  • Eric Gravatt – drums
  • Carmelo Garcia – timbales
  • Victor Pantoja – congas
  • Francisco Aguabella – congas
  • Julian Priester – trombone
  • Nicholas Tenbroek – trombone
  • Luis Gasca – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Oscar Brashear – trumpet
  • John Hunt – trumpet
  • Hadley Caliman – flute, tenor sax
  • Ray Pizzi – flute
  • Vincent Denham – flute
  • Jim Stern – recording engineer
  • Tony Lane – cover photography

Track listing:

  1. Tres Palabras – Osvaldo Farres
  2. Las Palmas – Joe Henderson
  3. Canyon Lady – Mark Levine
  4. All Things Considered – Mark Levine

On April 26, 2011.

On April 26, 2011, “Mascot Records” label released “Tha Funk Capital of the World”, the thirteenth Bootsy Collins studio album. It was recorded 2010 – 2011, at “Lench Mob Studios”, “The Terrordome”, “Bootzilla Re-Hab Center”, “Le Gonks West”, “Institute Of Audio Research”, and was produced by Bootsy Collins.

Personnel:

  • Bootsy Collins – rap, bass, guitar, keyboards, drums, drum programming, arranger, engineer
  • Adrian Hall, Bobby Womack, Candice Cheatham, Catfish Collins, Chrissy Dunn, George Clinton, Gibbor & Esther, Li’l Diamond, Linda Shider, Musiq Soul Child*, Nick Arnold, Olvido Ruiz, Pastor Cooper & Voices Of The Upper Room Choir, Penny Ford, Razzberry White, The Bootzilla Choir, Tony Wilson Aka Young James Brown, Zion Planet 10- vocals
  • Rev. Al Sharpton, Chuck D, Dr. Cornel West, Danny Ray, Faith Daniels, Ice Cube, Jimi Hendrix, Khrys Styles, Phil Ade, Samuel L. Jackson, Snoop Dogg, Tom Joyner, Xavier Styles – rap
  • Bela Fleck – banjo
  • Bucke thead, Catfish Collins, Garry Shider, Guitar Sallye, Ronni “Racket” Jennings*, Shawn Steele, Tamah – guitars
  • Bernie Worrell, Joel “Razor” Johnson*, Morris Mingo – keyboards
  • Dennis Chambers, Frankie “Kash” Waddy, Sheila E., Steve Jordan – drums
  • Fallou Sy, Mohamed Seck – percussion
  • Oui-Wey Collins – drum programming
  • Andrew Olson, Farnell Newton, Kyle Molitor, Michael Phillip – horns
  • Brian Hogg, Hal Melia, RandyVillars – saxophone
  • Fred Wesley, Marc Fields – trombone
  • Gary Winters, Mike Wade – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Casey-Driessen, Jerald Daemyon, Paul Patterson & The Bootzilla Orchestra – strings
  • Alex Fraser,  Charles Reynolds, Ouiwey, Tobe Donohue, Johnny “Juice” Rosado, Erik Zobler, Dave “Diz Mix” Lopez, Robert Musso – engineer
  • Roy Koch – design
  • David Carlo, Mark Alexander, Michael Weintrob – photography

Track listing:

  1. Spreading Hope Like Dope – Bootsy Collins
  2. Hip Hop @Funk U – Bootsy Collins, O. Jackson, Donald Moore, Snoop Doog, Bernie Worrell
  3. Mirrors Tell Lies – Bosty Collins, Ron Jennings
  4. JB-Still the Man – Bootsy Collins, Sally Dorsey, Tamah Dorsey, Rev. Al Sharpton
  5. Freedumb – Bootsy Collins, Dr. Cornel West
  6. After These Messages – Bootsy Collins, Frank Waddy, Samuel L. Jackson, Joel Johnson
  7. Kool Whip – Bootsy Collins, Phil Ade, Morris Mingo
  8. The Real Deal – Bootsy Collins, Candice Cheatham, Joel Johnson
  9. Don’t Take My Funk – Bootsy Collins, Catfish Collins, Bobby Womack
  10. If Looks Could Kill – Bootsy Collins, Pete Roberts
  11. Minds Under Construction – Bootsy Collins, Buckethead, Summer Hughes
  12. Siento Bombo – Bootsy Collins, William Johnson, Olvido Rutz
  13. Jazz Greats (tribute to Jazz) – Bootsy Collins, Ron carter, Johnny Davis, George Duke, Claude von Stroke
  14. Garry Shider Tribute – Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Linda Shider
  15. Stars Have no Names – Bootsy Collins, Nick Arnold, Chrissy Dunn
  16. Chocolate Caramel Angel – Bootsy Collins, Ron Jennings
  17. Yummy, I Got the Munchies – Bootsy Collins, Musiq Soulchild, Razzberry White

On February 3, 2018.

On February 3, 2018, Leon “Ndugu” Chancler died aged 65. He was musician (drums, percussion), composer, music producer and university professor. He recorded and performed with numerous famous artists including Mile Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson,  Eddie Harris, Patti LaBelle, John Lee Hooker, Donna Summer, George Benson, Robbie Robertson, Syreeta Wright, Hampton Hawes, Kenny Rogers, LeAnn Rimes, George Duke, Sheena Easton, Peabo Bryson, Joe Henderson, Lionel Richie, Cheryl Lynn, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Tina Turner, Patrice Rushen, Jennifer Holliday, Harold Land, Minnie Riperton, Azar Lawrence, Santana, Lalo Schifrin, Julian Priester, Thelonious Monk and Herbie Hancock.

In December 1973.

In December 1973, “Milestone” label released “Butterfly Dreams”, the second Flora Purim studio album. It was recorded in December 1973, at “fantasy Studios” in Berkeley, California, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Flora Purim – vocals, arrangements 
  • George Duke – electric piano, ARP synthesizer, clavinet, piano, arrangements
  • David Amaro – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Stanley Clarke – Fender electric bass, acoustic bass, arrangements
  • Ernie Hood – zither
  • Joe Henderson – flute, tenor saxophone
  • Airto Moreira – drums, percussion
  • Jim Stern – engineering
  • Eddie Bill Harris – engineering
  • David Turner – mastering
  • Anthony Samuel Lane – art direction, design, photography

Track listing:

  1. Dr. Jive Pt. I – Stanley Clarke
  2. Butterfly Dreams – lyrics by Neville Potter, music by Stanley Clarke
  3. Dindi – lyrics by Aloisio de Oliveira, music by Antonio Carlos Jobim
  4. Summer Night – Harry Warren, Al Dubin
  5. Love Reborn – lyrics by Flora Purim, music by George Duke
  6. Moon Dreams – lyrics by Jay Livingston, Ray Evans, music by Egberto Gismonti
  7. Dr. Jive Pt. II – Stanley Clarke
  8. Light as a Feather – lyrics by Flora Purim, music by Stanley Clarke

On September 24, 1993.

On September 24, 1993, “Epic” label released “East River Drive”, the 15th Stanley Clarke album. It was recorded in 1993, at “Cherokee Studios”, “Contemporary Artist”, “Le Gonks West Studio”, “Rumba Recorders”, “Universal Scoring Stage”, and was produced by Stanley Clarke.

Personnel:

  • Stanley Clarke– bass, tenor bass, background vocals
  • Gerald Albright– alto and soprano saxophones
  • George Howard– bass, soprano saxophone
  • Doug Webb– soprano saxophone
  • Todd Cochran– keyboards
  • George Duke– keyboards
  • Steve Hunt– keyboards
  • Deron Johnson– keyboards
  • Kenny Kirkland– piano
  • Doc Powell– guitar
  • Paul Jackson Jr.– guitar
  • Armand Sabal-Lecco– guitar, piccolo bass, background vocals
  • Michael Thompson– guitar
  • Hubert Laws– flute
  • Jean-Luc Ponty– violin
  • Poncho Sanchez– conga
  • Alphonso Johnson– bass
  • Abraham Laboriel– bass
  • Charles Fambrough– double bass
  • Jimmy Earl– bass
  • Ramon Banda – percussion
  • Darryl Jackson – percussion
  • Munyungo Jackson – percussion
  • Bill Summers– percussion
  • Gerry Brown– drums
  • Dennis Chambers– drums
  • John Robinson– drums
  • Carlos Vega– drums
  • Howard Hewett– vocals
  • Alexis England – background vocals
  • Laura Robinson – background vocals
  • Anjani Thomas– background vocals
  • George DelBarrio – conductor, string arrangements
  • Brian Gardner– mastering
  • Dan Humann – engineer, mixing
  • Allen Sides – engineer
  • Steve Sykes – engineer, mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Stanley Clarke except where noted.

  1. Justice’s Groove
  2. Fantasy Love – Stanley Clarke, Howard Hewett
  3. Zabadoobeedé? (Yabadoobeeda)
  4. East River Drive
  5. I’m Home Africa – Stanley Clarke, Jimmy Earl, Steve Hunt
  6. Theme from Boyz ‘n the Hood
  7. Christmas in Rio
  8. What If I Forget the Champagne
  9. Never Lose Your Heart/There Lies the Passion
  10. Illegal
  11. Lord of the Low Frequencies
  12. Funk Is Its Own Reward

On August 28, 1984.

On August 28, 1984, “Epic” label released “Time Exposure”, the ninth Stanley Clarke album. It was recorded in 1984 and was produced by Stanley Clarke.

Personnel:

  • Stanley Clarke– vocals, bass guitar, piccolo bass, tenor bass, bass box, talk box, keyboards, drums, percussion
  • Todd Cochran– keyboards
  • George Duke– keyboards
  • Craig Harris– vocals, keyboards, synclavier, vocoder
  • Denzil Miller – keyboards
  • Jeff Beck– guitar, talkbox, guitar synth
  • Ray Gomez – rhythm guitar
  • Greg Boyer– horn
  • Bennie Cowan – horn
  • Gregory Thomas – horn
  • Ernie Watts– tenor saxophone
  • Howard Hewett– vocals
  • Louis Johnson– bass, vocals
  • John Gilston – drums
  • John Robinson– drums
  • Jim Gilstrap– background vocals
  • Darryl Phinnessee – background vocals
  • Howard Smith – background vocals
  • Erik Zobler – engineer
  • Steve Schmidt – assistant engineer
  • Jeff Silver – assistant engineer
  • Toni Green – assistant engineer
  • David Coleman – artwork
  • Randee Saint Nicholas – photography
  • Donald Lane – art direction
  • Brian Gardner – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Stanley Clarke except where noted.

  1. Play The Bass
  2. Are You Ready (For The Future) – Stanley Clarke, Denzil Miller
  3. Speedball
  4. Heaven Sent You – Denzil Miller, Howard Hewett
  5. Time Exposure
  6. Future Shock – Stanley Clarke, Darryl Phinnessee, Howard Smith
  7. Future – Stanley Clarke, Louis Johnson
  8. Spacerunner
  9. I Know Just How You Feel

On August 12, 2008.

On August 12, 2008, “Heads Up International” label released “Thunder”, the debut S.M.V. studio album. It was recorded in 2008 at “Hannibal Studio”, and “Threshold Sound + Vision” in Santa Monica, “House of Blues Studios” in Encino, “Westlake Studios” and “Le Gonks West” in Los Angeles, “VixMix Studios” in Nashville, “Ryan’s Place” in Topanga, and was produced by Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke, and Victor Wooten.

Personnel:

  • William Henry Marcus Miller Jr.– bass guitar, fretless bass, bass clarinet, alto and tenor saxophone, synthesizers, minimoog, drum programming, recording
  • Stanley Clarke– bass guitar, double bass
  • Victor Lemonte Wooten– bass guitar, recording
  • Antoinette Clinton– vocals, beatboxing
  • George Duke– clavinet, minimoog
  • Michael “Patches” Stewart – trumpet
  • Steve Baxter – trombone
  • Ariel Mann – synthesizer
  • Ruslan Sirota– keyboards
  • Armando Anthony Corea– piano
  • Karlton Taylor – keyboards
  • Ronald Bruner Jr.– drums
  • Charles Bell Jr.– drums
  • Derico Watson – drums
  • D. Blair– drums
  • Kevin Ricard – percussion
  • Gerry E. Brown– mixing, recording
  • Dave Rideau – mixing
  • David Isaac – mixing
  • Goh Hotoda – mixing
  • Peter A. Barker – additional recording
  • Erik Zobler – additional recording
  • Milton Gutiérrez Ruezga – assistant engineer
  • Antonio Resendiz – assistant engineer
  • Sharon Brencius – assistant engineer
  • Ursula Arevalo – assistant engineer
  • Scott Coslett – assistant engineer
  • Todd Bergman – assistant engineer
  • Doug Tyo – assistant engineer
  • Robert C. Ludwig– mastering
  • Steven Parke – art direction, design, photography

 Track listing:

  1. Maestros de Las Frecuencias Bajas – Stanley Clarke
  2. Thunder – Marcus Miller
  3. Hillbillies on a Quiet Afternoon – Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke
  4. Mongoose Walk – Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke
  5. Los Tres Hermanos – Marcus Miller
  6. Medley: Lopsy Lu/ Silly Putty – Stanley Clarke
  7. Milano – Marcus Miller
  8. Classical Thump (Jam) – Victor Wooten
  9. Tutu – Marcus Miller
  10. Lil Victa – Stanley Clarke
  11. Pendulum – Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten, Antoinette Clinton
  12. Lemme Try Your Bass (interlude) – Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller
  13. Grits – Marcus Miller

On August 1, 1983.

On August 1, 1983, “Atlantic” label released “Individual Choice”, the 27th Jean-Luc Ponty album. It was recorded March – May 1983, at “Music Grinder Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Jean-Luc Ponty.

Personnel:

  • Jean-Luc Ponty– violin, synthesizer, keyboard bass, rhythm programming, organ
  • George Duke– Minimoog synthesizer solo
  • Allan Holdsworth– electric guitar solos
  • Randy Jackson– electric bass
  • Rayford Griffin – drums, percussion
  • Gary Skardina – drum recordings
  • Peter R. Kelsey – engineer, mixing
  • Stuart Graham – engineer, assistant engineer
  • Steve Hall – engineer, mastering
  • Bob Defrin – art direction
  • Mark Hanauer – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jean-Luc Ponty.

  1. Computer Incantations For World Peace
  2. Far from the Beaten Paths
  3. In Spiritual Love
  4. Eulogy to Oscar Romero
  5. Nostalgia
  6. Individual Choice
  7. In Spite of All

 

On November 8, 2011.

On November 8, 2011, “Mack Avenue” label released “Conversations with Christian”,  the tenth Christian McBride album. It was recorded in 2011, at “Avatar Studios”, and “MSR Studios” in New York City, “Chicago Recording Company” in Chicago, “LeGonks”  in Los Angeles, and was produced by Christian McBride.

Personnel:

  • Christian McBride – upright bass
  • Angélique Kidjo – vocal
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater – vocal
  • Sting – vocal
  • Gina Gershon – vocal
  • Hank Jones – piano
  • Roy Hargrove – trumpet
  • George Duke – keyboards
  • Regina Carter – violin
  • Ron Blake – saxophone
  • Chick Corea – piano
  • Billy Taylor – piano
  • Russell Malone – guitar
  • Randall Kennedy – creative directo
  • André Kimo – associate producer
  • Mat Lejeune – engineer
  • Fernando Lodeiro – assistant engineer
  • Anna Webber – photography

Track listing:

  1. Afrika – Jean Hébrail, Angélique Kidjo
  2. Fat Bach and Greens – Johann Sebastian Bach, traditional
  3. Consider Me Gone – Sting
  4. Guajeo y Tumbao – Eddie Palmieri
  5. Baubles, Bangles and Beads – George Forrest, Robert Wright
  6. Spiritual – Billy Taylor
  7. It’s Your Thing – O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley
  8. Alone Together – Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz
  9. McDukey Blues – Christian McBride
  10. Tango Improvisation #1 – Chick Corea, Christian McBride
  11. Sister Rosa – Christian McBride
  12. Shake ‘n Blake – Christian McBride
  13. Chitlins and Gefiltefish – Christian McBride

On October 28, 1974.

On October 28, 1974, “MPS Records” label released “Feel”, the fifth George Duke studio album. It was recorded in May 1974, at “Paramount Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Baldhard G. Falk.

Personnel:

  • George Duke– vocals, bass synthesizer, keyboards
  • Flora Purim– vocals
  • Obdewl’l X– guitar
  • John Heard– acoustic and electric bass
  • Leon “Ndugu” Chancler– percussion, drums,
  • Airto Moreira– percussion
  • Baldhard G. Falk – photography
  • Kerry McNabb – recording, mixing
  • Wilfried “Sätty” Podriech – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by George Duke, except where noted.

  1. Funny Funk
  2. Love
  3. The Once Over – Leon Chancler.
  4. Feel
  5. Old Slippers
  6. Theme from the Opera “Tzina”
  7. Yana Aminah
  8. Rashid
  9. Statement