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On February 20, 1996.

On February 20, 1996, “Arabesque” label released “The Nearness”, the eight Jane Ira Bloom album. It was recorded in July 1995, at “Power Station Studio B” in New York City, and was produced by Jane Ira Bloom.

Personnel:

  • Jane Ira Bloom– soprano saxophone
  • Kenny Wheeler– flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Julian Priester– trombone, bass trombone
  • Fred Hersch– piano
  • Rufus Reid– bass
  • Bobby Previte– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Jane Ira Bloom except where noted

  1. Nearly Summertime – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward
  2. Midnight Round/’Round Midnight – Jane Ira Bloom, Thelonious Monk
  3. 6 Bop
  4. Midnight’s Measure/In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning – Jane Ira Bloom, David Mann, Bob Hilliard
  5. Painting Over Paris
  6. Wing Dinning
  7. Panosonic
  8. White Tower
  9. It’s a Corrugated World
  10. Monk’s Tale/The Nearness of You – Jane Ira Bloom, Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington
  11. Lonely House – Kurt Weill, Langston Hughes
  12. The All-Diesel Kitchen of Tomorrow
  13. Yonder

In February 1959.

In February 1959, “Bethlehem Records” label released “Little Girl Blue”, the debut Nina Simone album. It was recorded in December 1957, in New York City.

Personnel:

  • Nina Simone– vocals, piano, arrangements
  • Jimmy Bond– double bass
  • Albert “Tootie” Heath– drums
  • Joseph Muranyi– liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Mood Indigo – Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills
  2. Don’t Smoke in Bed – Willard Robison
  3. He Needs Me – Arthur Hamilton
  4. Little Girl Blue – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  5. Love Me or Leave Me – Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn
  6. My Baby Just Cares for Me – Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn
  7. Good Bait – Count Basie, Tadd Dameron
  8. Plain Gold Ring – George Stone (aka Earl Burroughs)
  9. You’ll Never Walk Alone – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
  10. I Loves You, Porgy – DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  11. Central Park Blues – Nina Simone

In December 1965.

In December 1965, “Limelight” label released “Feelin’ Good”, the 40th Gerry Mulligan album. It was recorded in October 1965, at “Annex Recording Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Jack Tracy.

Personnel:

  • Gerry Mulligan- baritone saxophone, clarinet
  • Jimmy Helms, Johnny Gray – guitar
  • Jimmy Bond- bass
  • Hal Blaine- drums
  • Harry Bluestone- violin, concertmaster
  • Julian Lee – string sectionarrangements, conductor

Track listing:

  1. The Lonely Night (Night Lights) – Gerry Mulligan, Judy Holliday
  2. Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone – Sam H. Stept, Sidney Clare
  3. The Second Time Around – Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn
  4. Not Mine – Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer
  5. S. I Love You – Gordon Jenkins, Mercer
  6. The Song Is Ended – Irving Berlin
  7. Love Walked In – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  8. Feeling Good – Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse
  9. Love Is the Sweetest Thing – Ray Noble
  10. I’ll Walk Alone – Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn
  11. The Shadow of Your Smile – Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster

On September 30, 1997.

On September 30, 1997, “Verve” label released “Dear Ella”, the eleventh Dee Dee Bridgewater studio album. It was recorded January – February 1997.  At the 40th Grammy Awards, the album won Bridgewater the “Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album” and Slide Hampton the “Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist”, for the arrangement of “Cotton Tail”.

Personnel:

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater– vocals
  • Cecil Bridgewater– trumpet, arranger, conductor
  • Virgil Jones – trumpet, horn, soloist
  • Byron Stripling– trumpet
  • Ron Tooley – trumpet
  • Diego Urcola – trumpet
  • Slide Hampton– trombone, arranger, conductor
  • Clarence Banks – trombone, horn, soloist
  • Benny Powell– trombone
  • Robert Trowers– trombone
  • Douglas Purviance– bass trombone
  • Robert Lloyd – horn
  • Anderson – tuba
  • Antonio Hart– alto saxophone, soloist
  • Jeff Clayton– alto saxophone
  • Teodross Avery– tenor saxophone
  • Bill Easley– tenor saxophone
  • Patience Higgins – baritone saxophone
  • Taylor – flute
  • Jowitt – clarinet
  • Wallbank – bass clarinet
  • J. Morgan – oboe
  • Lou Levy– piano, arranger
  • Milt Jackson– vibraphone
  • Kenny Burrell– guitar, arranger
  • Ray Brown– double bass
  • Grady Tate– drums
  • André Ceccarelli– drums
  • Hakin – percussion
  • Boguslaw Kostecki, A. Noland, T. Williams, R. Wilson – violin
  • Graham and G. Jackson – viola
  • Peter Willison – cello
  • John Clayton – big band arranger, conductor
  • Rob Eaton, Keith Grant, Al Schmitt– engineer
  • Peter Doell, Koji Egawa, Brian Garten, Alex Marcou – assistant engineer
  • Jean Luc Barilla – design
  • Philippe Pierangeli – photography

Track listing:

  1. A-Tisket, A-Tasket – Van Alexander, Ella Fitzgerald
  2. Mack the Knife – Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill
  3. Undecided – Leo Robin, Charlie Shavers
  4. Midnight Sun – Sonny Burke, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Mercer
  5. Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall in Love – Cole Porter
  6. How High the Moon – Morgan Hamilton, Nancy Lewis
  7. (If You Can’t Sing It) You’ll Have to Swing It (Mr. Paganini) – Sam Coslow
  8. Cotton Tail – Duke Ellington
  9. My Heart Belongs to Daddy – Cole Porter
  10. (I’d Like to Get You on a) Slow Boat to China – Frank Loesser
  11. Oh, Lady be Good! – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  12. Stairway to the Stars — Matty Malneck, Mitchell Parish, Frank Signorelli
  13. Dear Ella – Kenny Burrell

On June 13, 1966.

On June 13, 1966, “Columbia” label released “Soul Sister”, the eighth Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded in 1966, and was produced by Bob Johnston and Clyde Otis.

Track listing:

  1. Until You Were Gone – Joy Byers
  2. You Made Me Love You – James V. Monaco, Joseph McCarthy
  3. Follow Your Heart – Van McCoy, Belford Hendricks
  4. Ol’ Man River – Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern
  5. Sweet Bitter Love – Van McCoy
  6. A Mother’s Love – Cliff Owens
  7. Swanee – Irving Caesar, George Gershwin
  8. (No, No) I’m Losing You – Joy Byers
  9. Take a Look – Clyde Otis
  10. Can’t You Just See Me – Belford Hendricks
  11. Cry Like a Baby – Jo Armstead, Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson

On January 14, 1982.

On January 14, 1982, “Elektra” label released “Echoes of an Era”, the fifth Chaka Khan album. It was recorded 1981 -1982, at “Mad Hatter Studios”, Los Angeles, and was produced by Lenny White.

Personnel:

  • Chaka Khan- vocals
  • Joe Henderson- tenor saxophone
  • Freddie Hubbard- trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Chick Corea- piano
  • Stanley Clarke- acoustic bass
  • Lenny White- drums
  • Bernie Kirsch – sound engineer

Track listing:

  1. Them There Eyes – Maceo Pinkard, Doris Tauber, William Tracey
  2. All of Me – Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons
  3. I Mean You – Coleman Hawkins, Thelonious Monk
  4. I Loves You Porgy – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward
  5. Take the “A” Train – Billy Strayhorn
  6. I Hear Music – Burton Lane, Frank Loesser
  7. High Wire – The Aerialist – Chick Corea, Tony Cohen
  8. All of Me (Alternate take) – Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons
  9. Spring Can Really Hang You up the Most – Fran Landesman, Tommy Wolf

In January 1964.

In January 1964, “Riverside” label released “How My Heart Sings!”, the 13th Bill Evans album. It was recorded May – June 1963, at “Sound Makers Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Bill Evans- piano
  • Chuck Israels- bass
  • Paul Motian- drums

Track listing:

  1. How My Heart Sings – Earl Zindars
  2. I Should Care – Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston
  3. In Your Own Sweet Way – Dave Brubeck
  4. In Your Own Sweet Way – alternate take – bonus track
  5. Walking Up – Bill Evans
  6. Summertime – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward
  7. 34 Skidoo – Bill Evans
  8. Ev’rything I Love – Cole Porter
  9. Show-Type Tune – Bill Evans