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On April 1, 2020.

On April 1, 2020. Adam Lyons Schlesinger died aged 52. He was singer-songwriter, musician (guitar) and record producer, founding member of the bands Fountains of Wayne, Ivy, and Tinted Windows. Lately he was key songwriting contributor and producer for the duo Fever High. Schlesinger won three “Emmys”, a “Grammy” and the “ASCAP Pop Music Award”.

 

On March 6, 2020.

On March 6, 2020, Alfred McCoy Tyner died aged 81. He was composer, bandleader and pianist, one of the most recognizable and influential in jazz history. He has recorded and performed with many famous musicians including John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Donald Byrd, George Benson, Art Farmer, Lou Donaldson, Benny Golson, Grant Green, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, Milt Jackson, J.J. Jackson, Blue Mitchell, Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan, David Murray, Julian Priester, Sonny Rollins, Ron Carter, Al Foster, Avery Sharpe, Woody Shaw, Jackie McLean, Cecil McBee, Jack DeJohnette, Wayne Shorter, Sonny Stitt and Stanley Turrentine, As a leader he recorded 74 albums. Tyner was a “NEA Jazz Master” and a five-time “Grammy” winner.

 

On August 19, 2011.

On August 19, 2011, “Eleven” label released “Making Mirrors”, the third Gotye (Wally De Backer) studio album. It was recorded 2008 -2011, at Gotye’s parents’ farm in the Mornington Peninsula, and was produced by Wally De Backer. In 2013, “Making Mirrors” won the 2013 Grammy for “Best Alternative Music Album”.

Personnel:

  • Wally De Backer – lead and backing vocals, samples, instruments
  • Francois Tetaz – dubs and spaces
  • Lucas Taranto – bass guitar, poker bass, fretless bass
  • Kimbra – lead and backing vocals
  • Gareth Skinner – whale cellos
  • Michael Hubbard – pedal steel guitar
  • Luke Hodgson – bass guitar
  • Scott Tinkler – trumpet
  • Adam Simmons – saxophone
  • Frank De Backer – album artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Wally De Backer.

  1. Making Mirrors
  2. Easy Way Out
  3. Somebody That I Used to Know
  4. Eyes Wide Open
  5. Smoke and Mirrors
  6. I Feel better
  7. In Your Light
  8. State of the Art
  9. Don’t Worry, We’ll Be watching You
  10. Giving Me a Chance
  11. Save Me
  12. Bronte

In August 1983.

In August 1983, “Columbia” label released “Future Shock”, the thirty-fifth Herbie Hancock album. It was recorded in 1983, at “OAO Studios” and “RPM Studios” in New York City, “Garage Sale Recording” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Herbie Hancock and material. The album’s cover art was derived from a work by David Em. In 1984, Herbie Hancock won “Grammy” award for best R&B performance. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Herbie Hancock– piano, synthesizer, Fairlight CMI, keyboards
  • Bill Laswell– electric bass
  • S.T.– turntables, “FX”
  • Pete Cosey– electric guitar
  • Michael Beinhorn– keyboards
  • Daniel Poncé – percussion
  • Sly Dunbar– drums, percussion
  • Dwight Jackson Jr. – lead vocals
  • Lamar Wright – lead vocals
  • Bernard Fowler, S.T., Roger Trilling, Nicky Skopelitis– backing vocals
  • Dominick Maita – engineer
  • Martin Bisi – engineer
  • Dave Jerden – mix
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Herbie Hancock, Michael James Beinhorn and Bill O. Laswell, except where noted.

  1. Rockit
  2. Future Shock – Curtis Mayfield
  3. TFS
  4. Earth Beat
  5. Autodrive
  6. Rough

 

On August 20, 1990.

On August 20, 1990, “Epic” label released “Time’s Up”, the second Living Colour studio album. It was recorded 1989 – 1990, at “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, and “RPM Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Ed Stasium. The album won “Grammy” award for the “Best Hard Rock Album of the Year”.

Personnel:

  • Corey Glover– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Vernon Reid– lead guitar
  • Muzz Skillings– bass
  • Will Calhoun– drums
  • Akbar Ali – strings
  • Charles Burnham- strings
  • Don Byron- clarinet, baritone saxophone
  • Annette Daniels, K. Dyson – background vocals
  • Eileen Folson- strings
  • Doug E. Fresh- percussion, vocals
  • Mick Jagger, Toshinobu Kubota- background vocals
  • Little Richard- vocals
  • Yubie Navas – background vocals
  • Maceo Parker- saxophone
  • Queen Latifah– vocals
  • Alva Rogers, Rosa Russ – background vocals
  • Francine Stasium – background vocals
  • Lex Van Pieterson – photography
  • Reggie Workman- strings
  • Derin Young – vocals, background vocals
  • Ed Stasium- engineer, mixing
  • John Aguto – assistant engineer
  • Alan Friedman – programming
  • Lolly Grodner – assistant engineer
  • Paul Hamingson – engineer, assistant engineer
  • Jeff Lippay – assistant engineer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Vernon Reid, except where noted.

  1. Time’s Up – Vernon Reid, Muzz Skillings, Corey Glover, Will Calhoun
  2. History Lesson
  3. Pride – Will Calhoun
  4. Love Rears Its Ugly Head
  5. New Jack Theme
  6. Someone Like You – Muzz Skillings
  7. Elvis Is Dead
  8. Type
  9. Information Overload
  10. Under Cover of Darkness – Corey Glover
  11. Ology – Muzz Skillings
  12. Fight the Fight – Vernon Reid, Muzz Skillings, Corey Glover, Will Calhoun
  13. Tag Team Partners – Corey Glover
  14. Solace of You – Corey Glover, Vernon Reid
  15. This Is the Life

On February 25, 2014.

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On February 25, 2014, “Loma Vista” label released the fourth, self-titled St. Vincent studio album. It was recorded in 2013, at “Elmwood Studios” in Dallas, Texas, and was produced by John Congleton. The album won “Grammy” for Best Alternative Music Album, and was voted “Best Album of 2014” in the following medias:  “NME”, “Guardian”, “Gigwise”, “musicOMH”, “Slant Magazine” and “Entertainment Weekly”.

Personnel:

  • Annie Clark – vocals, guitar
  • Homer Steinweiss – drums
  • Bobby Sparks – Minimoog
  • Daniel Mintseris – synthesizer, piano; harpsichord
  • Ralph Carney – horns
  • McKenzie Smith – drums
  • Adam Pickrell – keyboards
  • John Congleton– engineering
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Willo Perron – creative director
  • Brian Roettinger – design
  • Renata Raksha – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Annie Clark.

  1. Rattlesnake
  2. Birth in Reverse
  3. Prince Johnny
  4. Huey Newton
  5. Digital Witness
  6. I Prefer Your Love
  7. Regret
  8. Bring Me Your Loves
  9. Psychopath
  10. Every Tear Disappears
  11. Severed Crossed Fingers

On November 21, 1977.

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On November 21, 1977, “Columbia” label released “All ‘N All”, the eighth Earth, Wind & Fire studio album. It was recorded August 1977, at “Hollywood Sound” and “The Burbank Studios” in California, and was produced by Maurice White. Album cover art was by Shusei Nagaoka. The album won a “Grammy” for “Best R&B Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group Or Chorus” and the song “Runnin'” also won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental in 1978. “All ‘N All” was also the best selling R&B album of 1978, and was certified Platinum in the US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Maurice White– drums, vocals, kalimba, mixing, original recording
  • Verdine White– bass, vocals
  • Dorothy Ashby– harp
  • Phil Ayling – drums
  • Philip Bailey– percussion, conga, vocals
  • Blanche Belnick – violin
  • Roger Bobo – tuba
  • George Bohanon– trombone
  • Oscar Brashear– trumpet
  • Garnett Brown– trombone
  • Ronald Clark – violin
  • Ronald Cooper – cello
  • Paulinho Da Costa– percussion
  • Eduardo del Barrio – piano
  • David Duke – French horn
  • Larry Dunn– synthesizer, piano, keyboards, Moog synthesizer, Oberheim
  • Chuck Findley– trumpet
  • Norman Forrest – viola
  • Harris Goldman – violin
  • Jack Gootkin – violin
  • Janice Gower – violin, concertmaster
  • Johnny Graham – guitar
  • Terry Harrington – flute
  • Michael Harris – trumpet
  • Ruth Henry – violin
  • Fred Jackson, Jr. – flute
  • Ralph Johnson– percussion, drums, vocals
  • Jan Kelly – cello
  • Richard Klein – French horn
  • Renita Koven – viola
  • Betty LaMagna – violin
  • Carl LaMagna – violin
  • Mary D. Lindquist – violin
  • Linda Lipsett – viola
  • Art Macnow – direction
  • Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • James M. McGee – French horn
  • Al McKay– guitar, percussion
  • Abe Most– flute
  • Don Myrick– alto, baritone and tenor saxophones
  • Susan Ranney – bass
  • Alan Robinson – French horn
  • Gale Robinson – French horn
  • Marilyn Robinson – French horn
  • Meyer Rubin – bass
  • Richard Salvato – direction
  • Sheldon Sanov – violin
  • Louis Satterfield– trombone
  • Skip Scarborough– percussion, piano
  • Haim Shtrum – violin
  • Daniel Smith – cello
  • Barry Socher – violin
  • Lya Stern – violin
  • David Stockhammer – violin
  • Barbara Thomason – viola
  • Marcia Van Dyke – violin
  • Fred White – percussion, drums
  • Andrew Woolfolk – tenor saxophone, wind
  • Paul Klingberg – mixing
  • Cameron Marcarelli – mixing assistant
  • George Massenburg– engineer
  • Mark Wilder – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Serpentine Fire – Maurice White, Verdine White, Reginald “Sonny” Burke
  2. Fantasy – Maurice White, Verdine White, Eduardo DelBarrio
  3. In the Marketplace (Interlude) – Maurice White
  4. Jupiter – Maurice White, Verdine White, Larry Dunn, Philip Bailey
  5. Love’s Holiday – Maurice White, Skip Scarborough
  6. Brazilian Rhyme (Beijo) – Toninho Horts
  7. I’ll Write a Song For You – Philip Bailey
  8. Magic Mind – Maurice White, Verdine White, Freddie White, Larry Dunn, Philip Bailey, Andy Mckay
  9. Runin’ – Maurice White, Larry Dunn, Eduardo DelBarrio
  10. Brazilian Rhyme (Ponta de Areia) – Milton Nascimento
  11. Be Ever Wonderful – Maurice White, Larry Dunn

 

 

On March 30, 1970.

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On March 30, 1970, “Columbia” label released “Bitches Brew”,  double studio Miles Davis album. It was recorded August 19–21, 1969, at “30th Street Studio” in New York, and was produced by Teo Macero. In 1971, the album won “Grammy Award” for “Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album”.

Personnel:

  • Miles Davis – trumpet
  • Wayne Shorter – soprano saxophone
  • Bennie Maupin – bass clarinet
  • Joe Zawinul – electric piano
  • Chick Corea – electric piano
  • John McLaughlin – electric guitar
  • Dave Holland – bass
  • Harvey Brooks – electric bass
  • Lenny White – drum set
  • Jack DeJohnette – drum set
  • Don Alias – congas
  • Juma Santos (credited as Jim Riley) – shaker, congas

Track listing

  1. Pharoah’s Dance – Joe Zawinul
  2. Bitches Brew – Miles Davis
  3. Spanish Key – Miles Davis
  4. John McLaughlin – Miles Davis
  5. Miles Runs the Voodoo Down – Miles Davis
  6. Sanctuary – Wayne Shorter

 

On February 29, 2000.

Steely Dan- Two against nature

On February 29, 2000, “Giant Records/Warner Bros” label released “Two Against Nature” the eighth Steely Dan album. “Two Against nature” was recorded 1977 to 1999, and was produced by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. The album won Steely Dan four “Grammy Awards”, including “Album of the Year”.

Personnel:

  • Walter Becker– bass, lead guitar
  • Donald Fagen– organ, piano, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, vocals
  • Tom Barney – bass
  • Ted Baker – piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Jon Herington– acoustic guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Paul Jackson Jr. – guitar
  • Hugh McCracken– guitar
  • Dean Parks– guitar
  • Lawrence Feldman – clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Amy Helm – whistle
  • Michael Hitchcock – trumpet
  • Michael Leonhart– trumpet, conductor, wurlitzer
  • Lou Marini– alto saxophone
  • Chris Potter– alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Jim Pugh– trombone
  • Roger Rosenberg – bass clarinet, baritone saxophone
  • David Tofani– saxophone
  • Keith Carlock– drums
  • Leroy Clouden – drums
  • Vinnie Colaiuta– drums
  • Sonny Emory– drums
  • Ricky Lawson– drums
  • Michael White – drums
  • Gordon Gottlieb – percussion
  • Will Lee– percussion
  • Daniel Sadownick – percussion, timbales
  • David Shank – vibraphone
  • Steve Shapiro– vibraphone
  • Cynthia Calhoun– background vocals
  • Mike Harvey – background vocals
  • Carolyn Leonhart– background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen.

  1. Gaslighting Abbie
  2. What a Shame About Me
  3. Two Against Nature
  4. Janie Runaway
  5. Almost Gothic
  6. Jack of Speed
  7. Cousin Dupree
  8. Negative Girl
  9. West of Hollywood

On February 28, 1979.

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On February 28, 1979, “Warner Bros” released the self-titled, debut Rickie Lee Jones album. It  was recorded in 1978, at “Warner Bros. Recording Studios” and “The Burbank Studios”, and was produced by Lenny Waronker  and  Russ Titelman. In 1980, the album won Rickie Lee Jones “Grammy” for “Best New Artist.”

Personnel:

  • Rickie Lee Jones – vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion, horn arrangements, drums, bass
  • Dr. John- keyboards
  • Michael McDonald- vocals
  • Randy Newman- synthesizer
  • Victor Feldman- percussion, drums, keyboards
  • Tom Scott- horns
  • Ralph Grierson – keyboards
  • Michael Boddicker- synthesizer
  • Red Callender- bass
  • Nick DeCaro – accordion, orchestral arrangements
  • Buzz Feiten- guitar
  • Chuck Findley- horns
  • Steve Gadd- drums
  • Randy Kerber- keyboards
  • Neil Larsen – keyboards
  • Arno Lucas- background vocals
  • Johnny Mandel- orchestral arrangements
  • Andy Newmark- drums
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums
  • Leslie Smith – background vocals
  • Mark Stevens – drums, percussion
  • Fred Tackett- guitar, mandolin
  • Joe Turano – background vocals
  • Ernie Watts- horns
  • Willie Weeks- bass
  • Matthew Weiner- background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Rickie Lee Jones, except where noted.

  1. Chuck E.’s in Love
  2. On Saturday Afternoons in 1963
  3. Night Train
  4. Young Blood
  5. Easy Money
  6. The Last Chance Texaco
  7. Danny’s All-Star Joint
  8. Coolsville
  9. Weasel and the White Boys Cool – Rickie Lee Jones, Alfred Johnson
  10. Company – Rickie Lee Jones, Alfred Johnson
  11. After Hours (Twelve Bars Past Goodnight)