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On March 11, 2019.

On March 11, 2019, Harold Simon Belsky aka Hal Blaine died aged 90. He was musician (drums) regarded to be one of the most recorded studio drummers in the history of the modern music. He had more than 35,000 recording sessions in various music genres including big number of film and TV soundtracks. He worked with Shelley Fabares, The Crystals, Jan & Dean, The Beach Boys, Dean Martin, Lorne Greene, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, The Byrds, Sonny & Cher, Barry McGuire, Petula Clark, Nancy Sinatra, The Mamas & the Papas, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Rivers, The Supremes, The Association, Simon & Garfunkel, Tommy Roe, The 5th Dimension, Henry Mancini, The Carpenters, Neil Diamond, The Partridge Family, The Raiders, Barbra Streisand, John Denver, Captain & Tennille, Diana Ross, Sam Cooke, Van Dyke Parks, John Lennon, Lulu, Dennis Wilson, Paul Simon, Richard Harris, Glen Campbell, Emitt Rhodes, Art Garfunkel, Juice Newton, Michael Nesmith, Cher, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, J.J. Cale, José Feliciano, Bobby Darin, Rosanne Cash, Cass Elliot, Rodney Crowell, Dion DiMucci, Paul Anka, Barry Mann, Emmylou Harris, Jackie Lomax, Elkie Brooks, Helen Reddy, John Philips, Thelma Houston and Leonard Cohen. As leader Blaine released five albums.

On November 12, 1964.

On November 12, 1964, “Tamla” label released “Hello Broadway”, the fourth Marvin Gaye studio album. It was recorded in 1964, at “Graystone Ballroom” in Detroit, and was produced by Hal Davis and Marc Gordon.


  • Marvin Gaye – vocals
  • Jerry Long – arranger

Track listing:

  1. Hello Broadway – Ronald Miller, William O’Malley
  2. People – Bob Merrill, Jule Styne
  3. The Party’s Over – Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne
  4. On the Street Where You Live – Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner
  5. What Kind of Fool Am I? – Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley
  6. My Kind of Town – Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen
  7. Days of Wine and Roses – Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer
  8. This Is the Life – Charles Strouse, Lee Adams
  9. My Way – Richard Jacques, Ronald Miller
  10. Hello Dolly! – Jerry Herman
  11. Walk on the Wild Side – Mack David, Elmer Bernstein

on october 12, 1971.

On October 12, 1971, “CTI” label released “First Light”, the 23rd Freddie Hubbard album. It was recorded in September 1971, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.


  • Freddie Hubbard – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Jack DeJohnette – drums
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Richard Wyands – piano
  • George Benson – guitar
  • Airto Moreira – percussion
  • Herbie Hancock – Fender Rhodes piano
  • Phil Kraus – vibraphone
  • Hubert Laws – flute
  • Wally Kane – flute, bassoon
  • George Marge – flute, clarinet
  • Romeo Penque – flute, English horn, oboe, clarinet
  • Jane Taylor – bassoon
  • Ray Alonge – French horn
  • James Buffington – French horn
  • Margaret Ross – harp
  • David Nadien – violin
  • Paul Gershman – violin
  • Emanuel Green – violin
  • Harold Kohon – violin
  • Joe Malin – violin
  • Gene Orloff – violin
  • Matthew Raimondi – violin
  • Tosha Samaroff – violin
  • Irving Spice – violin
  • Alfred Brown – viola
  • Emanuel Vardi – viola
  • Charles McCracken – cello
  • George Ricci – cello
  • Don Sebesky – arranger, conductor

Track listing:

  1. First Light – Freddie Hubbard
  2. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey –  Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney
  3. Moment to Moment – Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer
  4. Yesterday’s Dreams – Norman Martin, Don Sebesky
  5. Lonely Town (from On the Town) – Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Asolph Green
  6. Fantasy in D – Cedar Walton

On July 19, 2019.

On July 19, 2019, “Hajanga Records” label released “Djesse Vol. 2”, the second album in the “Djesse” series by Jacob Collier. It was recorded in 2019 and was produced by Jacob Collier.


  • Jacob Collier – arrangements, recording, mixing
  • Kathryn Tickell – Northumbrian pipes
  • Steve Vai – electric guitar
  • Guimba Kouyate – acoustic guitar
  • Josh Arcoleo – tenor saxophone
  • Robin Mullarkey – bass
  • Pino Palladino – electric bass
  • Chris Thile – mandolin
  • James Maddren – drums
  • Sophie Collier, Suzie Collier, Becca Stevens, MARO, Hammadi Rencurrell, Barak Schmool, Bill Bland, Dave Pattman, Fabio De Oliveira – vocals
  • Adam Fell, Aleigha Durand, Alessandro Melchior, Allayna O’Quinn, Alvin Chea, Andrea Haines, André Smith, Arend Liefkes, Asya Bookal, Avery Wilson, Barak Schmool, Barney Smith, Beardyman, Becca Stevens, Ben Bloomberg, Blake Morgan , Brian Mayton, Briana Marshall, Catherina Lagredelle, Celine Sylvester, Chad Lupoe, Charlie Puth, Chesroleeysia Bobb, Chris Martin, Chris Thile, Chris Wardle, Christian Euman, Claude McKnight, Claudio Somigli, Cleavon Davis, Clyde Lawrence, Cole Henry, Cory Henry, Daniel Caesar, Danielle Cornwall, Darwin Deez, David Crosby, David Thomas , Dodie, Ellen Cockerham, Eric Whitacre, Ewa Zbyszynska, Frederick Harris, Jr., Gareth Lockrane, Genevieve Artadi, Gracie Lawrence, Greg Phillinganes, Gwilym Simcock, Haley Flemons, Hamid El Kasri, Hans Zimmer, Herbie Hancock, Holland Sampson, Jack Conte, Jake Sherman, James Maddren, James Wright, Jamie Cullum, Jason Max Ferdinand, Jason Rebello, Jasper van Rosmalen, JoJo, JoPaul Scavella, Joel Kibble, Jonah Nilsson, Jonathan Dove, Jonathan Pacey, Jordan Cohen, Jose Ortega, Josh Helfferich, Jourdan Bardo, Jules Buckley, June Lee, Kashaé Whyte, Kathryn Tickell, Keviez Wilson, Khristian Dentley, Kimbra, Kobe Brown, Kristin Hall, Laura Mvula, Leo Janssen, Leonard Brown, Lianne La Havas, Lincoln Liburd, Louis Cleare, MARO, Maia Foster, Malik George, Malik McHayle, Marissa Wright, Mark Kibble, Matthew Celia, Matthew Cordner, Merrill Garbus, Michael LaTorre, Michael League, Michael Peha, Mischa Stevens, Murk Jiskoot, Mykel Inez, Naomi Parchment, Nataly Dawn, Natrickie Louissaint, Nick Smart, Nicola Hadley, Nikki Yanofsky, Noah Simon, Oumou Sangare, Patricia Williams , Pedro Martins, Pete Churchill, Quincy Jones, Rob Clark, Robert Watts, Robin Mullarkey, Rocky Borders, Roddley Point-du-Jour, Ruben Margarita, Sam Amidon, Sam Dressel, Sam Wilkes, Samella Carryl, Sophie Collier, Steve Mulligan, Steve Vai, Sumner Becker, Suzie Collier, Tank, Terell Francis-Clarke, Thomas Gould, Tom Cawley, Tom Misch, Tori Kelly, Ty$, Umar Hossain, Zaren Bennett – choir (Moon River)
  • Caroline Dearnley, David Cohen, Magnus Johnston, Max Baillie, Ruth Gibson, Thomas Gould – strings
  • Fiona Cruickshank – engineer
  • James Yost – engineer
  • Aviv Cohen – engineer
  • Tom Chichester-Clark – engineer
  • Emily Lazar – mastering
  • Joe Zook – mixing
  • Ben Bloomberg – mixing
  • Astrig Akseralian – artwork
  • Brock Lefferts – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Jacob Collier, except when noted.

  1. Intro
  2. Sky Above
  3. Bakumbe
  4. Make Me Cry
  5. Moon River – Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer
  6. Feel
  7. A Noite (interlude)
  8. Lua
  9. I Heard You Singing
  10. I Don’t Matter
  11. Here Comes the Sun – George Harrison
  12. Dun Dun Ba Ba – interlude
  13. Nebaluyo
  14. Do You Feel Love
  15. Outro
  16. Time to Rest Your Weary Head

In June 1986.

In June 1986, “Alligator” label released “Dancing on the Edge”, the eleventh Roy Buchanan album. It was recorded in 1986, at “Streeterville Studios” in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by Roy Buchanan, Dick Shurman, and Bruce Iglauer.


  • Roy Buchanan – vocals, guitar
  • Larry Exum – bass guitar
  • Morris Jennings– drums
  • Stan Szelest– keyboards
  • Donald Kinsey– guitar
  • Delbert McClinton– vocals
  • Justin Niebank – mixing
  • Tom Coyne – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks Roy Buchanan; except where noted.

  1. Peter Gunn – Henry Mancini
  2. The Chokin’ Kind – Harlan Howard
  3. Jungle Gym
  4. Drowning on Dry Land — Mickey Gregory, Alan Jones
  5. Petal to the Metal
  6. You Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover – Willie Dixon
  7. Cream of the Crop
  8. Beer Drinking Woman – Peter Chatman
  9. Whiplash
  10. Baby, Baby, Baby – Aretha Franklin, Carolyn Franklin
  11. Matthew

On June 22, 2019.

On June 22, 2019, Jerry Kirby Carrigan died aged 75. He was a musician (drums) and record producer. He first achieved widespread recognition as a member of the original Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and later as a session musician in Nashville, regarded as one of the creators of the Nashville sound known as “Countrypolitan”. He has recorded with Elvis Presley, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Charley Pride, Paul Anka, John Denver, Jerry Lee Lewis, Waylon Jennings, Bobby Bare, Ray Stevens, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, Levon Helm, Dolly Parton, Leon Russell, Ronnie Hawkins, George Jones, Henry Mancini, Al Hirt, Johnny Mathis, and the Boston Pops Orchestra. In 2009 Carrigan was inducted into the “Nashville Cats”, by the “Country Music Hall of Fame”; in 2010 he was inducted into the “Alabama Music Hall of Fame”, and in 2019 Carrigan was inducted into the “Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum”.

On February 24, 2004.

On February 24, 2004, “Warner Bros” label released “Anything Goes”, the 14th Brad Mehldau album. It was recorded October 2002, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Matt Pierson and Brad Mehldau.


  • Brad Mehldau– piano
  • Larry Grenadier– bass
  • Jorge Rossy– drums
  • James Farber, Steve Mazur, Aya Takemura – engineer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Lawrence Azerrad Design – art direction, design
  • Warren Darius Aftahi – photography
  • Dana Watson – production coordinator

Track listing:

  1. Get Happy – Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
  2. Dreamsville – Raymond B. Evans, Jay Livingston, Henry Mancini
  3. Anything Goes – Cole Porter
  4. Tres Palabras – Osvaldo Farrés
  5. Skippy – Thelonious Monk
  6. Nearness of You – Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington
  7. Still Crazy After All These Years – Paul Simon
  8. Everything in Its Right Place – Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood
  9. Smile – Charlie Chaplin, Geoff Parsons, James John Turner Phillips
  10. I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face – Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe

On February 13, 2006.

On February 13, 2006, “Concord” label released “Timeless”, the 38th Sérgio Mendes album. It was recorded September 2004 – January 2006, and was produced by will.i.am and Sérgio Mendes.


  • Sérgio Mendes – vocals, Fender Rhodes, piano, synthesizer, synthesizer Strings, Wurlitzer, arranger, liner notes
  • i.am – vocals, rap, bass, drum programming, percussion, piano, sampling, arranger, liner notes
  • Stevie Wonder – harmonica
  • Kleber Jorge – vocals, cavaquinho, acoustic guitar
  • Paulo Aragão – guitar, surdo, cavaco, banjo, cavaquinho
  • Bill Brendle – Fender Rhodes
  • Maogani Quartet – acoustic guitars
  • Mitchell Long – electric guitar
  • Paul Meyers – guitar
  • Marcus Tardelli – guitar arrangements
  • Keith Harris – fills, ride cymbal
  • Tim Izo – saxophone, flute
  • Steve Tavaglione – saxophone
  • Peter Wolf – bass, orchestral arrangements
  • Sergio Brandão – bass
  • Leonardo Nobre – bass
  • Mike Shapiro – bass, drums, snare drums, percussion
  • Paulinho Braga – drums
  • Gary “Sugar Foot” Greenberg – drums
  • Chuck Prada – congas
  • Meia Noite – percussion
  • John Legend – vocals
  • Justin Timberlake – vocals
  • The Black Eyed Peas – vocals
  • Erykah Badu – vocals
  • Marcos Alves – vocals
  • Arie – vocals
  • Debi Nova – vocals
  • Gracinha Leporace – vocals, photography
  • Marcelo D2 – rap
  • Pharoahe Monch – rap
  • Q-Tip – rap
  • Chali 2na – rap
  • Jason Villaroman – drum programming, engineer
  • Tony Maserati – mixing
  • Roland Young – design, visual concept
  • Albert Watson – photography

Track listing:

  1. Mas que Nada – Jorge Ben
  2. That Heat – William Adams, Norman Gimbel, Henry Mancini
  3. Berimbau Consolação – Vinicius de Moraes, Baden Powell
  4. The Frog – João Donato
  5. Let Me – Norman Gimbel, Baden Powell
  6. Bananeira – João Donato, Gilberto Gil
  7. Surfboard – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  8. Please Baby Don’t – John Legend
  9. Samba da Benção – Vinícius de Moraes, Baden Powell
  10. Timeless – Printz Board, Sérgio Mendes
  11. Loose Ends – William Adams, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Hustin Timberlake, Sérgio Mendes
  12. Fo’-Hop (Por Trás de Brás de Pina) – Guinga
  13. Lament (No Morro) – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  14. Ei Menina – João Donato, Gutemberg Guarabyra
  15. Yes, Tes Y’All – William Adams, Bob Dorough, Charles Stewart, Tariq Trotter, Ben Tucker


On June 5, 2007.

On June 5, 2007, “Blue Note” label released “A Bluish Bag”, album by Stanley Turrentine. It consists of two sessions recorded for the Blue Note label in February and June 1967, and was produced by Alfred Lion.


  • Stanley Turrentine– tenor saxophone
  • Donald Byrd– trumpet
  • Blue Mitchell, Tommy Turrentine– trumpet
  • Julian Priester– trombone
  • Jerry Dodgion– alto saxophone, flute, alto flute
  • Joe Farrell– tenor saxophone, flute
  • Al Gibbons – bass clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Pepper Adams– baritone saxophone, clarinet
  • Kenny Barron– piano
  • Bucky Pizzarelli– guitar
  • Ron Carter– bass
  • Walter Booker– bass
  • Mickey Roker– drums
  • Mickey Roker– drums
  • Duke Pearson – arranger
  • Rudy Van Gelder– engineer

Track listing:

  1. Blues for Del – Stanley Turrentine
  2. She’s a Carioca – Vinicius de Moraes, Ray Gilbert, Antônio Carlos Jobim
  3. Manhã de Carnaval – Luiz Bonfá, Antônio Maria
  4. Here’s That Rainy Day – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  5. What Now My Love – Gilbert Bécaud, Pierre Delanoë, Carl Sigman
  6. Samba do Avião – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  7. Night Song – Lee Adams, Charles Strouse
  8. Days of Wine and Roses – Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer
  9. Come Back to Me – Burton Lane, Alan Jay Lerner
  10. Silver Tears – Henry Mancini
  11. A Bluish Bag – Henry Mancini
  12. With This Ring – Luther Dixon, Anthony Hester, Richard “Popcorn” Wylie

In November 1964.

In November 1964, “Reprise” label released “Softly, as I Leave You”, album by Frank Sinatra. It was recorded August 1962 – October 1964, in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jimmy Bowen and Sonny Burke.


  • Frank Sinatra- vocals
  • Neal Hefti- conductor
  • Nelson Riddle- arranger, conductor
  • Marty Paich- arranger
  • Ernie Freeman- arranger
  • Billy May- arranger

Track listing:

  1. Emily – Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer
  2. Here’s to the Losers – Robert Wells, Jack Segal
  3. Dear Heart – Jay Livingston, Ray Evans, Henry Mancini
  4. Come Blow Your Horn – Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen
  5. Love Isn’t Just for the Young – Bernard Knee
  6. I Can’t Believe I’m Losing You – Don Costa, Phil Zeller
  7. Pass Me By – Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh
  8. Softly, as I Leave You – Hal Shaper, Antonio DeVito, Giorgio Calabrese
  9. Then Suddenly Love – Ray Alfred, Paul Vance
  10. Available – Sammy Cahn, Ned Wynn, L.B. Marks
  11. Talk to Me Baby – Robert E. Dolan, Johnny Mercer
  12. The Look of Love – Sammy Cahn, Van Heusen