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On March 24, 2020.

On March 24, 2020, Emmanuel N’Djoké Dibango aka Manu Dibango died aged 86. He was musician (saxophone and vibraphone), developed a musical style fusing jazz, funk, and traditional Cameroonian music. He was a member of the seminal Congolese rumba group, African Jazz, and has collaborated with many musicians, including Fania All Stars, Fela Kuti, Herbie Hancock, Bill Laswell, Bernie Worrell, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, King Sunny Adé, Don Cherry, and Sly and Robbie. He was best known for his 1972 single “Soul Makossa”.

In February 1967.

In February 1967, “Blue Note” label released “Blue Spirits”, the thirteenth Freddie Hubbard album. It was recorded February 1965 – March 1966, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Hubbard- trumpet
  • James Spaulding- alto saxophone, flute
  • Joe Henderson- tenor saxophone
  • Harold Mabern- piano
  • Larry Ridley– bass
  • Bob Cranshaw– bass
  • Reggie Workman– bass
  • Clifford Jarvis– drums
  • Elvin Jones– drums
  • Pete LaRoca– drums
  • Big Black – congas
  • Kiane Zawadi- euphonium
  • Hank Mobley- tenor saxophone
  • McCoy Tyner– piano
  • Herbie Hancock- piano, celeste
  • Hosea Taylor – alto saxophone, bassoon

All tracks by Freddie Hubbard

  1. Soul Surge
  2. Blue Spirits
  3. Outer Forces
  4. Cunga Black
  5. Jodo

On September 11, 2000.

On September 11, 2000, “Verve” label released “Sci-Fi”, the fourth Christian McBride studio album. It was recorded in February 2000, at “Avatar Studios”, and was produced by Christian McBride.

Personnel:

  • Christian McBride – upright and electric bass, keyboards
  • Ron Blake– tenor and soprano sax
  • Shedrick Mitchell – piano, electric piano
  • Rodney Green – drums
  • Herbie Hancock– piano
  • Dianne Reeves– vocalese
  • Toots Thielemans– harmonica
  • James Carter– bass clarinet
  • David Gilmore– acoustic and electric guitar
  • Joe Ferla – recording, mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Christian McBride, except where noted.

  1. Aja – Walter Becker, Donald Fagen
  2. Uhura’s Moment Returned
  3. Xerxes
  4. Lullaby for a Ladybug
  5. Science Fiction
  6. Walking on the Moon – Sting
  7. Havona – Jaco Pastorius
  8. I’ll Guess I’ll Have to Forget
  9. Butterfly Dreams – Stanley Clarke
  10. Via Mwandishi
  11. The Sci-fi Outro

On June 24, 2004.

On June 24, 2003, “Blue Note” label released “Shades of Blue”, is a remix album by Madlib, on tracks from the archives of “Blue Note” label. It was recorded in 2003, at “The Bomb Shelter” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Madlib.

Personnel:

  • Madlib – beats, interpretation, remixing, turntables
  • Medaphoar – vocals
  • Bobby Hutcherson – vibraphone
  • Ahmad Miller – vibraphone
  • Dan Ubick – guitar
  • Morgan Adams III – organ
  • Joe McDuphrey – keyboards, organ, Fender Rhodes
  • Jeff Jank – bass, art direction, design
  • Malcolm Catto – drums
  • Otis Jackson, Jr. – drums
  • Yesterdays New Quintet
  • Dave Cooley – mastering
  • Gordon H. Jee – creative director
  • Zach Hochkeppel – product manager
  • Eli Wolf – executive producer
  • Peanut Butter Wolf – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Introduction
  2. Slim’s Return – Monk Higgins
  3. Distant Land – Donald Byrd
  4. Mystic Bounce – Ronnie Foster
  5. Stormy – Buddy Buie/ James Cobb / James B. Cobb Jr.
  6. Blue Note Interlude
  7. Please Set Me Easy
  8. Funky Blue Note
  9. Alfred Lion Interlude
  10. Stepping Into Tomorrow – Larry Mizell
  11. Andrew Hill Break – Andrew Hill
  12. Montara – Bobby Hutcherson
  13. Song for My Father – Horace Silver
  14. Footprints – Wayne Shorter
  15. Peace / Dolphin Dance – Herbie Hancock, Horace Silver
  16. Outro

On February 19, 1996.

On February 19, 1996, “Verve” label released “The New Standard”, the fortieth Herbie Hancock album. It was recorded in 1995, at “Manhattan Center Studios” in  New York, and was produced by Guy Eckstine and Herbie Hancock.

Personnel:

  • Herbie Hancock– piano
  • Michael Brecker- tenor and soprano saxophone
  • John Scofield- acoustic and electric guitar, electric sitar
  • Dave Holland- acoustic bass
  • Jack DeJohnette- drums, electric percussion
  • Don Alias– percussion
  • Oscar Brashear, Les Lovitt – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Gene Cipriano – oboe, English horn
  • Suzette Moriarty – French horn
  • Maurice Spears – trombone
  • Sam Riney – flute
  • Lili Haydn, Margaret Wooten – violin
  • Cameron Stone – cello
  • Bob Belden – arranger
  • Patricia Lie – art direction
  • James Minchin, Jimmy Katz – photography

 Track listing:

  1. New York Minute – Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar, Kai Winding
  2. Mercy Street – Peter Gabriel
  3. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  4. When Can I See You – Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds
  5. You’ve Got It Bad Girl – Stevie Wonder, Yvonne Wright
  6. Love Is Stronger Than Pride – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
  7. Scarborough Fair – traditional
  8. Thieves in the Temple – Prince
  9. All Apologies – Kurt Cobain
  10. Manhattan (Island of Lights and Love) – Herbie Hancock, Jean Hancock
  11. Your Gold Teeth II – Donald Fagen, Walter Becker

In February 1964.

In February 1964, “Blue Note” label released “A New Perspective”, the 21st Donald Byrd album. It was recorded on January 12, 193, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Donald Byrd– trumpet
  • Hank Mobley– tenor saxophone
  • Herbie Hancock– piano
  • Kenny Burrell– guitar
  • Donald Best – vocals, vibraphone
  • Butch Warren– bass
  • Lex Humphries– drums
  • Duke Pearson– arranger
  • Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson– choir direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Donald Byrd, except where noted.

  1. Elijah
  2. Beast of Burden
  3. Cristo Redentor Duke Pearson
  4. The Black Disciple
  5. Chant – Duke Pearson

 

 

On January 21, 1979.

On January 21, 1979, “CBS / Sony” label released (only in Japan) “Directstep” the twenty-fourth Herbie Hancock studio album. It was recorded October 17 – 18, 1978, and was produced by David Rubinson & Friends, Inc.

Personnel:

  • Herbie Hancock– vocals, Fender Rhodes,  clavinet,  Oberheim,  Prophet, Yamaha CS-80, Minimoog  synthesizers, Sennheiser vocoder
  • Webster Lewis- Hammond B-3 organ; Prophet, Yamaha CS-40, ARP String Ensemble and Minimoog synthesizers; Fender Rhodes, backing vocals
  • Bennie Maupin- soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone,  lyricon
  • Ray Obiedo- electric guitar
  • Paul Jackson- electric bass
  • Alphonse Mouzon– drums
  • Bill Summers- percussion

Track listing:

  1. Butterfly – Herbie Hancock, Bennie Maupin
  2. Shiftless Shuffle – Herbie Hancock, Paul Jackson, Harvey Mason, Bill Summers
  3. I Thought It Was You – Jeffrey Cohen, Herbie Hancock, Melvin Ragin