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In February 1972.

In February 1972, “Groove Merchant” label released “Sundance”, the fourth Chick Corea album. It was recorded in May 1969, and was produced by Sonny Lester.


  • Chick Corea– piano
  • Hubert Laws– flute, piccolo flute
  • Bennie Maupin– tenor saxophone
  • Woody Shaw– trumpet
  • Dave Holland– bass
  • Jack De Johnette– drums
  • Horace Arnold– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Chick Corea.

  1. The Brain
  2. Song of Wind
  3. Converge
  4. Sundance


On October 24, 1972.

On October 24, 1972, “CTI” label released “Free”, the third Airto Moreira studio album. It was recorded March – April 1972, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.


  • Airto Moreira– vocals, percussion
  • Burt Collins– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Mel Davis– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Alan Rubin– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Wayne Andre– trombone
  • Garnett Brown– trombone
  • Joe Wallace – trombone
  • Joe Farrell– soprano saxophone, alto and bass flutes, piccolo
  • Hubert Laws– flute
  • Nelson Ayres – electric piano
  • Chick Corea– piano, electric piano
  • Keith Jarrett– piano
  • George Benson– guitar
  • Jay Berliner– guitar
  • Ron Carter– double bass
  • Stanley Clarke– bass guitar
  • Flora Purim– vocals
  • Don Sebesky– arranger

Track listing:

  1. Return to Forever – Chick Corea
  2. Flora’s Song – Flora Purim
  3. Free – Airto Moreira
  4. Lucky Southern – Keith Jarrett
  5. Creek (Arroio) – Victor Brazil
  6. So Tender – Keith Jarrett
  7. Jequié – Moacir Santos



On February 7, 2006.

On February 7, 2006, “Stretch” label released “The Ultimate Adventure”, the 64th Chick Corea studio album. It was recorded in 2005, and was produced by Chick Corea. It is the second album tribute to the work of SF author L. Ron Hubbard (the first was 2004 album “To the Stars”). In 2007, “The Ultimate Adventure” won Grammy awards for “Best Jazz Instrumental Performance (Individual or Group)” and “Best Instrumental Arrangement”.


  • Chick Corea– piano, Rhodes piano, acoustic and electronic percussion,  synthesizers
  • Steve Gadd– drums, palmas
  • Airto Moreira– vocals, percussion
  • Carles Benavent– electric bass, palmas
  • Hubert Laws– flute
  • Hossam Ramzy– percussion
  • Jorge Pardo– flute, saxophone, palmas
  • Vinnie Colaiuta– drums
  • Tim Garland– bass clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Rubem Dantas– percussion, palmas
  • Tom Brechtlein– drums, palmas
  • Frank Gambale– acoustic guitar
  • Bernie Kirsh– recording engineer
  • Al Schmitt– mixing engineer
  • Buck Snow– mixing engineer
  • Doug Sax– mastering engineer

Track listing:

  1. Three Ghouls, Pt. 1
  2. Three Ghouls, Pt. 2
  3. Three Ghouls, Pt. 3
  4. City of Brass
  5. Queen Tedmur
  6. El Stephen, Pt. 1
  7. El Stephen, Pt. 2
  8. King & Queen
  9. Moseb the Executioner, Pt. 1
  10. Moseb the Executioner, Pt. 2
  11. Moseb the Executioner, Pt. 3
  12. North Africa
  13. Flight from Karoof, Pt. 1
  14. Flight from Karoof, Pt. 2
  15. Planes of Existence, Pt. 1
  16. Arabian Nights, Pt. 1
  17. Arabian Nights, Pt. 2
  18. Gods & Devils
  19. Planes of Existence, Pt. 2

On February 3, 2018.

On February 3, Leon “Ndugu” Chancler died aged 65. He was drummer, composer, producer and university professor, best known as sideman in jazz, blues, and pop music. He recorded and performed with many famous musicians including Willie Bobo, Harold Johnson Sextet, Gerald Wilson Big Band, Herbie Hancock, and recorded with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, George Benson,  Stanley Clarke, The Crusaders, George Duke,  John Lee Hooker, Hubert Laws, Thelonious Monk, Jean-Luc Ponty, Lionel Richie, Kenny Rogers, Patrice Rushen, Santana, Frank Sinatra, Dazz Band, Donna Summer, The Temptations,  Tina Turner, Michael Jackson and Weather Report.

In August 1976.

In August 1976, “Epic” label released the debut, self-titled Jaco Pastorius album. It was recorded in October 1975, at “Camp Colomby Studios”; “Columbia Recording Studios C&B” in New York City and was produced by Bobby Colomby.


  • Jaco Pastorius – electric bass
  • Don Alias– congas, bongos, percussion, okonkoko iya, afuche
  • Herbie Hancock- clavinet, Fender Rhodes, electric piano, piano
  • Narada Michael Walden– drums
  • Sam Moore, Dave Prater– vocals
  • Randy Brecker, Ron Tooley – trumpet
  • Peter Graves – bass trombone
  • David Sanborn- alto sax
  • Michael Brecker- tenor sax
  • Howard Johnson- baritone sax
  • Alex Darqui – Fender Rhodes electric piano
  • Lenny White, Bobby Economou – drums
  • David Nadien, Harry Lookofsky, Paul Gershman, Joe Malin, Harry Cykman, Harold Kohon, Matthew Raimondi, Max Pollinkoff, Arnold Black – violin
  • Stewart Clarke, Manny Vardi, Julian Barber, Al Brown – viola
  • Charles McCracken, Kermit Moore, Beverly Lauridsen, Alan Shulman– cello
  • Michael Gibbs- string arrangement
  • Wayne Shorter- soprano sax
  • Othello Molineaux – steel drums
  • Leroy Williams – steel drums
  • Peter Gordon – French horn
  • Hubert Laws- piccolo, flute
  • Richard Davis– bass
  • Homer Mensch– bass
  • Michael Gibbs- string arrangement, conductor

Track listing:
All tracks by Jaco Pastorius, except where noted.

  1. Donna Lee – Miles Davis
  2. Come On, Come Over – Jaco Pastorius, Bob Herzog
  3. Continuum
  4. Kuru/Speak Like a Child – Jaco Pastorius, Herbie Hancock
  5. Portrait of Tracy
  6. Opus Pocus
  7. Okonkolé Y Trompa – Jaco Pastorius, Don Alias
  8. (Used to Be a) Cha-Cha
  9. Forgotten Love


In August 1975.

In August 1975, “A&M” label released “Mellow Madness”, the twenty – fifth Quincy Jones album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Record Plant” and “Westlake Audio” and was produced by Quincy Jones.


  • Quincy Jones- arranger, keyboards, trumpet, vocals, background vocals
  • Toots Thielemans- guitar, harmonica
  • Dave Grusin, Don Grusin, Mike Melvoin, Jerry Peters– keyboards
  • Ian Underwood– synthesizer
  • Louis Johnson, Max Bennett, Chuck Rainey– bass
  • Grady Tate, Harvey Mason– drums
  • Wah Wah Watson, George Johnson, Dennis Budimir – guitar
  • Ralph MacDonald- conga, drums, percussion
  • Hubert Laws– flute
  • Tommy Morgan – harmonica
  • Ernie Krivda, Sahib Shihab– saxophone
  • Bill Lamb, Chuck Findley, Tom Bahler – trumpet
  • Frank Rosolino- trombone, trumpet
  • George Bohanon– trombone
  • Jerome Richardson– wind
  • Minnie Riperton, Leon Ware, Jesse Kirkland, Myrna Matthews, Paulette McWilliams, Joseph Greene, Jim Gilstrap, Paulette Williams, Carolyn Willis, Watts Prophets, George Johnson – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Quincy Jones, except where noted.

  1. Is It Love That We’re Missing? – George Johnson, Debbie Smith
  2. Paranoid
  3. Mellow Madness – Tom Bahler, Al Ciner, Quincy Jones, Paulette McWilliams
  4. Beautiful Black Girl – Quincy Jones, Otis Smith
  5. Listen (What It Is)
  6. Just a Little Taste of Me
  7. My Cherie Amour – Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy, Stevie Wonder
  8. Tryin’ to Find Out About You
  9. Cry Baby
  10. Bluesette – Norman Gimbel, Toots Thielemans

In August 1972.

In August 1972, “Flying Dutchman” label released “Free Will”, the second Gil Scott-Heron studio album. It was recorded in March 1972, at “RCA Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Bob Thiele.


  • Gil Scott-Heron– vocals
  • Horace Ott– conductor, arranger
  • Brian Jackson– acoustic and electric pianos, vocals, flute, bells
  • Gerald Jemmott– bass
  • Pretty Purdie– drums
  • Eddie Knowles, Charles Saunders – percussion
  • David Spinozza– guitar
  • Hubert Laws– flute, piccolo
  • Bob Simpson – mixing
  • Charles Stewart – cover photo

Track listing:

  1. Free Will – Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson
  2. The Middle of Your Day – Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson
  3. The Get Out of the Ghetto Blues – Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson
  4. Speed Kills – Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson
  5. Did You Hear What They Said? – Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson
  6. The King Alfred Plan – Gil Scott-Heron
  7. No Knock – Gil Scott-Heron
  8. Wiggy – Gil Scott-Heron
  9. Ain’t No New Thing – Gil Scott-Heron
  10. Billy Green Is Dead – Gil Scott-Heron
  11. Sex Education: Ghetto Style – Gil Scott-Heron
  12. … And Then He Wrote Meditations – Gil Scott-Heron