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On March 13, 2001.

On March 13, 2001, “Blue Note” label released “Flights of Fancy: Trio Fascination: Edition Two”, the 18th Joe Lovano album. It was recorded June 14 and 16, 2000, and was produced by Joe Lovano.

Personnel:

  • Joe Lovano– tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, alto clarinet, drums, percussion, gong
  • Idris Muhammad- drums
  • Cameron Brown- bass
  • Billy Drewes- soprano saxophone, alto flute
  • Joey Baron- drums
  • Toots Thielemans- harmonica
  • Kenny Werner- piano
  • Dave Douglas- trumpet
  • Mark Dresser- bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Lovano, except where noted.

  1. Flights of Fancy
  2. On April (I’ll Remember April) – Gene de Paul, Patricia Johnston, Don Raye
  3. Amsterdam
  4. Blue Mist
  5. Off and Runnin’
  6. Infant Eyes – Wayne Shorter
  7. 206
  8. Bougainvillea – Judi Silvano
  9. Windom Street
  10. Hot Shot
  11. Aisha – McCoy Tyner
  12. Amber
  13. On Giant Steps – John Coltrane
  14. Flights of Fancy – reprise

 

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On February 19, 1997.

On February 19, 1997, “Milestone” label released “Newklear Music”, the second Keystone Trio album. It was recorded in 1996, at “Clinton Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Todd Barkan.

Personnel

  • John Hicks– piano
  • George Mraz– bass
  • Idris Muhammad– drums
  • Troy Halderson – engineer
  • Jamie Putnam – art direction
  • Gilles Margerin – design
  • John Abbott – photography
  • Chip Stern – linear notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Sony Rollins.

  1. T.Y.O.G.
  2. Times Slimes
  3. Wynton
  4. Here’s to the People
  5. Airegin
  6. Tell Me You Love Me
  7. Silk ‘n’ Satin
  8. Kids Know
  9. Love Note for Sonny

On December 13, 1977.

On December 13, 1977, “Atlantic” label released “Blue Lights in the Basement”, the sixth Roberta Flack studio album. It was recorded 1976 – 1977, and was produced by Rubina Flake, Joe Ferla and Gene McDaniels.

Personnel:

  • Roberta Flack– vocals, keyboards, arrangements
  • Paul Griffin– keyboards
  • Ronnie Foster– keyboards, background vocals
  • Don Grolnick– keyboards
  • Rob Mounsey– keyboards
  • Leon Pendarvis– keyboards, background vocals, musical arrangements
  • Harry Whitaker – keyboards, musical arrangements
  • Reggie Lucas– guitar
  • Hugh McCracken– guitar, musical arrangements
  • Jeff Mironov – guitar
  • David Spinozza– guitar
  • John Tropea– guitar
  • Michael Kamen– oboe solo, musical arrangements
  • Anthony Jackson– bass guitar
  • Basil Fearrington – bass
  • Will Lee– bass guitar
  • Gary King– bass, musical arrangements
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Allan Schwartzberg– drums
  • Jimmy Wong – drums
  • Howard King – drums
  • Idris Muhammad– drums
  • Crusher Bennett – percussion
  • David Carey – percussion
  • Jimmy Maelen– percussion
  • James Mtume– percussion, background vocals
  • Jim Gilstrap, Lani Groves, Gwen Guthrie, Yvonne Lewis, Gene McDaniels, Zach Sanders, Brenda White, Deniece Williams– background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Why Don’t You Move in with Me – Gene McDaniels
  2. The Closer I Get to You – Reggie Lucas, James Mtume
  3. Fine, Fine Day – Rachel Perry
  4. This Time I’ll Be Sweeter – Pat Grant, Gwen Guthrie
  5. 25th of Last December – Gene McDaniels
  6. After You – Michael Masser, Ron Miller
  7. I’d Like to Be Baby to You – Morgan Ames
  8. Soul Deep – Wayne Carson
  9. Love is the Healing – Gene McDaniels
  10. Where I’ll Find You – David McHugh

On March 28, 2013.

On March 28, 2013, Hugh C. McCracken died aged 70. He was guitarist, harmonica player, arranger and producer, best known as session musician who has performed on albums of famous musicians, including Graham Parker, Yoko Ono, Eric Carmen, Loudon Wainwright III, Lou Donaldson, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, The Four Seasons, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Hank Crawford, Jerry Jemmott, Dr. John, Gary Wright, Donald Fagen, Jimmy Rushing, Billy Joel, Roland Kirk, Roberta Flack, B. B. King, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, The Monkees, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Idris Muhammad, James Taylor, Phoebe Snow, Bob Dylan, Linda McCartney, Ron Carter, Rusty Bryant, Marlena Shaw, Deodato, Carly Simon and Andy Gibb. From 1969-1972, McCracken was member of Mike Mainieri’s White Elephant Orchestra.

On September 23, 1996.

better-living

On September 23, 1996, “Skint Records” label released “Better Living Through Chemistry”, the debut Fatboy Slim studio album. It was recorded in 1996, and was produced by Fatboy Slim.

Track listing:

  1. Song for Lindy – Norman Cook
  2. Santa Cruz – Norman Cook
  3. Going Out of My Head – Norman Cook, Pete Townshend
  4. The Weekend Starts Here – Norman Cook, Idris Muhammad
  5. Everybody Needs a 303 – Norman Cook, Edwin Starr
  6. Give the Po’ Man a Break – Norman Cook
  7. 10th & Crenshaw – Norman Cook
  8. First Down – Norman Cook
  9. Punk to Funk – Norman Cook, Kaith Mansfield
  10. The Sound of Milwaukee – Norman Cook

On May 25, 1984.

Eric Gale

On May 25, 1984, Eric J. Gale died aged 55. Being jazz and session guitarist, as a leader he recorded twelve albums, and has performed and recorded with some of the biggest names of the music scene, including Clark Terry, Oliver Nelson, Jimmy McGriff, Benny Golson, Van Morrison, Bernard Purdie, Herbie Mann, Yusuf Lateef, Chico Hamilton, Sonny Stitt, Quincy Jones, Al Kooper, Lena Horn, Gabor Szabo, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Esther Philips, Chuck Rainey, Johnny Hammond, Stanley Turrentine,  David Newman, Hank Crawford, Grover Washington, Jr., Roberta Flack, Stanley Turrentine, Hubert Laws, Bob James, Joe Higgs, Van McCoy, Ron Carter, George Benson, Phil Upchurch, Tom Scott, Idris Muhammad, Ashford & Simpson, Cedar Walton, Stanley Turrentine, Blood, Sweat & Tears,  Paul Butterfield, Joe Cocker, Lalo Schifrin, Randy Crawford, Rainbow, Lalo Schifrin, Patti Austin, Maynard Ferguson, Ralph MacDonald, Essra Mohawk, Carla Bley, Pee Wee Ellis, Art Farmer, Tom Scott, Jeremy Steig, Joe Farrell, Kenny Loggins, David Matthews and David Ruffin.

On December 17, 1999.

Grover Washington Jr

On December 17, 1999, Grover Washington, Jr. died aged 56. Being saxophonist, composer and arranger, he is considered to be one of the founders of the smooth jazz genre. Some of his most popular works feature his own compositions and covers of “Mister Magic”, “Take Five”, “Soulful Strut”, “Reed Seed”, “Black Frost”, “Winelight”, “Inner City Blues” and “The Best is Yet to Come”.  In his career he has performed and recorded with many famous musicians, including Kathleen Battle, Kenny Burrell, Hank Crawford, Charles Earland, Dexter Gordon, Urbie Green, Eddie Henderson, Masaru Imada, Boogaloo Joe Jones, Idris Muhammad, Gerry Mulligan, Don Sebesky, Johnny “Hammond” Smith, Melvin Sparks, Leon Spencer, Mal Waldron, Randy Weston, Bill Withers and Patti LaBelle.