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Etta James: Mystery Lady: Songs of Billie Holiday

On March 15, 1996, “Private Music” label released “Mystery Lady: Songs of Billie Holiday, the 19th Etta James album. It was recorded in 1995, and was produced by John Snyder.

Personnel:

  • Etta James – vocal
  • Cedar Walton – piano, arrangements
  • Josh Sclair – guitar
  • Tony Dumas – bass
  • Ealph Penland – drums
  • Ralph Penland – percussion
  • Red Holloway – alto and tenor saxophone
  • Ronnie Buttacavoli – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Kraig Kilby – trombone
  • Jay Newland – engineer
  • Mark Guilbeault – engineer assistant
  • Jay Newland – mastering
  • Lupe DeLeon – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Explain – Arthur Herzog Jr,. Billie Holiday
  2. You’ve Changed – Bill Carey, Carl Fischer
  3. The Man I Love – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  4. I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance (With You) – Bing Crosby, Ned Washington, Roger Ramirez
  5. Lover Man (Where Can You Be) – Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman, Roger Ramirez
  6. Embraceable You – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  7. How Deep Is the Ocean – Irving Berlin
  8. (I’m Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over – Allie Wrubel, Herb Magidson
  9. Body and Soul – Edward Heyman, Frank Eyton, John Green, Bob Sour
  10. The Very Thought of You – Ray Noble
  11. I’ll Be Seeing You – Irving Kahal, Sammy Fain
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Ray Charles: I’m All Yours Baby

In February 1969, “Charles Tangerine Records” label released “I’m All Yours Baby!”, the 28th Ray Charles album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Joe Adams.

Personnel:

  • Ray Charles – vocals, keyboards
  • Sid Feller – arrangements
  • Mark Taylor – engineer
  • Daniel Pezza, Henry Epstein – design

Track listing:

  1. Yours – Jack Sherr
  2. I Didn’t Know What Time It Was – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  3. Love Is Here to Stay – Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin
  4. Memories of You – Andy Razaf, Eubie Blake
  5. Till the End of Time – Buddy Kaye, Ted Mossman
  6. I Had the Craziest Dream – Harry Warren, Mack Gordon
  7. Someday – Brian Hooker, Rudolf Friml
  8. Indian Love Call – Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach, Rudolf Friml
  9. I Dream of You (More Than You Dream I Do) – Edna Osser, Marjorie Goetschius
  10. Gloomy Sunday – Rezső Seress, Sam M. Lewis

Randy Weston: Get Happy with Randy Weston Trio

In February 1956, “Riverside” label released “Get Happy with the Randy Weston Trio”, the third Randy Weston album. It was recorded in 1955, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews and Bill Grauer.

Personnel:

  • Randy Weston – piano
  • Sam Gill – bass
  • Wilbert Hogan – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Weston, except where noted.

  1. Get Happy – Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
  2. Fire Down There – traditional
  3. Where Are You? – Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh
  4. Under Blunder
  5. Dark Eyes – Florian Hermann
  6. Summertime – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward
  7. Bass Knows
  8. C Jam Blues – Barney Bigard, Duke Ellington
  9. A Ballad – Sam Gill
  10. Twelfth Street Rag – Euday L. Bowman

Carly Simon: Moonlight Serenade

On July 19, 2005, “Columbia” label released “Moonlight Serenade”, the fourth Carly Simon album of standards (19th album overall). It was recorded 2004 – 2005, at “Fox Force Five” in Hollywood, “Reagan’s Garage” and “Westlake Recorders” in Los Angeles, “The Cutting Room” in New York City, and was produced by Richard Perry.

Personnel:

  • Carly Simon – vocals
  • Vin D’Onofrio – guitars, guitar solo
  • Michael Thompson – acoustic piano, synth strings, arrangements, additional synthesizers, synth vibraphone, Fender Rhodes
  • Jim Cox – acoustic piano
  • Andy Chukerman – synth strings, additional synthesizers, arrangements
  • Alex Navarro – synth strings, additional synthesizers
  • Chris Golden – bass
  • John Ferraro – drums
  • Sammy Merendino – drum programming, percussion
  • Doug Webb – saxophone, clarinet, sax solo, clarinet solo, “stritch” sax solo, flute, arrangements
  • Tom Evans – sax
  • Lee Thornburg – trombone, trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Larry Lunetta – trumpet
  • William Galison – harmonica
  • Sam Fischer, Samuel Formicola, Alyssa Park, Mark Robertson and Shalini Vijayan – violin
  • Danny Seidenberg – viola
  • Victor Lawrence – cello
  • Richard Perry – arrangements
  • Lauren Wild – arrangements
  • Michael Thompson – arrangements
  • Alex Navarro – arrangements
  • Bobby Ginsburg – recording, mixing
  • Carter William Humphrey – recording
  • Dylan Margerum – recording
  • Marcos González – additional engineering, Pro Tools technician
  • Jimmy Paar – additional engineering, Pro Tools technician
  • Jeff Phurrough – additional engineering, Pro Tools technician
  • Nick Sample – additional engineering, Pro Tools technician
  • Phil Carbo – engineer assistant
  • Anthony Gallo – engineer assistant
  • Cesar Ramirez – engineer assistant
  • Robert Hadley – mastering
  • Lauren Dooreck Camara – art direction, design
  • Ben McCarthy – production coordinator
  • Shauna Krikorian – production assistant
  • Bob Gothard – photography
  • Lauren Wild – associate producer

Track listing:

  1. Moonlight Serenade – Glenn Miller, Mitchell Parish
  2. I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Cole Porter
  3. I Only Have Eyes for You – Al Dubin, Harry Warren
  4. Moonglow – Eddie DeLange, Will Hudson, Irving Mills
  5. Alone Together – Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz
  6. In the Still of the Night – Cole Porter
  7. The More I See You – Mack Gordon, Harry Warren
  8.  Where or When – Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
  9. My One and Only Love – Robert Mellin, Guy Wood
  10. All the Things You Are – Frank Loesser, Hoagy Carmichael
  11. How Long Has This Been Going On? – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin

Red Garland: All Morning Long

In April 1958, “Prestige” label released “All Mornin’ Long”, the sixth Red Garland album. It was recorded in November 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • Red Garland – piano
  • John Coltrane – tenor sax
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • George Joyner – bass
  • Art Taylor – drums

Track listing:

  1. All Morning Long – Red Garland
  2. They Can’t Take That Away from Me – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  3. Our Delight – Tadd Dameron

J. J. Johnson & Kai Winding: Jay & Kai

In April 1957, “Columbia” label released “Jay and Kai”, album by J. J. Johnson and Kai Winding. It was recorded in November 1955, July – December 17, 1956, and January 1957 in New York City.

Personnel:

  • J. J. Johnson – trombone, trombonium 
  • Kai Winding – trombone, trombonium
  • Wayne Andre, Carl Fontana – trombone
  • Dick Leib – bass trombone 
  • Bobby Jaspar – tenor saxophone
  • Roy Frazee, Hank Jones, Dick Katz – piano
  • Bill Crow, Percy Heath, Milt Hinton, Kenny O’Brien – bass
  • Kenny Clarke, Jack Franklin, Elvin Jones, Shadow Wilson – drums
  • Candido Camero – bongos

Track listing:

  1. You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To – Cole Porter
  2. Caribe – Kai Winding
  3. Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe – Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg
  4. The Song Is You – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
  5. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning – David Mann, Bob Hilliard
  6. Yes, You – Dick Leib
  7. Tromboniums in Motion – J. J. Johnson
  8. How High the Moon – Morgan Lewis, Nancy Hamilton
  9. Violets for Your Furs – Matt Dennis, Tom Adair
  10. Too Close for Comfort – Jerry Bock, George David Weiss, Larry Holofcener
  11. ‘S Wonderful – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  12. I Should Care – Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn

Ike Quebec: Heavy Soul

In March 1962, “Blue Note” label released “Heavy Soul”, the debut Ike Quebec album. It was recorded in November 1961, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Ike Quebec – tenor saxophone
  • Freddie Roach – organ
  • Milt Hinton – bass
  • Al Harewood – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Ike Quebec, except where noted.

  1. Acquitted
  2. Just One More Chance – Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston
  3. Que’s Dilemma
  4. Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? – Jay Gorney, Yip Harburg
  5. The Man I Love – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  6. Heavy Soul
  7. I Want a Little Girl – Murray Mencher, Billy Moll
  8. Nature Boy – Eden Ahbez

Jimmy Smith: Open House

In January 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Open House”, the 45th Jimmy Smith album. It was recorded in March 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Smith – organ
  • Quentin Warren – guitar
  • Donald Bailey – drums
  • Blue Mitchell – trumpet
  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Ike Quebec – tenor saxophone
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Francis Wolff – photography
  • Leonard Feather – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Open House – Jimmy Smith
  2. Old Folks – Willard Robison, Dedette Lee Hill
  3. Sista Rebecca – Jimmy Smith
  4. Embraceable You – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin

Paul Bley: Introducing Paul Bley

In December 1963, “Debut” label released “Introducing Paul Bley”, the debut Paul Bley album. It was recorded in November 1963, in New York City.

Personnel:

  • Paul Bley – piano
  • Charles Mingus – bass
  • Art Blakey – drums
  • Bil Spilka – design

Track listing:

  1. Opus 1 – Paul Bley
  2. Teapot) Walkin’ – Richard Carpenter
  3. Like Someone in Love – Johnny Burke, Jimmy van Heusen
  4. Spontaneous Combustion – Paul Bley
  5. Split Kick – Horace Silver
  6. I Can’t Get Started – Ira Gershwin, Vernon Duke

Oscar Peterson & Joe Pass & Ray Brown: The Giants

In December 1974, “Pablo” label released “The Giants” an album by Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, and Ray Brown. It was recorded on December 7, 1974, at “MGM Studios” and was produced by Norman Granz.

Personnel:

  • Oscar Peterson – piano, organ
  • Joe Pass – guitar
  • Ray Brown – double bass
  • Norman Granz – layout, design
  • Phil Stern – photography

Track listing:

  1. Riff Blues – Oscar Peterson
  2. Who Cares? – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  3. Jobim – Joe Pass, Oscar Peterson
  4. Blues for Dennis – Oscar Peterson
  5. Sunny – Bobby Hebb
  6. I’m Getting Sentimental Over You – George Bassman, Ned Washington
  7. Caravan – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol
  8. Eyes of Love – Quincy Jones, Bob Russell