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On March 22, 2005.

On March 22, 2005, “Delmark” label released “It’s Magic”, album by Sonny Stitt. It was recorded in 1969, at “P.S. Studio” in Chicago, and was produced by Robert G. Koester.

Personnel:

  • Sonny Stitt- alto and tenor saxophone, varitone
  • Don Patterson- organ
  • Billy James – drums

Track listing:

  1. Four – Miles Davis
  2. On Green Dolphin Street – Bronisław Kaper, Ned Washington
  3. Parker’s Mood – Charlie Parker
  4. How High the Moon – Morgan Lewis, Nancy Hamilton
  5. Shake Your Head – Bob Gerow, Sammy Cahn
  6. It’s Magic – Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn
  7. Getting Sentimental Over You – George Bassman, Ned Washington
  8. Just Friends – John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis
  9. Body and Soul – Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton
  10. They Can’t Take That Away from Me – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin

On February 20, 1996.

On February 20, 1996, “Arabesque” label released “The Nearness”, the eight Jane Ira Bloom album. It was recorded in July 1995, at “Power Station Studio B” in New York City, and was produced by Jane Ira Bloom.

Personnel:

  • Jane Ira Bloom– soprano saxophone
  • Kenny Wheeler– flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Julian Priester– trombone, bass trombone
  • Fred Hersch– piano
  • Rufus Reid– bass
  • Bobby Previte– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Jane Ira Bloom except where noted

  1. Nearly Summertime – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward
  2. Midnight Round/’Round Midnight – Jane Ira Bloom, Thelonious Monk
  3. 6 Bop
  4. Midnight’s Measure/In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning – Jane Ira Bloom, David Mann, Bob Hilliard
  5. Painting Over Paris
  6. Wing Dinning
  7. Panosonic
  8. White Tower
  9. It’s a Corrugated World
  10. Monk’s Tale/The Nearness of You – Jane Ira Bloom, Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington
  11. Lonely House – Kurt Weill, Langston Hughes
  12. The All-Diesel Kitchen of Tomorrow
  13. Yonder

In February 1959.

In February 1959, “Bethlehem Records” label released “Little Girl Blue”, the debut Nina Simone album. It was recorded in December 1957, in New York City.

Personnel:

  • Nina Simone– vocals, piano, arrangements
  • Jimmy Bond– double bass
  • Albert “Tootie” Heath– drums
  • Joseph Muranyi– liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Mood Indigo – Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills
  2. Don’t Smoke in Bed – Willard Robison
  3. He Needs Me – Arthur Hamilton
  4. Little Girl Blue – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  5. Love Me or Leave Me – Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn
  6. My Baby Just Cares for Me – Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn
  7. Good Bait – Count Basie, Tadd Dameron
  8. Plain Gold Ring – George Stone (aka Earl Burroughs)
  9. You’ll Never Walk Alone – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
  10. I Loves You, Porgy – DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  11. Central Park Blues – Nina Simone

In December 1965.

In December 1965, “Limelight” label released “Feelin’ Good”, the 40th Gerry Mulligan album. It was recorded in October 1965, at “Annex Recording Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Jack Tracy.

Personnel:

  • Gerry Mulligan- baritone saxophone, clarinet
  • Jimmy Helms, Johnny Gray – guitar
  • Jimmy Bond- bass
  • Hal Blaine- drums
  • Harry Bluestone- violin, concertmaster
  • Julian Lee – string sectionarrangements, conductor

Track listing:

  1. The Lonely Night (Night Lights) – Gerry Mulligan, Judy Holliday
  2. Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone – Sam H. Stept, Sidney Clare
  3. The Second Time Around – Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn
  4. Not Mine – Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer
  5. S. I Love You – Gordon Jenkins, Mercer
  6. The Song Is Ended – Irving Berlin
  7. Love Walked In – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  8. Feeling Good – Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse
  9. Love Is the Sweetest Thing – Ray Noble
  10. I’ll Walk Alone – Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn
  11. The Shadow of Your Smile – Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster

On September 30, 1997.

On September 30, 1997, “Verve” label released “Dear Ella”, the eleventh Dee Dee Bridgewater studio album. It was recorded January – February 1997.  At the 40th Grammy Awards, the album won Bridgewater the “Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album” and Slide Hampton the “Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist”, for the arrangement of “Cotton Tail”.

Personnel:

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater– vocals
  • Cecil Bridgewater– trumpet, arranger, conductor
  • Virgil Jones – trumpet, horn, soloist
  • Byron Stripling– trumpet
  • Ron Tooley – trumpet
  • Diego Urcola – trumpet
  • Slide Hampton– trombone, arranger, conductor
  • Clarence Banks – trombone, horn, soloist
  • Benny Powell– trombone
  • Robert Trowers– trombone
  • Douglas Purviance– bass trombone
  • Robert Lloyd – horn
  • Anderson – tuba
  • Antonio Hart– alto saxophone, soloist
  • Jeff Clayton– alto saxophone
  • Teodross Avery– tenor saxophone
  • Bill Easley– tenor saxophone
  • Patience Higgins – baritone saxophone
  • Taylor – flute
  • Jowitt – clarinet
  • Wallbank – bass clarinet
  • J. Morgan – oboe
  • Lou Levy– piano, arranger
  • Milt Jackson– vibraphone
  • Kenny Burrell– guitar, arranger
  • Ray Brown– double bass
  • Grady Tate– drums
  • André Ceccarelli– drums
  • Hakin – percussion
  • Boguslaw Kostecki, A. Noland, T. Williams, R. Wilson – violin
  • Graham and G. Jackson – viola
  • Peter Willison – cello
  • John Clayton – big band arranger, conductor
  • Rob Eaton, Keith Grant, Al Schmitt– engineer
  • Peter Doell, Koji Egawa, Brian Garten, Alex Marcou – assistant engineer
  • Jean Luc Barilla – design
  • Philippe Pierangeli – photography

Track listing:

  1. A-Tisket, A-Tasket – Van Alexander, Ella Fitzgerald
  2. Mack the Knife – Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill
  3. Undecided – Leo Robin, Charlie Shavers
  4. Midnight Sun – Sonny Burke, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Mercer
  5. Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall in Love – Cole Porter
  6. How High the Moon – Morgan Hamilton, Nancy Lewis
  7. (If You Can’t Sing It) You’ll Have to Swing It (Mr. Paganini) – Sam Coslow
  8. Cotton Tail – Duke Ellington
  9. My Heart Belongs to Daddy – Cole Porter
  10. (I’d Like to Get You on a) Slow Boat to China – Frank Loesser
  11. Oh, Lady be Good! – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  12. Stairway to the Stars — Matty Malneck, Mitchell Parish, Frank Signorelli
  13. Dear Ella – Kenny Burrell

On June 17, 2018.

On June 17, 2018, “High Note” label released “Chemistry”, album by Houston Person and Ron Carter. It was recorded on December 22, 2015, at “Van Gelder Studio” and was produced by Houston Person.

Personnel:

  • Houston Person- tenor saxophone
  • Ron Carter- bass

Track listing:

  1. Bye Bye Blackbird – Ray Henderson, Mort Dixon
  2. But Beautiful – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  3. Young and Foolish – Albert Hague, Arnold Horwitt
  4. Fools Rush In – Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer
  5. Can’t We Be Friends? – Kay Swift, Paul James
  6. Blame It on My Youth – Oscar Levant, Edward Heyman
  7. I Didn’t Know What Time It Was – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  8. I Can’t Get Started – Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin
  9. Blue Monk – Thelonious Monk
  10. When I Fall in Love – Victor Young, Edward Heyman

On May 21, 2002.

On May 21, 2002, “Verve” label released “This is New”, the 14th Dee Dee Bridgewater album. It was recorded November – December 2001, at “Capitol Studios” in Los Angeles, “Plus XXX Studios” in Paris, and was produced by Dee Dee Bridgewater. The album was dedicated to Kurt Weill’s music.

Personnel:

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater – vocals
  • André Ceccarelli – drums
  • Ira Coleman- double bass
  • Thierry Eliez – Hammond organ, piano
  • Minino Garay – percussion
  • Antonio Hart- flute, alto saxophone
  • Daniele Scannapieco – saxophone
  • Denis Leloup – trombone
  • Juan José Mosalini – bandoneon
  • Louis Winsberg – guitar
  • Bernie Arcadio – string Arrangements
  • Cecil Bridgewater – arranger, conductor

Track listing:

All music by Kurt Weill.

  1. This Is New – lyrics by Ira Gershwin
  2. Lost in the Stars – lyrics by Maxwell Anderson
  3. The Bilbao Song – lyrics by Michael Feingold, Frank McGuinness
  4. My Ship – lyrics by Ira Gershwin
  5. Alabama Song – lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
  6. The Saga of Jenny – lyrics by Ogden Nash
  7. Youkali – lyrics by Roger Fernay
  8. I’m a Stranger Here Myself – lyrics by Ogden Nash
  9. Speak Low – lyrics by Ogden Nash
  10. September Song – lyrics by Maxwell Anderson
  11. Here I’ll Stay – lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner