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In December 1963.

In December 1963, “Blue Note” label released “Good Move!” the third Freddie Roach album. It was recorded November – December 1963, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Roach – organ
  • Blue Mitchell – trumpet 
  • Hank Mobley – tenor saxophone 
  • Eddie Wright – guitar
  • Clarence Johnston – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Freddie Roach except where noted

  1. It Ain’t Necessarily So – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  2. When Malindy Sings – Oscar Brown Jr., Paul Laurence Dunbar
  3. Pastel – Erroll Garner
  4. Wine, Wine, Wine
  5. On Our Way Up
  6. T’ain’t What You Do (It’s the Way That You Do It) – Sy Oliver, Trummy Young
  7. Lots of Lovely Love – Richard Rodgers
  8. I.Q. Blues

In November 1957.

In November 1957, “Bethlehem” label released “Clean Head’s Back in Town”, the debut Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson album. It was recorded in August 1957, in New York City, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  • Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson – vocals, alto saxophone
  • Joe Newman − trumpet
  • Henry Coker − trombone
  • Bill Graham − alto saxophone
  • Charlie Rouse, Frank Foster, Paul Quinichette − tenor saxophone
  • Charles Fowlkes − baritone saxophone
  • Nat Pierce − piano
  • Freddie Green, Turk Van Lake – guitar
  • Ed Jones − bass
  • Ed Thigpen, Gus Johnson − drums
  • Ernie Wilkins, Harry Tubbs, Manny Albam − arranger

Track listing:

All tracks by Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Dossie Terry and William Gray except where noted

  1. Cleanhead’s Back in Town
  2. That’s the Way to Treat Your Woman
  3. Trouble in Mind – Richard M. Jones
  4. Kidney Stew Blues – Eddie Vinson, Leona Blackman
  5. Sweet Lovin’ Baby – Charles Darwin
  6. Caldonia – Fleecie Moore
  7. It Ain’t Necessarily So – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  8. Cherry Red – Pete Johnson, Big Joe Turner
  9. Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby – Louis Jordan, Bill Austin
  10. I Just Can’t Keep the Tears from Tumblin’ Down – Charles Darwin
  11. Your Baby Ain’t Sweet Like Mine
  12. Hold It Right There
  13. Trouble in Mind (alternate take) – Richard M. Jones
  14. Kidney Stew Blues (alternate take) – Eddie Vinson, Leona Blackman
  15. Hold It Right There (alternate take)

On October 20, 1998.

On October 20, 1998, “Verve” label released “Gershwin’s World”, the 42nd Herbie Hancock album. It was recorded March – June 1998, and was produced by Robert Sadin.

Personnel:

  • Herbie Hancock– piano, organ, arranger, liner notes
  • Stevie Wonder– vocals, harmonica, arranger
  • Joni Mitchell– vocals
  • Chick Corea– piano
  • Stanley Clarke– bass
  • Ira Coleman – bass, production assistant
  • James Carter– soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Alex Al – bass
  • Toby Appel – viola
  • Cyro Baptista– percussion
  • Kathleen Battle– soprano, vocals
  • Ronnie Bauch – violin
  • Martha Caplin – concert master, violin
  • Terri Lyne Carrington– drums, production assistant
  • Susannah Chapman – cello
  • Catherine Cho – violin
  • Sarah Clarke – principal viola
  • Charles Curtis – cello
  • Nicolas Danielson – violin
  • Marji Danilow – bass
  • Madou Dembelle – djembe
  • Matthew Dine – English horn
  • Massamba Diop – talking drum
  • Karen Dreyfus – viola
  • Jennifer Frautschi – violin
  • Kenny Garrett– alto saxophone
  • Marlon Graves – guitar, mixing, percussion
  • Michael Finn – principal bassoon
  • Brian Greene – oboe
  • Bireyma Guiye – percussion
  • Eddie Henderson – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Cynde Iverson – bassoon
  • Gene Jackson – drums
  • Joanna Jenner – violin
  • Renee Jolles – violin Eastman School of Music
  • Chris Komer – horn
  • Bakithi Kumalo– bass, guitar
  • Elizabeth Mann – flute
  • Cheik Mbaye – percussion
  • Melissa Meel – cello
  • Katherine Murdock – viola
  • Charles Neidich– clarinet, E flat clarinet
  • Ahling Neu – viola
  • Donald Palma – principal bass
  • Ellen Payne – violin
  • Todd Phillips – violin
  • Nardo Poy – viola
  • William Purvis – principal horn
  • Richard Rood – violin
  • Eriko Sato – principal violin
  • Wayne Shorter– soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • David Singer – clarinet
  • Mina Smith – cello
  • Clavin Wiersman – violin
  • Peter Winograd – violin
  • Asmira Woodward-Page – violin
  • Eric Wyrick – violin
  • Naoko Tanaka – violin
  • Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
  • Robert Sadin – arranger, audio production, drum programming, liner notes, percussion programming, programming
  • David Charles Abell – consultant
  • Dave Darlington – engineer
  • Rob Eaton – audio engineer, engineer
  • Clark Germain – audio engineer, engineer
  • Steve Genewick – assistant
  • Robi Banerji, Thom Cadley, Fred Hedemark, Pete Karam – Ron Martinez, Jason Stasium, Brett Swain, David Swope, Kayo Teramoto – assistant engineer
  • Andreas Meyer – digital editing
  • Pedro Moreira – assistant, music assistant
  • Melinda Murphy – production coordination
  • Darcy Proper, Bill Airey Smith – digital editing
  • Rob Rapley – digital editing, engineer
  • Doug Sax, Mark Wilder – mastering
  • Al Schmitt – surround mix
  • Rich Breen – tracking engineer
  • Bruce Swedien, Brian Vibberts– mixing
  • Camille Tominaro, Tom Truslow – production coordination
  • Todd Whitelock – audio engineer, engineer
  • Istvan Banyai – artwork, illustrations
  • Jimmy Katz – photography, session photographer
  • James Minchin – cover photo, photography
  • Robert Zuckerman – session photographer
  • Theodora Kuslan – release coordinator

Track listing:

  1. Overture (Fascinating Rhythm)
  2. It Ain’t Necessarily So
  3. The Man I Love
  4. Here Come De Honey Man
  5. Louis Blues
  6. Lullaby
  7. Blueberry Rhyme
  8. It Ain’t Necessarily So Interlude
  9. Cotton Tail
  10. Summertime
  11. My Man’s Gone Now
  12. Prelude In C# Minor
  13. Concerto For Piano And Orchestra In G, 2nd Movement
  14. Embraceable You

On August 17, 2010.

On August 17, 2010, “Walt Disney” label released “Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin”, the ninth Brian Wilson album. It was recorded October 2009 – February 2010, and was produced by Brian Wilson.

Personnel:

  • Brian Wilson- lead and backing vocals
  • Jeffrey Foskett- backing Vocals
  • Darian Sahanaja- piano, electric piano, clavinet, moog, vibraphone, tack piano, glockenspiel, organ, harpsichord, backing vocals
  • Scott Bennett – vibraphone, piano, keyboards, xylophone, drums, backing vocals
  • Paul Von Mertens – clarinet, celeste, harmonica, bass harmonica, saxophone, flute, alto flute, backing vocals
  • Probyn Gregory- guitar, tannerin, banjo, trumpet, Wah Wah guitar, acoustic baritone, slide and nylon string guitar, backing vocals
  • Nick Walusko – guitar, backing vocals
  • Nelson Bragg – percussion, glockenspiel, timpani, backing vocals
  • Brett Simons – electric and acoustic bass, baritone guitar, 6-string bass, Tic-Tac bass
  • Gary Griffin- organ, piano
  • Taylor Mills – backing vocals
  • Todd Sucherman, Mike D’Amico – drums

Track listing:

  1. Rhapsody in Blue/Intro – George Gershwin
  2. The Like In I Love You – George Gershwin, Brian Wilson, Scott Bennett
  3. Summertime – George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward, Ira Gershwin
  4. I Loves You Porgy – George Gershwin, Du Bose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward, Ira Gershwin
  5. I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’ – George Gershwin, Du Bose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward, Ira Gershwin
  6. It Ain’t Necessarily So – George Gershwin, Du Bose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward, Ira Gershwin
  7. S Wonderful – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  8. They Can’t Take That Away from Me – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  9. Love Is Here to Stay – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  10. I’ve Got a Crush on You – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  11. I Got Rhythm – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  12. Someone to Watch Over Me – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  13. Nothing But Love – George Gershwin, Brian Wilson, Scott Bennett
  14. Rhapsody in Blue/Reprise – George Gershwin