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On January 16, 2021.

On January 16, 2021, Julian Clifford Mance, Jr. aka Junior Mance died aged 92. He was musician (piano) and composer, one of the main figures of the Hard bop jazz scene. He recorded and performed with some of the biggest names of jazz, blues and soul music including Gene Amons, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Sonny Stitt, Dinah Washington, Wynton Kelly, Cannonball Adderley, Dexter Gordon, Nat Adderley, Joe Gordon, Bennie Green, Al Grey, Ernie Andrews, Johnny Griffin, Art Blakey, Cliford Brown, Benny Carter, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Cleveland, Arnett Cobb, Red Holloway, Jose James, Ray Crawford, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Eddie Jefferson, Aretha Franklin, Etta Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Irene Kral, Jay Leonhart, Les McCann, Paul Gonsalves, Howard McGhee, The Metronomes, Virgil Gonsalves, James Moody, Wild Bill Moore, Barbara Morrison, Sandy Mosse, Leo Parker, Ken Peplowski, Billie Poole, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Alvin Queen, Jimmy Scott, Arnold Sterling, Sonny Stitt, Clark Terry, Frank Vignola, Wilbur Ware, Ben Webster, Joe Williams, Marion Williams, and Leo Wright. As leader, Monce released 56 albums (live and studio). In 2007, Mance and his wife Gloria started their own record label “JunGlo”.

In December 1967.

In December 1967, “Milestone” label released “Got to Get It!” the 17th Bobby Timmons album. It was recorded November – December 1967, at “Plaza Sound Studios” in New York City.

Personnel:

  • Bobby Timmons – piano
  • Jimmy Owens – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Hubert Laws – flute
  • Joe Farrell, James Moody – flute, tenor saxophone
  • George Barrow – baritone saxophone
  • Joe Beck, Howard Collins, Eric Gale – guitar
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Jimmy Cobb, Billy Higgins – drums
  • Tom McIntosh – arranger, conductor
  • Unidentified vocals

Track listing:

All compositions by Bobby Timmons except as indicated

  1. If You Ain’t Got It (I Got to Get It Somewhere) – Tom McIntosh
  2. Up, Up and Away – Jimmy Webb
  3. Travelin’ Light – Jimmy Mundy, Trummy Young, Johnny Mercer
  4. Come Sunday – Duke Ellington
  5. One Down
  6. So Tired
  7. Here’s That Rainy Day – Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
  8. Straight No Chaser – Thelonious Monk
  9. Booker’s Bossa – Walter Booker, Cedar Walton

On December 9, 2010.

On December 9, 2010, James Moody died aged 85. He was musician (saxophone, flute) and singer, best known for his work in bebop and hard bop Jazz. He recorded and performed with some of the biggest names in Jazz music including Dizzy Gillespie, Art Farmer, Kenny Barron, Jon Faddis, Eddie Jefferson, Johnny Coles, Todd Coolman, Rufus Reid, Gil Fuller, Milt Jackson, Dexter Gordon, Elvin Jones, Quincy Jones, Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Lalo Schifrin, Bobby Thimons, Cedar Walton, Tubby Hayes, and Roberta Gambarini. In 2011, Moody posthumously won “Grammy Award” for “Best Jazz Instrumental album”, for his album “Moody 4B”. The “New Jersey Performing Arts Center” hosts the “James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival”. As a leader Moody released 44 albums.

In December 1964.

In December 1964, “Limelight” label released “Jambo Caribe”, the 45th Dizzy Gillespie album. It was recorded in 1964, at “Universal Studios” in Chicago, and was produced by Hal Mooney.

Personnel:

  • Dizzy Gillespie– vocals, trumpet
  • James Moody- tenor saxophone, flute
  • Kenny Barron- piano
  • Chris White– vocals, bass
  • Rudy Collins- drums
  • Kansas Fields- percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Dizzy Gillespie except where noted.

  1. Fiesta Mo-Jo
  2. Barbados Carnival – Chris White
  3. Jambo
  4. Trinidad, Hello – Kenny Barron
  5. Poor Joe – Joe Willoughby
  6. And Then She Stopped
  7. Don’t Try to Keep up with the Joneses – Joe Willoughby
  8. Trinidad, Goodbye – Kenny Barron

On June 25, 1973.

On June 25, 1973, “Atlantic” label released “Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky)”, the nineteenth Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded April – August 1972, at “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Quincy Jones and Aretha Franklin.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – lead vocals, acoustic piano solo
  • Spooner Oldham– keyboards
  • Billy Preston– acoustic piano solo
  • Jimmy Johnson– guitar
  • Tommy Cogbill– bass guitar
  • Jerry Jemmott– bass guitar
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • Richie Pratt– drums
  • Phil Woods– alto saxophone
  • Joe Farrell– tenor sax solo, flute solo
  • Willie Bridges – saxophone
  • Charles Chalmers– saxophone
  • Andrew Love– saxophone
  • Floyd Newman– saxophone
  • Wayne Jackson– trumpet
  • Phil Schier – recording
  • Gene Paul, Quincy Jones, Phil Schier – remixing
  • Ken Cunningham – design
  • Jim Dunn – design, cover illustration

Track listing:

  1. Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky) – Aretha Franklin
  2. Somewhere – Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim
  3. So Swell When You’re Well – James Booker, Aretha Franklin
  4. Angel – Carolyn Franklin, Sonny Sanders
  5. Sister from Texas – Aretha Franklin
  6. Mister Spain – Carolyn Plummer
  7. That’s The Way I Feel About Cha – Bobby Womack, Jim Grisby, Joe Hicks
  8. Moody’s Mood – James Moody, Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields
  9. Just Right Tonight – Aretha Franklin, Avery Parrish, Buddy Feyne, Quincy Jones, Robert Bruce

 

On August 9, 1980.

On August 9, 1980, “Qwest Records” label released “Give Me The Night”, the 18th George Benson album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Kendun Recorders” in Burbank,  and “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Quincy Jones. in 1981 Benson won “Grammy Awards” for “Best Male R&B Vocal Performance”, the track “Moody’s Mood” won “Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male” and track “Off Broadway” won “Best R&B Instrumental Performance”. Quincy Jones and Jerry Hey also won the “Grammy Award” for “Best Instrumental Arrangement” for the song “Dinorah, Dinorah”. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • George Benson– lead and backing vocals, guitar and lead guitar, scat
  • Lee Ritenour– acoustic and electric guitar
  • Louis Johnson, Abe Laboriel– bass guitar
  • John Robinson, Carlos Vega – drums
  • Paulinho Da Costa– percussion
  • Greg Phillinganes– keyboards, synthesizer, Fender Rhodes
  • Michael Boddicker– synthesizer
  • Richard Tee– synthesizer bass, electric piano, synthesizer
  • Herbie Hancock– synthesizer, Fender Rhodes
  • Clare Fischer– Yamaha CS30, acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes
  • George Duke– keyboards
  • Jerry Hey– trumpet
  • Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Williams– saxophone, flute
  • Marty Paich– string arrangements, conductor
  • Sid Sharp – concertmaster
  • Patti Austin– backing and lead vocals
  • Jim Gilstrap, Diva Gray, Jocelyn Allen, Tom Bahler– backing vocals
  • Recorded and mixed by Bruce Swedien
  • Assistant engineers – Sheridan Eldridge, Ralph Osbourne, Mark Sackett.
  • Mastered by Jim Sintetos, Kent Duncan
  • Liner notes by Quincy Jones
  • Art direction – Richard Seireeni
  • Illustration – Paul Jasmin
  • Cover photography – Norman Seeff
  • Sleeve photography – Peter Brill
  • Typography – Anderson Typographics

Track listing:

All tracks by Rod Temperton except where indicated.

  1. Love X Love
  2. Off Broadway
  3. Moody’s Mood – Eddie Jefferson, James Moody
  4. Give Me the Night
  5. What’s On Your Mind – Glen Ballard, Kerry Chater
  6. Dinorah, Dinorah – Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins
  7. Love Dance – ivan Lins, Gilson Peranzzetta, Paul Williams
  8. Star of a Story (X)
  9. Midnight Love Affair – David “Hawk” Wolinski
  10. Turn Out the Lamplight

On June 8, 1993.

Exile Too Long

On June 8, 1993, “Polydor” label released “Too Long in Exile”, the twenty-second Van Morrison studio album. It was recorded at “The Wool Hall Studios” in Bath and “The Record Plant” in Sausalito, California, and was produced by Van Morrison.

Personnel:

  • Van Morrison– vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, alto saxophone, harmonica
  • John Lee Hooker– vocals, electric guitar
  • Georgie Fame– Hammond organ, backing vocals
  • Ronnie Johnson – electric guitar
  • Nicky Scott –bass guitar
  • Candy Dulfer– alto saxophone
  • Kate St John– tenor saxophone, cor anglais
  • Teena Lyle – backing vocals, Hammond organ,percussion, vibraphone
  • Jonn Savannah– backing vocals, Hammond organ
  • Geoff Dunn– drums
  • Howard Francis – Hammond organ,piano
  • Paul Robinson – drums
  • John Allair – Hammond organ
  • Richard Cousins – bass guitar
  • Kevin Hayes – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Morrison except where noted.

  1. Too Long in Exile
  2. Big Time Operators
  3. Lonely Avenue/You Give Me Nothing but the Blues – Doc Pomus, Van Morrison
  4. Ball & Chain
  5. In the Forest
  6. Till We Get the Healing Done
  7. Gloria
  8. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl – Sonny Boy Williamson
  9. Wasted Years
  10. The Lonesome Road – Nathaniel Shilkret, Gene Austin
  11. Moody’s Mood for Love – James Moody, Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh
  12. Close Enough for Jazz
  13. Before the World Was Made – lyrics by William Butler Yeats, adapted by Van Morrison, music by Kenny Craddock
  14. I’ll Take Care of You – Brook Benton
  15. Instrumental / Tell Me What You Want