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Ray Charles: Jazz Number II

In January 1973, “Tangerine” label released “Jazz Number II”, the 35th Ray Charles album. It was recorded in “Charles’ Tangerine / RPM Studios” in Los Angeles and was produced by Ray Charles.

Personnel:

  • Ray Charles – piano, engineer
  • Ray Charles Big Band
  • Alf Clausen, Jimmy Heath, Roger Neumann, Teddy Edwards – arrangements
  • David Braithwaite – engineer
  • Steve Swain – cover concept
  • Don Niehaus – design
  • Joe Adams – photography

Track listing:

  1. Our Suite – Ray Charles, Roger Neumann
  2. A Pair of Threes – Alf Clausen
  3. Morning of Carnival – Luiz Bonfá, Antônio Maria
  4. Going Home – Teddy Edwards
  5. Kids Are Pretty People – Thad Jones
  6. Togetherness – Jimmy Heath
  7. Brazilian Skies – Teddy Edwards

Art Blakeys Jazz Messengers: Hard Drive

In December 1957, “Bethlehem” label released “Hard Drive”, the ninth Art Blakey with The Jazz Messengers album. It was recorded in October 1957, in New York City, and was produced by Lee Kratf.

Personnel:

  • Art Blakey – drums
  • Junior Mance, Sam Dockery – piano
  • Spanky DeBrest – bass
  • Johnny Griffin – tenor saxophone
  • Bill Hardman – trumpet

Track listing:

  1. For Minors Only – Jimmy Heath
  2. Right Down Front – Johnny Griffin
  3. Deo-X – Bill Hardman
  4. Sweet Sakeena – Bill Hardman
  5. For Miles and Miles – Jimmy Heath
  6. Krafty – Johnny Griffin
  7. Late Spring – Leon Mitchell

Gerald Wilson: New York, New Sound

On August 25, 2003, “Mack Avenue Label” released “New York, New Sound”, the 20th Gerard Wilson album. It was recorded in February 2003, at “Clinton Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Stix Hooper.

Personnel:

  • Gerald Wilson – arranger, conductor
  • Oscar Castro-Neves, Anthony Wilson – guitar
  • Kenny Barron, Renee Rosnes – piano
  • Bob Cranshaw, Trey Henry, Larry Ridley – bass
  • Stix Hooper, Lewis Nash – drums
  • Jerry Dodgion – alto saxophone, flute
  • Jesse Davis – alto saxophone
  • Frank Wess – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Jimmy Heath – tenor saxophone
  • Clark Terry – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Jon Faddis, Frank Greene, Eddie Henderson, Sean Jones, Jimmy Owens – trumpet
  • Luis Bonilla, Benny Powell, Douglas Purviance, Dennis Wilson – trombone

Track listing:

All tracks by Gerald Wilson, except where noted.

  1. Milestones – Miles Davis
  2. Blues for the Count
  3. Equinox – John Coltrane
  4. Viva Tirado (Mucho Mas)
  5. Teri
  6. Blues for Yna Yna
  7. Theme for Monterey
  8. M Capetillo
  9. Josefina
  10. Nancy Jo

George Benson: 20/20

On January 7, 1985, “Warner Bros” label released “20/20”, the 22nd George Benson studio album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Amigo Studios”, “Devonshire Sound Studios”, “Bill Schnee Studios” in Hollywood, “Atlantic Studios”, “A&R Recording”, “Automated Sound Studios”, “Rosebud Recording”, “The Hit Factory”, “the Review Room”, “Avatar Studios”, “Sigma Sound Studios” in New York City, “Grand Slam Studios” in New Jersey, “House of Music” in Orange, NJ, “Bossa Nova Hotel”, “Village Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Russ Titelman, Michael Masser, Daniel Sembello and Michael Sembello.

Personnel:

  • George Benson – lead and harmony vocals, guitar
  • Michael Sembello – guitars, drum programming, backing vocals
  • Dann Huff – guitar
  • Paul Jackson, Jr. – guitar
  • Cecil Womack – guitar, backing vocals
  • David Williams – rhythm guitar
  • Freddie Green – rhythm guitar
  • Joe Sample – acoustic piano
  • Wells Christie – Synclavier programming
  • Randy Waldman – keyboards, synthesizers, arrangements
  • James Newton Howard – acoustic piano, synthesizers, string arrangements
  • Clifford Carter – keyboards, synthesizers, drum programming
  • Rob Mounsey – Synclavier, vocoder, synthesizer bass
  • Richard Tee – Fender Rhodes, synthesizer bass
  • Daniel Sembello – DX7 Rhodes, synthesizer bass, synthesizers, drum programming, ride cymbal
  • Robbie Buchanan – keyboards, synthesizer programming, arrangements
  • Randy Goodrum – synthesizer programming, Oberheim DMX, Oberheim DSX sequencer
  • Barnaby Finch – DX7 Rhodes
  • Dave Grusin – string synthesizer, flute
  • Neil Larsen – synthesizers
  • Randy Kerber – keyboards
  • Marcus Miller – bass
  • Nathan East – bass
  • Earl May – bass
  • Anthony Jackson – bass
  • Neil Stubenhaus – bass
  • Clif Magness – drum programming, track arrangements
  • Russ Titelman – drum programming
  • Steve Ferrone – additional drums
  • Dave Weckl – additional drums, additional cymbals
  • Bryan Lee Janszen – Simmons drum programming
  • Carlos Vega – drums
  • John Robinson – drums
  • Steve Kipner – Oberheim DMX, Oberheim DSX sequencer
  • Rick Shlosser – drums
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – finger cymbals
  • Ralph MacDonald – triangle, percussion
  • Gary Herbig – saxophone
  • Kim Hutchcroft – saxophone
  • Frank Wess – alto saxophone
  • Charles Williams – alto saxophone
  • Robert Eldridge – baritone saxophone
  • George Coleman – tenor saxophone
  • Jimmy Heath – tenor saxophone
  • Robin Eubanks – trombone
  • Slide Hampton – trombone
  • Benny Powell – trombone
  • Dave Taylor – trombone
  • Gary Grant – trumpet
  • Jerry Hey – trumpet, horn arrangements
  • Jon Faddis – trumpet
  • Earl Gardner – trumpet
  • Joe Newman – trumpet
  • Lew Soloff – trumpet
  • Felix Vega – trumpet
  • George Young – flute
  • Frank Foster – horn arrangements, conductor
  • Ralph Burns – string arrangements, conductor
  • Michael Masser – rhythm track arrangements
  • Gene Page – rhythm track and string arrangements
  • Roberta Flack – lead vocals
  • Patti Austin – backing and harmony vocals
  • Gordon Grody – backing vocals
  • Lani Groves – backing vocals
  • Richard Marx – backing vocals
  • Deborah Thomas – backing vocals
  • James Taylor – backing and harmony vocals
  • Linda Womack – backing vocals
  • David Cochrane – backing vocals
  • Darryl Phinnessee – backing vocals
  • Russ Titelman – executive producer
  • Mary Melia – production coordinator
  • Jim Boyer, Lee Herschberg, Gary Ladinsky, Michael Mancini, Elliot Scheiner, Russell Schmitt, Thom Wilson – engineer
  • Dick Bogart, Kendal Brown, Dean Burt, John Convertino, Jim Gallagher, Josiah Gluck, Cliff Hodson, John Rollo, Nicholas Spigel – additional engineering
  • Michael Abbott, Mike Allaire, Nelson Ayers, Mike Birnholz, Paul Brown, Ollie Cotton, Nick Delre, Paul Higgins, Steve Hirsch, Cliff Jones, Barbara Ivone, Leslie Klein, Robin Laine, Bruce Lampcov, James Nichols, Bobby Warner, Jay Willis – engineer assistant
  • Jim Boyer, Ed Rak, Elliot Scheiner, Russ Titelman – mixing
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Simon Levy – art direction
  • Kav DeLuxe – design
  • Richard Bomersheim – photography

Track listing:

  1. No One Emotion – Cliff Magness, Mark Mueller, Tom Keane
  2. Please Don’t Walk Away – James Newton Howard, Steve Lukather
  3. I Just Wanna Hang Around You – Chuz Sembello, Daniel Sembello, Jon Sembello, Michael Sembello
  4. Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love for You – Michael Masser, Gerry Goffin
  5. Beyond the Sea (la Mer) – Charles Trenet, Jack Lawrence
  6. 20/20 – Randy Goodrum, Steve Kipner
  7. New Day – Cecil Womack, Linda Womack
  8. Hold Me – Michael Sembello, Daniel Sembello
  9. Stand Up – Neil Larsen
  10. You Are the Love of My Love – Linda Creed, Michael Masser

Kenny Dorham: Showboat

In January 1961, “Time Records” label released “Showboat”, the twelve Kenny Dorham album. It was recorded in December 1960, and was produced by Bob Shad.

Personnel:

  • Kenny Dorham – trumpet
  • Jimmy Heath – tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Drew – piano
  • Jimmy Garrison – bass
  • Art Taylor – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Jerome Kern.

  1. Why Do I Love You?
  2. Nobody Else But Me
  3. Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man
  4. Make Believe
  5. Ol’ Man River
  6. Bill

Blue Mitchell: Heads Up!

In December 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Heads Up!”, the 14th Blue Mitchell album. It was recorded in November 1967, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Blue Mitchell – trumpet
  • Burt Collins – trumpet
  • Jerry Dodgion – flute, alto saxophone
  • Junior Cook – tenor saxophone
  • Pepper Adams – baritone saxophone
  • Julian Priester – trombone
  • McCoy Tyner – piano
  • Gene Taylor – bass
  • Al Foster – drums
  • Jimmy Heath, Melba Liston, Duke Pearson, Don Pickett – arrangements

Track listing:

  1. Heads Up! Feet Down! – Jimmy Heath
  2. Togetherness – Jimmy Heath
  3. The Folks Who Live on the Hill – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
  4. Good Humour Man – Don Pickett
  5. Len Sirrah – Melba Liston
  6. The People in Nassau – Blue Mitchell

Howard Johnson

On January 11, 2021, Howard Lewis Johnson died aged 79. He was musician (tuba, baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, trumpet), member and leader of the tuba ensembles Tuba Libre, Substructure, and Gravity. He recorded and performed with some of the world best known musicians and bands, including George Gruntz, Hank Crawford, Gil Evans, Charles Mingus, Hank Crawford, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Archie Shepp, Hank Mobley, Levon Helm, Tomasz Stanko, Gary Burton, Gábor Szabó, Bob Thiele, Charlie Haden, Jazz Composers, Andrew Hill, Leon Thomas, Johnny Coles, Taj Mahal, Charles Tolliver, The Band, Carla Bley, John Lennon, Sam Rivers, Gato Barbieri, Jaco Pastorius, Muddy Waters, Dexter Gordon, Clifford Jordan, David “Fathead” Newman,  James Taylor, Jack De Johnette, Jimmy Heath, Franco Ambrosetti, George Gruntz, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, NDR Big Band, Ray Anderson, Barbara Dennerlein, John Scofield, T. S. Monk, Mario Pavone, and Chet Baker. As leader he released four albums.

In december 1961.

In December 1961, “Impulse!” label released “Soul Trombone”, the 19th Curtis Fuller album. It was recorded in November 1961, at “Capitol Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
  • Jimmy Heath – tenor saxophone
  • Cedar Walton – piano
  • Jymie Merritt – bass
  • Jimmy Cobb, G. T. Hogan – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Curtis Fuller except where noted.

  1. The Clan
  2. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning – Bob Hilliard, David Mann
  3. Newdles
  4. The Breeze and I – Ernesto Lecuona, Al Stillman
  5. Dear Old Stockholm – traditional
  6. Ladies’ Night

Stanley Cowell

On December 17, 2020, Stanley Cowell died aged 79. He was musician (piano), co-founder of the “Strata-East Records” label, and professor at the “Music Department of the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers”, the “State University of New Jersey”. He recorded with many famous jazz musicians including Gary Bartz, Larry Coryell, Richard Davis, Sonny Fortune, Roy Haynes, Jimmy Heath, The Heath Brothers, Stan Getz, Johnny Griffin, Bobby Hutcherson, J. J. Johnson, Clifford Jordan, Oliver Nelson, Jimmy Owens, Art Pepper, Buddy Terry, Charles Sullivan, Charles Toliver, Roland Kirk, Marion Brown, Harold Land, and Max Roach. As leader Cowell released 34 albums.

In December 1957.

In December 1957, “Bethlehem” label released “Hard Drive”, the ninth Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers album. It was recorded in 1957, in New York City and was produced by Lee Kraft.

Personnel:

  • Art Blakey – drums
  • Bill Hardman – trumpet
  • Johnny Griffin – tenor saxophone
  • Junior Mance, Sam Dockery – piano
  • Spanky DeBrest – bass

Track listing:

  1. For Minors Only – Jimmy Heath
  2. Right Down Front – Johnny Griffin
  3. Deo-X – Bill Hardman
  4. Sweet Sakeena – Bill Hardman
  5. For Miles and Miles – Jimmy Heath
  6. Krafty – Johnny Griffin
  7. Late Spring – Leon Mitchell