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On June 2, 2017.

On June 2, 2017, “Infectious Music” and “Canvasback Music” label released “Relaxer”, the third alt-J studio album. It was recorded August 2016 – January 2017, at “Iguana Studios” in Brixton,”Abbey Road Studios” in Westminster, “The Church Studios” in Crouch End, “Strongroom Studios” in Shoreditch, “Ely Cathedral” in Ely, and was produced by Charlie Andrew. The album art was taken from a video game made specifically for the band by Japanese artist Osamu Sato. It was inspired by Sato’s 1998 “PlayStation” video game LSD.


  • Joe Newman – guitar, vocals
  • Thom Sonny Green– drums, percussion, programming
  • Gus Unger-Hamilton – keyboards, vocals
  • Ellie Rowsell, Marika Hackman– vocals
  • Hinako Omori – background vocals
  • Ely Cathedral Boy Choristers – choir
  • London Metropolitan Orchestra– strings
  • Joe Auckland – trumpet
  • Adrian Hallowell – trombone
  • Mike Kearsey – trombone
  • Trevor Mires – trombone
  • Martin Williams – tenor saxophone
  • Charlie Andrew – mixing, engineering, programming
  • Brett Cox, Jay Pocknell – engineering
  • Stefano Civetta, Paul Pritchard, Graeme Baldwin – assistant engineering
  • Dick Beetham – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton and Thom Sonny Green, except where noted.

  1. 3WW
  2. In Cold Blood
  3. House of the Rising Sun – traditional
  4. Hit Me Like That Share
  5. Deadcrush
  6. Adeline – Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton, Thom Sonny Green, Hans Zimmer
  7. Last Year
  8. Pleader



In January 1958.

In January 1958, “Roulette” label released “The Atomic Mr. Basie”, album by Count Basie and his Orchestra. It was recorded on October 21 and 22, 1957, at “Capitol Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Teddy Reig. At the 1st “Annual Grammy Awards”, the album won “Best Jazz Performance, Group” and “Best Performance by a Dance Band” awards.


  • Count Basie— piano
  • Wendell Culley, Snooky Young, Thad Jones, Joe Newman— trumpet
  • Henry Coker, Al Grey, Benny Powell— trombone
  • Marshal Royal, Frank Wess, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Frank Foster, Charles Fowlkes— reeds
  • Eddie Jones— bass
  • Freddie Green— guitar
  • Sonny Payne— drums
  • Joe Williams— vocals
  • Neal Hefti, Jimmy Mundy— arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks composed and arranged by Neal Hefti, except where noted.

  1. Kid from Red Bank – Count Basie, Neal Hefti
  2. Duet
  3. After Supper
  4. Flight of the Foo Birds
  5. Double-O
  6. Teddy the Toad
  7. Whirlybird
  8. Midnite Blue
  9. Splanky
  10. Fantail
  11. Lil’ Darlin’

On September 22, 2015.

On September 22, 2014, “Infectious” label released “This Is All Yours”, the second alt-J studio album. It was recorded in 2014, at “Iguana Studio” in London, and was produced by Charlie Andrew.


  • Joe Newman – guitar, bass, lead vocals
  • Thom Green – drums
  • Gus Unger-Hamilton – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Kirsty Mangan – strings
  • Tim Rundle – penny whistle, recorder
  • Brett Cox – engineering
  • Dick Beetham – mastering
  • RCA – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton, and Thom Sonny Green, except where noted.

  1. Intro
  2. Arrival in Nara
  3. Nara
  4. Every Other Freckle
  5. Left Hand Free
  6. ❦ (Garden of England)
  7. Choice Kingdom
  8. Hunger of the Pine
  9. Warm Foothills
  10. The Gospel of John Hurt
  11. Pusher
  12. Bloodflood Pt. II
  13. Leaving Nara / hidden track Lovely Day – Bill Withers, Skip Scarborough


In September 1963.

In September 1963, “Verve” label released “Ella and Basie!”, studio album by Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie and his orchestra. It was recorded in July 1963, at “A&R Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Norman Ganz.


  • Ella Fitzgerald– vocals
  • The Count Basie Orchestra:
  • Count Basie– piano
  • Sonny Cohn, Al Aarons, Joe Newman, Don Rader– trumpet
  • Eric Dixon– flute, tenor saxophone
  • Frank Foster, Frank Wess– flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Charlie Fowlkes– baritone saxophone
  • Freddie Green– guitar
  • Benny Powell, Urbie Green, Henry Coker, Grover Mitchell– trombone
  • Flip Ricard– trombone, trumpet
  • Marshal Royal– clarinet, alto saxophone
  • Buddy Catlett– double bass
  • Sonny Payne– drums
  • Quincy Jones– arranger
  • Val Valentin – recording engineer
  • Jay Thompson – cover photo

Track listing:

  1. Honeysuckle Rose – Andy Razaf, Fats Waller
  2. Deed I Do – Walter Hirsch, Fred Rose
  3. Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall – Doris Fisher, Allan Roberts
  4. Them There Eyes – Maceo Pinkard, Doris Tauber, William Tracey
  5. Dream a Little Dream of Me – Fabian Andre, Gus Kahn, Wilbur Schwandt
  6. Tea for Two – Irving Caesar, Vincent Youmans
  7. Satin Doll – Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn
  8. I’m Beginning to See the Light – Duke Ellington, Don George, Johnny Hodges, Harry James
  9. Shiny Stockings – Frank Foster, Ella Fitzgerald
  10. This Is My Last Affair – Haven Johnson
  11. Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Harry Brooks, Razaf, Waller
  12. On the Sunny Side of the Street – Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh


On May 25, 2012.

On May 25, 2012, “Infectious Music” label released “An Awesome Wave”, the debut Alt-J studio album. It was recorded in 2011, at “Iguana Studio” in London, and was produced by Charlie Andrew and Mark Bishop. The album certified Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.


  • Rachael Lander – cello
  • Kirsty Mangan – string arrangements; violin
  • St Ronan’s Chamber Choir– additional vocals
  • Dick Beetham – mastering
  • European Space Agency– cover photo provider

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton, Gwilym Sainsbury and Thom Green.

  1. Intro
  2. ❦ [The Ripe & Ruin]
  3. Tessellate
  4. Breezeblocks
  5. ❦ [Guitar]
  6. Something Good
  7. Dissolve Me
  8. Matilda
  9. Ms
  10. Fitzpleasure
  11. ❦ [Piano]
  12. Bloodflood
  13. Taro (ends at 5:04; hidden track Hand-Made starts at 10:04 following 5:00 of silence)

On March 29, 2001.

On March 29, 2001, John Aaron Lewis died aged 80. He was pianist, composer and arranger, best known as the founder and musical director of the Modern Jazz Quartet. He has recorded and performed with famous musicians, including Bill Perkins, Jim Hall, Percy Heath, Chico Hamilton, Sacha Distel,  Gunther Schuller, Svend Asmussen, Albert Mangelsdorff, Helen Merrill, Christian Escoudé,  Hank Jones,  Lew Tabackin, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis Nonet, Harold Farberman, Clifford Brown, Ruth Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Milt Jackson, Joe Newman, Sonny Stitt and J. J. Johnson.

On April 2, 1971.

Donny Hathaway same

On April 2, 1971, “Atco” label released the second self-titled Donny Hathaway album. It was recorded 1970 – 1971, and was produced by Jerry Wexler, Arif Mardin and Donny Hathaway.


  • Donny Hathaway – lead vocals, keyboards
  • Myrna Summers- background vocals
  • Sammy Turner – background vocals
  • King Curtis- tenor saxophone solo
  • Joe Newman – trumpet solo
  • Chuck Rainey- bass guitar
  • Phil Upchurch- bass guitar
  • R. Bailey – background vocals
  • John Littlejohn – guitar, vocals
  • Cissy Houston- background vocals
  • Judy Clay – background vocals
  • Cornell Dupree- guitar
  • Interdenominational singers – background vocals
  • Jack Jennings – percussion
  • Morris Jennings – drums
  • Steve Novosel – bass guitar
  • Sylvia Shemwell – background vocals
  • Myrna Smith- background vocals
  • Ivory Stone – background vocals
  • Deirdre Tuck Corley – background vocals
  • Lillian Tynes – background vocals
  • Ronald Bright – background vocals
  • Al Jackson, Jr.- drums

Track listing:

  1. Giving Up – Van McCoy
  2. A Song for You – Leon Russell
  3. Little Girl – Billy Preston
  4. He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother – Bob Russell and Bobby Scott
  5. Magnificent Sanctuary Band – Dorsey Burnette
  6. She Is My Lady – George S. Clinton
  7. I Believe in Music – Mac Davis
  8. Take a Love Song – Donny Hathaway and Nadine McKinnor
  9. Put Your Hand in the Hand – Gene MacLellan