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On May 27, 2015.

On May 27, 2015, “Columbia” label released “Everything is Beautiful” album credited to Miles Davis and Robert Glasper, tribute to the music of Miles Davis. It was recorded in 2014, at “Anu It! Studio”, “Klearlight Studios”, “The Peanut Gallery”, “Brightlady Studios”, “Precious House Studios”, “Willow Grove Studios”, “State Of The Ark”, “King Creative Studios”, “Brooklyn Recording”, “Westlake Studios”, “The Thingamajig Lab 2”, “Wonderland Studios”, and was produced by Jewels, Paris Strother, DJ Spinna, Erykah Badu, Georgia Anne Muldrow, 9th Wonder, Rashad Smith, Black Milk, Steve Berkowitz and Robert Glasper.

Personnel:

  • Miles Davis – voice (samples)
  • Robert Glasper – piano, keyboards, percussion, liner notes
  • Joe Zawinul – piano
  • Stevie Wonder – harmonica
  • Chris Rob – vocals, piano, electric piano, synths, mixing, co-producer
  • Hermeto Pascoal – vocal
  • Erykah Badu – vocal, percussion
  • Bilal Oliver – vocal
  • Nai Palm – vocal
  • Illa J – vocal
  • Laura Mvula – vocal
  • Phonte Coleman – vocal
  • Georgia Anne Muldrow – vocal, recording, mixing
  • Ledisi Anibade Young – vocal
  • Amber Strother – vocal
  • Anita Bias – vocal
  • Paris Strother – vocal, guitar
  • John Scofield – guitar
  • Danny Leznoff – guitar
  • Kyle Bolden – guitar
  • Derrick Hodge – bass
  • Burniss Earl Travis – bass
  • Braylon Lacy – bass
  • Rashad Smith – percussion
  • DJ Spinna – percussion, drum programming
  • Hiatus Kaiyote (Naomi “Nai Palm” Saalfield, Paul Bender, Simon Mavin, Perrin Moss – various instruments, programming, engineer, mixing
  • King (Paris Strother, Amber Strother, Anita Bias)
  • Lakecia Benjamin – alto and tenor saxophone
  • Brandee Younger – harp
  • Bianca Rodriguez – backing vocals, recording
  • Jules – recording, mixing
  • Jimi Bowman – recording
  • Keith Lewis – recording
  • Femi Jiya – recording
  • Patrick Douthit – recording 
  • Phonte Coleman – recording
  • James Benjamin – engineer
  • Cristian Perez – Pro Tools engineer
  • Anu Sun – mixing
  • Chris Tabron – mixing
  • Caleb Laven – mixing assistant
  • Frank Harkins – art direction
  • Alice Butts – design
  • Francine Turk – cover design

Track listing:

  1. Talking Shit – Miles Davis, Curtis Jews, Josef Zawinul, Robert Glasper
  2. Ghetto Walkin – lyrics by Bilal Oliver, Robert Glasper, music by Miles Davis
  3. They Can’t Hold Me Down – lyrics by Illa J, music by Miles Davis, Robert Glasper
  4. Maiysha (So Long) – lyrics by Erykah Badu, music by Miles Davis
  5. Violets – Miles Davis, Phonte Coleman, Robert Glasper
  6. Little Church – Miles Davis, Hermeto Pascoal
  7. Silence is the Way – Miles Davis, Josef Zawinul, Laura Mvula,
  8. Song for Selim – Miles Davis, Paris Strother, Amber Strother, Anita Bias
  9. Milestones – Miles Davis
  10. I’m Leaving You – lyrics by Ledisi Anibade Young, Robert Glasper, music by Miles Davis
  11. Right On Brotha – Miles Davis, Chris Robinson,  Vincent Williams, Wayne Shorter

In April 1966.

In April 1966, “Atlantic” label released “Money in the Pocket”, the debut Joe Zawinul album. It was recorded in February 1966, at “Atlantic Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Joel Dorn.

Personnel:

  • Joe Zawinul – piano
  • Blue Mitchell – trumpet
  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Clifford Jordan – tenor saxophone
  • Pepper Adams – baritone saxophone 
  • Bob Cranshaw – bass
  • Sam Jones – bass
  • Louis Hayes – drums 
  • Roy McCurdy – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Zawinul except where noted.

  1. Money in the Pocket
  2. If – Joe Henderson
  3. My One and Only Love – Guy Wood, Robert Mellin
  4. Midnight Mood
  5. Some More of Dat – Sam Jones
  6. Sharon’s Waltz – Rudy Stevenson
  7. Riverbed
  8. Del Sasser – Sam Jones

In December 1968.

In December 1968, “CTI” label released “Calling Out Loud”, the 16th Nat Adderley album. It was recorded November – December 1968, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Nat Adderley – cornet
  • Paul Ingraham – french horn
  • Seldon Powell, Jerome Richardson, Jerry Dodgion, Richard Henderson – saxophones
  • Hubert Laws – flute, piccolo
  • Don MacCourt – bassoon
  • George Marge – clarinet, english horn, saxophone
  • Romeo Penque – bass clarinet
  • Joe Zawinul – electric piano
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Leo Morris – drums
  • Bill Fischer – arranger, conductor

All tracks by Nat Adderley except where noted

  1. Biafra
  2. Haifa
  3. St. M – William S. Fischer
  4. Grey Moss – Joe Zawinul
  5. Nobody Knows – William S. Fischer
  6. Comin’ Out the Shadows
  7. Ivan’s Holiday – Joe Zawinul
  8. Calling Out Loud – Nat Adderley, William S. Fischer

On December 21, 1965.

On December 21, 1965, “Atlantic” label released “Autobiography”, the ninth Nat Adderley album. It was recorded in 1965, and was produced by Nat Adderley. Onnel:

Personnel:

  • Nat Adderley – cornet
  • Ernie Royal – trumpet
  • Benny Powell – trombone
  • Don Butterfield – tuba
  • Seldon Powell – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Joe Zawinul – piano
  • Sam Jones – bass
  • Grady Tate – drums
  • Willie Bobo – percussion

Track listing:

  1. Sermonette
  2. Work Song
  3. The Old Country
  4. Junkanoo
  5. Stony Island
  6. Little Boy with the Sad Eyes
  7. Never Say Yes
  8. Jive Samba

On November 2, 1970.

On November 2, 1970, “Atlantic” label released “Suite 16”, the 28th Yusef Lateef album. It was recorded in April 1970, at “Regent Sound Studios”, in New York City, June 1970, at “Corner Studios” in Cologne, Germany and was produced by Joel Dom.

Personnel:

  • Yusef Lateef – tenor saxophone, flute, bamboo flute, pneumatic bamboo flute, oboe, bells, tambourine
  • Neal Boyar – vibraphone 
  • Barry Harris, Joe Zawinul – piano
  • Eric Gale, Earl Klugh – guitar
  • Chuck Rainey – electric bass
  • Robert Cunningham – bass, electric bass
  • Albert Heath, Jimmy Johnson – drums
  • Selwart Clarke – viola
  • Kermit Moore – cello
  • Cologne Radio Orchestra conducted by William S. Fischer
  • The Sweet Inspirations – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Yusef Lateef except where noted.

  1. Buddy and Lou
  2. Down in Atlanta
  3. Nocturne
  4. When a Man Loves a Woman – Calvin Lewis, Andrew Wright
  5. Michelle – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  6. Symphonic Blues Suite: First Movement; Folia
  7. Symphonic Blues Suite: Second Movement; Minuet (Hybird, Atonal)
  8. Symphonic Blues Suite: Third Movement; Blues (Twelve Measure Form) Variation  Interlude
  9. Symphonic Blues Suite: Fourth Movement; Passacaglia
  10. Symphonic Blues Suite: Fifth Movement; Chorale / Sixth Movement; Blues (Extended Form)
  11. Symphonic Blues Suite: Seventh Movement; Blues, Coda

In June 1971.

In June 1971, “Columbia” label released “Bird on a Wire”, the sixth Tim Hardin album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Ed Freeman and Bob Devere.

Personnel:

  • Tim Hardin – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Joe Zawinul– keyboards
  • Warren Bernhardt– keyboards
  • Sam T. Brown – guitar
  • Bill Chelf – keyboards
  • Ed Freeman – guitar, string and horn arrangements
  • Monte Dunn – guitar
  • Steve Haas – drums, percussion
  • Paul Hornsby– keyboards
  • Bill Keith– pedal steel guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass
  • Glen Moore– bass
  • Richard Bock – cello
  • George Ricci – cello
  • Margaret Ross – harp
  • Ralph MacDonald– drums, percussion
  • Natoga – drums, percussion
  • Alphonse Mouzon– drums, percussion
  • Mike Mainieri– vibraphone, background vocals
  • Canby Singers – background vocals
  • Robert Popwell– bass
  • Rob Rothstein– bass
  • Joe Rudd – guitar
  • Bill Stewart – drums, percussion
  • Gilles Malkine – guitar
  • Ralph Towner– guitar
  • Miroslav Vitouš– bass
  • Collin Walcott– vibraphone, background vocals
  • Jim Greene, Lacy O’Neal, Doug Pomeroy – engineer
  • Lous Schlossberg – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Tim Hardin, except where noted.

  1. Bird on the Wire – Leonard Cohen
  2. Moonshiner – traditional
  3. Southern Butterfly
  4. A Satisfied Mind – Joe Hayes, Jack Rhodes
  5. Soft Summer Breeze
  6. Hoboin’ – John Lee Hooker, Joe Josea
  7. Georgia on My Mind – Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell
  8. Andre Johray
  9. If I Knew
  10. Love Hymn

 

In February 1984.

In February 1984, “Columbia” label released “Domino Theory”, the fourteenth Weather Report studio album. It was recorded in 1983, and was produced by Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter and Omar Hakim.

Personnel:

  • Joe Zawinul– keyboards, synthesizers
  • Wayne Shorter- saxophones
  • Omar Hakim- drums
  • Victor Bailey- bass
  • José Rossy – percussion
  • Carl Anderson- vocals
  • Bernie Fromm, Mitch Gibson, Tom Suzuki – engineer
  • Larry Ferguson – assistant engineer
  • Tony Lane, Nancy Donald – cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Zawinul, except where noted.

  1. Can It Be Done – Wilson Tee
  2. D Flat Waltz
  3. The Peasant
  4. Predator – Wayne Shorter
  5. Blue Sound – Note 3
  6. Swamp Cabbage – Wayne Shorter
  7. Domino Theory

On February 11, 2003.

On February 11, 2003, “Warner Bros” label released “Vertical Vision”, the sixth Christian McBride album. It was recorded in June 2002, at “Right Track Recording” in New York City, and was produced by Christian McBride.

Personnel:

  • Christian McBride – upright and electric bass
  • Ron Blake– soprano and tenor saxophone, flute
  • Geoffrey Keezer– piano, keyboards
  • Terreon Gully– drums
  • David Gilmore– acoustic and electric guitar
  • Danny Sadownick – percussion
  • Joe Ferla – recording, mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Christian McBride, except where noted.

  1. Circa 1990
  2. Technicolor Nightmare
  3. Tahitian Pearl – Geoffrey Keezer
  4. The Wizard of Montara
  5. The ballad of Little Girl Dancer
  6. Lejos de Usted
  7. Precious One – Geoffrey Keezer
  8. Song for Maya – Ron Blake
  9. Boogie Woogie Waltz – Joe Zawinul

On January 17, 1969.

On January 17, 1969, “Atlantic” label released “Soul ’69”, the fourteen Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded April 17–18 and September 24, 1968, at “Atlantic Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Tom Dowd and Jerry Wexler.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – vocals, piano
  • Junior Mance– piano
  • Spooner Oldham– organ
  • Joe Zawinul– organ, piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Kenny Burrell– guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson– guitar
  • Ron Carter– bass guitar
  • Jerry Jemmott– bass guitar
  • Tommy Cogbill– bass guitar
  • Bruno Carr – drums
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • Grady Tate– drums
  • Jack Jennings – vibraphone
  • Louie Goicdecha, Manuel Gonzales – percussion
  • David Newman– tenor saxophone, flute
  • King Curtis, Seldon Powell– tenor saxophone
  • George Dorsey, Frank Wess– alto saxophone
  • Pepper Adams– baritone saxophone
  • Joe Newman, Bernie Glow, Richard Williams, Snook Young,  Ernie Royal– trumpet
  • Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Benny Powell, Thomas Mitchell – trombone
  • Evelyn Greene, Wyline Ivy – backing vocals
  • Arif Mardin – arrangements

Track listing:

  1. Ramblin’ – Big Maybelle
  2. Today I Sing the Blues – Curtis Reginald Lewis
  3. River’s Invitation – Percy Mayfield
  4. Pitiful – Rosie Marie McCoy, Charlie Singleton
  5. Crazy He Calls Me – Bob Russell, Carl Sigman
  6. Bring It On Home to Me – Sam Cooke
  7. Tracks of My Tears – Smokey Robinson, Pete Moore, Marv Tarplin
  8. If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody – Rudy Clark
  9. Gentle on My Mind – John Hartford
  10. So Long – Russ Morgan, Remus Harris, Irving Melsher
  11. I’ll Never Be Free – Bennie Benjamin, George David Weiss
  12. Elusive Butterfly – Bob Lind

In September 1978.

In September 1978, “ARC” label released “Mr. Gone”, the ninth Weather Report album. It was recorded in May 1978, at “Devonshire Sound Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Joe Zawinul and Jaco Pastorius.

Personnel:

  • Joe Zawinul- modified Rhodes 88 electric piano, acoustic piano, two ARP 2600 synthesizers, Oberheim polyphonic synthesizer, Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 synthesizer, Mu-Tron Bi-Phase and Mu-Tron Volume Wah effects, kalimba, thumbeki drums, sleigh bells, melodica, high hat, voice
  • Wayne Shorter- tenor, alto and soprano saxophone, voice
  • Jaco Pastorius- bass, drums, timpani, voice
  • Peter Erskine- drums , high hat , voice
  • Tony Williams, Steve Gadd- drums
  • Manolo Badrena- voice solo
  • Jon Lucien, Deniece Williams- voice
  • Maurice White- vocal
  • Alex Kazanegras – engineer
  • Dave Mancini – second engineer
  • Nancy Donald – cover design
  • Lou Beach – cover illustration

Track listing:

  1. The Pursuit of the Woman with the Feathered Hat – Joe Zawinul
  2. River People – Jaco Pastorius
  3. Young and Fine – Joe Zawinul
  4. The Elders – Wayne Shorter, arranged by Joe Zawinul
  5. Gone – Joe Zawinul
  6. Punk Jazz – Jaco Pastorius
  7. Pinocchio – Wayne Shorter
  8. And Then – music – Joe Zawinul, lyrics – Sam Guest