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On June 24, 2014.

On June 24, 2014, “Blue Note” label released “Enjoy the View”, the 25th Bobby Hutcherson album for this label, and was Hutcherson’s final studio album released before his death on August 15, 2016. It was recorded in 2014, at “Ocean Way Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Don Was.


  • Bobby Hutcherson – vibraphone
  • David Sanborn – alto saxophone
  • Joey DeFrancesco – trumpet, organ
  • Billy Hart – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Bobby Hutcherson, except where noted.

  1. Delia – David Sanborn
  2. Don Is – Joey DeFrancesco
  3. Hey Harold
  4. Little Flower – David Sanborn
  5. Montara
  6. Teddy
  7. You – Joey DeFrancesco

On September 24, 2013.

September 24, 2013, “High Note” label released “One for Rudy”, the 32ndJoey DeFrancesco album. It was recorded in June 2013, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Joey DeFrancesco.


  • Joey DeFrancesco– Hammond B3
  • Steve Cotter – guitar
  • Ramond Banda – drums

Track listing;

  1. I Don’t Wanna Be Kissed – Jack Elliot, Harold Spina
  2. Budo – Miles Davis
  3. Goodbye – Gordon Jenkins
  4. Canadian Sunset – Eddie Heywood, Norman Gimbel
  5. Up Jumped Spring – Freddie Hubbard
  6. Way Out West – Sonny Rollins
  7. After You’ve Gone – Turner Layton, Henry Creamer
  8. Monk’s Dream – Thelonious Monk
  9. Stardust – Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish
  10. One for Rudy – Joey DeFrancesco

On July 17, 2012.

On July 17, 2012, “HihgNote” label released “Wonderful! Wonderful!”, the 31st Joey DeFrancesco album. It was recorded in March 2012, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood, NJ, and was produced by Joey DeFrancesco and Don Sickler.


  • Joey DeFrancesco– Hammond B3, trumpet
  • Larry Coryell– guitar
  • Jimmy Cobb– drums

Track listing:

  1. Wonderful! Wonderful! – Sherman Edwards, Ben Raleigh
  2. Five Spot After Dark – Benny Golson
  3. Wagon Wheels – Billy Hill, Peter DeRose
  4. Solitude – Duke Ellington, Eddie DeLange, Irving Mills
  5. Joey D – Larry Coryell
  6. Love Letters – Victor Young, Edward Heyman
  7. Old Folks – Willard Robison, Dedette Lee Hill
  8. JLJ Blues – Joey DeFrancesco


On July 1, 1997.

On July 1, 1997, “Savant” label released “The Opening Round”, subtitled “The Groove Masters Series Vol. 1”, the 43rd Houston Person album. It was recorded in February 1997, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Houston Person.


  • Houston Person– tenor saxophone
  • Joey DeFrancesco– Hammond B3 organ
  • Rodney Jones– guitar
  • Tracy Wormworth– electric bass
  • Bernard Purdie– drums

Track listing:

  1. Sweet Sucker – Johnny Griffin
  2. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green, Al Jackson Jr., Willie Mitchell
  3. Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
  4. What’s Going On? – Marvin Gaye, Renaldo Benson, Al Cleveland
  5. When a Man Loves a Woman – Calvin Lewis, Andrew Wright
  6. Blue Spring – Rodney Jones
  7. Song for a Rainbow – Rodney Jones
  8. Shenandoah – traditional


On May 24, 2020.

On May 24, 2020, Wilbur James Cobb died aged 91. He was musician (drums), one of the most influential and respected drummers in Jazz music. He has recorded and performed with many musicians including Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Dinah Washington, Pearl Bailey, Clark Terry, Cannonball Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Wynton Kelly, Stan Getz, Wes Montgomery, Art Pepper, Gil Evans, Paul Chambers, Kenny Burrell, J. J. Johnson, Sonny Stitt, Nat Adderley, Phil Upchurch, Benny Golson, Hank Jones, Ron Carter, George Coleman, Fathead Newman, Geri Allen, Earl Bostic, Leo Parker, Charlie Rouse, Ernie Royal, Philly Joe Jones, Bobby Timmons, Walter Booker, Jerome Richardson, Joey DeFrancesco, Keter Betts, Jimmy Cleveland, Sam Jones, Red Garland, Joe Henderson, Eddie Gómez, Bill Evans, Jeremy Steig, Richard Wyands, Peter Bernstein, Walter Bishop, Jr., Richie Cole, Nancy Wilson, Ricky Ford, David Amram, Donald Byrd, Kenny Barron and Toshiko Akiyoshi. Cobb recorded 17 albums as a leader.


On April 27, 2018..

On April 27, 2018, “Sony Legacy” label released “You’re Driving Me Crazy”, album by Van Morrison and Joey DeFrancesco (39th Van Morrison album overall).


  • Van Morrison– vocals, saxophone
  • Joey DeFrancesco– Hammond organ, trumpet
  • Dan Wilson – guitar
  • Michael Ode – drums
  • Troy Roberts – saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Miss Otis Regrets – Cole Porter
  2. Hold It Right There – Clark Terry, William Grey, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
  3. All Saints Day – Van Morrison
  4. The Way Young Lovers Do – Van Morrison
  5. The Things That I Used to Do – Guitar Slim
  6. Travellin’ Light – Trummy Young, Jimmy Mundy, Johnny Mercer
  7. Close Enough for Jazz – Van Morrison
  8. Goldfish Bowl – Van Morrison
  9. Evening Shadows – Van Morrison, Acker Bilk
  10. Magic Time – Van Morrison
  11. You’re Driving Me Crazy – Walter Donaldson
  12. Everyday I Have the Blues – Peter Chatman
  13. Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
  14. Stick and Stones – Titus Turner
  15. Celtic Swing – Van Morrison

On April 3, 2001.

On April 3, 2001, “High Note” label released “Detour Ahead”, the seventh Randy Johnston album. It was recorded in January 1998, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Houston Person.


  • Randy Johnston– guitar
  • David “Fathead” Newman – tenor saxophone
  • Houston Person – tenor saxophone
  • Joey DeFrancesco– organ
  • Byron Landham – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Johnson except where noted

  1. Blues for Edward G.
  2. The Triangle Pose
  3. A House Is Not a Home – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  4. The End of a Love Affair – Edward Redding
  5. (They Long to Be) Close to You – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  6. Two Step Snake
  7. Detour Ahead – Herb Ellis, John Frigo, Lou Carter
  8. Dearly Beloved – Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer

On December 21, 1995.

On December 21, 1995, “Verve” label released “The Promise”, the eleventh John McLaughlin album. It was recorded in 1995, and was produced by John McLaughlin and Eddie Kramer.


  • John McLaughlin – acoustic, electric and MIDI guitar, keyboards,assistant engineer, mixing
  • Don Alias– percussion
  • Jim Beard– keyboards
  • Dennis Chambers– drums
  • Vinnie Colaiuta– drums
  • James Genus– bass guitar
  • Zakir Hussain– tabla
  • Nishat Khan– sitar, vocals
  • Yan Maresz – arranger, acoustic bass guitar, bass guitar
  • Mark Mondesir – drums
  • Pino Palladino– bass
  • Mariko Takahashi– vocals
  • Jeff Beck– electric guitar
  • Michael Brecker– tenor sax
  • Joey DeFrancesco– Hammond organ, trumpet
  • Al Di Meola– acoustic guitar
  • Trilok Gurtu– percussion
  • Tony Hymas– keyboards
  • Paco de Lucía– acoustic guitar
  • David Sanborn– alto sax
  • Sting– bass
  • Jean-Philippe Allard – executive producer
  • Christian Pégand – production coordination
  • René Ameline, Gustav Hobel, Ken Jones, Eddie Kramer, Maurice Ouazana, Rd Rak – engineer
  • Philippe Arnal, Adam Blackburn, Steve Cook, Simon Osborne – assistant engineer
  • Max Costa – arranger, engineer, mixing
  • Sven Hoffman – assistant engineer
  • Alberto Mayer – cover design
  • Christian Rose – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John McLaughlin, except where noted.

  1. Django – John Lewis
  2. Thelonius Melodius
  3. Amy and Joseph
  4. No Return
  5. El Ciego
  6. Jazz Jungle
  7. The Wish
  8. English Jam – Vinnie Colaiuta, John McLaughlin, Sting
  9. Tokyo Decadence
  10. Shin Jin Rui
  11. The Peacocks – Jimmy Rowles


On January 25, 2011.

On January 25, 2011, “RacecarLOTTA” label released the debut, self-titled Gaddabouts album. It was recorded in 2010, and was produced by Steve Gadd.


  • Edie Brickell– vocals, guitar
  • Steve Gadd– drums, percussion
  • Andy Fairweather Low– vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Pino Palladino– bass, guitar
  • Joey DeFrancesco– piano, organ, Rhodes piano, melodica, trumpet
  • Gil Goldstein– accordion, Hammond B3 organ
  • Ronnie Cuber– baritone saxophone
  • Marcus Rojas– tuba
  • Luisito Quintero – congas
  • Dan Block– clarinet
  • Andy Smith – engineer, mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Phil Ramone – sequencing
  • Christian Baker, Dan Bucchi, Mark Johnson, Craig Luchen, Claudius Mittendorfer, Neo Tanusakdi, Tyler van Dalen – second engineers
  • Mike Burns – instrument technicians
  • Amy Beth McNeely – CD design
  • Jennifer Delilah – cover painting

Track listing:

All tracks by Edie Brickell.

  1. Never So Far Away
  2. Let It Slide
  3. Remind me
  4. My Heart
  5. They Say Everything
  6. Mad Dog
  7. Gonna Hold On
  8. Good Day
  9. Good for Me
  10. More Than Anybody
  11. Feelin’ Better


On February 19, 2017.


On February 19, 2017, Larry Coryell died aged 73. He was guitarist known as the “Godfather of Fusion”. As a leader he has recorded 65 albums, and has performed and recorded with many world known music acts including: John McLaughlin,  Miroslav Vitouš, Chick Corea, Paul Santa Maria, Lenny White, Victor Bailey, Badi Assad, John Abercrombie, John Hicks, Willie Williams, Santi Debriano, Yoron Israel, Billy Cobham, Alphonse Mouzon, The Eleventh House, The Appletree Theatre, Jim Pepper, Gary Burton, Randy Brecker, Jazz Composer’s Orchestra, Wolfgang Dauner, The 5th Dimension, The Free Spirits, Chico Hamilton, Arnie Lawrence, Herbie Mann, Michael Mantler, Steve Marcus, Charles Mingus, Bob Moses, Chico O’Farrill, The Arista All Stars, Simon & Bard Group, Dennis Haklar, Joey DeFrancesco, The Fusion Syndicate, The Wide Hive Player, Kenny Drew Jr., Michael Urbaniak and Dylan Taylor.