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In June 1979.

In June 1979, “Pablo” label released “Classy Pair”, the 50th Ella Fitzgerald album. It was recorded in February 1979 and was produced by Norman Granz.

Personnel:

  • Ella Fitzgerald– vocals

The Count Basie Orchestra

  • Count Basie– piano
  • Ray Brown– trumpet
  • Sonny Cohn– trumpet
  • Pete Minger– trumpet
  • Nolan Andrew Smith– trumpet
  • Bill Hughes– trombone
  • Mel Wanzo– trombone
  • Dennis Wilson– trombone
  • Mitchell “Booty” Wood– trombone
  • Bobby Plater– alto saxophone
  • Danny Turner– alto saxophone
  • Eric Dixon– tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Hing– tenor saxophone
  • Charlie Fowlkes– baritone saxophone
  • Freddie Green– guitar
  • John Clayton– double bass
  • Butch Miles– drums
  • Benny Carter– arranger, conductor

Track listing:

  1. Honeysuckle Rose – Andy Razaf, Fats Waller
  2. My Kind of Trouble is You – Benny Carter, Paul Vandervoort II
  3. Teach Me Tonight – Sammy Cahn, Gene de Paul
  4. Organ Grinder’s Swing – Will Hudson, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish
  5. Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me – Rube Bloom, Ted Koehler
  6. I’m Getting Sentimental Over You – George Bassman, Ned Washington
  7. Ain’t Misbehavin – Harry Brooks, Andy Razaf, Fats Waller
  8. Just A-Sittin’ and A-Rockin’ – Duke Ellington, Lee Gaines, Billy Strayhorn
  9. Sweet Lorraine – Cliff Burwell, Mitchell Parish

On April 1, 2014.

On April 1, 2014, “Universal Records” label released “Life Journey”, the 37th Leon Russell album. It was recorded 2013 – 2014, at “Capitol Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Tommy LiPuma.

Personnel:

  • Leon Russell – lead and background vocals, piano, liner notes
  • Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
  • John Clayton- bass, conductor, arranger
  • Dixieland Band
  • William Cantos – background vocals
  • Alvin Chea– background vocals
  • Perry Morgan – background vocals
  • Louis Price– background vocals
  • Graham Dechter – acoustic guitar
  • Robben Ford– guitar
  • Anthony Wilson– guitar
  • Chris Simmons- slide guitar
  • Greg Leisz- pedal steel, pedal steel guitar
  • Hugh McCracken- guitar, soloist
  • Larry Goldings- Hammond B3
  • George Bohanon– trombone
  • Lee Callet – tenor saxophone
  • Charles Owens – tenor saxophone
  • Rickey Woodard– tenor saxophone
  • Keith Fiddmont – alto saxophone
  • Ira Nepus – trombone
  • Ryan Porter – trombone
  • Maurice Spears – bass trombone
  • Bijon Watson – trumpet
  • Gilbert Castellanos– trumpet
  • Clay Jenkins – trumpet
  • Sal Cracchiolo – trumpet
  • James Ford – trumpet
  • Darrell Leonard- flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Jeff Clayton- clarinet, alto saxophone
  • James Gordon – clarinet
  • Christoph Luty – bass
  • Willie Weeks- bass
  • Jeff Hamilton- drums
  • Abe Laboriel Jr.– drums
  • Elena Barere – concert master
  • Alan Broadbent- string arrangements
  • Jill Dell’Abate – string contractor
  • Elton John- executive producer
  • Shari Sutcliffe – music contractor, production coordination
  • Chandler Harrod – engineer, Pro-Tools
  • Mark Lambert – piano engineer, vocal engineer
  • Elliot Scheiner- string engineer
  • Al Schmitt- engineer, mixing
  • Doug Saks – mastering
  • Ryan Roth – design, photography
  • Mike Diehl – design

Track listing:

  1. Come On in My Kitchen – Robert Johnson
  2. Big Lips – Leon Russell
  3. Georgia on My Mind- Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell
  4. That Lucky Old Sun- Haven Gillespie, Beasley Smith 4:09
  5. Fever- Eddie Cooley, John Davenport
  6. Think of Me – Mike Reid
  7. I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good)- Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster
  8. The Masquerade Is Over – Herb Magidson, Allie Wrubel
  9. I Really Miss You – Paul Anka
  10. New York State of Mind- Billy Joel
  11. Fool’s Paradise -Johnny Fuller, Bob Geddins, Dr. David Rosenbaum
  12. Down in Dixieland – Leon Russell

On February 20, 2001.

On February 20, 2001, “Merge” and “12 XU” labels released “Girls Can Tell”, the third Spoon studio album. It was recorded in 2000, at Jim Eno’s home studio at Austin, TX, and was produced by Britt Daniel, Jim Eno and Mike McCarthy.

Personnel:

  • Britt Daniel– vocal, guitar, keyboards
  • Joshua Zarbo – bass
  • Jim Eno– drums
  • Conrad Keely – mellotron
  • Laura Phelan – vibraphone
  • Lee Spencer – harpsichord
  • Ames Asbell – viola

Track listing:

All tracks by Britt Daniel except where noted.

  1. Everything Hits at Once
  2. Believing is Art
  3. Me and the bean – John Clayton
  4. Lines in the Suit
  5. The Fitted Shirt
  6. Anything You Want
  7. Take a Walk
  8. 1020 AM
  9. Take the Fifth
  10. This Book is a Movie
  11. Chicago at Night

On September 30, 1997.

On September 30, 1997, “Verve” label released “Dear Ella”, the eleventh Dee Dee Bridgewater studio album. It was recorded January – February 1997.  At the 40th Grammy Awards, the album won Bridgewater the “Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album” and Slide Hampton the “Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist”, for the arrangement of “Cotton Tail”.

Personnel:

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater– vocals
  • Cecil Bridgewater– trumpet, arranger, conductor
  • Virgil Jones – trumpet, horn, soloist
  • Byron Stripling– trumpet
  • Ron Tooley – trumpet
  • Diego Urcola – trumpet
  • Slide Hampton– trombone, arranger, conductor
  • Clarence Banks – trombone, horn, soloist
  • Benny Powell– trombone
  • Robert Trowers– trombone
  • Douglas Purviance– bass trombone
  • Robert Lloyd – horn
  • Anderson – tuba
  • Antonio Hart– alto saxophone, soloist
  • Jeff Clayton– alto saxophone
  • Teodross Avery– tenor saxophone
  • Bill Easley– tenor saxophone
  • Patience Higgins – baritone saxophone
  • Taylor – flute
  • Jowitt – clarinet
  • Wallbank – bass clarinet
  • J. Morgan – oboe
  • Lou Levy– piano, arranger
  • Milt Jackson– vibraphone
  • Kenny Burrell– guitar, arranger
  • Ray Brown– double bass
  • Grady Tate– drums
  • André Ceccarelli– drums
  • Hakin – percussion
  • Boguslaw Kostecki, A. Noland, T. Williams, R. Wilson – violin
  • Graham and G. Jackson – viola
  • Peter Willison – cello
  • John Clayton – big band arranger, conductor
  • Rob Eaton, Keith Grant, Al Schmitt– engineer
  • Peter Doell, Koji Egawa, Brian Garten, Alex Marcou – assistant engineer
  • Jean Luc Barilla – design
  • Philippe Pierangeli – photography

Track listing:

  1. A-Tisket, A-Tasket – Van Alexander, Ella Fitzgerald
  2. Mack the Knife – Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill
  3. Undecided – Leo Robin, Charlie Shavers
  4. Midnight Sun – Sonny Burke, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Mercer
  5. Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall in Love – Cole Porter
  6. How High the Moon – Morgan Hamilton, Nancy Lewis
  7. (If You Can’t Sing It) You’ll Have to Swing It (Mr. Paganini) – Sam Coslow
  8. Cotton Tail – Duke Ellington
  9. My Heart Belongs to Daddy – Cole Porter
  10. (I’d Like to Get You on a) Slow Boat to China – Frank Loesser
  11. Oh, Lady be Good! – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  12. Stairway to the Stars — Matty Malneck, Mitchell Parish, Frank Signorelli
  13. Dear Ella – Kenny Burrell

On September 19, 2006.

On September 19, 2006, “Verve” label released “From This Moment On”, the ninth Diana Krall studio album. It was recorded in 2006, at “Capitol Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Diana Krall and Tommy LiPuma.

Personnel:

  • Diana Krall– vocals, piano; arrangements
  • Gil Castellanos, Terell Stafford– trumpet
  • Gerald Clayton, Tamir Hendelman– piano
  • Jeff Clayton– alto and soprano saxophone
  • Anthony Wilson – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Rickey Woodard – tenor saxophone
  • John Clayton– bass, arrangements, conducting
  • Ira Nepus – trombone
  • Jeff Hamilton– drums
  • The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
  • Rick Fernandez, Dan Johnson, Joe Napolitano, Bill Smith, Paul Smith – assistant engineering
  • Steve Genewick – Pro Toolsengineering, recording
  • Al Schmitt– mixing, recording
  • Doug Sax, Sangwook Nam – mastering
  • Hollis King – art direction
  • Coco Shinomiya – design
  • Sam Taylor-Wood– back cover photography
  • Bruce Weber– photography

Track listing:

  1. It Could Happen to You – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  2. Isn’t This a Lovely Day – Irving Berlin
  3. How Insensitive – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Norman Gimbel
  4. Exactly Like You – Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields
  5. From This Moment On – Cole Porter
  6. I Was Doing All Right – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  7. Little Blue Girl – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  8. Day In Day Out – Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer
  9. Willow Weep for Me – Ann Ronell
  10. Come Dance With Me – Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn
  11. It Was a Beautiful Day in August / You Can Depend on Me – Ray Brown, Charles Carpenter, Louis Dunlap, Earl Hines

 

On May 31, 2005.

On May 31, 2005, “Verve” label released “Rock Swings”, album  by Paul Anka. It was recorded in November 2004, and was produced by Paul Anka.

Personnel:

  • Paul Anka – vocal, executive producer
  • Jon Bon Jovi – guitar, piano, backing vocals
  • Randy Kerber – piano
  • Mike Lang – piano
  • Jon Crosse – tenor saxophone
  • Vinnie Colaiuta – drums
  • Mike Valerio – bass
  • Larry Koonse – guitar
  • Dean Parks – guitar
  • Emil Richards – vibes
  • Gary Grant, Charles Davis, Larry Hall, Warren Luening, Sal Cracchiolo – trumpet
  • Steve Holtman, Andrew Martin, Alex Iles, Bill Reichenbach, Bob McChesney, Bryant Byers – trombone
  • Gene Cipriano – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Dan Higgins, Greg Huckins – alto saxophone, flute
  • Bill Liston – tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet
  • Joel Peskin – bass clarinet, baritone saxophone
  • Joel Derouin, Bruce Dukov – concert-master, violin
  • Rebecca Bunnell, Mario De Leon, Tiffany Yi Hu, Patricia Johnson, Peter Kent, Miran Kojian, Haim Shtrum, Mari Tsumura, Shari Zippert, Kirstin Fife, Razdan Kuyumjian, Dennis Molchan, Les Terry, Jennifer Munday, Anatoly Rosinsky, Charles Everett, Armen Garabedian, Berj Garabedian, Darius Campo – violin
  • Marilyn Baker, Jorge Moraga, James Ross, Harry Shirinian, Karie Prescott, Evan Wilson, Simon Oswell, Pam Goldsmith – viola
  • Larry Corbett, Vanessa Freebairn-Smith, Miguel Martinez, Steve Richards, Andrew Shulman, Anne Karam, Ernie Ehrhardt – cello
  • Peter Doubrovsky, Frances Liu-Wu – bass
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • Brad Warnaar, Jim Atkinson, Kurt Snyder: French horn
  • Alex Christensen – session producer
  • Al Schmitt – session engineer
  • Jon Crosse – conductor
  • Patrick Williams, Randy Kerber, John Clayton – session arrangers, conductors

Track listing:

  1. Eye of the Tiger
  2. Jump
  3. Everybody Hurts
  4. Wonderwall
  5. Black Hole Sun
  6. It’s My Life
  7. It’s a Sin
  8. True
  9. Smells Like Teen Spirit
  10. Hello
  11. Eyes Without a Face
  12. Lovecats
  13. The Way You Make Me Feel
  14. Tears in Heaven

On February 6, 2012.

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On February 6, 2012, “Hear Music Label” released “Kisses on the Bottom”, the fifteenth Paul McCartney studio album. It was recorded in March 2010, at “Capitol Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Tommy LiPuma. The album won a “Grammy” award for “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album” at the 2013 Grammy Awards.

Personnel:

  • Paul McCartney– vocals, acoustic guitar, whistling
  • Diana Krall– piano, rhythm arrangements
  • Karriem Riggins– drums
  • Robert Hurst– bass
  • John Pizzarelli– guitar
  • Mike Mainieri– vibraphone
  • London Symphony Orchestra:
    • Alan Broadbent– orchestra conductor, orchestra arrangement
    • Roman Simovic – concertmaster
  • Bucky Pizzarelli– guitar
  • Andy Stein– violin
  • Eddie Karam – orchestra conductor
  • Assa Drori – concertmaster
  • Johnny Mandel– orchestra arrangement, orchestra conductor, rhythm arrangement
  • John Clayton– bass
  • Jeff Hamilton– drums
  • Anthony Wilson– guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Joe Walsh– guitar
  • Eric Clapton– guitar
  • Ira Nepus – trombone
  • Christian McBride– bass
  • Chloe Arzy, Evyn Johnson, Makiah Johnson, Michael Johnson, Delany Meyer, Ilsey Moon, Sabrina Walden, Sasha Walden – children’s choir
  • Scottie Haskell – children’s choir conductor
  • Stevie Wonder– harmonica
  • Vinnie Colaiuta– drums
  • Chuck Berghofer– bass
  • John Chiodini – guitar
  • Tamir Hendelman– piano
  • Mary McCartney– cover photo
  • MJ Kim – additional photographer
  • John Hammel– images
  • Jonathan Schofield – art conception
  • Matthew Cooper – design

Track listing:

  1. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter – Fred E. Ahlert, Joe Young
  2. Home (When Shadows Fall) – Peter van Steeden, Jeff Clarkson, Harry Clarkson
  3. It’s Only a Paper Moon – Harold Arlen,  Y. Harburg, Billy Rose
  4. More I Cannot Wish You – Frank Loesser
  5. The Glory of Love – Billy Hill
  6. We Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me) – Sammy Mysels, Dick Robertson, Nelson Cogane
  7. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  8. My Valentine – Paul McCartney
  9. Always – Irving Berlin
  10. My Very Good Friend the Milkman – Harold Spina, Johnny Burke
  11. Bye Bye Blackbird – Ray Henderson, Mort Dixon
  12. Get Yourself Another Fool – Haywood Henry, Monroe Tucker
  13. The Inch Worm – Frank Loesser
  14. Only Our Hearts – Paul McCartney