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On April 26, 1993.

On April 26, 1993, “ECM” label released “Bye Bye Blackbird”, album by Keith Jarrett’s “Standards Trio”, tribute to Miles Davis, who had died two weeks earlier. It was recorded on October 12, 1991, at “Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Keith Jarrett– piano
  • Gary Peacock- double bass
  • Jack DeJohnette- drums

Track listing:

  1. Bye Bye Blackbird – Ray Henderson, Mort Dixon
  2. You Won’t Forget Me – Kermit Goell, Fred Spielman
  3. Butch and Butch – Oliver Nelson
  4. Summer Night – Al Dubin, Harry Warren
  5. For Miles – Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette
  6. Straight No Chaser – Thelonious Monk
  7. I Thought About You – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer
  8. Blackbird, Bye Bye – Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette
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On April 22, 2003.

On April 22, 2003, “Stretch” label released “Rendezvous in New York”, the 60th Chick Corea studio album. It was recorded 2002 – 2003, in New York City, and was produced by Chick Corea and Herbert Waltl.

Personnel:

  • Chick Corea – piano
  • Gonzalo Rubalcaba– piano
  • Bobby McFerrin– vocals
  • Gary Burton– vibraphone
  • Terence Blanchard– trumpet
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Joshua Redman– tenor saxophone
  • Steve Wilson– alto saxophone
  • Steve Davis– trombone
  • Tim Garland– tenor saxophone
  • Eddie Gómez– bass
  • Miroslav Vitous– bass
  • John Patitucci– bass
  • Christian McBride– bass
  • Avishai Cohen– bass
  • Roy Haynes– drums
  • Jeff Ballard – drums
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Dave Weckl– drums

Track listing:

  1. Armando’s Rhumba – Chick Corea
  2. Blue Monk – Thelonious Monk
  3. Concierto de Aranjuez/Spain – Joaquín Rodrigo, Chick Corea
  4. Matrix – Chick Corea
  5. Glass Enclosure/Tempus Fugit – Bud Powell
  6. Crystal Silence – Chick Corea, Neville Potter
  7. Bessie’s Blues – John Coltrane
  8. Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert
  9. Armando’s Tango – Chick Corea
  10. Concierto de Aranjuez/Spain – Joaquin Rodrigo, Chick Corea
  11. Lifeline – Chick Corea
  12. Quartet No. 2, Pt. 1 – Chick Corea

On March 31, 2017.

On March 31, 2017, “Columbia” label released “Triplicate”, the 38th Bob Dylan studio album. It was recorded in 2016, at “Capitol Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jack Frost.

Personnel:

  • Bob Dylan – vocals
  • Charlie Sexton, Dean Parks – guitar
  • Donnie Herron – steel guitar
  • Tony Garnier – bass
  • Geoff Gans – drums
  • George Receli – drums
  • James Harper – conductor, arrangements
  • Al Schmitt – recording, mixing
  • Steve Genewick – engineer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Tom Piazza – linear notes
  • John Shearer – photography

Track listing:

Disc 1 – ‘Til the Sun Goes Down

  1. I Guess I’ll Have to Change My Plans – Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz
  2. September of My Years – Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn
  3. I Could Have Told You – Carl Sigman, Jimmy Van Heusen
  4. Once Upon a Time – Charles Strouse, Lee Adams
  5. Stormy Weather – Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
  6. This Nearly Was Mine – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
  7. That Old Feeling – Sammy Fain, Lew Brown
  8. It Gets Lonely Early – Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn
  9. My One and Only Love – Guy Wood, Robert Mellin
  10. Trade Winds – Cliff Friend, Charles Tobias

Disc 2 – Devil Dolls

  1. Braggin – Jimmy Shirl, Robert Marko, Henry Katzman
  2. As Time Goes By – Herman Hupfeld
  3. Imagination – Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  4. How Deep Is the Ocean? – Irving Berlin
  5. S. I Love You – Gordon Jenkins, Johnny Mercer
  6. The Best Is Yet to Come – Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh
  7. But Beautiful – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  8. Here’s That Rainy Day – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  9. Where Is the One – Alec Wilder, Edwin Finckel
  10. There’s a Flaw in My Flue – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke

Disc 3 – Comin’ Home Late

  1. Day In, Day Out – Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer
  2. I Couldn’t Sleep a Wink Last Night – Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh
  3. Sentimental Journey – Les Brown, Ben Homer, Bud Green
  4. Somewhere Along the Way – Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Gallop
  5. When the World Was Young – Philippe-Gérard, Angèle Vannier, Johnny Mercer
  6. These Foolish Things – Eric Maschwitz, Jack Strachey
  7. You Go to My Head – John Frederick Coots, Haven Gillespie
  8. Stardust – Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish
  9. It’s Funny to Everyone But Me – Jack Lawrence
  10. Why Was I Born? – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II

On March 19, 1962.

On March 19, 1962, “Columbia” label released “The Electrifying Aretha Franklin”, the second Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded July – December 1961, January 1962, at “Columbia Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by John H. Hammond.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin– vocals, piano
  • John H. Hammond– personal supervisor
  • Richard Wess – arrangements

Track listing:

  1. You Made Me Love You – Joe McCarthy, James Vincent Monaco
  2. I Told You So – John Leslie McFarland
  3. Rock-a-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody – Sam M. Lewis, Jean Schwartz, Joe Young
  4. Nobody Like You – James Cleveland
  5. Exactly Like You – Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields
  6. It’s So Heartbreakin’ – John Leslie McFarland
  7. Rough Lover – John Leslie McFarland
  8. Blue Holiday – Willie Denson, Luther Dixon
  9. Just for You – Bailey, John Leslie McFarland
  10. That Lucky Old Sun(Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day) – Haven Gillespie, Harry Beasley Smith
  11. I Surrender, Dear – Harry Barris, Gordon Clifford
  12. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer

In January 1963.

In January 1963, “Moodsville” label released “Bluesy Burrell”, the 18th Kenny Burrell album. It was recorded on September 14, at ”Van Gelder Studios” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Ozzie Cadena.

Personnel:

  • Kenny Burrell- guitar
  • Coleman Hawkins- tenor saxophone
  • Tommy Flanagan- piano
  • Major Holley- bass
  • Eddie Locke- drums
  • Ray Barretto- congas

Track listing:

All tracks by Kenny Burrell, except where noted.

  1. Tres Palabras – Osvaldo Farrés
  2. No More
  3. Guilty – Harry Akst, Gus Kahn, Richard A. Whiting
  4. Montono Blues
  5. I Thought About You – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer
  6. Out of This World – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  7. It’s Getting Dark

In January 1960.

In 1960, “Riverside” label released “Portrait in Jazz”, the sixth Bill Evans. It was recorded in December 1959, at “Reeves Sound Studios” in New York Studios, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Bill Evans– piano
  • Scott LaFaro– bass
  • Paul Motian– drums
  • Jack Higgins – engineer
  • George Horn – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Come Rain or Come Shine – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  2. Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert, Johnny Mercer
  3. Witchcraft – Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh
  4. When I Fall in Love – Victor Young, Edward Heyman
  5. Peri’s Scope – Bill Evans
  6. What Is This Thing Called Love? – Cole Porter
  7. Spring Is Here – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  8. Someday My Prince Will Come – Frank Churchill, Larry Morey
  9. Blue in Green – Miles Davis, Bill Evans

On December 27, 1981.

On December 27, 1981, Hoagland Howard “Hoagy”  Carmichael  died aged 82. He was composer, pianist, singer, actor, and bandleader. Carmichael composed several hundred songs, including fifty that achieved hit record status. His best known songs are four among the most-recorded American songs of all time: “Stardust”, “Georgia on My Mind” (lyrics by Stuart Gorrell), “The Nearness of You”, and “Heart and Soul” (lyrics by Frank Loesser). His song “In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening,” (lyrics by Johnny Mercer, won the “Academy Award for Best Original Song” in 1951. Carmichael’s songs were performed by many famous musicians including Sidney Arodin, Louis Armstrong, Fred Astaire, Bix Beiderbecke, Ray Charles, Bing Crosby, Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Helen Forrest, Harry James, Spike Jones, Frank Loesser, Johnny Mercer, Glenn Miller, Dinah Shore, Jack Teagarden and Paul Whiteman.