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On March 16, 2004.

On March 16, 2004, “Delmark” label released “Up Jumped Spring”, the 24th Curtis Fuller album. It was recorded in August 2003, at “Riverside Studio” in Chicago, and was produced by Robert G. Koester and Jacey Falk.

Personnel:

  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Brad Goode – trumpet
  • Karl Montzka – piano
  • Larry Gray – bass
  • Stewart Miller – bass
  • Tim Davis – drums
  • Jacey Falk – vocals

Track listing:

  1. Cantaloupe Island – Herbie Hancock
  2. Up Jumped Spring – Freddie Hubbard
  3. In a Mellow Tone – Duke Ellington, Milt Gabler
  4. God Bless the Child – Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.
  5. Bags’ Groove – Milt Jackson
  6. Equinox – John Coltrane
  7. I’m Old Fashioned – Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer
  8. Alone Together – Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz
  9. Whisper Not – Benny Golson
  10. Black Night – Jessie Mae Robinson
  11. Star Eyes – Gene de Paul, Don Raye

In March 1958.

In March 1958, “Blue Note” label released “Sonny’s Crib”, the third Sonny Clark album. It was recorded in September 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Sonny Clark – piano
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Art Taylor – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Francis Wolff – photography

 Track listing:

  1. With a Song in My Heart – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  2. Speak Low – Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash
  3. Come Rain or Come Shine – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  4. Sonny’s Crib – Sonny Clark
  5. News for Lulu – Sonny Clark

In March 1958.

In March 1958, “Blue Note” label released “The Congregation”, the fourth Johnny Griffin album. It was recorded in October 1957, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Griffin – tenor saxophone
  • Sonny Clark – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Kenny Dennis – drums
  • Andy Warhol, Reid Miles – cover art

Track listing:

 All tracks by Johnny Griffin, except where noted.

  1. The Congregation
  2. Latin Quarter – John Jenkins
  3. I’m Glad There Is You – Jimmy Dorsey, Paul Mertz
  4. Main Spring
  5. It’s You or No One – Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne
  6. I Remember You – Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger

On March 1, 1994.

On March 1, 1994, “Mapleshade” label released “Masters from Different Worlds”, the 32nd Clifford Jordan album. It was recorded in December 1989, at “Mapleshade Studios” in Upper Marlboro, MD, and was produced by Fred Kaplan and Pierre Sprey.

Personnel:

  • Clifford Jordan – soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Ran Blake – piano
  • Julian Priester – trombone
  • Windmill Saxophone Quartet:
  • Jesse Meman – alto saxophone
  • Tom Monroe, Ken Plant – tenor saxophone
  • Clayton Englar – baritone saxophone
  • Steve Williams – drums
  • Alfredo Mojica – congas
  • Claudia Polley – vocals

Track listing:

  1. Something to Live For – Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
  2. A Touch of Evil – Ran Blake
  3. Arline – Ran Blake
  4. Laura – David Raksin, Johnny Mercer
  5. Short Life of Barbara Monk – Ran Blake
  6. Vanguard – Ran Blake
  7. Julia – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  8. Wives and Lovers – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  9. Doug’s Prelude – Clifford Jordan
  10. Mood Indigo – Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills

On February 28, 2020.

On February 28, 2020, “Fantasy” label released “American Standard”, the twentieth James Taylor studio album. It was recorded at “The Barn” in Washington, MA, “United Recording Studios” in Hollywood, “Capitol Studios” in Los Angeles, “Treasure Isle Studios” and “Blackbird Studios” in Nashville, TN, and was produced by Dave O’Donnell, John Pizzarelli and James Taylor. “American Standard” won “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album” at the 63rd “Annual Grammy Awards”.

Personnel:

  • James Taylor – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Kate Markowitz – vocals
  • Arnold McCuller – vocals
  • Caroline Taylor – vocals
  • John Pizzarelli – rhythm guitar
  • Michael Landau – lead guitar
  • Larry Goldings – piano, keyboards
  • Jimmy Johnson – bass
  • Viktor Krauss – double bass
  • Steve Gadd – drums
  • Luis Conte – percussion
  • Dorian Holley – vocals
  • Louis Marini, Jr. – saxophones, flute, clarinet
  • Walter Fowler – trumpets, flügelhorn
  • Andrea Zonn – vocals, violin
  • Stuart Duncan – violin
  • Jerry Douglas – dobro, engineer
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Justin Shturtz – mastering assistant

Track listing:

  1. My Blue Heaven – Walter Donaldson, George A. Whiting
  2. Moon River – Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer
  3. Teach Me Tonight – Gene de Paul,, Sammy Cahn
  4. As Easy as Rolling Off a Log – M.K. Jerome, Jack Scholl
  5. Almost Like Being in Love – Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner
  6. Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat – Frank Loesser
  7. The Nearness of You – Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington
  8. You’ve Got to be carefully Taught – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
  9. God Bless the Child – Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.
  10. Pennies from Heaven – Arthur Johnston, Johnny Burke
  11. My Heart Stood Still – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  12. Ol’ Man River – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
  13.  It’s Only a Paper Moon – Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg, Billy Rose
  14. The Surrey with the Fringe on Top – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II

In February 1963.

In February 1963, “Riverside” label released “Caravan”, album by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. It was recorded In October 1962, at “Plaza Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Art Blakey – drums
  • Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Wayne Shorter – tenor saxophone
  • Cedar Walton – piano
  • Reggie Workman – bass

Track listing:

  1. Caravan – Juan Tizol
  2. Sweet ‘n’ Sour – Wayne Shorter
  3. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning – David Mann, Bob Hilliard
  4. This Is for Albert – Wayne Shorter
  5. Skylark – Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer
  6. Thermo – Freddy Hubbard

In February 1962.

In February 1962, “Blue Note” label released “Dearly Beloved”, the sixth Stanley Turrentine album. It was recorded in June 1961, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Stanley Turrentine – tenor saxophone
  • Shirley Scott – organ
  • Roy Brooks – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Francis Wolff – photography

Track listing:

  1. Baia – Ary Barroso
  2. Wee Hour Theme – Stanley Turrentine
  3. My Shining Hour – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  4. Troubles of the World – traditional
  5. Dearly Beloved – Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer
  6. Nothing Ever Changes My Love for You – Marvin Fisher, Jack Segal

In January 1955.

In February 1955, “EmArcy” label released “Dinah Jams”, the second Dinah Washington studio album. It was recorded in August 1954, and was produced by Bob Shad.

Personnel:

  • Dinah Washington – vocals
  • Clifford Brown – trumpet
  • Maynard Ferguson – trumpet
  • Clark Terry – trumpet
  • Herb Geller – alto saxophone
  • Harold Land – tenor saxophone
  • Richie Powell – piano
  • Junior Mance – piano
  • George Morrow – double bass
  • Keter Betts – double bass
  • Max Roach – drums

Track listing:

  1. Lover, Come Back to Me – Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg
  2. Alone Together – Arthur Schwartz
  3. Summertime – George Gershwin
  4. Come Rain or Come Shine – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  5. No More – Tutti Camarata, Bob Russell
  6. I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Cole Porter
  7. There Is No Greater Love – Isham Jones, Marty Symes
  8. You Go to My Head – John Frederick, Havem Gillespie

In December 1969.

In December 1969, “CBS” label released “Birthday”, the third Peddlers (The) studio album. It was recorded in 1969, at “IBC Studios” in London, and was produced by Cyril Smith.

Personnel:

  • Roy Phillips – vocals, acoustic guitar, organ, piano, arranger
  • Tab Martin – electric bass, arranger
  • Trevor Morais – percussion, arranger
  • Ted Sharp – engineer
  • Andy Johns – engineer
  • Mike Claydon – engineer
  • John Hays – design
  • Terence Donovan – cover artwork, photography
  • Chris Hopper – inner photography

Track listing:

  1. Where Have All the Flowers Gone – Pete Seeger
  2. Little Red Rooster – Willie Dixon
  3. Southern Woman – Roy Philips
  4. By the Time I Get to Phoenix – Jimmy Webb
  5. Girlie P.S. I Love You Girlie – Roy Philips
  6. Day In Day Out – Johnny Mercer, Rube Bloom
  7. City Living – Anthony Richard
  8. Lockshen Pudding – Roy Philips, Tab Martin, Trevor Morais
  9. Birth – Roy Philips

On September 17, 2013.

On September 17, 2013, “Vagrant Records” and “Heavenly Records” labels released “Imitations”, the eighth Mark Lanegan studio album. It was recorded in 2012, and was produced by Martin Feveyear.

Personnel:

  • Mark Lanegan – vocals
  • Billy Stover – piano
  • Mike Johnson – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Alain Johannes – cigfiddle, mellotron, acoustic and ebo guitar
  • Jeff Fielder – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Andrew Joslyn – violin, viola
  • Rebecca Filice – cello
  • Mark Hoyt – backing vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Jason Staczek – harpsichord
  • Eric Padget – trumpet
  • Tom Yoder – trombone
  • Drew Church – bass
  • Duff McKagan – bass
  • Barrett Martin – vibraphone, tambourine, drums, percussion
  • Bill Rieflin – drums, percussion, pump organ, mellotron
  • Mark Pickerel – drums

Track listing:

  1. Flatlands – Chelsea Wolve
  2. She’s Gone – Vern Gosdin
  3. Deepest Shade – Greg Dulli
  4. You Only Live Twice – Leslie Bricusse, John Barry
  5. Pretty Colors – Al Gorgoni, Chip Taylor
  6. Brompton Oratory – Nick Cave
  7. Solitaire – Neil Sedaka, Phil Cody
  8. Mack the Knife – Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht (English lyrics by Manheim – Willett)
  9. I’m Not the Loving Kind – John Cale
  10. Lonely Street – Carl Belew, Kenny Sowder, W.S.Stevenson
  11. Élégie Funèbre – Gérard Manset
  12. Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert (English lyrics by Johnny Mercer)