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In January 1962.

In January 1962, “Warner Bros” label released “Instant Party!”, the sixth Everly Brothers album. It was recorded August – November 1961.

Personnel:

  • Don Everly– vocals, guitar
  • Phil Everly– vocals, guitar
  • Chet Atkins– electric guitar
  • Hank Garland– electric guitar
  • Luther Brandon– acoustic guitar
  • Floyd Chance– bass
  • Floyd Cramer– piano
  • Buddy Harman, Jr.– drums
  • Ken Whitmore – cover photography

Track listing:

  1. Step It Up and Go – traditional; credited to Don Everly, Phil Everly
  2. Theme From ‘Carnival (Love Makes the World Go ‘Round – Bob Merrill
  3. Jezebel – Wayne Shanklin
  4. True Love – Cole Porter
  5. Bye Bye Blackbird – Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson
  6. When It’s Night-Time in Italy It’s Wednesday Over Here – Lew Brown, James Kendis
  7. Oh! My Pa-Pa (O Mein Papa) – Paul Burkhard, Geoffrey Parsons, John Turner
  8. Trouble in Mind – Richard M. Jones
  9. Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert
  10. Long Lost John – adapted by Ike Everly
  11. The Party’s Over – Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jules Styne
  12. Ground Hawg – adapted by Ike Everly

On December 28, 1963.

On December 28, 1963, “Tamla Motown” label released “With a Song In My Heart”, the third Stevie Wonder studio album. It was recorded in 1963, at “Hitsville USA” in Detroit, and in Los Angeles, and was produced by Clarence Paul and William “Mickey” Stevenson.

Personnel:

  • Stevie Wonder- vocals, harmonica
  • Ernie Wilkins- arranger, conductor
  • Los Angelessession musicians – instrumentation

Track listing:

  1. With a Song in My Heart – Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
  2. When You Wish Upon a Star – Ned Washington, Leigh Harline
  3. Smile – Charlie Chaplin, Geoffrey Parsons, John Turner
  4. Make Someone Happy – Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne
  5. Dream – Johnny Mercer
  6. Put on a Happy Face – Charles Strouse, Lee Adams
  7. On the Sunny Side of the Street – Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh
  8. Get Happy – Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
  9. Give Your Heart a Chance – Ron Miller, Orlando Murden, Kenneth O’Neil
  10. Without a Song – Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose, Vincent Youmans

In December 1967.

In December 1967, “Verve” label released “Further Conversations with Myself”, the 33th Bill Evans album. It was recorded on August 9, 1967, at “Webster Hall” in New York City, and was produced by Helen Keane.

Personnel:

  • Bill Evans- piano
  • Ray Hall – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Emily – Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer
  2. Yesterdays – Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern
  3. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town – Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie
  4. Funny Man – Bill Evans
  5. The Shadow of Your Smile(Love Theme from “The Sandpiper”) – Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster
  6. Little Lulu – Buddy Kaye, Sidney Lippman, Fred Wise
  7. Quiet Now – Denny Zeitlin

 

In December 1965.

In December 1965, “Limelight” label released “Feelin’ Good”, the 40th Gerry Mulligan album. It was recorded in October 1965, at “Annex Recording Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Jack Tracy.

Personnel:

  • Gerry Mulligan- baritone saxophone, clarinet
  • Jimmy Helms, Johnny Gray – guitar
  • Jimmy Bond- bass
  • Hal Blaine- drums
  • Harry Bluestone- violin, concertmaster
  • Julian Lee – string sectionarrangements, conductor

Track listing:

  1. The Lonely Night (Night Lights) – Gerry Mulligan, Judy Holliday
  2. Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone – Sam H. Stept, Sidney Clare
  3. The Second Time Around – Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn
  4. Not Mine – Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer
  5. S. I Love You – Gordon Jenkins, Mercer
  6. The Song Is Ended – Irving Berlin
  7. Love Walked In – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  8. Feeling Good – Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse
  9. Love Is the Sweetest Thing – Ray Noble
  10. I’ll Walk Alone – Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn
  11. The Shadow of Your Smile – Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster

On December 16, 1990.

On December 16, 1990, “Paddle Wheel” label released “Blue Bossa”, the second George Adams album with the “New York Unit”. It was recorded in 1990, at “MusicInn Studio” in Tokyo.

Personnel:

  • George Adams– tenor sax
  • John Hicks– piano
  • Richard Davis– bass
  • Tatsuya Nakamura– drums

Track listing:

  1. Blue Bossa – Kenny Dorham
  2. The Everywhere Calypso – Sonny Rollins
  3. I Thought About You – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer
  4. Monk’s Mood – Thelonious Monk
  5. A Minor Melody – Roland Hanna
  6. Blues for Moment – George Adams
  7. Misako and Beautiful Shores – Richard Davis
  8. Take the “A” Train – Billy Strayhorn

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 August 19, 2009.

On August 19, 2009, “Venus” label released “Minor Blues”, the 43rd Kenny Barron album. It was recorded in 2009, and was produced by Tetsuo Hara and Todd Barkan.

  • Kenny Barron– piano
  • George Mraz– bass
  • Ben Riley– drums

Track listing:

  1. Minor Blues – Kenny Barron
  2. Beautiful Love – Wayne King, Victor Young, Egbert Van Alstyne, Haven Gillespie
  3. Emily – Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer
  4. For Heaven’s Sake – Elise Bretton, Sherman Edwards, Donald Meyer
  5. How Deep Is the Ocean? – Irving Berlin
  6. Too Late Now – Burton Lane, Alan Jay Lerner
  7. Don’t Explain – Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.
  8. Hush-a-Bye – Ambroise Thomas, Sammy Fain, Jerry Seelen
  9. I’ve Never Been in Love Before – Frank Loesser
  10. My Ideal – Leo Robin, Richard A. Whiting, Newell Chase