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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
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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

 

In August 1958.

In August 1958, “Blue Note” label released “Somethin’ Else”, the eight Julian “Cannonball” Adderley album. It was recorded on March 9, 1958, at “Van Gelder Studio” in New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Cannonball Adderley– alto saxophone
  • Miles Davis– trumpet
  • Hank Jones– piano
  • Sam Jones– bass
  • Art Blakey– drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder– recording engineer

Track listing:

  1. Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert
  2. Love for Sale – Cole Porter
  3. Somethin’ Else – Miles Davis
  4. One for Daddy-O – Nat Adderley
  5. Dancing in the Dark – Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz

On July 5, 2005.

On July, 2005, “DDB Records” label released “J’ai Deux Amours”, the fifteen Dee Dee Bridgewater album. It was recorded October – November 2004, at “Studio Plus XXX” in Paris, and was produced by Jean Marie Durand and Dee Dee Bridgewater.

Personnel:

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater – vocals
  • Marc Berthoumieux – accordion
  • Louis Winsberg – guitar
  • Patrick Manougian – guitar
  • Ira Coleman– double bass
  • Minino Garay – drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. J’ai deux amours (Two Loves Have I) – Georges Koger, John Murray, Vincent Scotto, Barry Trivers, Henri Eugene Vantard
  2. La mer – Albert Lasry, Jack Lawrence, Charles Trenet
  3. Ne me quitte pas – Jacques Brel, Rod McKuen
  4. Mon homme (My Man) – Jacques Charles, Channing Pollock, Albert Willemetz, Maurice Yvain
  5. Et maintenant (What Now My Love) – Gilbert Bécaud, Pierre Delanoë, Carl Sigman
  6. Que reste-t-il de nos amours (I Wish You Love) – Charles Trenet, Lee Wilson
  7. Dansez sur moi (Girl Talk) – Neal Hefti, Claude Nougaro, Bobby Troup
  8. La belle vie (The Good Life) – Jean Broussolle, Sacha Distel, Jack Reardon
  9. Avec le temps (About the Time) – Léo Ferré, McKuen
  10. La vie en rose (You’re Too Dangerous, Chérie) – Mack David, Louiguy, Édith Piaf
  11. Les feuilles mortes (Autumn Leaves) – Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert

 

On June 17, 2018.

On June 17, 2018, “High Note” label released “Chemistry”, album by Houston Person and Ron Carter. It was recorded on December 22, 2015, at “Van Gelder Studio” and was produced by Houston Person.

Personnel:

  • Houston Person- tenor saxophone
  • Ron Carter- bass

Track listing:

  1. Bye Bye Blackbird – Ray Henderson, Mort Dixon
  2. But Beautiful – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  3. Young and Foolish – Albert Hague, Arnold Horwitt
  4. Fools Rush In – Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer
  5. Can’t We Be Friends? – Kay Swift, Paul James
  6. Blame It on My Youth – Oscar Levant, Edward Heyman
  7. I Didn’t Know What Time It Was – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  8. I Can’t Get Started – Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin
  9. Blue Monk – Thelonious Monk
  10. When I Fall in Love – Victor Young, Edward Heyman

On June 5, 2007.

On June 5, 2007, “Blue Note” label released “A Bluish Bag”, album by Stanley Turrentine. It consists of two sessions recorded for the Blue Note label in February and June 1967, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Stanley Turrentine– tenor saxophone
  • Donald Byrd– trumpet
  • Blue Mitchell, Tommy Turrentine– trumpet
  • Julian Priester– trombone
  • Jerry Dodgion– alto saxophone, flute, alto flute
  • Joe Farrell– tenor saxophone, flute
  • Al Gibbons – bass clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Pepper Adams– baritone saxophone, clarinet
  • Kenny Barron– piano
  • Bucky Pizzarelli– guitar
  • Ron Carter– bass
  • Walter Booker– bass
  • Mickey Roker– drums
  • Mickey Roker– drums
  • Duke Pearson – arranger
  • Rudy Van Gelder– engineer

Track listing:

  1. Blues for Del – Stanley Turrentine
  2. She’s a Carioca – Vinicius de Moraes, Ray Gilbert, Antônio Carlos Jobim
  3. Manhã de Carnaval – Luiz Bonfá, Antônio Maria
  4. Here’s That Rainy Day – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  5. What Now My Love – Gilbert Bécaud, Pierre Delanoë, Carl Sigman
  6. Samba do Avião – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  7. Night Song – Lee Adams, Charles Strouse
  8. Days of Wine and Roses – Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer
  9. Come Back to Me – Burton Lane, Alan Jay Lerner
  10. Silver Tears – Henry Mancini
  11. A Bluish Bag – Henry Mancini
  12. With This Ring – Luther Dixon, Anthony Hester, Richard “Popcorn” Wylie

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