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On May 15, 2007.

On May 15, 2007, “Geffen” label released “Release the Stars”, the fifth Rufus Wainwright studio album. It was recorded in 2006, at “Second Story” and “Legacy” in New York City, “Brooklyn Recording” in Brooklyn, “Saal 4” in Berlin, “Strongroom” and “Angel Recording Studio” in London, and was produced by Rufus Wainwright.

Personnel:

  • Rufus Wainwright – vocals, piano, acoustic and nylon guitar, percussion, string arrangement, piano arrangement, horn arrangement, orchestral arrangement
  • Neil Tennant – keyboards, synthesizer, loops, samples, vibes, breathing, backing vocals, executive producer
  • Kate McGarrigle – piano
  • John Medeski – piano
  • Jorg Sandnar – piano
  • Rob Burger – organ
  • Jason Hart – organ, backing vocals
  • Rachelle Garniez – claviola, accordion
  • Richard Thompson – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Jack Petruzzelli – acoustic and electric guitar, banjo,. backing vocals
  • Joan Wasser – electric guitar, violin, backing vocals
  • Smokey Hormel – guitar
  • Gerry Leonard – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Julianna Raye – tambourine, backing vocals
  • Brad Albetta – bass guitar
  • Tony Scherr – upright bass
  • Jeff Hill – electric bass, bass guitar, upright bass, backing vocals
  • Larry Mullins – shaker, triangle, timpani, cymbals, tambourine, vibes, piano percussion, bass drum, tabla, bongos, bells, cowbells, castanets, woodblock, fish, marimba, glockenspiel
  • Matt Johnson – drums, percussion, recorder, backing vocals
  • Ian Thomas – drums
  • Kenny Wollesen – drums
  • London Session Orchestra – strings
  • Gabriel Adorjan – violin
  • Rachel Rilling – violin
  • Raphael Sachs – viola
  • David Adorjan – cello
  • Ronith Mues – harp
  • Carl Albach – trumpet, piccolo trumpet
  • Steven Bernstein – trumpet, conducting, horn arrangement
  • Ozan Cakar – French horn
  • John Chudoba – trumpet
  • Barry Danielian – trumpet
  • Dominic Derasse – trumpet, piccolo trumpet
  • Dave Trigg – trumpet, piccolo trumpet
  • Florian Dorpholz – trumpet
  • Raphael Mentzen – trumpet
  • Pirmin Grehl – flute
  • Paul Shapiro – tenor saxophone 
  • Briggan Krauss – baritone saxophone 
  • Dan Levine – trombone
  • Louis Schwadron – French horn
  • Siân Phillips – spoken word
  • Anna Prohaska – vocals
  • Lucy Roche – backing vocals
  • Teddy Thompson – backing vocals
  • Martha Wainwright – backing vocals
  • Lygia Forrest – backing vocals
  • Jenni Muldaur – backing vocals
  • Sharon Jones – backing vocals
  • Marius de Vries – programming, conducting, breathing
  • Jason Boshoff – programming
  • Tom Stephan – additional programming

Track listing:

All tracks by Rufus Wainwright.

  1. Do I Disappoint You
  2. Going to a Town
  3. Tiergarten
  4. Nobody’s Off the Hook
  5. Between My Legs
  6. Rules and Regulations
  7. Not Ready to Love
  8. Slideshadow
  9. Tulsa
  10. Leaving for Paris N° 2
  11. Sanssouci
  12. Release the Stars

On May 6, 2014.

On May 6, 2014, “Nonesuch” label released the self-titled, sixth Natalie Merchant album. It was recorded 2013 – 2014, at “Clubhouse Recording Studios”, “Electric Lady Studios”, and was produced by Natalie Merchant.

Personnel:

  • Natalie Merchant – vocals
  • Uri Sharlin – grand piano, electric piano, upright piano
  • John Medeski – organ, keyboards
  • Jonathan Dreyden – organ
  • Gabriel Gordon – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Erik Della Penna – electric guitar
  • Jeremy McCoy – double bass
  • John Patitucci – double bass
  • Kurt Muroki – double bass
  • Jesse Murphy – electric bass
  • Marc Friedman – electric bass
  • Shawn Pelton – drums
  • Andrew Barr – drums
  • Kenny Wollesen – drums, percussion
  • Stephen Barber – string arrangements
  • Nadége Foofat – string arrangements
  • Tony Finno – string arrangements
  • Liz Lim – violin
  • Joanna Maurer – violin 
  • Lisa Kim – violin 
  • Quan Ge – violin 
  • Sein Ryu – violin 
  • Sharon Yamada – violin
  • Robert Rinehart – viola
  • Vivek Kamath – viola
  • Alan Stepansky – cello
  • Wei Yu – cello
  • Ru Pie Yeh – cello
  • Eddie Allen – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Clark Gayton – tuba, trombone, horn arrangements
  • Steve Elson – clarinet, saxophones
  • Anthony McGill – clarinet
  • Mindy Kaufmann – flute
  • Johanna Warren, Simi Stone, Tamar-kali, Elizabeth Mitchell – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Natalie Merchant.

  1. Ladybird
  2. Maggie Said
  3. Texas
  4. Go Down Moses
  5. Seven Deadly Sins
  6. Giving Up Everything
  7. Black Sheep
  8. It’s a Coming
  9. Lulu (introduction)
  10. Lulu
  11. The End

On July 22, 2014.

On July 22, 2014, “Tzadik” label released “On Leaves of Grass”, album composed by John Zorn inspired by the works of Walt Whitman. It was recorded in March 2014, at “East Side Sound” in New York City, and was produced by John Zorn and Kazunori Sugiyama.

Personnel:

  • John Medeski- piano
  • Kenny Wollesen- vibraphone
  • Trevor Dunn- bass
  • Joey Baron- drums
  • Ikue Mori- electronics
  • Marc Urselli – engineer, audio mixer

Track listing:

All tracks by John Zorn

  1. Whispers of Heavenly Death
  2. Song at Sunset
  3. Halcyon Days
  4. Portals
  5. Sea Drift
  6. Song of the Open Road
  7. The Body Electric
  8. Mystic Cyphers
  9. America

 

On July 20, 2014.

On July 20, 2013, “Tzadik” label released “Dreamachines”, album by John Zorn. It was recorded in April 2013, and was produced by John Zorn and Kazunori Sugiyama .

Personnel:

  • John Zorn – saxophones, arranger, conductor
  • John Medeski- piano
  • Kenny Wollesen- vibraphone
  • Trevor Dunn- bass
  • Joey Baron- drums
  • Marc Urselli – engineer, audio mixer

Track listing:

All tracks by John Zorn

  1. Psychic Conspirators
  2. Git-le-Coeur
  3. The Conqueror Worm
  4. The Third Mind
  5. Light Chapels
  6. The Dream Machine
  7. Note Virus
  8. 1001 Nights in Marrakech
  9. The Wild Boys

 

 

 

On June 23, 2015.

On June 23, 2015, “Tzadik” label released “Pellucidar: A Dreamers Fantabula”, the sixth John Zorn’s group, The Dreamers. It was recorded in February 2015, at “Eastside Sound” in New York City, and was produced by John Zorn.

Personnel:

  • John Zorn – conductor, arranger
  • Marc Ribot− guitars
  • Jamie Saft− keyboards
  • Kenny Wollesen− vibes
  • Trevor Dunn− bass
  • Joey Baron− drums
  • Cyro Baptista− percussion
  • Ikue Mori – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John Zorn

  1. Magic Carpet Ride
  2. Gormenghast
  3. Queen of Ilium
  4. Once Upon a Time
  5. Flight from Salem
  6. Pellucidar
  7. Atlantis
  8. A Perfume from Cleopolis
  9. Jewels of Opar

On March 14, 2000,

On March 14, 2000, “Verve” label released “Bump”, the 24th John Scofield album. It was recorded in 1999, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Lee Townsend.

Personnel:

  • John Scofiel – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Mark Degli Antoni- keyboard sampler
  • David Livolsi – electric bass
  • Tony Scherr- acoustic and electric bass
  • Chris Wood- electric bass
  • Eric Kalb – drums
  • Kenny Wollesen- drums
  • Johnny Durkin – congas
  • Johnny Almendra – percussion
  • Joe Ferla – recording, mixing
  • Kevin Killen – recording
  • Andrea Yankovsky – assistant engineer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Susan Scofield – executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by John Scofield.

  1. Three Sisters
  2. Chichon
  3. Beep Beep
  4. Kelpers
  5. Groan Man
  6. Fez
  7. Blackout
  8. Kilgeffen
  9. We Are Not Alone
  10. Swinganova
  11. Drop and Roll
  12. Kilgeffen (Reprise)

On March 11, 2016.

On March 11, 2016, “Mack Avenue Records” label released “Arclight”, the fourth  Julian Lage album. It was recorded in 2016, at “Brooklyn Recording” in New York City, and was produced by Jesse Harris.

Personnel:

  • Julian Lage – electric guitar
  • Scott Colley– bass
  • Kenny Wollesen– drums, vibraphone

Track listing:

All tracks by Julian Lage except where noted.

  1. Fortune Teller
  2. Persian Rug – Charlie Daniels, Gus Kahn
  3. Nocturne – Spike Hughes
  4. Supera
  5. Stop Go Start
  6. Activate
  7. Presley
  8. Prospero
  9. I’ll Be Seeing You- Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal
  10. Harlem Blues – C. Handy
  11. Ryland

On February 26, 2002.

On February 26, 2002, “Blue Note” label released “Come Away with Me”, the debut Norah Jones album. It was recorded in 2001, at “Sorcerer Sound” in New York City, “Allaire Studios”, in Shokan, New York, and was produced by Jay Newland, Arif  Mardin, Craig Street and Norah Jones. The album won “Grammy Awards” for “Album of the Year”, “Best Pop Vocal Album, “Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical”. The song “Don’t Know Why” won “Song of the Year” and “Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Argentina by “CAPIF”, 11 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, 2 x Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”, 2 x Platinum in Belgium by “BEA”, Platinum in Brazil by “PRO Musica Brazil”, Diamond in Canada by “Music Canada”, 3 x Platinum in Denmark by “IFPI Denmark”, Diamond in France by “SNEP”, 2 x Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”, 3 x Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”, 11 Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, 2 x Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV”, Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”, Platinum in Sweden by “GLF”, 3 x Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”, 8 x Platinum in UK by “BPI’ and Diamond in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Norah Jones – vocals, piano, Wurlitzer electric piano
  • Kevin Breit– acoustic guitar, National guitar, electric guitar
  • Bill Frisell– electric guitar
  • Jesse Harris, Adam Levy– acoustic and electric guitar
  • Adam Rogers– guitar
  • Tony Scherr– slide and acoustic guitar
  • Rob Burger– pump organ, accordion
  • Sam Yahel– Hammond B-3 organ
  • Lee Alexander– bass guitar
  • Jenny Scheinman– violin
  • Brian Blade– drums, percussion
  • Kenny Wollesen– drums
  • Jay Newland,  Husky Höskulds – engineers
  • Mark Birkey, Dick Kondas, Brandon Mason, Todd Parker – assistant engineers
  • Arif Mardin, Jay Newland – mixing
  • Todd Parker – mixing assistant
  • Jay Newland – remixing
  • Ted Jensen, Mark Wilder – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Know Why – Jesse Harris
  2. Seven Years – Lee Alexander
  3. Cold Cold Heart – Hank Williams
  4. Feelin’ the Same Way – Lee Alexander
  5. Come Away with Me – Norah Jones
  6. Shoot the Moon – Jesse Harris
  7. Turn Me On – John D. Loudermilk
  8. Lonestar – Lee Alexander
  9. I’ve Got to See You Again – Jesse Harris
  10. Painter Song – Lee Alexander, JC Hopkins
  11. One Flight Down – Jesse Harris
  12. Nightingale – Norah Jones
  13. The Long Day Is Over – Norah Jones, Jesse Harris
  14. The Nearness of You – Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington

On April 3, 2001.

I Dont Care

On April 3, 2001, “Cha-Ching Records” label released “I Don’t Care That You Don’t Mind”, the fifth Crash Test Dummies studio album. It was recorded at “Feswick Productions”,” Nova Scotiaand Greene St. Recording” in New York City, and was produced by Scott Harding.

Personnel:

  • Brad Roberts – vocals, guitars, ukulele
  • Danny MacKenzie – drums, background vocals
  • Dave Morton – acoustic bass, background vocals)
  • Kent Greene – guitars, background vocals
  • Kenny Wollesen – drums, percussion
  • Andrew Hall – acoustic bass
  • Ellen Reid – vocals
  • Chris Brown – hammond organ, Wurlitzer piano, piano
  • Drew Glackin -lap steel guitar, dobro guitar
  • Brian Mitchell – accordion
  • B. Gilmore – harmonica
  • Jane Scarpantoni – cello
  • Steve Bernstein – trumpet
  • Scott Harding – guitar, background vocals
  • John Ramos – background vocals
  • Chris Skiani, Scott Harding, Brad Roberts – background vocals
  • Spot the Dog and friends – animal noises
  • Angela Feswick – radio

Track listing:

All tracks by Brad Roberts except where noted.

  1. I Don’t Care That You Don’t Mind
  2. On And On
  3. The Day We Never Met
  4. Let It Feel Like Something Else
  5. Little Secret
  6. Sittin’ in a Tree Stump – Brad Roberts, Kent Green, Dave Morton and Danny MacKenzie
  7. Buzzin Files
  8. Yer Devil Ways
  9. Hangin’ Tree
  10. Every Morning – Brad Roberts and John Ramos
  11. Never Comin’ Back – Brad Roberts and Kent Greene
  12. Put Me in a Corner of Your Mind
  13. Shoot ‘Em Up, Shoot ‘Em Down
  14. I Never Fall Asleep at Night

 

On March 16, 2004.

 

David Byrne Grown Backwards

On March 16, 2004, “Nonesuch” label released “Grown Backwards”, the sixth David Byrne album. It was recorded in 2003, at  “Kampo Studios”, “Loveshack Studio”, “Avatar”, “Skyline”, “RPM Studio”, “Sound on Sound” in New York, “Tequila Mockingbird” in Austin, “CaVa Sound Workshops” in Glasgow, “Cheeba Central” in London, and was produced by David Byrne and Patrick Dillett.

Personnel:

  • David Byrne –vocals, nylon-string guitar, electric guitar, dobro. Rhodes, programming
  • David Hilliard– hi-hat
  • Mauro Refosco– marimba, percussion
  • Jane Scarpantoni– cello
  • Elaine Barber– harp
  • Paul Frazier– bass guitar
  • Mike Maddox– accordion
  • Freddie Mendoza– trombone, euphonium
  • John Mills– clarinet, bass clarinet, flute
  • The Tosca Strings:
  • Ames Asbell– viola
  • Jamie Desautels– violin
  • Douglas Harvey –cello
  • Leigh Mahoney– violin
  • Sara Nelson– cello
  • Tracy Seeger– violin
  • Stephen Barber– prepared piano
  • Tom Burritt– marimba, tympani
  • Pamelia Kurstin– theremin
  • Rufus Wainwright– vocals
  • Ray Anderson– trombone
  • Alex Foster– tenor saxophone
  • Earl Gardner– trumpet
  • Vincent Herring– alto saxophone
  • Karen Mantler– organ
  • Keith O’Quinn– trombone
  • Bob Routch– French horn
  • Gary Smulyan– baritone saxophone
  • Lew Soloff– trumpet
  • Bob Stewart– tuba
  • Steve Swallow– bass guitar
  • Lisa Aferiat– violin
  • Georgia Boyd– viola
  • Barry Burns– spacey guitar, Rhodes
  • Donald Gillan– cello
  • Robert Irvine– cello
  • Greg Lawson– violin
  • Una McGlone– bass
  • Johnny Quinn– drum kit
  • Fiona Stephen– violin
  • Joe Cooper– percussion
  • Paul Godfrey– sequencing
  • Ross Godfrey– keyboards
  • Andy Waterworth– bass guitar
  • Jon Blondell– trombone
  • Steve Williams– drum kit
  • Jon Spurney – keyboards
  • Kenny Wollesen– drum kit
  • Jon Blondell – trombone
  • Kenny Wollesen – drum kit
  • Alan Ford– vacuum cleaner
  • Pamelia Kurstin –theremin
  • David Creswell– viola
  • Katherine Fong– violin
  • Soo Hyun Kwon– violin
  • Dawn Hannay– viola
  • Philip Myers– French horn
  • Mark Nuccio– clarinet
  • Sandra Park– violin
  • John Patitucci– bass guitar
  • Alan Stepansky– cellos
  • Jeremy Turner– cellos
  • Jon Vercesi– Rhodes
  • Shelly Woodworth– oboe, English horn
  • Sharon Yamada– violin
  • Patrick Dillett– background vocals

Track listing,

All tracks by David Byrne, except where noted.

  1. Glass, Concrete & Stone
  2. The Man Who Loved Beer – Donald Charles Book, Kurt Wagner
  3. Au fond du Temple Saint Georges Bizet,Eugène Cormon, Michel Carré
  4. Empire
  5. Tiny Apocalypse
  6. She Only Sleeps
  7. Dialog Box
  8. The Other Side of this Life
  9. Why
  10. Pirates
  11. Civilization
  12. Astronaut
  13. Glad
  14. Un Dì, Felice, Eterea – Giuseppe Verdi
  15. Lazy – David Byrne/X-Press 2