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Wayne Shorter

On March 2, 2023, Wayne Shorter died aged 89. He was musician (saxophone) and composer. He was member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and  Miles Davis’s Second Great Quintet, and then co-founded the band Weather Report. Many of the Shorter’s compositions have become jazz standards and his work earned critical praise worldwide. In 1970, he won “Down Beat’s” annual poll-winner, winning the critics’ poll for 10 consecutive years and the readers’ poll for 18 consecutive years. Shorter recorded and performed with Donald Byrd, Billy Childs, Pino Daniele, Lou Donaldson, Benny Golson, Gil Evans, Toninho Horta, Norah Jones, J. J. Johnson, Don Henley, Wynton Kelly, Michael Landau, Lionel Loueke, Grachan Moncur III, Milton Nascimento, Michel Petrucciani, The Rolling Stones, Masahiko Satoh, John Scofield, Esperanza Spalding, Steely Dan, Bobby Timmons, Kazumi Watanabe, Buster Williams, Herbie Hacock, Tony Williams, Joe Zawinul, Freddie Hubbard, Joni Mitchell, Lee Morgan, Jaco Pastorius, Carlos Santana and McCoy Tyner. In 2008, “The New York Times” described Shorter as “probably jazz’s greatest living small-group composer and a contender for greatest living improviser”. In 2017, he was awarded the “Polar Music Prize”. As leader, Shorter released 28 albums.


Steve Mackey

On March 2, 2023, Stephen Patrick Mackey died aged 56. He was musician (bass) and music producer, member of the band Trolley Dog Shag, but was best known as the bass guitarist of Pulp. As producer he worked with Arcade Fire, The Long Blondes, M.I.A. and Florence + the Machine.

Donald Barber

On March 2, 2021, Donald Christopher Barber died aged 90. He was musician (trombone) and bandleader, known for his support in development of the careers of many musicians, including Ottilie Patterson, Lonnie Donegan and Alexis Korner. Barber sponsored African-American blues musicians to visit Britain, making him a significant figure in promotion and development of the British rhythm and blues and “beat boom” in the 60s.

Bunny Wailer

On March 2, 2021, Neville O’Riley Livingston, OM aka Bunny Wailer died aged 73. He was musician (percussion), singer and songwriter, also known as Bunny Livingston and Jah B. Three time “Grammy Award” winner, best known as an founding member of reggae group The Wailers along with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. In 2017, Wailer was awarded the prestigious “Order of Merit” by the Jamaican Government, for his contribution for the Jamaican music. The legendary reggae singer whose career reached across seven decades, released 30 albums as leader.

Red Light Company: Fine Fascination

On March 2, 2009, “Lavolta” label released “Fine Fascination”, the debut Red Light Company album. It was recorded in 2008, and was produced by Adrian Bushby.


  • Richard Frenneaux – vocals, guitar
  • Paul Mellon – guitar
  • Chris Edmonds – vocals, keyboards
  • Shawn Day – vocals, bass
  • James Griffiths – drums

Track listing:

  1. Words of Spectacular
  2. Scheme Eugene
  3. Arts & Crafts
  4. First We Land
  5. With Lights Out
  6. New Jersey Television
  7. The Architect
  8. Meccano
  9. When Everyone Is Everybody Else
  10. The Alamo

EMF: Cha Cha Cha

On March 2, 1995, “EMI” label released “Cha Cha Cha”, the third and last EMF studio album. It was recorded in 1994, at “Cinderford” in Sussex, “Biaritz Slouch”, “Parkgate Studios” in Hastings, and was produced by Johnny Dollar.


  • Ian Dench – vocals, guitar, keyboards, programming
  • James Atkin – vocals, guitar, flute, programming
  • Zac Foley – vocals, bass, guitar
  • Derry Brownson – vocals, bass, sampler
  • Mark Decloedt – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Johnny Dollar – additional keyboards, additional programming, mixing
  • Steve Lyon – engineer, mixing
  • Chris Sheldon – mixing
  • Tony Cousins – mastering
  • Kevin Westenberg – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by James Atkin, Ian Dench, Derry Brownson and Mark Decloedt.

  1. Perfect Day
  2. La Plage
  3. The Day I Was Born
  4. Secrets
  5. Shining
  6. Bring Me Down
  7. Skin
  8. Slouch
  9. Bleeding You Dry
  10. Patterns
  11. When Will You Come
  12. West of the Cox
  13. Ballad O’ the Bishop
  14. Glass Smash Jack

Julian Cope: Saint Julian

On March 2, 1987, “Island” label released “Saint Julian”, the third Julian Cope album. It was recorded in 1986, and was produced by Warne Livesey and Ed Stasium.


  • Julian Cope – vocals, 9-string rhythm guitar, as Double DeHarrison performs organ, Hohner clavinet
  • Donald Ross Skinner – electric, slide, and ‘airhead’ guitar,screams
  • James Eller – bass guitar
  • Chris Whitten – drums
  • Warne Livesey – synthesizer, strings
  • Paul Crockford – Ace Tone organ
  • Richard Frost (credited asKeith-Richard Frost) – string machine
  • Kate St. John – cor anglais
  • Dee Lewis, Tessa Niles – chorus vocals, chorus agreement vocals
  • Felix Kendall – recording engineer
  • George Schilling – recording engineer
  • P. St. John Nettleton, Island Art – sleeve design
  • Peter Ashworth – cover photography
  • Lawrence Watson – inner photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Julian Cope, except where noted..

  1. Trampolene
  2. Shot Down
  3. Eye’s Volcano (Covered in Sin)
  4. Spacehopper
  5. Planet Ride
  6. World Shut Your Mouth
  7. Saint Julian
  8. Pulsar
  9. Screaming Secrets
  10. A Crack in the Clouds

Electric Light Orchestra: ELO 2

On March 2, 1973, “Harvest” label released “ELO 2”, the second  Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) studio album. It was recorded May – October 1972, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Jeff Lynne.


  • Jeff Lynne – lead vocals, guitars, Moog synthesizer
  • Bev Bevan – drums, percussion
  • Richard Tandy – piano, harmonium, Moog synthesizer, guitar, backing vocals
  • Mike de Albuquerque – bass, backing vocals
  • Mike Edwards – cello
  • Wilf Gibson – violin
  • Colin Walker – cello
  • Roy Wood – bass, cello
  • Marc Bolan – guitar
  • Carl Wayne – lead vocals
  • Mike Salisbury – art direction
  • Lloyd Ziff – design
  • Marty Evans – photograhpy
  • Al Vandenburg – photograhpy

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Lynne, except where noted.

  1. In Old England Town (Boogie No. 2)
  2. Momma
  3. Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry, Ludwig Van Beethoven
  4. From the Sun to the World (Boogie No. 1)
  5. Kuiama

Breeders: All Nerve

On March 2, 2018, “4AD” label released “All Nerve”, the fifth  Breeders studio album. It was recorded in 2017, at “Candyland” in Dayton, Kentucky; “Electrical Audio” in Chicago and “Fernwood Studios” in Dayton, Ohio.


  • Kim Deal– lead vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards
  • Kelley Deal– vocals, guitar
  • Josephine Wiggs– vocals, bass, guitar
  • Jim MacPherson– drums
  • Kyle Rector – Farfisa organ
  • Courtney Barnett, Bones Sloane, Dave Mudie, Dylan Ranson-Hughes – backing vocals
  • Steve Albini– engineer, mixing
  • Mike Montgomery, Greg Norman, Tom Rastikis – engineer
  • Matt Boynton – mixing
  • Eric Gorman – mixing assistant
  • Greg Calbi, Bob Weston– mastering
  • Martin Andersen – photography
  • Chris Bigg – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Kim Deal, except where noted.

  1. Nervous Mary
  2. Wait in the Car – Kim Deal, Richard Presley
  3. All Nerve
  4. MetaGoth – Kim Deal, Josephine Wiggs
  5. Spacewoman – Kim Deal, Morgan Nagler
  6. Walking With a Killer
  7. Howl at the Summit
  8. Archangel’s Thunderbird – Falk Ulrich Rogner, John Weinzierl
  9. Dawn, Makin an Effort
  10. Skinhead # 2 – Kim Deal, Josephine Wiggs
  11. Blues at the Acropolis

Pere Ubu: Pennsylvania

On March 2, 1998, “Cooking Vinyl” label released “Pennsylvania”, the eleventh Pere Ubu studio album. It was recorded in 1997, and was produced by David Thomas.


  • David Thomas– vocals, organ, virtual voices
  • Tom Herman – guitar, bass, tack piano, snare
  • Jim Jones– guitar, bass, organ
  • Robert Wheeler – EML & digital synthesizers, theremin, organ
  • Michele Temple – bass, guitar, organ, piano
  • Steve Mehlman – drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Woolie Bullie
  2. Highwaterville
  3. TXT
  4. Urban Lifestyle
  5. Silent Spring
  6. Mr Wheeler
  7. Muddy Waters
  8. Slow
  9. Drive
  10. Indiangiver
  11. Monday Morning
  12. Perfume
  13. Fly’s Eye
  14. The Duke’s Saharan Ambitions
  15. Wheelhouse