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On June 25, 1991.

On June 25, 1991, “Arista” label released “What You See Is What You Sweat”, the thirty-third Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded in 1990, and was produced by Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, David “Pic” Conley, Aretha Franklin, Michel Legrand, Oliver Leiber, Gene Lennon, Bruce Roberts, Joshua Thompson, David Townsend, Luther Vandross, Narada Michael Walden and Elliot Wolff.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – lead and background vocals, piano
  • Rick Iantosca – acoustic guitar
  • Paul Jackson Jr. – guitar
  • Dean Parks – guitar
  • Vernon Black – guitar
  • David Townsend – guitar
  • Jean-Marc Benais – guitar
  • Teddy F. White – guitar
  • Al Turner – bass guitar
  • Marcus Miller – bass guitar
  • Dominique Bertram – bass guitar
  • Rudolph Stansfield – piano
  • Thierry Eliez – piano
  • Skip Anderson – keyboards
  • Burt Bacharach – keyboards
  • Oliver Leiber – keyboards, drum programming, guitar
  • Jason Miles – keyboards
  • Louis Biancaniello – keyboards, programming
  • David Foster – keyboards, programming
  • Nat Adderley Jr. – keyboards
  • Bobby Wooten – keyboards, electric piano, drum programming, synthesizer
  • Michael Boddicker – keyboards, programming
  • Hubert Eaves III – keyboards, drum programming
  • Elliot Wolff – keyboards, drum programming
  • Joshua Thompson – keyboards, guitar, synthesizer
  • Peter Schwartz – additional keyboards
  • Charles Scales – synthesizer
  • Michel Legrand – synthesizer
  • Guy Vaughn – drum programming
  • Narada Michael Walden – drums, programming
  • Buster Marbury – drums
  • André Ceccarelli – drums
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Larry Fratangelo – percussion
  • Larry Williams – programming
  • Franck Thore – Pan pipes
  • Onita Sanders – harp
  • Candy Dulfer – saxophone
  • David Boruff – saxophone
  • Gene Lennon – programming
  • Cindy Mizelle – background vocals
  • Jesse Richardson – background vocals
  • Sandra Feva – background vocals
  • Brenda Corbett – background vocals
  • Fonzi Thornton – background vocals
  • Diane Green – background vocals
  • Sherry Fox – background vocals
  • Portia Griffin – background vocals
  • Margaret Branch – background vocals
  • Jarvis Barker – background vocals
  • Nikita Germaine – background vocals
  • Skyler Jett – background vocals
  • Jeanie Tracy – background vocals
  • Tony Lindsay – background vocals
  • Gwen Guthrie – background vocals
  • Tawatha Agee – background vocals
  • Donna Davis – background vocals
  • Marj Harber – background vocals
  • Esther Ridgeway – background vocals
  • Gloria Ridgeway – background vocals
  • Gracie Ridgeway – background vocals
  • Clive Davis – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Everyday people – Sly Stone
  2. Ever Changing Times – Burt Bacharach, Bill Conti, Carole Bayer Sager
  3. What You See Is What You Sweat – David Conley, Derrick Culler, Gene Lennon, Joshua Thompson
  4. Mary Goes Round – Elliot Wolff, Oliver Leiber
  5. I Dreamed a Dream – Alain Boubill, Herbert Kretzmer, Jean Marc Natel, Claude Michel Schonberg
  6. Someone’s Else’s Eyes – Bruce Roberts, Burt Bacharach, Bayer Sager
  7. Doctor’s Orders – Luther Vandross, Hubert Eaves III
  8. You Can’t Take Me for Granted – Aretha Franklin
  9. What You Give – Aretha Franklin
  10. Everyday People (Shep Pettibone Remix) – Sly Stone

On March 23, 1999.

On March 23, 1999, “Elektra” label released “Inside”, the 20th David Sanborn album. It was recorded in 1998, at “Camel Island” in New Jersey, “Avatar Studios”, “Hiatus Studios”, “Sound On Sound” and “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Marcus Miller and David Isaac.

Personnel:

  • David Sanborn – alto saxophone
  • Marcus Miller – keyboards, Rhodes piano, guitar, bass, drums, clarinet, backing vocals, arrangements, engineer
  • Ricky Peterson – Hammond B3 organ
  • Gil Goldstein – electric piano, arrangements
  • Davis Isaac – keyboards
  • Marvin Sewell – National resaphonic guitar
  • Dean Brown – guitar
  • Bill Frisell – guitar
  • Fareed Haque – acoustic guitar
  • Gene Lake – drums
  • Don Alias – percussion
  • Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone
  • Ronnie Cuber – baritone saxophone
  • Lenny Pickett – tenor saxophone
  • Wallace Roney – trumpet
  • Hank Roberts – cello
  • Cassandra Wilson – lead vocals
  • Eric Benét – lead and backing vocals
  • Lalah Hathaway – lead and backing vocals
  • Sting – lead vocals
  • Davis Isaac – engineer
  • Goh Hotada – engineer, mixing
  • Paul Mitchell – engineer
  • Malcolm Pollack – engineer
  • Dean Sharenow – engineer
  • Takamasa Hondu – assistant engineer
  • John R. Reigert III – assistant engineer
  • Rory Romano – assistant engineer
  • Mike Tocci – assistant engineer
  • Zach Wind – assistant engineer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Bibi Green – production coordinator
  • Jennifer Roddie – art direction, design
  • Michael Wilson – cover photography
  • Eric Johnson – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Marcus Miller, except where noted.

  1. Corners (For Herbie)
  2. Day Dreaming – Aretha Franklin
  3. Trance
  4. Brother Ray
  5. Lisa – David Sanborn
  6. When I’m With You
  7. Naked Moon
  8. Cane – Meshell Ndegeocello
  9. Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
  10. Miss You – David Sanborn

On March 8, 2005.

On March 8, 2005, “Koch” label released “Silver Rain”, the sixth Marcus Miller studio album. It was recorded in 2004, at “Absolut Beats” in Dallas, TX, “Camel Island Studios” in Los Angeles, “Hannibal Studios” in Santa Monica, CA, “HIt Factory”, “The Dormitory” in New York City, “Vertical Sound Studios” in Nashville, TN, and was produced by Marcus Miller and David Isaac.

Personnel:

  • Marcus Miller – bass, acoustic bass, fretles bass, tambourine, organ, Fender Rhodes, synthesizers, piano, keyboards, bass clarinet, woodwind, drums, percussion, scratching, arranger, background vocals, engineer, executive producer, beat box, rhythm box, synthesizer strings, synthesizer orchestration, finger snapping, udu
  • Bruce Flowers – organ, Fender Rhodes, synthesizer bass
  • Bernard Wright – keyboards
  • Dean Brown – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Roger Byam – tenor saxophone
  • Patches Stewart – trumpet
  • Poogie Bell – drums
  • Macy Gray – vocals
  • Lalah Hathaway – vocals
  • Kenny Hicks – operatic tenor
  • Eric Clapton – vocals, guitar solo
  • Lucky Peterson – guitar
  • Gregoire Maret – harmonica
  • Kirk Whalum – tenor saxophone
  • Gerald Albright – alto saxophone
  • Kenny Garrett – alto saxophone
  • Ronald Bruner – drums
  • Craig J “The Count” – percussion
  • Munyungo Jackson – percussion
  • Jessica Celious – background vocals
  • Joey Kibble – background vocals
  • Mark Kibble – background vocals
  • Eartha Kitt – vocal sample
  • DJ Efx (Mocean Worker) – effects
  • Adam Dorn – engineer
  • Dropper – engineer
  • Takamasa Honda – engineer, mixing, technical supervisor
  • David Isaac – engineer, mixing
  • Dennis Thompson – engineer, mixing
  • Mark Kibble – engineer
  • Kaori Kinoshita – assistant engineer
  • Zach McNees – assistant engineer
  • Bryan Russell – assistant engineer
  • Dave Huston – assistant engineer
  • Goh Hotoda – mixing
  • Louie Teran – mastering
  • Jack Frisch – art direction, design, photography
  • Kumiko Higo – photography
  • Reuben Jackson – liner notes
  • Hank Martin – executive producer
  • Harold Goode – executive producer
  • Bibi Green – production coordination
  • Gretchen ONeal – coordination

Track listing:

All tracks by Marcus Miller, except where noted.

  1. Intro Duction
  2. Bruce Lee
  3. La Villette – Marcus Miller, Lalah Hathaway
  4. Behind the Smile
  5. Frankenstein – Edgar Winter
  6. Moonlight Sonata – Ludwig van Beethoven
  7. Boogie on Reggae Woman – Stevie Wonder
  8. Paris (Interlude)
  9. Silver Rain – Marcus Miller, Eric Clapton, Joey Kibble, Bill Withers
  10. Make Up My Mind
  11. Girls and Boys – Prince
  12. Sophisticated Lady – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish
  13. Power of Soul – Jimi Hendrix
  14. Outro Duction
  15. If Only For One Night – Brenda Russell) – Silver Rain (reprise)

On November 17, 2014.

On November 17, 2014, “BMG Rights Management” label released “Avonmore”, the fifteenth Bryan Ferry studio album. It was recorded in 2014, and was produced by Bryan Ferry, Rhett Davies, Johnson Somerset, and Todd Terje.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry – vocals, keyboards
  • Johnny Marr, Nile Rodgers, Neil Hubbard, Oliver Thompson, Chris Spedding, David Williams, Steve Jones, Jacob Quistgaard – guitar
  • Colin Good – piano
  • Paul Beard – keyboards
  • Maceo Parker – alto saxophone
  • Iain Dixon, Robert Fowler, Richard White – saxophone
  • Marcus Miller, Guy Pratt, Flea, Neil Jason – bass
  • Tara Ferry, Andy Newmark, Cherisse Osei – drums
  • Cherisse Osei – percussion
  • Frank Ricotti – percussions
  • John Moody – oboe
  • Richard White – saxophone
  • Enrico Tomass –  trumpet
  • Fonzi Thornton, Laura Mann, Emily Panic, Hannah Khemoh, Jodie Scantlebury, Bobbie Gordon – backing vocals
  • Todd Terje –  programming, synth

Track listing:

All tracks by Bryan Ferry, except where noted.

  1. Loop De Li
  2. Midnight Train
  3. Soldier of Fortune – Brian Ferry, Johnny Marr
  4. Drivig Me Wild
  5. A Special Kind of Guy
  6. Avonmore – Bryan Ferry, Oliver Thompson
  7. Lost
  8. One Night Stand
  9. Send in the Clowns – Stephen Sondheim
  10. Johnny and Mary – Robert Palmer

On October 24, 2006.

On October 24, 2006, “Concord” label released “Givin’ It Up”, an album by Al Jarreau and George Benson. It was recorded in April 2006, at “Henson Recording Studios”, “NRG Studios”, and “Capitol Studios” in Hollywood; “G Studio Digital” in Studio City, CA; “LAFX Studios”, “The Pass”, “Willyworld”, and “Revelation Studios” in Los Angeles; “White Lightning Studios” in Sylmar, CA; “Porcupine Studios” in Chandler, AZ; “The B Hive” in Phoenix, AZ; “East Bay Studios” in Tarrytown, NY, and was produced by John Burk, Michael Broening, Marcus Miller, Patti Austin, Freddie Ravel, Larry Williams and Chris Dunn. In 2007, the album won “Grammy Award” for “Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance” (Al Jarreau), and “Best Pop Instrumental Performance” (George Benson).

Personnel:

  • George Benson – lead and backing vocals, guitar, arrangements
  • Al Jarreau – lead and backing vocals, vocal percussion, arrangements
  • Paul McCartney – lead vocals
  • Ray Fuller – guitar
  • Dean Parks – guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Freddie Fox – guitar
  • Michael O’Neill – rhythm guitar
  • Michael Thompson – guitar
  • Larry Williams – keyboards, acoustic piano, arrangements
  • Michael Broening – keyboards, organ, programming, arrangements, organ
  • Herbie Hancock – acoustic piano
  • Patrice Rushen – keyboards, Fender Rhodes, acoustic piano, arrangements
  • Rex Rideout – acoustic piano, arrangements
  • Barry Eastmond – keyboards, arrangements
  • Freddie Ravel – Fender Rhodes, clavinet, organ, synthesizer, Moog bass, drums, percussion programming, arrangements, BGV arrangements
  • Joe Turano – Wurlitzer, Hammond B3 organ, arrangements
  • Randy Waldman – acoustic piano, arrangements
  • Abraham Laboriel – electric bass
  • Mel Brown – bass guitar
  • Marcus Miller – bass guitar, arrangements
  • Stanley Clarke – bass guitar
  • Vinnie Colaiuta – drums
  • Michael White – drums
  • Gregg Field – drums
  • Ricky Lawson – drums
  • Paulinho Da Costa – percussion
  • Bashiri Johnson – percussion
  • Marion Meadows – saxophone
  • Chris Botti – trumpet
  • John Burk – arrangements
  • Jill Scott – lead vocals
  • Patti Austin – lead and backing vocals, BGV arrangements
  • Maxi Anderson – backing vocals
  • Valerie Pinkston – backing vocals
  • Sharon Perry – backing vocals
  • Darlene Perry – backing vocals
  • Lorraine Perry – backing vocals
  • Sandra Simmons Williams – backing vocals
  • De’Ante Duckett – backing vocals
  • Alethea Mills – backing vocals
  • Chavonne Morris – backing vocals
  • Fred Martin – BGV arrangements
  • Barry Eastmond, Gregg Field – additional production
  • Glen Barros, Kevin Lee, Noel Lee – executive producer
  • Michael Broening, Myron Chandler, Jeff Harris, Don Murray, Charlie Paakkari, Seth Presan, Bill Smith – recording engineer
  • Kevin Becka, Barry Eastmond, Eric Ferguson, Carlos Martinez, Dennis Moody, John Wroble – additional engineering
  • Phillip Broussard, Keith Gretlein, Casey Lewis, Paul Smith – assistant engineer
  • Seth Presant, Bill Smith, German Villacorta – Pro Tools engineer, editing
  • Alex Pavlides – additional Pro Tools engineer
  • Al Schmitt – mixing
  • Steve Genewick – mixing assistant
  • Doug Sax, Sangwook Nam – mastering
  • Abbey Anna – art direction
  • Andrew Pham – art direction, design
  • Randee St. Nicholas – photography

Track listing:

  1. Breezin’ – Bobby Womack, Al Jarreau
  2. Mornin’ – Al jarreau, David Foster, Jay Graydon
  3. Long Come Tutu – Marcus Miller, Al Jarreau
  4. God Bless the Child – Billie Holliday, Arthur Herzog Jr.
  5. Summer Breeze – Jim Seals, Dash Crofts
  6. All I Am – Rex Rideout, Phillip “Taj” Jackson
  7. Ordinary People – John Legend, will.i.am
  8. Let It Rain – Barry Eastmond, Al Jarreau
  9. Givin’ It Up for Love – Freddie Ravel, Al Jarreau
  10. Every Time You Go Away – Daryl Hall
  11. Four – Miles Davis, Jon Hendricks
  12. Don’t Start No Schtuff – Joe Turano, Al Jarreau
  13. Bring It On Home to Me – Sam Cooke

On October 17, 1995.

On October 17, 1995, “Verve” label released “High Life”, the twentieth Wayne Shorter album. It was recorded in 1995, at Bill Schnee’s studio in North Hollywood,  and was produced by Marcus Miller. In 1997, “High Life” won the “Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album”. 

Personnel:

  • Wayne Shorter – tenor, soprano, alto and baritone saxophones
  • Rachel Z – piano, synthesizers, sound design, sequencing
  • David Gilmore – electric guitar
  • Marcus Miller – bass guitar, bass clarinet, rhythm programming
  • Will Calhoun – drums
  • Lenny Castro – percussion
  • Airto Moreira – percussion
  • Terri Lyne Carrington – drums
  • Munyungo Jackson – percussion
  • Kevin Ricard – percussion
  • David Ward – additional sound design

Track listing:

All tracks by Wayne Shorter.

  1. Children of the Night
  2. At the Fair
  3. Maya
  4. On the Milky Way Express
  5. Pandora Awakened
  6. Virgo Rising
  7. High Life
  8. Midnight in Carlotta’s Hair
  9. Black Swan (in memory of Susan Portlynn Romeo)

On August 12, 2008.

On August 12, 2008, “Heads Up International” label released “Thunder”, the debut S.M.V. studio album. It was recorded in 2008 at “Hannibal Studio”, and “Threshold Sound + Vision” in Santa Monica, “House of Blues Studios” in Encino, “Westlake Studios” and “Le Gonks West” in Los Angeles, “VixMix Studios” in Nashville, “Ryan’s Place” in Topanga, and was produced by Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke, and Victor Wooten.

Personnel:

  • William Henry Marcus Miller Jr.– bass guitar, fretless bass, bass clarinet, alto and tenor saxophone, synthesizers, minimoog, drum programming, recording
  • Stanley Clarke– bass guitar, double bass
  • Victor Lemonte Wooten– bass guitar, recording
  • Antoinette Clinton– vocals, beatboxing
  • George Duke– clavinet, minimoog
  • Michael “Patches” Stewart – trumpet
  • Steve Baxter – trombone
  • Ariel Mann – synthesizer
  • Ruslan Sirota– keyboards
  • Armando Anthony Corea– piano
  • Karlton Taylor – keyboards
  • Ronald Bruner Jr.– drums
  • Charles Bell Jr.– drums
  • Derico Watson – drums
  • D. Blair– drums
  • Kevin Ricard – percussion
  • Gerry E. Brown– mixing, recording
  • Dave Rideau – mixing
  • David Isaac – mixing
  • Goh Hotoda – mixing
  • Peter A. Barker – additional recording
  • Erik Zobler – additional recording
  • Milton Gutiérrez Ruezga – assistant engineer
  • Antonio Resendiz – assistant engineer
  • Sharon Brencius – assistant engineer
  • Ursula Arevalo – assistant engineer
  • Scott Coslett – assistant engineer
  • Todd Bergman – assistant engineer
  • Doug Tyo – assistant engineer
  • Robert C. Ludwig– mastering
  • Steven Parke – art direction, design, photography

 Track listing:

  1. Maestros de Las Frecuencias Bajas – Stanley Clarke
  2. Thunder – Marcus Miller
  3. Hillbillies on a Quiet Afternoon – Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke
  4. Mongoose Walk – Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke
  5. Los Tres Hermanos – Marcus Miller
  6. Medley: Lopsy Lu/ Silly Putty – Stanley Clarke
  7. Milano – Marcus Miller
  8. Classical Thump (Jam) – Victor Wooten
  9. Tutu – Marcus Miller
  10. Lil Victa – Stanley Clarke
  11. Pendulum – Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten, Antoinette Clinton
  12. Lemme Try Your Bass (interlude) – Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller
  13. Grits – Marcus Miller

On August 5, 2013.

On August 5, 2013, George M. Duke died aged 67. He was a singer-songwriter, record producer, arranger, musician (keyboards), and professor of music. He worked with numerous artists such as Frank Zappa, Cannonball Adderley, John Heard, Nat Adderley, Stanley Clarke, Leon “Ndugu” Chancler, Lynn Davis, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Billy Cobham, Sheila Escovedo, Jeffrey Osborne, Earth Wind & Fire, Kirk Whalum, Dianne Reeves, Marcus Miller, Flora Purim, and Al Jarreau.

 

On June 6, 2019.

On June 6, 2019, Malcolm John Rebennack aka Dr. John, died aged 77. He was singer – songwriter and musician (piano, keyboards and guitar), regarded as one of the greatest New Orleans music icons. He had successful solo career and performed and recorded with many famous musicians and bands, including Art Blakey, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, Van Morrison, Dan Auerbach, Eric Clapton, Bob Seger, Joe Walsh, Canned Heat, The Rolling Stones, Mike Bloomfield, Spiritualized, David Newman, Ray Anderson, Levon Helm, John Hammond, Gregg Allman, Papa John Creach, Bennie Wallace, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Harry Connick Jr., Hank Crawford, Jimmy Smith, Jools Holland, Steve Tyrell, B. B. King and Marcus Miller. Dr. John won six “Grammy Awards”, and was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” in 2011. In May 2013, he received honorary doctorate of fine arts from “Tulane University.

In November 1987.

In November 1987, “Sire” label released “Love”, the third Aztec Camera studio album. It was recorded in 1987, and was produced by Tommy LiPuma, Russ Titelman, Roddy Frame, David Frank, Michael Jonzun and Rob Mounsey.

Personnel:

  • Roddy Frame – vocals, guitar
  • Rob Mounsey- bass, keyboards, keyboard programming
  • Marcus Miller, Kent Wagner, Will Lee– bass
  • Peter Beckett – keyboards
  • David Frank – keyboards, programming
  • Robbie Kilgore – bass synthesizer
  • Dave Weckl, Steve Jordan, Steve Gadd– drums
  • Carole Steele – percussion
  • Dan Hartman, Jill Dell’Abate, Lani Groves, Tawatha Agee, Gordon Grody, Robin Clark, Scott Parker, Loria Jonzun, Michael Jonzun, Carroll Thompson- backing vocals
  • Jimmy Bralower – drums, drum programming
  • Jeff Bova– programming
  • Soni Jonzun – saxophone
  • Peter Saville Associates– design, art direction

Track listing:

All tracks written Roddy Frame.

  1. Deep & Wide & Tall
  2. How Men Are
  3. Everybody Is A Number One
  4. More Than A Law
  5. Somewhere In My Heart
  6. Working In A Goldmine
  7. One & One
  8. Paradise
  9. Killermont Street