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On February 9, 2020.

On February 9, 2020, Armando Anthony “Chick” Corea died aged 79. He was musician (piano, keyboards, percussion), composer and bandleader. He is regarded as one of the major piano players to emerge in jazz during the post-John Coltrane era. Recorded and performed with the most important Jazz musicians including Miles Davis, Mongo Santamaria, Willie Bobo, Blue Mitchell, Herbie Mann, Stan Getz, Roy Haunes, Miroslav Vitous, Stanley Clarke, Richard Davis, Joe Farrell, Joe Henderson, Eric Kloss, Hubert Laws, Herbie Mann, Blue Mitchell, John Patitucci, Wayne Shorter, Cal Tjader, Sonny Stitt, Dave Pike, Armando Peraza, Marion Brown, Sadao Watanabe, Larry Coryell, John Surman, Elvin Jones, Rolf Kühn, Airto Moreira, Antony Braxton, Pete La Roca, Al Di Meola, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ron Carter, Gábor Szabó, Donald Byrd, Tete Montoliu, Chaka Khan, Eddie Gomez, Wallace Rooney, Herbie Hancock, Antonio Sanches, Gary Burton and Hiromi Uehara. Corea formed and lead Return to Forever, Circle, Chick Corea Elektric Band, Chick Corea Akoustic Band and Five Peace Band. As leader he released 77 studio and 23 live albums. Corea won 23 “Grammy Awards”.

On December 17, 2020.

On December 17, 2020, Stanley Cowell died aged 79. He was musician (piano), co-founder of the “Strata-East Records” label, and professor at the “Music Department of the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers”, the “State University of New Jersey”. He recorded with many famous jazz musicians including Gary Bartz, Larry Coryell, Richard Davis, Sonny Fortune, Roy Haynes, Jimmy Heath, The Heath Brothers, Stan Getz, Johnny Griffin, Bobby Hutcherson, J. J. Johnson, Clifford Jordan, Oliver Nelson, Jimmy Owens, Art Pepper, Buddy Terry, Charles Sullivan, Charles Toliver, Roland Kirk, Marion Brown, Harold Land, and Max Roach. As leader Cowell released 34 albums.

On February 26, 1966.

On February 26, 1966, “Impulse” label released “Ascension”, the 21st John Coltrane album. It was recorded on June 28, 1965, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Hubbard– trumpet
  • Dewey Johnson– trumpet
  • Marion Brown– alto saxophone
  • John Tchicai– alto saxophone
  • John Coltrane– tenor saxophone
  • Pharoah Sanders– tenor saxophone
  • Archie Shepp– tenor saxophone
  • McCoy Tyner– piano
  • Art Davis– bass
  • Jimmy Garrison– bass
  • Elvin Jones– drums

Track listing:

Edition I

“Ascension – John Coltrane

Edition II

“Ascension – John Coltrane

 

In February 1966.

In February 1966, “Impulse!” label released “Ascension”, the 38th John Coltrane album. It was recorded on June 28, 1965, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  • John Coltrane– tenor saxophone
  • Freddie Hubbard– trumpet
  • Dewey Johnson– trumpet
  • Marion Brown, John Tchicai– alto saxophone
  • Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp– tenor saxophone
  • McCoy Tyner– piano
  • Art Davis, Jimmy Garrison– bass
  • Elvin Jones– drums

Track listing:

  1. Edition I

Ascension – John Coltrane

  1. Edition II

Ascension – John Coltrane