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On April 22, 2003.

On April 22, 2003, “Stretch” label released “Rendezvous in New York”, the 60th Chick Corea studio album. It was recorded 2002 – 2003, in New York City, and was produced by Chick Corea and Herbert Waltl.

Personnel:

  • Chick Corea – piano
  • Gonzalo Rubalcaba– piano
  • Bobby McFerrin– vocals
  • Gary Burton– vibraphone
  • Terence Blanchard– trumpet
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Joshua Redman– tenor saxophone
  • Steve Wilson– alto saxophone
  • Steve Davis– trombone
  • Tim Garland– tenor saxophone
  • Eddie Gómez– bass
  • Miroslav Vitous– bass
  • John Patitucci– bass
  • Christian McBride– bass
  • Avishai Cohen– bass
  • Roy Haynes– drums
  • Jeff Ballard – drums
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Dave Weckl– drums

Track listing:

  1. Armando’s Rhumba – Chick Corea
  2. Blue Monk – Thelonious Monk
  3. Concierto de Aranjuez/Spain – Joaquín Rodrigo, Chick Corea
  4. Matrix – Chick Corea
  5. Glass Enclosure/Tempus Fugit – Bud Powell
  6. Crystal Silence – Chick Corea, Neville Potter
  7. Bessie’s Blues – John Coltrane
  8. Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert
  9. Armando’s Tango – Chick Corea
  10. Concierto de Aranjuez/Spain – Joaquin Rodrigo, Chick Corea
  11. Lifeline – Chick Corea
  12. Quartet No. 2, Pt. 1 – Chick Corea
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On April 21, 1998.

On April 21, 1998, “Enja” label released “Light Breeze”, the 18th Franco Ambrosetti album. It was recorded in 1997, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Matthias Winckelmann.

Personnel:

  • Franco Ambrosetti– flugelhorn
  • John Abercrombie– guitar
  • Antonio Faraò– piano
  • Miroslav Vitous– bass
  • Billy Drummond– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Franco Ambrosetti except where noted

  1. Versace – Daniel Humair
  2. Silli’s Nest (Interlude 1)
  3. Deborah – Gian Luca Ambrosetti
  4. Culture and Sensitivity (Interlude 2) – John Abercrombie
  5. Contempo Latinsky
  6. Elegia (Interlude 3) – Antonio Faraò
  7. My Foolish Heart – Victor Young, Ned Washington
  8. Virtuosismo (Interlude 4) – Miroslav Vitous
  9. One for the Kids – George Gruntz
  10. Percussion Dreams (Interlude 5) – Billy Drummond
  11. Giant Steps – John Coltrane
  12. Silli in the Sky

On February 19, 2017.

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On February 19, 2017, Larry Coryell died aged 73. He was guitarist known as the “Godfather of Fusion”. As a leader he has recorded 65 albums, and has performed and recorded with many world known music acts including: John McLaughlin,  Miroslav Vitouš, Chick Corea, Paul Santa Maria, Lenny White, Victor Bailey, Badi Assad, John Abercrombie, John Hicks, Willie Williams, Santi Debriano, Yoron Israel, Billy Cobham, Alphonse Mouzon, The Eleventh House, The Appletree Theatre, Jim Pepper, Gary Burton, Randy Brecker, Jazz Composer’s Orchestra, Wolfgang Dauner, The 5th Dimension, The Free Spirits, Chico Hamilton, Arnie Lawrence, Herbie Mann, Michael Mantler, Steve Marcus, Charles Mingus, Bob Moses, Chico O’Farrill, The Arista All Stars, Simon & Bard Group, Dennis Haklar, Joey DeFrancesco, The Fusion Syndicate, The Wide Hive Player, Kenny Drew Jr., Michael Urbaniak and Dylan Taylor.

On May 26, 1972.

I sing body electric

On May 26, 1972, “Columbia” label released “I Sing the Body Electric”, the second Weather Report album. It was recorded 1971 – 1972, and was produced by Robert Devere. The last three album tracks were recorded on January 13, 1972, live in concert in Tokyo and were edited for “I Sing the Body Electric”. These tracks can be heard in their entirety on 1972 import album “Live in Tokyo”. The album title is from an 1855 poem by Walt Whitman and a 1969 short story by Ray Bradbury.

Personnel:

  • Josef Zawinul- electric and acoustic piano, ARP 2600 synthesizer
  • Wayne Shorter- saxophones
  • Miroslav Vitouš- bass
  • Eric Gravatt- drums
  • Dom Um Romão- percussion
  • Andrew White- english horn
  • Hubert Laws, Jr. – flute
  • Wilmer Wise- D and piccolo trumpets
  • Yolande Bavan- voice
  • Joshie Armstrong – voice
  • Chapman Roberts – voice
  • Ralph Towner- 12-string guitar

Track listing:

  1. Unknown Soldier – Joe Zawinul
  2. The Moors – Wayne Shorter
  3. Crystal – Miroslav Vitouš
  4. Second Sunday In August – Joe Zawinul
  5. Medley: Vertical Invader – Joe Zawinul) / H. – Miroslav Vitouš) /Dr. Honoris Causa – Joe Zawinul
  6. Surucucú – Wayne Shorter
  7. Directions – Joe Zawinul

On May 12, 1971.

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On May 12, 1971, “Columbia” label released the self-titled, debut Weather Report album. It was recorded February – March 1971, and was produced by Shoviza Productions. The album was voted “Jazz Album of the Year” in “Down Beat Readers Poll”, and it won “Swing Journal” magazine “Grand Prix Award” in the “Journal’s Readers’ and Critics” polls.

Personnel:

  • Joe Zawinul– electric and acoustic piano
  • Wayne Shorter– soprano saxophone
  • Miroslav Vitouš– electric and acoustic bass
  • Alphonse Mouzon– drums, voice
  • Airto Moreira– percussion
  • Barbara Burton – percussion
  • Don Alias– percussion

Track listing:

  1. Milky Way – Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul
  2. Umbrellas – Wayne Shorter, Miroslav Vitous, Joe Zawinul
  3. Seventh Arrow – Miroslav Vitous
  4. Orange Lady – Joe Zawinul
  5. Morning Lake – Miroslav Vitous
  6. Waterfall – Joe Zawinul
  7. Tears – Wayne Shorter
  8. Eurydice – Wayne Shorter

 

On March 24, 1974.

mysterious traveler

On March 24, 1974, “Columbia” label released “Mysterious Traveller”, the fifth Weather Report album. It was recorded February 1974 – May 1974 in “Devonshire Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter. In 1974, readers of “Down Beat” magazine voted “Mysterious Traveller” album of the year.

Personnel:

  • Joe Zawinul- electric and acoustic piano, synthesizer, guitar, kalimba, organ, tamboura, clay drum, tack piano, melodica
  • Wayne Shorter- soprano and tenor saxophone, tack piano
  • Miroslav Vitouš- upright bass
  • Alphonso Johnson- bass guitar
  • Ishmael Wilburn- drums
  • Skip Hadden- drums
  • Dom Um Romão- percussion, drums
  • Ray Barrettopercussion
  • Meruga – percussion
  • Steve Little -timpani
  • Don Ashworth -ocarinas and woodwinds
  • Isacoff -tabla, finger cymbals
  • Edna Wright – vocals
  • Marti McCall – vocals
  • Jessica Smith – vocals
  • James Gilstrad – vocals
  • Billie Barnum – vocalists

Track listing:

  1. Nubian Sundance – Joe Zawinul
  2. American Tango – Miroslav Vitouš, Zawinul
  3. Cucumber Slumber – Alphonso Johnson, Joe Zawinul
  4. Mysterious Traveller – Wayne Shorter
  5. Blackthorn Rose – Wayne Shorter
  6. Scarlet Woman – Alphonso Johnson, Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul
  7. Jungle Book – Joe Zawinul