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On March 15, 2005.

On March 15, 2005, “Savant” label released “Keep It Simple”, the 24th Curtis Fuller album. It was recorded in September 2003, at “Rocky Mountain Studios” in Hilton Head, Carolina, and was produced by Jacey Falk.


  • Curtis Fuller – trombone 
  • Javon Jackson – tenor saxophone 
  • Doug Carn – piano
  • Rodney Jordan – bass
  • Fritz Wise – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Curtis Fuller except where noted

  1. Spoken Intro
  2. The Court
  3. Maze
  4. Girl Talk – Neal Hefti, Bobby Troup
  5. A La Mode
  6. Lover Man – Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez, Jimmy Sherman
  7. Western Sunrise – Doug Carn
  8. Arabia
  9. I Didn’t Know What Time It Was – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  10. Diane – Javon Jackson
  11. It’s You or No One – Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn

On August 17, 1993.

On August 17, 1993, “Warner Bros” label released “Between the Sheets”, the second Fourplay studio album. It was recorded in 1993, and was produced by Nathan East, Harvey Mason, Lee Ritenour and Bob James.


  • Bob James – piano, keyboards, arranger, executive producer
  • Lee Ritenour – guitar
  • Nathan East – bass guitar
  • Harvey Mason – drums, programming
  • Chaka Khan– vocals
  • Phillip Bailey– vocals
  • Phil Perry– vocals
  • Dee Fredrix – vocals
  • Neal Avron – engineer
  • Marcel East – engineer
  • Mike Kloster – engineer
  • Mike Piersante – engineer
  • Don Murray – engineer, mixing
  • Robert Vosgien – editing, mastering
  • Wally Traugott – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Chat – Bob James
  2. Monterey – Lee Ritenour
  3. Between the Sheets – Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, Chris Jasper
  4. Li’l Darlin – Neal Hefti
  5. Flying East – Marcel East, Nathan East
  6. Once in the A.M. – Lee Ritenour
  7. Gulliver – Bob James
  8. Amoroso – Harvey Mason
  9. A Summer Child – Harvey Mason
  10. Anthem – Harvey Mason
  11. Song for Somalia – Harvey Mason




On July 5, 2005.

On July, 2005, “DDB Records” label released “J’ai Deux Amours”, the fifteen Dee Dee Bridgewater album. It was recorded October – November 2004, at “Studio Plus XXX” in Paris, and was produced by Jean Marie Durand and Dee Dee Bridgewater.


  • Dee Dee Bridgewater – vocals
  • Marc Berthoumieux – accordion
  • Louis Winsberg – guitar
  • Patrick Manougian – guitar
  • Ira Coleman– double bass
  • Minino Garay – drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. J’ai deux amours (Two Loves Have I) – Georges Koger, John Murray, Vincent Scotto, Barry Trivers, Henri Eugene Vantard
  2. La mer – Albert Lasry, Jack Lawrence, Charles Trenet
  3. Ne me quitte pas – Jacques Brel, Rod McKuen
  4. Mon homme (My Man) – Jacques Charles, Channing Pollock, Albert Willemetz, Maurice Yvain
  5. Et maintenant (What Now My Love) – Gilbert Bécaud, Pierre Delanoë, Carl Sigman
  6. Que reste-t-il de nos amours (I Wish You Love) – Charles Trenet, Lee Wilson
  7. Dansez sur moi (Girl Talk) – Neal Hefti, Claude Nougaro, Bobby Troup
  8. La belle vie (The Good Life) – Jean Broussolle, Sacha Distel, Jack Reardon
  9. Avec le temps (About the Time) – Léo Ferré, McKuen
  10. La vie en rose (You’re Too Dangerous, Chérie) – Mack David, Louiguy, Édith Piaf
  11. Les feuilles mortes (Autumn Leaves) – Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert


In February 1965.

In February 1965, “Impulse!” label released “More Blues and the Abstract Truth”, the thirteen Oliver Nelson album. It was recorded in November 1964, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Bob Thiele.


  • Oliver Nelson- arranger, conductor
  • Thad Jones, Danny Moore – trumpet
  • Phil Woods- alto saxophone
  • Ben Webster- tenor saxophone
  • Phil Bodner- tenor saxophone, English horn
  • Pepper Adams- baritone saxophone
  • Roger Kellaway– piano
  • Richard Davis– bass
  • Grady Tate– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Oliver Nelson, except where noted

  1. Blues and the Abstract Truth
  2. Blues O’Mighty – Johnny Hodges
  3. Theme from Mr. Broadway – Dave Brubeck
  4. Midnight Blue – Neal Hefti
  5. The Critic’s Choice
  6. One for Bob
  7. Blues for Mr. Broadway – Dave Brubeck
  8. Goin’ to Chicago Blues – Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing

In February 1962.

In February 1962, “Blue Note” label released “The Cat Walk”, the 18th Donald Byrd album. It was recorded on May 2, 1961, and was produced by Alfred Lion.


  • Donald Byrd- trumpet
  • Pepper Adams- baritone saxophone
  • Duke Pearson- piano
  • Laymon Jackson – bass
  • Philly Joe Jones- drums

Track listing:

  1. Say You’re Mine – Duke Pearson
  2. Duke’s Mixture – Duke Pearson
  3. Each Time I Think of You – Donald Byrd, Duke Pearson
  4. The Cat Walk – Donald Byrd
  5. Cute – Neal Hefti
  6. Hello Bright Sunflower – Duke Pearson

In February 1961.

In February 1961, “Blue Note” label released “Moods”, the seventh  Three Sounds album. It was recorded on June 28, 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Alfred Lion.


  • Gene Harris- piano
  • Andrew Simpkins- bass
  • Bill Dowdy- drums

Track listing:

  1. Love for Sale – Cole Porter
  2. Things Ain’t What They Used to Be – Mercer Ellington
  3. On Green Dolphin Street – Bronisław Kaper, Ned Washington
  4. Loose Walk – Sonny Stitt
  5. Li’l Darlin – Neal Hefti
  6. I’m Beginning to See the Light – Duke Ellington, Don George, Jimmy Hodges, Harry James
  7. Tammy’s Breeze – Gene Harris
  8. Sandu – Clifford Brown

In January 1958.

In January 1958, “Roulette” label released “The Atomic Mr. Basie”, album by Count Basie and his Orchestra. It was recorded on October 21 and 22, 1957, at “Capitol Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Teddy Reig. At the 1st “Annual Grammy Awards”, the album won “Best Jazz Performance, Group” and “Best Performance by a Dance Band” awards.


  • Count Basie— piano
  • Wendell Culley, Snooky Young, Thad Jones, Joe Newman— trumpet
  • Henry Coker, Al Grey, Benny Powell— trombone
  • Marshal Royal, Frank Wess, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Frank Foster, Charles Fowlkes— reeds
  • Eddie Jones— bass
  • Freddie Green— guitar
  • Sonny Payne— drums
  • Joe Williams— vocals
  • Neal Hefti, Jimmy Mundy— arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks composed and arranged by Neal Hefti, except where noted.

  1. Kid from Red Bank – Count Basie, Neal Hefti
  2. Duet
  3. After Supper
  4. Flight of the Foo Birds
  5. Double-O
  6. Teddy the Toad
  7. Whirlybird
  8. Midnite Blue
  9. Splanky
  10. Fantail
  11. Lil’ Darlin’

In November 1964.

In November 1964, “Reprise” label released “Softly, as I Leave You”, album by Frank Sinatra. It was recorded August 1962 – October 1964, in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jimmy Bowen and Sonny Burke.


  • Frank Sinatra- vocals
  • Neal Hefti- conductor
  • Nelson Riddle- arranger, conductor
  • Marty Paich- arranger
  • Ernie Freeman- arranger
  • Billy May- arranger

Track listing:

  1. Emily – Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer
  2. Here’s to the Losers – Robert Wells, Jack Segal
  3. Dear Heart – Jay Livingston, Ray Evans, Henry Mancini
  4. Come Blow Your Horn – Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen
  5. Love Isn’t Just for the Young – Bernard Knee
  6. I Can’t Believe I’m Losing You – Don Costa, Phil Zeller
  7. Pass Me By – Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh
  8. Softly, as I Leave You – Hal Shaper, Antonio DeVito, Giorgio Calabrese
  9. Then Suddenly Love – Ray Alfred, Paul Vance
  10. Available – Sammy Cahn, Ned Wynn, L.B. Marks
  11. Talk to Me Baby – Robert E. Dolan, Johnny Mercer
  12. The Look of Love – Sammy Cahn, Van Heusen

In February 1974.


In February 1974, “Blue Thumb” label released “That’s a Plenty”, the second Pointer Sisters album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Frabcisco; “Quadraphonic Studios” in Nashville, and “Western Recording Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by David Rubinson & Friends, Inc.


  • Anita Pointer, Ruth Pointer, Bonnie Pointer, June Pointer– vocals
  • Bonnie Raitt– slide guitar
  • Weldon Myrick – pedal steel guitar
  • Jack Viertell, Jesse Ed Davis– electric guitar
  • John Shine – guitar
  • Robert Thompson – acoustic guitar
  • Norman Spicher – fiddle
  • David Briggs– piano
  • Tom Salisbury – keyboards, silverton accordion
  • David Grisman– mandolin
  • Herbie Hancock– piano, electric piano, clavinet, arp synthesizer
  • Harry “Sweets” Edison– trumpet
  • Britt Woodman– trombone
  • Jim Rothermel – clarinet
  • Floyd Cooley – tuba
  • Gordon Messick – trombone
  • James Goodwin – trumpet
  • John Neumann – bass
  • Norbert Putnam– bass
  • Paul Jackson– bass
  • Ron McClure– bass
  • Gaylord Birch– drums
  • Ken Buttrey– drums
  • Bill Summers– African talking drum, shekere, congas
  • David Rubinson – arrangements
  • Norman Landsberg, Jeffrey Cohen, Bruce Good – vocal arrangement
  • Tom Salisbury, Jeffrey Cohen, Bruce Good – associate producers
  • Jeremy Zatkin, Fred Catero, David Rubinson – recording
  • George Horn, Phil Brown – mastering
  • Randy Tuten – cover art
  • Herb Greene– art direction, photography

Track listing:

  1. Bangin’ on the Pipes / Steam Heat (Medley) – Bruce Good, Jeffrey Cohen, Richard Adler, Jerry Ross
  2. Salt Peanuts – Bruce Good, Jeffrey Cohen, Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Clarke
  3. Grinning in Your Face – Son House
  4. Shaky Flat Blues – June Pointer, Anita Pointer, Bonnie Pointer
  5. That’s a Plenty / Surfeit, U.S.A. (Medley) – Ray Gilbert, Lew Pollack/ Good, Cohen
  6. Little Pony – Neal Hefti, Jon Hendricks, Dave Lambert
  7. Fairytale – A.Pointer, B.Pointer
  8. Black Coffee – Paul Francis Webster, Sonny Burke
  9. Love in Them There Hills – Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Roland Chambers

On May 20, 1977.


On May 20, 1977, “Polydor” label released “In the City”, the debut Jam studio album. It was recorded in March 1977, at “Stratford Place” in London, and was produced by Vic Smith and Chris Parry.


  • Paul Weller – vocals, guitars
  • Bruce Foxton – vocals, bass
  • Rick Buckler – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Weller, except where noted.

  1. Art School
  2. I’ve changed My Address
  3. Slow Down – Larry Williams
  4. I Got By in Time
  5. Away from the Numbers
  6. Batman Theme – Neal Hefti
  7. In the City
  8. Sounds from the Street
  9. Non-Stop Dancing
  10. Time for Truth
  11. Takin’ My Love
  12. Bricks and Moral