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Bruce Springsteen: Letter to You

On October 23, 2020, “Columbia” label released “Letter to You”, the twentieth Bruce Springsteen studio album. It was recorded in November 2019, at “Thrill Hill Recording” in Colts Neck, New Jersey, and was produced by Ron Aniello and Bruce Springsteen.

Personnel:

  • Bruce Springsteen – vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Nils Lofgren – vocals, guitar
  • Steven Van Zandt – vocals, guitar
  • Roy Bittan – vocals, piano
  • Charles Giordano – vocals, organ
  • Jake Clemons – saxophone
  • Patti Scialfa – vocals
  • Garry Tallent – vocals, bass guitar
  • Max Weinberg – vocals, drums, vocals
  • Rob Lebret, Ross Petersen, Ron Aniello – engineer
  • Toby Scott – additional engineering
  • Brandon Duncan – engineer assistant, digital editing
  • Bob Clearmountain – mixing
  • Rob Lebret – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Kevin Buell – guitars and technical services
  • Shari Sutcliffe – music contractor
  • Michelle Holme – art direction
  • Michelle Holme, Meghan Foley – design
  • Dave Bett – hand lettering
  • Danny Clinch – photography
  • Rob DeMartin, Tyler Chappel – recording photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bruce Springsteen.

  1. One Minute You’re Here
  2. Letter to You
  3. Burnin’ Train
  4. Janey Needs a Shooter
  5. Last Man Standing
  6. The Power of Praying
  7. House of a Thousand Guitars
  8. Rainmaker
  9. If I Was the Priest
  10. Ghosts
  11. Song for Orphans
  12. I’ll See You in My Dreams

Andrew Hill: Passing Ships

On October 21, 2003, “Blue Note” label released “Passing Ships”, album by Andrew Hill. It was recorded in November 1969, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Francis Wolff.

Personnel:

  • Andrew Hill – piano
  • Dizzy Reece – trumpet
  • Woody Shaw – trumpet
  • Joe Farrell – alto flute, English horn, bass clarinet, soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Howard Johnson – bass clarinet, tuba
  • Robert Northern – French horn
  • Julian Priester – trombone
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Lenny White – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Andrew Hill

  1. Sideways
  2. Passing Ships
  3. Plantation Bag
  4. Noon Tide
  5. The Brown Queen
  6. Cascade
  7. Yesterday’s Tomorrow

Jackie McLean: Damon’s Dance

In October 1970, “Blue Note” label released “Demon’s Dance”, the 38th Jackie McLean album. It was recorded in December 1967, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Francis Wollf.

Personnel:

  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Woody Shaw – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • LaMont Johnson – piano
  • Scotty Holt – bass
  • Jack DeJohnette – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – recording
  • Mati Klarwein – artwork
  • Bob Venosa – design
  • Leonard Feather – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Jackie McLean, except where noted.

  1. Demon’s Dance
  2. Toyland – Cal Massey
  3. Boo Ann’s Grand – Woody Shaw
  4. Sweet Love of Mine – Woody Shaw
  5. Floogeh
  6. Message From Trane – Cal Massey

Pete La Roca: Basra

In October 1965, “Blue Note” label release “Basra”, the debut Pete La Roca album. It was recorded in May 1965, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Pete La Roca – drums
  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Steve Kuhn – piano
  • Steve Swallow – bass
  • Rudy van Gelder – recording
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Ira Gitler – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Pete La Roca except where noted.

  1. Malagueña – Ernesto Lecuona
  2. Candu
  3. Tears Come from Heaven
  4. Basra
  5. Lazy Afternoon – John La Touche, Jerome Moross
  6. Eiderdown – Steve Swallow

Herbie Hancock: Takin’ Off

In October 1962, “Blue Note” label released “Takin’ Off”, the debut Herbie Hancock album. It was recorded in May 1962, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Herbie Hancock – piano
  • Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
  • Dexter Gordon – tenor saxophone
  • Butch Warren – double bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Herbie Hancock.

  1. Watermelon Man
  2. Three Bags Full
  3. Empty Pockets
  4. The Maze
  5. Driftin’
  6. Alone and I

Stanley Turrentine: Cherry

In September 1972, “CTI” label released “Cherry”, the 36th Stanley Turrentine album. It was recorded in May 1972, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Stanley Turrentine – tenor saxophone
  • Milt Jackson – vibraphone
  • Cornell Dupree – guitar
  • Bob James – piano, electric piano, arranger
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Billy Cobham – drums
  • Weldon Irvine Jr. – arranger

Track listing:

  1. Speedball – Lee Morgan
  2. I Remember You – Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger
  3. The Revs – Milt Jackson
  4. Sister Sanctified – Weldon Irvine
  5. Cherry – Ray Gilbert, Don Redman
  6. Introspective – Weldon Irvine

Larry Coryell: Cedars of Avalon

On September 17, 2002, “High Note” label released “Cedars of Avalon”, the 59th Larry Coryell album. It was recorded in December 2001, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Don Sickler.

Personnel:

  • Larry Coryell – guitar
  • Cedar Walton – piano
  • Buster Williams – bass
  • Billy Drummond – drums 

Track listing:

All tracks by Larry Coryell except where noted.

  1. Cedars of Avalon
  2. Bemsha Swing – Denzil Best, Thelonious Monk
  3. Fantasy in D – Cedar Walton
  4. Theme for Ernie – Fred Lacey
  5. Limehouse Blues – Philip Braham, Douglas Furber
  6. D-Natural Blues – Wes Montgomery
  7. What’s New? – Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke
  8. Newest Blues – Cedar Walton
  9. It Could Happen to You – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  10. Shapes

Sonny Stitt: Soul People

In September 1965, “Prestige” label released “Soul People”, the 50th Sonny Stitt album. It was recorded in 1964, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Ozzie Cadena, Bob Porter and Cal Lampley.

Personnel:

  • Sonny Stitt – alto saxophone and tenor saxophone
  • Booker Ervin – tenor saxophone
  • Grant Green – guitar
  • Vinnie Corrao – guitar
  • Don Patterson – organ
  • Billy James – drums

Track listing:

  1. Soul People – Sonny Stitt
  2. Sonny’s Book – Sonny Stitt
  3. “C” Jam Blues – Duke Ellington
  4. Medley: I Can’t Get Started / The Masquerade Is Over – Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin / Herb Magidson, Allie Wrubel

George Benson: Body Talk

On August 23, 1973, “CTI” label released “Body Talk”, the eleventh George Benson. It was recorded in July 1973, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • George Benson – lead guitar
  • Earl Klugh – rhythm guitar
  • Harold Mabern – electric piano
  • Ron Carter – acoustic bass
  • Gary King – electric bass
  • Jack DeJohnette – drums
  • Mobutu – percussion, congas
  • Frank Foster – tenor saxophone
  • Gerald Chamberlain – trombone
  • Dick Griffin – trombone
  • Jon Faddis – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • John Gatchell – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Waymon Reed – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Pee Wee Ellis – arrangements, conductor
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Bob Ciano – design
  • Pete Turner – photography
  • Steve Salmieri – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by George Benson, except where noted.

  1. Dance – George Benson, Pee Wee Ellis
  2. When Love Has Grown – Donny Hathaway, Gene McDaniels
  3. Plum
  4. Body Talk
  5. Top of the World