Tag Archives: New York City

John Zorn: Lacrosse

On January 25, 2000, “Tzadik” label released “Lacrosse”, album by John Zorn. It was recorded June 1977 in San Francisco and New York City in June 1978, and was produced by John Zorn.


  • John Zorn – soprano and alto saxophone, clarinet, liner notes
  • Eugene Chadbourne – acoustic guitar, dobro, electric guitar, twelve string guitar, liner notes, tiple, six string bass, twelve string acoustic guitar
  • Henry Kaiser – electric guitar
  • Davey Williams – banjo, electric guitar, hollow body guitar
  • Bruce Ackley – soprano saxophone, liner notes
  • Polly Bradfield – violin, viola, electric violin
  • LaDonna Smith – violin, viola
  • Mark Abbott – electronics
  • Allen Asaf – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Take 3
  2. Take 4
  3. Take 6
  4. Take 1
  5. Take 2
  6. Take 5
  7. Twins Version

Cameo: We All Know Who We Are

On January 2, 1978, “Chocolate City” label released “We All Know Who We Are”, the second Cameo studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Music Farm Studios” in New York City, “Hollywood Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Larry Blackmon.


  • Eric Durham – guitar
  • Charles Sampson – guitar
  • Tomi Jenkins – vocals
  • Gregory Johnson – vocals, piano, keyboards
  • Gary Dow – bass guitar
  • Larry Blackmon – lead vocals, drums, percussion
  • Wayne Cooper – vocals, percussion
  • Arnett Leftenant – saxophone, percussion
  • Nathan Leftenant – trumpet, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Larry Blackmon, except where noted.

  1. Inflation
  2. C On the Funk
  3. Why Have I Lost You
  4. Stand Up – Larry Blackmon, Eric Durham
  5. We All Know Who We Are – Larry Blackmon, Tomi Jenkins
  6. It’s Serious – Larry Blackmon, Greg “Doc” Johnson
  7. It’s Over – Larry Blackmon, Tomi Jenkins, Nathan Leftenant

George Russell: Stratusphunk

In January 1961, “Riverside” label released “Stratusphunk”, the fifth George Russell album. It was recorded in October 1960 in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.


  • George Russell – piano, arranger, conductor
  • Al Kiger – trumpet
  • David Baker: trombone
  • Dave Young: tenor saxophone
  • Chuck Israels: bass
  • Joe Hunt: drums

Track listing:

All tracks by George Russell except where noted

  1. Stratusphunk
  2. New Donna
  3. Bent Eagle – Carla Bley
  4. Kentucky Oysters – David Baker
  5. Lambskins – David Lahm
  6. Things New

Charles Mingus: Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus

In December 1960, “Candid” label released “Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus”, the 19th Charles Mingus album. It was recorded in October 1960, at “Nola Penthouse Sound Studios” in New York City.


  • Charles Mingus – bass
  • Ted Curson – trumpet
  • Eric Dolphy – alto saxophone, bass clarinet
  • Dannie Richmond – drums
  • Bob D’Orleans – engineer
  • Nat Hentoff – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Charles Mingus.

  1. Folk Forms No. 1
  2. Original Faubus Fables
  3. What Love
  4. All the Things you Could Be by Now if Sigmund Freud’s Wife Was Your Mother

Johnny Griffin: The Little Giant

In December 1959, “Riverside” label released “The Little Giant”, the seventh Johnny Griffin album. It was recorded in August 1959, at “Reeves Sound Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.


  • Johnny Griffin – tenor saxophone
  • Blue Mitchell – trumpet
  • Julian Priester – trombone
  • Wynton Kelly – piano
  • Sam Jones – bass
  • Albert “Tootie” Heath – drums

Track listing:

  1. Olive Refractions – Norman Simmons
  2. The Message – Norman Simmons
  3. Lonely One – Babs Gonzales
  4. 63rd Street Theme – Johnny Griffin
  5. Playmates – Saxie Dowell
  6. Venus and the Moon – Norman Simmons

Art Blakeys Jazz Messengers: Hard Drive

In December 1957, “Bethlehem” label released “Hard Drive”, the ninth Art Blakey with The Jazz Messengers album. It was recorded in October 1957, in New York City, and was produced by Lee Kratf.


  • Art Blakey – drums
  • Junior Mance, Sam Dockery – piano
  • Spanky DeBrest – bass
  • Johnny Griffin – tenor saxophone
  • Bill Hardman – trumpet

Track listing:

  1. For Minors Only – Jimmy Heath
  2. Right Down Front – Johnny Griffin
  3. Deo-X – Bill Hardman
  4. Sweet Sakeena – Bill Hardman
  5. For Miles and Miles – Jimmy Heath
  6. Krafty – Johnny Griffin
  7. Late Spring – Leon Mitchell

Thom Bell

On December 22, 2022, Thomas Randolph Bell died aged79. He was producer, arranger and songwriter, regarded as one of the creators of the Philadelphia soul in the 70’. As songwriter, arranger and producer he worked with Hattie Winston, The Delfonics, The Stylistics, The Spinners, New York City, Elton John, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Denice Williams, Jerry Butler, Archie Bell & the Drells, Jerry Bell, Dionne Warwick, The O’Jays, Dusty Springfield.  and James Ingram. In 2016, Bell was inducted into the “Songwriters Hall of Fame”, and into the ”Musicians Hall of Fame”.

Ted Curson: Jubilant Power

In December 1976, “Inner City” label released “Jubilant Power”, the eleventh Ted Curson album. It was recorded in October 1976, the live recordings were made at “Rittenhouse Square” in Philadelphia and the studio recordings were made at “Downtown Sound Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Irv Kratka.


  • Ted Curson – trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet, cowbells
  • Chris Woods – flute, alto saxophone
  • Nick Brignola – baritone saxophone, saxello
  • Andy LaVerne – piano 
  • Jim McNeely – piano
  • David Friesen – bass
  • Steve McCall -drums
  • Bob Merigliano – drums
  • Sam Jacobs – congas

Track listing:

All tracks by Ted Curson.

  1. Reava’s Waltz
  2. Ted’s Tempo
  3. Song of the Lonely
  4. Airi’s Tune
  5. Searchin’ for the Blues
  6. Marjo

Ronnie Foster: Sweet Revival

In December 1972, “Blue Note” label released “Sweet Revival”, the second Ronnie Foster studio album. It was recorded in December 1972, at “Generation Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Horace Ott.


  • Ronnie Foster – organ
  • David Spinozza, John Tropea – electric guitar
  • Wilbur Bascomb Jr. – electric bass
  • Bernard Purdie – drums
  • Ernie Hayes – electric piano
  • Garnett Brown – trombone
  • Seldon Powell – tenor saxophone
  • Horace Ott – arranger, conductor

Track listing:

All tracks by Ronnie Foster, except where noted.

  1. Sweet Revival – Joe Sample
  2. Lisa’s Love
  3. Back Stabbers – Leon Huff, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead
  4. Me and Mrs. Jones – Kenny Hamble, Cary Gilbert, Leon Huff
  5. Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan
  6. Where Is the Love – Ralph McDonald, William Salter
  7. Some Neck
  8. It’s Just Gotta Be That Way – Wayne Henderson
  9. Superwoman – Stevie Wonder
  10. Inot

Waylon Jennings: Jewels

In December 1968, “RCA Victor” label released “Jewels”, the tenth Waylon Jennings album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Chet Atkins.


  • Waylon Jennings – vocals, guitar

Track listing:

  1. New York City, RFD – Larry Collins, Alice Joy
  2. Today I Started Loving You Again – Merle Haggard, Bonnie Owens
  3. Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
  4. If You Were Mine to Lose – Mickey Jaco
  5. See You Around (On Your Way Down) – Harlan Howard
  6. Six Strings Away – Waylon Jennings
  7. Yours Love – Harlan Howard
  8. How Much Rain Can One Man Stand – Dallas Frazier
  9. Mental Revenge – Mel Tillis
  10. I’m Doing This for You – Hank Cochran
  11. You Love the Ground I Walk On – Harlan Howard, Don McHan
  12. My Ramona – Merle Haggard