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On September 24, 2013.

September 24, 2013, “High Note” label released “One for Rudy”, the 32ndJoey DeFrancesco album. It was recorded in June 2013, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Joey DeFrancesco.


  • Joey DeFrancesco– Hammond B3
  • Steve Cotter – guitar
  • Ramond Banda – drums

Track listing;

  1. I Don’t Wanna Be Kissed – Jack Elliot, Harold Spina
  2. Budo – Miles Davis
  3. Goodbye – Gordon Jenkins
  4. Canadian Sunset – Eddie Heywood, Norman Gimbel
  5. Up Jumped Spring – Freddie Hubbard
  6. Way Out West – Sonny Rollins
  7. After You’ve Gone – Turner Layton, Henry Creamer
  8. Monk’s Dream – Thelonious Monk
  9. Stardust – Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish
  10. One for Rudy – Joey DeFrancesco

On September 12, 1995.

On September 12, 1995, “Blue Note” label released “A Better Understanding”, the 13th Sonny Fortune album. It was recorded in February 1995, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Marty Khan and Sonny Fortune.


  • Sonny Fortune– alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, alto flute, flute
  • Jerry González– trumpet, flugelhorn, congas
  • Robin Eubanks– trombone
  • Kenny Barron– piano
  • Wayne Dockery– bass
  • Ronnie Burrage, Billy Hart – drums
  • Steve Berrios– percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Sonny Fortune

  1. Mind Games
  2. Laying It Down
  3. Awakening
  4. A Swing Touch
  5. Never Again Is Such a Long Time
  6. It Ain’t What It Was
  7. It’s a Bird
  8. Tribute to a Holiday
  9. Long Before Our Mothers Cried

In August 1965.

In August 1965, “Impulse” label released “Sonny Rollins on Impulse!” the 24th Sonny Rollins album (his debut on Impulse! Label). It was recorded in July 1965, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Bob Thiele.


  • Sonny Rollins– tenor saxophone
  • Ray Bryant– piano
  • Walter Booker– bass
  • Mickey Roker– drums

Track listing:

  1. On Green Dolphin Street – Bronislaw Kaper, Ned Washington
  2. Everything Happens to Me – Tom Adair, Matt Dennis
  3. Hold ‘Em Joe – Harry Thomas
  4. The Blue Room – Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
  5. Three Little Words – Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby


In August 1960.

In August 1960, “New Jazz” label released “Cry! – Tender”, the twelve Yusef Lateef album. It was recorded in October 1957 and in October 1959, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Esmond Edwards.


  • Yusef Lateef– tenor saxophone, flute, oboe
  • Lonnie Hillyer– trumpet
  • Wilbur Harden– flugelhorn
  • Hugh Lawson– piano
  • Ernie Farrow– bass
  • Herman Wright – bass
  • Frank Gant – drums, percussion
  • Oliver Jackson – drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Yusef Lateef except where noted.

  1. Seabreeze – Larry Douglas, Fred Norman, Rommie Bearden
  2. Dopolous
  3. Cry! – Tender
  4. Butter’s Blues
  5. Yesterdays – Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern
  6. The Snow Is Green
  7. If You Could See Me Now – Tadd Dameron, Carl Sigman
  8. Ecaps


On August 2, 2005.

On August 2, 2005, “Savant” label released “Fun House”, the 15th Reuben Wilson album. It was recorded in December 2004, at “Van Gelder Studios” in Englewood, NJ, and was produced by Melvin Sparks.


  • Reuben Wilson– Hammond B-3
  • Cochemea Gastelum – tenor saxophone
  • Melvin Sparks– guitar
  • Mike Clark– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Reuben Wilson except where noted

  1. Easy Talk – Gene Redd, Hank Marr
  2. Fun House
  3. For the Love of You – The Isley Brothers, Chris Jasper
  4. Ronnie’s Bonnie
  5. Love Time
  6. Sweet Feet
  7. Minor Yours
  8. Loft Funk – Mike Clark

In August 1957.

In August 1957, “New Jazz” and “Prestige” labels released “The Cats”, the second Tommy Flanagan album. It was recorded in April 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Bob Weinstock.


  • Tommy Flanagan– piano
  • Idrees Sulieman– trumpet
  • John Coltrane– tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Burrell– guitar
  • Doug Watkins– bass
  • Louis Hayes– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Tommy Flanagan except where noted.

  1. Minor Mishap
  2. How Long Has This Been Going On? – GeorgeGershwin, Ira Gershwin
  3. Eclypso
  4. Solacium
  5. Tommy’s Tune


On July 27, 2018.

On July 27, 2018, “River House Records” label released “Children of Paradise”, the twelfth Willie Nile studio album. It was recorded February – April 2018, at “Hobo Sound” in Weehawken, NJ, and was produced by Stewart Lerman and Willie Nile.


  • Willie Nile– vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, piano
  • Johnny Pisano – bass, backing vocals
  • Matt Hogan – electric guitar
  • Jon Weber – drums
  • Steuart Smith– acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, harmonium, Hammond B3, Wurlitzer, glockenspiel
  • Andy Burton – Hammond B3
  • Frankie Lee – tambourine, backing vocals
  • James Maddock– backing vocals
  • Leslie Mendelson – backing vocals
  • Kevin Collins – executive producer
  • Barry LaPorte – associate producer
  • James Frazee – engineer
  • Stewart Lerman – engineer
  • Stewart Lerman – mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mixing
  • Deborah Maniaci – art direction
  • Cristina Arrigoni – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Willie Nile, except where noted.

  1. Seeds of a Revolution
  2. All Dressed Up And N Place to Go
  3. Don’t
  4. Earth Blues
  5. Children of Paradise – Willie Nile, Briley
  6. Getting Ugly Out There
  7. I Defy – Willie Nile, Frankie Lee
  8. Have I Ever Told You
  9. Secret Weapon
  10. Lookin’ for Someone – Willie Nile, Andrew Dorff
  11. Rock ’n’ Roll Sister
  12. All God’s Children

On July 24, 2007.

On July 24, 2007, “Rubber Jungle Records” label released “The Horseshoe Curve”, the sixth Trey Anastasio studio album. It was recorded 2004 – 2006, at “The Barn” in Burlington, Vermont, and was produced by Trey Anastasio.


  • Trey Anastasio– vocals, guitar, arranger
  • Andy Moroz- trombone
  • Cyro Baptista- percussion
  • Dave Grippo– alto and baritone saxophone
  • Jennifer Hartswick- trumpet
  • Peter Apfelbaum– tenor and baritone saxophone
  • Russell Remington- tenor saxophone, flute
  • Ray Paczkowski- keyboards
  • Russ Lawton- drums
  • Tony Markellis- bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Trey Anastasio, except where noted.

  1. Sidewalks of San Francisco – Trey Anastasio, Tony Markellis, Russ Lawton
  2. Olivia – Trey Anastasio, Cyro Baptista
  3. Burlap Sack & Pumps – Trey Anastasio, Tony Markellis, Russ Lawton, Kevin Hoffman
  4. The 5th Round – recorded live at “Tweeter Center” in Waterfront, Camden, NJ
  5. The Horseshoe Curve – Trey Anastasio, Tony Markellis, Russ Lawton – recorded live at “Amphitheatre” at Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA
  6. Noodle Rave
  7. Tube Top Tony
  8. Porters Pyramids

On July 18, 1973.

On July 18, 1973, “CTI” label released “Deodato 2”, the second Eumir Deodato studio album. It was recorded April – May 1973, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Creed Taylor.


  • Eumir Deodato – keyboards, acoustic and electric piano
  • John Tropea – guitars
  • John Giulino – bass
  • Stanley Clarke – bass
  • Alvin Brehm, Russell Savakus – arco bass
  • Billy Cobham, Rick Marotta – drums
  • Gilmore Degap, Rubens Bassini – congas, percussion
  • David Nadien, Elliot Rosoff, Emanuel Green, Gene Orloff, Harold Kohon, Harry Cykman, Harry Glickman, Harry Lookofsky, Irving Spice, Joe Malin, Max Ellen, Paul Gershman: violin
  • Alfred Brown, Emanuel Vardi – viola
  • Alan Shulman, Charles McCracken, George Ricci – cello
  • Joe Temperley – baritone sax
  • George Marge, Hubert Laws, Jerry Dodgion, Romeo Penque – flute
  • Tony Studd – bass trombone
  • Garnett Brown, Wayne Andre – trombone
  • Brooks Tillotson, Jim Buffington – French horn
  • Alan Rubin, Marvin Stamm, Jon Faddis – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Burt Collins, Joe Shepley, Victor Paz – trumpet

 Track listing:

  1. Nights in White Satin – Justin Hayward
  2. Pavane for a Dead Princess – Maurice Ravel
  3. Skyscrapers – Eumir Deodato
  4. Super Strut – Eumir Deodato
  5. Rhapsody in Blue – George Gershwin, arrangement and adaptation by Eumir Deodato


On July 17, 2012.

On July 17, 2012, “HihgNote” label released “Wonderful! Wonderful!”, the 31st Joey DeFrancesco album. It was recorded in March 2012, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood, NJ, and was produced by Joey DeFrancesco and Don Sickler.


  • Joey DeFrancesco– Hammond B3, trumpet
  • Larry Coryell– guitar
  • Jimmy Cobb– drums

Track listing:

  1. Wonderful! Wonderful! – Sherman Edwards, Ben Raleigh
  2. Five Spot After Dark – Benny Golson
  3. Wagon Wheels – Billy Hill, Peter DeRose
  4. Solitude – Duke Ellington, Eddie DeLange, Irving Mills
  5. Joey D – Larry Coryell
  6. Love Letters – Victor Young, Edward Heyman
  7. Old Folks – Willard Robison, Dedette Lee Hill
  8. JLJ Blues – Joey DeFrancesco