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On February 9, 2020.

On February 9, 2020, Armando Anthony “Chick” Corea died aged 79. He was musician (piano, keyboards, percussion), composer and bandleader. He is regarded as one of the major piano players to emerge in jazz during the post-John Coltrane era. Recorded and performed with the most important Jazz musicians including Miles Davis, Mongo Santamaria, Willie Bobo, Blue Mitchell, Herbie Mann, Stan Getz, Roy Haunes, Miroslav Vitous, Stanley Clarke, Richard Davis, Joe Farrell, Joe Henderson, Eric Kloss, Hubert Laws, Herbie Mann, Blue Mitchell, John Patitucci, Wayne Shorter, Cal Tjader, Sonny Stitt, Dave Pike, Armando Peraza, Marion Brown, Sadao Watanabe, Larry Coryell, John Surman, Elvin Jones, Rolf Kühn, Airto Moreira, Antony Braxton, Pete La Roca, Al Di Meola, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ron Carter, Gábor Szabó, Donald Byrd, Tete Montoliu, Chaka Khan, Eddie Gomez, Wallace Rooney, Herbie Hancock, Antonio Sanches, Gary Burton and Hiromi Uehara. Corea formed and lead Return to Forever, Circle, Chick Corea Elektric Band, Chick Corea Akoustic Band and Five Peace Band. As leader he released 77 studio and 23 live albums. Corea won 23 “Grammy Awards”.

In February 1966.

In February 1966, “Blue Note” label released “Compulsion!!!!!”, the eight Andrew Hill album. It was recorded in 1965, at “Rudy Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Andrew Hill – piano
  • Freddie Hubbard – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • John Gilmore – tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
  • Cecil McBee – bass
  • Joe Chambers – drums
  • Renaud Simmons – conga, percussion
  • Nadi Qamar – percussion, African drums, thumb piano
  • Richard Davis – bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Andrew Hill.

  1. Compulsion
  2. Legacy
  3. Premonition
  4. Limbo

In January 1965.

In January 1965, “Blue Note” label released “In ‘n’ Out”, the third Joe Henderson album. It was released in April 1963, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Joe Henderson — tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Dorham — trumpet
  • McCoy Tyner — piano
  • Richard Davis — bass
  • Elvin Jones — drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Henderson except where noted.

  1. In ‘n’ Out
  2. Punjab
  3. Serenity
  4. Short Story – Kenny Dorham
  5. Brown’s Town – Kenny Dorham

On January 11, 1974.

On January 11, 1974, “Elektra” label released “Hotcakes”, the fourth Carly Simon studio album. It was recorded in September 1973, at “Producers Workshop” in Los Angeles, and October – November 1973, at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Richard Perry.

Personnel:

  • Carly Simon – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, whistle
  • James Taylor – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, horn arrangements and conductor
  • Kenny Ascher – acoustic piano, Hammond organ
  • Dr. John – acoustic piano, Hammond organ
  • David Spinozza – electric guitar
  • Bucky Pizzarelli – electric guitar
  • Jimmy Ryan – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Robbie Robertson – electric guitar
  • Klaus Voormann – bass guitar
  • Richard Davis – string bass
  • Larry Brean – slap bass 
  • Rick Marotta – drums
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Jim Gordon – drums
  • Billy Cobham – drums
  • Andy Newmark – drums
  • Russ Kunkel – drums
  • Ralph MacDonald – congas, percussion
  • George Devens – cabasa
  • Paul Buckmaster – string and woodwind arrangements, conductor
  • Howard Johnson – baritone saxophone, tuba 
  • Bobby Keys – tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • Barry Rogers – trombone 
  • Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone
  • Lani Groves – backing vocals
  • Carl Hall – backing vocals
  • Tasha Thomas – backing vocals
  • Todd Graff – backing vocals
  • Lucy Simon – backing vocals
  • Benny Diggs – backing vocals
  • Revelation – backing vocals
  • Richard Perry – backing vocals
  • Harry Maslin – engineer, remix
  • Bill Schnee – engineer, remix
  • Blasie Castellano – assistant engineer
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • Vincent Cesi (Push Pin Studios) – art direction, design
  • Ed Caraeff – cover photography
  • Vieri Salvadori – centerfold pgotography

Track listing:

All tracks by Carly Simon, except where noted.

  1. Safe and Sound – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  2. Mind on my Man
  3. Think I’m Gonna Have a Baby
  4. Older Sister
  5. Just Not True
  6. Hotcakes – James Taylor
  7. Misfit
  8. Forever My Love – Carly Simon, James Taylor
  9. Mockingbird – Inez Foxx, Charlie Foxx, James Taylor
  10. Grownup – Carly Simon
  11. Haven’t Got Time for the Pain – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman

On December 17, 2020.

On December 17, 2020, Stanley Cowell died aged 79. He was musician (piano), co-founder of the “Strata-East Records” label, and professor at the “Music Department of the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers”, the “State University of New Jersey”. He recorded with many famous jazz musicians including Gary Bartz, Larry Coryell, Richard Davis, Sonny Fortune, Roy Haynes, Jimmy Heath, The Heath Brothers, Stan Getz, Johnny Griffin, Bobby Hutcherson, J. J. Johnson, Clifford Jordan, Oliver Nelson, Jimmy Owens, Art Pepper, Buddy Terry, Charles Sullivan, Charles Toliver, Roland Kirk, Marion Brown, Harold Land, and Max Roach. As leader Cowell released 34 albums.

In July 1973.

In July 1973, “Atco” label released “Have a Good Time for Me”, the third Jonathan Edwards studio album. It was recorded in June 1973, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Peter Casperson.

Personnel:

  • Jonathan Edwards – vocals, chorus, acoustic guitar, harmonica, tambourine, lettering
  • Stuart Schulman – electric bass guitar, violin, piano, chorus
  • Bill Keith– banjo, pedal steel guitar, chorus
  • Bill Elliot – piano, organ, chorus
  • George Grantham– drums, vibes, harmony
  • Richard Davis– acoustic double bass
  • David Bromberg– mandolin, dobro, electric guitar
  • Al Anderson– electric guitar
  • Eric Lilljequist – harmony, chorus
  • Keith Spring – string arrangements, conductor
  • Jay Messina – engineer
  • Kristine Weaver – photography
  • Ann Christopher – album design

 Track listing:

  1. Have Yourself a Good Time for Me – Eric Lilljequist
  2. King of Hearts – Joe Dolce
  3. Places I’ve Been – Eric Lilljequist
  4. I’m Alone – Eric Lilljequist
  5. Travelin’ Blues – Jimmie Rodgers, Shelly Lee Alley
  6. Rollin’ Along – Joe Dolce
  7. My Home Ain’t in the Hall of Fame – Joe Dolce
  8. Angelina – Malcolm McKinney
  9. Thirty Miles to Go – Malcolm McKinney
  10. Sit Down Rock and Roll Man – Eric Lilljequist
  11. When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder – James Milton Black

 

In December 1965.

In December 1965, “Limelight” label released “Rip, Rig and Panic”, the twelve Roland Kirk album. It was recorded in January 1965, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Personnel:

  • Roland Kirk: tenor saxophone, stritch, manzello, flute, siren, oboe, castanets
  • Jaki Byard: piano
  • Richard Davis: bass
  • Elvin Jones: drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Roland Kirk except where noted.

  1. No Tonic Pres
  2. Once in a While – Michael Edwards, Bud Green
  3. From Bechet, Byas, and Fats
  4. Mystical Dream
  5. Rip, Rig & Panic
  6. Black Diamond – Milt Sealey
  7. Slippery, Hippery, Flippery

In December 1965.

In December 1965, “Limelight” label released “With Respect to Nat”, Oscar Peterson tribute album to Nat King Cole, who had died earlier that year. It was recorded October – November 1965, and was produced by Jack Tracy.

Personnel:

  • Oscar Peterson— vocals, piano
  • Hank Jones— piano
  • Ray Brown, Richard Davis— double bass
  • Herb Ellis, Barry Galbraith— guitar
  • Mel Lewis— drums
  • Wayne Andre, Jimmy Cleveland,  J. Johnson— trombone
  • Tony Studd — bass trombone
  • Seldon Powell— alto flute, tenor flute
  • Jerome Richardson— bass flute, tenor flute
  • John Frosk, Joe Newman— trumpet
  • Ernie Royal, Danny Stiles — trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Phil Woods— alto saxophone
  • Manny Albam— arranger, conductor

Track listing:

  1. When My Sugar Walks Down the Street – Gene Austin, Jimmy McHugh, Irving Mills
  2. It’s Only a Paper Moon – Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg, Billy Rose
  3. Walkin’ My Baby Back Home – Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk
  4. Sweet Lorraine – Cliff Burwell, Mitchell Parish
  5. Unforgettable – Irving Gordon
  6. Little Girl – Francis Henry, Matt Hyde
  7. Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good to You – Andy Razaf, Don Redman
  8. Orange Colored Sky – Milton DeLugg, William Stein
  9. Straighten Up and Fly Right – Nat King Cole, Irving Mills
  10. Calypso Blues – Clifford Carmen, Cole, Don George
  11. What Can I Say After I Say I’m Sorry? – Walter Donaldson, Abe Lyman
  12. Easy Listening Blues – Nadine Robinson

 

On December 16, 1990.

On December 16, 1990, “Paddle Wheel” label released “Blue Bossa”, the second George Adams album with the “New York Unit”. It was recorded in 1990, at “MusicInn Studio” in Tokyo.

Personnel:

  • George Adams– tenor sax
  • John Hicks– piano
  • Richard Davis– bass
  • Tatsuya Nakamura– drums

Track listing:

  1. Blue Bossa – Kenny Dorham
  2. The Everywhere Calypso – Sonny Rollins
  3. I Thought About You – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer
  4. Monk’s Mood – Thelonious Monk
  5. A Minor Melody – Roland Hanna
  6. Blues for Moment – George Adams
  7. Misako and Beautiful Shores – Richard Davis
  8. Take the “A” Train – Billy Strayhorn

On November 25, 1970.

On November 25, 1970, “Columbia” label released “Christmas and the Beads of Sweat”, the fourth Laura Nyro album. It was recorded in May 1970, in New York City, and was produced by Felix Cavaliere and Arif Mardin.

Personnel:

  • Laura Nyro – vocals, piano, arrangements
  • Barry Beckett– vibraphone
  • Felix Cavaliere– organ, bells
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • Eddie Hinton– electric guitar
  • David Hood– bass
  • Jack Jennings – percussion
  • Stuart Scharf– acoustic guitar
  • Duane Allman– guitar
  • Richard Davis– bass
  • Alice Coltrane– harp
  • Dino Danelli– drums
  • Cornell Dupree– electric guitar
  • Joe Farrell– woodwinds
  • Ashod Garabedian – oud
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Chuck Rainey– bass
  • Michael Szittai – cimbalin
  • Arif Mardin– arrangements, conductor
  • Roy Segal, Tim Geelan – engineer
  • Jerry Lee Smith, Doug Pomeroy -assistant engineer
  • Beth O’Brien – cover portrait

Track listing:

All tracks by Laura Nyro, except where noted.

  1. Brown Earth
  2. When I Was a Freeport and You Were the Main Drag
  3. Blackpatch
  4. Been on a Train
  5. Up on the Roof – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  6. Upstairs by a Chinese Lamp
  7. Map to the Treasure
  8. Beads of Sweat
  9. Christmas in My Soul