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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 1957.

In July 1957, “King” label released “Triple Threat”, the debut Roland Kirk album. It was recorded in November 1956 in New York City.

Personnel:

  • Roland Kirk – tenor saxophone, manzello, flute, stritch
  • James Madison – piano
  • Carl Pruitt – bass
  • Henry Duncan – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Roland Kirk except where noted.

  1. Roland’s Theme
  2. Slow Groove
  3. Stormy Weather – Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
  4. The Nearness of You – Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington
  5. A La Carte
  6. Easy Living – Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin
  7. Triple Threat

In December 1965.

In December 1965, “limelight” label released “Slightly Latin”, the eleventh Roland Kirk album. It was recorded in November 1965, in New York City, and was produced by Hal Mooney.

Personnel:

  • Roland Kirk:  tenor and baritone saxophone, flute, bagpipes, picollo, stritch, clarinet,
  • Virgil Jones: trumpet
  • Martin Banks: flugelhorn
  • Garnett Brown: trombone, arranger
  • Horace Parlan: piano, celeste, vibraphone
  • Eddie Mathias: double bass
  • Sonny Brown: drums, nagoya harp
  • Montego Joe: conga
  • Manuel Ramos: percussion
  • Coleridge Perkinson: conductor
  • Unidentified choir

Track listing:

All tracks by Roland Kirk except where noted.

  1. Walk On By – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  2. Raouf
  3. It’s All in the Game – Charles Dawes, Carl Sigman
  4. Juarez
  5. Shaky Money
  6. Nothing But the Truth
  7. Safari – Eddie Mathias
  8. And I Love Her – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  9. Ebrauqs

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

On March 28, 2013.

On March 28, 2013, Hugh C. McCracken died aged 70. He was guitarist, harmonica player, arranger and producer, best known as session musician who has performed on albums of famous musicians, including Graham Parker, Yoko Ono, Eric Carmen, Loudon Wainwright III, Lou Donaldson, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, The Four Seasons, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Hank Crawford, Jerry Jemmott, Dr. John, Gary Wright, Donald Fagen, Jimmy Rushing, Billy Joel, Roland Kirk, Roberta Flack, B. B. King, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, The Monkees, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Idris Muhammad, James Taylor, Phoebe Snow, Bob Dylan, Linda McCartney, Ron Carter, Rusty Bryant, Marlena Shaw, Deodato, Carly Simon and Andy Gibb. From 1969-1972, McCracken was member of Mike Mainieri’s White Elephant Orchestra.

On October 25, 1968.

Jethro_Tull_-_This_Was

On October 25, 1968, “Island” label released “This Was”, the debut Jethro Tull  album.  It was recorded June 1968 – August 1968, at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by Terry Ellis, Ian Anderson, Mick Abrahams, Glenn Cornick, Clive Bunker and David Palmer. This is the only studio album recorded with Mick Abrahams.

Personnel:

  • Ian Anderson– lead vocals, flute, mouth organ, “claghorn”, piano
  • Mick Abrahams– guitar, backing and lead vocals, nine-string guitar
  • Glenn Cornick– bass guitar
  • Clive Bunker– drums, hooter, charm bracelet
  • David Palmer– French horn, orchestral arrangements

Track listing:

  1. My Sunday Feeling – Ian Anderson
  2. Some Day the Sun Won’t Shine For You – Ian Anderson
  3. Beggar’s Farm – Mick Abrahams, Ian Anderson
  4. Move on Alone – Mick Abrahams
  5. Serenade to a Cuckoo – Roland Kirk
  6. Dharma for One – Ian Anderson, Clive Bunker
  7. It’s Breaking Me Up – Ian Anderson
  8. Cat’s Squirrel – traditional, arranged by Mick Abrahams
  9. A Song for Jeffrey – Ian Anderson
  10. Round – Ian Anderson, Mick Abrahams, Clive Bunker, Glenn Cornick, Terry Ellis

 

On May 18, 2004.

Elvin Jones

On May 18, 2004, Elvin Ray Jones died aged 77. He was a jazz drummer of the post-bop era , performed with  Charles Mingus, Teddy Charles, Bud Powell and Miles Davis, but he is best known as a member of the John Coltrane quartet (from 1960 to 1966) along with Jimmy Garrison on bass and McCoy Tyner on piano, in the celebrated recording phase including the album “A love supreme”. Jones recorded with numerous artists including Art Farmer, J.J. Johnson, Aaron Bell, Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers, Pepper Adams, Kenny Burrell, Sonny Rollins, Thad Jones, Idris Sulieman, Mal Waldron, Steve Lacy, Bernie Green, Hank Jones, Jimmy Forest, Randy Weston, Curtis Fuller, Gil Evans, Harry Lookofsky, Julian Priester, Barry Harris, Clifford Jordan, Sonny Red, Yusef Lateef, Lee Konitz, Freddie Hubbard, Pony Poindexter, Duke Ellington, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Woods, Andrew Hill, Stan Getz, Bill Evans, Bob Brookmeyer, Wayne Shorter, Grant Green, Joe Henderson, Larry Young, Roland Kirk, Earl Hines, Jaki Byard, Larry Coryell, Ornette Coleman, Barney Kessel, Phineas Newborn Jr, Allen Ginsberg, Joe Farrell, Frank Foster, Billy Harper, Elek Bacsik, Oregon, Jimmy Rowles, Chico Freeman, Ray Brown, Pharaoh Sanders, Lew Soloff, James Williams, Marcus Roberts, Kenny Garrett, David Murray, Sonny Sharrock, Javon Jackson, Robert Hurst, John McLaughlin, Shirley Horn, Joe Lovano, Steve Griggs, Michael Brecker, Gary LeMel and Stefano di Battista, becoming one of the most recorded artists of all time.  As leader, Jones released 48 albums.