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On November 8, 2011.

On November 8, 2011, “Mack Avenue” label released “Conversations with Christian”,  the tenth Christian McBride album. It was recorded in 2011, at “Avatar Studios”, and “MSR Studios” in New York City, “Chicago Recording Company” in Chicago, “LeGonks”  in Los Angeles, and was produced by Christian McBride.

Personnel:

  • Christian McBride – upright bass
  • Angélique Kidjo – vocal
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater – vocal
  • Sting – vocal
  • Gina Gershon – vocal
  • Hank Jones – piano
  • Roy Hargrove – trumpet
  • George Duke – keyboards
  • Regina Carter – violin
  • Ron Blake – saxophone
  • Chick Corea – piano
  • Billy Taylor – piano
  • Russell Malone – guitar
  • Randall Kennedy – creative directo
  • André Kimo – associate producer
  • Mat Lejeune – engineer
  • Fernando Lodeiro – assistant engineer
  • Anna Webber – photography

Track listing:

  1. Afrika – Jean Hébrail, Angélique Kidjo
  2. Fat Bach and Greens – Johann Sebastian Bach, traditional
  3. Consider Me Gone – Sting
  4. Guajeo y Tumbao – Eddie Palmieri
  5. Baubles, Bangles and Beads – George Forrest, Robert Wright
  6. Spiritual – Billy Taylor
  7. It’s Your Thing – O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley
  8. Alone Together – Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz
  9. McDukey Blues – Christian McBride
  10. Tango Improvisation #1 – Chick Corea, Christian McBride
  11. Sister Rosa – Christian McBride
  12. Shake ‘n Blake – Christian McBride
  13. Chitlins and Gefiltefish – Christian McBride
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On September 27, 2011.

On September 27, 2011, “Mack Avenue” label released “The Good Feeling”, album by the Christian McBride Big Band. It was recorded in 2011, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Christian McBride. In 2011, the album won “Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album”.

Personnel:

  • Christian McBride– double bass
  • Steve Wilson– alto saxophone, flute
  • Todd Bashore – alto saxophone, flute
  • Ron Blake– tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute
  • Todd Williams – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Loren Schoenberg– tenor saxophone
  • Carl Maraghi – baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
  • Frank Greene – trumpet
  • Freddie Hendrix – trumpet
  • Nicholas Payton– trumpet
  • Nabati Isles – trumpet
  • James Burton – trombone
  • Steve Davis– trombone
  • Michael Dease– trombone
  • Douglas Purviance– bass trombone
  • Xavier Davis– piano
  • Ulysses Owens– drums
  • Melissa Walker – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Christian McBride except where noted.

  1. Shake ‘n’ Blake
  2. Broadway – Bill Bird, Teddy McRae, Henri Woode
  3. Brother Mister
  4. When I Fall in Love – Edward Heyman, Victor Young
  5. Science Fiction
  6. The Shade of the Cedar Tree
  7. The More I See You – Mack Gordon, Harry Warren
  8. I Should Care – Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston
  9. A Taste of Honey – Ric Marlow, Bobby Scott
  10. Bluesin’ in Alphabet City
  11. In a Hurry

On September 11, 2000.

On September 11, 2000, “Verve” label released “Sci-Fi”, the fourth Christian McBride studio album. It was recorded in February 2000, at “Avatar Studios”, and was produced by Christian McBride.

Personnel:

  • Christian McBride – upright and electric bass, keyboards
  • Ron Blake– tenor and soprano sax
  • Shedrick Mitchell – piano, electric piano
  • Rodney Green – drums
  • Herbie Hancock– piano
  • Dianne Reeves– vocalese
  • Toots Thielemans– harmonica
  • James Carter– bass clarinet
  • David Gilmore– acoustic and electric guitar
  • Joe Ferla – recording, mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Christian McBride, except where noted.

  1. Aja – Walter Becker, Donald Fagen
  2. Uhura’s Moment Returned
  3. Xerxes
  4. Lullaby for a Ladybug
  5. Science Fiction
  6. Walking on the Moon – Sting
  7. Havona – Jaco Pastorius
  8. I’ll Guess I’ll Have to Forget
  9. Butterfly Dreams – Stanley Clarke
  10. Via Mwandishi
  11. The Sci-fi Outro

On September 10, 2012.

On September 10, 2012, “4AD” label released “Love This Giant”, studio album by David Byrne and St. Vincent. It was recorded 2009 – 2012, at “Water Music Studio” in Hoboken, New Jersey, and “Patrick Dillett’s Studio” in New York City, and was produced by David Byrne, Annie Clark, John Congleton, and Patrick Dillett.

Personnel:

  • David Byrne- guitar,  vocals,  percussion programming; Omnichord
  • Vincent– guitar, vocals, production; synth bass; piano
  • Jacquelyn Adams, Eric Davis, Lawrence Di Bello, Rachel Drehmann, J. Kelly, Chris Komer – French horn
  • Randy Andos – tuba
  • Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
  • Stuart D. Bogie, Ron Blake, Martín Perna, Cochemea Gastelum , Jack Bashkow, Stan Harriison, Bob Magnuson, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Steve Elson, Alex Foster, Patrick Milando, Jonathan Powell, Tom Timko – saxophone
  • Jordan McLean, Josh Frank, Earl Gardner, Mike Gurfield, Ravi Best, David Guy, Dominic Derasse, Gareth Flowers, Kelly Pratt– trumpet
  • Jeff Caswell – bass trombone
  • John Congleton– drum programming; synth
  • The Dap-Kings
  • Kenneth Finn, Tom Hutchinson– euphonium
  • Paul Frazier – bass guitar
  • William Lang, Aaron Johnson, Ryan Keberle, Brian Mahany, Ozzie Melendez, Mike Seltzer, Steve Turre, Michael Williams– trombone
  • Anthony LaMarca– drums
  • Lenny Pickett– saxophone, brass arrangement
  • Mauro Refosco– snare drum, timpani
  • Marcus Rojas, Kyle Turner, Bob Stewart– tuba
  • Evan Smith – clarinet, flute
  • Jon Altschuler – engineering
  • Greg Calbi– mastering
  • Patrick Dillett– mixing, drum programming
  • Tony Finno, Ken Thompson – brass arrangements
  • Yuki Takahashi – engineering
  • Gabe Bartalos – prosthetics
  • Richard Burbridge – cover photo
  • Catalina Kulczar, Juan Marin, LeeAnn Rossi – art
  • Steve Powers – type design
  • Noah Wall – package design, art

Track listing:

All tracks by David Byrne and Annie Clark, except where noted

  1. Who
  2. Weekend in the Dust
  3. Dinner for Two
  4. Ice Age – Annie Clark
  5. I Am an Ape
  6. The Forest Awakes – David Byrne, Annie Clark, Walt Whitman
  7. I Should Watch TV
  8. Lazarus
  9. Optimist
  10. Lightning
  11. The One Who Broke Your Heart
  12. Outside of Space & Time – David Byrne

 

On March 11, 2003.

On March 11, 2003, “Virgin” label released “Diamonds on the Inside”, the fifth Ben Harper album. It was recorded in 2002, and was produced by Ben Harper.

Personnel:

  • Ben Harper – organ, acoustic guitar, bass, drums, electric guitar, vocals, synthesiser bass, tongue drum
  • Al Yasha Anderson – guitar solo
  • Carla Benson – background vocals
  • Ron Blake – trumpet
  • Leo Chelyapov – clarinet
  • John Ingram – background vocals
  • Greg Kurstin– synthesizer, piano, celeste, Hammond organ, electric piano, background vocals, clavinet, mellotron
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo– vocals
  • Greg Leisz– pedal steel
  • Timothy Loo – cello
  • Misty Love – background vocals
  • Leon Mobley– percussion, sound effects, background vocals
  • Juan Nelson – bass, background vocals
  • Nicky Panicci (a.k.a. Nicky P.) – acoustic guitar, guitar, electric guitar
  • David Ralicke – trombone
  • Darrel Sims – viola
  • Amy Wilkins – harp
  • Rebecca Yeh – cello
  • Josef Zimmerman – upright bass
  • Engineers: Todd Burke, Rick “Soldier” Will
  • Assistant engineers: Kevin Dean, June Murakawa
  • Mixing: Todd Burke
  • Mastering: Gavin Lurssen
  • Arrangers: Ben Harper, Greg Kurstin
  • Assistants: Josh Florian, Rail Jon Rogut
  • Advisor: Ben Elder
  • Design: Mike King
  • Layout Design: Mike King
  • Photography: Warren Darius Aftahi, Blue Sky, Jon Shapiro
  • Research: Ben Elder

Track listing:

All tracks by Ben Harper except where noted.

  1. With My Own Two Hands
  2. When It’s Good
  3. Diamonds On The Inside
  4. Touch from Your Lust
  5. When She Believes
  6. Brown Eyed Blues – Ben Harper, Juan Nelson
  7. Bring the Funk – Charles, Ben Harper, Greg Kurstin, Leon Mobley, Juan Nelson
  8. Everything
  9. Amen Omen
  10. Temporary Remedy
  11. So High So Low
  12. Blessed to Be a Witness
  13. Picture of Jesus
  14. She’s Only Happy in the Sun – Dean Butterworth, Ben Harper