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On April 3, 2007.

On April 3, 2007, “Blue Note” label released “He Had a Hat”, the twelve Jeff Lorber album. It was recorded 2006 – 2007 and was produced by Bobby Colomby.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Lorber– piano, keyboards
  • Eric Benet– vocals
  • Paula Cole– vocals
  • Hubert Laws– flute
  • Gerald Albright – alto saxophone
  • Bob Sheppard– tenor saxophone
  • Kirk Whalum– tenor saxophone
  • Ada Rovatti– tenor saxophone
  • Tom Timko– tenor saxophone
  • Blood, Sweat & Tears– horns
  • Steve Jankowski– trumpet
  • Hernan Mulet– trumpet
  • Jens Wendelboe– bass and tenor trombone
  • The Lair Studio Brass Ensemble
  • The Krim Symphonic Orchestra– Orchestrated by Jeremy Lubbock
  • Chris Botti– trumpet
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet, horn arrangement
  • Jacques Voyemant– trombone
  • Tom Scott– horns, horn arrangement
  • Paul Jackson Jr.– guitar
  • Paul Brown– guitar
  • Russell Malone– guitar
  • Brian Bromberg– bass
  • Alex Al– bass
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Abe Laboriel Jr.– drums
  • Dave Weckl– drums
  • Vinnie Colaiuta– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Lorber, except where noted.

  1. Anthem For a New America
  2. He Had a Hat
  3. Grandma’s Hands  – Bill Withers
  4. Surreptitious
  5. All Most Blues
  6. Orchid
  7. BC Bop
  8. The Other Side of the Heart
  9. Hudson
  10. Super Fusion Unit
  11. Eye Tunes
  12. Requiem For Gandalf
  13. Burn Brightly
  14. Deep Night – bonus track

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

On July 12, 2017.

On July 12, 2017, Joe Fields died aged 88. He has worked for “London Records”,  “MGM”, “Verve”, “Prestige”, “Sue Records”, and “Buddha Records” (started their jazz division, “Cobblestone Records”), before he started his own label “Muse Records” in 1973. The label featured artists such as Pat Martino, Houston Person, Cedar Walton, Charlie Earland, Larry Coryell and Woody Shaw. In the 80’s Fields acquired “Savoy” and “Landmark Records” labels. “Savoy” owned recordings by Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and Dexter Gordon, among others. In 1997, Joe, and his son Barney, launched “HighNote” and “Savant Records”, labels that features artists such as Kenny Burrell, Houston Person, Wallace Roney, Eric Alexander, Freddy Cole, Tom Harrell and Russell Malone.