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On March 31, 2017.

On March 31, 2017, “Columbia” label released “Triplicate”, the 38th Bob Dylan studio album. It was recorded in 2016, at “Capitol Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jack Frost.

Personnel:

  • Bob Dylan – vocals
  • Charlie Sexton, Dean Parks – guitar
  • Donnie Herron – steel guitar
  • Tony Garnier – bass
  • Geoff Gans – drums
  • George Receli – drums
  • James Harper – conductor, arrangements
  • Al Schmitt – recording, mixing
  • Steve Genewick – engineer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Tom Piazza – linear notes
  • John Shearer – photography

Track listing:

Disc 1 – ‘Til the Sun Goes Down

  1. I Guess I’ll Have to Change My Plans – Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz
  2. September of My Years – Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn
  3. I Could Have Told You – Carl Sigman, Jimmy Van Heusen
  4. Once Upon a Time – Charles Strouse, Lee Adams
  5. Stormy Weather – Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
  6. This Nearly Was Mine – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
  7. That Old Feeling – Sammy Fain, Lew Brown
  8. It Gets Lonely Early – Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn
  9. My One and Only Love – Guy Wood, Robert Mellin
  10. Trade Winds – Cliff Friend, Charles Tobias

Disc 2 – Devil Dolls

  1. Braggin – Jimmy Shirl, Robert Marko, Henry Katzman
  2. As Time Goes By – Herman Hupfeld
  3. Imagination – Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  4. How Deep Is the Ocean? – Irving Berlin
  5. S. I Love You – Gordon Jenkins, Johnny Mercer
  6. The Best Is Yet to Come – Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh
  7. But Beautiful – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  8. Here’s That Rainy Day – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  9. Where Is the One – Alec Wilder, Edwin Finckel
  10. There’s a Flaw in My Flue – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke

Disc 3 – Comin’ Home Late

  1. Day In, Day Out – Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer
  2. I Couldn’t Sleep a Wink Last Night – Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh
  3. Sentimental Journey – Les Brown, Ben Homer, Bud Green
  4. Somewhere Along the Way – Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Gallop
  5. When the World Was Young – Philippe-Gérard, Angèle Vannier, Johnny Mercer
  6. These Foolish Things – Eric Maschwitz, Jack Strachey
  7. You Go to My Head – John Frederick Coots, Haven Gillespie
  8. Stardust – Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish
  9. It’s Funny to Everyone But Me – Jack Lawrence
  10. Why Was I Born? – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II

In August 1964.

In August 1964, “Reprise” label released “It Might as Well Be Swing”, studio album by Frank Sinatra, accompanied by Count Basie and his orchestra. It was recorded June 9–12, 1964, Hollywood, and was produced by Sony Burke.

Personnel:

  • Frank Sinatra- vocals
  • Count Basie- piano
  • Quincy Jones- arranger, conductor
  • Al Porcino, Don Rader, Wallace Davenport, Al Aarons, George Cohn and Harry “Sweets” Edison- trumpets
  • Henry Coker, Grover Mitchell, Bill Hughes, Henderson Chambers and Kenny Shroyer – trombones
  • Frank Foster, Charles Fowlkes, Marshal Royal, Frank Wessand Eric Dixon – reeds
  • Emil Richards – vibraphone
  • George Catlett – double bass
  • Freddie Green- guitar
  • Sonny Payne- drums
  • Gerald Vinci, Israel Baker, Jacques Gasselin, Thelma Beach, Bonnie Douglas, Marshall Sosson, Erno Neufeld, Lou Raderman, Paul Shure and James Getzoff – violins
  • Virginia Majewski, Paul Robyn, Alvin Dinkin and Stan Harris –
  • violasEdgar Lustgarten and Ann Goodman – cellos
  • Lowell Frank – engineer
  • Ted Allen – cover photo

Track listing:

  1. Fly Me to the Moon – Bart Howard
  2. I Wish You Love – Léo Chauliac, Charles Trenet, Albert Beach
  3. I Believe in You – Frank Loesser
  4. More (Theme from Mondo Cane) – Riz Ortolani, Nino Oliviero, Marcello Ciorciolini, Norman Newell
  5. I Can’t Stop Loving You – Don Gibson
  6. Hello Dolly – Jerry Herman
  7. I Wanna Be Around – Johnny Mercer, Sadie Vimmerstedt
  8. The Best Is Yet to Come – Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh
  9. The Good Life – Sacha Distel, Jack Reardon
  10. Wives and Lovers – Burt Bacharach, Hal David

 

On December 17, 1999.

Grover Washington Jr

On December 17, 1999, Grover Washington, Jr. died aged 56. Being saxophonist, composer and arranger, he is considered to be one of the founders of the smooth jazz genre. Some of his most popular works feature his own compositions and covers of “Mister Magic”, “Take Five”, “Soulful Strut”, “Reed Seed”, “Black Frost”, “Winelight”, “Inner City Blues” and “The Best is Yet to Come”.  In his career he has performed and recorded with many famous musicians, including Kathleen Battle, Kenny Burrell, Hank Crawford, Charles Earland, Dexter Gordon, Urbie Green, Eddie Henderson, Masaru Imada, Boogaloo Joe Jones, Idris Muhammad, Gerry Mulligan, Don Sebesky, Johnny “Hammond” Smith, Melvin Sparks, Leon Spencer, Mal Waldron, Randy Weston, Bill Withers and Patti LaBelle.