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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
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On May 29, 2012.

On May 29, 2012, “Verve” label released “The Absence”, the third Melody Gardot studio album. It was recorded in 2012, and was produced by Heitor Pereira. The album was certified Platinum in France by “SNEP”.

Personnel:

  • Melody Gardot – vocals, piano
  • Heitor Pereira – vocals, guitar, piano, arranger
  • Nico Abondolo – bass
  • Christian Kollgaard – bass
  • John Leftwich – bass
  • Michael Valerio – bass
  • Peter Erskine – drums
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Paulinho Da Costa – percussion
  • Paco Arroyo – percussion
  • Yolanda Arroyo – percussion
  • Larry Goldings – piano., mellodica
  • Coco Trivisonno – bandoneon
  • Jo Ann Turovsky – harp
  • Alfie Silas-Durio – background vocals
  • Tata Vega – background vocals
  • Bill Cantos – background vocals
  • Ali Witherspoon – background vocals
  • Louis Price – background vocals
  • Bill Maxwell – background vocals
  • Phil Roy – background vocals
  • Bruce Dukov – violin
  • Julie Gigante – violin
  • Serena McKinney – violin
  • Sarah Thornblade – violin
  • Tamara Hatwan – violin
  • Phillip Levy – violin
  • Lisa M. Sutton – violin
  • Helen Nightengale – violin
  • Katia Popov – violin
  • Alyssa Park – violin
  • Tereza Stanislav – violin
  • Roger Wilkie – violin
  • Brian Dembrow – viola
  • Andrew Duckles – viola
  • Dave Walther – viola
  • Matthew Funes – viola
  • Marlow Fisher – viola
  • Keith Greene – viola
  • Roland Kato – viola
  • Darrin McCann – viola
  • Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick – cello
  • Stephen Erdody – cello
  • Paula Hochhalter – cello
  • Dennis Karmazyn – cello
  • Armen Ksajikan – cello
  • Cecilia Tsan – cello
  • Martin Tillman – cello
  • Andrew Shulman – cello
  • Christina Soule – cello
  • Jessica Pearlman – oboe
  • Doug Webb – saxophone
  • Ron Kerber – clarinet
  • Dan Higgins – clarinet, flute
  • Ramon Flores – trumpet
  • Harry Kim – trumpet
  • Andrew Lippman – trombone
  • Nick Glennie-Smith – conductor
  • Ladd McIntosh – orchestration
  • Glenn Barratt – engineer
  • Sebastian Zuleta – engineer
  • Jeremy Miller – assistant engineer
  • Vanessa Par – assistant engineer
  • Antonio “Moogie” Canazio – engineer, mixing
  • Al Schmitt – mixing
  • Steve Genewick – assistant
  • Marco Ruiz – assistant
  • Scott Smith – assistant
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Fabrizio Ferri – photography
  • Jovite De Leymarie – artwork, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Melody Gardot, except where noted.

  1. Mira
  2. Amalia – Phil Roy, Melody Gardor, Heitor Pereira
  3. So Long
  4. So We Meet Again My Heartache
  5. Lisboa
  6. Impossible Love
  7. If I Tell You I Love You
  8. Goodbye – Jesse Harris, Melody Gardot
  9. Se Você Me Ama – Melody Gardot, Heitor Pereira
  10. My Heart Won’t Have It Any Other Way
  11. Lemanja – contains hidden track Chegue Journeyman

 

On May 21, 2002.

On May 21, 2002, “Verve” label released “This is New”, the 14th Dee Dee Bridgewater album. It was recorded November – December 2001, at “Capitol Studios” in Los Angeles, “Plus XXX Studios” in Paris, and was produced by Dee Dee Bridgewater. The album was dedicated to Kurt Weill’s music.

Personnel:

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater – vocals
  • André Ceccarelli – drums
  • Ira Coleman- double bass
  • Thierry Eliez – Hammond organ, piano
  • Minino Garay – percussion
  • Antonio Hart- flute, alto saxophone
  • Daniele Scannapieco – saxophone
  • Denis Leloup – trombone
  • Juan José Mosalini – bandoneon
  • Louis Winsberg – guitar
  • Bernie Arcadio – string Arrangements
  • Cecil Bridgewater – arranger, conductor

Track listing:

All music by Kurt Weill.

  1. This Is New – lyrics by Ira Gershwin
  2. Lost in the Stars – lyrics by Maxwell Anderson
  3. The Bilbao Song – lyrics by Michael Feingold, Frank McGuinness
  4. My Ship – lyrics by Ira Gershwin
  5. Alabama Song – lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
  6. The Saga of Jenny – lyrics by Ogden Nash
  7. Youkali – lyrics by Roger Fernay
  8. I’m a Stranger Here Myself – lyrics by Ogden Nash
  9. Speak Low – lyrics by Ogden Nash
  10. September Song – lyrics by Maxwell Anderson
  11. Here I’ll Stay – lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner

 

On April 15, 1996.

On April 15, 1996, “Verve” label released “Number Two Express”, the second Christian McBride studio album. It was recorded in 1995 at “Clinton Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Richard Seidel and Don Sickler.

Personnel:

  • Christian McBride– upright and electric bass
  • Kenny Barron– piano
  • Chick Corea– piano
  • Gary Bartz– alto saxophone
  • Kenny Garrett– alto saxophone
  • Steve Nelson – vibes
  • Mino Cinelu– percussion
  • Jack DeJohnette– drums
  • Jim Anderson– recording

Track listing:

All tracks by Christian McBride, except where noted.

  1. Whirling Dervish
  2. Youthful Bliss
  3. Tones for Joan’s Bones – Chick Corea
  4. EGAD
  5. Miyako – Wayne Shorter
  6. Divergence
  7. Jayne – Ornette Coleman
  8. Morning Story
  9. Grove
  10. Little Sunflower – Freddie Hubbard

 

On March 14, 2000,

On March 14, 2000, “Verve” label released “Bump”, the 24th John Scofield album. It was recorded in 1999, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Lee Townsend.

Personnel:

  • John Scofiel – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Mark Degli Antoni- keyboard sampler
  • David Livolsi – electric bass
  • Tony Scherr- acoustic and electric bass
  • Chris Wood- electric bass
  • Eric Kalb – drums
  • Kenny Wollesen- drums
  • Johnny Durkin – congas
  • Johnny Almendra – percussion
  • Joe Ferla – recording, mixing
  • Kevin Killen – recording
  • Andrea Yankovsky – assistant engineer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Susan Scofield – executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by John Scofield.

  1. Three Sisters
  2. Chichon
  3. Beep Beep
  4. Kelpers
  5. Groan Man
  6. Fez
  7. Blackout
  8. Kilgeffen
  9. We Are Not Alone
  10. Swinganova
  11. Drop and Roll
  12. Kilgeffen (Reprise)

On February 24, 1998.

On February 24, 1998, “Verve” label released “The Sound of Summer Running”, the second Marc Johnson studio album. It was recorded in 1997, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Lee Townsend. The album title was borrowed from a story by Ray Bradbury.

Personnel:

  • Marc Johnson– double bass
  • Bill Frisell– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Pat Metheny– electric and acoustic guitars, 42-string Pikasso guitar
  • Joey Baron– drums, tambourine
  • Joe Ferla – engineer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Marc Johnson, except where noted.

  1. Faith in You
  2. Ghost Town – Bill Frisell
  3. Summer Running
  4. With My Boots On
  5. Union Pacific
  6. Porch Swing
  7. Dingy-Dong Day
  8. The Adventures of Max and Ben – Bill Frisell
  9. In a Quiet Place – Eliane Elias, Marc Johnson
  10. For a Thousand Years – Pat Metheny

 

On February 19, 1996.

On February 19, 1996, “Verve” label released “The New Standard”, the fortieth Herbie Hancock album. It was recorded in 1995, at “Manhattan Center Studios” in  New York, and was produced by Guy Eckstine and Herbie Hancock.

Personnel:

  • Herbie Hancock– piano
  • Michael Brecker- tenor and soprano saxophone
  • John Scofield- acoustic and electric guitar, electric sitar
  • Dave Holland- acoustic bass
  • Jack DeJohnette- drums, electric percussion
  • Don Alias– percussion
  • Oscar Brashear, Les Lovitt – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Gene Cipriano – oboe, English horn
  • Suzette Moriarty – French horn
  • Maurice Spears – trombone
  • Sam Riney – flute
  • Lili Haydn, Margaret Wooten – violin
  • Cameron Stone – cello
  • Bob Belden – arranger
  • Patricia Lie – art direction
  • James Minchin, Jimmy Katz – photography

 Track listing:

  1. New York Minute – Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar, Kai Winding
  2. Mercy Street – Peter Gabriel
  3. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  4. When Can I See You – Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds
  5. You’ve Got It Bad Girl – Stevie Wonder, Yvonne Wright
  6. Love Is Stronger Than Pride – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
  7. Scarborough Fair – traditional
  8. Thieves in the Temple – Prince
  9. All Apologies – Kurt Cobain
  10. Manhattan (Island of Lights and Love) – Herbie Hancock, Jean Hancock
  11. Your Gold Teeth II – Donald Fagen, Walter Becker