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Oliver Nelson: The Sound of Feeling

In November 1968, “Verve” label released “The Sound of Feeling” (Leonard Feather Presents the Sound of Feeling and The Sound of Oliver Nelson), the 19th Oliver Nelson album.It was recorded in November 1967, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs and in Los Angeles, and was produced by Creed Taylor and Jesse Kaye.

Personnel:

The Sound of Feeling(tracks 1-5)

  • Oliver Nelson – soprano saxophone
  • Alyce Andrece, Rhae Andrece – vocals
  • Gary David – vocals, piano, marxophone, arranger
  • Chuck Domanico, Ray Neapolitan – bass
  • Dick Wilson – drums

The Oliver Nelson Orchestra (tracks 6-9)

  • Oliver Nelson – arranger, conductor
  • Al Dailey, Hank Jones – piano
  • Eric Gale – guitar
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Grady Tate – drums
  • Phil Kraus, Bobby Rosengarden – mallets, additional percussion
  • Jerome Richardson – soprano saxophone
  • Jerry Dodgion, Phil Woods – clarinets, alto saxophones
  • Jerome Richardson, Zoot Sims – tenor saxophones
  • Danny Bank – baritone saxophone
  • Burt Collins, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry, Joe Wilder, Snooky Young, Nat Adderley – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Nat Adderley – cornet
  • Jimmy Cleveland, J. J. Johnson – additional trombones
  • Bob Brookmeyer – valve trombone
  • Tony Studd – bass trombone
  • Jerry Dodgion, Jerome Richardson – flutes

Track listing:

  1. My Favorite Things – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
  2. Waltz Without Words – Gary David
  3. Who Knows What Love Is? – Gary David
  4. Phrases – Alyce Andrece, Rhae Andrece
  5. Circe Revisited – Gary David, Bob Fylling
  6. Ricardo’s Dilemma – Roy Ayers
  7. Patterns for Orchestra – Oliver Nelson
  8. The Sidewalks of New York – Charles B. Lawlor, James W. Blake
  9. Greensleeves – traditional

Blake Mills: Mutable Set

On May 8, 2020, “Verve” label released “Mutable Set”, the fourth Blake Mills studio album. It was recorded in 2020, at “Sound City Studios”, “SWT”, “Boulevard Recording Studios”, and was produced by Blake Mills.

Personnel:

  • Blake Mills – vocals, guitar, arranger, art direction
  • Gabriel Kahane – piano
  • Aaron Embry – keyboards
  • David Boucher – acoustic bass, recording
  • Pino Palladino – electric bass
  • Abe Rounds – drums
  • Sem Gendel – saxophone
  • Rob Moose – strings, string arrangements
  • Joseph Lorge – recording
  • Joseph Lorge, Will Maclellan – additional recording
  • Maddy Baltor – engineer assistant
  • Greg Coller – mixing
  • Patricia Sullivan – mastering
  • Julio Chavez – art direction
  • Emilio Villalba – artwork
  • Ian Sefchick – artwork

Track listing:

  1. Never Forever – Blake Mills, Cass McCombs
  2. May Later – Blake Mills, Cass McCombs
  3. Eat My Dust – Blake Mills
  4. Money Is the One True God – Blake Mills
  5. Summer All Ove – Blake Mills, Cass McCombs
  6. Vanishing Town – Blake Mills, Cass McCombs
  7. My Dear One – Blake Mills, Cass McCombs
  8. Farsickness – Blake Mills, Gabriel Kahane
  9. Mirror Box – Blake Mills
  10. Window Facing a Window – lyrics by Blake Mills, music by Blake Mills, Armando Manzanero
  11. Off Grid – Blake Mills

Jon Batiste: We Are

On March 19, 2021, “Verve” label released “We Are”, the eighth Jon Batiste album. It was recorded 2019 – 2020, and was produced by Kizzo, Jon Batiste and David Pimentel.

Personnel:

  • Jon Batiste – vocals, Fender jazz bass, keyboards, mellotron, Moog bass, piano, strings, theremin
  • David Gauthier – vocals
  • Braedon Gautier – vocals
  • Gospel Soul Children – vocals
  • Tori Kelly – vocals
  • Zadie Smith – vocals
  • PJ Morton – vocals
  • Emily King – vocals
  • Autumn Rowe – vocals
  • Mavis Staples – spoken word
  • Robert Randolph – pedal steel guitar
  • Steve McEwan – acoustic guitar
  • Louis Cato – guitar
  • Joe Saylor – tambourine
  • Cory Wong – guitar
  • Sam Yahel – organ
  • Craig Adams – organ, conductor
  • Endea Owens – double bass
  • Steve Jordan – drums
  • David Pimentel – drums, recording
  • Nate Smith – drums
  • St. Augustine High School Marching 100 – brass band
  • Hot 8 Brass Band – brass band
  • Trombone Shorty – trombone
  • Michelle Ross – violin
  • Russell Elevado – recording
  • Misha Kachkachishvili – recording
  • Kizzo – recording
  • Alex Williams – recording
  • Marc Whitmore – recording, mixing
  • Manny Marroquin – mixing
  • Ricky Reed – mixing
  • Michelle Mancini – mastering
  • Karla Cordova – album art
  • Suleika Jaouad – photography
  • Quincy Jones – liner notes
  • Ryan Lynn – co executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Jon Batiste, except where noted.

  1. We Are – Jon Batiste, Kizzo, Autumn Rowe
  2. Tell the Truth
  3. Cry – Jon Batiste, Steve McEwan
  4. I Need You – Jon Batiste, Autumn Rowe
  5. Whatchutatalkinbout
  6. Boy Hood – Troy Andrews, Jon Batiste, Sunny Levine, PJ Morton, Jahaan Sweet
  7. Maovement 11
  8. Adulthood
  9. Mavis – Mavis Staple
  10. Freedom – Jon Batiste, Autumn Rowe, Andrae A;expander
  11. Show Me the Way
  12. Sing – Jon Batiste, Zach Cooper, Vic Dimotsis, Eric Frederic, Autumn Rowe
  13. Until

Kurt Rosenwinkel: Deep Song

On March 1, 2005, “Verve” label released “Deep Song”, the sixth Kurt Rosenwinkel album. It was recorded in 2004, and was produced by Kurt Rosenwinkel, Anders Chan-Tidemann, Joshua Redman and James Farber.

Personnel:

  • Kurt Rosenwinkel – guitar
  • Joshua Redman – tenor saxophone
  • Brad Mehldau – piano
  • Larry Grenadier – bass
  • Jeff Ballard – drums
  • Ali Jackson – drums 

Track listing:

All tracks by Kurt Rosenwinkel, except where noted.

  1. The Cloister
  2. Brooklyn Sometimes
  3. The Cross
  4. If I Should Lose You – Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin
  5. Synthetics
  6. Use of Light
  7. Cake
  8. Deep Song – George Cory, Douglass Cross
  9. Gesture (Lester)
  10. The Next Step

Yusef Lateef: Before Dawn: The Music of Yusef Lateef

In February 1958, “Verve” label released “Before Dawn: The Music of Yusef Lateef”, the fourth Yusef Lateef album. It was recorded in April 1957, at “WOR Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Norman Granz.

Personnel:

  • Yusef Lateef – tenor saxophone, flute, arghul, percussion
  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Hugh Lawson – piano, celesta
  • Ernie Farrow – bass, rebab
  • Louis Hayes – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Yusef Lateef except where noted.

  1. Passion
  2. Love Is Eternal
  3. Pike’s Peak
  4. Open Strings
  5. Before Dawn
  6. Twenty-Five Minute Blues
  7. Chang, Chang, Chang
  8. Constellation – Charlie Parker

Christian McBride: Gettin’ to It

In January 1995, “Verve” label released “Gettin’ to It”, the debut Christian McBride studio album. It was recorded August – September 1994, at “Clinton Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Richard Seidel and Don Sickler.

Personnel:

  • Christian McBride – bass
  • Roy Hargrove – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Joshua Redman – tenor saxophone
  • Steve Turre – trombone
  • Cyrus Chestnut – piano
  • Lewis Nash – drums
  • Ray Brown, Milt Hinton – bass
  • Jim Anderson – recording

Track listing:

All tracks by Christian McBride, except where noted.

  1. In a Hurry
  2. The Shade of the Cedar Tree
  3. Too Close for Comfort – Jerry Bock, George David Weiss, Larry Holofcener
  4. Sitting on a Cloud
  5. Splanky – Frank Perkins, Mitchell Parish
  6. Black Moon
  7. King Freddie of Hubbard
  8. Night Train – Jimmy Forest, Lewis Simpkins, Oscar Washington

In May 1962.

In May 1962, “Verve” label released “Bashin’: The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith”, the 20th Jimmy Smith album. It was recorded in March 1962, at “Van Gelder Studios” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Cred Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Smith – organ
  • Oliver Nelson – arranger, conductor
  • Phil Woods, Jerry Dodgion – alto saxophone
  • Bob Ashton, Babe Clarke – tenor saxophone
  • George Barrow – baritone saxophone
  • Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Doc Severinsen, Joe Wilder – trumpet
  • Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Britt Woodman – trombone
  • Tom Mitchell – bass trombone
  • Barry Galbraith – guitar
  • Quentin Warren – guitar
  • George Duvivier – bass
  • Ed Shaughnessy – drums
  • Donald Bailey – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Walk on the Wild Side – Elmer Bernstein, Mack David
  2. Ol’ Man River – Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern
  3. In a Mellow Tone – Duke Ellington, Milt Gabler
  4. Step Right Up – Oliver Nelson
  5. Beggar for the Blues – Ray Rasch, Dotty Wayne
  6. Bashin’ – Jimmy Smith
  7. I’m an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande) – Johnny Mercer

On May 8, 2020.

On May 8, 2020, “Verve” label released “Mutable Set”, the fourth Blake Mills studio album. It was recorded in 2019 at “Sound City Studios”, “SWT”, “Boulevard Recording Studios”, and was produced by Blake Mills.

Personnel:

  • Blake Mills – vocals, guitar, arranger, recording, art direction
  • Gabriel Kahane – piano
  • Aaron Embry – keyboards
  • Sam Gendel – saxophone
  • David Boucher – acoustic bass
  • Pino Palladino – electric bass
  • Abe Rounds – drums
  • Rob Moose – strings, string arrangements
  • David Boucher – recording
  • Joseph Lorge – recording
  • Will Maclellan – recording
  • Maddy Baltor – recording assistant
  • Greg Koller – mixing
  • Patricia Sullivan – mastering
  • Julio Chavez – art direction
  • Emilio Villalba – artwork
  • Ian Sefchick – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Blake Mills, except where noted.

  1. Never Forever – Blake Mills, Cass McCombs
  2. May Later – Blake Mills, Cass McCombs
  3. Eat my Dust
  4. Money Is the One True God
  5. Summer All Over – Blake Mills, Cass McCombs
  6. Vanishing Twin – Blake Mills, Cass McCombs
  7. My Dear One – Blake Mills, Cass McCombs
  8. Farsickness – Blake Mills, Gabriel Kahane
  9. Mirror Box
  10. Window Facing A Window – lyrics by Blake Mills, music by Blake Mills, Armando Manzanero
  11. Off Grid – Blake Mills

In february 1969.

In February 1969, “Verve” label released “Tim Hardin 4”, the fourth Tim Hardin album. It was recorded in July 1964, and was produced by Erik Jacobsen.

Personnel:

  • Tim Hardin – vocals, guitar
  • John Sebastian – harmonica
  • Bob Bushnell – bass
  • Sticks Evans – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Tim Hardin except where noted.

  1. Airmobile
  2. Whiskey, Whiskey
  3. Seventh Son – Willie Dixon
  4. How Long
  5. Danville Dame
  6. Ain’t Gonna Do Without (Part I)
  7. Ain’t Gonna Do Without (Part II)
  8. House of the Rising Sun – traditional
  9. Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley
  10. I Can’t Slow Down
  11. Hello Baby

In February 1962.

In February 1962, “Verve” label released “Blues Caravan”, the 18th Buddy Rich album. It was recorded in August 1961 and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Buddy Rich – drums
  • Wyatt Ruther – double bass
  • Johnny Morris – piano
  • Sam Most – flute
  • Rolf Ericson – trumpet
  • Mike Mainieri – vibraphone
  • Dick Olmstead – engineer
  • Roy de Carava – cover photo
  • Dom Cerulli – liner notes
  • Ken Druker – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Blowin’ the Blues Away – Horace Silver
  2. B.R. Blues – Buddy Rich
  3. Late Date – Maynard
  4. Caravan – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol
  5. Young Blood – Mike Mainieri
  6. I Remember Clifford – Benny Golson