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On January 30, 2001.

On January 30, 2001, “Verve” label released “Works for Me”, the 25th John Scofield album. It was recorded in January 2000, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Richard Seidel.

Personnel:

  • John Scofield – electric guitar
  • Kenny Garrett– alto saxophone
  • Brad Mehldau– piano
  • Christian McBride– double bass
  • Billy Higgins– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by John Scofield except where noted.

  1. I’ll Catch You
  2. Not You Again
  3. Big J
  4. Loose Canon
  5. Love You Long Time
  6. Hive
  7. Heel to Toe
  8. Do I Crazy?
  9. Scofield’s Waltz
  10. Six and Eight
  11. Freepie – John Scofield, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride, Billy Higgins, Kenny Garrett

In December 1967.

In December 1967, “Verve” label released “Further Conversations with Myself”, the 33th Bill Evans album. It was recorded on August 9, 1967, at “Webster Hall” in New York City, and was produced by Helen Keane.

Personnel:

  • Bill Evans- piano
  • Ray Hall – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Emily – Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer
  2. Yesterdays – Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern
  3. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town – Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie
  4. Funny Man – Bill Evans
  5. The Shadow of Your Smile(Love Theme from “The Sandpiper”) – Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster
  6. Little Lulu – Buddy Kaye, Sidney Lippman, Fred Wise
  7. Quiet Now – Denny Zeitlin

 

In December 1963.

In December 1963, “Verve” label released “These are the Blues”, the 30th Ella Fitzgerald album. It was recorded October 28 – 29, 1963, at “A&R Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Norman Granz.

Personnel:

  • Ella Fitzgerald- vocals
  • Roy Eldridge- trumpet
  • Wild Bill Davis- electronic organ
  • Herb Ellis- guitar
  • Ray Brown- double bass
  • Gus Johnson- drums

Track listing:

  1. Jailhouse Blues – Bessie Smith, Clarence Williams
  2. In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down) – Leroy Carr, Don Raye
  3. See See Rider – Ma Rainey
  4. You Don’t Know My Mind – Gray, Virginia Liston, Williams
  5. Trouble in Mind – Richard M. Jones
  6. How Long, How Long Blues – Leroy Carr
  7. Cherry Red – Pete Johnson, Big Joe Turner
  8. Downhearted Blues – Lovie Austin, Alberta Hunter
  9. Louis Blues – W. C. Handy
  10. Hear Me Talkin’ to Ya – Louis Armstrong

On September 30, 1997.

On September 30, 1997, “Verve” label released “Dear Ella”, the eleventh Dee Dee Bridgewater studio album. It was recorded January – February 1997.  At the 40th Grammy Awards, the album won Bridgewater the “Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album” and Slide Hampton the “Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist”, for the arrangement of “Cotton Tail”.

Personnel:

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater– vocals
  • Cecil Bridgewater– trumpet, arranger, conductor
  • Virgil Jones – trumpet, horn, soloist
  • Byron Stripling– trumpet
  • Ron Tooley – trumpet
  • Diego Urcola – trumpet
  • Slide Hampton– trombone, arranger, conductor
  • Clarence Banks – trombone, horn, soloist
  • Benny Powell– trombone
  • Robert Trowers– trombone
  • Douglas Purviance– bass trombone
  • Robert Lloyd – horn
  • Anderson – tuba
  • Antonio Hart– alto saxophone, soloist
  • Jeff Clayton– alto saxophone
  • Teodross Avery– tenor saxophone
  • Bill Easley– tenor saxophone
  • Patience Higgins – baritone saxophone
  • Taylor – flute
  • Jowitt – clarinet
  • Wallbank – bass clarinet
  • J. Morgan – oboe
  • Lou Levy– piano, arranger
  • Milt Jackson– vibraphone
  • Kenny Burrell– guitar, arranger
  • Ray Brown– double bass
  • Grady Tate– drums
  • André Ceccarelli– drums
  • Hakin – percussion
  • Boguslaw Kostecki, A. Noland, T. Williams, R. Wilson – violin
  • Graham and G. Jackson – viola
  • Peter Willison – cello
  • John Clayton – big band arranger, conductor
  • Rob Eaton, Keith Grant, Al Schmitt– engineer
  • Peter Doell, Koji Egawa, Brian Garten, Alex Marcou – assistant engineer
  • Jean Luc Barilla – design
  • Philippe Pierangeli – photography

Track listing:

  1. A-Tisket, A-Tasket – Van Alexander, Ella Fitzgerald
  2. Mack the Knife – Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill
  3. Undecided – Leo Robin, Charlie Shavers
  4. Midnight Sun – Sonny Burke, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Mercer
  5. Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall in Love – Cole Porter
  6. How High the Moon – Morgan Hamilton, Nancy Lewis
  7. (If You Can’t Sing It) You’ll Have to Swing It (Mr. Paganini) – Sam Coslow
  8. Cotton Tail – Duke Ellington
  9. My Heart Belongs to Daddy – Cole Porter
  10. (I’d Like to Get You on a) Slow Boat to China – Frank Loesser
  11. Oh, Lady be Good! – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  12. Stairway to the Stars — Matty Malneck, Mitchell Parish, Frank Signorelli
  13. Dear Ella – Kenny Burrell

On September 26, 1995.

On September 26, 1995, “Verve” label released “Love and Peace: A Tribute to Horace Silver”, the tenth Dee Dee Bridgewater album. It was recorded in December 1994, and was produced by Dee Dee Bridgewater.

Personnel:

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater- vocals
  • Stéphane Belmondo- trumpet
  • Lionel Belmondo – tenor saxophone
  • Thierry Eliez – piano
  • Horace Silver – piano
  • Jimmy Smith – organ
  • Hein van de Geyn- double bass
  • André Ceccarelli- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Horace Silver.

  1. Permit Me to Introduce You to Yourself
  2. Nica’s Dream
  3. The Tokyo Blues
  4. Pretty Eyes
  5. Vitus Dance
  6. You Happened My Way
  7. Soulville
  8. Filthy McNasty
  9. Song for My Father
  10. Doodlin’
  11. Lonely Woman
  12. The Jody Grind
  13. Blowin’ the Blues Away

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