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On February 9, 2020.

On February 9, 2020, Armando Anthony “Chick” Corea died aged 79. He was musician (piano, keyboards, percussion), composer and bandleader. He is regarded as one of the major piano players to emerge in jazz during the post-John Coltrane era. Recorded and performed with the most important Jazz musicians including Miles Davis, Mongo Santamaria, Willie Bobo, Blue Mitchell, Herbie Mann, Stan Getz, Roy Haunes, Miroslav Vitous, Stanley Clarke, Richard Davis, Joe Farrell, Joe Henderson, Eric Kloss, Hubert Laws, Herbie Mann, Blue Mitchell, John Patitucci, Wayne Shorter, Cal Tjader, Sonny Stitt, Dave Pike, Armando Peraza, Marion Brown, Sadao Watanabe, Larry Coryell, John Surman, Elvin Jones, Rolf Kühn, Airto Moreira, Antony Braxton, Pete La Roca, Al Di Meola, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ron Carter, Gábor Szabó, Donald Byrd, Tete Montoliu, Chaka Khan, Eddie Gomez, Wallace Rooney, Herbie Hancock, Antonio Sanches, Gary Burton and Hiromi Uehara. Corea formed and lead Return to Forever, Circle, Chick Corea Elektric Band, Chick Corea Akoustic Band and Five Peace Band. As leader he released 77 studio and 23 live albums. Corea won 23 “Grammy Awards”.

In December 1963.

In December 1963, “Roost” label released “Stitt Goes Latin”, the 48th Sonny Stitt album.It was recorded in November 1963, at “A&R Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Teddy Reig.

Personnel:

  • Sonny Stitt – alto and tenor saxophone
  • Thad Jones – trumpet
  • Chick Corea – piano
  • Larry Gales – bass
  • Willie Bobo – drums
  • Carlos “Patato” Valdes – congas, bongos
  • Osvaldo “Chihuahua” Martinez – cowbell, maracas, jawbone

Track listing:

All tracks by Sonny Stitt except where noted.

  1. Are You Listening
  2. Amigos
  3. My Little Suede Shoes – Charlie Parker
  4. Ritmo Bobo
  5. I Told You So
  6. Chic
  7. Senor Jones
  8. Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert, Johnny Mercer

On December 21, 1965.

On December 21, 1965, “Atlantic” label released “Autobiography”, the ninth Nat Adderley album. It was recorded in 1965, and was produced by Nat Adderley. Onnel:

Personnel:

  • Nat Adderley – cornet
  • Ernie Royal – trumpet
  • Benny Powell – trombone
  • Don Butterfield – tuba
  • Seldon Powell – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Joe Zawinul – piano
  • Sam Jones – bass
  • Grady Tate – drums
  • Willie Bobo – percussion

Track listing:

  1. Sermonette
  2. Work Song
  3. The Old Country
  4. Junkanoo
  5. Stony Island
  6. Little Boy with the Sad Eyes
  7. Never Say Yes
  8. Jive Samba

On December 16, 1963.

On December 16, 1963, “Columbia” label released “Quiet Nights”, the 36th Miles Davis album, and his fourth and final album collaboration with Gil Evans. It was recorded July – November 1962, April 1963, at “Columbia’s 30th Street Studios” in Manhattan, and was produced by Teo Macero and Irving Townsend.

Personnel:

  • Miles Davis – trumpet
  • Gil Evans – arranger, conductor
  • Shorty Baker, Bernie Glow, Louis Mucci, Ernie Royal – trumpets
  • J.J. Johnson, Frank Rehak – trombones
  • Ray Alonge, Don Corrado, Julius Watkins – french horns
  • Bill Barber – tuba
  • Steve Lacy – soprano saxophone
  • George Coleman – tenor saxophone
  • Albert Block – flute
  • Ray Beckenstein, Jerome Richardson – woodwinds
  • Garvin Bushell, Bob Tricarico – bassoons
  • Janet Putnam – harp
  • Victor Feldman – piano
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Jimmy Cobb – drums
  • Frank Butler – drums
  • Willie Bobo – bongos
  • Elvin Jones – percussion
  • Fred Plaut – engineer
  • Dan Hunstein – photography

Track listing:

  1. Song No. 2 (a.k.a. Prenda Minha, Brazilian folk song) – Gil Evans, Miles Davis
  2. Once Upon a Summertime – Johnny Mercer, Michel Legrand
  3. Aos Pés da Cruz – Marino Pinto, José Gonçalves
  4. Song No. 1 (a.k.a. Adelita by Francisco Tárrega) – Gil Evans, Miles Davis
  5. Wait Till You See Her – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  6. Corcovado – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  7. Summer Night – Harry Warren, Al Dubin

On January 1, 1961.

On January 1, 1961, “Fantasy” label released “West Side Story”, the 27th Cal Tjader album. It was recorded on October 18, 1960, and consists of musical numbers from Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story” in jazz arrangements.

Personnel:

  • Cal Tjader- vibraphone
  • Clare Fischer- piano, celeste, musical director
  • Lonnie Hewitt – piano
  • George Roberts- trombone
  • Red Callender- tuba
  • Vincent D’Rosa, James Decker, Richard Perissi – French horns
  • Paul Horn- flute
  • Gerald Vinci, Marshall Sosson, Herman Clebanoff, Amerigo Merino, Leonard Malarsky, Robert Barene, Jack L. Pepper, Henry Sugar, Alvin Dinkin – violins
  • Virginia Majewski – viola, VIctor Gottlieb – cello
  • Carol Gotthoffer – harp
  • Red Mitchell, Victor Venegas – bass
  • Shelly Manne, Milt Holland- drums
  • Mongo Santamaria- conga
  • Willie Bobo- drums, timbales

 Track listing:

All tracks by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, except where noted.

  1. Prologue (Leonard Bernstein) / The Jet Song
  2. Something’s Coming
  3. Maria Interlude
  4. Maria
  5. Tonight
  6. America
  7. Cool
  8. One Hand, One Heart
  9. I Feel Pretty / Somewhere

On August 9, 2005.

Man alivess

On August 9, 2005, “Titan/Pyramid Records” labels released “Man Alive!”, the eight Stephen Stills solo studio album. It was recorded in 2005, and was produced by Stephen Stills and Joe Vitale.

Personnel:

  • Willie Bobo – percussion
  • Pete Escovedo – percussion
  • Mike Finnigan– organ, background vocals
  • Dorian Holley – background vocals
  • Brooks Hunnicutt – background vocals
  • Mortonette Jenkins – background vocals
  • Marlena Jeter – background vocals
  • Gerald Johnson– bass, bass guitar
  • Russ Kunkel– drums, percussion
  • Joe Lala– percussion
  • Steve Madeo – trumpet
  • George Terry– guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Joe Vitale– drums, keyboards, organ, percussion, synthesizer, background vocals
  • Jimmy Zavelo – harp
  • Herbie Hancock– piano
  • Graham Nash– background vocals
  • Bill Meeker – drums
  • George “Chocolate” Perry– bass, bass guitar, background vocals
  • Jennifer Stills – background vocals
  • Stephen Stills – bass, guitar, bass guitar, organ, percussion, piano, vocals, background vocals
  • Neil Young– guitar, vocal harmony, vocals
  • Michael Braunstein – engineer
  • Andy Brohard – digital engineer
  • John Hiler – mixing
  • Russ Kunkel – digital engineer, executive producer
  • John Porter – digital engineer

Track listing:

  1. Ain’t It Always – Stephen Stills
  2. Feed The People – Stephen Stills
  3. Hearts Gate – Stephen Stills
  4. Round the Bend – Stephen Stills
  5. I Don’t Get It – Stephen Stills
  6. Around Us – Joe Vitale, Stephen Stills
  7. Ole Man Trouble – Booker T Jones
  8. Different Man – Traditional
  9. Piece of Me – Stephen Stills
  10. Wounded World – Stephen Stills, Graham Nash
  11. Drivin’ Thunder – Stephen Stills, Neil Young
  12. Acadienne – Stephen Stills
  13. Spanish Suite – Stephen Stills