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Weather Report record ‘8:30,’ a double live album for Columbia…

Weather Report’s ‘8:30’ is a double album recorded live (except for 2 tracks) in January–February 1979, produced by Joe Zawinul & Jaco Pastorius and released the same year by Columbia. Track Listing : 1.Black Market (Joe Zawinul) – 09:47 . 2.Scarlet Woman (Alphonso Johnson, Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul) – 08:42 . 3.Teen Town (Jaco Pastorius) […]

Sarah Vaughan records her last album : ‘Brazilian Romance’ produced…

Sarah Vaughan’s ‘Brazilian Romance’ is her last (and her third of Brazilian music) album produced by Sérgio Mendes, recorded in January 1987 and released the same year by Columbia. Track Listing : 1.Make This City Ours Tonight (Tracy Mann, Milton Nascimento) – 02:57 . 2.Romance (Danilo Caymmi, Tracy Mann, Paulo César Pinheiro) – 03:30 . […]

Weather Report record ‘Live and Unreleased’ (1975)

Weather Report’s ‘Live and Unreleased’ is their third official live album recorded in November 1975, 1977 & 1978, Track Listing : 1.Freezing Fire (Wayne Shorter) – 08:14 . 2.Plaza Real (Wayne Shorter) – 07:04 . 3.Fast City (Josef Zawinul) – 06:49 . 4.Portrait Of Tracy (Jaco Pastoriusl) – 05:57 . 5.Elegant People (Wayne Shorter) – […]

Jazz Alumni gather at Aurex Jazz (1980)

September 2, 1980 – Robben Ford (g), Freddie Hubbard (tp), Randy Brecker (tp), Michael Brecker (ts), Joe Farrell (ts), Joe Henderson (ts), George Duke (kb), Alphonso Johnson (b) and Peter Erskine (d) are gathered at “Aurex Jazz Festival” at Budokan in Tokyo,Japan

Paul Simon releases his seventh album : ‘Graceland’ featuring…

Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ is his seventh studio album released on August 12, 1986 by Warner Bros. Track listing : 1.The Boy in the Bubble (Forere Motloheloa, Paul Simon) – 03:59 . 2.Graceland (Paul Simon) – 04:48 . 3.I Know What I Know (General MD Shirinda, Paul Simon) – 03:13 . 4.Gumboots (Lulu Masilela, Jonhjon Mkhalali, […]

Carlos Santana & Wayne Shorter meet in Montreux (1988)

July 14, 1988 – Carlos Santana and Wayne Shorter plus Alphonso Johnson (b), Chester Thompson (kb), Patrice Rushen (kb), Leon “Ndugu” Chancler (d), Armando Peraza (cong), Jose Chepito Areas (timb) will share the stage at “Montreux Jazz Festival” in Switzerland

Flora Purim records her sixth album ‘Encounter’ with Airto Moreira,…

Flora Purim‘s ‘Encounter’ is her sixth album recorded between April 1976 and February 1977 and released in 1977 By Milestone. Track Listing : 1.Windows (Chick Corea) – 05:37 . 2.Latinas (Hermeto Pascoal) – 03:42 . 3.Uri (The Wind) (Googie Coppola, Hermeto Pascoal) – 08:05 . 4.Dedicated To Bruce (Hermeto Pascoal, Flora Purim) – 04:12 . […]

Santana brings Freedom to East Berlin (1987)

April 6, 1987 – The “Freedom Tour” with Santana – that is Carlos Santana (g, voc), Alphonso Johnson (b), Chester D. Thompson (kb), Alex Ligertwood: (voc, perc), Buddy Miles (voc, g, perc), Graham Lear (d), Raul Rekow (perc), Armando Peraza (perc) & Oreste Vilato (perc) – stops at Palast der Republik in East Berlin, Germany

Weather Report release ‘Mysterious Traveller,’ their fifth album…

Weather Report’s ‘Mysterious Traveller’ is their fifth album released on March 24, 1974 by Columbia. Track Listing : 1.Nubian Sundance (Josef Zawinul) – 10:40 . 2.American Tango (Miroslav Vitouš, Josef Zawinul) – 03:40 . 3.Cucumber Slumber (Alphonso Johnson, Josef Zawinul) – 08:22 . 4.Mysterious Traveller (Wayne Shorter) – 07:21 . 5.Blackthorn Rose (Wayne Shorter) – […]

Weather Report begin the recording of their sixth album : ‘Tale…

Weather Report’s ‘Tale Spinnin” is their sixth album recorded between February and April 4, 1975 with Leon Ndugu Chancler on drums and released in May 1975 by Columbia. Track Listing : 1.Man In The Green Shirt (Joe Zawinul) – 06:29 . 2.Lusitanos (Wayne Shorter)- 07:25 . 3.Between The Thighs (Joe Zawinul) – 09:33 . 4.Badia […]

Phil Collins releases his debut solo album : ‘Face Value’ featuring…

Phil Collins’ ‘Face Value’ feat. ‘In the Air Tonight’ is his debut solo studio album released on February 1981, 13 by Virgin / Atlantic Records. Track Listing : 1.In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins) – 05:34 . 2.This Must Be Love (Phil Collins) – 03:55 . 3.Behind The Lines (Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, Phil Collins) […]

Columbia publish Santana’s thirteenth album : ‘Beyond…

Santana’s ‘Beyond Appearances’ is their thirteenth studio album recorded in California in 1984 and released in February 1985 by Columbia., Track Listing : 1.Breaking Out (Alphonso Johnson, Alex Ligertwood) – 04:30 . 2.Written In Sand (Mitchell Froom, Jerry Stahl) – 03:49 . 3.Brotherhood (David Sancious, Carlos Santana, Chester D. Thompson) – 02:26 . 4.Spirit (Alphonso […]

Columbia publish Santana’s fourteenth album : ‘Freedom’…

Santana’s ‘Freedom’ is their fourteenth studio album featuring Buddy Miles as a vocalist and released in February 1987 by Columbia. Track Listing : 1.Veracruz (Jeffrey Cohen, Buddy Miles, Gregg Rolie, Carlos Santana) – 04:23 . 2.She Can’T Let Go (Jeffrey Cohen, Tom Coster, Alphonso Johnson, Cory Lerios) – 04:45 . 3.Once It’S Gotcha (Jeffrey Cohen, […]