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Aretha Franklin “The Thrill Is Gone”

The Thrill Is Gone by Aretha Franklin from the album "SPIRIT IN THE DARK" released in 1970 by Atlantic Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Aretha Franklin - Lead Vocals, Piano | Almeda Lattimore, Brenda Bryant, Margaret Branch - Backing Vocals | Tommy McClure - Bass |...

Stevie Wonder ” Joy Inside My Tears”

Joy Inside My Tears by Stevie Wonder from the album "SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE" released in 1977 by Tamla label...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Stevie Wonder - Lead Vocal, Vocals | Susaye Green - Backing Vocals | Greg Phillinganes - Keyboards | Recorded and Mixed by John...

The Mysterious Flying Orchestra “Summer Days”

Summer Days by "THE MYSTERIOUS FLYING ORCHESTRA" released in 1977 by RCA Victor label...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Written by Lonnie Liston Smith | Bob Thiele - Music Director | Wilbur Bascomb - Electric Bass | Andy Newmark - Drums | Richard Resnicoff - Electric Guitar...

Lonnie Liston Smith “Summer Nights”

Summer Nights by Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes from the Album "VISIONS OF A NEW WORLD" released in 1975 by Flying Dutchman label...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Lonnie Liston Smith - Keyboards | Greg Maker - Electric Bass | Art Gore, Wilby Fletcher - Drums |...

Kool & The Gang “Summer Madness”

Summer Madness by Kool & The Gang from the album "LIGHT OF WORLDS” released in 1974 by De-Lite Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Robert "Kool" Bell - Bass | George "Funky" Brown -  Drums | Claydes E. X.  Smith - Guitar | Ricky West - Piano | Ronald Bell - ARP...

Stanley Turrentine “Sugar”

Sugar by Stanley Turrentine from the album "SUGAR" released in 1971 by CTI Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Ron Carter - Acoustic Bass | Billy Kaye - Drums | George Benson - Guitar | Butch Cornell - Organ | Lonnie Liston Smith - Electric Piano | Fredde Hubbard -...

Quincy Jones “Summer In The City”

Summer In The City by Quincy Jones from the album “YOU'VE GOT IT BAD GIRL” released in 1973 by A&M Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Valerie Simpson - Vocals | Dave Grusin - Electric piano | Eddie Louis - Organ | Grady Tate - Drums | Chuck Rainey - Bass | Written by...

Eddie Harris “Space Commercial”

Space Commercial by Eddie Harris from the album "IS IT IN" released in 1974 by Atlantic Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Eddie Harris - Electric Saxophone | Rufus Reid - Electric Bass, Electric Bongo | William James - Electric Drums, Bongos | Ronald Muldrow -...

Deodato “Spirit Of Summer”

Spirit Of Summer by Deodato from the album “PRELUDE” released in 1973 by CTI Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Jay Berliner- Guitar | Billy Cobham - Drums | Eumir Deodato - Electric Piano, Composer, Arranger | Ron Carter - Bass | George Marge, Hubert Laws, Phil...

George Duke “411”

411 by George Duke from the album "ILLUSIONS" released in 1995 by Warner Bros. Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Alex Brown, Josie James, Lori Perry, Lynn Davis, Phil Perry - Vocals | Jim Gilstrap, Rachelle Ferrell - Backing vocals | George Duke - Keyboards, Piano |...

Miles Davis “Right Off”

Right Off by Miles Davis, from the album "A TRIBUTE TO JACK JOHNSON" released in 1971 by Columbia Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Michael Henderson - Bass | Billy Cobham - Drums | John McLaughlin - Guitar | Steve Grossman - Saxophone | Herbie Hancock - Keyboards |...

Eric Johnson and Mike Stern “Tidal”

Tidal by Eric Johnson and Mike Stern, from the album "ECLECTIC" released in 2014 by Heads Up International label...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Eric Johnson - Electric Guitar, Synthesizers | Mike Stern - Electric Guitar | Chris Maresh - Electric Bass | Anton Fig - Drums...

Patches Stewart “Tell Me A Bedtime Story”

Tell Me A Bedtime Story by Michael Patches Stewart from the album "BLOW" released in 2005 by Entertainment One Music...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL : Patches Stewart - Trumpet, Flugelhorn | Jim Walker - Flute | Steve Baxter - Trombone | Roger Byam - Tenor Saxophone |...

Steps Ahead “Radio-Active”

Radio-Active by Steps Ahead from the album "MODERN TIMES" released in 1984 by Elektra Musician label...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Michael Brecker - Tenor Saxophone | Mike Mainieri - Vibraphone, Marimba, Synthesizer | Peter Erskine - Drums, Percussion, DMX Drums | Craig...

Billy Cobham “Crosswinds”

Crosswinds by Billy Cobham  from the album “CROSSWINDS” released in 1974 by Atlantic Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: John Abercrombie - Guitar | Michael Brecker - Tenor sax | Randy Brecker - Trumpet | Garnett Brown - Trombone | Billy Cobham - Drums | George Duke -...

Weather Report “Scarlet Woman”

Scarlet Woman by Weather Report from the album "MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER" released in 1974 by Columbia Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Joe Zawinul - Electric Piano, Synthesizer | Wayne Shorter - Soprano Saxophone | Alphonso Johnson - Bass | Dom Um Romao - Drums,...

Wayne Shorter “Beauty And The Beast”

Beauty And The Beast by Wayne Shorter from the album "NATIVE DANCER" released in 1975 by Columbia Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Wayne Shorter - Soprano Saxophone | Herbie Hancock - Piano | Wagner Tiso - Electric Piano | Jay Graydon - Guitar | Dave McDaniel -...

Hilton Ruiz “Home Cookin’ “

Home Cookin' by Hilton Ruiz from the album "MANHATTAN MAMBO" released in 1992 by Telarc Jazz label...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Hilton Ruiz - Piano | Ignacio Berroa - Drums, Timbales | Giovanni Hidalgo - Congas, Cowbell, Bells | Joe Gonzalez - Bongos, Shekere | Steve...

Bobby Lyle “Paradise Cove”

Paradise Cove by Bobby Lyle from the album "SECRET ISLAND" released in 1992 by Atlantic Jazz label...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Larry Kimpel - Bass | Ndugu Leon Chancler - Drums | Paul Jackson Jr. - Guitar | Stanley Benders - Percussion | Bobby Lyle - Piano, Keyboards...

Horace Silver Quintet “Song For My Father”

Song For My Father by Horace Silver Quintet from the album "SONG FOR MY FATHER" released in 1964 by Blue Note Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Horace Silver - Piano | Gene Taylor, Teddy Smith - Drums | Joe Henderson, Junior Cook - Tenor Saxophone | Blue Mitchell,...

Koinonia “Countin’ The Cost”

Countin' The Cost by Koinonia from the album “CELEBRATON” released in 1984 by Breaker Records.   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Abraham Laboriel - Bass | Justo Almario - Saxophone | Alex Acuna, Bill Maxwell - Drums, Percussion | Hadley Hockensmith - Guitar | Harlan Rogers -...

Kenny Pore “Everyone Needs Someone Like You”

Everyone Needs Someone Like You by Kenny Pore from the album “INNER CITY DREAMS” released in 1984 by ITI Records.   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Kenny Pore - Guitar | Robben Ford - Guitar | Pat Coil - Keyboards | Brandon Fields - Saxophone | Vinnie Colaiuta - Drums | John...

Tom Scott “Reed My Lips”

Reed My Lips by Tom Scott from the album "REED MY LIPS" released in 1994 by GRP Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: John Guerin, Johnny Friday - Drums | Tom Scott - Tenor Saxophone, Producer, Arranger, Soprano Saxophone, Synth Keyboards, Alto Saxophone, Synth Horns,...

Jimmy Smith “Mimosa”

Mimosa by Jimmy Smith, from the album “OFF THE TOP” released in 1982 by Elektra Musician...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Jimmy Smith - Organ | Grady Tate - Drums | George Benson - Guitar | Erroll "Crusher" Bennett - Percussion | Written by George Benson | Mixed by Tony...

Al Jarreau “Imagination”

Imagination by Al Jarreau, from the album "HIGH CRIME" released in 1984 by Warner Bros. Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Jay Graydon - Guitar, Synthesizer | Nathan East - Bass | Jerry Hey - Horn Arrangement | Chip McSticks - Drums | Robbie Buchanan - Synthesizer |...

John Scofield “Boogie Stupid”

Boogie Stupid by John Scofield from the album “UBERJAM DEUX” released in 2013 by EmArcy Records… MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Andy Hess – Electric Bass | Louis Cato – Drums | John Scofield – Guitar | Kevin Harper, Ted Tuthill – Engineers | Mastered by Greg Calbi | Composed...

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