Head Hunters is the twelfth studio album by American jazz musician Herbie Hancock, released October 13, 1973 on Columbia Records in the United States. Recording sessions for the album took place during September 1973 at Wally Heider Studios and Different Fur Trading Co. in San Francisco, California. Head Hunters is a key release in Hancock's career and a defining moment in the genre of jazz fusion.
Songs from the Last Century is an album of cover versions by singer George Michael and acclaimed producer Phil Ramone, released in December 1999). It consists mainly of old standards, plus new interpretations of more recent popular songs, such as "Roxanne" and "Miss Sarajevo".
Getz/Gilberto, is a jazz bossa nova album released in 1964 by the American saxophonist Stan Getz and the Brazilian guitarist João Gilberto, and featuring composer and musician Antonio Carlos Jobim. Its release created a bossa nova craze in the United States, and subsequently internationally.
Parallel Galaxy is the first solo album recorded by Emmett Chapman, playing Chapman Stick, and it was released in 1985. This represented both an example of Chapman's artistry on the Stick, and also showed other musicians what was possible on the Stick. Though not a top-selling album, it inspired many musicians to pick up the Stick. The track "Back Yard" appears in the "Alan Smithee" version of the 1984 film Dune. The entire album was recorded without overdubs.
The Inner Mounting Flame is Mahavishnu Orchestra's first studio album, released in 1971. The back cover of the LP features a poem entitled "Aspiration" by Sri Chinmoy. A remastered version of the album, on CD, was released in 1998 by Sony Music Entertainment. It features a facsimile of the LP front cover, a new set of liner notes by Bob Belden, as well as many photographs of the band. The Inner Mounting Flame consists solely of original compositions by John McLaughlin.
It's Time is an album by the Canadian singer Michael Bublé. It's Time was released on February 15, 2005, but had been available to legitimately download since the previous week on iTunes. In Australia, the album was extremely successful and was certified 5 x platinum by ARIA for sales of 350,000 copies sold, and was also hugely successful in Canada where it was certified 6x platinum by CRIA for sales of 600,000 copies. To date the album has sold 6 million units worldwide..
Out to Lunch! was Eric Dolphy's only recording for Blue Note Records as a leader and was originally issued as BLP 4163 and BST 84163. Today it is generally considered one of the finest albums in the label's history, as well as one of the high points in 1960s jazz avant garde and in Dolphy's discography. The title of the album's first track, "Hat and Beard", refers to Thelonious Monk; the song contains a famous percussive interlude featuring Tony Williams and Bobby Hutcherson.
The Topography of the Lungs was the first release on Incus Records, the record label founded by Derek Bailey, Evan Parker and Tony Oxley. It is generally considered a milestone of the free improvisation genre. It was recorded in London on July 13, 1970, by Derek Bailey, Evan Parker (tenor and soprano saxophone), and Han Bennink. The album consists of four tracks: "Titan Moon" (covering all of side one of the original LP), "For Peter B & Peter K", "Fixed Elsewhere", and "Dogmeat".
Saudades is the name of the debut double-disc album released by Trio Beyond in 2006 on ECM records. Saudades is a Portuguese word meaning sadness or longing for times past, or in a musical context, blues.
Mal Waldon with the Steve Lacy Quintet is an album by Steve Lacy and Mal Waldron released on the French America label in 1972. The original LP release featured three tracks and the 2005 CD reissue added two alternate takes.
Flowers Around Cleveland is an album by David Murray released on the French Bleu Regard label. It was released in 1995 and features seven quartet performances by Murray with Bobby Few, John Betsch, and Jean Jacques Avenel.
Soliloquy is a 1991 album by McCoy Tyner released on the Blue Note label. Like Revelations (1987) and Things Ain't What They Used to Be (1989) it was recorded at Merkin Hall and features solo performances by Tyner. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states that "McCoy Tyner always sounds in prime form and these diverse songs bring out the best in his passionate style. Highly recommended".