Animal Nightlife

Animal Nightlife were an English sophisti-pop band from London that released a clutch of singles on Inner Vision circa 1982/83, followed by the album Shangri-la on Island in 1985. Members: Paul Waller (drums), Steve Shawley (bass), Steve “Flid” Brown (guitar), Steve Shanley (bass), Michael “Mac” McDermott (percussion), Declan John Barclay (trumpet), John Crichinson (piano), Billy […]

Gato Barbieri ‎– Caliente! (1976)

Caliente! is a 1976 album by Argentine saxophonist Gato Barbieri. Issued by A&M Records, the recording was guided by label-head Herb Alpert. The nine tracks display the saxist’s smooth tones over a range of lush, samba-fied, variably paced backdrops. Tracklist: A1. Fireflies A2. Fiesta A3. Europa (Earth’s Cry Heaven’s Smile) A4. Don’t Cry Rochelle A5. […]

Return to Forever

Return to Forever was an American jazz-rock supergroup that evolved from a namesake 1972 solo album by bandleader Chick Corea. Members: Chick Corea (keyboards), Stanley Clarke (bass), Joe Farrell (reeds, 1971-73, 1977), Airto Moreira (percussion, 1971-73), Flora Purim (vocals, 1971-73), Bill Connors (guitar, 1973-74), Steve Gadd (drums, 1973), Mingo Lewis (percussion, 1973), Lenny White (drums, […]

Lenny White

Lenny White (born Dec. 19, 1949) is an American jazz-rock drummer from N.Y.C. who played in the bands Azteca and Return to Forever during the 1970s. Discography: Venusian Summer (1975) Big City (1977) Streamline (1978) The Adventures of Astral Pirates (1978) The Griffith Park Collection (1982 • Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard […]

Stanley Clarke – Journey to Love (1975)

Journey to Love is the third album by American jazz-rock bassist Stanley Clarke, released in 1975 on Nemperor. Tracklist: A1. “Silly Putty” (4:40) A2. “Journey to Love” (4:54) A3. “Hello Jeff” (5:16) A4. “Song to John (Part 1) (Dedicated to John Coltrane)” (4:20) B1. “Song to John (Part 2) (Dedicated to John Coltrane)” (6:05) B2. “Concerto […]

Lenny White – Venusian Summer (1975)

Venusian Summer is the debut solo album by jazz-rock drummer Lenny White, released in 1975 on Nemperor. Tracklist: A1. “Chicken-Fried Steak” (4:33) A2. “Away Go Troubles Down the Drain” (3:31) A3. The Venusian Summer Suite –a. “Sirènes” (4:28) –b. “Venusian Summer” (6:38) B1. “Prelude to Rainbow Delta” (1:10) B2. “Mating Drive” (7:40) B3. “Prince of […]

Jaco Pastorius – Jaco Pastorius (1976)

Jaco Pastorius is the second headlining album by American jazz-rock bassist Jaco Pastorius, released in 1976 on Epic. Tracklist: A1. “Donna Lee” (2:24) A2. “Come On, Come Over” (3:53) A3. “Continuum” (4:32) A4. “Kuru / Speak Like a Child” (7:38) A5. “Portrait of Tracy” (2:19) B1. “Opus Pocus” (5:24) B2. “Okonkolé y Trompa” (4:20) B3. […]

David Bendeth ‎– Adrenalin (1979)

Adrenalin is an album by English/Canadian jazz-funk guitarist David Bendeth, released in 1979 on Inter Global Music. Tracklist: A1. “Adrenalin” (6:25) A2. “Breakdown” (3:54) A3. “Easy Ridin’” (2:49) A4. “Lock Stock & Barrell” (4:13) A5. “Dr. Dimento” (0:42) B1. “Feel the Real” (3:46) B2. “Copycat” (5:27) B3. “Bozonoknowz” (3:26) B4. “Count Me Out” (4:00) B5. “Turbocharger” […]

Lenny White ‎– The Adventures of Astral Pirates (1978)

The Adventures of Astral Pirates is the fourth album by American jazz-rock drummer Lenny White, released in 1978 on Elektra.   Tracklist: Pursuit A1. “Prelude: Theme for Astral Pirates” (1:20) A2. “Chapter One: Pursuit” (2:58) A3. “Chapter Two: Mandarin Warlords” (5:06) A4. “Chapter Three: The Great Pyramid” (2:30) A5. “Chapter Four: Universal Love” (3:30) A6. […]

Return to Forever ‎– Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy (1973)

Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy is an album by American jazz-rock quartet Return to Forever, released in 1973 on Polydor. The album is the first of four RtF studio releases in an electrified, instrumental-rock vein. Tracklist: A1. “Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy” (3:25) A2. “After the Cosmic Rain” (8:33) A3. “Captain Señor Mouse” (8:56) B1. […]

Return to Forever Featuring Chick Corea ‎– No Mystery (1975)

No Mystery is an album by American jazz-rock quartet Return to Forever, released in 1975 on Polydor. Tracklist: A1. “Dayride” (3:15) A2. “Jungle Waterfall” (3:15) A3. “Flight of the Newborn” (7:20) A4. “Sofistifunk” (3:20) A5. “Excerpt From the First Movement of Heavy Metal” (2:45) B1. “No Mystery” (6:06) B2. “Interplay” (2:15) B3. “Celebration Suite Part […]

Return to Forever ‎– Romantic Warrior (1976)

Romantic Warrior is an album by American jazz-rock quartet Return to Forever, released in 1976 on Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “Medieval Overture” (5:15) A2. “Sorceress” (7:33) A3. “The Romantic Warrior” (10:48) B1. “Majestic Dance” (5:01) B2. “The Magician” (5:26) B3. “Duel of the Jester and the Tyrant (Part I & Part II)” (11:25) Credits: Chick Corea […]

Azteca

Azteca were an American Latin-rock band from San Francisco that released two albums on Columbia in 1972/73. Members: George DiQuattro (piano, clavinet), Coke Escovedo (timbales), Pete Escovedo (vocals), Bob Ferreira (tenor saxophone, flute, piccolo), Wendy Haas (vocals), Tom Harrell (trumpet), Paul Jackson (bass), Errol Knowles (vocals), Mel Martin (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, flute, […]

Return to Forever ‎– Where Have I Known You Before (1974)

Where Have I Known You Before is an album by American jazz-rock quartet Return to Forever, released in 1974 on Polydor. Tracklist: A1. “Vulcan Worlds” (7:51) A2. “Where Have I Loved You Before” (1:01) A3. “The Shadow of Lo” (7:34) A4. “Where Have I Danced With You Before” (1:12) A5. “Beyond the Seventh Galaxy” (3:11) […]

Gato Barbieri – Ruby, Ruby (1977)

Ruby, Ruby is the eleventh studio album by Argentinean saxophonist Gato Barbieri, released in 1977 on A&M. Tracklist: A1. “Ruby” (6:29) A2. “Nostalgia” (5:25) A3. “Latin Reaction” (4:58) A4. “Ngiculela Es Una Historia” (5:45) B1. “Sunride” (5:55) B2. “Adios” (4:42) B3. “Blue Angel” (5:46) B4. “Midnight Tango” (4:27) Credits: Gato Barbieri — tenor saxophone, arranger […]

Al Di Meola – Elegant Gypsy (1977)

Elegant Gypsy is the second solo album by American jazz-rock guitarist Al Di Meola, released in 1977 on Columbia/CBS. Tracklist: A1. Flight Over Rio (7:13) A2. Midnight Tango (7:26) A3. Mediterranean Sundance (5:10) B1. Race With Devil on Spanish Highway (6:16) B2. Lady of Rome, Sister of Brazil (1:45) B3. Elegant Gypsy Suite (9:15) Credits: […]

Freddie Hubbard ‎– Red Clay (1970)

Red Clay is an album by American jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, released in June 1970 on CTI. Tracklist: A1. “Red Clay” (12:05) A2. “Delphia” (7:25) B1. “Suite Sioux” (8:40) B2. “The Intrepid Fox” (10:40) CD bonus track: “Cold Turkey” (10:26) Credits: Freddie Hubbard – trumpet, writer Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone, flute Herbie Hancock – […]

Miles Davis ‎– Bitches Brew (1970)

Bitches Brew is the second album from the electric phase of American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, released in 1970 on CBS/Columbia. Tracklist: A. “Pharaoh’s Dance” (20:03) B. “Bitches Brew” (27:00) C1. “Spanish Key” (17:32) C2. “John McLaughlin” (4:22) D1. “Miles Runs the Voodoo Down” (14:01) D2. “Sanctuary” (10:56) Credits Joe Zawinul — electric piano, composer […]

Gato Barbieri ‎– Fenix (1971)

Fenix is the third album by Argentinean saxophonist Gato Barbieri, released in 1971 on Flying Dutchman. Tracklist: A1. “Tupac Amaru” (4:13) A2. “Carnavalito” (9:10) A3. “Falsa bahiana” (5:48) B1. “El día que me quieras” (6:10) B2. “El arriero” (7:24) B3. “Bahía” (6:23) Credits: Gato Barbieri — tenor saxophone, composer Na Ná — berimbau, conga Gene Golden […]