He has worked with Chaka Khan, with whom he recorded and toured through most of the 1990s, Richard Bona, Barbra Streisand, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, Sir Elton John, Carly Simon, Donald Fagen, James Taylor, Lady Gaga, Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow, Billy Joel, Suzanne Vega, Vonda Shepard, Cyndi Lauper, Audra McDonald, Phillip Glass, Vanessa Williams, Boz Skaggs, Christopher Cross, Ben E. King, Bobby Caldwell, Steps Ahead, The Manhattan Transfer, Ray Baretto, Willie Colon, The Caribbean Jazz Project, and Panic! At The Disco.
"Be Still" is a song by American recording artist Kelly Clarkson, from her third studio album, My December (2007). Written by Kelly Clarkson and Aben Eubanks, and produced by David Kahne, "Be Still" is an acoustic folk blues ballad set moderately slow acoustic and electric guitars. Clarkson wrote the song as an introspective ballad based on her exhaustive experience from touring and promoting her second studio album, Breakaway (2004). Inspired by one of her favorite Bible verses, Psalm 46:10 ("Be still, and know that I (God) am here"), the song is about taking a break from everyday things and taking a moment to appreciate one life.
"Be Still" has received positive critical reception from music critics, who praised it as one of the album's highlights. Clarkson has included the song in the touring set of her My December Tour from 2007-08.Beautiful World (Arashi album)
Beautiful World is the tenth studio album of the Japanese boy band Arashi. The album was released on July 6, 2011 in Japan under their record label J Storm in two editions: a limited edition version with a 48-page booklet and a regular CD version with a 32-page booklet. The album debuted at number-one on the Oricon weekly album chart, selling 631,000 copies, making it their third consecutive album to reach sales of more than half a million copies. As of December 2011, the album has sold more than a million copies. According to Oricon, Beautiful World is the best-selling album of 2011 in Japan.California 37 (album)
California 37 is the sixth studio album from California rock band Train. The album was released on April 13, 2012 through Columbia Records. It is the last Train album to feature drummer Scott Underwood before his departure in 2014 and the last recorded as a three-piece. It was preceded by the lead single "Drive By" on January 10, 2012.Death of a Bachelor
Death of a Bachelor is the fifth studio album by American rock band Panic! at the Disco, released January 15, 2016 on Fueled by Ramen and DCD2. It is the follow-up to the band's fourth studio album, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! (2013), with the entire album written and recorded by vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Brendon Urie, among external writers. It is the band's first album to not feature drummer Spencer Smith and also follows bassist Dallon Weekes' departure from the official line-up, subsequently becoming a touring member once again.Death of a Bachelor debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, with 190,000 album units, earning the band its best sales week and first number one album. The album has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of at least 1,000,000 copies. It was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.Diamond in the Riff
Diamond in the Riff is a 2008 album by Terry Silverlight, featuring pianist/composer Barry Miles, bassist Will Lee, and David Mann, Aaron Heick, Glenn Alexander, Tabitha Fair, Lew Soloff, Bob Malach, Larry Farrell and Allan Molnar.
The All About Jazz reviewer commented that, "While it seems most jazz players today are trying to capture something that predates or postdates true jazz fusion, Silverlight is happy to seize upon that sound, circa something 1976–1989, before 'smooth jazz' took over this art form."From Nothin' to Somethin'
From Nothin' to Somethin' is the fourth studio album by American rapper Fabolous. The album was released on June 12, 2007, by Desert Storm Records and Def Jam Recordings. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, selling 159,000 copies in its first week and 500,000 worldwide. The album has been certified Gold by the RIAA for sales of 542,000.Glow (Brett Eldredge album)
Glow is the third studio album by American country musician Brett Eldredge. Released on October 28, 2016, by Atlantic Nashville this is his first Christmas album.A deluxe edition of the album will be released on October 26, 2018, featuring 7 new songs.List of Panic! at the Disco band members
Panic! at the Disco is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of lead vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by drummer Dan Pawlovich, bassist Nicole Row and guitarist Mike Naran. The group was originally formed by Brendon Urie along with former members Ryan Ross
, Spencer Smith and Brent Wilson. The band has gone through multiple line-up changes in their career spanning six albums. There have been six official members of Panic! at the Disco, 13 touring members, and 26 session members.The band's first lineup changes started with the departure of bassist Brent Wilson, who was kicked out of the band shortly after the release of the band's debut album, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out. Wilson was replaced by Jon Walker, who also played guitar and keyboards in addition to bass for the band.
This was followed in 2009 with the band's first major lineup change, when guitarist/vocalist Ryan Ross and bassist Jon Walker announced their departure from the band in mid-2009. They were replaced on tour by guitarist Ian Crawford and bassist Dallon Weekes. Weekes joined the band as an official member in 2010, nearing the end of the recording of the band's third studio album Vices & Virtues. Crawford left the band in 2012.
In 2013, before the release of the band's fourth album, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, drummer Spencer Smith unofficially left the band due to addiction and substance abuse, leaving Urie and Weekes as the remaining members. Urie and Weekes recruited guitarist Kenneth Harris and drummer Dan Pawlovich as touring members.
In 2015, Spencer Smith officially left the band and Dallon Weekes reverted to being a touring member once again, leaving Brendon Urie as the only member of the official lineup.
In December 2017, Dallon Weekes officially announced his departure from the band, and was replaced by Nicole Row. In September 2018, touring guitarist Kenneth Harris was dismissed due to sexual misconduct allegations. He was replaced by Mike Naran.Motéma Music
Motéma Music is an independent American record label focused on jazz and world music, as well as other creative projects by virtuosic musicians and composers. It was founded by Jana Herzen in San Francisco in 2003, and is now based in Harlem, New York City. Among the artists on the label are Gregory Porter, Ginger Baker, Monty Alexander, Kellylee Evans, Randy Weston, Charnett Moffett, Geri Allen, Lynne Arriale, Rufus Reid, Marc Cary, Jean-Michel Pilc, Lakecia Benjamin, and René Marie. The name means "heart" in the African language of Lingala. Motéma has been described as "what Blue Note was to the jazz labels of the 60s...for the 21st century" and "a welcoming beacon, documenting brilliant improvisers who are rapidly expanding the art form."Paul Shaffer and the World's Most Dangerous Band
Paul Shaffer and the World's Most Dangerous Band is an American musical ensemble led by Paul Shaffer. It is best known for being David Letterman's house band for 33 years. The band formed in 1982 to serve as house band for NBC's Late Night with David Letterman. When Letterman moved to CBS and began hosting the Late Show with David Letterman in 1993, the band added a horn section and second guitarist, renaming itself (due to an intellectual property dispute with NBC) the CBS Orchestra, a name that lasted until Letterman left the Late Show in 2015. After a two-year hiatus, in 2017, the band was revived by Shaffer using its original name and released an album titled Paul Shaffer & The World's Most Dangerous Band, followed by a tour.Reverence (Richard Bona album)
Reverence is the second studio album by Cameroonian jazz bassist and musician Richard Bona. It was released on September 7, 2001 through Columbia Jazz. The song "Reverence (The Story of a Miracle)" features guest appearance by prominent jazz guitarist Pat Metheny.In her review of the album, Hilarie Grey of JazzTimes called Reverence "a warm and often touching effort that should cement Richard Bona's reputation as one of the great talents of our time."Shades of Blue (Ben E. King album)
Shades of Blue was released in 1999 and is the 18th album released by Ben E. King.Soulful Strut (album)
Soulful Strut is a studio album by American saxophonist Grover Washington Jr. The album was released in 1994 on Columbia Records label.Symphonicities
Symphonicities is the tenth studio album by English musician Sting. It was released on 13 July 2010 on Deutsche Grammophon.The Bedroom Tapes
The Bedroom Tapes is singer-songwriter Carly Simon's twenty-fourth overall album, and twentieth studio album, released in 2000.
The album was critically acclaimed upon release and Simon promoted it through many television appearances, notably on Good Morning America when she gave a concert in Bryant Park, on May 19, 2000. Despite the warm reception, the album quickly went Out of print. "Our Affair" was remixed and featured on the soundtrack of the 2000 film Bounce.In 2002, Simon released autographed limited editions of The Bedroom Tapes with two bonus tracks at the end of the album; "Grandmother's House" and "Sangre Dolce". The latter of which was included on her 2008 album This Kind of Love.
On April 6, 2015, Simon re-released the album as a special edition with two bonus tracks, the aforementioned "Grandmother's House" and "When Manhattan Was A Maiden". The release was through the Carly Simon Vintage Line, produced by C'est Music. The CD can be purchased exclusively through Simon's website.The Last Ship (album)
The Last Ship is the eleventh studio album by English musician Sting, released on 20 September 2013 in Germany and on 24 September 2013 in the UK and US. It contains songs written for and inspired by the musical The Last Ship, which was then in production and would premiere in June 2014. The Last Ship is the first full-length LP of original material released by Sting since his 2003 album Sacred Love.The album, like the musical, takes inspiration from the closing of the shipyards in and around the historic shipbuilding town of Wallsend, where Sting grew up. The album features guest artists with roots in the northeast of England, including Brian Johnson from AC/DC, Jimmy Nail, The Unthanks, The Wilson Family, and Kathryn Tickell.The Rainy Season
The Rainy Season is the second studio album by American singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, released in 1993.
The album peaked at No. 63 on the Billboard 200 chart. Also peaked in the UK charts at No. 24This Is Somewhere
This Is Somewhere is the second studio album, and the first on a major record label, by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, released in August 2007 by Hollywood Records. The album debuted at #119 on the Billboard Top 200 the week of August 25, 2007 and at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart.
The album's title is a reference to Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere by Neil Young. The song "Apologies" has been featured on the television shows Kyle XY, One Tree Hill, and Brothers & Sisters, and the song "Falling or Flying" has been featured on Grey's Anatomy and ER.
The album's cover art appeared on the season four episode of "Ace of Cakes", Volcano Cakes and Mix Tapes, appearing on a cake for The Sound Garden, an indie music store.This Kind of Love
This Kind of Love is an album by American singer-songwriter Carly Simon, released in April 2008 by Hear Music. It is Simon's 31st album, her 24th studio album, her first album of original material since The Bedroom Tapes in 2000 and her most recent album to date consisting of brand new songs.