Derrick Shezbie – Spodie’s Back

Label: Qwest Records ‎– 9 45299-2
Format: CD, Album
Nation: US
Released: 1994
Genre: Jazz


Derrick Shezbie (trumpet); Branford Marsalis, Mark Turner, Mark Gross (saxophone); Corey Henry (trombone); Kirk Joseph (tuba); Victor “Red” Atkins, Kenny Kirkland, Ellis Marsalis (piano); Greg Williams, Robert Hurst (bass); Martin Butler, Herlin Riley, Jeff “Tain” Watts (drums).

1 Royal Garden Blues
2 Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
3 Leroy Special
4 Dusk On The Delta
5 St. James Infirmary
6 Spodie’s Back
7 Back O’ Town Blues
8 I Have Found A New Baby
9 Paul Barbarin Secondline
10 Misty
11 Dancing At The Mardi Gras

Branford Marsalis – Zellerbach Theater, Berkeley, CA (01/16/93)


  • Label: Bootleg
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Released: 1993

Live recording dated 01/16/93
Place: Zellerbach Theater, Berkeley, CA


Tracks CD1:

  1. Intro
  2. Mr Steepee
  3. Skit-Dat-De-Dat (Armstrong)
  4. Stretto from the Ghetto
  5. Intro for Albert Collins
  6. Frosty (with Albert Collins)
  7. Lights Are On But Nobody’s Home (with Albert Collins)
  8. Black Cat Bone (with Albert Collins)
  9. Brother Trying To Catch A Cab (On The East Side) Blues


Tracks CD2:

  1. Down Home Blues  (with Linda Hopkins)
  2. Meet Me with Your Black Drawers On (with Albert Collins and Linda Hopkins)
  3. Whatever You Do, It’s Up To You ? (with Albert Collins and Linda Hopkins)


Branford Marsalis – Sax
Albert Collins – vocals and guitar
Linda Hopkins – vocals
Kenny Kirkland – piano
Robert Hurst III – bass
Jeff “Tain” Watts – drumss


Sting – William and Mary Hall – Williamsburg, VA 1985-11-08


kirkland liveLast night at William and Mary Hall, Sting, the celebrated British bass guitar-playing rocker, actor and former member of the Police, packed a dynamic performance for a near-capacity crowd of 8,600.

Serving up offerings of rhythm and blues, jazz, blues

Recorded 08-11-1985
City:  Williamsburg, New York
Place: William and Mary Hall  VA 23185, USA







  1. Shadows in the Rain
  2. Driven to Tears
  3. Consider Me Gone
  4. Children’s Crusade
  5. One World > Love Is The Seventh Wave  > One World
  6. We Work The Black Seam
  7. Bring On The Night > When The World Is Running
  8. Audience participation > Another Day
  9. Moon Over Bourbon Street
  10. Fortress Around Your Heart
  11. Low Life
  12. Chat to fade

Sting – voice
Kenny Kirkland: keyboards
Omar Hakim: Drums
Branford Marsalis : Sax



Robert Hurst – Presents Robert Hurst

  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Released: 1992

1. Down 4 The Cause
2. Detroit Red
3. Aycrigg
4. Joyce Faye
5. Incessant Lullaby
6. The Snake Charmer
7. Evidence
8. Walk Of The Negress
9. Blue Freeze
10. Bert’s Flirt
11. Devil’s Night In Motown
12. Incessant Lullaby… Bye


Marcus Belgrave Flugelhorn, Trumpet
Tom Brick Mastering
Cary Butler Assistant Engineer
Ron Carter Liner Notes
Robert Hurst Arranger, Bass, Composer, Primary Artist, Producer
Ralph Jones Bassoon, Clarinet (Bass)
Kenny Kirkland Guest Artist, Piano
Branford Marsalis Clarinet, Guest Artist, Sax (Alto), Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor)
Patrick Smith Engineer, Mixing, Producer
Kazunori Sugiyama Producer
Jeff “Tain” Watts Drums, Guest Artist

Sting – The Soul Cage

Thesoulcages Genre: Jazz, Rock, Pop
Year: 1991
Label: A&M


Drums – Manu Katché
Guitar – Dominic Miller
Keyboards – David Sancious, Kenny Kirkland
Oboe – Paola Paparelle
Percussion – Bill Summers, Munyungo Jackson, Ray Cooper, Skip Burney, Tony Vacca, Vinx (2)
Pipe [Northumbrian Pipes] – Kathryn Tickell
Producer – Hugh Padgham
Saxophone – Branford Marsalis
Written-By, Arranged By, Producer, Vocals, Bass, Mandolin, Synthesizer [Synclavier] – Sting

Island of Souls – 6:41
All This Time – 4:54
Mad About You – 3:53
Jeremiah Blues (Part 1) – 4:54
Why Should I Cry for You – 4:46
Saint Agnes and the Burning Train – 2:43
The Wild Wild Sea – 6:41
The Soul Cages – 5:52
When the Angels Fall – 7:48

Charles Fambrough – The Proper Angle

Charles Fambrough
Audio CD (April 28, 2006)
Original Release: 1991
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Cti Records

Track Listings:
1. Don Quixote
2. Dreamer
3. Uncle Pete
4. San Jewels
5. Broski
6. Dolores Carla Maria
7. Earthlings
8. Proper Angle
9. Our Father Who Art Blakey
10. One For Honor
11. Tonality Of Atonement


Charles Fambrough: Bass
Kenny Kirkland: Piano
Wynton Marsalis: Trumpet
Jeff Watts: Drums
Branford Marsalis: Sax


Branford Marsalis – Village Vanguard, NYC, dec 1989



Branford Marsalis Branford Marsalis Quartet
Village Vanguard
New york, NY
dec 1989


Branford Marsalis – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Kenny Kirkland – piano
Robert Leslie Hurst III – bass
Jeff “Tain” Watts – drums
First set
1. Mr. J.C. – 10:26
2. Bass Interlude – 3:06
3. Dark Knight – 15:32
4. Drum Interlude – 5:36
5. Wrath of Tain – 11:04
6. Dienda – 8:53
7. Royal Garden Blues – 13:12
8. Ballad of Chet Kincaid – 3:40

Second set
1. No Back Stage Pass – 14:30
2. Steepian Faith – 12:07
3. Lon Jellis – 13:13
4. Revelations – 12:03
5. Mr. Steepee – 9:28
6. The Ballad of Chet Kincaid – 6:52

Branford Marsalis – The Bottom Line, NYC 24.9.1988

Branford Marsalis Quartet : The Bottom Line, NYC 24.9.1988 (first set)

1. Yes or No
2. Iunji
4. Yesterdays
5. Steepian Faith
6. Random Abstract
7. Waiting for Tain

Branford Marsalis – tenor and soprano saxophones
Kenny Kirkland – piano
Robert Leslie Hurst III – bass
Jeff “Tain” Watts – drums



JUNE 20,1987



1-Passion Dance
4-Love Stone
5-Giant Steps

The world famous JVC North Sea Jazz Festival (Netherlands) was held in Rotterdam after its move from The Hague in 2006. The new “Ahoy” venue provided several halls with a capacity of over 10,000 was brimming with people delighted by the music of big name artists such as Jeff Beck, Stanley Clarke, Wayne Shorter and Joe Zawinul.


For the first time in years, the JVC Jazz Festival Newport was blessed with beautiful weather, allowing for a spectacular and historical summer outdoor festival.
The Prince of Monaco attended the pre-festival party held at the Casino Center Court and enjoyed John Pizzarelli’s father-son big band paying tribute to Frank Sinatra.


At the JVC Jazz Festival Warsaw, Branford Marsalis played on opening day to the jazz-loving Warsaw people and provided what is now hailed as possibly the year’s best performance.

Branford Marsalis – Requiem

Requiem Label: Columbia ‎– CK 69655
Format: CD, Album
Country: US
Released: 1999
Genre: Jazz


1 Doctone
2 Trieste
3 A Thousand Autumns
4 Lykief
5 Bullworth
6 Elysium
7 Cassandra
8 16th St. Baptist Church

Bass – Eric Revis
Drums – Jeff “Tain” Watts
Piano – Kenny Kirkland
Producer – Delfeayo Marsalis
Saxophone – Branford Marsalis