Tribute to Kurt Weill: Lost in the Stars

Tom Waits

Released 1985
Genre Jazz
Length 60:24
Label A&M
Producer Hal Willner, Paul M. Young

1. Mahagonny Songspiel (Intro) – Steve Weisberg
2. ‘The Ballad Of Mac The Knife’ – Sting/Dominc Muldowney
3. ‘The Cannon Song’ – The Fowler Brothers
4. ‘Ballad Of The Soldier’s Wife’ – Marianne Faithfull
5. Johnny Johnson Medley – Van Dyke Parks
6. The Great Hall – Henry Threadgill
7. ‘Alabama Song’ – Ralph Schuckett
8. ‘Youkali Tango’ – The Armadillo String Quartet
9. ‘The Little Lieutenant Of The Loving God’ – John Zorn
10. Johnny’s Speech – Van Dyke Parks
11. ‘September Song’ – Lou Reed
12. ‘Lost In The Stars’ – Carla Bley
13. ‘What Keeps Mankind Alive?’ – Tom Waits
14. Klops Lied (Meatball Song) – Elliot Sharp
15. ‘Surabaya Johnny’ – Dagmar Krause
16. Oh Heavenly Salvation’: Hurriccane Introduction – Mark Bingham
17. Oh Heavenly Salvation: Oh Heavenly Salvation – Mark Bingham
18. ‘Call From The Grave/Ballad In Which Macheath Begs All Men For Forgiveness – Todd Rundgren
19. ‘Speak Low’ – Charlie Haden
20. ‘In No Man’s Land’ – Van Dyke Parks

Various Artists – “That’s The Way I Feel” Now A Tribute To Thelonious Monk

Label: A&M Records – SP 96600
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country: Canada
Released: 1984
Genre: Jazz
Style: Bop, Post Bop

1 Thelonious
Bass – Tom Fowler
Drums – Chester Thompson
Trombone [Bass] – Phil Teele
Trombone, Arranged By – Bruce Fowler*

2 Little Rootie Tootie
Bass – Joseph Spampinato*
Drums – Tom Ardolino
Guitar – Al Anderson (2)
Performer – NRBQ, Whole Wheat Horns, The
Piano – Terry Adams (2)
Saxophone [Tenor] – Keith Spring
Trombone – Donn Adams

3 Reflections
Guitar, Arranged By – Steve Khan
Synthesizer, Arranged By – Donald Fagen

4 Blue Monk
Piano, Arranged By – Dr. John (Mac Rebennack)*

5 Misterioso
Bass – Steve Swallow
Drums – Victor Lewis
French Horn – Vincent Chancey
Guitar – Hiram Bullock
Organ, Arranged By – Carla Bley
Percussion, Effects [Special Effects] – Manolo Badrena
Performer – Carla Bley Band, The
Piano – Kenny Kirkland
Saxophone [Alto, Baritone] – Steve Slagle
Saxophone [Tenor] – Johnny Griffin
Trombone – Gary Valente
Trumpet – Mike Mantler*
Tuba – Bob Stewart
Vocals [The Voice Of Death] – Hal Willner

6 Pannonica
Piano [Tack Piano], Arranged By – Barry Harris (2)

7 Ba-Lue-Bolivar-Ba-Lues-Are
Backing Vocals – Carol Hall, Donald Ray Mitchell, Harry Bowens, Sweet Pea Atkinson
Flute – David Was
Guitar, Synthesizer, Arranged By [Horn Arrangment] – Don Was
Percussion – Larry Fratangelo
Performer – Was (Not Was)
Saxophone [Alto] – David McMurray
Saxophone [Tenor] – Michael Ward (3)
Trombone – Jervonny Collier
Trumpet – Marcus Belgrave
Vocals – Sheila Jordan

8 Brilliant Corners
Bass – Steve Swallow
Drums – Joey Barron*
Guitar – Brenden Harkein*, John Scofield
Guitar, Arranged By – Mark Bingham

9 Ask Me Now
Saxophone [Soprano], Arranged By – Steve Lacy
Saxophone [Tenor], Arranged By – Charlie Rouse
B5 Monk’s Mood
Bass – Buster Williams
Drums, Percussion – Victor Lewis
French Horn – Gregory Williams (2), Vincent Chancey, Bill Warnick*
French Horn [Solo] – Willie Ruff
French Horn, Celesta, Arranged By – Sharon Freeman
Piano – Kenneth Barron*

10 Four In One
Saxophone [Alto], Arranged By – Gary Windo
Synthesizer, Keyboards, Guitar, Drum Programming, Arranged By – Todd Rundgren

11 Functional
Piano, Arranged By – Randy Weston

12 Evidence
Drums, Arranged By – Elvin Jones
Saxophone [Soprano], Arranged By – Steve Lacy

13 Shuffle Boil
Drums, Timpani – M.E. Miller*
Guitar, Vocals – Arto Lindsay
Noises [Game Calls], Saxophone [Alto], Clarinet, Arranged By – John Zorn
Piano, Organ, Celesta, Electronics – Wayne Horvitz

14 In Walked Bud
Bass – John Ore
Drums – Frankie Dunlop
Performer – Terry Adams and Friends
Piano – Terry Adams (2)
Saxophone [Alto] – Pat Patrick
Trombone – Roswell Rudd

15 Criss Cross
Acoustic Guitar, Guitar – Eugene Chadbourne
Drums, Percussion – David Licht
Performer, Arranged By – Shockabilly
Piano, Organ, Bass, Trombone [Alto], Percussion [Dad’s Clocks], Performer [Tapes] – Mark Kramer*

16 Jackie-ing
Bass – Steve Swallow
Clarinet – Don Davis (3)
Clarinet, Saxophone [Tenor] – Mars Williams
Drums – Joey Barron*
Guitar – Brenden Harkein*, John Scofield
Guitar, Arranged By – Mark Bingham
Saxophone [Bass], Whistle – Ralph Carney
Trumpet – David Buck

17 ‘Round Midnight
Bass – Bob Cranshaw
Cello – Enrique Orango*, Muneer Abdul Fataah
Clarinet – Lawrence Feldman, Steve Slagle
Clarinet [Bass] – Ken McIntyre
Concertmaster – Jerry Little
Conductor – Sharon Freeman
Drums – Buddy Williams
Piano, Arranged By – Joe Jackson
Viola – Crystal Garner, Maxine Roach
Violin – Cheryl Hong, Karen Gilbert, Melanie Baker, Sandra Billingsles*, Stan Hunt*

18 Friday The Thirteenth
Vibraphone [Vibes], Marimba, Percussion [Additional] – Dave Samuels
Vocals, Arranged By – Bob Dorough, Bobby McFerrin

19 Work
Bass – Marcus Miller
Drums – Anton Fig
Guitar – Peter Frampton
Guitar, Arranged By, Other [Concept] – Chris Spedding

20 Gallop’s Gallop
Saxophone [Soprano], Arranged By – Steve Lacy

21 Bye-Ya
Bass, Arranged By – Steve Swallow
Drums, Arranged By – Ed Blackwell
Piano, Arranged By – Dr. John
Saxophone [Alto], Arranged By – Steve Slagle

22 Bemsha Swing
Piano, Electric Piano, Arranged By – Gil Evans
Saxophone [Soprano], Arranged By – Steve Lacy

Clarla Bley – Heavy Heart


Un disco quasi fusion, ci sono pezzi particolarmente belli e mi sento di consigliare “Joyful Noise” e soprattutto “Starting Again” con un’intro fantastica.
Il disco è stato pubblicato nel 1984 con l’etichetta ECM.


Manolo Badrena – percussion
Carla Bley – organ, synthesizer
Earl McIntyre – tuba
Gary Valente – trombone
Michael Mantler – trumpet

Also: Hiram Bullock, Victor Lewis, Steve Swallow, Kenny Kirkland, Steve Slagle