From ‘Somewhere In The Night’ to ‘Summer Night Night And Day’ , we have mixed 19 ‘Jazz Old and New‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Night And …. Day‘. It has Chick Corea, Jack Teagarden, Jane Monheit, Keely Smith and many more.
Wikipedia: Cole Porter wrote “Night and Day” for the 1932 musical play Gay Divorce which was It was Fred Astaire’s last Broadway show. “Guy, an American writer traveling in England, falls madly in love with Mimi (no! not the Mariah Carey’s Mimi), a married woman who disappears after their first encounter. …”
Blues for Peace : Night and day, you are the one. Only you beneath the moon or under the sun. Whether near to me, or far. It’s no matter darling where you are. I think of you. Day and night, night and day,….Until you let me spend my life making love to you. Day and night, night and day. (The guy Guy sounds pretty obsessed. Wonder how was this Mimi. Must have been pretty hot)).
Cyberstars.com : Turning from the bop to pop, Eddie Harris became a master of soul-jazz. The inventor of an electric sax and the “saxobone” — saxophone with a trombone mouthpiece, he was a pioneer in jazz-rock fusion.
The Scotsman : Teri Thornton’s career as a jazz singer was a notably roller-coaster affair, moving from early struggles to success and back to obscurity again, before enjoying a remarkable final flourish in the last two years of her life. Her final comeback was sparked by winning the vocalist section of the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in 1998, an honour usually given to young performers.
Ernestine Anderson on MySpace : Years of singing and living have created a vocalist who can make your heart cry one moment and dance the next. “Still in strong voice at 78, Ms. Anderson knows how to make stoicism feel expressive,” said the NY Times, on Feb. 15, 2007. Ms. Anderson has recorded more than 30 albums, performed at all of the major jazz festivals worldwide, and is a recipient of four Grammy nominations.
All About Jazz : Jack Teagarden had a mechanical bent and a life-long interest in tinkering with things, and he invented the water glass mute effect, in which the bell section of the trombone is removed and an empty water glass placed over the end of the instrument tubing (of the mouthpiece section).
allmusic : Known as Peruchin for much of his life, Justiz was born January 31, 1913, in Havana and began learning piano from his mother at age ten. Five years later, the family moved to Antilla where Peruchin began studying with his grandfather, Emilio Rodriguez, who directed Antilla’s municipal band.
MúsicaBrasileira.org : The definitive recognition for Bonfá came when in the 1950s the eccentric crooner Dick Farney recorded some of his songs. That attracted the attention of Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes which marked the beginning of a fruitful cooperation. The first artistic climax came when Bonfá was asked by film director Marcel Camus to deliver some music for the legendary movie Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus).