From ‘Hot Rod Rumble’ to ‘Cool Breeze’, we have mixed 18 ‘Jazz‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Hot AND…Cool‘. It has Kenny Burrell, Jazz Crusaders, Louis Armstrong With The Commanders, Dean Martin and many more.
Jazz Crusaders: More than forty-years ago, Wayne Henderson, along with childhood buddies Wilton Felder, Joe Sample, and Nesbert “Stix”¨ Hooper, formed the nucleus of the Jazz Crusaders/Crusaders. As a fledgling, attending Houston’s Phyllis Wheatley Jr. High School, the precocious Henderson took the lead in sculpting the group’s dazzling style into one that was ground breaking, with considerable eclectic overtones.
Helmut Zacharias on Wikipedia : He started having lessons at the age of 4. At 6 he played at the cabaret Faun in Berlin and had his first radio broadcast five years later. In the 1950s he was considered to be one of the best jazz violinists of Europe and was dubbed “The Magic Violinist” and “Germany’s .He started having lessons at the age of 4. At 6 he played at the cabaret Faun in Berlin and had his first radio broadcast five years later. In the 1950s he was considered to be one of the best jazz violinists of Europe and was dubbed “The Magic Violinist” and “Germany’s Mr. Violin”, selling over 14 million records worldwide.
Classic Jazz Guitar : Kenny Burrell’s style was reflected in two early recordings that pointed the way to a style and format that Burrell would use throughout his career. The two early recordings, Autumn In New York (intro and first 32 bars) , which appeared on Blue Lights (1958) and Night at The Village Vanguard (1959) were made with the instrumentation of guitar, bass and drums.
Horace Silver on Jazz Online : The moody mode of “Song For My Father”, Silver’s most famous, reflects the Cape Verdean origins of the elder Silver, who raised his son in Norwalk, Connecticut. “I was always a skinny, weak, sickly kid,” the pianist reflects. “My Dad, god bless him, fed us well — my Mother died when I was nine —, but we weren’t into no nutrition. We ate vegetables out of a can, we didn’t know no better.”
Freddie King : Gambling til dawn in the backroom of Mike’s cleaners and getting into mischief with his cronies.My mother was now a housewife with six children. She didn’t like what the Chicago nightlife was doing to her husband, it provided to many distractions. The fall of 1962 she left her husband and she and her six children moved to Dallas Texas.
Blogcritics : I do remember when I bought my copy of Grover Washington Jr’s Live at the Bijou. My jazz snobbery hadn’t even been formed yet, and all I knew is that the album was a lot of fun. Heck, I’m pretty sure that I wasn’t even aware of the concept of smooth jazz at the time.
Sonny Clark on Hardbop : “Actually, I wasn’t born in Pittsburgh,” he said. “I was born in a little coal mining town, about sixteen miles southeast of Pittsburgh, called herminie, Pa.–population about 800. I was raised there till I was twelve, then lived in Pittsburgh until I was nineteen, just turning twenty; then an older brother, who plays piano, took me out to the coast to visit an aunt.
spaceagepop : The King of the Tiki Hut. Denny not only brought exotica its biggest hit of all time with his #2 single of Les Baxter’s “Quiet Village,”, he gave two other key figures in exotica–Arthur Lyman and Julius Wechter–their starts, and influenced several generations of lounge performers.