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Johnny Mercer

Anita O’Day begins the recording of ‘Trav’lin’…

Anita O’Day’s ‘Trav’lin’ Light’ is an album (tribute to her idol Billie Holiday) recorded on January 18, 19, 1961 and released in 1961 By Verve. Track Listing : 1.Trav’Lin’ Light (Johnny Mercer, Jimmy Mundy, Trummy Young) – 03:36 . 2.The Moon Looks Down And Laughs (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Sid Silvers) – 03:58 . 3.Don’T […]

Andy Williams records the album ‘The Wonderful World of Andy…

‘The Wonderful World of Andy Williams’ is an album recorded (partly) on January 13, 1963 with members of his family and released on December 31, 1963 By Columbia Records. Track Listing : 1.Canadian Sunset (Norman Gimbel, Eddie Heywood) – 02:32 . 2.Sing A Rainbow (Arthur Hamilton) – 02:40 . 3.Dream (Johnny Mercer) – 02:40 . […]

Bill Evans records ‘Re: Person I Knew,’ a live album with Eddie…

Bill Evans ‘Re: Person I Knew’ is a live album recorded on January 11 & 12, 1974 with Eddie Gomez and Marty Morell and released in 1981 by Fantasy. Track Listing : 1.Re: Person I Knew (Bill Evans) – 05:20 . 2.Sugar Plum (Bill Evans) – 08:17 . 3.Alfie (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 04:59 […]

Billie Holiday records ‘Songs for Distingué Lovers’ with Harry…

Billie Holiday’s ‘Songs for Distingué Lovers’ is an album recorded from January 3 till January 9, 1957 with Harry Edison, Ben Webster, Jimmy Rowles, Barney Kessel & more and released the same year by Verve Records. Track Listing : 1.Day In, Day Out (Johnny Mercer, Rube Bloom) – 06:47 . 2.A Foggy Day (Ira Gershwin, […]

Frank Sinatra records ‘Sinatra at the Sands,’ his first live album…

Frank Sinatra’s ‘Sinatra at the Sands’ is his first live album recorded in January 1966 with Count Basie and his orchestra, conducted and arranged by Quincy Jones and released in July 1966 by Reprise. Track Listing : 1.Come Fly With Me (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 03:45 . 2.I’Ve Got A Crush On You […]

Tony Bennett records ‘Strike Up the Band’ with Count Basie and his…

Tony Bennett’s ‘Strike Up the Band’ is a studio album recorded on January 3 & 5, 1959 with Count Basie and his Orchestra and first released as ‘Basie Swings, Bennett Sings’ the same year by Roulette. Track Listing : 1.Strike Up The Band (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 01:33 . 2.I Guess I’Ll Have To […]

Bill Evans records, with Paul Motian and Scott LaFaro, ‘Portrait in…

Bill Evans’ ‘Portrait in Jazz’ is an album recorded on December 28, 1959 with Paul Motian and Scott LaFaro and released in 1960 by Riverside. Track Listing : 1.Come Rain Or Come Shine (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 03:24 . 2.Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert, Johnny Mercer) – 6:00 . 3.Witchcraft (Cy Coleman, Carolyn […]

Dave Brubeck Quartet records ‘Jazz at the College of the Pacific’…

Dave Brubeck Quartet’s ‘Jazz at the College of the Pacific’ is a live album recorded on December 14, 1953 and released in December 1953 by Fantasy Records. Track Listing : 1.All The Things You Are (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein Ii) – 09:12 . 2.Laura (David Raksin, Johnny Mercer) – 03:12 . 3.Lullaby In Rhythm (Walter […]

Frank Sinatra starts the recording of ‘Come Dance with Me!’ an…

Frank Sinatra’s ‘Come Dance with Me!’ is an album arranged and conducted by Billy May, recorded between December 9 and 23, 1958 and released in 1959 By Capitol. Track Listing : 1.Come Dance With Me (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 02:31 . 2.Something’S Gotta Give (Johnny Mercer) – 02:38 . 3.Just In Time (Jule […]

Chet Baker records the album ‘Embraceable You’ (1957)

Chet Baker’s ‘Embraceable You’ is an album recorded on December 9, 1957 and released in 1995 by Pacific Jazz . Track Listing : 1.The Night We Called It A Day (Tom Adair, Matt Dennis) – 02:22 . 2.Little Girl Blue (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 04:33 . 3.Embraceable You (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 02:06 […]

Bill Frisell begins the recording of ‘East/West,’ his first live…

Bill Frisell’s ‘East/West’ is his eighteenth (but his first double and first live) album recorded on December 9, 2003 and May 11, 2004 and released in 2005 by Elektra Nonesuch. Track Listing : 1.I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Barrett strong, Norman Whitfield) – 08:00 . 2.Blues For Los Angeles (Bill Frisell) – 11:09 . […]

Betty Carter records the album : ‘Finally’ live in New York City…

Betty Carter’s ‘Finally’ is a live album recorded on December 6, 1969 in New York City and released in 1975 By Roulette. Track Listing : 1.Medley – 08:25 . – Seems Like Old Times (Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger) . – I Remember You/Remember (Irving Berlin) . 2.Blue Moon (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 02:03 . […]

Dianne Reeves begins the recording of ‘A Little Moonlight’ featuring…

Dianne Reeves’ ‘A Little Moonlight’ is an album featuring Broadway standards and recorded between December 4 and 10 2002 by Blue Note. Track Listing : 1.Loads Of Love (Richard Rodgers) – 04:24 . 2.I Concentrate On You (Cole Porter) – 05:20 . 3.Reflections (Jon Hendricks, Blue Mink, Thelonious Monk) – 05:12 . 4.Skylark (Hoagy Carmichael, […]

Gerry Mulligan records with Chet Baker the album : ‘Reunion with Chet…

Gerry Mulligan’s ‘Reunion with Chet Baker’ is an album recorded on December 3, 11 & 17, 1957 Quartet with Chet Baker, Henry Grimes and Dave Bailey and released in 1958 By World Pacific. Track Listing : 1.Reunion (Gerry Mulligan) – 04:03 . 2.When Your Lover Has Gone (Einar Aaron Swan) – 05:05 . 3.Stardust (Hoagy […]

Pablo Records tape ‘Oscar Peterson and Dizzy Gillespie,’ their…

‘Oscar Peterson and Dizzy Gillespie’ is an album recorded on November 28 & 29, 1974 and released in 1974 By Pablo. Track Listing : 1.Caravan (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol) – 07:02 . 2.Mozambique (Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson) – 07:08 . 3.Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert) – 07:25 . 4.Close Your […]

Duke Ellington records the ’70th Birthday Concert’ album in…

Duke Ellington’s ’70th Birthday Concert’ is a live album recorded at Colston Hall In Bristol, England on November 25 and at Free Trade Hall In Manchester, England on November 26, 1969. Track Listing : 1.Kinda Dukish/Rockin’ In Rhythm (Duke Ellington, Harry Carney, Irving Mills) – 05:53 . 2.B.P. Blues (Duke Ellington) – 04:41 . 3.Take […]

John Coltrane records ‘Coltrane Jazz’ with McCoy Tyner and Elvin…

John Coltrane’s ‘Coltrane Jazz’ is his sixth studio album recorded on March 26, November 24, December 2, 1959 & October 21, 1960 with McCoy Tyner and Elvin Jones and released in February 1961 by Atlantic. Track Listing : 1.Little Old Lady (Hoagy Carmichael, Stanley Adams) – 04:28 . 2.Village Blues (John Coltrane) – 05:23 . […]

Bill Evans records ‘You’re Gonna Hear From Me,’ a live album…

Bill Evans‘ ‘You’re Gonna Hear From Me’ is a live album recorded on November 24, 1969 with Eddie Gomez and Marty Morell and released in 1988 By Milestone Track Listing : 1.You’Re Gonna Hear From Me (Dory Previnandré Previn) – 03:02 . 2.’Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk) – 06:22 . 3.Waltz For Debby (Bill Evans) – […]