John Coltrane records ‘Afro Blue Impressions,’ a live album for Pablo Records (1963)

John Coltrane's 'Afro Blue Impressions' is a double live album recorded on October 22 & November 2, 1963 and released In May/June 1977 by Pablo RecordsTrack Listing : 1.Lonnie'S Lament (John Coltrane) - 10:16 . 2.Naima (John Coltrane) - 08:06 . 3.Chasin' The Trane (John Coltrane) - 05:48 . 4.My Favorite Things (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Richard Rodgers) - 21:10 . 5.Afro Blue (Mongo Santamaria) -…

Jazzin’Around Afro Blue

Starting and ending with Mongo Santamaría's composition 'Afro Blue', we have mixed 18 'Strictly Jazz with some Salsa' tunes around the theme of 'Mongo Santamaría'. It has Donald Byrd, Sheila Jordan, Airto Moreira, Ray Barretto & Tito Allen and many more.

Atlantic Records release Brandy’s ‘Afrodisiac,’ her fourth album (2004)

Brandy's 'Afrodisiac' is her fourth studio album produced in part by Timbaland and released on June 28, 2004 by Atlantic Records.1 . Afrodisiac (Official Video) 2 . Afrodisiac (Mobo Awards) 3 . Who Is She 2 U (Miss Teen USA) 4 . Talk About Our Love (The Soul Train Awards, 2016) 5 . Talk About Our Love (w/ Kanye West, TOTP) Track Listing : 1.Who I Am (Warryn Campbell, Joi Campbell) - 03:35 .…

Marcus Miller publishes ‘Afrodeezia,’ his twelth album via Blue Note (2015)

Marcus Miller's 'Afrodeezia' is his twelth studio album as a leader released on March 16, 2015 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Hylife (Marcus Miller) - 06:59 . 2.B'S River (Marcus Miller) - 06:48 . 3.Preacher’S Kid (Song For William H) (Marcus Miller) - 05:45 . 4.We Were There (Marcus Miller) - 06:48 . 5.Papa Was A Rolling Stone (Norman Whitfield, Barrett strong) - 06:06 . 6.I Still Believe I Hear…

Duke Ellington starts the recording of the album ‘Afro-Bossa’ for Reprise (1962)

Duke Ellington's 'Afro-Bossa' is a studio album recorded on November 29, 1962, December 20, 1962 & January 4 & 5, 1963 and released in April 1963 by Reprise.Track Listing : 1.Afro-Bossa (Duke Ellington) - 04:22 . 2.Purple Gazelle (Duke Ellington) - 02:44 . 3.Absinthe (Billy Strayhorn) - 03:34 . 4.Moonbow (Duke Ellington) - 02:33 . 5.Sempre Amoré (Duke Ellington) - 03:14 . 6.Caliné (Silk…

Factory publish Happy Mondays’ third album : ‘Pills N Thrills And Bellyaches’ featuring ‘Step On’ and ‘Kinky Afro’ (1990)

Happy Mondays' 'Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches' is their third studio album featuring 'Step On' and 'Kinky Afro,' produced by Paul Oakenfold and Steve Osborne and released on November 5, 1990 by FactoryTrack Listing : 1.Kinky Afro (Shaun Ryder, Happy Mondays) - 03:59 . 2.God'S Cop (Shaun Ryder, Happy Mondays) - 04:58 . 3.Donovan (Shaun Ryder, Happy Mondays) - 04:04 . 4.Grandbag'S Funeral (Shaun…

Chucho Valdés releases ‘Chucho’s Steps’ recorded with the Afro-Cuban Messengers (2010)

Chucho Valdés' 'Chucho's Steps' is an album recorded with the Afro-Cuban Messengers and released on August 31, 2010 by Four Quarters.Track listing : 1.Zawinul's Mambo (Chucho Valdés) - 11:22 . 2.Danzón (Chucho Valdés) - 09:08 . 3.Both Sides (Chucho Valdés) - 08:55 . 4.Begin to Be Good (Chucho Valdés) - 05:14 . 5.New Orleans (Chucho Valdés) - 04:43 . 6.Yansá (Chucho Valdés) - 07:50 . 7.Julián…

Chucho Valdés & The Afro-Cuban Messengers are in Spain (2014)

July 19, 2014 - Chucho Valdés and The Afro-Cuban Messengers featuring Reinaldo Melian (tp), Gastón Joya (db), Dreiser Durruthy (perc, voc), Rodney Barreto (d), Yaroldy Abreu (cong) open for Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club at "Vitoria-Gasteiz Jazz Festival" in Spain

Chucho Valdés releases ‘Border-Free,’ an album recorded with the Afro-Cuban Messengers (2013)

Chucho Valdés' 'Border-Free' is an album recorded with the Afro-Cuban Messengers and released on July 9, 2013 by Comanche/Jazz Village.Track listing : 1.Congadanza (Chucho Valdés) - 09:09 . 2.Caridad Amaro (Chucho Valdés) - 06:27 . 3.Tabú (Margarita Lecuona) - 09:46 . 4.Bebo Chucho Valdés (Chucho Valdés) - 07:46 . 5.Afro-Comanche (Chucho Valdés) - 011:54 . 6.Pilar (Chucho Valdés) - 010:02 .…

Kenny Dorham records ‘Afro-Cuban’ with Hank Mobley, Horace Silver, Art Blakey et al (1955)

Kenny Dorham's 'Afro-Cuban' is an album recorded on January 30 and March 29, 1955 with Hank Mobley, Horace Silver, Art Blakey et al and released in October 1955 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Afrodisia (Kenny Dorham) - 05:06 . 2.Lotus Flower (Kenny Dorham) - 04:17 . 3.Minor'S Holiday (Kenny Dorham) - 04:27 . 4.Basheer'S Dream (Gigi Gryce) - 05:03 . 5.K.D.'S Motion (Kenny Dorham) - 05:29 . 6.La…

Happy Birthday Derek Trucks

June 8, 1979 - Derek Trucks, American guitarist, co-founder with his wife Susan Tedeschi of the Tedeschi Trucks Band. is 43. Happy Birthday SirTracklist : 1 . Sleep Walk (1996) 2 . Afro Blue (20th B'day, June-09-1999) 3 . D Minor Blues (2-14-00) 4 . Desdemona (w/ The Allman Brothers, Warren Haynes) 5 . Volunteered Slavery (9/11/2004, Princeton, MA) 6 . Wanee Festival 2005 7 . I'd Rather Be…

Happy Birthday Dee Dee Bridgewater. ‘Lady Dee Dee’

This day (May 27, 1950), in Memphis, Tennessee, is born Denise Eileen Garrett a.k.a Dee Dee Bridgewater, an American Jazz singer.Digest Tracklist : Peace (2019) . Tiny Desk Concert (2018) . Memphis (2017) . La belle vie (2015) . Festival Heineken Jazzaldia (2014) . Afro Blue ( 2012) . Bye Bye Blackbird (1997) . J'ai Deux Amours Tour (2005) . & Mike Hucknall - You've Got a Friend . Just…

Universal publish Dee Dee Bridgewater’s album : ‘Red Earth’ recorded with african musicians (2007)

Dee Dee Bridgewater's 'Red Earth' is an album (subtitled 'A Malian Journey') released on April 17, 2007 by Universal.Track Listing : 1.Afro Blue (Oscar Brown, Jr., Mongo Santamaría) - 05:11 . 2.Bad Spirits (Dee Dee Bridgewater) - 05:49 . 3.Dee Dee (Dee Dee Bridgewater, Baba Sissoko (Dee Dee Bridgewater) - 02:57 . 4.Mama Don'T Ever Go Away (Dee Dee Bridgewater) - 05:39 . 5.Long Time Ago (Dee Dee…

Robert Glasper releases ‘Black Radio,’ fifth album featuring Erykah Badu, Lalah Hathaway et al (2012)

Robert Glasper's 'Black Radio' is his fifth studio album released on February 28, 2012 by Blue NoteTrack Listing : 1.Lift Off / Mic Check (Robert Glasper, Shafiq Husayn) - 03:57 . 2.Afro Blue (Mongo Santamaria) - 05:13 . 3.Cherish The Day (Sade Aduandrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman) - 05:53 . 4.Always Shine (Robert Glasper, Wasalu Jaco) - 05:22 . 5.Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.) (Robert Glasper, Ledisi…

We remember Mongo Santamaría

February 1, 2003 - Ramón Mongo Santamaría Rodríguez, Cuban conguero and composer of 'Afro Blue' passed away aged 85. He is remembered.

‘Music For The Dancers’ N 321 – New Music Videos

Tinashe, Christina Aguilera, Ozuna, Maluma, Willy Paul, Afro B, Juhn, De La Ghetto, Luis Fonsi, Manuel Turizo, Galantis, Lucas . Steve . Ilira, Myriam Fares, Gloria Trevi, Timo Nuñez, Rokia Koné . Jacknife Lee, Voyager They are the performers of the twelve brand new worldwide dance tunes that caught, these past days, our interest and liking. Beware (possibly) NSFW Here, they are reunited in one…

Happy Birthday Vybz Kartel

January 7, 1976 - Jamaican dancehall artist Adidja Azim Palmer better known as Vybz Kartel is 45. Happy Birthday SirBeware absolutely NSFWTracklist : Summertime . Conjugal Visit (w/ Spice) . Colouring This Life . Go Go Wine . Any Weather . Yuh Love . Jeans & Fitted (w/ Rvssian) . Wine To The Top (w/ Wiz Kid) . With You . Come Home . Fever . Back Way (w/ Spice) . Benz Punany & You and…

Happy Birthday Dianne Reeves. ‘Lady Dianne’

This day (October 23, 1956), in Detroit, Michigan, is born Dianne Reeves, an American jazz singer. Digest Tracklist : w/ Michael Olatuja & Lionel Loueke - Soki (2020) . w/ Chucho Valdés – My Foolish Heart (2019) . w/ Makoto Ozone – In A Sentimental Mood (2018) . I Wish You Love (2017) . w/ Romero Lubambo – Our love is here to stay (2015) . Waiting In Vain (2014) . Tango Du Jour (2013) . Women…

Happy Birthday Esperanza Spalding. ‘Esperanzada’

This day (October 18, 1984), in Portland, Oregon, is born Esperanza Spalding, an American bassist and singer.Digest Tracklist : Formwela 7 (2021) . Formwela 1 (2020) . Thang (2019) . w/ John Legend – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (2018) . I Adore You (2017) . One (2016) . w/ Wayne Shorter – Footprints . Afro Blue ( 2013) . Hold On Me (2012) . Overjoyed (2009) . Smile Like That . Radio…

Playing Coltrane

'Naima','Giant Steps', 'Mr.PC' etc. John Coltrane whose birthday is today, has left next to fifty compositions. Some of them have been extensively covered by famous and not so famous jazz artists.Dave Liebman, Wayne Shorter, Jack DeJohnette, Michael Brecker, Joshua Redman, McCoy Tynerr, Ravi Coltrane, Christian McBride, Roy Haynes, Bobby Hutcherson, Marcus Miller, Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts,…

This week In Jazz Legends 33/52 (special collaborations)

Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros . Wynton Marsalis, Stevie Wonder . Chick Corea, Charlie Haden . Kenny Barron, Oscar Peterson . Clark Terry, Mel Torme . George Shearing, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland . Brian Blade, Dave Liebman . Antonio Faraò, Christian McBride, John Scofield . Antonio Sanchez, Bucky Pizzarelli . Ruby Braff, Bill Frisell . Thomas Morgan, Lee Ritenour . Dave Grusin,…

We remember John Coltrane. ‘Trane Leaving’

This day (July 17, 1967 ), in Huntington, New York City, died John Coltrane, an American jazz saxophonist and composer.Digest Tracklist : Naima (1965) . A Love Supreme (1965) . Afro Blue / Alabama / Impressions (1963) . Alabama . w/ Eric Dolphy - My Favourite Things . w/ Stan Getz - Live In Germany (1960) . On Green Dolphin Street (1960) . w/ Miles Davis - Round About Midnight (1957) . w/ Miles…

‘Music For The Dancers’ Special New Music Videos 56

MK Xyz, Faithless, Jessie Ware, Oneus, Nathan Dawe . KSI, Chico Rose . Williams88, J.I., NSG, Secreto 'El Famoso Biberon', Nino Freestyle, La Perversa . La Insuperable, El Mayor Clasico . Bulin 47, Afro . & Ozuna, Diablam are the performers of the twelve brand new worldwide dance tunes that caught, these past days, our interest and liking. Beware (possibly) NSFW Here, they are reunited in one…

‘Music For The Dancers’ Special New Music Videos 30

Anderson .Paak . Justin Timberlake, Woah Vicky, SANKY, Afro B, Queen Darleen, Wande, Erd1 . Shockman, Trésor Mvoula, Garry Sandhu, George Janko, Milk . Sugar Münchner Symphoniker . Euphonica . Dimitri Vegas . Like Mike vs. Quintino are the performers of the twelve brand new worldwide dance tunes that caught, these past days, our interest and liking. Here, they are reunited in one glorious…

Your Favourite Coltrane

From 'In a Sentimental Mood' to 'Everytime We Say Goodbye', the 12 most popular songs of John Coltrane, 'an American jazz saxophonist and composer. He pioneer the use of modes in jazz and later was at the forefront of free jazz.'

Roadrunner publish ‘Slipknot,’ their eponymous debut album (1999)

'Slipknot' is their eponymous debut studio album produced by Ross Robinson and released on June 29, 1999 by Roadrunner1 . 742617000027 (Sic) (Download Fest, 2009) 2 . 742617000027/SIC (Gods of Metal 2000) 3 . Eyeless (Download Fest, 2009) 4 . Eyeless (Dynamo Open Air, 2000) 5 . (Sic) (Roskilde Festival, 2009) 6 . (sic) (Dynamo Open Air, 2000) 7 . Wait And Bleed (OFFICIAL VIDEO) 8 . SlipKnot Wait…

This week In Soul Artists 26/52

Luther Vandross, Sly, The Family Stone, Maxwell, Al Jarreau, Grover Washington Jr., Bobby Womack, Akon, Brandy, Michael Jackson, George Benson, Incognito, The Jb'S International

Def Jam publish Public Enemy’s second album :’It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back’ featuring ‘Don’t Believe The Hype’ (1988)

Public Enemy's 'It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back' is their second studio album produced by member Chuck D and Hank Shocklee and released on June 28, 1988.by Def Jam / Columbia1 . Countdown To Armageddon (Chuck D Intro, Sydney) 2 . Countdown To Armageddon / Mind Terrorist (Live) 3 . Bring The Noise (Original Video) 4 . Bring The Noise (Official Video, w/ Anthrax) 5 . Don't Believe The…

This week In Singing Ladies 26/52

Sheléa Frazier, Melody Gardot, Beth Hart, Sheryl Crow, Amy Winehouse, Beth Gibbons, Carly Simon, Brandy, St. Vincent, Grace VanderWaal, K.T. Tunstall, PJ Harvey

Feliz Cumpleaños Eliades Ochoa. ‘El Guajiro’

This day (June 22, 1946), in Songo – La Maya, Cuba, is born Eliades Ochoa, a Cuban guitarist and singer.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Snarky Puppy (2017) 2 . Lagrimas Negras 3 . Candela (2012) 4 . w/ Afrocubism - A La Luna Yo Me Voy (2010) 5 . w/Afrocubism - Al Vaivén De Mi Carreta (2010) 6 . A Una Coqueta (2009) 7 . w/ Blof - Hemingway 8 . Lagrimas Negras 9 . w/ Buena Vista Social Club - guitar solo 10 .…

Happy Birthday Marcus Miller. ‘Marcus Imperator’

This day (June 14, 1959), in Brooklyn, New York, is born Marcus Miller, an American bass player, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist.Tracklist : 1 . Trip Trap & Bitches Brew (2020) 2 . Laid Black (2019) 3 . w/ Kinga Glyck - Blast (2018) 4 . w/ Tom Ibarra - Tutu (2016) 5 . Solo (2013) 6 . Tightrope (2012) 7 . Blast (2008) 8 . Jean Pierre (2008) 9 . Come Together (2007) 10 . Bruce Lee…

‘Fania All-Stars – Live In Puerto Rico’ celebrate Fania Records 30th anniversary (1994)

'Fania All-Stars - Live In Puerto Rico' is a reunion, on June 11, 1994, of most of the Fania All-Stars key members to celebrate Fania Records 30th anniversary. 1 . Fania All Stars (w/ Celia Cruz, Live in Puerto Rico) 2 . Puerto Rico/Adoracion Medley (Puerto Rico, 1994) 3 . Descarga Fania (Puerto Rico, 1994) 4 . Borinquen Tiene Montuno (Puerto Rico, 1994) 5 . Busca Lo Tuyo (Puerto Rico, 1994) 6 .…

Atlantic Records publish Brandy’s second album : ‘Never Say Never’ featuring ‘The Boy Is Mine’ with Monica (1998)

Brandy's 'Never Say Never' is her second studio album produced mostly by Rodney Jerkins and released on June 9, 1998 by Atlantic Records.1 . The Boy Is Mine (Official Video, w/ Monica) 2 . The Boy Is Mine (Live, 1998) 3 . Almost Doesn't Count (Puerto Rico) 4 . Top of the World (Live, w/ Mase) 5 . Sitting On Top of The World (Live) 6 . You Don't Know Me 7 . Never Say Never 8 . Have You Ever (AMA…

We remember Hilton Ruiz. ‘Hilton in the House’

This day (June 6, 2006), in New York City, New York, died Hilton Ruiz, a Puerto Rican American jazz pianist.Tracklist : 1 . Live in New York 2 . Borinquen Jazz – Mazacote (2004) 3 . w/ Chris Washburne Quartet & Hilton Ruiz - Live in New York (2004) 4 . Tito Puente & Amigos - New Arrival 5 . In 1994 6 . Roland Kirk - Live in Montreux (1975) Tracklist : Home Cookin' . Something Grand .…

Happy Birthday Gonzalo Rubalcaba. ‘Rubalcaba De Cuba’

This day (May 27, 1963), in Havana, Cuba, is born Gonzalo Rubalcaba, a Grammy Award-winning Cuban jazz pianist and composer.Digest Tracklist : Joy, Joie (2019) . Gitaneria (2018) . w/ Anna Maria Jopek - Twe Usta Klamia (2017) . Volcan Trio (2016) . Joao (2014) . Supernova (2012) . Promenade (1999) . Agua De Beber (1995) . Giant Steps (1992) . & Chick Corea – Inprovisation (1991) . Autumn…