We remember Alphonse Mouzon. ‘Fusion Moves On’

This day (December 26, 2016), in Los Angeles, California, died Alphonse Mouzon, a jazz-fusion drummer and percussionist Tracklist : w/ Larry Coryell & The 11th House - Right On, Y'all (2013) . I Wonder Why (2012) . Jams . w/ Paul Jackson & Herbie Hancock - Hang Up Your Hang Ups (1979) . w/ Jaco Pastorius, Albert Mangelsdorff - Zores Mores (1976) . w/ Miroslav Vitous & Weather…

Alphonse Mouzon records ‘Funky Snakefoot,’ his second album for Blue Note (1973)

Alphonse Mouzon's 'Funky Snakefoot' is his second album recorded on December 10, 11 & 12, 1973 and released in 1974 By Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.I'Ve Given You My Love (Alphonse Mouzon) - 04:43 . 2.You Don'T Know How Much I Love You (Alphonse Mouzon) - 04:40 . 3.I Gotta Have You (Alphonse Mouzon) - 02:46 . 4.My Life Is So Blue (Alphonse Mouzon) - 04:37 . 5.Funky Snakefoot (Alphonse Mouzon)…

Alphonse Mouzon ‘rock n rolls’ (2015)

August 8, 2015 - Alphonse Mouzon & the Bolin Fest 2015 'all-star band' - that is Craig Erickson, Sam Irish, Jesse Christen, Terry Brooks - will play at the Ickey Nickel in Sioux City, Iowa.

Columbia Records publish ‘Weather Report,’ their eponymous debut album (1971)

'Weather Report (1971) ' is their debut album released on May 12, 1971 by Columbia Records.Track Listing : 1.Milky Way (Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul) - 02:33 . 2.Umbrellas (Wayne Shorter, Miroslav Vitous, Joe Zawinul) - 03:27 . 3.Seventh Arrow (Miroslav Vitous) - 05:23 . 4.Orange Lady (Joe Zawinul) - 08:44 . 5.Morning Lake (Miroslav Vitous) - 04:26 . 6.Waterfall (Joe Zawinul) - 06:20 . 7.Tears…

We Remember McCoy Tyner. ‘Really McCoy?’

This day (March 6, 2020), in  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died Alfred McCoy Tynerr, jazz pianist member of the John Coltrane Quartet before embracing a long solo career.Tracklist : w/ John Scofield - Fly with the wind (2018) . For All We Know (2012) . XXXI Cartagena Jazz Festival (2011) . Trailer For Guitars (2008) . Naima (2002) . w/ Joe Lovano - Live At Forte Di Bard (2010) . Giant Steps…

Roberta Flack releases her fifth album : ‘Feel Like Makin’ Love’ featuring the eponymous song (and big hit) (1975)

Roberta Flack's 'Feel Like Makin' Love' is her fifth solo album produced by Rubina Flake and released on March 1, 1975 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Feelin' That Glow (Bobby Fusco, Sister Charlotte Laws, Gene Mcdaniels, Maurice Mckinley, Leon Pendarvis) - 05:48 . 2.I Wanted It Too (Ralph Macdonald, William Salter) - 02:51 . 3.I Can See The Sun In Late December (Stevie Wonder) - 12:48 . 4.Some…

Happy Birthday Lee Ritenour. ‘Captain Lee’

This day (January 11, 1952), in Los Angeles, California, is born Lee Ritenour, an American jazz guitarist.Tracklist : w/ Dave Grusin - KNKX Studio Session (2019) . Stone Flower (2018) . w/ Dave Grusin - Amager Bio (2017) . A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That (2016) . Rio Funk (2015) . w/ Friends - @ Jarasum Jazz Festival (2013) . w/ Dave Grusin - Minden Jazz Club ( 2012 = . w/ Mike…

This week In Jazz Legends 01/52

Dr. Lonnie Smith, James Carter Organ Trio, Chris Potter, Michel Petrucciani, David Sanborn, Grover Washington Jr., Art Blakey . The Jazz Messengers, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Charles Mingus, Mccoy Tyner, Erroll Garner, The Timex All StarThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 185 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1…

This week In Jazz Legends 52/52

Chet Baker, Helen Merrill, Dinah Washington, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Bill Evans . Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Sttit, Anita O'Day, Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, Freddie Hubbard, Weather Report, Duke EllingtonThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 294 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Chet Baker . You Don't…

Columbia publish Herbie Hancock’s twenty-fourth album : ‘Directstep’ (1978)

<pHerbie Hancock's 'Directstep' is his twenty-fourth album produced By David Rubinson & Friends, Inc and released on December 2, 1978 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Butterfly (Herbie Hancock, Bennie Maupin) - 07:55 . 2.Shiftless Shuffle (Herbie Hancock, Paul Jackson, Harvey Mason, Bill Summers) - 07:10 . 3.I Thought It Was You (Jeffrey Cohen, Herbie Hancock, Melvin Ragin) - 15:30Musicians :…

Columbia publish Al Di Meola’s debut album : ‘Land of the Midnight Sun’ (1976)

Al Di Meola's 'Land of the Midnight Sun' is his first album released on October 25, 1976 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.The Wizard (James Mingo Lewis) – 06:46 . 2.Land Of The Midnight Sun (Al Di Meola) – 09:10 . 3.Sarabande From Violin Sonata In B Minor, (Partita No. 1 In B Minor, Bwv 1002) (Johann Sebastian Bach) – 01:20 . 4.Love Theme From Pictures Of The Sea (Al Di Meola) – 02:25 . 5.Suite…

Columbia release Herbie Hancock’s thirtieth album : ‘Mr. Hands’ (1980)

<pHerbie Hancock's 'Mr. Hands' is his thirtieth album (with Jaco Pastorius on one track.) released in September 1980 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Spiraling Prism (Herbie Hancock) - 06:25 . 2.Calypso (Herbie Hancock) - 06:44 . 3.Just Around The Corner (Herbie Hancock) - 07:36 . 4.4 A.M. (Herbie Hancock) - 05:23 . 5.Shiftless Shuffle (Herbie Hancock) - 07:10 . 6.Textures (Herbie Hancock) - 06:37…

Weather Report @ Norddeutscher Rundfunk

On September 3, 1971, Weather Report plus three european horn players did a two hours radio broadcast on "Jazzworkshop" a Norddeutscher Rundfunk program. Taped in Berlin, the radio show is so far unissued (or eventually bootlegged) but during the rehearsals, two songs "Directions" and "Dr. Honoris Causa" were filmed.Track Listing : 1.Directions (Joe Zawinul) - 16:38 . 2.Dr Honoris Causa (Joe…

McCoy Tyner records ‘Enlightenment’ live at the Montreux Jazz Festival (1973)

McCoy Tynerr's 'Enlightenment' is a live album recorded on July 7, 1973 at the Montreux Jazz Festival In 1973 and released the same year by Milestone.Track Listing : 1.Presenting The Mccoy Tyner Quartet (Introduced By French Disc Jockey Pierre Lattès) . 2.Enlightenment Suite, Part 1 - Genesis (Mccoy Tyner) - 10:02 . 3.Enlightenment Suite, Part 2: The Offering (Mccoy Tyner) - 4:00 .…