Happy Birthday Billy Cobham. ‘One More Year B.C.’

This day (May 16, 1944), in Panama, is born Billy Cobham, a Panamanian American jazz drummer.Digest Tracklist : Crosswinds Project - 6 (2018) . Radioactive (2017) . Live Indy (2015) . Stratus II (2013) . Milan (2011) . Red Barron (2002) . Mirage . w / George Duke - Rush Hour (1998) . Stratus (1989) . Solo (1983) . w/ George Duke Band - Almustafa The Beloved (1976) . Live Palais Des Festivals…

Happy Birthday Narada Michael Walden. ‘Mas Que Narada’

This day (April 23, 1952), in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is born Narada Michael Walden, an American producer, drummer, singer and songwriter. Digest Tracklist : Sizzle Reel (2013) . 40 Days & 40 Nights (2012) . Shake The House . w/ Jeff Beck - Drum Solo, Sheffield (2010) . Freeway Of Love (2008) . w/ Joe Zawinul, Alphonso Johnson & Alex Acuna - Black Market (1995) . Interview (1988) . The Real…

Flora Purim records her sixth album ‘Encounter’ with Airto Moreira, Hermeto Pascoal et al (1976)

Flora Purim's 'Encounter' is her sixth album recorded between April 1976 and February 1977 and released in 1977 By Milestone.Track Listing : 1.Windows (Chick Corea) - 05:37 . 2.Latinas (Hermeto Pascoal) - 03:42 . 3.Uri (The Wind) (Googie Coppola, Hermeto Pascoal) - 08:05 . 4.Dedicated To Bruce (Hermeto Pascoal, Flora Purim) - 04:12 . 5.Above The Rainbow (Mccoy Tyner) - 03:29 . 6.Tomara (I Wish)…

Santana brings Freedom to East Berlin (1987)

<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Santana-brings-Freedom-to-East-Berlin-1987.jpg' alt='' class='image_product'/>April 6, 1987 - The "Freedom Tour" with Santana - that is Carlos Santana (g, voc), Alphonso Johnson (b), Chester D. Thompson (kb), Alex Ligertwood: (voc, perc), Buddy Miles (voc, g, perc), Graham Lear (d), Raul Rekow (perc), Armando Peraza (perc) & Oreste…

Weather Report release ‘Mysterious Traveller,’ their fifth album co-produced By Wayne Shorter and Josef Zawinul (1974)

Weather Report's 'Mysterious Traveller' is their fifth album released on March 24, 1974 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Nubian Sundance (Josef Zawinul) - 10:40 . 2.American Tango (Miroslav Vitouš, Josef Zawinul) - 03:40 . 3.Cucumber Slumber (Alphonso Johnson, Josef Zawinul) - 08:22 . 4.Mysterious Traveller (Wayne Shorter) - 07:21 . 5.Blackthorn Rose (Wayne Shorter) - 05:03 . 6.Scarlet Woman…

Weather Report begin the recording of their sixth album : ‘Tale Spinnin” for Columbia (1975)

Weather Report's 'Tale Spinnin'' is their sixth album recorded between February and April 4, 1975 with Leon Ndugu Chancler on drums and released in May 1975 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Man In The Green Shirt (Joe Zawinul) - 06:29 . 2.Lusitanos (Wayne Shorter)- 07:25 . 3.Between The Thighs (Joe Zawinul) - 09:33 . 4.Badia (Joe Zawinul) - 05:21 . 5.Freezing Fire (Wayne Shorter)- 07:29 . 6.Five…

Phil Collins releases his debut solo album : ‘Face Value’ featuring ‘In the Air Tonight’ and ‘I Missed Again’ (1981)

Phil Collins' 'Face Value' feat. 'In the Air Tonight' is his debut solo studio album released on February 1981, 13 by Virgin / Atlantic Records.Track Listing : 1.In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins) - 05:34 . 2.This Must Be Love (Phil Collins) - 03:55 . 3.Behind The Lines (Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, Phil Collins) . 4.The Roof Is Leaking (Phil Collins) - 03:16 . 5.Droned (Phil Collins) - 02:55 .…

Columbia publish Santana’s thirteenth album : ‘Beyond Appearances’ (1985)

Santana's 'Beyond Appearances' is their thirteenth studio album recorded in California in 1984 and released in February 1985 by Columbia., Track Listing : 1.Breaking Out (Alphonso Johnson, Alex Ligertwood) - 04:30 . 2.Written In Sand (Mitchell Froom, Jerry Stahl) - 03:49 . 3.Brotherhood (David Sancious, Carlos Santana, Chester D. Thompson) - 02:26 . 4.Spirit (Alphonso Johnson, Alex Ligertwood,…

Columbia publish Santana’s fourteenth album : ‘Freedom’ featuring Buddy Miles as a vocalist (1987)

Santana's 'Freedom' is their fourteenth studio album featuring Buddy Miles as a vocalist and released in February 1987 by Columbia. Track Listing : 1.Veracruz (Jeffrey Cohen, Buddy Miles, Gregg Rolie, Carlos Santana) - 04:23 . 2.She Can'T Let Go (Jeffrey Cohen, Tom Coster, Alphonso Johnson, Cory Lerios) - 04:45 . 3.Once It'S Gotcha (Jeffrey Cohen, Tom Coster, Alphonso Johnson) - 05:42 . 4.Love Is…

We remember Michael Brecker. ‘Ace Brecker’

This day (January 13, 2007), in New York City, New York, died Michael Brecker, an American jazz saxophonist and composer.Tracklist : Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (2003) . Delta City Blues (1998) . Peep (1990) . w/ Bill Evans, Ernie Watts, Stanley Turrentine - Four Sleepers / Pools (1989) . w/ Pat Metheny - Song For Bilbao . Choral (1983) . w/ Ben Sidran - Someday My Prince Will Come (1978) .…

Weather Report record ‘8:30,’ a double live album for Columbia (1979)

Weather Report's '8:30' is a double album recorded live (except for 2 tracks) in January–February 1979, produced by Joe Zawinul & Jaco Pastorius and released the same year by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Black Market (Joe Zawinul) - 09:47 . 2.Scarlet Woman (Alphonso Johnson, Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul) - 08:42 . 3.Teen Town (Jaco Pastorius) - 06:03 . 4.A Remark You Made (Joe Zawinul) - 08:01 .…

Sarah Vaughan records her last album : ‘Brazilian Romance’ produced by Sérgio Mendes (1987)

Sarah Vaughan's 'Brazilian Romance' is her last (and her third of Brazilian music) album produced by Sérgio Mendes, recorded in January 1987 and released the same year by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Make This City Ours Tonight (Tracy Mann, Milton Nascimento) - 02:57 . 2.Romance (Danilo Caymmi, Tracy Mann, Paulo César Pinheiro) - 03:30 . 3.Love And Passion (Tracy Mann, Milton Nascimento) - 03:58 .…

We remember Freddie Hubbard ‘Hubiquity’

This day (December 29, 2008), in Sherman Oaks, California, died Freddie Hubbard, an American jazz trumpeter.Tracklist : w/ Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter - Cantaloupe Island (1985) . The Intrepid Fox (1990) . w/ Joe Henderson - Maiden Voyage (1986) . Fantasy In D (1982) . Straight Life (1975) . Birdlike (1967) . w/ Art Blakey - Moanin' (1992) . Tracklist : Red Clay . Open Sesame .…

Happy Birthday John Scofield. ‘Sco Hand’

This day (December 26, 1951), in  Dayton, Ohio, is born John Scofield, an American jazz guitarist and composer.Tracklist : Self Portrait in Three Colors (2020) . w/ Jon Cleary – @Reigenlive (2019) . Icons at the fair (2018) . w/ Uberjam Band – Blue Matter (2017) . w/ Mehldau Guiliana – Wake Up (2016) . w/ Joe Lovano Quartet – Chariots (2015) . Lawns (2014) . w/ Organic Trio @ Jazzwoche Burghausen…

Happy Birthday Robben Ford. ‘Model Blue’

This day (December 16, 1951), in Woodlake, California, is born Robben Ford , an American blues, jazz and rock guitarist.Tracklist : w/ Ciprian Leu (2020) . What I Haven’t Done (2019) . at GuitarTown (2018) . Good Times (2017) . High Heels And Throwing Things (2016) . w/ hr-Bigband – Different People (2015) . 12 Bar Blues Improvisation (2014) . w/ Omar Hakim, Joey DeFrancesco & Rick Margitza –…

MCA publish ‘Street Life’ by The Crusaders featuring Randy Crawford on the title track (1979)

The Crusaders' 'Street Life' is their twelfth studio album featuring Randy Crawford on the title track and released on December 9, 1979 by MCATrack Listing : 1.Street Life (Will Jennings, Joe Sample) - 11:18 . 2.My Lady (Wilton Felder) - 06:43 . 3.Rodeo Drive (Joe Sample) - 04:28 . 4.Carnival Of The Night (Wilton Felder) - 06:24 . 5.The Hustler (Stix Hooper) - 05:18 . 6.Night Faces (Joe Sample) -…

Happy Birthday Randy Brecker. ‘Brother Randy’

This day (November 27, 1945), in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, is born Randy Brecker, an American trumpeter and flugelhornist.Digest Tracklist : Now's the Time (2020) . w/ Chad Lefkowitz-Brown & F. Giachino trio – @ Torino Jazz Festival (2019) . Some Skunk Funk (2018) . w/ Marvin Stamm – A Night of Jazz (2017) . w/ Andrei Kondakov – ДЖАЗ НА ДНЕПРЕ (2016) . w/ Bob Mintzer – Some skunk funk (2012)…

Weather Report record ‘Live and Unreleased’ (1975)

Weather Report's 'Live and Unreleased' is their third official live album recorded in November 1975, 1977 & 1978,Track Listing : 1.Freezing Fire (Wayne Shorter) - 08:14 . 2.Plaza Real (Wayne Shorter) - 07:04 . 3.Fast City (Josef Zawinul) - 06:49 . 4.Portrait Of Tracy (Jaco Pastoriusl) - 05:57 . 5.Elegant People (Wayne Shorter) - 04:28 . 6.Cucumber Slumber (Alphonso Johnson, Josef Zawinul) -…

Happy Birthday Patrice Rushen. ‘Miss Patrice’

This Day (September 30, 1954), in Los Angeles, is born Patrice Rushen, a R&B and jazz vocalist, composer and pianist.Digest Tracklist : Bossa Nova . HavenT You Heard (Indigo2 London Uk 29-07-2011) . I Need Your Love . w/ Karen Briggs . Piano Solo (88 Montreux Jazz Festival) . Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra . Forget Me Nots ( Thornton Winery) . Number One (Indigo2 London Uk…

We remember Joe Zawinul. ‘Syndicative’

This day (September 11, 2007), in Vienna, Austria, died Joe Zawinul, an Austrian-American jazz keyboardist and composer.Digest Tracklist : Zawinul Syndicate – Orient Express (2007) . Weather Report – Birdland (1978) . Tower of Silence . Zawinul Syndicate – Zansa (1997) . Live in Hamburg (1996) . w/ Trilok Gurtu – Live in Frankfurt . w/ Friedrich Gulda (1986) . Miles Davis – Live in Berlin (1969)…

Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson et al attend Aurex Jazz (1980)

September 7, 1980 - Robben Ford (g), Freddie Hubbard (tp), Randy Brecker (tp), Michael Brecker (ts), Joe Farrell (ts), Joe Henderson (ts), George Duke (kb), Alphonso Johnson (b) and Peter Erskine (d) are gathered at "Aurex Jazz Festival" at Yokohama Stadium, Japan

This week In Jazz Legends 36/52

<p class='nature_product'Herbie Hancock, Larry Coryell, Gary Burton, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Ahmad Jamal, Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, George Duke, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Dave Liebman, Wayne Shorter, Weather Report, Archie Shepp, Freddie Hubbard, Joe HendersonThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 323 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited…

Jazz Alumni gather at Aurex Jazz (1980)

September 2, 1980 - Robben Ford (g), Freddie Hubbard (tp), Randy Brecker (tp), Michael Brecker (ts), Joe Farrell (ts), Joe Henderson (ts), George Duke (kb), Alphonso Johnson (b) and Peter Erskine (d) are gathered at "Aurex Jazz Festival" at Budokan in Tokyo,Japan

This week In Jazz Legends 35/52

Randy Weston, Buddy DeFranco, Art Blakey, Lionel Hampton, Tony Williams, Freddie Hubbard, Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Joe Farrell, Joe Henderson, George Duke, Alphonso Johnson, Robben Ford, Peter Erskine, Jean Luc Ponty, Jaco Pastorius, Miles Davis, Sun Ra . John Zorn, Dexter GordonThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 344 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are…

Happy Birthday Wayne Shorter. ‘You Are So Wayne’

This day (August 25, 1933), in Newark, New Jersey, is born Wayne Shorter, an American jazz saxophonist and composer.Digest Tracklist : The Three Marias (2017) . w/ Wynton Marsalis & JLCO – Yes Or No (2016) . w/ Herbie Hancock – @Jazz_in_Marciac (2014) . w/ Esperanza Spalding – Footprints (2013) . w/ Herbie Hancock, Brian Blade, Dave Holland – Sonrisa (2004) . w/ Carlos Santana – Apache (2003)…

Paul Simon releases his seventh album : ‘Graceland’ featuring ‘You Can Call Me Al’ and ‘The Boy in the Bubble’ (1986)

Paul Simon's 'Graceland' is his seventh studio album released on August 12, 1986 by Warner Bros.Track listing : 1.The Boy in the Bubble (Forere Motloheloa, Paul Simon) - 03:59 . 2.Graceland (Paul Simon) - 04:48 . 3.I Know What I Know (General MD Shirinda, Paul Simon) - 03:13 . 4.Gumboots (Lulu Masilela, Jonhjon Mkhalali, Paul Simon) - 02:44 . 5.Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes (Joseph…

We remember George Duke. ‘ReCounted’

This day (August 5, 2013) in Los Angeles, California, died George Duke, a multi-faceted American musician,keyboard pioneer, composer, singer and producer .Digest Tracklist : w/ Jean-Luc Ponty - King Kong (2012) . Leverkusener Jazztage Live (2011) . w/ Lee Ritenour, Marcus Miller & Vinnie Colaiuta - It'S On . w/ Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin - Until You Come Back To Me . w/ Marcus Miller,…

Carlos Santana & Wayne Shorter meet in Montreux (1988)

<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Carlos-Santana-and-Wayne-Shorter-Montreux-Jazz-Festival-1988-07-14.jpg' alt='' class='image_product'/>July 14, 1988 - Carlos Santana and Wayne Shorter plus Alphonso Johnson (b), Chester Thompson (kb), Patrice Rushen (kb), Leon “Ndugu” Chancler (d), Armando Peraza (cong), Jose Chepito Areas (timb) will share the stage at "Montreux Jazz…

Billy Cobham teams up with George Duke at Montreux Jazz (1976)

July 6, 1976 - Billy Cobham, George Duke plus John Scofield and Alphonso Johnson, share the stage at "Montreux Jazz Festival" in Switzerland<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/00-ART_Billy-Cobham-Spectrum_front.jpg' alt='Billy Cobham – Spectrum' width='190' height='161'/><img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/cd-cover.jpg' alt='George Duke…

David Ruffin begins the recording of ‘David,’ a posthumous album (1969)

David Ruffin's 'David' is an album (also known as 'The Unreleased Album') recorded between January 6, 1969 & May 26, 1971 and released on June 25, 2004 by Hip-O.Track Listing : 1.Each Day Is A Lifetime (Henry Cosby, Dino Fekaris, Nick Zesses) - 03:11 . 2.I Want You Back (The Corporation, Berry Gordy, Jr., Alphonso Mizell, Fonce Mizell, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards) - 02:50 . 3.Out In The…

Jay-Z releases ‘The Black Album,’ his eighth album featuring ’99 Problems’ (2003)

Jay-Z 's 'The Black Album' is his eighth studio album featuring '99 Problems' and released on November 14, 2003, by Roc-A-Fella RecordsTrack Listing : 1.Interlude - 01:22 . 2.December 4Th (Shawn Carter, Justin Smith, Walter Boyd, Elijah Powell) - 04:32 . . 3.What More Can I Say (Shawn Carter, Andre Gonzalez, Simon Johnson, Thom Bell, Kenneth Gamble, Roland Chambers) - 04:55 . . 4.Encore (Shawn…

James Brown records ‘Sex Machine,’ a double live album with the original J.B.’s (1969)

James Brown's 'Sex Machine' is a double live album recorded on October 14, 1969, with the original J.B.'s featuring Bootsy Collins and Catfish Collins and released In 1970 By King.Track Listing : 1.Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine (James Brown, Bobby Byrd, Ron Lenhoff) - 10:48 . 2.Brother Rapp (Part I & Part Ii) - (James Brown) - 05:09 . 3.Medley: - 13:42 . - Bewildered (Teddy…

Jay-Z releases his sixth album ‘The Blueprint’ featuring Eminem as guest (2001)

Jay-Z's 'The Blueprint' is his sixth studio album featuring Eminem as guest, produced by Kanye West and Timbaland among others and released on September 11, 2001 by Roc-A-Fella / Def Jam Track Listing : 1.The Ruler'S Back (Shawn Carter, Roosevelt Harrell Iii, Phill Hurtt, Walter Sigler) - 03:50 . . 2.Takeover (Shawn Carter, Kanye West, Eric Burdon, Lawrence Parker, Alan Lomax, Bryan Chandler,…