Happy Birthday Anthony Braxton. ‘Professor Braxton’

This day (June 4, 1945), in Chicago, Illinois, is born Anthony Braxton, an American composer, saxophonist, clarinettist, flautist, pianist and philosopher.Tracklist : 1 . Solo (2019) 2 . Fringe Arts (2017) 3 . Sonic Genome (2015) 4 . Solo alto saxophone (2012) 5 . Documentary (2010) 6 . Impressions 7 . On Woody Shaw 8 . w/ William Parker, Hamid Drake - Blue Note, Milano (2007) 9 . w/ Sonic Genome…

Anthony Braxton takes his ’12+1Tet’ to Venice (2012)

October 13, 2012 - Anthony Braxton plus Taylor Ho Bynum (p, tp, tb), Ingrid Laubrock (s), Andrew Raffo Dewar (s, cl), James Fei (s), Sarah Schoenbeck (bassoon, shena), Reut Regev (tb), Mary Halvorson (g), Jessica Pavone (viol), Erica Dicker (viol), Jay Rozen (tuba), Carl Testa (b, cl), Aaron Siegel (perc, vb), will be on stage at "Festival Internazionale di Musica Contemporanea" in Teatro alle…

Toni Braxton releases her fourth album : ‘More Than a Woman’ featuring ‘Hit the Freeway’ (2002)

Toni Braxton's 'More Than a Woman' is her fourth studio album released on November 19, 2002 by Arista Records.Track Listing : 1.Let Me Show You The Way (Out) (Toni Braxton, Tamar Braxton, Keri Lewis, Curtis Mayfield, Ernest D. Wilson) - 04:19 . 2.Give It Back (Tamar Braxton, Toni Braxton, Byron Thomas, Bryan Williams) - 03:38 . 3.A Better Man (Ivan Matias, Gerrard C. Bakerandrea Martin) - 03:58 .…

Toni Braxton releases her fifth album : ‘Libra’ (2005)

Toni Braxton's 'Libra' (her astrological sign) is her fifth studio album released on September 27, 2005 by Blackground Records.Track Listing : 1.Please (Scott Storch, Makeba Riddick, Vincent Herbert, Kameron Houff) - 03:57 . 2.Trippin' (That'S The Way Love Works) (Bryan-Michael Cox, Kendrick Dean, Johnta Austin, Toni Braxton) - 04:05 . 3.What'S Good (Bryan-Michael Cox, Johnta Austin, Toni Braxton,…

This week In Jazz Legends 23/52

Stan Getz, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Tony Williams, Paul Desmond, Dave Brubeck, Monty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, Hilton Ruiz, Cyrus Chestnut, Berklee Sextet, Paquito D'Rivera, Hendrik Meurkens, Stanley Turrentine, Kamasi Washington, Anthony Braxton, Steve Lacy Quartet, Sun Ra Arkestra

We remember Ornette Coleman. ‘Ornette, What Else?’

This day (June 11, 2015), in New-York City, died Ornette Coleman, an American saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter, composer and one of the major innovators of the free jazz movement.Tracklist : 1 . At North Sea Jazz (2010) 2 . J.S. Bach (2010) 3 . Lonely Woman (2008) 4 . w/ Prime Time - Latin Genetics 5 . w/ Prime Time - Stadtgarten Cologne (1987) 6 . In Germany (1978 ) 7 . In Roma (1974)…

We Remember Lee Konitz. ‘Cool Lee’

This day (April 15, 2020), in New-York City, died Lee Konitzan American jazz alto saxophonist Digest Tracklist : Darn that dream (2018) . @ SeixalJazz (2017) . Body & Soul . Live In Italy (2012) . Solar (2008) . w/ Zimbo Trio - Luiza (1999) . w/ Frank Wunch - Thingin' (1995) . w/ Paul Motian Trio ~ I Wish I Knew (1991) . w/ Chick Corea - Stella By Starlight (1981) . Bird (1973) . w/ Bill…

Happy Birthday Wadada Leo Smith. ‘Leo Rising’

This day (December 18, 1941), in Leland, Mississippi, is born Wadada Leo Smith, a trumpeter and composer of avant-garde jazz.Tracklist : Awakening Emmett Till (2017) . w/ The Stone (2015) . w/ Golden Quartet @ Jazzadlia in San Sebastián (2014) . w/ John Lindberg – Live in Switzerland (2012) . Documentary . w/ Louis Moholo, Steve Noble – Live in London (2010) . w/ Golden Quartet - Eclipse…

Happy Dave Holland. ‘President Holland’

This day (October 1, 1946), in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire England, is born Dave Holland, an English jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader who has been performing and recording for five decades.Digest Tracklist : w/ Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter – Good Hope (2019) . w/ Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter – @Jazz in Marciac (2018) . w/ Kenny Barron - @Jazz Vitoria Gasteiz . w/ Prism –…

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,…

Jazz has its own Woodstock Festival (1981)

September 19, 1981 - Jack DeJohnette, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Anthony Braxton, Lee Konitz, Miroslav Vitouš and many more are in Woodstock to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Creative Music Studio, founded by Karl Berger and Ornette Coleman.

Happy Birthday Pat Metheny. ‘Melting Pat’

This day (August 12, 1954,), in Lee's Summit, Missouri, is born Pat Metheny, American guitarist, leader of the Pat Metheny Group Digest Tracklist : Festival de la Guitarra (2018) . Kin - Live At The Five Angels Theater (2014) . And I Love Her (2011) . w/ Esbjorn Svensson Trio – Behind The Yashmack (2003) . w/ Paul Wertico - Follow Me (2001) . As It Is . w/ Kenny Garrett - Like Sonny (1995) .…

Happy Birthday Jack DeJohnette. ‘Jack Of All Rhythms’

This day (August 9, 1942), in Chicago, Illinois, is born Jack DeJohnette, an American jazz drummer.Digest Tracklist : w/ Skyline Trio feat. Ron Carter & Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Gypsy (2019) . w/ Anouar Brahem - La nuit (2018) . w/ John Scofield, John Medeski and Larry Grenadier - Hudson (2017) . Made in Chicago (Album EPK) (2015) . Playing Free Jazz (2013) . w/ Stanley Clarke & Chick Corea…

Jazzin’Around The Shape of Jazz to Come

Starting and ending with Ornette Coleman's composition 'Lonely Woman', we have mixed 18 'linked together by a clue' tunes around the theme of 'Ornette Coleman'. It has Chet Baker, Lyambiko, Charles Mingus, Jimmy Rodgers and many more.