Art Farmer and Benny Golson record together ‘Meet the Jazztet’ (1960)

'Meet the Jazztet' by Art Farmer & Benny Golson is an album recorded on February 6, 9 & 10, 1960 and released the same year by Argo.Track Listing : 1.Serenata (Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish) - 03:30 . 2.It Ain'T Necessarily So (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 04:26 . 3.Avalon (Buddy Desylva, Al Jolson, Vincent Rose) - 03:29 . 4.I Remember Clifford (Benny Golson) - 03:10 . 5.Blues March…

We remember Art Farmer. ‘The State of Art’

This day (October 4, 1999), in New York, died Art Farmer, an American jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player.Digest Tracklist : Blue Monk . w/ Milt Jackson, Benny Golson, Nhøp & Toots Thielemans – Bags Groove (1997) . w/ Gerry Mulligan & Lee Konitz – Godchild . w/ Lionel Hampton – How High The Moon + Sing, Sing, Sing (1988) . Petite Belle (1964) . Sometime Ago . Tracklist : Mox Nix . Like…

We remember Max Roach. ‘Smart Max’

This day (August 16, 2007), in Manhattan, New York, died Max Roach, an American jazz percussionist, drummer, and composer.Digest Tracklist : The Third Eye . W/ Randy Weston Duo (Ii) - Well You Needn'T (1999) . Live In Israel . W/ Dizzy Gillespie – Manteca . Big Sid / It’S Time . w/ Abbey Lincoln - Driva Man (1964) . Drum Solo . w/ Art Blakey & Elvin Jones - Battle . Tracklist : January V .…

Milt Jackson, Benny Golson et al play at Jazzbaltica (1997)

June 14, 1997 - Milt Jackson (vb), Benny Golson (ts), Art Farmer (tp), Ulf Wakenius (g), Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b), Jonas Johansen (d), Kenny Kirkland (p), Toots Thielemans (harm) and Max Roach (d) will share the stage at Große Konzertscheue in Salzau, Germany for Jazzbaltica

We remember Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen. ‘AKA NHØP’

This day (April 19, 2005), in Copenhagen, Denmark, died Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, a Danish jazz bassist.Digest Tracklist : Gustav Csík Trió - Tribute to Great Niels Pedersen (1990) . w/ Milt Jackson & Benny Golson & Art Farmer - Blues for Diahann (1997) . w/ Joe Pass - Corcovado (1992) . Tete Montoliu Quartet - Bohemia afterdark 1988) . Oscar Peterson - Easter Suite (1984) . Clark…

ABC Paramount publish Quincy Jones’ debut album : ‘This Is How I Feel About Jazz’ (1957)

Quincy Jones' 'This Is How I Feel About Jazz' is his debut album recorded in New-York City and released on March 21, 1957 by Abc Paramount.Track Listing : 1.Walkin' (Richard Carpenter) – 10:47 . 2.Stockholm Sweetnin' (Quincy Jones) – 05:41 . 3.Evening In Paris (Quincy Jones) – 04:09 . 4.Sermonette (Adderley, Hendricks) – 05:58 . 5.A Sleepin' Bee (Arlen, Capote) – 04:42 . 6.Boo'S Blues (Jones) –…

This week In Jazz Legends 06/52

Michel Petrucciani, Anthony Jackson . Steve Gadd, John Coltrane, Chick Corea, Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Smith, Wayne Shorter Quartet, Ramsey Lewis, Milt Jackson, Benny Golson, Art Farmer . Nhøp, Lalo Schifrin, The Bad Plus, Stan Kenton, Count BasieThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 281 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist.…

We remember French composer & conductor Michel Legrand

This day (January 26, 2019), in Paris, France, died Michel Legrand, a French musical composer, arranger, conductor, and pianist.Tracklist : w/ Sarah Vaughan - Sweet Gingerbread Man (1972) . w/ Meow Meow - Sans Toi (2011) . w/ Natalie Dessay - The Summer Knows (2012) . w/ Oscar Peterson - Watch What Happens . w/ Tamara Gverdtsiteli - Les Parapluies de Cherbourg . w/ Barbra Streisand - What are…

Happy Birthday Benny Golson. ‘Along Came Benny’

This day (January 25, 1929), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is born Benny Golson,an American bebop & hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist.Tracklist : Take The A Train (2009) . Killer Joe (2009) . Interview & Live. . Milt Jackson & Benny Golson & Art Farmer & NHØP - Blues for Diahann (1997) . Freddie Hubbard & Stablemates (1989) . w/ Alan Branscombe, Dave Goldberg, Tubby Hayes -…

We remember Jimmy Heath. ‘Little Heath Man’

This day (January 19, 2020), in Loganville, Georgia, died Jimmy Heath a.k.a Little Bird, an American jazz saxophonist and brother of bassist Percy Heath and drummer Albert Heath.Digest Tracklist : w/ Mulgrew Miller, David Wong & Tootie Heath – Fungii Mamma (2009) . Documentary . w/ the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra (2005) . All Blues (1992) . Heath Brothers Quartet – Live in Rome . Heath…

This week In Guitar Virtuosi 02/52

Al Caiola, Frank Vignola, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Marc Ribot, Jim Hall, Mike Stern, Lee Ritenour, John Mclaughlin, Paco De Lucia, Al Di Meola, George Benson, Jan Akkerman, Robben Ford, Jimmy PageThey are the Guitar Virtuosi selected among the 247 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Al Caiola . Frank Vignola . Misty…

We remember Dizzy Gillespie. ‘Dizzy Pieces’

This day (January 6, 1993), in Englewood, New Jersey, died Dizzy Gillespie, an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer.Tracklist : w/ Stan Getz: - A Night In Tunisia (1978) . w/ Lalo Schifrin – Here it tis (1992) . w/ Miriam Makeba - Live The Future . w Bernard Purdie (1982) . w/ James Moody/Gene Harris/Ray Brown/Grady Tate - Ow! (1985) . w/ Charlie Parker - Hot…

We remember Nancy Wilson. ‘Today, Tomorrow, Forever, Miss Nancy’

This day (December 13, 2018), in Pioneertown, California, died Nancy Wilsonan American singer of blues, jazz, cabaret and pop; a 'consummate actress' and 'the complete entertainer.'Tracklist : At The Patton College 125Th Anniversary Gala . When October Goes (2010) . Guess Who I Saw TODAY (1994) . My Shining Hour . Dearly Beloved (1988) . Trio (1987) . Interview . Teach Me Tonight (1982) . For…

We remember Jim Hall. ‘A Long Conversation’

This day (December 11, 2013), in New-York City, died James Stanley a.k.a. Jim Hall, an American jazz guitarist.Tracklist : w/ Scott Colley - Live At North Sea Jazz (2012 ) . w/ Pat Metheny - Duo . Interview At The Eddie Lang Jazz Festival (2010) . w/ Joe Lovano 4Tet - In A Sentimental Mood (1996) . w/ Bill Frisell Duo - Throughout (1995) . w/ Bob Brookmeyer - I Should Care . w/ Attila Zoller -…

Dizzy Gillespie plays in Copenhagen (1970)

November 4, 1970 - Dizzy Gillespie plays with the Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band - that is Tony Coe (as), Derek Humble (as), BIlly Mitchel (ts), Ronnie Scott (ts), Sahib Shihab (bs), Benny Bailey (tp), Art Farmer (tp), Dusko Goycovich (tp), Idrees Sulieman (tp), Nat Peck (tb), Ake Persson (tb), Erik van Lier (tb), Francy Bolland (p), Jimmy Woode (b) & Kenny Clarke (d) - at Tivoli…

This week In Jazz Legends 41/52

Pat Metheny, Kenny Garrett, Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Lee Konitz, Chick Corea, Pharoah Sanders, John Hicks, Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Milt Jackson, Benny Golson, Art Farmer, NHØP, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Chucho Valdes, Archie Shepp, Max Roach, Abdullah Ibrahim, James Blood Ulmer, Sam RiversThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 352 Posts we…

We remember Milt Jackson. ‘The Jackson Vibe’

This day (October 9, 1999), in Manhattan, New York, died Milt Jackson, an American jazz vibraphonist,.Digest Tracklist : Bag’s Groove . The Prophet Speaks (1999) . w/ Benny Golson & Art Farmer & Nhøp – Blues For Diahann (1997) . Take The A Train (1994) . Live In Japan (1990) . Milt Jackson Top 10 : Bags’ Groove . Tahiti . Lillie . What’s New . People Make The World Go Round . On the Scene…

This week In Jazz Legends 40/52

Coleman Hawkins, Art Farmer, Jim Hall, Anita O'Day, Oscar Peterson, Ray Bryant, Lester Young, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Teddy Wilson, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Buddy RichThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 321 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Coleman Hawkins .…

Playing (and Singing) Miles Davis

To Celebrate Miles Davis, who passed away today 30 years ago, we have selected fifteen artists who have covered compositions that Miles wrote or made famous. They are Les Double Six, Sting, Marcus Miller, Herbie Hancock, Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Lee Konitz, The Danish Radio Big Band, John Mclaughlin, Chet Baker, Hiromi, Chick Corea, Chris Botti, Nils Landgren, Funk Unit, NDR Bigband, Orange…

Abbey Lincoln records her third album : ‘It’s Magic,’ with Benny Golson, Wynton Kelly et al (1958)

Abbey Lincoln's 'It's Magic' is her third album recorded on July 24 and August 15, 1958 and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.I Am In Love (Cole Porter) - 02:49 . 2.It'S Magic (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) - 04:03 . 3.Just For Me (Jimmy Komack) - 03:36 . 4.An Occasional Man (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin) - 03:23 . 5.Ain'T Nobody'S Business (Porter Grainger, Everett Robbins) - 04:29 .…

Americans in Paris

From 'Made You Love Paris' to 'Florence Sur Les Champs-Elysees' , we have mixed 20 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'American Jazzmen in (and about) Paris'. It has Mary Lou Williams, Duke Ellington, The Ray Draper Quintet, Cal Tjader and many more.

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.

Take Five (recounted)

From 'Take Five' to 'Five Will Get You Ten' , we have mixed 19 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Five'. It has Jackie McLean, Grover Washington, Eliane Elias, Gerry Mulligan and many more.

Jazz Dancing

From 'Unsquare Dance' to 'Carribean Fire Dance' , we have mixed 14 'Swing' tunes around the theme of 'Dancing with Jazz'. It has Ray Barretto, Nat Adderley, Donal Byrd, Joe Henderson and many more.

Hundred

From 'Blue Seven' to 'Six bridges to cross' , we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Sum Of Numbers Equals 100'. It has Dianne Reeves, Benny Carter, Paul Desmond, Memphis Slim and many more.

Jazzin’Around Moanin’

From 'Moanin' to 'Moanin'' , we have mixed 18 'linked together by a clue' tunes around the theme of 'Art Blakey'. It has Nat King Cole, George Lewis, The Mar-Keys, Al Jolson and many more.

Jazz Menagerie

From 'Jungle bird' to 'Blue Jay Way Blackbird', we have mixed 21 'Jazzz & Latin Music' tunes around the theme of 'Animals'. It has Bent Fabric & His Piano, Yusef Lateef, Hank Jones Trio, Noro Morales and his orchestra and many more.

Jazz In The Cities

From 'Calcutta' to 'Nostalgia De Mexico', we have mixed 20 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Worldwide Cities'. It has Nina Simone, Johnny Griffin, Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen, Astor Piazzolla - Gerry Mulligan and many more.

Nonesuch publish Ry Cooder’s twelfth album : ‘Chávez Ravine’ (2005)

Ry Cooder's 'Chávez Ravine' is his twelfth (and a concept and historical) studio album released on June 7, 2005 by Nonesuch.1 . Chavez Ravine 2 . Los Chucos Suaves (Spotlight 29 Casino 1999) 3 . Chinito Chinito (w/ Nick lowe) Track Listing : 1.Poor Man'S Shangri-La (Ry Cooder, William Garcia, Gene Aguilera) - 05:28 . 2.Onda Callejera (David Hidalgo, William Garcia) - 03:50 . 3.Don'T Call Me Red…

Eminem releases his third album : ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’ featuring ‘The Real Slim Shady’ & ‘Stan’ (2000)

Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP" feat. "The Real Slim Shady" & "Stan" is his third studio album co-produced mostly by Dr. Dre. and released on May 23, 2000 by Aftermath Shady.Track Listing : 1.Public Service Announcement 2000 (Jeff Bass, Marshall Mathers) - 00:02 . 2.Kill You (Melvin Bradford, Marshall Mathers, Andre Young) - 04:24 . . 3.Stan (Dido Armstrong, P. Herman, Paul Herman,…

The original soundtrack album of ‘Oklahoma!’ is recorded (1985)

'Oklahoma!' is the original soundtrack album of the 1955 film of the same name, recorded on May 11, 1955 and released on August 1, 1955 by Angel. Track Listing : 1.Overture (Instrumental) (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Richard Rodgers) - 04:52 . 2.Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin' (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Richard Rodgers) - 02:36 . 3.The Surrey With The Fringe On Top (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Richard Rodgers) -…

Universal publish ‘Childhood Home’ by Ellen & Ben Harper, a fully acoustic album (2014)

'Childhood Home' by Ellen & Ben Harper is a fully acoustic album released on May 6, 2014 by Universal / Prestige Folklore..Track Listing : 1.A House Is A Home (Ben Harper) - 02:42 . 2.City Of Dreams (Ellen Harper) - 03:41 . 3.Born To Love You (Ben Harper) - 03:30 . 4.Heavyhearted World (Ben Harper) - 02:56 . 5.Farmer'S Daughter (Ellen Harper) - 03:14 . 6.Memories Of Gold (Ben Harper) -…

Happy Birthday Willie Nelson. ‘Simple Nelson’

This day (April 29, 1933), in Abbott, Texas, U.S., is born Willie Hugh Nelson a.k.a Willie Nelson, American singer, songwriter and activistDigest Tracklist : Hello Walls . Mr. Record Man (1969) . Bloody Mary Morning (Austin City Limits, 1974) . If You’ve Got The Money Honey (1977) . Live Medley (w/ Bee Gees, Glen Campbell, 1979) . Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain (Midnight Special 1980) . Somewhere…

Capitol publish ‘Surfin’ U.S.A.,’ the second Beach Boys album (1963)

The Beach Boys 'Surfin' U.S.A.' is their second studio album (78 weeks on the US albums chart) released on March 25, 1963 by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.Surfin' U.S.A. (Brian Wilson, Chuck Berry) - 02:27 . 2.Farmer'S Daughter (Brian Wilson, Mike Love) - 01:49 . 3.Misirlou (Nick Roubanis, Fred Wise, Milton Leeds, Bob Russell) - 02:03 . 4.Stoked (Brian Wilson) - 01:59 . 5.Lonely Sea (Brian Wilson,…

Happy Birthday to Bill Frisell. ‘Happy Bill Day’

This day ( March 18, 1951), in Baltimore, Maryland, is born William Richard 'Bill' Frisell, an American guitarist.Tracklist : What The World Needs Now (2020) . Goldfinger (2018) . Ramblin’ Round & Pastures Of Plenty (2016) . Surfer Girl (2014) . w/ Chick Corea – It Could Happen To You (2013) . Come Together (2012) . Just Like A Woman (2006) . Cluck Old Hen (2002) . w/ Ron Carter – (2002) .…

Columbia publish Laura Nyro’s second album : ‘Eli And The Thirteenth Confession’ (1968)

Laura Nyro's 'Eli and the Thirteenth Confession' is her second album co-produced with Charlie Calello and released on March 13, 1968 by ColumbiaTrack Listing : 1.Luckie (Laura Nyro) - 03:00 . 2.Lu (Laura Nyro) - 02:44 . 3.Sweet Blindness (Laura Nyro) - 02:37 . 4.Poverty Train (Laura Nyro) - 04:16 . 5.Lonely Women (Laura Nyro) - 03:32 . 6.Eli'S Comin' (Laura Nyro) - 03:58 . 7.Timer (Laura Nyro) -…

We remember Sonny Terry. ‘Sonny Left Brownie’

This day (March 11, 1986), in Mineola, New York, died Saunders Terrell a.k.a. Sonny Terry, an American Piedmont blues harmonica player.Tracklist : w/ Brownie Mcghee & Pete Seeger - Rock Island Line (1966) . Sonny Terry - Pt 1 . Sonny Terry - Pt 2 . w/ Brownie Mcghee - Drinkin' Wine . w/ Brownie Mcghee - Ride And Roll (1974) . w/ Brownie Mcghee - Burnt Child (Afraid Of Fire) (1967) . w/…

Father John Misty releases his second album : ‘I Love You, Honeybear’ (2015)

Father John Misty's 'I Love You, Honeybear' is his second studio album co-produced withd Jonathan Wilson and released on February 9, 2015 by Bella Union / Sub Pop. Track Listing : 1.I Love You, Honeybear (Josh Tillman) - 04:38 . 2.Chateau Lobby #4 (In C For Two Virgins) (Josh Tillman) - 02:50 . 3.True Affection (Josh Tillman) - 03:56 . 4.The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apt. (Josh Tillman) -…

Reprise publish Ry Cooder’s second album : ‘Into the Purple Valley’ (1972)

Ry Cooder's 'Into the Purple Valley' is his second studio album released in January 1972 by Reprise.Track Listing : 1.How Can You Keep Moving (Unless You Migrate Too) (Agnes Sis Cunningham) - 02:25 . 2.Billy The Kid (Traditional, Ry Cooder) - 03:45 . 3.Money Honey (Jesse Stone) - 03:28 . 4.Fdr In Trinidad (Fitz Maclean) - 03:01 . 5.Teardrops Will Fall (Dickey Doo, Marion Smith) - 03:03 .…