Billie Holiday records ‘Songs for Distingué Lovers’ with Harry Edison, Ben Webster, Barney Kessel et al (1957)

Billie Holiday's 'Songs for Distingué Lovers' is an album recorded from January 3 till January 9, 1957 with Harry Edison, Ben Webster, Jimmy Rowles, Barney Kessel & more and released the same year by Verve Records.Track Listing : 1.Day In, Day Out (Johnny Mercer, Rube Bloom) - 06:47 . 2.A Foggy Day (Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin) - 04:40 . 3.Stars Fell On Alabama (Frank Perkins, Mitchell…

Ben Webster sits in with Oscar Peterson Trio (1972)

December 14, 1972 - Ben Webster sits in with the Oscar Peterson Trio on NDR Jazz Workshop "Funkhaus Hannover" program in Hannover, Germany.<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Oscar-Peterson-–-And-The-Oscar-Goes-To-RVJ.jpg' alt='Oscar Peterson - And The Oscar Goes To …' width='190' height='161'/><img…

Columbia publish Tony Bennett’s ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’ recorded with the Count Basie Orchestra (1962)

Tony Bennett's 'I Left My Heart in San Francisco' is an album recorded with the Count Basie Orchestra and released on June 18, 1962 by Columbia.1 . Once upon a time (Helsinki August 6, 2012) 2 . Smile (9/2/2012) 3 . Taking a chance on love 4 . The Best Is Yet to Come (from Viva Duets) Track Listing : 1.I Left My Heart In San Francisco (Douglass Cross, George Cory) - 02:52 . 2.Once Upon A Time…

We wish ‘Gefeliciteerd!’ to Han Bennink. ‘Let It Bennink’

This day (April 17, 1942), in Zaandam, the Netherlands, is born Donald Hantopher 'Han' Bennink, a Dutch jazz drummer and percussionist.Digest Tracklist : w/ Uri Caine (2018) . w/ Terrie Ex (2016) . Desktop Drumming HEREZIE (2014) . Solo Improvisation At Bishopsgate Institute, London . Anton Goudsmit En Han Bennink Spelen Traps No. 1 (2009) . Cheltenham (2008) . w/ Trio Bbg (2006) . Live @…

We remember Chester Bennington on his Birthday, the perfect time for a ‘Linkin Park At Their Bests’ post

As we remember, today, Chester Bennington on his 43th Birthday, the time is well chosen to playlist the 'BESTS' of his band : Linkin Park CREDITSPhoto : FockaAudio : In the End . Numb . Faint . One Step Closer . What I've Done . Crawling . Breaking the Habit . Somewhere I Belong . Papercut . Bleed It Out . Video : Numb . In The End . New Divide . What I've Done . Castle of Glass . Crawling .…

Benny Goodman records ‘Together Again!’ a reunion album with Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson and Gene Krupa (1963)

Benny Goodman's 'Together Again!' is a reunion album recorded on February 13 & 14, 1963 with Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson and Gene Krupa and released the same year by RCA.Track Listing : 1.Seven Come Eleven (Charlie Christian, Benny Goodman) - 04:25 . 2.Say It Isn'T So (Irving Berlin) - 03:55 . 3.I'Ve Found A New Baby (Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams) - 03:40 . 4.Somebody Loves Me (Buddy…

Columbia publish Tony Bennett’s album : ‘The Movie Song Album’ (1966)

Tony Bennett's 'The Movie Song Album' is a studio album (his 'all time favorite' ) released on January 31, 1966 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Maybe September (Ray Evans, Percy Faith, Jay Livingston) - 04:03 . 2.Girl Talk (Neal Hefti, Bobby Troup) - 03:14 . 3.The Gentle Rain (Luiz Bonfá, Matt Dubey) - 02:12 . 4.Emily (Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer) - 03:25 . 5.The Pawnbroker (Quincy Jones, Jack…

Barney Kessel records ‘Let’s Cook!’ for Contemporary (1962)

Barney Kessel's 'Let's Cook!' is an album recorded on August 6 and November 11, 1957 and released in 1962 by Contemporary.Track Listing : 1.Let'S Cook (Barney Kessel) - 11:18 . 2.Time Remembered (Vernon Duke) - 04:15 . 3.Just In Time (Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green) - 04:57 . 4.Tiger Rag (Original Dixieland Jazz Band) - 09:50 . 5.Jersey Bounce (Tiny Bradshaw, Eddie Johnson, Bobby Plater,…

Verve tape ‘Oscar Peterson Plays the Duke Ellington Song book’ (1959)

'Oscar Peterson Plays the Duke Ellington Song book' is an album recorded between July 14 and August 9, 1959 with Ray Brown on double bass and Ed Thigpen on drums and released the same year by Verve.1 . Take the A train 2 . In a Mellow Tone (w/ Ella Fitzgerald) 3 . During this Time (w/ Ben Webster) 4 . I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good (w/ Ben Webster, 1972) Track listing : 1.Cotton Tail (Duke…

Ella Fitzgerald ends the recording of ‘Get Happy!’ with various studio orchestras (1959)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Get Happy!' is an album recorded from July 24, 1957 till July 11, 1959 with various studio Orchestras and released in 1959 By Verve.1 . Like Young (1959) 2 . Cool Breeze (1983) 3 . Goodie Goodie 4 . You Turned The Tables On Me (w/ Joe Pass, Hannover, 1975) Track Listing : 1.Somebody Loves Me (Buddy Desylva, George Gershwin, Ballard Macdonald) - 02:36 . 2.Cheerful Little Earful…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song book’ with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (1957)

Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song book' is a studio album recorded with the Duke Ellington Orchestra on June 25 and October 17, 1957 and released the same year By Verve Records.1 . Côte d'Azur - I 2 . Côte d'Azur - II 3 . w/ Duke Ellington (1968) 4 . I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So 5 . sings In a Mellow Tone (w/ Oscar Peterson) 6 . It Don't Mean a thing (1974) 7 . Just a sittin…

We Remember Duke Ellington. ‘Le Duke’

This day (May 24, 1974), in New York City, died Edward Kennedy Ellington a.k.a Duke Ellington, an American composer, pianist and big-band leader.Digest Tracklist : Take The A Train . La Plus Belle Africaine (1969) . Duke Ellington Orchestra - Prologue To The Black And Tan Fantasy/ Creole Love Call/ The Mooche (1966) . On The Fringe Of The Jungle (1967) . & Ella Fitzgerald - Lush Life (1965)…

Heads publish Michael Brecker’s final album : ‘Pilgrimage’ recorded with Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock et al (2007)

Michael Brecker's 'Pilgrimage' is his final studio album released on May 22, 2007 by Heads Up.Track Listing : 1.The Mean Time (Michael Brecker) - 06:55 . 2.Five Months From Midnight (Michael Brecker) - 07:40 . 3.Anagram (Michael Brecker) - 10:09 . 4.Tumbleweed (Michael Brecker) - 09:36 . 5.When Can I Kiss You Again? (Michael Brecker) - 09:42 . 6.Cardinal Rule (Michael Brecker) - 07:31 . 7.Half…

We remember Count Basie. ‘For The Count’

This day (April 26, 1984), in Hollywood, Florida, died William 'Count' Basie a.k.a Count Basie, an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader and composer.Digest Tracklist : w/ Sarah Vaughan,Tony Bennett,George Benson (1981) . w/ Oscar Peterson, Documentary (1980) . w/ Ella Fitzgerald - Booty'S Blues (1979) . April In Paris . w/ Frank Wess, Milan (1960) . w/ Ben Webster & Jimmy Rushing -…

We remember Dexter Gordon. ‘The True Dexter’

This day (April 25, 1990), in Philadelphia, died Dexter Gordon, an American jazz tenor saxophonist.Digest Tracklist : Laura . Body And Soul (1982) . Tanya . Cheesecake (1977) . ‪The Shadow Of Your Smile (1974) . Gingerbread Boy (1973) . I Want More (1964) . Night In Tunisia (1964) . Lady Bird (1964) . You'Ve Changed (1963) . Tracklist : Willow Weep for Me . Cheese Cake . Darn That Dream . I…

We remember Lester Young. ‘Prez Resigned’

This day (March 15, 1959 ), in New York City, New York,, died Lester Willis Young, nicknamed 'Pres' or 'Prez', an American jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist.Tracklist : Polka Dots And Moonbeams - (1958) . w/ Coleman Hawkins - Jumpin' With The Synphony Sid (1958) . w/ Ella Fitzgerald - Blues For Greasy (1950) . Lester Leaps In - The Life And Times Of Lester Pres Young . Jammin' The Blues…

Ella Fitzgerald starts the recording of the album ‘Hello, Love’ produced By Norman Granz (1960)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Hello, Love' is a studio album recorded between March 3 and April 7, 1960 and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.You Go To My Head (John Frederick Coots, Haven Gillespie) - 04:38 . 2.Willow Weep For Me (Ann Ronell) - 04:03 . 3.I'M Thru With Love (Gus Kahn, Fud Livingston, Matty Malneck) - 03:48 . 4.Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year (Frank Loesser) - 03:20 .…

Happy Birthday David Murray. ‘One More Circle’

This day (February 19, 1955), in Oakland, California, is born David Murray, an American musician who plays mainly tenor saxophone and sometimes bass clarinet.Tracklist : w/ Saul Williams - Citizens (2018) . w/ Hamid Drake (2017) . w/ Lydian Sound Orchestra (2015) . @ Jamboree Jazz Club (2014) . w/ Cuban Ensemble - At The Nyc Winter Jazz Fest (2012) . w/ James Blood Ulmer - Blues Big Band…

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…

Duke Ellington records ‘The Carnegie Hall Concerts: January 1943’ for Prestige (1943)

Duke Ellington's 'The Carnegie Hall Concerts: January 1943' is a live album recorded on January 23, 1943 at Carnegie Hall In New York City and released in 1977 By Prestige. Track Listing : 1.The Star Spangled Banner (Francis Scott Key, John Stafford Smith) - 01:12 . 2.Black And Tan Fantasy (Duke Ellington, James Bubber Miley) - 06:35 . 3.Rockin' In Rhythm (Harry Carney, Duke Ellington, Irving…

Anita O’Day begins the recording of ‘Trav’lin’ Light’ an album for Verve (1961)

Anita O'Day's 'Trav'lin' Light' is an album (tribute to her idol Billie Holiday) recorded on January 18, 19, 1961 and released in 1961 By Verve.Track Listing : 1.Trav'Lin' Light (Johnny Mercer, Jimmy Mundy, Trummy Young) - 03:36 . 2.The Moon Looks Down And Laughs (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Sid Silvers) - 03:58 . 3.Don'T Explain (Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.) - 03:12 . 4.Remember (Irving…

Billie Holiday begins the recording of ‘Body and Soul,’ an album for Verve (1957)

Billie Holiday's 'Body and Soul' is a studio album recorded on January 3, 4,7 & 9, 1957 and released the same year by Verve Records.Track Listing : 1.Body And Soul (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) - 06:18 . 2.They Can'T Take That Away From Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 04:08 . 3.Darn That Dream (Eddie Delange, James Van Heusen) - 06:15 . 4.Let'S Call The Whole…

Joe Lovano records, with Michel Petrucciani, Dave Holland and Ed Blackwell ‘From the Soul’ for Blue Note (1991)

Joe Lovano's 'From the Soul' is an album recorded on December 28, 1991 with Michel Petrucciani, Dave Holland and Ed Blackwell and released in 1992 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Evolution (Joe Lovano) - 08:59 . 2.Portrait Of Jenny (Gordon Burdge, J. Russel Robinson) - 07:56 . 3.Lines And Spaces (Joe Lovano) - 06:20 . 4.Body And Soul (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) -…

We remember Oscar Peterson. ‘And The Oscar Goes To …’

This day (December 23, 2007), in Mississauga, Ontario, died Oscar Peterson, a Canadian jazz pianist and composer.Tracklist : Cakewalk (2004) . Take the A Train . w/ Count Basie - Jumpin' At The Woodside . w/ Joe Pass – You Look Good to Me . Sweet Georgia Brown . C Jam Blues (1964) . Live in Italy (1961) . Tracklist : Oscar Peterson Plays the Duke Ellington Song book is an album recorded…

This week In Jazz Legends 50/52

Dinah Shore . Andy Williams . Ella Fitzgerald, Milt Jackson, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Gerry Mulligan, Bob Brookmeyer, John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner . Dave Brubeck, Ben Webster, Oscar Peterson, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Jim Hall, Jean Luc Ponty, Herbie HancockThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 327 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious…

We remember Jimmy Witherspoon. ‘Witherspoonin’

This day (September 18, 1997), in Los Angeles, California, died Jimmy Witherspoon, an American jump blues singer who had his first hit, Ain't Nobody's Business in 1949, recording under his own name with the McShann band.Digest Tracklist : Goin Down Slow / Blues . I’m Gonna Move To The Outskirks Of Town (1989) . Aint Nobody’s Business (1981) . Good Morning Blues . Love Me Right (1965) . It’s a…

One Broadway

From 'Give my regards to Broadway' to 'Broadway Bossa Nova', we have mixed 18 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Broadway'. It has Dave Brubeck, Herb Ellis. Bob Maize. Jimmy Smith , Mongo Santamaria, Peruchin & Charlie Palmieri and many more.

Islanders

From 'Canteloupe Island' to 'Song Of The Islands' , we have mixed 15 'Mostly Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Islands'. It has Lee Morgan & Wayne Shorter, Hugh Masekela, Al Di Meola, Keith Jarrett and many more.

Couples Only

From 'Russell And Eliot' to 'Nicholas And Alexandra' , we have mixed 18 'Jazz and Other Musics' tunes around the theme of 'Famous Couples'. It has Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot, John Hurt, Dieter Reith, Miles Davis and many more.

Wintertime (1)

From 'Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow' to 'Winter Weather' , we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Winter (Cold Side)'. It has George Benson, Pauline London, Stan Getz, Wayne Newton and many more.

Temperature is Raising

From 'Febril' to 'Fever' , we have mixed in 18 'Jazz & Latin' tunes around the theme of 'Flu And Sickness'. "Temperature is Raising" has Albert Collins, Tito Puente & India, Kenny Burrell and Jimmy Smith, Big Bill Broonzy and many more.

Jazzin’Around Cotton Tail

From 'Cotton Tail' to 'Cotton Tail' , we have mixed 18 'linked together by a clue' tunes around the theme of 'Duke Ellington'. It has Marvin Gaye, Bud Powell, The Pioneers, Col.Glenn Miller & The 418th AAFTC Orchestra and many more.

They Were Five…

From 'Que Se Vaya El Morro' to 'Open music', we have mixed 19 'Jazz and Latin' tunes around the theme of 'Quintets'. It has MJQ & Milt Jackson Quintet, The Five Corners Quintet, Sylvia Telles Edu Lobo Tamba Trio e Quinteto Villa Lobos, Quinteto Rebelde and many more.

Playing Mr Ed

From 'Azure' to 'Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me', we have mixed 19 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'Duke Ellington'. It has Stan Getz, James Newton, Yusef Lateef , Cecil Taylor and many more.

The Three Tenors (and More)

From 'Blue Turning Grey Over You' to 'Body And Soul', we have mixed 19 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Tenor Sax'. It has Houston Person & Ron Carter, Stanley Turrentine, Bud Freeman & Bucky Pizzarelli , Booker Ervin and many more.

Jive Talking

From 'I Want To Rock' to 'Dont jive me', we have mixed 18 'Swing Music' tunes around the theme of 'Jive'. It has Sarah Vaughan, June Richmond, Louis Prima, Memphis Slim and many more.

Tomorrow is Another Day

From 'Never On Sunday' to 'Nunca en Domingo', we have mixed 19 'Jazz with Some Latin Music and a Bit of Pop' tunes around the theme of 'Week Days'. It has Gerry Mulligan & Ben Webster , Elis Regina, Sonny Criss, Keny Burrell and many more.

Count Strayhorn

From 'Satin Doll' to 'Day Dream', we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'Billy Strayhorn'. It has Ella Fitzgerald, David Sanborn, Archie Shepp, Jimmy Smith and many more.

Boys Get The Blues, Girls Too

From 'Blues Boy s Tone' to 'Little Girl Won't Quit', we have mixed 18 'Strictly Blues' tunes around the theme of 'Boys & Girls'. It has Johnnie Taylor, Roosevelt Sykes, Memphis Minnie, John Primer and many more.

Singing On The Moon

From 'Moonglow' to 'Polka Dots And Moonbeams', we have mixed 18 'Jazz Songs' tunes around the theme of 'Moon (Tribute To Neil Armstrong)'. It has Dinah Washington, Les Baxter & His Orchestra, Bing Crosby, Chet Baker and many more.