We remember Benny Carter. ‘Mellow Toner’

This day (July 12, 2003), in / Los Angeles, California, died Benny Carter, an American jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Count Basie Orchestra - Vine Street Rumble (1997) 2 . Honeysuckle Rose (1997) 3 . w/ All Stars - Crazy Rhythm (1995) 4 . w/ The Wdr Big Band - Remember (1989) 5 . When Lights Are Low (1985) 6 . Wave (1977) 7 .…

Billie Holiday records ‘Music For Torching’ with Harry Sweets Edison, Benny Carter, Barney Kessel et al (1955)

Billie Holiday's 'Music For Torching' is a studio album recorded on August 23 & 25, 1955 and released In October 1955 By Clef.Track Listing : 1.It Had To Be You (Isham Jones, Gus Kahn) - 04:02 . 2.Come Rain Or Come Shine (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) - 04:23 . 3.I Don'T Want To Cry Anymore (Victor Schertzinger) - 03:55 . 4.I Don'T Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You (Victor Young, Ned…

Ray Charles records ‘Dedicated to You’ with Betty Carter (1960)

Ray Charles' 'Dedicated to You' is an album recorded on August 23, 1960 with Betty Carter and released In January 1961 by ABC Paramount.Track Listing : 1.Hardhearted Hannah (Jack Yellen, Milton Ager, Charles Bates, Bob Bigelow) - 03:14 . 2.Nancy (With The Laughing Face) (Jimmy Van Heusen, Phil Silvers) - 03:02 . 3.Margie (Con Conrad, J. Russel Robinson, Benny Davis) - 02:44 . 4.Ruby (Mitchell…

This week In Jazz Legends 14/52

Joshua Redman, John Coltrane, Chris Potter, Paquito D'Rivera, Gato Barbieri, Benny Carter, Sonny Rollins, James Moody, Kenny Garrett, Benny Maupin, Peter Brötzmann , David Murray

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,…

Ella Fitzgerald starts the recording of ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook’ (1960)

'Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook' is an album recorded between August 1, 1960 and January 14, 1961 with conductor Billy May and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Blues In The Night (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) - 07:14 . 2.Let'S Fall In Love (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) - 04:05 . 3.Stormy Weather (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) - 05:17 . 4.Between The Devil And The Deep…

Verve record ‘On the Town with the Oscar Peterson Trio,’ a live album with Peterson, Herb Ellis and Ray Brown (1958)

'On the Town with the Oscar Peterson Trio' is a live album recorded on July 1-5 1958 with Herb Ellis and Ray Brown and released the same year by Verve.1 . A Gal In Gallico (1958) Track Listing : 1.Sweet Georgia Brown (Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard) - 07:47 . 2.Should I? (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed) - 05:04 . 3.When Lights Are Low (Benny Carter, Spencer Williams) - 05:57 . 4.Easy…

We Remember Joe Pass. ‘Virtuoso Joe’

This day (May 23, 1994), in Los Angeles, California, died Joseph Anthony Jacobi Passalaqua a.k.a Joe Pass, an Italian-American jazz guitarist.Digest Tracklist : & Roy Clark - Jambalaya (1993) . Summertime (1992) . & Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen - Tricostin (1990) . & Oscar Peterson Quartet - Cakewalk (1987) . Joe's Blues (1984) . & Ella Fitzgerald - Georgia On My Mind (1983)…

We Remember Coleman Hawkins. ‘The True Mister Bean’

This day (May 19, 1969), in New York City, New York, died Coleman Hawkins, an American jazz tenor saxophonist.Digest Tracklist : Disorder At The Border . With Lester Young . With Harry Edison . South Of France Blues . Body and Soul (1967) . With Charlie Parker (1950) . Tracklist : Greensleeves . Body And Soul . La Rosita . Smoke Gets in Your Eyes . Desafinado . One Note Samba (Samba De Uma Nota…

Toots Thielemans records ‘Only Trust Your Heart’ with Fred Hersch, Marc Johnson, Harvie Swartz & Joey Baron (1988)

Toots Thielemans' 'Only Trust Your Heart' is an album recorded in April and May 1988 with Fred Hersch, Marc Johnson, Harvie Swartz & Joey Baron and released by Concord.Track Listing : 1.Speak No Evil (Wayne Shorter) - 05:18 . 2.Estaté (Bruno Brighetti, Bruno Martino) - 04:56 . 3.Three And One (Toots Thielemans) - 05:38 . 4.Rain Waltz (Fred Hersch) - 05:52 . 5.All Of You (Cole Porter) - 04:29 .…

We remember vibraphonist Red Norvo. ‘Red Red Swing’

This day ( April 6, 1999), in Santa Monica, California, died Red Norvo, one of jazz's early vibraphonists, known as 'Mr. Swing' Digest Tracklist : w/ Tal Farlow - All Of Me . w/ Benny Carter - After You'Ve Gone (1985) . w/ Billy Butterfield, Tal Farlow,Teddy Wilson - Undecided (1983) . Girl From Ipanema (1974) . w/ Braff Kessel - Lady Be Good (1974) . w/ Benny Goodman - All Star Band 1959 . And…

We remember Horace Parlan. ‘Movin’ & Horacin”

This day (February 23, 2017), in Korsor, Denmark, died Horace Parlan,an American hard bop and post-bop piano player.Tracklist : Love And Peace (2000) . Love And Peace (2011) . w/. Peter Almqvist Trio - I'M Old Fashioned . Archie Shepp Quartet - Live in Sttugart (1990) . w/ Benny Carter - When Lights Are Low (1985) . Tracklist : Congalegra . Wadin' . Us Three . Up and Down . Up in Cynthia's Room…

This week In Jazz Legends 08/52

Cassandra Wilson, David Murray, Lambert, Hendricks and Bavan, Blue Note All Stars, Art Blakey, Lee Morgan, McCoy Tyner, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock Quintet VSOP, Benny Carter, Larry Coryell, Larry Carlton, John Abercrombie, John Scofield, Tal Farlow, Clark Terry, Steve Gadd, Dinah WashingtonThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 297 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are…

We remember Louie Bellson. ‘Bellson’s Drum Roll Fades’

This day (February 14, 2009), in Los Angeles, California, died Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni a.k.a. Louie Bellson, an Italian-American jazz drummer and bandleader.Tracklist : Setting Up His Drums (2008) . w/ Arthur Feidler & Theboston Pops Orchestra - Carnaby Street. Guessing . w/ Big Band & Harry Sweets Edison - Sweet Tooth ( 1992) . w/ Dennis Chambers, Gregg…

Vertigo publish ‘Black Sabbath’ their eponymous debut album featuring ‘N.I.B.’ (1970)

'Black Sabbath' is their eponymous debut studio album released on February 13, 1970 in the UK by VertigoTrack Listing : 1.Lullaby Of Birdland (George Shearing, George David Weiss) - 04:44 . 2.Send In The Clowns (Stephen Sondheim) - 06:03 . 3.Speak Low (Ogden Nash, Kurt Weill) - 06:26 . 4.Obsession (Tracy Mann, Danilo Caymmi, Gilson Peranzzetta) - 07:37 . 5.If You Could See Me Now (Tadd Dameron,…

Dianne Reeves releases ‘The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan’ produced by George Duke (2001)

Dianne Reeves' 'The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan' is a studio album produced by George Duke and released on February 13, 2001 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Lullaby Of Birdland (George Shearing, George David Weiss) - 04:44 . 2.Send In The Clowns (Stephen Sondheim) - 06:03 . 3.Speak Low (Ogden Nash, Kurt Weill) - 06:26 . 4.Obsession (Tracy Mann, Danilo Caymmi, Gilson Peranzzetta) - 07:37 .…

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…

This month In Blues Legends 11/12

T Bone Walker, John Mayer, Lonnie Brook, Gary Moore, Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, . B King, Albert King, Paul Butterfield, Etta James, John Mayall, the Bluesbreakers, Roy Buchanan, Muddy Waters, The Rolling Stones, John Hammond, Taj Mahal, Bobby McFerrin, Big Joe Turner, Lucky PetersonThey are the "Blues Legends" performers selected among the 1499 Posts we publish this month. Here, they are…

T-Bone Walker sits in with Jazz At The Philharmonic (1966)

November 30, 1967 - producer Norman Granz touring all-star show "Jazz at the Philharmonic" stops at the Poplar Town Hall in London (UK). This year, the show presents T-Bone Walker, Dizzy Gillespie, Teddy Wilson, Louis Bellson, Clark Terry, Coleman Hawkins, àZoot Sims, àJimmy Moody, àBenny Carter and àBob Cranshaw. Some fine musicians yo don't want to miss!

Carmen McRae records ‘Portrait of Carmen,’ an album for Atlantic (1967)

Carmen McRae's 'Portrait of Carmen' is a studio album recorded on November 27-29, 1967 with Shorty Rogers, Benny Carter and Gene Di Novi and featuring arrangements by Oliver Nelson and released in 1968 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.I'M Always Drunk In San Francisco (Tommy Wolf) - 03:04 . 2.Elusive Butterfly (Bob Lind) - 03:03 . 3.Day By Day (Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston) - 02:28 .…

This week In Jazz Legends 47/52

Anita O'Day, Jon Hendricks, Mel Torme, Weather Report, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Joshua Redman, Roy Eldridge, Benny Carter, Don Byas, Coleman Hawkins, Jo Jones . Bill Evans, Ella Fitzgerald, Paul Desmond, Charlie Haden, Gary BurtonThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 350 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 .…

We remember Tommy Flanagan. ‘The Modest Magnificent’

This day (November 16, 2001), in New York City, died Tommy Flanagan, an American jazz pianist, particularly remembered for his work with Ella FitzgeraldDigest Tracklist : Beyond The Bluebird . w/ Benny Carter – Just Friends (1985) . Raincheck (1991) . w/ Billy Taylor – The Study Of Bird . w/ Tal Farlow – I Hear a Rhapsody . With Malice Towards None (1981) . w/ Ella Fitzgerald – Misty . Tommy…

This week In Jazz Legends 46/52

Art Blakey, The Jazz Messengers, Paquito D'Rivera, Tete Montoliu, Sonny Rollins, United Jazz and Rock Ensemble, Keith Jarrett, Paul Motian, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, Phil Woods, Sheila Jordan, Benny Carter All Stars, Freddie Hubbard, John Zorn, Masada, Miles Davis, Sam Rivers, Charles MingusThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 380 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are…

We remember Carmen Mcrae. ‘Carmen, Still Glowing’

This day (November 10, 1994), in Beverly Hills, California, died Carmen McRae, an American jazz singer.Digest Tracklist : Round Midnight . Guess Who I Saw TODAY, Gonna Look My Heart . Body & Soul . Miss Otis Regrets 1980 . The Man I Love . That Old Black Magic . Round Midnight . Carmen Mcrae Top 10 : How Long Has This Been Going On . When I Fall In Love . Exactly Like You . You Took Advantage…

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…

Diana Krall starts the recording of her second album : ‘Only Trust Your Heart’ (1994)

Diana Krall's 'Only Trust Your Heart' is her second album recorded between September 13 and 16, 1994 and released on February 14, 1995 by GRP.Track listing : 1.Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby (Bill Austin, Louis Jordan) - 04:57 . 2.Only Trust Your Heart (Benny Carter, Sammy Cahn) - 05:19 . 3.I Love Being Here with You (Peggy Lee, William Schluger) - 03:40 . 4.Broadway (Billy Bird, Teddy McRae,…

Me:nu Du Jour August 8 (EN.FR.ES)

>> EN FRANCAIS | >> EN ESPAÑOLTODAY We Listen To Quincy Jones, Wilson Pickett, N.W.A, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, M.I.A., Oscar Peterson, Julie London We Celebrate The Edge, U2, Julian Cannonball Adderley, Benny Carter, Jimmy Witherspoon, Joe Tex We Watch Michael Jackson, Sex Pistol, George McCrae, Jack White, Eric Johnson, Tom Morello, Pete Seeger, Lady Gaga, Paul…

Montreux in Brazil

In 1978 Claude Nobs, head and founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival, is invited to promote a jazz festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil. From September 11 through 18, twenty different acts from straight jazz to jazz rock or Brazilian will perform in the city.Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Carter, Al Jareau, Etta James,Egberto Gismonti,Stan Getz, Chick Corea, Hermeto Pascoal,Márcio Montarroyos and John McLaughlin.…

Jazzed Christmas

From 'Al I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)' to 'Christmas Blues' , we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Christmas'. It has Billy Eckstine, Ramsey Lewis Trio, Charlie Byrd, Peggy Lee With Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires and many more.

Astronomy Domine

From 'El Satelite' to 'Saturday Night On Saturn', we have mixed 17 'Jazz With a Slice Of Pop' tunes around the theme of 'Stars, Planets And Other Sky Items'. It has Benny Carter, Pat Metheny, Gene Ammons With Woody Herman & His Orchestra, Dinah Washington and many more.

Jazzin’Around Baby Please Don’t Go

Starting and ending with Big Joe Williams's composition 'Baby Please Don't Go', we have mixed 18 'Jazz with some Blues' tunes around the theme of ' Big Joe Williams'. It has Brigitte Bardot, Roy Eldridge & His Orchestra, Patsy Cline, Francine Reed and many more.

Harlem Jazz Trotters

From 'Harlem Nocturne' to 'Spanish Harlem' , we have mixed 17 'Good Old Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Harlem'. It has Charlie Barnet, Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, Bessie Smith, James P. Johnson and many more.

The Days Of Wine And Roses (nothing but bouquet)

From 'Days of wine and roses' to 'Verde Que Te Quero Rosa' , we have mixed 15 'Jazz and Latin' tunes around the theme of 'Wine And …Roses'. It has Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, Freddie Roach, Elza Soares, Big Joe Turner and many more.

Swinging ’round Midnight

From 'Big Noise From Winnetka Midnight Swim' to 'Midnight Sun' , we have mixed 21 'Jazz For Dancers' tunes around the theme of 'Midnight'. It has B.B. King, Cab Calloway, Sir Julian, Benny Carter 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.

Morning Glories

From 'What's Your Story Morning Glory' to 'In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning', we have mixed 19 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Morning'. It has Stacey Kent, Billie Holiday, Room Eleven, Peggy Lee and many more.

The Gershwins

From 'I got date with rhythm' to 'How Long Has This Been Going On', we have mixed 14 'Pure Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'George & Ira Gershwin'. It has Dinah Washington, Ray Charles, Al Jolson, Mary Lou WIlliams and many more.

Jazz Dreamers

From 'Dream Gypsy' to 'Street Of Dreams', we have mixed 18 'Jazz With a Bit Of Pop' tunes around the theme of 'Dream'. It has Les Baxter, Kenny Burrell, Kenny Dorham, Bill Evans & Jim Hall and many more.