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

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…

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 -…

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 .…

This week In Jazz Legends 17/52

John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, Jimmy Smith, Count Basie, Joshua Redman, Benny Golson, Freddie Hubbard, Stan Getz, Michel Legrand, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Toots Thielemans, Fred Hersch, Diane Schuur

George Shearing records ‘The Swingin’s Mutual!’ with Nancy Wilson (1961)

George Shearing's 'The Swingin's Mutual!' is an album recorded with Nancy Wilson on June 29 & July 5–6, 1960 and January 7, 1961 and released in 1961 by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.The Things We Did Last Summer (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) - 02:41 . 2.All Night Long (Curtis Reginald Lewis) - 03:06 . 3.Gentleman Friend (Arnold B. Horwitt, Richard Lewine) - 02:03 . 4.Born To Be Blue (Mel Tormé, Robert…

A&M / CTI release Quincy Jones’ ‘Walking in Space’ featuring ‘Killer Joe’ (1969)

Quincy Jones' 'Walking in Space' feat. 'Killer Joe' is a studio album recorded on June 18 & 19, 1969 and released in 1969 by A&M/Cti..1 . Killer Joe (Quincy Jones 80th Birtay, 2013) Track Listing : 1.Dead End (Galt Macdermot, James Rado, Gerome Ragni) - 04:05 . 2.Walking In Space (Galt Macdermot, James Rado, Gerome Ragni) – 12:06 . 3.Killer Joe (Benny Golson) - 05:12 . 4.Love And Peace…

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…

Modern Jazz Quartet record their ‘European Concert’ album in Sweden (1960)

Modern Jazz Quartet's 'European Concert' is a live album recorded on April 11, 12 & 13, 1960 in Sweden and released In 1962 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Django (John Lewis) - 05:32 . 2.Bluesology (Milt Jackson) - 04:39 . 3.I Should Care (Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston) - 05:33 . 4.La Ronde (John Lewis) - 03:07 . 5.I Remember Clifford (Benny Golson, Jon Hendricks) - 05:15 .…

Buddy Rich records ‘Richcraft’ with a big band arranged by Ernie Wilkins (1959)

Buddy Rich's 'Richcraft' is a studio big band album with arrangements by Ernie Wilkins, recorded on April 9–10, 1959 and released in 1959 by Mercury.Track Listing : 1.Indiana (Back Home Again In Indiana) (Ballard Macdonald, James F. Hanley) - 03:38 . 2.Richcraft (Ernie Wilkins) - 03:06 . 3.Sweets Tooth (Ernie Wilkins) - 04:01 . 4.Clap Hands! Here Comes Charley! (Ballard Macdonald, Joseph Meyer,…

We remember Jackie Mclean. ‘Jackie Left His Bag’

This day (March 31, 2006), in Hartford, Connecticut, died John Lenwood 'Jackie' McLean, an American jazz alto saxophonist.Digest Tracklist : Round Midnight (2004) (1/2) . Round Midnight (2004) (2/2) . w/ Roy Hargrove - tribute to Charlie Parker (1992) . w/ Miles Davis and Friends - Jean-Pierre (1991) . w/ Sadao Watanabe - Confirmation (1988) . w/ Woody Shaw - Sonny's Crib (1986) . w/ McCoy…

Jazz Masters All Stars are at Jazzwoche Burghausen (2013)

March 14, 2013 - the Jazz Masters All Stars - that is Nathan Davis (s), Benny Golson (ts), Claus Reichstaller (tp, flg), Jon Faddis (tp), George Cables (p), Abraham Laboriel (b) and Dennis Mackrel (d) - are at Jazzwoche Burghausen in Wackerhalle, Germany

Happy Birthday Terence Blanchard. ‘Terence Scores 50 something’

This day (March 13, 1962), in New Orleans, Louisiana, is born Terence Blanchard, an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader and film score composer.Tracklist : @ Trumpet Days at Jazz Dock (2019) . Levees (2017) . NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert (2015) . Plays From The Album Choices, . Footprints (2010) . w/ Metropole Orkest - North Sea Jazz (2007) . w/ Poncho Sanchez - Epk . Perugia (1994) . Tribute To…

Happy Birthday Roy Haynes. ‘Vive Le Roy’

This day (March 13, 1925 ), in Boston, Massachusetts, is born Roy Owen Haynes, an American jazz drummer.Tracklist : w/ David Kikoski (2019) . The 7-Decade Career of Drummer Roy Haynes (2018) . w/ The Fountain Of Youth Quartet - At Dizzy'S Club (2011) . Interview . Various (2009) . w/ Chick Corea - Duet (2009) . w/ Pat Metheny, Dave Holland - How Insensitive (1992) . Red Rodney All Stars - At…

This week In Jazz Legends (special sax & trumpet) 09/52

Dizzy Gillespie, Sam Rivers, Chris Potter, Woody Shaw, Paul Desmond, Wynton Marsalis, Ernie Watts, Wayne Shorter, Arturo Sandoval, Benny Golson, Jan Garbarek, James Carter, Roy Hargrove, Dave KozThey are the "Jazz Legends (special sax . trumpet)" performers selected among the 354 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Dizzy Gillespie .…

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.…

This week In Jazz Legends 04/52

Wes Montgomery, Benny Golson, Freddie Hubbard, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Joe Lovano, Archie Shepp, Hugh Masekela . Jabu Nkosi, Sonny Rollins, Lenny White, Michael Brecker, SFJazz Collective, Chick Corea . Gary BurtonThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 330 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Wes Montgomery . West…

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 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 .…

Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery record together ‘Bags Meets Wes!’ for Riverside (1961)

'Bags Meets Wes!' by Milt Jackson & Wes Montgomery is a collaboration album recorded in December, 1961 and released in 1962 By Riverside.Track Listing : 1.S.K.J. (Milt Jackson) - 05:17 . 2.Stablemates (Benny Golson) - 05:45 . 3.Stairway To The Stars (Matty Malneck, Mitchell Parish, Frank Signorelli) - 03:38 . 4.Blue Roz (Wes Montgomery) - 04:46 . 5.Sam Sack (Milt Jackson) - 06:06 Musicians…

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…

Dinah Washington records ‘The Swingin’ Miss D,’ an album arranged by Quincy Jones (1956)

Dinah Washington's 'The Swingin' Miss D' is a studio album arranged by Quincy Jones and recorded on December 4–6, 1956 and released in 1957 by Emarcy.Track Listing : 1.They Didn'T Believe Me (Jerome Kern, Herbert Reynolds) - 02:44 . 2.You'Re Crying (Leonard Feather, Quincy Jones) - 03:29 . 3.Makin' Whoopee (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) - 02:26 . 4.Ev'Ry Time We Say Goodbye (Cole Porter) - 02:27…

Quincy Jones starts the recording of ‘The Quintessence’ with his orchestra (1961)

Quincy Jones' 'The Quintessence' is an album recorded with his orchestra on November 29, December 18 and 22, 1961.Track Listing : 1.Quintessence (Quincy Jones) - 04:21 . 2.Robot Portrait (Billy Byers) - 05:25 . 3.Little Karen (Benny Golson) - 03:44 . 4.Straight, No Chaser (Thelonious Monk) - 02:26 . 5.For Lena And Lennie (Quincy Jones) - 04:17 . 6.Hard Sock Dance (Quincy Jones) - 03:20 .…

Dinah Washington records ‘Dinah Washington Sings Fats Waller’ for Emarcy (1957)

Dinah Washington Sings Fats Waller' is an album featuring twelve songs penned or performed by the legendary pianist and recorded on October 1, 2, 4, November 20, 1957 and released the same year by Emarcy.Track Listing : 1.Christopher Columbus (Chu Berry, Andy Razaf) - 02:45 . 2.Tain'T Nobody'S Biz-Ness If I Do (Porter Grainger, Robert Graham Prince, Clarence Williams) - 03:25 . 3.Jitterbug Waltz…

Miles Davis records ‘Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet’ with John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones (1955)

'Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet' is an album recorded on November 16, 1955, with John Coltrane on tenor saxophone plus Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones and released in April 1956 by Prestige.Track Listing : 1.Just Squeeze Me (Duke Ellington, Lee Gaines) - 07:27 . 2.There Is No Greater Love (Isham Jones, Marty Symes) - 05:19 . 3.How Am I To Know? (Dorothy Parker, Jack King)…

Quincy Jones releases ‘Q’s Jook Joint,’ an album featuring Stevie Wonder, Bono and Ray Charles among other famous guests (1995)

Quincy Jones' 'Q's Jook Joint' is an album (his first in six years) released on November 7, 1995 by Qwest.Track Listing : 1.Jook Joint Intro (Quincy Jones) - 01:32 . 2.Let The Good Times Roll (Fleecie Moore, Sam Theard) - 02:55 . 3.Cool Joe, Mean Joe (Killer Joe) (Benny Golson, Quincy Jones, Queen Latifah) - 07:32 . 4.You Put A Move On My Heart (Rod Temperton) - 06:13 . 5.Rock With You (Rod…

Charles Mingus records ‘Mingus Dynasty’ produced by Teo Macero for Columbia (1959)

Charles Mingus' 'Mingus Dynasty' is an album companion to 'Mingus Ah Um' and recorded on November 1–13, 1959 and released the same year by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Slop (Charles Mingus) - 06:14 . 2.Diane (Charles Mingus) - 07:28 . 3.Song With Orange (Charles Mingus) - 06:47 . 4.Gunslinging Bird (Charles Mingus) - 05:12 . 5.Things Ain'T What They Used To Be (Mercer Ellington, Ted Persons) -…

Art Blakey records the album ‘Moanin” with the Jazz Messengers for Blue Note (1958)

Art Blakey's 'Moanin'' is an album he recorded on October 30, 1958 with the Jazz Messengers and released in January 1959 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Moanin' (Bobby Timmons) - 09:35 . 2.Are You Real (Benny Golson) - 04:50 . 3.Along Came Betty (Benny Golson) - 06:12 . 4.The Drum Thunder (Miniature) Suite (Benny Golson) - 07:33 . 5.Blues March (Benny Golson) - 06:17 . 6.Come Rain Or Come Shine…

We remember Art Blakey. ‘Art Bop’

This day (October 16, 1990), in New York City, New York, died Art Blakey, was an American jazz drummer.Digest Tracklist : Big Band - Blues March (1988) . w/ The Jazz Messengers - Along Came Betty . w/ The Jazz Messengers, Freddy Hubbard - One By One (1982) . Gipsy Folk Tales (1976) . Drum Solo (1965) . w/ The Jazz Messengers - Dat Dere (1961) . w/ The Jazz Messengers - A Night In Tunisia…

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…

Four Jazz Messengers Euro Gigs

On October 9, 1989, two days before his 70th birthday, Art Blakey took his Jazz Messengers to the Leverkusen Jazz festival in Germany.The concert turned out to be a special event when ex Messengers joined the party. From the Fifties / Sixties line-ups : Benny Golson, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, Jackie McLean. From the Eighties : Terence Blanchard and Donald Harrison.Benny…

Art Blakey celebrates his 70th birthday with an all-star band (1989)

October 9, 1989 - for his 70th birthday, Art Blakey has invited past members of the Jazz Messengers such as Freddie Hubbard, Terence Blanchard, Curtis Fuller, Jackie McLean, Donald Harrison, Benny Golson, Wayne Shorter, Walter Davis, Jr., Buster Williams, Roy Haynes and Michelle Hendricks at Leverkusen Jazz Festival in Germany

Wes Montgomery records his third album : ‘The Wes Montgomery Trio (or A Dynamic New Sound: Guitar Organ Drums)’ for Riverside (1959)

'The Wes Montgomery Trio (or A Dynamic New Sound: Guitar Organ Drums)' is Montgomery's third album recorded on October 5–6, 1959 and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams) - 04:58 . 2.Yesterdays (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) - 03:20 . 3.The End Of A Love Affair (Edward Redding) - 03:18 . 4.Whisper Not (Benny Golson) - 04:40 .…

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…

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)…