Happy Birthday Bernard Purdie. ‘So Pretty’

This day (June 11, 1939), in Elkton, Maryland, is born Bernard Lee Purdie a.k.a Pretty Purdie, an American session drummer.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Sugaray Rayford - (2018) 2 . w/ Roy Bennett - Battle (2016) 3 . Souper Groove (2015) 4 . Funky Grooves in Japan (2013) 5 . @ NAMM (2012) 6 . w/ Chuck Rainey, David T Walker, Lou Donaldson - Tighten Up (1993) 7 . w/ Under Kontrol - Live in France (2011) 8…

Bernard Purdie brings his Friends to New Orleans (2016)

April 27, 2016 - Bernard Purdie & Friends - that is Bernard "Pretty" Purdie (d), Alvin Ford Jr. (d), Leo Nocentelli (g), Oteil Burbridge (b), Wil Blades (kb), Khris Royal (s), Farnell Newton (tp), Corey Henry (tb) and Erica Falls (voc) - take part in the "Fiya Fest" at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans, LA

This week In Jazz Legends 15/52

Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, George Shearing, Joey Defrancesco, Bobby Hutcherson, Jean Luc Ponty, Stanley Clarke, Eddie Louiss, Daniel Humair, Kenny Garrett, Candy Dulfer, Charles Lloyd, Bernard Purdie, George Freeman, Steve Gadd, John Zorn, Peter Brötzmann, Brad Mehldau

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…

Herbie Hancock records ‘Fat Albert Rotunda’ with Joe Henderson, Joe Farrell et al (1969)

<pHerbie Hancock's 'Fat Albert Rotunda' is his eighth album originally done for a TV special, recorded in May–June 1969 and released on December 8, 1969 by Warner Bros.Track Listing : 1.Wiggle-Waggle (Herbie Hancock) - 05:51 . 2.Fat Mama (Herbie Hancock) - 03:49 . 3.Tell Me A Bedtime Story (Herbie Hancock) - 05:01 . 4.Oh! Oh! Here He Comes (Herbie Hancock) - 04:08 . 5.Jessica (Herbie Hancock) -…

Four Concerts With Cornell Dupree’

One of the greatest R&B guitarists, Cornell Dupree, who died today ten years ago has been for almost 50 years a "top session guitarist".Very much in demand, Cornell has played on numerous albums and behind the greatest (you want to verify ? click on //go.rvm.pm/cornelldupree).The 'Four Concerts with Cornell Dupree' are with Les McCann, Various Friends, Stuff and King Curtis plus a bonus Aretha…

Virgin Records release the third Massive Attack’s album : ‘Mezzanine’ (1998)

Massive Attack's 'Mezzanine' is their third studio album co- produced with Neil Davidge and released on 20 April 1998 by Virgin Records.Track Listing : 1.Angel (Horace Hinds, Grantley Marshall, Robert Del Naja, Andrew Vowles) - 06:19 . . 2.Risingson (Grantley Marshall, Robert Del Naja, Andrew Vowles) - 04:58 . . 3.Teardrop (Elizabeth Fraser, Grantley Marshall, Mushroom, Robert Del Naja) - 05:30…

King Curtis records ‘Live at Fillmore West’ while opening for Aretha (1971)

King Curtis' 'Live at Fillmore West' is an album recorded on March 5–7, 1971 with Aretha Franklin's backing band, The Kingpins and released in August 1971 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Memphis Soul Stew (Curtis Ousley) - 07:41 . 2.A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Gary Brooker, Keith Reid, Matthew Fisher) - 05:26 . 3.Whole Lotta Love (Willie Dixon, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham) -…

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…

Happy Birthday Chris Robinson

December 20, 1966 - Christopher Mark Robinson simply known as Chris Robinson, American artist, guitarist and lead vocalist of The Black Crowes & Chris Robinson Brotherhood is 54. Happy Birthday SirThe Black Crowes' 'The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion' is their second studio album produced by George Drakoulias and released on May 12, 1992 by Def American Recordings. >> The Black…

Nina Simone records ‘Sings the Blues,’ her first album for RCA Victor (1966)

Nina Simone's 'Sings the Blues' is an album recorded on December 19, 1966 and released in 1967 By RCA VictorTrack Listing : 1.Do I Move You? (Nina Simone) - 02:46 . 2.Day And Night (Rudy Stevenson) - 02:35 . 3.In The Dark (Lil Green) - 02:57 . 4.Real Real (Nina Simone) - 02:21 . 5.My Man'S Gone Now (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) - 04:16 . 6.Backlash Blues (Langston Hughes, Nina Simone) - 02:31…

Columbia publish Miles Davis’ album : ‘Get Up with It’ (1974)

Miles Davis' 'Get Up with It' is an album (his last before a five years retirement) collecting tracks recorded between 1970 and 1974 and released on November 22, 1974 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.He Loved Him Madly (Miles Davis) - 32:05 . 2.Maiysha (Miles Davis) - 14:49 . 3.Honky Tonk (Miles Davis) - 05:54 . 4.Rated X (Miles Davis) - 06:49 . 5.Calypso Frelimo (Miles Davis) - 32:10 . 6.Red…

Atlantic publish ‘Bette Midler’ her eponymous second album (1973)

Bette Midler' is her eponymous second studio album produced by Arif Mardin, Barry Manilow and released on November 16, 1973 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Skylark (Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer) - 03:02 . 2.Drinking Again (Johnny Mercer, Doris Tauber) - 02:48 . 3.Breaking Up Somebody'S Home (Al Jackson Jr., Timothy Matthews) - 03:49 . 4.Surabaya Johnny (Bertolt Brecht, Herbert Hartig, Kurt Weill)…

Chris Robinson takes the Soulive Revue plus some famous guests to Florida (2014)

, 2014 - Chris Robinson's Soulive Revue - that is Chris Robinson of Black Crowes fame (voc), Eric Krasno (g), Alan Evans (d), Neal Evans (kb), Eric Bloom (tp), Ryan Zoidis (s), Alecia Chakour & Jasmine Muhammad (bck voc) - plus George Porter Jr. (b), Ivan Neville (kb), Oteil Burbridge (b), Pee Wee Ellis (s), Jennifer Hartswick (bck voc), Bernard Purdie (d) and Roosevelt Collier (steel) as…

Steely Dan release their sixth album : ‘Aja’ featuring ‘Deacon Blues’ and ‘Josie’ (1977)

Steely Dan's 'Aja' is their sixth ( and their best-selling) album, released on September 23, 1977 by Abc Records.Track Listing : 1.Black Cow (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 05:10 . 2.Aja (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 07:57 . 3.Deacon Blues (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 07:37 . 4.Peg (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 03:57 . 5.Home At Last (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 05:34 . 6.I Got The News…

Steely Dan release their fifth album : ‘The Royal Scam’ featuring ‘Kid Charlemagne’ (1976)

Steely Dan's 'The Royal Scam' is their fifth album produced by Gary Katz and released in May 1976 by Abc.Track Listing : 1.Kid Charlemagne (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 04:38 . 2.The Caves Of Altamira (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 03:33 . 3.Don'T Take Me Alive (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 04:16 . 4.Sign In Stranger (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 04:23 . 5.The Fez (Walter Becker, Donald…

Atlantic release ‘Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway’ featuring ‘Where Is the Love’ (1972)

'Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway' feat. 'Where Is the Love' is a duet album released on May 6, 1972 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.I (Who Have Nothing) (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Carlo Donida) - 05:00 . 2.You'Ve Got A Friend (Carole King) - 02:34 . 3.Baby I Love You (Jimmy Holiday, Ronnie Shannon) - 03:24 . 4.Be Real Black For Me (Charles Mann, Donny Hathaway, Roberta Flack) - 03:30 .…

Aretha Franklin, backed by King Curtis & the Kingpins, tapes ‘Aretha Live at Fillmore West’ (1971)

Aretha Franklin's 'Aretha Live at Fillmore West' is her second live album recorded on March 5–7, 1971 and released on May 19, 1971 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Respect (Otis Redding) - 03:53 . 2.Love The One You'Re With (Stephen Stills) - 04:15 . 3.Bridge Over Troubled Water (Paul Simon) - 05:55 . 4.Eleanor Rigby (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 02:33 . 5.Make It With You (David Gates) - 04:33 .…

‘Let Me in Your Life’ is Aretha Franklin’s twenty-second studio album, co-produced with Jerry Wexler (1974)

Aretha Franklin's 'Let Me in Your Life' is her twenty-second studio album (and one of her top-selling) released on February 25, 1974 by Atlantic. Track Listing : 1.Let Me In Your Life (Bill Withers) - 03:29 . 2.Every Natural Thing (Eddie Hinton) - 02:37 . 3.Ain'T Nothing Like The Real Thing (Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson) - 03:49 . 4.I'M In Love (Joan Griffin, Kashif, Bobby Womack) - 02:51 .…

Atlantic publish Aretha Franklin’s album : ‘Young, Gifted and Black’ (1972)

Aretha Franklin's 'Young, Gifted and Black' is an album (its title being borrowed from the Nina Simone song 'To Be Young, Gifted and Black) released on January 24, 1972 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Oh Me Oh My (I'M A Fool For You Baby) (Jim Doris) - 03:42 . 2.Day Dreaming (Aretha Franklin) - 04:00 . 3.Rock Steady (Aretha Franklin) - 03:15 . 4.Young, Gifted And Black (Nina Simone) - 03:34 . 5.All…

Aretha Franklin records ‘Amazing Grace,’ a live album for Atlantic (1972)

Aretha Franklin's 'Amazing Grace' is a live album (& the biggest selling live gospel album of all time) recorded on January 13 & 14, 1972 and released on June 01, 1972 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Mary Don'T You Weep (Inez Andrews) - 07:28 . 2.Take My Hand, Precious Lord /You'Ve Got A Friend (Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey, Frank Frazier , Carole King) - 05:34 . 3.Old Landmark (A. M. Brunner) -…

MCA publish B. B. King’s album : ‘There Must Be a Better World Somewhere’ produced by Dr.John (1981)

B. B. King's 'There Must Be a Better World Somewhere' is an album fully written and produced by Dr.John and released in January 1981 by Mca.Track Listing : 1.The Victim (Dr. John, Doc Pomus) - 06:18 . 2.More, More, More (Jay Hirsh, Hugh Mccracken) - 04:39 . 3.You'Re Going With Me (Dr. John, Doc Pomus) - 04:35 . 4.Life Ain'T Nothing But A Party (Dr. John, Doc Pomus) - 06:13 . 5.Born Again Human…

Steely Dan release their seventh album : ‘Gaucho’ featuring ‘Hey Nineteen’ (1980)

Steely Dan's 'Gaucho' feat. 'Hey Nineteen' is their seventh studio album released on November 21, 1980 by Mca.Track Listing : 1.Babylon Sisters (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 05:55 . 2.Hey Nineteen (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 05:10 . 3.Glamour Profession (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 07:29 . 4.Gaucho Walter Becker, Donald Fagen, Keith Jarrett) - 05:32 . 5.Time Out Of Mind (Walter Becker,…

Polydor release James Brown’s album : ‘Get On the Good Foot’ featuring ‘Cold Sweat’ and ‘Please, Please, Please’ (1972)

James Brown's 'Get On the Good Foot' feat. 'Cold Sweat' & 'Please, Please, Please' is a double album released on November 20, 1972 by Polydor.Track Listing : 1.Get On The Good Foot, Pts. 1& 2 (James Brown, Fred Wesley, Joe Mims) - 05:44 . 2.The Whole World Needs Liberation (James Brown, Bobby Byrd) - 03:41 . 3.Your Love Was Good For Me (J. J. Barnes, Whiz Whisenhut) - 03:20 . 4.Cold…

Atlantic publish Roberta Flack’s third album : ‘Quiet Fire’ (1971)

Roberta Flack's 'Quiet Fire' is her third studio album released in November 1971 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Go Up Moses (Flack, Jesse Jackson, Joel Dorn) - 05:20 . 2.Bridge Over Troubled Water (Paul Simon) - 07:13 . 3.Sunday And Sister Jones (Gene Mcdaniels) - 04:48 . 4.See You Then (Jimmy Webb) - 03:40 . 5.Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Carole King, Gerry Goffin) - 03:59 . 6.To Love…

Arista publish Aretha Franklin’s album : ‘Aretha’ (1980)

Aretha Franklin's 'Aretha' is an album (her second album with this title) released in October 1980 by Arista Records.Track Listing : 1.Come To Me (Willard Eugene Price) - 03:42 . 2.I Can'T Turn You Loose (Otis Redding) - 03:55 . 3.United Together (Phil Perry, Chuck Jackson) - 05:02 . 4.Take Me With You (Phil Perry, Terry Coleman, Chuck Jackson) - 04:05 . 5.Whatever It Is (Mark Gary, Eddie Setser,…

Archie Shepp records ‘The Cry of My People’ for Impulse! (1972)

Archie Shepp's 'The Cry of My People' is an album recorded on September 25–27, 1972, with gospel singers, big bands, quintets, sextets and chamber orchestras and released the same year by Impulse!. Track Listing : 1.Rest Enough (Song To Mother) (Archie Shepp) - 04:41 . 2.A Prayer (Cal Massey) - 06:29 . 3.All God'S Children Got A Home In The Universe (Archie Shepp) - 02:58 . 4.The Lady (Bob…