Thad Jones & Mel Lewis bring their big band to Norway (1974)

June 26, 1974 - Thad Jones on flugelhorn and Mel Lewis on drums plus trumpeters Jon Faddis, Steve Furtado, Jim Bossy, Cecil Bridgewater, trombonists Jimmy Knepper, Billy Campbell, Quentin 'Butter' Jackson, Dave Taylor, reedmen Jerry Dodgion, Ed Xiques, Billy Harper, Ron Bridgewater, Pepper Adams, pianist Walter Norris and bassist George Mraz will be on stage at Kongsberg Jazz Festival in Norway

RCA record ‘The Gil Evans Orchestra Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix’ (1974)

'The Gil Evans Orchestra Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix' is an album recorded on June 11, 12 & 13, 1974 and released the same year by RCA.1 . Up from the skies (w/ Sting ) 2 . Up From the Skies (Sweet Basil, 1988) 3 . Stone Free (Lugano 1983) Track Listing : 1.Angel (Jimi Hendrix) - 04:09 . 2.Crosstown Traffic/Little Miss Lover (Jimi Hendrix) - 06:32 . 3.Castles Made Of Sand/Foxey Lady…

Randy Weston records ‘The Spirits Of Our Ancestors’ for Verve (1991)

Randy Weston's 'The Spirits Of Our Ancestors' is an album recorded on May 20, 21 & 22, 1991 with an all-star cast of musicians and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.African Village Bedford-Stuyvesant (Randy Weston) - 03:21 . 2.The Healers (Randy Weston) - 10:48 . 3.African Cookbook (Randy Weston) - 17:16 . 4.La Elaha-Ella Allah/Morad Allah (Traditional) - 06:43 . 5.The Call…

Happy Birthday James Carter. ‘Future Tense’

This day (January 3, 1969), in  Detroit, Michigan , is born James Carter, an American jazz saxophonist.Tracklist : Trading blues solos (2020) . w/ D.D. Jackson, Darius Jones, William Parker, Ronnie Burrage & Juma Sultan – @ Vision 24 (2019) . Soul Street (2018) . I can’t give you anything but love (2015) . Giant Steps (2014) . w/ Organ Trio – Low Flame (2012) . Saxophone Summit (2008) . w/…

Happy Birthday Eddie Henderson. ‘Fusionable’

This day (October 26, 1940), in New York, is born Eddie Henderson, an American jazz trumpet and flugelhorn player influenced by Booker Little, Clifford Brown, Woody Shaw and Miles Davis.Digest Tracklist : Phantoms . w/ Al Foster quintet – Live in Paris . Live in Poland . Portrait of Jennie (2007) . w/ Billy Harper - I Do Believe (1995) . w/ Herbie Hancock´s Mwandishi 6tet - Toys (1972) . Eddie…

It’s ‘Tenor Madness’ Night at The Apollo (2015)

October 22, 2015 - Ravi Coltrane, James Carter, Billy Harper, George Cables, Buster Williams and Jack DeJohnette and many more, they all play at "Jazz Federation of America's lifetime achievement award in honor of Sonny Rollins" held at The Apollo Theater,in New-York City

Happy Birthday Sonny Rollins. ‘Still Rockin’Rollins’

This day (September 7, 1930), in New York City, is born Theodore Walter Sonny Rollins an American jazz tenor saxophonist.Digest Tracklist : There Will Never Be Another You (1965) . St. Thomas . Weaver Of Dreams (1959) . My One And Only Love (1982) . Dont Stop The Carnival (1973) . @ North Sea Jazz Festival (2010 ) . w/ Leonard Cohen – Who By Fire . w/ Jim Hall – If I Would Ever Leave (1962) .…

We remember Randy Weston. ‘Weston Union’

This day (September 1, 2018), in New York City, died Randy Weston, an American jazz pianist and composer.Digest Tracklist : at Tri-C JazzFest 2009 . African Rhythms . Dakota Jazz Club (2008) . Tribute to Freddie Hubbard . w/ Max Roach – Well you needn’t (1999) . w/ Robin Kenyatta – Live In Spain (1990) 1/2 . w/ Robin Kenyatta – Live In Spain (1990) 2/2 . Hi-Fly (1980) . at Thelonious Monk (2009)…

Last week In Visual Artists 17

Matthew Rolston, Annie Leibovitz, David Myers, Frank Ockenfels, Director X, Mark Romanek, Robert Crumb, Norman Seeff, Ross Halfin, Patrick Demarchelier, Giorgio de Chirico, Wayne Isham. They are the 12 Visual Artists selected among the 188 Posts we published last week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Matthew Rolston - Photographer, Director and…

Madonna releases ‘True Blue,’ her third album featuring ‘Papa Don’t Preach’ and ‘La Isla Bonita’ (1986)

Madonna's 'True Blue' feat. 'Papa Don't Preach' is her third studio album, released on June 30, 1986 by Sire. 1 . Papa Don't Preach (Official Video) 2 . Open Your Heart (Official Video) 3 . Blonde Ambition Tour 4 . White Heat (Who's That Girl Tour) 5 . White Heat 6 . Live To Tell (Official Video) 7 . Live To Tell (Confessions Tour) 8 . Live to Tell (Turin 1987, Dutch TV) 9 . Where's The Party…

Arista release Whitney Houston’s second album : ‘Whitney’ featuring ‘ I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ (1987)

Whitney Houston's ‘Whitney' feat. ' I Wanna Dance With Somebody' is her second studio album released on June 2, 1987 by Arista Records.1 . I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Official Video) 2 . I Wanna Dance With Somebody 3 . Love Will Save The Day 4 . Didn't We Almost Have It All (Official Video) 5 . Didn't We Almost Have It All (Nelson Mandella Freedom Fest, 1988) 6 . So Emotional (Japan) 7 . So…

This week In Male Balladeers 20/52

Leonard Cohen, Elton John, Neil Young, Billy Joel, Tom Chaplin, Richard Ashcroft, Frank Sinatra, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Ben Harper, Randy Newman, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, David Byrne

We remember Richie Havens. ‘Stairway To Havens’

This day (April 22, 2013), in Jersey City, New Jersey, died Richie Havens an American folk singer and guitarist.Digest Tracklist : Freedom . Going Back To My The Roots (2008) . w/ Groove Armada - Hands Of Time (2002) . License To Kill . Wonder Child (1975) . Here Comes The Sun (1971) . High Flying Bird - How Late It Is (1969) . Tracklist : Here Comes The Sun . Handsome Johnny . Just Like A…

As we wish Dave Matthews, a Happy Birthday, let us have a ‘Dave Matthews Band At Their Bests’ post

As we wish, today, Dave Matthews a 'Happy Birthday,' the time has come to list the 'BESTS' of his band : Dave Matthews Band CREDITSPhoto : Julio EnriquezAudio : Crash into Me . So Much To Say . Two Step . Ants Marching . The Space Between . Satellite . #41 . Crush . Too Much . What Would You Say . Video : Crash Into Me . Dreamgirl . Two Step . Grace Is Gone . Ants Marching . Crush . You Might Die…

Charlie Haden records ‘Quartet West,’ an album for Verve (1986)

Charlie Haden's 'Quartet West' is an album recorded on December 22 and 23, 1986 and released in 1987 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Hermitage (Pat Metheny) - 07:59 . 2.Body And Soul (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) - 06:19 . 3.The Good Life (Ornette Coleman) - 04:39 . 4.In The Moment (Charlie Haden) - 06:06 . 5.Bay City (Charlie Haden) - 06:46 . 6.My Foolish Heart (Ned…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 51/52

Judy Garland . Mel Tormé, Keith Richards . Jerry Lee Lewis, Christina Aguilera . Andrea Bocelli, Boz Scaggs, Naughty By Nature, Joan Osborne, Marcus Miller . David Sanborn, Michael McDonald . Carla Thomas, Joan Baez, Jerry Garcia . Bob Weir, Eddie Vedder . Ben Harper, Rod Stewart . Tina Turner, Eros Ramazzotti . Joe Cocker, Billy Preston . Syreeta, Joe Strummer . The Pogues, Frank Sinatra . Bing…

Happy Birthday John Mellencamp

October 7, 1951 - John Mellencamp, American musician & singer, known before as John Cougar is 69. Happy Birthday Sir John Mellencamp's 'The Lonesome Jubilee' is his ninth studio album released on August 24, 1987 by Mercury Records. >> you do not want to miss Paul Simon and John Mellencamp on NBC "The Hard Rock" where they will perform "Dirty Old Town", "Written on the Wind" and…

John Legend and The Roots release a collaborative album : ‘Wake Up!’ (2010)

'Wake Up!' by John Legend & The Roots is a collaborative studio album released on September 21, 2010 by GOOD, Columbia.Track listing : 1.Hard Times (Curtis Mayfield) 05:16 . 2.Compared to What (Eugene McDaniels) - 06:26 . 3.Wake Up Everybody (Victor Carstarphen, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead) - 04:26 . 4.Our Generation (The Hope of the World) (Leon Moore, Corey Penn) - 03:15 . 5.Little…

Tina Turner releases her seventh album : ‘Foreign Affair’ featuring ‘The Best’ and ‘Steamy Windows’ (1989)

Tina Turner's 'Foreign Affair' is her seventh solo album (including the hit song The Best ) released on September 13, 1989 by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.Steamy Windows (Tony Joe White) - 04:03 . 2.The Best (Mike Chapman, Holly Knight Tina Turner) - 05:30 . 3.You Know Who (Is Doing You Know What) (Tony Joe White) - 03:45 . 4.Undercover Agent For The Blues (Tony Joe White, Leann White) - 05:20 .…

Bette Midler releases ‘Some People’s Lives,’ her seventh album featuring ‘From a Distance’ (1990)

Bette Midler's 'Some People's Lives' is her seventh studio album (featuring 'From a Distance') released on September 4, 1990 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.One More Round (Jessica Harper, Danny Sembello, Allee Willis) - 02:03 . 2.Some People'S Lives (Rhonda Fleming, Janis Ian) - 03:29 . 3.Miss Otis Regrets (Cole Porter) - 02:51 . 4.Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most (Fran Landesman, Tommy…