We remember Bob Brookmeyer. ‘Big Band Man’

This day (December 15, 2011), in New London, New Hampshire,, died Bob Brookmeyeran American jazz valve trombonist, pianist, arranger and composer.Tracklist : w/ John Scofield - Moonlight in Vermont . w/ Jim Hall . w/ The Clark Terry Quintet (1965) . w/ Gerry Mulligan - Walking Shoes (1956) . Tracklist : A Felicidade . Misty . Skylark . Jive Hoot . Sometime Ago . I've Grown Accustomed To Her…

Ray Charles records in New-York ‘The Genius of Ray Charles’ (1959)

'The Genius of Ray Charles' is his sixth studio album mixing big band songs with string-backed ballads, recorded on May 6 and June 23, 1959 and released in October 1959 by Atlantic. .Track Listing : 1.Let The Good Times Roll (Sam Theard, Fleecie Moore) - 02:53 . 2.It Had To Be You (Gus Kahn, Isham Jones) - 02:45 . 3.Alexander'S Ragtime Band (Irving Berlin) - 02:53 . 4.Two Years Of Torture (Percy…

On TV today, Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Orchestra on ‘Jazz Casual’ (1968) –

April 22, 1968 - you do not want to miss the Thad Jones - Mel Lewis Orchestra - that is Thad Jones (cornet); Snooky Young, Richard Williams, Randy Brecker, Danny Moore (tp); Garnett Brown, Benny Powell, Jimmy Knepper, Bob Brookmeyer (tb); Jerry Dodgion (as); Jerome Richardson (as, ss); Seldon Powell, Eddie Daniels (ts); Pepper Adams (bs); Roland Hanna (p); Richard Davis (b); Mel Lewis (d ) at…

We remember Gerry Mulligan. ‘Baritone And Gerry’

This day (January 20, 1996), in Darien, Connecticut, died Gerry Mulligan, an American jazz baritone saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger.Tracklist : Satin Doll (1987) . North Atlantic Run (1981) . Out Back Of The Barn (1980) . w/ Charles Mingus - Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (1975) . w/ Dave Brubeck - Lullaby To Mexico (1969) . As Catch Can (1958) . w/ Bob Brookmeyer - Walking Shoes…

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 Jim Hall. ‘A Long Conversation’

This day (December 11, 2013), in New-York City, died James Stanley a.k.a. Jim Hall, an American jazz guitarist.Tracklist : w/ Scott Colley - Live At North Sea Jazz (2012 ) . w/ Pat Metheny - Duo . Interview At The Eddie Lang Jazz Festival (2010) . w/ Joe Lovano 4Tet - In A Sentimental Mood (1996) . w/ Bill Frisell Duo - Throughout (1995) . w/ Bob Brookmeyer - I Should Care . w/ Attila Zoller -…

Happy Birthday Randy Brecker. ‘Brother Randy’

This day (November 27, 1945), in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, is born Randy Brecker, an American trumpeter and flugelhornist.Digest Tracklist : Now's the Time (2020) . w/ Chad Lefkowitz-Brown & F. Giachino trio – @ Torino Jazz Festival (2019) . Some Skunk Funk (2018) . w/ Marvin Stamm – A Night of Jazz (2017) . w/ Andrei Kondakov – ДЖАЗ НА ДНЕПРЕ (2016) . w/ Bob Mintzer – Some skunk funk (2012)…

Gerry Mulligan records the album ‘Presenting the Gerry Mulligan Sextet’ for Emarcy (1955)

Gerry Mulligan's 'Presenting the Gerry Mulligan Sextet' is a studio album recorded on September 21and October 22 & 31, 1955 In 1955 and released the same year by Emarcy.Track Listing : 1.Mud Bug (Jerry Lloyd) - 05:03 . 2.Sweet And Lovely (Gus Arnheim, Harry Tobias, Jules Lemare) - 02:40 . 3.Apple Core (Gerry Mulligan) - 05:23 . 4.Nights On The Turntable (Gerry Mulligan) - 04:33 .…

We remember Kenny Wheeler. ‘Seventy Two Plus Twelve’

This day (September 18, 2014), in London, died Kenneth Vincent John Wheeler a.k.a. Kenny Wheeler, a Canadian composer, trumpet and flugelhorn player.Digest Tracklist : w/ John Abercrombie – Hotel Le Hot (2008) . w/ Gordon Beck – Waltz For Debbie . w/ John Taylor Plus – in Budapest (1992) . Bbc Omnibus (1977) (1/2) . w/ Bob Brookmeyer – Island . w/ John Surman — Flashpoint (1969) . Tracklist :…

Stan Getz records for Verve, ‘Big Band Bossa Nova’ with the Gary McFarland Orchestra (1962)

Stan Getz' 'Big Band Bossa Nova' is an album recorded on August 27 and 28, 1962 with the Gary McFarland Orchestra and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Manha De Carnival (Morning Of The Carnival) (Luiz Bonfá) - 05:48 . 2.Balanço No Samba (Street Dance) (Gary Mcfarland) - 02:59 . 3.Melancólico (Melancholy) (Gary Mcfarland) - 04:42 . 4.Entre Amigos (Sympathy Between Friends) (Gary…

Mahavishnu Orchestra record their second studio album : ‘Birds of Fire’ (1973)

Mahavishnu Orchestra's 'Birds of Fire' is the second studio (and the last by the original line-up) album recorded during August 1972 and released in March 1973 by C.B.S.Track listing : 1.Birds of Fire (John McLaughlin) - 05:50 . 2.Miles Beyond (Miles Davis) - 04:47 . 3.Celestial Terrestrial Commuters (John McLaughlin) - 02:54 . 4.Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love (John McLaughlin) - 00:24 .…

This week In Jazz Legends 29/52

Deodato, The Zawinul Syndicate, Billy Cobham, Max Roach, Horace Silver, Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Bob Brookmeyer, Benny Goodman, Vi Redd, Count Basie, John Coltrane, Arista All Stars, Rahsaan Roland KirkThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 412 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Deodato . Super Strut Lifted from…

Trombone Slide Show

Featuring Crazy Swede . Marshall Gilkes . Fred Wesley . Hindemith . Trombone . Samba . Gunhilde and Gerd . Jubilee Stomp . 24 Trombones . Scarborough Fair . Raul de Souza . Cave Jazz . 4G Trombone Quartet . Stardust