David Sylvian releases ‘Brilliant Trees,’ his first solo album (1984)

David Sylvian's 'Brilliant Trees' is his first solo album produced with Steve Nye and released on June 25, 1984 by Virgin.1 . Pulling Punches (Royal Festival Hall London, Nov 4th 1995) 2 . Pulling Punches 3 . Nostalgia 4 . The Ink In The Well 5 . Weathered Wall 6 . Red Guitar 7 . Brilliant Trees Track Listing : 1.Pulling Punches (David Sylvian) - 05:02 . 2.The Ink In The Well (David Sylvian) -…

Bruce Springsteen releases ‘Tunnel of Love,’ his eighth album featuring ‘Brilliant Disguise’ and ‘One Step Up’ (1987)

Bruce Springsteen's 'Tunnel of Love' is his eighth studio album recorded without the E Street Band and released on October 9, 1987 by Columbia. Track Listing : 1.Ain'T Got You (Bruce Springsteen) - 02:11 . 2.Tougher Than The Rest (Bruce Springsteen) - 04:35 . 3.All That Heaven Will Allow (Bruce Springsteen) - 02:39 . 4.Spare Parts (Bruce Springsteen) - 03:44 . 5.Cautious Man (Bruce Springsteen) -…

Thelonious Monk records ‘Brilliant Corners’ for Riverside (1956)

Thelonious Monk's 'Brilliant Corners' is a studio album recorded on October 9, 15 and December 7, 1956 and released In 1957 by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.Brilliant Corners (Thelonious Monk) - 07:42 . 2.Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are (Thelonious Monk) - 13:24 . 3.Pannonica (Thelonious Monk) - 08:50 . 4.I Surrender, Dear (Barry Harris)- 05:25 . 5.Bemsha Swing (Thelonious Monk, Denzil Best) - 07:42…

Jazzin’Around Brilliant Corners

From 'Bemsha Swing' to 'Bemsha Swing' , we have mixed 18 'linked together by a clue' tunes around the theme of 'Thelonious Monk'. It has Lennie Tristano, Kenny Dorham, Art Pepper, Kronos Quartet & Ron Carter and many more.

Tamla publish Stevie Wonder’s twelfth album : ‘Signed, Sealed & Delivered’ (1970)

Stevie Wonder's 'Signed, Sealed & Delivered' is his twelfth album released on August 7, 1970.1 . Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours 2 . Signed/ ("The Dick Cavett Show") 3 . Never Had A Dream Come True' 4 . We Can Work It Out (The White House, 2010) 5 . Heaven Help Us All ("The Johnny Cash Tv Show", 1970) Track listing : 1.Never Had a Dream Come True (Stevie Wonder, Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy)…

The Isley Brothers release their eleventh album : ‘3 + 3’ (1973)

The Isley Brothers' '3 + 3' is their eleventh album (the first to officially include younger brothers Ernie and Marvin and in-law Chris Jasper), released on August 7, 1973.1 . Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (Live) 2 . Summer Breeze ("Columbia" Dvd) 3 . Listen To The Music Track Listing : 1.That Lady (The Isley Brothers) - 05:35 . 2.Don'T Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (James Taylor) - 04:00 . 3.If…

Thelonious Monk records ‘Misterioso’ at the Five Spot Café, New York City (1958)

Thelonious Monk's 'Misterioso' is a live album recorded on August 7, 1958 at Five Spot Café, New York City with Roy Haynes, Ahmed Abdul-Malik and Johnny Griffin.Track listing : 1.Nutty (Thelonious Monk) - 05:22 . 2.Blues Five Spot (Thelonious Monk) - 08:11 . 3.Let's Cool One (Thelonious Monk) - 09:16 . 4.In Walked Bud (Thelonious Monk) - 011:20 . 5.Just a Gigolo (Irving Caesar, Leonello…

Talking Heads release their second album : ‘More Songs About Buildings and Food’ co-produced with Brian Eno (1978)

Talking Heads' 'More Songs About Buildings and Food' is their second album co-produced by Brian Eno and released on July 21, 1978 by Sire. 1 . Thank you for Sending me an Angel (Live ,1978) 2 . Entermedia Theatre, New York, NY 8-10-78 3 . Girls Want To Be With The Girls (1978) 4 . Found A Job (Entermedia Theatre, 1978) 5 . Artists Only (1978-05-10) 6 . Take Me To The River 7 . Take me to the…

Thelonious Monk records ‘Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington’ for Riverside (1955)

'Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington' is an album by Monk playing well-known songs by Ellington, recorded July 21 and 27, 1955 and released the same year by Riverside.1 . Sophisticated lady (Berliner Jazztage 1969) 2 . Solitude (Berliner Jazztage 1969) 3 . Satin Doll (Berliner Jazztage 1969) 4 . Blues for Duke (Berliner Jazztage 1969) Track listing : . 1.It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't…

Keith Jarrett records ‘Still Live’ in Munich, with Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette (1986)

Keith Jarrett's 'Still Live' is a live album recorded on July 13, 1986 at Philharmonic Hall in Munich, with Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette and released the same year by ECM.1 . Late Lament 2 . You and the Night and the Music 3 . Barcelona, 1985 Track Listing : 1.My Funny Valentine (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 10:51 . 2.Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert) - 10:24 .…

Sonny Rollins records ‘Sonny Rollins and the Big Brass’ with a big band (1958)

'Sonny Rollins and the Big Brass' is an album recorded on July 10 & 11 1958, in quartet with a big band and released the same year by Metrojazz.Track Listing : 1.Grand Street (Sonny Rollins) - 06:04 . 2.Far Out East (Ernie Wilkins) - 04:31 . 3.Who Cares? (Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin) - 03:56 . 4.Love Is A Simple Thing (June Carroll, Arthur Siegel) - 03:01 . 5.What'S My Name? (David Saxon,…

Michael Jackson finishes the recording of his seventh album : ‘Bad’ featuring ‘I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,’ ‘Man in the Mirror,’ ‘Smooth…

Michael Jackson's 'Bad' is his seventh studio album, recorded from January till July 9, 1987 and released on August 31, 1987 by Epic..1 . Bad (Shortened Version) 2 . The Way You Make Me Feel (Official Video) 3 . Speed Demon (Official Video) 4 . Liberian Girl (Official Video) 5 . Another Part of Me (Official Video) 6 . Man In The Mirror (Official Video) 7 . Dirty Diana (Live) 8 . Leave Me Alone…

Charles Mingus records ‘Mingus Three’ (also referred to as ‘Trio’) for Jubilee (1957)

Charles Mingus' 'Mingus Three' (also referred to as 'Trio') is an album recorded on July 9, 1957 with pianist Hampton Hawes and drummer Dannie Richmond and released the same year by Jubilee.Track Listing : 1.Yesterdays (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) - 04:13 . 2.Back Home Blues (Charles Mingus) - 05:29 . 3.I Can'T Get Started (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin) - 06:28 . 4.Hamp'S New Blues (Hampton Hawes) -…

Pat Benatar releases her third album : ‘Precious Time’ featuring ‘Fire and Ice’ (1981)

Pat Benatar's 'Precious Time' feat. 'Fire and Ice' is her third studio album recorded in Los Angeles and released on July 6, 1981. 1 . Promises In The Dark (Official Video) 2 . Fire And Ice 3 . Fire And Ice (Live) 4 . Just Like Me (Paris, France, 1980) 5 . Precious Time 6 . Precious Time (Live) 7 . It's a tuff life Track Listing : 1.Promises In The Dark (Neil Giraldo, Pat Benatar) - 04:48 .…

Bizarre/Reprise release Frank Zappa’s album : ‘Waka Jawaka’ (1972)

Frank Zappa's 'Waka Jawaka' is an album released on July 5, 1972 by Bizarre/Reprise.1 . Big Swifty (1/2, 1988, Stockholm) 2 . Big Swifty (2/2, 1988, Stockholm) Track Listing : 1.Big Swifty (Frank Zappa) - 17:22 . 2.Your Mouth (Frank Zappa) - 03:12 . 3.It Just Might Be A One-Shot Deal (Frank Zappa) - 04:16 . 4.Waka/Jawaka (Frank Zappa) - 11:18 Cal SchenkelALSO READ @ FacebookLambiek…

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…

Donny Hathaway releases his debut album : ‘Everything Is Everything’ featuring ‘The Ghetto’ (1970)

Donny Hathaway's 'Everything Is Everything' is his first studio album released on July 1, 1970 by Atco.Track Listing : 1.Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything) (Richard Evans, Ric Powell, Phil Upchurch) - 03:28 . 2.Je Vous Aime (I Love You) (Donny Hathaway, Leroy Hutson, Edward Kennedy) - 03:31 . 3.I Believe To My Soul (Ray Charles) - 03:51 . 4.Misty (Johnny Burke, Erroll Garner) - 03:38 .…

Warner Bros. publish Al Jarreau’s fifth album : ‘Breakin’ Away’ (1981)

Al Jarreau's 'Breakin' Away' is his fifth album produced by Jay Graydon and released on June 30, 1981 by Warner Bros.1 . We're In This Love Together (Official Video) 2 . We're In This Love Together (Live, 1994) 3 . Easy (Milan, 1983) 4 . Easy (Live) 5 . Al Jarreau (London 1984) 6 . Roof Garden (Official Video) 7 . Jazz Day (2013) 8 . TEACH ME TONIGHT Track Listing : 1.Closer To Your Love (Tom…

Happy Birthday Stanley Clarke. ‘Mr. Stanley, I Presume’

This day (June 30, 1951), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is born Stanley Clarke, an American jazz musician and composer known for his innovative work on both double and electric bass.Tracklist : 1 . School Days (2019) 2 . @ IL Volo Del Jazz (2018) 3 . w/ The Stanley Clarke Band -School Days (2017) 4 . w/ The Stanley Clarke Band - No Mystery (2015) 5 . w/ Beka Gochiashvili | Tbilisi Jazz…

This week In Male Balladeers 26/52

Tim Buckley, John Hiatt, Jackson Browne, Tony Bennett, Elvis Costello, Leonard Cohen, Bobby Womack, David Sylvian, Toquinho, Gilberto Gil, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Lowell George, Maxwell, Ricky Gervais, Mackenzie Crook

Herbie Hancock records ‘V.S.O.P.’ at Newport Jazz Festival (1976)

Herbie Hancock's 'V.S.O.P.' is a live album recorded at Newport Jazz Festival, New York on June 29, 1976 and released in April 1977 by Columbia..1 . Eye Of The Hurricane 2 . Hang Up Your Hangups (1979) 3 . Paul Jackson bass w/ Herbie Hancock (Live, 1979) Track Listing : 1.Piano Introduction - 04:33 . 2.Maiden Voyage (Herbie Hancock) - 13:18 . 3.Nefertiti (Wayne Shorter) - 05:17 . 4.Introduction…

We remember Michael Jackson. ‘King Of Tops’

This day (June 25, 2009 ), in Los Angeles, California, U.S., died Michael Joseph Jackson, American singer, songwriter, dancer, etcTracklist : 1 . I Want You Back (w/ The Jackson 5 , The Ed Sullivan Show) 2 . I'll Be There (1970) 3 . Rockin Robin (w/ The Jackson 5, Top of the Pops, 1972) 4 . Let It Be \ Never Can Say Goodbye (w/ The Jackson 5, 1974) 5 . One Day In Your Life (Soul Train, 1975) 6 .…

John Coltrane records ‘Coltrane’ with Mccoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones (1962)

'Coltrane (1962)' is a studio album by John Coltrane recorded on April 11, June 19, 20 and 29, 1962 and released In August 1962 by Impulse!..Track Listing : 1.Out Of This World (Harold Arlen) - 14:06 . 2.Soul Eyes (Mal Waldron) - 05:26 . 3.The Inch Worm (Frank Loesser) - 06:19 . 4.Tunji (John Coltrane) - 06:33 . 5.Miles' Mode (John Coltrane) - 07:31 Musicians : John Coltrane - Tenor Saxophone,…

Warner Bros. publish Fleetwood Mac’s thirteenth album : ‘Mirage’ featuring ‘Hold Me’ (1982)

Fleetwood Mac's 'Mirage' feat. 'Hold Me' is their thirteenth studio album, released on June 18, 1982 by Warner Bros..1 . Love In Store (1982) 2 . Eyes of the World (1982) 3 . Eyes of the World 4 . Hold Me (Official Video) 5 . Gypsy (Official Video) Track Listing : 1.Love In Store (Christine Mcvie, Jim Recor) - 03:14 . 2.Can'T Go Back (Lindsey Buckingham) - 02:42 . 3.That'S Alright (Stevie Nicks)…

Kurt Rosenwinkel records ‘Reflections,’ his eighth album as a band leader (2009)

Kurt Rosenwinkel's 'Reflections' is his eighth studio album as a band leader, recorded on June 18-20, 2009 and released in November, 2009 by Wommusic..1 . Improvisation on Reflections (2004) 2 . Recording "Reflections" 3 . Reflections (2009) 4 . Live @ AlexanderPlatz, 25 February 2015 5 . East Coast Love Affair 6 . Ask me now (w/ Mike Boone & Anwar M. Marshall) 7 . More Than You Know (w/…

Art Blakey records ‘Ugetsu’ with the Jazz Messengers featuring Wayne Shorter and Freddie Hubbard (1963)

'Ugetsu' by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers is a live album featuring Wayne Shorter and Freddie Hubbard, recorded on June 16, 1963 at Birdland in New-York and released In October 1963 by Riverside.1 . One By One 2 . On The Ginza (w/ JOHN GILMORE) Track Listing : 1.One By One (Wayne Shorter) - 06:18 . 2.Ugetsu (Cedar Walton) - 11:03 . 3.Time Off (Curtis Fuller) - 04:56 . 4.Ping-Pong (Wayne…

We All remember Ella Fitzgerald. ‘Hello Ella’

This day (June 15, 1996), in Beverly Hills, California, died Ella Fitzgerald, an American jazz and song vocalist, also known as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella, who had a vocal range spanning three octaves and was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a horn-like improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.Tracklist : 1 .…

Atlantic Records release Aretha Franklin’s ‘Aretha Now’ (1968)

Aretha Franklin's 'Aretha Now' is an album produced by Jerry Wexler and released on June 14, 1968, less than six months after 'Lady Soul' by Atlantic Records.1 . Think (1989) (Official Video) 2 . Respect Think (w/ Sammy Davis Jr., 1968) 3 . I Say A Little Prayer Track Listing : 1.Think (Aretha Franklin, Teddy White) - 02:19 . 2.I Say A Little Prayer (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) - 03:36 . 3.See…

XL Recordings publish Bobby Womack’s twenty-seventh and final album : ‘The Bravest Man in the Universe’ (2012)

Bobby Womack's 'The Bravest Man in the Universe' is his twenty-seventh and final studio album produced by Damon Albarn and Richard Russell and released in June 12, 2012 by XL Recordings1 . The Bravest Man In The Universe (w/ Damon Albarn) 2 . The bravest man in the Universe 3 . The Making Of The Bravest Man In The Universe 4 . Please Forgive My Heart (Glastonbury 2013) 5 . Please Forgive My Heart…

We remember Ray Charles. ‘Ray Of Light’

This day (June 10, 2004), in Beverly Hills, California, died Ray Charles, an American singer and musician.Tracklist : 1 . Ray Charles & Stevie Wonder - Living For The City 2 . A Song For You (1999) 3 . What' D I Say (1997) 4 . Hit The Road Jack (1982) 5 . America The Beautiful 6 . La Mama (1979) 7 . Aretha Franklin & Ray Charles – It Takes Two To Tango (1975) 8 . Georgia On My Mind 9 .…

Faith No More release their fourth album ‘Angel Dust’ (1992)

Faith No More's 'Angel Dust' is their fourth album co-produced with Matt Wallace and released on June 8, 1992 by Slash / Reprise Records. 1 . Land of Sunshine / Caffeine (Download Festival) 2 . Land of Sunshine (Roskilde 09) 3 . Caffeine (Live) 4 . Caffeine (Rock AM Ring '95) 5 . Midlife Crisis (Official Music Video) 6 . Midlife Crises (w/ Mike Patton) 7 . RV (Chile 2009) 8 . RV 9 . Everything's…

Sarah Vaughan records ‘Sarah Sings Soulfully’ arranged by Gerald Wilson (1963)

Sarah Vaughan's 'Sarah Sings Soulfully' is a studio album recorded on June 6,12, 1963 and arranged by Gerald Wilson. Track Listing : 1.A Taste Of Honey (Ric Marlow, Bobby Scott) - 03:14 . 2.What Kind Of Fool Am I? (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) - 03:22 . 3.Guess I'Ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) - 04:09 . 4.Sermonette (Cannonball Adderley, Jon Hendricks) - 04:19 . 5.In Love…

Maverick publish Meshell Ndegeocello’s ‘Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape’ (2002)

Meshell Ndegeocello's 'Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape' is an album released on June 4, 2002 by Maverick.1 . D.N.B. (1of 2) 2000 2 . D.N.B. (2 of 2) 2000 3 . Pocketbook 4 . God Fear Money Track Listing : 1.Dead Nigga Blvd., Pt. 1 (Meshell Meshell Ndegeocello, Allen Cato) - 03:03 . 2.Hot Night (Supa Dave West, Meshell Ndegeocello, Talib Kweli, Héctor Lavoe) - 04:32 . 3.Interlude: Blah Blah…

Frank Sinatra starts the recording of ‘Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely’ arranged by Nelson Riddle (1958)

'Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely' is an album (also known as 'Sings for Only the Lonely' or simply 'Only the Lonely') recorded on May 29, June 24 & 26 1958 and released in September 1958 By Capitol.1 . Angel Eyes 2 . Angel Eyes Track Listing : 1.Only The Lonely (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 04:10 . 2.Angel Eyes (Matt Dennis, Earl Brent) - 03:46 . 3.What'S New? (Bob Haggart,…

Verve publish The Mothers of Invention’s second album : ‘Absolutely Free’ (1967)

'Absolutely Free' by The Mothers of Invention is their second album produed by Frank Zappa and released on May 26, 1967 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Plastic People (Frank Zappa) - 03:40 . 2.The Duke Of Prunes (Frank Zappa) - 02:12 . 3.Amnesia Vivace (Frank Zappa) - 01:01 . 4.The Duke Regains His Chops (Frank Zappa) - 01:45 . 5.Call Any Vegetable (Frank Zappa) - 02:19 . 6.Invocation & Ritual…

Duke Ellington records ‘The Nutcracker Suite,’ his take on the Tchaikovsky’s work, arranged by himself and Billy Strayhorn (1960)

Duke Ellington's 'The Nutcracker Suite' is an album featuring jazz interpretations of 'The Nutcracker' by Tchaikovsky, arranged by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, recorded on May 26 & 31, June 3, 21 & 22, 1960 and released in 1960 By Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Overture (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky) - 03:22 . 2.Toot Toot Tootie Toot (Dance Of The Reed-Pipes) (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky) - 02:30 .…

Sonny Rollins record ‘Tenor Madness’ with John Coltrane for Prestige (1956)

Sonny Rollins' 'Tenor Madness' is an album recorded on May 24, 1956 with John Coltrane and released the same year by Prestige.Track Listing : 1.Tenor Madness (Sonny Rollins) - 12:16 . 2.When Your Lover Has Gone (Einar Aaron Swan) - 06:11 . 3.Paul'S Pal (Sonny Rollins) - 05:12 . 4.My Reverie (Larry Clinton, Claude Debussy) - 06:08 . 5.The Most Beautiful Girl In The World ( Richard Rodgers,…

Roxy Music release their seventh album : ‘Flesh and Blood’ (1980)

Roxy Music's 'Flesh and Blood' is their seventh studio album (that It will spend 60 weeks on the albums UK chart), released on May 23, 1980 by E.G.Track Listing : 1.In The Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett, Steve Cropper) - 03:09 . 2.Oh Yeah (Bryan Ferry) - 04:51 . 3.Same Old Scene (Bryan Ferry) - 03:57 . 4.Flesh And Blood (Bryan Ferry) - 03:08 . 5.My Only Love (Bryan Ferry) - 05:16 . 6.Over You…

Dr. Feelgood record their third album : ‘Stupidity’ for United Artists (1975)

Dr. Feelgood's 'Stupidity' is their third album recorded live on May 23 & November 8, 1975 and released in September 1976 by United ArtistsTrack Listing : 1.Talking About You (Chuck Berry) - 01:58 . 2.Twenty Yards Behind (Wilko Johnson) - 02:01 . 3.Stupidity (Solomon Burke) - 02:25 . 4.All Through The City (Wilko Johnson) - 02:54 . 5.I'M A Man (Bo Diddley) - 05:10 . 6.Walking The Dog (Rufus…