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…

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) -…

We remember Billy Higgins. ‘Soldier Higgins’

This day (May 3, 2001), in Inglewood, California, died Billy Higgins, an American jazz drummer who played on over 700 recordings.Digest Tracklist : w/ Charles Lloyd - Forest Flower (1999) . Documentary (1996) . w/ Joshua Redman, Pat Metheny & Christian mcBride (1993) . w/ Tete Montoliu Trio - Lament (1990) . w/ Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden - Lonely Woman (1986) . w/ Freddie Hubbard &…

Four 80s Concerts with Herbie Hancock

To celebrate Herbie Hancock, who turns 82 today - Happy Birthday BTW - we have put together four of his Eighties (and acoustic) concerts (Tokyo, Lugano, Munich and Hambourg).

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…

Herbie Hancock releases ‘Sextant,’ the last album of the Mwandishi period (1973)

Herbie Hancock's 'Sextant' is his eleventh album (and the last with his Mwandishi Band) released on March 30, 1973 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Rain Dance (Herbie Hancock) - 09:16 . 2.Hidden Shadows (Herbie Hancock) - 10:11 . 3.Hornets (Herbie Hancock) - 19:35Musicians : </strongHerbie Hancock - Arp Echoplex, Clapping, Clavinet, Fender Rhodes, Fuzz-Wah, Handclapping, Keyboards, Mellotron,…

Herbie Hancock & Mwandishi tape a show for French TV (1972)

March 23, 1972 - Herbie Hancock's Mwandishi - that is Herbie Hancock (kb), Bennie Maupin (ss, fl, bcl), Julian Priester (tb), Ed Henderson (tp), Buster Williams (b) and Billy Hart (d) - will be at Studio de Joinville le Pont, near Paris, France to tape a show for French TV called "Jazz Harmonie" More Info

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…

Herbie Hancock records ‘Crossings,’ the second album of his Mwandishi period in February (1972)

Herbie Hancock's 'Crossings' is his tenth (and second in his Mwandishi period) album recorded in February 1972 and released in May 1972 By Warner Bros.Track Listing : 1.Sleeping Giant (Herbie Hancock) – 24:50 . 2.Quasar (Bennie Maupin) – 07:27 . 3.Water Torture (Bennie Maupin)– 14:04Musicians : </strongHerbie Hancock - Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano, Mellotron, Percussion . Eddie Henderson -…

The Fugees release their debut album : ‘Blunted on Reality’ (1994)

The Fugees' 'Blunted on Reality' is their debut album released on February 1, 1994 by Ruffhouse.Track Listing : 1.Introduction (Lauryn Hill) - 01:14 . 2.Nappy Heads (Lauryn Hill) - 04:29 . . 3.Blunted Interlude (Lauryn Hill) - 06:49 . 4.Recharge (Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, Prakazrel "Pras" Michel) - 05:10 . 5.Freestyle Interlude (Fugees) - 01:08 . 6.Vocab (Fugees) - 05:02 . 7.Special News…

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 -…

Happy Birthday Al Foster. ‘You Can Call Him Al’

This day ( January 18, 1943), in Richmond, Virginia, is born Al Foster, an American jazz drummer.Tracklist : Live in Serbia (2012) . In Odessa (2010) . w/ Joe Lovano, George Mraz - His Dreams. . w Mccoy Tyner - Drum Solo (2000) . w/ Joe Henderson Trio - Recordame . In Paris . w/ Tony Lakatos Cecil Mcbee,Joanne Brackeen - Filenes (1995) . w/ Joe Henderson Trio - Take The A Train (1993) . w/…

This week In Jazz Legends 03/52

Gerry Mulligan, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis . Friends, Ornette Coleman, Jean Luc Ponty, Billy Cobham, Stanley Clarke, Jason Moran, Eliane Elias, Lionel Loueke, Charlie Hunter, Nels Cline . Fred FrithThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 286 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Gerry Mulligan . Out Back Of The Barn…

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 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/…

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 .…

This week In Jazz Legends 51/52

Miles Davis, Kenny Garrett, Grover Washington Jr, Milton Nascimento, Wagner Tiso, Tony Bennett, Ahmad Jamal, Yusef Lateef, Arturo O'Farrill, The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, Pat Metheny, Brad Mehldau, Cyrus Chestnut, Buster Williams, Lenny White, Michael Brecker, David Liebman, Joe Lovano, Wadada Leo Smith, Ornette Coleman SextetThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers…

Happy Birthday Lenny White. ‘Next of Skin’

This day (December 19, 1949), in New York City, is born Lenny White, an American jazz fusion drummer.Tracklist : w/ Oz Noy Trio - @the Iridium (2018) . w/ Cyrus Chestnut & Buster Williams (2016) . Drum Solo - Jazz À Vienne (2011) . w/ Jimmy Herring - Drum Boogie (2010) . Anomaly . Tribute To Miles Davis - at the Prague Castle . Montreal Drum Festival (2008) . w/ Victor Bailey - Drum Solo .…

Herbie Hancock records his ninth album : ‘Mwandishi’ for Warner Bros. (1970)

<pHerbie Hancock's 'Mwandishi' is his ninth album rRecorded in December 1970,Track Listing : 1.Ostinato (Suite For Angela) (Herbie Hancock) - 13:10 . 2.You'Ll Know When You Get There (Herbie Hancock) - 10:22 . 3.Wandering Spirit Song (Julian Priester) - 21:26Musicians : </strongHerbie Hancock – Fender Rhodes Piano . Buster Williams – Bass . Billy Hart – Drums . Eddie Henderson – Trumpet,…

Herbie Hancock Quartet plays in Hamburg (1988)

October 23, 1988 - the Herbie Hancock Quartet - that is Herbie Hancock (p), Greg Osby (s), Buster Williams (b) and Al Foster (d) - performs for the "13th Jazz Festival" at Fabrik in Hamburg, Germany

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

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…

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

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) .…

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)…

We remember Cedar Walton. ‘Maestro!’

This day (August 19, 2013) in Brooklyn, N.Y, died Cedar Anthony Walton, Junior a.k.a. , Cedar Walton, an American hard bop jazz pianist.Digest Tracklist : w/ Bobby Hutcherson - In Perugia . Nea Jazz Masters Interview (2010) . w/ Freddie Hubbard - God Bless The Child (1992) . Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - A Night In Tunisia (1986) . w/ Phil Woods - Opb New Years (1986) . Naima (1976) (1/…

We remember Bobby Hutcherson. ‘Vibe and Wiser’

This day (August 15, 2016), in Montara, California, died Bobby Hutcherson, a jazz vibraphone and marimba player Digest Tracklist : w/ Mccoy Tyner - African Village (1/2) . w/ Mccoy Tyner - African Village (2/2) . Blue Bossa (2009) . w/ Joey Defrancesco - Just Friends (2007) . w/ Joe Locke - Old Folks (2007) . w/ Cedar Walton - Little B´S Poem . Stolen Moments (1986) . w/ Harold Land Herzog -…

Shirley Horn records ‘You Won’t Forget Me’ with Miles Davis, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Toots Thielemans et al (1990)

Shirley Horn's 'You Won't Forget Me' is a studio album recorded on June 12 & August 13, 1990 and featuring Miles Davis' last appearance as a sideman and released in 1991 by Verve.Track listing : 1.The Music That Makes Me Dance (Bob Merrill, Jule Styne) - 06:32 . 2.Come Dance with Me (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 02:47 . 3.Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying (Joe Greene) - 05:58 .…

Please Weight on Line

From 'Fat Boy Rag' to 'Fine Fat Daddy', we have mixed 17 'Jazz and Latin Music' tunes around the theme of 'Fat and Fats'. It has Roland Kirk, Dave Brubeck, Astor Piazzolla & Goyeneche, Swing Shift Band and many more..

Arturo Sandoval releases ‘Trumpet Evolution’ (2003)

Arturo Sandoval's 'Trumpet Evolution' is an album ('a journey through the great trumpeters from jazz's and orchestral music's past') released on May 6, 2003 by Crescent Moon/Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Dipper Mouth Blues (King Oliver) - 02:15 . 2.When It'S Sleepy Time Down South (Clarence Muse, Otis Rene, Leon René) - 03:02 . 3.At The Jazz Band Ball (Edwin Bransford "Daddy" Edwards, Edwin Edwards,…

Duke Ellington starts the recording of the album ‘The Popular Duke Ellington’ (1966)

'The Popular Duke Ellington' is a studio album recorded on March 9, 10 & 11, 1966 and released In 1967 by RCATrack Listing : 1.Take The A Train (Billy Strayhorn) - 04:40 . 2.I Got It Bad (And That Ain'T Good) (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster) - 02:36 . 3.Perdido (Juan Tizol) - 03:14 . 4.Mood Indigo (Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills) - 05:10 . 5.Black And Tan Fantasy (Duke…

Arista publish ‘Whitney Houston,’ her eponymous debut album featuring ‘You Give Good Love,’ ‘Saving All My Love for You’ and ‘How Will I Know’ (1985)

'Whitney Houston' feat. '"Saving All My Love for You' and 'How Will I Know' is her self-titled debut album released on February 14, 1985 by Arista.Track Listing : 1.You Give Good Love (Lala) - 04:36 . 2.Thinking About You (Kashif, Lala) - 05:24 . 3.Someone For Me (Raymond Jones, Freddie Washington) - 04:58 . 4.Saving All My Love For You (Gerry Goffin, Michael Masser) - 03:58 . 5.Nobody Loves Me…

Ella Fitzgerald records with the Duke Ellington Orchestra : ‘The Stockholm Concert, 1966’

Ella Fitzgerald's 'The Stockholm Concert, 1966' is a live album recorded on February 7, 1966 with the Duke Ellington Orchestra and released in 1984 by Pablo.Track Listing : 1.Imagine My Frustration (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Gerald Wilson) - 05:13 . 2.Duke'S Place (Duke Ellington, Bob Katz, Bob Thiele) - 04:43 . 3.Satin Doll (Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn) - 03:08 .…

Duke Ellington records in Europe ‘In the Uncommon Market’ a live album for Pablo (1963)

Duke Ellington's 'In the Uncommon Market' is a live album recorded in Europe on February 6 or 7, & 21, 1963 and July 27, 1966 and released in 1986 by Pablo.Track Listing : 1.Bula (Duke Ellington) - 04:44 . 2.Silk Lace (Duke Ellington) - 05:18 . 3.Asphalt Jungle (Duke Ellington) - 04:05 . 4.Star-Crossed Lovers (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) - 4:19 . 5.In A Sentimental Mood (Duke Ellington,…

Benny Goodman records ‘The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert’ (1938)

Benny Goodman's 'The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert' is one of the first recording (done on January 16, 1938) of music issued on the new long-playing format and one of the first to sell over a million copies.Track Listing : 1.Don'T Be That Way (Edgar Sampson, Benny Goodman, Mitchell Parish) - 04:23 . 2.One O'Clock Jump (Eddie Durham, Buster Smith) - 06:38 . 3.Sensation Rag (Edwin Eddie…

Duke Ellington records ‘ A Concert of Sacred Music’ at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York (1965)

Duke Ellington's ' A Concert of Sacred Music' is an album recorded at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York on December 26, 1965 and released in 1966 By Rca.Track Listing : 1.In The Beginning God (Duke Ellington) - 19:36 . 2.Will You Be There? (Duke Ellington) - 01:23 . 3.Ninety Nine Percent (Duke Ellington) - 02:23 . 4.Ain'T But The One (Duke Ellington) - 03:31 . 5.New World A'Coming…

Duke Ellington begins the recording with his orchestra of ‘The Far East Suite’ (1966)

Duke Ellington's 'The Far East Suite' is an album recorded in New-York City, with his orchestra from December 19 till 21, 1966 and released in 1967 By Rca.Track Listing : 1.Tourist Point Of View (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) - 05:09 . 2.Bluebird Of Delhi (Mynah) (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) - 03:18 . 3.Isfahan (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) - 04:02 . 4.Depk (Duke Ellington, Billy…