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 Tracklist : 1 . w/ Mccoy Tyner - African Village (1/2) 2 . w/ Mccoy Tyner - African Village (2/2) 3 . Blue Bossa (2009) 4 . w/ Joey Defrancesco - Just Friends (2007) 5 . w/ Joe Locke - Old Folks (2007) 6 . w/ Cedar Walton - Little B´S Poem 7 . Stolen Moments (1986) 8 . w/ Harold Land…

J. J. Johnson records ‘J.J. Inc.’ with Freddie Hubbard and Clifford Jordan (1960)

J. J. Johnson's 'J.J. Inc.' is an album recorded on August 1 & 3, 1960 with Freddie Hubbard and Clifford Jordan and released on April 10, 1961 By Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Mohawk (J.J. Johnson</a) - 09:22 . 2.Minor Mist (J.J. Johnson</a) - 05:08 . 3.In Walked Horace (J.J. Johnson</a) - 05:11 . 4.Fatback (J.J. Johnson</a) - 06:35 . 5.Aquarius (J.J. Johnson</a) - 05:56 .…

Happy Birthday Kenny Burrell. ‘Round Midnight Blue’

This day (July 31, 1931), in Detroit, Michigan, is born Kenny Burrell, an American jazz guitarist.Tracklist : 1 . All Star Guitar Night (2015) 2 . w/ Stevie Wonder – Live in Hollywood (2011) 3 . All Blues 4 . Jeannine (1990) 5 . w/ Grover Washington - Summertime 6 . Jazz Guitar (1987) 7 . w/ Grant Green & Barney Kessel - Blue Mist 8 . w/ Bill Evans - A Child Is born (1978) Tracklist :…

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…

Bobby Hutcherson records ‘Components’ with Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock et al (1965)

Bobby Hutcherson's 'Components' is an album mixing hard bop on one side and avant-garde on the other, recorded on June 10, 1965 and released the same year by Blue Note.1 . Little B's Poem (w/ Cedar Walton) Track Listing : 1.Components (Bobby Hutcherson) - 06:25 . 2.Tranquillity (Bobby Hutcherson) - 05:03 . 3.Little B'S Poem (Bobby Hutcherson) - 05:11 . 4.West 22Nd Street Theme (Bobby Hutcherson)…

Roy Hargrove Quintet releases ‘Earfood’ featuring ‘Strasbourg/St. Denis’ (2008)

Roy Hargrove Quintet's 'Earfood' feat. 'Strasbourg/St. Denis' is a studio album released on June 2, 2008 by Emarcy / Universal.1 . I'm Not So Sure (Java Jazz Festival, 2010) 2 . I'm Not So Sure 3 . Brown (Chicago, 12/28/2011) 4 . Strasbourg St. Denis (w/ SWR Big Band) 5 . The Stinger 6 . The Stinger 7 . Rouge/You're My Everything (Java Jazz Festival, 2010) 8 . Rouge 9 . Mr. Clean (MECC Jazz…

John Coltrane records ‘Giant Steps’ for Atlantic Records (1959)

John Coltrane's 'Giant Steps' is his fifth studio album as leader recorded on May 4–5, 1959 & December 2, 1959 and released on January 27, 1960 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Giant Steps (John Coltrane) - 04:43 . 2.Cousin Mary (John Coltrane) - 05:45 . 3.Countdown (John Coltrane) - 02:21 . 4.Spiral (John Coltrane) - 05:56 . 5.Syeeda'S Song Flute (John Coltrane) - 07:00 . 6.Naima (John…

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 &…

Freddie Hubbard records ‘The Body & the Soul’ with Eric Dolphy & Wayne Shorter (1963)

Freddie Hubbard's 'The Body & the Soul' is his eighth album recorded on March 11 & May 2, 1963, with among others Eric Dolphy and Wayne Shorter and released the same year by Impulse!. Track Listing : 1.Body And Soul (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) - 04:39 . 2.Carnival (Manha De Carnaval) (Luiz Bonfá, Luigi Creatore, Antônio Maria, Hugo Peretti, George David Weiss)…

We Remember J. J. Johnson. ‘Bonified’

This day ( February 4, 2001), in Indianapolis, Indiana, died James Louis 'J.J.' Johnson, an American jazz trombonist.Tracklist : Autumn Leaves . w/ Kai Winding - It'S Alright With Me . It Never Entered My Mind . Blue Bossa (1993) . w/ Sonny Stitt H. Mcghee - Now'S The Time . w/ Jamey Abersold - Unknown . Quintergy (1993) . Carolyn Johnson - Lament . Tracklist : Lover Man . Turnpike . Capri .…

Joe Henderson records with Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, Bobby Hutcherson et al, ‘Mode for Joe’ an album for Blue Note (1966)

Joe Henderson's 'Mode for Joe' is his fifth studio album recorded on January 27, 1966 with Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, Bobby Hutcherson & more and released the same year by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.A Shade Of Jade (Joe Henderson) - 07:08 . 2.Mode For Joe (Cedar Walton) - 08:00 . 3.Black (Cedar Walton) - 06:51 . 4.Caribbean Fire Dance (Joe Henderson) - 06:41 . 5.Granted (Joe Henderson) -…

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…

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 .…

Freddie Hubbard begins the recording of ‘Bolivia,’ an album for Music Master (1990)

Freddie Hubbard's 'Bolivia' is an album recorded between December 13, 1990 and January 14, 1991 In 1991 and released by Music Master.Track Listing : 1.Homegrown (Freddie Hubbard) - 08:41 . 2.Bolivia (Cedar Walton) - 06:54 . 3.God Bless The Child (Arthur Herzog Jr., Billie Holiday) - 06:31 . 4.Dear John (Freddie Hubbard) - 07:30 . 5.Managua (Freddie Hubbard) - 10:00 . 6.Third World (Freddie…

Milt Jackson begins the recording ‘Goodbye,’ an album for CTI (1972)

Milt Jackson's 'Goodbye' is an album recorded on December 12, 1972 and December, 1973 with various top class musicians and released in 1974 By Cti.Track Listing : 1.Old Devil Moon (E. Y. Harburg, Burton Lane) - 05:50 . 2.S.K.J. (Milt Jackson) - 06:47 . 3.Opus De Funk (Horace Silver) - 06:46 . 4.Detour Ahead (Lou Carter, Herb Ellis, Johnny Frigo) - 08:00 . 5.Goodbye (Gordon Jenkins) - 09:21 Pete…

Clifford Jordan records ‘Glass Bead Games’ for Strata-East (1973)

Clifford Jordan's 'Glass Bead Games' is a double album recorded on October 29, 1973 and released in 1974 By Strata-East.Track Listing : 1.Powerful Paul Robeson (Clifford Jordan) - 05:42 . 2.Glass Bead Games (Clifford Jordan) - 04:36 . 3.Prayer To The People (Clifford Jordan) - 04:16 . 4.Cal Massey (Stanley Cowell) - 02:42 . 5.John Coltrane (Bill Lee) - 06:48 . 6.Eddie Harris (Bill Lee) - 04:19…

Art Blakey records ‘Caravan,’ an album with the Jazz Messengers (1962)

Art Blakey's 'Caravan' is a studio album recorded on October 23 & 24, 1962 with the Jazz Messengers and released in February 1963 by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.Caravan (Juan Tizol) - 09:46 . 2.Sweet 'N' Sour (Wayne Shorter) - 05:30 . 3.In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning (David Mann, Bob Hilliard) - 04:05 . 4.This Is For Albert (Wayne Shorter) - 08:20 . 5.Skylark (Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny…

This week In Jazz Legends 42/52

Cannonball Adderley, Thelonious Monk, Count Basie, Nat king Cole, Illinois Jacquet, Ray Brown, Roy Eldridge, Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, Oscar Peterson, Flip Phillips, Herb Ellis, Papa Jo Jones, Art Blakey, The Jazz Messengers, Dave Brubeck, Milt Jackson, Ray Brown, Cedar Walton, Micky Roker, Shirley Horn, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington . Gene Krupa, Anita O'Day, Roy Eldridge, Miles Davis,…

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…

Freddie Hubbard records the album ‘First Light’ for CTI (1971)

Freddie Hubbard's 'First Light' is an album featuring string arrangements by Don Sebesky and recorded on September 14, 15 & 16, 1971 by By CTITrack Listing : 1.First Light (Freddie Hubbard) - 11:05 . 2.Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey (Paul McCartney) - 08:17 . 3.Moment To Moment (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) - 05:43 . 4.Yesterday'S Dreams (Norman Martin, Don Sebesky) - 03:55 . 5.Lonely Town…

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)…

FRE:SH STRAIGHT UP JAZZ 02 Episode 8/10

EIGHT hours of newly released straight up jazz albums. Shuffle it! : Brian Bromberg . Jim Rotondi . Kenny Barron Trio . Ken Peplowski . Herlin Riley . Dr. Lonnie Smith . Three’s Company . Willie Jones III . . . Brian Bromberg - Full CircleFrom New Orleans to Michael Jackson’s music. With Arturo Sandoval, Bob Sheppard, Kirk Whalum, Doug Webb, Randy Waldman, Mitch Forman, Otmaro Ruiz and Alex…

Serenading The Ladies

From 'While My Lady Sleeps' to 'Oh. Lady Be Good!', we have mixed 17 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Men singing their Ladies'. It has Les Hooper, Charlie Barnet, The String Quartet, Stan Getz and many more.

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..