Helen Merrill records with Clifford Brown ‘Helen Merrill,’ her eponymous debut album for Emarcy (1955)

'Helen Merrill' is her eponymous debut studio album recorded on December 22-24, 1954, with Clifford Brown and released in 1955 by Emarcy.1 . You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To (Live, 1960) 2 . What's New? 3 . Falling In Love With Love 4 . Born to be Blue 5 . 'S wonderful (Live) Track Listing : 1.Don'T Explain (Arthur Herzog Jr., Billie Holiday) - 05:08 . 2.You'D Be So Nice To Come Home To (Cole…

Sarah Vaughan records ‘Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown’ for Emarcy (1954)

Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown' is an album also known as 'Sarah Vaughan,' recorded on December 18, 1954 and released in 1955 by Emarcy.Track Listing : 1.Lullaby Of Birdland (George Shearing, George David Weiss) - 04:06 . 2.April In Paris (Vernon Duke, E.Y. Yip Harburg) - 06:26 . 3.He'S My Guy (Gene De Paul, Don Raye) - 04:17 . 4.Jim (Caesar Petrillo, Edward Ross, Nelson Shawn) - 05:56 .…

Dinah Washington records in Hollywood ‘Dinah Jams,’ a live album with Clifford Brown, Clark Terry, Maynard Ferguson and Max Roach among others (1954)

Dinah Washington's 'Dinah Jams' is a live album recorded in Hollywood on August 15, 1954, featuring Clifford Brown, Clark Terry, Maynard Ferguson and Max Roach among others and released in February 1955 by EmArcy1 . Lover, Come Back To Me / Send Me To The 'Lectric Chair Track Listing : 1.Lover Come Back To Me (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Sigmund Romberg) - 09:46 . 2.Alone Together (Arthur Schwartz) -…

Clifford Brown records ‘Memorial Album,’ his first album for Blue Note (1953)

Clifford Brown's 'Memorial Album' is the first album under his leadership recorded on June 9, 1953 and released in 1956 by Blue Note. Track Listing : 1.Hymn Of The Orient (Gigi Gryce) - 04:07 . 2.Easy Living (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) - 03:44 . 3.Minor Mood (Clifford Brown) - 04:34 . 4.Cherokee (Ray Noble) - 03:27 . 5.Wail Bait (Quincy Jones) - 04:02 . 6.Brownie Speaks (Clifford Brown) - 03:46 .…

Sonny Rollins records ‘Plus Four’ with trumpeter Clifford Brown (1956)

Sonny Rollins' 'Plus Four' is an album (also titled '3 Giants!') recorded March 22, 1956 with pianist Richie Powell and trumpeter Clifford Brown and released the same year by Prestige.Track Listing : 1.Valse Hot (Sonny Rollins) - 08:36 . 2.Kiss And Run (Sam Coslow) - 07:08 . 3.I Feel A Song Coming On (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy Mchugh, George Oppenheimer) - 05:13 . 4.Count Your Blessings (Instead…

Art Blakey records ‘A Night at Birdland Vol. 1’ with Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson, Horace Silver et al (1954)

Art Blakey's 'A Night at Birdland Vol. 1' is an album recorded on February 21, 1954, with Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson, Horace Silver and Curly Russell and released in July 1954 By Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Announcement By Pee Wee Marquette - 00:58 . 2.Split Kick (Horace Silver) - 08:44 . 3.Once In A While (Bud Green, Michael Edwards) - 05:18 . 4.Quicksilver (Horace Silver) - 06:58 Francis…

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…

Bud Powell records ‘The Genius of Bud Powell’ with Ray Brown and Buddy Rich (1950)

'The Genius of Bud Powell' is a studio album (originally titled 'Bud Powell's Moods') recorded on July 1, 1950 and in February 1951 and released in 1956 By Mercury / Clef.Track Listing : 1.Tea For Two (Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar) - 04:13 . 2.Hallelujah! (Vincent Youmans, Leo Robin, Clifford Grey) - 02:59 . 3.Parisian Thoroughfare (Aka Parisienne Thorofare) (Bud Powell) - 02:28 . 4.Oblivion…

James Brown & The Famous Flames work on his first album ‘Please Please Please’ (1956)

James Brown's 'Please Please Please' is his debut studio album recorded between February 24, 1956 and September 18, 1958, with the Famous Flames and released in 1959 by King. Track Listing : 1.Please, Please, Please (James Brown, John Terry) - 02:47 . 2.Chonnie-On-Chon (James Brown, Bobby Byrd) - 02:13 . 3.Hold My Baby'S Hand (James Brown, Trevor Smith) - 02:14 . 4.I Feel That Old Feeling Coming…

We remember Freddie Hubbard ‘Hubiquity’

This day (December 29, 2008), in Sherman Oaks, California, died Freddie Hubbard, an American jazz trumpeter.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter - Cantaloupe Island (1985) 2 . The Intrepid Fox (1990) 3 . w/ Joe Henderson - Maiden Voyage (1986) 4 . Fantasy In D (1982) 5 . w/ Art Blakey - Moanin' (1992) 6 . Straight Life (1975) 7 . Birdlike (1967) Tracklist : Red Clay .…

This week In Jazz Legends 52/52

Chet Baker, Helen Merrill, Dinah Washington, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Bill Evans , Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Sttit, Anita O'Day, Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, Freddie Hubbard, Weather Report, Duke Ellington

Geffen Records publish Mary J. Blige’s seventh album : ‘The Breakthrough’ (2005)

Mary J. Blige's 'The Breakthrough' is her seventh studio album released on December 20, 2005 by Geffen Records.1 . Enough Cryin (w/ Brook Lynn, Official Video) 2 . Enough Cryin' (Live) 3 . Be Without You (Official Video) 4 . Take Me As I Am (Official Video) 5 . Take Me As I Am (Live) 6 . Baggage (Live) 7 . Can't Hide From Luv (w/ JayZ(, "Sessions @ AOL) ) 8 . One (w/ U2, Official Video) Track…

Happy Birthday Randy Brecker. ‘Brother Randy’

This day (November 27, 1945), in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, is born Randy Brecker, an American trumpeter and flugelhornist.Tracklist : 1 . Now's the Time (2020) 2 . w/ Chad Lefkowitz-Brown & F. Giachino trio – @ Torino Jazz Festival (2019) 3 . Some Skunk Funk (2018) 4 . w/ Marvin Stamm – A Night of Jazz (2017) 5 . w/ Andrei Kondakov – ДЖАЗ НА ДНЕПРЕ (2016) 6 . w/ Bob Mintzer – Some skunk funk…

Happy Birthday Lou Donaldson. ‘Blues Walking With Lou’

This day (November 1, 1926), in Badin, North Carolina, is born Lou Donaldson, an American jazz alto saxophonist.Tracklist : 1 . Whiskey Drinkin’ Woman’ (2015) 2 . Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky (2013) 3 . Blues Walk 4 . w/ Lonnie Smith – Alligator Boogaloo (2004) 5 . What a wonderful world 6 . w/ Arnett Cobb, Jimmy Ford & Calvin Owens – Take The A Train (1986) 7 . Summertime (1986) Lou…

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.Tracklist : 1 . Phantoms 2 . w/ Al Foster quintet – Live in Paris 3 . Live in Poland 4 . Portrait of Jennie (2007) 5 . w/ Billy Harper – I Do Believe (1995) 6 . w/ Herbie Hancock´s Mwandishi 6tet – Toys (1972)…

Wes Montgomery records his fifth album : ‘Movin’ Along’ for Riverside (1960)

Wes Montgomery's 'Movin' Along' is his fifth album recorded on October 12, 1960.Track Listing : 1.Movin' Along (Wes Montgomery) - 05:40 . 2.Tune-Up (Miles Davis) - 04:27 . 3.I Don'T Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You (Victor Young, Ned Washington, Bing Crosby) - 05:02 . 4.Sandu (Clifford Brown) - 03:23 . 5.Body And Soul (Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green) - 07:19 . 6.So Do It!…

Nonesuch publish Brad Mehldau Trio’s ‘Where Do You Start’ (2012)

Brad Mehldau Trio's 'Where Do You Start' is an album featuring Larry Grenadier and Jeff Ballard and released on September 17, 2012 by Nonesuch.1 . Holland (Burghausen, 2008) 2 . Holland Track Listing : 1.Got Me Wrong (Jerry Cantrell) - 05:24 . 2.Holland (Sufjan Stevens) - 08:46 . 3.Brownie Speaks (Clifford Brown) - 08:13 . 4.Baby Plays Around (Cait O'Riordan, Elvis Costello) - 10:07 . 5.Airegen…

Joe Henderson records ‘Our Thing’ with Kenny Dorham, Andrew Hill et al (1963)

Joe Henderson's 'Our Thing' is an album recorded on September 9, 1963, with Kenny Dorham, Andrew Hill, Pete La Roca and Eddie Khan and released in May 1964 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Teeter Totter (Joe Henderson) - 08:33 . 2.Pedro'S Time(Kenny Dorham) - 10:04 . 3.Our Thing (Joe Henderson) - 05:36 . 4.Back Road (Kenny Dorham) - 06:19 . 5.Escapade (Kenny Dorham) - 08:05 Reid MilesALSO…

Max Roach records ‘We Insist! (Freedom Now Suite)’ with Abbey Lincoln on Vocals (1960)

Max Roach's 'We Insist!' (subtitled 'Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite') is an album recorded on August 31 and September 6, 1960 and released the same year by Candid Records.Track listing : 1.Driva Man (Max Roach, Oscar Brown) - 05:17 . 2.Freedom Day (Max Roach, Brown) - 06:08 . 3.Triptych: Prayer/Protest/Peace (Max Roach) - 08:09 . 4.All Africa (Max Roach, Brown) - 08:01 . 5.Tears for…

We remember Max Roach. ‘Smart Max’

This day (August 16, 2007), in Manhattan, New York, died Max Roach, an American jazz percussionist, drummer, and composer.Tracklist : 1 . The Third Eye 2 . W/ Randy Weston Duo (Ii) - Well You Needn'T (1999) 3 . Live In Israel 4 . W/ Dizzy Gillespie – Manteca 5 . Big Sid / It’S Time 6 . w/ Abbey Lincoln - Driva Man (1964) 7 . Drum Solo 8 . w/ Art Blakey & Elvin Jones - Battle Tracklist :…

Herbie Hancock records his thirty-fourth album : ‘Quartet’ with the V.S.O.P. Quartet (1981)

Herbie Hancock's 'Quartet' is his thirty-fourth album recorded on July 28, 1981 with the V.S.O.P. Quartet featuring Ron Carter, Wynton Marsalis and Tony Williams and released in 1982 by Columbia.1 . Well You Needn't 2 . Eye of The Hurricane (1986) 3 . Eye Of The Hurricane 4 . Tokyo (1983) Track listing : . 1.Well You Needn't (Thelonious Monk) - 06:29 . 2.'Round Midnight (Bernie Hanighen, Cootie…

Oscar Peterson records ‘The Trio’ at the London House in Chicago (1961)

Oscar Peterson's 'The Trio' is a live album recorded with Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen on July 28 and 29, 1961 at the London House jazz club in Chicago and released the same year by Verve.1 . Italy 1961 - Part 1 2 . Italy 1961 - Part 2 3 . Italy 1961 - Part 3 4 . Italy 1961 - Part 5 Track listing : 1.I've Never Been in Love Before (Frank Loesser) - 05:35 . 2.In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning…

Gary Burton records ‘New Vibe Man in Town,’ his debut album for RCA (1961)

Gary Burton's 'New Vibe Man in Town' is his debut album recorded on July 6 & 7, 1961 and released the same year by RCA.Track Listing : 1.Joy Spring (Clifford Brown) - 03:39 . 2.Over The Rainbow (Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg) - 04:21 . 3.Like Someone In Love (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 03:05 . 4.Minor Blues (Arif Mardin) - 05:30 . 5.Our Waltz (Gary Burton) - 04:30 . 6.So Many Things…

We remember Woody Shaw. ‘Shaw Time’

This day (May 10, 1989), in Bellevue Hospital, New York City, died Woody Shaw, an American jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist and cornetist.Digest Tracklist : w/ Herbie Hancock & Art Blakey - A Night in Tunisia (1987) . w/ Mal Waldron Quintet – Solo (1986) . Bemsha Swing (1986) . w/ Jackie McLean - Appointment In Ghana (1985) . Time is Right (1983) . Seventh Avenue (1979) . Rosewood (1979) .…

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,…

We remember Sarah Vaughan. ‘Define The Divine’

This day (April 3, 1990), in Hidden Hills, California, died Sarah Lois Vaughan a.k.a. Sarah Vaughan, an American singer, nicknamed 'Sailor Sassy' and 'The Divine One'Digest Tracklist : George Gershwin Medley . On A Clear Day (1990) . Round Midnight (1987) . Chelsea Bridge (1983) . Send In The Clowns (1981) . Once In A While ( 1978) . w/ Bill Bailey - Won'T You Please Come Home (1964) . Lover Man…

We Remember McCoy Tyner. ‘Really McCoy?’

This day (March 6, 2020), in  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died Alfred McCoy Tynerr, jazz pianist member of the John Coltrane Quartet before embracing a long solo career.Tracklist : w/ John Scofield - Fly with the wind (2018) . For All We Know (2012) . XXXI Cartagena Jazz Festival (2011) . Trailer For Guitars (2008) . Naima (2002) . w/ Joe Lovano - Live At Forte Di Bard (2010) . Giant Steps…

We remember Lee Morgan

This day (February 19, 1972), in New York, died Edward Lee Morgan, an American hard bop trumpeter.Tracklist : I Remember Clifford (1958) . w/ John Gilmore - Theme For Stacy . w/ Art Blakey - Buhaina'S Delight (1965) . w/ Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Goldie (1959) . I Remember Britt . w/ Horace Silver Band - Soul Tv . Tracklist : The Sidewinder . Since I Fell for You . I Remember…

Miles Davis records with John Coltrane, ‘Milestones’ an album for Columbia (1958)

Miles Davis' 'Milestones' is a studio album recorded with John Coltrane on February 4 and March 4, 1958 and released in April 1958 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Dr. Jekyll (Aka Dr. Jackle) (Jackie Mclean) - 05:47 . 2.Sid'S Ahead (Miles Davis) – 12:59 . 3.Two Bass Hit (John Lewis – Dizzy Gillespie) - 05:13 . 4.Milestones (Miles Davis) - 05:45. 5.Billy Boy (Traditional, Ahmad Jamal) - 07:14 .…

Americans in Paris

From 'Made You Love Paris' to 'Florence Sur Les Champs-Elysees' , we have mixed 20 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'American Jazzmen in (and about) Paris'. It has Mary Lou Williams, Duke Ellington, The Ray Draper Quintet, Cal Tjader and many more.

Let’s Rock

From 'Buddy's Rock' to 'I Want To Rock' , we have mixed 16 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Rock'. It has Buddy Rich, Bradley Leighton, Johnny Hodges, Duke Ellington and many more.

Much Ado About Nuthing

From 'Salt Peanuts' to 'Get 'em From The Peanut Man (Hot Nuts)' , we have mixed 13 'Jazz, Funk, Latin & Reggae' tunes around the theme of 'Peanuts'. It has Oscar Peterson, Meschiya Lake And The Little Big Horns, Tommy Mccook & The Skatalites, Georgia White and many more.

All the Things Oscar

From 'I'll Take Romance' to 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain' , we have mixed 23 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'Oscar Hammerstein II'. It has Terry Snyder, Antigua Jazz band, Lou Donaldson, Ella Fitzgerald and many more.

Thinking Is Just An Idea

From 'I Think It Was A Dream' to 'I Think I'll Call It Morning' , we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Thinking'. It has Chick Corea, Dinah Washington, Elmer Bernstein, Donald Byrd and many more.

Neal Hefti

From 'Song of India' to 'Little Pony', we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'Neal Hefti'. It has Alan Hawkshaw, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Neal Hefti & His Orchestra and many more.

Jazz In The Cities

From 'Calcutta' to 'Nostalgia De Mexico', we have mixed 20 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Worldwide Cities'. It has Nina Simone, Johnny Griffin, Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen, Astor Piazzolla - Gerry Mulligan and many more.

Archie Shepp begins the recording of ‘Attica Blues,’ an album for Impulse! (1972)

Archie Shepp's 'Attica Blues' is an album (in direct reference to the Attica Prison riots) recorded on January 24–26, 1972 at A&R Recording, NYC and released the same year by Impulse!1 . Blues For Brother G. Jackson (w/ Attica Blues Big Band) Track Listing : 1.Attica Blues (Archie Shepp, Beaver Harris) - 04:49 . 2.Invocation: Attica Blues (Archie Shepp, Beaver Harris) - 00:18 . 3.Steam,…

David Ruffin begins the recording of ‘David,’ a posthumous album (1969)

David Ruffin's 'David' is an album (also known as 'The Unreleased Album') recorded between January 6, 1969 & May 26, 1971 and released on June 25, 2004 by Hip-O.Track Listing : 1.Each Day Is A Lifetime (Henry Cosby, Dino Fekaris, Nick Zesses) - 03:11 . 2.I Want You Back (The Corporation, Berry Gordy, Jr., Alphonso Mizell, Fonce Mizell, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards) - 02:50 . 3.Out In The…

Beck releases his seventh album : ‘Midnight Vultures’ (1999)

Beck's 'Midnite Vultures' is his seventh studio album co-produced with The Dust Brothers, Tony Hoffer and Mickey Petralia and released on November 23, 1999 by DGC Records1 . Cold Brains / Lazy Flies / Broken Train 2 . Cold Brains 3 . Nobody's Fault But My Own 4 . Nobody's Fault But My Own (Acoustic) 5 . Canceled Check (ACL Live, Austin, Tx On 3/19/22) 6 . We Live Again (Take 1) 7 . Tropicalia…