Coleman Hawkins plays in London (1964)

October 2, 1964 - tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins, trumpeter Harry Sweets Edison, pianist Charles Thompson and drummer Jo Jones play at the Wembley Town Hall in London

Thelonious Monk records ‘Monk’s Music’ with John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, Art Blakey et al (1957)

Thelonious Monk's 'Monk's Music' is an album recorded on June 26, 1957 by a septet featuring Coleman Hawkins, Art Blakey and John Coltrane and released the same year by Riverside Records.1 . Off Minor (1963) 2 . Epistrophy (Jazz 625) Track Listing : 1.Abide With Me (Henry Francis Lyte, William Henry Monk) - 0:54 . 2.Well, You Needn'T (Thelonious Monk) - 11:24 . 3.Ruby, My Dear (Thelonious Monk)…

We Remember Coleman Hawkins. ‘The True Mister Bean’

This day (May 19, 1969), in New York City, New York, died Coleman Hawkins, an American jazz tenor saxophonist.Digest Tracklist : Disorder At The Border . With Lester Young . With Harry Edison . South Of France Blues . Body and Soul (1967) . With Charlie Parker (1950) . Tracklist : Greensleeves . Body And Soul . La Rosita . Smoke Gets in Your Eyes . Desafinado . One Note Samba (Samba De Uma Nota…

Abbey Lincoln records ‘Straight Ahead’ with Eric Dolphy, Coleman Hawkins & Max Roach (1961)

Abbey Lincoln's 'Straight Ahead' is an album recorded on February 22, 1961 with Eric Dolphy, Coleman Hawkins, Max Roach and others and released the same year by Candid.Track Listing : 1.Straight Ahead (Abbey Lincoln, Earl Baker, Mal Waldron)- 05:24 . 2.When Malindy Sings (Oscar Brown, Paul Lawrence Dunbar)- 04:05 . 3.In The Red (Chips Bayen, Abbey Lincoln, Max Roach)- 08:32 . 4.Blue Monk (Abbey…

Impulse! publish ‘Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins’ (1963)

'Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins' is an album recorded in August 18, 1962 At Van Gelder Studio and released in February 1963 by Impulse!Track Listing : 1.Limbo Jazz (Duke Ellington) - 05:14 . 2.Mood Indigo (Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard) (Duke Ellington) - 05:56 . 3.Ray Charles' Place (Duke Ellington) - 04:04 . 4.Wanderlust (Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges) — 05:00 . 5.You Dirty Dog (Duke…

This week In Jazz Legends 47/52

Anita O'Day, Jon Hendricks, Mel Torme, Weather Report, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Joshua Redman, Roy Eldridge, Benny Carter, Don Byas, Coleman Hawkins, Jo Jones , Bill Evans, Ella Fitzgerald, Paul Desmond, Charlie Haden, Pat Metheny

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, Michael…

This week In Jazz Legends 40/52

Coleman Hawkins, Art Farmer, Jim Hall, Anita O’Day, Oscar Peterson, Ray Bryant, Lester Young, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Teddy Wilson, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Buddy Rich

This week In Jazz Legends 39/52

Jean Luc Ponty, Weather Report, Miles Davis, Marcus Miller, The Crusaders, Tom Jobim, Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter, Ralph Towner, Gary Peacock, Baden Powell, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Astor Piazzolla, Gerry Mulligan, Clark Terry, Phil Woods

This week In Jazz Legends 20/52

Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, The Marsalis Family, Hank Jones, Joe Lovano, McCoy Tyner Quartet, George Benson, Earl Klugh, Miles Davis, John Scofield, Elvin Jones Trio, Esperanza Spalding, Bobby McFerrin, Miles Davis, Coleman Hawkins

On TV today, Oscar Peterson, Stan Getz et al sit in with Nat King Cole (1957)

October 15, 1957 - for his own NBC show, Nat King Cole is accompanied by Jazz At The Philharmonic - that is Illinois Jacquet (ts), Ray Brown (b), Roy Eldridge (tp), Stan Getz (ts), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Oscar Peterson (p), Flip Phillips (ts), Herb Ellis (g) and Papa Jo Jones (d) - .<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Nat-King-Cole-Cole-Español-RVJ.jpg' alt='Nat King…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘At the Opera House’ in Los Angeles for Verve (1957)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'At the Opera House' is a live album recorded on October 7, 1957 in Los Angeles and released in 1958 by Verve.1 . It's All Right With Me (w/ Nat King Cole ) 2 . April In Paris (1957) 3 . Goody Goody (Nat King Cole Show '57) Track Listing : 1.It'S All Right With Me (Cole Porter) - 02:45 . 2.Don'Cha Go Way Mad (Jimmy Mundy, Illinois Jacquet, Al Stillman) - 2:31 . 3.Bewitched,…

This week In Jazz Legends 38/52

Roland Hanna, Erroll Garner, Ella Fitzgerald, Bill Evans, Gordon Beck, Kenny Wheeler, Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie, Keith Jarrett, Lee Konitz, Chick Corea , Jaco Pastorius Band, Steve Coleman, Jean Luc Ponty

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…

Gerry Mulligan and Thelonious Monk record ‘Mulligan Meets Monk’ in New York City (1957)

'Mulligan Meets Monk' by Gerry Mulligan & Thelonious Monk is an album recorded on August 12–13, 1957 In 1957 and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen) - 08:29 . 2.Rhythm-A-Ning (Thelonious Monk) - 05:19 . 3.Sweet And Lovely (Gus Arnheim, Jules Lemare, Harry Tobias) - 07:17 . 4.Decidedly (Gerry Mulligan) -…

Milt Jackson records ‘Wizard of the Vibes’ featuring Thelonious Monk, Lou Donaldson and the Modern Jazz Quartet (1948)

Milt Jackson's 'Wizard of the Vibes' is an album recorded on July 2, 1948 with the Thelonious Monk Quintet and on April 7, 1952 with the Modern Jazz Quartet plus Lou Donaldson and released in 1952 by Blue Note Records..1 . Bag's Groove 2 . Bag's Groove (Modern Jazz Quartet in London) Track Listing : 1.Tahiti (Milt Jackson) - 03:29 . 2.Lillie (Milt Jackson) - 03:15 . 3.Bags' Groove (Milt Jackson)…

We remember Stan Getz. ‘Getz à Go Go’

This day (June 6, 1991), in Malibu, California, died Stan Getz, an American jazz saxophone player who was known as The Sound. Tracklist : 1 . Lush Life (1983) 2 . Yours And Mine (1990) 3 . Blood Count (1989) 4 . Dream’S (1986) 5 . w/ Chet Baker - Airegin (1983) 6 . w/ Dizzy Gillespie - I Can'T Get Started (1978) 7 . Chega De Saudade (1976) 8 . A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square (1967) 9 . w/…

We Remember Duke Ellington. ‘Le Duke’

This day (May 24, 1974), in New York City, died Edward Kennedy Ellington a.k.a Duke Ellington, an American composer, pianist and big-band leader.Digest Tracklist : Take The A Train . La Plus Belle Africaine (1969) . Duke Ellington Orchestra - Prologue To The Black And Tan Fantasy/ Creole Love Call/ The Mooche (1966) . On The Fringe Of The Jungle (1967) . & Ella Fitzgerald - Lush Life (1965)…

Heads publish Michael Brecker’s final album : ‘Pilgrimage’ recorded with Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock et al (2007)

Michael Brecker's 'Pilgrimage' is his final studio album released on May 22, 2007 by Heads Up.Track Listing : 1.The Mean Time (Michael Brecker) - 06:55 . 2.Five Months From Midnight (Michael Brecker) - 07:40 . 3.Anagram (Michael Brecker) - 10:09 . 4.Tumbleweed (Michael Brecker) - 09:36 . 5.When Can I Kiss You Again? (Michael Brecker) - 09:42 . 6.Cardinal Rule (Michael Brecker) - 07:31 . 7.Half…

John Coltrane and Paul Quinichette record ‘Cattin’ with Coltrane and Quinichette’ (1957)

'Cattin' with Coltrane and Quinichette' by John Coltrane & Paul Quinichette is an album recorded on May 17, 1957 and released in 1959 by Prestige.Track Listing : 1.Cattin' (Mal Waldron) - 07:20 . 2.Sunday (Ned Miller, Jule Styne) - 06:58 . 3.Exactly Like You (Jimmy Mchugh) - 06:45 . 4.Anatomy (Mal Waldron) - 08:48 . 5.Vodka (Mal Waldron) - 09:02 . 6.Tea For Two (Mal Waldron) - 08:05…

Blue Note publish Joe Lovano’s ‘Joyous Encounter’ recorded with George Mraz, Paul Motian and Hank Jones (2005)

Joe Lovano's 'Joyous Encounter' is an album recorded with George Mraz, Paul Motian and Hank Jones and released on May 10, 2005 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Autumn In New York (Vernon Duke) – 10:00 . 2.Bird'S Eye View (Joe Lovano) - 05:28 . 3.Don'T Ever Leave Me (Thad Jones) - 03:45 . 4.Alone Together (Arthur Schwartz) - 05:24 . 5.Six And Four (Oliver Nelson) - 05:30 . 6.Pannonica (Thelonious…

Frank Sinatra starts the recording of ‘Come Swing with Me!’ with arranger Billy May (1961)

Frank Sinatra.'s 'Come Swing with Me!' is an album recorded (his final for Capitol Records) on March 20-22, 1961 and released the same year.Track Listing : 1.Day By Day (Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn) - 02:39 . 2.Sentimental Journey (Les Brown, Ben Homer, Bud Green) - 03:26 . 3.Almost Like Being In Love (Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner) - 02:02 . 4.Five Minutes More (Sammy Cahn, Jule…

We remember Lester Young. ‘Prez Resigned’

This day (March 15, 1959 ), in New York City, New York,, died Lester Willis Young, nicknamed 'Pres' or 'Prez', an American jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist.Tracklist : Polka Dots And Moonbeams - (1958) . w/ Coleman Hawkins - Jumpin' With The Synphony Sid (1958) . w/ Ella Fitzgerald - Blues For Greasy (1950) . Lester Leaps In - The Life And Times Of Lester Pres Young . Jammin' The Blues…

We remember Charlie Parker. ‘The Bird Flew Away’

This day (March 12, 1955), in New York City, New York, died Charles Parker, Jr. simply known as Charlie Parker, an American jazz saxophonist .Tracklist : Laughing At Coleman Hawkins . w/ Dizzy Gillespie - Hot House . The Charlie Parker Story . Charlie Parker documentary BBC . Tracklist : Ornithology . All The Things You Are . Now's the Time . Just Friends . Lover Man . A Night in Tunisia .…

Sun Ra & the Arkestra record ‘Sunrise in Different Dimensions’ live in Switzerland (1980)

Sun Ra Arkestra's 'Sunrise in Different Dimensions' is a live album recorded on February 24, 1980 at the Gasthof Morhen in Willisau, Switzerland and released in 1981 by Hathut.Track Listing : 1.Light From A Hidden Sun (Sun Ra) - 03:52 . 2.Pin-Points Of Spiral Prisms (Sun Ra) - 04:41 . 3.Silhouettes Of The Shadow World (Sun Ra) - 07:20 . 4.Cocktails For Two (Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston) - 03:21 .…

Happy Birthday David Murray. ‘One More Circle’

This day (February 19, 1955), in Oakland, California, is born David Murray, an American musician who plays mainly tenor saxophone and sometimes bass clarinet.Tracklist : w/ Saul Williams - Citizens (2018) . w/ Hamid Drake (2017) . w/ Lydian Sound Orchestra (2015) . @ Jamboree Jazz Club (2014) . w/ Cuban Ensemble - At The Nyc Winter Jazz Fest (2012) . w/ James Blood Ulmer - Blues Big Band…

We remember Nat King Cole. ‘Nat “Unforgettable” Cole’

This day (February 15, 1965), in Santa Monica, California, died Nathaniel Adams Coles a.k.a. Nat King Cole, an American singer.Tracklist : Straighten Up And Fly Right . My Flaming Heart (1953) . The Christmas Song . What'S My Line? (1953) . Mona Lisa . When I Fall In Love (1957) . After Midnight Once More (1961) . w/ Ella Fitzgerald - Lamento Negro (1958) . Tracklist : L-O-V-E . Unforgettable .…

We remember Louie Bellson. ‘Bellson’s Drum Roll Fades’

This day (February 14, 2009), in Los Angeles, California, died Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni a.k.a. Louie Bellson, an Italian-American jazz drummer and bandleader.Tracklist : Setting Up His Drums (2008) . w/ Arthur Feidler & Theboston Pops Orchestra - Carnaby Street. Guessing . w/ Big Band & Harry Sweets Edison - Sweet Tooth ( 1992) . w/ Dennis Chambers, Gregg…

We remember George Shearing. ‘The Lullaby of Shearing Land’

This day ( February 14, 2011), in New York City, New York, died Sir George Shearing, an Anglo-American jazz pianist.Tracklist : w/ Peggy Lee - Lullaby Of Birdland . w/ Mel Torme - Medley At Newport . At The Boston Pops . I'Ll Be Around . Move . w/ Pat Boone - Two Well Knowns In Paradise . Tracklist : Guilty . Lullaby Of Birdland . September In The Rain . Pick Yourself Up . Conception . I'll…

Carmen McRae records the album ‘Carmen Sings Monk’ (1988)

Carmen McRae's'Carmen Sings Monk' is a studio album recorded on January 30 and February 1, 1988 and released in 1988 by Novus.Track Listing : 1.Get It Straight (Straight, No Chaser) (Thelonious Monk, Sally Swisher) - 03:58 . 2.Dear Ruby (Ruby, My Dear) (Thelonious Monk, Sally Swisher) - 06:01 . 3.It'S Over Now (Well, You Needn'T) (Thelonious Monk, Mike Ferro) - 05:28 . 4.Monkery'S The Blues…

We remember Jimmy Heath. ‘Little Heath Man’

This day (January 19, 2020), in Loganville, Georgia, died Jimmy Heath a.k.a Little Bird, an American jazz saxophonist and brother of bassist Percy Heath and drummer Albert Heath.Digest Tracklist : w/ Mulgrew Miller, David Wong & Tootie Heath – Fungii Mamma (2009) . Documentary . w/ the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra (2005) . All Blues (1992) . Heath Brothers Quartet – Live in Rome . Heath…

On TV today, Louis, Dizzy et al at ‘Timex Jazz’ (1959)

January 7, 1959 - you do not miss Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Vic Dickenson, Jo Jones, Duke Ellington, George Shearing, Barbara Dane, Dakota Staton, Gene Krupa among others at the "Timex All-Star Jazz Show" on CBS hosted by Jackie Gleason

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 Claude Bolling. ‘Le Souvenir De Monsieur Claude’

This day (December 29, 2020), in Saint-Cloud, France, died Claude Bolling,  a French jazz pianist and composer.Digest Tracklist : Cherokee (2012) . w/ Brigitte Bardot – Everybody Loves My Baby (1968) . Flying Home (1994) . w/ Jean-Pierre Rampal – Javanaise . w/ Oscar Peterson, Michel Legrand – Blues For Big Scotia . w/ Jean-Pierre Rampal – Baroque And Blue . Les Parisiennes – Borsalino .…

We remember Oscar Peterson. ‘And The Oscar Goes To …’

This day (December 23, 2007), in Mississauga, Ontario, died Oscar Peterson, a Canadian jazz pianist and composer.Tracklist : Cakewalk (2004) . Take the A Train . w/ Count Basie - Jumpin' At The Woodside . w/ Joe Pass – You Look Good to Me . Sweet Georgia Brown . C Jam Blues (1964) . Live in Italy (1961) . Tracklist : Oscar Peterson Plays the Duke Ellington Song book is an album recorded…