Happy Birthday Dave Grusin. ‘Scorecerer’

This day (June 26, 1934), in Littleton, Colorado, is born Robert David Grusin a.k.a Dave Grusin, an American composer, arranger and pianist .Tracklist : 1 . w/ Lee Ritenour - Jarasum Int'l Jazz Festival (2017) 2 . Live from the Crown (2015) 3 . w/ Michael Brecker + Big Band - Somethings coming on 4 . w/ Lee Ritenour - Live In Montreux (2011) 5 . w/ Patti Austin - It Might Be You 6 . w/ Lee…

Lee Ritenour & Dave Grusin team up at Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta (2013)

March 1, 2013 - Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin will be at the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival held at A3 Hall JIExpo Kemayoran in Jakarta, Indonesia.<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Lee-Ritenour-–-A-Twist-Of-Rit-RVJ-SMALL.jpg' alt='Lee Ritenour - A Twist Of Rit' width='190' height='161'/>

Lee Ritenour & Dave Grusin are in Seoul (2006)

November 30, 2006 - Lee Ritenour (g), Dave Grusin (kb), Melvin Davis (b), Oscar Seaton (d) perform at EBS Space, Seoul, South Korea<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Lee-Ritenour-–-A-Twist-Of-Rit-RVJ-SMALL.jpg' alt='Lee Ritenour - A Twist Of Rit' width='190' height='161'/>

Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin et al are live in studio (1985)

August 14, 1985 - GRP artists - Dave Grusin (kb), Lee Ritenour (g), Diane Schuur (voc), Dave Valentin (fl), Ivan Lins (kb, voc), Larry Williams (kb, s), Abe Laboriel, Jr. (b) and Carlos Vega (d) - record a live album at the Record Plant in Los Angeles <img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Lee-Ritenour-–-A-Twist-Of-Rit-RVJ-SMALL.jpg' alt='Lee Ritenour - A Twist Of Rit'…

We remember Peggy Lee. ‘Feverish’

This day (January 21, 2002), in Los Angeles, California, died Norma Deloris Egstrom a.k.a. Peggy Lee, an American jazz and popular music singer.Tracklist : Is That All There Is? (1969) . Peggy Lee And Toots Thielemans - Makin'Whoopee . w/ Petula Clark - Wedding Bell Blues . Why Don'T You Do Right . Manana (1950) . w/ Andy Williams - St Louis Blues . Fever . Big Spender . Tracklist : Fever .…

This week In Jazz Legends (Special Pianists) 02/52

Chucho Valdes, Michel Camilo, Tania Maria, Hiromi, Michel Legrand, Ben Sidran, Marcus Roberts, Dave Grusin, Bill Evans, Alice Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Tommy Flanagan, Big Tiny LittleThey are the "Jazz Legends (Special Pianists)" performers selected among the 247 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Chucho Valdes . Michel Camilo .…

Happy Birthday Lee Ritenour. ‘Captain Lee’

This day (January 11, 1952), in Los Angeles, California, is born Lee Ritenour, an American jazz guitarist.Tracklist : w/ Dave Grusin - KNKX Studio Session (2019) . Stone Flower (2018) . w/ Dave Grusin - Amager Bio (2017) . A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That (2016) . Rio Funk (2015) . w/ Friends - @ Jarasum Jazz Festival (2013) . w/ Dave Grusin - Minden Jazz Club ( 2012 = . w/ Mike…

Warner Bros. publish George Benson’s album : ’20/20′ (1985)

George Benson's '20/20' is a studio album released on January 7, 1985 by Warner Bros.Track Listing : 1.No One Emotion (Tommy Keane, Clif Magness, Mark Mueller) - 03:55 . 2.Please Don'T Walk Away (James Newton Howard, Steve Lukather) - 03:51 . 3.I Just Wanna Hang Around You (Danny Sembello, Michael Sembello) - 04:41 . 4.Nothing'S Gonna Change My Love For You (Gerry Goffin, Michael Masser) - 04:04…

Happy Birthday Diane Schuur. ‘Deedles Day’

This day (December 10, 1953), in Tacoma, Washington, is born Diane Schuur (nicknamed 'Deedles'), an American jazz singer and pianist.Tracklist : Nomos Jazz Festival (2017) . w/ Torino Jazz Orchestra (2014) . Lousiana Sunday Afternoon (2013) . On Sesame Street . Live @ The Place . Interviewed By Mr. Robinson . w/ Ray Charles - You'D Be So Nice To Come Home To (1999) . w/ Maynard Ferguson - It…

Happy Birthday Randy Brecker. ‘Brother Randy’

This day (November 27, 1945), in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, is born Randy Brecker, an American trumpeter and flugelhornist.Digest Tracklist : Now's the Time (2020) . w/ Chad Lefkowitz-Brown & F. Giachino trio – @ Torino Jazz Festival (2019) . Some Skunk Funk (2018) . w/ Marvin Stamm – A Night of Jazz (2017) . w/ Andrei Kondakov – ДЖАЗ НА ДНЕПРЕ (2016) . w/ Bob Mintzer – Some skunk funk (2012)…

Warner Bros. publish Chaka Khan’s seventh album : ‘CK’ (1988)

Chaka Khan's 'CK' is her seventh (the first without Arif Mardin) studio album released on November 22, 1988 by Warner Bros. Records.Track Listing : 1.Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'M Yours) (Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright, Lula Mae Hardaway, Lee Garrett) - 04:45 . 2.Soul Talkin' (Brenda Russell) - 04:15 . 3.It'S My Party (Womack & Womack) - 05:11 . 4.Eternity (Prince) - 04:03 . 5.Sticky Wicked…

Billy Joel releases his sixth album : ’52nd Street’ featuring ‘My Life’ and ‘Honesty’ (1978)

Billy Joel's '52nd Street' feat. 'My Life' is his sixth studio album produced by Phil Ramone and released on October 13, 1978 by Family Productions/Columbia. Track Listing : 1.Big Shot (Billy Joel) - 04:03 . 2.Honesty (Billy Joel) - 03:56 . 3.My Life (Billy Joel) - 04:44 . 4.Zanzibar (Billy Joel) - 05:13 . 5.Stiletto (Billy Joel) - 04:42 . 6.Rosalinda'S Eyes (Billy Joel) - 04:41 . 7.Half A…

Concord Records publish Diane Schuur’s ‘Friends for Schuur,’ an album featuring among others Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder (2000)

Diane Schuur's 'Friends for Schuur' is an album featuring duets with Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder and released on September 26, 2000 by Concord Records.Track Listing : 1.Easy Living (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) - 04:26 . 2.I'D Fly (Riccardo Cocciante, Jean Paul Drean, Roxanne Seeman) - 05:07 . 3.For The First Time (Gerry Goffin, Ken Hirsch) - 04:44 . 4.It Might Be You (Alan Bergman, Marilyn…

Bad Boy Records publish The Notorious B.I.G.’s first album : ‘Ready To Die’ (1994)

The Notorious B.I.G.'s 'Ready to Die' is his debut studio album produced by Sean 'Puffy' Combs among others and released on September 13, 1994, by Bad Boy / Arista RecordsTrack Listing : 1.Intro (Christopher Wallace, Sean Combs) - 03:24 . . 2.Things Done Changed (Christopher Wallace, Dominic Owen, Kevin Scott) - 03:58 . . 3.Gimme The Loot (Christopher Wallace, Osten Harvey) - 05:04 . .…

This week In Jazz Legends 33/52 (special collaborations)

Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros . Wynton Marsalis, Stevie Wonder . Chick Corea, Charlie Haden . Kenny Barron, Oscar Peterson . Clark Terry, Mel Torme . George Shearing, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland . Brian Blade, Dave Liebman . Antonio Faraò, Christian McBride, John Scofield . Antonio Sanchez, Bucky Pizzarelli . Ruby Braff, Bill Frisell . Thomas Morgan, Lee Ritenour . Dave Grusin,…

Paul Simon releases ‘One-Trick Pony,’ his fifth solo album, produced with Phil Ramone (1980)

Paul Simon's 'One-Trick Pony' is his fifth solo studio album col-produced with Phil Ramone and released on August 12 1980 by Warner Bros. RecordsTrack Listing : 1.Late In The Evening (Paul Simon) - 04:02 . 2.That'S Why God Made The Movies (Paul Simon) - 03:37 . 3.One-Trick Pony (Paul Simon) - 03:53 . 4.How The Heart Approaches What It Yearns (Paul Simon) - 02:49 . 5.Oh, Marion (Paul Simon) -…

Columbia publish Aretha Franklin’s fourth album : ‘Laughing On The Outside’ (1963)

Aretha Franklin's 'Laughing On The Outside' is his fourth studio album released on August 12, 1963 by Columbia.Track listing : 1.Skylark (Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael) - 02:49 . 2.For All We Know (Sam M. Lewis, J. Fred Coots) - 03:25 . 3.Make Someone Happy (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne) - 03:48 . 4.I Wonder (Where Are You Tonight) - Aretha Franklin, Ted White) - 03:16 . 5.Solitude…

This week In Guitar Virtuosi 30/52

Mark Knopfler, Tommy Emmanuel, Kurt Rosewinkel, Peter Bernstein, John Scofield, Lee Ritenour, Gary Clark Jr., Buckethead, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Slash, Jeff Beck, Jack WhiteThey are the Guitar Virtuosi selected among the 402 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Mark Knopfler . Telegraph Road Lifted from : Mark Knopfler visits…

Streets With A Name

From 'Fifty-First Street Blues' to 'West 42nd Street' , we have mixed 13 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Street Names'. It has Bill Evans, Sonny Rollins, Jay McShan, Kenny Dorham and many more.

Out of the Cool (But Refreshed)

From 'Flamingo' to 'La Nevada' , we have mixed 14 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Gil Evans' Album "Out of the Cool''. "Out of the Cool (But Refreshed)" has The Gil Evans Orchestra, Dave Grusin & GRP All Star Big Band, George Russell Sextet, Helen Merrill and many more.

Earth Songs

From 'Terra de ninguém' to 'Ten Feet Off The Ground' , we have mixed 19 'Jazz & Latin' tunes around the theme of 'Four Elements (Earth)'. "Earth Songs" has Elis Regina, Herbie Mann , Domenico Modugno , Barbara Dickson and many more.

The Gershwins

From 'I got date with rhythm' to 'How Long Has This Been Going On', we have mixed 14 'Pure Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'George & Ira Gershwin'. It has Dinah Washington, Ray Charles, Al Jolson, Mary Lou WIlliams and many more.

Jazzin’Around Naima

Starting and ending with John Coltrane's composition 'Naima', we have mixed 18 'linked together by a clue you have to guess' tunes around the theme of 'John Coltrane'. It has Dave Valentin, McCoy Tynerr, Marilyn Monroe, Mary Lou Williams and many more.