Happy Birthday David Weckl

January 8, 1960 - David Weckl, American jazz fusion drummer is 61. Happy Birthday Sir the Mike Stern Trio - that is Mike Stern (g), Jeff Andrews (b), Dave Weckl (d) - is at Jazzfestival in Hamburg, Germany >> 17 MINUTES on RVM >> guitarist Mike Stern, saxophonist Bill Evans, drummer Dave Weckl and bassist Tom Kennedy will share the stage at the Turin Jazz Festival, Italy >>…

Playing Stevie Wonder

George Benson, Joe Sample, Dave Weckl, Jay Oliver, Jacob Collier, WDR Big Band, Robert Glasper, Martin Miller, Tom Quayle, Nathan East, SFJazz Collective, Eric Darius, Howard Wiley, Extra Nappy, Joe Driscoll, Sekou Kouyate, Stuff, Chick Corea

Natalie Cole releases ‘Unforgettable… with Love,’ an album of standards performed by her father, Nat King Cole (1991)

Natalie Cole's 'Unforgettable… with Love' is an album featuring covers of standards performed by Natalie's father, Nat King Cole and released on June 11, 1991 by Elektra..1 . Route 66 (w/ Diana Krall) 2 . Mona Lisa, Smile (The Natalie Cole Special 1978) 3 . L.O.V.E. 4 . This can't be Love, Paper Moon 5 . That Sunday That Summer 6 . STRAIGHTEN UP 7 . Unforgettable Track Listing : 1.The Very…

Happy Birthday Steve Gadd. ‘He Is So Gadd’

This day (April 9, 1945), in Irondequoit, New York, is born Steve Gadd, an American session and studio drummer.Digest Tracklist : w/ Hermine Deurloo (2020) . w/ Blicher & Hemmer - Up Close (2019) . Can't turn you loose (2018) . w/ Chick Corea (Blue note NYC 2016) . Way Back Home (2015) . w/ Buddy Rich Big Band - Unknown . w/ James Taylor - Your Smiling Face (2012) . w/ Friends - Caravan…

We remember Buddy Rich. ‘My Buddy Was Rich’

This day (April 2, 1987), in Los Angeles, California, died Bernard 'Buddy' Rich, an American jazz drummer and bandleader.Digest Tracklist : Just In Time (1987 ) . Channel One Suite (1983) . The Carioca (1982) . Vs Animal - The Muppet Show (1980) . Norwegian Wood (1973) . Basically Blues (1970) . w/ Gene Krupa - Famous Drum Battle (1966) . w/ Jerry Lewis - Drum Solo Battle (1965) . Parkinson Last…

This month Mike Stern records ‘Upside Downside,’ his second album (1986)

Mike Stern's 'Upside Downside' is his second studio album recorded in March & April 1986 and released the same year by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Upside Downside (Mike Stern) - 05:43 . 2.Little Shoes (Mike Stern) - 05:33 . 3.Goodbye Again (Mike Stern) - 06:35 . 4.Mood Swings (Mike Stern) - 06:05 . 5.After You (Mike Stern) - 05:28 . 6.Scuffle (Mike Stern) - 06:10 Musicians : Mike Stern –…

We remember Tony Williams

This day (February 23, 1997), in Daly City, California, died Anthony Tillmon 'Tony' Williams, an American drummer and pioneer of jazz fusion.Tracklist : w/ Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter - Agitation (1963) . 2 Solos Tribute To Miles Davis (1992 ) . w/ Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Wallace Roney, Ron Carter - So What . w/ Dizzy,Mccoy Tyner,Ron Carter & Freddie…

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…

Happy Birthday Mike Stern. ‘Upside Mike’

This day (January 10, 1953), in Boston, Massachusetts, is born Mike Sedgwick a.k.a. Mike Stern, an American jazz guitarist,Tracklist : w/ Jeff Lorber - Righteous (2019) . w/ Manu Katche Richard Bona & Niels Lan Doky - @Jazz in Marciac (2018) . Out Of The Blue (2017) . Chromazone (2016) . Kate (2015) . w/ Eric Johnson - Cliffs of Dover (2013) . January 1 (2012) . w/ Didier Lockwood -…

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…

We remember Lou Rawls. ‘We’ll Never Find Another Voice Like Yours’

This day (January 6, 2006), in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., died Louis Allen 'Lou' Rawls , an American soul, jazz, and blues singe.Tracklist : Lou Rawls - See You When I Get There . Dead End Street Tobacco Road . This Song Will Last Forever . You'Ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine . Love Is A Hurting Thing . w/ Aretha Franklin - At Last . Lady Love . Performing Arts Center-Interview 2005 .…

Happy Birthday Frank Gambale. ‘Keep on Tuning!’

This day (December 22, 1958), in Canberra, Australia, is born Frank Gambale, an Australian jazz fusion guitarist.Tracklist : @ NAMM (2020) . w/ Dennis Chambers, Mike Pope, Sean Wayland - No Neck Louie (2019) . Fear of Flyin (2018) . Checked Out (2016) . Clinic (2015) . Solo (2014) . w/ Boca – Open Your Mind (2012) . Natural High (2010) . w/ Return To Forever Iv – Guitar Solo . Playing A Funk…

Madonna releases ‘Like a Virgin,’ her second album featuring ‘Like a Virgin,’ ‘Into the Groove’ and ‘Material Girl’ (1984)

Madonna's 'Like a Virgin' is her second studio album co-produced with Nile Rodgers and released on November 12, 1984 by Sire Records. Track Listing : 1.Material Girl (Peter Brown, Robert Rans) - 04:01 . 2.Angel (Madonna Ciccone, Stephen Bray) - 03:56 . 3.Like A Virgin (Thomas Kelly, William Steinberg) - 03:38 . 4.Over And Over (Madonna Ciccone, Stephen Bray) - 04:12 . 5.Love Don'T Live Here…

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…

Six drummers celebrate Buddy Rich (1989)

October 14, 1989 - Six top drummers Gregg Bissonette, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dennis Chambers, Louie Bellson, Dave Weckl, Steve Gadd play with a reunited 15-piece Buddy Rich Band at the Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles CA

Happy Birthday Les McCann. ‘Yes! McCann’

This day (September 23, 1935), in Lexington, Kentucky, is born Les McCann, an American soul jazz piano player and vocalist .Digest Tracklist : Morning Song (1989) . The Theme . Billy Taylor Meets Mccann . w/ His Magic Band – Just Like Magic (1983) . w/ Eddie Harris – Live In Ghana (1971) . w/ Eddie Harris – Compared To What (1969) . Tracklist : Burnin’ Coal . Boo-Go-Loo . Watermelon Man . Sunny…

Happy Birthday Nile Rodgers.’The Jewels Of Nile’

This day (September 19, 1952), in New York City, is bornNile Rodgers,an American musician, producer, composer, arranger, and guitarist.ContentsDigest Tracklist : w/ Chic feat. Rebecca Ferguson - Nothing Left But Family (2020) . @ Final | The X Factor UK (2018) . I’m Coming Out / Upside Down (2017) . w/ Duran Duran – Notorious (2016) . Get Lucky (2014) . Chic – Good Times (2011) . Documentary…

We remember Bill Evans. ‘Bill Went’

This day (September 15, 1980), in Fort Lee, New Jersey,, died William John Evans a.k.a. Bill Evans, an American jazz pianist.Digest Tracklist : Nardis (1970) . Medley (1980) . But Beautiful (1979) . w/ Kenny Burrell – A Child Is Born (1978) . Sareen Jurer (Denmark 1975) . w/ Lee Konitz – My Melancholy Baby (1965) . Waltz For Debby . My Foolish Heart . Beautiful Lov (1965) . Tracklist : Peace…

We remember Stanley Turrentine. ‘Mister T. (Like Tenor)’

This day (September 12, 2000), in New York City, died Stanley Turrentine, an American jazz tenor saxophonist who began his prolific career with blues and rhythm and blues bands, and was at first greatly influenced by Illinois Jacquet.Digest Tracklist : Sugar (1989) . w/ Billy Taylor & Gary Burton – Live in Pittsburgh . Don’t Mess With Mr. T . w/ Michael Brecker, Bill Evans, Ernie Watts –…

Happy Birthday Victor Wooten. ‘Bass Slapped’

This day (September 11, 1964), in Mountain Home, Idaho, is born Victor Wooten, an American bass player.Digest Tracklist : w/ Marcus Miller - Red Baron (2020) . w/ Dennis Chambers – Liz & Opie (2019) . Funky D (2018) . Amazing Grace (2016) . w/ Doug Wimbish – Bass Duet (2015) . w/ Victor Wooten Band @ Jazz Series 2014 . Victor’S Jam . Live In Vienna (2013) . Yesterday (2011) . Amazing Grace…

Major jazz artists celebrate Blue Note 50th Anniversary in Japan (1989)

August 26, 1989 - Art Blakey, Bobby Hutcherson, Bobby Watson, Chick Corea, Dave Weckl, Dianne Reeves, Don Pullen, George Adams, Herbie Hancock, John Patitucci, Les McCann, Lou Rawls, Mulgrew Miller, Robin Eubanks, Ron Carter, Stanley Turrentine, Terrence Blanchard, Tony Williams and many more. They all perform at "Mt. Fuji Jazz Festival 89 with Blue Note" in Japan

Chick Corea takes his Elektric Band to LA (2017)

August 20, 2017 - Chick Corea Elektric Band - that is Chick Corea (p, kb), John Patitucci (b), Frank Gambale (g), Eric Marienthal (s) and Dave Weckl (d) - will be at The Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles