On TV today, Oscar Peterson meets Dexter Gordon (1969)

October 30, 1969 - Oscar Peterson (p), Sam Jones (b), Bobby Durham (d) and Dexter Gordon (ts) will tape a TV show at "Jazz in Studio 1" in Copenhagen, Denmark<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Oscar-Peterson-–-And-The-Oscar-Goes-To-RVJ.jpg' alt='Oscar Peterson - And The Oscar Goes To …' width='190' height='161'/><img…

Dexter Gordon records ‘Go!’ his tenth album for Blue Note (1962)

Dexter Gordon's 'Go!' is his tenth studio album recorded on August 27, 1962 and released the same year by Blue Note.1 . Cheesecake (Live 2 . Second Balcony Jump (Switzerland, 1963) Track Listing : 1.Cheese Cake (Dexter Gordon) - 06:33 . 2.Guess I'Ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) - 05:23 . 3.Second Balcony Jump (Billy Eckstine, Gerald Valentine) - 07:05 . 4.Love For Sale…

Dexter Gordon records for Blue Note ‘Our Man in Paris’ with Bud Powell et al (1963)

Dexter Gordon's 'Our Man in Paris' is an album recorded on May 23, 1963 in Paris, with Bud Powell, Kenny Clarke and Pierre Michelot and released the same year by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Scrapple From The Apple (Charlie Parker) - 07:22 . 2.Willow Weep For Me (Ann Ronell) - 08:47 . 3.Broadway (Billy Byrd, Teddy Mcrae, Henri Woode) - 06:44 . 4.Stairway To The Stars (Matty Malneck, Mitchell…

Dexter Gordon records ‘Dexter Calling…’ with Kenny Drew, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones (1961)

Dexter Gordon's 'Dexter Calling...' is an album recorded on May 9, 1961 and released the same year by Blue Note. Track Listing : 1.Soul Sister (Dexter Gordon) - 07:45 . 2.Modal Mood (Kenny Drew) - 05:23 . 3.I Want More (Dexter Gordon) - 05:20 . 4.The End Of A Love Affair (Edward Redding) - 06:53 . 5.Clear The Dex (Kenny Drew) - 04:54 . 6.Ernie'S Tune (Dexter Gordon) - 04:16 . 7.Smile (Charlie…

Dexter Gordon records ‘Doin’ Allright’ with Freddie Hubbard, Horace Parlan et al for Blue Note (1961)

Dexter Gordon's 'Doin' Allright' is an album recorded on May 6, 1961 and released the same year by Blue Note. Track Listing : 1.I Was Doing All Right (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 09:18 . 2.You'Ve Changed (Bill Carey, Carl T. Fischer) - 07:26 . 3.For Regulars Only (Dexter Gordon) - 05:45 . 4.Society Red (Dexter Gordon) - 12:21 . 5.It'S You Or No One (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) - 06:13 Francis…

We remember Dexter Gordon. ‘The True Dexter’

This day (April 25, 1990), in Philadelphia, died Dexter Gordon, an American jazz tenor saxophonist.Digest Tracklist : Laura . Body And Soul (1982) . Tanya . Cheesecake (1977) . ‪The Shadow Of Your Smile (1974) . Gingerbread Boy (1973) . I Want More (1964) . Night In Tunisia (1964) . Lady Bird (1964) . You'Ve Changed (1963) . Tracklist : Willow Weep for Me . Cheese Cake . Darn That Dream . I…

This week In Jazz Legends 35/52

Randy Weston, Buddy DeFranco, Art Blakey, Lionel Hampton, Tony Williams, Freddie Hubbard, Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Joe Farrell, Joe Henderson, George Duke, Alphonso Johnson, Robben Ford, Peter Erskine, Jean Luc Ponty, Jaco Pastorius, Miles Davis, Sun Ra , John Zorn, Dexter Gordon

This week In Jazz Legends 25/52

Dexter Gordon, Horace Silver, The Bad Plus, Joshua Redman, Chris Barber, Joe Williams, Eddie Harris, Dave Holland, Quincy Jones, Lalo Schifrin, John Surman, Miles Davis, The Great Quartet

This week In Jazz Legends 19/52

Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Arturo Sandoval, Branford Marsalis, Dexter Gordon, Thelonious Monk, Joshua Redman, Sonny Rollins, Mal Waldron, Woody Shaw , Pharoah Sanders, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Andy Sheppard, Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack Dejohnette, Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow, Antonio Sanchez

This week In Jazz Legends 18/52

Miles Davis, Gill Evans, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, Martial Solal, Johnny Griffin, Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan, Hank Jones, Joe Lovano, Dizzy Gillespie, Arturo Sandoval, Elvin Jones, Joshua Redman, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Dave Brubeck, e.s.t., Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis

This week In Jazz Legends 17/52

John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, Jimmy Smith, Count Basie, Joshua Redman, Benny Golson, Freddie Hubbard, Stan Getz, Michel Legrand, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Toots Thielemans, Fred Hersch, Diane Schuur

We remember George Duke. ‘ReCounted’

This day (August 5, 2013inLos Angeles, California, died George Duke, a multi-faceted American musician,keyboard pioneer, composer, singer and producer .Tracklist : 1 . w/ Jean-Luc Ponty - King Kong (2012) 2 . Leverkusener Jazztage Live (2011) 3 . w/ Lee Ritenour, Marcus Miller & Vinnie Colaiuta - It'S On 4 . w/ Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin - Until You Come Back To Me 5 . w/ Marcus Miller,…

Blue Note publish Herbie Hancock’s debut album : ‘Takin’ Off’ featuring ‘Watermelon Man’ (1962)

<pHerbie Hancock's 'Takin' Off' feat. 'Watermelon Man is his debut album recorded on May 28, 1962 and released the same year by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Watermelon Man (Herbie Hancock) - 07:09 . 2.Three Bags Full (Herbie Hancock) - 05:27 . 3.Empty Pockets (Herbie Hancock) - 06:09 . 4.The Maze (Herbie Hancock) - 06:45 . 5.Driftin' (Herbie Hancock) - 06:58 . 6.Alone And I (Herbie Hancock) -…

Happy Birthday to Ron Carter. ‘Beau Ron’

This day (May 4, 1937), in Ferndale, Michigan, is born Ron Carter, an American jazz double-bassist. Digest Tracklist : w/ Al Foster & Eli Degibri - United Blues (2019) . Foursight (2018) . You Are My Sunshine (2015) . Golden Striker Trio (2013) . My Funny Valentine (2011) . Dear Miles (2010) . w/ Helen Sung - First Trip (2009) . Autumn Leaves (2006) . Little Walts (1990) . w/ Bobby…

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.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Charles Lloyd – Forest Flower (1999) 2 . w/ Joshua Redman, Pat Metheny & Christian mcBride (1993) 3 . w/ Tete Montoliu Trio – Lament (1990) 4 . w/ Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden – Lonely Woman (1986) 5 . w/ Freddie Hubbard & Johnny Griffin – Well…

We wish ‘Gefeliciteerd!’ to Han Bennink. ‘Let It Bennink’

This day (April 17, 1942), in Zaandam, the Netherlands, is born Donald Hantopher 'Han' Bennink, a Dutch jazz drummer and percussionist.Digest Tracklist : w/ Uri Caine (2018) . w/ Terrie Ex (2016) . Desktop Drumming HEREZIE (2014) . Solo Improvisation At Bishopsgate Institute, London . Anton Goudsmit En Han Bennink Spelen Traps No. 1 (2009) . Cheltenham (2008) . w/ Trio Bbg (2006) . Live @…

We remember Horace Parlan. ‘Movin’ & Horacin”

This day (February 23, 2017), in Korsor, Denmark, died Horace Parlan,an American hard bop and post-bop piano player.Tracklist : Love And Peace (2000) . Love And Peace (2011) . w/. Peter Almqvist Trio - I'M Old Fashioned . Archie Shepp Quartet - Live in Sttugart (1990) . w/ Benny Carter - When Lights Are Low (1985) . Tracklist : Congalegra . Wadin' . Us Three . Up and Down . Up in Cynthia's Room…

Today and for the next two days, McCoy Tyner records ‘Soliloquy’ for Blue Note (1991)

McCoy Tynerr's 'Soliloquy' is a solo album recorded on February 19, 20 & 21, 1991 and released the same year by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Crescent (John Coltrane) - 5:02 . 2.Española (Mccoy Tyner) - 03:58 . 3.All The Things You Are (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Jerome Kern) - 04:15 . 4.Twilight Mist (Mccoy Tyner) - 05:15 . 5.Willow Weep For Me (Ann Ronell) - 05:39 . 6.Lonnie'S Lament (John…

One Broadway

From 'Give my regards to Broadway' to 'Broadway Bossa Nova', we have mixed 18 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Broadway'. It has Dave Brubeck, Herb Ellis. Bob Maize. Jimmy Smith , Mongo Santamaria, Peruchin & Charlie Palmieri and many more.

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.

Jazzin’Around Blue Rondo

Starting and ending with Dave Brubeck's composition '(Round, Round, Round) Blue Rondo', we have mixed 18 'linked together by a clue that you have to guess' tunes around the theme of 'Dave Brubeck'. It has Marlena Shaw, Astrud Gilberto featuring Zoot Sims, Dexter Gordon, Bessie Smith and many more.

Star-Studied

From 'Lone Star Moon' to 'Star Dust' , we have mixed 19 'Jazz & Latin' tunes around the theme of 'Stars'. "Star-Studied" has Bill Evans, Maria Bethania , Yusef Lateef, Perry Como and many more.

James Van Heusen Goes All The Way

From 'Polka Dots And Moonbeams' to 'Darn That Dream' , we have mixed 21 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'James Van Heusen'. It has Bobby Darin, Chico Hamilton, Frank Sinatra, Oscar Peterson and many more.

The Three Tenors (and More)

From 'Blue Turning Grey Over You' to 'Body And Soul', we have mixed 19 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Tenor Sax'. It has Houston Person & Ron Carter, Stanley Turrentine, Bud Freeman & Bucky Pizzarelli , Booker Ervin and many more.

Come Fly With Sammy (Cahn)

From 'Its Been A Long Long Time' to 'The Things We Did Last Summer', we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'Sammy Cahn'. It has Mario Lanza, Four Aces, Poncho Sanchez, Bing Crosby and many more.

Everybody Is A Busy Body

From 'Everybody Calls Me Crazy' to 'Everybody Loves The Sunshine', we have mixed 19 'Jazz With a Slice Of Pop' tunes around the theme of 'Everybody'. It has Wynonie Harris, Brigitte Bardot, Henry Mancini, Trijntje Oosterhuis and many more.

Jazz Dreamers

From 'Dream Gypsy' to 'Street Of Dreams', we have mixed 18 'Jazz With a Bit Of Pop' tunes around the theme of 'Dream'. It has Les Baxter, Kenny Burrell, Kenny Dorham, Bill Evans & Jim Hall and many more.

The Avalanches release “Since I Left You,” their debut album in Australia (2000)

The Avalanches' "Since I Left You" is their debut studio album produced by group members Robbie Chater and Darren Seltmann and released on November 27, 2000 by Modular Recordings.1 . Since I Left You 2 . Since I Left You (Paradiso, Amsterdam, 27/06/2017) 3 . Close To You 4 . Frontier Psychiatrist (Official Video) 5 . Extra Kings / Electricity Track Listing : 1.Since I Left You (Robbie Chater,…

Epic publish Minnie Riperton’s ‘Adventures in Paradise,’ her third album (1975)

Minnie Riperton's 'Adventures in Paradise' is her third studio album with music by The Crusaders, released on May 22, 1975 by Epic.Track Listing : 1.Baby, This Love I Have (Minnie Riperton, Leon Ware, Richard Rudolph) - 04:02 . 2.Feelin' That Your Feelin'S Right (Minnie Riperton, Leon Ware, Richard Rudolph) - 04:22 . 3.When It Comes Down To It (Minnie Riperton, Richard Rudolph) - 03:24 .…

Columbia release the soundtrack of ‘Top Gun’ featuring ‘Take My Breath Away’ (1986)

'Top Gun' feat. 'Take My Breath Away' is the soundtrack from the film of the same name, released on May 13, 1986 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Danger Zone (Giorgio Moroder, Tom Whitlock) - 03:36 . 2.Mighty Wings (Harold Faltermeyer, Mark Spiro) - 03:51 . 3.Playing With The Boys (Kenny Loggins, Ina Wolf, Peter Wolf) - 03:59 . 4.Lead Me On (Teena Marie) - 03:47 . 5.Take My Breath Away (Love Theme)…

Mistyfied

From 'Misty' to 'In A Mist', we have mixed 18 'Jazz & Other Musics' tunes around the theme of 'Mist and Fog'. It has Osvaldo Fresedo, Freddie Hubbard, The Out Islanders, Anjani Thomas and many more.