We remember Don Pullen. ‘Ode To Don’

This day (April 22, 1995), in Los Angeles, California,, died Don Pullen, an American jazz pianist and organist.Digest Tracklist : w/ The African-Brazilian Connection - El Matador (1992) . Jam Session / Autumn Leaves (1988) . Reincarnated . w/ George Adams Quartet - Song From The Old Country (1987) . w/ George Adams - City Gates (1984) . Interviewed by Ramsey Lewis + Ode to life . w/ George…

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…

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 >>…

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 .…

We Remember Charles Mingus. ‘Mingus Maximus’

This day ( January 5, 1979), in  Cuernavaca, Mexico,, died Charles Mingus Jr. , an American jazz musician, composer and bandleader.Tracklist : Shortnin' Bread . Sue's Changes (1975) . Sue's Changes (1975) . Sue's Changes (1975) . w/ Eric Dolphy - Live in Stockholm (1964) . In belgium . Take the 'A' Train . Flowers For A Lady (1974) . Tracklist : Goodbye Pork Pie Hat . Self-Portrait In Three…

Charles Mingus begins the recording of ‘Changes One,’ an album for Atlantic Records (1974)

Charles Mingus 'Changes One' is an album recorded on December 27, 28 & 30, 1974 with Jack Walrath, George Adams, Don Pullen and Dannie Richmond.Track Listing : 1.Remember Rockefeller At Attica (Charles Mingus) - 05:56 . 2.Sue'S Changes (Charles Mingus) - 17:04 . 3.Devil Blues (George Adams, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Charles Mingus) - 09:24 . 4.Duke Ellington'S Sound Of Love (Charles Mingus) -…

Charles Mingus records ‘Changes Two,’ an album for Atlantic Records (1974)

Charles Mingus' 'Changes Two' is an album recorded on December 27, 28 & 30, 1974 and released In 1975 by Atlantic Records.Track Listing : 1.Free Cell Block F, 'Tis Nazi U.S.A. (Charles Mingus) - 06:56 . 2.Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress, Then Silk Blue (Charles Mingus) - 17:32 . 3.Black Bats And Poles (Jack Walrath) - 06:22 . 4.Duke Ellington'S Sound Of Love (Charles Mingus) - 04:15 .…

We remember Sam Rivers. ‘Rivers Songs’

This day (December 26, 2011), in Orlando, Florida, died Sam Rivers, an American jazz musician - soprano and tenor saxophones, bass clarinet, flute, harmonica and piano - and composer .Tracklist : At work . w/ Arthur Blythe, Chico Freeman, Don Pullen – Live in Germany (1992) . Beatrice (1989) . w/ Dizzy Gillespie - Tanga / Con Alma (1987) . Live in Germany (1979) . Tracklist : Beatrice . Postlude…

Charles Mingus records ‘Mingus Moves’ for Atlantic (1973)

Charles Mingus' 'Mingus Moves' is an album (and one of his late works) recorded on October 29 – 31, 1973 and released the same year by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Canon (Charles Mingus) - 05:28 . 2.Opus 4 (Charles Mingus) - 06:39 . 3.Moves (Doug Hammond) - 03:43 . 4.Wee (Denzil Best) - 08:57 . 5.Flowers For A Lady (George Adams)– 6:44 . 6.Newcomer (Don Pullen) - 07:13 . 7.Opus 3 (Charles Mingus)…

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…

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…

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 –…

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

Charles Mingus is at Umbria Jazz (1974)

July 28, 1974 - Charles Mingus plays with Don Pullen (p), Hamiet Bluiett (bs), George Adams (ts) and Dannie Richmond (d) at "Umbria Jazz Festival," Piazza Del Popolo in Todi, Italy