Jackie McLean records ‘New Soil’ with trumpeter Donald Byrd (1959)

Jackie McLean's 'New Soil' is an album recorded on May 2, 1959 with Donald Byrd on trumpet and released rhe same year by Blue Note. .Track Listing : 1.Hip Strut (Jackie Mclean) - 11:20 . 2.Minor Apprehension (Jackie Mclean) - 07:34 . 3.Greasy (Walter Davis Jr.) - 07:25 . 4.Sweet Cakes (Walter Davis Jr.) - 06:46 . 5.Davis Cup (Walter Davis Jr.) - 05:26 Musicians : Jackie Mclean - Alto Saxophone .…

Sam Rivers records ‘Dimensions & Extensions’ with Donald Byrd on trumpet (1967)

Sam Rivers ' 'Dimensions & Extensions' is an album recorded on March 17, 1967 and released in 1986 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Precis (Sam Rivers) - 05:21 . 2.Paean (Sam Rivers) - 05:25 . 3.Effusive Melange (Sam Rivers) - 05:51 . 4.Involution (Sam Rivers) - 07:13 . 5.Afflatus (Sam Rivers) - 06:28 . 6.Helix (Sam Rivers) - 05:31 Francis WolffALSO READWikipediaJazztimes @ PinterestMusicians :…

We Remember Donald Byrd

February 4, 2013 - Mr.Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II a.k.a. Donald Byrd, jazz and funk trumpeter passed away aged 80. He is remembered.Recorded on November 10 & 15, 1956, "6 Pieces of Silver" is an album by Horace Silver with Donald Byrd, Hank Mobley, Doug Watkins and Louis Hayes. >>

Horace Silver records ‘6 Pieces of Silver’ with Donald Byrd, Hank Mobley et al (1956)

Horace Silver's '6 Pieces of Silver' is an album recorded on November 10 & 15, 1956 with Donald Byrd, Hank Mobley, Doug Watkins and Louis Hayes and released In 1957 By Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Cool Eyes (Horace Silver) - 05:55 . 2.Shirl (Horace Silver) - 04:16 . 3.Camouflage (Horace Silver) - 04:25 . 4.Enchantment (Horace Silver) - 06:22 . 5.Señor Blues (Horace Silver) - 07:01 . 6.Virgo…

This week In Soul Artists 20/52

Carla Thomas, Blues Brothers Band , Sharon Jones, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Taj Mahal, Johnny Guitar Watson, Chuck Brown, The Soul Searchers, Tina Turner, Janet Jackson, Donna Summer, Grace Jones, Mary J. Blige, Guru, Donald Byrd, Run DMC

Miles Davis releases his final album ‘Doo-Bop’ (1992)

Miles Davis' 'Doo-Bop' is his final studio album marking his turn to hip-hop music and released on June 30, 1992 by Warner Bros.Track Listing : 1.Mystery ((Miles Davis, Easy Mo Bee) - 03:56 . 2.The Doo Bop Song ((Miles Davis, Easy Mo Bee) - 04:58 . . 3.Chocolate Chip (Miles Davis, Easy Mo Bee, Donald Hepburn) - 04:42 . . 4.High Speed Chase (Miles Davis, Easy Mo Bee, Larry Mizell) - 04:41 . .…

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/…

Chrysalis Records release Guru’s ‘Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1’ (1993)

Guru's 'Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1' is one of the first albums combining a live jazz band with hip hop, released on May 18, 1993 by Chrysalis Records.Track Listing : 1.Introduction- 01:20 . 2.Loungin'- 04:38 . 3.When You'Re Near- 04:02 . . 4.Transit Ride - 03:58 . . 5.No Time To Play - 04:54 . . 6.Down The Backstreets - 04:47 . 7.Respectful Dedications - :54 . 8.Take A Look (At Yourself) - 03:59 . .…

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.Digest Tracklist : w/ Charles Lloyd - Forest Flower (1999) . Documentary (1996) . w/ Joshua Redman, Pat Metheny & Christian mcBride (1993) . w/ Tete Montoliu Trio - Lament (1990) . w/ Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden - Lonely Woman (1986) . w/ Freddie Hubbard &…

Columbia publish Nas debut album : ‘Illmatic’ (1994)

Nas 'Illmatic' is his debut studio album released on April 19, 1994 by Columbia RecordsTrack Listing : 1.The Genesis (Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones, F. Braithwaite) - 01:45 . . 2.N.Y. State Of Mind (Nasir Jones, C.F. Martin) - 04:53 . . 3.Life'S A Bitch (Nasir Jones, A. Cruz, Olu Dara, Ronnie Wilson, Oliver Scott) - 03:30 . . 4.The World Is Yours (Nasir Jones, Pete Rock) - 04:50 . . 5.Halftime…

A Tribe Called Quest release ‘People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm’ featuring ‘Can I Kick It?’ (1990)

A Tribe Called Quest's 'People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm' is their debut album released on April 17, 1990 by Jive Records.Track Listing : 1.Push It Along (Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Jarobi White) - 07:42 . . 2.Luck Of Lucien (Q-Tip, Lucien Revolucien) - 04:32 . . 3.After Hours (Q-Tip) - 04:39 . . 4.Footprints (Q-Tip) - 04:00 . . 5.I Left My Wallet In El Segundo (Q-Tip, Phife…

Blue Note publish ‘The Messenger,’ Kurt Elling’s second album (1997)

Kurt Elling's 'The Messenger' is his second studio album, released on April 8, 1997 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Nature Boy (Eden Ahbez) - 06:09 . 2.April In Paris (Vernon Duke, Yip Harburg) - 05:10 . 3.Beauty Of All Things (Kurt Elling, Laurence Hobgood) - 08:08 . 4.The Dance (Laurence Hobgood) - 01:34 . 5.Prayer For Mr. Davis (Kurt Elling, Laurence Hobgood) - 06:03 . 6.Endless (Edward…

Herbie Hancock records his second album ‘My Point of View’ with 17 years old Tony Williams (1963)

<pHerbie Hancock's 'My Point of View' is his second album recorded on March 19, 1963 with among others a 17 years old Tony Williams and released the same year by Blue Note . Track Listing : 1.Blind Man, Blind Man (Herbie Hancock) - 08:19 . 2.A Tribute To Someone (Herbie Hancock) - 08:45 . 3.King Cobra (Herbie Hancock) - 06:55 . 4.The Pleasure Is Mine (Herbie Hancock) - 04:03 . 5.And What If I…

Riverside record ‘The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall’ (1959)

'The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall' is an album recorded on February 28, 1959 and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.Thelonious (Thelonious Monk) - 00:56 . 2.Friday The 13Th (Thelonious Monk) - 09:22 . 3.Monk'S Mood (Thelonious Monk) - 10:15 . 4.Little Rootie Tootie (Thelonious Monk) - 08:45 . 5.Off Minor (Thelonious Monk) - 07:47 . 6.Crepuscule With Nellie (Thelonious…

Naughty by Nature release ’19 Naughty III’ featuring ‘Hip Hop Hooray’ (1993)

Naughty by Nature's '19 Naughty III' feat. 'Hip Hop Hooray' is their third album released on February 23, 1993 by Tommy Boy Records.Track Listing : 1.19 Naughty Iii (Vinnie Brown, Anthony Criss, Kaygee Gist, Naughty By Nature) - 04:42 . . 2.Hip Hop Hooray (Vinnie Brown, Anthony Criss, Kaygee Gist, Naughty By Nature) - 04:26 . . 3.Ready For Dem (Vinnie Brown, Anthony Criss, Kaygee Gist, Naughty…

This week In Jazz Legends 05/52

Bill Evans, Carmen McRae, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Ella Fitzgerald . Sammy Davis Jr., J.J. Johnson . Kai Winding, Tony Bennett, Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins . Jim Hall, Anita O'Day, Weather Report, Donald Byrd, Herbie HancockThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 291 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Bill Evans .…

Wes Montgomery records his fifteenth album : ‘Goin’ Out of My Head’ for Verve (1965)

Wes Montgomery's 'Goin' Out of My Head' is his fifteenth album, arranged and conducted by Oliver Nelson and recorded on December 7, 8 & 22, 1965 and released in 1966 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Goin' Out Of My Head (Teddy Randazzo, Bobby Weinstein) - 02:14 . 2.Once I Loved (Vinicius De Moraes, Antonio Carlos Jobim) - 04:46 . 3.Boss City (Wes Montgomery) - 03:46 . 4.Chim Chim Cher-Ee (Richard…

This week In Jazz Legends (Special Pianists) 45/52

<p class='nature_product'Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver, Keith Jarrett, Oscar Peterson, Duke Ellington, Joe Zawinul, Bill Evans, Vijay Iyer, Dave Brubeck, Hiromi, Count Basie, Judy GarlandThey are the "Jazz Legends (Special Pianists)" performers selected among the 324 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 .…

Erykah Badu releases ‘Worldwide Underground,’ her third studio album featuring ‘Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)’ (2003)

Erykah Badu's 'Worldwide Underground' is her third studio album, released on September 16, 2003 by Motown Records.Track listing : . 1.World Keeps Turnin' (Intro) (Erykah Badu) – 1:39 . 2.Bump It (Erykah Badu, Audrey Magett, James Poyser, B. Rashad Smith) – 8:49 . 3.Back in the Day (Puff) (Erykah Badu, Audrey Magett, James Poyser, B. Rashad Smith) – 4:46 . 4.I Want You (Erykah Badu, Audrey Magett,…

Happy Birthday Vernon Reid. ‘Reid Is A Colour’

This day (August 22, 1958), in London, England, is born Vernon Reid, an American guitarist best knowned as the founder and primary songwriter of Living Colour.Digest Tracklist : Living Colour - Bi (1993) . w/ 13GO - Mistaken Identity (2019) . Deconstructs rock's most iconic guitar riffs . Live in New York (2010) . w/ Spectrum road feat. Cindy Santana, Jack Bruce, John Medeski - Umbria Jazz…

“Illmatic” by Nas

"Illmatic" by Nas is his debut studio album released on April 19, 1994.Track Listing : 1.The Genesis (Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones, F. Braithwaite) - 01:45 . . 2.N.Y. State Of Mind (Nasir Jones, C.F. Martin) - 04:53 . . 3.Life'S A Bitch (Nasir Jones, A. Cruz, Olu Dara, Ronnie Wilson, Oliver Scott) - 03:30 . . 4.The World Is Yours (Nasir Jones, Pete Rock) - 04:50 . . 5.Halftime (Nasir Jones,…

Jazzin’Around Afro Blue

Starting and ending with Mongo Santamaría's composition 'Afro Blue', we have mixed 18 'Strictly Jazz with some Salsa' tunes around the theme of 'Mongo Santamaría'. It has Donald Byrd, Sheila Jordan, Airto Moreira, Ray Barretto & Tito Allen and many more.

Much Ado About Nuthing

From 'Salt Peanuts' to 'Get 'em From The Peanut Man (Hot Nuts)' , we have mixed 13 'Jazz, Funk, Latin & Reggae' tunes around the theme of 'Peanuts'. It has Oscar Peterson, Meschiya Lake And The Little Big Horns, Tommy Mccook & The Skatalites, Georgia White and many more.

All the Things Oscar

From 'I'll Take Romance' to 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain' , we have mixed 23 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'Oscar Hammerstein II'. It has Terry Snyder, Antigua Jazz band, Lou Donaldson, Ella Fitzgerald and many more.

Thinking Is Just An Idea

From 'I Think It Was A Dream' to 'I Think I'll Call It Morning' , we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Thinking'. It has Chick Corea, Dinah Washington, Elmer Bernstein, Donald Byrd and many more.

Mellow In May

From 'Rio De Maio' to 'Paris In May', we have mixed 13 'Jazz & World' tunes around the theme of 'May'. It has Simon Diaz, Jane Monheit / Ivan Lins, Harvey Mason, Nat King Cole and many more.

Returning to, Forever

From 'Maybe I'll Come Back' to 'Lover Come Back To Me', we have mixed 17 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Returning'. It has Julie London, Bobby Vee & The Strangers, Kenny Burrell, Judy Garland and many more.

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers release their fourth album : ‘Hard Promises’ (1981)

'Hard Promises' by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers is their fourth album released on May 5, 1981 by BackstreetTrack Listing : 1.The Waiting (Tom Petty) - 03:58 . 2.A Woman In Love (It'S Not Me) (Tom Petty, Mike Campbell) – 04:22 . 3.Nightwatchman (Tom Petty, Mike Campbell) – 03:59 . 4.Something Big (Tom Petty) - 04:44 . 5.Kings Road (Tom Petty) - 03:27 . 6.Letting You Go (Tom Petty) - 03:24 .…

Headhunters Super Jam funks in New Orleans (2014)

May 2, 2016 - Headhunters Super Jam - that is Mike Clark (d), Bill Summers (perc, voc), Donald Harrison (s, kb), Fred Wesley (tb), Karl Denson (s, fl), Doug Wimbish (b), Blackbyrd McKnight (g), Eric McFadden (g) and Ivan Neville (kb) - plus Will Bernard (g) and DJ Logic (turntables) will perform at "Fiya Fest " held at Mardi Gras World in New-Orleans

We remember Leon Russell. ‘A Song For Leon’

This day (November 13, 2016), in Nashville, died Claude Russell Bridges a.k.a. Leon Russell, an American musician, singer and songwriter.Digest Tracklist : w/ Willie Nelson, Ray Charles - A Song For You . w/ John Mayer - A Song For You . Life And Love (2002) . Lady Blue . w/ Jools Holland (1998) . w/ J.J. Cale - No Sweat (1979) . Message From My Baby . Crystal Closet Queen (1971) . Interviewed…

Jazz Dancing

From 'Unsquare Dance' to 'Carribean Fire Dance' , we have mixed 14 'Swing' tunes around the theme of 'Dancing with Jazz'. It has Ray Barretto, Nat Adderley, Donal Byrd, Joe Henderson and many more.

Whoopee for Walter

From 'My Buddy' to 'My baby just cares for me', we have mixed 19 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'Walter Donaldson'. It has Ray Charles, Anita O'day, Al Jolson, Frank Sinatra and many more.