Happy Birthday Donald Harrison. ‘Sax Donald’

This day (June 23, 1960), in New Orleans, Louisiana, is born Donald Harrison, an American jazz saxophonist.Tracklist : 1 . Big Chief (2019) 2 . Charlie Parker w Strings (2018) 3 . Cherokee (2016) 4 . Hu Ta Nay (2015) 5 . w/ Christian Scott – Live In New York (2012) 6 . w/Congo Nation Salon (2011) 7 . Documentary (2011) 8 . w/ Glen David Andrews - When The Saints Go Marching In (2011) 9 . w/ Ali…

Blue Note publish Lena Horne’s ‘Being Myself’ recorded with George Benson, Donald Harrison, Milt Jackson et al (1998)

Lena Horne's 'Being Myself' is her most recent studio album released on June 2, 1998 by Blue Note.1 . On Rosie O'Donnell 1998 - Part 1 2 . On Rosie O'Donnell 1998 - Part 2 3 . Lena TALKS (1998) Track Listing : 1.Some Of My Best Friends Are The Blues (Jimmy Smith) - 03:43 . 2.As Long As I Live (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) - 02:27 . 3.Autumn In New York (Vernon Duke) - 04:25 . 4.It'S All Right…

‘George Harrison’ releases ‘George Harrison’ featuring Eric Clapton and Stevie Winwood (1979)

'George Harrison' is his eighth eponymous studio album recorded in 1978 with Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton' and Gary Wright as guests and released on February 20, 1979 by Dark Horse. Track Listing : 1.Love Comes To Everyone (George Harrison) - 04:36 . 2.Not Guilty (George Harrison) - 03:35 . 3.Here Comes The Moon (George Harrison) - 04:48 . 4.Soft-Hearted Hana (George Harrison) - 04:03 . 5.Blow Away…

Heads Up publish Esperanza Spalding’s second album : ‘Esperanza’ (2008)

Esperanza Spalding's 'Esperanza' is her second studio album released on May 20, 2008 by Heads Up Track Listing : 1.Ponta De Areia (Milton Nascimento, Fernando Brant) - 05:39 . 2.I Know You Know (Esperanza Spalding) - 03:46 . 3.Fall In (Esperanza Spalding) - 03:57 . 4.I Adore You (Esperanza Spalding) - 07:27 . 5.Cuerpo Y Alma (Body & Soul) (Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) - 08:01 . 6.She Got To You…

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 Jackie Mclean. ‘Jackie Left His Bag’

This day (March 31, 2006), in Hartford, Connecticut, died John Lenwood 'Jackie' McLean, an American jazz alto saxophonist.Digest Tracklist : Round Midnight (2004) (1/2) . Round Midnight (2004) (2/2) . w/ Roy Hargrove - tribute to Charlie Parker (1992) . w/ Miles Davis and Friends - Jean-Pierre (1991) . w/ Sadao Watanabe - Confirmation (1988) . w/ Woody Shaw - Sonny's Crib (1986) . w/ McCoy…

Happy Birthday Terence Blanchard. ‘Terence Scores 50 something’

This day (March 13, 1962), in New Orleans, Louisiana, is born Terence Blanchard, an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader and film score composer.Tracklist : @ Trumpet Days at Jazz Dock (2019) . Levees (2017) . NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert (2015) . Plays From The Album Choices, . Footprints (2010) . w/ Metropole Orkest - North Sea Jazz (2007) . w/ Poncho Sanchez - Epk . Perugia (1994) . Tribute To…

Happy Birthday Roy Haynes. ‘Vive Le Roy’

This day (March 13, 1925 ), in Boston, Massachusetts, is born Roy Owen Haynes, an American jazz drummer.Tracklist : w/ David Kikoski (2019) . The 7-Decade Career of Drummer Roy Haynes (2018) . w/ The Fountain Of Youth Quartet - At Dizzy'S Club (2011) . Interview . Various (2009) . w/ Chick Corea - Duet (2009) . w/ Pat Metheny, Dave Holland - How Insensitive (1992) . Red Rodney All Stars - At…

Happy Birthday Benny Golson. ‘Along Came Benny’

This day (January 25, 1929), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is born Benny Golson,an American bebop & hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist.Tracklist : Take The A Train (2009) . Killer Joe (2009) . Interview & Live. . Milt Jackson & Benny Golson & Art Farmer & NHØP - Blues for Diahann (1997) . Freddie Hubbard & Stablemates (1989) . w/ Alan Branscombe, Dave Goldberg, Tubby Hayes -…

Blue Note publish Lena Horne’s last album : ‘Seasons of a Life’ (2006)

Lena Horne's 'Seasons of a Life' is her last album recorded between 1993 and 1997 and released on January 24, 2006 by Blue Note. Track Listing : 1.Black Is (Marissa Dodge) - 05:20 . 2.Maybe (Billy Strayhorn) - 02:42 . 3.I'Ve Got To Have You (Kris Kristofferson) - 04:15 . 4.I'Ll Always Leave The Door A Little Open (Richard Rodney) - 03:45 . 5.You'Re The One (Billy Strayhorn) - 02:54 . 6.Something…

We remember Freddie Hubbard ‘Hubiquity’

This day (December 29, 2008), in Sherman Oaks, California, died Freddie Hubbard, an American jazz trumpeter.Tracklist : w/ Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter - Cantaloupe Island (1985) . The Intrepid Fox (1990) . w/ Joe Henderson - Maiden Voyage (1986) . Fantasy In D (1982) . Straight Life (1975) . Birdlike (1967) . w/ Art Blakey - Moanin' (1992) . Tracklist : Red Clay . Open Sesame .…

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…

Four Jazz Messengers Euro Gigs

On October 9, 1989, two days before his 70th birthday, Art Blakey took his Jazz Messengers to the Leverkusen Jazz festival in Germany.The concert turned out to be a special event when ex Messengers joined the party. From the Fifties / Sixties line-ups : Benny Golson, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, Jackie McLean. From the Eighties : Terence Blanchard and Donald Harrison.Benny…

Art Blakey celebrates his 70th birthday with an all-star band (1989)

October 9, 1989 - for his 70th birthday, Art Blakey has invited past members of the Jazz Messengers such as Freddie Hubbard, Terence Blanchard, Curtis Fuller, Jackie McLean, Donald Harrison, Benny Golson, Wayne Shorter, Walter Davis, Jr., Buster Williams, Roy Haynes and Michelle Hendricks at Leverkusen Jazz Festival in Germany

Playing Coltrane

'Naima','Giant Steps', 'Mr.PC' etc. John Coltrane whose birthday is today, has left next to fifty compositions. Some of them have been extensively covered by famous and not so famous jazz artists.Dave Liebman, Wayne Shorter, Jack DeJohnette, Michael Brecker, Joshua Redman, McCoy Tynerr, Ravi Coltrane, Christian McBride, Roy Haynes, Bobby Hutcherson, Marcus Miller, Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts,…

Happy Birthday Wayne Shorter. ‘You Are So Wayne’

This day (August 25, 1933), in Newark, New Jersey, is born Wayne Shorter, an American jazz saxophonist and composer.Digest Tracklist : The Three Marias (2017) . w/ Wynton Marsalis & JLCO – Yes Or No (2016) . w/ Herbie Hancock – @Jazz_in_Marciac (2014) . w/ Esperanza Spalding – Footprints (2013) . w/ Herbie Hancock, Brian Blade, Dave Holland – Sonrisa (2004) . w/ Carlos Santana – Apache (2003)…

We Remember Chuck Loeb. ‘All You Need Is Loeb’

This day (July 31, 2017), in , died Chuck Loeb a guitarist, member of Fourplay and others.Digest Tracklist : w/ The Fourplay - Sonnymoon (2012) . w/ The Fourplay - Bali Run . Rock With You (2010) . w/ New Voices - Dont You Worry About A Thing (2009) . Sarao (2008) . w/ Steps Ahead - Trains (1985) . w/ Steps Ahead – Live in Italy (1985) . . Tracklist : The Music Inside . Tropical .…

Art Blakey plays at Montreux Jazz (1983)

July 23, 1983 - Art Blakey plays with Terence Blanchard (tp), Donald Harrison (as), Jean Toussaint (ts), Johnny O'Neal (p), Lonnie Plaxico (b) at "Montreux Jazz Festival", Switzerland

Christian Scott – Stretch Music (Introducing Elena Pinderhughes)

Released on September 18, 2015, "Stretch Music (Introducing Elena Pinderhughes)" is the eleventh album by Christian ScottTrack Listing : 1.Sunrise In Beijing . 2.Twin . 3.Perspectives . 4.West Of The West . 5.Liberation Over Gangsterism . 6.The Corner . 7.Of A New Cool . 8.Runnin In 7'S (For Big Chief Donald Harrison Sr) . 9.Tantric . 10.The Last Chieftain . 11.The Horizon Musicians : Christian…

We remember Billy Preston. ‘Billy the Fith’

This day (June 6, 2006), in Scottsdale, Arizona, died William Everett Billy Preston a.k.a Billy Preston, a musician whose work often nicknamed The Fifth BeatleTracklist : 1 . w/ Michael McDonald - I Was Made to Love Her (2005) 2 . w/ Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty - My sweet lord (2002) 3 . Nothing From Nothing (1987) 4 . w/ Patti LaBelle, Joe Cocker - You Are So Beautiful…

This week In Male Balladeers 22/52

Bryan Ferry, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Dan Auerbach, Elvis Costello, Country Joe McDonald, Pokey LaFarge, Chris Cornell, John Hiatt, Kevin Godley, Graham Gouldman, Jeff Buckley, Bill Withers

Sire release Talking Heads’s fifth album ‘Speaking in Tongues’ featuring ‘Burning Down the House’ (1983)

Talking Heads's 'Speaking in Tongues' feat. 'Burning Down the House' is their fifth studio album released on May 31, 1983 by Sire.1 . Burning Down the House (Official Video) 2 . Making Flippy Floppy (Stop Making Sense) 3 . Swamp 4 . Burning Down the House (Letterman '83) 5 . Burning Down the House (2002 Inductions) Track Listing : 1.Burning Down The House (David Byrne, Talking Heads) - 04:01 .…

Epic release Stevie Ray Vaughan’s second album ‘Couldn’t Stand the Weather’ recorded with Double Trouble (1984)

Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'Couldn't Stand the Weather' is his second studio album recorded with Double Trouble and released on May 15, 1984 by Epic.Track Listing : 1.Scuttle Buttin' (Stevie Ray Vaughan) - 01:52 . 2.Couldn'T Stand The Weather (Stevie Ray Vaughan) - 04:40 . 3.The Things (That) I Used To Do (Eddie Jones) - 04:55 . 4.Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (Jimi Hendrix) - 08:01 . 5.Cold Shot (W. C.…

Happy Birthday David Byrne. ‘Headmaster’

This day (May 14, 1952), in Dumbarton, Scotland, is born David Byrne, American singer-songwriter and guitanist, frontman of Talking HeadsDigest Tracklist : I Feel It In My Heart (w/ Talking Heads, The Kitchen ’76) . Psycho Killer (w/ Talking Heads, CBGB, 1975) . Don’t Worry About The Government (w/ Talking Heads) . With Dick Clark (w/ Talking Heads) . Warning Sign (w/ Talking Heads, Capitol…

Shelter Records publish ‘Leon Russell and the Shelter People’ (1971)

'Leon Russell and the Shelter People' is his second solo album released on May 3, 1971 by Shelter.Track Listing : 1.Stranger In A Strange Land (Leon Russell, Don Preston) - 04:01 . 2.Of Thee I Sing (Leon Russell, Don Preston) - 04:22 . 3.A Hard Rain'S A-Gonna Fall (Bob Dylan) - 05:08 . 4.Crystal Closet Queen (Leon Russell) - 02:59 . 5.Home Sweet Oklahoma (Leon Russell) - 03:26 . 6.Alcatraz (Leon…

Gordy publish The Temptations’ album : ‘A Song for You’ featuring ‘Happy People’ and ‘Shakey Ground’ (1975)

The Temptations' 'A Song for You' is an album featuring then-lead singer Dennis Edwards on the title track and released on January 16, 1975 by Gordy. Track Listing : 1.Happy People (Don Baldwin, Jeffrey Bowen, Lionel Richie) - 03:38 . 2.Glasshouse (Charlemagne) - 03:54 . 3.Shakey Ground (Jeffrey Bowen, Al Boyd, Eddie Hazel) - 04:03 . 4.The Prophet (Jeffrey Bowen, Kathy Wakefield) - 04:28 . 5.Happy…

Sire publish David Byrne’s ‘The Catherine Wheel,’ a musical score commissioned by Twyla Tharp (1981)

David Byrne's 'The Catherine Wheel' is a musical score commissioned by Twyla Tharp for her dance project and released in December 1981 by Sire.Track Listing : 1.His Wife Refused (David Byrne) - 04:26 . 2.Two Soldiers (David Byrne, Brian Eno) (David Byrne) - 04:45 . 3.The Red House (David Byrne) - 03:17 . 4.My Big Hands (Fall Through The Cracks) (David Byrne) - 02:45 . 5.Big Business (David Byrne,…

Steely Dan release their seventh album : ‘Gaucho’ featuring ‘Hey Nineteen’ (1980)

Steely Dan's 'Gaucho' feat. 'Hey Nineteen' is their seventh studio album released on November 21, 1980 by Mca.Track Listing : 1.Babylon Sisters (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 05:55 . 2.Hey Nineteen (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 05:10 . 3.Glamour Profession (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 07:29 . 4.Gaucho Walter Becker, Donald Fagen, Keith Jarrett) - 05:32 . 5.Time Out Of Mind (Walter Becker,…

Whitney Houston releases her third album : ‘I’m Your Baby Tonight’ featuring next to the title track ‘All the Man That I Need’ and ‘Miracle’ (1990)

Whitney Houston's 'I'm Your Baby Tonight' is the third studio album released on November 6, 1990 by Arista Records.Track Listing : 1.I'M Your Baby Tonight (L.A. Reid, Babyface) - 05:01 . 2.My Name Is Not Susan (Eric Foster White) - 04:40 . 3.All The Man That I Need (Dean Pitchford, Michael Gore) - 04:11 . 4.Lover For Life (Sam Dees) - 04:49 . 5.Anymore (L.A. Reid, Babyface) - 04:24 . 6.Miracle…

Talking Heads travel to New-Jersey (1980)

November 4, 1980 - The Talking Heads - that is David Byrne (voc,g), Jerry Harrison (g,kb,voc), Tina Weymouth (b,kb), Chris Frantz (d,voc) plus Adrian Belew (g,voc), Bernie Worrell (kb), Busta Cherry Jones (b), Steve Scales (perc) and Dollette McDonald (voc) - are at Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ

This week In ’80s Throwback’ 44/52

Sade, Donald Fagen, Crosby, Stills, Nash . Young, Los Lobos, George Michael, George Harrison, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Bryan Ferry, ABBA, Cocteau Twins, Nick Cave . The Bad Seeds, Sinéad O'ConnorThey are the '80s Throwback' artists selected among the 340 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Sade . The Sweetest Taboo Lifted…

John Lennon releases his second solo album : ‘Imagine’ featuring the title track plus ‘Jealous Guy’ (1971)

John Lennon 's 'Imagine' is his second studio album co-produced with Phil Spector and released on September 9, 1971 by AppleTrack Listing : 1.Imagine (John Lennon, Yoko Ono) - 03:01 . 2.Crippled Inside (John Lennon) - 03:47 . 3.Jealous Guy (John Lennon) - 04:14 . 4.It'S So Hard (John Lennon) - 02:25 . 5.I Don'T Want To Be A Soldier (John Lennon) - 06:05 . 6.Gimme Some Truth (John Lennon) -…

Paul Simon releases his seventh album : ‘Graceland’ featuring ‘You Can Call Me Al’ and ‘The Boy in the Bubble’ (1986)

Paul Simon's 'Graceland' is his seventh studio album released on August 12, 1986 by Warner Bros.Track listing : 1.The Boy in the Bubble (Forere Motloheloa, Paul Simon) - 03:59 . 2.Graceland (Paul Simon) - 04:48 . 3.I Know What I Know (General MD Shirinda, Paul Simon) - 03:13 . 4.Gumboots (Lulu Masilela, Jonhjon Mkhalali, Paul Simon) - 02:44 . 5.Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes (Joseph…

Morcheeba release their third album ‘Fragments of Freedom’ (2000)

Morcheeba 's 'Fragments of Freedom' is their third album, released on August 7, 2000 by Sire/Reprise/Warner Bros. Records.Track Listing : 1.World Looking In (Skye Edwards, Paul Godfrey, Ross Godfrey) - 04:07 . 2.Rome Wasn'T Built In A Day (Skye Edwards, Paul Godfrey, Ross Godfrey) - 03:35 . 3.Love Is Rare (Paul Godfrey, Ross Godfrey) - 04:04 . 4.Let It Go (Paul Godfrey, Ross Godfrey) - 04:45 . 5.A…