Lonnie Smith records ‘Drives,’ an album for Blue Note (1970)

Lonnie Smith's 'Drives' is an album recorded on January 2, 1970 and released in 1970 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Twenty-Five Miles (Lonnie Smith) - 05:36 . 2.Spinning Wheel (David Clayton-Thomas) - 07:30 . 3.Seven Steps To Heaven (Miles Davis, Victor Feldman) - 05:43 . 4.Psychedelic Pi (Lonnie Smith) - 06:40 . 5.Who'S Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (Don Kirkpatrick, Keith Knox) - 10:17 Francis…

Dr. Lonnie Smith trio visits Granada (2013)

November 8, 2013 - Hammond B3 virtuoso Dr. Lonnie Smith will play with guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg and drummer Jonathan Blake for the "Festival Internacional de Jazz de Granada" at Teatro Isabel la Católica in Granada, Spain

Kanye West releases his debut album : ‘The College Dropout’ featuring ‘Through the Wire,’ ‘Jesus Walks,’ ‘All Falls Down’ and ‘Slow Jamz’…

Kanye West's 'The College Dropout' is his debut studio album released on February 10, 2004 by Roc-A-Fella Records.Track Listing : 1.Intro (Kanye West) - 00:19 . 2.We Don'T Care (Kanye West, Miri Ben-Ari, Ross Vannelli) - 03:59 . . 3.Graduation Day (Kanye West, John Stephens Miri Ben-Ari) - 01:22 . 4.All Falls Down (Kanye West, Lauryn Hill) - 03:43 . . 5.I'Ll Fly Away (Albert E. Brumley) - 01:09…

Happy Birthday Lonnie Liston Smith. ‘Mr. Smith Goes To Liston’

This day ( December 28, 1940), in  Richmond, Virginia, is born Lonnie Liston Smith, Jr., an American jazz, soul, and funk musician.Tracklist : Session for Jazz FM (2017) . Expansions ( 2010) . Interview - On The Corner With Miles Davis. . Interview . w/ Phyllis Hyman - On Bet . w/ Phyllis Hyman - Obsession . What Is This Thing Called Love ? . Tracklist : Expansions . A Chance for Peace . Give…

R.E.M. release their eighth album : ‘Automatic for the People’ featuring ‘Drive’ and ‘Everybody Hurts’ (1992)

R.E.M.'s 'Automatic for the People' feat. 'Drive' is their eighth studio album co-produced with Scott Litt and released on October 5, 1992 by Warner Bros. Records. Track Listing : 1.Drive (Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Bill Berry) - 04:31 . 2.Try Not To Breathe (Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Bill Berry) - 03:50 . 3.The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite (Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike…

Jay-Z releases his debut album : ‘ Reasonable Doubt’ featuring Mary J. Blige and The Notorious B.I.G. (1996)

Jay-Z' 'Reasonable Doubt' is his debut studio album featuring Mary J. Blige and The Notorious B.I.G. among others and released on June 25, 1996 by Roc-A-Fella / Priority1 . Can't Knock the Hustle (w/ Mary j. Blige) 2 . Can't Knock the Hustle (w/ Mary j. Blige, at David Letterman 04.04.2008) 3 . The Making of Reasonable Doubt: Brooklyns Finest 4 . Dead Presidents (Official Video) 5 . Dead…

Miles Davis records ‘On the Corner’ for Columbia (1972)

Miles Davis' 'On the Corner' is a studio album recorded on June 1, 6 and July 7, 1972 and released on October 11, 1972 by Columbia.1 . Turnaroundphrase (November 3 1973, Vienna) 2 . On The Corner Session (Interviews NY) Track Listing : 1.On The Corner; New York Girl; Thinkin' One Thing And Doin' Another; Vote For Miles (Miles Davis) - 20:02 . 2.Black Satin (Miles Davis) - 05:20 . 3.One And One…

This week In Jazz Legends 21/52

Christian Scott, Quintet, Bob James, David Sanborn, George Benson, Southside Aces, Evan Christopher, Irvin Mayfield, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Lou Donaldson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Camilo, Tomatito, Ramsey Lewis Trio, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Ben Sidran, Archie Shepp

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 . .…

George Benson starts the recording of ‘I Got a Woman and Some Blues’ (1969)

George Benson's 'I Got a Woman and Some Blues' is an album recorded on April 30, May 20, June 4, August 19 & 20and September 3, 1969 and released in 1984 by A&M.Track Listing : 1.I Got A Woman (Ray Charles, Renald Richard) - 05:01 . 2.Out Of The Blue (Henry Nemo, Will Jason) - 03:18 . 3.Bluesadelic (George Benson) - 04:14 . 4.Durham'S Turn (George Benson) - 04:06 . 5.Good Morning Blues…

Columbia publish ‘Big Fun,’ an album by Miles Davis recorded over a period of four years (1974)

Miles Davis 'Big Fun' is a double album recorded between 1969 and 1972 and released on April 19, 1974 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Great Expectations (Miles Davis, Joe Zawinul) / Orange Lady (Joe Zawinul) – 27:23 . 2.Ife (Miles Davis) – 21:34 . 3.Recollections (Joe Zawinul) - 18:55 . 4.Trevere (Miles Davis) – 05:55 . 5.Go Ahead John (Miles Davis) – 28:27 . 6.Lonely Fire (Miles Davis) – 21:21 .…

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…

Happy Birthday Joey DeFrancesco. ‘Organ Honor’

This day (April 10, 1971), in Springfield, Pennsylvania (USA), is born Joey DeFrancesco, an American jazz organist.Digest Tracklist : In the Key of the Universe (2019) . One Hundred Ways (2018) . w/ George Benson - I'll Drink To That . Auld Lang Syne (2015) . At long last love (2014) . David Sanborn & Joey Defrancesco - Let The Good Times Roll . Joey Defrancesco Trio @ Moody Jazz Cafè (2012)…

MCA publish Common’s fourth album : ‘Like Water For Chocolate’ featuring ‘The Light’ (2000)

Common's 'Like Water for Chocolate' is his fourth studio album featuring 'The Light' and released on March 28, 2000 by MCATrack Listing : 1.Time Travelin' (Lonnie Lynn, Michael Archer, James Poyser, James Yancey) - 06:37 . 2.Heat (Lonnie Lynn) - 03:41 . 3.Cold Blooded (Lonnie Lynn, Ahmir Thompson, Michael Archer, Rahzel Brown, Tariq Trotter, Kelo Saunders) - 04:58 . 4.Dooinit (Lonnie Lynn, James…

Stones Throw publish Madvillain’s debut album : ‘Madvillainy’ produced by members MF Doom and Madlib (2004)

Madvillain's 'Madvillainy' is their debut studio album produced by members of the duo, MF Doom and Madlib and released on March 23, 2004 by Stones Throw Records. Track Listing : 1.The Illest Villains (Daniel Dumile, Otis Jackson Jr.) - 01:55 . 2.Accordion (Daniel Dumile, Otis Jackson Jr.) - 01:58 . . 3.Meat Grinder (Daniel Dumile, Otis Jackson Jr.) - 02:11 . . 4.Bistro (Daniel Dumile, Otis…

Roland Kirk records ‘Here Comes the Whistleman’ for Atlantic Records (1965)

Roland Kirk's 'Here Comes the Whistleman' is an album recorded on March 14, 1965 and released the same year by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.The Roots (Roland Kirk) - 04:09 . 2.Here Comes The Whistleman (Roland Kirk) - 04:53 . 3.I Wished On The Moon (Dorothy Parker, Ralph Rainger) - 04:48 . 4.Making Love After Hours (Roland Kirk) - 04:20 . 5.Yesterdays (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) - 03:54 .…

Pharoah Sanders records ‘Karma,’ an album for Impulse! (1969)

Pharoah Sanders' 'Karma' is an album recorded on February 14 & 19, 1969 and released the same year by Impulse!.Track Listing : 1.The Creator Has A Master Plan (Pharoah Sanders, Leon Thomas) - 32:46 . 2.Colors (Pharoah Sanders, Leon Thomas) - 05:37Musicians : Pharoah Sanders – Sax (Tenor) . Leon Thomas – Percussion, Vocals . Julius Watkins – French Horn . James Spaulding – Flute On (1) .…

Don Was walks the Dinosaur [once more] (2016)

January 23, 2016 - Don Was will receive an award then perform with Dr. Lonnie Smith before recreating Was (Not Was) with Harry Bowens and "Sweet Pea" Atkinson at the Anaheim Hilton’s Pacific Ballroom

This week In Jazz Legends 01/52

Dr. Lonnie Smith, James Carter Organ Trio, Chris Potter, Michel Petrucciani, David Sanborn, Grover Washington Jr., Art Blakey . The Jazz Messengers, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Charles Mingus, Mccoy Tyner, Erroll Garner, The Timex All StarThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 185 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1…

Happy Birthday Chris Potter

This day (January 1st, 1971), in Chicago, Illinois,, is born Chris Potter, an American jazz saxophonist, composer and multi-instrumentalist.Tracklist : w/ NYU Ensemble - Tangerine (2019) . w/ Dr Lonnie Smith Trio - @ Festival International de Jazz de Montréal (2018) . w/ Danilo Pérez, Avishai Cohen, Wycliffe Gordon, Ben Street & Adam Cruz (2017) . w/Ari Hoenig - @ Smalls Jazzcub (2015) .…

Geffen Records publish Mary J. Blige’s seventh album : ‘The Breakthrough’ (2005)

Mary J. Blige's 'The Breakthrough' is her seventh studio album released on December 20, 2005 by Geffen Records.Track Listing : 1.No One Will Do (Erik Ortiz, Kevin Crowe, Clifford Brown Iii, Dave Young, Bunny Sigler) - 04:46 . 2.Enough Cryin (Mary J. Blige, Rodney Jerkins, Sean Garrett, Shawn Carter) - 04:20 . 3.About You (Mary J. Blige, William Adams, Keith Harris, Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse)…

Stanley Turrentine records for CTI ‘Sugar,’ an album with Freddie Hubbard, George Benson, Ron Carter et al (1970)

Stanley Turrentine's 'Sugar' is an album recorded mainly during November 1970 with among others, Freddie Hubbard, George Benson, Ron Carter, ... and released In 1971 By CTI.Track Listing : 1.Sugar (Stanley Turrentine) - 10:03 . 2.Sunshine Alley (Butch Cornell) - 10:48 . 3.Impressions (John Coltrane) - 14:14 . 4.Gibraltar (Stanley Turrentine) - 9:35 Pete Turner ALSO READOfficial…

Wu-Tang Clan release their debut album : ‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’ (1993)

Wu-Tang Clan 's 'Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)' is their debut studio album produced by group's leader RZA released on November 9, 1993, by Loud Track Listing : 1.Bring Da Ruckus (Rza, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Gza) . - 04:10 . 2.Shame On A Nigga (Intro: Raekwon . Chorus & First Verse: Ol' Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Raekwon, Ol' Dirty Bastard) . - 02:57 . 3.Clan In Da…

Happy Birthday Lou Donaldson. ‘Blues Walking With Lou’

This day (November 1, 1926), in Badin, North Carolina, is born Lou Donaldson, an American jazz alto saxophonist.Digest Tracklist : Whiskey Drinkin’ Woman’ (2015) . Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky (2013) . Blues Walk . w/ Lonnie Smith – Alligator Boogaloo (2004) . What a wonderful world . w/ Arnett Cobb, Jimmy Ford & Calvin Owens – Take The A Train (1986) . Summertime (1986) . Lou Donaldson Top…

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…

Blue Note publish Norah Jones’ sixth album : ‘Day Breaks’ (2016)

Norah Jones' 'Day Breaks' is her sixth solo studio album featuring compositions by Horace Silver and Duke Ellington and released on October 7, 2016.Track Listing : 1.Burn (Norah Jones, Sarah Oda) - 04:38 . 2.Tragedy (Norah Jones, Sarah Oda) - 04:14 . 3.Flipside (Norah Jones, Peter Remm) - 03:41 . 4.It'S A Wonderful Time For Love (Norah Jones, Sarah Oda) - 03:53 . 5.And Then There Was You (Norah…

Epic publish Macy Gray’s second album : ‘The Id’ featuring ‘Sexual Revolution’ (2001)

Macy Gray's 'The Id' is her second studio album released on September 18, 2001 by Epic. Tracklisting : 1.Relating to a Psychopath (Macy Gray, Jeremy Ruzumna, David Wilder, Darryl Swann) - 04:48 . 2.Boo (Macy Gray, Jeremy Ruzumna, David Wilder, Darryl Swann, Victor Indrizzo, Zac Rae) - 04:25 . 3.Sexual Revolution (Macy Gray, Jeremy Ruzumna, David Wilder, Darryl Swann) - 04:45 . 4.Hey Young World…

Kanye West releases his second album : ‘Late Registration’ featuring ‘Gold Digger’ (2005)

Kanye West's 'Late Registration' is his second studio album featuring Adam Levine, Lupe Fiasco, Jamie Foxx, Common, Jay-Z, Brandy, Nas and more as guests and released on August 30, 2005 by Roc-A-Fella / Def Jam.Track Listing : 1.Wake Up Mr. West (Michael Masser, Gerry Goffin) - 00:41 . Sample : "Someone That I Used To Love" By Natalie Cole] . 2.Heard 'Em Say (Kanye West, Adam Levine, Michael…

MCA publish Mary J. Blige’s fourth album : ‘Mary’ (1999)

Mary J. Blige's 'Mary' is her fourth studio album, released on August 17, 1999 by MCA.Track Listing : 1.All That I Can Say (Lauryn Hill) - 05:30 . 2.Sexy (Mary J. Blige, Jadakiss, Stevie Wonder) - 04:47 . . 3.Deep Inside (Mary J. Blige, Kevin Deane, Tara Geter, Elton John, Bernie Taupin) - 05:26 . . 4.Beautiful Ones (Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Rich Harrison, Cecily Ward) - 05:59 . . 5.I'M In…

Happy Birthday Steve Grossman. ‘New Year’

This day (August 13, 2020), died Steve Grossman an American jazz fusion and hard bop saxophonist.Tracklist : Grabacion . w/ Andrea Nunzi (2012) . Una Mas (2010) . Take The D Train (2008) . live at Ischia (2010) . Sunside Jazz Club (2007) . Steve Grossman Quartet - Gouvy (2008) . The Pace Report Interview . w/ Miles Davis - Jean-Pierre (1991) . Unknown . In A Sentimental Mood (1994) . Tracklist…