Ernie Watts brings his quartet to Poland (2012)

August 25, 2012 - The Ernie Watts Quartet - that is Ernie Watts (s), Christof Saenger (p), Rudi Engel (b) and Heinrich Koebberling (d) - performs at "18th International Jazz" at the Old Town Square in Warsaw, Poland

Branford Marsalis records ‘Trio Jeepy’ with Jeff Tain Watts and Milt Hinton (1988)

Branford Marsalis' 'Trio Jeepy' is an album recorded on January 3-4, 1988 with bassist Milt Hinton and released in June 1989 By Sony Music.Track Listing : 1.Housed From Edward (Branford Marsalis) - 09:27 . 2.The Nearness Of You (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington) - 10:30 . 3.Three Little Words (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby) - 05:07 . 4.Makin' Whoopee (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) - 00:47 . 5.U.M.M.G.…

The Rolling Stones release ‘Still Life,’ a live album recorded during their previous year American Tour (1982)

The Rolling Stones' 'Still Life' is a live album recorded during the band's American Tour in 1981 and released on June 1, 1982 by Rolling Stones/Virgin.1 . Let's Spend The Night Together (Tempe, Arizona '81) 2 . Shattered (Tempe, Arizona '81) 3 . The Shattered (Hampton Coliseum , 1981) 4 . The Twenty Flight Rock (Hampton Coliseum, 1981) 5 . Twenty Flight Rock (Tempe, Arizona '81) 6 . The Going To…

Charlie Haden records ‘In Angel City’ with Quartet West (1988)

In Angel City' by Charlie Haden's Quartet West is an album recorded on May 30-June 1, 1988.1 . First Song (w/ Quartet West) 2 . First Song (w/ Pat Metheny) Track Listing : 1.Sunday At The Hillcrest (Charlie Haden) - 06:21 . 2.First Song (Charlie Haden) - 06:57 . 3.The Red Wind (Pat Metheny) - 04:55 . 4.Blue In Green (Miles Davis, Bill Evans) - 07:16 . 5.Alpha (Ornette Coleman) - 06:27 . 6.Live…

Quincy Jones releases ‘The Dude’ featuring ‘Ai No Corrida’ and James Ingram (1981)

Quincy Jones' 'The Dude' is a studio album featuring James Ingram's debut and released in March 1981 by A&M.Track Listing : 1.Ai No Corrida (Chaz Jankel, Kenny Young) - 01:43 . 2.The Dude Rod (Temperton, Patti Austin) - 04:16 . 3.Just Once (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) - 03:28 . 4.Betcha Wouldn'T Hurt Me (Stevie Wonder, Stephanie Andrews) - 03:06 . 5.Somethin' Special (Rod Temperton) - 06:06 .…

This week In Jazz Legends (special sax & trumpet) 09/52

Dizzy Gillespie, Sam Rivers, Chris Potter, Woody Shaw, Paul Desmond, Wynton Marsalis, Ernie Watts, Wayne Shorter, Arturo Sandoval, Benny Golson, Jan Garbarek, James Carter, Roy Hargrove, Dave KozThey are the "Jazz Legends (special sax . trumpet)" performers selected among the 354 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Dizzy Gillespie .…

Warner Bros. publish ‘Rickie Lee Jones,’ her debut eponymous album featuring ‘Chuck E.’S In Love’ (1979)

'Rickie Lee Jones' is her eponymous debut album released on February 28, 1979 by Warner Bros.Track Listing : 1.Chuck E.'S In Love (Rickie Lee Jones) - 03:28 . 2.On Saturday Afternoons In 1963 (Rickie Lee Jones) - 02:31 . 3.Night Train (Rickie Lee Jones) - 03:14 . 4.Young Blood (Rickie Lee Jones) - 04:04 . 5.Easy Money (Rickie Lee Jones) - 03:16 . 6.The Last Chance Texaco (Rickie Lee Jones) -…

Steely Dan release their third album ‘Pretzel Logic’ featuring ‘Rikki Don’t Lose That Number’ (1974)

Steely Dan's 'Pretzel Logic' is their third studio album fully written by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen and released on February 20, 1974 by ABC.Track Listing : 1.Rikki Don'T Lose That Number (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 04:30 . 2.Night By Night (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 03:36 . 3.Any Major Dude Will Tell You (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 03:05 . 4.Barrytown (Walter Becker, Donald…

Arista publish ‘Whitney Houston,’ her eponymous debut album featuring ‘You Give Good Love,’ ‘Saving All My Love for You’ and ‘How Will I Know’ (1985)

'Whitney Houston' feat. '"Saving All My Love for You' and 'How Will I Know' is her self-titled debut album released on February 14, 1985 by Arista.Track Listing : 1.You Give Good Love (Lala) - 04:36 . 2.Thinking About You (Kashif, Lala) - 05:24 . 3.Someone For Me (Raymond Jones, Freddie Washington) - 04:58 . 4.Saving All My Love For You (Gerry Goffin, Michael Masser) - 03:58 . 5.Nobody Loves Me…

Kurt Elling records ‘Dedicated to You: Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman,’ a live album for Concord (2009)

'Dedicated to You: Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman' is a live album that Elling recorded on January 21, 2009 at The Allen Room, Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts in New York City.and released on June 23, 2009 by Concord.Track Listing : 1.All Or Nothing At All (Arthur Altman, Jack Lawrence) - 06:52 . 2.It'S Easy To Remember (And So Hard To Forget) (Lorenz Hart, Richard…

Warner Bros. publish Randy Newman’s seventh album : ‘Trouble in Paradise’ featuring ‘I Love L.A.’ (1983)

Randy Newman's 'Trouble in Paradise' is his seventh album released on January 17, 1983 by Warner Bros.Track Listing : 1.I Love L.A. (Randy Newman) - 03:29 . 2.Christmas In Capetown (Randy Newman) - 04:21 . 3.The Blues (Randy Newman) - 03:01 . 4.Same Girl (Randy Newman) - 02:53 . 5.Mikey'S (Randy Newman) - 02:10 . 6.My Life Is Good (Randy Newman) - 04:38 . 7.Miami (Randy Newman) - 04:04 . 8.Real…

We remember Michael Brecker. ‘Ace Brecker’

This day (January 13, 2007), in New York City, New York, died Michael Brecker, an American jazz saxophonist and composer.Tracklist : Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (2003) . Delta City Blues (1998) . Peep (1990) . w/ Bill Evans, Ernie Watts, Stanley Turrentine - Four Sleepers / Pools (1989) . w/ Pat Metheny - Song For Bilbao . Choral (1983) . w/ Ben Sidran - Someday My Prince Will Come (1978) .…

Happy Birthday Lee Ritenour. ‘Captain Lee’

This day (January 11, 1952), in Los Angeles, California, is born Lee Ritenour, an American jazz guitarist.Tracklist : w/ Dave Grusin - KNKX Studio Session (2019) . Stone Flower (2018) . w/ Dave Grusin - Amager Bio (2017) . A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That (2016) . Rio Funk (2015) . w/ Friends - @ Jarasum Jazz Festival (2013) . w/ Dave Grusin - Minden Jazz Club ( 2012 = . w/ Mike…

Marvin Gaye records for Tamla, ‘Marvin Gaye Live!’ at Oakland Coliseum in California (1974)

'Marvin Gaye Live!' is his second live album, recorded on January 4, 1974 at Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California On June 19, 1974 and released by Tamla Records.Track Listing : 1.Introduction – 0:34 . 2.Overture (Marvin Gaye) - 02:24 . 3.Trouble Man (Marvin Gaye) - 06:36 . 4.Flyin' High (In The Friendly Sky)/ Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) (Marvin Gaye, Anna Gordy Gaye, Elgie Stover) - 04:28 .…

Sarah Vaughan records her last album : ‘Brazilian Romance’ produced by Sérgio Mendes (1987)

Sarah Vaughan's 'Brazilian Romance' is her last (and her third of Brazilian music) album produced by Sérgio Mendes, recorded in January 1987 and released the same year by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Make This City Ours Tonight (Tracy Mann, Milton Nascimento) - 02:57 . 2.Romance (Danilo Caymmi, Tracy Mann, Paulo César Pinheiro) - 03:30 . 3.Love And Passion (Tracy Mann, Milton Nascimento) - 03:58 .…

Columbia publish Neil Diamond’s thirteenth album : ‘September Morn’ (1979)

Neil Diamond's 'September Morn' is his thirteenth album released on December 22, 1979 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.September Morn (Gilbert Bécaud, Neil Diamond) - 03:51 . 2.Mama Don'T Know (Gilbert Bécaud, Neil Diamond) - 03:55 . 3.That Kind (Carole Bayer Sager, Neil Diamond) - 03:18 . 4.Jazz Time (Neil Diamond, Tom Hensley) - 03:30 . 5.The Good Lord Loves You (Richard Fagan) - 04:42 . 6.Dancing…

Charlie Haden records ‘Quartet West,’ an album for Verve (1986)

Charlie Haden's 'Quartet West' is an album recorded on December 22 and 23, 1986 and released in 1987 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Hermitage (Pat Metheny) - 07:59 . 2.Body And Soul (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) - 06:19 . 3.The Good Life (Ornette Coleman) - 04:39 . 4.In The Moment (Charlie Haden) - 06:06 . 5.Bay City (Charlie Haden) - 06:46 . 6.My Foolish Heart (Ned…

James Brown records ‘Soul on Top’ with conductor Oliver Nelson and Louie Bellson & his orchestra (1969)

James Brown's 'Soul on Top' is an album recorded on November 10–11, 1969, with conductor Oliver Nelson and Louie Bellson & his orchestra and released in 1970 By King.Track Listing : 1.That'S My Desire (Helmy Kressa, Carroll Loveday) - 04:10 . 2.Your Cheatin' Heart (Hank Williams) - 02:59 . 3.What Kind Of Fool Am I? (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) - 03:06 . 4.It'S A Man'S, Man'S, Man'S…

Kurt Elling sings in Belgrade (2009)

November 1, 2009 - Kurt Elling sings with Laurence Hobgood (p), Harish Raghavan (b), Quincy Davis (d), Ernie Watts (s) and Terence Blanchard (tp) at "Belgrade Jazz Festival" in Serbia

Paul McCartney releases his fourth solo album : ‘Pipes of Peace’ featuring ‘Say Say Say’ (1983)

Paul McCartney's 'Pipes of Peace' feat. 'Say Say Say' is his fourth studio album released on October 28, 1983 by Parlophone / Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Pipes Of Peace (Paul McCartney) - 03:56 . 2.Say Say Say (Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson) - 03:55 . 3.The Other Me (Paul McCartney) - 03:58 . 4.Keep Under Cover (Paul McCartney) - 03:05 . 5.So Bad (Paul McCartney) - 03:20 . 6.The Man (Paul…

Motown publish ‘Lionel Richie,’ his eponymous debut solo album featuring ‘Truly,’ ‘You Are’ and ‘My Love’ (1982)

'Lionel Richie' is his debut solo album after he left the Commodores, released on October 6, 1982 By Motown.Track Listing : 1.Serves You Right (John Mcclain, Greg Phillinganes, Lionel Richie) – 05:14 . 2.Wandering Stranger (Lionel Richie) – 05:38 . 3.Tell Me (David Cochrane, Lionel Richie) – 05:32 . 4.My Love (Lionel Richie) – 04:08 . 5.Round And Round (David Cochrane, Lionel Richie) – 04:57 .…

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 –…

Tamla Records publish Marvin Gaye’s twelfth album : ‘Let’s Get It On’ (1973)

Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On' is his twelfth studio album released on August 28, 1973 by Tamla Records. Track listing : 1.Let's Get It On (Marvin Gaye, Ed Townsend) - 04:44 . 2.Please Stay (Once You Go Away) (Marvin Gaye, Ed Townsend) - 03:32 . 3.If I Should Die Tonight (Marvin Gaye, Ed Townsend) - 03:57 . 4.Keep Gettin' It On (Marvin Gaye, Ed Townsend) - 03:12 . 5.Come Get to This (Marvin…

Herbie Hancock releases his seventeenth album : ‘Man-Child’ (1975)

<pHerbie Hancock's 'Man-Child' is his seventeenth album, released on August 22, 1975 by Columbia.Track listing : . 1.Hang Up Your Hang Ups (Herbie Hancock, Melvin 'Wah-Wah Watson' Ragin, Paul Jackson) - 07:29 . 2.Sun Touch (Herbie Hancock) - 05:11 . 3.The Traitor (Herbie Hancock, Melvin 'Wah-Wah Watson' Ragin, Johnson, Shorter) - 09:38 . 4.Bubbles (Herbie Hancock, Melvin 'Wah-Wah Watson'…

Charlie Haden release’s ‘The Art of the Song’ recorded with vocalists Bill Henderson and Shirley Horn (1999)

Charlie Haden's 'The Art of the Song' is an album with his Quartet West, featuring vocalists Bill Henderson and Shirley Horn and released on July 27, 1999.(Source Charlie Haden's 'The Art of the Song' | The Art of the Song | Charlie Haden - Legendary Artist)All About Jazz Instrumentally, Ernie Watts (why doesn’t he sound this good on his own records?) provides a number of sensuous solos.…

Joe Williams records an album with the Count Basie Orchestra and it is called …’Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings’ (1955)

'Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings' is an album by Joe Williams with the Count Basie Orchestra recorded on July 26, 1955 and Jun 27, 1956 and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Every Day I Have The Blues (Memphis Slim) - 05:29 . 2.The Come Back (Charles Frazier) - 05:28 . 3.Alright, Okay, You Win (Mayme Watts, Sidney Wyche) - 03:05 . 4.In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down)…

Jean-Luc Ponty’s Turning Point

The end of the Sixties and the beginning of the Seventies mark the real start of Jean-Luc Ponty's international stardom.Hooking up with 23 years old George Duke.Recording his own "King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays the Music of Frank Zappa" album.Recording the "Open Strings" album in Germany with Philip Catherine and Joachim Kühn.Relocating to Los Angeles with family. Embarking on various tours with…

Stevie Wonder releases ‘Conversation Peace,’ his twenty second album (1995)

Stevie Wonder's 'Conversation Peace' is his twenty second album released on March 21, 1995 by Motown.Track Listing : 1.Rain Your Love Down (Stevie Wonder) - 06:08 . 2.Edge Of Eternity (Stevie Wonder) - 06:01 . 3.Taboo To Love (Stevie Wonder) - 04:25 . 4.Take The Time Out (Stevie Wonder) - 05:05 . 5.I'M New (Stevie Wonder) - 05:41 . 6.My Love Is With You (Stevie Wonder) - 05:54 . 7.Treat Myself…

Sony publish Tony Bennett’s ‘Playin’ with My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues’ (2001)

Tony Bennett's 'Playin' with My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues' is an album recorded with famous other vocalists.and released on November 6, 2001 by Sony Records.Track Listing : 1.Alright, Okay, You Win (Mayme Watts, Sidney Wyche) - 03:31 . 2.Everyday (I Have The Blues) (Peter Chatman) - 03:38 . 3.Don'T Cry Baby (Saul Bernie, James P. Johnson, Stella Unger) - 02:43 . 4.Good Morning Heartache…

Epic publish Michael Jackson’s tenth and final album : ‘Invincible’ featuring ‘You Rock My World’ (2001)

Michael Jackson's 'Invincible' is his tenth and final (and his first in six years) studio album, released on October 30, 2001 by Epic.Track Listing : 1.Unbreakable (Michael Jackson, Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins Iii, Lashawn Daniels, Nora Payne, Robert Smith, Christopher Wallace) - 06:26 . 2.Heartbreaker (Michael Jackson, Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins Iii, Lashawn Daniels, Mischke Butler, Norman…

Sarah Vaughan records ‘In the Land of Hi-Fi’ for Emarcy (1955)

Sarah Vaughan's 'In the Land of Hi-Fi' is a studio album recorded on October 26,27 1955 and released the same year by Emarcy.Track Listing : 1.Over The Rainbow (Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg) – 03:30 . 2.Soon (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 02:37 . 3.Cherokee (Ray Noble) – 02:32 . 4.I'Ll Never Smile Again (Ruth Lowe) – 02:35 . 5.Don'T Be On The Outside (George Kelly, Mayme Watts, Sidney Wyche) –…