Von Freeman – Mr. Freeman Sr.

This day (August 11, 2012), in Chicago, Illinois, died Earle Lavon Freeman Sr. A.k.a. Von Freeman a.k.a. 'Vonski', American hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist. He is the father of jazz saxophonist Chico Freeman.Wikipedia : This day (August 11, 2012), in Chicago, Illinois, died Earle Lavon Freeman Sr. A.k.a. Von Freeman a.k.a. 'Vonski', American hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist. He is the father of…

This week In Jazz Legends 15/52

Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, George Shearing, Joey Defrancesco, Bobby Hutcherson, Jean Luc Ponty, Stanley Clarke, Eddie Louiss, Daniel Humair, Kenny Garrett, Candy Dulfer, Charles Lloyd, Bernard Purdie, George Freeman, Steve Gadd, John Zorn, Peter Brötzmann, Brad Mehldau

Simon & Garfunkel release their fifth studio album : ‘Bridge over Troubled Water’ featuring ‘The Boxer,’ ‘Bridge over Troubled Water,’ ‘Cecilia’…

'Bridge over Troubled Water' by Simon & Garfunkel is their fifth and final studio album released on January 26, 1970 by Columbia.1 . Bridge Over Troubled Water (Madison Square Garden, NYC, 2009/10/29&30) 2 . El Condor Pasa (Live) 3 . Cecilia ( Live, 2008) 4 . Keep The Customer Satisfied (Miami, 12/17/03) 5 . Thoughts On Song For The Asking Track Listing : 1.Bridge Over Troubled…

Frank Sinatra records the album ‘A Man and His Music’ for Reprise (1965)

Frank Sinatra's 'A Man and His Music' is a double album recorded from December 19, 1960 till October 21, 1965, with various conductors and released in 1965 by Reprise.1 . Luck Be A Lady (1966) 2 . My Kind Of Town (Live) 3 . The Oldest Established (w/ Dean Martin) 4 . I'Ve Got You Under My Skin 5 . Witchcraft 6 . Young At Heart 7 . Young At Heart (1965) Track Listing : 1.Put Your Dreams Away…

The Beatles release their fourth album : ‘Beatles for Sale’ featuring ‘Rock and Roll Music’ and ‘Eight Days a Week’ (1964)

The Beatles' 'Beatles for Sale' is their fourth studio album produced by George Martin and released on December 4, 1964 by Parlophone. 1 . Baby's In Black (Empire Pool) 2 . Baby's In Black (Germany) 3 . Rock And Roll Music (Live) 4 . Rock And Roll Music (Paris) 5 . Kansas City, I'm A Loser, Boys ("Shindig Show," 1964 ) 6 . Words Of Love 7 . Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby Track Listing :…

The Beatles release their sixth album : ‘Rubber Soul’ featuring ‘Drive My Car,’ ‘Norwegian Wood,’ ‘Michelle’ and ‘Girl’ (1965)

The Beatles' 'Rubber Soul' is their sixth studio album produced by George Martin and released on December 3, 1965 by ParlophoneTrack Listing : 1.Drive My Car (Lennon–Mccartney) - 02:25 . 2.Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (Lennon–Mccartney) - 02:01 . 3.You Won'T See Me (Lennon–Mccartney) - 03:18 . 4.Nowhere Man (Lennon–Mccartney) - 02:40 . 5.Think For Yourself (George Harrison) - 02:16 . 6.The…

Parlophone publish ‘With the Beatles,’ their second album featuring ‘All My Loving’ ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’ and ‘Money (That’s What I Want)’ (1963)

'With The Beatles' feat. "All My Loving" "I Wanna Be Your Man" etc; is their second studio album released on November 22 , 1963 by Parlophone.1 . Till There Was You (Live) 2 . Till There Was You (Royal Variety Performance) 3 . Please Mr. Postman 4 . Roll Over Beethoven (Live ) 5 . Money (That's What I Want) (Live) Track Listing : 1.It Won'T Be Long (Lennon–Mccartney) - 02:13 . 2.All I'Ve…

Atlantic publish Bette Midler’s debut album ‘The Divine Miss M’ featuring ‘Do You Want to Dance?’, ‘Chapel of Love,’ ‘Friends’ and ‘Boogie…

Bette Midler's The Divine Miss M' is her debut album (titled after her famous stage persona) released on November 7, 1972 by Atlantic.1 . The Showgirl Must Go On / Do You Wanna Dance / From A Distance / Showgirl Routine... 2 . Chapel Of Love / Kiss My Brass 3 . Superstar 4 . Superstar ("Burt Bacharach Special") 5 . Friends (w/ Barry Manilow ) 6 . Friends (Uja Theleton, 1973) 7 . Hello In There…

John Legend releases ‘Once Again,’ his second album featuring ‘Heaven’ and ‘Save Room’ (2006)

John Legend's 'Once Again' is his second studio album recorded with Kanye West, will.i.am, Raphael Saadiq, etc. and released on October 24, 2006 by Good Music.1 . Save Room (Official Video) 2 . Save Room (on "Letterman") 3 . Heaven (Official Video) 4 . Stereo (Official Video) 5 . Show Me (Official Video) 6 . P.D.A. |We Just Don't Care] (on "Letterman") 7 . Slow Dance (Live) 8 . Each Day Gets…

United Artists Records publish Don McLean’s second album : ‘American Pie’ (1971)

Don McLean's 'American Pie' is his second studio album released on October 24, 1971 by United Artists Records.1 . American Pie 2 . Vincent 3 . Crossroads 4 . Winterwood (TV, 1983) 5 . Empty Chairs 6 . Over The Waterfall / Babylon. Track Listing : 1.American Pie (Don Mclean) - 08:33 . 2.Till Tomorrow (Don Mclean) - 02:11 . 3.Vincent (Don Mclean) - 03:55 . 4.Crossroads (Don Mclean) - 03:34 .…

RCA publish ‘Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics,’ her thirty eigth album (2014)

'Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics' is her thirty eigth studio album featuring ten covers of songs made famous by female artists and released on October 17, 2014 by Rca.Track Listing : 1.At Last (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) - 03:53 . 2.Rolling In The Deep (Adele Adkins, Nickolas Ashford, Paul Epworth, Valerie Simpson) - 04:00 . 3.Midnight Train To Georgia (James Weatherly) - 04:21 .…

Jill Scott releases her third album : ‘The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3’ (2007)

Jill Scott's 'The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3' is her third studio album released on September 25, 2007 by Hidden Beach.1 . Live!!! 2 . The Real Thing (Live) 3 . Hate On Me (The Nobel Peace Prize Concert, 2011) 4 . Hate On Me (The House Of Blues) 5 . Hate On Me (Live) 6 . Crown Royal (The House Of Blues) 7 . Epiphany (Somerset House, 10th July 2012) 8 . My Love (The House Of Blues) 9 .…

Epic publish ‘Family Style’ by Jimmie & Stevie Ray Vaughan a.k.a. the Vaughan Brothers (1990)

'Family Style' by Jimmie & Stevie Ray Vaughan a.k.a. the Vaughan Brothers is an album produced by Nile Rodgers and released on September 25, 1990 by Epic.1 . The Vaughan Brothers in The Studio Track Listing : 1.Hard To Be (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Doyle Bramhall) - 04:43 . 2.White Boots (Billy Swan, Jim Leslie, Deborah Hutchenson) - 03:50 . 3.D/Fw (Jimmie Vaughan) - 02:52 . 4.Good Texan (Jimmie…

Playing Coltrane

Dave Liebman, Wayne Shorter, Jack DeJohnette, Michael Brecker, Joshua Redman, McCoy Tyner, Ravi Coltrane, Christian McBride, Roy Haynes, Bobby Hutcherson, Marcus Miller, Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Branford Marsalis, Raul de Souza, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Wes Montgomery, Carlos Santana, John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny, etc

Island publish Mumford & Sons’ second album : ‘Babel’ featuring ‘I Will Wait’ (2012)

Mumford & Sons' 'Babel' is their second studio album produced by Markus Dravs and released on September 21 , 2012 by Island. 1 . Shine (w/ The Roots, Live In Studio) 2 . Whispers In The Dark (Official Video) 3 . I Will Wait (Official Video) 4 . Ghosts That We Knew (Itunes Festival, 24 Sept, 2012) 5 . Lover Of The Light (Official Video) 6 . Hopeless Wanderer (Official Video) 7 . Broken Crown…

Bob Dylan releases his thirty-second album : ‘Modern Times’ (2006)

Bob Dylan's 'Modern Times' is his thirty-second studio album produced by Jack Frost (that is Dylan himself) and released on August 29, 2006 by Columbia Records. 1 . Thunder On The Mountain (Official Video) 2 . When The Deal Goes Down (Official Video) Track Listing : 1.Thunder On The Mountain (Bob Dylan) - 05:55 . 2.Spirit On The Water (Bob Dylan) - 07:41 . 3.Rollin' And Tumblin' (Bob Dylan) -…

Columbia publish Aretha Franklin’s fourth album : ‘Laughing On The Outside’ (1963)

Aretha Franklin's 'Laughing On The Outside' is his fourth studio album released on August 12, 1963 by Columbia.1 . Skylark Track listing : 1.Skylark (Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael) - 02:49 . 2.For All We Know (Sam M. Lewis, J. Fred Coots) - 03:25 . 3.Make Someone Happy (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne) - 03:48 . 4.I Wonder (Where Are You Tonight) - Aretha Franklin, Ted White) - 03:16 .…

N.W.A. release their debut album : ‘Straight Outta Compton’ (1988)

N.W.A.'s 'Straight Outta Compton' is their debut studio album produced by Dr. Dre with DJ Yella and released August 8, 1988 by Ruthless Records.1 . Straight Outta Compton (Official Video) 2 . Express Yourself 3 . Dopeman (Houston, 1989) Track Listing : 1.Straight Outta Compton (Ice Cube, Mc Ren, The D.O.C., Eazy-E) - 04:18 . {Samples : "Funky Drummer" By James Brown; "You'Ll Like It Too" By…

Parlophone publish The Beatles’ fifth studio album : ‘Help!’ featuring ‘Ticket to Ride,’ ‘Yesterday’ and ‘Dizzy Miss Lizzy’ (1965)

The Beatles' 'Help!' is their fifth studio album (OST of the eponymous film) produced by George Martin and released on August 6, 1965 by Parlophone. 1 . Ticket to Ride (Wembley, 1965) 2 . Act Naturally Track Listing : 1.Help! (Lennon–Mccartney) - 02:18 . 2.The Night Before (Lennon–Mccartney) - 02:34 . 3.You'Ve Got To Hide Your Love Away (Lennon–Mccartney) - 02:09 . 4.I Need You (George Harrison)…

Chet Baker records ‘Chet Baker Sings’ for Pacific Jazz (1954)

'Chet Baker Sings' is an album recorded on February 15, 1954 and July 30, 1956 and released in 1956 by Pacific Jazz.1 . Rome (1956) 2 . My Funny Valentine (Torino 1959) Track listing : . 1.That Old Feeling (Sammy Fain, Lew Brown) – 03:03 . 2.It's Always You (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) – 03:35 . 3.Like Someone in Love (Van Heusen, Burke) – 02:26 . 4.My Ideal (Leo Robin, Richard A. Whiting,…

We remember Idris Muhammad. ‘Funky Idris’

This day (July 29, 2014), in New Orleans, Louisiana, died Leo Morris a.k.a Idris Muhammad, an American jazz drummer.Tracklist : 1 . Idris Muhammad – Live in Pittsburgh 2 . w/ Ahmad Jamal – The Aftermath (2008) 3 . w/ Ahmad Jamal – Poinciana (2007) 4 . w/ Chico Freeman - Salt + Peanuts (1993) 5 . Bessie's Blues (1993) 6 . w/ Sam Rivers etc - Lester Leaps In (1992) Tracklist : Loran's Dance .…

Guns N’ Roses release ‘Appetite for Destruction,’ their debut album featuring ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ and ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine’ (1987)

Guns N' Roses' 'Appetite for Destruction' is their debut studio album released on July 21, 1987 by Geffen Records 1 . Welcome To The Jungle (Official Video) 2 . Paradise City (Official Video) 3 . Sweet Child O' Mine (Official Video) 4 . It's So Easy 5 . Sweet Child O' Mine (Alternate Version) 6 . Anything Goes 7 . Pre-Guns N' Roses (Hollywood Rose) - Anything Goes Track Listing : 1.Welcome To…

Bob Dylan closes and Norah Jones walks in (2005)

July 16, 2005 - Bob Dylan, his band - that is Stu Kimball (g), Denny Freeman (g), Donnie Herron (banjo, pedal steel), Tony Garnier (b) & George Recile (d) - plus Norah Jones on "I Shall Be Released" will celebrate Amazon.com 10th Anniversary during a special concert hosted by Bill Maher at Benaroya Hall in Seattle

The Beatles release their third album : ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ featuring the title track plus ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ (1964)

The Beatles' 'A Hard Day's Night' is their third studio album featuring songs from their eponymous film and released on July 10, 1964 by Parlophone.Track Listing : 1.A Hard Day'S Night (Lennon–Mccartney) - 02:34 . 2.I Should Have Known Better (Lennon–Mccartney) - 02:43 . 3.If I Fell (Lennon–Mccartney) - 02:19 . 4.I'M Happy Just To Dance With You (Lennon–Mccartney) - 01:56 . 5.And I Love Her…

The Go-Go’s release their debut album : ‘Beauty and the Beat’ featuring ‘We Got the Beat’ (1981)

The Go-Go's 'Beauty and the Beat' feat. 'We Got the Beat' is their debut album released on July 8, 1981 by I.R.S. Records.1 . Our Lips Are Sealed (Official Video) 2 . Our Lips Are Sealed (Central Park, May 15, 2001) 3 . How Much More (Totally o's Live '81) 4 . How Much More (Central Park, '01) 5 . Tonite (Totally o's Live '81) 6 . Tonite (Wild at the Greek,'84) 7 . Lust To Love (Totally o's Live,…

Big Boi releases his debut solo album : ‘Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty’ (2010)

Big Boi's 'Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty' is his debut solo studio album released on July 5, 2010 by Purple Ribbon / Def Jam1 . Daddy Fat Sax (Rooftop Session) 2 . Follow Us (w/ Vonnegutt, Official Video) 3 . Follow Us (Atlanta, GA, Smith's Olde Bar) 4 . Shutterbugg (w/ Cutty, Official Video) 5 . General Patton (Official Video) 6 . You Ain't No DJ (w/ Yelawolf, Official Video) 7 .…

We Remember Frank Sinatra. ‘Frankly, My Dear’

This day (May 14, 1998), in Los Angeles, California, died Frank Sinatra, an American singer and film actor.Digest Tracklist : That'S Life (1966) . One For My Baby (1992) . & Liza Minnelli - New York New York (1990) . The Girl From Ipanema (1981) . America The Beautiful (1978) . You Make Me Feel So Young (1971) . Fly Me To The Moon (1969) . w/ Ella Fitzgerald - Can'T We Be Friends (1959) . Old…

We Remember B.B. King. ‘Long Lived The King’

This day (May 14, 2015), in Las Vegas, died Riley B. King a.k.a. B.B. King (B.B. short for Blues Boy), an American blues guitarist and singer.Digest Tracklist : In Sing Sing Prison (1973) . w/ John Mayer, Tedeschi Trucks - Finale, Hollywood Bowl (2012) (1/2) . w/ John Mayer, Tedeschi Trucks - Finale, Hollywood Bowl (2012) (2/2) . When The Saints Go Marching In . All Over Again (1989) . w/ Eric…

Recording of ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook’ is wrapped up today (1956)

'Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook' is a studio album recorded between February 7 and March 27, 1956 with an orchestra conducted by Buddy Bregman and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.All Through The Night (Cole Porter) - 03:15 . 2.Anything Goes (Cole Porter) - 03:21 . 3.Miss Otis Regrets (Cole Porter) - 03:00 . 4.Too Darn Hot (Cole Porter) - 03:47 . 5.In The Still Of…

We Remember McCoy Tyner. ‘Really McCoy?’

This day (March 6, 2020), in  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died Alfred McCoy Tynerr, jazz pianist member of the John Coltrane Quartet before embracing a long solo career.Tracklist : w/ John Scofield - Fly with the wind (2018) . For All We Know (2012) . XXXI Cartagena Jazz Festival (2011) . Trailer For Guitars (2008) . Naima (2002) . w/ Joe Lovano - Live At Forte Di Bard (2010) . Giant Steps…

Chet Baker records ‘Chet Baker Sings and Plays’ for Pacific Jazz (1955)

'Chet Baker Sings and Plays' is an album recorded on February 28 and March 7, 1955 with Bud Shank, Russ Freeman plus Strings and released the same year by Pacific Jazz.Track Listing : 1.Let'S Get Lost (Jimmy Mchugh, Frank Loesser) - 03:43 . 2.This Is Always (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) - 03:06 . 3.Long Ago (And Far Away) (Jerome Kern, Ira Gershwin) - 03:57 . 4.Someone To Watch Over Me (George…

James Brown & The Famous Flames work on his first album ‘Please Please Please’ (1956)

James Brown's 'Please Please Please' is his debut studio album recorded between February 24, 1956 and September 18, 1958, with the Famous Flames and released in 1959 by King. Track Listing : 1.Please, Please, Please (James Brown, John Terry) - 02:47 . 2.Chonnie-On-Chon (James Brown, Bobby Byrd) - 02:13 . 3.Hold My Baby'S Hand (James Brown, Trevor Smith) - 02:14 . 4.I Feel That Old Feeling Coming…

Harry Connick, Jr releases his seventeenth album : ‘Only You’ (2004)

Harry Connick, Jr.s 'Only You' is his seventeenth album consisting of versions of songs from the 1920s to the 1960s and released on February 3, 2004 by Sony/Columbia. 1 . The Other Hours (10/12/2004, Newport Jazz Festival) Harry Connick, Jr. - Only You Track Listing : 1.More (Riz Ortolani, Nino Oliviero, Norman Newell) - 04:12 . 2.The Very Thought Of You (Ray Noble) - 03:39 . 3.Save The Last…

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.

The House that Jazz Built

From 'Funhouse' to 'Hot House', we have mixed 19 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'House'. It has Ernie Freeman Combo, Oscar Aleman, Chick Corea, Gerry Milligan Quartet with Chet Baker and many more.