Gil Evans brings his Orchestra to New-York (1988)

January 11, 1988 - Gil Evans and his Orchestra - that is Miles Evans (tp), Lew Soloff (tp) Shinzo Ono (tp), Alex Foster (ts), Chris Hunter (as), John Clark (f hrn), Dave Taylor (tb), Dave Bargeron (tb), Tom "Bones" Malone (bs, tuba), Gil Goldstein (synth), Pete Levin (synth), Hiram Bullock (g), Mark Egan (b) and Danny Gottlieb (d)- perform at Sweet Basil in New-York City

The Gil Evans Orchestra records the album ‘Out of the Cool’ for Impulse! (1960)

'Out of the Cool' by The Gil Evans Orchestra. is an album recorded on November 18 & 30, December 10 & 15, 1960 and released in February 1961 by Impulse!Track Listing : 1.La Nevada (Gil Evans) – 15:38 . 2.Where Flamingos Fly (Elthea Peale, Harold Courlander, John Benson Brooks) - 05:14 . 3.Bilbao Song (Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill) - 04:13 . 4.Stratusphunk (George Russell) - 08:04 .…

RCA record ‘The Gil Evans Orchestra Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix’ (1974)

'The Gil Evans Orchestra Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix' is an album recorded on June 11, 12 & 13, 1974 and released the same year by RCA.1 . Up from the skies (w/ Sting ) 2 . Up From the Skies (Sweet Basil, 1988) 3 . Stone Free (Lugano 1983) Track Listing : 1.Angel (Jimi Hendrix) - 04:09 . 2.Crosstown Traffic/Little Miss Lover (Jimi Hendrix) - 06:32 . 3.Castles Made Of Sand/Foxey Lady…

Miles Davis starts the recording of ‘Miles Ahead’ with Gil Evans (1957)

Miles Davis' 'Miles Ahead' is his first collaboration with Gil Evans after the' Birth of the Cool' sessions, recorded on May 6, 10, 23, 27 and August 22, 1957 and released In November 1957 by Columbia. Track Listing : 1.Springsville (John Carisi) - 03:27 . 2.The Maids Of Cadiz (Léo Delibes) - 03:53 . 3.The Duke (Dave Brubeck) - 03:35 . 4.My Ship (Kurt Weill) - 04:28 . 5.Miles Ahead (Miles Davis,…

Gil Evans starts the recording of ‘New Bottle Old Wine’ with Cannonball Adderley (1958)

Gil Evans' 'New Bottle Old Wine' is an album featuring Cannonball Adderley as the only soloist, recorded between April 9 and May 26, 1958 and released the same year by World Pacific.Track Listing : 1.St. Louis Blues (W. C. Handy) - 05:26 . 2.King Porter Stomp (Jelly Roll Morton) - 03:19 . 3.Willow Tree (Fats Wallerandy Razaf) - 04:40 . 4.Struttin' With Some Barbeque (Lil Armstrong) - 04:34 .…

We remember Gil Evans

March 20, 1988 - Mr.Gil Evans, Canadian jazz pianist, arranger, composer and bandleader passed away aged 74. He is remembered.Recorded on November 18 & 30, December 10 & 15, 1960, "Out of the Cool" is an album by The Gil Evans Orchestra. >> Miles Davis' "Porgy and Bess" is a studio album (featuring arrangements by Davis and Gil Evans from the George Gershwin's opera) recorded on…

Bill Evans records the album ‘The Solo Sessions, Vol. 2’ (1963)

Bill Evans' 'The Solo Sessions, Vol. 2' is an album recorded on January 10, 1963 and released in 1992 By Milestone.1 . I Loves You Porgy (NYC 1969) Track Listing : 1.All The Things You Are (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Jerome Kern) - 09:10 . 2.Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) - 04:33 . 3.I Loves You Porgy (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) - 05:50 . 4.What…

Bill Evans records ‘Trio 64’ with Gary Peacock and Paul Motian (1963)

Bill Evans' 'Trio 64' is an album recorded on December 18, 1963 with Gary Peacock and Paul Motian and released in 1964.Track Listing : 1.Little Lulu (Buddy Kaye, Sidney Lippman, Fred Wise) - 03:52 . 2.A Sleepin' Bee (Harold Arlen, Truman Capote) - 05:30 . 3.Always (Irving Berlin) - 04:03 . 4.Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) - 04:25 . 5.I'Ll See You Again (Noël Coward…

Sting releases his second solo album : ‘…Nothing Like the Sun’ featuring ‘Englishman in New York,’ ‘We’ll Be Together,’ ‘They Dance Alone’ and…

Sting's '…Nothing Like the Sun' is his second solo album ( with a title borrowed from from Shakespeare's Sonnet #130) released on October 13, 1987 by A&M.1 . Lazarus Heart (Ottawa, Ontario, 1985) 2 . Be Still My Beating Heart 3 . Be Still My Beating Heart (Tokyo) 4 . Englishman In New York 5 . They Dance Alone (Cueca Solo) 6 . They Dance Alone (Viña Del Mar, 2011) 7 . Fragile 8 . We'll Be…

Bill Evans records ‘Interplay’ with Percy Heath, Philly Joe Jones, Jim Hall and Freddie Hubbard (1962)

Bill Evans' 'Interplay' is an album recorded on July 16–17 and August 21, 1962, with Percy Heath, Philly Joe Jones, Jim Hall and Freddie Hubbard and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.You And The Night And The Music (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 07:04 . 2.When You Wish Upon A Star (Leigh Harline, Ned Washington) - 05:45 . 3.I'Ll Never Smile Again (Ruth Lowe) - 06:32 .…

‘Bill Evans at Town Hall’ is recorded today in New York City, by the Bill Evans Trio (1966)

'Bill Evans at Town Hall' is a live album recorded on February 21, 1966, at The Town Hall in New York City with his Trio and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.I Should Care (Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston) - 05:30 . 2.Spring Is Here (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) - 05:00 . 3.Who Can I Turn To (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) - 06:17 . 4.Make Someone Happy (Betty Comden,…

This week In Jazz Legends (‘Jazz tours Europe’) 43/52

Miles Davis, Horace Silver, Herbie Hancock, Mwandishi, Benny Goodman, Gil Evans, Orchestra, Freddie Hubbard, Sun Ra, Arkestra, Joe Pass, Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Sonny Rollins, Joe Lovano, Sound Prints, Terence Blanchard, E Collective, John Coltrane

This week In Jazz Legends 30/52

Sonny Rollins, Frank Foster, John Faddis, Jimmy Smith, Kenny Burrell, VSOP II, Laurindo Almeida, Johnny Griffin, Herbie Hancock, Santana, Gil Evans, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Globe Unity Orchestra, Ornette Coleman

This week In One-Off Collaborations 28/52

Paul McCartney & Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan & Tom Petty, Roger Mcguinn & Chris Hillman, John Mayer & Bob Weir, Eric Clapton, Steve Gadd, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn & Joe Sample, Mavis Staples & Jeff Tweedy, Louis Armstrong & Mahalia Jackson, Wayne Shorter & Santana, Gil Evans & Sting, George Benson & Al Jarreau, Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville, Tina…

This week In Jazz Legends 24/52

Chet Baker , Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey, Lester Bowie, Henry Mancini, Art Blakey, Jazz Messengers, Marcus Miller, Gil Evans Orchestra, Roy Hargrove, Karriem Riggins, Spyro Gyra

Miles Davis begins the recording of ‘Birth of the Cool’ in New York City (1949)

Miles Davis' 'Birth of the Cool' is an album recorded on January 21 & April 22, 1949 and March 9, 1950 with a nonet at WOR Studios in New York City and released In February 1957 by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.Move (Denzil Best) - 02:32 . 2.Jeru (Gerry Mulligan) - 03:10 . 3.Moon Dreams (Chummy Macgregor, Johnny Mercer) - 03:17 . 4.Venus De Milo (Gerry Mulligan) - 03:10 . 5.Budo (Miles Davis, Bud…

We remember Jimmy Heath. ‘Little Heath Man’

This day (January 19, 2020), in Loganville, Georgia, died Jimmy Heath a.k.a Little Bird, an American jazz saxophonist and brother of bassist Percy Heath and drummer Albert Heath.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Mulgrew Miller, David Wong & Tootie Heath – Fungii Mamma (2009) 2 . Documentary 3 . w/ the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra (2005) 4 . All Blues (1992) 5 . Heath Brothers Quartet – Live in Rome 14 .…

Columbia publish Tony Bennett’s album : ‘Tony’ (1957)

Tony Bennett's 'Tony' is an album (re-titled 'Tony Bennett Showcase') produced by Ernest Altschuler and released on January 14, 1957 by Columbia. 1 . Love Walked In (1959) 2 . Taking A Chance On Love 3 . Without A Song (1959) 4 . Without A Song (Danny Thomas Show, 1/12/59) Track Listing : 1.It Had To Be You (Isham Jones, Gus Kahn) - 02:58 . 2.You Can Depend On Me (Charlie Carpenter, Louis…

Warner Bros. publish Jaco Pastorius’ third album : ‘Invitation’ recorded with his Word of Mouth big band (1983)

Jaco Pastorius 'Invitation' is his third album recorded with his Word of Mouth big band and released in December 1983 by Warner Bros.1 . Invitation 2 . Amerika (Montreal) 3 . Soul Intro / The Chicken (Live, 1982) 4 . Continuum (Live, w/ Word Of Mouth Big Band) 5 . Liberty City 6 . Liberty City 7 . Sophisticated Lady (w/ Toots Thielemans 8 . Fannie Mae Track Listing : 1.Invitation (Bronislaw…

We remember Alphonse Mouzon. ‘Fusion Moves On’

This day (December 26, 2016), in Los Angeles, California, died Alphonse Mouzon, a jazz-fusion drummer and percussionist Tracklist : 1 . w/ Larry Coryell & The 11th House – Right On, Y’all (2013) 2 . I Wonder Why (2012) 3 . Jams 4 . w/ Paul Jackson & Herbie Hancock – Hang Up Your Hang Ups (1979) 5 . w/ Jaco Pastorius, Albert Mangelsdorff – Zores Mores (1976) 6 . w/ Miroslav Vitous &…

Happy Birthday Lenny White. ‘Next of Skin’

This day (December 19, 1949), in New York City, is born Lenny White, an American jazz fusion drummer.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Oz Noy Trio – @the Iridium (2018) 2 . w/ Cyrus Chestnut & Buster Williams (2016) 3 . Drum Solo – Jazz À Vienne (2011) 4 . w/ Jimmy Herring – Drum Boogie (2010) 5 . Anomaly 6 . Tribute To Miles Davis – at the Prague Castle 7 . Montreal Drum Festival (2008) 8 . w/ Victor…

CBS publish Robert Wyatt’s debut solo album : ‘The End of an Ear’ (1970)

Robert Wyatt's 'The End of an Ear' is his debut solo album while he was still with Soft Machine, released on December 4, 1970 by Cbs.Track Listing : 1.Las Vegas Tango Part 1 (Repeat) (Gil Evans) - 8:13 . 2.To Mark Everywhere (Robert Wyatt) - 02:25 . 3.To Saintly Bridget (Robert Wyatt) - 02:21 . 4.To Oz Alien Daevyd And Gilly (Robert Wyatt) - 02:09 . 5.To Nick Everyone (Robert Wyatt) - 09:12 . 6.To…

Miles Davis records ‘Sketches of Spain’ for Columbia (1959)

Miles Davis' 'Sketches of Spain' is an album (including an extended version of the second movement of Joaquin Rodrigo's 'Concierto de Aranjuez') recorded on November 20, 1959 & March 10, 1960 and released on July 18, 1960 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Concierto De Aranjuez (Adagio) (Joaquín Rodrigo) – 16:19 . 2.Will O' The Wisp (Manuel De Falla) – 03:47 . 3.The Pan Piper (A.K.A. Alborada De…

Geffen publish Robbie Robertson’s eponymous solo debut album (1987)

'Robbie Robertson' is his eponymous solo debut album co-produced with Daniel Lanois and released on October 27, 1987 by Geffen.1 . Fallen Angel 2 . Showdown At Big Sky 3 . American Roulette (on "Letterman") 4 . Somewhere Down The Crazy River (Official Video) Track Listing : 1.Fallen Angel (Robbie Robertson, Martin Page) - 05:52 . 2.Showdown At Big Sky (Robbie Robertson) - 04:43 . 3.Broken…

The Manhattan Transfer release their twelfth album : ‘The Offbeat Of Avenues’ (1991)

The Manhattan Transfer's 'The Offbeat Of Avenues' is their twelfth album released on August 13, 1991 by Columbia.1 . The Offbeat Of Avenues 2 . 10 Minutes Til The Savages Come (Live) 3 . A World Apart Track listing : 1.The Offbeat of Avenues (Cheryl Bentyne, Prince) - 04:55 . 2.Sassy (Cheryl Bentyne, Bill Bodine, Janis Siegel) - 04:49 . 3.10 Minutes Till the Savages Come (Jeff Lorber, Janis…

Warner Bros. release ‘Miles & Quincy Live at Montreux,’ a collaboration album by Miles Davis and Quincy Jones recorded at the 1991 Montreux Jazz Festival (1993)

'Miles & Quincy Live at Montreux' is the last album (a collaboration with Quincy Jones for the 1991 Montreux Jazz Festival) recorded by Miles Davis and released on August 10, 1993 by Warner Bros.1 . (w/ Quincy Jones & Orchestra Live At Montreux, 1991) 2 . Miles Ahead (Montreux, 1991) 3 . Gone, Gone, Gone (w/ Quincy Jones & Orchestra Live At Montreux, 1991) 4 . (w/ Quincy Jones &…

Happy Birthday Kenny Burrell. ‘Round Midnight Blue’

This day (July 31, 1931), in Detroit, Michigan, is born Kenny Burrell, an American jazz guitarist.Tracklist : 1 . All Star Guitar Night (2015) 2 . w/ Stevie Wonder – Live in Hollywood (2011) 3 . All Blues 4 . Jeannine (1990) 5 . w/ Grover Washington - Summertime 6 . Jazz Guitar (1987) 7 . w/ Grant Green & Barney Kessel - Blue Mist 8 . w/ Bill Evans - A Child Is born (1978) Tracklist :…

Miles Davis records ‘Miles Davis at Carnegie Hall’ with Hank Mobley, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb (1961)

'Miles Davis at Carnegie Hall' is a live album subtitled 'The Legendary Performances of May 19, 1961' and released the next year by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.So What (Miles Davis) – 12:04 . 2.Spring Is Here (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 03:58 . 3.No Blues (Miles Davis) – 10:55 . 4.Oleo (Sonny Rollins) - 07:23 . 5.Someday My Prince Will Come (Frank Churchill, Larry Morey) - 02:43 . 6.The…

Miles Davis records ‘Sorcerer’ with Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams and Ron Carter (1967)

Miles Davis' 'Sorcerer' is the third of five albums recorded on May 16–24, 1967, with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams and Ron Carter and released on October 23, 1967 by Columbia .Track Listing : 1.Prince Of Darkness (Wayne Shorter) - 06:30 . 2.Pee Wee (Tony Williams) - 04:51 . 3.Masqualero (Wayne Shorter) - 08:55 . 4.The Sorcerer (Herbie Hancock) - 05:14 . 5.Limbo (Wayne Shorter) -…

Happy Birthday to Ron Carter. ‘Beau Ron’

This day (May 4, 1937), in Ferndale, Michigan, is born Ron Carter, an American jazz double-bassist. Digest Tracklist : w/ Al Foster & Eli Degibri - United Blues (2019) . Foursight (2018) . You Are My Sunshine (2015) . Golden Striker Trio (2013) . My Funny Valentine (2011) . Dear Miles (2010) . w/ Helen Sung - First Trip (2009) . Autumn Leaves (2006) . Little Walts (1990) . w/ Bobby…

This week In Jazz Legends 18/52

Miles Davis, Gill Evans, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, Martial Solal, Johnny Griffin, Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan, Hank Jones, Joe Lovano, Dizzy Gillespie, Arturo Sandoval, Elvin Jones, Joshua Redman, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Dave Brubeck, e.s.t., Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis

This week In Jazz Legends 12/52

Antonio Sanchez, Chick Corea, Jack De Johnette, Herbie Hancock . Eliane Elias, Airto Moreira . Flora Purim, Art Blakey, Miles Davis, Weather Report, Gil Evans, Dave Holland, IrakereThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 367 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Antonio Sanchez . New Life (w/ Migration Band) Lifted…

Vertigo publish ‘Black Sabbath’ their eponymous debut album featuring ‘N.I.B.’ (1970)

'Black Sabbath' is their eponymous debut studio album released on February 13, 1970 in the UK by VertigoTrack Listing : 1.Lullaby Of Birdland (George Shearing, George David Weiss) - 04:44 . 2.Send In The Clowns (Stephen Sondheim) - 06:03 . 3.Speak Low (Ogden Nash, Kurt Weill) - 06:26 . 4.Obsession (Tracy Mann, Danilo Caymmi, Gilson Peranzzetta) - 07:37 . 5.If You Could See Me Now (Tadd Dameron,…

Jazzed Christmas

From 'Al I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)' to 'Christmas Blues' , we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Christmas'. It has Billy Eckstine, Ramsey Lewis Trio, Charlie Byrd, Peggy Lee With Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires and many more.

Fifty Sketches of Spain

From 'Spain Intro' to 'Spanish Gypsy Dance' , we have mixed 17 'Jazz and Spanish Musics' tunes around the theme of 'Miles And Spain'. It has Chick Corea, Banda Sinfonica Municipal de Madrid, Clark Terry & Chico Ofarrill, Jozsef Lendvai Csocsi and many more.