Kudu Records publish Grover Washington, Jr’s debut album : ‘Inner City Blues’ (1972)

Grover Washington, Jr's 'Inner City Blues' is his debut album produced By Creed Taylor and released on January 3, 1972 by Kudu Records.1 . Medley Track Listing : 1.Inner City Blues (Marvin Gaye) - 07:10 . 2.Georgia On My Mind (Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell) - 04:38 . 3.Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) (Marvin Gaye) - 05:07 . 4.Until It'S Time For You To Go (Buffy Saint-Marie) - 04:35 . 5.I Loves…

We remember Grover Washington Jr. ‘Just One Like Him’

This day (December 17, 1999 ), in New York city, died Grover Washington, Jr., an American jazz-funk / soul-jazz saxophonist.Tracklist : 1 . Hits Medley 2 . Promo Video For Grover Live 3 . Just The Two Of Us (1982) 4 . Winelight (1981) 5 . Let It Flow (1981) 6 . Mister Magic (1981) 7 . Make Me A Memory (1981) Tracklist : Just the Two Of Us . Mister magic . Black Frost . Soulful Strut . Winelight…

Grover Washington grooves in Philadelphia (1981)

June 27, 1981 - Grover Washington, Jr. plus Richard Tee (kb), Ralph MacDonald (perc), Paul Griffin (synth), Eric Gale (g), Anthony Jackson (b) and Steve Gadd (ds) are at the Shubert Theatre in Philadelphia

Grover Washington Jr. records ‘Soul Box’ arranged by Bob James (1973)

Grover Washington, Jr.'s 'Soul Box' is his third album arranged by Bob James, recorded in March 1973 and released the same year by Kudu Records.Track Listing : 1.Aubrey (David Gates) - 03:44 . 2.Masterpiece (Norman Whitfield) - 013:20 . 3.Trouble Man (Marvin Gaye) - 015:56 . 4.You Are The Sunshine Of My Life (Stevie Wonder) - 06:03 . 5.Don'T Explain (Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog, Jr.) - 011:11 .…

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 Star

This week In Jazz Legends 51/52

Miles Davis, Kenny Garrett, Grover Washington Jr, Milton Nascimento, Wagner Tiso, Tony Bennett, Ahmad Jamal, Yusef Lateef, Arturo O'Farrill, The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, Pat Metheny, Brad Mehldau, Cyrus Chestnut, Buster Williams, Lenny White, Michael Brecker, David Liebman, Joe Lovano, Wadada Leo Smith, Ornette Coleman Sextet

This week In Soul Artists 33/52

Maxwell, Sly and The Family Stone, Grover Washington Jr., Tower Of Power, The Crusaders, King Curtis and The Kingpins, Ohio Players, Booker T and The MG's, Joe Tex, The Voices Of East Harlem, Larry Graham, Maceo Parker

This week In Soul Artists 26/52

Luther Vandross, Sly, The Family Stone, Maxwell, Al Jarreau, Grover Washington Jr., Bobby Womack, Akon, Brandy, Michael Jackson, George Benson, Incognito, The Jb'S International

We remember David “Fathead” Newman. ‘Soul Ahead’

This day (January 20, 2009), in Kingston, New York, died David Newman,an American jazz saxophonist.Tracklist : 1 . Live in New York (2006) 2 . w/ Grover Washington – Live in Philadelphia (1999) 3 . Hard Times (1993) 4 . w/ David Leonhardt – How long has this been going On 5 . Ray Charles – Birth Of A Band (1963) Tracklist : Shana . One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) . Hard Times . Night…

We remember Michel Petrucciani. ‘Piano Giant’

This day (January 6, 1999), in New York City, died Michel Petrucciani, a French jazz pianist.Tracklist : September Second . Documentary (1997) . In a sentimental mood (1993) . w/ Jim Hall - Beautiful Love . w/ Roy Haynes & Gary Peacock - One for us (1988) . w/ Jim Hall - My Funny Valentine (1986) . I Just Say Hello . Tracklist : September Second . Looking Up . Brazillian Suite . Home .…

Happy Birthday Bob James. ‘One, Two, Three, Fourplay’

This day (December 25, 1939), in Marshall, Missouri, is born Bob James, a keyboardist, arranger and producer.Tracklist : 1 . Mister Magic (2019) 2 . Submarine (2018) 3 . Westchester Lady (2016) 4 . w/ Fourplay & New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra – Westchester Lady (2013) 5 . The Fourplay – Sonnymoon (2012) 6 . Angela 7 . w/ Angels of Shanghai – Celebration (2006) 8 . Westchester Lady 9 . Mind…

Sire publish k.d. lang’s debut solo album : ‘Shadowland’ (1988)

k.d. lang's 'Shadowland' is her debut solo album featuring Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn and Brenda Lee a guests, produced by Owen Bradley and released in 1988 by Sire 1 . Western Stars (w/ The Reclines) 2 . Western Stars 3 . Lock, Stock And Teardrops 4 . Lock Stock And Teardrops (On "Johnny Carson") 5 . & The Reclines (Sugar Moon - w/ The Reclines) 6 . Sugar Moon / Turn Me Round ("The…

Bad Boy Records publish The Notorious B.I.G.’s first album : ‘Ready To Die’ (1994)

The Notorious B.I.G.'s 'Ready to Die' is his debut studio album produced by Sean 'Puffy' Combs among others and released on September 13, 1994, by Bad Boy / Arista Records1 . Gimme The Loot (Live) 2 . Warning (Official Video) 3 . One More Chance (Official Video) ) 4 . One More Chance 5 . Juicy (Official Video) ) 6 . Big Poppa (Official Video) ) 7 . Unbelievable (Atlanta) Track Listing : 1.Intro…

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 :…

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 .…

Three Concerts with Richard Tee

Pianist extraordinaire, Richard Tee, who passed away today in 1993 has been for almost 30 years a "top session keyboardist".Very much in demand, Richard has played on numerous albums and behind the greatest (you want to verify ? click on //go.rvm.pm/richardtee).The 'Three Concerts with Richard Tee' are with Paul Simon, Grover Washington Jr. and Stuff. Enjoy!Track Listing : 1 . Paul Simon - At…

Three Concerts with Eric Gale

Legendary Jazz and R&B guitarist, Eric Gale, who died today twenty-eight years ago has been from the sixties on, a "top session musician"....

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 . .…

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…

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 Steve Gadd. ‘He Is So Gadd’

This day (April 9, 1945), in Irondequoit, New York, is born Steve Gadd, an American session and studio drummer.Digest Tracklist : w/ Hermine Deurloo (2020) . w/ Blicher & Hemmer - Up Close (2019) . Can't turn you loose (2018) . w/ Chick Corea (Blue note NYC 2016) . Way Back Home (2015) . w/ Buddy Rich Big Band - Unknown . w/ James Taylor - Your Smiling Face (2012) . w/ Friends - Caravan…

Atlantic release En Vogue’s debut album : ‘Born to Sing’ featuring ‘Hold On’ (1990)

En Vogue's 'Born to Sing' feat. 'Hold On' is their debut studio album released on April 3, 1990 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Party (Denzil Foster, Thomas Mcelroy) - 01:10 . 2.Strange (En Vogue, Denzil Foster, Thomas Mcelroy) - 04:39 . 3.Lies (En Vogue, Denzil Foster, Thomas Mcelroy, Shaheed) - 04:16 . 4.Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Hughie Prince, Don Raye) - 00:54 . 5.Hold On (En Vogue, Denzil…

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…

The Jazz Gotha relaunches Blue Note (1985)

February 22, 1985 - for the relaunch of the Blue Note Records label, its President Bruce Lundvall has summoned the Jazz Gotha at The Town Hall in New York City (USA). Consider this : Art Blakey, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Michel Petrucciani, Jimmy Smith, Stanley Turrentine, McCoy Tynerr and Grover Washington, Jr. Feel like going?

Take Five (recounted)

From 'Take Five' to 'Five Will Get You Ten' , we have mixed 19 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Five'. It has Jackie McLean, Grover Washington, Eliane Elias, Gerry Mulligan and many more.

Jazzin the Samba

From 'Samba De Minha Terra' to 'Samba de Una Nota So (One Note Samba)' , we have mixed 18 'Jazzified Samba' tunes around the theme of 'Real Jazzmen Doing Brazilian Music'. It has Quincy Jones , Pat Metheny , Stan Getz , Eddy Harris and many more.

Low Probabilities

From 'The Best is Yet to Come' to 'If You See My Rooster' , we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Things That (Almost) Never Happen'. It has Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder, Billie Holiday, William Shatner, The Barry Sisters and many more.

Let The Good Time Roll

From 'Shout for joy' to 'Sometimes I'm Happy', we have mixed 18 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Joy & Happiness'. It has Tony Bennett, Rigmor Gustafsson, Bobby Timmons, B.B. King and many more.

Hot And Cool

From 'Hot Rod Rumble' to 'Cool Breeze', we have mixed 18 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Hot AND…Cool'. It has Kenny Burrell, Jazz Crusaders, Louis Armstrong With The Commanders, Dean Martin and many more.

Harvey Mason – Chameleon

Released on April 29, 2014, "Chameleon" is the debut album from legendary session drummer Harvey MasonTrack Listing : 1.Black Frost (Bob James, Grover Washington, Jr.) - 06:08 . 2.Montara (Bobby Hutcherson) - 05:31 . 3.If I Ever Lose This Heaven (Pam Sawyer, Leon Ware) - 05:58 . 4.Looking Back (Mark De Clive-Lowe, Paul Jackson, Harvey Mason, Sr.) - 01:35 . 5.Before The Dawn (Patrice Rushen) -…