We Remember Hank Jones. ‘So Long Mr. Jones’

This day (May 16, 2010), in Manhattan, New York, died Hank Jones, an American jazz pianist and composer.Digest Tracklist : Round Midnight (2010) . Nica’S Dream (2008) . w/ Joe Lovano – Monk’S Mood (2006) . Recordame (1993) . w/ John Lewis - All The Things You Are . w/ Lester Young Septet, Ella Fitzgerald – Blues For Greasy (1950) . Hank Jones Trio (1950) . Tracklist : ‘Round Midnight . Blue Monk…

Blue Note publish Joe Lovano’s ‘Joyous Encounter’ recorded with George Mraz, Paul Motian and Hank Jones (2005)

Joe Lovano's 'Joyous Encounter' is an album recorded with George Mraz, Paul Motian and Hank Jones and released on May 10, 2005 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Autumn In New York (Vernon Duke) – 10:00 . 2.Bird'S Eye View (Joe Lovano) - 05:28 . 3.Don'T Ever Leave Me (Thad Jones) - 03:45 . 4.Alone Together (Arthur Schwartz) - 05:24 . 5.Six And Four (Oliver Nelson) - 05:30 . 6.Pannonica (Thelonious…

Blue Note publish Joe Lovano’s ‘I’m All For You,’ a ballads album recorded with Hank Jones (2004)

Joe Lovano's 'I'm All For You' is a ballads album recorded with Hank Jones, George Mraz and Paul Motian and released on May 4, 2004 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.I'M All For You (Joe Lovano) - 07:50 . 2.Don'T Blame Me (Dorothy Fields / Jimmy Mchugh) - 07:51 . 3.Monk'S Mood (Thelonious Monk) - 04:01 . 4.The Summary (A Suite For Pops) (Thad Jones) - 05:16 . 5.Stella By Starlight (Ned Washington /…

Elvin Jones finishes the recording of ‘Elvin!’ for Riverside (1962)

Elvin Jones' 'Elvin!' is an album recorded on July 11 & December 27, 1961 and January 3, 1962 and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.Lady Luck (Elvin Jones, Frank Wess) - 06:19 . 2.Buzz-At (Elvin Jones) - 06:31 . 3.Shadowland (Sara Cassey) - 04:06 . 4.Pretty Brown (Ernie Wilkins) - 03:30 . 5.Ray-El (Elvin Jones) - 08:03 . 6.Four And Six (Oliver Nelson) - 05:01 . 7.You Are…

Wayne Shorter records ‘Speak No Evil’ with Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Elvin Jones (1964)

Wayne Shorter's 'Speak No Evil' is his sixth album recorded on December 24, 1964 with Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Elvin Jones and released in 1966 By Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Witch Hunt (Wayne Shorter) - 08:07 . 2.Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum (Wayne Shorter) - 05:50 . 3.Dance Cadaverous (Wayne Shorter) - 06:45 . 4.Speak No Evil (Wayne Shorter) - 08:23 . 5.Infant Eyes (Wayne Shorter) -…

John Coltrane records the album : ‘A Love Supreme’ with Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones (1964)

John Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme' is a studio album recorded on December 9, 1964, with Jimmy Garrison, Elvin Jones and Mccoy Tyner and released in February 1965 by Impulse!.Track Listing : 1.Part 1: Acknowledgement (John Coltrane) - 07:47 . 2.Part 2: Resolution (John Coltrane) - 07:22 . 3.Part 3: Pursuance/Part 4: Psalm (John Coltrane) - 17:53Musicians : The John Coltrane Quartet - Band . John…

Miles Davis records ‘Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet’ with John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones (1955)

'Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet' is an album recorded on November 16, 1955, with John Coltrane on tenor saxophone plus Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones and released in April 1956 by Prestige.Track Listing : 1.Just Squeeze Me (Duke Ellington, Lee Gaines) - 07:27 . 2.There Is No Greater Love (Isham Jones, Marty Symes) - 05:19 . 3.How Am I To Know? (Dorothy Parker, Jack King)…

John Coltrane finishes the recording of ‘My Favorite Things,’ an album with Mccoy Tyner, Steve Davis and Elvin Jones (1960)

John Coltrane's 'My Favorite Things' is his seventh (and his first where he plays soprano) album recorded on October 21, 24, 26, 1960 and released In March 1961 by Atlantic.1 . (Live, Comblain-La-Tour, 1965) Track Listing : 1.My Favorite Things (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Richard Rodgers) - 13:41 . 2.Everytime We Say Goodbye (Cole Porter) - 05:39 . 3.Summertime (Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward,…

Deutsche Grammophon publish Anoushka Shankar’s seventh album : ‘Traces of You’ (2013)

Anoushka Shankar's 'Traces of You' is her seventh studio album featuring vocals by Norah Jones on three tracks and released in October 2013 by Deutsche Grammophon.1 . Traces Of You (Dortmund) 2 . About "Raga" on "Traces Of You" 3 . Traces Of You (w/ Norah Jones – ) 4 . About "Respect" And "Traces Of You" 5 . About "Metamorphosis" on "Traces Of You" Track Listing : 1.The Sun Won'T Set…

Epic publish George Jones’ fifty first album : ‘The Grand Tour’ (1974)

George Jones's 'The Grand Tour' is his fifty first album produced by Billy Sherrill and released in August 1974 by Epic1 . The Grand Tour 2 . The Grand Tour 3 . Once You've Had The Best 4 . Once You've Had The Best (Farm Aid, 1985) 5 . The Weatherman Track Listing : 1.The Grand Tour (Norro Wilson, George Richey, Carmol Taylor) - 03:06 . 2.Darlin' (Ray Griff) - 02:05 . 3.Pass Me By (H. B. Hall) -…

Grace Jones releases ‘Nightclubbing,’ her fifth album featuring ‘Pull Up to the Bumper’ (1981)

Grace Jones' 'Nightclubbing' is her fifth studio album recorded at At Compass Point, Bahamas with a team of session musicians and released on May 11, 1981.Track Listing : 1.Walking In The Rain (Harry Vanda, George Young) - 04:18 . 2.Pull Up To The Bumper (Grace Jones, Koo Koo Baya, Dana Mano) - 04:41 . 3.Use Me (Bill Withers) - 05:04 . 4.Nightclubbing (David Bowie, Iggy Pop) - 05:06 . 5.Art…

Blue Note publish Norah Jones’ fifth album : ‘Little Broken Hearts’ produced By Danger Mouse (2012)

Norah Jones' 'Little Broken Hearts' is her fifth studio album produced By Danger Mouse and released on April 25, 2012 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Good Morning (Norah Jones, Brian Burton) - 03:17 . 2.Say Goodbye (Norah Jones, Brian Burton) - 03:27 . 3.Little Broken Hearts (Norah Jones, Brian Burton) - 03:12 . 4.She'S 22 (Norah Jones, Brian Burton) - 03:10 . 5.Take It Back (Norah Jones, Brian…

McCoy Tyner records ‘The Real McCoy’ with Joe Henderson, Ron Carter & Elvin Jones (1967)

McCoy Tynerr's 'The Real McCoy' is his seventh album recorded on April 21, 1967 with Joe Henderson, Ron Carter & Elvin Jones and released the same year by Blue Note. Track Listing : 1.Passion Dance (Mccoy Tyner) - 08:47 . 2.Contemplation (Mccoy Tyner) - 09:12 . 3.Four By Five (Mccoy Tyner) - 06:37 . 4.Search For Peace (Mccoy Tyner) - 06:32 . 5.Blues On The Corner (Mccoy Tyner) - 05:58…

Blue Note publish Norah Jones’ seventh album : ‘Begin Again’ (2019)

Norah Jones' "Begin Again" is her seventh studio album produced by Thomas Bartlettby a.k.a. Doveman, featuring Jeff Tweedy and released on April 12, 2019 by Blue Note.(Source Norah Jones - Begin Again | Official Site)Consequence of Sound A minor gem showcasing her porous musical boundaries and cross-genre virtuosity Paste Magazine here are a couple gems, but “Drank to clear my throat/not to eat…

Happy Birthday Norah Jones. ‘The Divine In Miss Jones’

This day (March 30, 1979), in Denton, Texas (USA), is born Norah Jones, an American singer and musician.Digest Tracklist : Hurts To Be Alone (2020) . Begin Again (2019) . Flipside (2018) . Black Hole Sun (2017) . Day Breaks (on KCRW) . Everybody Needs A Best Friend (2014) . The life and times of Norah Jones . Just like a Woman (2013) . Happy Pills (2012) . Cry Cry Cry (2010) . Young Blood (2009)…

ABC Paramount publish Quincy Jones’ debut album : ‘This Is How I Feel About Jazz’ (1957)

Quincy Jones' 'This Is How I Feel About Jazz' is his debut album recorded in New-York City and released on March 21, 1957 by Abc Paramount.Track Listing : 1.Walkin' (Richard Carpenter) – 10:47 . 2.Stockholm Sweetnin' (Quincy Jones) – 05:41 . 3.Evening In Paris (Quincy Jones) – 04:09 . 4.Sermonette (Adderley, Hendricks) – 05:58 . 5.A Sleepin' Bee (Arlen, Capote) – 04:42 . 6.Boo'S Blues (Jones) –…

Happy Birthday Quincy Jones. ‘Today is ‘Super Q’s Day”

This day (March 14, 1933), in Seattle, Washington, is born Quincy Delightt Jones a.k.a. Quincy Jones, an American record producer, conductor, arranger, film composer, ..Tracklist : w/ Big Band - Moanin' . The 75Th Birthday Celebration Live At Montreux (2008) . w/ Toots Thielemans, Patti Austin - Setembro (1996) . Back On Block Live (1991) . w/ Tamia & Babyface - Slow Jams . w/ Miles Davis -…

Blue Note publish Norah Jones’ second album : ‘Feels Like Home’ featuring ‘Sunrise’ (2004)

Norah Jones's 'Feels Like Home' is her second album released on February 10, 2004 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Sunrise (Norah Jones, Lee Alexander) - 03:20 . 2.What Am I To You? (Norah Jones) - 03:29 . 3.Those Sweet Words (Lee Alexander, Richard Julian) - 03:22 . 4.Carnival Town (Norah Jones, Lee Alexander) - 03:12 . 5.In The Morning (Adam Levy) - 04:07 . 6.Be Here To Love Me (Townes Van Zandt)…

Blue Note publish Norah Jones’ third album : ‘Not Too Late’ (2007)

Norah Jones' 'Not Too Late' is her third studio album released on January 30, 2007 by Blue Note.1 . Sinkin' Soon 2 . The Sun Doesn't Like You 3 . Until The End (Amsterdam) 4 . Not My Friend (Amsterdam) 5 . Thinking About You 6 . Broken 7 . My Dear Country (Amsterdam) 8 . My Dear Country (Toy Piano Version) 9 . Wake Me Up 10 . Be Somebody (Amsterdam) 11 . Be My Somebody 12 . Little Room (VH1) 13 .…

Salena Jones – Bring Flowers to Salena

This day (January 29, 1944), in Newport News, Virginia, is born Joan Elizabeth Shaw a.k.a. Salena Jones, an American jazz and cabaret singer.Wikipedia : This day (January 29, 1944), in Newport News, Virginia, is born Joan Elizabeth Shaw a.k.a. Salena Jones, an American jazz and cabaret singer.Official Website : Salena grew up in New York in the company of musicians who would become the legends:…

This week In Jazz Legends 20/52

Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, The Marsalis Family, Hank Jones, Joe Lovano, McCoy Tyner Quartet, George Benson, Earl Klugh, Miles Davis, John Scofield, Elvin Jones Trio, Esperanza Spalding, Bobby McFerrin, Miles Davis, Coleman Hawkins

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

Happy Birthday Joe Lovano. ‘Sounds of Joe’

This day (December 29, 1952), in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, is born Joseph Salvatore Joe Lovano an American jazz saxophonist, alto clarinetist, flautist.Tracklist : 1 . All As One (2020) 2 . Tapestry (2019) 3 . w/ Dave Douglas Sound Prints – The Corner Tavern (2018) 4 . On This Day (2016) 5 . w/ John Scofield – @ The City (2015) 6 . w/Brussels Jazz Orchestra – Gent Jazz Festival (2013) 7 .…

Dizzy Gillespie records, with Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt, ‘Sonny Side Up,’ an album for Verve (1957)

Dizzy Gillespie's 'Sonny Side Up' is an album recorded in December 1957 with Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stittand released in 1958 by Verve.1 . On The Sunny Side Of The Street 2 . Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Hank Jones, Rufus Reid, Mickey Roker, 1987 Track Listing : 1.On The Sunny Side Of The Street (Jimmy Mchugh, Dorothy Fields) - 05:43 . 2.The Eternal Triangle (Sonny Stitt) - 14:10 . 3.After…

Atlantic publish Solomon Burke’s fifth album : ‘Rock N Soul’ featuring ‘Cry to Me’ (1964)

Solomon Burke's 'Rock 'n Soul' is his fifth studio album featuring 'Cry to Me,' produced by Bert Berns and released in November 1964 by Atlantic1 . Cry To Me (Montreux, 2006) 2 . If You Need Me 3 . If You Need Me / Tonight's The Night Medley 4 . Just Out Of Reach / He'll Have To Go / It's Just A Matter Of Time Track Listing : 1.Goodbye Baby (Wes Farrell, Bert Russell) - 03:16 . 2.Cry To Me (Bert…

When Benny Goodman played New-York

Four occasions, three years : 1985, 1974 and 1938 "When Benny Goodman played New-York"."Concert One" that he played during the tribute he received eight months before his death, at the Broadway Ballroom (yes, people were dancing to jazz then) of the newly opened Marriott Marquis Hotel.Two, a more intimate concert performed in 1974 at the Rainbow Room on the top of the RCA Building.The "concert…

Benny Goodman In Japan

Benny Goodman came to Japan three times to perform in concert. In 1957 (or is it 1956?) sponsored by the U.S. State Department / ANTA and with a big band, in 1964 with a small group and in 1980 for the "Aurex Jazz Festival" happening in three cities.

Stan Getz records for Verve, ‘Big Band Bossa Nova’ with the Gary McFarland Orchestra (1962)

Stan Getz' 'Big Band Bossa Nova' is an album recorded on August 27 and 28, 1962 with the Gary McFarland Orchestra and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Manha De Carnival (Morning Of The Carnival) (Luiz Bonfá) - 05:48 . 2.Balanço No Samba (Street Dance) (Gary Mcfarland) - 02:59 . 3.Melancólico (Melancholy) (Gary Mcfarland) - 04:42 . 4.Entre Amigos (Sympathy Between Friends) (Gary…

Wes Montgomery records his sixth album : ‘So Much Guitar’ for Riverside (1961)

Wes Montgomery's 'So Much Guitar' is his sixth album recorded on August 4, 1961 and released the same year by Riverside.1 . Twisted Blues 2 . Twisted Blues Track Listing : 1.Twisted Blues (Wes Montgomery) - 05:31 . 2.Cotton Tail (Duke Ellington) - 03:38 . 3.I Wish I Knew (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) - 05:26 . 4.I'M Just A Lucky So-And-So (Duke Ellington, Mack David) - 05:57 . 5.Repetition (Neal…

We remember Ray Brown. ‘Jazz Celloist’

This day (July 2, 2002), in Indianapolis, Indiana, died Ray Brown, an American jazz double bassist,Tracklist : 1 . Black Orpheus (2001) 2 . Ray'S New Funk (2000) 3 . Blue Monk 4 . Summertime 5 . w/ John Clayton - Five O'Clock Whistle (1994) 6 . Documentary 7 . w/ Oscar Peterson – Live In Montreux (1977) 8 . w/ Oscar Peterson Trio - Live In Italy (1961) Tracklist : Tangerine . Sister Sadie .…

We remember John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet fame. ‘John Left The Notes’

This day (March 29, 2001), in New York City, died John Aaron Lewis, an American jazz pianist, composer and musical director of the Modern Jazz Quartet.Digest Tracklist : Django (2000) . w/ Davor Kajfes - in Zagreb (1994) . w/ Hank Jones - Manha` De Carnaval . w/ Toshiko Akiyoshi - Willow Weep For Me . w/ Modern Jazz Quartet - Bags Groove (1987) . w/ Modern Jazz Quartet - The Golden Striker…

Happy Birthday Hiromi Uehara. ‘Super Hiromi’

This day (March 26, 1979), in Hamamatsu, Japan, is born Hiromi Uehara, a Japanese jazz composer and pianist.Digest Tracklist : Kaleidoscope (2020) . Seeker (2018) . w/ Edmar Castaneda – Fire (2017) . w/ Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips – @ Nave de Vero in Jazz (2016) . w/ Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips – Desire (2015) . w/ Anthony Jackson & Steve Smith – Labyrinth (2013) . Teatro…

Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley records ‘Somethin’ Else’ with Miles Davis (1958)

Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley's 'Somethin' Else' is an album recorded on March 9, 1958 with Miles Davis and released the same year by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert) - 10:55 . 2.Love For Sale (Cole Porter) - 07:01 . 3.Somethin' Else (Miles Davis) - 08:15 . 4.One For Daddy-O (Nat Adderley) - 08:26 . 5.Dancing In The Dark (Arthur Schwartz,…