We remember Henry Mancini. ‘Thematic’

This day (June 14, 1994), in Los Angeles, California, died Enrico Nicola Mancini a.k.a Henry Mancini, an American composer, conductor and arranger.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Johnny Mathis - Two For The Road / Charade (1987) 2 . w/ Tony Bennett - Life In A Looking Glass (1987) 3 . Charlie'S Angels Theme (1980) 4 . It'S Easy To Say 5 . w/ Andy Williams - Dear Heart (1965) 6 . Henry Mancini Interview Part…

Cinema Mancini

From 'The Pink Panther It Had Better Be Tonight' to 'Moment to Moment', we have mixed 17 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'The Music Of Mancini'. It has Plas Johnson, Johnny Hartman, Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie and many more.

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

Columbia publish Tony Bennett’s album : ‘The Movie Song Album’ (1966)

Tony Bennett's 'The Movie Song Album' is a studio album (his 'all time favorite' ) released on January 31, 1966 by Columbia.1 . (At The Royal Festival Hall, 1974) Tony Bennett - The Movie Song Album Track Listing : 1.Maybe September (Ray Evans, Percy Faith, Jay Livingston) - 04:03 . 2.Girl Talk (Neal Hefti, Bobby Troup) - 03:14 . 3.The Gentle Rain (Luiz Bonfá, Matt Dubey) - 02:12 . 4.Emily…

XL Recordings publish ‘Vampire Weekend’ their eponymous debut album (2008)

'Vampire Weekend' is their debut studio album released on January 29, 2008 by XL Recordings. 1 . Mansard Roof (Reading Festival) 2 . Mansard Roof (Reading Festival, 2008) 3 . Oxford Comma ("Jools Holland Rave") 4 . Oxford Comma (Glastonbury, 2008) 5 . AP(unk / Oxford Comma - Reading Festival, 2009) 6 . Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa (Glastonbury, 2010) 7 . Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa 8 . M79 ("Pitchfork…

Bill Frisell releases his thirty fourth album : ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’ (2016)

Bill Frisell's 'When You Wish Upon A Star' is his thirty fourth album (a "re-imagination of time-honored gems of music for film and television") released on January 29, 2016 by Sony Masterworks.1 . When You Wish Upon A Star 2 . When You Wish Upon A Star 3 . Shadow Of Your Smile + Surfer Girl (w/ The Big Sur Sextet, Copenhagen, 2013) 4 . Moon River (Jazz Middelheim, 2015) Bill Frisell - When You…

Bill Frisell begins the recording of ‘East/West,’ his first live album (2003)

Bill Frisell's 'East/West' is his eighteenth (but his first double and first live) album recorded on December 9, 2003 and May 11, 2004 and released in 2005 by Elektra Nonesuch.1 . L.A. Blues (Argentina, 2000) 2 . A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall 3 . Day Of Wine And Roses 4 . Ron Carter 5 . Ron Carter Track Listing : 1.I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Barrett strong, Norman Whitfield) - 08:00 .…

Pink Martini release their second album : ‘Hang On Little Tomato’

Pink Martini's 'Hang On Little Tomato' is their second album released on October 19, 2004, (seven years after their first) by Heinz Records.1 . Let's Never Stop Falling In Love ( w/ China Forbes, Portland) 2 . Let's Never Stop Falling In Love (Athens, Lycabettus, 11/7/2012) 3 . Anna / El Negro Zumbon 4 . La Bucuresti / Anna / El Negro Zumbon 5 . Hang On Little Tomato 6 . Hang On Little Tomato…

Brad Mehldau records ‘Anything Goes’ with Larry Grenadier and Jorge Rossy (2002)

Brad Mehldau Trio's 'Anything Goes' is an album recorded on October 8–9, 2002 and released on February 24, 2004 By Warner Bros.1 . Still Crazy After All These Years 2 . I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face Track Listing : 1.Get Happy (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) - 09:47 . 2.Dreamsville (Raymond B. Evans, Jay Livingston, Henry Mancini) - 05:03 . 3.Anything Goes (Cole Porter) - 07:08 . 4.Tres…

We remember Andy Williams. ‘Across The Moon River’

This day ( September 25, 2012) in Branson, Missouri, U.S., died Howard Andrew Andy Williams, an American singer.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Henry Mancini – Moon River 2 . Love Story On The Muppet Show! 3 . w/ Antonio Carlos Jobim – Girl From Ipanema 4 . w/ Sammy Davis, Jr. – Breezin’ Along with the Breeze 5 . w/ Julie Andrews – Language Of Love 6 . w/ Tony Bennett – City Medley Tracklist : It’s the Most…

Freddie Hubbard records the album ‘First Light’ for CTI (1971)

Freddie Hubbard's 'First Light' is an album featuring string arrangements by Don Sebesky and recorded on September 14, 15 & 16, 1971 by By CTI1 . Fantasy In D Track Listing : 1.First Light (Freddie Hubbard) - 11:05 . 2.Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey (Paul Mccartney) - 08:17 . 3.Moment To Moment (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) - 05:43 . 4.Yesterday'S Dreams (Norman Martin, Don Sebesky) - 03:55 .…

Tamla publish ‘Marvin Gaye Recorded Live on Stage’ (1963)

'Marvin Gaye Recorded Live on Stage ' is his first live album released on September 9, 1963 by Tamla.1 . Pride And Joy 2 . Hitch Hike (1962) Track listing : 1.Stubborn Kind of Fellow (Marvin Gaye, George Gordy, William Mickey Stevenson) . 2.One of These Days (William Mickey Stevenson) . 3.Mo Jo Hanna (Andre Williams, Clarence Paul) . 4.Days of Wine and Roses (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) .…

Wes Montgomery records his ninth album : ‘Boss Guitar’ (1963)

Wes Montgomery's 'Boss Guitar' is his ninth album recorded on August 22, 1963 and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.Besame Mucho (Consuelo Velázquez, Sunny Skylar) - 06:28 . 2.Dearly Beloved (Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer) - 04:49 . 3.Days Of Wine And Roses (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) - 03:44 . 4.The Trick Bag (Wes Montgomery) - 04:25 . 5.Canadian Sunset (Eddie Heywood, Norman…

Warner Bros. publish ‘The B-52’, their eponymous debut album featuring ‘Rock Lobster’ and ‘Planet Claire’ (1979)

The B-52's' feat. 'Rock Lobster' is their eponymous debut album recorded in Nassau, Bahamas and released on July 6, 1979 by Warner Bros.1 . Girls 2 . Dance this mess around (Live, 1983) 3 . Rock Lobster (Sessions) 4 . Hot Lava 5 . There's a Moon in the Sky (Rio, 1985) 6 . Hero Worship Track Listing : 1.Planet Claire (Henry Mancini, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland) - 04:35 . 2.52 Girls (Joe…

Concord publish ‘Lee Ritenour’s 6 String Theory’ recorded with John Scofield, Taj Mahal, Pat Martino, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Cray, Slash, George Benson, B.B. King, Steve Lukather,…

'Lee Ritenour's 6 String Theory' is an album recorded for his 50th birthday with John Scofield, Taj Mahal, Pat Martino, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Cray, Slash, George Benson, B.B. King, Steve Lukather, Mike Stern and more and released on June 29, 2010 by Concord.1 . John Scofield & Lee Ritenour 2 . Cause We've Ended as Lovers 3 . Lee Ritenour, Steve Lukather and Andy McKee 4 . Drifting (La…

Tony Bennett and Bill Evans end the recording of ‘The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album’ for Fantasy (1975)

‘The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album' is a studio album recorded on June 10–13, 1975 and released the same year by Fantasy.1 . Bill Evans with Tony Bennett (Johnny Carson's Tonight Show 10/27/75) 2 . Together Again 3 . Jazz Inspired Track Listing : 1.Young And Foolish (Albert Hague, Arnold B. Horwitt) - 03:54 . 2.The Touch Of Your Lips (Ray Noble) - 03:56 . 3.Some Other Time (Leonard Bernstein,…

Concord Jazz publish George Benson’s ‘Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole’ (2013)

George Benson's 'Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole' is a studio album (featuring covers of Cole’s greatest songs) released on June 4, 2013 by Concord Jazz.1 . Route 66 2 . When I fall In Love (w/ Janey Clewer, Java Jazz Festival 2011) 3 . Unforgettable (Kongresshaus in Zurich 11.7.13) 4 . Medley (North Sea Jazz, 2009) 5 . Smile (North Sea Jazz, 2009) 6 . Straighten up and fly right 7 . I'm…

Michael Bublé releases ‘Call Me Irresponsible,’ his fifth album (2007)

Michael Bublé's 'Call Me Irresponsible' is his fifth studio album released on May 1, 2007 by 143 Records., Track Listing : 1.The Best Is Yet To Come (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) - 03:05 . 2.It Had Better Be Tonight (Franco Migliacci, Johnny Mercer, Henry Mancini) - 03:06 . 3.Me And Mrs. Jones (Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, Gary Gilbert) - 04:33 . 4.I'M Your Man (Leonard Cohen) - 04:59 . 5.Comin' Home…

Polydor publish Toots Thielemans’ ‘Live’ recorded in Holland (1974)

Toots Thielemans' 'Live' is an album recorded in Holland with an European rhythm section and released on April 4, 1974 by Polydor Of Holland.Track Listing : 1.Days Of Wine And Roses (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) - 06:11 . 2.Lullaby (Toots Thielemans) - 03:33 . 3.Tenor Madness (Sonny Rollins) - 07:59 . 4.Nice To Be Around (John Williams, Paul Williams) - 03:13 . 5.Strange Boogie Man (Toots…

Pat Metheny records ‘What’s It All About’ a solo album for Nonesuch (2011)

Pat Metheny's 'What's It All About' is a solo album of cover versions recorded in February 2011 and released on June 14, 2011 by Nonesuch.1 . Cherish 2 . Whats It All About 3 . The Girl From Ipanema 4 . Thats The Way I Always Heard It Should Be 5 . And I Love Her 6 . And I Love Her Pat Metheny - What's It All About Track Listing : 1.The Sound Of Silence (Paul Simon) - 06:33 . 2.Cherish (Terry…

Concord publish Sérgio Mendes’ ‘Timeless,’ a collaborative album produced by will.i.am (2006)

Sérgio Mendes' 'Timeless' is a collaborative album produced by will.i.am released on February 13, 2006 by Concord.1 . That Heat (w/ Erykah Badu, Will.I.Am) 2 . The Frog (Java Jazz Festival, 2007) 3 . Encanto EPK, International Version Track Listing : 1.Mas Que Nada (Jorge Ben) - 04:22 . 2.That Heat (Will Adams, Norman Gimbel, Henry Mancini) - 04:13 . 3.Berimbau/Consolacao (Vinícius De Moraes,…

Astronomy Domine

From 'El Satelite' to 'Saturday Night On Saturn', we have mixed 17 'Jazz With a Slice Of Pop' tunes around the theme of 'Stars, Planets And Other Sky Items'. It has Benny Carter, Pat Metheny, Gene Ammons With Woody Herman & His Orchestra, Dinah Washington and many more.

Americans in Paris

From 'Made You Love Paris' to 'Florence Sur Les Champs-Elysees' , we have mixed 20 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'American Jazzmen in (and about) Paris'. It has Mary Lou Williams, Duke Ellington, The Ray Draper Quintet, Cal Tjader and many more.

Let’s Rock

From 'Buddy's Rock' to 'I Want To Rock' , we have mixed 16 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Rock'. It has Buddy Rich, Bradley Leighton, Johnny Hodges, Duke Ellington and many more.

Couples Only

From 'Russell And Eliot' to 'Nicholas And Alexandra' , we have mixed 18 'Jazz and Other Musics' tunes around the theme of 'Famous Couples'. It has Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot, John Hurt, Dieter Reith, Miles Davis and many more.

Harlem Jazz Trotters

From 'Harlem Nocturne' to 'Spanish Harlem' , we have mixed 17 'Good Old Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Harlem'. It has Charlie Barnet, Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, Bessie Smith, James P. Johnson and many more.

The Days Of Wine And Roses (nothing but bouquet)

From 'Days of wine and roses' to 'Verde Que Te Quero Rosa' , we have mixed 15 'Jazz and Latin' tunes around the theme of 'Wine And …Roses'. It has Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, Freddie Roach, Elza Soares, Big Joe Turner and many more.

Baby It’s Loesser Inside

From 'I'll Know' to 'Baby. It's Cold Outside' , we have mixed 20 'Pure Jazz Standards' tunes written or co-written by 'Frank Loesser I'. It has Perry Como, Sheila Jordan , Oscar Peterson Trio + Clark Terry, Henry Mancini and many more.

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.

The Twist

Starting and ending with 'The Twist' made famous by Chubby Checker, we made a playlist powered by Hittin'Around. It has Dee Dee Ramone, Chubby Checker, Rootvalta, Fabiana Cantilo and many more.

Jazzin’Around Shadow Of Your Smile

From 'The Shadow Of Your Smile' to 'The Shadow Of Your Smile' , we have mixed 18 'linked together by a clue that you have to guess' tunes around the theme of 'Johnny Mandel'. It has New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble, Helen Merrill, Elsie Bianchi, Henry Mancini and many more.

Jazzin’Around The Best Is Yet To Come

Starting and ending with Frank Sinatra's composition 'The Best Is Yet To Come', we have mixed 18 'linked together by a clue that you have to guess' tunes around the theme of 'Frank Sinatra'. It has Ibrahim Ferrer & Omara Portuondo, Bradley Leighton & Paula Prophet, Olivia Byington, Egberto Gismonti and many more.


From 'Ide's Side' to 'Roll On The Left Side' , we have mixed 19 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Sides '. "Sidemen" has Gerry Mulligan Quartet, Lee Morgan, Joe Henderson, Jimmy Smith and many more.

Paternity Taste

From 'One For Daddy-O' to 'My Heart Belongs To Daddy' , we have mixed 19 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Fathers, Daddies & Papas'. "Paternity Taste" has Cannonball Adderley & Miles Davis, Henri Salvador, Henry Mancini, Earl Hines and many more.

The Oedipus Complexity

From 'I'm Man' to 'Mama Don't Want No Peas 'n' Rice 'n' Coconut Oil' , we have mixed 19 'Jazz, Blues and More' tunes around the theme of 'Mothers & Sons'. It has Bing Crosby, Milton Brown, Neal Hefti, Mance Lipscomb and many more.

Jazzin’Around Begin The Beguine

From 'Begin The Beguine' to 'Begin The Beguine' , we have mixed 18 'linked together by a clue' tunes around the theme of 'Cole Porter '. It has Nina Simone, Billy May, The Temptations, Rosemary Clooney & Perez Prado and His Orchestra and many more.

Big Band Baby

From 'Baby youve always on my mind' to 'Baby I Need Your Lovin', we have mixed 19 'Big Band Jazz' tunes around the theme of '"Baby" and "Babies"'. It has Dinah Washington, Benny Goodman, Jay McShann and his Orchestra, Buddy Johnson and His Orchestra and many more.

Rainy Day Women

From 'The Gentle Rain' to 'Walking in the Rain', we have mixed 18 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'The Ladies And The Rain'. It has Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto, Eva Cassidy, Peggy Lee, Stacey Kent And Jim Tomlinson and many more.

Jazz Menagerie

From 'Jungle bird' to 'Blue Jay Way Blackbird', we have mixed 21 'Jazzz & Latin Music' tunes around the theme of 'Animals'. It has Bent Fabric & His Piano, Yusef Lateef, Hank Jones Trio, Noro Morales and his orchestra and many more.

The Song Is Kern

From 'Why Do I Love You' to 'Pick Yourself Up', we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'Jerome Kern'. It has Benny Golson, John Coltrane, Nina Simone, Charlie Parker and many more.

Everybody Is A Busy Body

From 'Everybody Calls Me Crazy' to 'Everybody Loves The Sunshine', we have mixed 19 'Jazz With a Slice Of Pop' tunes around the theme of 'Everybody'. It has Wynonie Harris, Brigitte Bardot, Henry Mancini, Trijntje Oosterhuis and many more.