Oscar Peterson records with Ray Brown, Herb Ellis and Buddy Rich, ‘Oscar Peterson Plays Count Basie’ for Clef (1955)

'Oscar Peterson Plays Count Basie' is an album of music associated with Count Basie, recorded on December 27, 1955 with Ray Brown, Herb Ellis and Buddy Rich and released in 1955 by Clef.1 . Jumpin' At The Woodside 2 . Jumpin' At The Woodside 3 . Royal Garden Blues (1974) Track Listing : 1.Lester Leaps In (Lester Young) - 03:58 . 2.Easy Does It (Sy Oliver, Lester Young) - 06:28 . 3.9:20 Special…

Oscar Peterson records ‘At the Stratford Shakespearean Festival’ with Ray Brown and Herb Ellis (1956)

Oscar Peterson's 'At the Stratford Shakespearean Festival' is a live album recorded on August 8, 1956, with Ray Brown and Herb Ellis and released the same year In 1956 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Falling In Love With Love (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 06:15 . 2.How About You? (Ralph Freed, Burton Lane) - 05:53 . 3.Flamingo (Edmund Anderson, Ted Grouya) - 04:59 . 4.Swinging On A Star (Johnny…

Verve record ‘On the Town with the Oscar Peterson Trio,’ a live album with Peterson, Herb Ellis and Ray Brown (1958)

'On the Town with the Oscar Peterson Trio' is a live album recorded on July 1-5 1958 with Herb Ellis and Ray Brown and released the same year by Verve.1 . A Gal In Gallico (1958) Track Listing : 1.Sweet Georgia Brown (Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard) - 07:47 . 2.Should I? (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed) - 05:04 . 3.When Lights Are Low (Benny Carter, Spencer Williams) - 05:57 . 4.Easy…

This week In Jazz Legends 42/52

Cannonball Adderley, Thelonious Monk, Count Basie, Nat King Cole, Illinois Jacquet, Ray Brown, Roy Eldridge, Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, Oscar Peterson, Flip Phillips, Herb Ellis, Papa Jo Jones, Art Blakey, The Jazz Messengers, Dave Brubeck, Milt Jackson, Ray Brown, Cedar Walton, Micky Roker, Shirley Horn, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Gene Krupa, Anita O'Day, Roy Eldridge, Miles Davis, Michael…

This week In Jazz Legends 23/52

Stan Getz, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Tony Williams, Paul Desmond, Dave Brubeck, Monty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, Hilton Ruiz, Cyrus Chestnut, Berklee Sextet, Paquito D'Rivera, Hendrik Meurkens, Stanley Turrentine, Kamasi Washington, Anthony Braxton, Steve Lacy Quartet, Sun Ra Arkestra

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

Anita O’Day records with Oscar Peterson ‘Anita Sings the Most’ an album for Verve (1957)

Anita O'Day's 'Anita Sings the Most' is an album recorded on January 31, 1957 with Oscar Peterson on piano and released the same year by Verve.1 . Stella By Starlight Anita O'Day - Anita Sings the Most Track Listing : 1.'S Wonderful/They Can'T Take That Away From Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 02:57 . 2.Tenderly (Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence) - 03:20 . 3.Old Devil Moon (Yip Harburg, Burton…

Ella Fitzgerald records the album ‘Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!’ with a quartet led by Lou Levy (1961)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!' is a studio album recorded on January 23, 1961 &June 22-23, 1961 with a jazz quartet led by Lou Levy and released the same year By Verve. 1 . Round Midnight 2 . Mr Paganini (British TV, 1961 ) Track Listing : 1.A Night In Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) - 04:06 . 2.You'Re My Thrill (Sidney Clare, Jay Gorney) - 03:35 . 3.My…

Milt Jackson begins the recording ‘Goodbye,’ an album for CTI (1972)

Milt Jackson's 'Goodbye' is an album recorded on December 12, 1972 and December, 1973 with various top class musicians and released in 1974 By Cti.1 . S.K.J. (Jazz Baltica, 1999) 2 . S.K.J. (Sandra K. Jackson) (w/ Benny Golson, Art Farmer & NHøP ) Track Listing : 1.Old Devil Moon (E. Y. Harburg, Burton Lane) - 05:50 . 2.S.K.J. (Milt Jackson) - 06:47 . 3.Opus De Funk (Horace Silver) - 06:46…

We remember Charlie Byrd. ‘Last Flight’

This day (December 2, 1999), in Annapolis, Maryland, died Charlie Byrd, an American guitarist known for his association with Stan Getz. and Brazilian music.Tracklist : 1 . Corcovado 2 . He loves, she loves & How long has this been going on 3 . w/ Tal Farlow, Barney Kessel – Seven Come Eleven (1988) 4 . w/ Luiz Bonfa - Samba de Orfeu 5 . w/ Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis – Medley (1980) 6 .…

Dizzy Gillespie records ‘For Musicians Only’ with Stan Getz and Sonny Stitt (1956)

Dizzy Gillespie's 'For Musicians Only' is recorded on October 16, 1956 with Stan Getz and Sonny Stitt and released in 1958 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Bebop (Dizzy Gillespie) - 12:48 . 2.Dark Eyes (Florian Hermann) - 12:10 . 3.Wee (Allen'S Alley) (Denzil Best, Dizzy Gillespie) - 08:28 . 4.Lover Come Back To Me (Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein Ii) - 09:33 Musicians : Dizzy Gillespie - Trumpet…

On TV today, Oscar Peterson, Stan Getz et al sit in with Nat King Cole (1957)

October 15, 1957 - for his own NBC show, Nat King Cole is accompanied by Jazz At The Philharmonic - that is Illinois Jacquet (ts), Ray Brown (b), Roy Eldridge (tp), Stan Getz (ts), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Oscar Peterson (p), Flip Phillips (ts), Herb Ellis (g) and Papa Jo Jones (d) - .<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Nat-King-Cole-Cole-Español-RVJ.jpg' alt='Nat King…

Stan Getz and J.J. Johnson plus the Oscar Peterson trio record ‘Stan Getz and J.J. Johnson at the Opera House’ for Verve (1957)

'Stan Getz and J.J. Johnson at the Opera House' is a live album recorded on October 10, 1957, accompanied by the Oscar Peterson trio and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Billie'S Bounce (Charlie Parker) – 09:45 . 2.My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 08:10 . 3.Crazy Rhythm (Irving Caesar, Joseph Meyer, Roger Wolfe Kahn) – 07:59 . 4.Blues In The Closet (Oscar…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘At the Opera House’ in Los Angeles for Verve (1957)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'At the Opera House' is a live album recorded on October 7, 1957 in Los Angeles and released in 1958 by Verve.1 . It's All Right With Me (w/ Nat King Cole ) 2 . April In Paris (1957) 3 . Goody Goody (Nat King Cole Show '57) Track Listing : 1.It'S All Right With Me (Cole Porter) - 02:45 . 2.Don'Cha Go Way Mad (Jimmy Mundy, Illinois Jacquet, Al Stillman) - 2:31 . 3.Bewitched,…

‘Blossom Dearie’ records her first solo and eponymous album (1957)

'Blossom Dearie' is her first studio solo and eponymous album recorded on September 11–12, 1956 and released in April 1957 by Verve Records.1 . Everything I've Got Belongs To You (Live) 2 . Everything I've Got (w/ Billy Taylor) 3 . I Won't Dance Track listing : 1.'Deed I Do (Walter Hirsch, Fred Rose) - 02:11 . 2.Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be?) (Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez, Jimmy Sherman) -…

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong record ‘Ella and Louis’ with the Oscar Peterson Quartet (1956)

'Ella and Louis' by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong is a studio album recorded on August 16, 1956 with the Oscar Peterson Quartet. Track Listing : 1.Can'T We Be Friends? (Paul James, Kay Swift) - 03:47 . 2.Isn'T This A Lovely Day? (Irving Berlin) - 06:16 . 3.Moonlight In Vermont (John Blackburn, Karl Suessdorf) - 03:42 . 4.They Can'T Take That Away From Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) -…

Oscar Peterson records ‘The Trio’ at the London House in Chicago (1961)

Oscar Peterson's 'The Trio' is a live album recorded with Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen on July 28 and 29, 1961 at the London House jazz club in Chicago and released the same year by Verve.1 . Italy 1961 - Part 1 2 . Italy 1961 - Part 2 3 . Italy 1961 - Part 3 4 . Italy 1961 - Part 5 Track listing : 1.I've Never Been in Love Before (Frank Loesser) - 05:35 . 2.In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning…

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong record ‘Ella and Louis Again’ for Verve (1957)

'Ella and Louis Again' by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong is a studio (sequel to their 1956 'Ella and Louis') album recorded on July 23 & 31 and August 13, 1957 In 1957 and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Don'T Be That Way (Benny Goodman, Mitchell Parish, Edgar Sampson) - 05:01 . 2.Makin' Whoopee (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) - 03:59 . 3.They All Laughed (George…

Ella Fitzgerald ends the recording of ‘Get Happy!’ with various studio orchestras (1959)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Get Happy!' is an album recorded from July 24, 1957 till July 11, 1959 with various studio Orchestras and released in 1959 By Verve.1 . Like Young (1959) 2 . Cool Breeze (1983) 3 . Goodie Goodie 4 . You Turned The Tables On Me (w/ Joe Pass, Hannover, 1975) Track Listing : 1.Somebody Loves Me (Buddy Desylva, George Gershwin, Ballard Macdonald) - 02:36 . 2.Cheerful Little Earful…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song book’ with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (1957)

Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song book' is a studio album recorded with the Duke Ellington Orchestra on June 25 and October 17, 1957 and released the same year By Verve Records.1 . Côte d'Azur - I 2 . Côte d'Azur - II 3 . w/ Duke Ellington (1968) 4 . I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So 5 . sings In a Mellow Tone (w/ Oscar Peterson) 6 . It Don't Mean a thing (1974) 7 . Just a sittin…

Happy Birthday Monty Alexander. ‘The Full Monty’

This day (June 6, 1944), in Kingston, Jamaica, is born Monty Alexander, a jazz pianist with a strong Caribbean influence.Tracklist : 1 . RastaMonk Vibrations (2019) 2 . Battle hymn of the Republic/Glory Hallelujah (2018) 3 . Nature Boy / Running Away (2015) 4 . Funji Mama (2012) 5 . Renewal (2011) 6 . w/ Ernest Ranglin, Sly & Robbie - Live In Tokyo (2011) 7 . w/ Harlem Kingston Express - No…

We remember Stan Getz. ‘Getz à Go Go’

This day (June 6, 1991), in Malibu, California, died Stan Getz, an American jazz saxophone player who was known as The Sound. Tracklist : 1 . Lush Life (1983) 2 . Yours And Mine (1990) 3 . Blood Count (1989) 4 . Dream’S (1986) 5 . w/ Chet Baker - Airegin (1983) 6 . w/ Dizzy Gillespie - I Can'T Get Started (1978) 7 . Chega De Saudade (1976) 8 . A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square (1967) 9 . w/…

We Remember Coleman Hawkins. ‘The True Mister Bean’

This day (May 19, 1969), in New York City, New York, died Coleman Hawkins, an American jazz tenor saxophonist.Digest Tracklist : Disorder At The Border . With Lester Young . With Harry Edison . South Of France Blues . Body and Soul (1967) . With Charlie Parker (1950) . Tracklist : Greensleeves . Body And Soul . La Rosita . Smoke Gets in Your Eyes . Desafinado . One Note Samba (Samba De Uma Nota…

We remember Barney Kessel. ‘Kessel, Poll Winner’

This day (May 6, 2004), in San Diego, California, died Barney Kessel, one of the greatest jazz guitarists of the 20th century.Digest Tracklist : w/ Tal Farlow & Charlie Byrd - Lover (1988) . Minor mode (1985) . w/ Herb Ellis playing - Oh Lady Be Good (1979) . w/ Oscar Peterson - Watch What Happens (1974) . Basies Blues – (1973) . w/ Kenny Burrell, Grant Green - Blue Mist . St. Thomas .…

Ella Fitzgerad records ‘Ella in Rome: The Birthday Concert’ produced by Norman Granz (1958)

Ella Fitzgerad's 'Ella in Rome: The Birthday Concert' is a live album recorded on April 25, 1958 with a trio led by Lou Levy and released in 1988 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.St. Louis Blues (W.C. Handy) - 05:57 . 2.These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You) (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey) - 03:28 . 3.Just Squeeze Me (But Please Don'T Tease Me) (Duke Ellington, Lee Gaines) - 03:05 . 4.Angel…

We remember Nat King Cole. ‘Nat “Unforgettable” Cole’

This day (February 15, 1965), in Santa Monica, California, died Nathaniel Adams Coles a.k.a. Nat King Cole, an American singer.Tracklist : Straighten Up And Fly Right . My Flaming Heart (1953) . The Christmas Song . What'S My Line? (1953) . Mona Lisa . When I Fall In Love (1957) . After Midnight Once More (1961) . w/ Ella Fitzgerald - Lamento Negro (1958) . Tracklist : L-O-V-E . Unforgettable .…

One Broadway

From 'Give my regards to Broadway' to 'Broadway Bossa Nova', we have mixed 18 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Broadway'. It has Dave Brubeck, Herb Ellis. Bob Maize. Jimmy Smith , Mongo Santamaria, Peruchin & Charlie Palmieri and many more.

Jazzin’Around Baby Please Don’t Go

Starting and ending with Big Joe Williams's composition 'Baby Please Don't Go', we have mixed 18 'Jazz with some Blues' tunes around the theme of ' Big Joe Williams'. It has Brigitte Bardot, Roy Eldridge & His Orchestra, Patsy Cline, Francine Reed and many more.

Sweet Suite

From 'Cherry' to 'Apple Honey' , we have mixed in "Sweet Suite", 19 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Sweets And Desserts'. It has Roland Kirk, Duke Ellington, Eric Donaldson, Herb Ellis and many more.

Twenty Piano Men (and Women)

From 'Moten Swing' to 'The Beast', we have mixed 22 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Piano Players'. It has Hazell Scott, Mose Allison, Joe Sullivan, Bennie Moten and many more.

Guitar Heroes

From 'Wringin' and Twistin'' to 'Make No Mistake', we have mixed 19 'Jazz and Some Blues' tunes around the theme of 'Jazz Guitarists'. It has Lonnie Johnson & Eddie Lang, Eddie Lang & Carl Kress, George Barnes & Carl Kress, Big Bill Broonzy and many more.

The Three Tenors (and More)

From 'Blue Turning Grey Over You' to 'Body And Soul', we have mixed 19 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Tenor Sax'. It has Houston Person & Ron Carter, Stanley Turrentine, Bud Freeman & Bucky Pizzarelli , Booker Ervin and many more.

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.

Columbia publish Miles Davis’ album : ‘Four & More: Recorded Live in Concert’ (1964)

Miles Davis' 'Four & More: Recorded Live in Concert' is an album recorded on February 12, 1964 at Philharmonic Hall Of Lincoln Center, New York City and released on January 17, 1966 by Columbia. Track Listing : 1.So What (Miles Davis) - 09:10 . 2.Walkin' (Richard Henry Carpenter) - 08:06 . 3.Joshua/Go-Go (Victor Feldman) - 11:14 . 4.Four (Eddie Vinson) - 06:18 . 5.Seven Steps To Heaven…

Tommy Boy publish ‘Planet Rock: The Album’ by Afrika Bambaataa + Soulsonic Force (1986)

Afrika Bambaataa's 'Planet Rock: The Album' is his third album featuring Soulsonic Force and released on December 1, 1986 by Tommy Boy 1 . Planet Rock (Official Video) 2 . Renegades Of Funk (Official Video) 3 . Looking For The Perfect Beat (1983) 4 . Frantic Situation Track Listing : 1.Planet Rock (Arthur Baker, John Miller, John Robie, Alonzo Williams) - 07:31 . 2.Looking For The Perfect Beat…