Chet Baker records the album ‘Chet’ with Herbie Mann, Pepper Adams, Bill Evans, Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers and Connie Kay (1958)

Chet Baker's 'Chet' is an album recorded on December 30, 1958 & January 19, 1959 with Herbie Mann, Pepper Adams, Bill Evans, Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers and Connie Kay. 1 . Rome (1956) 2 . You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To Track Listing : 1.Alone Together (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 06:52 . 2.How High The Moon (Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis) - 03:36 . 3.It Never Entered My Mind (Lorenz…

We remember Herbie Mann. ‘Mann On The Flute’

This day (July 1, 2003), in Santa Fe, New Mexico, died Herbert Jay Solomon a.k.a Herbie Mann, an American jazz flutist Tracklist : 1 . w/ Dave Valentin & Tito Puente – Jungle Fantasy 2 . Sunny (1994) 3 . Keep The Spirits Singing (1990) 4 . Memphis Underground (1989) Tracklist : MEMPHIS UNDERGROUND . Comin' Home Baby . Push Push . New Orleans . One Note Samba . Cajun Moon . Caravan . St.…

Herbie Hancock releases ‘Gershwin’s World’ his forty-second album recorded with Joni Mitchell, Chick Corea, Stevie Wonder and Wayne Shorter (1998)

Herbie Hancock's 'Gershwin's World' is his forty-second album recorded with Joni Mitchell, Chick Corea, Stevie Wonder, Wayne Shorter, etc and released on October 20, 1998 by Verve.1 . Fascinating Rhythm (w/ Cyro, BET Jazz) 2 . The Man I Love (w/ Trijntje Oosterhuis) 3 . St. Louis Blues (w/ Terri Lyne Carrington, Live) 4 . St. Louis Blues (w/ Jools Holland) 5 . Hana (w/ Joni Mitchell) 6 .…

Columbia release Herbie Hancock’s thirtieth album : ‘Mr. Hands’ (1980)

<pHerbie Hancock's 'Mr. Hands' is his thirtieth album (with Jaco Pastorius on one track.) released in September 1980 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Spiraling Prism (Herbie Hancock) - 06:25 . 2.Calypso (Herbie Hancock) - 06:44 . 3.Just Around The Corner (Herbie Hancock) - 07:36 . 4.4 A.M. (Herbie Hancock) - 05:23 . 5.Shiftless Shuffle (Herbie Hancock) - 07:10 . 6.Textures (Herbie Hancock) - 06:37…

The Bee Gees release their fifteenth album : ‘Spirits Having Flown’ featuring ‘Too Much Heaven,’ ‘Tragedy’ and ‘Love You Inside Out’ (1979)

The Bee Gees' 'Spirits Having Flown' feat. 'Tragedy' is their fifteenth album released on February 5, 1979 by RSO.1 . Tragedy 2 . Tragedy (Las Vegas, 1997, "One Night Only") 3 . Too Much Heaven (Las Vegas, 1997, "One Night Only") 4 . Too Much Heaven (Official Video) 5 . Spirits Having Flown Track Listing : 1.Tragedy (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) - 05:03 . 2.Too Much Heaven (Barry…

We remember French composer & conductor Michel Legrand

This day (January 26, 2019), in Paris, France, died Michel Legrand, a French musical composer, arranger, conductor, and pianist.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Sarah Vaughan - Sweet Gingerbread Man (1972) 2 . w/ Meow Meow - Sans Toi (2011) 3 . w/ Natalie Dessay - The Summer Knows (2012) 4 . w/ Oscar Peterson - Watch What Happens 5 . w/ Tamara Gverdtsiteli - Les Parapluies de Cherbourg 6 . w/ Barbra…

This week In Jazz Legends 52/52

Chet Baker, Helen Merrill, Dinah Washington, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Bill Evans , Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Sttit, Anita O'Day, Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, Freddie Hubbard, Weather Report, Duke Ellington

Sarah Vaughan records ‘Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown’ for Emarcy (1954)

Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown' is an album also known as 'Sarah Vaughan,' recorded on December 18, 1954 and released in 1955 by Emarcy.Track Listing : 1.Lullaby Of Birdland (George Shearing, George David Weiss) - 04:06 . 2.April In Paris (Vernon Duke, E.Y. Yip Harburg) - 06:26 . 3.He'S My Guy (Gene De Paul, Don Raye) - 04:17 . 4.Jim (Caesar Petrillo, Edward Ross, Nelson Shawn) - 05:56 .…

Columbia publish Santana’s fifth album : ‘Welcome’ featuring John McLaughlin, Alice Coltrane and Flora Purim (1973)

Santana's 'Welcome' is the fifth studio album by . Released on November 9, 1973 by Columbia.1 . Going Home / Amazing Grace 2 . Castillos De Arena / Light Of Life / Se Acabo Track Listing : 1.Going Home (Antonín Dvorák, Alice Coltrane, Santana Band) - 04:11 . 2.Love, Devotion & Surrender (Richard Kermode, Carlos Santana) - 03:38 . 3.Samba De Sausalito (José Areas) - 03:11 . 4.When I Look Into…

Happy Birthday Roy Ayers. ‘Everybody Loves Roy’

This day (September 10, 1940), in Los Angeles, California, is born Roy Ayersa composer and vibraphone player, he began his career in post-bop jazz, helped pioneer jazz-funk in the 1970s and ventured into house and hip-hop during the 2000s and 2010s.Tracklist : 1 . Searching (2018) 2 . Red, Black & Green (2017) 3 . Ubiquity (2016) 4 . Sweet Tears (2014) 5 . Everybody Loves The Sunshine 6 .…

“The Five Faces of Jazz” are on display at Newport Jazz (1967)

August 10, 1967 - "The Five Faces of Jazz" gathers the Herbie Mann Quintet - that is Herbie Mann (fl), Roy Ayers (vb), Chick Anemian (oud), Reggie Workman (b) and Bruno Carr (d) plus Babatunde Olatunji (perc) - , the Luiz Henrique Trio - that is Luis Enrique (g, voc), Don Payne (b) and Don McDonald (d)- and the Gabor Szabo Quintet - that is Gabor Szabo (g), Louis Stewart (g), Louis Kabok (b),…

We remember Laurindo Almeida. ‘Brazilliant’

This day (July 26, 1995), in Van Nuys, California, died Laurindo Almeida, a Brazilian guitarist and composer.Tracklist : 1 . w/ The Modern Jazz Quartet - In the Heart to Loronix 2 . Voce E Eu 3 . Dear Heart 4 . Leverkusener Jazztage(1992) Tracklist : Girl From Ipanema Manha De Carnaval . Atabaque . Recado Bossa Nova . You Needed Me . Speak Low . Copacabana . Late Last Night . Desafinado .…

We remember Chet Baker. ‘Chet After Chet’

This day (May 13, 1988), in Amsterdam, Netherlands, died Chesney Henry Baker, Jr. a.k.a Chet Baker, an American jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist and singer.Digest Tracklist : Blue In Green (1988) . My Funny Valentine (1987) . w/ Van Morrison - Send In The Clowns (1986) . w/ Stan Getz - Sweden (1983) . Love For Sale (1979) . Time After Time (1964) . w/ Lars Gullin - All The Things You Are (1959) .…

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) –…

New-Year (Sentimental) Resolutions

From 'I Will Follow Him' to 'I'm Gonna Leave You By Yourself' , we have mixed 20 'Good Old Jazz and Blues' tunes around the theme of 'What My Heart Is Going To Do'. It has Nat King Cole, T-Bone Walker, Nancy Wilson, Robert Cray and many more.

Earth Songs

From 'Terra de ninguém' to 'Ten Feet Off The Ground' , we have mixed 19 'Jazz & Latin' tunes around the theme of 'Four Elements (Earth)'. "Earth Songs" has Elis Regina, Herbie Mann , Domenico Modugno , Barbara Dickson and many more.

Loony Jazz Tunes

From 'Frenesi' to 'I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby (and My Baby's Crazy 'Bout Me)' , we have mixed 16 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Craziness'. "Loony Jazz Tunes" has Stan Getz, Tito Puente, Billy May, Nat King Cole and many more.

No Woman? So, Cry!

From 'My Heart Must Do The Crying' to 'Crying Over You' , we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Crying Men'. It has Charles Mingus, Sonny Stitt, Darrell Glenn, Gerry & The Pacemakers and many more.

Hopes And Promises

From 'Never Will I Marry' to 'I Will Always Love You', we have mixed 18 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Impossible Hopes And Inconsequent Promises'. It has Quincy Jones , Massimo Farao Trio, Pepe Jaramillo, Nancy Wilson and many more.

Meetiques

From 'Strange Meeting' to 'If We Never Meet Again', we have mixed 19 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Meeting'. It has Quincy Jones & Harry Arnold, Les Paul & Mary Ford, Eddie Lockjaw Davis & Johnny Griffin, Otis Spann and many more.

Count Strayhorn

From 'Satin Doll' to 'Day Dream', we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'Billy Strayhorn'. It has Ella Fitzgerald, David Sanborn, Archie Shepp, Jimmy Smith and many more.

This week In Jazz Legends 03/52

Gerry Mulligan, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis , Ornette Coleman, Jean Luc Ponty, Billy Cobham, Stanley Clarke, Jason Moran, Eliane Elias, Lionel Loueke, Charlie Hunter, Nels Cline & Fred Frith

RCA Victor publish Harry Nilsson’s seventh album : ‘Nilsson Schmilsson’ featuring ‘Without You’ (1971)

Harry Nilsson's 'Nilsson Schmilsson' is his seventh album featuring 'Without You' and 'Coconut,' produced by Richard Perry and released by RCA Victor in November 19711 . Gotta Get Up (BBC, 1971) 2 . Without You 3 . Without You 4 . Coconut (1971) Track Listing : 1.Gotta Get Up (Harry Nilsson) - 02:24 . 2.Driving Along (Harry Nilsson) - 02:02 . 3.Early In The Morning (Leo Hickman, Louis Jordan,…

Nonesuch publish Joni Mitchell’s ‘Travelogue,’ an album featuring orchestral re-recordings of her previous songs (2002)

Joni Mitchell's 'Travelogue' is a double album featuring orchestral re-recordings of her previous songs, released on November 19, 2002 by Nonesuch.Track Listing : 1.Otis And Marlena (Joni Mitchell) - 03:54 . 2.Amelia (Joni Mitchell) - 06:48 . 3.You Dream Flat Tires (Joni Mitchell) - 03:48 . 4.Love (Joni Mitchell) - 05:40 . 5.Woodstock (Joni Mitchell) - 05:56 . 6.Slouching Toward Bethlehem (Joni…

RCA publish Lou Reed’s second album : ‘Transformer’ featuring ‘Walk on the Wild Side,’ ‘Satellite of Love’ and ‘Vicious’ (1972)

Lou Reed's 'Transformer' is his second studio album released on November 8, 1972 by RCA.1 . Vicious (Hard Rock Cafe, 1997) 2 . Vicious (2000, Düsseldorf) 3 . Perfect Day ("Later... With Jools Holland," 2003, BBC Two) 4 . A Walk On The Wild Side (Farm Aid, 1985) 5 . Walk On The Wild Side Track Listing : 1.Vicious (Lou Reed) - 02:55 . 2.Andy'S Chest (Lou Reed) - 03:17 . 3.Perfect Day (Lou Reed)…

Blue Note publish Robert Glasper’s tenth album : ‘ArtScience’ recorded with the Experiment (2016)

Robert Glasper Experiment's 'ArtScience' is Glasper's tenth studio album released on September 16, 2016 by Blue Note; the Experiment featuring Casey Benjamin, Mark Colenburg and Derrick Hodge.1 . This Is Not Fear 2 . Thinkin Bout You 3 . Day To Day 4 . No One Like You 5 . Find You 6 . In My Mind 7 . Hurry Slowly 8 . Written In Stone 9 . Lets Fall In Love 10 . Human 11 . Tell Me A Bedtime Story…

Quincy Jones releases ‘Back on the Block’ recorded with famous jazz, soul and hip-hop artists (1989)

Quincy Jones's 'Back on the Block' is a studio album released on August 8, 1989 by Qwest and featuring many famous artists : Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Joe Zawinul, Ice-T, Big Daddy Kane, Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, George Benson, Luther Vandross, Dionne Warwick, Barry White, Chaka Khan, Take 6, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Al B. Sure!, James Ingram, El DeBarge, Ray Charles and more.1 .…

We Remember B.B. King. ‘Long Lived The King’

This day (May 14, 2015), in Las Vegas, died Riley B. King a.k.a. B.B. King (B.B. short for Blues Boy), an American blues guitarist and singer.Digest Tracklist : In Sing Sing Prison (1973) . w/ John Mayer, Tedeschi Trucks - Finale, Hollywood Bowl (2012) (1/2) . w/ John Mayer, Tedeschi Trucks - Finale, Hollywood Bowl (2012) (2/2) . When The Saints Go Marching In . All Over Again (1989) . w/ Eric…

This week In Jazz Legends 15/52

Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, George Shearing, Joey Defrancesco, Bobby Hutcherson, Jean Luc Ponty, Stanley Clarke, Eddie Louiss, Daniel Humair, Kenny Garrett, Candy Dulfer, Charles Lloyd, Bernard Purdie, George Freeman, Steve Gadd, John Zorn, Peter Brötzmann, Brad Mehldau

This week In Jazz Legends 14/52

Joshua Redman, John Coltrane, Chris Potter, Paquito D'Rivera, Gato Barbieri, Benny Carter, Sonny Rollins, James Moody, Kenny Garrett, Benny Maupin, Peter Brötzmann , David Murray

Janet Jackson releases ‘Damita Jo,’ her eighth album (2004)

Janet Jackson's 'Damita Jo' is her eighth studio album released on March 30, 2004 by Virgin.Track Listing : 1.Looking For Love (Intro) (Janet Jackson, David Ritz, Fabrice Dumont, Christophe Hetier, Stephan Haeri) - 01:29 . 2.Damita Jo (Janet Jackson, James Harris, Terry Lewis, Bobby Ross Avila, Issiah J. Avila) - 02:46 . 3.Sexhibition (Dallas Austin,Gregory "Ruckus" Andres) - 02:29 . 4.Strawberry…

ZZ Top release ‘Eliminator,’ their eighth and most successful album (1983)

ZZ Top's "Eliminator" is their eighth (and their most successful) studio album recorded in Memphis and released on March 23, 1983 by Warner Bros..Track Listing : 1.Gimme All Your Lovin' (Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard) - 03:59 . 2.Got Me Under Pressure (Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard) - 04:00 . 3.Sharp Dressed Man (Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard) - 04:13 . 4.I Need You…

Joni Mitchell releases ‘Both Sides Now’ featuring jazz songs orchestrated by Vince Mendoza (2000)

Joni Mitchell's 'Both Sides Now' is a concept album released March 20, 2000 by Reprise.Track Listing : 1.You'Re My Thrill (Sidney Clare, Jay Gorney) - 03:52 . 2.At Last (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) - 04:28 . 3.Comes Love (Lew Brown, Sam H.Stept, Charles Tobias) - 04:29 . 4.You'Ve Changed (Bill Carey, Carl Fischer) - 05:00 . 5.Answer Me, My Love (Fred Rauch, Carl Sigman, Gerhard Winkler) - 03:23 .…

This week In Jazz Legends 10/52

Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter . Billy Cobham, Sonny Rollins, Ernestine Anderson, Art Blakey . The Jazz Messengers, Buddy Rich . His Orchestra, Freddie Hubbard, Les Mccann . Eddie Harris, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Stan Getz . Flora Purim, Milton Nascimento . Naná Vasconcelos, Bobby McferrinThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 286 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are…

Quincy Jones releases ‘The Dude’ featuring ‘Ai No Corrida’ and James Ingram (1981)

Quincy Jones' 'The Dude' is a studio album featuring James Ingram's debut and released in March 1981 by A&M.Track Listing : 1.Ai No Corrida (Chaz Jankel, Kenny Young) - 01:43 . 2.The Dude Rod (Temperton, Patti Austin) - 04:16 . 3.Just Once (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) - 03:28 . 4.Betcha Wouldn'T Hurt Me (Stevie Wonder, Stephanie Andrews) - 03:06 . 5.Somethin' Special (Rod Temperton) - 06:06 .…

Islanders

From 'Canteloupe Island' to 'Song Of The Islands' , we have mixed 15 'Mostly Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Islands'. It has Lee Morgan & Wayne Shorter, Hugh Masekela, Al Di Meola, Keith Jarrett and many more.

Jazzin’Around Afro Blue

Starting and ending with Mongo Santamaría's composition 'Afro Blue', we have mixed 18 'Strictly Jazz with some Salsa' tunes around the theme of 'Mongo Santamaría'. It has Donald Byrd, Sheila Jordan, Airto Moreira, Ray Barretto & Tito Allen and many more.