The new Esperanza Spalding feels like Robert Wyatt in bed with Judy Garland. It has that organic intellectualism that implies ‘I put twelve spells on you because you’re mind’

Esperanza Spalding's '12 Little Spells' is her seventh album released on October 19, 2018 by Concord. Visual artist Ethan Samuel Young has directed the video version of the album. (Source Esperanza Spalding - 12 Little Spells | Official Site)Rolling Stone ...that will make your head spin with its exquisite intergenre oddity, like the prog-meets-pop-meets-spoken-word mini opus WBGO ..a word that…

Barbra Streisand releases ‘Love Is the Answer,’ an album produced by Diana Krall (2009)

Barbra Streisand's 'Love Is the Answer' is an album (produced by Diana Krall) of jazz standards with Krall on piano, released on September 29, 2009 by Columbia.1 . If You Go Away (The Village Vanguard) 2 . Ne Me Quitte Pas (If You Go Away) (Live, 2009) 3 . One Night Only (The Village Vanguard, Trailer) 4 . Some Other Time (6 Juni 2013, Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam) Track Listing : 1.Here'S To Life…

Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin et al are live in studio (1985)

August 14, 1985 - GRP artists - Dave Grusin (kb), Lee Ritenour (g), Diane Schuur (voc), Dave Valentin (fl), Ivan Lins (kb, voc), Larry Williams (kb, s), Abe Laboriel, Jr. (b) and Carlos Vega (d) - record a live album at the Record Plant in Los Angeles <img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Lee-Ritenour-–-A-Twist-Of-Rit-RVJ-SMALL.jpg' alt='Lee Ritenour - A Twist Of Rit'…

George Benson releases ‘Give Me The Night,’ an album produced by Quincy Jones (1980)

George Benson's 'Give Me The Night' is an album by produced by Quincy Jones and released in August, 1980 by Qwest Records. 1 . Love X Love (Montreux, 1986) 2 . Off Broadway (w/ Pat Kelley) 3 . Give Me The Night Track listing : . 1.Love X Love (Rod Temperton) - 04:45 . 2.Off Broadway (Rod Temperton) - 05:23 . 3.Moody's Mood (Eddie Jefferson, James Moody) - 03:24 . 4.Give Me the Night (Rod…

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 .…

Eliane Elias releases ‘Bossa Nova Stories,’ her nineteenth album featuring some famous bossa-nova standards (2008)

Eliane Elias' 'Bossa Nova Stories' is her nineteenth studio album released (in time to commemorate the 50th anniversary of bossa nova) on June 24, 2008 by Blue Note.1 . Chega de Saudade (Live) 2 . They cant take that away from me (Live) 3 . Desafinado (Heineken Concerts, 1996) 4 . Bossa Nova Stories (EPK) 5 . A RA (Marseille) Track Listing : 1.The Girl From Ipanema (Norman Gimbel) - 05:22 .…

Happy Birthday Marcus Miller. ‘Marcus Imperator’

This day (June 14, 1959), in Brooklyn, New York, is born Marcus Miller, an American bass player, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist.Tracklist : 1 . Trip Trap & Bitches Brew (2020) 2 . Laid Black (2019) 3 . w/ Kinga Glyck - Blast (2018) 4 . w/ Tom Ibarra - Tutu (2016) 5 . Solo (2013) 6 . Tightrope (2012) 7 . Blast (2008) 8 . Jean Pierre (2008) 9 . Come Together (2007) 10 . Bruce Lee…

Happy Birthday Kenny G. ‘Super G’

This day (June 5, 1956), in Seattle, Washington, is born Kenneth Bruce Gorelick a.k.a Kenny G, an American contemporary and smooth jazz saxophonist.Tracklist : 1 . Midnight Motion (1988) 2 . w/ Stevie Wonder – Besame Mucho (2009) 3 . w/David Foster & Friends - Love Theme From St. Elmo'S Fire (2008) 4 . w/ Yolanda Adams - I Believe I Can Fly (2004) 5 . The Moment 6 . w/ Michael Bolton - How Am…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Jazz at Santa Monica ’72’ with the Count Basie Orchestra (1972)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Jazz at Santa Monica '72' is a live album recorded on June 2, 1972 with the Tommy Flanagan trio and the Count Basie Orchestra and released on August 2, 1972 by Pablo.Track Listing : 1.Introductions By Norman Granz - 01:00 . 2.Basie Power (Ernie Wilkins) - 03:07 . 3.The Spirit Is Willing (Sammy Nestico) - 04:37 . 4.The Meetin' Time (Oliver Nelson) - 04:50 . 5.Blues In Hoss'S…

Concord Jazz publish Marcus Miller’s ‘Renaissance,’ his nineteenth album (2012)

Marcus Miller's 'Renaissance' is his nineteenth studio album released on May 28, 2012 by Concord Jazz. Track Listing : 1.Detroit (Marcus Miller ) - 05:45 . 2.Redemption (Marcus Miller ) - 06:09 . 3.February (Marcus Miller ) - 04:15 . 4.Slippin' Into Darkness (Sylvester Allen, Harold Ray Brown, Morris Dewayne Dickerson, Leroy Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott ) - 09:17 . 5.Setembro…

Happy Birthday Gonzalo Rubalcaba. ‘Rubalcaba De Cuba’

This day (May 27, 1963), in Havana, Cuba, is born Gonzalo Rubalcaba, a Grammy Award-winning Cuban jazz pianist and composer.Digest Tracklist : Joy, Joie (2019) . Gitaneria (2018) . w/ Anna Maria Jopek - Twe Usta Klamia (2017) . Volcan Trio (2016) . Joao (2014) . Supernova (2012) . Promenade (1999) . Agua De Beber (1995) . Giant Steps (1992) . & Chick Corea – Inprovisation (1991) . Autumn…

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…

Sixth ‘International Jazz Day’ happens in Cuba (2017)

April 30, 2017 - Ambrose Akinmusire, Melissa Aldana, Richard Bona, Regina Carter, Kurt Elling, Roberto Fonseca, Kenny Garrett, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Ivan Lins, Marcus Miller, Youn Sun Nah, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Antonio Sánchez, Esperanza Spalding, Chucho Valdés and many more are gathered at Gran Teatro de la Habana Alicia Alonso in Cuba for the 6th "International Jazz Day"

Jane Monheit’s ‘The Heart of the Matter’

Jane Monheit's 'The Heart of the Matter' is her eighth studio album released on April 16, 2013 by Emarcy / Universal.Track Listing : 1.Until It'S Time For You To Go (Buffy Sainte-Marie) - 06:00 . 2.Depende De Nós (Ivan Lins / Vitor Martins) - 04:32 . 3.Little Man You’Ve Had A Busy Day (Al Hoffman / Maurice Sigler / Mabel Wayne) - 05:16 . 4.Two Lonely People (Carol Hall) - 04:53 . 5.A Gente Merece…

Happy Birthday George Benson. ‘(Bens)On Birthday’

This day (March 22, 1943), in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is born George Benson, an American guitarist and singer.Tracklist : Turn Your Love Around -(2019) . Lady (2019) . Affirmation (Capitol Florida 2016) . Don't Know Why (Glasgow 2014) . Love X Love (North Sea Jazz 2012) . At The Mambo Inn (2011) . Ibanez Lbg300 . On Broadway (2008) . w/ Lee Ritenour - Tribute Wew Montgomery . This Masquarade…

Blue Note publishes Eliane Elias seventh album : ‘Fantasia’ (1992)

Eliane Elias 'Fantasia' is her seventh studio album recorded in New-York City and released in March, 1992 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.The Girl From Ipanema (Norman Gimbel, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius De Moraes) - 06:30 . 2.Wave (Antonio Carlos Jobim) - 03:44 . 3.Milton Nascimento Medley: Ponta De Areia/Canção Do Sal (Salt Song) (Ronaldo Bastos, Fernando Brant, Milton Nascimento) - 07:49 .…

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 -…

Happy Birthday James Taylor

March 12, 1948 - James Taylor, American singer & composer, of 'You've Got a Friend' fame is 73. Happy Birthday, SirJames Taylor 'Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon' feat. 'You've Got a Friend' is his third studio album released on March 16, 1971 by Warner Bros. >>James Taylor's 'JT' is his eighth studio album produced by Peter Asher recorded between March 15–April 24, 1977 and released…

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 .…

Sarah Vaughan records ‘Crazy and Mixed Up’ with Sir Roland Hanna, Joe Pass and more (1982)

Sarah Vaughan's 'Crazy and Mixed Up' is an album recorded on March 1 and 2 1982 and released the same year by Pablo.Track Listing : 1.I Didn'T Know What Time It Was (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) - 04:02 . 2.That'S All (Alan Brandt, Bob Haymes) - 04:04 . 3.Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert) - 05:36 . 4.Love Dance (Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins, Paul Williams) - 03:29 . 5.The…

Amnesics

From 'Remind Me' to 'Forgetting To Remember' , we have mixed 20 'Lady Jazz Singers' tunes around the theme of 'Remembering'. It has Claire Martin, Dolores Duran, Irany e Seu Conjunto, Trijntje Oosterhuis and many more.

Mellow In May

From 'Rio De Maio' to 'Paris In May', we have mixed 13 'Jazz & World' tunes around the theme of 'May'. It has Simon Diaz, Jane Monheit / Ivan Lins, Harvey Mason, Nat King Cole and many more.

Happiness Is A Warm Fun

From 'Get Happy' to 'Oh Happy Day', we have mixed 21 'Jazz With Some Soul and Some Latin Music' tunes around the theme of 'Happiness'. It has Ray Conniff & Singers, Dave Brubeck, Peruchin & Charlie Palmieri, Dizzy Gillespie and many more.

‘Boogie Woogie Christmas’ by the Brian Setzer Orchestra is a Christmas album released By Surfdog (2002)

'Boogie Woogie Christmas' by the Brian Setzer Orchestra is a Christmas album released on October 10, 2002 By Surfdog.1 . Jingle Bells 2 . Boogie Woogie Santa Claus (2005) 3 . Blue Christmas 4 . Blue Christmas (December 16, 2009) 5 . Nutcracker Suite (2005) 6 . Christmas ExtravaganzA Track Listing : 1.Jingle Bells (James Pierpont) - 02:22 . 2.Boogie Woogie Santa Claus (Henri René, Leon René)…

The Clash release their fourth album : ‘Sandinista!’ featuring ‘Police On My Back and ‘The Magnificent Seven’ (1980)

The Clash's 'Sandinista!' is their fourth studio album co-produced with Mikey Dread and released on December 12, 1980 by CBS Records.1 . Magnificent Seven ("Tom Synder Show," 1981) 2 . Magnificent Seven 3 . Ivan Meets G.I. Joe (Barcelona, 1981) 4 . Somebody Got Murdered 5 . Somebody Got Murdered (Vienna, 1981) 6 . Sound Of The Sinners 7 . Police On My Back 8 . Police On My Back 9 . The Call Up…

Whitney Houston releases her third album : ‘I’m Your Baby Tonight’ featuring next to the title track ‘All the Man That I Need’ and ‘Miracle’ (1990)

Whitney Houston's 'I'm Your Baby Tonight' is the third studio album released on November 6, 1990 by Arista Records.1 . I'm Your Baby Tonight (Official Video) 2 . I'm Your Baby Tonight / My Name Is Not Susan / Who Do You Love (Live, 1992) 3 . My Name Is Not Susan (Official Video) 4 . All The Man That I Need (Official Video) 5 . Anymore 6 . Anymore (Japan) 7 . Miracle (Live, 1991) 8 . Miracle…

Geffen publish Counting Crows’ debut album : ‘August And Everything After’ featuring ‘Mr. Jones’ (1993)

Counting Crows' 'August and Everything After' is their debut studio album featuring 'Mr. Jones', produced by T Bone Burnett and released on September 14, 1993 by Geffen Records1 . Codfish Hollow Barn (Omaha, 7/4/2012) 2 . Round Here (Official Video) 3 . Round Here (Sydney Opera House) 4 . Mr. Jones (Official Video) 5 . Perfect Blue Buildings (August And Everthing After, Town Hall) 6 . Perfect Blue…

Joe Zawinul releases ‘World Tour’ recorded with the Zawinul Syndicate (1998)

Joe Zawinul's 'World Tour' is a live album recorded with the Zawinul Syndicate between May 17 and November 13, 1997 and released on June 30, 1998 by Zebra Records.1 . Patriots 2 . Patriots (8/16/1997, Newport Jazz Festival) 3 . Indiscretions P1.mpg 4 . Zansa II/Carnavalito (8/16/1997, Newport Jazz Festival) 5 . Zansa 6 . Interview (8/16/1997, Newport Jazz Festival) 7 . Joe Zawinul Syndicate…

Columbia release Beyoncé’s debut album : ‘Dangerously in Love’ featuring ‘Crazy in Love’ (2003)

Beyoncé's 'Dangerously in Love' feat. "Crazy in Love" is her debut studio album released on June 24, 2003 by Columbia.1 . Crazy In Love (w/ Jay-Z) 2 . Naughty Girl 3 . Baby Boy (w/ Sean Paul 4 . Be With You (Early Show, 09.07.03) 5 . Me, Myself and I 6 . Me, Myself & I (AOL Music Sessions) 7 . Me Myself And I (Billboard Awards, 2003) 8 . Speechless (Live, 2011) 9 . Dangerously In Love (Live)…

Warner Bros. Chaka Khan’s sixth album : ‘Destiny’ (1986)

Chaka Khan's 'Destiny' is her sixth studio album released on June 14, 1986 by Warner Bros.1 . So Close (Live) Track Listing : 1.Love Of A Lifetime (David Gamson, Green Gartside) - 04:21 . 2.Earth To Mickey (Joshua Fried, Reggie Griffin, Arif Mardin, Charlie Singleton, Jeremy Wolff) - 05:37 . 3.Watching The World (John Lang, Richard Page, Steve George) - 04:44 . 4.The Other Side Of The World (B.…

Happy Birthday Tom Jones. ‘Miner Tom’

This day (June 7, 1940), in Treforest, Pontypridd, Wales, is born Sir Thomas John Woodward a.k.a Tom Jones, a Welsh singer.Tracklist : 1 . Knock On Wood (2020) 2 . w/ Bethzienna Williams - Cry To Me (2019) 3 . Don't Knock (2017) 4 . New Kiss (2016) 5 . Take My Love (2015) 6 . w/ Sally Barker - Walking In Memphis (2014) 7 . Soul of a Man (2012) 8 . Sex Bomb (1999) 9 . Green Green Grass Of Home…

This month In ’60s Throwback’ 05/12

Barbra Streisand, Jackie Wilson, Sonny & Cher, Jimi Hendrix, The Isley Brothers, Judy Collins, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Small Faces, The Byrds, Bob Dylan, Lonnie Donegan

Three Concerts with Greg Phillinganes

Keyboardist extraordinaire, Greg Phillinganes, who turns 65 today - Happy Birthday BTW - , has been for 40 years a "top session musician".Very much in demand, Greg has played on numerous albums and behind the greatest (you want to verify ? click on //go.rvm.pm/phillinganes).The 'Three Concerts with Greg Phillinganes' are with Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson & Toto plus one interview bonus.…

David Bowie releases his seventeenth album : ‘Never Let Me Down’ featuring ‘Day-In Day-Out’ (1987)

David Bowie's 'Never Let Me Down' is his seventeenth studio album released on 20 April 1987 by EMI.Track Listing : 1.Day-In Day-Out (David Bowie) - 05:35 . 2.Time Will Crawl (David Bowie) - 04:18 . 3.Beat Of Your Drum (David Bowie) - 05:03 . 4.Never Let Me Down" (David Bowie, Carlos Alomar) - 04:03 . 5.Zeroes (David Bowie) - 05:46 . 6.Glass Spider (David Bowie) - 05:30 . 7.Shining Star (David…

Mercury publish Tears For Fears’ ‘Songs from the Big Chair,’ their second album featuring ‘Shout’ and ‘Everybody Wants to Rule the World’ (1985)

Tears For Fears' 'Songs from the Big Chair' is their second studio album featuring 'Shout' and 'Everybody Wants to Rule the World,' produced by Chris Hughes and released on February 25, 1985 by MercuryTrack Listing : 1.Shout (Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley) - 06:32 . 2.The Working Hour (Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley, Manny Elias) - 06:30 . 3.Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Roland Orzabal, Ian…

Let’s Go Green

From 'On Green Dolphin Street' to 'Blue in green', we have mixed 18 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Green'. It has Tom Jones, Bryon Lee And The Dragonaires, Jazz Jamaica, Sonny Rollins and many more.