We remember Jimmy Heath. ‘Little Heath Man’

This day (January 19, 2020), in Loganville, Georgia, died Jimmy Heath a.k.a Little Bird, an American jazz saxophonist and brother of bassist Percy Heath and drummer Albert Heath.Digest Tracklist : w/ Mulgrew Miller, David Wong & Tootie Heath – Fungii Mamma (2009) . Documentary . w/ the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra (2005) . All Blues (1992) . Heath Brothers Quartet – Live in Rome . Heath…

Sonny Rollins records ‘The Sound of Sonny’ with Sonny Clark, Roy Haynes, Percy Heath and Paul Chambers (1957)

Sonny Rollins' 'The Sound of Sonny' is an album recorded on June 11, 12 & 19 1957 with Sonny Clark, Roy Haynes and Percy Heath or Paul Chambers and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.The Last Time I Saw Paris (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Jerome Kern) - 02:58 . 2.Just In Time (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne) - 03:59 . 3.Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye (Ernie Erdman, Ted Fio…

We remember Percy Heath from the Modern Jazz Quartet. ‘Modern Jazz Percy’

This day (April 28, 2005), in Southampton, New York, died Percy Heath, an American jazz bassist, member of the Modern Jazz Quartet.Digest Tracklist : Modern Jazz Quartet - 'Round Midnight . Heath Brothers (2004) . Modern Jazz Quartet - Summertime (1987) . Documentary (2004) . Heath Brothers - Brotherly Jazz . Heath Brothers, Rome (1981) . Modern Jazz Quartet - Winter Tale (1964) . Tracklist :…

Miles Davis records ‘Miles Smiles’ with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams (1966)

Miles Davis' 'Miles Smiles' is an album recorded on October 24 & 25, 1966 with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams and released in January 1967 by Columbia.1 . Footprints (Stadthalle, Karlsruhe, Germany, 11-7-67) 2 . Footprints 3 . Gingerbread Boy (1967) Track Listing : 1.Orbits (Wayne Shorter) - 04:37 . 2.Circle (Miles Davis) - 05:52 . 3.Footprints (Wayne Shorter)…

Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars shine in South Korea (2010)

October 15, 2010 - the Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars - that is Jimmy Heath (ts), Antonio Hart (as), Greg Gisbert (tp), Benny Green (p), John Lee (b) and Albert Tootie Heath (d) - are at Jarasum Int`l Jazz Festival in South Korea

Mo’ Wax publish DJ Shadow’s debut album : ‘Endtroducing…..’ (1996)

DJ Shadow's 'Endtroducing.....' is his debut album released on September 16, 1996 by Mo' WaxTrack Listing : 1.Best Foot Forward (Josh Davis) - 00:48 . 2.Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt (Josh Davis, Jeremy Storch) - 06:41 . . 3.The Number Song (Josh Davis) - 04:38 . 4.Changeling" / "Transmission 1 (Josh Davis, Peter Baumann, Christopher Franke, Edgar Froese) - 07:51 . . 5.What Does Your Soul…

Milt Jackson plays outdoor (1995)

August 28, 1995 - the Milt Jackson Quintet featuring Jimmy Heath and his brother Percy Heath performs outdoors at Grant's Tomb near Riverside Church in Harlem, New-York City

McCoy Tyner, Paquito D’Riviera et al connect in Montreux (1981)

July 18, 1981 - The New York Montreux Connection gathers Arthur Blythe, Paquito D'Riviera, Jimmy Heath, Percy Heath, McCoy Tynerr, Chico Freeman, Slide Hampton, Phil Woods, Ronnie Burrage, John Blake, Stanley Cowell, John Hicks and Steve Mc Call on stage at at "Montreux Jazz Festival" in Switzerland

Chet Baker records ‘Chet Baker in Tokyo’ (1987)

'Chet Baker in Tokyo' is a live album recorded on June 14, 1987 less than a year before his death and released posthumously by Evidence.1 . Stella By Starlight 2 . For Minors Only 3 . You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To (Tokyo) 4 . Arborway (Tokyo) 5 . Four (Tokyo) 6 . Almost Blue (Tokyo) 7 . Beatrice (Tokyo) 8 . My Funny Valentine (Tokyo) 9 . Seven Steps To Heaven (Tokyo) Track Listing : 1.Stella…

Columbia publish Nas debut album : ‘Illmatic’ (1994)

Nas 'Illmatic' is his debut studio album released on April 19, 1994 by Columbia RecordsTrack Listing : 1.The Genesis (Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones, F. Braithwaite) - 01:45 . . 2.N.Y. State Of Mind (Nasir Jones, C.F. Martin) - 04:53 . . 3.Life'S A Bitch (Nasir Jones, A. Cruz, Olu Dara, Ronnie Wilson, Oliver Scott) - 03:30 . . 4.The World Is Yours (Nasir Jones, Pete Rock) - 04:50 . . 5.Halftime…

Blue Note publish ‘The Messenger,’ Kurt Elling’s second album (1997)

Kurt Elling's 'The Messenger' is his second studio album, released on April 8, 1997 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Nature Boy (Eden Ahbez) - 06:09 . 2.April In Paris (Vernon Duke, Yip Harburg) - 05:10 . 3.Beauty Of All Things (Kurt Elling, Laurence Hobgood) - 08:08 . 4.The Dance (Laurence Hobgood) - 01:34 . 5.Prayer For Mr. Davis (Kurt Elling, Laurence Hobgood) - 06:03 . 6.Endless (Edward…

We Remember McCoy Tyner. ‘Really McCoy?’

This day (March 6, 2020), in  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died Alfred McCoy Tynerr, jazz pianist member of the John Coltrane Quartet before embracing a long solo career.Tracklist : w/ John Scofield - Fly with the wind (2018) . For All We Know (2012) . XXXI Cartagena Jazz Festival (2011) . Trailer For Guitars (2008) . Naima (2002) . w/ Joe Lovano - Live At Forte Di Bard (2010) . Giant Steps…

Happy Birthday Benny Golson. ‘Along Came Benny’

This day (January 25, 1929), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is born Benny Golson,an American bebop & hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist.Tracklist : Take The A Train (2009) . Killer Joe (2009) . Interview & Live. . Milt Jackson & Benny Golson & Art Farmer & NHØP - Blues for Diahann (1997) . Freddie Hubbard & Stablemates (1989) . w/ Alan Branscombe, Dave Goldberg, Tubby Hayes -…

Warner Bros. publish George Benson’s album : ’20/20′ (1985)

George Benson's '20/20' is a studio album released on January 7, 1985 by Warner Bros.Track Listing : 1.No One Emotion (Tommy Keane, Clif Magness, Mark Mueller) - 03:55 . 2.Please Don'T Walk Away (James Newton Howard, Steve Lukather) - 03:51 . 3.I Just Wanna Hang Around You (Danny Sembello, Michael Sembello) - 04:41 . 4.Nothing'S Gonna Change My Love For You (Gerry Goffin, Michael Masser) - 04:04…

We remember Dizzy Gillespie. ‘Dizzy Pieces’

This day (January 6, 1993), in Englewood, New Jersey, died Dizzy Gillespie, an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer.Tracklist : w/ Stan Getz: - A Night In Tunisia (1978) . w/ Lalo Schifrin – Here it tis (1992) . w/ Miriam Makeba - Live The Future . w Bernard Purdie (1982) . w/ James Moody/Gene Harris/Ray Brown/Grady Tate - Ow! (1985) . w/ Charlie Parker - Hot…

“Illmatic” by Nas

"Illmatic" by Nas is his debut studio album released on April 19, 1994.Track Listing : 1.The Genesis (Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones, F. Braithwaite) - 01:45 . . 2.N.Y. State Of Mind (Nasir Jones, C.F. Martin) - 04:53 . . 3.Life'S A Bitch (Nasir Jones, A. Cruz, Olu Dara, Ronnie Wilson, Oliver Scott) - 03:30 . . 4.The World Is Yours (Nasir Jones, Pete Rock) - 04:50 . . 5.Halftime (Nasir Jones,…

Take Off: The Complete Blue Note Albums [Blu-ray Audio]

Comprised of three 10" albums: "Young Man With a Horn", "Miles Davis Vol. 2" and "Miles Davis Vol. 3" released in 1952 - 1954 Comprised of three 10" albums: "Young Man With a Horn", "Miles Davis Vol. 2" and "Miles Davis Vol. 3", the first two a sextet lineup, the final a quartet with Horace Silver plus a number of bonus tracks and alternate takes. Some of the participant's songs are included like…

Capitol publish Dean Martin’s album : ‘This Time I’m Swingin’!’ conducted and arranged by Nelson Riddle (1960)

Dean Martin's 'This Time I'm Swingin'!' is an album conducted and arranged by Nelson Riddle and released on October 3, 1960 by Capitol.1 . You'Re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You 2 . I'Ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face (Live) 3 . Just In Time (w/ Joey Heatherton) Track Listing : 1.I Can'T Believe That You'Re In Love With Me (Clarence Gaskill, Jimmy Mchugh) - 02:27 . 2.True Love (Cole Porter) -…

Ray Charles records ‘Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music Volume Two’ (1962)

Ray Charles 'Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music Volume Two' is an album (following the success of Vol 1) recorded on September 5 and 7, 1962 and released in October 1962 by ABC-Paramount. 1 . You Are My Sunshine (Live) 2 . Take these Chains From My Heart (w/ the Edmonton Symphony Orch.) 3 . Take these Chains From My Heart 4 . Your Cheatin' Heart (Live) Track listing : 1.You Are My…

Atlantic tape ‘The Modern Jazz Quartet at Music Inn Volume 2’ with Sonny Rollins on two numbers (1958)

'The Modern Jazz Quartet at Music Inn Volume 2' is a live album recorded on August 3 & 31, 1958 with Sonny Rollins appearing on two numbers and released in 1959 By Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Medley: Stardust/I Can'T Get Started/Lover Man (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish/Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin/Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez, James Sherman) - 08:15 . 2.Yardbird Suite (Charlie Parker) - 05:14 .…

Rahsaan Roland Kirk records his final album : ‘Boogie-Woogie String Along for Real’ (1977)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk's 'Boogie-Woogie String Along for Real' is his final album recorded on July 18, 1977 with a string section and orchestra and released the same year by Warner Bros.Track Listing : 1.Boogie Woogie String Along For Real (Rahsaan Roland Kirk) - 08:52 . 2.I Loves You, Porgy (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) - 01:51 . 3.Make Me A Pallet On The Floor (Traditional) -…

We Remember Elvin Jones. ‘Heavy Elvin’

This day (May 18, 2004), in Englewood, New Jersey, died Elvin Jones, an American jazz drummer.Digest Tracklist : Night In Tunisia (1999) . A Love Supreme (1997) . A Different Drummer (1/2) . A Different Drummer (2/2) . w/ Mccoytyner, Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter (1982) . The Children/Merry-Go-Round (1973) . John Coltrane Quartet – My Favorite Things (1965) . John Coltrane Quartet With Eric Dolphy…

Pink Martini release ‘Hey Eugene!’ their third album (2007)

Pink Martini's 'Hey Eugene!' is their third full-length album released on May 15, 2007 by Heinz Records.Track Listing : 1.Everywhere (China Forbes, Thomas Lauderdale) - 03:10 . 2.Tempo Perdido (Ataulfo Alves) - 03:42 . 3.Mar Desconocido (Martin Zarzar, Frederic Chopin) - 03:12 . 4.Taya Tan (Taku Izumi, Michio Yamagami) - 02:42 . 5.City Of Night (China Forbes, Thomas Lauderdale) - 04:19 . 6.Ojalá…

A&M release The Carpenters’ fifth album : ‘Now & Then’ (1973)

The Carpenters' 'Now & Then' is their fifth album featuring Karen Carpenter as a drummer on almost all tracks and released on May 1, 1973 by A&MTrack Listing : 1.Sing (Joe Raposo) - 03:20 . 2.This Masquerade (Leon Russell) - 04:50 . 3.Heather (Johnny Pearson) - 02:47 . 4.Jambalaya / Dead Man'S Curve / Johnny Angel / The Night Has A Thousand Eyes / Our Day Will Come / One Fine Day ( .…

This week In Jazz Legends 17/52

John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, Jimmy Smith, Count Basie, Joshua Redman, Benny Golson, Freddie Hubbard, Stan Getz, Michel Legrand, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Toots Thielemans, Fred Hersch, Diane Schuur

Michael Bublé publishes his eighth album : ‘To Be Loved’ (2013)

Michael Bublé's 'To Be Loved' is his eighth studio album produced by Bob Rock and released on April 22, 2013 by 143 / Reprise Track Listing : 1.You Make Me Feel So Young (Mack Gordon) - 03:06 . 2.It'S A Beautiful Day (Michael Bublé, Bob Rock, Alan Chang) - 03:19 . 3.To Love Somebody (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb) - 03:15 . 4.Who'S Lovin You (William Smokey Robinson, Berry Gordy) - 02:56 . 5.Something…

Sting releases his fourth solo album : ‘Ten Summoner’s Tales'(1993)

Sting's 'Ten Summoner's Tales' is his fourth solo studio album released on March 5, 1993 by A&M.Track Listing : 1.If I Ever Lose My Faith In You (Sting) - 04:30 . 2.Love Is stronger Than Justice (The Munificent Seven) (Sting) - 05:11 . 3.Fields Of Gold (Sting) - 03:42 . 4.Heavy Cloud No Rain (Sting) - 03:39 . 5.She'S Too Good For Me (Sting) - 02:30 . 6.Seven Days (Sting) - 04:40 . 7.Saint…

Bethlehem Records publish Nina Simone’s debut album : ‘Little Girl Blue’ a.k.a. ‘Jazz As Played in an Exclusive Side Street Club’ (1959)

Nina Simone's 'Little Girl Blue' a.k.a. 'Jazz As Played in an Exclusive Side Street Club' is her debut album released in February 1959 by Bethlehem RecordsTrack Listing : 1.Mood Indigo (Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills) - 04:02 . 2.Don'T Smoke In Bed (Willard Robison) - 03:11 . 3.He Needs Me (Arthur Hamilton) - 02:30 . 4.Little Girl Blue (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) - 04:18 . 5.Love…

Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley records ‘Know What I Mean?’ with Bill Evans and the rhythm section of the Modern Jazz Quartet (1961)

Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley's 'Know What I Mean?' is an album recorded on January 27, February 21, March 13, 1961 with Bill Evans & the rhythm section of the Modern Jazz Quartet.Track Listing : 1.Waltz For Debby (Bill Evans, Gene Lees) - 05:15 . 2.Goodbye (Gordon Jenkins) - 06:15 . 3.Who Cares? (Take 5) (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 05:57 . 4.Who Cares? (Take 4) (George Gershwin, Ira…

Wes Montgomery records his fourth album for Riverside : ‘The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery’ (1960)

'The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery' is his fourth album recorded on January 26–27, 1960 and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.Airegin (Sonny Rollins) - 04:26 . 2.D-Natural Blues (Wes Montgomery) - 05:23 . 3.Polka Dots And Moonbeams (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 04:44 . 4.Four On Six (Wes Montgomery) - 06:15 . 5.West Coast Blues (Wes Montgomery) - 07:26 . 6.In…

Dean Martin releases his first studio album : ‘Dean Martin Sings’ (1953)

'Dean Martin Sings' is his first studio album featuring eight songs from the Martin & Lewis film 'The Stooge' and released on January 12, 1953 by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.Who'S Your Little Who-Zis! (Al Goering, Ben Bernie, Walter Hirsch) - 02:19 . 11.When You'Re Smiling (Larry Shay, Mark Fischer, Joe Goodwin) - 03:02 . 12.A Girl Named Mary And A Boy Named Bill (Jerry Livingston, Mack David)…

Milt Jackson records the album ‘Plenty, Plenty Soul’ with Cannonball Adderley, Horace Silver, Art Blakey et al (1957)

Milt Jackson's 'Plenty, Plenty Soul' is an album recorded on January 5 & 7, 1957 with Cannonball Adderley, Horace Silver, Oscar Pettiford, Art Blakey, Connie Kay and more guests and released the same year by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Plenty, Plenty Soul (Milt Jackson, Quincy Jones) - 09:33 . 2.Boogity Boogity (Quincy Jones) - 04:55 . 3.Heartstrings (Milt Jackson) - 04:53 . 4.Sermonette…

We remember Freddie Hubbard ‘Hubiquity’

This day (December 29, 2008), in Sherman Oaks, California, died Freddie Hubbard, an American jazz trumpeter.Tracklist : w/ Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter - Cantaloupe Island (1985) . The Intrepid Fox (1990) . w/ Joe Henderson - Maiden Voyage (1986) . Fantasy In D (1982) . Straight Life (1975) . Birdlike (1967) . w/ Art Blakey - Moanin' (1992) . Tracklist : Red Clay . Open Sesame .…

We remember Dean Martin. ‘Arrivederci Dino’

This day (December 25, 1995), in Beverly Hills, California, died Dino Paul Crocetti a.k.a Dean Martin, an American singer, film actor, television star and comedian.Tracklist : Everybody Loves Somebody . Mr Wondeful . w/ Louis Armstrong - Dixie Melodie . Small Exception Of Me . w/ Tony Bennett - Medley . Volare . Christmas Blues . Caroline In The Morning . Tracklist : That's Amore . Ain't…

Me:nu Du Jour December 7 (EN.FR.ES)

>> EN FRANCAIS | >> EN ESPAÑOLTODAY We Listen To Temptations, Sonny Rollins, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Foreigner, Artists United Against Apartheid, Wes Montgomery, Duke Ellington, Mahavishnu Orchestra We Celebrate Tom Waits We Watch Tina Turner, Macy Gray, Bruce Springsteen, Trombone Shorty, Santana, Metallica, The Faces, Roy Orbison, k.d. lang, Tedeschi Trucks…

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.

Keb’ Mo’ – BLUESAmericana

Released on April 22, 2014, "BLUESAmericana" is the fourteenth album by American blues musician Keb' Mo'.Track Listing : 1.The Worst Is Yet To Come (Heather Donovan, Kevin Moore, Pete Sallis) - 03:57 . 2.Somebody Hurt You (Kevin Moore, John Lewis Parker) - 03:37 . 3.Do It Right (Kevin Moore, Jim Weatherly) - 04:08 . 4.I'M Gonna Be Your Man (Kevin Moore, John Lewis Parker) - 04:34 . 5.Move (Tom…