Herbie Hancock records ‘Fat Albert Rotunda’ with Joe Henderson, Joe Farrell et al (1969)

<pHerbie Hancock's 'Fat Albert Rotunda' is his eighth album originally done for a TV special, recorded in May–June 1969 and released on December 8, 1969 by Warner Bros.Track Listing : 1.Wiggle-Waggle (Herbie Hancock) - 05:51 . 2.Fat Mama (Herbie Hancock) - 03:49 . 3.Tell Me A Bedtime Story (Herbie Hancock) - 05:01 . 4.Oh! Oh! Here He Comes (Herbie Hancock) - 04:08 . 5.Jessica (Herbie Hancock) -…

Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson et al attend Aurex Jazz (1980)

September 7, 1980 - Robben Ford (g), Freddie Hubbard (tp), Randy Brecker (tp), Michael Brecker (ts), Joe Farrell (ts), Joe Henderson (ts), George Duke (kb), Alphonso Johnson (b) and Peter Erskine (d) are gathered at "Aurex Jazz Festival" at Yokohama Stadium, Japan

Weather Report release their eighth album : ‘Heavy Weather’ featuring ‘Birdland’ by Joe Zawinul and Teen Town by Jaco Pastorius (1977)

Weather Report's 'Heavy Weather' is their eighth (and most commercially successful) album released in March 1977 y Columbia. Track Listing : 1.Birdland (Joe Zawinul) - 05:57 . 2.A Remark You Made (Joe Zawinul) - 06:51 . 3.Teen Town (Jaco Pastorius) - 02:51 . 4.Harlequin (Wayne Shorter) - 03:59 . 5.Rumba Mamá (Manolo Badrena, Alex Acuña) - 02:11 . 6.Palladíum (Wayne Shorter) - 04:46 . 7.The Juggler…

This week In Jazz Legends 35/52

Randy Weston, Buddy DeFranco, Art Blakey, Lionel Hampton, Tony Williams, Freddie Hubbard, Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Joe Farrell, Joe Henderson, George Duke, Alphonso Johnson, Robben Ford, Peter Erskine, Jean Luc Ponty, Jaco Pastorius, Miles Davis, Sun Ra , John Zorn, Dexter Gordon

Casablanca Records publish Parliament’s fourth album : ‘Mothership Connection’ (1975)

Parliament's 'Mothership Connection' is their fourth (and the first to feature Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley) album released on December 15, 1975 by Casablanca Records.1 . Give Up The Funk 2 . Give Up The Funk (Mothership Connection, Houston, 1976) 3 . Sick Nasty Supergroovalisticprosifunkstication 4 . Give Up The Funk 5 . Give Up The Funk (Rockefeller Park, NYC, 7/12/12) 6 . One Nation Under A…

Polydor release James Brown’s album : ‘Get On the Good Foot’ featuring ‘Cold Sweat’ and ‘Please, Please, Please’ (1972)

James Brown's 'Get On the Good Foot' feat. 'Cold Sweat' & 'Please, Please, Please' is a double album released on November 20, 1972 by Polydor.1 . Get On The Good Foot 2 . Good Foot 3 . Cold Sweat (The Boston Garden) 4 . Please Please Please (The Apollo Theatre, 1985) 5 . Ain't That A Groove (w/ The Famous Flames ) 6 . Make It Funky Track Listing : 1.Get On The Good Foot, Pts. 1& 2…

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…

Polydor publish Return to Forever’s second album : ‘Light as a Feather’ (1972)

Return to Forever's 'Light as a Feather' is their second studio album, led by pianist Chick Corea and released in November 1972 by Polydor.1 . Spain 2 . Spain, 1975 3 . Light As E Feather (w/ Stanley Clarke & Lenny White; Buenos Aires, Gran Rex, 6/06/2012) 4 . Captain Marvel (w/ Stan Getz Quartet, Montreux, 1972) 5 . 500 Miles High ( w/ Return To Forever, 1972 ) 6 . Children's Songs (w/…

Antônio Carlos Jobim records his tenth album : ‘Urubu’ for Warner Bros. (1975)

Antônio Carlos Jobim's 'Urubu' is his tenth album recorded on October 16–23, 1975 and released in November 1976 by Warner Bros.1 . Ligia Track Listing : 1.Bôto (Porpoise) (Antônio Carlos Jobim, Jararaca) - 06:07 . 2.Ligia (Antônio Carlos Jobim) - 04:13 . 3.Correnteza (Antônio Carlos Jobim, Luiz Bonfá) - 02:41 . 4.Angela (Antônio Carlos Jobim) - 02:50 . 5.Saudade Do Brasil (Antônio Carlos Jobim)…

Jazz Alumni gather at Aurex Jazz (1980)

September 2, 1980 - Robben Ford (g), Freddie Hubbard (tp), Randy Brecker (tp), Michael Brecker (ts), Joe Farrell (ts), Joe Henderson (ts), George Duke (kb), Alphonso Johnson (b) and Peter Erskine (d) are gathered at "Aurex Jazz Festival" at Budokan in Tokyo,Japan

George Benson starts the recording of ‘Good King Bad’ for CTI (1975)

George Benson's 'Good King Bad' is an album recorded on July 1 & 8, October 9 and December 4 & 5, 1975 and released in 1976 By CTI.Track Listing : 1.Theme From Good King Bad (David Matthews) - 06:03 . 2.One Rock Don'T Make No Boulder (David Matthews) - 06:50 . 3.Em (Philip Manamworth) - 04:56 . 4.Cast Your Fate To The Wind (Vince Guaraldi) - 07:00 . 5.Siberian Workout (David Matthews) -…

Stanley Turrentine records ‘Don’t Mess With Mister T.’ for CTI (1973)

Stanley Turrentine's 'Don't Mess With Mister T.' is an album arranged by Bob James and recorded on June 7–8, 1973 by CTI.1 . Don't Mess With Mr. T (Live) Track Listing : 1.Don'T Mess With Mister T. (Marvin Gaye) - 09:51 . 2.Two For T. (Stanley Turrentine) - 07:06 . 3.Too Blue (Stanley Turrentine) - 07:21 . 4.I Could Never Repay Your Love (Bruce Hawes) - 08:22 Alen MacweeneyALSO READOfficial…

Billy Cobham records debut album : ‘Spectrum’ for Atlantic (1973)

Billy Cobham's 'Spectrum' is his debut album recorded on May 14, 15 & 16, 1973 and released on October 1, 1973 by Atlantic. Track Listing : 1.Quadrant 4 (Billy Cobham) - 04:20 . 2.Searching For The Right Door (Billy Cobham) - 01:19 . 3.Spectrum (Billy Cobham) - 05:07 . 4.Anxiety (Billy Cobham) - 01:41 . 5.Taurian Matador (Billy Cobham) - 03:03 . 6.Stratus (Billy Cobham) - 09:48 . 7.To The…

We remember Woody Shaw. ‘Shaw Time’

This day (May 10, 1989), in Bellevue Hospital, New York City, died Woody Shaw, an American jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist and cornetist.Digest Tracklist : w/ Herbie Hancock & Art Blakey - A Night in Tunisia (1987) . w/ Mal Waldron Quintet – Solo (1986) . Bemsha Swing (1986) . w/ Jackie McLean - Appointment In Ghana (1985) . Time is Right (1983) . Seventh Avenue (1979) . Rosewood (1979) .…

Atlantic release ‘Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway’ featuring ‘Where Is the Love’ (1972)

'Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway' feat. 'Where Is the Love' is a duet album released on May 6, 1972 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.I (Who Have Nothing) (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Carlo Donida) - 05:00 . 2.You'Ve Got A Friend (Carole King) - 02:34 . 3.Baby I Love You (Jimmy Holiday, Ronnie Shannon) - 03:24 . 4.Be Real Black For Me (Charles Mann, Donny Hathaway, Roberta Flack) - 03:30 .…

Lalo Schifrin records ‘Black Widow’ featuring Patti Austin for CTI (1976)

Lalo Schifrin's 'Black Widow' is an album featuring, among others, Patti Austin on vocals and recorded on March 29 & 30, 1976 and released the same year by CTITrack Listing : 1.Black Widow (Lalo Schifrin) - 04:11 . 2.Flamingo (Edmund Anderson, Ted Grouya) - 04:31 . 3.Quiet Village (Les Baxter) - 05:45 . 4.Moonglow/Theme From Picnic (Will Hudson, Irving Mills, Eddie Delange/George Duning, Steve…

Airto Moreira records ‘Free’ for CTI with George Benson, Keith Jarrett et al (1972)

Airto Moreira's 'Free' is an album recorded March 23 and April 12, 13 & 20, 1972 with among others George Benson and Keith Jarrett and released the same year by CTI.Track Listing : 1.Return To Forever (Chick Corea) - 10:17 . 2.Flora'S Song (Flora Purim) - 08:30 . 3.Free (Airto Moreira) - 11:50 . 4.Lucky Southern (Keith Jarrett) - 02:36 . 5.Creek (Arroio) (Victor Brazil) - 06:12 Pete Turner…

Antonio Carlos Jobim records ‘Stone Flower,’ arranged by Deodato, for CTI (1970)

Antonio Carlos Jobim's 'Stone Flower' is his fifth album arranged by Deodat, recorded on March 16-22, 1970 and released the same year by CTI.Track Listing : 1.Tereza My Love (Antonio Carlos Jobim) - 04:23 . 2.Children'S Games (Antonio Carlos Jobim) - 03:30 . 3.Choro (Antonio Carlos Jobim) - 02:10 . 4.Brazil (Ary Barroso) - 07:25 . 5.Stone Flower (Antonio Carlos Jobim) - 03:21 . 6.Amparo (Antonio…

Columbia publish Laura Nyro’s second album : ‘Eli And The Thirteenth Confession’ (1968)

Laura Nyro's 'Eli and the Thirteenth Confession' is her second album co-produced with Charlie Calello and released on March 13, 1968 by ColumbiaTrack Listing : 1.Luckie (Laura Nyro) - 03:00 . 2.Lu (Laura Nyro) - 02:44 . 3.Sweet Blindness (Laura Nyro) - 02:37 . 4.Poverty Train (Laura Nyro) - 04:16 . 5.Lonely Women (Laura Nyro) - 03:32 . 6.Eli'S Comin' (Laura Nyro) - 03:58 . 7.Timer (Laura Nyro) -…

Happy Birthday Flora Purim. ‘Pure Rhythm’

This day (March 6, 1942), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is born Flora Purim a Brazilian jazz singer.Tracklist : w/ Airto Moreira Live . w/ United Nation All Star Orchestra Esquinas . w/ Airto Moreira @ Telluride Jazz Festival . w/ Elaine Elias, & David Sanborn - Jobim Medley (1997) . w/ Fourth World & Diana Moreira-Purim - Time One . Rhythm Runner - Overdub By Giovanni Hidalgo & Freddie…

Roberta Flack releases her fifth album : ‘Feel Like Makin’ Love’ featuring the eponymous song (and big hit) (1975)

Roberta Flack's 'Feel Like Makin' Love' is her fifth solo album produced by Rubina Flake and released on March 1, 1975 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Feelin' That Glow (Bobby Fusco, Sister Charlotte Laws, Gene Mcdaniels, Maurice Mckinley, Leon Pendarvis) - 05:48 . 2.I Wanted It Too (Ralph Macdonald, William Salter) - 02:51 . 3.I Can See The Sun In Late December (Stevie Wonder) - 12:48 . 4.Some…

‘Let Me in Your Life’ is Aretha Franklin’s twenty-second studio album, co-produced with Jerry Wexler (1974)

Aretha Franklin's 'Let Me in Your Life' is her twenty-second studio album (and one of her top-selling) released on February 25, 1974 by Atlantic. Track Listing : 1.Let Me In Your Life (Bill Withers) - 03:29 . 2.Every Natural Thing (Eddie Hinton) - 02:37 . 3.Ain'T Nothing Like The Real Thing (Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson) - 03:49 . 4.I'M In Love (Joan Griffin, Kashif, Bobby Womack) - 02:51 .…

Michael Jackson releases his eighth album : ‘Dangerous’ featuring ‘Black or White,’ ‘Remember the Time,’ ‘In the Closet’ and ‘Jam’ (1991)

Michael Jackson's 'Dangerous' is his eighth studio album released on November 26, 1991 and featuring the hits 'Black or White,' 'Remember the Time,' 'In the Closet,' 'Jam' and more by Epic Records.1 . Jam (Official Video) 2 . Jam (Royal Concert In Brunei) 3 . In The Closet (Official Video) 4 . Remember The Time (Official Video) 5 . Heal The World (Official Video) 6 . Heal The World (Munich) 7 .…

Atlantic publish Solomon Burke’s fifth album : ‘Rock N Soul’ featuring ‘Cry to Me’ (1964)

Solomon Burke's 'Rock 'n Soul' is his fifth studio album featuring 'Cry to Me,' produced by Bert Berns and released in November 1964 by Atlantic1 . Cry To Me (Montreux, 2006) 2 . If You Need Me 3 . If You Need Me / Tonight's The Night Medley 4 . Just Out Of Reach / He'll Have To Go / It's Just A Matter Of Time Track Listing : 1.Goodbye Baby (Wes Farrell, Bert Russell) - 03:16 . 2.Cry To Me (Bert…

Atlantic publish Roberta Flack’s third album : ‘Quiet Fire’ (1971)

Roberta Flack's 'Quiet Fire' is her third studio album released in November 1971 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Go Up Moses (Flack, Jesse Jackson, Joel Dorn) - 05:20 . 2.Bridge Over Troubled Water (Paul Simon) - 07:13 . 3.Sunday And Sister Jones (Gene Mcdaniels) - 04:48 . 4.See You Then (Jimmy Webb) - 03:40 . 5.Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Carole King, Gerry Goffin) - 03:59 . 6.To Love…

Linkin Park release their debut album : ‘Hybrid Theory’ featuring ‘In the End’ (2000)

Linkin Park's 'Hybrid Theory' is their debut studio album recorded in North Hollywood, and released on October 24, 2000 by Warner Bros. Records. 1 . Cure For The Itch (Official Video) 2 . In The End (Official Video) 3 . Crawling (Official Video) 4 . Pts.Of.Athrty (Official Video) 5 . Points Of Authority (Official Video) 6 . One Step Closer (Official Video) 7 . Papercut (Official Video) 8 .…

Verve release The John Scofield Band’s second album : ‘Up All Night’ (2003)

The John Scofield Band's 'Up All Night' is their second (and sixth for Scofield) album released on May 20, 2003 by Verve Records.Track Listing : 1.Philiopiety (John Scofield, Avi Bortnick, Adam Deitch, Yusef Lateef) - 06:23 . 2.Watch Out For Po-Po (John Scofield, Avi Bortnick, Adam Deitch, Jesse Murphy) - 06:04 . 3.Creeper (John Scofield) - 07:27 . 4.Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get (Tony Hester) -…

Warner Bros. release Linkin Park’s ‘Minutes to Midnight,’ their third album co-produced with Rick Rubin (2007)

Linkin Park's 'Minutes to Midnight' is their third studio album produced by Mike Shinoda and Rick Rubin and released on May 14, 2007 by Warner Bros. Records. Track Listing : 1.Wake (Chester Bennington, Mike Shinoda, Linkin Park) - 01:40 . 2.Given Up (Chester Bennington, Mike Shinoda, Linkin Park) - 03:09 . 3.Leave Out All The Rest (Chester Bennington, Mike Shinoda, Linkin Park) - 03:17 . 4.Bleed…

J. J. Cale releases ‘Okie,’ his third album recorded in Nashville (1974)

J. J. Cale's 'Okie' is his third album recorded mostly in Nashville and released on April 30, 1974 by A&M / ShelterTrack Listing : 1.Crying (J. J. Cale) - 02:35 . 2.I'Ll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) (Rusty Gabbard, Ray Price) - 02:24 . 3.Starbound (J. J. Cale) - 01:58 . 4.Rock And Roll Records (J. J. Cale) - 02:10 . 5.The Old Man And Me (J. J. Cale) - 02:06 . 6.Everlovin' Woman (J. J.…

Warner Bros. release Linkin Park’s second album : ‘Meteora’ featuring ‘Numb’ (2003)

Linkin Park's 'Meteora' is their second studio album co-produced between the band and Don Gilmore and released on March 25, 2003 by Warner Bros. Records.Track Listing : 1.Foreword (Linkin Park) - 00:13 . 2.Don'T Stay (Linkin Park) - 03:07 . 3.Somewhere I Belong (Linkin Park) - 03:33 . 4.Lying From You (Linkin Park) - 02:55 . 5.Hit The Floor (Linkin Park) - 02:44 . 6.Easier To Run (Linkin Park) -…

Geffen release Macy Gray’s fouth album : ‘Big’ featuring Natalie Cole and Justin Timberlake among other guests (2007)

Macy Gray's 'Big' is her fourth studio album featuring Natalie Cole, Fergie, Justin Timberlake, Will.I.Am as guests and released on March 21, 2007 by Geffen.Track Listing : 1.Finally Made Me Happy (Natalie Hinds, Teedra Moses, Cassandra O'Neil, Justin Meldal-Johnson, Victor Indrizzo) - 04:02 . 2.Shoo Be Doo (Natalie Hinds, Jared Gosselin, Phillip White, Meldal-Johnson, Printz Board, Mary Brown,…