We remember John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet fame. ‘John Left The Notes’

This day (March 29, 2001), in New York City, died John Aaron Lewis, an American jazz pianist, composer and musical director of the Modern Jazz Quartet.Digest Tracklist : Django (2000) . w/ Davor Kajfes - in Zagreb (1994) . w/ Hank Jones - Manha` De Carnaval . w/ Toshiko Akiyoshi - Willow Weep For Me . w/ Modern Jazz Quartet - Bags Groove (1987) . w/ Modern Jazz Quartet - The Golden Striker…

Miles Davis records with John Coltrane, ‘Milestones’ an album for Columbia (1958)

Miles Davis' 'Milestones' is a studio album recorded with John Coltrane on February 4 and March 4, 1958 and released in April 1958 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Dr. Jekyll (Aka Dr. Jackle) (Jackie Mclean) - 05:47 . 2.Sid'S Ahead (Miles Davis) – 12:59 . 3.Two Bass Hit (John Lewis – Dizzy Gillespie) - 05:13 . 4.Milestones (Miles Davis) - 05:45. 5.Billy Boy (Traditional, Ahmad Jamal) - 07:14 .…

Leona Lewis releases her debut album : ‘Spirit’ featuring ‘A Moment Like This,’ ‘Bleeding Love’ and ‘Better in Time’ (2007)

Leona Lewis ' 'Spirit' is her debut studio album recorded after she won 'The X Factor ' and released on November 9, 2007 by Syco Music.1 . Bleeding Love (Official Video) 2 . Bleeding Love (The O2) 3 . Whatever It Takes (The O2) 4 . Whatever It Takes (Rock In Rio, 22nd May, 2010) 5 . Homeless (The O2) 6 . Better In Time (Official Video) 7 . Better In Time (The O2) 8 . Take A Bow (The O2) 9 . I…

Elton John releases his fourth album : ‘Madman Across the Water’ featuring ‘Levon’ and ‘Tiny Dancer’ (1971)

Elton John's 'Madman Across the Water' is his fourth studio album produced by Gus Dudgeon and released on November 5 , 1971 by DJM / Uni Records.1 . Tiny Dancer (Official Video) 2 . Levon (1971, BBC Studios) 3 . Levon (New York, 2004) 4 . Razor Face (1971, BBC Studios) 5 . Madman Across The Water (1971, BBC Studios) 6 . Madman Across The Water ("Elton 60," Live) 7 . Indian Sunset 8 . Indian…

John Legend releases ‘Evolver,’ his third album featuring Kanye West, Brandy, Estelle, Andre 3000 et al (2008)

John Legend's 'Evolver' is his third studio album featuring Kanye West, Brandy, Estelle and Andre 3000, among other guests and released on October 28, 2008 by Good, Columbia. 1 . Good Morning 2 . Green Light (w/ André 3000, Official Video) 3 . Green Light (on "Letterman") 4 . Everybody Knows (Official Video) 5 . Everybody Knows (Live) 6 . This Time (NBC) 7 . Good Morning 8 . If You´Re Out There…

John Legend releases ‘Once Again,’ his second album featuring ‘Heaven’ and ‘Save Room’ (2006)

John Legend's 'Once Again' is his second studio album recorded with Kanye West, will.i.am, Raphael Saadiq, etc. and released on October 24, 2006 by Good Music.1 . Save Room (Official Video) 2 . Save Room (on "Letterman") 3 . Heaven (Official Video) 4 . Stereo (Official Video) 5 . Show Me (Official Video) 6 . P.D.A. |We Just Don't Care] (on "Letterman") 7 . Slow Dance (Live) 8 . Each Day Gets…

John Lennon releases ‘Walls and Bridges,’ his fifth solo album featuring ‘Whatever Gets You thru the Night’ and ‘#9 Dream’ (1974)

John Lennon's 'Walls and Bridges' is his fifth studio album released by Apple Records on September 26, 1974.Track Listing : 1.Going Down On Love (John Lennon) - 03:54 . 2.Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (John Lennon) - 03:28 . 3.Old Dirt Road (John Lennon, Harry Nilsson) - 04:11 . 4.What You Got (John Lennon) - 03:09 . 5.Bless You (John Lennon) - 04:38 . 6.Scared (John Lennon) - 04:36 . 7.#9…

John Legend and The Roots release a collaborative album : ‘Wake Up!’ (2010)

'Wake Up!' by John Legend & The Roots is a collaborative studio album released on September 21, 2010 by GOOD, Columbia.1 . Hard Times (Studio) 2 . Compared To What (Studio) 3 . Wake Up Everybody (w/ Melanie Fiona, Common, Official Video) ) 4 . Wake Up Everybody (Brooklyn) 5 . Little Ghetto Boy (Studio) 6 . Little Ghetto Boy 7 . I Can't Write Left Handed (Live) 8 . I Wish I Knew How It Would…

Huey Lewis & the News release ‘Sports,’ their third album featuring ‘Heart and Soul,’ ‘I Want a New Drug,’ ‘The Heart of Rock & Roll’ and…

'Sports' by Huey Lewis & the News is their third album released on September 15, 1983 by Chrysalis.1 . The Heart Of Rock & Roll 2 . Heart And Soul (Official Video) 3 . Bad Is Bad 4 . I Want A New Drug 5 . Walking On A Thin Line (1985, Sports Tour) 6 . Finally Found A Home (Live) 7 . If This Is It 8 . You Crack Me Up (8/17/2013) 9 . The Heart Of Rock & Roll 10 . I Want A New Drug…

Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin record ‘Love Devotion Surrender’ with their respective bands (1973)

'Love Devotion Surrender' by Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin is an album recorded with their respective bands, Santana and The Mahavishnu Orchestra and released on July 20, 1973 by Columbia.1 . Naima (Montreux, 2011) 2 . The Life Divine (Live) 3 . Switzerland 2016 Full Concert Track Listing : 1.A Love Supreme (John Coltrane) - 07:48 . 2.Naima (John Coltrane) - 03:09 . 3.The Life Divine…

John Coltrane records ‘Kulu Sé Mama’ for Impulse! (1965)

John Coltrane's 'Kulu Sé Mama' is an album (two tracks with a large ensemble, four with the 'classic quartet') recorded on June 10 & 16, 1965 and October 14, 1965 and released In 1967 By Impulse!Track Listing : 1.Kulu Sé Mama (Juno Sé Mama) - 18:50 . 2.Vigil (John Coltrane) - 09:51 . 3.Welcome (John Coltrane) - 05:34 . 4.Selflessness (John Coltrane) - 14:49 . 5.Dusk Dawn (John Coltrane)…

Miles Davis records ‘Round About Midnight’ with John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones (1956)

Miles Davis' 'Round About Midnight' is an album recorded on October 26, 1955; June 5 and September 10, 1956 and released on March 18, 1957 by Columbia.1 . Round About Midnight (1967) 2 . Round Midnight ( La Pinède, Juan-les-Pins, France - July 25, 1969) Track listing . 1.'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams) - 06:00 . 2.Ah-Leu-Cha (Charlie Parker) - 05:55 . 3.All of You (Cole…

Happy Birthday Ramsey Lewis. ‘Gentleman Ramsey’

This day (May 27, 1935), in Chicago, Illinois, is born Ramsey Lewis, an American jazz composer and pianist.Digest Tracklist : The In Crowd (2017) . Jazz Series (2016) . Brazilica (2013) . Auld Lang Syne (2011) . Documentary (2009) . Living For The City . In Crowd (1990) . & Billy Taylor - Have Got Some Serious Rhythm . You Are The Reason (1980) . Ramsey Lewis Trio - Hang On Sloopy (1967) .…

Chess starts the recording of ‘Chuck Berry Is on Top’ album featuring Johnny B. Goode, Maybelle, Roll Over Beethoven, etc (1955)

'Chuck Berry Is on Top' is his third studio album featuring his greatest hits (Johnny B. Goode, Maybelle, Roll Over Beethoven and so on) recorded from May 21, 1955 till 1959 and released in July 1959 by Chess.Track Listing : 1.Almost Grown (Chuck Berry) - 02:21 . 2.Carol (Chuck Berry) - 02:48 . 3.Maybellene (Chuck Berry) - 02:23 . 4.Sweet Little Rock & Roller (Chuck Berry) - 02:22 .…

Impulse! publish John Coltrane’s ‘Impressions’ featuring Eric Dolphy on one track (1963)

John Coltrane's 'Impressions' is an album (both live and studio) recorded in November 1961, on September 18, 1962 and April 29, 1963 and released in 1963 by Impulse!Track Listing : 1.India (John Coltrane) - 14:10 . 2.Up 'Gainst The Wall (John Coltrane) - 03:16 . 3.Impressions (John Coltrane) - 14:57 . 4.After The Rain (John Coltrane) - 04:11 . 5.Dear Old Stockholm (Stan Getz, Traditional) -…

Columbia release ‘Johnny Winter,’ his self-titled second album (1969)

'Johnny Winter' is his eponymous second official album, released on April 15 1969, by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.I'M Yours & I'M Hers (Johnny Winter) - 04:33 . 2.Be Careful With A Fool (Joe Josea, B. B. King) - 05:17 . 3.Dallas (Johnny Winter) - 02:48 . 4.Mean Mistreater (James Gordon) - 03:54 . 5.Leland Mississippi Blues (Johnny Winter) - 03:32 . 6.Good Morning Little School Girl - (Sonny…

DJM release ‘Elton John, ‘ his self-titled second album featuring ‘Your Song’ (1970)

'Elton John' is his second album (including the hit "Your Song") released on April 10, 1970 by DJM.Track Listing : 1.Your Song (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) - 04:02 . 2.I Need You To Turn To (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) - 02:35 . 3.Take Me To The Pilot (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) - 03:47 . 4.No Shoe Strings On Louise (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) - 03:31 . 5.First Episode At Hienton (Elton John,…

Jerry Lee Lewis records ‘Live at the Star Club’ in Hamburg, Germany (1964)

Jerry Lee Lewis's 'Live at the Star Club' is a live album recorded with The Nashville Teens in Hamburg, Germany on April 5, 1964 and released in 1964 by Philips. Track Listing : 1.Mean Woman Blues (Claude Demetrius) - 04:01 . 2.High School Confidential (Ron Hargrave, Jerry Lee Lewis) - 02:25 . 3.Money (That'S What I Want) (Janie Bradford, Berry Gordy) - 04:35 . 4.Matchbox (Carl Perkins) - 02:46 .…

John Lennon releases his sixth solo album : ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ featuring ‘Stand by Me’ (1975)

John Lennon's 'Rock 'n' Roll' is his sixth studio album produced (in part) by Phil Spector and released on February 17, 1975 by Apple.Track Listing : 1.Be-Bop-A-Lula (Tex Davis, Gene Vincent) - 02:39 . 2.Stand By Me (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Ben E. King) - 03:26 . 3.Rip It Up / Ready Teddy (Robert 'Bumps' Blackwell, John Marascalco) - 01:33 . 4.You Can'T Catch Me (Chuck Berry) - 04:51 . 5.Ain'T…

Elton John Commercials

"Adman Across The Water"

Elton John's self-titled second album is released today, 50 years ago. It features "Your Song" regarded today as one of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" (dixit Rolling Stone). "Your Song" has been used quite a few times in commercials and most recently in the much buzzed about "John Lewis & Partners Christmas" advert in England. More Elton's songs ("Tiny Dancer" & others) made their…

This week In Jazz Legends 13/52

John Lewis, Chick Corea & Hiromi Uehara, Keith Jarrett, Terri Lynn Carrington, Diana Krall, Eliane Elias, Jimmy Smith, George Duke, Maynard Ferguson, Tete Montoliu & Jackie McLean, Michael Brecker, Gary Bartz

Modern Jazz Quartet record ‘For Ellington’ a tribute album for East West (1988)

Modern Jazz Quartet's 'For Ellington' is a tribute album recorded on February 1-3, 1988 in New-York City and released the same year by East West.1 . Softly As In A Morning Sunrise / Prelude To A Kiss (1990) Modern Jazz Quartet - For Ellington Track Listing : 1.For Ellington (John Lewis) - 08:01 . 2.Jack The Bear (Duke Ellington) - 05:04 . 3.Prelude To A Kiss (Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon,…

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…

Modern Jazz Quartet begins the recording of ‘Lonely Woman,’ an album for Atlantic (1962)

Modern Jazz Quartet's 'Lonely Woman' is an album recorded on January 24, 25 & 29 and February 2, 1962 and released the same year by Atlantic.1 . Lonely Woman (May, 1962 ) 2 . The Golden Striker (May, 1962) 3 . If I Were Eve (May, 1962) Track Listing : 1.Lonely Woman (Ornette Coleman) - 06:20 . 2.Animal Dance (John Lewis) - 04:05 . 3.New York 19 (John Lewis) - 07:59 . 4.Belkis (John Lewis)…

Modern Jazz Quartet records ‘Fontessa,’ an album for Atlantic (1956)

Modern Jazz Quartet's 'Fontessa' is an album recorded from January 22 till February 14, 1956 and released the same year by Atlantic.1 . Woody'n You (London) Track Listing : 1.Versailles (John Lewis) - 03:22 . 2.Angel Eyes (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis) - 03:48 . 3.Fontessa (John Lewis) - 11:12 . 4.Over The Rainbow (Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg) - 03:50 . 5.Bluesology (Milt Jackson) - 05:04 . 6.Willow…

Miles Davis begins the recording of ‘Birth of the Cool’ in New York City (1949)

Miles Davis' 'Birth of the Cool' is an album recorded on January 21 & April 22, 1949 and March 9, 1950 with a nonet at WOR Studios in New York City and released In February 1957 by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.Move (Denzil Best) - 02:32 . 2.Jeru (Gerry Mulligan) - 03:10 . 3.Moon Dreams (Chummy Macgregor, Johnny Mercer) - 03:17 . 4.Venus De Milo (Gerry Mulligan) - 03:10 . 5.Budo (Miles Davis, Bud…

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)…

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…

We remember Milt Jackson. ‘The Jackson Vibe’

This day (October 9, 1999), in Manhattan, New York, died Milt Jackson, an American jazz vibraphonist,.Tracklist : 1 . Bag’s Groove 2 . The Prophet Speaks (1999) 3 . w/ Benny Golson & Art Farmer & Nhøp – Blues For Diahann (1997) 4 . Take The A Train (1994) 5 . Live In Japan (1990) Milt Jackson Top 10 : Bags’ Groove . Tahiti . Lillie . What’s New . People Make The World Go Round . On the…

Prestige Records tape ‘Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet’ (1953)

Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet' is an album (including four tracks performed with the Modern Jazz Quartet) recorded on January 17, December 17, 1951 & October 7, 1953 by Prestige.Track Listing : 1.The Stopper (Sonny Rollins) - 02:59 . 2.Almost Like Being In Love (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) - 03:26 . 3.No Moe (Sonny Rollins) - 03:32 . 4.In A Sentimental Mood (Duke Ellington,…

Happy Birthday Patrice Rushen. ‘Miss Patrice’

This Day (September 30, 1954), in Los Angeles, is born Patrice Rushen, a R&B and jazz vocalist, composer and pianist.Tracklist : 1 . Bossa Nova 2 . HavenT You Heard (Indigo2 London Uk 29-07-2011) 3 . I Need Your Love 4 . w/ Karen Briggs 5 . Piano Solo (88 Montreux Jazz Festival) 6 . Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra 7 . Forget Me Nots ( Thornton Winery) 8 . Number One (Indigo2 London Uk…

The Modern Jazz Quartet begins the recording of their album : ‘Pyramid’ (1959)

The Modern Jazz Quartet's 'Pyramid' is an album recorded on August 22 & 25 and December 21, 1959 and January 15, 1960 In 1960 and released the same year by Atlantic.1 . Django 2 . Django(London) Track Listing : 1.Vendome (John Lewis) - 02:30 . 2.Pyramid (Blues For Junior) (Ray Brown) - 10:46 . 3.It Don'T Mean A Thing (If It Ain'T Got That Swing) (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) - 05:02 .…

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 .…

‘Collaboration’ by the Modern Jazz Quartet & Laurindo Almeida

'Collaboration' by the Modern Jazz Quartet & Laurindo Almeida is an album recorded on July 21, 1964 and released the same year by Atlantic.1 . Laurindo Almeida & The Modern Jazz Quartet Track Listing : 1.Silver (John Lewis) - 03:40 . 2.Trieste (John Lewis) - 05:22 . 3.Valeria (John Lewis) - 05:47 . 4.Fugue In A Minor (Johann Sebastian Bach) - 03:46 . 5.One Note Samba (Antonio Carlos…

Milt Jackson records ‘Wizard of the Vibes’ featuring Thelonious Monk, Lou Donaldson and the Modern Jazz Quartet (1948)

Milt Jackson's 'Wizard of the Vibes' is an album recorded on July 2, 1948 with the Thelonious Monk Quintet and on April 7, 1952 with the Modern Jazz Quartet plus Lou Donaldson and released in 1952 by Blue Note Records..1 . Bag's Groove 2 . Bag's Groove (Modern Jazz Quartet in London) Track Listing : 1.Tahiti (Milt Jackson) - 03:29 . 2.Lillie (Milt Jackson) - 03:15 . 3.Bags' Groove (Milt Jackson)…

Clifford Brown records ‘Memorial Album,’ his first album for Blue Note (1953)

Clifford Brown's 'Memorial Album' is the first album under his leadership recorded on June 9, 1953 and released in 1956 by Blue Note. Track Listing : 1.Hymn Of The Orient (Gigi Gryce) - 04:07 . 2.Easy Living (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) - 03:44 . 3.Minor Mood (Clifford Brown) - 04:34 . 4.Cherokee (Ray Noble) - 03:27 . 5.Wail Bait (Quincy Jones) - 04:02 . 6.Brownie Speaks (Clifford Brown) - 03:46 .…