Wes Montgomery records his seventh (and first live) album : ‘Full House’ with Johnny Griffin, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb (1962)

Wes Montgomery's 'Full House' is his seventh (and first live) album recorded on June 25, 1962 by Riverside/Ojc.1 . Full House 2 . Full House Track Listing : 1.Full House (Wes Montgomery) - 09:14 . 2.I'Ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) - 03:18 . 3.Blue 'N' Boogie (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) - 09:31 . 4.Cariba (Wes Montgomery) - 09:35 . 5.Come Rain Or Come…

This week In Jazz Legends 30/52

Sonny Rollins, Frank Foster, John Faddis, Jimmy Smith, Kenny Burrell, VSOP II, Laurindo Almeida, Johnny Griffin, Herbie Hancock, Santana, Gil Evans, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Globe Unity Orchestra, Ornette Coleman

This week In Jazz Legends 18/52

Miles Davis, Gill Evans, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, Martial Solal, Johnny Griffin, Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan, Hank Jones, Joe Lovano, Dizzy Gillespie, Arturo Sandoval, Elvin Jones, Joshua Redman, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Dave Brubeck, e.s.t., Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis

Thelonious Monk records ‘Misterioso’ at the Five Spot Café, New York City (1958)

Thelonious Monk's 'Misterioso' is a live album recorded on August 7, 1958 at Five Spot Café, New York City with Roy Haynes, Ahmed Abdul-Malik and Johnny Griffin.Track listing : 1.Nutty (Thelonious Monk) - 05:22 . 2.Blues Five Spot (Thelonious Monk) - 08:11 . 3.Let's Cool One (Thelonious Monk) - 09:16 . 4.In Walked Bud (Thelonious Monk) - 011:20 . 5.Just a Gigolo (Irving Caesar, Leonello…

We remember Idris Muhammad. ‘Funky Idris’

This day (July 29, 2014), in New Orleans, Louisiana, died Leo Morris a.k.a Idris Muhammad, an American jazz drummer.Tracklist : 1 . Idris Muhammad – Live in Pittsburgh 2 . w/ Ahmad Jamal – The Aftermath (2008) 3 . w/ Ahmad Jamal – Poinciana (2007) 4 . w/ Chico Freeman - Salt + Peanuts (1993) 5 . Bessie's Blues (1993) 6 . w/ Sam Rivers etc - Lester Leaps In (1992) Tracklist : Loran's Dance .…

We remember Wes Montgomery. ‘Once Upon A Time, Wes’

This day (June 15, 1968), in Indianapolis, Indiana, died John Leslie Montgomery a.k.a Wes Montgomery, an American jazz guitarist .Tracklist : 1 . Round Midnight 2 . Twisted Blues 3 . Windy (1967) 4 . There'S That Rainy Day 5 . Nica'S Dream (1965) 6 . Blues in F (1965) 7 . Impressions (1965) 8 . Full House Tracklist : Four On Six . Airegin . West Coast Blues . D-Natural Blues . Polka Dots and…

We Remember Hank Jones. ‘So Long Mr. Jones’

This day (May 16, 2010), in Manhattan, New York, died Hank Jones, an American jazz pianist and composer.Digest Tracklist : Round Midnight (2010) . Nica’S Dream (2008) . w/ Joe Lovano – Monk’S Mood (2006) . Recordame (1993) . w/ John Lewis - All The Things You Are . w/ Lester Young Septet, Ella Fitzgerald – Blues For Greasy (1950) . Hank Jones Trio (1950) . Tracklist : ‘Round Midnight . Blue Monk…

We remember Billy Higgins. ‘Soldier Higgins’

This day (May 3, 2001), in Inglewood, California, died Billy Higgins, an American jazz drummer who played on over 700 recordings.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Charles Lloyd – Forest Flower (1999) 2 . w/ Joshua Redman, Pat Metheny & Christian mcBride (1993) 3 . w/ Tete Montoliu Trio – Lament (1990) 4 . w/ Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden – Lonely Woman (1986) 5 . w/ Freddie Hubbard & Johnny Griffin – Well…

We remember Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen. ‘AKA NHØP’

This day (April 19, 2005), in Copenhagen, Denmark, died Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, a Danish jazz bassist.Digest Tracklist : Gustav Csík Trió - Tribute to Great Niels Pedersen (1990) . w/ Milt Jackson & Benny Golson & Art Farmer - Blues for Diahann (1997) . w/ Joe Pass - Corcovado (1992) . Tete Montoliu Quartet - Bohemia afterdark 1988) . Oscar Peterson - Easter Suite (1984) . Clark…

We wish ‘Gefeliciteerd!’ to Han Bennink. ‘Let It Bennink’

This day (April 17, 1942), in Zaandam, the Netherlands, is born Donald Hantopher 'Han' Bennink, a Dutch jazz drummer and percussionist.Digest Tracklist : w/ Uri Caine (2018) . w/ Terrie Ex (2016) . Desktop Drumming HEREZIE (2014) . Solo Improvisation At Bishopsgate Institute, London . Anton Goudsmit En Han Bennink Spelen Traps No. 1 (2009) . Cheltenham (2008) . w/ Trio Bbg (2006) . Live @…

Happy Birthday Roy Haynes. ‘Vive Le Roy’

This day (March 13, 1925 ), in Boston, Massachusetts, is born Roy Owen Haynes, an American jazz drummer.Tracklist : w/ David Kikoski (2019) . The 7-Decade Career of Drummer Roy Haynes (2018) . w/ The Fountain Of Youth Quartet - At Dizzy'S Club (2011) . Interview . Various (2009) . w/ Chick Corea - Duet (2009) . w/ Pat Metheny, Dave Holland - How Insensitive (1992) . Red Rodney All Stars - At…

Jazzin’Around The Nearness of You

Starting and ending with Hoagy Carmichael / Ned Washington's composition 'The nearness of you', we have mixed 18 'Old Fashion and Mellow Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Hoagy Carmichael / Ned Washington'. It has Vanya Borges, Mary Stallings, Peggy Lee, Archie Shepp and many more.

Swinging ’round Midnight

From 'Big Noise From Winnetka Midnight Swim' to 'Midnight Sun' , we have mixed 21 'Jazz For Dancers' tunes around the theme of 'Midnight'. It has B.B. King, Cab Calloway, Sir Julian, Benny Carter and many more.

The Twist

Starting and ending with 'The Twist' made famous by Chubby Checker, we made a playlist powered by Hittin'Around. It has Dee Dee Ramone, Chubby Checker, Rootvalta, Fabiana Cantilo and many more.

Jazzin’Around Somethin’ Else

From 'Somethin else' to 'Somethin' Else' , we have mixed 18 'linked together by a clue' tunes around the theme of 'Miles Davis'. It has Kloud 9, Johnny Griffin, Thelonious Monk, Barney Kessel 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.

The Three Tenors (and More)

From 'Blue Turning Grey Over You' to 'Body And Soul', we have mixed 19 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Tenor Sax'. It has Houston Person & Ron Carter, Stanley Turrentine, Bud Freeman & Bucky Pizzarelli , Booker Ervin and many more.

Jazz In The Cities

From 'Calcutta' to 'Nostalgia De Mexico', we have mixed 20 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Worldwide Cities'. It has Nina Simone, Johnny Griffin, Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen, Astor Piazzolla - Gerry Mulligan and many more.

Somewhere Over Harold Arlen

From 'Ill Wind' to 'Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home', we have mixed 18 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by ' Harold Arlen'. It has Norma Bengel, Helen Merrill, Coleman Hawkins, Nancy LaMott and many more.

Oh! Boy

From 'The Boy Next Door' to 'Mad about the boy', we have mixed 16 'Strictly Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Boys'. It has Marlena Shaw, Nat King Cole, Oscar Peterson, Frank Sinatra and many more.

Benny Goodman records ‘The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert’ (1938)

Benny Goodman's 'The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert' is one of the first recording (done on January 16, 1938) of music issued on the new long-playing format and one of the first to sell over a million copies. ,1 . Avalon (1959) 2 . I Got Rhythm (1959) 3 . #6 (w/ The Mcguire Sisters, 1958) 4 . 1955 (China Boy) 5 . Sing, Sing, Sing (Gene Krupa, From "Hollywood Hotel Film" (1937)) Track…

Pink Martini release their second album : ‘Hang On Little Tomato’

Pink Martini's 'Hang On Little Tomato' is their second album released on October 19, 2004, (seven years after their first) by Heinz Records.1 . Let's Never Stop Falling In Love ( w/ China Forbes, Portland) 2 . Let's Never Stop Falling In Love (Athens, Lycabettus, 11/7/2012) 3 . Anna / El Negro Zumbon 4 . La Bucuresti / Anna / El Negro Zumbon 5 . Hang On Little Tomato 6 . Hang On Little Tomato…

When Benny Goodman played New-York

Four occasions, three years : 1985, 1974 and 1938 "When Benny Goodman played New-York"."Concert One" that he played during the tribute he received eight months before his death, at the Broadway Ballroom (yes, people were dancing to jazz then) of the newly opened Marriott Marquis Hotel.Two, a more intimate concert performed in 1974 at the Rainbow Room on the top of the RCA Building.The "concert…

Motown publish Boyz II Men’s second studio album : ‘II’ featuring ‘I’ll Make Love to You’ and ‘On Bended Knee’ (1994)

Boyz II Men 'II' feat. 'I'll Make Love to You' and 'On Bended Knee' is their second studio album released on August 30, 1994 by Motown Records.1 . Thank You (1995 2 . I'll Make Love To You (Official Video) 3 . On Bended Knee 4 . Water Runs Dry 5 . Yesterday (1995, "The First Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Show" 6 . Thank You (Live) 7 . On Bended Knee (Live) 8 . Water Runs Dry (Live) 9 .…

The Manhattan Transfer release ‘Coming Out’ featuring ‘Chanson d’Amour’ (1976)

The Manhattan Transfer's 'Coming Out' feat. 'Chanson d'Amour' is their third album released on August 19, 1976 by Atlantic.1 . Don't Let Gomanhattan Transfer 2 . Chanson D'Amour 3 . Chanson D`Amour 4 . Scotch And Soda (w/ Laurel Massé, 1977) 5 . Poinciana (w/ Laurel Massé) Track Listing : 1.Don'T Let Go (Jesse Stone) - 02:45 . 2.Zindy Lou (Johnny Moore, Eddie Smith) - 02:50 . 3.Chanson D'Amour…

Def Jam publish Public Enemy’s second album :’It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back’ featuring ‘Don’t Believe The Hype’ (1988)

Public Enemy's 'It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back' is their second studio album produced by member Chuck D and Hank Shocklee and released on June 28, 1988.by Def Jam / Columbia1 . Countdown To Armageddon (Chuck D Intro, Sydney) 2 . Countdown To Armageddon / Mind Terrorist (Live) 3 . Bring The Noise (Original Video) 4 . Bring The Noise (Official Video, w/ Anthrax) 5 . Don't Believe The…

Beyoncé releases ‘4,’ her fourth album featuring ‘Run the World (Girls)’ (2011)

Beyoncé's '4' feat. "Run the World (Girls)" is her fourth studio album released on June 24, 2011 by Parkwood Columbia. 1 . 1+1 2 . I Care (Roseland) 3 . Best Thing I Never Had 4 . Best Thing I Never Had (Macy's 4th Of July Fireworks Spectacular, 011) 5 . Party (w/ J. Cole) 6 . Party (Atlantic City) 7 . Love On Top (Official Video) 8 . Countdown (Official Video) 9 . End Of Time (Roseland) 10 . End…

A&M / CTI release Quincy Jones’ ‘Walking in Space’ featuring ‘Killer Joe’ (1969)

Quincy Jones' 'Walking in Space' feat. 'Killer Joe' is a studio album recorded on June 18 & 19, 1969 and released in 1969 by A&M/Cti..1 . Killer Joe (Quincy Jones 80th Birtay, 2013) Track Listing : 1.Dead End (Galt Macdermot, James Rado, Gerome Ragni) - 04:05 . 2.Walking In Space (Galt Macdermot, James Rado, Gerome Ragni) – 12:06 . 3.Killer Joe (Benny Golson) - 05:12 . 4.Love And Peace…

2Pac’s ‘Me Against the World’ is his third album on Interscope (1995)

2Pac's 'Me Against the World' is his third studio album recorded in 1994 and released on March 14, 1995 by Interscope. Track Listing : 1.Intro (2Pac) - 00:00 . 2.If I Die 2Nite (2Pac, Easy Mo Bee) - 04:02 . . 3.Me Against The World (2Pac, Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Minnie Riperton, Richard Rudolph, Leon Ware) - 04:38 . . 4.So Many Tears (2Pac, E. Baker, Eric Baker, Greg Jacobs, Stevie Wonder) -…

Kanye West releases his seventh album : ‘The Life of Pablo’ featuring ‘Famous,’ ‘Father Stretch My Hands’ and ‘Fade’ (2016)

Kanye West's 'The Life of Pablo' is his seventh studio album released on February 14, 2016 by Good.Track Listing : 1.Ultralight Beam (Chancelor Bennett, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Kirk Franklin, Noah Goldstein, Sam Griesemer, Terius Nash, Jerome Potter, Kelly Price, Nico Segal, Derek Watkins, Kanye West, Cydel Young) - 05:21 . 2.Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1 (Pastor T.L. Barrett, Chancelor…

Last week In Visual Artists 14

Dennis Morris, Jonathan Mannion, Bob Gruen, Norman Jean Roy, Brian Griffin, Nigel Dick, Peter Saville, Marc Klasfeld, Mike Kelley, Robert "Robt" Williams, Richard Avedon, Roy De Carava. They are the 12 Visual Artists selected among the 266 Posts we published last week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Dennis Morris - Bob Marley Photographer (by…

Cinema Mancini

From 'The Pink Panther It Had Better Be Tonight' to 'Moment to Moment', we have mixed 17 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'The Music Of Mancini'. It has Plas Johnson, Johnny Hartman, Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie and many more.