Wynton Marsalis’ ‘Crescent City Christmas Card’ is a holiday album featuring Kathleen Battle and Jon Hendricks (1990)

Wynton Marsalis' 'Crescent City Christmas Card' is a holiday album featuring Kathleen Battle and Jon Hendricks and released in January, 1990 by Columbia.1 . Winter Wonderland 2 . w/ Kathleen Battle 3 . 'twas The Night Before Christmas 4 . Jazz Christmas Song (The Hudson Union Society) Track Listing : 1.Carol Of The Bells (Mykola Leontovych, Traditional) - 04:56 . 2.Silent Night (Franz Gruber,…

We remember Jon Hendricks. ‘Jon, He ‘s Only Singing

This day (November 22, 2017), in Manhattan, New York, died Jon Hendricks, an American jazz singer, one of the originators of vocaleseTracklist : 1 . w/ Mel Torme – Down For Double 2 . w/ André Minvielle – Live In Paris (2009) 3 . In Walked Bud (1983) 4 . Soul For Sale (1997) 5 . Lambert Hendricks And Ross – Airegin 6 . Chega De Saudade (1993) 7 . w/ The Manhattan Transfer – Airegin (1991) Jon…

Asylum publish Joni Mitchell’s seventh album : ‘The Hissing Of Summer Lawns’ (1975)

Joni Mitchell's 'The Hissing of Summer Lawns' is her seventh studio album released in November 1975 by Asylum1 . In France They Kiss On Main Street 2 . Edith And The Kingpin 3 . Harry's House 4 . Shadows And Light Track Listing : 1.In France They Kiss On Main Street (Joni Mitchell) - 03:19 . 2.The Jungle Line (Joni Mitchell) - 04:25 . 3.Edith And The Kingpin (Joni Mitchell) - 03:38 . 4.Don'T…

Foo Fighters release ‘In Your Honor,’ their fifth album featuring Norah Jones and Josh Homme as guests (2005)

Foo Fighters' 'In Your Honor' is their fifth studio album featuring Norah Jones and Josh Homme as guests and released on June 14, 2005 by RCA Records.1 . In Your Honor (T in The Park 2005) 2 . In Your Honor (Live) 3 . No Way Back (Official Video) 4 . No Way Back (Live) 5 . Best Of You (Official Video) 6 . Best Of You (on Letterman) 7 . DOA 8 . The Last Song (Tappehallerne, 2005) 9 . The Last Song…

ABC Paramount publish Quincy Jones’ debut album : ‘This Is How I Feel About Jazz’ (1957)

Quincy Jones' 'This Is How I Feel About Jazz' is his debut album recorded in New-York City and released on March 21, 1957 by Abc Paramount.Track Listing : 1.Walkin' (Richard Carpenter) – 10:47 . 2.Stockholm Sweetnin' (Quincy Jones) – 05:41 . 3.Evening In Paris (Quincy Jones) – 04:09 . 4.Sermonette (Adderley, Hendricks) – 05:58 . 5.A Sleepin' Bee (Arlen, Capote) – 04:42 . 6.Boo'S Blues (Jones) –…

This week In Jazz Legends 47/52

Anita O'Day, Jon Hendricks, Mel Torme, Weather Report, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Joshua Redman, Roy Eldridge, Benny Carter, Don Byas, Coleman Hawkins, Jo Jones , Bill Evans, Ella Fitzgerald, Paul Desmond, Charlie Haden, Pat Metheny

Carmen McRae records the album ‘Carmen Sings Monk’ (1988)

Carmen McRae's'Carmen Sings Monk' is a studio album recorded on January 30 and February 1, 1988 and released in 1988 by Novus.Track Listing : 1.Get It Straight (Straight, No Chaser) (Thelonious Monk, Sally Swisher) - 03:58 . 2.Dear Ruby (Ruby, My Dear) (Thelonious Monk, Sally Swisher) - 06:01 . 3.It'S Over Now (Well, You Needn'T) (Thelonious Monk, Mike Ferro) - 05:28 . 4.Monkery'S The Blues…

This week In Jazz Legends 52/52

Chet Baker, Helen Merrill, Dinah Washington, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Bill Evans , Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Sttit, Anita O'Day, Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, Freddie Hubbard, Weather Report, Duke Ellington

Thelonious Monk records ‘Underground,’ an album for Columbia (1967)

Thelonious Monk's 'Underground' is an album recorded on December 14 and 21, 1967 and February 14, 1968 and released the same year by Columbia.1 . Ugly Beauty Track Listing : 1.Thelonious (Thelonious Monk) - 03:16 . 2.Ugly Beauty (Thelonious Monk) - 010:46 . 3.Raise Four (Thelonious Monk) - 07:01 . 4.Boo Boo'S Birthday (Thelonious Monk) - 05:57 . 5.Easy Street (Alan Rankin Jones)- 05:53 .…

Happy Birthday Kurt Elling. ‘Elling’s Tone’

This day (November 2, 1967), in Chicago, Illinois, is born Kurt Elling, an American jazz vocalist, composer, lyricist and vocalese performer.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Charlie Hunter - The Seed (2021) 2 . My Foolish Heart (2020) 3 . w/ Kenny Banks Jr. – Georgia on My Mind (2019) 4 . American Tune 5 . w/ Rosario Giuliani – I like the sunrise (2017) 6 . w/ Patti Austin – Too Close For Comfort (2015) 7 .…

Concord publish ‘Givin’ It Up’ by Al Jarreau and George Benson (2006)

'Givin' It Up' by Al Jarreau & George Benson is their first collaboration album, released on October 24, 2006 by Concord.1 . Givin' It Up (EPK) 2 . Summer Breeze (Live) Track Listing : 1.Breezin' (Bobby Womack, Al Jarreau) - 05:40 . 2.Mornin' (Al Jarreau, David Foster, Jay Graydon) - 05:02 . 3.'Long Come Tutu (Marcus Miller, Al Jarreau) - 06:37 . 4.God Bless The Child (Billie Holiday,…

‘Jobim, Hancock & Friends’ Tom Jobim’s last concert

On September 27, 1993, in Sao Paulo 'Tom' Jobim joins a group of American and Brazilian artists - Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Ron Carter, Harvey Mason, Shirley Horn, John Hendricks, Gal Costa, Oscar Castro-Neves, Paulo Jobim and Alex Acuna - to perform four songs during what will stay as his last Brazilian public performance. Jobim will pass away the next year.Track Listing…

Herbie, Shirley et al pay tribute to Jobim (1993)

September 27, 1993 - Shirley Horn, Gal Costa, Jon Hendricks, Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Oscar Castro-Neves, Ron Carter, Harvey Mason pay tribute to Brazilian Icon Antônio Carlos Jobim at the Free Jazz Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Ella Abraça Jobim,’ an album of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s songs (1980)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Ella Abraça Jobim' is a studio album devoted to the songs of Antonio Carlos Jobim and recorded on September 17–19, 1980 and March 18–20, 1981.1 . The Girl From Ipanema 2 . In Desafinado (TV Special, Sweden, 1963) 3 . One Note Samba 4 . Useless Landscape (Montreux, 1969) 5 . Useless Landscape (1971, Sao Paulo) Track listing : . 1.Somewhere in the Hills (Favela) (Vinícius de…

Abbey Lincoln records her third album : ‘It’s Magic,’ with Benny Golson, Wynton Kelly et al (1958)

Abbey Lincoln's 'It's Magic' is her third album recorded on July 24 and August 15, 1958 and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.I Am In Love (Cole Porter) - 02:49 . 2.It'S Magic (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) - 04:03 . 3.Just For Me (Jimmy Komack) - 03:36 . 4.An Occasional Man (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin) - 03:23 . 5.Ain'T Nobody'S Business (Porter Grainger, Everett Robbins) - 04:29 .…

The Manhattan Transfer release their twelfth album : ‘The Offbeat Of Avenues’ (1991)

The Manhattan Transfer's 'The Offbeat Of Avenues' is their twelfth album released on August 13, 1991 by Columbia.1 . The Offbeat Of Avenues 2 . 10 Minutes Til The Savages Come (Live) 3 . A World Apart Track listing : 1.The Offbeat of Avenues (Cheryl Bentyne, Prince) - 04:55 . 2.Sassy (Cheryl Bentyne, Bill Bodine, Janis Siegel) - 04:49 . 3.10 Minutes Till the Savages Come (Jeff Lorber, Janis…

We remember Annie Ross. ‘A Ross Garden’

This day (July 21, 2020), in New York City, died Annie Ross, Scottish jazz singer and actress, best known as a member of the trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross.Digest Tracklist : Lush Life (2012) . w/ Jon Hendricks – Live In New York (2011) . One Meatball (2009) . Twisted (1959) . Lambert Hendricks and Ross - Alregin (1958) . Tracklist : Twisted . It Don't Mean a Thing . All of You . Between…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Montreux ’77’ with the Tommy Flanagan Trio at the Montreux Jazz Festival (1977)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Montreux '77' is a live album recorded on July 17, 1977 with the Tommy Flanagan Trio and released In 1977 by Pablo1 . My Man (Montreux Jazz Festival, 1977) 2 . You Are The Sunshine Of My Life 3 . I Ain't Got Nothin But The Blues (Montreux Jazz Festival, 1977) Track Listing : 1.Too Close For Comfort (Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener, George David Weiss) - 03:27 . 2.I Ain'T Got…

Sarah Vaughan records ‘Sarah Sings Soulfully’ arranged by Gerald Wilson (1963)

Sarah Vaughan's 'Sarah Sings Soulfully' is a studio album recorded on June 6,12, 1963 and arranged by Gerald Wilson. Track Listing : 1.A Taste Of Honey (Ric Marlow, Bobby Scott) - 03:14 . 2.What Kind Of Fool Am I? (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) - 03:22 . 3.Guess I'Ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) - 04:09 . 4.Sermonette (Cannonball Adderley, Jon Hendricks) - 04:19 . 5.In Love…

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…

Antonio Carlos Jobim records his debut ‘American’ album : ‘The Composer of Desafinado Plays’ (1963)

Antonio Carlos Jobim's 'The Composer of Desafinado Plays' is his debut US album recorded May 9 and 10, 1963 and released the same year in 1963 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.The Girl From Ipanema (Vinicius De Moraes, Norman Gimbel / Antonio Carlos Jobim) - 02:42 . 2.Amor Em Paz (Once I Loved) (Vinicius De Moraes / Antonio Carlos Jobim) - 03:36 . 3.Agua De Beber (Vinicius De Moraes, Norman Gimbel /…

Happy Birthday to Ron Carter. ‘Beau Ron’

This day (May 4, 1937), in Ferndale, Michigan, is born Ron Carter, an American jazz double-bassist. Digest Tracklist : w/ Al Foster & Eli Degibri - United Blues (2019) . Foursight (2018) . You Are My Sunshine (2015) . Golden Striker Trio (2013) . My Funny Valentine (2011) . Dear Miles (2010) . w/ Helen Sung - First Trip (2009) . Autumn Leaves (2006) . Little Walts (1990) . w/ Bobby…

Modern Jazz Quartet record their ‘European Concert’ album in Sweden (1960)

Modern Jazz Quartet's 'European Concert' is a live album recorded on April 11, 12 & 13, 1960 in Sweden and released In 1962 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Django (John Lewis) - 05:32 . 2.Bluesology (Milt Jackson) - 04:39 . 3.I Should Care (Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston) - 05:33 . 4.La Ronde (John Lewis) - 03:07 . 5.I Remember Clifford (Benny Golson, Jon Hendricks) - 05:15 .…

Lincoln Center premieres Wynton Marsalis’ oratorio ‘Blood on the Fields’ (1994)

Wynton Marsalis' 'Blood on the Fields' is a three-and-a-half-hour jazz oratorio composed by Marsalis, premiered on April 1, 1994 at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hal and released in 1995 by ColumbiaTrack Listing : 1.Calling The Indians Out (Wynton Marsalis) - 05:27 . 2.Move Over (Wynton Marsalis) - 10:04 . 3.You Don'T Hear No Drums (Wynton Marsalis) - 11:52 . 4.The Market Place (Wynton Marsalis)…

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 .…

Jazzin the Samba

From 'Samba De Minha Terra' to 'Samba de Una Nota So (One Note Samba)' , we have mixed 18 'Jazzified Samba' tunes around the theme of 'Real Jazzmen Doing Brazilian Music'. It has Quincy Jones , Pat Metheny , Stan Getz , Eddy Harris and many more.

Island publish Amy Winehouse’s second album : ‘Back to Black’ featuring ‘Rehab’ and ‘You Know I’m No Good’ (2006)

Amy Winehouse's 'Back to Black' is her second (and the last released in her lifetime) studio album released on October 27, 2006 by Island Records.1 . Rehab 2 . Rehab (Live) 3 . You Know I'm No Good 4 . Me & Mr. Jones 5 . Just Friends 6 . Just Friends (Porchester Hall) 7 . Back To Black 8 . Back To Black 9 . Love Is A Losing Game 10 . Love Is A Losing Game 11 . Tears Dry On Their Own 12 . Wake…

RCA publish ‘Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics,’ her thirty eigth album (2014)

'Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics' is her thirty eigth studio album featuring ten covers of songs made famous by female artists and released on October 17, 2014 by Rca.Track Listing : 1.At Last (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) - 03:53 . 2.Rolling In The Deep (Adele Adkins, Nickolas Ashford, Paul Epworth, Valerie Simpson) - 04:00 . 3.Midnight Train To Georgia (James Weatherly) - 04:21 .…

Michael Bublé releases his sixth album : ‘Crazy Love’ (2009)

Michael Bublé's 'Crazy Love' is his sixth studio album released on October 9, 2009 by 143 Records..1 . Cry Me A River (X-Factor) 2 . All Of Me (Baden-Baden, Germany) 3 . All Of Me (2009-10-13) 4 . Georgia On My Mind (Live) 5 . Georgia (Live) 6 . Crazy Love (Official Video) 7 . Crazy Love (Baden-Baden, Germany) 8 . Haven't Met You Yet (Official Video) 9 . All I Do Is Dream Of You…

Four Jazz Messengers Euro Gigs

On October 9, 1989, two days before his 70th birthday, Art Blakey took his Jazz Messengers to the Leverkusen Jazz festival in Germany.The concert turned out to be a special event when ex Messengers joined the party. From the Fifties / Sixties line-ups : Benny Golson, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, Jackie McLean. From the Eighties : Terence Blanchard and Donald Harrison.Benny…

Stevie Wonder releases his eighteenth album : ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ featuring ‘Sir Duke’ ‘Pastime Paradise’ and ‘I Wish’ (1976)

Stevie Wonder's 'Songs in the Key of Life' is his eighteenth album released on September 28, 1976 by Motown Records.1 . Love's In Need Of Love Today (w/ Take 6, "From America: A Tribute To Heroes") 2 . Love's In Need Of Love Today (w/ George Michael, Live) 3 . Village Ghetto Land 4 . Songs In The Key Of Life - Ghetto Village Land 5 . Sir Duke 6 . I Wish (Live) 7 . I Wish 8 . Isn't She Lovely…

Playing Coltrane

Dave Liebman, Wayne Shorter, Jack DeJohnette, Michael Brecker, Joshua Redman, McCoy Tyner, Ravi Coltrane, Christian McBride, Roy Haynes, Bobby Hutcherson, Marcus Miller, Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Branford Marsalis, Raul de Souza, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Wes Montgomery, Carlos Santana, John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny, etc

Warner Bros. publish Bette Midler’s ninth album : ‘Bathhouse Betty’ (1998)

Bette Midler's 'Bathhouse Betty' is her ninth studio album released on September 15, 1998 by Warner Bros.1 . One Monkey Don't Stop No Show 2 . My One True Friend 3 . Laughing Matters (2004) Track Listing : 1.Song Of Bernadette (Leonard Cohen, Bill Elliott, Jennifer Warnes) - 03:46 . 2.I'M Beautiful Dammitt! (Brinsley Evans) - 03:55 . 3.Lullaby In Blue (Adam Cohen, Brock Walsh) - 05:09 . 4.Ukulele…

Atlantic publish Chic’s second album : ‘C’est Chic’ featuring ‘Le Freak’ and ‘I Want Your Love’ (1978)

Chic's 'C'est Chic' feat. 'Le Freak' is their second studio album released on August 11, 1978 by Atlantic.1 . Cheer P.1 (The Budokan) 2 . Cheer P.2 (The Budokan) 3 . Cheer/My Forbidden Lover (Damrosch Park, Nyc, 7-25-12) 4 . Le Freak (1978) 5 . I Want Your Love (The Budokan) Track listing : . 1.Chic Cheer (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) - 04:42 . 2.Le Freak (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) -…

Chic release their third studio album ‘Risqué’ featuring ‘Good Times’ (1979)

Chic's 'Risqué' is their third studio album featuring Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers and released on July 30, 1979 by Atlantic. 1 . Good Times (Budokan, 1996) 2 . My Feet Keep Dancing (1979) Track listing : . 1.Good Times (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) - 08:08 . 2.A Warm Summer Night (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) - 06:10 . 3.My Feet Keep Dancing (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) -…

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 Monty Alexander. ‘The Full Monty’

This day (June 6, 1944), in Kingston, Jamaica, is born Monty Alexander, a jazz pianist with a strong Caribbean influence.Tracklist : 1 . RastaMonk Vibrations (2019) 2 . Battle hymn of the Republic/Glory Hallelujah (2018) 3 . Nature Boy / Running Away (2015) 4 . Funji Mama (2012) 5 . Renewal (2011) 6 . w/ Ernest Ranglin, Sly & Robbie - Live In Tokyo (2011) 7 . w/ Harlem Kingston Express - No…

Columbia publish Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born in the U.S.A.’ his seventh album featuring ‘Dancing in the Dark’ and ‘My Hometown’ (1984)

Bruce Springsteen's 'Born in the U.S.A.' is his seventh studio album recorded with his E Street Band and released on June 4, 1984 by Columbia. 1 . Born in the U.S.A. (Official Video) 2 . Cover Me 3 . Darlington county (1986) 4 . Darlington county (Dallas) 5 . Working on the Highway 6 . Downbound Train 7 . Downbound Train (2014) 8 . I'm On Fire (Official Video) 9 . No Surrender 10 . I'm Goin' Down…

Al Green releases ‘Lay It Down’ produced by two members of The Roots (2008)

Al Green's 'Lay It Down' is a studio album produced by Ahmir Questlove Thompson and James Poyser, both of The Roots and released on May 27, 2008 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Lay It Down (Al Green, James Poyser) - 04:30 . 2.Just For Me (Al Green, James Poyser) - 03:58 . 3.You'Ve Got The Love I Need (Al Green, James Poyser) - 04:14 . 4.No One Like You (Al Green, James Poyser) - 04:31 . 5.What…