Kenny Burrell records ‘Midnight Blue’ with Stanley Turrentine and Ray Barretto (1963)

Kenny Burrell's 'Midnight Blue' is an album (and one of his best-known) recorded on January 8, 1963 with Stanley Turrentine & Ray Barretto among others and released in 1963 By Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Chitlins Con Carne (Kenny Burrell) - 05:30 . 2.Mule (Kenny Burrell, Major Holley, Jr.) - 06:56 . 3.Soul Lament (Kenny Burrell) - 02:43 . 4.Midnight Blue (Kenny Burrell) - 04:02 . 5.Wavy…

Chet Baker records the album ‘Chet’ with Herbie Mann, Pepper Adams, Bill Evans, Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers and Connie Kay (1958)

Chet Baker's 'Chet' is an album recorded on December 30, 1958 & January 19, 1959 with Herbie Mann, Pepper Adams, Bill Evans, Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers and Connie Kay. 1 . Rome (1956) 2 . You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To Track Listing : 1.Alone Together (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 06:52 . 2.How High The Moon (Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis) - 03:36 . 3.It Never Entered My Mind (Lorenz…

Jimmy Smith records ‘The Sermon!’ with Lee Morgan, Lou Donaldson, Kenny Burrell, Art Blakey et al (1957)

Jimmy Smith's 'The Sermon!' is an album recorded on August 25, 1957 and February 25, 1958 and released in 1959 by Blue Note.1 . The Sermon (1964) 2 . The Sermon (90's) Track listing : 1.The Sermon (Jimmy Smith) – 20:12 . 2.J.O.S. (Jimmy Smith) – 11:56 . 3.Flamingo (Edmund Anderson, Ted Grouya) – 08:02 . Francis WolffALSO READWikipediaJazztimes @ PinterestMusicians : Jimmy Smith – organ . Lee…

Happy Birthday Kenny Burrell. ‘Round Midnight Blue’

This day (July 31, 1931), in Detroit, Michigan, is born Kenny Burrell, an American jazz guitarist.Tracklist : 1 . All Star Guitar Night (2015) 2 . w/ Stevie Wonder – Live in Hollywood (2011) 3 . All Blues 4 . Jeannine (1990) 5 . w/ Grover Washington - Summertime 6 . Jazz Guitar (1987) 7 . w/ Grant Green & Barney Kessel - Blue Mist 8 . w/ Bill Evans - A Child Is born (1978) Tracklist :…

Jimmy Smith records ‘Back at the Chicken Shack’ with Kenny Burrell, Stanley Turrentine et al (1960)

Jimmy Smith's 'Back at the Chicken Shack' is an album recorded on April 25, 1960 with Kenny Burrell, Stanley Turrentine & Donald Bailey and released in 1963 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Back At The Chicken Shack (Jimmy Smith) - 08:01 . 2.When I Grow Too Old To Dream (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Sigmund Romberg) - 09:54 . 3.Minor Chant (Stanley Turrentine) - 07:30 . 4.Messy Bessie (Jimmy Smith) -…

‘Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane’ record together with Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers & Jimmy Cobb (1958)

'Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane' is a collaboration album recorded on March 7, 1958 with Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb and released in April 1963 By New Jazz.Track Listing : 1.Freight Trane (Tommy Flanagan) - 07:18 . 2.I Never Knew (Ted Fio Rito, Gus Kahn) - 07:04 . 3.Lyresto (Kenny Burrell) - 05:41 . 4.Why Was I Born? (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Jerome Kern) - 03:12 . 5.Big Paul…

Happy Birthday Kenny G. ‘Super G’

This day (June 5, 1956), in Seattle, Washington, is born Kenneth Bruce Gorelick a.k.a Kenny G, an American contemporary and smooth jazz saxophonist.Tracklist : 1 . Midnight Motion (1988) 2 . w/ Stevie Wonder – Besame Mucho (2009) 3 . w/David Foster & Friends - Love Theme From St. Elmo'S Fire (2008) 4 . w/ Yolanda Adams - I Believe I Can Fly (2004) 5 . The Moment 6 . w/ Michael Bolton - How Am…

This week In Jazz Legends (collaborations) 37/52

Bobby McFerrin, The LCJO Randy Crawford, Joe Sample, Kenny Garrett, Roy Ayers, Oscar D'Leon, Steve Turre, Joe Zawinul, Trilok Gurtu, Freddie Hubbard, Cedar Walton, Ron Carter, Lenny White, Jim Hall, Attila Zoller, Red Mitchell, Daniel Humair, George Benson, Earl Klugh, Grady Tate, Jimmy Smith, Stanley Turrentine, Hermeto Pascoal, Stan Getz, Larry Coryell, Larry Carlton, John Abercrombie, John…

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

Sonny Rollins records ‘Alfie,’ an album for Impulse! (1966)

Sonny Rollins' 'Alfie' is an album featuring music from the British film of the same name, recorded on January 26, 1966 and released the same year by Impulse!1 . Alfie's Theme (1973) Track Listing : 1.Alfie'S Theme (Sonny Rollins) - 09:41 . 2.He'S Younger Than You Are (Sonny Rollins) - 05:09 . 3.Street Runner With Child (Sonny Rollins) - 03:59 . 4.Transition Theme For Minor Blues Or Little…

Atlantic publish Aretha Franklin’s album : ‘Soul ’69’ (1969)

Aretha Franklin's 'Soul '69' is an album of cover material released on January 17, 1969 by Atlantic. Track Listing : 1.Ramblin' (Maybelle Smith) – 03:10 . 2.Today I Sing The Blues (Curtis Lewis) – 04:25 . 3.River'S Invitation (Percy Mayfield) – 02:40 . 4.Pitiful (Rosie Marie Mccoy, Charlie Singleton) – 03:04 . 5.Crazy He Calls Me (Bob Russell, Carl Sigman) – 03:28 . 6.Bring It On Home To Me (Sam…

We remember Michel Petrucciani. ‘Piano Giant’

This day (January 6, 1999), in New York City, died Michel Petrucciani, a French jazz pianist.Tracklist : September Second . Documentary (1997) . In a sentimental mood (1993) . w/ Jim Hall - Beautiful Love . w/ Roy Haynes & Gary Peacock - One for us (1988) . w/ Jim Hall - My Funny Valentine (1986) . I Just Say Hello . Tracklist : September Second . Looking Up . Brazillian Suite . Home .…

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

Epic publish Stevie Ray Vaughan’s fifth album : ‘The Sky Is Crying’ (1991)

Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Sky Is Crying' is his fifth studio album recorded with Double Trouble and released on November 5, 1991 by Epic.1 . The Sky Is Crying (w/ B B King, Albert King, Paul Butterfield) 2 . Little Wing (Live (High Definition)) 3 . Wham (w/ Lonnie Mack) 4 . Boot Hill (Wax Museum) Track Listing : 1.Boot Hill (Writer Unknown)- 02:15 . 2.The Sky Is Crying (Elmore James, Morris…

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

Delmark publish Junior Wells debut album : ‘Hoodoo Man Blues’ recorded with Buddy Guy (1965)

Junior Wells 'Hoodoo Man Blues' is his debut album recorded with Buddy Guy on September 22 and 23, 1965 and released the same year by Delmark.1 . Hoodoo Man Track Listing : 1.Snatch It Back And Hold It (Junior Wells) - 02:53 . 2.Ships On The Ocean (Junior Wells) - 04:07 . 3.Good Morning Schoolgirl (Sonny Boy Williamson) - 03:50 . 4.Hound Dog (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) - 02:12 . 5.In The…

We remember Bill Evans. ‘Bill Went’

This day (September 15, 1980), in Fort Lee, New Jersey,, died William John Evans a.k.a. Bill Evans, an American jazz pianist.Tracklist : 1 . Nardis (1970) 2 . But Beautiful (1979) 3 . w/ Kenny Burrell – A Child Is Born (1978) 4 . Sareen Jurer (Denmark 1975) 5 . w/ Lee Konitz – My Melancholy Baby (1965) 6 . Waltz For Debby 7 . My Foolish Heart 8 . Beautiful Lov (1965) Tracklist : Peace Piece .…

Horace Silver records ‘Blowin’ the Blues Away’ for Blue Note (1959)

Horace Silver's'Blowin' the Blues Away' is an album recorded on August 29-30 & September 13, 1959 with Blue Mitchell, Junior Cook, Gene Taylor and Louis Hayes and released the same year by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Blowin' The Blues Away (Horace Silver) - 04:44 . 2.The St. Vitus Dance (Horace Silver) - 04:09 . 3.Break City (Horace Silver) - 04:57 . 4.Peace (Horace Silver) - 06:02 . 5.Sister…

We remember Stevie Ray Vaughan. ‘A Ray Of Life’

This day (August 27, 1990), in East Troy, Wisconsin, died Stevie Ray Vaughan, an American guitarist, singer-songwriter.Tracklist : 1 . Voodoo Child 2 . Riviera Paradise (1989) 3 . Tightrope 4 . Superstition 5 . Pride And Joy (1985) 6 . w/ Albert King – The Sky Is Crying (1983) 7 . Dirty Pool (1982) 8 . Live Rockpalast (1984) Tracklist : Pride And Joy . Little Wing . Scuttle Buttin' . Texas…

This week In Jazz Legends 34/52

Branford Marsalis, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Joe Henderson, McCoy Tynerr, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Herbie Hancock, Return to Forever, Stan Kenton, Jimmy Smith, Maynard Ferguson, Gerry Mulligan, Modern Jazz Quartet, Martial Solal, Toots Thielemans

Happy Birthday Jon Faddis. ‘The Dizzyple’

This day (July 24, 1953), in Oakland, California, is born Jon Faddis, an American jazz trumpet player and conductor.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Barcelona Jazz Orquestra - Groovin' For Nat (2020) 2 . w/ Melissa Aldana - New picture (2017) 3 . I Can't Get Started (2013) 4 . Autumn Leaves 5 . Con Alma 6 . Sophisticated Lady (1999) 7 . w/ the Michel Camilo New York Big Band - Not Yet 8 . Dizzy Gillespie…

Jimmy Smith records ‘Home Cookin” for Blue Note (1960)

Jimmy Smith's 'Home Cookin' is an album recorded on July 15, 1958, May 24 & June 16, 1959 and released in 1960 By Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.See See Rider (Ma Rainey) - 06:35 . 2.Sugar Hill (Kenny Burrell) - 05:19 . 3.I Got A Woman (Ray Charles, Renald Richard) - 03:55 . 4.Messin' Around (Jimmy Smith) - 05:55 . 5.Gracie (Jimmy Smith) - 05:54 . 6.Come On Baby (Kenny Burrell) - 06:50 .…

Thad Jones records ‘The Magnificent Thad Jones’ for Blue Note (1956)

'The Magnificent Thad Jones' is an album recorded on July 9 and 14, 1956 and released the same year by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.April In Paris (Vernon Duke, E. Y. Harburg) - 06:43 . 2.Billie-Doo (Thad Jones) - 07:30 . 3.If I Love Again (Jack Murray, Ben Oakland) - 07:27 . 4.If Someone Had Told Me (Peter Derose, Charles Tobias) - 05:51 . 5.Thedia (Thad Jones) - 10:35 Francis WolffALSO…

Trumpeters meet Guitarists at Newport (1966)

July 2, 1966 - it is "Trumpet and Guitar Workshop" at the Newport Jazz Festival. On the trumpet side : Bobby Hackett, Clark Terry, Ruby Braff, Red Allen and Dizzy Gillespie and the guitar side George Benson, Charlie Byrd and Kenny Burrell

Columbia record ‘Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall’ (1962)

'Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall' is a live album recorded on June 9, 1962 at Carnegie Hall, New York City and released on July 23, 1962 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Lullaby Of Broadway (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) - 02:10 . 2.Just In Time (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne) - 02:08 . 3.All The Things You Are (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Jerome Kern) - 03:04 . 4.Stranger In Paradise (Alexander Borodin,…

Billie Holiday records ‘Strange Fruit’ and more songs featured on the ‘Lady Sings The Blues’ album (1956)

Billie Holiday's 'Lady Sings the Blues' is an album recorded on June 6, 7, 1956 in New York City and September 3, 1954 in Los Angeles, produced by Norman Granz and released in December 1956 by Clef RecordsTrack Listing : 1.Lady Sings The Blues (Billie Holiday, Herbie Nichols) - 03:46 . 2.Trav'Lin' Light (Trummy Young, Jimmy Mundy, Johnny Mercer) - 03:08 . 3.I Must Have That Man (Dorothy Fields,…

We Remember B.B. King. ‘Long Lived The King’

This day (May 14, 2015), in Las Vegas, died Riley B. King a.k.a. B.B. King (B.B. short for Blues Boy), an American blues guitarist and singer.Digest Tracklist : In Sing Sing Prison (1973) . w/ John Mayer, Tedeschi Trucks - Finale, Hollywood Bowl (2012) (1/2) . w/ John Mayer, Tedeschi Trucks - Finale, Hollywood Bowl (2012) (2/2) . When The Saints Go Marching In . All Over Again (1989) . w/ Eric…

We remember Chet Baker. ‘Chet After Chet’

This day (May 13, 1988), in Amsterdam, Netherlands, died Chesney Henry Baker, Jr. a.k.a Chet Baker, an American jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist and singer.Digest Tracklist : Blue In Green (1988) . My Funny Valentine (1987) . w/ Van Morrison - Send In The Clowns (1986) . w/ Stan Getz - Sweden (1983) . Love For Sale (1979) . Time After Time (1964) . w/ Lars Gullin - All The Things You Are (1959) .…

We remember Barney Kessel. ‘Kessel, Poll Winner’

This day (May 6, 2004), in San Diego, California, died Barney Kessel, one of the greatest jazz guitarists of the 20th century.Digest Tracklist : w/ Tal Farlow & Charlie Byrd - Lover (1988) . Minor mode (1985) . w/ Herb Ellis playing - Oh Lady Be Good (1979) . w/ Oscar Peterson - Watch What Happens (1974) . Basies Blues – (1973) . w/ Kenny Burrell, Grant Green - Blue Mist . St. Thomas .…

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…

Jimmy Smith records ‘The Cat’ with a big band arranged by Lalo Schifrin (1964)

Jimmy Smith's 'The Cat' is an album recorded on April 27 & 29, 1964. with a big band arranged by Lalo Schifrin and released in September 1964 by Verve. Track Listing : 1.Theme From Joy House (Lalo Schifrin) - 04:38 . 2.The Cat (From Joy House) (Lalo Schifrin, Rick Ward) - 03:24 . 3.Basin Street Blues (Spencer Williams) - 04:00 . 4.Main Title From The Carpetbaggers (Elmer Bernstein, Ray…

Happy Birthday George Benson. ‘(Bens)On Birthday’

This day (March 22, 1943), in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is born George Benson, an American guitarist and singer.Tracklist : Turn Your Love Around -(2019) . Lady (2019) . Affirmation (Capitol Florida 2016) . Don't Know Why (Glasgow 2014) . Love X Love (North Sea Jazz 2012) . At The Mambo Inn (2011) . Ibanez Lbg300 . On Broadway (2008) . w/ Lee Ritenour - Tribute Wew Montgomery . This Masquarade…

Happy Birthday Bobby McFerrin. ‘Bobby Sings One More Note’

This day (March 11, 1950), in Manhattan, New York, is born Robert 'Bobby' McFerrin, a virtuoso American vocalist.Tracklist : w/ Ranky Tanky - All For You (2019) . @Salle Pleyel Paris (2018) . w/ MozART Group (2017) . @ Gstaad Menuhin Festival (2014) . 25:15 (2013) . w/ Boy Singing - Route 66 (Live In Kaunas) . Concert À Cappella . w/ Chick Corea - Duet Live (2012) . The Power Of The…

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…

James Brown & The Famous Flames work on his first album ‘Please Please Please’ (1956)

James Brown's 'Please Please Please' is his debut studio album recorded between February 24, 1956 and September 18, 1958, with the Famous Flames and released in 1959 by King. Track Listing : 1.Please, Please, Please (James Brown, John Terry) - 02:47 . 2.Chonnie-On-Chon (James Brown, Bobby Byrd) - 02:13 . 3.Hold My Baby'S Hand (James Brown, Trevor Smith) - 02:14 . 4.I Feel That Old Feeling Coming…

We remember Tony Williams

This day (February 23, 1997), in Daly City, California, died Anthony Tillmon 'Tony' Williams, an American drummer and pioneer of jazz fusion.Tracklist : w/ Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter - Agitation (1963) . 2 Solos Tribute To Miles Davis (1992 ) . w/ Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Wallace Roney, Ron Carter - So What . w/ Dizzy,Mccoy Tyner,Ron Carter & Freddie…

Dinah Washington records ‘What a Diff’rence a Day Makes!’ (1959)

Dinah Washington's 'What a Diff'rence a Day Makes!' is an album arranged by Belford Hendricks, recorded on February 19 and August 1959 and released the same year by Mercury.Track Listing : 1.I Remember You (Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger) - 02:42 . 2.I Thought About You (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer) - 02:28 . 3.That'S All There Is To That (Clyde Otis, Kelly Owens) - 02:15 . 4.I Won'T Cry…

We remember Jimmy Smith. ‘Jimmy Moved On’

This day (February 8, 2005), in Scottsdale, Arizona, died Jimmy Smith,a jazz musician whose performances on the Hammond B-3 electric organ helped to popularize the instrument.Tracklist : 1 . The Cat 2 . Watermelon Man (2004) 3 . St Thomas (1992) 4 . w/ Kenny Burrell - Got My Mojo Workin' (1993) 5 . Honky Tonk 6 . The Sermon (1964) Tracklist : Back At The Chicken Shack . The Cat . Walk On The…

Jazzed Christmas

From 'Al I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)' to 'Christmas Blues' , we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Christmas'. It has Billy Eckstine, Ramsey Lewis Trio, Charlie Byrd, Peggy Lee With Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires and many more.

One Broadway

From 'Give my regards to Broadway' to 'Broadway Bossa Nova', we have mixed 18 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Broadway'. It has Dave Brubeck, Herb Ellis. Bob Maize. Jimmy Smith , Mongo Santamaria, Peruchin & Charlie Palmieri and many more.

Americans in Paris

From 'Made You Love Paris' to 'Florence Sur Les Champs-Elysees' , we have mixed 20 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'American Jazzmen in (and about) Paris'. It has Mary Lou Williams, Duke Ellington, The Ray Draper Quintet, Cal Tjader and many more.