Lester Young records ‘Pres and Teddy’ with the Teddy Wilson Quartet for Verve (1956)

Lester Young's 'Pres and Teddy' is an album recorded on January 13, 1956 with the Teddy Wilson Quartet and released In April 1959 by Verve. Track Listing : 1.All Of Me (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) - 05:10 . 2.Prisoner Of Love (Russ Columbo, Clarence Gaskill, Leo Robin) - 07:40 . 3.Louise (Leo Robin, Richard Whiting) - 05:18 . 4.Love Me Or Leave Me (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) - 06:50 .…

Lester Young records the album ‘The President Plays’ with the Oscar Peterson Quartet (1952)

Lester Young's 'The President Plays' is a studio album recorded on November 28, 1952 with the Oscar Peterson Quartet and released in June 1954 By Norgran Records.Track Listing : 1.Ad Lib Blues (Oscar Peterson, Lester Young) - 05:54 . 2.I Can'T Get Started (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin) - 03:41 . 3.Just You, Just Me (Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages) - 07:40 . 4.Almost Like Being In Love (Alan Jay…

We remember Lester Young. ‘Prez Resigned’

This day (March 15, 1959 ), in New York City, New York,, died Lester Willis Young, nicknamed 'Pres' or 'Prez', an American jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist.Tracklist : Polka Dots And Moonbeams - (1958) . w/ Coleman Hawkins - Jumpin' With The Synphony Sid (1958) . w/ Ella Fitzgerald - Blues For Greasy (1950) . Lester Leaps In - The Life And Times Of Lester Pres Young . Jammin' The Blues…

This week In Jazz Legends 40/52

Coleman Hawkins, Art Farmer, Jim Hall, Anita O’Day, Oscar Peterson, Ray Bryant, Lester Young, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Teddy Wilson, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Buddy Rich

This week In Jazz Legends 39/52

Jean Luc Ponty, Weather Report, Miles Davis, Marcus Miller, The Crusaders, Tom Jobim, Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter, Ralph Towner, Gary Peacock, Baden Powell, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Astor Piazzolla, Gerry Mulligan, Clark Terry, Phil Woods

This week In Jazz Legends 20/52

Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, The Marsalis Family, Hank Jones, Joe Lovano, McCoy Tyner Quartet, George Benson, Earl Klugh, Miles Davis, John Scofield, Elvin Jones Trio, Esperanza Spalding, Bobby McFerrin, Miles Davis, Coleman Hawkins

Oscar Peterson and Milt Jackson record together ‘Two of the Few,’ an album for Pablo (1983)

'Two of the Few' by Oscar Peterson & Milt Jackson is a studio album recorded on January 20, 1983 and released the same year by Pablo.Track Listing : 1.Oh, Lady Be Good! (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 07:54 . 2.If I Had You (Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Ted Shapiro) - 04:27 . 3.Limehouse Blues (Philip Braham, Douglas Furber) - 04:28 . 4.Mister Basie (Oscar Peterson) - 05:54 .…

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…

Oscar Peterson records with Ray Brown, Herb Ellis and Buddy Rich, ‘Oscar Peterson Plays Count Basie’ for Clef (1955)

'Oscar Peterson Plays Count Basie' is an album of music associated with Count Basie, recorded on December 27, 1955 with Ray Brown, Herb Ellis and Buddy Rich and released in 1955 by Clef.1 . Jumpin' At The Woodside 2 . Jumpin' At The Woodside 3 . Royal Garden Blues (1974) Track Listing : 1.Lester Leaps In (Lester Young) - 03:58 . 2.Easy Does It (Sy Oliver, Lester Young) - 06:28 . 3.9:20 Special…

We remember Sam Rivers. ‘Rivers Songs’

This day (December 26, 2011), in Orlando, Florida, died Sam Rivers, an American jazz musician - soprano and tenor saxophones, bass clarinet, flute, harmonica and piano - and composer .Tracklist : 1 . At work 2 . w/ Arthur Blythe, Chico Freeman, Don Pullen – Live in Germany (1992) 3 . Beatrice (1989) 4 . w/ Dizzy Gillespie – Tanga / Con Alma (1987) 5 . Live in Germany (1979) Tracklist : Beatrice…

Ben Webster sits in with Oscar Peterson Trio (1972)

December 14, 1972 - Ben Webster sits in with the Oscar Peterson Trio on NDR Jazz Workshop "Funkhaus Hannover" program in Hannover, Germany.<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Oscar-Peterson-–-And-The-Oscar-Goes-To-RVJ.jpg' alt='Oscar Peterson - And The Oscar Goes To …' width='190' height='161'/><img…

Oscar Peterson and Count Basie record the album ‘Satch and Josh’ in Los Angeles (1974)

'Satch and Josh' by Oscar Peterson and Count Basie is an album recorded on December 2, 1974 in Los Angeles, CA and released in 1974 By Pablo.1 . Jumpin' At The Woodside 2 . Royal Garden Blues (1974) 3 . (Live 1974) Track Listing : 1.Buns (Count Basie, Oscar Peterson) - 04:35 . 2.These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You) (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey) - 05:42 . 3.R.B. (Count Basie,…

Oscar Peterson meets Count Basie in Prague (1974)

November 8, 1974 - Oscar Peterson, Count Basie and his Orchestra share the bill at the Prague Jazz Festival in Prague, Czechoslovakia <img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Oscar-Peterson-–-And-The-Oscar-Goes-To-RVJ.jpg' alt='Oscar Peterson - And The Oscar Goes To …' width='190' height='161'/><img…

Quincy Jones releases ‘Q’s Jook Joint,’ an album featuring Stevie Wonder, Bono and Ray Charles among other famous guests (1995)

Quincy Jones' 'Q's Jook Joint' is an album (his first in six years) released on November 7, 1995 by Qwest.1 . Let The Good Times Roll (w/ Stevie Wonder & Nikki Yanofsky ) 2 . Cool Joe, Mean Joe (Killer Joe) 3 . Moody's Mood For Love (w/ Take 6, Brian Mcknight, Patti Austin) 4 . Moody's Mood For Love 5 . Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me Track Listing : 1.Jook Joint Intro (Quincy Jones) -…

On TV today, Oscar Peterson meets Dexter Gordon (1969)

October 30, 1969 - Oscar Peterson (p), Sam Jones (b), Bobby Durham (d) and Dexter Gordon (ts) will tape a TV show at "Jazz in Studio 1" in Copenhagen, Denmark<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Oscar-Peterson-–-And-The-Oscar-Goes-To-RVJ.jpg' alt='Oscar Peterson - And The Oscar Goes To …' width='190' height='161'/><img…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘At the Opera House’ in Los Angeles for Verve (1957)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'At the Opera House' is a live album recorded on October 7, 1957 in Los Angeles and released in 1958 by Verve.1 . It's All Right With Me (w/ Nat King Cole ) 2 . April In Paris (1957) 3 . Goody Goody (Nat King Cole Show '57) Track Listing : 1.It'S All Right With Me (Cole Porter) - 02:45 . 2.Don'Cha Go Way Mad (Jimmy Mundy, Illinois Jacquet, Al Stillman) - 2:31 . 3.Bewitched,…

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…

On TV today, Oscar Peterson on ‘Jazz 625’ (1964)

October 1, 1964 - if in England, you do not want to miss the Oscar Peterson Trio - that is Oscar Peterson (p), Ray Brown (b), Ed Thigpen (d) - at "Jazz 25" on the BBC, hosted by Flora Purim<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Oscar-Peterson-–-And-The-Oscar-Goes-To-RVJ.jpg' alt='Oscar Peterson - And The Oscar Goes To …' width='190' height='161'/><img…

Charles Mingus finishes the recordings of the album ‘Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus’ that features a large ensemble of brass and saxophones (1963)

Charles Mingus' 'Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus' is an album recorded with a large ensemble of brass and saxophones, on January 20 & September 20, 1963 and released the same year by Impulse!1 . Celia (1972 ) Track Listing : 1.Ii B.S. (Charles Mingus) - 04:48 . 2.I X Love (Charles Mingus) - 07:41 . 3.Celia (Charles Mingus) - 06:14 . 4.Mood Indigo (Duke Ellington,Barney Bigard) – 04:45 .…

Oscar Peterson records ‘At the Stratford Shakespearean Festival’ with Ray Brown and Herb Ellis (1956)

Oscar Peterson's 'At the Stratford Shakespearean Festival' is a live album recorded on August 8, 1956, with Ray Brown and Herb Ellis and released the same year In 1956 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Falling In Love With Love (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 06:15 . 2.How About You? (Ralph Freed, Burton Lane) - 05:53 . 3.Flamingo (Edmund Anderson, Ted Grouya) - 04:59 . 4.Swinging On A Star (Johnny…

George Benson records his third album : ‘The George Benson Cookbook’ (1966)

'The George Benson Cookbook' is his third album produced by John Hammond and recorded on August 1 & October 19, 1966 and released the same year by Columbia.1 . Trumpet and Guitar Workshop 7/2/1966, Newport Jazz Festival 2 . All of me Track Listing : 1.The Cooker (George Benson) - 04:18 . 2.Benny'S Back (George Benson) - 04:10 . 3.Bossa Rocka (George Benson) - 04:20 . 4.All Of Me (Gerald…

Oscar Peterson plays at Montreal Jazz (2004)

July 10, 2004 - Oscar Peterson, even though he can only use his right hand, will play at "Montreal Jazz Festival," Canada<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Oscar-Peterson-–-And-The-Oscar-Goes-To-RVJ.jpg' alt='Oscar Peterson - And The Oscar Goes To …' width='190' height='161'/><img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Oscar-Peterson-Skol-RVJ.jpg'…

Heads publish Michael Brecker’s final album : ‘Pilgrimage’ recorded with Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock et al (2007)

Michael Brecker's 'Pilgrimage' is his final studio album released on May 22, 2007 by Heads Up.Track Listing : 1.The Mean Time (Michael Brecker) - 06:55 . 2.Five Months From Midnight (Michael Brecker) - 07:40 . 3.Anagram (Michael Brecker) - 10:09 . 4.Tumbleweed (Michael Brecker) - 09:36 . 5.When Can I Kiss You Again? (Michael Brecker) - 09:42 . 6.Cardinal Rule (Michael Brecker) - 07:31 . 7.Half…

We Remember Coleman Hawkins. ‘The True Mister Bean’

This day (May 19, 1969), in New York City, New York, died Coleman Hawkins, an American jazz tenor saxophonist.Digest Tracklist : Disorder At The Border . With Lester Young . With Harry Edison . South Of France Blues . Body and Soul (1967) . With Charlie Parker (1950) . Tracklist : Greensleeves . Body And Soul . La Rosita . Smoke Gets in Your Eyes . Desafinado . One Note Samba (Samba De Uma Nota…

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 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 .…

We remember Dexter Gordon. ‘The True Dexter’

This day (April 25, 1990), in Philadelphia, died Dexter Gordon, an American jazz tenor saxophonist.Digest Tracklist : Laura . Body And Soul (1982) . Tanya . Cheesecake (1977) . ‪The Shadow Of Your Smile (1974) . Gingerbread Boy (1973) . I Want More (1964) . Night In Tunisia (1964) . Lady Bird (1964) . You'Ve Changed (1963) . Tracklist : Willow Weep for Me . Cheese Cake . Darn That Dream . I…

Gil Evans starts the recording of ‘New Bottle Old Wine’ with Cannonball Adderley (1958)

Gil Evans' 'New Bottle Old Wine' is an album featuring Cannonball Adderley as the only soloist, recorded between April 9 and May 26, 1958 and released the same year by World Pacific.Track Listing : 1.St. Louis Blues (W. C. Handy) - 05:26 . 2.King Porter Stomp (Jelly Roll Morton) - 03:19 . 3.Willow Tree (Fats Wallerandy Razaf) - 04:40 . 4.Struttin' With Some Barbeque (Lil Armstrong) - 04:34 .…

Verve publish Chris Potter’s album : ‘Gratitude’ (2001)

Chris Potter's 'Gratitude' is an album recorded with Brian Blade, Scott Colley & Kevin Hayes and released on April 3, 2001 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.The Source (Chris Potter) - 06:39 . 2.Shadow (Chris Potter) - 05:50 . 3.Sun King (Chris Potter) - 07:01 . 4.High Noon (Chris Potter) - 08:21 . 5.Eurydice (Chris Potter) - 06:02 . 6.The Mind'S Eye Intro (Chris Potter) - 00:44 . 7.The Mind'S…

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…

Benny Goodman records ‘Together Again!’ a reunion album with Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson and Gene Krupa (1963)

Benny Goodman's 'Together Again!' is a reunion album recorded on February 13 & 14, 1963 with Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson and Gene Krupa and released the same year by RCA.Track Listing : 1.Seven Come Eleven (Charlie Christian, Benny Goodman) - 04:25 . 2.Say It Isn'T So (Irving Berlin) - 03:55 . 3.I'Ve Found A New Baby (Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams) - 03:40 . 4.Somebody Loves Me (Buddy…

Billie Holiday records for Clef Records, ‘Billie Holiday at Jazz at the Philharmonic’ (1945)

'Billie Holiday at Jazz at the Philharmonic' is a live album recorded (partly) on February 12, 1945 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and released in 1954 by Clef Records.Track Listing : 1.Body And Soul (Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green) - 03:24 . 2.Strange Fruit (Abel Meeropol) - 03:01 . 3.Trav'Lin' Light (Trummy Young, Jimmy Mundy, Johnny Mercer) - 03:28 . 4.He'S…

Jazzin’Around Pork Pie Hat

Starting and ending with Charles Mingus's composition 'Goodbye Pork Pie Hat', we have mixed 18 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Charles Mingus'. It has Charlie Haden, Count Basie, Charlie Haden, Billie Holiday & Louis Armstrong and many more.

Egocentrics

From 'Me, Myself And I' to 'Me And Piney Brown' , we have mixed 18 'Jazz and Other Musics' tunes around the theme of 'Me And The Rest Of The World'. It has Memphis Minnie, Billie Holiday & Lester Young, Edith Piaf, Patience And Prudence and many more.

Fifty Sketches of Spain

From 'Spain Intro' to 'Spanish Gypsy Dance' , we have mixed 17 'Jazz and Spanish Musics' tunes around the theme of 'Miles And Spain'. It has Chick Corea, Banda Sinfonica Municipal de Madrid, Clark Terry & Chico Ofarrill, Jozsef Lendvai Csocsi and many more.

Jazzin’Around Blue Rondo

Starting and ending with Dave Brubeck's composition '(Round, Round, Round) Blue Rondo', we have mixed 18 'linked together by a clue that you have to guess' tunes around the theme of 'Dave Brubeck'. It has Marlena Shaw, Astrud Gilberto featuring Zoot Sims, Dexter Gordon, Bessie Smith and many more.

Se(a) Se(x) And Sun

From 'Beyond The Sea' to 'East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon)' , we have mixed 21 'Languorous Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Sea, Sex, Sun and Summer'. It has Tony Williams, Alejandro De Pinedo, Ray Charles, Count Basie and many more.

Temperature is Raising

From 'Febril' to 'Fever' , we have mixed in 18 'Jazz & Latin' tunes around the theme of 'Flu And Sickness'. "Temperature is Raising" has Albert Collins, Tito Puente & India, Kenny Burrell and Jimmy Smith, Big Bill Broonzy and many more.