Herbie, Aretha et al honor Lionel Hampton (1992)

December 30, 1992 - CBS airs the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony where the recipients are Lionel Hampton, Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward, Ginger Rogers, Mstislav Rostropovich and Paul Taylor. The Lionel Hampton segment features Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin and more.

We remember Lionel Hampton. ‘Good Old Vibes’

This day (August 31, 2002), in New York City, New York, died Lionel Hampton, a jazz vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist and bandleaderTracklist : 1 . Sing Sing Sing (1990) 2 . Hamp’s Boogie (1988) 3 . Hey! Ba Ba Re Bop (1982) 4 . w/ Benny Goodman Quartet – Avalon 5 . Cute (1965) 6 . Flying Home (1957) 7 . Jam Session (1953) 8 . Ding Dong Baby (1956) Tracklist : Flying Home . On The Sunny Side…

Lionel Hampton entertains a Royal Opera (1958)

February 15, 1958 - vibraphonist Lionel Hampton plays with Leon Zachery (as), Bobby Plater (as), Andy McGhee (ts), Lonnie Shaw (bs), Louis Blackburn (tb), Wade Marcus (tb), Larry Wilson (tb), Dave Gonzales (tp), Art Hoyle (tp), Eddie Mullins (tp), Eddie Williams (tp), Oscar Denard (p), William Mackel (g, voc), Julius Browne (b), Wilbert Hogan (d) and Pinocchio James (voc) at the Théâtre Royal in…

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…

This week In Jazz Legends 35/52

Randy Weston, Buddy DeFranco, Art Blakey, Lionel Hampton, Tony Williams, Freddie Hubbard, Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Joe Farrell, Joe Henderson, George Duke, Alphonso Johnson, Robben Ford, Peter Erskine, Jean Luc Ponty, Jaco Pastorius, Miles Davis, Sun Ra , John Zorn, Dexter Gordon

This week In Jazz Legends 27/52

Stan Getz Quartet, Pat Metheny Group, Astor Piazzolla, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen, Buddy Rich, Modern Jazz Quartet, Louis Armstrong, Jaco Pastorius, Lionel Hampton, Billy Cobham, George Duke Band, John Coltrane, Don Ellis

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…

We Remember Charles Mingus. ‘Mingus Maximus’

This day ( January 5, 1979), in  Cuernavaca, Mexico,, died Charles Mingus Jr. , an American jazz musician, composer and bandleader.Tracklist : 1 . Shortnin’ Bread 2 . Sue’s Changes (1975) 3 . Sue’s Changes (1975) 4 . Sue’s Changes (1975) 5 . w/ Eric Dolphy – Live in Stockholm (1964) 6 . In belgium 7 . Take the ‘A’ Train 8 . Flowers For A Lady (1974) Tracklist : Goodbye Pork Pie Hat .…

On TV today, the Orignal Benny Goodman Quartet (1972)

October 23, 1972 - The Orginal Benny Goodman Quartet - that is Benny Goodman (cl), Lionel Hampton (vb), Gene Krupa (d), Teddy Wilson (p) and George Duvivier (b)- performs for the first time on television at Philharmonic Hall, Lincoin Center in New York City

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Johnny Mercer Song Book’ for Verve (1964)

'Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Johnny Mercer Song Book' is a studio album recorded on October 19–21, 1964, with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra and released the same year by Verve.1 . Too Marvelous For Words (1965) Track Listing : 1.Too Marvelous For Words (Johnny Mercer, Richard A. Whiting) - 02:31 . 2.Early Autumn (Johnny Mercer, Ralph Burns) - 03:51 . 3.Day In, Day Out (Johnny Mercer, Rube Bloom)…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Like Someone in Love’ with a studio orchestra conducted by Frank DeVol (1957)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Like Someone in Love' is a studio album rrecorded on October 15 & 28, 1957 with a studio orchestra arranged and conducted by Frank DeVol and released the same year by Verve.1 . There's A Lull In My Life 2 . More Than You Know (w/ Oscar Peterson) 3 . Like Someone In Love (w/ Andre Previn) Track Listing : 1.There'S A Lull In My Life (Mack Gordon, Harry Revel) – 03:23 .…

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…

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…

We remember Art Farmer. ‘The State of Art’

This day (October 4, 1999), in New York, died Art Farmer, an American jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player.Tracklist : 1 . Blue Monk 2 . w/ Milt Jackson, Benny Golson, Nhøp & Toots Thielemans – Bags Groove (1997) 3 . w/ Gerry Mulligan & Lee Konitz – Godchild 4 . w/ Lionel Hampton – How High The Moon + Sing, Sing, Sing (1988) 5 . Petite Belle (1964) 6 . Sometime Ago Tracklist : Mox Nix .…

We remember Betty Carter. ‘Betty Bop’

This day (September 26, 1998), died Lillie Mae Jones a.k.a Betty Carter, an American jazz singe.Tracklist : 1 . Giant Steps 2 . How High The Moon (1994) 3 . Droppin’ Things (1990) 4 . Sounds 5 . Tight 6 . Don’T Weep For The Lady (1980) 7 . What’S New (1977) 8 . w/ Lionel Hampton – Cobb’S Idea Tracklist : Open The Door . Let’s Fall in Love . I Could Write a Book . Naima’s Love Song (DJ Spinna…

Erroll Garner records his album : ‘Concert by the Sea’ in Carmel, California (1955)

Erroll Garner's 'Concert by the Sea' is a live album recorded on September 19, 1955 in Carmel, California and released on October 13, 1955 by Columbia.1 . Where Or When (1962) 2 . The Complete Concert By The Sea 3 . Mambo Carmel It's All Right With Me Track Listing : 1.I'Ll Remember April (Gene De Paul, Patricia Johnston, Don Raye) - 04:14 . 2.Teach Me Tonight (Sammy Cahn, De Paul) - 03:37 .…

We remember Bobby Hutcherson. ‘Vibe and Wiser’

This day (August 15, 2016), in Montara, California, died Bobby Hutcherson, a jazz vibraphone and marimba player Tracklist : 1 . w/ Mccoy Tyner - African Village (1/2) 2 . w/ Mccoy Tyner - African Village (2/2) 3 . Blue Bossa (2009) 4 . w/ Joey Defrancesco - Just Friends (2007) 5 . w/ Joe Locke - Old Folks (2007) 6 . w/ Cedar Walton - Little B´S Poem 7 . Stolen Moments (1986) 8 . w/ Harold Land…

We remember Illinois Jacquet. ‘Screeching’

This day (July 22, 2004), in Queens, New York, died Illinois Jacquet, an American jazz and R&B tenor saxophonist.Tracklist : 1 . The Tenorsaxbattle - Flying Home (1979) 2 . Documentary (1992) 3 . w/ Milt Buckner, Jo Jones Playing - One O'Clock Jump (1975) 4 . w/ Big Band - Blues from Louisiana Tracklist : Harlem Nocturne . Don't Blame Me . Flying Home . Imagination . Robbin's Nest .…

We remember Benny Goodman. ‘Such A Goodman’

This day (June 13, 1986), in New York City, died Benjamin David Goodman a.k.a Benny Goodman, an American jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader.Tracklist : 1 . Blue Room (1985) 2 . Sweet Lorraine / Limehouse Blues (1982) 3 . Body And Soul (1980) 4 . w/ George Benson - Salute to John Hammond (1975) 5 . In Musikhalle Hamburg Germany (1973) 6 . Moonglow (1972) 7 . w/ Jack Duffy &…

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…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Ella and Oscar’ with Oscar Peterson and Ray Brown, live in Los Angeles (1975)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Ella and Oscar' is an album recorded with Oscar Peterson and Ray Brown, on May 19, 1975 and released .the same year by Pablo.Track Listing : 1.Mean To Me (Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk) - 03:30 . 2.How Long Has This Been Going On? (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 04:59 . 3.When Your Lover Has Gone (Einar Aaron Swan) - 04:58 . 4.More Than You Know (Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose,…

Ella Fitzgerad records ‘Ella in Rome: The Birthday Concert’ produced by Norman Granz (1958)

Ella Fitzgerad's 'Ella in Rome: The Birthday Concert' is a live album recorded on April 25, 1958 with a trio led by Lou Levy and released in 1988 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.St. Louis Blues (W.C. Handy) - 05:57 . 2.These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You) (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey) - 03:28 . 3.Just Squeeze Me (But Please Don'T Tease Me) (Duke Ellington, Lee Gaines) - 03:05 . 4.Angel…

Sarah Vaughan records ‘How Long Has This Been Going On?’ with Oscar Peterson quartet (1978)

Sarah Vaughan's 'How Long Has This Been Going On?' is a studio album recorded on April 25, 1978 with a quartet led by Oscar Peterson and released the same year by Pablo.Track Listing : 1.I'Ve Got The World On A String (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) - 05:38 . 2.Midnight Sun (Sonny Burke, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Mercer) - 04:40 . 3.How Long Has This Been Going On? (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) -…

Bucky Pizzarelli & John Pizzarelli release a collaborative album ‘Generations’ (2007)

'Generations' by Bucky & John Pizzarelli is a father & son album released on April 10, 2007 by Arbors Records.Track Listing : 1.Fred (Neal Hefti) - 03:49 . 2.Polka Dots And Moon Beams (Johnny Burke, James Van Heusen) - 05:32 . 3.Rose Room (Art Hickman, Harry Williams) - 03:58 . 4.Midnight Sun (Sonny Burke, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Mercer) - 05:23 . 5.A Sleepin' Bee (Harold Arlen, Truman…

Happy Birthday Quincy Jones. ‘Today is ‘Super Q’s Day”

This day (March 14, 1933), in Seattle, Washington, is born Quincy Delightt Jones a.k.a. Quincy Jones, an American record producer, conductor, arranger, film composer, ..Tracklist : w/ Big Band - Moanin' . The 75Th Birthday Celebration Live At Montreux (2008) . w/ Toots Thielemans, Patti Austin - Setembro (1996) . Back On Block Live (1991) . w/ Tamia & Babyface - Slow Jams . w/ Miles Davis -…

Satchmo Loves Company

Louis Armstrong's exuberant and gravelly voice happened to be the perfect match with the mellifluous or crooning voices of his contemporaries. His blasting trumpet, the perfect contrast with the pianist.Who ever they were, Billie Holiday, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Marlene Dietrich, Peggy Lee, Earl Hines, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson and so…

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.

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.

Let’s Rock

From 'Buddy's Rock' to 'I Want To Rock' , we have mixed 16 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Rock'. It has Buddy Rich, Bradley Leighton, Johnny Hodges, Duke Ellington and many more.

Energy Savings

From 'Sleep Warm' to 'Let Me Get Close To You' , we have mixed 20 'Mellow Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Comfort and Tenderness'. It has Percy Sledge, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Hagood Hardy Orchestra 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.

A New Year, Baby et al

From 'You're The First The Last My Everything' to 'So What's New' , we have mixed 17 'Jazz, Latin and Soul' tunes around the theme of 'Anything New And First'. It has Lionel Hampton, Omara Portuondo, Ethel Waters, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass and many more.

Jazzin’Around Ella And Louis

From 'Cheek to Cheek' to 'I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket' , we have mixed 18 'linked together by a clue' tunes around the theme of ''. It has Coleman Hawkins, Joe Sample, Ella Fitzgerald, Lionel Hampton and many more.