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 .…

This week In Jazz Legends 42/52

Cannonball Adderley, Thelonious Monk, Count Basie, Nat King Cole, Illinois Jacquet, Ray Brown, Roy Eldridge, Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, Oscar Peterson, Flip Phillips, Herb Ellis, Papa Jo Jones, Art Blakey, The Jazz Messengers, Dave Brubeck, Milt Jackson, Ray Brown, Cedar Walton, Micky Roker, Shirley Horn, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Gene Krupa, Anita O'Day, Roy Eldridge, Miles Davis, Michael…

We remember Junior Walker. ‘Shotgone’

This day (November 23, 1995), in Battle Creek, died Junior Walker, an American musician from the Junior Walker & the All Stars fame.Tracklist : 1 . otgun (1966) 2 . How sweet is is 3 . What Does It Take (1985) 4 . Cleo’s Back (1973) 5 . Shake (1965) Junior Walker Top 10 : Shotgun . Cleo’s Mood . Shake And Fingerpop . What Does It Take . How Sweet It Is . Come See About Me . Pucker Up…

On TV today, Oscar Peterson, Stan Getz et al sit in with Nat King Cole (1957)

October 15, 1957 - for his own NBC show, Nat King Cole is accompanied by Jazz At The Philharmonic - that is Illinois Jacquet (ts), Ray Brown (b), Roy Eldridge (tp), Stan Getz (ts), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Oscar Peterson (p), Flip Phillips (ts), Herb Ellis (g) and Papa Jo Jones (d) - .<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Nat-King-Cole-Cole-Español-RVJ.jpg' alt='Nat King…

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,…

T – Bone Walker joins BB King in Monterey (1967)

September 16, 1967 - B.B. King shares the stage with Melvin Moore (tp), Illinois Jacquet (ts), Duke Jethro (org), Lloyd Glenn (p), Sonny Freeman (d) and, on a couple of songs, special guest T-Bone Walker at Monterey Jazz Festival in Monterey, California

We remember Stanley Turrentine. ‘Mister T. (Like Tenor)’

This day (September 12, 2000), in New York City, died Stanley Turrentine, an American jazz tenor saxophonist who began his prolific career with blues and rhythm and blues bands, and was at first greatly influenced by Illinois Jacquet.Tracklist : 1 . Sugar (1989) 2 . w/ Billy Taylor & Gary Burton – Live in Pittsburgh 3 . Don’t Mess With Mr. T 4 . w/ Michael Brecker, Bill Evans, Ernie Watts –…

We remember Stan Getz. ‘Getz à Go Go’

This day (June 6, 1991), in Malibu, California, died Stan Getz, an American jazz saxophone player who was known as The Sound. Tracklist : 1 . Lush Life (1983) 2 . Yours And Mine (1990) 3 . Blood Count (1989) 4 . Dream’S (1986) 5 . w/ Chet Baker - Airegin (1983) 6 . w/ Dizzy Gillespie - I Can'T Get Started (1978) 7 . Chega De Saudade (1976) 8 . A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square (1967) 9 . w/…

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 Frank Sinatra. ‘Frankly, My Dear’

This day (May 14, 1998), in Los Angeles, California, died Frank Sinatra, an American singer and film actor.Digest Tracklist : That'S Life (1966) . One For My Baby (1992) . & Liza Minnelli - New York New York (1990) . The Girl From Ipanema (1981) . America The Beautiful (1978) . You Make Me Feel So Young (1971) . Fly Me To The Moon (1969) . w/ Ella Fitzgerald - Can'T We Be Friends (1959) . Old…

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 Nat King Cole. ‘Nat “Unforgettable” Cole’

This day (February 15, 1965), in Santa Monica, California, died Nathaniel Adams Coles a.k.a. Nat King Cole, an American singer.Tracklist : Straighten Up And Fly Right . My Flaming Heart (1953) . The Christmas Song . What'S My Line? (1953) . Mona Lisa . When I Fall In Love (1957) . After Midnight Once More (1961) . w/ Ella Fitzgerald - Lamento Negro (1958) . Tracklist : L-O-V-E . Unforgettable .…

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…

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.

FRE:SH STRAIGHT UP JAZZ 01 (646 minutes – 10 Albums)

Almost eleven hours of newly released straight up jazz albums. One full day of music. : Birgit Lindberg . Roxy Coss . Greg Abate & Phil Woods . Jerry Weldon . Dick Oatts/Mats Holmquist New York Jazz Orchestra . Mack Avenue SuperBand . Yair Loewenson Trio . Jae Sinnett . Dmitry Baevsky . John Fremgen . Birgit Lindberg - Damn That CatSwedish jazz, pianist Birgit Lindberg is back after a 40 year…

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.