Lonnie Smith records ‘Drives,’ an album for Blue Note (1970)

Lonnie Smith's 'Drives' is an album recorded on January 2, 1970 and released in 1970 by Blue Note.1 . Psychedelic Pi (In The Beginning Octet ) Track Listing : 1.Twenty-Five Miles (Lonnie Smith) - 05:36 . 2.Spinning Wheel (David Clayton-Thomas) - 07:30 . 3.Seven Steps To Heaven (Miles Davis, Victor Feldman) - 05:43 . 4.Psychedelic Pi (Lonnie Smith) - 06:40 . 5.Who'S Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?…

Dr. Lonnie Smith trio visits Granada (2013)

November 8, 2013 - Hammond B3 virtuoso Dr. Lonnie Smith will play with guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg and drummer Jonathan Blake for the "Festival Internacional de Jazz de Granada" at Teatro Isabel la Católica in Granada, Spain

Happy Birthday Lonnie Liston Smith. ‘Mr. Smith Goes To Liston’

This day ( December 28, 1940), in  Richmond, Virginia, is born Lonnie Liston Smith, Jr., an American jazz, soul, and funk musician.Tracklist : 1 . Session for Jazz FM (2017) 2 . Expansions ( 2010) 3 . Interview – On The Corner With Miles Davis. 4 . Interview 5 . w/ Phyllis Hyman – On Bet 6 . w/ Phyllis Hyman – Obsession 7 . What Is This Thing Called Love ? Tracklist : Expansions . A Chance for…

We remember Lonnie Mack and his Flying V. ‘It’s Lonnie At The Top’

This day ( April 21, 2016), in Smithville, Tennessee, died Lonnie Mack, an American rock, blues, and country guitarist and vocalist Digest Tracklist : w/ Steve Rai Vaughan – Live in Memphis (1986) . Oreo Cookie Blues (1986) . w/ Albert Collins & Roy Buchanan - Further On Down the Road (1985) . Satisfy Susie (1986) . Too Rock For Country, Too Country For Rock And Roll (1988) . Tracklist :…

This week In Jazz Legends 01/52

Dr. Lonnie Smith, James Carter Organ Trio, Chris Potter, Michel Petrucciani, David Sanborn, Grover Washington Jr., Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Charles Mingus, Mccoy Tyner, Erroll Garner, The Timex All Star

This week In Jazz Legends 21/52

Christian Scott, Quintet, Bob James, David Sanborn, George Benson, Southside Aces, Evan Christopher, Irvin Mayfield, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Lou Donaldson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Camilo, Tomatito, Ramsey Lewis Trio, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Ben Sidran, Archie Shepp

Don Was walks the Dinosaur [once more] (2016)

January 23, 2016 - Don Was will receive an award then perform with Dr. Lonnie Smith before recreating Was (Not Was) with Harry Bowens and "Sweet Pea" Atkinson at the Anaheim Hilton’s Pacific Ballroom

Happy Birthday Chris Potter

This day (January 1st, 1971), in Chicago, Illinois,, is born Chris Potter, an American jazz saxophonist, composer and multi-instrumentalist.Tracklist : 1 . w/ NYU Ensemble – Tangerine (2019) 2 . w/ Dr Lonnie Smith Trio – @ Festival International de Jazz de Montréal (2018) 3 . w/ Danilo Pérez, Avishai Cohen, Wycliffe Gordon, Ben Street & Adam Cruz (2017) 4 . w/Ari Hoenig – @ Smalls Jazzcub…

Wu-Tang Clan release their debut album : ‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’ (1993)

Wu-Tang Clan 's 'Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)' is their debut studio album produced by group's leader RZA released on November 9, 1993, by Loud 1 . Can It Be All So Simple (Official Video) 2 . Da Mystery Of Chessboxin' (Official Video) 3 . C.R.E.A.M. (Official Video) 4 . Method Man (Official Video) 5 . Protect Ya Neck (Official Video) Track Listing : 1.Bring Da Ruckus (Rza, Ghostface Killah,…

Happy Birthday Lou Donaldson. ‘Blues Walking With Lou’

This day (November 1, 1926), in Badin, North Carolina, is born Lou Donaldson, an American jazz alto saxophonist.Tracklist : 1 . Whiskey Drinkin’ Woman’ (2015) 2 . Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky (2013) 3 . Blues Walk 4 . w/ Lonnie Smith – Alligator Boogaloo (2004) 5 . What a wonderful world 6 . w/ Arnett Cobb, Jimmy Ford & Calvin Owens – Take The A Train (1986) 7 . Summertime (1986) Lou…

Blue Note publish Norah Jones’ sixth album : ‘Day Breaks’ (2016)

Norah Jones' 'Day Breaks' is her sixth solo studio album featuring compositions by Horace Silver and Duke Ellington and released on October 7, 2016.1 . Tragedy (Dans Le Grand Studio RTL) 2 . Flipside (Newport Jazz Festival) 3 . Flipside (Later… With Jools Holland, BBC Two) 4 . Day Breaks (Live On KCRW) Track Listing : 1.Burn (Norah Jones, Sarah Oda) - 04:38 . 2.Tragedy (Norah Jones, Sarah…

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…

George Benson starts the recording of ‘I Got a Woman and Some Blues’ (1969)

George Benson's 'I Got a Woman and Some Blues' is an album recorded on April 30, May 20, June 4, August 19 & 20and September 3, 1969 and released in 1984 by A&M.Track Listing : 1.I Got A Woman (Ray Charles, Renald Richard) - 05:01 . 2.Out Of The Blue (Henry Nemo, Will Jason) - 03:18 . 3.Bluesadelic (George Benson) - 04:14 . 4.Durham'S Turn (George Benson) - 04:06 . 5.Good Morning Blues…

A Tribe Called Quest release ‘People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm’ featuring ‘Can I Kick It?’ (1990)

A Tribe Called Quest's 'People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm' is their debut album released on April 17, 1990 by Jive Records.Track Listing : 1.Push It Along (Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Jarobi White) - 07:42 . . 2.Luck Of Lucien (Q-Tip, Lucien Revolucien) - 04:32 . . 3.After Hours (Q-Tip) - 04:39 . . 4.Footprints (Q-Tip) - 04:00 . . 5.I Left My Wallet In El Segundo (Q-Tip, Phife…

Happy Birthday Joey DeFrancesco. ‘Organ Honor’

This day (April 10, 1971), in Springfield, Pennsylvania (USA), is born Joey DeFrancesco, an American jazz organist.Digest Tracklist : In the Key of the Universe (2019) . One Hundred Ways (2018) . w/ George Benson - I'll Drink To That . Auld Lang Syne (2015) . At long last love (2014) . David Sanborn & Joey Defrancesco - Let The Good Times Roll . Joey Defrancesco Trio @ Moody Jazz Cafè (2012)…

Stones Throw publish Madvillain’s debut album : ‘Madvillainy’ produced by members MF Doom and Madlib (2004)

Madvillain's 'Madvillainy' is their debut studio album produced by members of the duo, MF Doom and Madlib and released on March 23, 2004 by Stones Throw Records. Track Listing : 1.The Illest Villains (Daniel Dumile, Otis Jackson Jr.) - 01:55 . 2.Accordion (Daniel Dumile, Otis Jackson Jr.) - 01:58 . . 3.Meat Grinder (Daniel Dumile, Otis Jackson Jr.) - 02:11 . . 4.Bistro (Daniel Dumile, Otis…

FRE:SH STRAIGHT UP JAZZ 02 Episode 8/10

EIGHT hours of newly released straight up jazz albums. Shuffle it! : Brian Bromberg . Jim Rotondi . Kenny Barron Trio . Ken Peplowski . Herlin Riley . Dr. Lonnie Smith . Three’s Company . Willie Jones III . . . Brian Bromberg - Full CircleFrom New Orleans to Michael Jackson’s music. With Arturo Sandoval, Bob Sheppard, Kirk Whalum, Doug Webb, Randy Waldman, Mitch Forman, Otmaro Ruiz and Alex…

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.

Geffen Records publish Mary J. Blige’s seventh album : ‘The Breakthrough’ (2005)

Mary J. Blige's 'The Breakthrough' is her seventh studio album released on December 20, 2005 by Geffen Records.1 . Enough Cryin (w/ Brook Lynn, Official Video) 2 . Enough Cryin' (Live) 3 . Be Without You (Official Video) 4 . Take Me As I Am (Official Video) 5 . Take Me As I Am (Live) 6 . Baggage (Live) 7 . Can't Hide From Luv (w/ JayZ(, "Sessions @ AOL) ) 8 . One (w/ U2, Official Video) Track…

Stanley Turrentine records for CTI ‘Sugar,’ an album with Freddie Hubbard, George Benson, Ron Carter et al (1970)

Stanley Turrentine's 'Sugar' is an album recorded mainly during November 1970 with among others, Freddie Hubbard, George Benson, Ron Carter, ... and released In 1971 By CTI.1 . Sugar Track Listing : 1.Sugar (Stanley Turrentine) - 10:03 . 2.Sunshine Alley (Butch Cornell) - 10:48 . 3.Impressions (John Coltrane) - 14:14 . 4.Gibraltar (Stanley Turrentine) - 9:35 Pete Turner ALSO READOfficial…

Death Row publish Snoop Dogg’s second album : ‘Tha Doggfather’ (1996)

Snoop Dogg's 'Tha Doggfather' is his second studio album released on November 12, 1996, by Death Row / Interscope Records. 1 . Doggfather (w/ Charlie Wilson) 2 . Vapors 3 . Upside Ya Head (Live ) Track Listing : 1.Intro - 00:46 . 2.Doggfather (Calvin Broadus Jr., Delmar Arnaud) - 03:57 . 3.Ride 4 Me (Calvin Broadus Jr., Ralph Aiken, Tyrone Crum, Keith Harrison, Robert Neal Jr., Roger Parker,…

R.E.M. release their eighth album : ‘Automatic for the People’ featuring ‘Drive’ and ‘Everybody Hurts’ (1992)

R.E.M.'s 'Automatic for the People' feat. 'Drive' is their eighth studio album co-produced with Scott Litt and released on October 5, 1992 by Warner Bros. Records. 1 . Drive (Official Video) 2 . Drive 3 . The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite (Official Video) 4 . Everybody Hurts (Official Video) 5 . Everybody Hurts (Glastonbury, 2003) 6 . Sweetness Follows (Switzerland, 1999) 7 . Monty Got A Raw…

Epic publish Macy Gray’s second album : ‘The Id’ featuring ‘Sexual Revolution’ (2001)

Macy Gray's 'The Id' is her second studio album released on September 18, 2001 by Epic. 1 . Relating To A Psychopath (Subculture, NYC, 6/19/13) 2 . Sexual Revolution 3 . Sexual Revolution ("Top Of The Pops", Friday 7th December, 2001) 4 . Sweet Baby (Las Vegas) 5 . The Zodiac Showmacy Grayfreak Like Me/Finale 6 . Oblivion (Nissan, "Live Sets On Yahoo! Music") 7 . Oblivion (North Sea Jazz Festival,…

MCA publish Mary J. Blige’s fourth album : ‘Mary’ (1999)

Mary J. Blige's 'Mary' is her fourth studio album, released on August 17, 1999 by MCA.1 . All That I Can Say 2 . All That I Can Say (On "Leno") 3 . Deep Inside 4 . Deep Inside (Live) 5 . Your Child (Live, The House Of Blues) 6 . Your Child (Live) 7 . No Happy Holiday (Live, 1998) 8 . No Happy Hoildays (Live) 9 . The Love I Never Had 10 . Give Me You Track Listing : 1.All That I Can Say (Lauryn…

We remember Steve Grossman. ‘New Year’

This day (August 13, 2020), died Steve Grossman an American jazz fusion and hard bop saxophonistTracklist : 1 . Grabacion 2 . w/ Andrea Nunzi (2012) 3 . Una Mas (2010) 4 . Take The D Train (2008) 5 . live at Ischia (2010) 6 . Sunside Jazz Club (2007) 7 . Steve Grossman Quartet – Gouvy (2008) 8 . The Pace Report Interview 9 . w/ Miles Davis – Jean-Pierre (1991) 10 . Unknown 11 . In A Sentimental…

Jay-Z releases his debut album : ‘ Reasonable Doubt’ featuring Mary J. Blige and The Notorious B.I.G. (1996)

Jay-Z' 'Reasonable Doubt' is his debut studio album featuring Mary J. Blige and The Notorious B.I.G. among others and released on June 25, 1996 by Roc-A-Fella / Priority1 . Can't Knock the Hustle (w/ Mary j. Blige) 2 . Can't Knock the Hustle (w/ Mary j. Blige, at David Letterman 04.04.2008) 3 . The Making of Reasonable Doubt: Brooklyns Finest 4 . Dead Presidents (Official Video) 5 . Dead…

Miles Davis records ‘On the Corner’ for Columbia (1972)

Miles Davis' 'On the Corner' is a studio album recorded on June 1, 6 and July 7, 1972 and released on October 11, 1972 by Columbia.1 . Turnaroundphrase (November 3 1973, Vienna) 2 . On The Corner Session (Interviews NY) Track Listing : 1.On The Corner; New York Girl; Thinkin' One Thing And Doin' Another; Vote For Miles (Miles Davis) - 20:02 . 2.Black Satin (Miles Davis) - 05:20 . 3.One And One…

Chrysalis Records release Guru’s ‘Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1’ (1993)

Guru's 'Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1' is one of the first albums combining a live jazz band with hip hop, released on May 18, 1993 by Chrysalis Records.Track Listing : 1.Introduction- 01:20 . 2.Loungin'- 04:38 . 3.When You'Re Near- 04:02 . . 4.Transit Ride - 03:58 . . 5.No Time To Play - 04:54 . . 6.Down The Backstreets - 04:47 . 7.Respectful Dedications - :54 . 8.Take A Look (At Yourself) - 03:59 . .…

Columbia publish ‘Big Fun,’ an album by Miles Davis recorded over a period of four years (1974)

Miles Davis 'Big Fun' is a double album recorded between 1969 and 1972 and released on April 19, 1974 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Great Expectations (Miles Davis, Joe Zawinul) / Orange Lady (Joe Zawinul) – 27:23 . 2.Ife (Miles Davis) – 21:34 . 3.Recollections (Joe Zawinul) - 18:55 . 4.Trevere (Miles Davis) – 05:55 . 5.Go Ahead John (Miles Davis) – 28:27 . 6.Lonely Fire (Miles Davis) – 21:21 .…