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…

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…

Milt Jackson records ‘Wizard of the Vibes’ featuring Thelonious Monk, Lou Donaldson and the Modern Jazz Quartet (1948)

Milt Jackson's 'Wizard of the Vibes' is an album recorded on July 2, 1948 with the Thelonious Monk Quintet and on April 7, 1952 with the Modern Jazz Quartet plus Lou Donaldson and released in 1952 by Blue Note Records..1 . Bag's Groove 2 . Bag's Groove (Modern Jazz Quartet in London) Track Listing : 1.Tahiti (Milt Jackson) - 03:29 . 2.Lillie (Milt Jackson) - 03:15 . 3.Bags' Groove (Milt Jackson)…

Jimmy Smith records ‘Cool Blues’ in a New-York Club with Lou Donaldson, Art Blakey et al (1958)

Jimmy Smith's 'Cool Blues' is a live album recorded on April 7, 1958 at Small's Paradise in New York City and released in 1978 By Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Dark Eyes (Traditional) - 11:43 . 2.Groovin' At Small'S (Babs Gonzales) - 12:01 . 3.A Night In Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie) - 17:04 . 4.Cool Blues (Charlie Parker) - 11:07 Francis WolffALSO READWikipediaJazztimes @ PinterestMusicians : Jimmy…

Art Blakey records ‘A Night at Birdland Vol. 1’ with Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson, Horace Silver et al (1954)

Art Blakey's 'A Night at Birdland Vol. 1' is an album recorded on February 21, 1954, with Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson, Horace Silver and Curly Russell and released in July 1954 By Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Announcement By Pee Wee Marquette - 00:58 . 2.Split Kick (Horace Silver) - 08:44 . 3.Once In A While (Bud Green, Michael Edwards) - 05:18 . 4.Quicksilver (Horace Silver) - 06:58 Francis…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Live at Mister Kelly’s’ in Chicago with the Lou Levy Trio (1958)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Live at Mister Kelly's' is an album recorded on August 10, 1958 in Chicago and released in 2007 by Verve.1 . Cameo In "St. Louis Blues" (1958) 2 . I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues (1958) 3 . Bewitched , Bothered & Bewildered (Nat King Cole Show1) Track listing : 1.Your Red Wagon (Gene de Paul, Richard M. Jones, Don Raye) - 02:59 . 2.Nice Work If You Can Get It (George…

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong record ‘Ella and Louis Again’ for Verve (1957)

'Ella and Louis Again' by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong is a studio (sequel to their 1956 'Ella and Louis') album recorded on July 23 & 31 and August 13, 1957 In 1957 and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Don'T Be That Way (Benny Goodman, Mitchell Parish, Edgar Sampson) - 05:01 . 2.Makin' Whoopee (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) - 03:59 . 3.They All Laughed (George…

This week In Jazz Legends 44/52

Lou Donaldson, Thelonious Monk, Roy Hargrove, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Buddy Rich, Art Blakey, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Cecil Taylor

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

Death Row publish Dr. Dre’ s debut album : ‘The Chronic’ featuring Snoop Dogg (1992)

Dr. Dre's 'The Chronic' is his debut studio album featuring Snoop Dogg and released on December 15, 1992 by Death Row / Interscope 1 . Nuthin' But A G Thang (w/ Snoop Dogg ) 2 . Let Me Ride (Official Video) Track Listing : 1.The Chronic (Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Colin Wolfe) - 01:57 . . 2.Fuck Wit Dre Day (Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Colin Wolfe) - 04:52 . . 3.Let Me Ride.Dr. Dre, Rbx, Snoop Dogg) -…

Eminem releases his eighth album :’The Marshall Mathers LP 2′ featuring ‘Berzerk,’ ‘Rap God’ and ‘The Monster’ (2015)

Eminem's 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' is his eighth studio album featuring Rihanna & Kendrick Lamaras guests and released on November 5, 2013 by Aftermath Entertainment, Shady / Interscope.1 . Survival 2 . Survival ("Live On SNL") 3 . Legacy 4 . Asshole (w/ Skylar Grey) 5 . Berzerk (Official Video) 6 . Berzerk (BBC Radio 1) 7 . Rap God 8 . Brainless 9 . The Monster (w/ Ft. Rihanna, Official…

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

We remember Idris Muhammad. ‘Funky Idris’

This day (July 29, 2014), in New Orleans, Louisiana, died Leo Morris a.k.a Idris Muhammad, an American jazz drummer.Tracklist : 1 . Idris Muhammad – Live in Pittsburgh 2 . w/ Ahmad Jamal – The Aftermath (2008) 3 . w/ Ahmad Jamal – Poinciana (2007) 4 . w/ Chico Freeman - Salt + Peanuts (1993) 5 . Bessie's Blues (1993) 6 . w/ Sam Rivers etc - Lester Leaps In (1992) Tracklist : Loran's Dance .…

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

Happy Birthday Bernard Purdie. ‘So Pretty’

This day (June 11, 1939), in Elkton, Maryland, is born Bernard Lee Purdie a.k.a Pretty Purdie, an American session drummer.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Sugaray Rayford - (2018) 2 . w/ Roy Bennett - Battle (2016) 3 . Souper Groove (2015) 4 . Funky Grooves in Japan (2013) 5 . @ NAMM (2012) 6 . w/ Chuck Rainey, David T Walker, Lou Donaldson - Tighten Up (1993) 7 . w/ Under Kontrol - Live in France (2011) 8…

Clifford Brown records ‘Memorial Album,’ his first album for Blue Note (1953)

Clifford Brown's 'Memorial Album' is the first album under his leadership recorded on June 9, 1953 and released in 1956 by Blue Note. Track Listing : 1.Hymn Of The Orient (Gigi Gryce) - 04:07 . 2.Easy Living (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) - 03:44 . 3.Minor Mood (Clifford Brown) - 04:34 . 4.Cherokee (Ray Noble) - 03:27 . 5.Wail Bait (Quincy Jones) - 04:02 . 6.Brownie Speaks (Clifford Brown) - 03:46 .…

We remember Percy Heath from the Modern Jazz Quartet. ‘Modern Jazz Percy’

This day (April 28, 2005), in Southampton, New York, died Percy Heath, an American jazz bassist, member of the Modern Jazz Quartet.Digest Tracklist : Modern Jazz Quartet - 'Round Midnight . Heath Brothers (2004) . Modern Jazz Quartet - Summertime (1987) . Documentary (2004) . Heath Brothers - Brotherly Jazz . Heath Brothers, Rome (1981) . Modern Jazz Quartet - Winter Tale (1964) . Tracklist :…

This week In Jazz Legends 14/52

Joshua Redman, John Coltrane, Chris Potter, Paquito D'Rivera, Gato Barbieri, Benny Carter, Sonny Rollins, James Moody, Kenny Garrett, Benny Maupin, Peter Brötzmann , David Murray

We remember John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet fame. ‘John Left The Notes’

This day (March 29, 2001), in New York City, died John Aaron Lewis, an American jazz pianist, composer and musical director of the Modern Jazz Quartet.Digest Tracklist : Django (2000) . w/ Davor Kajfes - in Zagreb (1994) . w/ Hank Jones - Manha` De Carnaval . w/ Toshiko Akiyoshi - Willow Weep For Me . w/ Modern Jazz Quartet - Bags Groove (1987) . w/ Modern Jazz Quartet - The Golden Striker…

September, School’s In

From 'Trouble in school' to 'September Song', we have mixed 17 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'September'. It has Deborah Cox, Hank Jones, Harry James, Charles Mingus 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.

On the Airs

From 'Ventos Do Norte' to 'Air Waves' , we have mixed 18 'Jazz & Latin' tunes around the theme of 'Four Elements (Air)'. "On the Airs" has Djavan , Phil Woods, Chet Baker, Sarah Vaughan and many more.

James Van Heusen Goes All The Way

From 'Polka Dots And Moonbeams' to 'Darn That Dream' , we have mixed 21 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'James Van Heusen'. It has Bobby Darin, Chico Hamilton, Frank Sinatra, Oscar Peterson and many more.

All the Things Oscar

From 'I'll Take Romance' to 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain' , we have mixed 23 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'Oscar Hammerstein II'. It has Terry Snyder, Antigua Jazz band, Lou Donaldson, Ella Fitzgerald and many more.

The Gershwins

From 'I got date with rhythm' to 'How Long Has This Been Going On', we have mixed 14 'Pure Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'George & Ira Gershwin'. It has Dinah Washington, Ray Charles, Al Jolson, Mary Lou WIlliams and many more.

Take The B (Like Blues) Train

From 'Sunnyland Train' to 'Gravy Train', we have mixed 18 'Strictly Blues' tunes around the theme of 'The Train'. It has Big Boy Crudup, Blind Gary Davis, Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry and many more.

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 .…

Dinah Washington records ‘The Swingin’ Miss D,’ an album arranged by Quincy Jones (1956)

Dinah Washington's 'The Swingin' Miss D' is a studio album arranged by Quincy Jones and recorded on December 4–6, 1956 and released in 1957 by Emarcy.Track Listing : 1.They Didn'T Believe Me (Jerome Kern, Herbert Reynolds) - 02:44 . 2.You'Re Crying (Leonard Feather, Quincy Jones) - 03:29 . 3.Makin' Whoopee (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) - 02:26 . 4.Ev'Ry Time We Say Goodbye (Cole Porter) - 02:27…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Ella Swings Lightly’ with the Marty Paich Dek-tette (1958)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Ella Swings Lightly' is a studio album recorded on November 23-24, 1958, with the Marty Paich Dek-tette and released the same year by VerveTrack Listing : 1.Little White Lies (Walter Donaldson) - 02:31 . 2.You Hit The Spot (Mack Gordon, Harry Revel) - 02:44 . 3.What'S Your Story, Morning Glory? (Jack Lawrence, Paul Francis Webster, Mary Lou Williams) - 02:38 . 4.Just You, Just…

Capitol publish Neil Diamond’s album : ‘The Jazz Singer’ (1980)

Neil Diamond's 'The Jazz Singer' is an album (and soundtrack to the remake of the eponym film) released on November 10, 1980 by Capitol.1 . America 2 . America 3 . Love On The Rocks ("The Jazz Singer," 1980) 4 . You Baby Amazed And Confused ("The Jazz Singer," 1980) 5 . Summer Love 6 . Hello Again 7 . My Louise ("The Jazz Singer," 1980) 8 . Hey Louise 9 . Songs Of Life ("The Jazz Singer,"…

Frank Sinatra records his tenth studio album : ‘Songs for Swingin’ Lovers!’ arranged by Nelson Riddle (1956)

Frank Sinatra's 'Songs for Swingin' Lovers!' is his tenth studio album arranged by Nelson Riddle, recorded on October 17, 1955, January 9 – 12, 16, 1956 and released in March 1956 by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.You Make Me Feel So Young (Mack Gordon, Josef Myrow) - 02:57 . 2.It Happened In Monterey (Billy Rose, Mabel Wayne) - 02:36 . 3.You'Re Getting To Be A Habit With Me (Al Dubin, Harry…

Natalie Cole releases ‘Ask a Woman Who Knows,’ an album featuring Diana Krall (2002)

Natalie Cole's 'Ask a Woman Who Knows' is an album featuring Diana Krall and released on September 17, 2002 by Verve.1 . I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do (Live) 2 . Tell Me All About It (Live) 3 . Ask A Woman Who Knows (Live) 4 . So Many Stars (Live) 5 . I'm Glad There Is You (Live) Track Listing : 1.I Haven'T Got Anything Better To Do (Lee Pockriss, Paul Vance) - 04:07 . 2.Tell Me All About…

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,…

Peggy Lee records the first songs of her debut album : ‘Black Coffee’ (1956)

Peggy Lee's 'Black Coffee' is her first album recorded between April 30, 1953 & April 3, 1956 and released in 1956 by Decca. Track Listing : 1.Black Coffee (Sonny Burke, Paul Francis Webster) - 03:05 . 2.I'Ve Got You Under My Skin (Cole Porter) - 02:28 . 3.Easy Living (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) - 02:44 . 4.My Heart Belongs To Daddy (Cole Porter) - 02:09 . 5.A Woman Alone With The Blues…

Anita O’Day records with Oscar Peterson ‘Anita Sings the Most’ an album for Verve (1957)

Anita O'Day's 'Anita Sings the Most' is an album recorded on January 31, 1957 with Oscar Peterson on piano and released the same year by Verve.1 . Stella By Starlight Anita O'Day - Anita Sings the Most Track Listing : 1.'S Wonderful/They Can'T Take That Away From Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 02:57 . 2.Tenderly (Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence) - 03:20 . 3.Old Devil Moon (Yip Harburg, Burton…