James Brown records ‘Soul on Top’ with conductor Oliver Nelson and Louie Bellson & his orchestra (1969)

James Brown's 'Soul on Top' is an album recorded on November 10–11, 1969, with conductor Oliver Nelson and Louie Bellson & his orchestra and released in 1970 By King.1 . It's A Man's Man's Man's World Track Listing : 1.That'S My Desire (Helmy Kressa, Carroll Loveday) - 04:10 . 2.Your Cheatin' Heart (Hank Williams) - 02:59 . 3.What Kind Of Fool Am I? (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) - 03:06…

We remember Louie Bellson. ‘Bellson’s Drum Roll Fades’

This day (February 14, 2009), in Los Angeles, California, died Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni a.k.a. Louie Bellson, an Italian-American jazz drummer and bandleader.Tracklist : Setting Up His Drums (2008) . w/ Arthur Feidler & Theboston Pops Orchestra - Carnaby Street. Guessing . w/ Big Band & Harry Sweets Edison - Sweet Tooth ( 1992) . w/ Dennis Chambers, Gregg…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Fine and Mellow,’ an album for Pablo (1974)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Fine and Mellow' is a studio album recorded on January 8, 1974 and released in 1979 by Pablo.1 . I'm Just A Lucky So-And-So Track Listing : 1.Fine And Mellow (Billie Holiday) – 06:05 . 2.I'M Just A Lucky So-And-So (Mack David, Duke Ellington) - 06:35 . 3.I Don'T Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You (Bing Crosby, Ned Washington, Victor Young) - 05:01 . 4.Rockin' In Rhythm (Harry…

Duke Ellington records ‘ A Concert of Sacred Music’ at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York (1965)

Duke Ellington's ' A Concert of Sacred Music' is an album recorded at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York on December 26, 1965 and released in 1966 By Rca.1 . A Concert Of Sacred Music (Grace Cathedral, 1965) Track Listing : 1.In The Beginning God (Duke Ellington) - 19:36 . 2.Will You Be There? (Duke Ellington) - 01:23 . 3.Ninety Nine Percent (Duke Ellington) - 02:23 . 4.Ain'T But The…

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,…

This month In Blues Legends 11/12

T Bone Walker, John Mayer, Lonnie Brook, Gary Moore, Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, B B King, Albert King, Paul Butterfield, Etta James, John Mayall, the Bluesbreakers, Roy Buchanan, Muddy Waters, The Rolling Stones, John Hammond, Taj Mahal, Bobby McFerrin, Big Joe Turner, Lucky Peterson

Six drummers celebrate Buddy Rich (1989)

October 14, 1989 - Six top drummers Gregg Bissonette, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dennis Chambers, Louie Bellson, Dave Weckl, Steve Gadd play with a reunited 15-piece Buddy Rich Band at the Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles CA

Teddy Wilson celebrate Benny Goodman (1985)

October 7, 1985 - the "definitive swing pianist" Teddy Wilson performs with Louie Bellson on drums and Slam Stewart on bass during the "Benny Goodman Tribute" at the New York Marriott Marquis

Duke Ellington records ‘Soul Call’ with his orchestra at the Antibes Jazz Festival (1966)

Duke Ellington's 'Soul Call' is a live album recorded with his orchestra on July 26, 27, 28 & 29 1966 at the Juan-les-Pins/Antibes Jazz Festival, Côte d'Azur and released In 1967 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.La Plus Belle Africaine (Duke Ellington) – 14:00 . 2.West Indian Pancake (Duke Ellington) - 04:41 . 3.Soul Call (Louie Bellson, Henry Bellson) - 03:09 . 4.Skin Deep (Louie Bellson) - 13:03…

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…

Ella Fitzgerald records in studio ‘Whisper Not’ with the Marty Paich Orchestra (1966)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Whisper Not' is a studio album recorded on July 20, 1966 with the Marty Paich Orchestra and released in 1967 by Verve. 1 . Sweet Georgia Brown (w/ Duke Ellington) 2 . Old McDonald 3 . Lover Man Track listing : . 1.Sweet Georgia Brown (Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard) - 03:30 . 2.Whisper Not (Benny Golson, Leonard Feather) - 02:59 . 3.I Said No (Frank Loesser, Jule…

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) -…

Happy Birthday Steve Gadd. ‘He Is So Gadd’

This day (April 9, 1945), in Irondequoit, New York, is born Steve Gadd, an American session and studio drummer.Digest Tracklist : w/ Hermine Deurloo (2020) . w/ Blicher & Hemmer - Up Close (2019) . Can't turn you loose (2018) . w/ Chick Corea (Blue note NYC 2016) . Way Back Home (2015) . w/ Buddy Rich Big Band - Unknown . w/ James Taylor - Your Smiling Face (2012) . w/ Friends - Caravan…

We remember Buddy Rich. ‘My Buddy Was Rich’

This day (April 2, 1987), in Los Angeles, California, died Bernard 'Buddy' Rich, an American jazz drummer and bandleader.Digest Tracklist : Just In Time (1987 ) . Channel One Suite (1983) . The Carioca (1982) . Vs Animal - The Muppet Show (1980) . Norwegian Wood (1973) . Basically Blues (1970) . w/ Gene Krupa - Famous Drum Battle (1966) . w/ Jerry Lewis - Drum Solo Battle (1965) . Parkinson Last…