Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald begin the recording of ‘Porgy and Bess’ for Verve (1957)

'Porgy and Bess' by Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald is a studio album recorded on August 18-19 & October 14, 1957 and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Overture (George Gershwin) – 10:52 . 2.Summertime (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) - 04:58 . 3.I Wants To Stay Here (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) - 04:38 . 4.My Man'S Gone Now (George…

Wynton, Bucky, Doc et al salute Louis Armstrong in Newport (1990)

August 17, 1990 - Wynton Marsallis plus Doc Cheatham, Jacki Byard, Carrie Smith, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ruby Braff, Teddy Riley, Elvin Jones, Jon Faddis, Georges Wein and many others. They all pay tribute to Louis Armstrong. at Newport Casino in Newport, RI <a href='' target='blank'>More Info

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong record ‘Ella and Louis’ with the Oscar Peterson Quartet (1956)

'Ella and Louis' by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong is a studio album recorded on August 16, 1956 with the Oscar Peterson Quartet. Track Listing : 1.Can'T We Be Friends? (Paul James, Kay Swift) - 03:47 . 2.Isn'T This A Lovely Day? (Irving Berlin) - 06:16 . 3.Moonlight In Vermont (John Blackburn, Karl Suessdorf) - 03:42 . 4.They Can'T Take That Away From Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) -…

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…

We remember Louis Armstrong. ‘Hooray for King Louis’

This day (July 6, 1971), in Corona, Queens, died Louis Armstrong, an American jazz trumpeter and singer.Tracklist : 1 . Louis Armstrong - Hello Dolly 2 . w/ Johnny Cash - Blue Yodel No 9 (1970) 3 . Basin Street Blues (1964) 4 . Someday (1962) 5 . w/ Dizzy Gillespie - Umbrella Man 6 . w/ The All Stars - Mack The Knife (1959) 7 . w/ Billie Holiday - The Blues Are Brewin 8 . Dinah (1933) Tracklist…

Duke Ellington ‘Together for the First Time / The Great Reunion’ with Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars (1961)

'Together for the First Time / The Great Reunion'' is the combination of two recordings done on April 3–4, 1961 by a sextet combining Duke Ellington with Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars, and both released the same year by Roulette.Track Listing : 1.Duke'S Place (Duke Ellington, Bob Katz, Bob Thiele) - 05:08 . 2.I'M Just A Lucky So And So (Mack David, Duke Ellington) - 03:11 . 3.Cotton Tail…

Louis Armstrong is on Australian Television (1963)

March 9, 1963 - you do not miss Louis Armstrong accompanied by Jewel Brown (voc), Trummy Young (tb), Joe Darensbourg, (cl), Billy Kyle, (p), Arvell Shaw (b) and Danny Barcelona (d) tapes the BP Supershow at Australia's Television City (GTV 9 Studios).

Wynton Marsalis celebrates Louis Armstrong (2012)

December 28, 2012 - (and tomorrow), the Wynton Marsalis Tentet - that is Wynton Marsalis (tp, voc), Jon-Erik Kellso (tp), Andy Stein (viol), Ken Salvo (bjo,g), Victor Goines (s, cl), Dan Nimmer (p), Carlos Henriquez (b), Ali Jackson (d), Chris Crenshaw (tb) and Vince Giordano (b, tba) - celebrates "The Louis Armstrong Continuum" at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola in New York City

On TV today, Louis Armstrong at Fort Hood (1967)

December 20, 1967 - ABC airs from Fort Hood Army Base, TX "Operation : Entertainment" hosted by Dick Cavett. Among his guests : Louis Armstrong (t,v) with Tyree Glenn (tb), Joe Muranyi (cl), Marty Napoleon (p), Buddy Catlett (b) and Danny Barcelona (d)

On TV today, Louis, Dizzy et al at ‘Timex Jazz’ (1959)

January 7, 1959 - you do not miss Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Vic Dickenson, Jo Jones, Duke Ellington, George Shearing, Barbara Dane, Dakota Staton, Gene Krupa among others at the "Timex All-Star Jazz Show" on CBS hosted by Jackie Gleason

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.

This week In One-Off Collaborations 28/52

Paul McCartney & Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan & Tom Petty, Roger Mcguinn & Chris Hillman, John Mayer & Bob Weir, Eric Clapton, Steve Gadd, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn & Joe Sample, Mavis Staples & Jeff Tweedy, Louis Armstrong & Mahalia Jackson, Wayne Shorter & Santana, Gil Evans & Sting, George Benson & Al Jarreau, Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville, Tina…

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

Singing With Barbra Streisand

Michael Bublé, Céline Dion, Il Divo, Vince Gill, Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong, Neil Diamond, Barry Gibb, Kris Kristofferson, Judy Garland, Burt Bacharach, Michel Legrand

Paul Desmond records ‘Summertime,’ an album for CTI (1969)

Paul Desmond's 'Summertime' is an album recorded on October 10, 16 & 24, November 5 & 20 and December 26, 1968 and released in 1969 By Cti.1 . Emily 2 . Someday My Prince Will Come (w/ Dave Brubeck Trio) Track Listing : 1.Samba (Struttin') With Some Barbeque (Louis Armstrong, Don Raye) - 04:26 . 2.Olvidar (Don Sebesky) - 05:33 . 3.Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (John Lennon, Paul Mccartney) - 02:12…

We remember Cab Calloway. ‘Follow That Cab’

This day (November 18, 1994), in Hockessin, Delaware, died Cab Calloway, an American jazz singer and bandleader.Tracklist : 1 . Geechy Joe / Stormy Weather (1943) 2 . It Ain’t Necessarily So 3 . Hi De Ho Man 4 . Minnie the Moocher (1958) 5 . Blues In The Night 6 . w/ the Nicholas Brothers – Jumpin Jive (1943) 7 . Jitterbug Party (1935) Cab Calloway Top 10 : Minnie the Moocher . Reefer Man . The…

We remember Mose Allison. ‘Mose Years’

This day (November 15, 2016), in Hilton Head, S.C., died John Mose Allison, an American jazz blues pianist and singer who has influenced many blues and rock artists.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Amy Allison – Was 2 . w/ Mel Graves & George Mars – New George’S In San Rafael (1986) 3 . Your Molecular Structure 4 . Gettin’ There (1989) 5 . Your Mind Is On Vacation (1975) Mose Allison Top 10 : The Seventh…

A&M publish Herb Alpert’s album : ‘S.R.O.’ recorded with the Tijuana Brass (1966)

Herb Alpert's 'S.R.O.' is her seventh album recorded with the Tijuana Brass and released in November 1966 by A&M1 . The Work Song (1966) 2 . Mame And Palace Medley (1966) 3 . Mame (1967) 4 . Mame (w/ Louis Armstrong) Track Listing : 1.Our Day Will Come (Mort Garson, Bob Hilliard) - 02:21 . 2.Mexican Road Race (Sol Lake) - 02:30 . 3.I Will Wait For You (Michel Legrand) - 03:15 . 4.Bean Bag…

Stevie Wonder releases his eighteenth album : ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ featuring ‘Sir Duke’ ‘Pastime Paradise’ and ‘I Wish’ (1976)

Stevie Wonder's 'Songs in the Key of Life' is his eighteenth album released on September 28, 1976 by Motown Records.1 . Love's In Need Of Love Today (w/ Take 6, "From America: A Tribute To Heroes") 2 . Love's In Need Of Love Today (w/ George Michael, Live) 3 . Village Ghetto Land 4 . Songs In The Key Of Life - Ghetto Village Land 5 . Sir Duke 6 . I Wish (Live) 7 . I Wish 8 . Isn't She Lovely…

Robert Glasper starts the recording of ‘In My Element’ for Blue Note (2007)

Robert Glasper's 'In My Element' is an album recorded between September 21 and November 1st, 2006 and released on March 20, 2007 by Blue Note.1 . G&B #1 (Bridgestone Music Festival '09) 2 . G&B #2 (Bridgestone Music Festival `09) 3 . FTB (10/18/2010=) 4 . Maiden Voyage / Everything In Its Right Place (Bridgestone Music Festival `09) 5 . Robert Glaper Experimentj Dillalude (w/ Erykah Badu,…

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…

This week In Jazz Legends 33/52 (special collaborations)

Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros, Wynton Marsalis, Stevie Wonder, Chick Corea, Charlie Haden, Kenny Barron, Oscar Peterson, Clark Terry, Mel Torme, George Shearing, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland, Brian Blade, Dave Liebman, Antonio Faraò, Christian McBride, John Scofield, Antonio Sanchez, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ruby Braff, Bill Frisell, Thomas Morgan, Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin, Mike Stern,…

We remember Billie Holiday. ‘Billie Queen’

This day (July 17, 1959), in New York City, New York, died Eleanora Harris a.k.a Billie Holiday, an American jazz singer and songwriter.Tracklist : 1 . My Man 2 . Strange Fruit 3 . What A Little Moonlight Can Do (1958) 4 . Don't Explain (1958) 5 . w/ Louis Armstrong - The Blues Are Brewin' 6 . I Only Have Eyes For You (1956) 7 . Billie Holiday & Count Basie – God Bless the Child / nor or…

Sufjan Stevens releases his fifth album : ‘Illinois’ (2005)

Sufjan Stevens' 'Illinois' is his fifth studio album released on July 4, 2005 by Asthmatic Kitty /Secretly Canadian / Rough Trade1 . Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, IL (Manchester) 2 . Concerning The UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois 3 . Come on! Feel the Illinoise! 4 . Come on Feel the Illinoise (End Of The Road Festival, 2015) 5 . John Wayne Gacy Jr 6 . John Wayne Gacy, Jr.…

We All remember Ella Fitzgerald. ‘Hello Ella’

This day (June 15, 1996), in Beverly Hills, California, died Ella Fitzgerald, an American jazz and song vocalist, also known as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella, who had a vocal range spanning three octaves and was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a horn-like improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.Tracklist : 1 .…