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…

Happy Birthday Roy Ayers. ‘Everybody Loves Roy’

This day (September 10, 1940), in Los Angeles, California, is born Roy Ayersa composer and vibraphone player, he began his career in post-bop jazz, helped pioneer jazz-funk in the 1970s and ventured into house and hip-hop during the 2000s and 2010s.Tracklist : 1 . Searching (2018) 2 . Red, Black & Green (2017) 3 . Ubiquity (2016) 4 . Sweet Tears (2014) 5 . Everybody Loves The Sunshine 6 .…

“The Five Faces of Jazz” are on display at Newport Jazz (1967)

August 10, 1967 - "The Five Faces of Jazz" gathers the Herbie Mann Quintet - that is Herbie Mann (fl), Roy Ayers (vb), Chick Anemian (oud), Reggie Workman (b) and Bruno Carr (d) plus Babatunde Olatunji (perc) - , the Luiz Henrique Trio - that is Luis Enrique (g, voc), Don Payne (b) and Don McDonald (d)- and the Gabor Szabo Quintet - that is Gabor Szabo (g), Louis Stewart (g), Louis Kabok (b),…

Columbia publish Tony Bennett’s album : ‘Tony’ (1957)

Tony Bennett's 'Tony' is an album (re-titled 'Tony Bennett Showcase') produced by Ernest Altschuler and released on January 14, 1957 by Columbia. 1 . Love Walked In (1959) 2 . Taking A Chance On Love 3 . Without A Song (1959) 4 . Without A Song (Danny Thomas Show, 1/12/59) Track Listing : 1.It Had To Be You (Isham Jones, Gus Kahn) - 02:58 . 2.You Can Depend On Me (Charlie Carpenter, Louis…

B. B. King records his fifteenth studio album : ‘Lucille’ (1967)

B. B. King's 'Lucille' is his fifteenth studio album recorded on December 18 & 20, 1967 and released in 1968 By Bluesway.Track Listing : 1.Lucille (B. B. King) - 10:16 . 2.You Move Me So (B. B. King) - 02:03 . 3.Country Girl (B. B. King) - 04:25 . 4.No Money, No Luck Blues (Ivory Joe Hunter) - 03:49 . 5.I Need Your Love (Walter Spriggs) - 02:22 . 6.Rainin' All The Time (B. B. King) - 02:56 .…

Sire publish k.d. lang’s debut solo album : ‘Shadowland’ (1988)

k.d. lang's 'Shadowland' is her debut solo album featuring Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn and Brenda Lee a guests, produced by Owen Bradley and released in 1988 by Sire 1 . Western Stars (w/ The Reclines) 2 . Western Stars 3 . Lock, Stock And Teardrops 4 . Lock Stock And Teardrops (On "Johnny Carson") 5 . & The Reclines (Sugar Moon - w/ The Reclines) 6 . Sugar Moon / Turn Me Round ("The…

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…

Tommy Boy publish Queen Latifah’s debut album : ‘All Hail The Queen’ featuring ‘Ladies First’ (1989)

Queen Latifah's 'All Hail the Queen' is her debut album featuring 'Ladies First' and released on November 28, 1989 by Tommy Boy1 . Dance For Me (Official Video) 2 . Come Into My House 3 . Ladies First (w/ Monie Love) 4 . Come Into My House 5 . Mama Gave Birth To The Soul Children (w/ De La Soul) 6 . Mama Gave Birth To The Soul Children (Live) 7 . Wrath Of My Madness (8/31/2019) 8 . Princess Of…

Carmen McRae records ‘Portrait of Carmen,’ an album for Atlantic (1967)

Carmen McRae's 'Portrait of Carmen' is a studio album recorded on November 27-29, 1967 with Shorty Rogers, Benny Carter and Gene Di Novi and featuring arrangements by Oliver Nelson and released in 1968 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.I'M Always Drunk In San Francisco (Tommy Wolf) - 03:04 . 2.Elusive Butterfly (Bob Lind) - 03:03 . 3.Day By Day (Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston) - 02:28 .…

Nonesuch publish Joni Mitchell’s ‘Travelogue,’ an album featuring orchestral re-recordings of her previous songs (2002)

Joni Mitchell's 'Travelogue' is a double album featuring orchestral re-recordings of her previous songs, released on November 19, 2002 by Nonesuch.Track Listing : 1.Otis And Marlena (Joni Mitchell) - 03:54 . 2.Amelia (Joni Mitchell) - 06:48 . 3.You Dream Flat Tires (Joni Mitchell) - 03:48 . 4.Love (Joni Mitchell) - 05:40 . 5.Woodstock (Joni Mitchell) - 05:56 . 6.Slouching Toward Bethlehem (Joni…

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…

Whitney Houston releases her third album : ‘I’m Your Baby Tonight’ featuring next to the title track ‘All the Man That I Need’ and ‘Miracle’ (1990)

Whitney Houston's 'I'm Your Baby Tonight' is the third studio album released on November 6, 1990 by Arista Records.1 . I'm Your Baby Tonight (Official Video) 2 . I'm Your Baby Tonight / My Name Is Not Susan / Who Do You Love (Live, 1992) 3 . My Name Is Not Susan (Official Video) 4 . All The Man That I Need (Official Video) 5 . Anymore 6 . Anymore (Japan) 7 . Miracle (Live, 1991) 8 . Miracle…

Paul McCartney releases his fifth album : ‘Give My Regards to Broad Street’ featuring ‘No More Lonely Nights’ (1984)

Paul McCartney's 'Give My Regards to Broad Street' is his fifth studio album produced by George Martin and released on October 22 , 1984 by Parlophone 1 . Good Day Sunshine 2 . Yesterday (Anfield, Liverpool 1st June) 3 . Yesterday (Live) 4 . Wanderlust 5 . Ballroom Dancing 6 . Give My Regards To Broad Street / Not Such A Bad Boy 7 . Not Such A Bad Boy (1984) 8 . So Bad (Live, 1984) 9 . No Values…

When Benny Goodman played New-York

Four occasions, three years : 1985, 1974 and 1938 "When Benny Goodman played New-York"."Concert One" that he played during the tribute he received eight months before his death, at the Broadway Ballroom (yes, people were dancing to jazz then) of the newly opened Marriott Marquis Hotel.Two, a more intimate concert performed in 1974 at the Rainbow Room on the top of the RCA Building.The "concert…

Sanctuary publish Chaka Khan’s ‘ClassiKhan,’ her tenth album recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra (2004)

Chaka Khan's 'ClassiKhan' is her tenth studio album recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra and released on October 5, 2004 by Sanctuary Records.1 . (w/ Melissa Vardey & Us Airforce Band) 2 . Hey, Big Spender (w/ Eastman Students) 3 . (Making Of Classikhan) 4 . I Believe (Live, Basel, 2004) Track Listing : 1.Hey Big Spender (Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields) - 03:18 . 2.Hazel'S Hips (Oscar…

Arista publish Aretha Franklin’s album : ‘Aretha’ (1980)

Aretha Franklin's 'Aretha' is an album (her second album with this title) released in October 1980 by Arista Records.Track Listing : 1.Come To Me (Willard Eugene Price) - 03:42 . 2.I Can'T Turn You Loose (Otis Redding) - 03:55 . 3.United Together (Phil Perry, Chuck Jackson) - 05:02 . 4.Take Me With You (Phil Perry, Terry Coleman, Chuck Jackson) - 04:05 . 5.Whatever It Is (Mark Gary, Eddie Setser,…

Joe Henderson records ‘The Kicker’ for Milestone (1967)

Joe Henderson's 'The Kicker' is an album recorded on August 10 & September 27, 1967 with Mike Lawrence, Grachan Moncur III, Kenny Barron, Ron Carter and Louis Hayes and released the same year by Milestone.Track Listing : 1.Mamacita (Joe Henderson) - 03:24 . 2.The Kicker (Joe Henderson) - 04:09 . 3.Chelsea Bridge (Billy Strayhorn) - 04:40 . 4.If (Joe Henderson) - 05:37 . 5.Nardis (Miles Davis)…

Arista publish ‘Whos Zoomin Who?’, Aretha Franklin’s thirtieth album featuring ‘Freeway of Love’ (1985)

Aretha Franklin's 'Who's Zoomin' Who?' is her thirtieth studio album featuring 'Freeway of Love,' produced mostly by Narada Michael Walden and released on July 9, 1985 by Arista1 . Freeway Of Love (Official Video) 2 . Freeway of Love (w/ Stevie Wonder, 1991) 3 . Another Night (Official Video) 4 . Sweet Bitter Love 5 . Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves (w/ Aretha Franklin) (Official Video) Track…

The Jacksons release ‘Victory’ featuring ‘State of Shock’ recorded with Mick Jagger (1984)

The Jacksons' 'Victory' is their seventeenth (and the first and only one to include all si brothers) studio album released on July 2, 1984 by Epic.1 . Torture (Official Video) 2 . VICTORY 3 . State Of Shock (w/ Michael, Mick AND Freddie) Track Listing : 1.Torture (Jackie Jackson, Kathy Wakefield) - 04:53 . 2.Wait (Jackie Jackson, David Paich) - 05:25 . 3.One More Chance (Randy Jackson) - 05:06 .…

Happy Birthday Marcus Miller. ‘Marcus Imperator’

This day (June 14, 1959), in Brooklyn, New York, is born Marcus Miller, an American bass player, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist.Tracklist : 1 . Trip Trap & Bitches Brew (2020) 2 . Laid Black (2019) 3 . w/ Kinga Glyck - Blast (2018) 4 . w/ Tom Ibarra - Tutu (2016) 5 . Solo (2013) 6 . Tightrope (2012) 7 . Blast (2008) 8 . Jean Pierre (2008) 9 . Come Together (2007) 10 . Bruce Lee…

Wes Montgomery records ‘Bumpin” for Verve (1965)

Wes Montgomery's 'Bumpin'' is his thirteenth album recorded on March 16, May 18, 19 & 20, 1965 and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Bumpin' (Wes Montgomery) - 06:40 . 2.Tear It Down (Wes Montgomery) - 03:10 . 3.A Quiet Thing (Fred Ebb, John Kander) - 03:27 . 4.Con Alma (Dizzy Gillespie) - 03:25 . 5.The Shadow Of Your Smile (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster) - 02:15 . 6.Mi…

Chance the Rapper releases his third mixtape : ‘Coloring Book’ featuring Kanye West, Justin Bieber and 2 Chainz among others (2016)

Chance the Rapper's 'Coloring Book' is his third mixtape featuring Kanye West, Young Thug, Justin Bieber and 2 Chainz among others and released on May 13, 2016 on Apple MusicTrack Listing : 1.All We Got (Chancelor J. Bennett, Kanye West, Grace Weber, Nate Fox, Nico Segal, Peter Wilkins, Francis Farewell Starlite, Vasil Garnanliever, Teddy Jackson, Sima Cunningham, Josephine Lee, Jack Red, Isaiah…

Dee Dee Bridgewater releases ‘Dee Dee’s Feathers,’ recorded with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra directed by Irvin Mayfield (2015)

Dee Dee Bridgewater's 'Dee Dee’s Feathers' is a collaborative album recorded with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra directed by trumpeter Irvin Mayfield and released on April 20th, 2015 by Masterworks / Okeh Records.Track Listing : 1.One Fine Thing (Harry Connick, Jr.) - 06:32 . 2.What A Wonderful World (Bob Thiele, George David Weiss) - 07:21 . 3.Big Chief (Earl King Johnson) - 06:20 . 4.Saint…

Decca publish ‘The Rolling Stones,’ the band’s debut album featuring ‘Can I Get A Witness’ (1964)

'The The Rolling Stones' feat. 'Can I Get A Witness' is their debut eponymous album released on April 16 1964 by Decca.Track Listing : 1.Route 66 (Bobby Troup) - 02:20 . 2.I Just Want To Make Love To You (Willie Dixon) - 02:17 . 3.Honest I Do (Jimmy Reed) - 02:09 . 4.Mona (I Need You Baby) (Ellas Mcdaniel) - 03:33 . 5.Now I'Ve Got A Witness (Like Uncle Phil And Uncle Gene) (Nanker Phelge) - 02:29…

Bad Boy / Arista Record publish Notorious B.I.G.’s second and final album : ‘Life After Death’ (1997)

Notorious B.I.G.'s 'Life After Death' is his second and final studio album released on March 25, 1997 by Bad Boy / Arista Records, sixteen days after his deathTrack Listing : 1.Life After Death Intro (Christopher Wallace, Sean Combs, Steven Jordan) - 01:39 . . 2.Somebody'S Gotta Die (Christopher Wallace, Nashiem Myrick, Carlos Broady, Sean Combs, Anthony Hester) - 04:26 . . 3.Hypnotize…

RCA publish Sam Cooke’s last album of his lifetime : ‘Ain’t That Good News’ featuring ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’ (1964)

Sam Cooke's 'Ain't That Good News' is a studio (and the final to be issued during his lifetime) album released on March 1, 1964 by RCA.Track Listing : 1.Ain'T That Good News (Sam Cooke) - 02:30 . 2.Meet Me At Mary'S Place (Sam Cooke) - 02:44 . 3.Good Times (Sam Cooke) - 02:28 . 4.Rome Wasn'T Built In A Day (Sam Cooke, Beverly Prudhomme, Betty Prudhomme) - 02:34 . 5.Another Saturday Night (Sam…

Dinah Washington records ‘What a Diff’rence a Day Makes!’ (1959)

Dinah Washington's 'What a Diff'rence a Day Makes!' is an album arranged by Belford Hendricks, recorded on February 19 and August 1959 and released the same year by Mercury.Track Listing : 1.I Remember You (Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger) - 02:42 . 2.I Thought About You (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer) - 02:28 . 3.That'S All There Is To That (Clyde Otis, Kelly Owens) - 02:15 . 4.I Won'T Cry…

Jazzin’Around Giant Steps

Starting and ending with John Coltrane's composition 'Giant Steps', we have mixed 18 'Jazz with some Soul and a slice of Rock' tunes around the theme of 'John Coltrane'. It has Stan Getz, Louis Prima, Ella Fitzgerald, The Mar-Keys and many more.