We Remember Mary Lou Williams. ‘Mary Lou, First Lady of Jazz’

This day (May 28, 1981), in Durham, North Carolina, died Mary Lou Williams, an American jazz pianist, composer and arranger.Digest Tracklist : Solo Blues Piano. . My Blue Heaven . Interview (1976) . Live At Montreux 78 . w/ Stan Getz (1978) . Tracklist : Praise The Lord . It Ain't Necessarily So . Taurus . miss d.d. . A Grand Night For Swinging . My Blue Heaven . Night Life . Anima Christi .…

Living Colour release their fourth album : ‘Collideøscope’ (2003)

Living Colour's 'Collideøscope' is their fourth (and first in more than ten years) studio album released on October 7, 2003 by Sanctuary.1 . Song Without Sin (Official Video) 2 . A Question Of When 3 . Flying (Live, 2004) 4 . Flying 5 . In Your Name 6 . In Your Name (World Cafe) 7 . Back In Black 8 . Lost Halo (Live) 9 . Sacred Ground Track Listing : 1.Interlude (Dizzy Gillespie) -…

Young Turks publish Jamie xx debut album : ‘In Colour’ (2015)

Jamie xx' 'In Colour' is his debut studio album featuring The xx members Romy and Oliver Sim and released on May 29, 2015 by Young Turks.1 . Gosh 2 . Gosh (Official Video) 3 . Sleep Sound 4 . Sleep Sound (Official Video) 5 . Stranger in a room & SeeSaw (BBC R1, w/ Romy & Olivier) 6 . Obvs + Could Heaven Ever Be Like This? (Yotaspace, Moscow, 30.10.15) 7 . Loud Places (w/ Romy) 8 . Loud…

This week In Jazz Legends 22/52

Roy Hargrove Quintet, Wynton Marsalis, Eliane Elias, Mary Lou Williams, Christian McBride, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Doc Cheatham, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Marcus Miller, Joe Henderson, Sun Ra Arkestra , Pete Escovedo

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…

We remember Art Blakey. ‘Art Bop’

This day (October 16, 1990), in New York City, New York, died Art Blakey, was an American jazz drummer.Tracklist : 1 . Big Band – Blues March (1988) 2 . w/ The Jazz Messengers – Along Came Betty 3 . w/ The Jazz Messengers, Freddy Hubbard – One By One (1982) 4 . Gipsy Folk Tales (1976) 5 . Drum Solo (1965) 6 . w/ The Jazz Messengers – Dat Dere (1961) 7 . w/ The Jazz Messengers – A Night In Tunisia…

Verve record ‘Dizzy Gillespie at Newport’ with a big band (1957)

'Dizzy Gillespie at Newport' is a live album recorded with a big band on July 6, 1957 and released the same year by Verve. Track Listing : 1.Dizzy'S Blues (Ahmad Kharab Salim) - 11:51 . 2.School Days (Will D. Cobb, Gus Edwards) - 05:47 . 3.Doodlin' (Horace Silver) - 07:56 . 4.Manteca (Gil Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo) - 07:11 . 5.I Remember Clifford (Benny Golson) - 04:48 . 6.Cool Breeze…

Astronomy Domine

From 'El Satelite' to 'Saturday Night On Saturn', we have mixed 17 'Jazz With a Slice Of Pop' tunes around the theme of 'Stars, Planets And Other Sky Items'. It has Benny Carter, Pat Metheny, Gene Ammons With Woody Herman & His Orchestra, Dinah Washington and many more.

Americans in Paris

From 'Made You Love Paris' to 'Florence Sur Les Champs-Elysees' , we have mixed 20 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'American Jazzmen in (and about) Paris'. It has Mary Lou Williams, Duke Ellington, The Ray Draper Quintet, Cal Tjader and many more.

Jazzin’Around Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Starting and ending with Jerome Kern / Otto Harbach's composition 'Smoke Gets In Your Eyes', we have mixed 18 'Jazzy' tunes around the theme of 'Jerome Kern / Otto Harbach'. It has Andy Kirk And His Orchestra, Amalia Rodrigues , Cannonball Adderley, Chet Baker and many more.

Jazzin’Around Naima

Starting and ending with John Coltrane's composition 'Naima', we have mixed 18 'linked together by a clue you have to guess' tunes around the theme of 'John Coltrane'. It has Dave Valentin, McCoy Tynerr, Marilyn Monroe, Mary Lou Williams and many more.

Water Women

From 'I Like London In The Rain' to 'Let rivers flow' , we have mixed 20 'Jazz & Latin' tunes around the theme of 'Four Elements (Water)'. It has Zezo Ribeiro, Marlene Dietrich , Brunella Selo , Nina Simone and many more.

Hundred

From 'Blue Seven' to 'Six bridges to cross' , we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Sum Of Numbers Equals 100'. It has Dianne Reeves, Benny Carter, Paul Desmond, Memphis Slim and many more.

Jazzin’Around Brilliant Corners

From 'Bemsha Swing' to 'Bemsha Swing' , we have mixed 18 'linked together by a clue' tunes around the theme of 'Thelonious Monk'. It has Lennie Tristano, Kenny Dorham, Art Pepper, Kronos Quartet & Ron Carter and many more.

…Now They are Four

From 'Trouble Maker' to 'Serenata', we have mixed 19 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Quartets'. It has Edmond Hall's Celeste Quartet, John LaSalle Quartet, Oscar Peterson & Stephane Grappelli Quartet , John Cameron Quartet and many more.

Sing C’est La Vie

From 'Singin' the Blues' to 'Crickets Sing for Ana Maria', we have mixed 18 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Singing and Singers'. It has Al Jolson, The New Seekers, The Manhattan Transfer, Toots Thielemans and many more.

The Sound of (Richard Rodgers’) Music

From 'There's A Small Hotel' to 'My Romance', we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'Richard Rodgers'. It has Hiromi Uehara, Caetano Veloso, Charmian Carr, Mary Lou Williams and many more.

Jazz Menagerie

From 'Jungle bird' to 'Blue Jay Way Blackbird', we have mixed 21 'Jazzz & Latin Music' tunes around the theme of 'Animals'. It has Bent Fabric & His Piano, Yusef Lateef, Hank Jones Trio, Noro Morales and his orchestra 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.

Hole Lotta Love (Tiger’s Comp)

From 'Babes In The Woods' to 'No Quiero Swing' , we have mixed 20 'Jazz & Various Musics' tunes around the theme of 'Golf and Tiger Woods'. It has Connie Evingson, Ella Fitzgerald, Korn Kobblers, Mary Lou Williams and many more.

Bryan Ferry releases his fifteenth album : ‘Avonmore ‘ (2014)

Bryan Ferry's 'Avonmore ' is his fifteenth studio album released on November 17, 2014 by Bmg Rights Management.1 . Johnny & Mary (w/ Todd Terje, Official Video) 2 . Loop De Li 3 . Loop De Li ("Later... With Jools Holland," BBC Two) 4 . Driving Me Wild 5 . Johnny And Mary (Chicago Theater, Sept 21, 2014) 6 . Johnny & Mary (w/ Todd Terje, Øya Festival, 2014) Track Listing : 1.Loop De…

Capitol Records publish Maze’s first live album : ‘Live In New Orleans’ (1981)

Maze's 'Live In New Orleans' is their first live (the fifth overall) album recorded on November 14–15, 1980 at Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, Louisiana and released in 1981 by Capitol Records.1 . Joy & Pain. 2 . Southern Girl A(tlanta, 6/18/2011) 3 . Southern Girl (Live) 4 . Feel That You're Feelin (Live) 5 . Running Away (Amsterdam) 6 . Running Away (Live, 1995) 7 . Before I Let You Go…

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…

Sting releases his second solo album : ‘…Nothing Like the Sun’ featuring ‘Englishman in New York,’ ‘We’ll Be Together,’ ‘They Dance Alone’ and…

Sting's '…Nothing Like the Sun' is his second solo album ( with a title borrowed from from Shakespeare's Sonnet #130) released on October 13, 1987 by A&M.1 . Lazarus Heart (Ottawa, Ontario, 1985) 2 . Be Still My Beating Heart 3 . Be Still My Beating Heart (Tokyo) 4 . Englishman In New York 5 . They Dance Alone (Cueca Solo) 6 . They Dance Alone (Viña Del Mar, 2011) 7 . Fragile 8 . We'll Be…

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…

Barbra Streisand releases ‘Love Is the Answer,’ an album produced by Diana Krall (2009)

Barbra Streisand's 'Love Is the Answer' is an album (produced by Diana Krall) of jazz standards with Krall on piano, released on September 29, 2009 by Columbia.1 . If You Go Away (The Village Vanguard) 2 . Ne Me Quitte Pas (If You Go Away) (Live, 2009) 3 . One Night Only (The Village Vanguard, Trailer) 4 . Some Other Time (6 Juni 2013, Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam) Track Listing : 1.Here'S To Life…

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…

Arista publish Aretha Franklin’s ‘So Damn Happy,’ her first album in five years (2003)

Aretha Franklin's 'So Damn Happy' is a studio (and her first since 'A Rose Is Still a Rose' in 1998) album released on September 22, 2003 by Arista Records.1 . A Woman Falling Out Of Love (2011) Track listing : 1.The Only Thing Missin' (Gordon Chambers, Troy Taylor, Rick Williams, Mylia Sunny Davis) - 03:07 . 2.Wonderful (Aleese Simmons, Ron Amen-Ra Lawrence) - 04:04 . 3.Holdin' On (Earl Klugh,…

Frank Zappa releases ‘Joe’s Garage,’ a rock opera in two albums (1979)

Frank Zappa's 'Joe's Garage' is a rock opera, originally released on September 17 and November 19, 1979 as two separate studio albums by Zappa Records.1 . Why Does It Hurt When I Pee (1978) 2 . Zappa In Paris, 1980 3 . Outside Now (Paris, 1980) 4 . Packard Goose Track listing : 1.The Central Scrutinizer (Frank Zappa) - 03:28 . 2.Joe's Garage (Frank Zappa) - 06:10 . 3.Catholic Girls (Frank Zappa)…

Lauryn Hill releases her debut solo album : ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ featuring ‘Doo Wop (That Thing),’ ‘Ex-Factor’ and ‘Everything Is…

'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' is her debut solo album released on August 25, 1998 by Ruffhouse Records / Columbia Records.1 . Lost Ones 2 . Ex-Factor 3 . To Zion (w/ Carlos Santana - ) 4 . Doo-Wop (That Thing) (Official Video) 5 . Live: Lauryn Hill Superstar 6 . Final Hour (Raggamuffin 2010, Melbourne) 7 . I Used To Love Him (w/ MJB) 8 . Everything Is Everything 9 . Ex Factor Live!!! (Japan)…

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…

Happy Birthday Willie Nelson. ‘Simple Nelson’

This day (April 29, 1933), in Abbott, Texas, U.S., is born Willie Hugh Nelson a.k.a Willie Nelson, American singer, songwriter and activistDigest Tracklist : Hello Walls . Mr. Record Man (1969) . Bloody Mary Morning (Austin City Limits, 1974) . If You’ve Got The Money Honey (1977) . Live Medley (w/ Bee Gees, Glen Campbell, 1979) . Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain (Midnight Special 1980) . Somewhere…

Arista publish ‘Whitney Houston,’ her eponymous debut album featuring ‘You Give Good Love,’ ‘Saving All My Love for You’ and ‘How Will I Know’ (1985)

'Whitney Houston' feat. '"Saving All My Love for You' and 'How Will I Know' is her self-titled debut album released on February 14, 1985 by Arista.Track Listing : 1.You Give Good Love (Lala) - 04:36 . 2.Thinking About You (Kashif, Lala) - 05:24 . 3.Someone For Me (Raymond Jones, Freddie Washington) - 04:58 . 4.Saving All My Love For You (Gerry Goffin, Michael Masser) - 03:58 . 5.Nobody Loves Me…

2Pac releases his fourth album : ‘All Eyez on Me’ featuring ‘I Love L.A.’How Do U Want It’ and ‘California Love’ (1996)

2Pac's 'All Eyez on Me' feat. 'California Love' is his fourth studio album released on February 13, 1996 by Death Row Records and Interscope Records.Track Listing : 1.Ambitionz Az A Ridah (2Pac, Delmar "Daz" Arnaud) - 04:39 . 2.All About U (2Pac, Larry Blackmon, Calvin Broadus, Nathaniel Hale, Johnny Jackson, Bruce Washington) - 04:37 . 3.Skandalouz (2Pac, Delmar "Daz" Arnaud) - 04:09 . 4.Got My…

Singing Broadway

Eighty six famous artists sing seventy songs lifted from sixty-one Broadway Shows. This is our special "Singing Broadway" in video<Enjoy!Track Listing : 1.Barbra Streisand / People (From "Funny Girl") - 05:01 . 2.Judy Garland / Get Happy (From "Summer Stock") - 02:41 . 3.Tony Bennett & Buddy Rich / Manhattan (From "The Garrick Gaieties") - 03:47 . 4.Sarah Brightman / Somewhere (From "West…

Toys For Them

From 'Satin Doll' to 'Toy room' , we have mixed 18 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Toys'. It has Ernesto Lecuona, Chick Corea, Guy Bacos , Andy Williams and many more.

Mistyfied

From 'Misty' to 'In A Mist', we have mixed 18 'Jazz & Other Musics' tunes around the theme of 'Mist and Fog'. It has Osvaldo Fresedo, Freddie Hubbard, The Out Islanders, Anjani Thomas and many more.

Lindy Hoppers

From 'Undecided' to 'Darktown Strutters Ball', we have mixed 20 'Jazz Swing' tunes around the theme of 'Lindy Hop'. It has Duke Ellington, Don Redman & His Orchestra, Joe Williams, Benny Moten's Kansas City Orchestra and many more.

Organizers

Featuring Lew Williams . Charlie Balogh . Patriotic Americana . Barbara Dennerlein . Rhoda Scott . Hammond B3 . Jim Riggs . The Wurlitzer . Singing In The Rain . Ray Willetts . Lenny Dee . Jack Moelmann . Chicago Stadium Barton Organ . Frank Perko . Eyes Of Blue . Carol Williams . Flight Of The Bumble Bee . Hammond Organ Console