Thad Jones & Mel Lewis bring their big band to Norway (1974)

June 26, 1974 - Thad Jones on flugelhorn and Mel Lewis on drums plus trumpeters Jon Faddis, Steve Furtado, Jim Bossy, Cecil Bridgewater, trombonists Jimmy Knepper, Billy Campbell, Quentin 'Butter' Jackson, Dave Taylor, reedmen Jerry Dodgion, Ed Xiques, Billy Harper, Ron Bridgewater, Pepper Adams, pianist Walter Norris and bassist George Mraz will be on stage at Kongsberg Jazz Festival in Norway

On TV today, Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Orchestra on ‘Jazz Casual’ (1968) –

April 22, 1968 - you do not want to miss the Thad Jones - Mel Lewis Orchestra - that is Thad Jones (cornet); Snooky Young, Richard Williams, Randy Brecker, Danny Moore (tp); Garnett Brown, Benny Powell, Jimmy Knepper, Bob Brookmeyer (tb); Jerry Dodgion (as); Jerome Richardson (as, ss); Seldon Powell, Eddie Daniels (ts); Pepper Adams (bs); Roland Hanna (p); Richard Davis (b); Mel Lewis (d ) at…

Stax Records publish ‘Melting Pot,’ an album by Booker T. & the MGs (1971)

'Melting Pot' by Booker T. & the MGs is a studio album - the last to feature the classic lineup of Jones, Cropper, Dunn & Jackson - released in January 1971 by Stax Records.1 . Melting Pot 2 . Melting Pot (1971) 3 . Melting Pot w/ Ozomatli, The Grammy Museum Track Listing : 1.Melting Pot (Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Donald Duck Dunn, Al Jackson, Jr.) - 08:15 . 2.Back Home (Booker…

Leona Lewis releases her debut album : ‘Spirit’ featuring ‘A Moment Like This,’ ‘Bleeding Love’ and ‘Better in Time’ (2007)

Leona Lewis ' 'Spirit' is her debut studio album recorded after she won 'The X Factor ' and released on November 9, 2007 by Syco Music.1 . Bleeding Love (Official Video) 2 . Bleeding Love (The O2) 3 . Whatever It Takes (The O2) 4 . Whatever It Takes (Rock In Rio, 22nd May, 2010) 5 . Homeless (The O2) 6 . Better In Time (Official Video) 7 . Better In Time (The O2) 8 . Take A Bow (The O2) 9 . I…

Anita O’Day begins the recording of ‘Trav’lin’ Light’ an album for Verve (1961)

Anita O'Day's 'Trav'lin' Light' is an album (tribute to her idol Billie Holiday) recorded on January 18, 19, 1961 and released in 1961 By Verve.1 . Trav'lin' Light Track Listing : 1.Trav'Lin' Light (Johnny Mercer, Jimmy Mundy, Trummy Young) - 03:36 . 2.The Moon Looks Down And Laughs (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Sid Silvers) - 03:58 . 3.Don'T Explain (Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.) - 03:12 .…

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…

Anita O’Day records ‘Waiter, Make Mine Blues,’ an album for Verve (1961)

Anita O'Day's 'Waiter, Make Mine Blues' is an album recorded on August 1, October 4 and 7, 1960 and released in April 1961 By Verve Records.1 . That Old Feeling 2 . Stella By Starlight Track Listing : 1.That Old Feeling (Lew Brown, Sammy Fain) - 02:31 . 2.Angel Eyes (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis) - 03:42 . 3.The Thrill Is Gone (Lew Brown, Ray Henderson) - 02:16 . 4.Detour Ahead (Lou Carter, Ray…

Benny Goodman takes his septet to North Sea (1982)

July 18, 1982 - the Benny Goodman Septet - that is Benny Goodman (Cl), Scott Hamilton (ts), Warren Vache (tp), John Bunch (p), Phil Flanagan (b), Mel Lewis (d) & Chris Flory (g). - performs at " North Sea Jazz Festival" in The Hague, Netherlands

Thad Jones records ‘The Magnificent Thad Jones’ for Blue Note (1956)

'The Magnificent Thad Jones' is an album recorded on July 9 and 14, 1956 and released the same year by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.April In Paris (Vernon Duke, E. Y. Harburg) - 06:43 . 2.Billie-Doo (Thad Jones) - 07:30 . 3.If I Love Again (Jack Murray, Ben Oakland) - 07:27 . 4.If Someone Had Told Me (Peter Derose, Charles Tobias) - 05:51 . 5.Thedia (Thad Jones) - 10:35 Francis WolffALSO…

Happy Birthday Doc Severinsen. ‘Doc Today’

This day (July 7, 1927), in Arlington, Oregon, is born Carl Hilding Severinsen a.k.a Doc Severinsen, an American pop and jazz trumpeter.Tracklist : 1 . w/ the Airmen of Note – Live in Tennesse (2011) 2 . Bugles commercial (1993) 3 . on Arsenio Hall Show (1991) 4 . w/ Gerry Mulligan, Cab Calloway & Dave Brubeck - When the Saints Go Marching In (1988) 5 . Tonight (1983) 6 . McArthur Park / I…

Rod Stewart releases ‘A Night on the Town,’ his seventh album featuring ‘Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)’ (1976)

Rod Stewart's 'A Night on the Town' is his seventh album, released on June 18, 1976 by Riva / Warner Bros.1 . Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) (Official Video) 2 . Tonight's The Night (1976) 3 . First Cut Is The Deepest 4 . The Killing Of Georgie (Part I & II) (Official Video) 5 . The balltrap (Live, feb 2014) 6 . Pretty Flamingo (A night on the town TV special 1976) 7 . Big bayou…

We remember Benny Goodman. ‘Such A Goodman’

This day (June 13, 1986), in New York City, died Benjamin David Goodman a.k.a Benny Goodman, an American jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader.Tracklist : 1 . Blue Room (1985) 2 . Sweet Lorraine / Limehouse Blues (1982) 3 . Body And Soul (1980) 4 . w/ George Benson - Salute to John Hammond (1975) 5 . In Musikhalle Hamburg Germany (1973) 6 . Moonglow (1972) 7 . w/ Jack Duffy &…

Happy Birthday Dee Dee Bridgewater. ‘Lady Dee Dee’

This day (May 27, 1950), in Memphis, Tennessee, is born Denise Eileen Garrett a.k.a Dee Dee Bridgewater, an American Jazz singer.Digest Tracklist : Peace (2019) . Tiny Desk Concert (2018) . Memphis (2017) . La belle vie (2015) . Festival Heineken Jazzaldia (2014) . Afro Blue ( 2012) . Bye Bye Blackbird (1997) . J'ai Deux Amours Tour (2005) . & Mike Hucknall - You've Got a Friend . Just…

Stan Kenton and his orchestra record ‘Cuban Fire!’ for Capitol (1956)

'Cuban Fire!' by Stan Kenton & his orchestra is an album (one of the most influential Latin jazz large-ensemble recordings of all time), recorded on May 22–24, 1956 and releaseed the same year by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.Fuego Cubano (Cuban Fire) (Johnny Richards) - 06:02 . 2.El Congo Valiente (Valiant Congo) (Johnny Richards) - 05:53 . 3.Recuerdos (Reminiscences) (Johnny Richards) - 05:01…

Art Pepper records ‘Art Pepper + Eleven – Modern Jazz Classics’ with a big band conducted by Marty Paich (1959)

'Art Pepper + Eleven – Modern Jazz Classics' is an album recorded on March 12, 24 & May 12, 1959 with a jazz big band conducted and arranged by Marty Paich and released the same year by Contemporary.Track Listing : 1.Move (Denzil Best) - 03:26 . 2.Groovin' High (Dizzy Gillespie) - 03:22 . 3.Opus De Funk (Horace Silver) - 03:13 . 4.'Round Midnight (Bernie Hanighen, Thelonious Monk, Cootie…

Janet Jackson releases her third album : ‘Control’ featuring ‘What Have You Done for Me Lately,’ ‘Nasty,’ ‘When I Think of You,’ ‘Control’…

Janet Jackson's 'Control' is her third studio album produced by Jam and Lewis and released on February 4, 1986 by A&M. 1 . Control 2 . What Have You Done For Me Lately (Official Video) 3 . The Pleasure Principle 4 . When I Think Of You 5 . When I Think Of You (1986) Janet Jackson - Control Track Listing : 1.Control (James Harris Iii, Terry Lewis, Janet Jackson) - 05:55 . 2.Nasty (James…

Columbia publish Earth, Wind & Fire’s twelfth album : ‘Powerlight’ featuring ‘Fall in Love with Me’ (1983)

Earth, Wind & Fire's 'Powerlight' is their twelfth studio album produced by Maurice White and released on February 3, 1983 by Columbia. 1 . Fall In Love With Me (Official Video) Earth, Wind & Fire - Powerlight Track Listing : 1.Fall In Love With Me (Wayne Vaughn, Wanda Vaughn, Maurice White) - 05:54 . 2.Spread Your Love (Azar Lawrence, Beloyd Taylor, Maurice White) - 03:51 . 3.Side By…

Lana Del Rey releases her second album : ‘Born to Die’ featuring ‘Video Games’ (2012)

Lana Del Rey's 'Born to Die' is her second studio album released on January 27, 2012 by Interscope Records1 . Born To Die 2 . Off To The Races Live (2015, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles) 3 . Blue Jeans 4 . Blue Jeans (The Scala Club) 5 . Video Games (The Premises) 6 . Diet Mountain Dew (Official Video) 7 . National Anthem 8 . National Anthem (Live) 9 . Carmen (Official Video) 10 . Carmen (Jazz…

Atlantic publish Aretha Franklin’s album : ‘Young, Gifted and Black’ (1972)

Aretha Franklin's 'Young, Gifted and Black' is an album (its title being borrowed from the Nina Simone song 'To Be Young, Gifted and Black) released on January 24, 1972 by Atlantic.1 . Oh Me, Oh My (1971) 2 . Oh Me Oh My 3 . Border Song (w/ Elton John) Track Listing : 1.Oh Me Oh My (I'M A Fool For You Baby) (Jim Doris) - 03:42 . 2.Day Dreaming (Aretha Franklin) - 04:00 . 3.Rock Steady…

Modern Jazz Quartet begins the recording of ‘Lonely Woman,’ an album for Atlantic (1962)

Modern Jazz Quartet's 'Lonely Woman' is an album recorded on January 24, 25 & 29 and February 2, 1962 and released the same year by Atlantic.1 . Lonely Woman (May, 1962 ) 2 . The Golden Striker (May, 1962) 3 . If I Were Eve (May, 1962) Track Listing : 1.Lonely Woman (Ornette Coleman) - 06:20 . 2.Animal Dance (John Lewis) - 04:05 . 3.New York 19 (John Lewis) - 07:59 . 4.Belkis (John Lewis)…

Joe Lovano records ‘Quartets: Live at the Village Vanguard,’ a live album for Blue Note (1995)

Joe Lovano's 'Quartets: Live at the Village Vanguard' is a live album recorded on March 12, 1994 and January 22, 1995 and released in 1995 By Blue Note.1 . (Copenhagen Jazz House, 1997) Track Listing : 1.Fort Worth (Joe Lovano) - 10:01 . 2.Birds Of Springtime Gone By (Joe Lovano) - 06:43 . 3.I Can'T Get Started (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin) - 08:32 . 4.Uprising (Joe Lovano) - 07:35 . 5.Sail Away…

Warren Zevon releases his third album : ‘Excitable Boy’ featuring ‘Werewolves of London’ (1978)

Warren Zevon's 'Excitable Boy' feat. 'Werewolves of London' is his third (and best-selling of his career) studio album released on January 18, 1978 by Asylum Records. 1 . Excitable Boy (10/1/1982, Capitol Theatre) 2 . Werewolves Of London (10/1/1982, Capitol Theatre) 3 . Nighttime In The Switching Yard (1978) 4 . Lawyers, Guns And Money (4/18/1980, Capitol Theatre) Track Listing : 1.Johnny…

Atlantic publish Aretha Franklin’s album : ‘Soul ’69’ (1969)

Aretha Franklin's 'Soul '69' is an album of cover material released on January 17, 1969 by Atlantic. Track Listing : 1.Ramblin' (Maybelle Smith) – 03:10 . 2.Today I Sing The Blues (Curtis Lewis) – 04:25 . 3.River'S Invitation (Percy Mayfield) – 02:40 . 4.Pitiful (Rosie Marie Mccoy, Charlie Singleton) – 03:04 . 5.Crazy He Calls Me (Bob Russell, Carl Sigman) – 03:28 . 6.Bring It On Home To Me (Sam…

Dean Martin releases his first studio album : ‘Dean Martin Sings’ (1953)

'Dean Martin Sings' is his first studio album featuring eight songs from the Martin & Lewis film 'The Stooge' and released on January 12, 1953 by Capitol.1 . Whos Your Little Who Zis 2 . Oh Marie 3 . That's Amore (1956) 4 . When You're Smiling Track Listing : 1.Who'S Your Little Who-Zis! (Al Goering, Ben Bernie, Walter Hirsch) - 02:19 . 11.When You'Re Smiling (Larry Shay, Mark Fischer, Joe…

Ella Fitzgerald records for Verve ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Jerome Kern Songbook’ with an orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle (1963)

'Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Jerome Kern Songbook' is a studio album recorded on January 5-7, 1963, with an orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Let'S Begin (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) - 02:56 . 2.A Fine Romance (Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields) - 03:36 . 3.All The Things You Are (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein Ii) - 03:15 . 4.I'Ll Be Hard To…

Warner Bros. publish Jaco Pastorius’ third album : ‘Invitation’ recorded with his Word of Mouth big band (1983)

Jaco Pastorius 'Invitation' is his third album recorded with his Word of Mouth big band and released in December 1983 by Warner Bros.1 . Invitation 2 . Amerika (Montreal) 3 . Soul Intro / The Chicken (Live, 1982) 4 . Continuum (Live, w/ Word Of Mouth Big Band) 5 . Liberty City 6 . Liberty City 7 . Sophisticated Lady (w/ Toots Thielemans 8 . Fannie Mae Track Listing : 1.Invitation (Bronislaw…

Chet Baker records the album ‘Chet’ with Herbie Mann, Pepper Adams, Bill Evans, Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers and Connie Kay (1958)

Chet Baker's 'Chet' is an album recorded on December 30, 1958 & January 19, 1959 with Herbie Mann, Pepper Adams, Bill Evans, Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers and Connie Kay. 1 . Rome (1956) 2 . You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To Track Listing : 1.Alone Together (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 06:52 . 2.How High The Moon (Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis) - 03:36 . 3.It Never Entered My Mind (Lorenz…

Funkadelic release the album : ‘First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate’ (2014)

Funkadelic's 'First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate' is an album released on December 23, 2014, 33 years after their last official album, by The C Kunspyruhzy.Track Listing : 1.Baby Like Fonkin' It Up (George Clinton, Novena Carmel, Tracey Lewis, Tra'Zae Lewis-Clinton & Gilberto Fuentes) - 09:37 . 2.Get Low (George Clinton, Tairee Parks, Lashonda Clinton & Tracey Lewis) - 05:44 . 3.If I Didn'T…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 51/52

Judy Garland & Mel Tormé, Keith Richards & Jerry Lee Lewis, Christina Aguilera & Andrea Bocelli, Boz Scaggs, Naughty By Nature, Joan Osborne, Marcus Miller & David Sanborn, Michael McDonald & Carla Thomas, Joan Baez, Jerry Garcia & Bob Weir, Eddie Vedder & Ben Harper, Rod Stewart & Tina Turner, Eros Ramazzotti & Joe Cocker, Billy Preston & Syreeta, Joe…

This week In ’70s Throwback’ 51/52

T. Rex, The Clash, KISS, Steve Miller Band, Grand Funk Railroad, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Lou Reed, Black Sabbath, The Guess Who, The Alan Parsons Project, Genesis, Faces

Geffen Records publish Mary J. Blige’s seventh album : ‘The Breakthrough’ (2005)

Mary J. Blige's 'The Breakthrough' is her seventh studio album released on December 20, 2005 by Geffen Records.1 . Enough Cryin (w/ Brook Lynn, Official Video) 2 . Enough Cryin' (Live) 3 . Be Without You (Official Video) 4 . Take Me As I Am (Official Video) 5 . Take Me As I Am (Live) 6 . Baggage (Live) 7 . Can't Hide From Luv (w/ JayZ(, "Sessions @ AOL) ) 8 . One (w/ U2, Official Video) Track…

Milton Nascimento records ‘Courage,’ an album for CTI (1969)

Milton Nascimento's 'Courage' is an album recorded on December 19, 1968 and February 26 & 27, 1969 and released the same year by CTI.1 . Vera Cruz (w/ Wagner Tiso ) 2 . Outubro 3 . Morro Velho Track Listing : 1.Bridges (Travessia) (Milton Nascimento, Fernando Brant, Gene Lees) - 03:52 . 2.Vera Cruz (Milton Nascimento) - 03:12 . 3.Tres Pontas (Milton Nascimento) - 02:45 . 4.Outubro…

Dave Brubeck Quartet records ‘Jazz at the College of the Pacific’ for Fantasy Records (1953)

Dave Brubeck Quartet's 'Jazz at the College of the Pacific' is a live album recorded on December 14, 1953 and released in December 1953 by Fantasy Records.1 . All The Things You Are (w/ Paul Desmond & Gerry Mulligan ) 2 . All The Things You Are Track Listing : 1.All The Things You Are (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein Ii) - 09:12 . 2.Laura (David Raksin, Johnny Mercer) - 03:12 . 3.Lullaby In…

We Remember Roy Orbison

December 6, 1988 - Mr.Roy Kelton Orbison simply known as Roy Orbison, American singer-songwriter passed away aged 52. He is remembered.Tracklist : 1 . Pretty Woman (w/ Johnny Cash, 1967) 2 . Handle With Care (w/ Traveling Wilburys) 3 . You Got It (Live, 1988) 4 . I Drove All Night (Official Video) 5 . California Blue (Official Video) 6 . Crying (w/ kd Lang) 7 . Blue Bayou (Live, 1973) 8 .…