Happy Birthday Miroslav Vitous. ‘Vitous’Virtuosity’

This day (December 6, 1947), in Prague, Czechoslovakia, is born Miroslav Vitousa Czech jazz bassist.Tracklist : 1 . My Romance (2019) 2 . w/ Adam Pieronczyk (2018) 3 . w/Jiří Stivín – Jazzinec (2016) 4 . improvisation #1l (2015) 5 . w/ Project Q – Jarasum Jazz Festival (2013) 6 . w/ Chick Corea Trio – Rhythm A Ning 7 . w/ Jan Garbarek & Peter Erskine – Clouds In The Mountain (1993) 8 . w/…

Chick Corea records ‘Now He Sings, Now He Sobs’ with Miroslav Vitouš and Roy Haynes (1968)

Chick Corea's 'Now He Sings, Now He Sobs' is an album recorded on March 14, 19 and 27, 1968, with Miroslav Vitouš on bass and Roy Haynes on drums and released the same year by Solid State.Track Listing : 1.Steps - What Was (Chick Corea) - 13:50 . 2.Matrix (Chick Corea) - 06:28 . 3.Now He Sings, Now He Sobs (Chick Corea) - 07:03 . 4.Now He Beats The Drums, Now He Stops (Chick Corea) - 10:35 .…

This week In Jazz Legends 49/52

Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Abdullah Ibrahim, Carlos Ward, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Stan Getz, Flora Purim, Dave Brubeck, Benny Goodman, Wes Montgomery, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Chick Corea, Roy Haynes, Miroslav Vitous, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Gene Harris, Ray Brown, Grady Tate

Weather Report record their fourth album : ‘Sweetnighter’ for Columbia (1973)

Weather Report's 'Sweetnighter' is their fourth (and the last to feature Miroslav Vitouš) album, recorded on February 3-7, 1973 and released on April 27, 1973 by Columbia.1 . Badia / Boogie Woogie Waltz (1975, Berlin) Weather Report - Sweetnighter Track Listing : 1.Boogie Woogie Waltz (Josef Zawinul)– 13:06 . 2.Manolete (Wayne Shorter) - 05:58 . 3.Adios (Josef Zawinul) - 03:02 . 4.125Th Street…

Weather Report record their first live album : ‘Live in Tokyo’ at Shibuya Kokaido Hall in Tokyo (1972)

Weather Report's 'Live in Tokyo' is their third (and first live) album recorded on January 13, 1972 at Shibuya Kokaido Hall and released the same year by Columbia.1 . Orange Lady (1972) Track Listing : 1.Medley: Vertical Invader, Seventh Arrow, T.H., Doctor Honoris Causa (Miroslav Vitous, Josef Zawinul) – 26:14 . 2.Medley: Surucucú, Lost, Early Minor, Directions (Wayne Shorter, Josef Zawinul) –…

We remember Michel Petrucciani. ‘Piano Giant’

This day (January 6, 1999), in New York City, died Michel Petrucciani, a French jazz pianist.Tracklist : September Second . Documentary (1997) . In a sentimental mood (1993) . w/ Jim Hall - Beautiful Love . w/ Roy Haynes & Gary Peacock - One for us (1988) . w/ Jim Hall - My Funny Valentine (1986) . I Just Say Hello . Tracklist : September Second . Looking Up . Brazillian Suite . Home .…

We remember Alphonse Mouzon. ‘Fusion Moves On’

This day (December 26, 2016), in Los Angeles, California, died Alphonse Mouzon, a jazz-fusion drummer and percussionist Tracklist : 1 . w/ Larry Coryell & The 11th House – Right On, Y’all (2013) 2 . I Wonder Why (2012) 3 . Jams 4 . w/ Paul Jackson & Herbie Hancock – Hang Up Your Hang Ups (1979) 5 . w/ Jaco Pastorius, Albert Mangelsdorff – Zores Mores (1976) 6 . w/ Miroslav Vitous &…

Stan, Chick, Dizzy et al go to the White House (1982)

December 4, 1982 - American president Ronald Reagan has invited a few top jazz players to the White House - that is Diane Schuur, Stan Getz, Chick Corea, Miroslav Vitouš, Roy Haynes, Dizzy Gillespie, Jon Faddis next to classical violonist Itzhak Perlman - for a private concert More Info<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Stan-Getz-Getz-à-Go-Go-RVJ.jpeg' alt='Stan Getz…

Weather Report record ‘I Sing the Body Electric’ for Columbia (1971)

Weather Report's 'I Sing the Body Electric' is their second album (with two new members : percussionist Dom Um Romão and drummer Eric Gravatt) recorded during November 1971 and January 1972 and released on May 26, 1972 By Columbia.1 . Dr.Honoris Causa / Directions 2 . Orange Lady (1972) Track Listing : 1.Unknown Soldier (Josef Zawinul) - 08:00 . 2.The Moors (Wayne Shorter) - 04:45 . 3.Crystal…

Jazz has its own Woodstock Festival (1981)

September 19, 1981 - Jack DeJohnette, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Anthony Braxton, Lee Konitz, Miroslav Vitouš and many more are in Woodstock to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Creative Music Studio, founded by Karl Berger and Ornette Coleman.

Weather Report @ Norddeutscher Rundfunk

On September 3, 1971, Weather Report plus three european horn players did a two hours radio broadcast on "Jazzworkshop" a Norddeutscher Rundfunk program. Taped in Berlin, the radio show is so far unissued (or eventually bootlegged) but during the rehearsals, two songs "Directions" and "Dr. Honoris Causa" were filmed.Track Listing : 1.Directions (Joe Zawinul) - 16:38 . 2.Dr Honoris Causa (Joe…

We remember Ornette Coleman. ‘Ornette, What Else?’

This day (June 11, 2015), in New-York City, died Ornette Coleman, an American saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter, composer and one of the major innovators of the free jazz movement.Tracklist : 1 . At North Sea Jazz (2010) 2 . J.S. Bach (2010) 3 . Lonely Woman (2008) 4 . w/ Prime Time - Latin Genetics 5 . w/ Prime Time - Stadtgarten Cologne (1987) 6 . In Germany (1978 ) 7 . In Roma (1974)…

We remember Stan Getz. ‘Getz à Go Go’

This day (June 6, 1991), in Malibu, California, died Stan Getz, an American jazz saxophone player who was known as The Sound. Tracklist : 1 . Lush Life (1983) 2 . Yours And Mine (1990) 3 . Blood Count (1989) 4 . Dream’S (1986) 5 . w/ Chet Baker - Airegin (1983) 6 . w/ Dizzy Gillespie - I Can'T Get Started (1978) 7 . Chega De Saudade (1976) 8 . A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square (1967) 9 . w/…

Happy Birthday Anthony Braxton. ‘Professor Braxton’

This day (June 4, 1945), in Chicago, Illinois, is born Anthony Braxton, an American composer, saxophonist, clarinettist, flautist, pianist and philosopher.Tracklist : 1 . Solo (2019) 2 . Fringe Arts (2017) 3 . Sonic Genome (2015) 4 . Solo alto saxophone (2012) 5 . Documentary (2010) 6 . Impressions 7 . On Woody Shaw 8 . w/ William Parker, Hamid Drake - Blue Note, Milano (2007) 9 . w/ Sonic Genome…

Columbia Records publish ‘Weather Report,’ their eponymous debut album (1971)

'Weather Report (1971) ' is their debut album released on May 12, 1971 by Columbia Records.Track Listing : 1.Milky Way (Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul) - 02:33 . 2.Umbrellas (Wayne Shorter, Miroslav Vitous, Joe Zawinul) - 03:27 . 3.Seventh Arrow (Miroslav Vitous) - 05:23 . 4.Orange Lady (Joe Zawinul) - 08:44 . 5.Morning Lake (Miroslav Vitous) - 04:26 . 6.Waterfall (Joe Zawinul) - 06:20 . 7.Tears…

We Remember Lee Konitz. ‘Cool Lee’

This day (April 15, 2020), in New-York City, died Lee Konitzan American jazz alto saxophonist Digest Tracklist : Darn that dream (2018) . @ SeixalJazz (2017) . Body & Soul . Live In Italy (2012) . Solar (2008) . w/ Zimbo Trio - Luiza (1999) . w/ Frank Wunch - Thingin' (1995) . w/ Paul Motian Trio ~ I Wish I Knew (1991) . w/ Chick Corea - Stella By Starlight (1981) . Bird (1973) . w/ Bill…

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…

Weather Report release ‘Mysterious Traveller,’ their fifth album co-produced By Wayne Shorter and Josef Zawinul (1974)

Weather Report's 'Mysterious Traveller' is their fifth album released on March 24, 1974 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Nubian Sundance (Josef Zawinul) - 10:40 . 2.American Tango (Miroslav Vitouš, Josef Zawinul) - 03:40 . 3.Cucumber Slumber (Alphonso Johnson, Josef Zawinul) - 08:22 . 4.Mysterious Traveller (Wayne Shorter) - 07:21 . 5.Blackthorn Rose (Wayne Shorter) - 05:03 . 6.Scarlet Woman…

Happy Birthday Roy Haynes. ‘Vive Le Roy’

This day (March 13, 1925 ), in Boston, Massachusetts, is born Roy Owen Haynes, an American jazz drummer.Tracklist : w/ David Kikoski (2019) . The 7-Decade Career of Drummer Roy Haynes (2018) . w/ The Fountain Of Youth Quartet - At Dizzy'S Club (2011) . Interview . Various (2009) . w/ Chick Corea - Duet (2009) . w/ Pat Metheny, Dave Holland - How Insensitive (1992) . Red Rodney All Stars - At…

Happy Birthday Jan Garbarek. ‘Gratulerer med dagen! Mr. Garbarek’

This day (March 4 , 1947), in Mysen, Norway, is born Jan Garbarek, a Norwegian tenor and soprano saxophonist.Tracklist : w/ Trilok Gurtu - @ Tharros (2016) . Heather / The Creek / Yr (2013) . Marciac . Mission: To Be Where I Am (2006) . w/ Shankar, Hussain, Gurtu - Song For Everyone (1984) . w/ Miroslav Vitous - Upright Bass Solo . Hasta Siempre (2004) . Live (Poland 2006) . w/ Anouar Brahem,…