Modern Jazz Quartet record ‘For Ellington’ a tribute album for East West (1988)

Modern Jazz Quartet's 'For Ellington' is a tribute album recorded on February 1-3, 1988 in New-York City and released the same year by East West.1 . Softly As In A Morning Sunrise / Prelude To A Kiss (1990) Modern Jazz Quartet - For Ellington Track Listing : 1.For Ellington (John Lewis) - 08:01 . 2.Jack The Bear (Duke Ellington) - 05:04 . 3.Prelude To A Kiss (Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon,…

Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley records ‘Know What I Mean?’ with Bill Evans and the rhythm section of the Modern Jazz Quartet (1961)

Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley's 'Know What I Mean?' is an album recorded on January 27, February 21, March 13, 1961 with Bill Evans & the rhythm section of the Modern Jazz Quartet.Track Listing : 1.Waltz For Debby (Bill Evans, Gene Lees) - 05:15 . 2.Goodbye (Gordon Jenkins) - 06:15 . 3.Who Cares? (Take 5) (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 05:57 . 4.Who Cares? (Take 4) (George Gershwin, Ira…

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)…

Modern Jazz Quartet records ‘Fontessa,’ an album for Atlantic (1956)

Modern Jazz Quartet's 'Fontessa' is an album recorded from January 22 till February 14, 1956 and released the same year by Atlantic.1 . Woody'n You (London) Track Listing : 1.Versailles (John Lewis) - 03:22 . 2.Angel Eyes (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis) - 03:48 . 3.Fontessa (John Lewis) - 11:12 . 4.Over The Rainbow (Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg) - 03:50 . 5.Bluesology (Milt Jackson) - 05:04 . 6.Willow…

Prestige Records tape ‘Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet’ (1953)

Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet' is an album (including four tracks performed with the Modern Jazz Quartet) recorded on January 17, December 17, 1951 & October 7, 1953 by Prestige.Track Listing : 1.The Stopper (Sonny Rollins) - 02:59 . 2.Almost Like Being In Love (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) - 03:26 . 3.No Moe (Sonny Rollins) - 03:32 . 4.In A Sentimental Mood (Duke Ellington,…

The Modern Jazz Quartet begins the recording of their album : ‘Pyramid’ (1959)

The Modern Jazz Quartet's 'Pyramid' is an album recorded on August 22 & 25 and December 21, 1959 and January 15, 1960 In 1960 and released the same year by Atlantic.1 . Django 2 . Django(London) Track Listing : 1.Vendome (John Lewis) - 02:30 . 2.Pyramid (Blues For Junior) (Ray Brown) - 10:46 . 3.It Don'T Mean A Thing (If It Ain'T Got That Swing) (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) - 05:02 .…

Atlantic tape ‘The Modern Jazz Quartet at Music Inn Volume 2’ with Sonny Rollins on two numbers (1958)

'The Modern Jazz Quartet at Music Inn Volume 2' is a live album recorded on August 3 & 31, 1958 with Sonny Rollins appearing on two numbers and released in 1959 By Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Medley: Stardust/I Can'T Get Started/Lover Man (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish/Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin/Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez, James Sherman) - 08:15 . 2.Yardbird Suite (Charlie Parker) - 05:14 .…

‘Collaboration’ by the Modern Jazz Quartet & Laurindo Almeida

'Collaboration' by the Modern Jazz Quartet & Laurindo Almeida is an album recorded on July 21, 1964 and released the same year by Atlantic.1 . Laurindo Almeida & The Modern Jazz Quartet Track Listing : 1.Silver (John Lewis) - 03:40 . 2.Trieste (John Lewis) - 05:22 . 3.Valeria (John Lewis) - 05:47 . 4.Fugue In A Minor (Johann Sebastian Bach) - 03:46 . 5.One Note Samba (Antonio Carlos…

Milt Jackson records ‘Wizard of the Vibes’ featuring Thelonious Monk, Lou Donaldson and the Modern Jazz Quartet (1948)

Milt Jackson's 'Wizard of the Vibes' is an album recorded on July 2, 1948 with the Thelonious Monk Quintet and on April 7, 1952 with the Modern Jazz Quartet plus Lou Donaldson and released in 1952 by Blue Note Records..1 . Bag's Groove 2 . Bag's Groove (Modern Jazz Quartet in London) Track Listing : 1.Tahiti (Milt Jackson) - 03:29 . 2.Lillie (Milt Jackson) - 03:15 . 3.Bags' Groove (Milt Jackson)…

We remember Percy Heath from the Modern Jazz Quartet. ‘Modern Jazz Percy’

This day (April 28, 2005), in Southampton, New York, died Percy Heath, an American jazz bassist, member of the Modern Jazz Quartet.Digest Tracklist : Modern Jazz Quartet - 'Round Midnight . Heath Brothers (2004) . Modern Jazz Quartet - Summertime (1987) . Documentary (2004) . Heath Brothers - Brotherly Jazz . Heath Brothers, Rome (1981) . Modern Jazz Quartet - Winter Tale (1964) . Tracklist :…

Modern Jazz Quartet record their ‘European Concert’ album in Sweden (1960)

Modern Jazz Quartet's 'European Concert' is a live album recorded on April 11, 12 & 13, 1960 in Sweden and released In 1962 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Django (John Lewis) - 05:32 . 2.Bluesology (Milt Jackson) - 04:39 . 3.I Should Care (Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston) - 05:33 . 4.La Ronde (John Lewis) - 03:07 . 5.I Remember Clifford (Benny Golson, Jon Hendricks) - 05:15 .…

We remember John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet fame. ‘John Left The Notes’

This day (March 29, 2001), in New York City, died John Aaron Lewis, an American jazz pianist, composer and musical director of the Modern Jazz Quartet.Digest Tracklist : Django (2000) . w/ Davor Kajfes - in Zagreb (1994) . w/ Hank Jones - Manha` De Carnaval . w/ Toshiko Akiyoshi - Willow Weep For Me . w/ Modern Jazz Quartet - Bags Groove (1987) . w/ Modern Jazz Quartet - The Golden Striker…

Modern Jazz Quartet record ‘Three Windows’ with the New York Chamber Symphony (1987)

'Three Windows' by the Modern Jazz Quartet is an album recorded between March 16 & 20, 1987 with the New York Chamber Symphony and released the same year by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Three Windows (John Lewis) - 08:13 . 2.Kansas City Breaks (John Lewis) - 06:29 . 3.Encoutner In Cagnes (John Lewis) - 12:28 . 4.Django (John Lewis) - 07:54 . 5.A Day In Dubrovnik (John Lewis) - 16:34…

This week In Jazz Legends 05/52

Bill Evans, Carmen McRae, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Ella Fitzgerald & Sammy Davis Jr., J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding, Tony Bennett, Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins & Jim Hall, Anita O'Day, Weather Report, Donald Byrd, Herbie Hancock

This week In Jazz Legends 34/52

Branford Marsalis, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Joe Henderson, McCoy Tynerr, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Herbie Hancock, Return to Forever, Stan Kenton, Jimmy Smith, Maynard Ferguson, Gerry Mulligan, Modern Jazz Quartet, Martial Solal, Toots Thielemans

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

Sonny Rollins records ‘There Will Never Be Another You’ at Museum of Modern Art, New York (1965)

Sonny Rollins' 'There Will Never Be Another You' is a live album recorded on June 17, 1965 at Museum of Modern Art, New York and released in 1978 By Impulse!.1 . Four Denmark (w/ Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen, Sonny Rollins, Kenny Drew, 1968) 2 . There Will Never Be Another You (Denmark, 1965) Track Listing : 1.On Green Dolphin Street (Bronislaw Kaper, Ned Washington) - 07:22 . 2.Three Little…

This week In Jazz Legends 17/52

John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, Jimmy Smith, Count Basie, Joshua Redman, Benny Golson, Freddie Hubbard, Stan Getz, Michel Legrand, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Toots Thielemans, Fred Hersch, Diane Schuur

This week In Jazz Legends 13/52

John Lewis, Chick Corea & Hiromi Uehara, Keith Jarrett, Terri Lynn Carrington, Diana Krall, Eliane Elias, Jimmy Smith, George Duke, Maynard Ferguson, Tete Montoliu & Jackie McLean, Michael Brecker, Gary Bartz

This week In Jazz Legends (special pianists) 11/52

Mccoy Tyner, Michel Petrucciani, John Lewis, Makoto Ozone, Chick Corea, Brad Mehldau, Omar Sosa, Georges Cables, Danilo Perez, Michel Camilo, Vana Gierig, ‪Tania MariaThey are the "Jazz Legends (special pianists)" performers selected among the 330 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Mccoy Tyner . The Seeker Lifted from : McCoy…

Chick Corea records ‘Three Quartets’ with Michael Brecker, Eddie Gomez and Steve Gadd (1981)

Chick Corea's 'Three Quartets' is an album recorded in January & February 1981 with saxophonist Michael Brecker, bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Steve Gadd and released in July 1981 by Stretch Records.Track Listing : 1.Quartet No. 1 (Chick Corea) - 10:16 . 2.Quartet No. 3 (Chick Corea) - 09:41 . 3.Quartet No. 2 - Part I (Dedicated To Duke Ellington) (Chick Corea) - 07:09 . 4.Quartet No. 2 -…

Jazzin’Around The Shape of Jazz to Come

Starting and ending with Ornette Coleman's composition 'Lonely Woman', we have mixed 18 'linked together by a clue' tunes around the theme of 'Ornette Coleman'. It has Chet Baker, Lyambiko, Charles Mingus, Jimmy Rodgers and many more.

Jazz In The Cities

From 'Calcutta' to 'Nostalgia De Mexico', we have mixed 20 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Worldwide Cities'. It has Nina Simone, Johnny Griffin, Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen, Astor Piazzolla - Gerry Mulligan and many more.

This week In One-Off Collaborations 29/52

Miles Davis & Chaka Khan, Steve Winwood, Arturo Sandoval & Tito Puente, Bob Weir & Grace Potter, John Lee Hooker, Carlos Santana & Etta James, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Freddie King & Johnny Winter, John Mayall & Eric Clapton, Eric Clapton, David Sanborn, Steve Gadd, Marcus Miller & Joe Sample, Bobby Mcferrin & The Yellowjackets, Rick Wakeman & Jon Lord,…

We remember Milt Jackson. ‘The Jackson Vibe’

This day (October 9, 1999), in Manhattan, New York, died Milt Jackson, an American jazz vibraphonist,.Tracklist : 1 . Bag’s Groove 2 . The Prophet Speaks (1999) 3 . w/ Benny Golson & Art Farmer & Nhøp – Blues For Diahann (1997) 4 . Take The A Train (1994) 5 . Live In Japan (1990) Milt Jackson Top 10 : Bags’ Groove . Tahiti . Lillie . What’s New . People Make The World Go Round . On the…

We remember Laurindo Almeida. ‘Brazilliant’

This day (July 26, 1995), in Van Nuys, California, died Laurindo Almeida, a Brazilian guitarist and composer.Tracklist : 1 . w/ The Modern Jazz Quartet - In the Heart to Loronix 2 . Voce E Eu 3 . Dear Heart 4 . Leverkusener Jazztage(1992) Tracklist : Girl From Ipanema Manha De Carnaval . Atabaque . Recado Bossa Nova . You Needed Me . Speak Low . Copacabana . Late Last Night . Desafinado .…

Blue Note publish Charles Lloyd’s ‘Wild Man Dance,’ a six-part suite recorded in Poland (2015)

Charles Lloyd's 'Wild Man Dance' is a six-part suite recorded in Wroclaw, Poland with Gerald Clayton, Joe Sanders, Eric Harland et al and released on April 14, 2015 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Flying Over The Odra Valley (Charles Lloyd) - 10:59 . 2.Gardner (Charles Lloyd) - 08:11 . 3.Lark (Charles Lloyd) - 13:20 . 4.River (Charles Lloyd) - 16:07 . 5.Invitation (Charles Lloyd) - 10:34 . 6.Wild…

Weather Report

From 'Grey December' to 'Frosty The Snowman' , we have mixed 18 'Jazz & Others' tunes around the theme of 'Ice, Cold & Snow'. It has Stacey Kent, Ray Charles, George Shearing, Billy May, Chet Baker 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.

Jobim Para Dois (ou Três)

From 'How Insensitive' to 'Corcovado', we have mixed 20 'Brazilian Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Duos doing Jobim's Classics'. It has Nana Caymmi & César Camargo, Antonio Carlos Jobim & Elis Regina, Yamandu Costa & Ze Paulo Becker, Sergio Mendes & Cannonball Adderley and many more.

Come Warren Come Shine

From 'An Affair to Remember' to 'Lullaby Of Broadway', we have mixed 20 'Good Old Fashioned Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'Harry Warren'. It has Ethel Waters, Jimmy Noone, Julie London, Betty Roche and many more.

Happy Birthday Jason Moran. ‘Still Rising’

This day (January 21, 1975), in Houston, Texas, is born Jason Moran ,a jazz pianist and composer .Tracklist : 1 . Fire Waltz 2 . Wind (2019) 3 . On Thelonious Monk 4 . Staged (2016) 5 . Jazzbaltica (2004) 6 . w/ Bill Frisell - Memories of Tomorrow (2014) 7 . w/ Cristina Zavalloni - Body And Soul (2011) 8 . You'Ve Got To Be Modernistic (2003) 9 . Lulu's Back In Town (2011) 10 . w/ Alicia Hall…

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 &…

Roland Kirk starts the recording of ‘The Inflated Tear,’ an album for Atlantic (1968)

Roland Kirk's 'The Inflated Tear' is an album recorded between November 27 and 30, 1967 and released on June 14, 1968 by Atlantic.1 . The Inflated Tear (Prague, 1967) 2 . Quartet, 1961 Track Listing : 1.The Black And Crazy Blues (Roland Kirk) - 06:07 . 2.A Laugh For Rory (Roland Kirk) - 02:54 . 3.Many Blessings (Roland Kirk) - 04:45 . 4.Fingers In The Wind (Roland Kirk) - 04:18 . 5.The…

Wes Montgomery records his sixth album : ‘So Much Guitar’ for Riverside (1961)

Wes Montgomery's 'So Much Guitar' is his sixth album recorded on August 4, 1961 and released the same year by Riverside.1 . Twisted Blues 2 . Twisted Blues Track Listing : 1.Twisted Blues (Wes Montgomery) - 05:31 . 2.Cotton Tail (Duke Ellington) - 03:38 . 3.I Wish I Knew (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) - 05:26 . 4.I'M Just A Lucky So-And-So (Duke Ellington, Mack David) - 05:57 . 5.Repetition (Neal…

We remember Albert Mangelsdorff. ‘Der Posaunist’

This day (July 25, 2005), in Frankfurt, Germany, died Albert Mangelsdorff, a German modern jazz trombonist.Tracklist : 1 . Albert Mangelsdorff 5Tet (2004) 2 . Ripoff / Mood Azure (1983) 3 . The United Jazz & Rock Ensemble - Be Bop Scat 4 . Globe Unity Orchestra - Live In Berlin (1970) 5 . Now Jazz Ramwong 6 . w/ Jaco Pastorius - Trilogue (1976) Tracklist : Sakura Waltz . Varie . Ant Steps…

Happy Birthday Donald Harrison. ‘Sax Donald’

This day (June 23, 1960), in New Orleans, Louisiana, is born Donald Harrison, an American jazz saxophonist.Tracklist : 1 . Big Chief (2019) 2 . Charlie Parker w Strings (2018) 3 . Cherokee (2016) 4 . Hu Ta Nay (2015) 5 . w/ Christian Scott – Live In New York (2012) 6 . w/Congo Nation Salon (2011) 7 . Documentary (2011) 8 . w/ Glen David Andrews - When The Saints Go Marching In (2011) 9 . w/ Ali…

Happy Birthday Herbie Hancock

This day (April 12, 1940 ), in Chicago, Illinois, is born Herbert Jeffrey Herbie Hancock, an American pianist, keyboardist and composer.Digest Tracklist : Actual Proof (Austin City Limits) . SoCal Connected (2014) . w/ Friends - Walkin (2012) . w/ Pink, Seal, India Arie - Imagine (2010) . w/ Christina Aguilera - A Song For You (2008) . w/ .Wynton Marsalis - Chicago. Part 2 (1981) . w/ Wayne…

We remember Buddy Rich. ‘My Buddy Was Rich’

This day (April 2, 1987), in Los Angeles, California, died Bernard 'Buddy' Rich, an American jazz drummer and bandleader.Digest Tracklist : Just In Time (1987 ) . Channel One Suite (1983) . The Carioca (1982) . Vs Animal - The Muppet Show (1980) . Norwegian Wood (1973) . Basically Blues (1970) . w/ Gene Krupa - Famous Drum Battle (1966) . w/ Jerry Lewis - Drum Solo Battle (1965) . Parkinson Last…

Happy Birthday Hiromi Uehara. ‘Super Hiromi’

This day (March 26, 1979), in Hamamatsu, Japan, is born Hiromi Uehara, a Japanese jazz composer and pianist.Digest Tracklist : Kaleidoscope (2020) . Seeker (2018) . w/ Edmar Castaneda – Fire (2017) . w/ Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips – @ Nave de Vero in Jazz (2016) . w/ Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips – Desire (2015) . w/ Anthony Jackson & Steve Smith – Labyrinth (2013) . Teatro…