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…

Jason Moran revisits James Reese Europe (2018)

December 8, 2018 - Jason Moran and several young music students will explore the works of nineteenth century jazz composer and bandleader James Reese Europe at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark release their third album : ‘Architecture And Morality’ featuring ‘Joan of Arc (Maid of Orleans)’ (1981)

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark's 'Architecture & Morality' is their third studio album featuring 'Joan of Arc (Maid of Orleans),' co-produced with Richard Manwaring and Mike Howlett and released on November 8, 1981 by Dindisc1 . The New Stone Age (Live, 1981) 2 . New Stone Age (Live) 3 . She's Leaving ("TopPop") 4 . She's Leaving (Live, 1981) 5 . Souvenir 6 . Souvenir (Royal Albert Hall,…

We Remember Vinicius de Moraes

July 9, 1980 - Marcus Vinicius da Cruz e Mello Moraes simply known as Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian singer, poet and bossa nova composer passed away aged 66. He is remembered.Tracklist : 1 . Canto De Ossanha (w/ Baden Powell) 2 . Soneto De Fidelidade 3 . Chega De Saudade (w/ E Toquinho) 4 . (w/ Tom Jobim, Toquinho E, Miucha) 5 . Garota De Ipanema (w/ Tom Jobim)

Joe Cocker commemorates VE Day in Holland (1995)

May 8, 1995 - Joe Cocker performs next to Art Garfunkel, Alan Parsons, Cindy Lauper, UB40, Wet Wet Wet, Candy Dulfer and many others at the "World Liberty Concert" commemorating VE Day at near the John Frost bridge in Arnhem, the Netherlands<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/cocker-help.jpg' alt='Joe Cocker – With a Little Help from My Friends' width='190'…

Art Garfunkel commemorates VE Day in Holland (1995)

May 8, 1995 - Art Garfunkel performs next to Joe Cocker, Alan Parsons, Cindy Lauper, UB40, Wet Wet Wet, Candy Dulfer and many others at the "World Liberty Concert" commemorating VE Day at near the John Frost bridge in Arnhem, the Netherlands

Helped by his own son, Ry Cooder turns to gospels to heal what he sees as a derelict ‘moral state’. ‘The Prodigal Son’ is all about a possible redemption

Ry Cooder’s 'The Prodigal Son' is his seventeenth solo studio album recorded with his son, Joachim Cooder and released on May 11, 2018 by Fantasy(Source Ry Cooder – The Prodigal Son | Official Site)The Art Desk he never attempts to be “authentic” to the originals in form or style and yet something of the essence remains. PremierGuitar ...his approach to the guitar meshes with his personality:…

Blue Note publish ‘All Rise A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller’ by Meshell Ndegeocello & Jason Moran (2014)

All Rise A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller' by Meshell Ndegeocello & Jason Moran is a collaborative album paying tribute to Waller and released on September 16, 2014 by Blue Note.1 . Fats Waller Dance Party (2013-06-29, Théâtre Jean-Duceppe) 2 . The Joint Is Jumpin (The Lenox Lounge) 3 . Vamping (In The Studio) 4 . Lulu's Back In Town (The Tribes) Track Listing : 1.Put Your Hands On It (Jason…

Frank Sinatra and Tom Jobim record together ‘Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim’ (1967)

'Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim' is a studio album recorded on January 30 and February 1, 1967 and released In March 1967 by Reprise.1 . Change Partners Track Listing : 1.The Girl From Ipanema (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Norman Gimbel, Vinícius De Moraes) - 03:00 . 2.Dindi (Ray Gilbert, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Aloysio De Oliveria) - 03:25 . 3.Change Partners (Irving Berlin) - 02:40…

Sonny Rollins records ‘Alfie,’ an album for Impulse! (1966)

Sonny Rollins' 'Alfie' is an album featuring music from the British film of the same name, recorded on January 26, 1966 and released the same year by Impulse!1 . Alfie's Theme (1973) Track Listing : 1.Alfie'S Theme (Sonny Rollins) - 09:41 . 2.He'S Younger Than You Are (Sonny Rollins) - 05:09 . 3.Street Runner With Child (Sonny Rollins) - 03:59 . 4.Transition Theme For Minor Blues Or Little…

This week In Jazz Legends 03/52

Gerry Mulligan, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis , Ornette Coleman, Jean Luc Ponty, Billy Cobham, Stanley Clarke, Jason Moran, Eliane Elias, Lionel Loueke, Charlie Hunter, Nels Cline & Fred Frith

We remember Junior Wells. ‘Blowing In The Harp’

This day (January 15, 1998), in Chicago, Illinois, died Amos Wells Blakemore Jr. a.k.a. Junior Wells, an American Chicago blues vocalist and harmonica player..Tracklist : 1 . Trouble No More (1987) 2 . w/ Buddy Guy – Who´s Lovin’ You Tonight 3 . w/ Buddy Guy & John Mayall’s Blues Breakers – Don’t Start Me Talkin 4 . Mystery Train (1974) 5 . Messin With The Kid (1974) 6 . Hoodoman Blues (1966)…

Aretha Franklin records ‘Amazing Grace,’ a live album for Atlantic (1972)

Aretha Franklin's 'Amazing Grace' is a live album (& the biggest selling live gospel album of all time) recorded on January 13 & 14, 1972 and released on June 01, 1972 by Atlantic.1 . Old Landmark 2 . (w/ Rev. Cecil & Erma Franklin) 3 . Amazing Grace (Live) 4 . Climbing Higher Mountains (Church & Her Father's Proclaims!) 5 . God Will Take Care Of You (Mcdgospelfest, 2013, NJ)…

Lester Young records ‘Pres and Teddy’ with the Teddy Wilson Quartet for Verve (1956)

Lester Young's 'Pres and Teddy' is an album recorded on January 13, 1956 with the Teddy Wilson Quartet and released In April 1959 by Verve. Track Listing : 1.All Of Me (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) - 05:10 . 2.Prisoner Of Love (Russ Columbo, Clarence Gaskill, Leo Robin) - 07:40 . 3.Louise (Leo Robin, Richard Whiting) - 05:18 . 4.Love Me Or Leave Me (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) - 06:50 .…

Chicago release their third (and double) album : ‘Chicago III’ (1971)

Chicago's 'Chicago III' is their third studio album released as a double album on January 11, 1971. 1 . I Don't Want Your Money (7/21/1970, Tanglewood) 2 . I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love 3 . Mother (7/21/1970, Tanglewood) 4 . Mother (Live) Track Listing : 1.Sing A Mean Tune Kid (Robert Lamm) - 09:13 . 2.Loneliness Is Just A Word (Robert Lamm) - 02:36 . 3.What Else Can I Say (Peter Cetera)…

Happy Birthday Donald Fagen. ‘The Voice Fagen’

This day (January 10, 1948), in Passaic, New Jersey, is born Donald Fagen, an American musician, songwriter and co-founder/ lead singer of Steely Dan.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs -Whos That Lady? (2014) 2 . On Letterman 3 . w/ Michael McDonald – Lonely Teardrops 4 . New Frontier (2006) 5 . w/Steely Dan – Do it Again (1974) 6 . w/Steely Dan – My Old School (1973) . Tracklist :…

Santana release their eighth album : ‘Festival’ (1977)

Santana's 'Festival' is their eighth studio album produced by David Rubinson and released in January 1977 by Columbia.1 . Let The Music Set You Free, Carnaval 2 . Revelations (Chicago, February 22, 1977) 3 . Revelations (Hammersmith Odeon, 1976) Track Listing : 1.Carnaval (Tom Coster, Carlos Santana) - 02:15 . 2.Let The Children Play (Leon Patillo, Carlos Santana) - 03:28 . 3.Jugando (J.…

We remember Dizzy Gillespie. ‘Dizzy Pieces’

This day (January 6, 1993), in Englewood, New Jersey, died Dizzy Gillespie, an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Stan Getz: – A Night In Tunisia (1978) 2 . w/ Lalo Schifrin – Here it tis (1992) 3 . w/ Miriam Makeba – Live The Future 4 . w Bernard Purdie (1982) 5 . w/ James Moody/Gene Harris/Ray Brown/Grady Tate – Ow! (1985) 6 . w/ Charlie…

Odeon publish João Gilberto’s debut album : ‘Chega De Saudade’ produced by Antônio Carlos Jobim (1959)

João Gilberto's 'Chega de Saudade' is his debut album produced by Antônio Carlos Jobim and released in 1959 by Odeon1 . Chega De Saudade 2 . Brigas Nunca Mais (1978) 3 . Desafinado 4 . Rosa Morena 5 . Rosa Morena 6 . Morena Boca De Ouro 7 . Morena Boca De Ouro 8 . Aos Pés Da Cruz (São Paulo, 1994) 9 . É Luxo Só (w/ Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil) Track Listing : 1.Chega De Saudade (Antônio…

Ella Fitzgerald finishes the recording of ‘Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson’ with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra (1961)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson' is a studio album recorded on January 5, 1959–December 27, 1961 with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra and released in 1962 by Verve.1 . Dont Be That Way (13/November/1967) Track Listing : 1.When Your Lover Has Gone (Einar Aaron Swan) - 03:00 . 2.Don'T Be That Way (Benny Goodman, Mitchell Parish, Edgar Sampson) - 03:47 . 3.Love Me Or Leave Me…

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 &…

Happy Birthday Ricky Martin

December 24, 1971 - Puerto Rican singer Enrique Martín Morales better known as Ricky Martin is 51. Happy Birthday SirTracklist : 1 . Vente Pa' Ca (w/ Maluma) 2 . La Mordidita (w/ Yotuel) 3 . Livin' La Vida Loca 4 . María 5 . Disparo al Corazón 6 . Pégate 7 . Tu Recuerdo (w/ La Mari De Chambao, Tommy Torres) 8 . Adiós 9 . Fiebre (w/ Wisin, Yandel) 10 . Falta Amor (w/ Sebastián Yatra) 11 . Vuelve…

Michel Petrucciani records ‘Pianism’ with Palle Danielsson and Eliot Zigmund, for Blue Note (1985)

Michel Petrucciani's 'Pianism' is an album recorded on December 20, 1985 and released in 1986 By Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.The Prayer (Michel Petrucciani) – 11:05 . 2.Our Tune (Michel Petrucciani)– 06:51 . 3.Face'S Face (Michel Petrucciani) – 04:37 . 4.Night And Day (Cole Porter) – 09:20 . 5.Here'S That Rainy Day (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) - 09:51 . 6.Regina (Michel Petrucciani) - 09:20…

Happy Birthday Wadada Leo Smith. ‘Leo Rising’

This day (December 18, 1941), in Leland, Mississippi, is born Wadada Leo Smith, a trumpeter and composer of avant-garde jazz.Tracklist : 1 . Awakening Emmett Till (2017) 2 . w/ The Stone (2015) 3 . w/ Golden Quartet @ Jazzadlia in San Sebastián (2014) 4 . w/ John Lindberg – Live in Switzerland (2012) 5 . Documentary 6 . w/ Louis Moholo, Steve Noble – Live in London (2010) 7 . w/ Golden Quartet –…

We remember Grover Washington Jr. ‘Just One Like Him’

This day (December 17, 1999 ), in New York city, died Grover Washington, Jr., an American jazz-funk / soul-jazz saxophonist.Tracklist : 1 . Hits Medley 2 . Promo Video For Grover Live 3 . Just The Two Of Us (1982) 4 . Winelight (1981) 5 . Let It Flow (1981) 6 . Mister Magic (1981) 7 . Make Me A Memory (1981) Tracklist : Just the Two Of Us . Mister magic . Black Frost . Soulful Strut . Winelight…

Whitney Houston releases her fifth album : ‘Just Whitney’ featuring ‘Whatchulookinat’ and ‘Try It on My Own’ (2002)

Whitney Houston's 'Just Whitney...' is her fifth (and her first in four years) studio album released on December 10, 2002 by Arista Records.1 . One Of Those Days (Official Video) 2 . One Of Those Days (Live) 3 . Tell Me No 4 . Tell Me No 5 . Try It On My Own (Official Video) 6 . Whatchulookinat 7 . Whatchulookinat (Official Video) Track Listing : 1.One Of Those Days (Kevin She'Kspere Briggs,…

Bill Frisell begins the recording of ‘East/West,’ his first live album (2003)

Bill Frisell's 'East/West' is his eighteenth (but his first double and first live) album recorded on December 9, 2003 and May 11, 2004 and released in 2005 by Elektra Nonesuch.1 . L.A. Blues (Argentina, 2000) 2 . A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall 3 . Day Of Wine And Roses 4 . Ron Carter 5 . Ron Carter Track Listing : 1.I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Barrett strong, Norman Whitfield) - 08:00 .…

Singing (and Playing) with Tom Jobim

João Donato, Elis Regina, Pat Metheny , Edu Lobo, Gal Costa, Danilo Caymmi,, Frank Sinatra, Herbie Hancock, João Gilberto , Andy Williams , Chico Buarque, Vinícius De Moraes

We remember Antônio Carlos Jobim. ‘Quiet Star’

This day ( December 8, 1994), in New York, died Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim a.k.a Tom Jobim, a Brazilian songwriter, composer, arranger, singer, and pianist/guitarist.Tracklist : 1 . One Note Samba 2 . Insensatez 3 . Samba De Uma Nota Só (1986) 4 . Garota de Ipanema 5 . Corcovado 6 . Wave 7 . Chega de saudade 8 . Agua De Beber Tracklist : Wave . Insensatez . Triste . Desafinado .…

Mahavishnu Orchestra records the album ‘Visions of the Emerald Beyond’ for Columbia (1975)

Mahavishnu Orchestra's 'Visions of the Emerald Beyond' is an album recorded in December 1974 and released in February 1975 by Columbia.1 . Vision' Prt2 / On The Way Home To Earth 2 . Eternity's Breath (w/ HR-Bigband & Billy Cobham) Track Listing : 1.Eternity'S Breath, Pt. 1 (John McLaughlin) - 03:10 . 2.Eternity'S Breath, Pt. 2 (John McLaughlin) - 04:50 . 3.Lila'S Dance (John McLaughlin) -…