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…

Pepper Adams blows in Barcelona (1983)

December 1, 1983 - Pepper Adams (bs), Tete Montoliu (p), Marc Johnson (b) and Victor Lewis (d) will share the stage at Palau de la Música for "XV Festival International de Jazz de Barcelona" in Barcelona, Spain

Art Pepper records ‘Winter Moon’ with a string orchestra (1980)

Art Pepper's 'Winter Moon' is an album recorded on September 3 & 4, 1980 with strings and released In 1981 By Galaxy Records.Track Listing : 1.Our Song (Art Pepper) - 05:29 . 2.Here'S That Rainy Day (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) - 05:18 . 3.That'S Love (Art Pepper) - 04:50 . 4.Winter Moon (Hoagy Carmichael) - 05:30 . 5.When The Sun Comes Out (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) - 05:47 . 6.Blues In…

Charles Mingus records ‘Blues & Roots,’ an album for Atlantic (1959)

Charles Mingus' 'Blues & The Roots' is an album recorded on February 4, 1959 in New York City and released in March 1960 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting (Charles Mingus) - 05:39 . 2.Cryin' Blues (Charles Mingus) - 04:58 . 3.Moanin' (Charles Mingus) - 08:01 . 4.Tensions (Charles Mingus) - 06:27 . 5.My Jelly Roll Soul (Charles Mingus) - 06:47 . 6.E'S Flat Ah'S Flat…

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…

Toots Thielemans records ‘Man Bites Harmonica!’ an album for Riverside (1958)

Toots Thielemans' 'Man Bites Harmonica!' is an album recorded on December 30, 1957 and January 7, 1958.Track Listing : 1.East Of The Sun (Brooks Bowman) - 07:14 . 2.Don'T Blame Me (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy Mchugh) - 02:27 . 3.18Th Century Ballroom (Ray Bryant) - 03:46 . 4.Soul Station (Toots Thielemans) - 06:58 . 5.Fundamental Frequency (Toots Thielemans) - 04:54 . 6.Struttin' With Some Barbecue (Lil…

This week In Jazz Legends 52/52

Chet Baker, Helen Merrill, Dinah Washington, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Bill Evans , Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Sttit, Anita O'Day, Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, Freddie Hubbard, Weather Report, Duke Ellington

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

Roland Kirk records ‘Left & Right’ for Atlantic (1968)

Roland Kirk's 'Left & Right' is an album recorded on June 17 & 18 1968 and released the same year By Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Black Mystery Has Been Revealed (Roland Kirk) - 01:17 . 2.Expansions: Kirkquest/Kingus Mingus/Celestialness/A Dream Of Beauty Reincarnated/Frisco Vibrations/Classical Jazzical/El Kirk (Roland Kirk) - 19:37 . 3.Lady'S Blues (Roland Kirk) - 03:46 . 4.Ix Love…

Stanley Turrentine records ‘Don’t Mess With Mister T.’ for CTI (1973)

Stanley Turrentine's 'Don't Mess With Mister T.' is an album arranged by Bob James and recorded on June 7–8, 1973 by CTI.1 . Don't Mess With Mr. T (Live) Track Listing : 1.Don'T Mess With Mister T. (Marvin Gaye) - 09:51 . 2.Two For T. (Stanley Turrentine) - 07:06 . 3.Too Blue (Stanley Turrentine) - 07:21 . 4.I Could Never Repay Your Love (Bruce Hawes) - 08:22 Alen MacweeneyALSO READOfficial…

We remember Chet Baker. ‘Chet After Chet’

This day (May 13, 1988), in Amsterdam, Netherlands, died Chesney Henry Baker, Jr. a.k.a Chet Baker, an American jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist and singer.Digest Tracklist : Blue In Green (1988) . My Funny Valentine (1987) . w/ Van Morrison - Send In The Clowns (1986) . w/ Stan Getz - Sweden (1983) . Love For Sale (1979) . Time After Time (1964) . w/ Lars Gullin - All The Things You Are (1959) .…

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…

Lalo Schifrin records ‘Black Widow’ featuring Patti Austin for CTI (1976)

Lalo Schifrin's 'Black Widow' is an album featuring, among others, Patti Austin on vocals and recorded on March 29 & 30, 1976 and released the same year by CTITrack Listing : 1.Black Widow (Lalo Schifrin) - 04:11 . 2.Flamingo (Edmund Anderson, Ted Grouya) - 04:31 . 3.Quiet Village (Les Baxter) - 05:45 . 4.Moonglow/Theme From Picnic (Will Hudson, Irving Mills, Eddie Delange/George Duning, Steve…

Riverside record ‘The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall’ (1959)

'The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall' is an album recorded on February 28, 1959 and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.Thelonious (Thelonious Monk) - 00:56 . 2.Friday The 13Th (Thelonious Monk) - 09:22 . 3.Monk'S Mood (Thelonious Monk) - 10:15 . 4.Little Rootie Tootie (Thelonious Monk) - 08:45 . 5.Off Minor (Thelonious Monk) - 07:47 . 6.Crepuscule With Nellie (Thelonious…

Jazzin’Around Afro Blue

Starting and ending with Mongo Santamaría's composition 'Afro Blue', we have mixed 18 'Strictly Jazz with some Salsa' tunes around the theme of 'Mongo Santamaría'. It has Donald Byrd, Sheila Jordan, Airto Moreira, Ray Barretto & Tito Allen and many more.

Warner Bros. publish Tower of Power’s album : ‘Urban Renewal’ (1975)

Tower of Power's 'Urban Renewal' is an album (the last to feature lead singer Lenny Williams) released in January 1975 by Warner Bros. Records.1 . Only So Much Oil In The Ground 2 . Only So Much Oil In The Ground 3 . Come Back Baby (8/17/12) 4 . Maybe It'll Rub Off (8/17/12) 5 . To Say The Least You're The Most 6 . Willin' To Learn 7 . Willing To Learn 8 . Give Me The Proof 9 . Walkin' Up Hip…

Happy Birthday Sir Elton John. ‘Rocket John (It Still Is A Long Long Time)’

This day (March 25, 1947), in Pinner, Middlesex, England, is born Reginald Kenneth Dwight better known as Elton John, English singer, composer and pianistDigest Tracklist : Your Song (BBC, 1970) . Levon (BBC, 11971) . Rocket Man (Royal Festival Hall, 1972) . Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (TOTP, 1973) . Daniel (Watford, 1974) . Pinball Wizard (Dodger Stadium, 1975) . Don't Go Breaking My Heart (w/…

Happy Birthday will.i.am

March 15, 1975 - William James Adams Jr. simply known as will.i.am, musician and co-founding member of The Black Eyed Peas is 46. Happy Birthday, SirReleased on September 20, 2005, "Illumination" is the nineteenth album by Earth, Wind & Fire with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Kenny G, Kelly Rowland, will.i.am, and Brian McKnight. >> Released on October 24, 2006, "Once Again" is the…