Ornette Coleman begins the recording of ‘Tomorrow Is the Question!’ with Don Cherry, Percy Heath, Shelly Manne and Red Mitchell (1959)

Ornette Coleman's 'Tomorrow Is the Question!' is his second album subtitled 'The New Music of Ornette Coleman!', recorded on January 16, February 23 and March 9–10, 1959 with Don Cherry, Percy Heath, Shelly Manne and Red Mitchell and released the same year bBy Contemporary.1 . North Sea Jazz 2010 Track Listing : 1.Tomorrow Is The Question! (Ornette Coleman) - 03:09 . 2.Tears Inside (Ornette…

Bill Evans records ‘Interplay’ with Percy Heath, Philly Joe Jones, Jim Hall and Freddie Hubbard (1962)

Bill Evans' 'Interplay' is an album recorded on July 16–17 and August 21, 1962, with Percy Heath, Philly Joe Jones, Jim Hall and Freddie Hubbard and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.You And The Night And The Music (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 07:04 . 2.When You Wish Upon A Star (Leigh Harline, Ned Washington) - 05:45 . 3.I'Ll Never Smile Again (Ruth Lowe) - 06:32 .…

Sonny Rollins records ‘The Sound of Sonny’ with Sonny Clark, Roy Haynes, Percy Heath and Paul Chambers (1957)

Sonny Rollins' 'The Sound of Sonny' is an album recorded on June 11, 12 & 19 1957 with Sonny Clark, Roy Haynes and Percy Heath or Paul Chambers and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.The Last Time I Saw Paris (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Jerome Kern) - 02:58 . 2.Just In Time (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne) - 03:59 . 3.Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye (Ernie Erdman, Ted Fio…

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 :…

We remember Jimmy Heath. ‘Little Heath Man’

This day (January 19, 2020), in Loganville, Georgia, died Jimmy Heath a.k.a Little Bird, an American jazz saxophonist and brother of bassist Percy Heath and drummer Albert Heath.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Mulgrew Miller, David Wong & Tootie Heath – Fungii Mamma (2009) 2 . Documentary 3 . w/ the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra (2005) 4 . All Blues (1992) 5 . Heath Brothers Quartet – Live in Rome 14 .…

Wes Montgomery records his fourth album for Riverside : ‘The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery’ (1960)

'The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery' is his fourth album recorded on January 26–27, 1960 and released the same year by Riverside.1 . Four On Six (1965) 2 . West Coast Blues 3 . Quartet, 1965 Track Listing : 1.Airegin (Sonny Rollins) - 04:26 . 2.D-Natural Blues (Wes Montgomery) - 05:23 . 3.Polka Dots And Moonbeams (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 04:44 . 4.Four On Six (Wes Montgomery)…

Happy Birthday Benny Golson. ‘Along Came Benny’

This day (January 25, 1929), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is born Benny Golson,an American bebop & hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist.Tracklist : 1 . Take The A Train (2009) 2 . Killer Joe (2009) 3 . Interview & Live. 4 . Milt Jackson & Benny Golson & Art Farmer & NHØP - Blues for Diahann (1997) 5 . Freddie Hubbard & Stablemates (1989) 6 . w/ Alan Branscombe, Dave Goldberg,…

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…

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

Milt Jackson records the album ‘Plenty, Plenty Soul’ with Cannonball Adderley, Horace Silver, Art Blakey et al (1957)

Milt Jackson's 'Plenty, Plenty Soul' is an album recorded on January 5 & 7, 1957 with Cannonball Adderley, Horace Silver, Oscar Pettiford, Art Blakey, Connie Kay and more guests and released the same year by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Plenty, Plenty Soul (Milt Jackson, Quincy Jones) - 09:33 . 2.Boogity Boogity (Quincy Jones) - 04:55 . 3.Heartstrings (Milt Jackson) - 04:53 . 4.Sermonette…

Miles Davis records with Thelonious Monk and Milt Jackson, ‘Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants,’ an album for Prestige (1954)

'Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants' is an album recorded on December 24, 1954 and October 26, 1956, with Thelonious Monk and Milt Jackson and released in 1959 By Prestige.Track Listing : 1.The Man I Love (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 07:59 . 2.Swing Spring (Miles Davis) - 10:46 . 3.'Round Midnight (Bernie Hanighen, Cootie Williams, Thelonious Monk) - 05:25 . 4.Bemsha Swing (Thelonious…

Art Blakey records the album ‘Moanin” with the Jazz Messengers for Blue Note (1958)

Art Blakey's 'Moanin'' is an album he recorded on October 30, 1958 with the Jazz Messengers and released in January 1959 by Blue Note.1 . Along Came Betty (w/ The Jazz Messengers ) 2 . Blues March (w/ Big Band, 1988) Track Listing : 1.Moanin' (Bobby Timmons) - 09:35 . 2.Are You Real (Benny Golson) - 04:50 . 3.Along Came Betty (Benny Golson) - 06:12 . 4.The Drum Thunder (Miniature) Suite…

Art Blakey records ‘Caravan,’ an album with the Jazz Messengers (1962)

Art Blakey's 'Caravan' is a studio album recorded on October 23 & 24, 1962 with the Jazz Messengers and released in February 1963 by Riverside.1 . Thermo (w/ The Jazz Messengers, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter & Curtis Fuller) Track Listing : 1.Caravan (Juan Tizol) - 09:46 . 2.Sweet 'N' Sour (Wayne Shorter) - 05:30 . 3.In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning (David Mann, Bob Hilliard) -…

Thelonious Monk records his first studio album : ‘Thelonious Monk Trio’ for Prestige (1952)

Thelonious Monk Trio' is Monk's first studio album recorded on October 15 and December 18, 1952; September 22, 1954 and released the same year by Prestige.1 . Blue Monk 2 . Blue Monk Track Listing : 1.Little Rootie Tootie (Thelonious Monk) - 03:06 . 2.Sweet And Lovely (Gus Amheim, Jules Lemare, Harry Tobias) - 03:33 . 3.Bye-Ya (Thelonious Monk) - 02:46 . 4.Monk'S Dream (Thelonious Monk) - 03:07…

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…

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,…

Milt Jackson plays outdoor (1995)

August 28, 1995 - the Milt Jackson Quintet featuring Jimmy Heath and his brother Percy Heath performs outdoors at Grant's Tomb near Riverside Church in Harlem, New-York City

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 .…

Miles Davis and Milt Jackson record ‘Quintet / Sextet’ with Jackie McLean (1955)

'Quintet / Sextet' by Miles Davis & Milt Jackson is a studio album recorded on August 5, 1955 with Jackie McLean and released in 1956 By Prestige.Track Listing : 1.Dr. Jackle (Jackie Mclean) – 08:55 . 2.Bitty Ditty (Thad Jones) – 06:37 . 3.Minor March (Jackie Mclean) – 08:18 . 4.Changes (Ray Bryant) – 07:11 Musicians : Miles Davis – Trumpet . Milt Jackson – Vibraphone . Jackie Mclean –…

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…

Rahsaan Roland Kirk records his final album : ‘Boogie-Woogie String Along for Real’ (1977)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk's 'Boogie-Woogie String Along for Real' is his final album recorded on July 18, 1977 with a string section and orchestra and released the same year by Warner Bros.Track Listing : 1.Boogie Woogie String Along For Real (Rahsaan Roland Kirk) - 08:52 . 2.I Loves You, Porgy (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) - 01:51 . 3.Make Me A Pallet On The Floor (Traditional) -…

McCoy Tyner, Paquito D’Riviera et al connect in Montreux (1981)

July 18, 1981 - The New York Montreux Connection gathers Arthur Blythe, Paquito D'Riviera, Jimmy Heath, Percy Heath, McCoy Tynerr, Chico Freeman, Slide Hampton, Phil Woods, Ronnie Burrage, John Blake, Stanley Cowell, John Hicks and Steve Mc Call on stage at at "Montreux Jazz Festival" in Switzerland

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…

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)…

Miles Davis records an extra track for the ‘Bags’ Groove’ album (1954)

Miles Davis' 'Bags' Groove' is an album compiling material from two 10 LPs recorded in 1954, plus two alternate takes recorded on June 29 & December 24, 1954 and released in 1957 by Prestige.Track Listing : 1.Bags' Groove (Milt Jackson) – 11:16 . 2.Bags' Groove (Milt Jackson) – 09:24 . 3.Airegin (Sonny Rollins) – 05:01 . 4.Oleo (Sonny Rollins) – 05:14 . 5.But Not For Me (George Gershwin,…

Clifford Brown records ‘Memorial Album,’ his first album for Blue Note (1953)

Clifford Brown's 'Memorial Album' is the first album under his leadership recorded on June 9, 1953 and released in 1956 by Blue Note. Track Listing : 1.Hymn Of The Orient (Gigi Gryce) - 04:07 . 2.Easy Living (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) - 03:44 . 3.Minor Mood (Clifford Brown) - 04:34 . 4.Cherokee (Ray Noble) - 03:27 . 5.Wail Bait (Quincy Jones) - 04:02 . 6.Brownie Speaks (Clifford Brown) - 03:46 .…

Thelonious Monk records the second session of ‘Monk’ for Prestige (1954)

Thelonious Monk's 'Monk' is an album recorded on November 13, 1953 and May 11, 1954 with two different quintets and released in 1954 By Prestige.Track Listing : 1.We See (Thelonious Monk) - 05:16 . 2.Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern ) - 04:34 . 3.Locomotive (Thelonious Monk) - 06:23 . 4.Hackensack (Thelonious Monk) - 05:13 . 5.Let'S Call This - 5:08 . 6.Think Of One…

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

Miles Davis records ‘Walkin’ with the Miles Davis All Stars (1954)

Miles Davis' 'Walkin' is an album recorded on April, 3 and April 29, 1954 with the 'Miles Davis All Stars' and released the same year by Prestige.Track Listing : 1.Walkin' (Richard Carpenter) - 13:24 . 2.Blue 'N' Boogie (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) - 08:15 . 3.Solar (Miles Davis) - 04:41 . 4.You Don'T Know What Love Is - (Don Raye / Gene De Paul)) - 04:20 . 5.Love Me Or Leave Me (Gus Kahn /…

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…

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…

We Remember McCoy Tyner. ‘Really McCoy?’

This day (March 6, 2020), in  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died Alfred McCoy Tynerr, jazz pianist member of the John Coltrane Quartet before embracing a long solo career.Tracklist : w/ John Scofield - Fly with the wind (2018) . For All We Know (2012) . XXXI Cartagena Jazz Festival (2011) . Trailer For Guitars (2008) . Naima (2002) . w/ Joe Lovano - Live At Forte Di Bard (2010) . Giant Steps…

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…

Kenny Dorham records ‘Afro-Cuban’ with Hank Mobley, Horace Silver, Art Blakey et al (1955)

Kenny Dorham's 'Afro-Cuban' is an album recorded on January 30 and March 29, 1955 with Hank Mobley, Horace Silver, Art Blakey et al and released in October 1955 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Afrodisia (Kenny Dorham) - 05:06 . 2.Lotus Flower (Kenny Dorham) - 04:17 . 3.Minor'S Holiday (Kenny Dorham) - 04:27 . 4.Basheer'S Dream (Gigi Gryce) - 05:03 . 5.K.D.'S Motion (Kenny Dorham) - 05:29 . 6.La…