Peter Erskine, Lee Ritenour et al meet in Seattle (2013)

August 25, 2013 - Peter Erskine, Lee Ritenour and Larry Goldings will share the stage at Jazz Alley in Seattle<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Lee-Ritenour-–-A-Twist-Of-Rit-RVJ-SMALL.jpg' alt='Lee Ritenour - A Twist Of Rit' width='190' height='161'/>

Peter Erskine sits in with Adesso (2013)

April 14, 2013 - iconic jazz drummer Peter Erskine and LA percussionist Wade Culbreath will sit in with Rick Kvistad's group, ADESSO during their program at Old First Concerts in San Francisco, CA

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Randy Weston, Buddy DeFranco, Art Blakey, Lionel Hampton, Tony Williams, Freddie Hubbard, Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Joe Farrell, Joe Henderson, George Duke, Alphonso Johnson, Robben Ford, Peter Erskine, Jean Luc Ponty, Jaco Pastorius, Miles Davis, Sun Ra , John Zorn, Dexter Gordon

Weather Report record ‘Live and Unreleased’ (1975)

Weather Report's 'Live and Unreleased' is their third official live album recorded in November 1975, 1977 & 1978,1 . Freezin Fire / Scarlet Woman (1975, Berlin) 2 . Fast City (Live, 1983) 3 . A Portrait Of Tracy 4 . Portrait Of Tracy (w/ Jaco Pastorius) 5 . Teen Town 6 . Two Lines (Live, 1983) 7 . In A Silent Way Track Listing : 1.Freezing Fire (Wayne Shorter) - 08:14 . 2.Plaza Real…

Kate Bush releases her eighth album : ‘Aerial’ featuring ‘King of the Mountain’ (2005)

Kate Bush's 'Aerial' is her eighth studio album (and her first in 12 years) released on November 7, 2005 by Emi.1 . King Of The Mountain (Official Video) Track Listing : 1.King Of The Mountain (Kate Bush) - 04:53 . 2.P (Kate Bush) - 06:09 . 3.Bertie (Kate Bush) - 04:18 . 4.Mrs. Bartolozzi (Kate Bush) - 05:58 . 5.How To Be Invisible (Kate Bush) - 05:32 . 6.Joanni (Kate Bush) - 04:56 . 7.A Coral…

Michael Bublé releases his sixth album : ‘Crazy Love’ (2009)

Michael Bublé's 'Crazy Love' is his sixth studio album released on October 9, 2009 by 143 Records..1 . Cry Me A River (X-Factor) 2 . All Of Me (Baden-Baden, Germany) 3 . All Of Me (2009-10-13) 4 . Georgia On My Mind (Live) 5 . Georgia (Live) 6 . Crazy Love (Official Video) 7 . Crazy Love (Baden-Baden, Germany) 8 . Haven't Met You Yet (Official Video) 9 . All I Do Is Dream Of You…

Playing Coltrane

Dave Liebman, Wayne Shorter, Jack DeJohnette, Michael Brecker, Joshua Redman, McCoy Tyner, Ravi Coltrane, Christian McBride, Roy Haynes, Bobby Hutcherson, Marcus Miller, Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Branford Marsalis, Raul de Souza, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Wes Montgomery, Carlos Santana, John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny, etc

Barbra Streisand releases ‘Partners,’ her thirty-fourth album featuring duets with Stevie Wonder, Michael Bublé, Billy Joel, John Legend, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Lionel Richie and…

Barbra Streisand's 'Partners' is her thirty-fourth studio album devoted to vocal duets and released on September 16, 2014.1 . It Had To Be You (Official Video) 2 . People (Official Video) 3 . Evergreen (Official Video) 4 . Come Rain Or Come Shine (Official Video) 5 . New York State Of Mind (Official Video) 6 . The Way We Were (Official Video) 7 . How Deep Is The Ocean (Official Video) 8 . Love Me…

Steely Dan come reunited to Mountain View (1993)

September 23, 1993 - Steely Dan's reunion tour with Donald Fagen and Walter Becker plus special guest Boz Scaggs on one song and Drew Zingg (g), Peter Erskine (d), Tom Barney (b), Warren Bernhardt (p), Cornelius Bumpus, Chris Potter & Bob Sheppard (s), Brenda White-King, Diane Garisto & Catherine Russell (bck voc), Bill Ware III (vib), stops at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA…

Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson et al attend Aurex Jazz (1980)

September 7, 1980 - Robben Ford (g), Freddie Hubbard (tp), Randy Brecker (tp), Michael Brecker (ts), Joe Farrell (ts), Joe Henderson (ts), George Duke (kb), Alphonso Johnson (b) and Peter Erskine (d) are gathered at "Aurex Jazz Festival" at Yokohama Stadium, Japan

This week In Jazz Legends 36/52

Herbie Hancock, Larry Coryell, Gary Burton, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Ahmad Jamal, Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, George Duke, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Dave Liebman, Wayne Shorter, Weather Report, Archie Shepp, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson

Jazz Alumni gather at Aurex Jazz (1980)

September 2, 1980 - Robben Ford (g), Freddie Hubbard (tp), Randy Brecker (tp), Michael Brecker (ts), Joe Farrell (ts), Joe Henderson (ts), George Duke (kb), Alphonso Johnson (b) and Peter Erskine (d) are gathered at "Aurex Jazz Festival" at Budokan in Tokyo,Japan

Jaco Pastorius takes the Word of Mouth Big Band to ‘Aurex Jazz Festival 1982’

During the first week of September 1982, Jaco Pastorius, the Word of Mouth Big Band and a couple of special guests such as Toots Thielemans took part in the "Aurex Jazz Festival" held in three different Japanese venues : Budokan, Tokyo (September 1st), Osaka Festival Hall (September 4th) and Yokohama Stadium (September 5th). Here is what is supposed to be the Tokyo concert plus various excerpts…

Steps Ahead play at North Sea Jazz (1985)

July 14, 1985 - Steps Ahead - that is Mike Mainieri (vb), Michael Brecker (s), Chuck Loeb (g), Victor Bailey (b) and Peter Erskine (d) - will be on stage at "North Sea Jazz Festival" in The Hague, The Netherlands

Weather Report record ‘Night Passage,’ live in a Los Angeles studio (1980)

Weather Report's 'Night Passage' is their eleventh album recorded live before a crowd of 250 people on July 12 and 13, 1980 and released the same year by Columbia.1 . Fast City (Live, 1983) Track Listing : 1.Night Passage (Joe Zawinul) - 06:30 . 2.Dream Clock (Joe Zawinul) - 06:26 . 3.Port Of Entry (Wayne Shorter) - 05:09 . 4.Forlorn (Joe Zawinul) - 03:55 . 5.Rockin' In Rhythm (Duke Ellington,…

Joni Mitchell releases ‘Mingus,’ a collaboration album with Charles Mingus (1979)

Joni Mitchell's 'Mingus' is her tenth studio album recorded in collaboration with Charles Mingus and released on June 13, 1979 by Asylum.1 . The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines 2 . God Must Be A Boogie Man (London 1983) Track Listing : 1.Happy Birthday 1975 (Rap) (Joni Mitchell) - 0:57 . 2.God Must Be A Boogie Man (Joni Mitchell) - 04:35 . 3.Funeral (Rap) (Joni Mitchell) - 01:07 . 4.A Chair In The…

Melody Gardot releases her third album produced by Heitor Pereira : ‘The Absence’ (2012)

Melody Gardot's 'The Absence' is her third studio album produced by Heitor Pereira and released on May 29, 2012 by Verve Records.1 . Mira 2 . Medley (North Sea Jazz, 2012) 3 . So Long (Avo Session) 4 . So we meet again (San Sebastian Jazz Festival, 2012) 5 . Lisboa (Direct Live, October 2012) 6 . Impossible Love 7 . Goodbye (Olympia Paris, 5 November 2012) 8 . Yemanja Track Listing : 1.Mira…

Verve publish Diana Krall’s seventh album : ‘The Girl in the Other Room’ produced By Tommy Lipuma (2004)

Diana Krall's 'The Girl in the Other Room' is her seventh (and the first to feature songs co-written with her husband Elvis Costello) studio album released on April 27, 2004 by Verve..Track Listing : 1.Stop This World (Mose Allison) - 03:59 . 2.The Girl In The Other Room (Diana Krall, Elvis Costello) - 04:05 . 3.Temptation (Tom Waits) - 04:27 . 4.Almost Blue (Elvis Costello) - 04:04 . 5.I'Ve…

Joni Mitchell releases ‘Both Sides Now’ featuring jazz songs orchestrated by Vince Mendoza (2000)

Joni Mitchell's 'Both Sides Now' is a concept album released March 20, 2000 by Reprise.Track Listing : 1.You'Re My Thrill (Sidney Clare, Jay Gorney) - 03:52 . 2.At Last (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) - 04:28 . 3.Comes Love (Lew Brown, Sam H.Stept, Charles Tobias) - 04:29 . 4.You'Ve Changed (Bill Carey, Carl Fischer) - 05:00 . 5.Answer Me, My Love (Fred Rauch, Carl Sigman, Gerhard Winkler) - 03:23 .…

Blue Note publishes Eliane Elias seventh album : ‘Fantasia’ (1992)

Eliane Elias 'Fantasia' is her seventh studio album recorded in New-York City and released in March, 1992 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.The Girl From Ipanema (Norman Gimbel, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius De Moraes) - 06:30 . 2.Wave (Antonio Carlos Jobim) - 03:44 . 3.Milton Nascimento Medley: Ponta De Areia/Canção Do Sal (Salt Song) (Ronaldo Bastos, Fernando Brant, Milton Nascimento) - 07:49 .…

Happy Birthday Eliane Elias. ‘Feli(a)z Eliane’

This day ( March 19, 1960), in São Paulo, Brazil, is born Eliane Elias, a Brazilian jazz pianist, arranger, vocalist and songwriter.Tracklist : koncert i Glassalen (2019) . w/ Steps Ahead - San Sebastian jazz (2016) . Chega de Saudade . So Danco Samba (2010) . Light My Fire (2011) . Samba Triste . w/ Jack Dejohnette & Marc Jonhson - Just One Of Those Things (1996) . Munich…

Al Di Meola releases ‘Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody’ recorded with World Sinfonia (2011)

Al Di Meola's 'Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody' is an album recorded with World Sinfonia and released on March 15, 2011 by Concord. Track Listing : 1.Siberiana (Al Di Meola) - 08:30 . 2.Paramour'S Lullaby (Al Di Meola) - 07:47 . 3.Mawazine, Pt. 1 (Al Di Meola) - 02:09 . 4.Michelangelo'S 7Th Child (Al Di Meola) - 07:33 . 5.Gumbiero (Al Di Meola) - 06:19 . 6.Brave New World (Al Di Meola) - 01:54 .…

Stan Kenton takes his Orchestra to Pennsylvania (1973)

March 1, 1973 - the Stan Kenton Orchestra featuring Richard Torres (ts), Bob Winniker (flug), John Park (as), John Worster (b) and Peter Erskine (d), just back from a European tour, performs at the North Penn High School in Lansdale, Pennsylvania

We remember Michael Brecker. ‘Ace Brecker’

This day (January 13, 2007), in New York City, New York, died Michael Brecker, an American jazz saxophonist and composer.Tracklist : Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (2003) . Delta City Blues (1998) . Peep (1990) . w/ Bill Evans, Ernie Watts, Stanley Turrentine - Four Sleepers / Pools (1989) . w/ Pat Metheny - Song For Bilbao . Choral (1983) . w/ Ben Sidran - Someday My Prince Will Come (1978) .…

Happy Birthday Lee Ritenour. ‘Captain Lee’

This day (January 11, 1952), in Los Angeles, California, is born Lee Ritenour, an American jazz guitarist.Tracklist : w/ Dave Grusin - KNKX Studio Session (2019) . Stone Flower (2018) . w/ Dave Grusin - Amager Bio (2017) . A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That (2016) . Rio Funk (2015) . w/ Friends - @ Jarasum Jazz Festival (2013) . w/ Dave Grusin - Minden Jazz Club ( 2012 = . w/ Mike…

Warner Bros. publish Jaco Pastorius’ third album : ‘Invitation’ recorded with his Word of Mouth big band (1983)

Jaco Pastorius 'Invitation' is his third album recorded with his Word of Mouth big band and released in December 1983 by Warner Bros.Track Listing : 1.Invitation (Bronislaw Kaper) - 06:57 . 2.Amerika (Traditional) - 01:09 . 3.Soul Intro/The Chicken (Pee Wee Ellis, Jaco Pastorius) - 06:49 . 4.Continuum (Jaco Pastorius) - 04:28 . 5.Liberty City (Jaco Pastorius) - 04:35 . 6.Sophisticated Lady (Duke…

We remember Freddie Hubbard ‘Hubiquity’

This day (December 29, 2008), in Sherman Oaks, California, died Freddie Hubbard, an American jazz trumpeter.Tracklist : w/ Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter - Cantaloupe Island (1985) . The Intrepid Fox (1990) . w/ Joe Henderson - Maiden Voyage (1986) . Fantasy In D (1982) . Straight Life (1975) . Birdlike (1967) . w/ Art Blakey - Moanin' (1992) . Tracklist : Red Clay . Open Sesame .…

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/…

Atlantic Records publish Mike Stern’s third album : ‘Time in Place’ (1987)

Mike Stern's 'Time in Place' is his third studio album recorded during December 1987 with among others Peter Erskine, Don Alias and Michael Brecker and released in 1988 by Atlantic Records.1 . Chromazone Parte 1 (w/ Yellowjackets, Teatro Oriente) Track Listing : 1.Gossip (Mike Stern) - 05:59 . 2.Time In Place (Mike Stern) - 06:49 . 3.Before You Go (Mike Stern) - 05:31 . 4.No Notice (Mike…

Jaco Pastorius records ‘The Birthday Concert’ in Florida for Warner Bros. (1995)

Jaco Pastorius' 'The Birthday Concert' is a live album recorded on December 1, 1981, at Mr. Pip'S In Ft. Lauderdale in Florida and released on September 26, 1995. by Warner Bros.1 . Invitation 2 . Three Views Of A Secret 3 . Liberty City Track Listing : 1.Soul Intro/The Chicken (Pee Wee Ellis, Jaco Pastorius) - 08:01 . 2.Continuum (Jaco Pastorius) - 02:34 . 3.Invitation (Bronislaw Kaper) -…

‘La La Land’

'La La Land' is the album featuring the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of the eponymous movie directed by Damien Chazelle and released on December 9, 2016 by Interscope RecordsTrack Listing : 1.Another Day Of Sun (Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul) - 03:48 . 2.Someone In The Crowd (Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul) - 04:19 . 3.Mia And Sebastian'S Theme (Justin Hurwitz) - 01:38 .…

Jimmy Smith records in Los Angeles ‘Root Down’ a live album for Verve (1972)

Jimmy Smith's 'Root Down' is a live album recorded on February 8, 1972 at The Bombay Bicycle Club in Los Angeles and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Sagg Shootin' His Arrow (Jimmy Smith) - 07:09 . 2.For Everyone Under The Sun (Peter Chase) - 05:56 . 3.After Hours (Erskine Hawkins, Avery Parrish) - 07:45 . 4.Root Down (And Get It) (Jimmy Smith) - 07:44 . 5.Let'S Stay Together…