Mike Stern releases ‘These Times,’ an album recorded with Richard Bona, Vinnie Colaiuta and Kenny Garrett (2004)

Mike Stern's 'These Times' is an album recorded with Richard Bona, Vinnie Colaiuta and Kenny Garrett and released on January 13, 2004 by ESC Records.Track Listing : 1.Chatter (Mike Stern) - 06:11 . 2.Silver Lining (Mike Stern) - 06:37 . 3.I Know You (Mike Stern) - 05:07 . 4.Mirage (Mike Stern) - 06:47 . 5.If Only (Richard Bona, Mike Stern) - 05:31 . 6.Street Rhyme (Mike Stern) - 06:39 . 7.Avenue…

Joe Bonamassa releases his seventh album ‘The Ballad of John Henry’ (2009)

Joe Bonamassa's 'The Ballad of John Henry' is his seventh studio album produced by Kevin Shirley and released on February 24, 2009 by J&R Adventures.Track Listing : 1.The Ballad Of John Henry (Joe Bonamassa, Mississippi John Hurt) - 06:26 . 2.Stop! (Gregg Sutton, Bruce Brody) - 06:48 . 3.Last Kiss (Joe Bonamassa) - 07:15 . 4.Jockey Full Of Bourbon (Tom Waits) - 05:22 . 5.Story Of A Quarryman…

Joe Bonamassa records his first live album : ‘A New Day Yesterday Live’ in Fort Wayne, Indiana (2001)

Joe Bonamassa's 'A New Day Yesterday Live' is his first live album recorded on December 21, 2001 in Fort Wayne, Indiana and released in 2002 by Premier Artists.Track Listing : 1.Jam Intro (Joe Bonamassa) - 03:21 . 2.Cradle Rock (Rory Gallagher) - 03:37 . 3.Steppin' Out/Rice Pudding (Nicky Hopkins, Ronnie Wood, Jeff Beck, Tony Newman) - 05:31 . 4.A New Day Yesterday (Ian Anderson) - 08:05 .…

Joe Bonamassa releases his second album : ‘So, It’s Like That’ (2002)

Joe Bonamassa's 'So, It's Like That' is his second studio album released on August 13, 2002 by J&R Adventures.Track Listing : 1.My Mistake (Joe Bonamassa, Mark Lizotte) - 04:53 . 2.Lie #1 (Joe Bonamassa, Mike Himelstein) - 04:22 . 3.No Slack (Joe Bonamassa, Mark Lizotte) - 05:05 . 4.Unbroken (Annie Roboff, Holly Lamar) - 03:48 . 5.So, It'S Like That (Joe Bonamassa, Mike Himelstein) - 02:49 .…

Happy Birthday Marcus Miller. ‘Marcus Imperator’

This day (June 14, 1959), in Brooklyn, New York, is born Marcus Miller, an American bass player, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist.Tracklist : 1 . Trip Trap & Bitches Brew (2020) 2 . Laid Black (2019) 3 . w/ Kinga Glyck - Blast (2018) 4 . w/ Tom Ibarra - Tutu (2016) 5 . Solo (2013) 6 . Tightrope (2012) 7 . Blast (2008) 8 . Jean Pierre (2008) 9 . Come Together (2007) 10 . Bruce Lee…

Happy Birthday Kenny G. ‘Super G’

This day (June 5, 1956), in Seattle, Washington, is born Kenneth Bruce Gorelick a.k.a Kenny G, an American contemporary and smooth jazz saxophonist.Tracklist : 1 . Midnight Motion (1988) 2 . w/ Stevie Wonder – Besame Mucho (2009) 3 . w/David Foster & Friends - Love Theme From St. Elmo'S Fire (2008) 4 . w/ Yolanda Adams - I Believe I Can Fly (2004) 5 . The Moment 6 . w/ Michael Bolton - How Am…

Happy Birthday Gonzalo Rubalcaba. ‘Rubalcaba De Cuba’

This day (May 27, 1963), in Havana, Cuba, is born Gonzalo Rubalcaba, a Grammy Award-winning Cuban jazz pianist and composer.Digest Tracklist : Joy, Joie (2019) . Gitaneria (2018) . w/ Anna Maria Jopek - Twe Usta Klamia (2017) . Volcan Trio (2016) . Joao (2014) . Supernova (2012) . Promenade (1999) . Agua De Beber (1995) . Giant Steps (1992) . & Chick Corea – Inprovisation (1991) . Autumn…

Sixth ‘International Jazz Day’ happens in Cuba (2017)

April 30, 2017 - Ambrose Akinmusire, Melissa Aldana, Richard Bona, Regina Carter, Kurt Elling, Roberto Fonseca, Kenny Garrett, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Ivan Lins, Marcus Miller, Youn Sun Nah, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Antonio Sánchez, Esperanza Spalding, Chucho Valdés and many more are gathered at Gran Teatro de la Habana Alicia Alonso in Cuba for the 6th "International Jazz Day"

Happy Birthday Quincy Jones. ‘Today is ‘Super Q’s Day”

This day (March 14, 1933), in Seattle, Washington, is born Quincy Delightt Jones a.k.a. Quincy Jones, an American record producer, conductor, arranger, film composer, ..Tracklist : w/ Big Band - Moanin' . The 75Th Birthday Celebration Live At Montreux (2008) . w/ Toots Thielemans, Patti Austin - Setembro (1996) . Back On Block Live (1991) . w/ Tamia & Babyface - Slow Jams . w/ Miles Davis -…

Happy Birthday Bobby McFerrin. ‘Bobby Sings One More Note’

This day (March 11, 1950), in Manhattan, New York, is born Robert 'Bobby' McFerrin, a virtuoso American vocalist.Tracklist : w/ Ranky Tanky - All For You (2019) . @Salle Pleyel Paris (2018) . w/ MozART Group (2017) . @ Gstaad Menuhin Festival (2014) . 25:15 (2013) . w/ Boy Singing - Route 66 (Live In Kaunas) . Concert À Cappella . w/ Chick Corea - Duet Live (2012) . The Power Of The…

Nonesuch publish Pat Metheny Group’s thirteenth album : ‘The Way Up’ (2005)

Pat Metheny Group's 'The Way Up' is their thirteenth album featuring one 68 minute-long piece influenced by Steve Reich and released on January 25, 2005 by NonesuchTrack Listing : 1.Opening (Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays) - 05:17 . 2.Part One (Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays) - 26:27 . 3.Part Two (Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays) - 20:29 . 4.Part Three (Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays) - 15:54 Musicians : Pat Metheny - Acoustic…

Happy Birthday Mike Stern. ‘Upside Mike’

This day (January 10, 1953), in Boston, Massachusetts, is born Mike Sedgwick a.k.a. Mike Stern, an American jazz guitarist,Tracklist : w/ Jeff Lorber - Righteous (2019) . w/ Manu Katche Richard Bona & Niels Lan Doky - @Jazz in Marciac (2018) . Out Of The Blue (2017) . Chromazone (2016) . Kate (2015) . w/ Eric Johnson - Cliffs of Dover (2013) . January 1 (2012) . w/ Didier Lockwood -…

Happy Birthday David Weckl

January 8, 1960 - David Weckl, American jazz fusion drummer is 61. Happy Birthday Sir the Mike Stern Trio - that is Mike Stern (g), Jeff Andrews (b), Dave Weckl (d) - is at Jazzfestival in Hamburg, Germany >> 17 MINUTES on RVM >> guitarist Mike Stern, saxophonist Bill Evans, drummer Dave Weckl and bassist Tom Kennedy will share the stage at the Turin Jazz Festival, Italy >>…

Happy Birthday Danilo Perez. ‘PanaPerez’

This day (December 29, 1965), in Panama, is born Danilo Perez,   a pianist and jazz composer.Tracklist : w/ Kurt Elling - Secrets Are The Best Stories (2020) . w/ Joe Patitucci & Terry Lyne Carrington – Overjoyed (2019) . Bright Mississipi (2018) . w/ Chris Potter, Avishai Cohen, Wycliffe Gordon, Ben Street & Adam Cruz – Jazz 100 . w/ John Patitucci & Brian Blade -Children of The…

Happy Birthday Kurt Elling. ‘Elling’s Tone’

This day (November 2, 1967), in Chicago, Illinois, is born Kurt Elling, an American jazz vocalist, composer, lyricist and vocalese performer.Digest Tracklist : w/ Charlie Hunter - The Seed (2021) . My Foolish Heart (2020) . w/ Kenny Banks Jr. – Georgia on My Mind (2019) . American Tune . w/ Rosario Giuliani – I like the sunrise (2017) . w/ Patti Austin – Too Close For Comfort (2015) . Where the…

The new Esperanza Spalding feels like Robert Wyatt in bed with Judy Garland. It has that organic intellectualism that implies ‘I put twelve spells on you because you’re mind’

Esperanza Spalding's '12 Little Spells' is her seventh album released on October 19, 2018 by Concord. Visual artist Ethan Samuel Young has directed the video version of the album. (Source Esperanza Spalding - 12 Little Spells | Official Site)Rolling Stone ...that will make your head spin with its exquisite intergenre oddity, like the prog-meets-pop-meets-spoken-word mini opus WBGO ..a word that…

We remember Joe Zawinul. ‘Syndicative’

This day (September 11, 2007), in Vienna, Austria, died Joe Zawinul, an Austrian-American jazz keyboardist and composer.Digest Tracklist : Zawinul Syndicate – Orient Express (2007) . Weather Report – Birdland (1978) . Tower of Silence . Zawinul Syndicate – Zansa (1997) . Live in Hamburg (1996) . w/ Trilok Gurtu – Live in Frankfurt . w/ Friedrich Gulda (1986) . Miles Davis – Live in Berlin (1969)…

Joe Zawinul releases ‘World Tour’ recorded with the Zawinul Syndicate (1998)

Joe Zawinul's 'World Tour' is a live album recorded with the Zawinul Syndicate between May 17 and November 13, 1997 and released on June 30, 1998 by Zebra Records.1 . Patriots 2 . Patriots (8/16/1997, Newport Jazz Festival) 3 . Indiscretions P1.mpg 4 . Zansa II/Carnavalito (8/16/1997, Newport Jazz Festival) 5 . Zansa 6 . Interview (8/16/1997, Newport Jazz Festival) 7 . Joe Zawinul Syndicate…

This week In New Music Videos 107

Celeste, Alicia Keys, Ruston Kelly, Larkin Poe, Aloe Blacc, JO, Switchfoot, Fantastic Negrito, James Blunt, Glass Animals, HAIM, Richard Bona are the performers of the music videos that caught, these past days, our interest and musical or visual liking. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Celeste . I Can See The Change More by the same : Instagram2 . Alicia Keys…

FRE:SH PIANO 01 (499 minutes – 10 albums)

More than eight hours of newly released albums by pianists , solo, in duo, in trio and so on. Shuffle it! : Aki Rissanen . Alfredo Rodriguez . Lisa Hilton . Federico Albanese . Joonas Haavisto Trio . Uri Caine & Jenny Lin . Moncef Genoud . Mike Melillo . Jon O'Bergh . Espen Eriksen Trio . Aki Rissanen - AmorandomFinnish pianist and composer Aki Rissanen with Antti Lötjönen on bass and Teppo…

Mercury publish Texas’ ‘The Hush,’ their fifth album (1999)

Texas' 'The Hush' is their fifth album recorded in their home country Scotland and released on May 10, 1999 by Mercury.Track Listing : 1.In Our Lifetime (Johnny Mcelhone, Sharleen Spiteri) - 04:06 . 2.Tell Me The Answer (Johnny Mcelhone, Sharleen Spiteri, Robert Hodgens) - 03:54 . 3.Summer Son (Johnny Mcelhone, Sharleen Spiteri, Eddie Campbell, Robert Hodgens) - 04:04 . 4.Sunday Afternoon (Johnny…

This week In Guitar Virtuosi 16/52

Muddy Waters, Lonnie Mack, Walter Trout, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert Collins, Keith Richards, Bill Frisell, Dan Auerbach, Shawn Lane, John Frusciante, Prince, Peter Frampton, Joe Bonamassa

Warner Bros. release Chaka Khan’s second solo album : ‘Naughty’ produced By Arif Mardin (1980)

Chaka Khan's 'Naughty' is her second solo album produced By Arif Mardin and released on March 26, 1980 by Warner Bros.Track Listing : 1.Clouds (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) - 04:28 . 2.Get Ready, Get Set (Kathy Anderson, Ellison Chase, Bill Haberman, Art Jacobson) - 03:42 . 3.Move Me No Mountain (Jerry Ragovoy, Aaron Schroeder) - 04:14 . 4.Nothing'S Gonna Take You Away (Deborah Ash, Bill…

Happy Birthday George Benson. ‘(Bens)On Birthday’

This day (March 22, 1943), in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is born George Benson, an American guitarist and singer.Tracklist : Turn Your Love Around -(2019) . Lady (2019) . Affirmation (Capitol Florida 2016) . Don't Know Why (Glasgow 2014) . Love X Love (North Sea Jazz 2012) . At The Mambo Inn (2011) . Ibanez Lbg300 . On Broadway (2008) . w/ Lee Ritenour - Tribute Wew Montgomery . This Masquarade…

Sting releases his fourth solo album : ‘Ten Summoner’s Tales'(1993)

Sting's 'Ten Summoner's Tales' is his fourth solo studio album released on March 5, 1993 by A&M.Track Listing : 1.If I Ever Lose My Faith In You (Sting) - 04:30 . 2.Love Is stronger Than Justice (The Munificent Seven) (Sting) - 05:11 . 3.Fields Of Gold (Sting) - 03:42 . 4.Heavy Cloud No Rain (Sting) - 03:39 . 5.She'S Too Good For Me (Sting) - 02:30 . 6.Seven Days (Sting) - 04:40 . 7.Saint…

Dr. John releases ‘In the Right Place’ co-produced by Allen Toussaint (1973)

Dr. John's 'In the Right Place' is a studio (and his biggest selling) album co-produced by Allen Toussaint and released on February 25, 1973 by ATCO. Track Listing : 1.Right Place Wrong Time (Mac Rebennack) - 02:50 . 2.Same Old Same Old (Mac Rebennack) - 02:39 . 3.Just The Same (Mac Rebennack) - 02:49 . 4.Qualified (Jessie Hill, Mac Rebennack) - 04:46 . 5.Traveling Mood (James Waynes) - 03:03 .…

XL Recordings publish ‘Vampire Weekend’ their eponymous debut album (2008)

'Vampire Weekend' is their debut studio album released on January 29, 2008 by XL Recordings. Track Listing : 1.To Kill A Mockingbird, Pt. 1 (Elmer Bernstein) - 03:10 . 2.To Kill A Mockingbird, Pt. 2 (Elmer Bernstein) - 04:52 . 3.You Only Live Twice (John Barry, Leslie Bricusse) - 05:10 . 4.Psycho, Pt. 1 (Bernard Herrmann) - 01:58 . 5.Psycho, Pt. 2 (Bernard Herrmann) - 02:07 . 6.The Shadow Of Your…

Jimmy Smith records ‘Groovin’ at Smalls’ Paradise,’ a live album for Blue Note (1957)

Jimmy Smith's 'Groovin' at Smalls' Paradise' is a live album recorded on November 15, 1957 and released the same year by Blue Note.Track Listing : Imagination (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 07:56 . Walkin' (Richard Carpenter) - 11:41 . My Funny Valentine (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 11:03 . It'S Only A Paper Moon (Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg, Billy Rose) - 10:28 . I Can'T Give You Anything…

This month In Blues Legends 10/12

Skip James, John Lee Hooker, Ry Cooder, Peter Green, Son House, Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Bonamassa, Bernie Marsden, Eilidh McKellar, Robben Ford, Matt Schofield, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Muddy Waters, Muddy WatersThey are the "Blues Legends" performers selected among the 1649 Posts we publish this month. Here, they are reunited in one…

Island Records publish Tom Waits’ ninth album : ‘Rain Dogs’ (1985)

Tom Waits' 'Rain Dogs' is his ninth album released in September 1985 by Island Records.Track Listing : 1.Singapore (Tom Waits) - 02:46 . 2.Clap Hands (Tom Waits) - 03:47 . 3.Cemetery Polka (Tom Waits) - 01:51 . 4.Jockey Full Of Bourbon (Tom Waits) - 02:45 . 5.Tango Till They'Re Sore (Tom Waits) - 02:49 . 6.Big Black Mariah (Tom Waits) - 02:44 . 7.Diamonds & Gold (Tom Waits) - 02:31 . 8.Hang…

Sting releases his eleventh album : ‘The Last Ship’ based on his eponymous musical to be premiered the following year (2013)

Sting's 'The Last Ship' is his eleventh (his first since 2003) studio album released on September 20, 2013 by Cherrytree, Interscope, A&M.Track Listing : 1.The Last Ship (Sting) - 03:50 . 2.Dead Man'S Boots (Sting) - 03:29 . 3.And Yet (Sting) - 03:52 . 4.August Winds (Sting) - 03:17 . 5.Language Of Birds (Rob Mathes, Sting) - 03:30 . 6.Practical Arrangement (Rob Mathes, Sting) - 03:19 . 7.The…

We remember Les Paul. ‘Les, My Guitar Gently Wept’

This day (August 13, 2009), in White Plains, New York, died Lester William Polsfuss a.k.a Les Paul, an American guitarist, songwriter and inventor of the solid-body electric guitar.Digest Tracklist : Live In New York (2003) . Live in New York City (1999) . w/ Steve Vai – Summertime (1998) . How High The Moon (1991) . Documentary . Somewhere Over The Rainbow (1985) . Dark Eyes . Live Medley…

Happy Birthday Robert Cray. ‘Cray One (More)’

This day (August 1, 1953), in Columbus, Georgia, is born Robert Cray, an American blues guitarist and singer.Digest Tracklist : Shiver (2019) . I'll Always Remember You (2018) . You Must Believe in Yourself (2017) . Time Makes Two (2015) . Poor Johnny (2013) . I'm Done Cryin' (2012) . Smoking Gun . Sittin On Top Of The World (2008) . Will You Think Of Me (2000) . There'S Nothing Wrong (1999) .…