Ella Fitzgerald records ‘These are the Blues’ with Roy Eldridge and Wild Bill Davis for Verve (1963)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'These are the Blues' is an entire album of blues songs recorded on October 28-29, 1963 with Roy Eldridge and Wild Bill Davis and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Jailhouse Blues (Bessie Smith, Clarence Williams) - 05:25 . 2.In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down) (Leroy Carr, Don Raye) - 04:27 . 3.See See Rider (Ma Rainey) - 02:39 . 4.You Don'T Know My Mind…

We Remember Duke Ellington. ‘Le Duke’

This day (May 24, 1974), in New York City, died Edward Kennedy Ellington a.k.a Duke Ellington, an American composer, pianist and big-band leader.Digest Tracklist : Take The A Train . La Plus Belle Africaine (1969) . Duke Ellington Orchestra - Prologue To The Black And Tan Fantasy/ Creole Love Call/ The Mooche (1966) . On The Fringe Of The Jungle (1967) . & Ella Fitzgerald - Lush Life (1965)…

We Remember Coleman Hawkins. ‘The True Mister Bean’

This day (May 19, 1969), in New York City, New York, died Coleman Hawkins, an American jazz tenor saxophonist.Digest Tracklist : Disorder At The Border . With Lester Young . With Harry Edison . South Of France Blues . Body and Soul (1967) . With Charlie Parker (1950) . Tracklist : Greensleeves . Body And Soul . La Rosita . Smoke Gets in Your Eyes . Desafinado . One Note Samba (Samba De Uma Nota…

Arturo Sandoval releases ‘Trumpet Evolution’ (2003)

Arturo Sandoval's 'Trumpet Evolution' is an album ('a journey through the great trumpeters from jazz's and orchestral music's past') released on May 6, 2003 by Crescent Moon/Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Dipper Mouth Blues (King Oliver) - 02:15 . 2.When It'S Sleepy Time Down South (Clarence Muse, Otis Rene, Leon René) - 03:02 . 3.At The Jazz Band Ball (Edwin Bransford "Daddy" Edwards, Edwin Edwards,…

We remember Nat King Cole. ‘Nat “Unforgettable” Cole’

This day (February 15, 1965), in Santa Monica, California, died Nathaniel Adams Coles a.k.a. Nat King Cole, an American singer.Tracklist : Straighten Up And Fly Right . My Flaming Heart (1953) . The Christmas Song . What'S My Line? (1953) . Mona Lisa . When I Fall In Love (1957) . After Midnight Once More (1961) . w/ Ella Fitzgerald - Lamento Negro (1958) . Tracklist : L-O-V-E . Unforgettable .…

We remember George Shearing. ‘The Lullaby of Shearing Land’

This day ( February 14, 2011), in New York City, New York, died Sir George Shearing, an Anglo-American jazz pianist.Tracklist : w/ Peggy Lee - Lullaby Of Birdland . w/ Mel Torme - Medley At Newport . At The Boston Pops . I'Ll Be Around . Move . w/ Pat Boone - Two Well Knowns In Paradise . Tracklist : Guilty . Lullaby Of Birdland . September In The Rain . Pick Yourself Up . Conception . I'll…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Ella in Japan: ‘S Wonderful’ a live album for Verve (1964)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Ella in Japan:'s Wonderful' is a live album recorded on January 19 and 22, 1964 at Hibiya Public Hall and Hotel Okura in Tokyo, Japan and released in 2011 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Cheek To Cheek (Irving Berlin) - 03:47 . 2.Deep Purple (Peter Derose, Mitchell Parish) - 03:59 . 3.Too Close For Comfort (Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener, George Weiss) - 02:20 . 4.I Love Being Here…

On TV today, Louis, Dizzy et al at ‘Timex Jazz’ (1959)

January 7, 1959 - you do not miss Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Vic Dickenson, Jo Jones, Duke Ellington, George Shearing, Barbara Dane, Dakota Staton, Gene Krupa among others at the "Timex All-Star Jazz Show" on CBS hosted by Jackie Gleason

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 : w/ Stan Getz: - A Night In Tunisia (1978) . w/ Lalo Schifrin – Here it tis (1992) . w/ Miriam Makeba - Live The Future . w Bernard Purdie (1982) . w/ James Moody/Gene Harris/Ray Brown/Grady Tate - Ow! (1985) . w/ Charlie Parker - Hot…

We remember Claude Bolling. ‘Le Souvenir De Monsieur Claude’

This day (December 29, 2020), in Saint-Cloud, France, died Claude Bolling,  a French jazz pianist and composer.Digest Tracklist : Cherokee (2012) . w/ Brigitte Bardot – Everybody Loves My Baby (1968) . Flying Home (1994) . w/ Jean-Pierre Rampal – Javanaise . w/ Oscar Peterson, Michel Legrand – Blues For Big Scotia . w/ Jean-Pierre Rampal – Baroque And Blue . Les Parisiennes – Borsalino .…

We remember Oscar Peterson. ‘And The Oscar Goes To …’

This day (December 23, 2007), in Mississauga, Ontario, died Oscar Peterson, a Canadian jazz pianist and composer.Tracklist : Cakewalk (2004) . Take the A Train . w/ Count Basie - Jumpin' At The Woodside . w/ Joe Pass – You Look Good to Me . Sweet Georgia Brown . C Jam Blues (1964) . Live in Italy (1961) . Tracklist : Oscar Peterson Plays the Duke Ellington Song book is an album recorded…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Ella Swings Lightly’ with the Marty Paich Dek-tette (1958)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Ella Swings Lightly' is a studio album recorded on November 23-24, 1958, with the Marty Paich Dek-tette and released the same year by VerveTrack Listing : 1.Little White Lies (Walter Donaldson) - 02:31 . 2.You Hit The Spot (Mack Gordon, Harry Revel) - 02:44 . 3.What'S Your Story, Morning Glory? (Jack Lawrence, Paul Francis Webster, Mary Lou Williams) - 02:38 . 4.Just You, Just…

This week In Jazz Legends 47/52

Anita O'Day, Jon Hendricks, Mel Torme, Weather Report, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Joshua Redman, Roy Eldridge, Benny Carter, Don Byas, Coleman Hawkins, Jo Jones . Bill Evans, Ella Fitzgerald, Paul Desmond, Charlie Haden, Gary BurtonThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 350 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 .…

This week In Jazz Legends 42/52

Cannonball Adderley, Thelonious Monk, Count Basie, Nat king Cole, Illinois Jacquet, Ray Brown, Roy Eldridge, Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, Oscar Peterson, Flip Phillips, Herb Ellis, Papa Jo Jones, Art Blakey, The Jazz Messengers, Dave Brubeck, Milt Jackson, Ray Brown, Cedar Walton, Micky Roker, Shirley Horn, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington . Gene Krupa, Anita O'Day, Roy Eldridge, Miles Davis,…

We remember Gene Krupa. ‘Be-Bop-A-Krupa’

This day (October 16, 1973), in Yonkers, New York, died Gene Krupa, an American jazz and big band drummer.Digest Tracklist : Big Noise From Winnetka (1967) . w/ Papa Joe Jones - Documentary . w/ Buddy Rich - Drum Battle (1966) . Lover & Leave Us Leap . w/ Anita O'Day - Let Me Off Uptown . Let Me Off Uptown (1941) . The Benny Godman Big Band - Sing, Sing, Sing (1937) . Gene Krupa Top 10 : Drum…

On TV today, Oscar Peterson, Stan Getz et al sit in with Nat King Cole (1957)

October 15, 1957 - for his own NBC show, Nat King Cole is accompanied by Jazz At The Philharmonic - that is Illinois Jacquet (ts), Ray Brown (b), Roy Eldridge (tp), Stan Getz (ts), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Oscar Peterson (p), Flip Phillips (ts), Herb Ellis (g) and Papa Jo Jones (d) - .<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Nat-King-Cole-Cole-Español-RVJ.jpg' alt='Nat King…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘At the Opera House’ in Los Angeles for Verve (1957)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'At the Opera House' is a live album recorded on October 7, 1957 in Los Angeles and released in 1958 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.It'S All Right With Me (Cole Porter) - 02:45 . 2.Don'Cha Go Way Mad (Jimmy Mundy, Illinois Jacquet, Al Stillman) - 2:31 . 3.Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered – 3:22 . 4.These Foolish Things (Jack Strachey, Harry Link, Holt Marvell) - 03:49 . 5.Ill…

We remember Illinois Jacquet. ‘Screeching’

This day (July 22, 2004), in Queens, New York, died Illinois Jacquet, an American jazz and R&B tenor saxophonist.Digest Tracklist : The Tenorsaxbattle - Flying Home (1979) . Documentary (1992) . w/ Milt Buckner, Jo Jones Playing - One O'Clock Jump (1975) . w/ Big Band - Blues from Louisiana . Tracklist : Harlem Nocturne . Don't Blame Me . Flying Home . Imagination . Robbin's Nest .…

We remember Louis Armstrong. ‘Hooray for King Louis’

This day (July 6, 1971), in Corona, Queens, died Louis Armstrong, an American jazz trumpeter and singer.Digest Tracklist : Louis Armstrong - Hello Dolly . w/ Johnny Cash - Blue Yodel No 9 (1970) . Basin Street Blues (1964) . Someday (1962) . w/ Dizzy Gillespie - Umbrella Man . w/ The All Stars - Mack The Knife (1959) . w/ Billie Holiday - The Blues Are Brewin . Dinah (1933) . Tracklist : What a…

We remember Ray Brown. ‘Jazz Celloist’

This day (July 2, 2002), in Indianapolis, Indiana, died Ray Brown, an American jazz double bassist,Digest Tracklist : Black Orpheus (2001) . Ray'S New Funk (2000) . Blue Monk . Summertime . w/ John Clayton - Five O'Clock Whistle (1994) . Documentary . w/ Oscar Peterson – Live In Montreux (1977) . w/ Oscar Peterson Trio - Live In Italy (1961) . Tracklist : Tangerine . Sister Sadie . Autumn Leaves…

Happy Birthday Lalo Schifrin. ‘El Señor Director Schifrin’

This day (June 21, 1932), in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is born Boris Claudio Schifrin a.a.k. Lalo Schifrin, an Argentine composer, pianist and conductor.Digest Tracklist : w/ Al Jarreau - The Fox (2012) . w/ Bbc Bigband - Mission: Impossible Theme (2006) . w/ & James Morrison - Millennium Blues (2010) . The Fox (2007) . Montuno (1999) . w/ Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown & Grady Tate – Here It…

We All remember Ella Fitzgerald. ‘Hello Ella’

This day (June 15, 1996), in Beverly Hills, California, died Ella Fitzgerald, an American jazz singer, also known as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella.Digest Tracklist : Mack The Knife . w/ Frank Sinatra - The Lady Is A Tramp (1990) . Old Mac Donald (1983) . w/ Joe Pass - One Note Samba (1975) . Summertime (1968) . w/ Duke Ellington - Satin Doll (1966) . A Man And A Woman…

We remember Stan Getz. ‘Getz à Go Go’

This day (June 6, 1991), in Malibu, California, died Stan Getz, an American jazz saxophone player who was known as The Sound. Digest Tracklist : Lush Life (1983) . Yours And Mine (1990) . Blood Count (1989) . Dream’S (1986) . w/ Chet Baker - Airegin (1983) . w/ Dizzy Gillespie - I Can'T Get Started (1978) . Chega De Saudade (1976) . A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square (1967) . w/ Charlie Byrd…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Jazz at Santa Monica ’72’ with the Count Basie Orchestra (1972)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Jazz at Santa Monica '72' is a live album recorded on June 2, 1972 with the Tommy Flanagan trio and the Count Basie Orchestra and released on August 2, 1972 by Pablo.Track Listing : 1.Introductions By Norman Granz - 01:00 . 2.Basie Power (Ernie Wilkins) - 03:07 . 3.The Spirit Is Willing (Sammy Nestico) - 04:37 . 4.The Meetin' Time (Oliver Nelson) - 04:50 . 5.Blues In Hoss'S…

Von Freeman – Mr. Freeman Sr.

This day (August 11, 2012), in Chicago, Illinois, died Earle Lavon Freeman Sr. A.k.a. Von Freeman a.k.a. 'Vonski', American hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist. He is the father of jazz saxophonist Chico Freeman.Wikipedia : This day (August 11, 2012), in Chicago, Illinois, died Earle Lavon Freeman Sr. A.k.a. Von Freeman a.k.a. 'Vonski', American hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist. He is the father of…

Jazzin’Around Baby Please Don’t Go

Starting and ending with Big Joe Williams's composition 'Baby Please Don't Go', we have mixed 18 'Jazz with some Blues' tunes around the theme of ' Big Joe Williams'. It has Brigitte Bardot, Roy Eldridge & His Orchestra, Patsy Cline, Francine Reed and many more.

Boys Get The Blues, Girls Too

From 'Blues Boy s Tone' to 'Little Girl Won't Quit', we have mixed 18 'Strictly Blues' tunes around the theme of 'Boys & Girls'. It has Johnnie Taylor, Roosevelt Sykes, Memphis Minnie, John Primer and many more.

Warner Bros. publish Chaka Khan’s debut solo album : ‘Chaka’ featuring ‘I’m Every Woman’ (1978)

Chaka Khan's 'Chaka' is her debut solo album released on October 12, 1978.Track Listing : 1.I'M Every Woman (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) - 04:05 . 2.Love Has Fallen On Me (Lloyd Webber, Charles Stepney) - 04:52 . 3.Roll Me Through The Rushes (David Lasley, Lana Marrano) - 04:42 . 4.Sleep On It (Andrew Kastner, Larry John Mcnally) - 04:21 . 5.Life Is A Dance (Gavin Christopher) - 04:20 .…