Stan Kenton and his orchestra record ‘Cuban Fire!’ for Capitol (1956)

'Cuban Fire!' by Stan Kenton & his orchestra is an album (one of the most influential Latin jazz large-ensemble recordings of all time), recorded on May 22–24, 1956 and releaseed the same year by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.Fuego Cubano (Cuban Fire) (Johnny Richards) - 06:02 . 2.El Congo Valiente (Valiant Congo) (Johnny Richards) - 05:53 . 3.Recuerdos (Reminiscences) (Johnny Richards) - 05:01…

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 Stan Kenton. ‘Life In Artistry’

This day (August 25, 1979), in Los Angeles, died Stan Kenton, a conductor, pianist, composer and arranger.Digest Tracklist : Turtle Talk (1977) . Blues Between and Betwixt (1976) . The Peanut Vendor (1972) . Stan Kenton – (1965) . Malaguena . Southern Scandal . Tracklist : The Peanut Vendor . Artistry In Rhythm . Lover . Malaguena . Eager Beaver . Tampico . Artistry Jumps . Painted Rhythm…

This week In Jazz Legends 06/52

Michel Petrucciani, Anthony Jackson . Steve Gadd, John Coltrane, Chick Corea, Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Smith, Wayne Shorter Quartet, Ramsey Lewis, Milt Jackson, Benny Golson, Art Farmer . Nhøp, Lalo Schifrin, The Bad Plus, Stan Kenton, Count BasieThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 281 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist.…

We remember Maynard Ferguson. ‘The Magnitude Of Ferguson’

This day (August 23, 2006), in Ojai, California, died Maynard Ferguson, a Canadian jazz musician and bandleader.Digest Tracklist : Sesame Street . You Got It (1996) . Gonna Fly Now (1977) . Birdland . Maria (1968) . In A Mellow Tone (1991) . Macarthur Park . Tracklist : Birdland . Chameleon . 'Round Midnight . Gonna Fly Now . Give It One . Theme From Star Trek . Mister Mellow . La Fiesta .…

This week In Jazz Legends 34/52

Branford Marsalis, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Joe Henderson, McCoy Tynerr, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Herbie Hancock, Return to Forever, Stan Kenton, Jimmy Smith, Maynard Ferguson, Gerry Mulligan, Modern Jazz Quartet, Martial Solal, Toots ThielemansThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 382 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious…

Jazzin’Around Pork Pie Hat

Starting and ending with Charles Mingus's composition 'Goodbye Pork Pie Hat', we have mixed 18 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Charles Mingus'. It has Charlie Haden, Count Basie, Charlie Haden, Billie Holiday & Louis Armstrong and many more.

Jazzin’Around Giant Steps

Starting and ending with John Coltrane's composition 'Giant Steps', we have mixed 18 'Jazz with some Soul and a slice of Rock' tunes around the theme of 'John Coltrane'. It has Stan Getz, Louis Prima, Ella Fitzgerald, The Mar-Keys and many more.

Beauty is in the Eyes (of the Listener)

From 'Bonita' to 'The Most Beautiful Girl In The World' , we have mixed 18 'Jazz & Latin' tunes around the theme of 'Beauty & Prettiness'. It has Cortijo y su Combo, Daniel Jobim, Billy Preston, Louis Armstrong and many more.

Listen To Your (Lorenz) Hart

From 'The Most Beautiful Girl In The World' to 'Where Or When' , we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'Lorenz Hart'. It has Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, Paul Desmond, Cannonbal Adderley and many more.

How Do You Feel Today?

From 'Feelin' Alright' to 'You make me feel so young', we have mixed 18 'Jazz & Latin' tunes around the theme of 'Feelings'. It has Alberta Hunter, Carol Duboc, Marian Anderson, Mongo Santamaria and many more.

Playing Mr Ed

From 'Azure' to 'Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me', we have mixed 19 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'Duke Ellington'. It has Stan Getz, James Newton, Yusef Lateef , Cecil Taylor and many more.

Big Band Baby

From 'Baby youve always on my mind' to 'Baby I Need Your Lovin', we have mixed 19 'Big Band Jazz' tunes around the theme of '"Baby" and "Babies"'. It has Dinah Washington, Benny Goodman, Jay McShann and his Orchestra, Buddy Johnson and His Orchestra and many more.

Mercer, Man Of His Words

From 'Charade' to 'One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)', we have mixed 19 'Jazz Songs' tunes written or co-written by 'Johnny Mercer'. It has Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Mimi Lo, Freddy Cole and many more.

We remember Laurindo Almeida. ‘Brazilliant’

This day (July 26, 1995), in Van Nuys, California, died Laurindo Almeida, a Brazilian guitarist and composer.Tracklist : 1 . w/ The Modern Jazz Quartet - In the Heart to Loronix 2 . Voce E Eu 3 . Dear Heart 4 . Leverkusener Jazztage(1992) Tracklist : Girl From Ipanema Manha De Carnaval . Atabaque . Recado Bossa Nova . You Needed Me . Speak Low . Copacabana . Late Last Night . Desafinado .…

Asylum publish Jackson Browne’s eighth album : ‘Lives in the Balance’ (1986)

Jackson Browne's 'Lives in the Balance' is his eighth album self-produced and released on February 18, 1986 by AsylumTrack Listing : 1.For America (Jackson Browne) - 05:13 . 2.Soldier Of Plenty (Jackson Browne) - 04:37 . 3.In The Shape Of A Heart (Jackson Browne) - 05:41 . 4.Candy(Greg Copeland, Wally Stocker) - 04:12 . 5.Lawless Avenues(Jackson Browne, Jorge Calderón) - 05:40 . 6.Lives In The…

Let’s Rock

From 'Buddy's Rock' to 'I Want To Rock' , we have mixed 16 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Rock'. It has Buddy Rich, Bradley Leighton, Johnny Hodges, Duke Ellington and many more.

Jazzin’Around The Best Is Yet To Come

Starting and ending with Frank Sinatra's composition 'The Best Is Yet To Come', we have mixed 18 'linked together by a clue that you have to guess' tunes around the theme of 'Frank Sinatra'. It has Ibrahim Ferrer & Omara Portuondo, Bradley Leighton & Paula Prophet, Olivia Byington, Egberto Gismonti and many more.


From 'Go Bongo' to 'Mama Inez 1947', we have mixed 19 'Latin Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Cuban Influences'. It has Chico O'Farrill, Charlie Parker & Machito, Candido, James Moody and many more.