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

Strut Records publish Mulatu Astatke’s first solo album since the 1980s : ‘Steps Ahead’ (2010)

Mulatu Astatke's 'Steps Ahead' is his first solo album since the 1980s released on March 29, 2010 by Strut Records.Track Listing : 1.Radcliffe (Mulatu Astatke) - 07:54 . 2.Green Africa (Mulatu Astatke) - 05:13 . 3.The Way To Nice (Mulatu Astatke) - 05:09 . 4.Assosa (Arr.Mulatu Astatke) - 02:39 . 5.I Faram Gami I Faram (Mulatu Astatke) - 05:33 . 6.Mulatu'S Mood (Mulatu Astatke) - 05:56 . 7.Ethio…

Bobby Bland releases his debut album : ‘Two Steps from the Blues’ (1961)

Bobby Bland's 'Two Steps from the Blues' is his debut album released on January 1, 1961 by Duke.1 . St. James Infirmary 2 . I'll Take Care Of You Track Listing : 1.Two Steps From The Blues (Deadric Malone, John Riley Brown) - 02:34 . 2.Cry Cry Cry (Deadric Malone) - 02:43 . 3.I'M Not Ashamed (Don Robey, Joseph Scott) - 02:36 . 4.Don'T Cry No More (Don Robey) - 02:28 . 5.Lead Me On (Deadric…

We remember Cecil Taylor. ‘Still Ahead Cecil’

This day ( April 5, 2018), in New York City, died Cecil Percival Tayloran American free jazz pianistDigest Tracklist : Perugia (2009) . Improvisation #1 (Excerpt) (2007) . Song 2 (2004) . w/ Max Roach - Duo (2000) . w/ Thurman Barker - Frankfurt (1995) . @ Jazz Ost-West Festival (1984) . w/ Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Live (1984) . Tracklist : Bemsha Swing . Rick Kick Shaw . Song . Azure . Steps .…

This week In Jazz Legends 31/52

Herbie Hancock, David Sanborn, Marcus Miller, Steps Ahead, Spyro Gyra, Arturo Sandoval, Wayne Bergeron, Gerry Mulligan, Dave Brubeck, Doc Severinsen, Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Sonny Rollins, Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Wayne Shorter

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…

We Remember Chuck Loeb. ‘All You Need Is Loeb’

This day (July 31, 2017), in , died Chuck Loeb a guitarist, member of Fourplay and others.Tracklist : 1 . w/ The Fourplay - Sonnymoon (2012) 2 . w/ The Fourplay - Bali Run 3 . Rock With You (2010) 4 . w/ New Voices - Dont You Worry About A Thing (2009) 5 . Sarao (2008) 6 . w/ Steps Ahead - Trains (1985) 7 . w/ Steps Ahead – Live in Italy (1985) 16 . Tracklist : The Music Inside .…

Happy Birthday Steve Gadd. ‘He Is So Gadd’

This day (April 9, 1945), in Irondequoit, New York, is born Steve Gadd, an American session and studio drummer.Digest Tracklist : w/ Hermine Deurloo (2020) . w/ Blicher & Hemmer - Up Close (2019) . Can't turn you loose (2018) . w/ Chick Corea (Blue note NYC 2016) . Way Back Home (2015) . w/ Buddy Rich Big Band - Unknown . w/ James Taylor - Your Smiling Face (2012) . w/ Friends - Caravan…

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…

Streets With A Name

From 'Fifty-First Street Blues' to 'West 42nd Street' , we have mixed 13 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Street Names'. It has Bill Evans, Sonny Rollins, Jay McShan, Kenny Dorham and many more.

Warner Bros. publish Pat Metheny’s ‘Trio -> Live’ recorded with Bill Stewart and Larry Grenadier (2000)

Pat Metheny's 'Trio -> Live' is a live album recorded with Bill Stewart and Larry Grenadier and released on November 21, 2000 by Warner Bros.1 . Question And Answer 2 . Into The Dream 3 . Into The Dream 4 . Unity Village (Umbria Jazz) Track Listing : Bright Size Life (Pat Metheny) - 04:18 . Question And Answer (Pat Metheny)- 19:53 . Giant Steps (John Coltrane) - 09:51 . Into The Dream (Pat…

We remember Betty Carter. ‘Betty Bop’

This day (September 26, 1998), died Lillie Mae Jones a.k.a Betty Carter, an American jazz singe.Tracklist : 1 . Giant Steps 2 . How High The Moon (1994) 3 . Droppin’ Things (1990) 4 . Sounds 5 . Tight 6 . Don’T Weep For The Lady (1980) 7 . What’S New (1977) 8 . w/ Lionel Hampton – Cobb’S Idea Tracklist : Open The Door . Let’s Fall in Love . I Could Write a Book . Naima’s Love Song (DJ Spinna…

Columbia tape ‘Miles Davis at Fillmore’ with Steve Grossman, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Jack Dejohnette and Airto Moreira (1970)

'Miles Davis at Fillmore' is a live album recorded on June 17 - 20, 1970 at the Fillmore East in New York and released in December 1970 by Columbia.1 . It's About That Time (1970) 2 . Bitches Brew (Tanglewood, 1970) Track Listing : 1.Directions (Joe Zawinul) - 02:29 . 2.Bitches Brew (Miles Davis) - 00:53 . 3.The Mask (Miles Davis) - 01:35) . 4.It'S About That Time (Miles Davis) - 08:12 .…

Miles Davis records ‘Round About Midnight’ with John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones (1956)

Miles Davis' 'Round About Midnight' is an album recorded on October 26, 1955; June 5 and September 10, 1956 and released on March 18, 1957 by Columbia.1 . Round About Midnight (1967) 2 . Round Midnight ( La Pinède, Juan-les-Pins, France - July 25, 1969) Track listing . 1.'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams) - 06:00 . 2.Ah-Leu-Cha (Charlie Parker) - 05:55 . 3.All of You (Cole…

Miles Davis records ‘On the Corner’ for Columbia (1972)

Miles Davis' 'On the Corner' is a studio album recorded on June 1, 6 and July 7, 1972 and released on October 11, 1972 by Columbia.1 . Turnaroundphrase (November 3 1973, Vienna) 2 . On The Corner Session (Interviews NY) Track Listing : 1.On The Corner; New York Girl; Thinkin' One Thing And Doin' Another; Vote For Miles (Miles Davis) - 20:02 . 2.Black Satin (Miles Davis) - 05:20 . 3.One And One…

Chick Corea records ‘Now He Sings, Now He Sobs’ with Miroslav Vitouš and Roy Haynes (1968)

Chick Corea's 'Now He Sings, Now He Sobs' is an album recorded on March 14, 19 and 27, 1968, with Miroslav Vitouš on bass and Roy Haynes on drums and released the same year by Solid State.Track Listing : 1.Steps - What Was (Chick Corea) - 13:50 . 2.Matrix (Chick Corea) - 06:28 . 3.Now He Sings, Now He Sobs (Chick Corea) - 07:03 . 4.Now He Beats The Drums, Now He Stops (Chick Corea) - 10:35 .…

Last week In Visual Artists 04

Boa Mistura, John Van Hamersveld, William Claxton, Don Hunstein, John Squire, Banksy, Joni Mitchell, Mati Klarwein, Milton Glaser, Patrick Henry Johnson, Lee Friedlander, . They are the 11 Visual Artists selected among the 163 Posts we published last week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Boa Mistura - #SéTúMismo (by Más de 100 Razones) Lifted from :…