Benny Goodman records ‘Together Again!’ a reunion album with Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson and Gene Krupa (1963)

Benny Goodman's 'Together Again!' is a reunion album recorded on February 13 & 14, 1963 with Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson and Gene Krupa and released the same year by RCA.Track Listing : 1.Seven Come Eleven (Charlie Christian, Benny Goodman) - 04:25 . 2.Say It Isn'T So (Irving Berlin) - 03:55 . 3.I'Ve Found A New Baby (Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams) - 03:40 . 4.Somebody Loves Me (Buddy…

Lester Young records ‘Pres and Teddy’ with the Teddy Wilson Quartet for Verve (1956)

Lester Young's 'Pres and Teddy' is an album recorded on January 13, 1956 with the Teddy Wilson Quartet and released In April 1959 by Verve. Track Listing : 1.All Of Me (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) - 05:10 . 2.Prisoner Of Love (Russ Columbo, Clarence Gaskill, Leo Robin) - 07:40 . 3.Louise (Leo Robin, Richard Whiting) - 05:18 . 4.Love Me Or Leave Me (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) - 06:50 .…

Teddy Wilson celebrate Benny Goodman (1985)

October 7, 1985 - the "definitive swing pianist" Teddy Wilson performs with Louie Bellson on drums and Slam Stewart on bass during the "Benny Goodman Tribute" at the New York Marriott Marquis

Sarah Vaughan records ‘Sarah Sings Soulfully’ arranged by Gerald Wilson (1963)

Sarah Vaughan's 'Sarah Sings Soulfully' is a studio album recorded on June 6,12, 1963 and arranged by Gerald Wilson. Track Listing : 1.A Taste Of Honey (Ric Marlow, Bobby Scott) - 03:14 . 2.What Kind Of Fool Am I? (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) - 03:22 . 3.Guess I'Ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) - 04:09 . 4.Sermonette (Cannonball Adderley, Jon Hendricks) - 04:19 . 5.In Love…

We remember Benny Goodman. ‘Such A Goodman’

This day (June 13, 1986), in New York City, died Benjamin David Goodman a.k.a Benny Goodman, an American jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader.Tracklist : 1 . Blue Room (1985) 2 . Sweet Lorraine / Limehouse Blues (1982) 3 . Body And Soul (1980) 4 . w/ George Benson - Salute to John Hammond (1975) 5 . In Musikhalle Hamburg Germany (1973) 6 . Moonglow (1972) 7 . w/ Jack Duffy &…

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…

We remember Earl Hines. ‘Our Fatha Hines’

This day (April 22, 1983), in Oakland, California, died Earl Hines a.k.a Earl 'Fatha' Hines, an American jazz pianist. Digest Tracklist : Love Is Just Around The Corner . Antibes (1979) . Virginia (1976) . Berlin (1970) . Memories Of You (1965) . w/ Teddy Wilson - All Of Me (1965) . Save It, Pretty Mama . Tracklist : I Ain't Got Nobody . Black And Tan Fantasy . Rosetta . Fantastic, That's You .…

We remember vibraphonist Red Norvo. ‘Red Red Swing’

This day ( April 6, 1999), in Santa Monica, California, died Red Norvo, one of jazz's early vibraphonists, known as 'Mr. Swing' Digest Tracklist : w/ Tal Farlow - All Of Me . w/ Benny Carter - After You'Ve Gone (1985) . w/ Billy Butterfield, Tal Farlow,Teddy Wilson - Undecided (1983) . Girl From Ipanema (1974) . w/ Braff Kessel - Lady Be Good (1974) . w/ Benny Goodman - All Star Band 1959 . And…

Benny Goodman records ‘The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert’ (1938)

Benny Goodman's 'The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert' is one of the first recording (done on January 16, 1938) of music issued on the new long-playing format and one of the first to sell over a million copies.Track Listing : 1.Don'T Be That Way (Edgar Sampson, Benny Goodman, Mitchell Parish) - 04:23 . 2.One O'Clock Jump (Eddie Durham, Buster Smith) - 06:38 . 3.Sensation Rag (Edwin Eddie…

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…

This month In Blues Legends 11/12

T Bone Walker, John Mayer, Lonnie Brook, Gary Moore, Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, . B King, Albert King, Paul Butterfield, Etta James, John Mayall, the Bluesbreakers, Roy Buchanan, Muddy Waters, The Rolling Stones, John Hammond, Taj Mahal, Bobby McFerrin, Big Joe Turner, Lucky PetersonThey are the "Blues Legends" performers selected among the 1499 Posts we publish this month. Here, they are…

T-Bone Walker sits in with Jazz At The Philharmonic (1966)

November 30, 1967 - producer Norman Granz touring all-star show "Jazz at the Philharmonic" stops at the Poplar Town Hall in London (UK). This year, the show presents T-Bone Walker, Dizzy Gillespie, Teddy Wilson, Louis Bellson, Clark Terry, Coleman Hawkins, àZoot Sims, àJimmy Moody, àBenny Carter and àBob Cranshaw. Some fine musicians yo don't want to miss!

We remember Carmen Mcrae. ‘Carmen, Still Glowing’

This day (November 10, 1994), in Beverly Hills, California, died Carmen McRae, an American jazz singer.Digest Tracklist : Round Midnight . Guess Who I Saw TODAY, Gonna Look My Heart . Body & Soul . Miss Otis Regrets 1980 . The Man I Love . That Old Black Magic . Round Midnight . Carmen Mcrae Top 10 : How Long Has This Been Going On . When I Fall In Love . Exactly Like You . You Took Advantage…

On TV today, the Orignal Benny Goodman Quartet (1972)

October 23, 1972 - The Orginal Benny Goodman Quartet - that is Benny Goodman (cl), Lionel Hampton (vb), Gene Krupa (d), Teddy Wilson (p) and George Duvivier (b)- performs for the first time on television at Philharmonic Hall, Lincoin Center in New York City

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…

When Benny Goodman played New-York

Four occasions, three years : 1985, 1974 and 1938 "When Benny Goodman played New-York"."Concert One" that he played during the tribute he received eight months before his death, at the Broadway Ballroom (yes, people were dancing to jazz then) of the newly opened Marriott Marquis Hotel.Two, a more intimate concert performed in 1974 at the Rainbow Room on the top of the RCA Building.The "concert…

This week In Jazz Legends 40/52

Coleman Hawkins, Art Farmer, Jim Hall, Anita O'Day, Oscar Peterson, Ray Bryant, Lester Young, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Teddy Wilson, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Buddy RichThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 321 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Coleman Hawkins .…

Benny Goodman visits Yokohama (1980)

September 7, 1980 - Benny Goodman (cl), Teddy Wilson (p), Eddie Duran (g), Al Obidenski (b) and John Markham (dr) will be on stage at Aurex Jazz Festival, Yokohama Stadium in Yokohama, Japan

Benny Goodman In Japan

Benny Goodman came to Japan three times to perform in concert. In 1957 (or is it 1956?) sponsored by the U.S. State Department / ANTA and with a big band, in 1964 with a small group and in 1980 for the "Aurex Jazz Festival" happening in three cities.Track Listing : 0.Introduction - 00:47 . 1.Aurex Jazz Festival Sep.7,1980 At Yokohama Stadium In Yokohama - 18:34 . - Avalon (Buddy Desylva, Al…

We remember Lionel Hampton. ‘Good Old Vibes’

This day (August 31, 2002), in New York City, New York, died Lionel Hampton, a jazz vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist and bandleaderDigest Tracklist : Sing Sing Sing (1990) . Hamp’s Boogie (1988) . Hey! Ba Ba Re Bop (1982) . w/ Benny Goodman Quartet – Avalon . Cute (1965) . Flying Home (1957) . Jam Session (1953) . Ding Dong Baby (1956) . Tracklist : Flying Home . On The Sunny Side Of The…

Satchmo Loves Company

Louis Armstrong's exuberant and gravelly voice happened to be the perfect match with the mellifluous or crooning voices of his contemporaries. His blasting trumpet, the perfect contrast with the pianist.Who ever they were, Billie Holiday, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Marlene Dietrich, Peggy Lee, Earl Hines, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson and so…

Take Five (recounted)

From 'Take Five' to 'Five Will Get You Ten' , we have mixed 19 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Five'. It has Jackie McLean, Grover Washington, Eliane Elias, Gerry Mulligan and many more.

This week In Soul Artists 30/52

Earth Wind and Fire, Zapp, Teddy Pendergrass, Solomon Burke, Macy Gray, James Brown, Mary Wilson, Jill Scott, Terence Trent D'Arby, DJ Jazzy Jeff, The Fresh Prince, The Roots, Rachelle Ferrell

This week In Soul Artists 07/52

Al Jarreau, Randy Crawford, Irma Thomas, Cissy Houston, Whitney Houston, Thelma Houston, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross . the Supremes . Teddy Pendergrass, Frankie Beverly . Raw Soul, Maceo Parker, Charlie Wilson. They are the Soul Artists selected among the 283 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Al Jarreau . Trouble In Paradise…

Rihanna releases her eighth album : ‘Anti’ featuring ‘Work,’ ‘Needed Me’ and ‘Love on the Brain’ (2016)

Rihanna's 'ANTI' is her eighth studio album released on January 28, 2016 by Westbury Road / Roc Nation.Track Listing : 1.Consideration (Tyran Donaldson, Robyn Fenty, Solana Rowe) - 02:41 . 2.James Joint (James Fauntleroy, Robyn Fenty, Shea Taylor) - 01:12 . 3.Kiss It Better (Jeff Bhasker, Robyn Fenty, John Glass, Teddy Sinclair) - 04:13 . 4.Work (Jahron Braithwaite, Robyn Fenty, Aubrey "Drake"…

As we wish John Paul Jones, Led Zeppelin bassist, a Happy Birthday, the day is perfect for a ‘Led Zeppelin at their bests’ post

As we wish, today, English bassist John Paul Jones a 'Happy Birthday,' here is the perfect time to list the 'BESTS' of his band : Led Zeppelin CREDITSPhoto : vinylmeisterAudio : Stairway to Heaven . Immigrant Song . Whole Lotta Love . Black Dog . Rock and Roll . Kashmir . Good Times Bad Times . Dazed and Confused . Ramble On . Babe I'm Gonna Leave You . Video : Whole Lotta Love (1997) . Immigrant…

Polydor publish James Brown’s ‘Revolution of the Mind : Recorded Live at the Apollo, Vol. III’ (1971)

James Brown's 'Revolution of the Mind : Recorded Live at the Apollo, Vol. III' is a live double album released in December 1971 by Polydor.Track Listing : 1.It'S A New Day So Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn (Intro) (James Brown) - 03:47 . 2.Bewildered (Teddy Powell, Leonard Whitcup) - 07:55 . 3.Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine (James Brown, Bobby Byrd, Ron Lenhoff) - 05:05 .…

Happy Birthday Tina Turner. ‘Head Turner’

This day (November 26, 1939), in Nutbush, Tennessee, is born Anna Mae Bullock a.k.a Tina Turner, an American singer.Digest Tracklist : The Best (2009) . Let's Stay Together (1999) . Golden Eye (1996) . w/ Rod Stewart - Get Back & Hot Legs (1981) . w/ Ike Turner - Baby Get It On (1975) . w/ Ike Turner - Proud Mary (1973) . w/ Ike Turner - I Wanna Take you Higher, Come Together and Proud Mary…

Michael Jackson releases his eighth album : ‘Dangerous’ featuring ‘Black or White,’ ‘Remember the Time,’ ‘In the Closet’ and ‘Jam’ (1991)

Michael Jackson's 'Dangerous' is his eighth studio album released on November 26, 1991 and featuring the hits 'Black or White,' 'Remember the Time,' 'In the Closet,' 'Jam' and more by Epic Records.Track Listing : 1.Jam (Michael Jackson, René Moore, Bruce Swedien, Teddy Riley) - 05:39 . 2.Why You Wanna Trip On Me (Teddy Riley, Bernard Belle) - 05:25 . 3.In The Closet (Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley)…

John Legend releases ‘Evolver,’ his third album featuring Kanye West, Brandy, Estelle, Andre 3000 et al (2008)

John Legend's 'Evolver' is his third studio album featuring Kanye West, Brandy, Estelle and Andre 3000, among other guests and released on October 28, 2008 by Good, Columbia. Track Listing : 1.Good Morning Intro (Drew Ramsey, Shannon Sanders) - 00:46 . 2.Green Light (André Benjamin, James Neng-Hsien Ho, Rick Nowels) - 04:44 . 3.It'S Over (Kanye West, Pharrell Williams) - 04:27 . 4.Everybody Knows…

Stevie Wonder releases his twenty third album : ‘A Time to Love’ featuring ‘So What the Fuss’ (2005)

Stevie Wonder's 'A Time to Love' is his twenty third (and his first in ten years) studio album released on October 18, 2005 by Motown.Track Listing : 1.If Your Love Cannot Be Moved (Stevie Wonder) - 06:11 . 2.Sweetest Somebody I Know (Stevie Wonder) - 04:31 . 3.Moon Blue (Stevie Wonder) - 06:44 . 4.From The Bottom Of My Heart (Stevie Wonder) - 05:11 . 5.Please Don'T Hurt My Baby (Stevie Wonder)…

Arista publish Aretha Franklin’s album : ‘Aretha’ (1980)

Aretha Franklin's 'Aretha' is an album (her second album with this title) released in October 1980 by Arista Records.Track Listing : 1.Come To Me (Willard Eugene Price) - 03:42 . 2.I Can'T Turn You Loose (Otis Redding) - 03:55 . 3.United Together (Phil Perry, Chuck Jackson) - 05:02 . 4.Take Me With You (Phil Perry, Terry Coleman, Chuck Jackson) - 04:05 . 5.Whatever It Is (Mark Gary, Eddie Setser,…

Herbie Hancock releases ‘Possibilities,’ his forty-fifth album featuring John Mayer, Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera, Angélique Kidjo, Annie Lennox, Joss Stone, Carlos Santana, Paul…

<pHerbie Hancock's 'Possibilities' is his forty-fifth studio (featuring a myriad of famous guests) album released on August 29, 2005 by Vector/Hear Music.Track listing : 1.Stitched Up (Herbie Hancock, John Mayer) - 05:27 . 2.Safiatou (Harold Alexander) - 05:25 . 3.A Song for You (Leon Russell) - 07:05 . 4.I Do It for Your Love (Paul Simon) - 05:58 . 5.Hush, Hush, Hush (Paula Cole) - 04:46 .…

Heart Beats

From 'Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart' to 'Heart On A String', we have mixed 18 'Jazz & Soul' tunes around the theme of 'The Heart'. It has Funk Brothers, Barney Kessel, Trammps, Teresa Cristina and many more.