Happy Birthday Donald Harrison. ‘Sax Donald’

This day (June 23, 1960), in New Orleans, Louisiana, is born Donald Harrison, an American jazz saxophonist.Tracklist : 1 . Big Chief (2019) 2 . Charlie Parker w Strings (2018) 3 . Cherokee (2016) 4 . Hu Ta Nay (2015) 5 . w/ Christian Scott – Live In New York (2012) 6 . w/Congo Nation Salon (2011) 7 . Documentary (2011) 8 . w/ Glen David Andrews - When The Saints Go Marching In (2011) 9 . w/ Ali…

We remember Tony Williams

This day (February 23, 1997), in Daly City, California, died Anthony Tillmon 'Tony' Williams, an American drummer and pioneer of jazz fusion.Tracklist : w/ Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter - Agitation (1963) . 2 Solos Tribute To Miles Davis (1992 ) . w/ Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Wallace Roney, Ron Carter - So What . w/ Dizzy,Mccoy Tyner,Ron Carter & Freddie…

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 >>…

We remember Lou Rawls. ‘We’ll Never Find Another Voice Like Yours’

This day (January 6, 2006), in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., died Louis Allen 'Lou' Rawls , an American soul, jazz, and blues singe.Tracklist : Lou Rawls - See You When I Get There . Dead End Street Tobacco Road . This Song Will Last Forever . You'Ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine . Love Is A Hurting Thing . w/ Aretha Franklin - At Last . Lady Love . Performing Arts Center-Interview 2005 .…

We remember Art Blakey. ‘Art Bop’

This day (October 16, 1990), in New York City, New York, died Art Blakey, was an American jazz drummer.Digest Tracklist : Big Band - Blues March (1988) . w/ The Jazz Messengers - Along Came Betty . w/ The Jazz Messengers, Freddy Hubbard - One By One (1982) . Gipsy Folk Tales (1976) . Drum Solo (1965) . w/ The Jazz Messengers - Dat Dere (1961) . w/ The Jazz Messengers - A Night In Tunisia…

Happy Birthday Les McCann. ‘Yes! McCann’

This day (September 23, 1935), in Lexington, Kentucky, is born Les McCann, an American soul jazz piano player and vocalist .Digest Tracklist : Morning Song (1989) . The Theme . Billy Taylor Meets Mccann . w/ His Magic Band – Just Like Magic (1983) . w/ Eddie Harris – Live In Ghana (1971) . w/ Eddie Harris – Compared To What (1969) . Tracklist : Burnin’ Coal . Boo-Go-Loo . Watermelon Man . Sunny…

We remember Stanley Turrentine. ‘Mister T. (Like Tenor)’

This day (September 12, 2000), in New York City, died Stanley Turrentine, an American jazz tenor saxophonist who began his prolific career with blues and rhythm and blues bands, and was at first greatly influenced by Illinois Jacquet.Digest Tracklist : Sugar (1989) . w/ Billy Taylor & Gary Burton – Live in Pittsburgh . Don’t Mess With Mr. T . w/ Michael Brecker, Bill Evans, Ernie Watts –…

This week In Jazz Legends 35/52

Randy Weston, Buddy DeFranco, Art Blakey, Lionel Hampton, Tony Williams, Freddie Hubbard, Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Joe Farrell, Joe Henderson, George Duke, Alphonso Johnson, Robben Ford, Peter Erskine, Jean Luc Ponty, Jaco Pastorius, Miles Davis, Sun Ra . John Zorn, Dexter GordonThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 344 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are…

Major jazz artists celebrate Blue Note 50th Anniversary in Japan (1989)

August 26, 1989 - Art Blakey, Bobby Hutcherson, Bobby Watson, Chick Corea, Dave Weckl, Dianne Reeves, Don Pullen, George Adams, Herbie Hancock, John Patitucci, Les McCann, Lou Rawls, Mulgrew Miller, Robin Eubanks, Ron Carter, Stanley Turrentine, Terrence Blanchard, Tony Williams and many more. They all perform at "Mt. Fuji Jazz Festival 89 with Blue Note" in Japan

Happy Birthday Angelique Kidjo. ‘Got My Kidjo Workin’

This day (July 14, 1960 ), in Ouidah, Benin, is born Angelique Kidjo, a Beninoise singer and songwriter.Digest Tracklist : w/ Yemi Alade - Shekere . La Vida Es Un Carnaval (2019) . Born Under Punches (2018) . w/ Terrence Blanchard A Change Is Gonna Come (2016) . Pata Pata (2016) . Cambridge folk festival (2012) . Batonga . Move On Up . w/ Alicia Keys - Afrika (2009) . w/ Carlos Santana - Pearls…