Thad Jones records ‘The Magnificent Thad Jones’ for Blue Note (1956)

'The Magnificent Thad Jones' is an album recorded on July 9 and 14, 1956 and released the same year by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.April In Paris (Vernon Duke, E. Y. Harburg) - 06:43 . 2.Billie-Doo (Thad Jones) - 07:30 . 3.If I Love Again (Jack Murray, Ben Oakland) - 07:27 . 4.If Someone Had Told Me (Peter Derose, Charles Tobias) - 05:51 . 5.Thedia (Thad Jones) - 10:35 Francis WolffALSO…

Thad Jones & Mel Lewis bring their big band to Norway (1974)

June 26, 1974 - Thad Jones on flugelhorn and Mel Lewis on drums plus trumpeters Jon Faddis, Steve Furtado, Jim Bossy, Cecil Bridgewater, trombonists Jimmy Knepper, Billy Campbell, Quentin 'Butter' Jackson, Dave Taylor, reedmen Jerry Dodgion, Ed Xiques, Billy Harper, Ron Bridgewater, Pepper Adams, pianist Walter Norris and bassist George Mraz will be on stage at Kongsberg Jazz Festival in Norway

On TV today, Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Orchestra on ‘Jazz Casual’ (1968) –

April 22, 1968 - you do not want to miss the Thad Jones - Mel Lewis Orchestra - that is Thad Jones (cornet); Snooky Young, Richard Williams, Randy Brecker, Danny Moore (tp); Garnett Brown, Benny Powell, Jimmy Knepper, Bob Brookmeyer (tb); Jerry Dodgion (as); Jerome Richardson (as, ss); Seldon Powell, Eddie Daniels (ts); Pepper Adams (bs); Roland Hanna (p); Richard Davis (b); Mel Lewis (d ) at…

We Remember Hank Jones. ‘So Long Mr. Jones’

This day (May 16, 2010), in Manhattan, New York, died Hank Jones, an American jazz pianist and composer.Digest Tracklist : Round Midnight (2010) . Nica’S Dream (2008) . w/ Joe Lovano – Monk’S Mood (2006) . Recordame (1993) . w/ John Lewis - All The Things You Are . w/ Lester Young Septet, Ella Fitzgerald – Blues For Greasy (1950) . Hank Jones Trio (1950) . Tracklist : ‘Round Midnight . Blue Monk…

Blue Note publish Joe Lovano’s ‘Joyous Encounter’ recorded with George Mraz, Paul Motian and Hank Jones (2005)

Joe Lovano's 'Joyous Encounter' is an album recorded with George Mraz, Paul Motian and Hank Jones and released on May 10, 2005 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Autumn In New York (Vernon Duke) – 10:00 . 2.Bird'S Eye View (Joe Lovano) - 05:28 . 3.Don'T Ever Leave Me (Thad Jones) - 03:45 . 4.Alone Together (Arthur Schwartz) - 05:24 . 5.Six And Four (Oliver Nelson) - 05:30 . 6.Pannonica (Thelonious…

Blue Note publish Joe Lovano’s ‘I’m All For You,’ a ballads album recorded with Hank Jones (2004)

Joe Lovano's 'I'm All For You' is a ballads album recorded with Hank Jones, George Mraz and Paul Motian and released on May 4, 2004 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.I'M All For You (Joe Lovano) - 07:50 . 2.Don'T Blame Me (Dorothy Fields / Jimmy Mchugh) - 07:51 . 3.Monk'S Mood (Thelonious Monk) - 04:01 . 4.The Summary (A Suite For Pops) (Thad Jones) - 05:16 . 5.Stella By Starlight (Ned Washington /…

Elvin Jones finishes the recording of ‘Elvin!’ for Riverside (1962)

Elvin Jones' 'Elvin!' is an album recorded on July 11 & December 27, 1961 and January 3, 1962 and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.Lady Luck (Elvin Jones, Frank Wess) - 06:19 . 2.Buzz-At (Elvin Jones) - 06:31 . 3.Shadowland (Sara Cassey) - 04:06 . 4.Pretty Brown (Ernie Wilkins) - 03:30 . 5.Ray-El (Elvin Jones) - 08:03 . 6.Four And Six (Oliver Nelson) - 05:01 . 7.You Are…

Ray Charles records ‘Genius + Soul = Jazz,’ an album arranged by Quincy Jones for Impulse! (1960)

Ray Charles' 'Genius + Soul = Jazz' is an album arranged by Quincy Jones, recorded on December 26–27, 1960 with members of The Count Basie Band and released in March 1961 By Impulse!. Track Listing : 1.From The Heart (Ray Charles) - 03:30 . 2.I'Ve Got News For You (Ray Alfred) - 04:28 . 3.Moanin' (Bobby Timmons) - 03:14 . 4.Let'S Go (Ray Charles) - 02:39 . 5.One Mint Julep (Rudy Toombs) - 03:02 .…

Quincy Jones starts the recording of ‘The Quintessence’ with his orchestra (1961)

Quincy Jones' 'The Quintessence' is an album recorded with his orchestra on November 29, December 18 and 22, 1961.Track Listing : 1.Quintessence (Quincy Jones) - 04:21 . 2.Robot Portrait (Billy Byers) - 05:25 . 3.Little Karen (Benny Golson) - 03:44 . 4.Straight, No Chaser (Thelonious Monk) - 02:26 . 5.For Lena And Lennie (Quincy Jones) - 04:17 . 6.Hard Sock Dance (Quincy Jones) - 03:20 .…

Miles Davis and Milt Jackson record ‘Quintet / Sextet’ with Jackie McLean (1955)

'Quintet / Sextet' by Miles Davis & Milt Jackson is a studio album recorded on August 5, 1955 with Jackie McLean and released in 1956 By Prestige.Track Listing : 1.Dr. Jackle (Jackie Mclean) – 08:55 . 2.Bitty Ditty (Thad Jones) – 06:37 . 3.Minor March (Jackie Mclean) – 08:18 . 4.Changes (Ray Bryant) – 07:11 Musicians : Miles Davis – Trumpet . Milt Jackson – Vibraphone . Jackie Mclean –…

Joe Williams records an album with the Count Basie Orchestra and it is called …’Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings’ (1955)

'Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings' is an album by Joe Williams with the Count Basie Orchestra recorded on July 26, 1955 and Jun 27, 1956 and released the same year by Verve.1 . Every Day I Have The Blues (w/ Joe Williams) 2 . Well Alright ,Okay,You WinJ (w/ Joe Williams) 3 . All right Okay You Win 4 . Ever Day I Have The Blues (w/ Joe Williams) Track Listing : 1.Every Day I Have The Blues…

Count Basie & Orchestra are back in Juan Les Pins (1968)

July 23, 1968 - Count Basie and his Orchestra featuring Thad Jones, Sonny Cohn, Lennie Johnson, Eugene Young on trumpet; Quentin Jackson, Benny Powell, Henry Coker on trombone; Marshall Royal, Frank Wess, Frank Foster, Charlie Fowlkes, Budd Johnson on reeds, at "Juan Les Pins Jazz Festival" in Antibes France

Happy Birthday Doc Severinsen. ‘Doc Today’

This day (July 7, 1927), in Arlington, Oregon, is born Carl Hilding Severinsen a.k.a Doc Severinsen, an American pop and jazz trumpeter.Tracklist : 1 . w/ the Airmen of Note – Live in Tennesse (2011) 2 . Bugles commercial (1993) 3 . on Arsenio Hall Show (1991) 4 . w/ Gerry Mulligan, Cab Calloway & Dave Brubeck - When the Saints Go Marching In (1988) 5 . Tonight (1983) 6 . McArthur Park / I…

Columbia tape ‘First Time! The Count Meets the Duke’ by Duke Ellington & Count Basie and their respective orchestras (1961)

'First Time! The Count Meets the Duke' by Duke Ellington & Count Basie is an album recorded on July 6, 1961, with their combined orchestras and released the same year by Columbia..Track Listing : 1.Battle Royal (Duke Ellington) - 05:33 . 2.To You (Thad Jones) - 03:53 . 3.Take The A Train (Billy Strayhorn) - 03:46 . 4.Corner Pocket (Freddie Green, Donald Wolf) - 04:53 . 5.Wild Man (Duke…

Happy Birthday Dee Dee Bridgewater. ‘Lady Dee Dee’

This day (May 27, 1950), in Memphis, Tennessee, is born Denise Eileen Garrett a.k.a Dee Dee Bridgewater, an American Jazz singer.Digest Tracklist : Peace (2019) . Tiny Desk Concert (2018) . Memphis (2017) . La belle vie (2015) . Festival Heineken Jazzaldia (2014) . Afro Blue ( 2012) . Bye Bye Blackbird (1997) . J'ai Deux Amours Tour (2005) . & Mike Hucknall - You've Got a Friend . Just…

Jimmy Smith records ‘The Cat’ with a big band arranged by Lalo Schifrin (1964)

Jimmy Smith's 'The Cat' is an album recorded on April 27 & 29, 1964. with a big band arranged by Lalo Schifrin and released in September 1964 by Verve. Track Listing : 1.Theme From Joy House (Lalo Schifrin) - 04:38 . 2.The Cat (From Joy House) (Lalo Schifrin, Rick Ward) - 03:24 . 3.Basin Street Blues (Spencer Williams) - 04:00 . 4.Main Title From The Carpetbaggers (Elmer Bernstein, Ray…

We remember Count Basie. ‘For The Count’

This day (April 26, 1984), in Hollywood, Florida, died William 'Count' Basie a.k.a Count Basie, an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader and composer.Digest Tracklist : w/ Sarah Vaughan,Tony Bennett,George Benson (1981) . w/ Oscar Peterson, Documentary (1980) . w/ Ella Fitzgerald - Booty'S Blues (1979) . April In Paris . w/ Frank Wess, Milan (1960) . w/ Ben Webster & Jimmy Rushing -…

Roulette publish ‘The Chairman of the Board,’ an album by Count Basie and his Orchestra (1959)

Count Basie's 'The Chairman of the Board' is a studio album recorded with his orchestra and released on April 18, 1959 by Roulette.Track Listing : 1.Blues In Hoss' Flat (Count Basie, Frank Foster) - 03:13 . 2.H.R.H. (Her Royal Highness) (Count Basie, Thad Jones) - 02:40 . 3.Segue In C (Frank Wess) - 06:15 . 4.Kansas City Shout (Henry Wells) - 03:34 . 5.Speaking Of Sounds (Jo Jones) - 03:27 . 6.Tv…

Herbie Hancock records ‘Speak Like a Child’ produced By Duke Pearson (1968)

<pHerbie Hancock's 'Speak Like a Child' is his sixth album recorded on March 6 and 9, 1968 and released the same year by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Riot (Herbie Hancock) - 04:40 . 2.Speak Like A Child (Herbie Hancock) - 07:50 . 3.First Trip (Ron Carter)- 06:01 . 4.Toys (Herbie Hancock) - 05:52 . 5.Goodbye To Childhood (Herbie Hancock) - 07:06 . 6.The Sorcerer (Herbie Hancock) - 05:36…

Tony Bennett records ‘Strike Up the Band’ with Count Basie and his Orchestra (1959)

Tony Bennett's 'Strike Up the Band' is a studio album recorded on January 3 & 5, 1959 with Count Basie and his Orchestra and first released as 'Basie Swings, Bennett Sings' the same year by Roulette.Track Listing : 1.Strike Up The Band (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 01:33 . 2.I Guess I'Ll Have To Change My Plans (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 01:44 . 3.Chicago (Fred Fisher) - 02:07 .…

Kudu Records publish Grover Washington, Jr’s debut album : ‘Inner City Blues’ (1972)

Grover Washington, Jr's 'Inner City Blues' is his debut album produced By Creed Taylor and released on January 3, 1972 by Kudu Records.Track Listing : 1.Inner City Blues (Marvin Gaye) - 07:10 . 2.Georgia On My Mind (Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell) - 04:38 . 3.Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) (Marvin Gaye) - 05:07 . 4.Until It'S Time For You To Go (Buffy Saint-Marie) - 04:35 . 5.I Loves You Porgy…

Thelonious Monk records his fifth album ‘Big Band and Quartet in Concert’ for Columbia (1963)

Thelonious Monk's 'Big Band and Quartet in Concert' is his fifth album recorded live at Lincoln Center, New York City on December 30, 1963.Track Listing : 1.I Mean You (Thelonious Monk) - 12:42 . 2.Evidence (Thelonious Monk) - 12:38 . 3.(When It'S) Darkness On The Delta (Thelonious Monk) - 05:03 . 4.Oska T. (Thelonious Monk) - 09:20 . 5.Played Twice (Thelonious Monk) - 06:24 . 6.Four In One…

Tony Bennett records ‘In Person!’ an album with the Count Basie Orchestra (1958)

Tony Bennett's 'In Person!' is an album recorded on December 22 & 30, 1958 with the Count Basie Orchestra and released in 1959 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Just In Time (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne) - 01:45 . 2.When I Fall In Love (Edward Heyman, Victor Young) - 02:20 . 3.Taking A Chance On Love (Vernon Duke, Ted Fetter, John Latouche) - 01:57 . 4.Without A Song (Edward Eliscu,…

We remember Bob Brookmeyer. ‘Big Band Man’

This day (December 15, 2011), in New London, New Hampshire,, died Bob Brookmeyeran American jazz valve trombonist, pianist, arranger and composer.Tracklist : w/ John Scofield - Moonlight in Vermont . w/ Jim Hall . w/ The Clark Terry Quintet (1965) . w/ Gerry Mulligan - Walking Shoes (1956) . Tracklist : A Felicidade . Misty . Skylark . Jive Hoot . Sometime Ago . I've Grown Accustomed To Her…

Happy Birthday Randy Brecker. ‘Brother Randy’

This day (November 27, 1945), in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, is born Randy Brecker, an American trumpeter and flugelhornist.Digest Tracklist : Now's the Time (2020) . w/ Chad Lefkowitz-Brown & F. Giachino trio – @ Torino Jazz Festival (2019) . Some Skunk Funk (2018) . w/ Marvin Stamm – A Night of Jazz (2017) . w/ Andrei Kondakov – ДЖАЗ НА ДНЕПРЕ (2016) . w/ Bob Mintzer – Some skunk funk (2012)…

Count Basie records with his orchestra ‘The Atomic Mr. Basie’ for Roulette (1957)

Count Basie's 'The Atomic Mr. Basie' is an album a.k.a. 'E=MC2' and originally called 'Basie' recorded with his orchestra. on October 21 & 22, 1957 and released in 1958 by Roulette.Track Listing : 1.Kid From Red Bank (Count Basie, Neal Hefti) . 2.Duet (Neal Hefti) - 04:10 . 3.After Supper (Neal Hefti) - 03:22 . 4.Flight Of The Foo Birds (Neal Hefti) - 03:21 . 5.Double-O (Neal Hefti) -…

Frank Sinatra records ‘Sinatra–Basie: An Historic Musical First’ with Count Basie and his Orchestra (1962)

Frank Sinatra's 'Sinatra–Basie: An Historic Musical First' is his first a studio album with the Count Basie Orchestra, recorded on October 2–3, 1962 by Reprise.Track Listing : 1.Pennies From Heaven (Arthur Johnston, Johnny Burke) – 03:29 . 2.Please Be Kind (Saul Chaplin, Sammy Cahn) – 02:43 . 3.(Love Is) The Tender Trap (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 02:37 . 4.Looking At The World Through Rose…

Atlantic Records release Brandy’s ‘Afrodisiac,’ her fourth album (2004)

Brandy's 'Afrodisiac' is her fourth studio album produced in part by Timbaland and released on June 28, 2004 by Atlantic Records.1 . Afrodisiac (Official Video) 2 . Afrodisiac (Mobo Awards) 3 . Who Is She 2 U (Miss Teen USA) 4 . Talk About Our Love (The Soul Train Awards, 2016) 5 . Talk About Our Love (w/ Kanye West, TOTP) Track Listing : 1.Who I Am (Warryn Campbell, Joi Campbell) - 03:35 .…

Usher releases ‘Here I Stand,’ his fifth album including ‘Love in This Club’ (2008)

Usher's 'Here I Stand' incl. 'Love in This Club' is his fifth studio album released on May 13, 2008 by Laface.Track Listing : 1.Intro (Usher Raymond Iv, Ryon Lovett, James Jlack Lackey) - 01:28 . 2.Love In This Club (Usher Raymond Iv, Jamal Jones, Lamar Taylor, Jay Jenkins, Ryon Lovett, Keith Thomas, Darnell Dalton) - 04:19 . 3.This Ain'T Sex (Usher Raymond Iv, Christopher Tricky Stewart, Phalon…

A Tribe Called Quest release their sixth and final album ‘their sixth and final studio album’ (2016)

A Tribe Called Quest's "We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service" is their sixth and final studio album featuring André 3000, Kendrick Lamar, Jack White, Elton John, Kanye West, Anderson Paak, Talib Kweli, Consequence and Busta Rhymes and released on November 11, 2016 by Epic Records.Track Listing : 1.The Space Program (Kamaal Fareed, Malik Izaak Taylor, Jarobi White) - 05:40 . . 2.We The…