We remember Tommy Flanagan. ‘The Modest Magnificent’

This day (November 16, 2001), in New York City, died Tommy Flanagan, an American jazz pianist, particularly remembered for his work with Ella FitzgeraldTracklist : 1 . Beyond The Bluebird 2 . w/ Benny Carter – Just Friends (1985) 3 . Raincheck (1991) 4 . w/ Billy Taylor – The Study Of Bird 5 . w/ Tal Farlow – I Hear a Rhapsody 6 . With Malice Towards None (1981) 7 . w/ Ella Fitzgerald – Misty…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Montreux ’77’ with the Tommy Flanagan Trio at the Montreux Jazz Festival (1977)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Montreux '77' is a live album recorded on July 17, 1977 with the Tommy Flanagan Trio and released In 1977 by Pablo1 . My Man (Montreux Jazz Festival, 1977) 2 . You Are The Sunshine Of My Life 3 . I Ain't Got Nothin But The Blues (Montreux Jazz Festival, 1977) Track Listing : 1.Too Close For Comfort (Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener, George David Weiss) - 03:27 . 2.I Ain'T Got…

Roy Haynes records ‘Out of the Afternoon’ with Roland Kirk, Tommy Flanagan and Henry Grimes (1962)

Roy Haynes' 'Out of the Afternoon' is an album recorded on May 16, 1962, with Roland Kirk on tenor saxophone, Tommy Flanagan on piano and Henry Grimes on bass and released the same year by Impulse!Track Listing : 1.Moon Ray (Roy Haynes) - 06:41 . 2.Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) (Bart Howard) - 06:40 . 3.Raoul (Roy Haynes) - 06:01 . 4.Snap Crackle (Roy Haynes) - 04:11 . 5.If I Should Lose…

‘Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane’ record together with Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers & Jimmy Cobb (1958)

'Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane' is a collaboration album recorded on March 7, 1958 with Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb and released in April 1963 By New Jazz.Track Listing : 1.Freight Trane (Tommy Flanagan) - 07:18 . 2.I Never Knew (Ted Fio Rito, Gus Kahn) - 07:04 . 3.Lyresto (Kenny Burrell) - 05:41 . 4.Why Was I Born? (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Jerome Kern) - 03:12 . 5.Big Paul…

Columbia publish Tony Bennett’s album : ‘The Movie Song Album’ (1966)

Tony Bennett's 'The Movie Song Album' is a studio album (his 'all time favorite' ) released on January 31, 1966 by Columbia.1 . (At The Royal Festival Hall, 1974) Tony Bennett - The Movie Song Album Track Listing : 1.Maybe September (Ray Evans, Percy Faith, Jay Livingston) - 04:03 . 2.Girl Talk (Neal Hefti, Bobby Troup) - 03:14 . 3.The Gentle Rain (Luiz Bonfá, Matt Dubey) - 02:12 . 4.Emily…

Wes Montgomery records his fourth album for Riverside : ‘The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery’ (1960)

'The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery' is his fourth album recorded on January 26–27, 1960 and released the same year by Riverside.1 . Four On Six (1965) 2 . West Coast Blues 3 . Quartet, 1965 Track Listing : 1.Airegin (Sonny Rollins) - 04:26 . 2.D-Natural Blues (Wes Montgomery) - 05:23 . 3.Polka Dots And Moonbeams (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 04:44 . 4.Four On Six (Wes Montgomery)…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Ella in Japan: ‘S Wonderful’ a live album for Verve (1964)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Ella in Japan:'s Wonderful' is a live album recorded on January 19 and 22, 1964 at Hibiya Public Hall and Hotel Okura in Tokyo, Japan and released in 2011 by Verve.1 . S'Wonderful (w/ Sammy Davis, Jr., On "The Ed Sullivan Show") 2 . Hallelujah, I Love Him So 3 . Meraviglioso, Misty 4 . Shiny Stockings (Japan, 1964) 5 . I Love Being Here With You (Japan, 1964) Track…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Fine and Mellow,’ an album for Pablo (1974)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Fine and Mellow' is a studio album recorded on January 8, 1974 and released in 1979 by Pablo.1 . I'm Just A Lucky So-And-So Track Listing : 1.Fine And Mellow (Billie Holiday) – 06:05 . 2.I'M Just A Lucky So-And-So (Mack David, Duke Ellington) - 06:35 . 3.I Don'T Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You (Bing Crosby, Ned Washington, Victor Young) - 05:01 . 4.Rockin' In Rhythm (Harry…

This week In Jazz Legends 46/52

Art Blakey, The Jazz Messengers, Paquito D'Rivera, Tete Montoliu, Sonny Rollins, United Jazz and Rock Ensemble, Keith Jarrett, Paul Motian, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, Phil Woods, Sheila Jordan, Benny Carter All Stars, Freddie Hubbard, John Zorn, Masada, Miles Davis, Sam Rivers, Charles Mingus

Sonny Rollins records ‘There Will Never Be Another You’ at Museum of Modern Art, New York (1965)

Sonny Rollins' 'There Will Never Be Another You' is a live album recorded on June 17, 1965 at Museum of Modern Art, New York and released in 1978 By Impulse!.1 . Four Denmark (w/ Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen, Sonny Rollins, Kenny Drew, 1968) 2 . There Will Never Be Another You (Denmark, 1965) Track Listing : 1.On Green Dolphin Street (Bronislaw Kaper, Ned Washington) - 07:22 . 2.Three Little…

We All remember Ella Fitzgerald. ‘Hello Ella’

This day (June 15, 1996), in Beverly Hills, California, died Ella Fitzgerald, an American jazz and song vocalist, also known as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella, who had a vocal range spanning three octaves and was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a horn-like improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.Tracklist : 1 .…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Jazz at Santa Monica ’72’ with the Count Basie Orchestra (1972)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Jazz at Santa Monica '72' is a live album recorded on June 2, 1972 with the Tommy Flanagan trio and the Count Basie Orchestra and released on August 2, 1972 by Pablo.Track Listing : 1.Introductions By Norman Granz - 01:00 . 2.Basie Power (Ernie Wilkins) - 03:07 . 3.The Spirit Is Willing (Sammy Nestico) - 04:37 . 4.The Meetin' Time (Oliver Nelson) - 04:50 . 5.Blues In Hoss'S…

John Coltrane records ‘Giant Steps’ for Atlantic Records (1959)

John Coltrane's 'Giant Steps' is his fifth studio album as leader recorded on May 4–5, 1959 & December 2, 1959 and released on January 27, 1960 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Giant Steps (John Coltrane) - 04:43 . 2.Cousin Mary (John Coltrane) - 05:45 . 3.Countdown (John Coltrane) - 02:21 . 4.Spiral (John Coltrane) - 05:56 . 5.Syeeda'S Song Flute (John Coltrane) - 07:00 . 6.Naima (John…

Happy Birthday to Ron Carter. ‘Beau Ron’

This day (May 4, 1937), in Ferndale, Michigan, is born Ron Carter, an American jazz double-bassist. Digest Tracklist : w/ Al Foster & Eli Degibri - United Blues (2019) . Foursight (2018) . You Are My Sunshine (2015) . Golden Striker Trio (2013) . My Funny Valentine (2011) . Dear Miles (2010) . w/ Helen Sung - First Trip (2009) . Autumn Leaves (2006) . Little Walts (1990) . w/ Bobby…

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 -…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Ella in London’ at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club (1974)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Ella in London' is a live album recorded on April 11, 1974 at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club with a quartet and released the same year by Pablo.Track Listing : 1.Sweet Georgia Brown (Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard) - 03:15 . 2.They Can'T Take That Away From Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 04:12 . 3.Ev'Ry Time We Say Goodbye (Cole Porter) - 02:57 . 4.The Man I Love (G.…

Happy Birthday Roy Haynes. ‘Vive Le Roy’

This day (March 13, 1925 ), in Boston, Massachusetts, is born Roy Owen Haynes, an American jazz drummer.Tracklist : w/ David Kikoski (2019) . The 7-Decade Career of Drummer Roy Haynes (2018) . w/ The Fountain Of Youth Quartet - At Dizzy'S Club (2011) . Interview . Various (2009) . w/ Chick Corea - Duet (2009) . w/ Pat Metheny, Dave Holland - How Insensitive (1992) . Red Rodney All Stars - At…