This week In Jazz Legends 17/52

John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, Jimmy Smith, Count Basie, Joshua Redman, Benny Golson, Freddie Hubbard, Stan Getz, Michel Legrand, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Toots Thielemans, Fred Hersch, Diane Schuur

This week In Jazz Legends 34/52

Branford Marsalis, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Joe Henderson, McCoy Tynerr, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Herbie Hancock, Return to Forever, Stan Kenton, Jimmy Smith, Maynard Ferguson, Gerry Mulligan, Modern Jazz Quartet, Martial Solal, Toots Thielemans

Jaco Pastorius takes the Word of Mouth Big Band to ‘Aurex Jazz Festival 1982’

During the first week of September 1982, Jaco Pastorius, the Word of Mouth Big Band and a couple of special guests such as Toots Thielemans took part in the "Aurex Jazz Festival" held in three different Japanese venues : Budokan, Tokyo (September 1st), Osaka Festival Hall (September 4th) and Yokohama Stadium (September 5th).

Here is what is supposed to be the Tokyo concert plus various excerpts plus a rough look at the rehearsals. Enjoy Jaco Pastorius "Aurex Jazz Festival 1982"!

Track Listing :

1.Full Concert - 81:08 . - Invitation (Bronislaw Kaper) . - Soul Intro/The Chicken (Jaco Pastorius, Alfred James Ellis) . - Donna Lee (Charles Parker Jr.) . - Continuum (Jaco Pastorius) . - Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington) . - Liberty City (Jaco Pastorius) . - Three Views Of A Secret (Jaco

‘Duetos Brasileiros’ gathers 22 major Brazilian (and one Belgian) artists performing (you guessed it!) a duet.

Starting and ending with a contribution by Gal Costa - whose birthday is today, "Duetos Brasileiros" gathers 22 major Brazilian (and one Belgian) artists performing (you guessed it!) a duet.

Gal Costa, Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, Maria Bethânia, Gonzaguinha, Luiz Melodia, Elza Soares, Ney Matogrosso, Maysa, Rildo Hora, Leny Andrade, Toots Thielemans, Elis Regina, Tom Jobim, João Gilberto, Bebel Gilberto, Nara Leão, Roberto Menescal, Maria Luiza, Ivete Sangalo, Rosa Passos, Jorge Ben Jor (and Toots Thielmans).

Track Listing : 1.Tá Combinado (Gal Costa, Caetano Veloso) - 04:28 . 2.Sem Fantasia (Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque) - 02:42. 3.Sem Fantasia (Chico Buarque, Maria Bethânia) - 03:28. 4.Explode Coração (Maria Bethânia, Gonzaguinha) - 01:49. 5.Fadas (Luiz Melodia, Elza Soares) - 03:40

Me:nu Du Jour – April 4, 2016

We Celebrate Hugh Masekela, Jill Scott, Michel Camilo . We Listen To Toots Thielemans, Joshua Redman, R.L. Burnside, Cassandra Wilson . We Watch Thelonious Monk, Pete Allen, Bill Frisell, Snarky Puppy, Antonio Sanchez, Adele, Van Morrison

Mr.Hugh Ramopolo Masekela is 77. Happy Birthday Sir. >>HIS BEST OF >>

Miss Jill Scott is @)_!. Happy Birthday Jill. >>HER BEST OF >>

Mr.Michel Camilo is 62. Happy Birthday Sir. >>HIS BEST OF >>

Released on April 4, 1974, "Live" is a session, done in Holland by Toots Thielemans with an European rhythm section. >>

Released on April 4, 2000, "Beyond" is the seventh studio album by Joshua

Serenading The Ladies

From 'While My Lady Sleeps' to 'Oh. Lady Be Good!', we have mixed 17 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Men singing their Ladies'. It has Les Hooper, Charlie Barnet, The String Quartet, Stan Getz and many more.

Sing C’est La Vie

From 'Singin' the Blues' to 'Crickets Sing for Ana Maria', we have mixed 18 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Singing and Singers'. It has Al Jolson, The New Seekers, The Manhattan Transfer, Toots Thielemans and many more.

Let The Good Time Roll

From 'Shout for joy' to 'Sometimes I'm Happy', we have mixed 18 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Joy & Happiness'. It has Tony Bennett, Rigmor Gustafsson, Bobby Timmons, B.B. King and many more.

Somewhere Over Harold Arlen

From 'Ill Wind' to 'Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home', we have mixed 18 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by ' Harold Arlen'. It has Norma Bengel, Helen Merrill, Coleman Hawkins, Nancy LaMott and many more.