Happy Birthday Wadada Leo Smith. ‘Leo Rising’

This day (December 18, 1941), in Leland, Mississippi, is born Wadada Leo Smith, a trumpeter and composer of avant-garde jazz.Tracklist : Awakening Emmett Till (2017) . w/ The Stone (2015) . w/ Golden Quartet @ Jazzadlia in San Sebastián (2014) . w/ John Lindberg – Live in Switzerland (2012) . Documentary . w/ Louis Moholo, Steve Noble – Live in London (2010) . w/ Golden Quartet - Eclipse…

This week In Jazz Legends (Special Pianists) 45/52

<p class='nature_product'Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver, Keith Jarrett, Oscar Peterson, Duke Ellington, Joe Zawinul, Bill Evans, Vijay Iyer, Dave Brubeck, Hiromi, Count Basie, Judy GarlandThey are the "Jazz Legends (Special Pianists)" performers selected among the 324 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 .…

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…

Natalie Cole releases ‘Still Unforgettable,’ an album of standards (2008)

Natalie Cole's 'Still Unforgettable' is a studio album released on September 9, 2008 by DMI/Atco.Track listing : 1.Walkin' My Baby Back Home (Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk) – 02:59 . 2.Come Rain or Come Shine (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 03:08 . 3.Coffee Time (Arthur Freed, Harry Warren) – 02:28 . 4.Somewhere Along the Way (Kurt Adams, Sammy Gallop) – 04:42 . 5.You Go to My Head (J. Fred Coots,…