We remember Wilton Felder. ‘Crusading’

This day (September 27, 2015) died Wilton Felder, American saxophone and bass player best known as a founding member of The Crusaders, initially called the Jazz Crusaders.Tracklist : 1 . The Crusaders – Soul Shadows (1984) 2 . The Crusaders – Way Back Home (2003) 3 . Patti Austin & The Jazz Crusaders – Street Life (1997) 4 . w/ Bobby Womack – Inherit The Wind 5 . Live Under The Sky – Put It…

This week In Jazz Legends 39/52

Jean Luc Ponty, Weather Report, Miles Davis, Marcus Miller, The Crusaders, Tom Jobim, Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter, Ralph Towner, Gary Peacock, Baden Powell, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Astor Piazzolla, Gerry Mulligan, Clark Terry, Phil Woods

We remember Joe Sample. ‘Hey Joe’

This day (September 12, 2014) , died Joseph Leslie Joe Sample,an American pianist, keyboard player and founder of the CrusadersTracklist : 1 . w/ Randy Crawford – Streetlife 2 . w/ Ndr Bigband – I Wanna Go Home And Street Life (2011) 3 . w/ Marcus Miller – A Collaboration Of Keys 4 . Ashes To Ashes (2000) 5 . w/ The Crusaders – Sunrise 6 . Spellbound 7 . w/ Wilton Felder, David T. Walker, Larry…

Tamla Records publish Marvin Gaye’s twelfth album : ‘Let’s Get It On’ (1973)

Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On' is his twelfth studio album released on August 28, 1973 by Tamla Records. 1 . Distant Lover (Live) 2 . Distant Lover (Live, 1976 3 . Let's Get It On Track listing : 1.Let's Get It On (Marvin Gaye, Ed Townsend) - 04:44 . 2.Please Stay (Once You Go Away) (Marvin Gaye, Ed Townsend) - 03:32 . 3.If I Should Die Tonight (Marvin Gaye, Ed Townsend) - 03:57 . 4.Keep…

The Crusaders play at North Sea Jazz (1987)

July 10, 1987 - The Crusaders - that is Joe Sample (kb), Wilton Felder (s), Eddie Davis (tp), David T. Walker (g), James Christopher ‘Jimmy’ Earl (b) and Scott Peaker (d) - will revisit their repertoire at "North Sea Jazz Festival" in The Hague, The Netherlands

We remember Bobby Womack. ‘Womack’s Gotta Have It’

This day (June 27, 2014), died Robert Dwayne 'Bobby' Womack, an American singer-songwriter and musician.Tracklist : 1 . On His Life In Music 2 . <a href='//go.rvm.pm/Chris Brown'>Bobby Womack - Across 110th Street (2013) 3 . If You Think You'Re Lonely Now 4 . Save The Children (2000) 5 . w/ Ali Ollie Woodson - On The Arsenio Hall Shaw 6 . I Wish He Didn'T Trust Me So Much 7 . w/…

Capitol Records release Tina Turner’s fifth solo album : ‘Private Dancer’ featuring ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ (1984)

Tina Turner's 'Private Dancer' is her fifth (and best-selling) solo album released on May 29, 1984 By Capitol Records.1 . I Might Have Been Queen 2 . What's love got to do with it 3 . Show Some Respect/ It's Only Love (Rio '88) 4 . Private Dancer (Official Video) 5 . Let's stay together (Birmingham NEC) 6 . Steel Claw Track Listing : 1.I Might Have Been Queen (Jeanette Obstoj, Rupert Hine, Jamie…

Michael Franks begins the recording of ‘The Art of Tea’ (1975)

Michael Franks' 'The Art of Tea' is his second studio album recorded between May 22 and June 9, 1975 and released in 1976 by Reprise.Track Listing : 1.Nightmoves (Michael Franks) - 04:03 . 2.Eggplant (Michael Franks) - 03:34 . 3.Monkey See—Monkey Do (Michael Franks) - 03:33 . 4.St. Elmo'S Fire (Michael Franks) - 03:58 . 5.I Don'T Know Why I'M So Happy I'M Sad (Michael Franks) - 04:16 . 6.Jive…

Reprise publish Randy Newman’s ‘Sail Away’ featuring the original ‘You Can Leave Your Hat On’ (1972)

Randy Newman's 'Sail Away' is an album fully written and composed by Newman and released in May 1972 by Reprise. Track Listing : 1.Sail Away (Randy Newman) - 02:56 . 2.Lonely At The Top (Randy Newman) - 02:32 . 3.He Gives Us All His Love (Randy Newman) - 01:53 . 4.Last Night I Had A Dream (Randy Newman) - 03:01 . 5.Simon Smith And The Amazing Dancing Bear (Randy Newman) - 02:00 . 6.Old Man (Randy…

A&M Records publish Joan Baez’ ‘Diamonds & Rust’ (1975)

Joan Baez' 'Diamonds & Rust' is an album featuring the title track, a song about Bob Dylan and released in April 1975 by A&M. Track Listing : 1.Diamonds & Rust (Joan Baez) - 04:47 . 2.Fountain Of Sorrow (Jackson Browne) - 04:30 . 3.Never Dreamed You'D Leave In Summer (Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright) - 02:45 . 4.Children And All That Jazz (Joan Baez) - 03:07 . 5.Simple Twist Of Fate (Bob…

Tamla publish Marvin Gaye’s thirteenth album : ‘I Want You’ (1976)

Marvin Gaye's 'I Want You' is his thirteenth studio album released on March 16, 1976 by Tamla.Track Listing : 1.I Want You (Arthur T-Boy Ross, Leon Ware) - 04:35 . 2.Come Live With Me Angel (Jacqueline Hilliard, Leon Ware) - 06:28 . 3.After The Dance (Marvin Gaye, Leon Ware) - 04:21 . 4.Feel All My Love Inside (Marvin Gaye, Leon Ware) - 03:23 . 5.I Wanna Be Where You Are (Arthur T-Boy Ross, Leon…

Steely Dan release their fourth album : ‘Katy Lied,’ their first to feature Michael McDonald (1975)

Steely Dan's 'Katy Lied' is their fourth album (and the first to feature Michael McDonald) released in March 1975 by ABC.Track Listing : 1.Black Friday (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 03:33 . 2.Bad Sneakers (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 03:16 . 3.Rose Darling (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 02:59 . 4.Daddy Don'T Live In That New York City No More (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 03:12 . 5.Doctor…

Reprise publish John Cale’s third solo album : Paris 1919 (1973)

John Cale's 'Paris 1919' is his third solo studio album featuring Lowell George and Wilton Felder among other guests, produced by Chris Thomas and released on 25 February 1973 by RepriseTrack Listing : 1.Child'S Christmas In Wales (John Cale) - 03:21 . 2.Hanky Panky Nohow (John Cale) - 02:46 . 3.The Endless Plain Of Fortune (John Cale) - 04:13 . 4.Andalucia (John Cale) - 03:54 . 5.Macbeth (John…

Steely Dan release their third album ‘Pretzel Logic’ featuring ‘Rikki Don’t Lose That Number’ (1974)

Steely Dan's 'Pretzel Logic' is their third studio album fully written by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen and released on February 20, 1974 by ABC.Track Listing : 1.Rikki Don'T Lose That Number (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 04:30 . 2.Night By Night (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 03:36 . 3.Any Major Dude Will Tell You (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 03:05 . 4.Barrytown (Walter Becker, Donald…

Jimmy Smith records in Los Angeles ‘Root Down’ a live album for Verve (1972)

Jimmy Smith's 'Root Down' is a live album recorded on February 8, 1972 at The Bombay Bicycle Club in Los Angeles and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Sagg Shootin' His Arrow (Jimmy Smith) - 07:09 . 2.For Everyone Under The Sun (Peter Chase) - 05:56 . 3.After Hours (Erskine Hawkins, Avery Parrish) - 07:45 . 4.Root Down (And Get It) (Jimmy Smith) - 07:44 . 5.Let'S Stay Together…

MCA publish ‘Street Life’ by The Crusaders featuring Randy Crawford on the title track (1979)

The Crusaders' 'Street Life' is their twelfth studio album featuring Randy Crawford on the title track and released on December 9, 1979 by MCATrack Listing : 1.Street Life (Will Jennings, Joe Sample) - 11:18 . 2.My Lady (Wilton Felder) - 06:43 . 3.Rodeo Drive (Joe Sample) - 04:28 . 4.Carnival Of The Night (Wilton Felder) - 06:24 . 5.The Hustler (Stix Hooper) - 05:18 . 6.Night Faces (Joe Sample) -…

Asylum publish Joni Mitchell’s seventh album : ‘The Hissing Of Summer Lawns’ (1975)

Joni Mitchell's 'The Hissing of Summer Lawns' is her seventh studio album released in November 1975 by AsylumTrack Listing : 1.In France They Kiss On Main Street (Joni Mitchell) - 03:19 . 2.The Jungle Line (Joni Mitchell) - 04:25 . 3.Edith And The Kingpin (Joni Mitchell) - 03:38 . 4.Don'T Interrupt The Sorrow (Joni Mitchell) - 04:05 . 5.Shades Of Scarlett Conquering (Joni Mitchell) - 04:59 . 6.The…

Columbia Records publish Billy Joel’s second album : ‘Piano Man’ (1973)

Billy Joel's 'Piano Man' is his second studio album produced by Michael Stewart and released on November 9, 1973 by Columbia Records.Track Listing : 1.Travelin' Prayer (Billy Joel) - 04:16 . 2.Piano Man (Billy Joel) - 05:37 . 3.Ain'T No Crime (Billy Joel) - 03:20 . 4.You'Re My Home (Billy Joel) - 03:14 . 5.The Ballad Of Billy The Kid (Billy Joel) - 05:35 . 6.Worse Comes To Worst (Billy Joel) -…

Ringo Starr releases his eighth album : ‘Stop and Smell the Roses’ featuring ‘Wrack My Brain’ (1981)

Ringo Starr's 'Stop and Smell the Roses' feat. "Wrack My Brain" is his eighth studio album released on October 27, 1981 by Boardwalk / RCATrack Listing : 1.Private Property (Paul McCartney) - 02:44 . 2.Wrack My Brain (George Harrison) - 02:21 . 3.Drumming Is My Madness (Harry Nilsson) - 03:29 . 4.Attention (Paul McCartney) - 03:20 . 5.Stop And Take The Time To Smell The Roses (Richard Starkey,…

Asylum publish Jackson Browne’s second album : ‘For Everyman’ (1973)

Jackson Browne's 'For Everyman' is his second album released in October 1973 by Asylum. Track Listing : 1.Take It Easy (Jackson Brown, Glenn Frey) – 3:39 . 2.Our Lady Of The Well (Jackson Browne) - 03:51 . 3.Colors Of The Sun (Jackson Browne) - 04:26 . 4.I Thought I Was A Child (Jackson Browne) - 03:43 . 5.These Days (Jackson Browne) - 04:41 . 6.Redneck Friend (Jackson Browne) - 03:56 . 7.The…

Billy Joel releases his third album : ‘Streetlife Serenade’ featuring ‘The Entertainer’ (1974)

Billy Joel's 'Streetlife Serenade' is the third studio album produced by Michael Stewart and released on October 11, 1974 by Columbia Records.Track Listing : 1.Streetlife Serenader (Billy Joel) - 05:17 . 2.Los Angelenos (Billy Joel) - 03:41 . 3.The Great Suburban Showdown (Billy Joel) - 03:44 . 4.Root Beer Rag (Billy Joel) - 02:59 . 5.Roberta (Billy Joel) - 04:32 . 6.The Entertainer (Billy Joel)…

Jean-Luc Ponty’s Turning Point

The end of the Sixties and the beginning of the Seventies mark the real start of Jean-Luc Ponty's international stardom.Hooking up with 23 years old George Duke.Recording his own "King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays the Music of Frank Zappa" album.Recording the "Open Strings" album in Germany with Philip Catherine and Joachim Kühn.Relocating to Los Angeles with family. Embarking on various tours with…

It Takes Many To Be Alone

From 'Alone In The City' to 'Lonely Boy Blues', we have mixed 17 'Jazz and Blues' tunes around the theme of 'Solitude'. It has Mal Waldron, Brenda Lee, Wes Montgomery, Ray Charles and many more.

Hot And Cool

From 'Hot Rod Rumble' to 'Cool Breeze', we have mixed 18 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Hot AND…Cool'. It has Kenny Burrell, Jazz Crusaders, Louis Armstrong With The Commanders, Dean Martin and many more.