Al Jarreau sings at Montreal Jazz Festival (2000)

July 2, 2000 - Al Jarreau will be on stage with Freddie Ravel (kb), Ross Bolton (g), Joe Turano (s, kb), Chris Walker (g), Debbie Davis (voc), Arno Lucas (perc) and Joe Morelli (d) at Montreal Jazz Festival, Canada

Warner Bros. publish Al Jarreau’s fifth album : ‘Breakin’ Away’ (1981)

Al Jarreau's 'Breakin' Away' is his fifth album produced by Jay Graydon and released on June 30, 1981 by Warner Bros.1 . We're In This Love Together (Official Video) 2 . We're In This Love Together (Live, 1994) 3 . Easy (Milan, 1983) 4 . Easy (Live) 5 . Al Jarreau (London 1984) 6 . Roof Garden (Official Video) 7 . Jazz Day (2013) 8 . TEACH ME TONIGHT Track Listing : 1.Closer To Your Love (Tom…

Warner Bros. publish Al Jarreau’s live album : ‘Look to the Rainbow’ (1977)

Al Jarreau's 'Look to the Rainbow' is a live album recorded in Europe and released on May 27, 1977 by Warner Bros.Track Listing : 1.Letter Perfect (Al Jarreau) - 05:16 . 2.Rainbow In Your Eyes (Leon Russell) - 06:17 . 3.One Good Turn (Al Jarreau) - 06:30 . 4.Could You Believe (Al Jarreau) - 06:49 . 5.Burst In With The Dawn (Al Jarreau) - 07:24 . 6.Better Than Anything (Bill Loughborough, David…

We remember Al Jarreau. ‘Al Is For Always’

This day (February 12, 2017), in Los Angeles, died Alwin 'Al' Lopez Jarreau, a seven-time Grammy Award winning American jazz singer.Tracklist : w/ Alita Moses - Summertime (Montreux Jazz Festival, 2015) . Take Five / Blue Rondo a la Turk / Jazz Day 2013 . w/ Mattia Bazar - San Remo Festival (2012) . Spain (2011) . High Crime (2000) . w/ Kurt Elling - Take 5 . Don'T You Worry (1995) . w/ Miki…

Concord publish ‘Givin’ It Up’ by Al Jarreau and George Benson (2006)

'Givin' It Up' by Al Jarreau & George Benson is their first collaboration album, released on October 24, 2006 by Concord.Track Listing : 1.Breezin' (Bobby Womack, Al Jarreau) - 05:40 . 2.Mornin' (Al Jarreau, David Foster, Jay Graydon) - 05:02 . 3.'Long Come Tutu (Marcus Miller, Al Jarreau) - 06:37 . 4.God Bless The Child (Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog, Jr.) - 03:40 . 5.Summer Breeze (Jim…

Concord publish Al Jarreau’s ‘My Old Friend, Celebrating George Duke’ recorded with Stanley Clarke (2014)

Al Jarreau's 'My Old Friend, Celebrating George Duke' is a special tribute reorded with Stanley Clarke and released on August 5, 2014 by Concord.Track Listing : 1.My Old Friend (Steve George, John Lang, Richard Page) - 04:57 . 2.Someday (George Duke) - 04:09 . 3.Churchyheart (Backyard Ritual) (George Duke, Al Jarreau) - 04:56 . 4.Somebossa (Summer Breezin') (George Duke, Al Jarreau, Patrick…

Al Jarreau & Miki Howard meet “Under The Sky” (1990)

July 28, 1990 - Al Jarreau plus lady singer Miki Howard will share the stage with Joe Sample(p), Steve Gadd(ds), Buzzy Feiten(g), Philipe Saisse(kb), Lenny Castro(perc) and Freddy Washington (b) at "Live Under The Sky Festival" in Tokyo

Happy Birthday Lalo Schifrin. ‘El Señor Director Schifrin’

This day (June 21, 1932), in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is born Boris Claudio Schifrin a.a.k. Lalo Schifrin, an Argentine composer, pianist and conductor.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Al Jarreau - The Fox (2012) 2 . w/ Bbc Bigband - Mission: Impossible Theme (2006) 3 . w/ & James Morrison - Millennium Blues (2010) 4 . The Fox (2007) 5 . Montuno (1999) 6 . w/ Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown & Grady Tate –…

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 .…

Marvin Gaye releases ‘What’s Going On,’ his eleventh album featuring ‘Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)’ (1971)

Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On' is his eleventh (and the first he produced himself) studio album, released on May 21, 1971 by Tamla Records.Track Listing : 1.What'S Going On (Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye, Renaldo ""Obie"" Benson) - 03:53 . 2.What'S Happening Brother (James Nyx, Marvin Gaye) - 02:43 . 3.Flyin' High (In The Friendly Sky) (Marvin Gaye, Anna Gordy Gaye, Elgie Stover) - 03:49 . 4.Save…

Virgin publish Janet Jackson’s fifth album : ‘Janet’ featuring ‘That’S The Way Love Goes’ (1993)

Janet Jackson's 'Janet' feat. 'That'S The Way Love Goes' is her fifth studio album produced by Jellybean Johnson, Terry Lewis & Jimmy Ja and released on May 18, 1993 by Virgin.Track Listing : 1.Morning (Intro) - 0:31 . 2.That'S The Way Love Goes (Janet Jackson, James Harris Iii, Terry Lewis) - 04:24 . . 3.You Know... (Interlude) - 00:12 . 4.You Want This (Janet Jackson, James Harris Iii,…

Island publish Chaka Khan’s twelfth album ‘Hello Happiness’ featuring ‘Like Sugar’ (2019)

Chaka Khan's 'Hello Happiness' is her twelfth album (her first in 12 years) produced by Dave ‘Switch’ Taylor & Sarah Ruba and released on February 15, 2019 by Island(Source Chaka Khan - Hello Happiness | Official Site)The Guardian Its sound is based on an intricate knowledge of her back catalogue – the vivid funk she recorded with Rufus 40 years ago The Arts Desk it is the soundtrack to the…

Concord publish Kurt Elling’s album ‘The Gate’ produced by Don Was (2011)

Kurt Elling's 'The Gate' is a studio album produced by Don Was and released on February 7, 2011 by Concord.Track Listing : 1.Matte Kudasai (Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp, Tony Levin) - 04:19 . 2.Steppin' Out (Joe Jackson) - 04:48 . 3.Come Running To Me (Herbie Hancock, Allee Willis) - 06:06 . 4.Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (Lennon And Mccartney) - 05:39 . 5.Blue In Green (Miles…

Warner Bros. Records publish Chaka Khan’s fifth album : ‘I Feel for You’ (1984)

Chaka Khan's 'I Feel for You' is her fifth solo album released on October 1, 1984 by Warner Bros. Records.Track Listing : 1.This Is My Night (David Frank, Mic Murphy) - 04:38 . 2.stronger Than Before (Burt Bacharach, Bruce Roberts, Carole Bayer Sager) - 04:21 . 3.My Love Is Alive (Gary Wright) - 04:42 . 4.Eye To Eye (Don Freeman, Dan Sembello, John Sembello, Michael Sembello) - 04:38 . 5.La…

This week In Male Balladeers 32/52

George Benson, Isaac Hayes, Caetano Veloso, Paul Simon, Ibrahim Ferrer, Al Jarreau, Jamie Cullum, Anthony Hamilton, Arlo Guthrie, Lyle Lovett, David Bromberg, Joe Jackson They are the Male Balladeers selected among the 402 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . George Benson . Love . Love Lifted from : George Benson releases 'Give Me The…

This week In Soul Artists 26/52

Luther Vandross, Sly, The Family Stone, Maxwell, Al Jarreau, Grover Washington Jr., Bobby Womack, Akon, Brandy, Michael Jackson, George Benson, Incognito, The Jb'S International

We remember Ray Charles. ‘Ray Of Light’

This day (June 10, 2004), in Beverly Hills, California, died Ray Charles, an American singer and musician.Tracklist : 1 . Ray Charles & Stevie Wonder - Living For The City 2 . A Song For You (1999) 3 . What' D I Say (1997) 4 . Hit The Road Jack (1982) 5 . America The Beautiful 6 . La Mama (1979) 7 . Aretha Franklin & Ray Charles – It Takes Two To Tango (1975) 8 . Georgia On My Mind 9 .…

Happy Birthday El Debarge. ‘DeBarge’

This day (June 4, 1961), in Detroit, Michigan, is born Eldra Patrick a.k.a. El DeBarge, an American R&B/pop singer& songwriter.Tracklist : 1 . Rhythm Of The Night (1985) 2 . Lay with you (w/ Faith Evans, 2011) 3 . Slide 4 . All This Love (1999) 5 . My Heart Belongs to You 6 . EL Debarge (1989) 7 . Time Will Reveal Tracklist : Lay With You . Where Is My Love? . Dindi . Can't Get Enough .…

Concord Jazz publish George Benson’s ‘Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole’ (2013)

George Benson's 'Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole' is a studio album (featuring covers of Cole’s greatest songs) released on June 4, 2013 by Concord Jazz.1 . Route 66 2 . When I fall In Love (w/ Janey Clewer, Java Jazz Festival 2011) 3 . Unforgettable (Kongresshaus in Zurich 11.7.13) 4 . Medley (North Sea Jazz, 2009) 5 . Smile (North Sea Jazz, 2009) 6 . Straighten up and fly right 7 . I'm…

Happy Birthday Bob Dylan. ‘We Do Look Back’

This day (May 24, 1941), in Duluth, Minnesota is born Robert Allen Zimmerman better known as Bob Dylan, American singer, poet & songwriter and Nobel prizeDigest Tracklist : Blowing In The Wind (1963) . Mr. Tambourine Man (Newport Folk Festival, 1964) . Like a Rolling Stone (1966) . I Threw It All Away (The Johnny Cash Show, 1969) . Soundcheck in NYC (w/ George Harrison, 1971) . Knockin' on…

Happy Birthday Steve Gadd. ‘He Is So Gadd’

This day (April 9, 1945), in Irondequoit, New York, is born Steve Gadd, an American session and studio drummer.Digest Tracklist : w/ Hermine Deurloo (2020) . w/ Blicher & Hemmer - Up Close (2019) . Can't turn you loose (2018) . w/ Chick Corea (Blue note NYC 2016) . Way Back Home (2015) . w/ Buddy Rich Big Band - Unknown . w/ James Taylor - Your Smiling Face (2012) . w/ Friends - Caravan…

We remember Sarah Vaughan. ‘Define The Divine’

This day (April 3, 1990), in Hidden Hills, California, died Sarah Lois Vaughan a.k.a. Sarah Vaughan, an American singer, nicknamed 'Sailor Sassy' and 'The Divine One'Digest Tracklist : George Gershwin Medley . On A Clear Day (1990) . Round Midnight (1987) . Chelsea Bridge (1983) . Send In The Clowns (1981) . Once In A While ( 1978) . w/ Bill Bailey - Won'T You Please Come Home (1964) . Lover Man…

We wish Happy Birthday to Diana Ross. ‘La Ross’

This day (March 26, 1944), in Detroit, Michigan, is born Diana (Ernestine Earl) Ross a.k.a. Diana Ross , an American singer, who was lead singer of The Supremes.Digest Tracklist : If We Hold on Together (2019) . I'm Coming Out-Ain't No Mountain High Enough (2017) . Baby Love/Stop! In the Name of Love (2015) . More TODAY Than Yesterday (2007) . Interview (2004) . Touch Me In The Morning (1998) .…

Happy Birtday Steven Tyler. ‘Aerophone’

This day (March 26, 1948 ), in Manhattan, New York, is born Steven Victor Tallarico better known as Steven Tyler, American singer and mainly lead singer of AerosmithDigest Tracklist : Dream On (Midnight Special, 1974) . Train Kept A-Rollin'(w/ Aerosmith, Pontiac 1976) . Toys In The Attic Live (w/ Aerosmith, 1977) . Chiquita (w/ Aerosmith) . Same Old Song And Dance (w/ Aerosmith, Texas Jam '78)…

Happy Birthday Chaka Khan. ‘Ain’t Nobody Like Chaka’

This day (March 23, 1953), in Chicago, Illinois, is born Yvette Marie Stevens a.k.a. Chaka Khan, an American singer.Tracklist : Like Sugar (2019) . A'nt Nobody (Jools Holland 2016/2017) . Live Medley (Tokyo 2014) . Ain't nobody (2012) . Edisons (2010) . w/ Stevie Wonder - Tell me Something Good 2003 . Im Every Woman (2002) . hrough The Fire (1995) . w/ Fourplay - Between The Sheets . w/ Bb King,…

Singing (and Playing) With George Benson

George Benson whose birthday is today . Happy Birthday BTW . has played guitar or sang with . myriad of artists, either jazz or soul. We have selected twelve of them. . They are . Rachelle Ferrell . Marcus Miller, Al Jarreau, Carlos Santana, Jill Scott, Earl Klugh, Minnie Riperton, Lee Ritenour, Natalie Cole, Benny Goodman, Noa, Count Basie Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist.…

Happy Birthday George Benson. ‘(Bens)On Birthday’

This day (March 22, 1943), in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is born George Benson, an American guitarist and singer.Tracklist : Turn Your Love Around -(2019) . Lady (2019) . Affirmation (Capitol Florida 2016) . Don't Know Why (Glasgow 2014) . Love X Love (North Sea Jazz 2012) . At The Mambo Inn (2011) . Ibanez Lbg300 . On Broadway (2008) . w/ Lee Ritenour - Tribute Wew Montgomery . This Masquarade…

Happy Birthday Quincy Jones. ‘Today is ‘Super Q’s Day”

This day (March 14, 1933), in Seattle, Washington, is born Quincy Delightt Jones a.k.a. Quincy Jones, an American record producer, conductor, arranger, film composer, ..Tracklist : w/ Big Band - Moanin' . The 75Th Birthday Celebration Live At Montreux (2008) . w/ Toots Thielemans, Patti Austin - Setembro (1996) . Back On Block Live (1991) . w/ Tamia & Babyface - Slow Jams . w/ Miles Davis -…