Billie Holiday records ‘Songs for Distingué Lovers’ with Harry Edison, Ben Webster, Barney Kessel et al (1957)

Billie Holiday's 'Songs for Distingué Lovers' is an album recorded from January 3 till January 9, 1957 with Harry Edison, Ben Webster, Jimmy Rowles, Barney Kessel & more and released the same year by Verve Records.Track Listing : 1.Day In, Day Out (Johnny Mercer, Rube Bloom) - 06:47 . 2.A Foggy Day (Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin) - 04:40 . 3.Stars Fell On Alabama (Frank Perkins, Mitchell…

Billie Holiday records ‘Music For Torching’ with Harry Sweets Edison, Benny Carter, Barney Kessel et al (1955)

Billie Holiday's 'Music For Torching' is a studio album recorded on August 23 & 25, 1955 and released In October 1955 By Clef.Track Listing : 1.It Had To Be You (Isham Jones, Gus Kahn) - 04:02 . 2.Come Rain Or Come Shine (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) - 04:23 . 3.I Don'T Want To Cry Anymore (Victor Schertzinger) - 03:55 . 4.I Don'T Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You (Victor Young, Ned…

Barney Kessel records ‘Let’s Cook!’ for Contemporary (1962)

Barney Kessel's 'Let's Cook!' is an album recorded on August 6 and November 11, 1957 and released in 1962 by Contemporary.Track Listing : 1.Let'S Cook (Barney Kessel) - 11:18 . 2.Time Remembered (Vernon Duke) - 04:15 . 3.Just In Time (Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green) - 04:57 . 4.Tiger Rag (Original Dixieland Jazz Band) - 09:50 . 5.Jersey Bounce (Tiny Bradshaw, Eddie Johnson, Bobby Plater,…

We remember Barney Kessel. ‘Kessel, Poll Winner’

This day (May 6, 2004), in San Diego, California, died Barney Kessel, one of the greatest jazz guitarists of the 20th century.Digest Tracklist : w/ Tal Farlow & Charlie Byrd - Lover (1988) . Minor mode (1985) . w/ Herb Ellis playing - Oh Lady Be Good (1979) . w/ Oscar Peterson - Watch What Happens (1974) . Basies Blues – (1973) . w/ Kenny Burrell, Grant Green - Blue Mist . St. Thomas .…

Sam Cooke records ‘Night Beat’ with Barney Kessell on guitar & Billy Preston on organ (1963)

Sam Cooke's 'Night Beat' is his twelfth studio album recorded on February 22, 23 & 25, 1963 and released in August 1963 By Rca Victor.Track Listing : 1.Nobody Knows The Trouble I'Ve Seen (Traditional, Sam Cooke) - 03:22 . 2.Lost And Lookin' (James W. Alexander, Lowell Jordan) - 02:09 . 3.Mean Old World (Sam Cooke) - 03:44 . 4.Please Don'T Drive Me Away (Charles Brown, Jesse Ervin) - 02:12 .…

This week In Jazz Legends 18/52

Miles Davis, Gill Evans, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, Martial Solal, Johnny Griffin, Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan, Hank Jones, Joe Lovano, Dizzy Gillespie, Arturo Sandoval, Elvin Jones, Joshua Redman, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Dave Brubeck, e.s.t., Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis

Anita O’Day begins the recording of ‘Trav’lin’ Light’ an album for Verve (1961)

Anita O'Day's 'Trav'lin' Light' is an album (tribute to her idol Billie Holiday) recorded on January 18, 19, 1961 and released in 1961 By Verve.1 . Trav'lin' Light Track Listing : 1.Trav'Lin' Light (Johnny Mercer, Jimmy Mundy, Trummy Young) - 03:36 . 2.The Moon Looks Down And Laughs (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Sid Silvers) - 03:58 . 3.Don'T Explain (Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.) - 03:12 .…

Billie Holiday begins the recording of ‘Body and Soul,’ an album for Verve (1957)

Billie Holiday's 'Body and Soul' is a studio album recorded on January 3, 4,7 & 9, 1957 and released the same year by Verve Records.Track Listing : 1.Body And Soul (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) - 06:18 . 2.They Can'T Take That Away From Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 04:08 . 3.Darn That Dream (Eddie Delange, James Van Heusen) - 06:15 . 4.Let'S Call The Whole…

We remember Charlie Byrd. ‘Last Flight’

This day (December 2, 1999), in Annapolis, Maryland, died Charlie Byrd, an American guitarist known for his association with Stan Getz. and Brazilian music.Tracklist : 1 . Corcovado 2 . He loves, she loves & How long has this been going on 3 . w/ Tal Farlow, Barney Kessel – Seven Come Eleven (1988) 4 . w/ Luiz Bonfa - Samba de Orfeu 5 . w/ Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis – Medley (1980) 6 .…

Lester Young records the album ‘The President Plays’ with the Oscar Peterson Quartet (1952)

Lester Young's 'The President Plays' is a studio album recorded on November 28, 1952 with the Oscar Peterson Quartet and released in June 1954 By Norgran Records.Track Listing : 1.Ad Lib Blues (Oscar Peterson, Lester Young) - 05:54 . 2.I Can'T Get Started (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin) - 03:41 . 3.Just You, Just Me (Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages) - 07:40 . 4.Almost Like Being In Love (Alan Jay…

Elvis Presley releases his sixteenth album : ‘Girls! Girls! Girls!’ featuring the OST to the eponymous film (1962)

Elvis Presley's 'Girls! Girls! Girls!' is his sixteenth album featuring the OST to the eponymous film and released on November 9, 1962 by RCA Victor Records in mono and stereo.1 . Girls! Girls! Girls! 2 . Girls! Girls! Girls! 3 . I Don't Want To Be Tied 4 . Earth Boy 5 . Because Of Love 6 . Thanks To The Rolling Sea 7 . Song Of The Shrimp 8 . The Walls Have Ears 9 . We're Coming In Loaded Track…

Dion releases ‘Born To Be With You,’ his fourteenth solo album produced mostly by Phil Spector (1975)

Dion's 'Born to Be with You' is his fourteenth solo studio album produced by Phil Spector on six tracks and released in October 1975 by Phil Spector Records1 . Your Own Backyard 2 . Only You Know (1975) Track Listing : 1.Born To Be With You (Don Robertson) - 06:51 . 2.Make The Woman Love Me (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) - 04:33 . 3.Your Own Back Yard (Dion Dimucci, Tony Fasce) - 03:50 . 4.(He'S…

Anita O’Day records ‘Waiter, Make Mine Blues,’ an album for Verve (1961)

Anita O'Day's 'Waiter, Make Mine Blues' is an album recorded on August 1, October 4 and 7, 1960 and released in April 1961 By Verve Records.1 . That Old Feeling 2 . Stella By Starlight Track Listing : 1.That Old Feeling (Lew Brown, Sammy Fain) - 02:31 . 2.Angel Eyes (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis) - 03:42 . 3.The Thrill Is Gone (Lew Brown, Ray Henderson) - 02:16 . 4.Detour Ahead (Lou Carter, Ray…

Julie London begins the recording of her debut album : ‘Julie Is Her Name’ (1955)

Julie London's 'Julie Is Her Name' is her debut album produced by Bobby Troup, recorded on August 8 & 9, 1955 and released in December 1955 by Liberty Records1 . Cry Me A River Track Listing : 1.Cry Me A River (Arthur Hamilton) - 02:36 . 2.I Should Care (Paul Weston, Axel Stordahl, Sammy Cahn.2:35 . 3.I'M In The Mood For Love (Jimmy Mchugh, Dorothy Fields) - 02:28 . 4.I'M Glad There Is You…

Happy Birthday Kenny Burrell. ‘Round Midnight Blue’

This day (July 31, 1931), in Detroit, Michigan, is born Kenny Burrell, an American jazz guitarist.Tracklist : 1 . All Star Guitar Night (2015) 2 . w/ Stevie Wonder – Live in Hollywood (2011) 3 . All Blues 4 . Jeannine (1990) 5 . w/ Grover Washington - Summertime 6 . Jazz Guitar (1987) 7 . w/ Grant Green & Barney Kessel - Blue Mist 8 . w/ Bill Evans - A Child Is born (1978) Tracklist :…

Ella Fitzgerald ends the recording of ‘Get Happy!’ with various studio orchestras (1959)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Get Happy!' is an album recorded from July 24, 1957 till July 11, 1959 with various studio Orchestras and released in 1959 By Verve.1 . Like Young (1959) 2 . Cool Breeze (1983) 3 . Goodie Goodie 4 . You Turned The Tables On Me (w/ Joe Pass, Hannover, 1975) Track Listing : 1.Somebody Loves Me (Buddy Desylva, George Gershwin, Ballard Macdonald) - 02:36 . 2.Cheerful Little Earful…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song book’ with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (1957)

Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song book' is a studio album recorded with the Duke Ellington Orchestra on June 25 and October 17, 1957 and released the same year By Verve Records.1 . Côte d'Azur - I 2 . Côte d'Azur - II 3 . w/ Duke Ellington (1968) 4 . I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So 5 . sings In a Mellow Tone (w/ Oscar Peterson) 6 . It Don't Mean a thing (1974) 7 . Just a sittin…

Billie Holiday records ‘Strange Fruit’ and more songs featured on the ‘Lady Sings The Blues’ album (1956)

Billie Holiday's 'Lady Sings the Blues' is an album recorded on June 6, 7, 1956 in New York City and September 3, 1954 in Los Angeles, produced by Norman Granz and released in December 1956 by Clef RecordsTrack Listing : 1.Lady Sings The Blues (Billie Holiday, Herbie Nichols) - 03:46 . 2.Trav'Lin' Light (Trummy Young, Jimmy Mundy, Johnny Mercer) - 03:08 . 3.I Must Have That Man (Dorothy Fields,…

Recording of ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook’ is wrapped up today (1956)

'Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook' is a studio album recorded between February 7 and March 27, 1956 with an orchestra conducted by Buddy Bregman and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.All Through The Night (Cole Porter) - 03:15 . 2.Anything Goes (Cole Porter) - 03:21 . 3.Miss Otis Regrets (Cole Porter) - 03:00 . 4.Too Darn Hot (Cole Porter) - 03:47 . 5.In The Still Of…

Billie Holiday releases her first album : ‘Billie Holiday Sings’ on Clef Records (1952)

'Billie Holiday Sings' is her first album recorded on March 26, 1952 and released the same year by Clef Records.Track Listing : 1.I Only Have Eyes For You (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) - 02:57 . 2.You Turned The Tables On Me (Louis Alter, Sidney D. Mitchell) - 03:29 . 3.Blue Moon (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) - 03:31 . 4.(In My) Solitude (Eddie Delange, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) - 03:31 .…

Al Di Meola releases ‘Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody’ recorded with World Sinfonia (2011)

Al Di Meola's 'Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody' is an album recorded with World Sinfonia and released on March 15, 2011 by Concord. Track Listing : 1.Siberiana (Al Di Meola) - 08:30 . 2.Paramour'S Lullaby (Al Di Meola) - 07:47 . 3.Mawazine, Pt. 1 (Al Di Meola) - 02:09 . 4.Michelangelo'S 7Th Child (Al Di Meola) - 07:33 . 5.Gumbiero (Al Di Meola) - 06:19 . 6.Brave New World (Al Di Meola) - 01:54 .…

Verve start the recording of ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook’ (1958)

'Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook' is a studio album recorded between March 13 & 19, 1958, with a studio orchestra conducted by Paul Weston and released in 1958 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Let'S Face The Music And Dance (Irving Berlin) - 02:57 . 2.You'Re Laughing At Me (Irving Berlin) - 03:18 . 3.Let Yourself Go (Irving Berlin) - 02:20 . 4.You Can Have Him (Irving Berlin) -…

Capitol Records publish ‘Today!’ The Beach Boys’ eighth album (1965)

The Beach Boys' 'Today!' is their eighth studio album produced by Brian Wilson and released on March 8, 1965 by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.Do You Wanna Dance? (Bobby Freeman) - 02:19 . 2.Good To My Baby (Brian Wilson, Mike Love) - 02:16 . 3.Don'T Hurt My Little Sister (Brian Wilson, Mike Love) - 02:07 . 4.When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) (Brian Wilson, Mike Love) - 02:01 . 5.Help Me, Ronda (Brian…

Ella Fitzgerald starts the recording of the album ‘Hello, Love’ produced By Norman Granz (1960)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Hello, Love' is a studio album recorded between March 3 and April 7, 1960 and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.You Go To My Head (John Frederick Coots, Haven Gillespie) - 04:38 . 2.Willow Weep For Me (Ann Ronell) - 04:03 . 3.I'M Thru With Love (Gus Kahn, Fud Livingston, Matty Malneck) - 03:48 . 4.Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year (Frank Loesser) - 03:20 .…

Happy Birthday Larry Carlton. ‘Mr.335 is 74’

This day (March 2, 1948), in Torrance, California, is born Larry Carlton, an American guitarist.Tracklist : She's Out of My Life (2019) . w/ Ron King Big Band - Friday Night Shuffle (2018) . Cold Duck Time (2016) . Sleepwalk (2013) . Solo Guitar at the Iridium, N.Y. 2010 . Estival Jazz Lugano (2011) . w/ Fourplay - Blues Force (2008) . w/ Robben Ford - Tequila (2006) . w/ Steve Lukater Band -…

RCA publish Sam Cooke’s last album of his lifetime : ‘Ain’t That Good News’ featuring ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’ (1964)

Sam Cooke's 'Ain't That Good News' is a studio (and the final to be issued during his lifetime) album released on March 1, 1964 by RCA.Track Listing : 1.Ain'T That Good News (Sam Cooke) - 02:30 . 2.Meet Me At Mary'S Place (Sam Cooke) - 02:44 . 3.Good Times (Sam Cooke) - 02:28 . 4.Rome Wasn'T Built In A Day (Sam Cooke, Beverly Prudhomme, Betty Prudhomme) - 02:34 . 5.Another Saturday Night (Sam…

Billie Holiday records for Clef Records, ‘Billie Holiday at Jazz at the Philharmonic’ (1945)

'Billie Holiday at Jazz at the Philharmonic' is a live album recorded (partly) on February 12, 1945 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and released in 1954 by Clef Records.Track Listing : 1.Body And Soul (Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green) - 03:24 . 2.Strange Fruit (Abel Meeropol) - 03:01 . 3.Trav'Lin' Light (Trummy Young, Jimmy Mundy, Johnny Mercer) - 03:28 . 4.He'S…

The Ultimate Xmas Wish List

From 'Diamonds And Pearls' to 'Purple Shoes' , we have mixed 20 'Jazz & Soul' tunes around the theme of 'Christmas List'. It has Lloyd Price, The Impressions, Jutta Hipp & Zoot Sims, Otis Redding and many more.

Jazz Dancing

From 'Unsquare Dance' to 'Carribean Fire Dance' , we have mixed 14 'Swing' tunes around the theme of 'Dancing with Jazz'. It has Ray Barretto, Nat Adderley, Donal Byrd, Joe Henderson and many more.

Jazzin’Around Somethin’ Else

From 'Somethin else' to 'Somethin' Else' , we have mixed 18 'linked together by a clue' tunes around the theme of 'Miles Davis'. It has Kloud 9, Johnny Griffin, Thelonious Monk, Barney Kessel and many more.

Heart Beats

From 'Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart' to 'Heart On A String', we have mixed 18 'Jazz & Soul' tunes around the theme of 'The Heart'. It has Funk Brothers, Barney Kessel, Trammps, Teresa Cristina and many more.

A&M publish The Carpenters’ second album : ‘Close To You’ featuring ‘We’ve Only Just Begun’ (1970)

The Carpenters' 'Close to You' is their second studio album featuring '(They Long to Be) Close to You' and 'We've Only Just Begun,' produced by Jack Daugherty and released on August 19, 1970 by A&M1 . We've Only Just Begun 2 . Love Is Surrender 3 . Reason To Believe 4 . Help! 5 . Help (Budokan,Japan, 1974) 6 . They Long To Be (Close To You) (1970) 7 . (They Long To Be) Close To You (Toppop) 8…