We remember Betty Carter. ‘Betty Bop’

This day (September 26, 1998), died Lillie Mae Jones a.k.a Betty Carter, an American jazz singe.Digest Tracklist : Giant Steps . How High The Moon (1994) . Droppin’ Things (1990) . Sounds . Tight . Don’T Weep For The Lady (1980) . What’S…

Diana Krall’s Godmothers

To Celebrate Diana Krall, whose birthday is today - Happy Birthday Diana - we have selected twelve ladies and twelve songs that Krall has covered afterwards. The "Diana Krall's Godmothers" are Julie London, Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughan, Betty…

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…

We remember Ray Charles. ‘Ray Of Light’

This day (June 10, 2004), in Beverly Hills, California, died Ray Charles, an American singer and musician.Digest Tracklist : Ray Charles & Stevie Wonder - Living For The City . A Song For You (1999) . What' D I Say (1997) . Hit The…

Jazzin’Around Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Starting and ending with Jerome Kern / Otto Harbach's composition 'Smoke Gets In Your Eyes', we have mixed 18 'Jazzy' tunes around the theme of 'Jerome Kern / Otto Harbach'. It has Andy Kirk And His Orchestra, Amalia Rodrigues ,…

It’s Snow (or Never)

From 'Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!' to 'Ornette Never Sleeps' , we have mixed 19 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Snow (or … Never)'. It has George Shearing & Billy May, Michel Legrand, Quincy Jones, Art Blakey and many…

Quincy’s Ladies

From 'It's My Party' to 'Jessica's day' , we have mixed 16 'Jazz & Soul' tunes around the theme of 'Ladies And Quincy Jones'Songs'. It has Sarah Vaughan, Big Maybelle, Letta Mbulu, Betty Carter and many more.

Their Favourite Things

From '(It Will Have To Do) Until The Real Thing Comes Along' to 'All The Things you are' , we have mixed 19 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Ladies'Things'. It has Julie London , Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter and many…

All the Things Oscar

From 'I'll Take Romance' to 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain' , we have mixed 23 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'Oscar Hammerstein II'. It has Terry Snyder, Antigua Jazz band, Lou Donaldson, Ella Fitzgerald and many more.

Weill um die Welt

From 'Pirate Jenny' to 'Mack The Knife' , we have mixed 19 'Jazz & Opera' tunes around the theme of 'Kurt Weill'. It has Betty Carter, Sarah Vaughan, Wayne Newton, Gil Evans and many more.

We remember Art Blakey. ‘Art Bop’

This day (October 16, 1990), in New York City, New York, died Art Blakey, was an American jazz drummer.Digest Tracklist : Big Band - Blues March (1988) . w/ The Jazz Messengers - Along Came Betty . w/ The Jazz Messengers, Freddy Hubbard…