We remember Clark Terry

This day (February 21, 2015), in Pine Bluff, Arkansas , died Clark Terry, an American trumpeter.Tracklist : Clark Terry Talks - About His Autobiography . Mumbles . w/ Red Mitchell - Take The A Train . w/ Roberta Gambarini - It Don'T Mean A Thing If It Ain'T Got No Mumbles (2004) . w/ Stephen Fulton - I Want A Little Girl (1996) . Mood Indigo (1985) . in Paris (1981) . Stardust (1967) . w/ Phil…

Oscar Peterson records ‘Oscar Peterson Trio + One’ with Clark Terry (1964)

'Oscar Peterson Trio + One' is an album (featuring Clark Terry) recorded on August 17, 1964 and released In October 1964 by Mercury.Track Listing : 1.Brotherhood Of Man (Frank Loesser) - 03:32 . 2.Jim (Caesar Petrillo, Milton Samuels, Nelson Shawn) - 03:01 . 3.Blues For Smedley (Oscar Peterson) - 06:56 . 4.Roundalay (Oscar Peterson) - 03:55 . 5.Mumbles (Clark Terry) - 02:01 . 6.Mack The Knife…

Dinah Washington records in Hollywood ‘Dinah Jams,’ a live album with Clifford Brown, Clark Terry, Maynard Ferguson and Max Roach among others (1954)

Dinah Washington's 'Dinah Jams' is a live album recorded in Hollywood on August 15, 1954, featuring Clifford Brown, Clark Terry, Maynard Ferguson and Max Roach among others and released in February 1955 by EmArcyTrack Listing : 1.Lover Come Back To Me (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Sigmund Romberg) - 09:46 . 2.Alone Together (Arthur Schwartz) - 02:23 . 3.Summertime (George Gershwin) - 02:27 . 4.Come Rain…

This month In Blues Legends 04/12

Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter, Walter Trout, Otis Spann, Johnnie Johnson, Ana Popovic, Ronnie Earl, Matt Schofield, Muddy Waters, Clark Terry, B.B King, R.L. Burnside, J.B. Lenoir, Lonnie Mack

Trumpeters meet Guitarists at Newport (1966)

July 2, 1966 - it is "Trumpet and Guitar Workshop" at the Newport Jazz Festival. On the trumpet side : Bobby Hackett, Clark Terry, Ruby Braff, Red Allen and Dizzy Gillespie and the guitar side George Benson, Charlie Byrd and Kenny Burrell

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…

Happy Birthday Monty Alexander. ‘The Full Monty’

This day (June 6, 1944), in Kingston, Jamaica, is born Monty Alexander, a jazz pianist with a strong Caribbean influence.Tracklist : 1 . RastaMonk Vibrations (2019) 2 . Battle hymn of the Republic/Glory Hallelujah (2018) 3 . Nature Boy / Running Away (2015) 4 . Funji Mama (2012) 5 . Renewal (2011) 6 . w/ Ernest Ranglin, Sly & Robbie - Live In Tokyo (2011) 7 . w/ Harlem Kingston Express - No…

Duke Ellington records ‘The Nutcracker Suite,’ his take on the Tchaikovsky’s work, arranged by himself and Billy Strayhorn (1960)

Duke Ellington's 'The Nutcracker Suite' is an album featuring jazz interpretations of 'The Nutcracker' by Tchaikovsky, arranged by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, recorded on May 26 & 31, June 3, 21 & 22, 1960 and released in 1960 By Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Overture (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky) - 03:22 . 2.Toot Toot Tootie Toot (Dance Of The Reed-Pipes) (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky) - 02:30 .…

We Remember Duke Ellington. ‘Le Duke’

This day (May 24, 1974), in New York City, died Edward Kennedy Ellington a.k.a Duke Ellington, an American composer, pianist and big-band leader.Digest Tracklist : Take The A Train . La Plus Belle Africaine (1969) . Duke Ellington Orchestra - Prologue To The Black And Tan Fantasy/ Creole Love Call/ The Mooche (1966) . On The Fringe Of The Jungle (1967) . & Ella Fitzgerald - Lush Life (1965)…

We Remember Coleman Hawkins. ‘The True Mister Bean’

This day (May 19, 1969), in New York City, New York, died Coleman Hawkins, an American jazz tenor saxophonist.Digest Tracklist : Disorder At The Border . With Lester Young . With Harry Edison . South Of France Blues . Body and Soul (1967) . With Charlie Parker (1950) . Tracklist : Greensleeves . Body And Soul . La Rosita . Smoke Gets in Your Eyes . Desafinado . One Note Samba (Samba De Uma Nota…

Ray Charles records in New-York ‘The Genius of Ray Charles’ (1959)

'The Genius of Ray Charles' is his sixth studio album mixing big band songs with string-backed ballads, recorded on May 6 and June 23, 1959 and released in October 1959 by Atlantic. .Track Listing : 1.Let The Good Times Roll (Sam Theard, Fleecie Moore) - 02:53 . 2.It Had To Be You (Gus Kahn, Isham Jones) - 02:45 . 3.Alexander'S Ragtime Band (Irving Berlin) - 02:53 . 4.Two Years Of Torture (Percy…

Arturo Sandoval releases ‘Trumpet Evolution’ (2003)

Arturo Sandoval's 'Trumpet Evolution' is an album ('a journey through the great trumpeters from jazz's and orchestral music's past') released on May 6, 2003 by Crescent Moon/Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Dipper Mouth Blues (King Oliver) - 02:15 . 2.When It'S Sleepy Time Down South (Clarence Muse, Otis Rene, Leon René) - 03:02 . 3.At The Jazz Band Ball (Edwin Bransford "Daddy" Edwards, Edwin Edwards,…

We remember Muddy Waters. ‘Still Waters’

This day (April 30, 1983), in Westmont, Illinois, died McKinley Morganfield a.k.a. Muddy Waters, an American blues musician.Digest Tracklist : Manish Boy . w/ The Rolling Stones - Champagne And Reefer (1981) . w/ Sonny Boy Williamson - Got My Mojo Working . w/ Foghat- I Just Want To Make Love To You (1978) . w/ Clark Terry - Stormy Monday Blues (1977) . The Blues Had A Baby (And They Named Rock…

We remember Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen. ‘AKA NHØP’

This day (April 19, 2005), in Copenhagen, Denmark, died Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, a Danish jazz bassist.Digest Tracklist : Gustav Csík Trió - Tribute to Great Niels Pedersen (1990) . w/ Milt Jackson & Benny Golson & Art Farmer - Blues for Diahann (1997) . w/ Joe Pass - Corcovado (1992) . Tete Montoliu Quartet - Bohemia afterdark 1988) . Oscar Peterson - Easter Suite (1984) . Clark…

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…

We remember Pinetop Perkins. ‘Pinetop Off the World’

This day (March 21, 2011), in Austin, Texas,, died Joseph William Perkins a.k.a. Pinetop Perkins, an American blues pianist and singer.Tracklist : Happiness Is . w/ Mitch Woods - Boogie Woogie Blowout (2009) . w/ Emily Gimble - Sittin On Top Of The World . w/ Bharath Rajakumar & The Willie Big Eye Smith Band - At Mont-Tremblant . w/ Anthony Sapienza - Kansas City Blues . w/ La Jones -…

Freddie Hubbard records ‘The Body & the Soul’ with Eric Dolphy & Wayne Shorter (1963)

Freddie Hubbard's 'The Body & the Soul' is his eighth album recorded on March 11 & May 2, 1963, with among others Eric Dolphy and Wayne Shorter and released the same year by Impulse!. Track Listing : 1.Body And Soul (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) - 04:39 . 2.Carnival (Manha De Carnaval) (Luiz Bonfá, Luigi Creatore, Antônio Maria, Hugo Peretti, George David Weiss)…

This week In Jazz Legends 08/52

Cassandra Wilson, David Murray, Lambert, Hendricks and Bavan, Blue Note All Stars, Art Blakey, Lee Morgan, McCoy Tyner, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock Quintet VSOP, Benny Carter, Larry Coryell, Larry Carlton, John Abercrombie, John Scofield, Tal Farlow, Clark Terry, Steve Gadd, Dinah WashingtonThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 297 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are…

Vertigo publish ‘Black Sabbath’ their eponymous debut album featuring ‘N.I.B.’ (1970)

'Black Sabbath' is their eponymous debut studio album released on February 13, 1970 in the UK by VertigoTrack Listing : 1.Lullaby Of Birdland (George Shearing, George David Weiss) - 04:44 . 2.Send In The Clowns (Stephen Sondheim) - 06:03 . 3.Speak Low (Ogden Nash, Kurt Weill) - 06:26 . 4.Obsession (Tracy Mann, Danilo Caymmi, Gilson Peranzzetta) - 07:37 . 5.If You Could See Me Now (Tadd Dameron,…

Dianne Reeves releases ‘The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan’ produced by George Duke (2001)

Dianne Reeves' 'The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan' is a studio album produced by George Duke and released on February 13, 2001 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Lullaby Of Birdland (George Shearing, George David Weiss) - 04:44 . 2.Send In The Clowns (Stephen Sondheim) - 06:03 . 3.Speak Low (Ogden Nash, Kurt Weill) - 06:26 . 4.Obsession (Tracy Mann, Danilo Caymmi, Gilson Peranzzetta) - 07:37 .…

Duke Ellington records ‘Black, Brown and Beige’ with his orchestra and Mahalia Jackson (1958)

Duke Ellington's 'Black, Brown and Beige' is an album recorded on February 4–5 & 11-12, 1958 with his orchestra and Mahalia Jackson as guest.Track Listing : 1.Part I (Duke Ellington) - 08:17 . 2.Part Ii (Duke Ellington) - 06:14 . 3.Part Iii (Aka Light) (Duke Ellington) - 06:26 . 4.Part Iv (Aka Come Sunday) (Duke Ellington) - 07:58 . 5.Part V (Aka Come Sunday) (Duke Ellington) - 03:46 . 6.Part…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Fine and Mellow,’ an album for Pablo (1974)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Fine and Mellow' is a studio album recorded on January 8, 1974 and released in 1979 by Pablo.Track Listing : 1.Fine And Mellow (Billie Holiday) – 06:05 . 2.I'M Just A Lucky So-And-So (Mack David, Duke Ellington) - 06:35 . 3.I Don'T Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You (Bing Crosby, Ned Washington, Victor Young) - 05:01 . 4.Rockin' In Rhythm (Harry Carney, Duke Ellington, Irving…

We remember Dizzy Gillespie. ‘Dizzy Pieces’

This day (January 6, 1993), in Englewood, New Jersey, died Dizzy Gillespie, an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer.Tracklist : w/ Stan Getz: - A Night In Tunisia (1978) . w/ Lalo Schifrin – Here it tis (1992) . w/ Miriam Makeba - Live The Future . w Bernard Purdie (1982) . w/ James Moody/Gene Harris/Ray Brown/Grady Tate - Ow! (1985) . w/ Charlie Parker - Hot…

Dinah Washington records ‘Dinah Sings Bessie Smith,’ an album for Emarcy (1957)

Dinah Washington's 'Dinah Sings Bessie Smith' is an album recorded on December 30, 1957 and January 20, 1958.Track Listing : 1.After You'Ve Gone (Turner Layton, Henry Creamer) - 03:39 . 2.Send Me To The 'Lectric Chair (George Brooks, Fletcher Henderson) - 03:17 . 3.Jailhouse Blues (Bessie Smith, Clarence Williams) - 03:12 . 4.Trombone Butter (Fletcher Henderson) - 03:31 . 5.You'Ve Been A Good Old…

Ray Charles records ‘Genius + Soul = Jazz,’ an album arranged by Quincy Jones for Impulse! (1960)

Ray Charles' 'Genius + Soul = Jazz' is an album arranged by Quincy Jones, recorded on December 26–27, 1960 with members of The Count Basie Band and released in March 1961 By Impulse!. Track Listing : 1.From The Heart (Ray Charles) - 03:30 . 2.I'Ve Got News For You (Ray Alfred) - 04:28 . 3.Moanin' (Bobby Timmons) - 03:14 . 4.Let'S Go (Ray Charles) - 02:39 . 5.One Mint Julep (Rudy Toombs) - 03:02 .…

We remember Oscar Peterson. ‘And The Oscar Goes To …’

This day (December 23, 2007), in Mississauga, Ontario, died Oscar Peterson, a Canadian jazz pianist and composer.Tracklist : Cakewalk (2004) . Take the A Train . w/ Count Basie - Jumpin' At The Woodside . w/ Joe Pass – You Look Good to Me . Sweet Georgia Brown . C Jam Blues (1964) . Live in Italy (1961) . Tracklist : Oscar Peterson Plays the Duke Ellington Song book is an album recorded…

Duke Ellington records with an orchestra, ‘Masterpieces by Ellington’ for Columbia (1951)

Duke Ellington's 'Masterpieces by Ellington' is an album recorded on December 18, 1950 with an orchestra and released in 1951 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Mood Indigo (Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills) - 15:27 . 2.Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish) - 11:29 . 3.The Tattooed Bride (Duke Ellington) - 11:43 . 4.Solitude (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Eddie…

We remember Bob Brookmeyer. ‘Big Band Man’

This day (December 15, 2011), in New London, New Hampshire,, died Bob Brookmeyeran American jazz valve trombonist, pianist, arranger and composer.Tracklist : w/ John Scofield - Moonlight in Vermont . w/ Jim Hall . w/ The Clark Terry Quintet (1965) . w/ Gerry Mulligan - Walking Shoes (1956) . Tracklist : A Felicidade . Misty . Skylark . Jive Hoot . Sometime Ago . I've Grown Accustomed To Her…

We remember James Moody. ‘Moody Blues’

This day (December 9, 2010), in San Diego, California, died James Moody, an American jazz saxophone and flute player.Tracklist : Moody's Mood for Love (2008) . w/ George Benson & Clark Terry - So What . w/ Dizzy Gillespie, Gene Harris, Ray Brown, Grady Tate – Ow! (1985) . w/ Al Haig, Ray Brown & Kenny Clarke - Groovin' High . Mmm Hmm . Moody's Mood for Love . Tracklist : Moody's All…

Dinah Washington records ‘The Swingin’ Miss D,’ an album arranged by Quincy Jones (1956)

Dinah Washington's 'The Swingin' Miss D' is a studio album arranged by Quincy Jones and recorded on December 4–6, 1956 and released in 1957 by Emarcy.Track Listing : 1.They Didn'T Believe Me (Jerome Kern, Herbert Reynolds) - 02:44 . 2.You'Re Crying (Leonard Feather, Quincy Jones) - 03:29 . 3.Makin' Whoopee (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) - 02:26 . 4.Ev'Ry Time We Say Goodbye (Cole Porter) - 02:27…

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 : Corcovado . He loves, she loves & How long has this been going on . w/ Tal Farlow, Barney Kessel – Seven Come Eleven (1988) . w/ Luiz Bonfa - Samba de Orfeu . w/ Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis – Medley (1980) . solo . w/ Stan…

This month In Blues Legends 11/12

T Bone Walker, John Mayer, Lonnie Brook, Gary Moore, Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, . B King, Albert King, Paul Butterfield, Etta James, John Mayall, the Bluesbreakers, Roy Buchanan, Muddy Waters, The Rolling Stones, John Hammond, Taj Mahal, Bobby McFerrin, Big Joe Turner, Lucky PetersonThey are the "Blues Legends" performers selected among the 1499 Posts we publish this month. Here, they are…

T-Bone Walker sits in with Jazz At The Philharmonic (1966)

November 30, 1967 - producer Norman Granz touring all-star show "Jazz at the Philharmonic" stops at the Poplar Town Hall in London (UK). This year, the show presents T-Bone Walker, Dizzy Gillespie, Teddy Wilson, Louis Bellson, Clark Terry, Coleman Hawkins, àZoot Sims, àJimmy Moody, àBenny Carter and àBob Cranshaw. Some fine musicians yo don't want to miss!

Quincy Jones starts the recording of ‘The Quintessence’ with his orchestra (1961)

Quincy Jones' 'The Quintessence' is an album recorded with his orchestra on November 29, December 18 and 22, 1961.Track Listing : 1.Quintessence (Quincy Jones) - 04:21 . 2.Robot Portrait (Billy Byers) - 05:25 . 3.Little Karen (Benny Golson) - 03:44 . 4.Straight, No Chaser (Thelonious Monk) - 02:26 . 5.For Lena And Lennie (Quincy Jones) - 04:17 . 6.Hard Sock Dance (Quincy Jones) - 03:20 .…

Dinah Washington records ‘Dinah Washington Sings Fats Waller’ for Emarcy (1957)

Dinah Washington Sings Fats Waller' is an album featuring twelve songs penned or performed by the legendary pianist and recorded on October 1, 2, 4, November 20, 1957 and released the same year by Emarcy.Track Listing : 1.Christopher Columbus (Chu Berry, Andy Razaf) - 02:45 . 2.Tain'T Nobody'S Biz-Ness If I Do (Porter Grainger, Robert Graham Prince, Clarence Williams) - 03:25 . 3.Jitterbug Waltz…

Wes Montgomery records his twelfth album ‘Movin’ Wes’ for Verve (1964)

Wes Montgomery's 'Movin' Wes' is his twelfth (and his second to reach the charts) album recorded on November 11, 16, 1964 and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Caravan (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol) - 02:39 . 2.People (Bob Merrill, Jule Styne) - 04:23 . 3.Movin' Wes, Pt. 1 (Wes Montgomery) - 03:31 . 4.Moça Flor (Durval Ferreira, Lula Freire) - 03:12 . 5.Matchmaker,…

Thelonious Monk records ‘Brilliant Corners’ for Riverside (1956)

Thelonious Monk's 'Brilliant Corners' is a studio album recorded on October 9, 15 and December 7, 1956 and released In 1957 by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.Brilliant Corners (Thelonious Monk) - 07:42 . 2.Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are (Thelonious Monk) - 13:24 . 3.Pannonica (Thelonious Monk) - 08:50 . 4.I Surrender, Dear (Barry Harris)- 05:25 . 5.Bemsha Swing (Thelonious Monk, Denzil Best) - 07:42…