Gerry Mulligan records the album ‘Presenting the Gerry Mulligan Sextet’ for Emarcy (1955)

Gerry Mulligan's 'Presenting the Gerry Mulligan Sextet' is a studio album recorded on September 21and October 22 & 31, 1955 In 1955 and released the same year by Emarcy.1 . Bernie's Tune Track Listing : 1.Mud Bug (Jerry Lloyd) - 05:03 . 2.Sweet And Lovely (Gus Arnheim, Harry Tobias, Jules Lemare) - 02:40 . 3.Apple Core (Gerry Mulligan) - 05:23 . 4.Nights On The Turntable (Gerry Mulligan)…

Astor Piazzolla and Gerry Mulligan record ‘Summit’ in Italy (1974)

'Summit' by Astor Piazzolla & Gerry Mulligan is an album recorded on September 24–26 and October 1–4, 1974 in Italy by Erre T.V./Music Hall. 1 . Years Of Solitude (Italy, 74) Track Listing : 1.20 Years Ago (Astor Piazzolla) - 06:26 . 2.Close Your Eyes And Listen (Astor Piazzolla) - 04:32 . 3.Years Of Solitude (Astor Piazzolla) - 04:07 . 4.Deus Xango (Astor Piazzolla) - 03:45 . 5.20 Years…

Gerry Mulligan and Thelonious Monk record ‘Mulligan Meets Monk’ in New York City (1957)

'Mulligan Meets Monk' by Gerry Mulligan & Thelonious Monk is an album recorded on August 12–13, 1957 In 1957 and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen) - 08:29 . 2.Rhythm-A-Ning (Thelonious Monk) - 05:19 . 3.Sweet And Lovely (Gus Arnheim, Jules Lemare, Harry Tobias) - 07:17 . 4.Decidedly (Gerry Mulligan) -…

We remember Gerry Mulligan. ‘Baritone And Gerry’

This day (January 20, 1996), in Darien, Connecticut, died Gerry Mulligan, an American jazz baritone saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger.Tracklist : Satin Doll (1987) . North Atlantic Run (1981) . Out Back Of The Barn (1980) . w/ Charles Mingus - Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (1975) . w/ Dave Brubeck - Lullaby To Mexico (1969) . As Catch Can (1958) . w/ Bob Brookmeyer - Walking Shoes…

Gerry Mulligan records with Chet Baker the album : ‘Reunion with Chet Baker’ (1957)

Gerry Mulligan's 'Reunion with Chet Baker' is an album recorded on December 3, 11 & 17, 1957 Quartet with Chet Baker, Henry Grimes and Dave Bailey and released in 1958 By World Pacific.Track Listing : 1.Reunion (Gerry Mulligan) - 04:03 . 2.When Your Lover Has Gone (Einar Aaron Swan) - 05:05 . 3.Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) - 04:42 . 4.My Heart Belongs To Daddy (Cole Porter) -…

Playing (and Singing) Miles Davis

Les Double Six, Sting, Marcus Miller, Herbie Hancock, Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Lee Konitz, The Danish Radio Big Band, John Mclaughlin, Chet Baker, Hiromi, Chick Corea, Chris Botti, Nils Landgren, Funk Unit, NDR Bigband, Orange Then Blue

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

This week In Jazz Legends 34/52

Branford Marsalis, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Joe Henderson, McCoy Tynerr, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Herbie Hancock, Return to Forever, Stan Kenton, Jimmy Smith, Maynard Ferguson, Gerry Mulligan, Modern Jazz Quartet, Martial Solal, Toots Thielemans

This week In Jazz Legends 31/52

Herbie Hancock, David Sanborn, Marcus Miller, Steps Ahead, Spyro Gyra, Arturo Sandoval, Wayne Bergeron, Gerry Mulligan, Dave Brubeck, Doc Severinsen, Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Sonny Rollins, Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Wayne Shorter

This week In Jazz Legends 29/52

Deodato, The Zawinul Syndicate, Billy Cobham, Max Roach, Horace Silver, Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Bob Brookmeyer, Benny Goodman, Vi Redd, Count Basie, John Coltrane, Arista All Stars, Rahsaan Roland Kirk

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

We remember Art Farmer. ‘The State of Art’

This day (October 4, 1999), in New York, died Art Farmer, an American jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player.Tracklist : 1 . Blue Monk 2 . w/ Milt Jackson, Benny Golson, Nhøp & Toots Thielemans – Bags Groove (1997) 3 . w/ Gerry Mulligan & Lee Konitz – Godchild 4 . w/ Lionel Hampton – How High The Moon + Sing, Sing, Sing (1988) 5 . Petite Belle (1964) 6 . Sometime Ago Tracklist : Mox Nix .…

We remember Toots Thielemans. ‘Toots, 94, Une (dernière) Fois’

This day (August 22, 2016), in Brussels, Belgium, died Jean-Baptiste Frédéric Isidor, Baron Thielemans a.k.a Toots Thielemans, a Belgian jazz musician well known for his guitar and harmonica playing as well as his whistling. Thielemans is credited as one of the greatest harmonica players of the 20th century.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Kenny Werner - Days Of Wine And Roses (2012) 2 . Rosa Turbinata (2011)…

The Big Band Hit Parade goes through Cincinnati (1988)

August 2, 1988 - Buddy Morrow, Dave Brubeck, Eddie Daniels, Gerry Mulligan, Ray Brown, Ed Shaughnessy, Cab Calloway and Doc Severinsen will solo with the Cincinnati Pops directed by Erich Kunzel for the "Big Band Hit Parade" at Riverbend

Chet Baker records ‘Chet Baker & Crew’ for Pacific Jazz (1956)

'Chet Baker & Crew' is a studio album recorded on July 24, 25 and 31, 1956 and released the same year by Pacific Jazz.Track Listing : 1.To Mickey'S Memory (Harvey Leonard) - 05:12 . 2.Slightly Above Moderate (Bob Zieff) - 06:59 . 3.Halema (Phil Urso) - 03:51 . 4.Revelation (Gerry Mulligan) - 03:58 . 5.Something For Liza (Al Cohn) - 04:05 . 6.Lucius Lu (Phil Urso) - 05:34 . 7.Worryin' The Life…

Happy Birthday Doc Severinsen. ‘Doc Today’

This day (July 7, 1927), in Arlington, Oregon, is born Carl Hilding Severinsen a.k.a Doc Severinsen, an American pop and jazz trumpeter.Tracklist : 1 . w/ the Airmen of Note – Live in Tennesse (2011) 2 . Bugles commercial (1993) 3 . on Arsenio Hall Show (1991) 4 . w/ Gerry Mulligan, Cab Calloway & Dave Brubeck - When the Saints Go Marching In (1988) 5 . Tonight (1983) 6 . McArthur Park / I…

We remember Astor Piazzolla. ‘Last Tango in July’

This day (July 4, 1992), in Buenos Aires, Argentina, died Astor Piazzolla, an Argentine tango composer and bandoneón player.Tracklist : 1 . Adios Nonino (1989) 2 . w/ Quinteto Nuevo Tango – Fracanapa 3 . w/ Milva - Che, tango che (1986) 4 . Otoño Porteño (1984) 5 . Verano Porteño (1984) 6 . w/ Gerry Mulligan - Years of Solitude (1974) 7 . Octeto Piazzolla - Soledad Tracklist : Libertango .…

We Remember B.B. King. ‘Long Lived The King’

This day (May 14, 2015), in Las Vegas, died Riley B. King a.k.a. B.B. King (B.B. short for Blues Boy), an American blues guitarist and singer.Digest Tracklist : In Sing Sing Prison (1973) . w/ John Mayer, Tedeschi Trucks - Finale, Hollywood Bowl (2012) (1/2) . w/ John Mayer, Tedeschi Trucks - Finale, Hollywood Bowl (2012) (2/2) . When The Saints Go Marching In . All Over Again (1989) . w/ Eric…

We remember Chet Baker. ‘Chet After Chet’

This day (May 13, 1988), in Amsterdam, Netherlands, died Chesney Henry Baker, Jr. a.k.a Chet Baker, an American jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist and singer.Digest Tracklist : Blue In Green (1988) . My Funny Valentine (1987) . w/ Van Morrison - Send In The Clowns (1986) . w/ Stan Getz - Sweden (1983) . Love For Sale (1979) . Time After Time (1964) . w/ Lars Gullin - All The Things You Are (1959) .…

Art Pepper records ‘Art Pepper + Eleven – Modern Jazz Classics’ with a big band conducted by Marty Paich (1959)

'Art Pepper + Eleven – Modern Jazz Classics' is an album recorded on March 12, 24 & May 12, 1959 with a jazz big band conducted and arranged by Marty Paich and released the same year by Contemporary.Track Listing : 1.Move (Denzil Best) - 03:26 . 2.Groovin' High (Dizzy Gillespie) - 03:22 . 3.Opus De Funk (Horace Silver) - 03:13 . 4.'Round Midnight (Bernie Hanighen, Thelonious Monk, Cootie…

Chet Baker records ‘Jazz at Ann Arbor’ live at the University of Michigan (1954)

Chet Baker's 'Jazz at Ann Arbor' is a live album recorded at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan on May 9, 1954 and released in 1955 by Pacific Jazz.Track Listing : 1.Line For Lyons (Gerry Mulligan) - 06:45 . 2.Lover Man (James Sherman, Ram Ramirez, Jimmy Davis) - 05:45 . 3.My Funny Valentine (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 04:55 . 4.Maid In Mexico (Russ Freeman) - 04:48 . 5.Stella…

Happy Birthday to Ron Carter. ‘Beau Ron’

This day (May 4, 1937), in Ferndale, Michigan, is born Ron Carter, an American jazz double-bassist. Digest Tracklist : w/ Al Foster & Eli Degibri - United Blues (2019) . Foursight (2018) . You Are My Sunshine (2015) . Golden Striker Trio (2013) . My Funny Valentine (2011) . Dear Miles (2010) . w/ Helen Sung - First Trip (2009) . Autumn Leaves (2006) . Little Walts (1990) . w/ Bobby…

We remember John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet fame. ‘John Left The Notes’

This day (March 29, 2001), in New York City, died John Aaron Lewis, an American jazz pianist, composer and musical director of the Modern Jazz Quartet.Digest Tracklist : Django (2000) . w/ Davor Kajfes - in Zagreb (1994) . w/ Hank Jones - Manha` De Carnaval . w/ Toshiko Akiyoshi - Willow Weep For Me . w/ Modern Jazz Quartet - Bags Groove (1987) . w/ Modern Jazz Quartet - The Golden Striker…

We remember Lester Young. ‘Prez Resigned’

This day (March 15, 1959 ), in New York City, New York,, died Lester Willis Young, nicknamed 'Pres' or 'Prez', an American jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist.Tracklist : Polka Dots And Moonbeams - (1958) . w/ Coleman Hawkins - Jumpin' With The Synphony Sid (1958) . w/ Ella Fitzgerald - Blues For Greasy (1950) . Lester Leaps In - The Life And Times Of Lester Pres Young . Jammin' The Blues…

Happy Birthday Bobby McFerrin. ‘Bobby Sings One More Note’

This day (March 11, 1950), in Manhattan, New York, is born Robert 'Bobby' McFerrin, a virtuoso American vocalist.Tracklist : w/ Ranky Tanky - All For You (2019) . @Salle Pleyel Paris (2018) . w/ MozART Group (2017) . @ Gstaad Menuhin Festival (2014) . 25:15 (2013) . w/ Boy Singing - Route 66 (Live In Kaunas) . Concert À Cappella . w/ Chick Corea - Duet Live (2012) . The Power Of The…

Huey, Sting & the ‘All Star Session’ attend the 28th Grammy Awards (1986)

February 25, 1986 - Huey Lewis & The News, a-ha, Sting, Phil Collins plus an All-Star Jam Session gathering B.B. King, Tony Williams, Stanley Clarke, Ron Carter, Michel Petrucciani, Herbie Hancock, Kenny Burrell, Stanley Jordan, Bobby Hutcherson), Gary Burton, Jon Faddis, Dizzy Gillespie , Gerry Mulligan, David Sanborn and Buddy Rich plus Sarah Vaughan, Diana Schuur, Joe Williams, Bobby…

We remember Tony Williams

This day (February 23, 1997), in Daly City, California, died Anthony Tillmon 'Tony' Williams, an American drummer and pioneer of jazz fusion.Tracklist : w/ Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter - Agitation (1963) . 2 Solos Tribute To Miles Davis (1992 ) . w/ Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Wallace Roney, Ron Carter - So What . w/ Dizzy,Mccoy Tyner,Ron Carter & Freddie…

Happy Birthday Gary Burton. ‘Vibrant’

This day (January 23, 1943), in Anderson, Indiana, is born Gary Burton, an American jazz vibraphonist.Tracklist : w/ Chick Corea - Tiny Desk Concert (2016) . NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert (2013) . Soloing on Ballads (2012) . w/ Chick Corea - Eleanor Rigby (2011) . Libertango (2009) . w/ Pat Metheny - Falling Grace . Demonstrates The Burton Grip . w/ Chick Corea - Rhumbata (1/2) . w/ Chick Corea -…

Miles Davis begins the recording of ‘Birth of the Cool’ in New York City (1949)

Miles Davis' 'Birth of the Cool' is an album recorded on January 21 & April 22, 1949 and March 9, 1950 with a nonet at WOR Studios in New York City and released In February 1957 by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.Move (Denzil Best) - 02:32 . 2.Jeru (Gerry Mulligan) - 03:10 . 3.Moon Dreams (Chummy Macgregor, Johnny Mercer) - 03:17 . 4.Venus De Milo (Gerry Mulligan) - 03:10 . 5.Budo (Miles Davis, Bud…

This week In Jazz Legends 03/52

Gerry Mulligan, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis . Friends, Ornette Coleman, Jean Luc Ponty, Billy Cobham, Stanley Clarke, Jason Moran, Eliane Elias, Lionel Loueke, Charlie Hunter, Nels Cline . Fred FrithThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 286 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Gerry Mulligan . Out Back Of The Barn…

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…

We remember Michel Petrucciani. ‘Piano Giant’

This day (January 6, 1999), in New York City, died Michel Petrucciani, a French jazz pianist.Tracklist : September Second . Documentary (1997) . In a sentimental mood (1993) . w/ Jim Hall - Beautiful Love . w/ Roy Haynes & Gary Peacock - One for us (1988) . w/ Jim Hall - My Funny Valentine (1986) . I Just Say Hello . Tracklist : September Second . Looking Up . Brazillian Suite . Home .…

Happy Birthday John Scofield. ‘Sco Hand’

This day (December 26, 1951), in  Dayton, Ohio, is born John Scofield, an American jazz guitarist and composer.Tracklist : Self Portrait in Three Colors (2020) . w/ Jon Cleary – @Reigenlive (2019) . Icons at the fair (2018) . w/ Uberjam Band – Blue Matter (2017) . w/ Mehldau Guiliana – Wake Up (2016) . w/ Joe Lovano Quartet – Chariots (2015) . Lawns (2014) . w/ Organic Trio @ Jazzwoche Burghausen…

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…

This week In Jazz Legends 50/52

Dinah Shore . Andy Williams . Ella Fitzgerald, Milt Jackson, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Gerry Mulligan, Bob Brookmeyer, John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner . Dave Brubeck, Ben Webster, Oscar Peterson, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Jim Hall, Jean Luc Ponty, Herbie HancockThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 327 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious…

We remember Dave Brubeck. ‘Take Final’

This day ( December 5, 2012), in Norwalk, Connecticut, died David Warren Dave Brubeck, an American jazz pianist.Tracklist : 1 . On Take Five (2009) 2 . w/ Paul Desmond & Gerry Mulligan – All The Things You Are (1971) 3 . Thank You (2000) 4 . Three To Get Ready 5 . Unsquare Dance 6 . Blue Rondo À La Turk (1962) 7 . Take Five (1961) Tracklist : Take Five . Take Five . Unsquare Dance . Blue…

One Broadway

From 'Give my regards to Broadway' to 'Broadway Bossa Nova', we have mixed 18 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Broadway'. It has Dave Brubeck, Herb Ellis. Bob Maize. Jimmy Smith , Mongo Santamaria, Peruchin & Charlie Palmieri and many more.

All We Need is … Satisfaction

From 'You re Gonna Need My Help' to 'I Don't Need No Doctor' , we have mixed 18 'Mostly Blues' tunes around the theme of 'Essential Needs'. It has Bonnie Lee, Otis Spann, Robert Cocksey, Fleetwood Mac and many more.