Art, Thelonious, Dizzy et al go to Portugal (1971)

November 21, 1971 - The Giants of Jazz - that is Art Blakey (d), Dizzy Gillespie (tp), Al McKibbon (b), Thelonious Monk (p), Sonny Stitt (as, ts) and Kai Winding (tb) - perform at 1º Festival de Jazz de Cascais in Portugal<img…

We remember Cab Calloway. ‘Follow That Cab’

This day (November 18, 1994), in Hockessin, Delaware, died Cab Calloway, an American jazz singer and bandleader.Digest Tracklist : Geechy Joe / Stormy Weather (1943) . It Ain't Necessarily So . Hi De Ho Man . Minnie the Moocher (1958) .…

Thelonious Monk is solo in Berlin (1969)

November 7, 1969 - Thelonious Monk performs solo at the Berlin Jazz Festival in West Berlin.<img src='https://rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Thelonious-Monk-Monks-Time-RVJ.jpg' alt='Thelonious Monk - Monks Time'…

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.Digest Tracklist : Blue Monk . w/ Milt Jackson, Benny Golson, Nhøp & Toots Thielemans – Bags Groove (1997) . w/ Gerry Mulligan…

Playing (and Singing) Miles Davis

To Celebrate Miles Davis, who passed away today 30 years ago, we have selected fifteen artists who have covered compositions that Miles wrote or made famous. They are Les Double Six, Sting, Marcus Miller, Herbie Hancock, Gerry Mulligan,…

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…

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…

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 ShorterThey are…

Happy Birthday Jon Faddis. ‘The Dizzyple’

This day (July 24, 1953), in Oakland, California, is born Jon Faddis, an American jazz trumpet player and conductor.Digest Tracklist : w/ Barcelona Jazz Orquestra - Groovin' For Nat (2020) . w/ Melissa Aldana - New picture (2017) . I…

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 KirkThey are the "Jazz Legends"…

We remember Billie Holiday. ‘Billie Queen’

This day (July 17, 1959), in New York City, New York, died Eleanora Harris a.k.a Billie Holiday, an American jazz singer and songwriter.Digest Tracklist : My Man . Strange Fruit . What A Little Moonlight Can Do (1958) . Don't Explain…

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.Digest Tracklist : w/ the Airmen of Note – Live in Tennesse (2011) . Bugles commercial (1993) . on…

Happy Birthday Huey Lewis

July 6, 1944 - Hugh Anthony Cregg III simply known as Huey Lewis, American singer; leader of Huey Lewis and the News is 76. Happy Birthday Sir 'Sports' by Huey Lewis & the News is their third album released on September 15, 1983 by…

We remember Ray Brown. ‘Jazz Celloist’

This day (July 2, 2002), in Indianapolis, Indiana, died Ray Brown, an American jazz double bassist,Digest Tracklist : Black Orpheus (2001) . Ray'S New Funk (2000) . Blue Monk . Summertime . w/ John Clayton - Five O'Clock Whistle (1994) .…

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…