Lenny White goes to Hollywood (2014)

January 22, 2014 - the Lenny White Band - that is Lenny White (d), Foley (lead bass), Victor Bailey (low-end bass), Bennie Maupin (ss) and George Colligan (kb) keyboards - will be at the Catalina Jazz Club Bar & Grill, Hollywood, CA

Happy Birthday Lenny White. ‘Next of Skin’

This day (December 19, 1949), in New York City, is born Lenny White, an American jazz fusion drummer.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Oz Noy Trio – @the Iridium (2018) 2 . w/ Cyrus Chestnut & Buster Williams (2016) 3 . Drum Solo – Jazz À Vienne (2011) 4 . w/ Jimmy Herring – Drum Boogie (2010) 5 . Anomaly 6 . Tribute To Miles Davis – at the Prague Castle 7 . Montreal Drum Festival (2008) 8 . w/ Victor…

Lenny Kravitz release his tenth album : ‘Strut’ featuring ‘The Chamber’ (2014)

Lenny Kravitz' 'Strut' is his tenth studio album released on September 23, 2014 by Roxie Records1 . Sex 2 . The Chamber 3 . Dirty White Boots 4 . New York City (Official Video) 5 . The Pleasure & The Pain 6 . Strut (The Bercy Arena, Paris, 2014) 7 . Frankenstein (Boston, 8.29.15) 8 . Sex (Just Let Go) 9 . New York City (Just Let Go) 10 . Strut ("The Graham Norton Show") 11 . Frankenstein…

Lenny Kravitz comes back with ‘Raise Vibration,’ an album full of great kravitzian new songs. Isn’t it time to ask for a ‘Raise’?

Lenny Kravitz' 'Raise Vibration' is his eleventh studio album recorded with guitarist Craig Ross and keyboardist David Baron and released by Roxie Records on September 7, 2018(Source Lenny Kravitz - Raise Vibration | Official Site)<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Lenny-Kravitz-Raise-Vibration-RVM-SMALL.jpg' alt='Lenny Kravitz' 'Raise Vibration' ' />Washington…

Happy Birthday Lenny Kravitz. ‘American Showman’

This day (May 26, 1964), in Manhattan, New York, is born Leonard Albert Kravitz better known as Lenny Kravitz, American singer & songwriter Digest Tracklist : Let Love Rule . Be . Freedom Train (Roskilde Festival, 1990) . It ain’t over til its over (Peters Popshow, 1991) . Are you gonna go my way (Pinkpop, 1993) . Rock And Roll is Dead (1995) . Mr. Cab Driver . w/ Vanessa Paradis - Silver…

This week In Jazz Legends 04/52

Wes Montgomery, Benny Golson, Freddie Hubbard, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Joe Lovano, Archie Shepp, Hugh Masekela & Jabu Nkosi, Sonny Rollins, Lenny White, Michael Brecker, SFJazz Collective, Chick Corea & Gary Burton

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Miles Davis, Kenny Garrett, Grover Washington Jr, Milton Nascimento, Wagner Tiso, Tony Bennett, Ahmad Jamal, Yusef Lateef, Arturo O'Farrill, The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, Pat Metheny, Brad Mehldau, Cyrus Chestnut, Buster Williams, Lenny White, Michael Brecker, David Liebman, Joe Lovano, Wadada Leo Smith, Ornette Coleman Sextet

This week In Jazz Legends (collaborations) 37/52

Bobby McFerrin, The LCJO Randy Crawford, Joe Sample, Kenny Garrett, Roy Ayers, Oscar D'Leon, Steve Turre, Joe Zawinul, Trilok Gurtu, Freddie Hubbard, Cedar Walton, Ron Carter, Lenny White, Jim Hall, Attila Zoller, Red Mitchell, Daniel Humair, George Benson, Earl Klugh, Grady Tate, Jimmy Smith, Stanley Turrentine, Hermeto Pascoal, Stan Getz, Larry Coryell, Larry Carlton, John Abercrombie, John…

Freddie Hubbard records ‘Red Clay’ with Joe Henderson and Herbie Hancock for CTI (1970)

Freddie Hubbard's 'Red Clay' is an album .recorded on January 27, 28 & 29, 1970 with Joe Henderson & Herbie Hancock and released the same year by CTI.1 . Red Clay (Ancona Jazz, 1985) 2 . The Intrepid Fox 1 (To Be Cont.) 3 . The Intrepid Fox 2 4 . The Intrepid Fox (w/ RAI Big Band, Rome, 1981) Track Listing : 1.Red Clay (Freddie Hubbard) - 12:11 . 2.Delphia (Freddie Hubbard) - 07:23 .…

Chick Corea meets John McLaughlin (2016)

December 10, 2016 - during his 75th birthday celebration, Chick Corea has invited John McLaughlin plus Victor Wooten on bass, Lenny White on percussion at Blue Note in New York City

Polydor publish Return to Forever’s second album : ‘Light as a Feather’ (1972)

Return to Forever's 'Light as a Feather' is their second studio album, led by pianist Chick Corea and released in November 1972 by Polydor.1 . Spain 2 . Spain, 1975 3 . Light As E Feather (w/ Stanley Clarke & Lenny White; Buenos Aires, Gran Rex, 6/06/2012) 4 . Captain Marvel (w/ Stan Getz Quartet, Montreux, 1972) 5 . 500 Miles High ( w/ Return To Forever, 1972 ) 6 . Children's Songs (w/…

Columbia publish Al Di Meola’s debut album : ‘Land of the Midnight Sun’ (1976)

Al Di Meola's 'Land of the Midnight Sun' is his first album released on October 25, 1976 by Columbia.1 . The Wizard 2 . Short Tales Of The Black Forest (w/ John Mclaughlin) Track Listing : 1.The Wizard (James Mingo Lewis) – 06:46 . 2.Land Of The Midnight Sun (Al Di Meola) – 09:10 . 3.Sarabande From Violin Sonata In B Minor, (Partita No. 1 In B Minor, Bwv 1002) (Johann Sebastian Bach) – 01:20 .…

Wallace Roney Quintet visits Italy (2015)

October 20, 2015 - the Wallace Roney Quintet - that is Wallace Roney (tp), Benjamin Solomon (s), Anthony Wonsey (p), Rashaan Carter (db) and Lenny White (d) - performs at Catania Jazz in Catania, Italy

Santana release their fourth album : ‘Caravanserai’ (1972)

Santana's 'Caravanserai' is their fourth studio album co-produced By Carlos Santana & Mike Shrieve and released on October 11, 1972 by Columbia.1 . Every Step Of The Way 2 . Every Step Of The Way (Japan, 1973) Track Listing : 1.Eternal Caravan Of Reincarnation (Tom Rutley, Neal Schon, Michael Shrieve) – 04:28 . 2.Waves Within (Doug Rauch, Greg Rolie, Carlos Santana) – 03:54 . 3.Look Up (To…

Return to Forever record ‘Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy,’ their third album (1973)

Return to Forever's 'Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy' is their third studio album recorded in August 1973, at Record Plant Studios, N.Y.and released the same year by by Polydor.1 . Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy (Montreux, 2008 2 . After the Cosmic Rain (Ruth Eckard Hall Clearwater, 2011 3 . Captain Senor Mouse, Israel, 2011 4 . Senor Mouse Track listing : 1.Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy (Chick Corea) -…

Miles Davis records ‘Bitches Brew’ with Chick Corea, Joe Zawinul, John McLaughlin, Wayne Shorter and others (1969)

Miles Davis' 'Bitches Brew' is a studio double album recorded on August 19–21, 1969 and released in April 1970 by Columbia.1 . Bitches Brew (Copenhagen, 1969) 2 . Bitches Brew (Europe, 1969) 3 . Spanish Key (Isle Of Wight, 1970) 4 . Sanctuary / Spanish Key (Tanglewood, Wizard 1970) 5 . Sanctuary (Europe, 1969) 6 . Full Concert (08/18/70, Tanglewood) Track listing : . 1.Pharaoh's Dance (Joe…

Al Di Meola records ‘Elegant Gypsy,’ his second album for Columbia (1977)

Al Di Meola's 'Elegant Gypsy' is his second album recorded between May and September 1977 and released the same year by Columbia..1 . Flight Over Rio, Elegant Gypsy (Toronto Jazz Festival, 2015) 2 . History of Mediterranean Sundance 3 . Mediterranean Sundance (w/ Paco De Lucia) 4 . Mediterranean Sundance/Rio Ancho (w/ Paco De Lucia) Track Listing : 1.Flight Over Rio (Mingo Lewis)- 07:16 .…

Happy Birthday Stanley Clarke. ‘Mr. Stanley, I Presume’

This day (June 30, 1951), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is born Stanley Clarke, an American jazz musician and composer known for his innovative work on both double and electric bass.Tracklist : 1 . School Days (2019) 2 . @ IL Volo Del Jazz (2018) 3 . w/ The Stanley Clarke Band -School Days (2017) 4 . w/ The Stanley Clarke Band - No Mystery (2015) 5 . w/ Beka Gochiashvili | Tbilisi Jazz…

Heads Up publish ‘The Stanley Clarke Band’ recorded with Ruslan Sirota, Ronald Bruner, Jr. and Hiromi (2010)

'The Stanley Clarke Band' is an album recorded with Ruslan Sirota on keyboard, Ronald Bruner, Jr. on drums and Hiromi on piano and released on June 15, 2010 by Heads Up. 1 . Stanley Clarke (Live) 2 . Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (Central Park Summerstage, NYC 6-23-10) 3 . Bass Folk Song (Boston,MA 3/24/2011) 4 . Stanley Clarke Band (Rehearsal) 5 . The Stanley Clarke Band Featuring Hiromi (28.06.2010,…

Happy Birthday Hiromi Uehara. ‘Super Hiromi’

This day (March 26, 1979), in Hamamatsu, Japan, is born Hiromi Uehara, a Japanese jazz composer and pianist.Digest Tracklist : Kaleidoscope (2020) . Seeker (2018) . w/ Edmar Castaneda – Fire (2017) . w/ Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips – @ Nave de Vero in Jazz (2016) . w/ Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips – Desire (2015) . w/ Anthony Jackson & Steve Smith – Labyrinth (2013) . Teatro…

Return to Forever return after 32 years with a live album called …. ‘Returns’ (2009)

Return to Forever's 'Returns' is a live album (and their first after 32 years) recorded during summer 2008 and released on March 17, 2009 by Eagle.Track Listing : 1.Opening Prayer (Chick Corea) - 02:03 . 2.Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy (Chick Corea) - 03:43 . 3.Vulcan Worlds (Stanley Clarke) - 13:45 . 4.Sorceress (Lenny White) - 11:22 . 5.Song To The Pharaoh Kings (Chick Corea) - 27:13 . 6.Al'S…

We remember Larry Coryell

This day (February 19, 2017), in New York City, died Larry Coryell American jazz fusion guitaristTracklist : Spaces Revisited (2017) . Larry Coryell Trio (2016) . w/ Murali Coryell (2015) . Kowloon Jag (2013) . Blue Monk 2011) . w/ Badi Assad & John Abercrombie - Three Guitars . w/ George Duke - So What . w/ Al Di Meola - Spain (1986) . w/ Stipe / Delucia - Meeting Of The Spirits (1979)…

Return to Forever record their sixth album : ‘Romantic Warrior’ for Columbia (1976)

Return to Forever's 'Romantic Warrior' is their sixth studio album recorded in February 1976 and released the same year by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Medieval Overture (Chick Corea) - 05:14 . 2.Sorceress (Lenny White) - 07:34 . 3.The Romantic Warrior (Chick Corea) - 010:52 . 4.Majestic Dance (Al Di Meola) - 05:01 . 5.The Magician (Stanley Clarke) - 05:29 . 6.Duel Of The Jester And The Tyrant (Part…

Much Ado About Nuthing

From 'Salt Peanuts' to 'Get 'em From The Peanut Man (Hot Nuts)' , we have mixed 13 'Jazz, Funk, Latin & Reggae' tunes around the theme of 'Peanuts'. It has Oscar Peterson, Meschiya Lake And The Little Big Horns, Tommy Mccook & The Skatalites, Georgia White and many more.

Eric Burdon releases his tenth album : ‘Til Your River Runs Dry’ (2013)

Eric Burdon's 'Til Your River Runs Dry' is his tenth album as a solo artist (his first of largely original material since 2004) released on January 29, 2013 by ABKCO Records1 . Water (Live) 2 . Water 3 . Wait (3/16/2013, "Stage On Sixth") 4 . Bo Diddley Special 5 . 27 Forever (Half Note, Athens, 10/05/2013) 6 . River Is Rising 7 . River Is Rising (w/ The Animals, Kent Stage, Ohio, 2/13/2016) 8…

Adele releases ’21’ featuring ‘Rolling in the Deep,’ ‘Someone like You,’ ‘Set Fire to the Rain,’ ‘Rumour Has It’ and ‘Turning…

Adele's '21' feat. 'Rolling in the Deep' is her second studio album released on January 24 , 2011 by XL / Columbia1 . Someone Like You (Largo) 2 . Set Fire To The Rain (The Royal Albert Hall) 3 . Don't You Remember (Largo) 4 . Turning Tables (The Royal Albert Hall) 5 . Rolling In The Deep (Royal Albert Hall) 6 . Rumour Has It (Royal Albert Hall) 7 . Rumor Has It (Itunes Festival, 2011 ) 8 . Don't…

Warner Bros. publish Tower of Power’s album : ‘Urban Renewal’ (1975)

Tower of Power's 'Urban Renewal' is an album (the last to feature lead singer Lenny Williams) released in January 1975 by Warner Bros. Records.1 . Only So Much Oil In The Ground 2 . Only So Much Oil In The Ground 3 . Come Back Baby (8/17/12) 4 . Maybe It'll Rub Off (8/17/12) 5 . To Say The Least You're The Most 6 . Willin' To Learn 7 . Willing To Learn 8 . Give Me The Proof 9 . Walkin' Up Hip…

Labelle release their seventh album (and first in over thirty years) : ‘Back to Now’ (2008)

Labelle's 'Back to Now' is their seventh studio album and the first in over thirty years, released on October 21, 2008 by Verve, Universal.1 . Superlover ("The View") 2 . You Turn Me On & Candlelight (Beacon Theater, 02/26/09) 3 . Back To Now ("Today Show" 22 Oct, 2008 ) 4 . System (Beacon Theater, 02/26/09) 5 . Without You In My Life (Reunion Christmas) 6 . Tears Of The World Track…

Stanley Clarke releases ‘Up’ by The Stanley Clarke Band (2014)

Released on September 30, 2014, "Up" is an album by The Stanley Clarke Band with many guests (and friends), covering Clarke's own hits. Track Listing : 1.Pop Virgil (Stanley Clarke) - 03:17 . 2.Last Train To Sanity (Stanley Clarke) - 03:32 . 3.Up (Stanley Clarke) - 03:16 . 4.Brazilian Love Affair (For George Duke) (George Duke) - 06:36 . 5.Bass Folk Song #13: Mingus (Stanley Clarke) - 00:57 . 6.I…

The tracklisting of the new Joe Bonamassa (King Bee?) reads like a christic journey from shakedown and wounds to reconstruction and redemption. Heavy stuff and riffs!

Joe Bonamassa's 'Redemption' is his thirteenth solo studio album produced by Kevin Shirley and released on September 21, 2018 by J&R Adventures (Source Joe Bonamassa - Redemption | Official Site)Blues Rock Review Bonamassa throws in a flashy solo, but his playing, as well as his vocals, have a lot of soul. He’s not phoning in this performance. Louder Want it or not, a breakup album is his…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 35/52

Bob Dylan & Bruce Springsteen, Yolanda Adams & Joss Stone, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Michael Jackson & Barry Gibb, Robbie Williams & Kylie Minogue, Gladys Knight & Lenny Kravitz, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight & Dionne Warwick, Joni Mitchell, Jaco Pastorius & Michael Brecker , Taj Mahal & John Hiatt, John Lee Hooker & Bonnie Raitt , Eddie Vedder &…

Creation publish The Boo Radleys’ third album : ‘Giant Steps’ (1993)

The Boo Radleys' 'Giant Steps' is their third album produced by Andy Wilkinson along with members Martin Carr and Tim Brown and released on August 31, 1993 by Creation1 . I Hang Suspended 2 . I Hang Suspended ("The Beat", Astoria) 3 . Wish I Was Skinny (Raw Soup) 4 . Wish I Was Skinny (Moth Club, London, October 30 2021) 5 . Butterfly Mcqueen / Lazarus / Toucown Jesus 6 . Barney (...And Me) 7 .…

This week In Soul Artists 35/52

Curtis Mayfield, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Commodores, Boyz Ii Men, Barry White, Gladys Knight, Lenny Kravitz, Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell, Yolanda Adams, Joss Stone, Donna Summer, Aaliyah, Charles Bradley

Philadelphia International publish ‘Back Stabbers,’ an album by The O’Jays (1972)

The O'Jays' 'Back Stabbers' is a studio album produced by Gamble & Huff and Bunny Sigler and released in August 1972 by Philadelphia International1 . Back Stabbers ("Soul Train") 2 . Back Stabbers ("50Th Anniversary Concert") 3 . Love Train ("Soul Train") 4 . Live From The Apollo Track Listing : 1.When The World'S At Peace (Kenneth Gamble, Bunny Sigler, Phil Hurtt) - 05:21 . 2.Back Stabbers…

Paul Simon releases his seventh album : ‘Graceland’ featuring ‘You Can Call Me Al’ and ‘The Boy in the Bubble’ (1986)

Paul Simon's 'Graceland' is his seventh studio album released on August 12, 1986 by Warner Bros.1 . The Boy In The Bubble 2 . The Story Of Graceland 3 . Paul Simon Explains Why The Titlesong Graceland Is His Favorite 4 . Gumboots (Itunes Festival) 5 . Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes 6 . Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes (w/ Ladysmith Black Mambazo - ") 7 . You Can Call Me Al (Official Video)…