Happy Birthday Roy Ayers. ‘Everybody Loves Roy’

This day (September 10, 1940), in Los Angeles, California, is born Roy Ayersa composer and vibraphone player, he began his career in post-bop jazz, helped pioneer jazz-funk in the 1970s and ventured into house and hip-hop during the 2000s and 2010s.Digest Tracklist : Searching (2018) . Red, Black & Green (2017) . Ubiquity (2016) . Sweet Tears (2014) . Everybody Loves The Sunshine . Battle Of…

Happy Birthday Roy Haynes. ‘Vive Le Roy’

This day (March 13, 1925 ), in Boston, Massachusetts, is born Roy Owen Haynes, an American jazz drummer.Tracklist : w/ David Kikoski (2019) . The 7-Decade Career of Drummer Roy Haynes (2018) . w/ The Fountain Of Youth Quartet - At Dizzy'S Club (2011) . Interview . Various (2009) . w/ Chick Corea - Duet (2009) . w/ Pat Metheny, Dave Holland - How Insensitive (1992) . Red Rodney All Stars - At…

Mercury publish The Ohio Players’ seventh album : ‘Honey’ featuring ‘Love Rollercoaster’ (1975)

The Ohio Players' 'Honey' is their seventh studio album released on August 16, 1975 by Mercury.Track Listing : 1.Honey (James Williams, Clarence Satchell, Leroy Bonner, Marshall Jones, Ralph Middlebrooks, Marvin Pierce, William Beck) - 04:15 . 2.Fopp (James Williams, Clarence Satchell, Leroy Bonner, Marshall Jones, Ralph Middlebrooks, Marvin Pierce, William Beck) - 03:45 . 3.Let'S Love (James…

Arista release Whitney Houston’s second album : ‘Whitney’ featuring ‘ I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ (1987)

Whitney Houston's ‘Whitney' feat. ' I Wanna Dance With Somebody' is her second studio album released on June 2, 1987 by Arista Records.1 . I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Official Video) 2 . I Wanna Dance With Somebody 3 . Love Will Save The Day 4 . Didn't We Almost Have It All (Official Video) 5 . Didn't We Almost Have It All (Nelson Mandella Freedom Fest, 1988) 6 . So Emotional (Japan) 7 . So…

GRP/Verve publish George Benson’s ‘Absolute Benson’ featuring ‘The Ghetto’ (2000)

George Benson's 'Absolute Benson' is a studio album released on May 23, 2000 by Grp/Verve Records.Track Listing : 1.The Ghetto (Al Eaton, Donny Hathaway, Leroy Hutson, Todd Shaw) - 04:56 . 2.El Barrio (George Benson, Kenny Gonzalez, Joe Henderson, Louie Vega) - 03:34 . 3.Jazzenco (Marc Antoine) - 05:48 . 4.Deeper Than You Think (Joe Sample) - 05:55 . 5.One On One (Joe Sample) - 07:05 . 6.Hipping…

Chrysalis Records release Guru’s ‘Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1’ (1993)

Guru's 'Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1' is one of the first albums combining a live jazz band with hip hop, released on May 18, 1993 by Chrysalis Records.Track Listing : 1.Introduction- 01:20 . 2.Loungin'- 04:38 . 3.When You'Re Near- 04:02 . . 4.Transit Ride - 03:58 . . 5.No Time To Play - 04:54 . . 6.Down The Backstreets - 04:47 . 7.Respectful Dedications - :54 . 8.Take A Look (At Yourself) - 03:59 . .…

Ice Cube releases ‘AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted,’ his first album after his split from N.W.A. (1990)

Ice Cube's 'AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted' is his solo debut studio album released on May 16, 1990 after his split from N.W.A. by Priority.Track Listing : 1.Better Off Dead (Sir Jinx) - 01:03 . 2.The Nigga Ya Love To Hate (Ice Cube, E. Sadler) - 03:15 . . 3.Amerikkka'S Most Wanted (Ice Cube, E. Sadler, Keith Shocklee) - 04:05 . . 4.What They Hittin' Foe? (The Average White Band, Ice Cube) - 01:20 .…

Gordy publish Rick James’ ‘Throwin’ Down’ featuring The Temptations, Teena Marie and Grace Slick (1982)

Rick James' 'Throwin' Down' is an album featuring The Temptations, Teena Marie and Grace Slick as guests and released on May 13, 1982 by Gordy.Track Listing : 1.Dance Wit' Me (Rick James) - 07:16 . 2.Money Talks (Rick James) - 04:50 . 3.Teardrops (Rick James) - 04:49 . 4.Throwdown (Rick James) - 03:17 . 5.Standing On The Top (Rick James) - 03:51 . 6.Hard To Get (Rick James) - 04:07 . 7.Happy…

Mary J. Blige releases her third album ‘Share My World’ featuring ‘Love Is All We Need’ (1997)

Mary J. Blige's 'Share My World' is her third studio album released on April 22, 1997 by Mca. Track Listing : 1.Intro (Poke & Tone, Rich Nice) - 01:21 . 2.I Can Love You (Mary J. Blige, Latonya Blige-Dacosta, Rodney Jerkins, Kimberly Jones, Carlos Brody, Mashiem Myrick) - 04:54 . 3.Love Is All We Need (Blige, James Harris Iii, Terry Lewis, Nasir Jones, Rick James) - 04:16 . 4.Round And Round…

A Tribe Called Quest release ‘People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm’ featuring ‘Can I Kick It?’ (1990)

A Tribe Called Quest's 'People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm' is their debut album released on April 17, 1990 by Jive Records.Track Listing : 1.Push It Along (Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Jarobi White) - 07:42 . . 2.Luck Of Lucien (Q-Tip, Lucien Revolucien) - 04:32 . . 3.After Hours (Q-Tip) - 04:39 . . 4.Footprints (Q-Tip) - 04:00 . . 5.I Left My Wallet In El Segundo (Q-Tip, Phife…

Erykah Badu releases her fifth album : ‘New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh)’ featuring ‘Window Seat’ (2010)

Erykah Badu's 'New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh)' feat. 'Window Seat' is the fifth studio album released on March 30, 2010 by Universal Motown..Track Listing : 1.20 Feet Tall (Erykah Badu, Patrick Douthit, Doug Wimbish) - 03:25 . . 2.Window Seat (Erykah Badu, James Poyser) - 04:50 . 3.Agitation (Erykah Badu, Shafiq Husayn, David Sancious) - 01:33 . . 4.Turn Me Away (Get Munny) (Roy…

After a five years hiatus, Erykah Badu drops ‘New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)’ (2008)

Erykah Badu's 'New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)' is her fourth studio album released on February 26, 2008 by Universal Motown.Track Listing : 1.Amerykahn Promise (William Allen, Roy Ayers, Edwin Birdsong) - 04:16 . 2.The Healer (Daniel Bangalter, Otis Jackson Jr., Malcolm Mclaren, Erica Wright) - 03:59 . 3.Me (Shafiq Husayn, Erica Wright) - 05:36 . 4.My People (Leonard Caston, Otis Jackson…

Arista publish ‘Whitney Houston,’ her eponymous debut album featuring ‘You Give Good Love,’ ‘Saving All My Love for You’ and ‘How Will I Know’ (1985)

'Whitney Houston' feat. '"Saving All My Love for You' and 'How Will I Know' is her self-titled debut album released on February 14, 1985 by Arista.Track Listing : 1.You Give Good Love (Lala) - 04:36 . 2.Thinking About You (Kashif, Lala) - 05:24 . 3.Someone For Me (Raymond Jones, Freddie Washington) - 04:58 . 4.Saving All My Love For You (Gerry Goffin, Michael Masser) - 03:58 . 5.Nobody Loves Me…

We remember Alphonse Mouzon. ‘Fusion Moves On’

This day (December 26, 2016), in Los Angeles, California, died Alphonse Mouzon, a jazz-fusion drummer and percussionist Tracklist : w/ Larry Coryell & The 11th House - Right On, Y'all (2013) . I Wonder Why (2012) . Jams . w/ Paul Jackson & Herbie Hancock - Hang Up Your Hang Ups (1979) . w/ Jaco Pastorius, Albert Mangelsdorff - Zores Mores (1976) . w/ Miroslav Vitous & Weather…

Geffen Records publish Mary J. Blige’s seventh album : ‘The Breakthrough’ (2005)

Mary J. Blige's 'The Breakthrough' is her seventh studio album released on December 20, 2005 by Geffen Records.Track Listing : 1.No One Will Do (Erik Ortiz, Kevin Crowe, Clifford Brown Iii, Dave Young, Bunny Sigler) - 04:46 . 2.Enough Cryin (Mary J. Blige, Rodney Jerkins, Sean Garrett, Shawn Carter) - 04:20 . 3.About You (Mary J. Blige, William Adams, Keith Harris, Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse)…

Motown publish Erykah Badu’s second album : ‘Mama’s Gun’ featuring ‘Bag Lady’ (2000)

Erykah Badu's 'Mama's Gun' feat. 'Bag Lady' is her second studio album rReleased on November 21, 2000 by Motown RecordsTrack Listing : 1.Penitentiary Philosophy (Erykah Badu, James Poyser, A. K. "?Uestlove" Thompson) – 6:09 . 2.Didn'T Cha Know? (Erykah Badu, James Yancey) – 3:58 . 3.My Life (Erykah Badu, James Poyser) – 3:59 . 4....& On (Erykah Badu, Jahmal Cantero, Shaun Martin) – 3:34 .…

Kedar publish Erykah Badu’s ‘Live’ album (1997)

Erykah Badu's 'Live' is a live concert album released on November 18, 1997 by Kedar.Track Listing : 1.Rimshot (Intro) (Erykah Badu, Madukwu Chinwah) - 03:48 . 2.Other Side Of The Game (Erykah Badu, Bro.Questlove, Richard Nichols, James Poyser, The Roots) - 08:21 . 3.On & On (Erykah Badu, Jaborn Jamal) - 05:25 . 4.Reprise – 2:13 . 5.Appletree (Erykah Badu, Robert Bradford) - 02:54 . 6.Ye Yo…

John Coltrane finishes the recording of ‘Ballads’ for Impulse! (1962)

John Coltrane's 'Ballads' is an album recorded on December 21, 1961; September 18 and November 13, 1962 and released in 1963 by Impulse!Track Listing : 1.Say It (Over And Over Again) (Frank Loesser, Jimmy Mchugh) - 04:18 . 2.You Don'T Know What Love Is (Don Raye, Gene Depaul) - 05:15 . 3.Too Young To Go Steady (Harold Adamson, Jimmy Mchugh) - 04:23 . 4.All Or Nothing At All (Jack Lawrence, Arthur…

Alicia Keys releases her sixth album : ‘Here’ featuring ‘In Common’ (2016)

Alicia Keys' 'Here' is her sixth studio album, released on November 4, 2016 by RCATrack Listing : 1.The Beginning (Interlude) (Alicia Keys) - 01:04 . 2.The Gospel (Mark Batson, Kasseem Dean, Robert Diggs, Jason Hunter, Alicia Keys, Shawn Martin, Corey Woods) - 03:02 . 3.Pawn It All (Mark Batson, Kasseem Dean, Alicia Keys, Harold Lilly) - 03:10 . 4.Elaine Brown (Interlude) (Alicia Keys) - 00:50 .…

“The Five Faces of Jazz” are on display at Newport Jazz (1967)

August 10, 1967 - "The Five Faces of Jazz" gathers the Herbie Mann Quintet - that is Herbie Mann (fl), Roy Ayers (vb), Chick Anemian (oud), Reggie Workman (b) and Bruno Carr (d) plus Babatunde Olatunji (perc) - , the Luiz Henrique Trio - that is Luis Enrique (g, voc), Don Payne (b) and Don McDonald (d)- and the Gabor Szabo Quintet - that is Gabor Szabo (g), Louis Stewart (g), Louis Kabok (b),…

N.W.A. release their debut album : ‘Straight Outta Compton’ (1988)

N.W.A's 'Straight Outta Compton' is their debut studio album produced by Dr. Dre with DJ Yella and released August 8, 1988 by Ruthless Records.Track Listing : 1.Straight Outta Compton (Ice Cube, Mc Ren, The D.O.C., Eazy-E) - 04:18 . {Samples : "Funky Drummer" By James Brown; "You'Ll Like It Too" By Funkadelic; "West Coast Poplock" By Ronnie Hudson And The Street People; "Get Me Back On Time,…

Columbia publish Tyler, The Creator’s fourth album : ‘Flower Boy’ featuring Frank Ocean, ASAP Rocky, Lil Wayne, Kali Uchis, Steve Lacy, Estelle, Jaden Smith among other guests (2017)

Tyler, The Creator's 'Flower Boy' is his fourth studio album featuring Frank Ocean, ASAP Rocky, Anna of the North, Lil Wayne, Kali Uchis, Steve Lacy, Estelle, Jaden Smith and Rex Orange County as guests and released on July 21, 2017 by Columbia RecordsTrack Listing : 1.Foreword (Tyler Okonma, Alex O'Connor, Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit, Irmin Schmidt, Holger Schuering, Damo Suzuki) - 03:14 . .…

Hidden Beach Records publish ‘Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1,’ her debut album (2000)

'Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1' is her debut album released on July 18, 2000 by Hidden Beach.Track Listing : 1.Jilltro (Andre Harris, Darren Henson) - 01:03 . 2.Do You Remember (Jill Scottandre Harris) - 04:43 . 3.Exclusively (Jill Scott, Jeff Townes) - 02:05 . 4.Gettin' In The Way (Jill Scott, Vidal Davis) - 03:56 . 5.A Long Walk (Jill Scottandre Harris) - 04:41 . 6.I Think It'S…

We remember Herbie Mann. ‘Mann On The Flute’

This day (July 1, 2003), in Santa Fe, New Mexico, died Herbert Jay Solomon a.k.a Herbie Mann, an American jazz flutist Digest Tracklist : w/ Dave Valentin & Tito Puente – Jungle Fantasy . Sunny (1994) . Keep The Spirits Singing (1990) . Memphis Underground (1989) . Tracklist : MEMPHIS UNDERGROUND . Comin' Home Baby . Push Push . New Orleans . One Note Samba . Cajun Moon . Caravan . St.…

Everybody Is A Busy Body

From 'Everybody Calls Me Crazy' to 'Everybody Loves The Sunshine', we have mixed 19 'Jazz With a Slice Of Pop' tunes around the theme of 'Everybody'. It has Wynonie Harris, Brigitte Bardot, Henry Mancini, Trijntje Oosterhuis and many more.

Joe Zawinul releases ‘World Tour’ recorded with the Zawinul Syndicate (1998)

Joe Zawinul's 'World Tour' is a live album recorded with the Zawinul Syndicate between May 17 and November 13, 1997 and released on June 30, 1998 by Zebra Records.1 . Patriots 2 . Patriots (8/16/1997, Newport Jazz Festival) 3 . Indiscretions P1.mpg 4 . Zansa II/Carnavalito (8/16/1997, Newport Jazz Festival) 5 . Zansa 6 . Interview (8/16/1997, Newport Jazz Festival) 7 . Joe Zawinul Syndicate…

Herbie Hancock records ‘V.S.O.P.’ at Newport Jazz Festival (1976)

Herbie Hancock's 'V.S.O.P.' is a live album recorded at Newport Jazz Festival, New York on June 29, 1976 and released in April 1977 by Columbia..1 . Eye Of The Hurricane 2 . Hang Up Your Hangups (1979) 3 . Paul Jackson bass w/ Herbie Hancock (Live, 1979) Track Listing : 1.Piano Introduction - 04:33 . 2.Maiden Voyage (Herbie Hancock) - 13:18 . 3.Nefertiti (Wayne Shorter) - 05:17 . 4.Introduction…

Jay-Z releases his debut album : ‘ Reasonable Doubt’ featuring Mary J. Blige and The Notorious B.I.G. (1996)

Jay-Z' 'Reasonable Doubt' is his debut studio album featuring Mary J. Blige and The Notorious B.I.G. among others and released on June 25, 1996 by Roc-A-Fella / Priority1 . Can't Knock the Hustle (w/ Mary j. Blige) 2 . Can't Knock the Hustle (w/ Mary j. Blige, at David Letterman 04.04.2008) 3 . The Making of Reasonable Doubt: Brooklyns Finest 4 . Dead Presidents (Official Video) 5 . Dead…

Roberta Flack releases her debut album : ‘First Take’ featuring ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ (1969)

Roberta Flack's 'First Take' feat. 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' is her debut album produced By Joel Dorn and released on June 20, 1969 by Atlantic.1 . The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Track Listing : 1.Compared To What (Gene Mcdaniels) - 05:16 . 2.Angelitos Negros (Andrés Eloy Blanco, Manuel Alvarez Maciste) - 06:56 . 3.Our Ages Or Our Hearts (Robert Ayers, Donny Hathaway) - 06:09 .…

John Coltrane records ‘Coltrane’ with Mccoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones (1962)

'Coltrane (1962)' is a studio album by John Coltrane recorded on April 11, June 19, 20 and 29, 1962 and released In August 1962 by Impulse!..Track Listing : 1.Out Of This World (Harold Arlen) - 14:06 . 2.Soul Eyes (Mal Waldron) - 05:26 . 3.The Inch Worm (Frank Loesser) - 06:19 . 4.Tunji (John Coltrane) - 06:33 . 5.Miles' Mode (John Coltrane) - 07:31 Musicians : John Coltrane - Tenor Saxophone,…

Warner Bros. Chaka Khan’s sixth album : ‘Destiny’ (1986)

Chaka Khan's 'Destiny' is her sixth studio album released on June 14, 1986 by Warner Bros.1 . So Close (Live) Track Listing : 1.Love Of A Lifetime (David Gamson, Green Gartside) - 04:21 . 2.Earth To Mickey (Joshua Fried, Reggie Griffin, Arif Mardin, Charlie Singleton, Jeremy Wolff) - 05:37 . 3.Watching The World (John Lang, Richard Page, Steve George) - 04:44 . 4.The Other Side Of The World (B.…

We remember Stan Getz. ‘Getz à Go Go’

This day (June 6, 1991), in Malibu, California, died Stan Getz, an American jazz saxophone player who was known as The Sound. Tracklist : 1 . Lush Life (1983) 2 . Yours And Mine (1990) 3 . Blood Count (1989) 4 . Dream’S (1986) 5 . w/ Chet Baker - Airegin (1983) 6 . w/ Dizzy Gillespie - I Can'T Get Started (1978) 7 . Chega De Saudade (1976) 8 . A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square (1967) 9 . w/…

We remember Doc Cheatham. ‘Ninety Two Years of Doc Cheatham’

This day (June 2, 1997), in New York City, New York, died Adolphus Anthony Cheatham a.k.a Doc Cheatham, a jazz trumpeter, Tracklist : 1 . w/ Wynton Marsalis – In New-Orleans (1996) 2 . On The Sunny Side Of The Street 3 . NYPL jazz oral history (1993) 4 . w/ Arnett Cobb – Want A Little Girl / Keep On Punchin(1987) 5 . w/ Stu Katz, John Bany, Barrett Deems – Chicago Festival (1985) 6 . w/ Canadians…

Columbia publish Herbie Hancock’s ‘Perfect Machine,’ an album co-produced with Bill Laswell (1988)

<pHerbie Hancock's 'Perfect Machine' is his thirty-seventh (and the last with the Rockit Band) album co-produced with Bill Laswell and released in May 1988 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Perfect Machine (Herbie Hancock, Bill Laswell, Nicky Skopelitis) - 06:35 . 2.Obsession (Herbie Hancock, Bill Laswell, William Bootsy Collins, Garry Bonner) - 05:20 . 3.Vibe Alive (Herbie Hancock, Bill Laswell,…

Usher releases ‘Here I Stand,’ his fifth album including ‘Love in This Club’ (2008)

Usher's 'Here I Stand' incl. 'Love in This Club' is his fifth studio album released on May 13, 2008 by Laface.Track Listing : 1.Intro (Usher Raymond Iv, Ryon Lovett, James Jlack Lackey) - 01:28 . 2.Love In This Club (Usher Raymond Iv, Jamal Jones, Lamar Taylor, Jay Jenkins, Ryon Lovett, Keith Thomas, Darnell Dalton) - 04:19 . 3.This Ain'T Sex (Usher Raymond Iv, Christopher Tricky Stewart, Phalon…

Kamasi Washington releases ‘The Epic,’ a triple album recorded with a 32-piece orchestra and 20-voice choir (2015)

Kamasi Washington's 'The Epic' is his first (and triple) album recorded with a 32-piece orchestra and 20-voice choir and released on May 5, 2015 by Brainfeeder.Track Listing : Volume 1: The Plan . 1.Change Of The Guard (Kamasi Washington) - 12:15 . 2.Askim (Kamasi Washington) - 12:34 . 3.Isabelle (Kamasi Washington) - 12:12 . 4.Final Thought (Kamasi Washington) - 06:31 . 5.The Next Step (Kamasi…

Riverside record ‘Thelonious Monk at the Blackhawk’ in San Francisco (1960)

'Thelonious Monk at the Blackhawk' is an album recorded on April 29, 1960 at the Blackhawk in San Francisco and released in 1960 by Riverside..Track Listing : 1.Let'S Call This (Thelonious Monk) - 08:33 . 2.Four In One (Thelonious Monk) - 08:41 . 3.I'M Getting Sentimental Over You (George Bassman, Ned Washington) – 6:14 . 4.San Francisco Holiday (Worry Later) (Thelonious Monk) - 09:10 . 5.'Round…

Gil Evans starts the recording of ‘New Bottle Old Wine’ with Cannonball Adderley (1958)

Gil Evans' 'New Bottle Old Wine' is an album featuring Cannonball Adderley as the only soloist, recorded between April 9 and May 26, 1958 and released the same year by World Pacific.Track Listing : 1.St. Louis Blues (W. C. Handy) - 05:26 . 2.King Porter Stomp (Jelly Roll Morton) - 03:19 . 3.Willow Tree (Fats Wallerandy Razaf) - 04:40 . 4.Struttin' With Some Barbeque (Lil Armstrong) - 04:34 .…