Sam Rivers records ‘Contours’ with Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock et al (1965)

Sam Rivers' 'Contours' is his second (fully avant-garde) album recorded on May 21, 1965 and released the same year by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Point Of Many Returns (Sam Rivers) - 09:20 . 2.Dance Of The Tripedal (Sam Rivers) - 10:07 . 3.Euterpe (Sam Rivers) - 11:43 . 4.Mellifluous Cacophony (Sam Rivers) - 08:58 Musicians : Sam Rivers - Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute . Freddie…

Sam Rivers records ‘Dimensions & Extensions’ with Donald Byrd on trumpet (1967)

Sam Rivers ' 'Dimensions & Extensions' is an album recorded on March 17, 1967 and released in 1986 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Precis (Sam Rivers) - 05:21 . 2.Paean (Sam Rivers) - 05:25 . 3.Effusive Melange (Sam Rivers) - 05:51 . 4.Involution (Sam Rivers) - 07:13 . 5.Afflatus (Sam Rivers) - 06:28 . 6.Helix (Sam Rivers) - 05:31 Francis WolffALSO READWikipediaJazztimes @ PinterestMusicians :…

We remember Sam Rivers. ‘Rivers Songs’

This day (December 26, 2011), in Orlando, Florida, died Sam Rivers, an American jazz musician - soprano and tenor saxophones, bass clarinet, flute, harmonica and piano - and composer .Tracklist : At work . w/ Arthur Blythe, Chico Freeman, Don Pullen – Live in Germany (1992) . Beatrice (1989) . w/ Dizzy Gillespie - Tanga / Con Alma (1987) . Live in Germany (1979) . Tracklist : Beatrice . Postlude…

James Blood Ulmer meets Sam Rivers (1993)

October 9, 1993 - the James Blood Ulmer & Sam Rivers Quartet - that is James Blood Ulmer (voc,g), Sam Rivers (ts,ss,fl), Kim Clarke (b) and Aubrey Dayle (d) - plays at "Jazztage" in Leverkusen, Germany

Sam Rivers records ‘Streams’ at the Montreux Jazz Festival (1973)

Sam Rivers' 'Streams' is a live album recorded on July 6, 1973 at the Montreux Jazz Festival and released the same year by Impulse!Track Listing : 1.Spoken Introduction (Sam Rivers) - 01:18 . 2.Tenor Saxophone Section/Beginning Of Flute Section (Sam Rivers) - 23:12 . 3.Conclusion Of Flute Section/Piano Section/Soprano Saxophone Section (Sam Rivers) - 25:14Musicians : Sam Rivers - Soprano…

On TV today, The Beach Boys with Joan Rivers (1984)

June 28, 1984 - you do not want to miss The Beach Boys at "The Tonight Show with Joan Rivers"<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/beach_boys.jpg' alt='The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds' width='190' height='161'/>

Thelonious Monk finishes the recording of ‘Thelonious Himself’ for Riverside (1957)

Thelonious Monk's 'Thelonious Himself' is a studio album (almost all solo) recorded on April 12 and 16, 1957 and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.April In Paris (Vernon Duke, E. Y. Harburg) - 03:54 . 2.(I Don'T Stand) A Ghost Of A Chance (With You) ( Victor Young, Ned Washington) - 04:24 . 3.Functional (Thelonious Monk) - 09:22 . 4.I'M Getting Sentimental Over You (George…

Riverside tape ‘The Unique Thelonious Monk’ with Art Blakey on drums (1956)

'The Unique Thelonious Monk' is an album of standards recorded on March 17 and April 3, 1956 with Art Blakey on drums and Oscar Pettiford on bass and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.Liza (All The Clouds'Ll Roll Away) (George & Ira Gershwin, Gus Kahn) - 03:11 . 2.Memories Of You (Eubie Blakeandy Razaf) - 04:15 . 3.Honeysuckle Rose (Fats Wallerandy Razaf) - 05:32 .…

RCA publish Elvis Presley’s album : ‘Frankie and Johnny,’ the soundtrack of the film of the same name (1966)

Elvis Presley's 'Frankie and Johnny' is his twenty-fifth album featuring the OST to the eponymous film and released on March 1, 1966 by RCA Victor Records in mono and stereo.Track Listing : 1.Frankie And Johnny (Alex Gottlieb, Fred Karger, Ben Weisman) - 02:32 . 2.Come Along (David Hess) - 01:52 . 3.Petunia, The Gardener'S Daughter (Roy C. Bennett, Sid Tepper) - 02:59 . 4.Chesay (Ben Weisman, Fred…

Riverside record ‘The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall’ (1959)

'The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall' is an album recorded on February 28, 1959 and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.Thelonious (Thelonious Monk) - 00:56 . 2.Friday The 13Th (Thelonious Monk) - 09:22 . 3.Monk'S Mood (Thelonious Monk) - 10:15 . 4.Little Rootie Tootie (Thelonious Monk) - 08:45 . 5.Off Minor (Thelonious Monk) - 07:47 . 6.Crepuscule With Nellie (Thelonious…

Sonny Rollins records with Oscar Pettiford and Max Roach ‘Freedom Suite’ for Riverside (1958)

Sonny Rollins 'Freedom Suite' is an album recorded on February 11 & March 7, 1958 with Oscar Pettiford and Max Roach and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.The Freedom Suite (Sonny Rollins) - 19:17 . 2.Someday I'Ll Find You (Noël Coward) - 04:35 . 3.Will You Still Be Mine? (Tom Adair, Matt Dennis) - 02:54 . 4.Till There Was You (Meredith Willson) - 04:54 . 5.Shadow Waltz…

Wes Montgomery records his fourth album for Riverside : ‘The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery’ (1960)

'The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery' is his fourth album recorded on January 26–27, 1960 and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.Airegin (Sonny Rollins) - 04:26 . 2.D-Natural Blues (Wes Montgomery) - 05:23 . 3.Polka Dots And Moonbeams (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 04:44 . 4.Four On Six (Wes Montgomery) - 06:15 . 5.West Coast Blues (Wes Montgomery) - 07:26 . 6.In…

Elvin Jones finishes the recording of ‘Elvin!’ for Riverside (1962)

Elvin Jones' 'Elvin!' is an album recorded on July 11 & December 27, 1961 and January 3, 1962 and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.Lady Luck (Elvin Jones, Frank Wess) - 06:19 . 2.Buzz-At (Elvin Jones) - 06:31 . 3.Shadowland (Sara Cassey) - 04:06 . 4.Pretty Brown (Ernie Wilkins) - 03:30 . 5.Ray-El (Elvin Jones) - 08:03 . 6.Four And Six (Oliver Nelson) - 05:01 . 7.You Are…

Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery record together ‘Bags Meets Wes!’ for Riverside (1961)

'Bags Meets Wes!' by Milt Jackson & Wes Montgomery is a collaboration album recorded in December, 1961 and released in 1962 By Riverside.Track Listing : 1.S.K.J. (Milt Jackson) - 05:17 . 2.Stablemates (Benny Golson) - 05:45 . 3.Stairway To The Stars (Matty Malneck, Mitchell Parish, Frank Signorelli) - 03:38 . 4.Blue Roz (Wes Montgomery) - 04:46 . 5.Sam Sack (Milt Jackson) - 06:06 Musicians…

Cannonball Adderley records ‘The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in San Francisco’ for Riverside (1959)

The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in San Francisco' is an album recorded on October 18 & 20, 1959 and released In 1959 by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.This Here (Bobby Timmons) – 12:29 . 2.Spontaneous Combustion (Cannonball Adderley) – 11:55 . 3.Hi-Fly (Randy Weston) – 11:09 . 4.You Got It! (Cannonball Adderley) – 05:10 . 5.Bohemia After Dark (Oscar Pettiford) – 08:0 Musicians : Cannonball…

Wes Montgomery records his fifth album : ‘Movin’ Along’ for Riverside (1960)

Wes Montgomery's 'Movin' Along' is his fifth album recorded on October 12, 1960.Track Listing : 1.Movin' Along (Wes Montgomery) - 05:40 . 2.Tune-Up (Miles Davis) - 04:27 . 3.I Don'T Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You (Victor Young, Ned Washington, Bing Crosby) - 05:02 . 4.Sandu (Clifford Brown) - 03:23 . 5.Body And Soul (Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green) - 07:19 . 6.So Do It!…

Wes Montgomery records ‘Portrait of Wes’ for Riverside (1963)

Wes Montgomery's 'Portrait of Wes' is his tenth album recorded on October 10, 1963 and released the same year by Riverside..Track Listing : 1.Freddie The Freeloader (Miles Davis) - 05:14 . 2.Lolita (Barry Harris) - 06:32 . 3.Movin' Along (Wes Montgomery) - 06:16 . 4.Dangerous (Wes Montgomery) – 07:03 . 5.Yesterday'S Child (Charles Deforest) – 04:14 . 6.Moanin' (Bobby Timmons) – 05:48 Musicians :…

Wes Montgomery records his third album : ‘The Wes Montgomery Trio (or A Dynamic New Sound: Guitar Organ Drums)’ for Riverside (1959)

'The Wes Montgomery Trio (or A Dynamic New Sound: Guitar Organ Drums)' is Montgomery's third album recorded on October 5–6, 1959 and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams) - 04:58 . 2.Yesterdays (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) - 03:20 . 3.The End Of A Love Affair (Edward Redding) - 03:18 . 4.Whisper Not (Benny Golson) - 04:40 .…

Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn record ‘Great Times!’ for Riverside (1950)

'Great Times!' by Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn is an album recorded on September 13, October 3 & November, 1950 and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.Cotton Tail (Duke Ellington) - 02:55 . 2.C Jam Blues (Barney Bigard, Duke Ellington) - 02:58 . 3.Flamingo (Edmund Anderson, Ted Grouya) - 03:00 . 4.Bang-Up Blues (Duke Ellington) - 03:08 . 5.Tonk (Duke Ellington,…

Wes Montgomery records his sixth album : ‘So Much Guitar’ for Riverside (1961)

Wes Montgomery's 'So Much Guitar' is his sixth album recorded on August 4, 1961 and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.Twisted Blues (Wes Montgomery) - 05:31 . 2.Cotton Tail (Duke Ellington) - 03:38 . 3.I Wish I Knew (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) - 05:26 . 4.I'M Just A Lucky So-And-So (Duke Ellington, Mack David) - 05:57 . 5.Repetition (Neal Hefti) - 03:48 . 6.Somethin' Like…

Thelonious Monk records ‘Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington’ for Riverside (1955)

'Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington' is an album by Monk playing well-known songs by Ellington, recorded July 21 and 27, 1955 and released the same year by Riverside.Track listing : . 1.It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) - 04:38 . 2. Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish) - 04:27 . 3.I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good…

Island release Jimmy Cliff’s ‘The Harder They Come,’ the soundtrack album of the movie of the same name (1972)

Jimmy Cliff's 'The Harder They Come' is the soundtrack album (released on July 7, 1972 by Island) to the eponymous film where Cliff is the star.Track Listing : 1.You Can Get It If You Really Want (Jimmy Cliff) - 02:40 . 2.Draw Your Brakes (Derrick Harriott, Texas Dixon, Keith Rowe) - 02:57 . 3.Rivers Of Babylon (Brent Dowe, James Mcnaughton) - 04:16 . 4.Many Rivers To Cross (Jimmy Cliff) -…

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 Hank Jones. ‘So Long Mr. Jones’

This day (May 16, 2010), in Manhattan, New York, died Hank Jones, an American jazz pianist and composer.Digest Tracklist : Round Midnight (2010) . Nica’S Dream (2008) . w/ Joe Lovano – Monk’S Mood (2006) . Recordame (1993) . w/ John Lewis - All The Things You Are . w/ Lester Young Septet, Ella Fitzgerald – Blues For Greasy (1950) . Hank Jones Trio (1950) . Tracklist : ‘Round Midnight . Blue Monk…

Bobby Hutcherson records ‘Dialogue’ for Blue Note (1965)

Bobby Hutcherson's 'Dialogue' is an album recorded on April 3, 1965 and released in 1965 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Catta (Andrew Hill) - 07:19 . 2.Idle While (Joe Chambers) - 06:37 . 3.Les Noirs Marchant (Andrew Hill) - 06:41 . 4.Dialogue (Joe Chambers) - 09:59 . 5.Ghetto Lights (Andrew Hill) - 06:16 Musicians : Bobby Hutcherson - Vibraphone, Marimba On (3 - 4 - 6). . Sam Rivers - Tenor…

This week In Jazz Legends (special sax & trumpet) 09/52

Dizzy Gillespie, Sam Rivers, Chris Potter, Woody Shaw, Paul Desmond, Wynton Marsalis, Ernie Watts, Wayne Shorter, Arturo Sandoval, Benny Golson, Jan Garbarek, James Carter, Roy Hargrove, Dave KozThey are the "Jazz Legends (special sax . trumpet)" performers selected among the 354 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Dizzy Gillespie .…

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 James Blood Ulmer. ‘Blood Alright’

This day (February 2, 1942), in St. Matthews, South Carolina, is born James 'Blood' Ulmer, an American jazz and blues guitarist and singer.Tracklist : Are You Glad To Be In America? (2019) . @ International House Philadelphia (2018) . President Of Hell (2017) . Final (2016) . solo @ Skopje Jazz Festival (2015) . w/ David Murray Big Band - Love lockdown (2013) . w/ Vernon Reid - Little Red Rooste…

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…

Happy Birthday Kevin Eubanks. ‘All The Way To Eubanks’

This day (November 15, 1957), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is born Kevin Eubanks, an American jazz guitarist and composer.Digest Tracklist : Superstition (2019) . w/ Nicholas Payton - Dirty Monk (2018) . Dave Holland Quartet – Rivers run (1980) . w/ Stanley Jordan - Summertime (2015) . Acoustic . w/ Dave Holland Electric Quartet - Prism (2012) . Mack Avenue SuperBand – Live in Detroit (2012)…

This week In Jazz Legends 46/52

Art Blakey, The Jazz Messengers, Paquito D'Rivera, Tete Montoliu, Sonny Rollins, United Jazz and Rock Ensemble, Keith Jarrett, Paul Motian, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, Phil Woods, Sheila Jordan, Benny Carter All Stars, Freddie Hubbard, John Zorn, Masada, Miles Davis, Sam Rivers, Charles MingusThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 380 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are…

Happy Birthday Joseph Bowie. ‘Living Defunkt’

This day (October 17, 1953), in St Louis, Missouri, is born Joseph Bowie, an American bandleader, trombonist, and founder of the seminal jazz fusion band, Defunkt. Digest Tracklist : Defunkt – @ Reigen, Vienna (2019) . Defunkt – @ Piano Dortmund (2018) . w/ Seven Eleven – Gimme the Funk (2015) . w/ Saskia Laroo band – @ Paradiso Amsterdam (2014) . Defunkt Millenium – Believing In Love (2012) .…

This week In Jazz Legends 41/52

Pat Metheny, Kenny Garrett, Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Lee Konitz, Chick Corea, Pharoah Sanders, John Hicks, Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Milt Jackson, Benny Golson, Art Farmer, NHØP, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Chucho Valdes, Archie Shepp, Max Roach, Abdullah Ibrahim, James Blood Ulmer, Sam RiversThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 352 Posts we…

Happy Dave Holland. ‘President Holland’

This day (October 1, 1946), in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire England, is born Dave Holland, an English jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader who has been performing and recording for five decades.Digest Tracklist : w/ Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter – Good Hope (2019) . w/ Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter – @Jazz in Marciac (2018) . w/ Kenny Barron - @Jazz Vitoria Gasteiz . w/ Prism –…

Robert Glasper starts the recording of ‘In My Element’ for Blue Note (2007)

Robert Glasper's 'In My Element' is an album recorded between September 21 and November 1st, 2006 and released on March 20, 2007 by Blue Note.Track listing : 1.G&B (Robert Glasper) - 08:29 . 2.Of Dreams to Come (Robert Glasper) - 08:11 . 3.F.T.B. (Robert Glasper) - 05:57 . 4.Y'outta Praise Him (Intro) (Robert Glasper, Tye Tribett) - 03:35 . 5.Y'outta Praise Him (Robert Glasper) - 06:46 .…

Happy Birthday Steve Coleman. ‘Bluesman’

This day (September 20, 1956), in Chicago, Illinois, is born Steve Coleman, a saxophone player, composer and band leader.Digest Tracklist : En Session live TSFJAZZ (2020) . @ The Jazz Gallery (2018) . @ Skopje Jazz Festival (2017) . Residency at Blue Whale, Los Angeles (2015) . MacArthur Fellow (2014) . w/ Five Elements – Rhythm People . Urban . Live in France(2011) . w/ Five Elements – Pad Thai…

We remember Idris Muhammad. ‘Funky Idris’

This day (July 29, 2014), in New Orleans, Louisiana, died Leo Morris a.k.a Idris Muhammad, an American jazz drummer.Digest Tracklist : Idris Muhammad – Live in Pittsburgh . w/ Ahmad Jamal – The Aftermath (2008) . w/ Ahmad Jamal – Poinciana (2007) . w/ Chico Freeman - Salt + Peanuts (1993) . Bessie's Blues (1993) . w/ Sam Rivers etc - Lester Leaps In (1992) . Tracklist : Loran's Dance . Power Of…

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 Can't Get Started (2013) . Autumn Leaves . Con Alma . Sophisticated Lady (1999) . w/ the Michel Camilo New York Big Band - Not Yet . Dizzy Gillespie & Friends…