John Coltrane records ‘Transition’ with Mccoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones (1965)

John Coltrane's 'Transition' is an album recorded on May 26 & June 10, 1965 and released posthumously only in 1970 by Impulse!.. Track Listing : 1.Transition (John Coltrane) - 15:31 . 2.Dear Lord (John Coltrane) - 05:32 . 3.Suite (Prayer And Meditation: Day, Peace And After, Prayer And Meditation: Evening, Affirmation, Prayer And Meditation: 4 A.M.) (John Coltrane) - 21:20Musicians : John…

Grant Green records ‘Matador’ with McCoy Tyner, Bob Cranshaw and Elvin Jones (1964)

Grant Green's 'Matador' is an album recorded on May 20 1964 with McCoy Tynerr, Bob Cranshaw and Elvin Jones and released in 1979 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Matador (Grant Green) – 10:51 . 2.My Favorite Things (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Richard Rodgers) – 10:23 . 3.Green Jeans (Grant Green) – 09:10 . 4.Bedouin (Duke Pearson) – 11:41 Musicians : Grant Green - Guitar . Mccoy Tyner - Piano . Bob…

John Coltrane finishes the recording of ‘The John Coltrane Quartet Plays’ with Mccoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, Art Davis and Elvin Jones (1965)

'The John Coltrane Quartet Plays' is an album (full title 'The John Coltrane Quartet Plays Chim Chim Cheree, Song of Praise, Nature Boy, Brazilia') recorded on February 17-18, March 28 and May 17, 1965 and released the same year by Impulse!Track Listing : 1.Chim Chim Cheree (Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman) - 06:58 . 2.Brazilia (John Coltrane) - 12:56 . 3.Nature Boy (Eden Ahbez) - 08:03 .…

McCoy Tyner records ‘Time for Tyner,’ his ninth album with Bobby Hutcherson et al (1968)

McCoy Tynerr's 'Time for Tyner' is his ninth album recorded on May 17, 1968 and released the same year by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.African Village (Mccoy Tyner) - 12:11 . 2.Little Madimba (Mccoy Tyner) - 08:34 . 3.May Street (Mccoy Tyner) - 05:22 . 4.I Didn'T Know What Time It Was (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 07:10 . 5.The Surrey With The Fringe On Top (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Richard…

McCoy, Freddie and Joe meet in Perugia (1986)

July 15, 1986 - McCoy Tynerr(p), Freddie Hubbard(tp), Joe Henderson(ts), John Scofield (eg), Avery Sharpe (b) and Louis Hayes (d) will share the stage at "Umbria Jazz Festival" in Perugia, Italy

This week In Jazz Legends 20/52

Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, The Marsalis Family, Hank Jones, Joe Lovano, McCoy Tyner Quartet, George Benson, Earl Klugh, Miles Davis, John Scofield, Elvin Jones Trio, Esperanza Spalding, Bobby McFerrin, Miles Davis, Coleman Hawkins

We remember Woody Shaw. ‘Shaw Time’

This day (May 10, 1989), in Bellevue Hospital, New York City, died Woody Shaw, an American jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist and cornetist.Digest Tracklist : w/ Herbie Hancock & Art Blakey - A Night in Tunisia (1987) . w/ Mal Waldron Quintet – Solo (1986) . Bemsha Swing (1986) . w/ Jackie McLean - Appointment In Ghana (1985) . Time is Right (1983) . Seventh Avenue (1979) . Rosewood (1979) .…

Blue Note release Joe Lovano’s ‘Folk Art’ recorded with Us Five featuring Esperanza Spalding (2009)

Joe Lovano's 'Folk Art' is his twenty first album recorded with Us Five featuring Esperanza Spalding and released on May 5, 2009 by Blue Note..Track Listing : 1.Powerhouse (Joe Lovano) - 04:04 . 2.Folk Art (Joe Lovano) - 10:06 . 3.Wild Beauty (Joe Lovano) - 07:17 . 4.Us Five (Joe Lovano) - 08:09 . 5.Song For Judi (Joe Lovano) - 05:46 . 6.Drum Song (Joe Lovano) - 08:30 . 7.Dibango (Joe Lovano) -…

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 Billy Higgins. ‘Soldier Higgins’

This day (May 3, 2001), in Inglewood, California, died Billy Higgins, an American jazz drummer who played on over 700 recordings.Digest Tracklist : w/ Charles Lloyd - Forest Flower (1999) . Documentary (1996) . w/ Joshua Redman, Pat Metheny & Christian mcBride (1993) . w/ Tete Montoliu Trio - Lament (1990) . w/ Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden - Lonely Woman (1986) . w/ Freddie Hubbard &…

Impulse! publish John Coltrane’s ‘Impressions’ featuring Eric Dolphy on one track (1963)

John Coltrane's 'Impressions' is an album (both live and studio) recorded in November 1961, on September 18, 1962 and April 29, 1963 and released in 1963 by Impulse!Track Listing : 1.India (John Coltrane) - 14:10 . 2.Up 'Gainst The Wall (John Coltrane) - 03:16 . 3.Impressions (John Coltrane) - 14:57 . 4.After The Rain (John Coltrane) - 04:11 . 5.Dear Old Stockholm (Stan Getz, Traditional) -…

We remember Percy Heath from the Modern Jazz Quartet. ‘Modern Jazz Percy’

This day (April 28, 2005), in Southampton, New York, died Percy Heath, an American jazz bassist, member of the Modern Jazz Quartet.Digest Tracklist : Modern Jazz Quartet - 'Round Midnight . Heath Brothers (2004) . Modern Jazz Quartet - Summertime (1987) . Documentary (2004) . Heath Brothers - Brotherly Jazz . Heath Brothers, Rome (1981) . Modern Jazz Quartet - Winter Tale (1964) . Tracklist :…

Flora Purim records her sixth album ‘Encounter’ with Airto Moreira, Hermeto Pascoal et al (1976)

Flora Purim's 'Encounter' is her sixth album recorded between April 1976 and February 1977 and released in 1977 By Milestone.Track Listing : 1.Windows (Chick Corea) - 05:37 . 2.Latinas (Hermeto Pascoal) - 03:42 . 3.Uri (The Wind) (Googie Coppola, Hermeto Pascoal) - 08:05 . 4.Dedicated To Bruce (Hermeto Pascoal, Flora Purim) - 04:12 . 5.Above The Rainbow (Mccoy Tyner) - 03:29 . 6.Tomara (I Wish)…

Mack Avenue release ‘Seeds from the Underground’ by Kenny Garrett (2012)

Kenny Garrett's 'Seeds from the Underground' is a studio album released on April 10, 2012 by Mack Avenue Records.Track Listing : 1.Boogety Boogety (Kenny Garrett) - 09:03 . 2.J. Mac (Kenny Garrett) - 06:26 . 3.Wiggins (Kenny Garrett) - 07:37 . 4.Haynes Here (Kenny Garrett) - 07:27 . 5.Detroit (Kenny Garrett) - 04:21 . 6.Seeds From The Underground (Kenny Garrett) - 08:08 . 7.Du-Wo-Mo (Kenny…

We remember Jackie Mclean. ‘Jackie Left His Bag’

This day (March 31, 2006), in Hartford, Connecticut, died John Lenwood 'Jackie' McLean, an American jazz alto saxophonist.Digest Tracklist : Round Midnight (2004) (1/2) . Round Midnight (2004) (2/2) . w/ Roy Hargrove - tribute to Charlie Parker (1992) . w/ Miles Davis and Friends - Jean-Pierre (1991) . w/ Sadao Watanabe - Confirmation (1988) . w/ Woody Shaw - Sonny's Crib (1986) . w/ McCoy…

Happy Birthday to Bill Frisell. ‘Happy Bill Day’

This day ( March 18, 1951), in Baltimore, Maryland, is born William Richard 'Bill' Frisell, an American guitarist.Tracklist : What The World Needs Now (2020) . Goldfinger (2018) . Ramblin’ Round & Pastures Of Plenty (2016) . Surfer Girl (2014) . w/ Chick Corea – It Could Happen To You (2013) . Come Together (2012) . Just Like A Woman (2006) . Cluck Old Hen (2002) . w/ Ron Carter – (2002) .…

This week In Jazz Legends (special pianists) 11/52

Mccoy Tyner, Michel Petrucciani, John Lewis, Makoto Ozone, Chick Corea, Brad Mehldau, Omar Sosa, Georges Cables, Danilo Perez, Michel Camilo, Vana Gierig, ‪Tania MariaThey are the "Jazz Legends (special pianists)" performers selected among the 330 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Mccoy Tyner - The Seeker Lifted from : McCoy…

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…

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…

The Jazz Gotha relaunches Blue Note (1985)

February 22, 1985 - for the relaunch of the Blue Note Records label, its President Bruce Lundvall has summoned the Jazz Gotha at The Town Hall in New York City (USA). Consider this : Art Blakey, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Michel Petrucciani, Jimmy Smith, Stanley Turrentine, McCoy Tynerr and Grover Washington, Jr. Feel like going?

This week In Jazz Legends 08/52

Cassandra Wilson, David Murray, Lambert, Hendricks and Bavan, Blue Note All Stars, Art Blakey, Lee Morgan, McCoy Tyner, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock Quintet VSOP, Benny Carter, Larry Coryell, Larry Carlton, John Abercrombie, John Scofield, Tal Farlow, Clark Terry, Steve Gadd, Dinah WashingtonThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 297 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are…

We remember Lee Morgan

This day (February 19, 1972), in New York, died Edward Lee Morgan, an American hard bop trumpeter.Tracklist : I Remember Clifford (1958) . w/ John Gilmore - Theme For Stacy . w/ Art Blakey - Buhaina'S Delight (1965) . w/ Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Goldie (1959) . I Remember Britt . w/ Horace Silver Band - Soul Tv . Tracklist : The Sidewinder . Since I Fell for You . I Remember…

Art Farmer and Benny Golson record together ‘Meet the Jazztet’ (1960)

'Meet the Jazztet' by Art Farmer & Benny Golson is an album recorded on February 6, 9 & 10, 1960 and released the same year by Argo.Track Listing : 1.Serenata (Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish) - 03:30 . 2.It Ain'T Necessarily So (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 04:26 . 3.Avalon (Buddy Desylva, Al Jolson, Vincent Rose) - 03:29 . 4.I Remember Clifford (Benny Golson) - 03:10 . 5.Blues March…

John Coltrane finishes the recording of ‘Infinity,’ an album for Impulse! (1966)

John Coltrane's 'Infinity' is a posthumous album recorded on June 16 & September 22, 1965 and February 2, 1966, featuring overdubs with strings added by Alice Coltrane and released in September 1972 by Impulse!Track Listing : 1.Peace On Earth (John Coltrane) - 08:33 . 2.Living Space (John Coltrane) - 10:28 . 3.Joy (John Coltrane) - 07:54 . 4.Leo (John Coltrane) - 09:52 Musicians : John…

Happy Birthday Al Foster. ‘You Can Call Him Al’

This day ( January 18, 1943), in Richmond, Virginia, is born Al Foster, an American jazz drummer.Tracklist : Live in Serbia (2012) . In Odessa (2010) . w/ Joe Lovano, George Mraz - His Dreams. . w Mccoy Tyner - Drum Solo (2000) . w/ Joe Henderson Trio - Recordame . In Paris . w/ Tony Lakatos Cecil Mcbee,Joanne Brackeen - Filenes (1995) . w/ Joe Henderson Trio - Take The A Train (1993) . w/…

We remember Michael Brecker. ‘Ace Brecker’

This day (January 13, 2007), in New York City, New York, died Michael Brecker, an American jazz saxophonist and composer.Tracklist : Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (2003) . Delta City Blues (1998) . Peep (1990) . w/ Bill Evans, Ernie Watts, Stanley Turrentine - Four Sleepers / Pools (1989) . w/ Pat Metheny - Song For Bilbao . Choral (1983) . w/ Ben Sidran - Someday My Prince Will Come (1978) .…

We Remember Alice Coltrane

January 12, 2007 - Alice Coltrane also known as Turiyasangitananda or Turiya Alice Coltrane, American pianist, organist, harpist, singer & composer passed away aged 69. She is remembered.Recorded on June 16 & September 22, 1965 and February 2, 1966, "Infinity" is a posthumous album (featuring overdubs with strings added by by Alice Coltrane to her husband's pieces) by John Coltrane.…

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 .…

This week In Jazz Legends 01/52

Dr. Lonnie Smith, James Carter Organ Trio, Chris Potter, Michel Petrucciani, David Sanborn, Grover Washington Jr., Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Charles Mingus, Mccoy Tyner, Erroll Garner, The Timex All StarThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 185 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1…

Happy Birthday Chris Potter

This day (January 1st, 1971), in Chicago, Illinois,, is born Chris Potter, an American jazz saxophonist, composer and multi-instrumentalist.Tracklist : w/ NYU Ensemble - Tangerine (2019) . w/ Dr Lonnie Smith Trio - @ Festival International de Jazz de Montréal (2018) . w/ Danilo Pérez, Avishai Cohen, Wycliffe Gordon, Ben Street & Adam Cruz (2017) . w/Ari Hoenig - @ Smalls Jazzcub (2015) .…

We remember Freddie Hubbard ‘Hubiquity’

This day (December 29, 2008), in Sherman Oaks, California, died Freddie Hubbard, an American jazz trumpeter.Tracklist : w/ Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter - Cantaloupe Island (1985) . The Intrepid Fox (1990) . w/ Joe Henderson - Maiden Voyage (1986) . Fantasy In D (1982) . Straight Life (1975) . Birdlike (1967) . w/ Art Blakey - Moanin' (1992) . Tracklist : Red Clay . Open Sesame .…

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…

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 Grover Washington Jr. ‘Just One Like Him’

This day (December 17, 1999 ), in New York city, died Grover Washington, Jr., an American jazz-funk / soul-jazz saxophonist.Tracklist : Hits Medley . Promo Video For Grover Live . Just The Two Of Us (1982) . Winelight (1981) . Let It Flow (1981) . Mister Magic (1981) . Make Me A Memory (1981) . Tracklist : Just the Two Of Us . Mister magic . Black Frost . Soulful Strut . Winelight . Let It Flow .…

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…

John Coltrane records the album : ‘A Love Supreme’ with Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones (1964)

John Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme' is a studio album recorded on December 9, 1964, with Jimmy Garrison, Elvin Jones and Mccoy Tyner and released in February 1965 by Impulse!.Track Listing : 1.Part 1: Acknowledgement (John Coltrane) - 07:47 . 2.Part 2: Resolution (John Coltrane) - 07:22 . 3.Part 3: Pursuance/Part 4: Psalm (John Coltrane) - 17:53Musicians : The John Coltrane Quartet - Band . John…