This week In Jazz Legends (Special Pianists) 02/52

Chucho Valdes, Michel Camilo, Tania Maria, Hiromi, Michel Legrand, Ben Sidran, Marcus Roberts, Dave Grusin, Bill Evans, Alice Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Tommy Flanagan, Big Tiny LittleThey are the "Jazz Legends (Special Pianists)" performers selected among the 247 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Chucho Valdes & Michel Camilo…

Elektra publish Carly Simon’s fourth album : ‘Hotcakes’ featuring ‘Mockingbird’ and ‘Haven’t Got Time for the Pain’ (1974)

Carly Simon's 'Hotcakes' is her fourth studio album produced by Richard Perry and released on January 11, 1974 by Elektra. Track Listing : 1.Safe And Sound (Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman) - 3:40 . 2.Mind On My Man (Carly Simon) - 02:59 . 3.Think I'M Gonna Have A Baby (Carly Simon) - 03:57 . 4.Older Sister (Carly Simon) - 03:09 . 5.Just Not True (Carly Simon) - 05:19 . 6.Hotcakes (Carly Simon) -…

Happy Birthday Mike Stern. ‘Upside Mike’

This day (January 10, 1953), in Boston, Massachusetts, is born Mike Sedgwick a.k.a. Mike Stern, an American jazz guitarist,Tracklist : w/ Jeff Lorber - Righteous (2019) . w/ Manu Katche Richard Bona & Niels Lan Doky - @Jazz in Marciac (2018) . Out Of The Blue (2017) . Chromazone (2016) . Kate (2015) . w/ Eric Johnson - Cliffs of Dover (2013) . January 1 (2012) . w/ Didier Lockwood -…

Atlantic publish Bette Midler’s third album : ‘Songs for the New Depression’ (1976)

Bette Midler's 'Songs for the New Depression' is her third studio album released on January 8, 1976 by Atlantic Records. Track Listing : 1.Strangers In The Night (Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder) - 03:22 . 2.I Don'T Want The Night To End (Phoebe Snow) - 03:53 . 3.Mr. Rockefeller (Jerry Blatt, Bette Midler) - 04:05 . 4.Old Cape Cod (Claire Rothrock, Allan Jeffrey, Milton Yakus) -…

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 .…

Happy Birthday Joe Lovano. ‘Sounds of Joe’

This day (December 29, 1952), in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, is born Joseph Salvatore Joe Lovano an American jazz saxophonist, alto clarinetist, flautist.Tracklist : All As One (2020) . Tapestry (2019) . w/ Dave Douglas Sound Prints – The Corner Tavern (2018) . On This Day (2016) . w/ John Scofield – @ The City (2015) . w/Brussels Jazz Orchestra – Gent Jazz Festival (2013) . w/ Steve Grossman…

This week In Jazz Legends 51/52

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 SextetThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers…

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 : w/ Oz Noy Trio - @the Iridium (2018) . w/ Cyrus Chestnut & Buster Williams (2016) . Drum Solo - Jazz À Vienne (2011) . w/ Jimmy Herring - Drum Boogie (2010) . Anomaly . Tribute To Miles Davis - at the Prague Castle . Montreal Drum Festival (2008) . w/ Victor Bailey - Drum Solo .…

Happy Birthday Robben Ford. ‘Model Blue’

This day (December 16, 1951), in Woodlake, California, is born Robben Ford , an American blues, jazz and rock guitarist.Tracklist : w/ Ciprian Leu (2020) . What I Haven’t Done (2019) . at GuitarTown (2018) . Good Times (2017) . High Heels And Throwing Things (2016) . w/ hr-Bigband – Different People (2015) . 12 Bar Blues Improvisation (2014) . w/ Omar Hakim, Joey DeFrancesco & Rick Margitza –…

Casablanca Records publish Parliament’s fourth album : ‘Mothership Connection’ (1975)

Parliament's 'Mothership Connection' is their fourth (and the first to feature Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley) album released on December 15, 1975 by Casablanca Records.Track Listing : 1.P. Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up) (George Clinton, William Collins, Bernard Worrell) - 07:41 . 2.Mothership Connection (Star Child) (George Clinton, William Collins, Bernard Worrell) - 06:13 . 3.Unfunky Ufo (George…

Atlantic Records publish Mike Stern’s third album : ‘Time in Place’ (1987)

Mike Stern's 'Time in Place' is his third studio album recorded during December 1987 with among others Peter Erskine, Don Alias and Michael Brecker and released in 1988 by Atlantic Records.Track Listing : 1.Gossip (Mike Stern) - 05:59 . 2.Time In Place (Mike Stern) - 06:49 . 3.Before You Go (Mike Stern) - 05:31 . 4.No Notice (Mike Stern) - 06:39 . 5.After All (Mike Stern) - 07:35 . 6.Four…

Jaco Pastorius records ‘The Birthday Concert’ in Florida for Warner Bros. (1995)

Jaco Pastorius' 'The Birthday Concert' is a live album recorded on December 1, 1981, at Mr. Pip'S In Ft. Lauderdale in Florida and released on September 26, 1995. by Warner Bros.Track Listing : 1.Soul Intro/The Chicken (Pee Wee Ellis, Jaco Pastorius) - 08:01 . 2.Continuum (Jaco Pastorius) - 02:34 . 3.Invitation (Bronislaw Kaper) - 17:42 . 4.Three Views Of A Secret (Jaco Pastorius) - 05:56 .…

Diana Krall starts the recording of her first live album : ‘Live in Paris’ (2001)

Diana Krall's 'Live in Paris' is her first live album recorded on November 29 & December 2, 2001 at Theatre de L'Olympia in Paris and released on October 1, 2002 By Verve.Track Listing : 1.I Love Being Here With You (Peggy Lee, William Schluger) - 05:12 . 2.Let'S Fall In Love (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) - 04:34 . 3.'Deed I Do (Walter Hirsch, Fred Rose) - 05:17 . 4.The Look Of Love (Burt…

This week In Jazz Legends 48/52

Stan Getz, Charlie Byrd , Chico Hamilton, Herbie Hancock, Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Oscar Peterson, Count Basie, Stanley Turrentine, Joe Henderson, Kenny Wheeler, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie , Bill Evans, Jaco Pastorius, Rahsaan Roland KirkThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 345 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist.…

Eric Clapton releases his tenth album : ‘August’ (1986)

Eric Clapton's 'August' is his tenth studio album mostly produced by Phil Collins and released on November 24, 1986 by Duck / Warner Bros.Track Listing : 1.It'S In The Way That You Use It (Eric Clapton, Robbie Robertson) - 04:11 . 2.Run (Lamont Dozier) - 03:39 . 3.Tearing Us Apart (Eric Clapton, Greg Phillinganes) - 04:15 . 4.Bad Influence (Robert Cray, Michael Vannice) - 05:09 . 5.Walk Away…

Steely Dan release their seventh album : ‘Gaucho’ featuring ‘Hey Nineteen’ (1980)

Steely Dan's 'Gaucho' feat. 'Hey Nineteen' is their seventh studio album released on November 21, 1980 by Mca.Track Listing : 1.Babylon Sisters (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 05:55 . 2.Hey Nineteen (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 05:10 . 3.Glamour Profession (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 07:29 . 4.Gaucho Walter Becker, Donald Fagen, Keith Jarrett) - 05:32 . 5.Time Out Of Mind (Walter Becker,…

Polydor release James Brown’s album : ‘Get On the Good Foot’ featuring ‘Cold Sweat’ and ‘Please, Please, Please’ (1972)

James Brown's 'Get On the Good Foot' feat. 'Cold Sweat' & 'Please, Please, Please' is a double album released on November 20, 1972 by Polydor.Track Listing : 1.Get On The Good Foot, Pts. 1& 2 (James Brown, Fred Wesley, Joe Mims) - 05:44 . 2.The Whole World Needs Liberation (James Brown, Bobby Byrd) - 03:41 . 3.Your Love Was Good For Me (J. J. Barnes, Whiz Whisenhut) - 03:20 . 4.Cold…

Warner Bros. publish ‘Chaka Khan’ her eponymous fourth solo album (1982)

'Chaka Khan' is her eponymous fourth solo album released on November 17, 1982 by Warner Bros. Records.Track Listing : 1.Tearin' It Up (Bunny Sigler, Jane Lumibao) - 06:39 . 2.Slow Dancin' (Featuring Rick James) (Loz Netto) - 05:22 . 3.Best In The West (Dominick Bugatti, Frank Musker) - 04:00 . 4.Got To Be There (Elliot Willenski) - 04:00 . 5.Be Bop Medley: Hot House, East Of Suez (Come On…

We all wish happy birthday to Joni Mitchell. ‘Mitchell, Ma Belle’

This day (November 7, 1943), in Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada, is born Roberta Joan Anderson a.k.a Joni Mitchell, a Canadian musician, singer songwriter and painter..Digest Tracklist : Big Yellow Taxi . Both Sides Now (2000) . Harry'S House (1998) . Hejira (1986) . w/ Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, David Sanborn & Bobby Mcferrin . w/ Jaco Pastorius - The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines .…

We remember Roy Hargrove. ‘The Groove Factor’

This day (November 2, 2018), in Los Angeles, died Roy Hargrove, an American jazz trumpeter.Digest Tracklist : The Seattle Vibe (2017) . Washington DC (2014) . Seoul Jazz Festival (2013) . Roy Allen (2010) . w/ The Rh-Factor - Rich Man'S Welfare (2009) . Strasbourg Saint Denis (2007) . w/ The Rh-Factor, Renee Neufville - Forget Regret (2005) . w/ Herbie Hancock - Butterfly (2005) . w/ The Rh…

John Lennon releases his fourth album : ‘Mind Games’ (1973)

John Lennon's 'Mind Games' is his fourth studio album (his first self-produced) recorded in New York and released on October 29, 1973 by Apple.Track Listing : 1.Mind Games (John Lennon) - 04:13 . 2.Tight A$ (John Lennon) - 03:37 . 3.Aisumasen (I'M Sorry) (John Lennon) - 04:44 . 4.One Day (At A Time) (John Lennon) - 03:09 . 5.Bring On The Lucie (Freda Peeple) (John Lennon) - 04:12 . 6.Nutopian…

Elton John releases his eleventh album : ‘Blue Moves’ featuring ‘Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word’ (1976)

Elton John's 'Blue Moves' feat. 'Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word' is his eleventh studio album produced by Gus Dudgeon and released on October 22, 1976 by Rocket / MCA. Track Listing : 1.Your Starter For... (Caleb Quaye) – 1:23 . 2.Tonight (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) - 07:52 . 3.One Horse Town (Elton John, James Newton-Howard, Bernie Taupin) – 05:56 . 4.Chameleon (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) -…

This week In Jazz Legends 42/52

Cannonball Adderley, Thelonious Monk, Count Basie, Nat king Cole, Illinois Jacquet, Ray Brown, Roy Eldridge, Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, Oscar Peterson, Flip Phillips, Herb Ellis, Papa Jo Jones, Art Blakey, The Jazz Messengers, Dave Brubeck, Milt Jackson, Ray Brown, Cedar Walton, Micky Roker, Shirley Horn, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington , Gene Krupa, Anita O'Day, Roy Eldridge, Miles Davis,…

Warner Bros. publish Paul Simon’s eighth album : ‘The Rhythm of the Saints’ (1990)

Paul Simon's 'The Rhythm of the Saints' is his eighth studio album self-produced and released on October 16, 1990 by Warner Bros.Track Listing : 1.The Obvious Child (Paul Simon) - 04:10 . 2.Can'T Run But (Paul Simon) - 03:36 . 3.The Coast (Paul Simon, Vincent Nguini) – 05:04 . 4.Proof (Paul Simon) - 04:39 . 5.Further To Fly (Paul Simon) - 05:36 . 6.She Moves On (Paul Simon) - 05:03 . 7.Born At…

Warner Bros. publish Chaka Khan’s debut solo album : ‘Chaka’ featuring ‘I’m Every Woman’ (1978)

Chaka Khan's 'Chaka' is her debut solo album released on October 12, 1978.Track Listing : 1.I'M Every Woman (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) - 04:05 . 2.Love Has Fallen On Me (Lloyd Webber, Charles Stepney) - 04:52 . 3.Roll Me Through The Rushes (David Lasley, Lana Marrano) - 04:42 . 4.Sleep On It (Andrew Kastner, Larry John Mcnally) - 04:21 . 5.Life Is A Dance (Gavin Christopher) - 04:20 .…

Paul Simon releases his fourth album : ‘Still Crazy After All These Years’ featuring ’50 Ways to Leave Your Lover’ (1975)

Paul Simon's 'Still Crazy After All These Years' is hise fourth studio album co-produced with, Phil Ramone and released on October 6, 1975 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Still Crazy After All These Years (Paul Simon) - 03:26 . 2.My Little Town (Paul Simon) - 03:51 . 3.I Do It For Your Love (Paul Simon) - 03:35 . 4.50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (Paul Simon) - 03:37 . 5.Night Game (Paul Simon) - 02:58…

Arista publish Aretha Franklin’s album : ‘Aretha’ (1980)

Aretha Franklin's 'Aretha' is an album (her second album with this title) released in October 1980 by Arista Records.Track Listing : 1.Come To Me (Willard Eugene Price) - 03:42 . 2.I Can'T Turn You Loose (Otis Redding) - 03:55 . 3.United Together (Phil Perry, Chuck Jackson) - 05:02 . 4.Take Me With You (Phil Perry, Terry Coleman, Chuck Jackson) - 04:05 . 5.Whatever It Is (Mark Gary, Eddie Setser,…

Playing Coltrane

'Naima','Giant Steps', 'Mr.PC' etc. John Coltrane whose birthday is today, has left next to fifty compositions. Some of them have been extensively covered by famous and not so famous jazz artists.Dave Liebman, Wayne Shorter, Jack DeJohnette, Michael Brecker, Joshua Redman, McCoy Tynerr, Ravi Coltrane, Christian McBride, Roy Haynes, Bobby Hutcherson, Marcus Miller, Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts,…

We remember Jaco Pastorius. ‘Jaco is Gone’

This day (September 21, 1987), in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, died John Francis Anthony Pastorius III, known as Jaco Pastorius, an electric bass player.Digest Tracklist : A Portrait Of Tracy (1978) . The Chicken . Dolphin Dance . Live 1979 Improv . Weather Report (1978) – Teen Town . Donna Lee . Tracklist : Come On, Come Over . Portrait Of Tracy . Donna Lee . Continuum . Opus Pocus . Okonkole Y…

We remember Stanley Turrentine. ‘Mister T. (Like Tenor)’

This day (September 12, 2000), in New York City, died Stanley Turrentine, an American jazz tenor saxophonist who began his prolific career with blues and rhythm and blues bands, and was at first greatly influenced by Illinois Jacquet.Digest Tracklist : Sugar (1989) . w/ Billy Taylor & Gary Burton – Live in Pittsburgh . Don’t Mess With Mr. T . w/ Michael Brecker, Bill Evans, Ernie Watts –…

Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson et al attend Aurex Jazz (1980)

September 7, 1980 - Robben Ford (g), Freddie Hubbard (tp), Randy Brecker (tp), Michael Brecker (ts), Joe Farrell (ts), Joe Henderson (ts), George Duke (kb), Alphonso Johnson (b) and Peter Erskine (d) are gathered at "Aurex Jazz Festival" at Yokohama Stadium, Japan

RCA publish Diana Ross ‘Why Do Fools Fall in Love’ featuring ‘Mirror Mirror’ (1981)

Diana Ross 'Why Do Fools Fall in Love' is an album (the first she produced herself) released on September 4, 1981 by RCA.Track listing : 1.Why Do Fools Fall in Love (Frankie Lymon, Morris Levy) - 02:52 . 2.Sweet Surrender (Leonard Stack, Cheryl Christiansen) - 04:07 . 3.Mirror Mirror (Michael Sembello, Michael Matkowsky) - 06:06 . 4.Endless Love (Lionel Richie) - 04:55 . 5.It's Never Too Late…

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 &…

Jazz Alumni gather at Aurex Jazz (1980)

September 2, 1980 - Robben Ford (g), Freddie Hubbard (tp), Randy Brecker (tp), Michael Brecker (ts), Joe Farrell (ts), Joe Henderson (ts), George Duke (kb), Alphonso Johnson (b) and Peter Erskine (d) are gathered at "Aurex Jazz Festival" at Budokan in Tokyo,Japan

This week In Jazz Legends 35/52

Randy Weston, Buddy DeFranco, Art Blakey, Lionel Hampton, Tony Williams, Freddie Hubbard, Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Joe Farrell, Joe Henderson, George Duke, Alphonso Johnson, Robben Ford, Peter Erskine, Jean Luc Ponty, Jaco Pastorius, Miles Davis, Sun Ra , John Zorn, Dexter GordonThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 344 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are…

Bruce Springsteen releases his third album : ‘Born to Run’ featuring ‘Jungleland’ (1975)

Bruce Springsteen's 'Born to Run' feat. "Jungleland" is his third studio album released on August 25, 1975 by Columbia Records.Track Listing : 1.Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen) - 04:49 . 2.Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (Bruce Springsteen) - 03:11 . 3.Night (Bruce Springsteen) - 03:00 . 4.Backstreets (Bruce Springsteen) - 06:30 . 6.Born To Run (Bruce Springsteen) - 04:31 . 7.She'S The One (Bruce…

Herbie Hancock leads a large band in Tokyo (2002)

August 25, 2002 - Herbie Hancock gathers a large band featuring Michael Brecker on saxophone, Naoko Terai on violin, Roberto Fonseca en piano, Niels Molvaer on trumpet and many more at "Tokyo Jazz Festival 2002" in Tokyo, Japan

Dan Fogelberg releases ‘The Innocent Age,’ his seventh album featuring ‘Leader of the Band’ (1981)

Dan Fogelberg's 'The Innocent Age' is his seventh album ( one of his most successful) released in August 1981 by Full Moon/EpicTrack Listing : 1.Nexus (Dan Fogelberg) - 06:04 . 2.The Innocent Age (Dan Fogelberg) - 04:15 . 3.The Sand And The Foam (Dan Fogelberg) - 04:19 . 4.In The Passage (Dan Fogelberg) - 06:28 . 5.Lost In The Sun (Dan Fogelberg) - 03:53 . 6.Run For The Roses (Dan Fogelberg) -…

The Manhattan Transfer release ‘Coming Out’ featuring ‘Chanson d’Amour’ (1976)

The Manhattan Transfer's 'Coming Out' feat. 'Chanson d'Amour' is their third album released on August 19, 1976 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Don'T Let Go (Jesse Stone) - 02:45 . 2.Zindy Lou (Johnny Moore, Eddie Smith) - 02:50 . 3.Chanson D'Amour (Wayne Shanklin) - 02:55 . 4.Helpless (Holland-Dozier-Holland) - 03:07 . 5.Scotch And Soda (Dave Guard) - 02:59 . 6.The Speak Up Mambo (Cuentame) (Al…

Happy Birthday Pat Metheny. ‘Melting Pat’

This day (August 12, 1954,), in Lee's Summit, Missouri, is born Pat Metheny, American guitarist, leader of the Pat Metheny Group Digest Tracklist : Festival de la Guitarra (2018) . Kin - Live At The Five Angels Theater (2014) . And I Love Her (2011) . w/ Esbjorn Svensson Trio – Behind The Yashmack (2003) . w/ Paul Wertico - Follow Me (2001) . As It Is . w/ Kenny Garrett - Like Sonny (1995) .…