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Buddy Rich records ‘Richcraft’ with a big band arranged by Ernie Wilkins (1959)

Buddy Rich's 'Richcraft' is a studio big band album with arrangements by Ernie Wilkins, recorded on April 9–10, 1959 and released in 1959 by Mercury.Track Listing : 1.Indiana (Back Home Again In Indiana) (Ballard Macdonald, James F. Hanley) - 03:38 . 2.Richcraft (Ernie Wilkins) - 03:06 . 3.Sweets Tooth (Ernie Wilkins) - 04:01 . 4.Clap Hands! Here Comes Charley! (Ballard Macdonald, Joseph Meyer,…

Jimmy Smith records ‘Cool Blues’ in a New-York Club with Lou Donaldson, Art Blakey et al (1958)

Jimmy Smith's 'Cool Blues' is a live album recorded on April 7, 1958 at Small's Paradise in New York City and released in 1978 By Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Dark Eyes (Traditional) - 11:43 . 2.Groovin' At Small'S (Babs Gonzales) - 12:01 . 3.A Night In Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie) - 17:04 . 4.Cool Blues (Charlie Parker) - 11:07 Francis WolffALSO READWikipediaJazztimes @ PinterestMusicians : Jimmy…

We remember Cecil Taylor. ‘Still Ahead Cecil’

This day ( April 5, 2018), in New York City, died Cecil Percival Tayloran American free jazz pianistDigest Tracklist : Perugia (2009) . Improvisation #1 (Excerpt) (2007) . Song 2 (2004) . w/ Max Roach - Duo (2000) . w/ Thurman Barker - Frankfurt (1995) . @ Jazz Ost-West Festival (1984) . w/ Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Live (1984) . Tracklist : Bemsha Swing . Rick Kick Shaw . Song . Azure . Steps .…

Joe Cocker releases ‘Cocker’ featuring ‘You Can Leave Your Hat On’ (1986)

Joe Cocker's 'Cocker' feat. 'You Can Leave Your Hat On' is his tenth studio album released in April 1986 by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.Shelter Me (Nick Distefano) - 05:36 . 2.A To Z (Tom Kimmel) - 04:21 . 3.Don'T You Love Me Anymore (Albert Hammond, Diane Warren) - 05:25 . 4.Living Without Your Love (Michael Bolton, Doug James) - 04:09 . 5.Don'T Drink The Water (Richard Feldman, Pat Robinson) -…

Verve publish Chris Potter’s album : ‘Gratitude’ (2001)

Chris Potter's 'Gratitude' is an album recorded with Brian Blade, Scott Colley & Kevin Hayes and released on April 3, 2001 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.The Source (Chris Potter) - 06:39 . 2.Shadow (Chris Potter) - 05:50 . 3.Sun King (Chris Potter) - 07:01 . 4.High Noon (Chris Potter) - 08:21 . 5.Eurydice (Chris Potter) - 06:02 . 6.The Mind'S Eye Intro (Chris Potter) - 00:44 . 7.The Mind'S…

We remember Buddy Rich. ‘My Buddy Was Rich’

This day (April 2, 1987), in Los Angeles, California, died Bernard 'Buddy' Rich, an American jazz drummer and bandleader.Digest Tracklist : Just In Time (1987 ) . Channel One Suite (1983) . The Carioca (1982) . Vs Animal - The Muppet Show (1980) . Norwegian Wood (1973) . Basically Blues (1970) . w/ Gene Krupa - Famous Drum Battle (1966) . w/ Jerry Lewis - Drum Solo Battle (1965) . Parkinson Last…

Prince releases ‘Sign ‘O’ the Times,’ his ninth album featuring ‘U Got The Look’ (1987)

Prince's 'Sign 'O' the Times' is his ninth studio album (and first 'solo' after leaving The Revolution) released on March 31, 1987 by Paisley Park.Track Listing : 1.Sign O' The Times (Prince) - 04:57 . 2.Play In The Sunshine (Prince) - 05:05 . 3.Housequake (Prince) - 04:42 . 4.The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker (Prince) - 04:01 . 5.It (Prince) - 05:09 . 6.Starfish And Coffee (Prince, Susannah Melvoin)…

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…

Usher releases ‘Raymond v. Raymond,’ his sixth album on LaFace Records (2010)

Usher's 'Raymond v. Raymond' is his sixth studio album recorded during 2008 to 2010 and released on March 26, 2010 by LaFace Records.Track Listing : 1.Monstar (Usher Raymond Iv, James Harris Iii, Terry Lewis, Bobby Ross Avila, Issiah J. Avila, Miguel Pimentel, Juan Najera) - 05:01 . 2.Hey Daddy (Usher Raymond, Richard Butler Jr., Andrew Harr, Jermaine Jackson, Algernod Washington) - 03:44 .…

The Rolling Stones release ‘Dirty Work’ featuring ‘Harlem Shuffle’ (1986)

The The Rolling Stones' 'Dirty Work' feat. 'Harlem Shuffle' is their eighteenth British (and twentieth American) studio album released on March 24, 1986 by The Rolling Stones/Columbia Records.Track Listing : 1.One Hit (To The Body) (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood) - 04:44 . 2.Fight (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood) - 03:09 . 3.Harlem Shuffle (Bob Relf, Ernest Nelson) - 03:23 .…

Philips publish Serge Gainsbourg’s tenth album : ‘Histoire De Melody Nelson’ (1971)

Serge Gainsbourg's 'Histoire de Melody Nelson' is his tenth studio album produced by Jean-Claude Desmarty and released on March 24, 1971 by Philips Track Listing : 1.Melody (Serge Gainsbourg) - 07:32 . 2.Ballade De Melody Nelson (Serge Gainsbourg, Jean-Claude Vannier) - 02:00 . 3.Valse De Melody (Serge Gainsbourg) - 01:31 . 4.Ah ! Melody (Serge Gainsbourg, Jean-Claude Vannier) - 01:47 . 5.L'Hôtel…

Today as we remember Keith Relf, singer of The Yardbirds, let’s have a ‘The Yardbirds At Their Best’

As we remember, today, English singer Keith Relf on his Birthday, the time is well chosen to playlist the 'BESTS' of his band : The Yardbirds CREDITSPhoto : The Yardbirds Official SiteAudio : For Your Love . Heart Full of Soul . I'm A Man . Shapes Of Things . Good Morning Little Schoolgirl . I Wish You Would . A Certain Girl . I Ain't Got You . Evil Hearted You . I'm Not Talking . Video : For…

Columbia publishes ‘The Electrifying Aretha Franklin,’ her second album (1962)

'The Electrifying Aretha Franklin' is her second studio album released on March 19, 1962 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.You Made Me Love You (Joe Mccarthy, James Vincent Monaco) - 02:19 . 2.I Told You So (John Leslie Mcfarland) - 02:44 . 3.Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody (Sam M. Lewis, Jean Schwartz, Joe Young) - 02:24 . 4.Nobody Like You (James Cleveland) - 02:23 . 5.Exactly Like You…

Happy Birthday Courtney Pine. ‘English Pine’

This day (March 18, 1964), in London, England, is born Courtney Pine, an English saxophone , flute, clarinet, bass clarinet and keyboards player.Tracklist : w/ The Inner City Ensemble Captain Green (2018) . w/ Omar (2017) . Liamuiga (Cook Up) (2015) . House of Legends (2013) . Liamuiga (Cook Up) (2012) . Dunfermline -Fife Jazz Festival (2011) . At The Skywards Dubai (2008) . The Hague Jazz…

Starting today, Bobby McFerrin tours Germany where he will record ‘The Voice,’ a live album (1984)

Bobby McFerrin's 'The Voice' is a live album recorded between March 17 & 26, 1984 in Germany and released the same year by Elektra.Track Listing : 1.Blackbird (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 03:07 . 2.The Jump (Bobby Mcferrin) - 04:48 . 3.El Brujo (Bobby Mcferrin) - 04:11 . 4.I Feel Good (James Brown) - 03:19 . 5.I'M My Own Walkman (Bobby Mcferrin) - 04:02 . 6.Music Box (Bobby Mcferrin) -…

Tamla publish Marvin Gaye’s thirteenth album : ‘I Want You’ (1976)

Marvin Gaye's 'I Want You' is his thirteenth studio album released on March 16, 1976 by Tamla.Track Listing : 1.I Want You (Arthur T-Boy Ross, Leon Ware) - 04:35 . 2.Come Live With Me Angel (Jacqueline Hilliard, Leon Ware) - 06:28 . 3.After The Dance (Marvin Gaye, Leon Ware) - 04:21 . 4.Feel All My Love Inside (Marvin Gaye, Leon Ware) - 03:23 . 5.I Wanna Be Where You Are (Arthur T-Boy Ross, Leon…

Stax publish ‘King & Queen’ by Otis Redding & Carla Thomas (1967)

'King & Queen' by Otis Redding & Carla Thomas is a studio album (her fourth and his sixth and final) released on March 16, 1967 by Stax. Track Listing : 1.Knock On Wood (Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd) - 02:48 . 2.Let Me Be Good To You (Isaac Hayes, David Porter, Carl Wells) - 02:48 . 3.Tramp (Lowell Fulson, Jimmy Mccracklin) - 03:00 . 4.Tell It Like It Is (George Davis, Lee Diamond) -…

Roland Kirk records ‘Here Comes the Whistleman’ for Atlantic Records (1965)

Roland Kirk's 'Here Comes the Whistleman' is an album recorded on March 14, 1965 and released the same year by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.The Roots (Roland Kirk) - 04:09 . 2.Here Comes The Whistleman (Roland Kirk) - 04:53 . 3.I Wished On The Moon (Dorothy Parker, Ralph Rainger) - 04:48 . 4.Making Love After Hours (Roland Kirk) - 04:20 . 5.Yesterdays (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) - 03:54 .…

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…

Ben Harper releases his first album without the Innocent Criminals : ‘Diamonds On the Inside’ (2003)

Ben Harper's 'Diamonds On the Inside ' is an album (the first without the Innocent Criminals) released on March 11, 2003 by Virgin.Track Listing : 1.With My Own Two Hands (Ben Harper) - 04:35 . 2.When It'S Good (Ben Harper) - 03:03 . 3.Diamonds On The Inside (Ben Harper) - 04:27 . 4.Touch From Your Lust (Ben Harper) - 04:28 . 5.When She Believes (Ben Harper) - 05:20 . 6.Brown Eyed Blues (Ben…

Elektra publishes ‘Ghost Town’ by Bill Frisell, his first with guitar loops (2000)

Bill Frisell's 'Ghost Town' is his twelfth (and the first to feature solo performances, overdubs and loops) album released on March 7, 2000 by Elektra Nonesuch.Track Listing : 1.Tell Your Ma, Tell Your Pa (Bill Frisell) - 05:18 . 2.Ghost Town/Poem For Eva (Bill Frisell) - 06:33 . 3.Wildwood Flower (A. P. Carter) - 06:28 . 4.Creep (Bill Frisell) - 00:46 . 5.Variation On A Theme (Tales From The Far…

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag! Peter Brötzmann. ‘Still Free After All These Years’

This day (March 6, 1941), in Remscheid, Germany, is born Peter Brötzmann, a German free jazz saxophonist and clarinetist.Tracklist : w/ Fred Lonberg-Holm - Memories of a Tunicate (2020) . Full Blast Citadelic ( 2019) . w/ Heather Leigh Wels (2016) . w/ Hans Bennink - Nou en !? (2014) . w/ Fred Lonberg-Holm, Paal Nilssen-Love, Masahiko Satoh, Akira Sakata - Brötzfest Shinjuku Pit Inn (2011) .…

Albert King records ‘Born Under a Bad Sign’ with Booker T. & The MG’s (1966)

Albert King's 'Born Under a Bad Sign' is his second studio album recorded on March 3, 1966 & June 9, 1967 and released in August 1967 by Stax.Track Listing : 1.Born Under A Bad Sign (William Bell, Booker T. Jones) - 02:47 . 2.Crosscut Saw (R.G. Ford) - 02:35 . 3.Kansas City (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) - 02:33 . 4.Oh, Pretty Woman (A.C. Williams) - 02:48 . 5.Down Don'T Bother Me (Albert King)…

Columbia publish Solange’s fourth album : ‘When I Get Home’ (2019)

Solange's 'When I Get Home' is her fourth studio album released on March 1, 2019 by ColumbiaTrack Listing : 1.Things I Imagined (Solange) - 01:59 . 2.S Mcgregor (Solange, John Key, Giovanni Cortez) - 00:16 . . 3.Down With The Clique (Solange) - 03:42 . 4.Way To The Show (Solange) - 02:55 . 5.Can I Hold The Mic (Solange, Chassol) - 00:22 . . 6.Stay Flo (Solange) - 02:56 . 7.Dreams (Solange, Duval…

Volt/Atco publish ‘The Dock of the Bay,’ the first posthumous Otis Redding’s album (1968)

Otis Redding's 'The Dock of the Bay' is his seventh (and first posthumous) album recorded at Stax Studio and released on February 23, 1968 by Volt/Atco.Track Listing : 1.(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay (Steve Cropper, Otis Redding) - 02:38 . 2.I Love You More Than Words Can Say (Eddie Floyd, Booker T. Jones) - 02:50 . 3.Let Me Come On Home (Al Jacobson, Jr., Booker T. Jones, Otis Redding) - 02:53…

EMI publish Kate Bush’s debut album : ‘The Kick Inside’ featuring ‘Wuthering Heights’ (1978)

Kate Bush's 'The Kick Inside' feat. 'Wuthering Heights' is her debut studio album released on February 17, 1978 by EMI.Track Listing : 1.Moving (Kate Bush) - 03:01 . 2.The Saxophone Song (Kate Bush) - 03:51 . 3.Strange Phenomena (Kate Bush) - 02:57 . 4.Kite (Kate Bush) - 02:56 . 5.The Man With The Child In His Eyes (Kate Bush) - 02:39 . 6.Wuthering Heights (Kate Bush) - 04:28 . 7.James And The…

This week In Soul Artists 07/52

Al Jarreau, Randy Crawford, Irma Thomas, Cissy Houston, Whitney Houston, Thelma Houston, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross & the Supremes , Teddy Pendergrass, Frankie Beverly & Raw Soul, Maceo Parker, Charlie Wilson. They are the Soul Artists selected among the 283 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Al Jarreau - Trouble In…

Happy Birthday Henry Threadgill. ‘Henry Makes Another Move’

This day (February 15, 1944), in Chicago, Illinois, is born Henry Threadgill, an American saxophonist and flautist .Tracklist : With or Without Card (2019) . w/ Flea, Denardo Vibe @ Blues Connotation (2016) . w/ Zooid @ The Jazz Gallery, NYC (2013) . w/ Zooid - Jazzarium Fest (2011) . Playing It Unsafe Composer Journeys (1/2) . Playing It Unsafe Composer Journeys (2/2) . w/ Zooid @ Festival…

Brad Mehldau records ‘Live in Tokyo,’ an album for Nonesuch (2003)

Brad Mehldau's 'Live in Tokyo' is a live solo album recorded on February 15, 2003 at Sumida Triphony Hall and released on September 14, 2004 by Nonesuch.Track Listing : 1.Intro (Brad Mehldau) - 04:37 . 2.50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (Paul Simon) - 06:30 . 3.My Heart Stood Still (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 09:32 . 4.Roses Blue (Joni Mitchell) - 08:16 . 5.Intro Ii (Brad Mehldau) - 02:37 .…

2Pac releases his fourth album : ‘All Eyez on Me’ featuring ‘I Love L.A.’How Do U Want It’ and ‘California Love’ (1996)

2Pac's 'All Eyez on Me' feat. 'California Love' is his fourth studio album released on February 13, 1996 by Death Row Records and Interscope Records.Track Listing : 1.Ambitionz Az A Ridah (2Pac, Delmar "Daz" Arnaud) - 04:39 . 2.All About U (2Pac, Larry Blackmon, Calvin Broadus, Nathaniel Hale, Johnny Jackson, Bruce Washington) - 04:37 . 3.Skandalouz (2Pac, Delmar "Daz" Arnaud) - 04:09 . 4.Got My…

We remember Al Jarreau. ‘Al Is For Always’

This day (February 12, 2017), in Los Angeles, died Alwin 'Al' Lopez Jarreau, a seven-time Grammy Award winning American jazz singer.Tracklist : w/ Alita Moses - Summertime (Montreux Jazz Festival, 2015) . Take Five / Blue Rondo a la Turk / Jazz Day 2013 . w/ Mattia Bazar - San Remo Festival (2012) . Spain (2011) . High Crime (2000) . w/ Kurt Elling - Take 5 . Don'T You Worry (1995) . w/ Miki…

The Dave Brubeck Quartet records ‘Countdown—Time in Outer Space’ for Columbia (1962)

'Countdown—Time in Outer Space' by the Dave Brubeck Quartet is a studio album recorded (partly) on February 12, 1962 and released the same year by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Countdown (Dave Brubeck) - 02:23 . 2.Eleven Four (Paul Desmond) - 02:48 . 3.Why Phillis (Eugene Wright) - 02:17 . 4.Someday My Prince Will Come (Larry Morey, Frank Churchill) - 06:22 . 5.Castilian Blues (Dave Brubeck) - 02:33…

Frank Sinatra records his ninth album for Capitol : ‘In the Wee Small Hours’ arranged by Nelson Riddle (1955)

Frank Sinatra's 'In the Wee Small Hours' is his ninth studio album arranged by Nelson Riddle, recorded on March 1, 1954, February 8 & March 4, 1955 and released in April 1955 By Capitol.Track Listing : 1.In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning (Bob Hilliard, David Mann) - 03:00 . 2.Mood Indigo (Barney Bigard, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) - 03:30 . 3.Glad To Be Unhappy (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz…

We Remember J. J. Johnson. ‘Bonified’

This day ( February 4, 2001), in Indianapolis, Indiana, died James Louis 'J.J.' Johnson, an American jazz trombonist.Tracklist : Autumn Leaves . w/ Kai Winding - It'S Alright With Me . It Never Entered My Mind . Blue Bossa (1993) . w/ Sonny Stitt H. Mcghee - Now'S The Time . w/ Jamey Abersold - Unknown . Quintergy (1993) . Carolyn Johnson - Lament . Tracklist : Lover Man . Turnpike . Capri .…

Columbia publish Tony Bennett’s tribute album to Billie Holiday : ‘Tony Bennett on Holiday’ (1997)

'Tony Bennett on Holiday' is a studio album recorded in tribute to Billie Holiday and released on February 4, 1997 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.(In My) Solitude (Eddie Delange, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) - 02:57 . 2.All Of Me (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) - 01:44 . 3.When A Woman Loves A Man (Bernie Hanighen, Gordon Jenkins, Johnny Mercer) - 03:11 . 4.Me, Myself And I (Irving Gordon, Alan…

Antony & the Johnsons release ‘I Am a Bird Now,’ their second album produced by frontman Anohni (2005)

Antony & the Johnsons' 'I Am a Bird Now' is their second album produced by frontman Anohni and released on February 1, 2005 by Secretly CanadianTrack Listing : 1.Hope There'S Someone (Anohni) - 04:21 . 2.My Lady Story (Anohni) - 03:33 . 3.For Today I Am A Boy (Anohni) - 02:36 . 4.Man Is The Baby (Anohni) - 04:09 . 5.You Are My Sister (Anohni) - 03:59 . 6.What Can I Do? (Anohni) - 01:40 .…

Happy Birthday Sadao Watanabe. ‘Tanjoubi Omedetou, Mister’

This day (February 1, 1933), in Utsunomiya, Japan, is born Sadao Watanabe,a Japanese jazz alto & sopranino saxophonist and flutist.Tracklist : Chega De Saudade (2017) . Kaze no yukue(Where the wind goes) / Share the world . w/ Kids - Kuroi Hitomi(Black Eyes) . w/ Gordon Goodwin - Get In Line . w/ Don Grusin & La All Stars - The Chaser . Chega De Saudade (2001) . Orange Express (1986) .…

Jackie McLean records ‘Right Now!’ an album for Blue Note (1965)

Jackie McLean's 'Right Now!' is an album recorded on January 29, 1965 and released the same year by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Eco (Jackie Mclean) - 06:09 . 2.Poor Eric (Larry Willis) - 10:12 . 3.Christel'S Time (Larry Willis) - 10:34 . 4.Right Now (Charles Tolliver) - 09:29 Francis WolffALSO READWikipediaJazztimes @ PinterestMusicians : Jackie Mclean - Alto Saxophone . Larry Willis - Piano .…

Rihanna releases her eighth album : ‘Anti’ featuring ‘Work,’ ‘Needed Me’ and ‘Love on the Brain’ (2016)

Rihanna's 'ANTI' is her eighth studio album released on January 28, 2016 by Westbury Road / Roc Nation.Track Listing : 1.Consideration (Tyran Donaldson, Robyn Fenty, Solana Rowe) - 02:41 . 2.James Joint (James Fauntleroy, Robyn Fenty, Shea Taylor) - 01:12 . 3.Kiss It Better (Jeff Bhasker, Robyn Fenty, John Glass, Teddy Sinclair) - 04:13 . 4.Work (Jahron Braithwaite, Robyn Fenty, Aubrey "Drake"…

Lana Del Rey releases her second album : ‘Born to Die’ featuring ‘Video Games’ (2012)

Lana Del Rey's 'Born to Die' is her second studio album released on January 27, 2012 by Interscope RecordsTrack Listing : 1.Born To Die (Justin Parker, Lana Del Rey) - 04:46 . 2.Off To The Races (Tim Larcombe, Lana Del Rey) - 04:59 . 3.Blue Jeans (Emile Haynie, Dan Heath, Lana Del Rey) - 03:29 . 4.Video Games (Justin Parker, Lana Del Rey) - 04:41 . 5.Diet Mountain Dew (Mike Daly, Lana Del Rey) -…