Blue Note publish Eliane Elias’ eighteenth album : ‘Something for You’ featuring music by Bill Evans (2008)

Eliane Elias' 'Something for You' is her eighteenth album featuring music by Bill Evans and released on January 15, 2008 by Blue Note.1 . Waltz For Debby Track Listing : 1.You And The Night And The Music (Arthur Schwartz) - 03:17 . 2.Here Is Something For You (Eliane Elias, Bill Evans) - 02:58 . 3.A Sleepin' Bee (Harold Arlen, Truman Capote) - 02:51 . 4.But Not For Me (George Gershwin) - 03:51 .…

Lester Young records ‘Pres and Teddy’ with the Teddy Wilson Quartet for Verve (1956)

Lester Young's 'Pres and Teddy' is an album recorded on January 13, 1956 with the Teddy Wilson Quartet and released In April 1959 by Verve. Track Listing : 1.All Of Me (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) - 05:10 . 2.Prisoner Of Love (Russ Columbo, Clarence Gaskill, Leo Robin) - 07:40 . 3.Louise (Leo Robin, Richard Whiting) - 05:18 . 4.Love Me Or Leave Me (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) - 06:50 .…

We remember Claude Bolling. ‘Le Souvenir De Monsieur Claude’

This day (December 29, 2020), in Saint-Cloud, France, died Claude Bolling,  a French jazz pianist and composer.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Brigitte Bardot – Everybody Loves My Baby (1968) 2 . Flying Home (1994) 3 . w/ Jean-Pierre Rampal – Javanaise 4 . w/ Oscar Peterson, Michel Legrand – Blues For Big Scotia 5 . w/ Jean-Pierre Rampal – Baroque And Blue 6 . Les Parisiennes – Borsalino 7 . Interview…

We remember Stephane Grappelli. ‘Le Souvenir de Stéphane’

This day ( December 1st, 1997), in Paris, France, died Stéphane Grappelli, a French jazz violinist and founder of Quintette du Hot Club de France with Django Reinhardt.Tracklist : 1 . How High The Moon (1991) 2 . Swing 42 3 . 90 Minutes Live 4 . w/ John Etheridge, Julian Bream, George Shearing – 70th birthday concert 5 . w/ Michel Legrand – London ( 1984) 6 . Meeting Grappelli (BBC Documentary)…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Like Someone in Love’ with a studio orchestra conducted by Frank DeVol (1957)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Like Someone in Love' is a studio album rrecorded on October 15 & 28, 1957 with a studio orchestra arranged and conducted by Frank DeVol and released the same year by Verve.1 . There's A Lull In My Life 2 . More Than You Know (w/ Oscar Peterson) 3 . Like Someone In Love (w/ Andre Previn) Track Listing : 1.There'S A Lull In My Life (Mack Gordon, Harry Revel) – 03:23 .…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘At the Opera House’ in Los Angeles for Verve (1957)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'At the Opera House' is a live album recorded on October 7, 1957 in Los Angeles and released in 1958 by Verve.1 . It's All Right With Me (w/ Nat King Cole ) 2 . April In Paris (1957) 3 . Goody Goody (Nat King Cole Show '57) Track Listing : 1.It'S All Right With Me (Cole Porter) - 02:45 . 2.Don'Cha Go Way Mad (Jimmy Mundy, Illinois Jacquet, Al Stillman) - 2:31 . 3.Bewitched,…

Happy Birthday Kenny Burrell. ‘Round Midnight Blue’

This day (July 31, 1931), in Detroit, Michigan, is born Kenny Burrell, an American jazz guitarist.Tracklist : 1 . All Star Guitar Night (2015) 2 . w/ Stevie Wonder – Live in Hollywood (2011) 3 . All Blues 4 . Jeannine (1990) 5 . w/ Grover Washington - Summertime 6 . Jazz Guitar (1987) 7 . w/ Grant Green & Barney Kessel - Blue Mist 8 . w/ Bill Evans - A Child Is born (1978) Tracklist :…

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong record ‘Ella and Louis Again’ for Verve (1957)

'Ella and Louis Again' by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong is a studio (sequel to their 1956 'Ella and Louis') album recorded on July 23 & 31 and August 13, 1957 In 1957 and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Don'T Be That Way (Benny Goodman, Mitchell Parish, Edgar Sampson) - 05:01 . 2.Makin' Whoopee (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) - 03:59 . 3.They All Laughed (George…

We remember Ray Brown. ‘Jazz Celloist’

This day (July 2, 2002), in Indianapolis, Indiana, died Ray Brown, an American jazz double bassist,Tracklist : 1 . Black Orpheus (2001) 2 . Ray'S New Funk (2000) 3 . Blue Monk 4 . Summertime 5 . w/ John Clayton - Five O'Clock Whistle (1994) 6 . Documentary 7 . w/ Oscar Peterson – Live In Montreux (1977) 8 . w/ Oscar Peterson Trio - Live In Italy (1961) Tracklist : Tangerine . Sister Sadie .…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song book’ with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (1957)

Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song book' is a studio album recorded with the Duke Ellington Orchestra on June 25 and October 17, 1957 and released the same year By Verve Records.1 . Côte d'Azur - I 2 . Côte d'Azur - II 3 . w/ Duke Ellington (1968) 4 . I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So 5 . sings In a Mellow Tone (w/ Oscar Peterson) 6 . It Don't Mean a thing (1974) 7 . Just a sittin…

We All remember Ella Fitzgerald. ‘Hello Ella’

This day (June 15, 1996), in Beverly Hills, California, died Ella Fitzgerald, an American jazz and song vocalist, also known as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella, who had a vocal range spanning three octaves and was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a horn-like improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.Tracklist : 1 .…

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/…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Jazz at Santa Monica ’72’ with the Count Basie Orchestra (1972)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Jazz at Santa Monica '72' is a live album recorded on June 2, 1972 with the Tommy Flanagan trio and the Count Basie Orchestra and released on August 2, 1972 by Pablo.Track Listing : 1.Introductions By Norman Granz - 01:00 . 2.Basie Power (Ernie Wilkins) - 03:07 . 3.The Spirit Is Willing (Sammy Nestico) - 04:37 . 4.The Meetin' Time (Oliver Nelson) - 04:50 . 5.Blues In Hoss'S…

We Remember Duke Ellington. ‘Le Duke’

This day (May 24, 1974), in New York City, died Edward Kennedy Ellington a.k.a Duke Ellington, an American composer, pianist and big-band leader.Digest Tracklist : Take The A Train . La Plus Belle Africaine (1969) . Duke Ellington Orchestra - Prologue To The Black And Tan Fantasy/ Creole Love Call/ The Mooche (1966) . On The Fringe Of The Jungle (1967) . & Ella Fitzgerald - Lush Life (1965)…

We Remember Joe Pass. ‘Virtuoso Joe’

This day (May 23, 1994), in Los Angeles, California, died Joseph Anthony Jacobi Passalaqua a.k.a Joe Pass, an Italian-American jazz guitarist.Digest Tracklist : & Roy Clark - Jambalaya (1993) . Summertime (1992) . & Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen - Tricostin (1990) . & Oscar Peterson Quartet - Cakewalk (1987) . Joe's Blues (1984) . & Ella Fitzgerald - Georgia On My Mind (1983)…

We Remember Coleman Hawkins. ‘The True Mister Bean’

This day (May 19, 1969), in New York City, New York, died Coleman Hawkins, an American jazz tenor saxophonist.Digest Tracklist : Disorder At The Border . With Lester Young . With Harry Edison . South Of France Blues . Body and Soul (1967) . With Charlie Parker (1950) . Tracklist : Greensleeves . Body And Soul . La Rosita . Smoke Gets in Your Eyes . Desafinado . One Note Samba (Samba De Uma Nota…

We remember Barney Kessel. ‘Kessel, Poll Winner’

This day (May 6, 2004), in San Diego, California, died Barney Kessel, one of the greatest jazz guitarists of the 20th century.Digest Tracklist : w/ Tal Farlow & Charlie Byrd - Lover (1988) . Minor mode (1985) . w/ Herb Ellis playing - Oh Lady Be Good (1979) . w/ Oscar Peterson - Watch What Happens (1974) . Basies Blues – (1973) . w/ Kenny Burrell, Grant Green - Blue Mist . St. Thomas .…

This week In Jazz Legends 17/52

John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, Jimmy Smith, Count Basie, Joshua Redman, Benny Golson, Freddie Hubbard, Stan Getz, Michel Legrand, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Toots Thielemans, Fred Hersch, Diane Schuur

We remember Count Basie. ‘For The Count’

This day (April 26, 1984), in Hollywood, Florida, died William 'Count' Basie a.k.a Count Basie, an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader and composer.Digest Tracklist : w/ Sarah Vaughan,Tony Bennett,George Benson (1981) . w/ Oscar Peterson, Documentary (1980) . w/ Ella Fitzgerald - Booty'S Blues (1979) . April In Paris . w/ Frank Wess, Milan (1960) . w/ Ben Webster & Jimmy Rushing -…

We remember Dexter Gordon. ‘The True Dexter’

This day (April 25, 1990), in Philadelphia, died Dexter Gordon, an American jazz tenor saxophonist.Digest Tracklist : Laura . Body And Soul (1982) . Tanya . Cheesecake (1977) . ‪The Shadow Of Your Smile (1974) . Gingerbread Boy (1973) . I Want More (1964) . Night In Tunisia (1964) . Lady Bird (1964) . You'Ve Changed (1963) . Tracklist : Willow Weep for Me . Cheese Cake . Darn That Dream . I…

Ella Fitzgerad records ‘Ella in Rome: The Birthday Concert’ produced by Norman Granz (1958)

Ella Fitzgerad's 'Ella in Rome: The Birthday Concert' is a live album recorded on April 25, 1958 with a trio led by Lou Levy and released in 1988 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.St. Louis Blues (W.C. Handy) - 05:57 . 2.These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You) (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey) - 03:28 . 3.Just Squeeze Me (But Please Don'T Tease Me) (Duke Ellington, Lee Gaines) - 03:05 . 4.Angel…

We remember Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen. ‘AKA NHØP’

This day (April 19, 2005), in Copenhagen, Denmark, died Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, a Danish jazz bassist.Digest Tracklist : Gustav Csík Trió - Tribute to Great Niels Pedersen (1990) . w/ Milt Jackson & Benny Golson & Art Farmer - Blues for Diahann (1997) . w/ Joe Pass - Corcovado (1992) . Tete Montoliu Quartet - Bohemia afterdark 1988) . Oscar Peterson - Easter Suite (1984) . Clark…

Happy Birthday Herbie Hancock

This day (April 12, 1940 ), in Chicago, Illinois, is born Herbert Jeffrey Herbie Hancock, an American pianist, keyboardist and composer.Digest Tracklist : Actual Proof (Austin City Limits) . SoCal Connected (2014) . w/ Friends - Walkin (2012) . w/ Pink, Seal, India Arie - Imagine (2010) . w/ Christina Aguilera - A Song For You (2008) . w/ .Wynton Marsalis - Chicago. Part 2 (1981) . w/ Wayne…

Chucho Valdés records the album ‘Live at the Village Vanguard’ for Blue Note (1999)

Chucho Valdés' 'Live at the Village Vanguard' is an album recorded on April 9–10, 1999 and released on April 11, 2000 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Anabis (Chucho Valdés) - 09:44 . 2.Son Xxi (Para Pia) (Enrique Ubieta) - 05:27 . 3.Punto Cubano (Chucho Valdés) - 06:18 . 4.My Funny Valentine (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 05:37 . 5.To Bud Powell (Chucho Valdés) - 10:45 . 6.Drume Negrita (Eliseo…

We remember Sarah Vaughan. ‘Define The Divine’

This day (April 3, 1990), in Hidden Hills, California, died Sarah Lois Vaughan a.k.a. Sarah Vaughan, an American singer, nicknamed 'Sailor Sassy' and 'The Divine One'Digest Tracklist : George Gershwin Medley . On A Clear Day (1990) . Round Midnight (1987) . Chelsea Bridge (1983) . Send In The Clowns (1981) . Once In A While ( 1978) . w/ Bill Bailey - Won'T You Please Come Home (1964) . Lover Man…

Billie Holiday releases her first album : ‘Billie Holiday Sings’ on Clef Records (1952)

'Billie Holiday Sings' is her first album recorded on March 26, 1952 and released the same year by Clef Records.Track Listing : 1.I Only Have Eyes For You (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) - 02:57 . 2.You Turned The Tables On Me (Louis Alter, Sidney D. Mitchell) - 03:29 . 3.Blue Moon (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) - 03:31 . 4.(In My) Solitude (Eddie Delange, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) - 03:31 .…

We remember Lester Young. ‘Prez Resigned’

This day (March 15, 1959 ), in New York City, New York,, died Lester Willis Young, nicknamed 'Pres' or 'Prez', an American jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist.Tracklist : Polka Dots And Moonbeams - (1958) . w/ Coleman Hawkins - Jumpin' With The Synphony Sid (1958) . w/ Ella Fitzgerald - Blues For Greasy (1950) . Lester Leaps In - The Life And Times Of Lester Pres Young . Jammin' The Blues…

We remember Keith Emerson. ‘Calling for ELP’

This day (March 11, 2016), in Santa Monica, California, died Keith Emerson, English keyboardist, both soloist and member / founder of The Nice, Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP) and othersTracklist : America (w/ The Nice, 1968) . On French (w/ The Nice, 1969) . Rondo/ Bach Improvisations (w/ ELP, Switzerland, 1970) . Keith Emerson stabs knives in his Hammond . Tarkus (Eruption) (w/ ELP, Tokyo,…

Happy Birthday Flora Purim. ‘Pure Rhythm’

This day (March 6, 1942), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is born Flora Purim a Brazilian jazz singer.Tracklist : w/ Airto Moreira Live . w/ United Nation All Star Orchestra Esquinas . w/ Airto Moreira @ Telluride Jazz Festival . w/ Elaine Elias, & David Sanborn - Jobim Medley (1997) . w/ Fourth World & Diana Moreira-Purim - Time One . Rhythm Runner - Overdub By Giovanni Hidalgo & Freddie…

We remember Nat King Cole. ‘Nat “Unforgettable” Cole’

This day (February 15, 1965), in Santa Monica, California, died Nathaniel Adams Coles a.k.a. Nat King Cole, an American singer.Tracklist : Straighten Up And Fly Right . My Flaming Heart (1953) . The Christmas Song . What'S My Line? (1953) . Mona Lisa . When I Fall In Love (1957) . After Midnight Once More (1961) . w/ Ella Fitzgerald - Lamento Negro (1958) . Tracklist : L-O-V-E . Unforgettable .…

Satchmo Loves Company

Louis Armstrong's exuberant and gravelly voice happened to be the perfect match with the mellifluous or crooning voices of his contemporaries. His blasting trumpet, the perfect contrast with the pianist.Who ever they were, Billie Holiday, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Marlene Dietrich, Peggy Lee, Earl Hines, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson and so…

Two Blue

From 'Love Is Blue' to 'Born To Be Blue', we have mixed 24 tunes around the theme of 'Doubled Songs In "Blue"'. It has Jeff Beck, Yehudi Menuhin & Stephane Grappelli, Caetano Veloso, Esther Philips, Jazz Crusaders and many more.

Who Are You?

From 'How Am I To Know' to 'I Am A Nigerian', we have mixed 16 'Jazz With a Slice Of Rock' tunes around the theme of 'Identity'. It has Kai Winding, Sally Norvell, Barbara Lynn, Blossom Dearie and many more.

Jazzin’Around The Nearness of You

Starting and ending with Hoagy Carmichael / Ned Washington's composition 'The nearness of you', we have mixed 18 'Old Fashion and Mellow Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Hoagy Carmichael / Ned Washington'. It has Vanya Borges, Mary Stallings, Peggy Lee, Archie Shepp and many more.

Jazzin’Around Baby Please Don’t Go

Starting and ending with Big Joe Williams's composition 'Baby Please Don't Go', we have mixed 18 'Jazz with some Blues' tunes around the theme of ' Big Joe Williams'. It has Brigitte Bardot, Roy Eldridge & His Orchestra, Patsy Cline, Francine Reed and many more.

Baby It’s Loesser Inside

From 'I'll Know' to 'Baby. It's Cold Outside' , we have mixed 20 'Pure Jazz Standards' tunes written or co-written by 'Frank Loesser I'. It has Perry Como, Sheila Jordan , Oscar Peterson Trio + Clark Terry, Henry Mancini and many more.

Boogie Me!

From 'Spann s Boogie' to 'Saint-Louis stomp' , we have mixed 22 'True Swing' tunes around the theme of 'Boogie Woogie'. It has Speckled Red, Blind John Davis , Dave Brubeck, Memphis Slim and many more.

Much Ado About Nuthing

From 'Salt Peanuts' to 'Get 'em From The Peanut Man (Hot Nuts)' , we have mixed 13 'Jazz, Funk, Latin & Reggae' tunes around the theme of 'Peanuts'. It has Oscar Peterson, Meschiya Lake And The Little Big Horns, Tommy Mccook & The Skatalites, Georgia White and many more.

(Don’t)Lie To Me

From 'You Told A Lie' to 'Pra Que Mentir' , we have mixed 18 'Jazz & Latin' tunes around the theme of 'Lies & Liars'. "(Don't)Lie To Me" has Los Tres Diamantes, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Felipe Antonio and many more.

Sidemen

From 'Ide's Side' to 'Roll On The Left Side' , we have mixed 19 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Sides '. "Sidemen" has Gerry Mulligan Quartet, Lee Morgan, Joe Henderson, Jimmy Smith and many more.

On A Clear Day (You Can See Burton Lane)

From 'How About You' to 'On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)' , in "On A Clear Day (You Can See Burton Lane)" we have mixed 12 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'Burton Lane'. It has Shirley Bassey, Oscar Peterson and Stephane Grappelli, Bill Evans, Tony Bennett and many more.

James Van Heusen Goes All The Way

From 'Polka Dots And Moonbeams' to 'Darn That Dream' , we have mixed 21 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'James Van Heusen'. It has Bobby Darin, Chico Hamilton, Frank Sinatra, Oscar Peterson and many more.