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 .…

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,…

Arista publish Aretha Franklin’s ‘So Damn Happy,’ her first album in five years (2003)

Aretha Franklin's 'So Damn Happy' is a studio (and her first since 'A Rose Is Still a Rose' in 1998) album released on September 22, 2003 by Arista Records.Track listing : 1.The Only Thing Missin' (Gordon Chambers, Troy Taylor, Rick Williams, Mylia Sunny Davis) - 03:07 . 2.Wonderful (Aleese Simmons, Ron Amen-Ra Lawrence) - 04:04 . 3.Holdin' On (Earl Klugh, Mary J. Blige, Bruce Miller, Troy…

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…

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…

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

Jaco Pastorius takes the Word of Mouth Big Band to ‘Aurex Jazz Festival 1982’

During the first week of September 1982, Jaco Pastorius, the Word of Mouth Big Band and a couple of special guests such as Toots Thielemans took part in the "Aurex Jazz Festival" held in three different Japanese venues : Budokan, Tokyo (September 1st), Osaka Festival Hall (September 4th) and Yokohama Stadium (September 5th). Here is what is supposed to be the Tokyo concert plus various excerpts…

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…

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…

Paul Simon releases his seventh album : ‘Graceland’ featuring ‘You Can Call Me Al’ and ‘The Boy in the Bubble’ (1986)

Paul Simon's 'Graceland' is his seventh studio album released on August 12, 1986 by Warner Bros.Track listing : 1.The Boy in the Bubble (Forere Motloheloa, Paul Simon) - 03:59 . 2.Graceland (Paul Simon) - 04:48 . 3.I Know What I Know (General MD Shirinda, Paul Simon) - 03:13 . 4.Gumboots (Lulu Masilela, Jonhjon Mkhalali, Paul Simon) - 02:44 . 5.Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes (Joseph…

We remember George Duke. ‘ReCounted’

This day (August 5, 2013) in Los Angeles, California, died George Duke, a multi-faceted American musician,keyboard pioneer, composer, singer and producer .Digest Tracklist : w/ Jean-Luc Ponty - King Kong (2012) . Leverkusener Jazztage Live (2011) . w/ Lee Ritenour, Marcus Miller & Vinnie Colaiuta - It'S On . w/ Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin - Until You Come Back To Me . w/ Marcus Miller,…

RCA publish Lou Reed’s third solo album : ‘Berlin’ featuring ‘Caroline Says’ (1973)

Lou Reed's 'Berlin' is his third solo studio album featuring 'Caroline Says,' produced by Bob Ezrin and released in July 1973 by RCATrack Listing : 1.Berlin (Lou Reed) - 03:23 . 2.Lady Day (Lou Reed) - 03:40 . 3.Men Of Good Fortune (Lou Reed) - 04:37 . 4.Caroline Says I (Lou Reed) - 03:57 . 5.How Do You Think It Feels (Lou Reed) - 03:42 . 6.Oh, Jim (Lou Reed) - 05:13 . 7.Caroline Says Ii (Lou…

The Arista All Stars shine in Montreux (1978)

July 21, 1978 - The "Arista All Stars" - that is Mike Mainieri (Vb, perc), Michael Brecker (ts), Randy Brecker (tp), Warren Bernhardt (p), Steve Jordan (d), Steve Khan (g) and Tony Levin (b) - gather on the stage of at Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland

Parliament with George Clinton and Bootsy Collins release ‘The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein’ (1976)

Parliament's 'The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein' is an album featuring George Clinton, Bootsy Collins and others and released on July 20, 1976 by Casablanca.Track Listing : 1.Prelude – 01:40 . 2.Gamin' On Ya! (George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell)- 03:02 . 3.Dr. Funkenstein (George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell)- 05:46 . 4.Children Of Productions (George Clinton, Bootsy Collins,…

On TV today, Billy Cobham on British television (1974)

July 13, 1974 - you do not want to miss the BBC show "The Old Grey Whistle Test" with Billy Cobham,John Abercrombie, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker and more, recorded live in June at the Rainbow Theater in London, England<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/00-ART_Billy-Cobham-Spectrum_front.jpg' alt='Billy Cobham – Spectrum' width='190' height='161'/>

George Benson starts the recording of ‘Good King Bad’ for CTI (1975)

George Benson's 'Good King Bad' is an album recorded on July 1 & 8, October 9 and December 4 & 5, 1975 and released in 1976 By CTI.Track Listing : 1.Theme From Good King Bad (David Matthews) - 06:03 . 2.One Rock Don'T Make No Boulder (David Matthews) - 06:50 . 3.Em (Philip Manamworth) - 04:56 . 4.Cast Your Fate To The Wind (Vince Guaraldi) - 07:00 . 5.Siberian Workout (David Matthews) -…

We remember Joe Henderson. ‘The Magnificent Henderson’

This day (June 30, 2001), in San Francisco, California, died Joe Henderson,, tenor saxophonist.Digest Tracklist : Take The A Train (1993) . w/ Herbie Hancock - Lush Life (1993) . Once I Loved . w/ Herbie Hancock The Quintet - Eye Of The Hurricane (1986) . Recorda-Me (1985) . w/ Chick Corea & Friends (1982) . Live In Italy (1977) . Tracklist : Blue Bossa . Earth . Isotope . Black Narcissus .…

Three Concerts with Anthony Jackson

Bassist (and contra bassist) extraordinaire, Anthony Jackson, who turns 69 today - Happy Birthday - has been for almost 50 years a "top session bassist".Very much in demand, Anthony has played on numerous albums and behind the greatest (you want to verify ? click on //go.rvm.pm/anthonyjackson).The 'Three Concerts with Anthony Jackson' are with Chaka Khan, Michel Petrucciani and Hiromi plus a…

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.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. A. Robertson, Mike…

Stanley Turrentine records ‘Don’t Mess With Mister T.’ for CTI (1973)

Stanley Turrentine's 'Don't Mess With Mister T.' is an album arranged by Bob James and recorded on June 7–8, 1973 by CTI.Track Listing : 1.Don'T Mess With Mister T. (Marvin Gaye) - 09:51 . 2.Two For T. (Stanley Turrentine) - 07:06 . 3.Too Blue (Stanley Turrentine) - 07:21 . 4.I Could Never Repay Your Love (Bruce Hawes) - 08:22 Alen MacweeneyALSO READOfficial SiteSmithsonianNPRMusicians :…

Concord Picante publish Eliane Elias’ twentieth album : ‘Light My Fire’ (2011)

Eliane Elias 'Light My Fire' is her twentieth album released on May 31, 2011 by Concord Picante.Track Listing : 1.Rosa Morena (Dorival Caymmi) - 04:18 . 2.Stay Cool (Kenny Dorham, Eliane Elias) - 04:03 . 3.Aquele Abraço (Gilberto Gil) - 05:18 . 4.Light My Fire (John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, Jim Morrison) - 05:38 . 5.Isto Aqui O Que É (Silver Sandal) (Ary Barroso) - 04:00 . 6.My…

Eliane Elias releases ‘I Thought About You’ as ‘A Tribute to Chet Baker’ (2013)

Eliane Elias' 'I Thought About You' is an album sub-titled 'A Tribute to Chet Baker' released on May 28, 2013 by Concord.Track Listing : 1.I Thought About You (James Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer) - 04:56 . 2.There Will Never Be Another You (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) - 04:42 . 3.This Can'T Be Love (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 03:53 . 4.Embraceable You (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 05:04 .…

Reprise publish Donald Fagen’s second solo album : ‘Kamakiriad’ (1993)

Donald Fagen's 'Kamakiriad' is his second solo album featuring Steely Dan partner Walter Becker and released on May 25, 1993 by Reprise.Track Listing : 1.Trans-Island Skyway (Donald Fagen) – 06:30 . 2.Countermoon (Donald Fagen) – 05:05 . 3.Springtime (Donald Fagen) – 05:06 . 4.Snowbound (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 07:08 . 5.Tomorrow'S Girls (Donald Fagen) – 06:17 . 6.Florida Room (Donald…

Jazzin’Around Naima

Starting and ending with John Coltrane's composition 'Naima', we have mixed 18 'linked together by a clue you have to guess' tunes around the theme of 'John Coltrane'. It has Dave Valentin, McCoy Tynerr, Marilyn Monroe, Mary Lou Williams and many more.

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…

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 .…