We remember Mongo Santamaría

February 1, 2003 - Ramón Mongo Santamaría Rodríguez, Cuban conguero and composer of 'Afro Blue' passed away aged 85. He is remembered.Tracklist : 1 . Watermelon Man 2 . Afro Blue (1984) 3 . Forever Cubop & Mambo Mongo In Alemania 4 . w/ Armando Peraza - Saoco

Robert Glasper releases ‘Black Radio,’ fifth album featuring Erykah Badu, Lalah Hathaway et al (2012)

Robert Glasper's 'Black Radio' is his fifth studio album released on February 28, 2012 by Blue Note1 . Lift Off (The Atlanta Jazz Festival) 2 . Afro Blue (w/ Erykah Badu, SXSW, Austin, Tx) 3 . Afro Blue (w/ Esperanza Spalding, International Jazz Day Global Concert, 2013) 4 . Cherish ("Jazzlive") 5 . Cherish The Day (Live, w/ Lalah Hathaway) 6 . Gonna Be Alright (w/ Ledisi, F.T.B., Highline…

We remember Ray Barretto. ‘The Other Road’

This day (February 17, 2006), in Hoboken, New Jersey, died Ray Barretto, a Puerto Rican conga player.Tracklist : 1 . Me Voy Pa´Mi Islita 2 . Live In Paris 3 . Irresistible 4 . w/ Ruben Blades - Canto Abacua 5 . Cocinando 6 . Todo Se Va A Poder 7 . w/ Celia Cruz & Adalberto Santiago - Nadie Se Salva De La Rumba Tracklist : Acid . Pastime Paradise . Indestructible . El Watusi . A Deeper…

Herb, Carlos et al say ‘Viva Miami!’ (1989)

January 20, 1989 - in preparation of this week-end Superbowl, CBS airs a special "Viva Miami: The Night of Super Sounds" with so many famous guests Herb Alpert, Maria Conchita Alonso, Willy Chirino, Paquito D'Rivera, Little Joe and La Familia, Mongo Santamaria, Willie Nelson, Linda Ronstadt, Carlos Santana, Cheech Marin.

John Coltrane records ‘Afro Blue Impressions,’ a live album for Pablo Records (1963)

John Coltrane's 'Afro Blue Impressions' is a double live album recorded on October 22 & November 2, 1963 and released In May/June 1977 by Pablo RecordsTrack Listing : 1.Lonnie'S Lament (John Coltrane) - 10:16 . 2.Naima (John Coltrane) - 08:06 . 3.Chasin' The Trane (John Coltrane) - 05:48 . 4.My Favorite Things (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Richard Rodgers) - 21:10 . 5.Afro Blue (Mongo Santamaria) -…

Willie Nelson does not sing Frank Sinatra’s repertoire like Sinatra. He sings it his way.

Willie Nelson's 'My Way' is his sixty-eighth studio album featuring Norah Jones on one song, produced by Buddy Cannon and Matt Rollings and released on September 14, 2018 by Legacy Recordings(Source Willie Nelson - My Way | Official Site)Rolling Stone “He didn’t worry about behind the beat or in front of the beat, or whatever – he could sing it either way, and that’s the feel you have to have.”…

Roland Kirk records ‘Volunteered Slavery’ for Atlantic Records (1969)

Roland Kirk's 'Volunteered Slavery' is an album recorded on July 7, 1968 at Newport Jazz Festival, and on July 22 & 23, 1969 in studio and released in 1969 by Atlantic.1 . Volunteered Slavery 2 . Say A Little Prayer 3 . Three For Festival / Volunteered Slavery (Bologna, 1973) Track listing : 1.Volunteered Slavery (Roland Kirk) - 05:43 . 2.Spirits Up Above (Roland Kirk) - 03:37 . 3.My Cherie…

Happy Birthday Paquito D’Rivera. ‘D’Riveracana’

This day (June 4, 1948), in Havana, Cuba, is born Paquito D'Rivera, a alto saxophonist, clarinetist and soprano saxophonist. Tracklist : 1 . Manteca (2019) 2 . Nocturno en la Celda (2018) 3 . w/ Hendrik Meurkens – Bluesette (2017) 4 . w/ Chucho Valdés – @ White House (2016) 5 . At Jamboree-Barcelona (2014) 6 . w/ Trio Corrente – (2013) 7 . w/ Zinco Big Band – Chucho (2009) 8 . Mozart’S Adagio…

Happy Birthday Willie Nelson. ‘Simple Nelson’

This day (April 29, 1933), in Abbott, Texas, U.S., is born Willie Hugh Nelson a.k.a Willie Nelson, American singer, songwriter and activistDigest Tracklist : Hello Walls . Mr. Record Man (1969) . Bloody Mary Morning (Austin City Limits, 1974) . If You’ve Got The Money Honey (1977) . Live Medley (w/ Bee Gees, Glen Campbell, 1979) . Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain (Midnight Special 1980) . Somewhere…

Universal publish Dee Dee Bridgewater’s album : ‘Red Earth’ recorded with african musicians (2007)

Dee Dee Bridgewater's 'Red Earth' is an album (subtitled 'A Malian Journey') released on April 17, 2007 by Universal.Track Listing : 1.Afro Blue (Oscar Brown, Jr., Mongo Santamaría) - 05:11 . 2.Bad Spirits (Dee Dee Bridgewater) - 05:49 . 3.Dee Dee (Dee Dee Bridgewater, Baba Sissoko (Dee Dee Bridgewater) - 02:57 . 4.Mama Don'T Ever Go Away (Dee Dee Bridgewater) - 05:39 . 5.Long Time Ago (Dee Dee…

One Broadway

From 'Give my regards to Broadway' to 'Broadway Bossa Nova', we have mixed 18 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Broadway'. It has Dave Brubeck, Herb Ellis. Bob Maize. Jimmy Smith , Mongo Santamaria, Peruchin & Charlie Palmieri and many more.


From 'Me, Myself And I' to 'Me And Piney Brown' , we have mixed 18 'Jazz and Other Musics' tunes around the theme of 'Me And The Rest Of The World'. It has Memphis Minnie, Billie Holiday & Lester Young, Edith Piaf, Patience And Prudence and many more.

Jazzin’Around Afro Blue

Starting and ending with Mongo Santamaría's composition 'Afro Blue', we have mixed 18 'Strictly Jazz with some Salsa' tunes around the theme of 'Mongo Santamaría'. It has Donald Byrd, Sheila Jordan, Airto Moreira, Ray Barretto & Tito Allen and many more.

A Night in Tunisia (and Everywhere Else)

From 'A Night in Tunisa' to 'Paris Nights' , we have mixed 18 'Jazz with a slice of Latin' tunes around the theme of 'Nights Around The World'. It has Kai Winding Sextet, Johnny Guitar, Al Di Meola, Nino Rota and many more.

Paternity Taste

From 'One For Daddy-O' to 'My Heart Belongs To Daddy' , we have mixed 19 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Fathers, Daddies & Papas'. "Paternity Taste" has Cannonball Adderley & Miles Davis, Henri Salvador, Henry Mancini, Earl Hines and many more.

Temperature is Raising

From 'Febril' to 'Fever' , we have mixed in 18 'Jazz & Latin' tunes around the theme of 'Flu And Sickness'. "Temperature is Raising" has Albert Collins, Tito Puente & India, Kenny Burrell and Jimmy Smith, Big Bill Broonzy and many more.

How Do You Feel Today?

From 'Feelin' Alright' to 'You make me feel so young', we have mixed 18 'Jazz & Latin' tunes around the theme of 'Feelings'. It has Alberta Hunter, Carol Duboc, Marian Anderson, Mongo Santamaria and many more.

Mambo With A Drop Of Rumba And A Slice Of Cha Cha

From 'The Rumba Jumps' to 'Al Compás Del Mambo', we have mixed 22 'Jazz & Latin Music' tunes around the theme of 'Mambo, Cha Cha & Rumba'. It has Miles Davis, Cachao Israel Lopez, Machito and His Orchestra, Art Pepper Quintet and many more.