Strut Records publish Mulatu Astatke’s first solo album since the 1980s : ‘Steps Ahead’ (2010)

Mulatu Astatke's 'Steps Ahead' is his first solo album since the 1980s released on March 29, 2010 by Strut Records.Track Listing : 1.Radcliffe (Mulatu Astatke) - 07:54 . 2.Green Africa (Mulatu Astatke) - 05:13 . 3.The Way To Nice (Mulatu Astatke) - 05:09 . 4.Assosa (Arr.Mulatu Astatke) - 02:39 . 5.I Faram Gami I Faram (Mulatu Astatke) - 05:33 . 6.Mulatu'S Mood (Mulatu Astatke) - 05:56 . 7.Ethio…

Steps Ahead play at North Sea Jazz (1985)

July 14, 1985 - Steps Ahead - that is Mike Mainieri (vb), Michael Brecker (s), Chuck Loeb (g), Victor Bailey (b) and Peter Erskine (d) - will be on stage at "North Sea Jazz Festival" in The Hague, The Netherlands

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 .…

Bobby Bland releases his debut album : ‘Two Steps from the Blues’ (1961)

Bobby Bland's 'Two Steps from the Blues' is his debut album released on January 1, 1961 by Duke.Track Listing : 1.Two Steps From The Blues (Deadric Malone, John Riley Brown) - 02:34 . 2.Cry Cry Cry (Deadric Malone) - 02:43 . 3.I'M Not Ashamed (Don Robey, Joseph Scott) - 02:36 . 4.Don'T Cry No More (Don Robey) - 02:28 . 5.Lead Me On (Deadric Malone) - 02:06 . 6.I Pity The Fool (Deadric Malone) -…

Happy Birthday Steve Gadd. ‘He Is So Gadd’

This day (April 9, 1945), in Irondequoit, New York, is born Steve Gadd, an American session and studio drummer.Digest Tracklist : w/ Hermine Deurloo (2020) . w/ Blicher & Hemmer - Up Close (2019) . Can't turn you loose (2018) . w/ Chick Corea (Blue note NYC 2016) . Way Back Home (2015) . w/ Buddy Rich Big Band - Unknown . w/ James Taylor - Your Smiling Face (2012) . w/ Friends - Caravan…

Happy Birthday Eliane Elias. ‘Feli(a)z Eliane’

This day ( March 19, 1960), in São Paulo, Brazil, is born Eliane Elias, a Brazilian jazz pianist, arranger, vocalist and songwriter.Tracklist : koncert i Glassalen (2019) . w/ Steps Ahead - San Sebastian jazz (2016) . Chega de Saudade . So Danco Samba (2010) . Light My Fire (2011) . Samba Triste . w/ Jack Dejohnette & Marc Jonhson - Just One Of Those Things (1996) . Munich…

We remember Michael Brecker. ‘Ace Brecker’

This day (January 13, 2007), in New York City, New York, died Michael Brecker, an American jazz saxophonist and composer.Tracklist : Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (2003) . Delta City Blues (1998) . Peep (1990) . w/ Bill Evans, Ernie Watts, Stanley Turrentine - Four Sleepers / Pools (1989) . w/ Pat Metheny - Song For Bilbao . Choral (1983) . w/ Ben Sidran - Someday My Prince Will Come (1978) .…

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 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…

This week In Jazz Legends 31/52

<p class='nature_product'Herbie Hancock, David Sanborn, Marcus Miller, Steps Ahead, Spyro Gyra, Arturo Sandoval, Wayne Bergeron, Gerry Mulligan, Dave Brubeck, Doc Severinsen, Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Sonny Rollins, Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Wayne ShorterThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 339 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious…

We Remember Chuck Loeb. ‘All You Need Is Loeb’

This day (July 31, 2017), in , died Chuck Loeb a guitarist, member of Fourplay and others.Digest Tracklist : w/ The Fourplay - Sonnymoon (2012) . w/ The Fourplay - Bali Run . Rock With You (2010) . w/ New Voices - Dont You Worry About A Thing (2009) . Sarao (2008) . w/ Steps Ahead - Trains (1985) . w/ Steps Ahead – Live in Italy (1985) . . Tracklist : The Music Inside . Tropical .…

Streets With A Name

From 'Fifty-First Street Blues' to 'West 42nd Street' , we have mixed 13 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Street Names'. It has Bill Evans, Sonny Rollins, Jay McShan, Kenny Dorham and many more.

Last week In Visual Artists 04

Boa Mistura, John Van Hamersveld, William Claxton, Don Hunstein, John Squire, Banksy, Joni Mitchell, Mati Klarwein, Milton Glaser, Patrick Henry Johnson, Lee Friedlander, . They are the 11 Visual Artists selected among the 163 Posts we published last week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Boa Mistura - #SéTúMismo (by Más de 100 Razones) Lifted from :…

Chick Corea records ‘Now He Sings, Now He Sobs’ with Miroslav Vitouš and Roy Haynes (1968)

Chick Corea's 'Now He Sings, Now He Sobs' is an album recorded on March 14, 19 and 27, 1968, with Miroslav Vitouš on bass and Roy Haynes on drums and released the same year by Solid State.Track Listing : 1.Steps - What Was (Chick Corea) - 13:50 . 2.Matrix (Chick Corea) - 06:28 . 3.Now He Sings, Now He Sobs (Chick Corea) - 07:03 . 4.Now He Beats The Drums, Now He Stops (Chick Corea) - 10:35 .…

Warner Bros. publish Pat Metheny’s ‘Trio -> Live’ recorded with Bill Stewart and Larry Grenadier (2000)

Pat Metheny's 'Trio -> Live' is a live album recorded with Bill Stewart and Larry Grenadier and released on November 21, 2000 by Warner Bros.Track Listing : Bright Size Life (Pat Metheny) - 04:18 . Question And Answer (Pat Metheny)- 19:53 . Giant Steps (John Coltrane) - 09:51 . Into The Dream (Pat Metheny) - 04:27 . So May It Secretly Begin (Pat Metheny) - 07:10 . The Bat (Pat Metheny) - 07:28…

We remember Miles Davis. ‘Last Miles’

This day (September 28, 1991), in Santa Monica, California, died Miles Dewey Davis III a.k.a. Miles Davis, a America trumpeter.Digest Tracklist : w/ Chaka Khan – Human Nature (Montreux 1989) . DonT Stop Me Now (Paris 1989) . Time After Time (1985) . Bitches Brew (1970) . Perfect Way . Joshua (1964) . w/ Marcus Miller – Mr Pastorius . Gingerbread Boy (1967) . Round About Midnight (1967) . Autumn…

We remember Betty Carter. ‘Betty Bop’

This day (September 26, 1998), died Lillie Mae Jones a.k.a Betty Carter, an American jazz singe.Digest Tracklist : Giant Steps . How High The Moon (1994) . Droppin’ Things (1990) . Sounds . Tight . Don’T Weep For The Lady (1980) . What’S New (1977) . w/ Lionel Hampton – Cobb’S Idea . Tracklist : Open The Door . Let’s Fall in Love . I Could Write a Book . Naima’s Love Song (DJ Spinna Remix) . I…