Bud Powell records ‘The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 2’ (1963)

'The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 2' is a studio album recorded on August 14, 1953.Track Listing : 1.Autumn In New York (Vernon Duke) - 02:54 . 2.Reets And I (Benny Harris) - 03:22 . 3.Sure Thing (Bud Powell) - 2:39 . 4.Collard Greens And Black-Eyed Peas (Aka Blues In The Closet) (Oscar Pettiford) - 03:04 . 5.Polka Dots And Moonbeams (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) - 04:04 . 6.I Want To Be Happy…

Bud Powell records ‘The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 1’ with Fats Navarro, Sonny Rollins, Tommy Potter and Roy Haynes (1949)

'The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 1' is an album recorded on August 9, 1949 in quintet and May 1, 1951 in trio and released the same year In 1951 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Un Poco Loco (Bud Powell) - 04:42 . 2.Over The Rainbow (Harold Arlen, E.Y. Yip Harburg) - 02:55 . 3.Ornithology (Benny Harris, Charlie Parker) - 02:20 . 4.Wail (Bud Powell) - 03:02 . 5.A Night In Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie,…

We Remember Bud Powell. ‘Bud Bops’

This day (July 31, 1966), in New York City, New York, died Earl Rudolph Powell a.k.a. Bud Powell, an American Jazz pianist.Tracklist : 1 . Round Midnight 2 . w/ Kenny Clark - Blues In The Closet 3 . w/ Kenny Clarke - Get Happy 4 . Anthropology (1962) 5 . ILl Remember April 6 . John Abbey 1959 7 . No Problem (Paris, 1957) Tracklist : There Will Never Be Another You . Ornithology . Bouncin' With…

Bud Powell records ‘The Genius of Bud Powell’ with Ray Brown and Buddy Rich (1950)

'The Genius of Bud Powell' is a studio album (originally titled 'Bud Powell's Moods') recorded on July 1, 1950 and in February 1951 and released in 1956 By Mercury / Clef.Track Listing : 1.Tea For Two (Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar) - 04:13 . 2.Hallelujah! (Vincent Youmans, Leo Robin, Clifford Grey) - 02:59 . 3.Parisian Thoroughfare (Aka Parisienne Thorofare) (Bud Powell) - 02:28 . 4.Oblivion…

Dexter Gordon records for Blue Note ‘Our Man in Paris’ with Bud Powell et al (1963)

Dexter Gordon's 'Our Man in Paris' is an album recorded on May 23, 1963 in Paris, with Bud Powell, Kenny Clarke and Pierre Michelot and released the same year by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Scrapple From The Apple (Charlie Parker) - 07:22 . 2.Willow Weep For Me (Ann Ronell) - 08:47 . 3.Broadway (Billy Byrd, Teddy Mcrae, Henri Woode) - 06:44 . 4.Stairway To The Stars (Matty Malneck, Mitchell…

Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus & Max Roach a.k.a. ‘The Quintet’ record ‘Jazz at Massey Hall’ (1953)

'Jazz at Massey Hall' by Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus & Max Roach a.k.a. 'The Quintet' is a live album recorded on May 15, 1953 and released the same year In 1953 by Debut.Track Listing : 1.Perdido (Juan Tizol, Hans Lengfelder, Ervin M. Drake) - 07:47 . 2.Salt Peanuts (Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Clarke) - 07:44 . 3.All The Things You Are / 52Nd Street Theme (Jerome…

Buddy Guy releases his twenty sixth album : ‘Living Proof’ (2010)

Buddy Guy's 'Living Proof' is his twenty sixth (and his highest charting) studio album released on October 25, 2010 by Silvertone, Jive.Track Listing : 1.74 Years Young (Tom Hambridge, Gary Nicholson) - 04:34 . 2.Thank Me Someday (Buddy Guy, Tom Hambridge) - 05:42 . 3.On The Road (Richard Fleming, Tom Hambridge) - 04:11 . 4.Stay Around A Little Longer (Tom Hambridge, Gary Nicholson) - 05:00 .…

Bill Evans records his debut album as a leader : ‘New Jazz Conceptions’ (1956)

Bill Evans ' 'New Jazz Conceptions' is his debut album as a leader recorded on September 18 and 27, 1956 and released in 1956 on Riverside Records. 1 . My Romance (Tune3) 2 . Waltz For Debby Track listing : 1.I Love You (Cole Porter) - 03:55 . 2.Five (Bill Evans) - 04:03 . 3.I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster) - 01:39 . 4.Conception (George Shearing) -…

We remember Max Roach. ‘Smart Max’

This day (August 16, 2007), in Manhattan, New York, died Max Roach, an American jazz percussionist, drummer, and composer.Tracklist : 1 . The Third Eye 2 . W/ Randy Weston Duo (Ii) - Well You Needn'T (1999) 3 . Live In Israel 4 . W/ Dizzy Gillespie – Manteca 5 . Big Sid / It’S Time 6 . w/ Abbey Lincoln - Driva Man (1964) 7 . Drum Solo 8 . w/ Art Blakey & Elvin Jones - Battle Tracklist :…

Charles Mingus record ‘Mingus at Antibes’ at the Antibes Jazz Festival (1960)

Charles Mingus' 'Mingus at Antibes' is a double album recorded at the Antibes Jazz Festival on July 13, 1960 and released in 1976 By Atlantic.1 . I'll Remember April (w/ Bud Powell, LIVE '60) 2 . I'll Remember April (Antibes, Jazz Festival) Track Listing : 1.Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting (Charles Mingus) - 11:54 . 2.Prayer For Passive Resistance (Charles Mingus) - 08:06 . 3.What Love? (Charles…

Miles Davis records ‘Round About Midnight’ with John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones (1956)

Miles Davis' 'Round About Midnight' is an album recorded on October 26, 1955; June 5 and September 10, 1956 and released on March 18, 1957 by Columbia.1 . Round About Midnight (1967) 2 . Round Midnight ( La Pinède, Juan-les-Pins, France - July 25, 1969) Track listing . 1.'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams) - 06:00 . 2.Ah-Leu-Cha (Charlie Parker) - 05:55 . 3.All of You (Cole…

Chick Corea and Gary Burton record ‘The New Crystal Silence’ live in Sydney (2007)

'The New Crystal Silence' by Chick Corea & Gary Burton is a live album recorded on May 10 & 12, in Sydney, on July 7 in Molde, Norway and July 13, 2007 in Canary Island and released on February 5, 2008 by Concord.Track Listing : 1.Duende (Chick Corea) – 10:54 . 2.Love Castle (Chick Corea) – 12:41 . 3.Brasilia (Chick Corea) – 09:38 . 4.Crystal Silence (Chick Corea) – 14:09 . 5.La Fiesta…

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…

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…

Alice Coltrane starts the recording of her ‘Universal Consciousness’ album (1971)

Alice Coltrane's 'Universal Consciousness' is her fifth solo album recorded between April 6 & June 1971 and released the same year by Impulse! Records.Track Listing : 1.Universal Consciousness (Alice Coltrane) - 05:06 . 2.Battle At Armageddon (Alice Coltrane) - 07:20 . 3.O Allah (Alice Coltrane) - 05:00 . 4.Hare Krishna (Alice Coltrane) - 08:14 . 5.Sita Ram (Alice Coltrane) - 04:47 . 6.The…

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…

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…

We remember Charlie Parker. ‘The Bird Flew Away’

This day (March 12, 1955), in New York City, New York, died Charles Parker, Jr. simply known as Charlie Parker, an American jazz saxophonist .Tracklist : Laughing At Coleman Hawkins . w/ Dizzy Gillespie - Hot House . The Charlie Parker Story . Charlie Parker documentary BBC . Tracklist : Ornithology . All The Things You Are . Now's the Time . Just Friends . Lover Man . A Night in Tunisia .…

Today and for the next two days, McCoy Tyner records ‘Soliloquy’ for Blue Note (1991)

McCoy Tynerr's 'Soliloquy' is a solo album recorded on February 19, 20 & 21, 1991 and released the same year by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Crescent (John Coltrane) - 5:02 . 2.Española (Mccoy Tyner) - 03:58 . 3.All The Things You Are (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Jerome Kern) - 04:15 . 4.Twilight Mist (Mccoy Tyner) - 05:15 . 5.Willow Weep For Me (Ann Ronell) - 05:39 . 6.Lonnie'S Lament (John…

Miles Davis begins the recording of ‘Birth of the Cool’ in New York City (1949)

Miles Davis' 'Birth of the Cool' is an album recorded on January 21 & April 22, 1949 and March 9, 1950 with a nonet at WOR Studios in New York City and released In February 1957 by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.Move (Denzil Best) - 02:32 . 2.Jeru (Gerry Mulligan) - 03:10 . 3.Moon Dreams (Chummy Macgregor, Johnny Mercer) - 03:17 . 4.Venus De Milo (Gerry Mulligan) - 03:10 . 5.Budo (Miles Davis, Bud…

We remember Dizzy Gillespie. ‘Dizzy Pieces’

This day (January 6, 1993), in Englewood, New Jersey, died Dizzy Gillespie, an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer.Tracklist : w/ Stan Getz: - A Night In Tunisia (1978) . w/ Lalo Schifrin – Here it tis (1992) . w/ Miriam Makeba - Live The Future . w Bernard Purdie (1982) . w/ James Moody/Gene Harris/Ray Brown/Grady Tate - Ow! (1985) . w/ Charlie Parker - Hot…

We Remember Charles Mingus. ‘Mingus Maximus’

This day ( January 5, 1979), in  Cuernavaca, Mexico,, died Charles Mingus Jr. , an American jazz musician, composer and bandleader.Tracklist : Shortnin' Bread . Sue's Changes (1975) . Sue's Changes (1975) . Sue's Changes (1975) . w/ Eric Dolphy - Live in Stockholm (1964) . In belgium . Take the 'A' Train . Flowers For A Lady (1974) . Tracklist : Goodbye Pork Pie Hat . Self-Portrait In Three…

Last week In Visual Artists 12

Charles Burns, Bob Dylan, Floria Sigismondi, Jake Nava, Herb Ritts , Hype Williams, Walter Stern, Storm Thorgerson, Alton Kelley & Stanley Mouse, Herman Leonard, Chuck Stewart, . They are the 11 Visual Artists selected among the 236 Posts we published last week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Charles Burns - Peur(s) du noir (by Prima Linea) Lifted…

Salena Jones – Bring Flowers to Salena

This day (January 29, 1944), in Newport News, Virginia, is born Joan Elizabeth Shaw a.k.a. Salena Jones, an American jazz and cabaret singer.Wikipedia : This day (January 29, 1944), in Newport News, Virginia, is born Joan Elizabeth Shaw a.k.a. Salena Jones, an American jazz and cabaret singer.Official Website : Salena grew up in New York in the company of musicians who would become the legends:…

Americans in Paris

From 'Made You Love Paris' to 'Florence Sur Les Champs-Elysees' , we have mixed 20 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'American Jazzmen in (and about) Paris'. It has Mary Lou Williams, Duke Ellington, The Ray Draper Quintet, Cal Tjader and many more.

More Than Youmans

From 'Carioca' to 'Orchids In The Moonlight' , we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'Vincent Youmans'. It has Blossom Dearie, Dave Brubeck, Tommy Dorsey, Sonny Criss and many more.

Jazz Dancing

From 'Unsquare Dance' to 'Carribean Fire Dance' , we have mixed 14 'Swing' tunes around the theme of 'Dancing with Jazz'. It has Ray Barretto, Nat Adderley, Donal Byrd, Joe Henderson and many more.

Jazzin’Around Bags’ Groove

Starting and ending with Milt Jackson's composition 'Bags' Groove', we have mixed 18 'linked together by a clue' tunes. "Jazzin'Around Bags' Groove" has Wes Montgomery, Herbie Hancock, Nat Adderley, Sonny Stitt, Booker Ervin, Don Patterson and many more.

Jazzin’Around Cotton Tail

From 'Cotton Tail' to 'Cotton Tail' , we have mixed 18 'linked together by a clue' tunes around the theme of 'Duke Ellington'. It has Marvin Gaye, Bud Powell, The Pioneers, Col.Glenn Miller & The 418th AAFTC Orchestra and many more.

Amnesics

From 'Remind Me' to 'Forgetting To Remember' , we have mixed 20 'Lady Jazz Singers' tunes around the theme of 'Remembering'. It has Claire Martin, Dolores Duran, Irany e Seu Conjunto, Trijntje Oosterhuis and many more.

We remember Laurindo Almeida. ‘Brazilliant’

This day (July 26, 1995), in Van Nuys, California, died Laurindo Almeida, a Brazilian guitarist and composer.Tracklist : 1 . w/ The Modern Jazz Quartet - In the Heart to Loronix 2 . Voce E Eu 3 . Dear Heart 4 . Leverkusener Jazztage(1992) Tracklist : Girl From Ipanema Manha De Carnaval . Atabaque . Recado Bossa Nova . You Needed Me . Speak Low . Copacabana . Late Last Night . Desafinado .…

Count Basie & Orchestra are back in Juan Les Pins (1968)

July 23, 1968 - Count Basie and his Orchestra featuring Thad Jones, Sonny Cohn, Lennie Johnson, Eugene Young on trumpet; Quentin Jackson, Benny Powell, Henry Coker on trombone; Marshall Royal, Frank Wess, Frank Foster, Charlie Fowlkes, Budd Johnson on reeds, at "Juan Les Pins Jazz Festival" in Antibes France

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Ella and Basie!’ her first studio album with Count Basie and his Orchestra arranged by Quincy Jones (1963)

'Ella and Basie!' is the first studio album (recorded on July 16–17, 1963) by Ella Fitzgerald with the Count Basie Orchestra playing arrangements by Quincy Jones and released in September 1963 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Honeysuckle Rose (Andy Razaf, Fats Waller) - 02:42 . 2.'Deed I Do (Walter Hirsch, Fred Rose) - 02:40 . 3.Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall (Doris Fisher, Allan Roberts) - 03:20…

Columbia tape ‘First Time! The Count Meets the Duke’ by Duke Ellington & Count Basie and their respective orchestras (1961)

'First Time! The Count Meets the Duke' by Duke Ellington & Count Basie is an album recorded on July 6, 1961, with their combined orchestras and released the same year by Columbia..Track Listing : 1.Battle Royal (Duke Ellington) - 05:33 . 2.To You (Thad Jones) - 03:53 . 3.Take The A Train (Billy Strayhorn) - 03:46 . 4.Corner Pocket (Freddie Green, Donald Wolf) - 04:53 . 5.Wild Man (Duke…

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 -…

MGM / Verve publish ‘Jazz Samba’ by Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd (1962)

'Jazz Samba' by Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd is a bossa nova (and the first on the American jazz scene) album released on April 20, 1962 by Mgm/Verve. Track Listing : 1.Desafinado (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça) - 05:52 . 2.Samba Dees Days (Charlie Byrd) - 03:35 . 3.O Pato (Jayme Silva, Neuza Teixeira) - 02:34 . 4.Samba Triste (Baden Powell, Billy Blanco) - 04:44 . 5.Samba De Uma Nota Só…

Eric Clapton plays a fifth concert in Tokyo (2016)

April 19, 2016 - this is the last of the five concerts Eric Clapton backed by Andy Fairweather Low (g, voc), Paul Carrack (kb, voc), Dave Bronze (b), Chris Stainton (kb), Henry Spinetti (d), Dirk Powell (banj, acc, mando, viol, g, voc), Michelle John & Sharon White (bck voc) will give at Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan

Happy Birthday Ritchie Blackmore

April 14, 1945 - Richard Hugh "Ritchie" Blackmore , English guitarist, co-founder of Deep Purple and founder of Rainbow is 76. Happy Birthday SirDeep Purple 's 'Come Taste The Band' is their tenth studio album (the only one to feature Tommy Bolin in place of Ritchie Blackmore) released on October 1975, 10 by Purple / Warner Bros. >> Rainbow - that is Ritchie Blackmore (g), Doogie White…

Ray Charles records ‘Genius + Soul = Jazz,’ an album arranged by Quincy Jones for Impulse! (1960)

Ray Charles' 'Genius + Soul = Jazz' is an album arranged by Quincy Jones, recorded on December 26–27, 1960 with members of The Count Basie Band and released in March 1961 By Impulse!. Track Listing : 1.From The Heart (Ray Charles) - 03:30 . 2.I'Ve Got News For You (Ray Alfred) - 04:28 . 3.Moanin' (Bobby Timmons) - 03:14 . 4.Let'S Go (Ray Charles) - 02:39 . 5.One Mint Julep (Rudy Toombs) - 03:02 .…

Happy Birthday Randy Brecker. ‘Brother Randy’

This day (November 27, 1945), in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, is born Randy Brecker, an American trumpeter and flugelhornist.Digest Tracklist : Now's the Time (2020) . w/ Chad Lefkowitz-Brown & F. Giachino trio – @ Torino Jazz Festival (2019) . Some Skunk Funk (2018) . w/ Marvin Stamm – A Night of Jazz (2017) . w/ Andrei Kondakov – ДЖАЗ НА ДНЕПРЕ (2016) . w/ Bob Mintzer – Some skunk funk (2012)…