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Singing (and Playing) With George Benson

George Benson whose birthday is today - Happy Birthday BTW - has played guitar or sang with a myriad of artists, either jazz or soul. We have selected twelve of them. . They are Rachelle Ferrell , Marcus Miller, Al Jarreau, Carlos…

This week In Jazz Legends 06/52

Michel Petrucciani, Anthony Jackson & Steve Gadd, John Coltrane, Chick Corea, Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Smith, Wayne Shorter Quartet, Ramsey Lewis, Milt Jackson, Benny Golson, Art Farmer & Nhøp, Lalo Schifrin, The Bad Plus, Stan…

This week In Jazz Legends 48/52

Stan Getz, Charlie Byrd , Chico Hamilton, Herbie Hancock, Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Oscar Peterson, Count Basie, Stanley Turrentine, Joe Henderson, Kenny Wheeler, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie , Bill Evans, Jaco Pastorius, Rahsaan…

This week In Jazz Legends 42/52

Cannonball Adderley, Thelonious Monk, Count Basie, Nat king Cole, Illinois Jacquet, Ray Brown, Roy Eldridge, Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, Oscar Peterson, Flip Phillips, Herb Ellis, Papa Jo Jones, Art Blakey, The Jazz Messengers, Dave…

When Benny Goodman played New-York

Four occasions, three years : 1985, 1974 and 1938 "When Benny Goodman played New-York"."Concert One" that he played during the tribute he received eight months before his death, at the Broadway Ballroom (yes, people were dancing to jazz…

Benson Strictly Guitar

This Day (but in 2011), George Benson releases "Guitar Man" a mostly instrumental album.Now, guitar players are great on CD or streaming, but they are even better on video. By the simple fact that you can watch their fingers. (No you cannot…

This week In Jazz Legends 13

Deodato, The Zawinul Syndicate, Billy Cobham, Max Roach, Horace Silver, Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Bob Brookmeyer, Benny Goodman, Vi Redd, Count Basie, John Coltrane, Arista All Stars, Rahsaan Roland Kirk. They are the "Jazz Legends"…

We remember Billie Holiday. ‘Billie Queen’

This day (July 17, 1959), in New York City, New York, died Eleanora Harris a.k.a Billie Holiday, an American jazz singer and songwriter.Digest Tracklist : My Man . Strange Fruit . What A Little Moonlight Can Do (1958) . Don't Explain…

We remember Benny Carter. ‘Mellow Toner’

This day (July 12, 2003), in / Los Angeles, California, died Benny Carter, an American jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader.Digest Tracklist : w/ Count Basie Orchestra - Vine Street Rumble…