Omar Sosa, Brad Mehldau, Tigran Hamasyan, Monty Alexander, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Randy Weston, Dave Brubeck , Thelonious Monk, Earl Hines, George Shearing, Eubie Blake. They are the “Jazz Legends (Special Pianists)” performers selected among the 215 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy! Tracklist 1 . Omar […]
This day ( February 14, 2011), in New York City, New York, died Sir George Shearing, an Anglo-American jazz pianist. Tracklist : w/ Peggy Lee – Lullaby Of Birdland . w/ Mel Torme – Medley At Newport . At The Boston Pops . I’Ll Be Around . Move . w/ Pat Boone – Two Well […]
Dianne Reeves’ ‘The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan’ is a studio album produced by George Duke and released on February 13, 2001 by Blue Note. Track Listing : 1.Lullaby Of Birdland (George Shearing, George David Weiss) – 04:44 . 2.Send In The Clowns (Stephen Sondheim) – 06:03 . 3.Speak Low (Ogden Nash, Kurt Weill) – 06:26 […]
January 7, 1959 – you do not miss Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Vic Dickenson, Jo Jones, Duke Ellington, George Shearing, Barbara Dane, Dakota Staton, Gene Krupa among others at the “Timex All-Star Jazz Show” on CBS hosted by Jackie Gleason
Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown’ is an album also known as ‘Sarah Vaughan,’ recorded on December 18, 1954 and released in 1955 by Emarcy. Track Listing : 1.Lullaby Of Birdland (George Shearing, George David Weiss) – 04:06 . 2.April In Paris (Vernon Duke, E.Y. Yip Harburg) – 06:26 . 3.He’S My Guy (Gene De Paul, […]
This day ( December 1st, 1997), in Paris, France, died Stéphane Grappelli , a French jazz violinist and founder of Quintette du Hot Club de France with Django Reinhardt. Digest Tracklist : How High The Moon (1991) . Swing 42 and Minor Swing . 90 Minutes Live . w/ John Etheridge, Julian Bream, George Shearing […]
September 29, 1959 – you do not want to miss the ” Bing Crosby Oldsmobile Show” on ABC with Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee and George Shearing.
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. 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 […]
August 18, 1989 – Mel Torme and George Shearing join forces at “Newport Jazz Festival” in Newport, RI
Kurt Rosenwinkel’s ‘Intuit’ is his second album as a band leader, recorded on August 14 and 15, 1998 and released in 1999 by Criss Cross Jazz. Track listing : 1.How Deep Is the Ocean (Irving Berlin) – 09:25 . 2.Conception I (George Shearing) – 05:17 . 3.Darn That Dream (Eddie DeLange, Jimmy Van Heusen) – […]
Earl Klugh’s ‘Hand Picked’ is an album (featuring three duets and twelve soli) released on July 30, 2013 by Heads Up International. Track listing : 1.Alfie (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 02:34. . 2.Lullaby of Birdland (George Shearing) – 02:28. . 3.Blue Moon (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 06:12 . 4.In Six (Earl Klugh) – […]
George Shearing’s ‘The Swingin’s Mutual!’ is an album recorded with Nancy Wilson on June 29 & July 5–6, 1960 and January 7, 1961 and released in 1961 by Capitol. Track Listing : 1.The Things We Did Last Summer (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) – 02:41 . 2.All Night Long (Curtis Reginald Lewis) – 03:06 . 3.Gentleman […]
‘An Evening with George Shearing & Mel Tormé’ is a live (and the first of six albums they did together) album recorded on April 15, 1982 and released the same year by Concord. Track Listing : 1.All God’S Chillun Got Rhythm (Walter Jermann, Gus Kahn, Bronislaw Kaper) – 03:37 . 2.Born To Be Blue (Mel […]
Nancy Wilson’s ‘Broadway – My Way’ is an album recorded between March 16 and May 16, 1962 and released in 1964 by Capitol. Track Listing : 1.A Lot Of Livin’ To Do (Lee Adams, Charles Strouse) – 02:08 . 2.You Can Have Him (Irving Berlin) – 04:42 . 3.Tonight (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim) – 02:33 […]
Starting and ending with Hoagy Carmichael / Ned Washington‘s composition ‘The nearness of you’, we have mixed 18 ‘Old Fashion and Mellow Jazz‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Hoagy Carmichael / Ned Washington‘. It has Vanya Borges, Mary Stallings, Peggy Lee, Archie Shepp and many more.
From ‘How About You’ to ‘On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)’ , in “On A Clear Day (You Can See Burton Lane)” we have mixed 12 ‘Jazz‘ tunes written or co-written by ‘Burton Lane‘. It has Shirley Bassey, Oscar Peterson and Stephane Grappelli, Bill Evans, Tony Bennett and many more.