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How High The Moon

Happy Birthday Patti Austin. ‘Austin Power’

This day (August 10, 1950), in Harlem, New York, is born Patti Austin, an American R&B and jazz music singer who made her debut at the Apollo Theater at age four and had a contract with RCA Records when she was only five. Digest…

Happy Birthday Jeff Beck. ‘Beck In The Day’

This day (June 24, 1944), in Wallington, Surrey England, is born Geoffrey Arnold Beck a.k.a Jeff Beck, an English rock guitarist.Digest Tracklist : Holland Blues Festival (2018) . free jam (2017) . w/ Steven Tyler - Train Kept A-Rollin'…

This week In Jazz Legends (Special Pianists) 08

Harold Mabern, Robert Glasper, Abdullah Ibrahim, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Tommy Flanagan, Bill Evans, Alan Broadbent, Mulgrew Miller, Chick Corea , Esbjörn Svensson, Herbie Hancock, Craig Taborn. They are the "Jazz Legends (Special Pianists)"…

We Remember Joe Pass. ‘Virtuoso Joe’

This day (May 23, 1994), in Los Angeles, California, died Joseph Anthony Jacobi Passalaqua a.k.a Joe Pass, an Italian-American jazz guitarist.Digest Tracklist : & Roy Clark - Jambalaya (1993) . Summertime (1992) . & Niels-Henning…

Happy Birthday Dianne Reeves. ‘Lady Dianne’

This day (October 23, 1956), in Detroit, Michigan, is born Dianne Reeves, an American jazz singer. Digest Tracklist : w/ Chucho Valdés - My Foolish Heart (2019) . w/ Makoto Ozone - In A Sentimental Mood (2018) . I Wish You Love (2017) .…

We remember Gene Krupa. ‘Be-Bop-A-Krupa’

This day (October 16, 1973), in Yonkers, New York, died Gene Krupa, an American jazz and big band drummer.Digest Tracklist : Big Noise From Winnetka (1967) . w/ Papa Joe Jones - Documentary . w/ Buddy Rich - Drum Battle (1966) . Lover…

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…

In Duo With Ella

Besides her collaborations with Louis Armstrong and a "youth" album conveniently called "Ella & Friends," Ella Fitzgerald's recorded repertoire is quite poor on the "duo" front. On television, this is another story. Track Listing :…

Happy Birthday Gloria Gaynor. ‘Survival Hit’

This day (September 7, 1949), in Newark, New Jersey, is born Gloria Gaynor, an American singer known for her hits I Will Survive and Never Can Say GoodbyeDigest Tracklist : Singing Over Me (2018) . Reach out i will be there (2011) . I…