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How High The Moon

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Ella in Berlin’ a live album for Verve…

Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Ella in Berlin’ is a live album recorded on February 13, 1960, at the Deutschlandhalle, Berlin and released the same year by Verve. Track Listing : 1.Gone With The Wind (Herb Magidson, Allie Wrubel) – 02:25 . 2.Misty (Johnny Burke, Erroll Garner) – 02:38 . 3.The Lady Is A Tramp (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz […]

We remember Tommy Flanagan. ‘The Modest Magnificent’

This day (November 16, 2001), in New York City, died Tommy Flanagan, an American jazz pianist, particularly remembered for his work with Ella Fitzgerald Digest Tracklist : Beyond The Bluebird . w/ Benny Carter – Just Friends (1985) . Raincheck (1991) . Blue Bossa . w/ Billy Taylor – The Study Of Bird . w/ […]

Sarah Vaughan records ‘In the Land of Hi-Fi’ for Emarcy (1955)

Sarah Vaughan’s ‘In the Land of Hi-Fi’ is a studio album recorded on October 26,27 1955 and released the same year by Emarcy. Track Listing : 1.Over The Rainbow (Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg) – 03:30 . 2.Soon (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 02:37 . 3.Cherokee (Ray Noble) – 02:32 . 4.I’Ll Never Smile Again (Ruth […]

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) . w/ Romero Lubambo – Our love is here to stay (2015) […]

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 & Leave Us Leap . w/ Anita O’Day – Let Me […]

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 : 1.Medley – 07:52 . 2.How High The Moon (Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis) – 07:36 . 3.Can’T We Be Friends (Paul […]

The Modern Jazz Quartet begins the recording of their album :…

The Modern Jazz Quartet’s ‘Pyramid’ is an album recorded on August 22 & 25 and December 21, 1959 and January 15, 1960 and released the same year by Atlantic. Track Listing : 1.Vendome (John Lewis) – 02:30 . 2.Pyramid (Blues For Junior) (Ray Brown) – 10:46 . 3.It Don’T Mean A Thing (If It Ain’T […]

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)” performers selected among the 271 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy! Tracklist 1 . […]