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We remember Illinois Jacquet. ‘Screeching’

This day (July 22, 2004), in Queens, New York, died Illinois Jacquet, an American jazz and R&B tenor saxophonist.Digest Tracklist : The Tenorsaxbattle - Flying Home (1979) . Documentary (1992) . w/ Milt Buckner, Jo Jones Playing - One…

Happy Birthday Doc Severinsen. ‘Doc Today’

This day (July 7, 1927), in Arlington, Oregon, is born Carl Hilding Severinsen a.k.a Doc Severinsen, an American pop and jazz trumpeter.Digest Tracklist : w/ the Airmen of Note – Live in Tennesse (2011) . Bugles commercial (1993) . on…

This week In Jazz Legends 27/52

Stan Getz Quartet, Pat Metheny Group, Astor Piazzolla, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen, Buddy Rich, Modern Jazz Quartet, Louis Armstrong, Jaco Pastorius, Lionel Hampton, Billy Cobham, George Duke Band, John…

Happy Birthday Barry Manilow

June 17, 1943 - Barry Manilow, American singer-songwriter is 77. Happy Birthday Sir Barry Manilow, Robbie Williams, Gary Barlow, Agnetha Fältskog, Tom Jones, Jeff Lynne, Madness and more. They all perform at the "Children In Need Rocks…

This week In ’90s Throwback’ 24/52

Barry Manilow, Anita Baker, Tina Turner, Toni Braxton, Mariah Carey, En Vogue, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Paul Mccartney, Beck, Björk, Van Halen, Alanis Morissette They are the '90s Throwback' artists selected among the 382 Posts we publish…

We remember Stan Getz. ‘Getz à Go Go’

This day (June 6, 1991), in Malibu, California, died Stan Getz, an American jazz saxophone player who was known as The Sound. Digest Tracklist : Lush Life (1983) . Yours And Mine (1990) . Blood Count (1989) . Dream’S (1986) . w/ Chet Baker…

We remember Lester Young. ‘Prez Resigned’

This day (March 15, 1959 ), in New York City, New York,, died Lester Willis Young, nicknamed 'Pres' or 'Prez', an American jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist.Tracklist : Polka Dots And Moonbeams - (1958) . w/ Coleman Hawkins - Jumpin'…

Von Freeman – Mr. Freeman Sr.

This day (August 11, 2012), in Chicago, Illinois, died Earle Lavon Freeman Sr. A.k.a. Von Freeman a.k.a. 'Vonski', American hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist. He is the father of jazz saxophonist Chico Freeman.Wikipedia : This day (August…