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Lester Young

Quincy Jones releases ‘Q’s Jook Joint,’ an album featuring…

Quincy Jones’ ‘Q’s Jook Joint’ is an album (his first in six years) released on November 7, 1995 by Qwest. Track Listing : 1.Jook Joint Intro (Quincy Jones) – 01:32 . 2.Let The Good Times Roll (Fleecie Moore, Sam Theard) – 02:55 . 3.Cool Joe, Mean Joe (Killer Joe) (Benny Golson, Quincy Jones, Queen Latifah) […]

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 then) of the newly opened Marriott Marquis Hotel. Two, a more intimate concert performed in 1974 […]

This week In Jazz Legends 22

Coleman Hawkins, Art Farmer, Jim Hall, Anita O’Day, Oscar Peterson, Ray Bryant, Lester Young, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Teddy Wilson, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Buddy Rich. They are the “Jazz Legends” performers selected among the 311 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy! Tracklist 1 […]

This week In Jazz Legends 21

Jean Luc Ponty, Weather Report, Miles Davis, Marcus Miller, The Crusaders, Tom Jobim, Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter, Ralph Towner, Gary Peacock, Baden Powell, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Astor Piazzolla, Gerry Mulligan, Clark Terry, Phil Woods. They are the “Jazz Legends” selected among the 311 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one […]

On TV today, Coleman Hawkins , Lester Young et al at ‘”Art Ford…

September 25, 1958 – you do not want to miss Coleman Hawkins (ts), Lester Young (ts), Willie “The Lion” Smith (p), Harry Sheppard (vib), Dick Thompson (g), Vinnie Burke (b), Sonny Greer (d), Mae Barnes (voc), Charlie Shavers (t,voc), J.C.Higginbotham (tb), Pee Wee Russell (c1) and George Wettling (d) at “Art Ford Jazz Party” on […]

George Benson records his third album : ‘The George Benson…

‘The George Benson Cookbook’ is his third album produced by John Hammond and recorded on August 1 & October 19, 1966 and released the same year by Columbia. Track Listing : 1.The Cooker (George Benson) – 04:18 . 2.Benny’S Back (George Benson) – 04:10 . 3.Bossa Rocka (George Benson) – 04:20 . 4.All Of Me […]

This week In Jazz Legends 03

Lester Young, The Marsalis Family, Hank Jones, Joe Lovano, McCoy Tyner Quartet, George Benson, Earl Klugh, Miles Davis, John Scofield, Elvin Jones Trio, Esperanza Spalding, Bobby McFerrin, Miles Davis, Coleman Hawkins. They are the “Jazz Legends” performers selected among the 231 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy! […]

Benny Goodman records ‘Together Again!’ a reunion album with Lionel…

Benny Goodman’s ‘Together Again!’ is a reunion album recorded on February 13 & 14, 1963 with Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson and Gene Krupa and released the same year by RCA. Track Listing : 1.Seven Come Eleven (Charlie Christian, Benny Goodman) – 04:25 . 2.Say It Isn’T So (Irving Berlin) – 03:55 . 3.I’Ve Found A […]

Billie Holiday records for Clef Records, ‘Billie Holiday at Jazz at the…

‘Billie Holiday at Jazz at the Philharmonic’ is a live album recorded (partly) on February 12, 1945 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and released in 1954 by Clef Records. Track Listing : 1.Body And Soul (Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green) – 03:24 . 2.Strange Fruit (Abel Meeropol) – 03:01 . […]

Lester Young records ‘Pres and Teddy’ with the Teddy Wilson Quartet…

Lester Young’s ‘Pres and Teddy’ is an album recorded on January 13, 1956 with the Teddy Wilson Quartet and released In April 1959 by Verve. Track Listing : 1.All Of Me (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) – 05:10 . 2.Prisoner Of Love (Russ Columbo, Clarence Gaskill, Leo Robin) – 07:40 . 3.Louise (Leo Robin, Richard Whiting) […]