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Sophisticated Lady

We remember Toots Thielemans. ‘Toots, 94, Une (dernière) Fois’

This day (August 22, 2016), in Brussels, Belgium, died Jean-Baptiste Frédéric Isidor, Baron Thielemans a.k.a Toots Thielemans, a Belgian jazz musician well known for his guitar and harmonica playing as well as his whistling. Thielemans is credited as one of the greatest harmonica players of the 20th century.

This week In Jazz Legends 16

Duke Ellington, Charles Lloyd, Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans, Robert Glasper, McCoy Tyner, Michael Brecker, Ravi Coltrane, Christian McBride, Roy Haynes, Thelonious Monk, The Bad Plus, Monty Alexander, Dave Holland, Fourplay, Herbie Hancock. They are the “Jazz Legends” performers selected among the 227 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. […]

Duke Ellington records ‘Live at the Blue Note’ with his Orchestra…

Duke Ellington’s ‘Live at the Blue Note’ is an album recorded on August 9, 1959 and released the same year by Roulette. Track listing : 1.Haupe [aka Polly’s Theme] (Duke Ellington) – 03:58 . 2.Flirtibird (Duke Ellington) – 03:01 . 3.Pie Eye’s Blues (Duke Ellington) – 03:16 . 4.Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell […]

This week In Jazz Legends 14

Sonny Rollins, Frank Foster, John Faddis, Jimmy Smith, Kenny Burrell, VSOP II, Laurindo Almeida, Johnny Griffin, Herbie Hancock, Santana, Gil Evans, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Globe Unity Orchestra, Ornette Coleman. They are the “Jazz Legends” performers selected among the 290 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious […]

Duke Ellington records ‘Soul Call’ with his orchestra at the…

Duke Ellington’s ‘Soul Call’ is a live album recorded with his orchestra on July 26, 27, 28 & 29 1966 at the Juan-les-Pins/Antibes Jazz Festival, Côte d’Azur and released In 1967 by Verve. Track Listing : 1.La Plus Belle Africaine (Duke Ellington) – 14:00 . 2.West Indian Pancake (Duke Ellington) – 04:41 . 3.Soul Call […]

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song…

Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song book’ is a studio album recorded with the Duke Ellington Orchestra on June 25 and October 17, 1957 and released the same year By Verve Records. Track Listing : 1.Rockin’ In Rhythm (Harry Carney, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) – 05:17 . 2.Drop Me Off In Harlem (Nick Kenny) […]

Charles Mingus and a Sextet featuring Eric Dolphy record ‘Cornell…

Charles Mingus’ ‘Cornell 1964’ is a live album recorded on March 18, 1964 with a Sextet featuring Eric Dolphy and released in 2007 by Blue Note. Track Listing : 1.Opening (Charles Mingus) – 00:16 . 2.Atfw You (Jaki Byard) – 04:26 . 3.Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish) – 04:23 . 4.Fables Of […]

Duke Ellington starts the recording of the album ‘The Popular Duke…

‘The Popular Duke Ellington’ is a studio album recorded on March 9, 10 & 11, 1966 and released In 1967 by RCA Track Listing : 1.Take The A Train (Billy Strayhorn) – 04:40 . 2.I Got It Bad (And That Ain’T Good) (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster) – 02:36 . 3.Perdido (Juan Tizol) – 03:14 […]

Marcus Miller releases his seventh album : ‘Silver Rain’ (2005)

Marcus Miller’s ‘Silver Rain’ is his seventh album released on March 8, 2005 by Koch. Track Listing : 1.Intro Duction (Marcus Miller) – 00:30 . 2.Bruce Lee (Marcus Miller) – 05:23 . 3.La Villette (Lalah Hathaway, Marcus Miller) – 05:54 . 4.Behind The Smile (Marcus Miller) – 06:24 . 5.Frankenstein (Edgar Winter) – 06:33 . […]

Warner Bros. publish Jaco Pastorius’ third album :…

Jaco Pastorius ‘Invitation’ is his third album recorded with his Word of Mouth big band and released in December 1983 by Warner Bros. Track Listing : 1.Invitation (Bronislaw Kaper) – 06:57 . 2.Amerika (Traditional) – 01:09 . 3.Soul Intro/The Chicken (Pee Wee Ellis, Jaco Pastorius) – 06:49 . 4.Continuum (Jaco Pastorius) – 04:28 . 5.Liberty […]

Duke Ellington records with an orchestra, ‘Masterpieces by…

Duke Ellington’s ‘Masterpieces by Ellington’ is an album recorded on December 18, 1950 with an orchestra and released in 1951 by Columbia. Track Listing : 1.Mood Indigo (Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills) – 15:27 . 2.Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish) – 11:29 . 3.The Tattooed Bride (Duke Ellington) – 11:43 . […]