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This week In Jazz Legends 05/52

Bill Evans, Carmen McRae, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Ella Fitzgerald & Sammy Davis Jr., J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding, Tony Bennett, Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins & Jim Hall, Anita O'Day, Weather Report, Donald Byrd, Herbie…

Happy Birthday Joe Lovano. ‘Sounds of Joe’

This day (December 29, 1952), in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, is born Joseph Salvatore Joe Lovano an American jazz saxophonist, alto clarinetist, flautist.Tracklist : All As One (2020) . Tapestry (2019) . w/ Dave Douglas Sound Prints –…

We remember Anita O’Day. ‘Good O’Day’

This day (November 23, 2006), in Los Angeles, California, died Anita O'Day, an American jazz singer.Digest Tracklist : Love For Sale (1973) . There Will Never Be Another You (1987) . It Don't Mean a Thing (1986) . Berlin (1970) . On Green…

We remember Paul Motian. ‘In Motian’

This day (22 November 2011), in New York City, New York, died Paul Motian, an American jazz drummer, percussionist and composerDigest Tracklist : w/ The Electric Bebop Band - Morpio (2003) . It Should'Ve Happened A Long Time Ago (2005) .…

This week In Jazz Legends 41/52

Pat Metheny, Kenny Garrett, Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Lee Konitz, Chick Corea, Pharoah Sanders, John Hicks, Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Milt Jackson, Benny Golson, Art Farmer, NHØP, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers,…

Benson Strictly Guitar

This Day (but in 2011), George Benson releases "Guitar Man" a mostly instrumental album.Now, guitar players are great on CD or streaming, but they are even better on video. By the simple fact that you can watch their fingers. (No you cannot…

This week In Singing Ladies 40/52

Toni Braxton, St. Vincent, Tracy Chapman, Anita O'Day, Julie Andrews, Katie Melua, Mercedes Sosa & Joan Baez, Amália Rodrigues, Mazzy Star, Evanescence, Fiona Apple, Sarah Brightman. They are the 12 Singing Ladies selected among the 300…

We remember Miles Davis. ‘Last Miles’

This day (September 28, 1991), in Santa Monica, California, died Miles Dewey Davis III a.k.a. Miles Davis, a America trumpeter.Digest Tracklist : w/ Chaka Khan – Human Nature (Montreux 1989) . DonT Stop Me Now (Paris 1989) . Time After…

This week In Jazz Legends 53

Roland Hanna, Erroll Garner, Ella Fitzgerald, Bill Evans, Gordon Beck, Kenny Wheeler, Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie, Keith Jarrett, Lee Konitz, Chick Corea , Jaco Pastorius Band, Steve Coleman, Jean Luc Ponty. They are the "Jazz Legends"…

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…

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…

We Remember Emily Remler

May 4, 1990 - Miss Emily Remler, American jazz guitarist passed away aged 32. She is remembered. guitarists John Abercrombie, Mick Goodrick, Emily Remler and John Scofield plus Dave Clark on bass and Marcello Pelliteri on drums share the…

Happy Birthday to Ron Carter. ‘Beau Ron’

This day (May 4, 1937), in Ferndale, Michigan, is born Ron Carter, an American jazz double-bassist. Digest Tracklist : w/ Al Foster & Eli Degibri - United Blues (2019) . Foursight (2018) . You Are My Sunshine (2015) . Golden Striker…