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We remember Ray Barretto. ‘The Other Road’

This day (February 17, 2006), in Hoboken, New Jersey, died Ray Barretto, a Puerto Rican conga player. Tracklist : Live In Paris . Libertad Spirit . Irresistible . Cocinando . w/ Celia Cruz & Adalberto Santiago – Nadie Se Salva De La Rumba . w/ Ruben Blades – Canto Abacua . Todo Se Va A […]

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 Jimmy Smith. ‘Jimmy Moved On’

This day (February 8, 2005), in Scottsdale, Arizona, died Jimmy Smith,a jazz musician whose performances on the Hammond B-3 electric organ helped to popularize the instrument. Tracklist : The Cat . Watermelon Man (2004) . St Thomas (1992) . w/ Kenny Burrell – Got My Mojo Workin’ (1993) . Honky Tonk . The Sermon (1964) […]

We remember Mahalia Jackson. ‘The Gospel Of MJ’

This day (January 27, 1972), in Evergreen Park, Illinois, died Mahalia Jackson,an African-American gospel contre-alto singer referred to as ‘The Queen of Gospel’. Tracklist : Silent Night . Trouble Of The World . Jesus And The Woman At The Well (1961) . Amazing Grace . Down By The Riverside . Mahalia Jackson & Nat King […]

Happy Birthday Anita Baker. ‘Enraptured’

This day (January 26, 1958), in Toledo, Ohio, is born Anita Baker,an American R&B/soul jazz singer. Tracklist : The Impossible Dream (2009) . Tracks Of My Tears (2008) . Summertime . w/ Mary J. Blige . Body & Soul . Sweet Love . w/ George Duke – God Bless The Child (1987) . w/ Paul […]

George Benson records ‘In Concert-Carnegie Hall,’ a live album…

George Benson’s ‘In Concert-Carnegie Hall’ is a live album recorded on January 11, 1975, produced by Creed Taylor and released the same year by CTI. Track Listing : 1.Take Five (Paul Desmond)- 05:37 . 2.Summertime (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) – 07:24 . 3.Gone George Benson) – 10:28 . 4.Sky Dive (Freddie Hubbard) – 06:57 . […]

This week In One-Off Collaborations 06

Daft Punk & Pharrel Williams, D’Angelo & David Sanborn, Trombone Shorty & Cyril Neville, Dave Matthews & Trey Anastasio, Peter Gabriel, Natalie Merchant & Michael Stipe, Jean Luc Ponty, John Mclaughlin & Zakir Hussain, Aretha Franklin & Lou Rawls, Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash & Carl Perkins, Billy Joel & Jimmy Fallon, Joe Bonamassa & Andy […]

Happy Birthday Trombone Shorty. ‘Troy Story’

This day (January 2, 1986), in New Orleans, Louisiana, is born Troy Andrews a.k.a Trombone Shorty, a trombone and trumpet player from New Orleans. Tracklist : Do to Me, When the Saints Go Marching In (2019) . Brain Stew, Bulls On Parade (2018) . Where It At? (2017) . St. James Infirmary (2015) . @ […]

We remember Oscar Peterson. ‘And The Oscar Goes To …’

This day (December 23, 2007), in Mississauga, Ontario, died Oscar Peterson, a Canadian jazz pianist and composer. Tracklist : Cakewalk (2004) . Take the A Train . w/ Count Basie – Jumpin’ At The Woodside . w/ Joe Pass – You Look Good to Me . Sweet Georgia Brown [1985] . C Jam Blues (1964) […]

This week In Jazz Legends 29

Anita O’Day, Jon Hendricks, Mel Torme, Weather Report, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Joshua Redman, Roy Eldridge, Benny Carter, Don Byas, Coleman Hawkins, Jo Jones, Bill Evans, Ella Fitzgerald, Paul Desmond, Charlie Haden. They are the “Jazz Legends” performers selected among the 257 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. […]

Paul Desmond records ‘Summertime,’ an album for CTI (1969)

Paul Desmond’s ‘Summertime’ is an album recorded on October 10, 16 & 24, November 5 & 20 and December 26, 1968 and released in 1969 By Cti. Track Listing : 1.Samba (Struttin’) With Some Barbeque (Louis Armstrong, Don Raye) – 04:26 . 2.Olvidar (Don Sebesky) – 05:33 . 3.Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (John Lennon, Paul Mccartney) – […]

Happy Birthday Patricia Barber. ‘Barber Blue’

This day (November 8, 1955), in Chicago, Illinois, is born Patricia Barber, an American jazz and blues singer, pianist, songwriter, and bandleader. Digest Tracklist : In Your Own Sweet Way (2017) . Light my fire (2013) . A Case of You (2012) . If I Were Blue (2010) . You’re The Top (2008) . Use […]

Happy Birthday Lou Donaldson. ‘Blues Walking With Lou’

This day (November 1, 1926), in Badin, North Carolina, is born Lou Donaldson, an American jazz alto saxophonist. Digest Tracklist : Whiskey Drinkin’ Woman’ (2015) . Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky (2013) . Blues Walk . w/ Lonnie Smith – Alligator Boogaloo (2004) . What a wonderful world . Laura (1994) . w/ Arnett […]

This week In Jazz Legends (“Jazz tours Europe”) 25

John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Horace Silver, Herbie Hancock, Mwandishi, Benny Goodman, Gil Evans, Freddie Hubbard, Sun Ra, Joe Pass, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Sonny Rollins, Joe Lovano,Terence Blanchard. They are the “Jazz Legends (“Jazz tours Europe”)” performers selected among the 310 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy! Tracklist […]

Annie Lennox releases her sixth album : ‘Nostalgia’ (2014)

Annie Lennox’ “Nostalgia” is her sixth studio album featuring a collection of her favourite songs from youth and released on October 27, 2014, Track Listing : 1.Memphis In June (Paul Francis Webster, Hoagy Carmichael) – 02:47 . 2.Georgia On My Mind (Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell) – 03:55 . 3.I Put A Spell On You (Screamin’ […]

John Coltrane finishes the recording of ‘My Favorite Things,’ an…

John Coltrane’s ‘My Favorite Things’ is his seventh (and his first where he plays soprano) album recorded on October 21, 24, 26, 1960 and released In March 1961 by Atlantic. Track Listing : 1.My Favorite Things (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Richard Rodgers) – 13:41 . 2.Everytime We Say Goodbye (Cole Porter) – 05:39 . 3.Summertime (Ira […]

Chrysalis publish Robbie Williams’ seventh studio album :…

Robbie Williams’ ‘Rudebox’ is his seventh studio album featuring William Orbit, Mark Ronson & Pet Shop Boys and released on October 23, 2006 by Chrysalis Track Listing : 1.Rudebox (Robbie Williams, Kelvin Andrews, Danny Spencer, Bill Laswell, Carl Aiken, William Collins, Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare) – 04:45 . 2.Viva Life On Mars (Robbie Williams, Andrews […]

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) […]

Kendrick Lamar releases his second album : ‘Good Kid, M.A.A.D City’…

Kendrick Lamar’s “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” is his second studio album released on October 22, 2012 by Top Dawg Entertainment / Aftermath Entertainment & Interscope Records. Track Listing : 1.Sherane A.K.A Master Splinter’S Daughter (Kendrick Kendrick Duckworth, Christopher Whitacre, Justin Henderson) – 04:33 . 2.Bitch, Don’T Kill My Vibe (Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Spears, Robin Braun, […]