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Summertime

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 ’90s Throwback’ 04

The Smashing Pumpkins, Macy Gray,Portishead, The Rolling Stones, Morrissey, Queen, Zapp, Roger, Beastie Boys, Dj Jazzy Jeff, The Fresh Prince, Mary J. Blige. They are the '90s Throwback' artists selected among the 307 Posts we publish this…

This week In ’90s Throwback’ 03

Macy Gray, Terence Trent D'Arby / Sananda Maitreya, Jamiroquai, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Lopez, DJ Jazzy Jeff, The Fresh Prince, Ice Cube, Kid Rock, Metallica, Limp Bizkit, The Smashing Pumpkins, Morrissey. They are the '90s Throwback'…

Happy Birthday Jon Faddis. ‘The Dizzyple’

This day (July 24, 1953), in Oakland, California, is born Jon Faddis, an American jazz trumpet player and conductor.Digest Tracklist : w/ Barcelona Jazz Orquestra - Groovin' For Nat (2020) . w/ Melissa Aldana - New picture (2017) . I…

We remember Billie Holiday. ‘Billie Queen’

This day (July 17, 1959), in New York City, New York, died Eleanora Harris a.k.a Billie Holiday, an American jazz singer and songwriter.Digest Tracklist : My Man . Strange Fruit . What A Little Moonlight Can Do (1958) . Don't Explain…

We remember Ray Brown. ‘Jazz Celloist’

This day (July 2, 2002), in Indianapolis, Indiana, died Ray Brown, an American jazz double bassist,Digest Tracklist : Black Orpheus (2001) . Ray'S New Funk (2000) . Blue Monk . Summertime . w/ John Clayton - Five O'Clock Whistle (1994) .…

Happy Birthday Donald Harrison. ‘Sax Donald’

This day (June 23, 1960), in New Orleans, Louisiana, is born Donald Harrison, an American jazz saxophonist.Digest Tracklist : Big Chief (2019) . Charlie Parker w Strings (2018) . Cherokee (2016) . Hu Ta Nay (2015) . w/ Christian Scott –…

We All remember Ella Fitzgerald. ‘Hello Ella’

This day (June 15, 1996), in Beverly Hills, California, died Ella Fitzgerald, an American jazz singer, also known as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella.Digest Tracklist : Mack The Knife . w/ Frank Sinatra - The Lady Is A…

This week In Jazz Legends 07

Chet Baker, Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey, Lester Bowie, Henry Mancini, Art Blakey, Jazz Messengers, Marcus Miller, Gil Evans Orchestra, Roy Hargrove, Karriem Riggins, Spyro Gyra. They are the "Jazz Legends"…

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…

This week In Jazz Legends 51

John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, Jimmy Smith, Count Basie, Joshua Redman, Benny Golson, Freddie Hubbard, Stan Getz, Michel Legrand, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Toots Thielemans, Fred Hersch, Diane Schuur. They are…

We remember Sarah Vaughan. ‘Define The Divine’

This day (April 3, 1990), in Hidden Hills, California, died Sarah Lois Vaughan a.k.a. Sarah Vaughan, an American singer, nicknamed 'Sailor Sassy' and 'The Divine One'Digest Tracklist : George Gershwin Medley . On A Clear Day (1990) . Round…

Singing (and Playing) With George Benson

George Benson whose birthday is today - Happy Birthday BTW - has played guitar or sang with a myriad of artists, either jazz or soul. We have selected twelve of them : Rachelle Ferrell , Marcus Miller, Al Jarreau, Carlos Santana, Jill…

Happy Birthday Courtney Pine. ‘English Pine’

This day (March 18, 1964), in London, England, is born Courtney Pine, an English saxophone , flute, clarinet, bass clarinet and keyboards player.Tracklist : w/ The Inner City Ensemble Captain Green (2018) . w/ Omar (2017) . Liamuiga…

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…

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) .…

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/…