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Summertime

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. . They are Rachelle Ferrell , Marcus Miller, Al Jarreau, Carlos…

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/…

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…

Happy Birthday Annie Lennox

December 25, 19** - Miss Annie Lennox, Scottish singer & songwriter, one half of Eurythmics with David A. Stewart is @)_!. Happy Birthday MissEurythmics' 'Be Yourself Tonight' feat. "Would I Lie to You?" is their fifth album released on…

This week In Jazz Legends 47/52

Anita O'Day, Jon Hendricks, Mel Torme, Weather Report, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Joshua Redman, Roy Eldridge, Benny Carter, Don Byas, Coleman Hawkins, Jo Jones , Bill Evans, Ella Fitzgerald, Paul Desmond, Charlie HadenThey…

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/ Michael Olatuja & Lionel Loueke - Soki (2020) . w/ Chucho Valdés – My Foolish Heart (2019) . w/ Makoto Ozone – In…

We remember Janis Joplin. ‘Moved Over’

This day (October 4, 1970), in Hollywood, California, died Janis Joplin, an American singer with (and without) Big Brother and the Holding Company, and later as a solo artist.Digest Tracklist : Cry Baby (1970) . Summertime (1969) . To…

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…