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Thad Jones

Quincy Jones starts the recording of ‘The Quintessence’ with his…

Quincy Jones’ ‘The Quintessence’ is an album recorded with his orchestra on November 29, December 18 and 22, 1961. Track Listing : 1.Quintessence (Quincy Jones) – 04:21 . 2.Robot Portrait (Billy Byers) – 05:25 . 3.Little Karen (Benny Golson) – 03:44 . 4.Straight, No Chaser (Thelonious Monk) – 02:26 . 5.For Lena And Lennie (Quincy […]

Frank Sinatra records ‘Sinatra–Basie: An Historic Musical First’…

Frank Sinatra’s ‘Sinatra–Basie: An Historic Musical First’ is his first a studio album with the Count Basie Orchestra, recorded on October 2–3, 1962 by Reprise. Track Listing : 1.Pennies From Heaven (Arthur Johnston, Johnny Burke) – 03:29 . 2.Please Be Kind (Saul Chaplin, Sammy Cahn) – 02:43 . 3.(Love Is) The Tender Trap (Sammy Cahn, […]

Count Basie & Orchestra are back in Juan Les Pins (1968)

July 23, 1968 – Count Basie and his Orchestra featuring Thad Jones, Sonny Cohn, Lennie Johnson, Eugene Young on trumpet; Quentin Jackson, Benny Powell, Henry Coker on trombone; Marshall Royal, Frank Wess, Frank Foster, Charlie Fowlkes, Budd Johnson on reeds, at “Juan Les Pins Jazz Festival” in Antibes France

This week In Jazz Legends (Special Saxophonists) 10

John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, Candy Dulfer, Phil Woods, Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, Paul Desmond, Johnny Griffin, Joe Lovano, Bennie Maupin, Marshall Allen et al, Charlie Rouse, Billy Harper et al. They are the “Jazz Legends (Special Saxophonists)” performers selected among the 287 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. […]

Thad Jones & Mel Lewis bring their big band to Norway (1974)

June 26, 1974 – Thad Jones on flugelhorn and Mel Lewis on drums plus trumpeters Jon Faddis, Steve Furtado, Jim Bossy, Cecil Bridgewater, trombonists Jimmy Knepper, Billy Campbell, Quentin ‘Butter’ Jackson, Dave Taylor, reedmen Jerry Dodgion, Ed Xiques, Billy Harper, Ron Bridgewater, Pepper Adams, pianist Walter Norris and bassist George Mraz will be on stage […]

Blue Note publish Joe Lovano’s ‘I’m All For You,’ a…

Joe Lovano’s ‘I’m All For You’ is a ballads album recorded with Hank Jones, George Mraz and Paul Motian and released on May 4, 2004 by Blue Note. Track Listing : 1.I’M All For You (Joe Lovano) – 07:50 . 2.Don’T Blame Me (Dorothy Fields / Jimmy Mchugh) – 07:51 . 3.Monk’S Mood (Thelonious Monk) […]

On TV today, Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Orchestra on ‘Jazz Casual’…

April 22, 1968 – you do not want to miss the Thad Jones – Mel Lewis Orchestra – that is Thad Jones (cornet); Snooky Young, Richard Williams, Randy Brecker, Danny Moore (tp); Garnett Brown, Benny Powell, Jimmy Knepper, Bob Brookmeyer (tb); Jerry Dodgion (as); Jerome Richardson (as, ss); Seldon Powell, Eddie Daniels (ts); Pepper Adams […]

Tony Bennett records ‘Strike Up the Band’ with Count Basie and his…

Tony Bennett’s ‘Strike Up the Band’ is a studio album recorded on January 3 & 5, 1959 with Count Basie and his Orchestra and first released as ‘Basie Swings, Bennett Sings’ the same year by Roulette. Track Listing : 1.Strike Up The Band (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 01:33 . 2.I Guess I’Ll Have To […]

Kudu Records publish Grover Washington, Jr’s debut album : ‘Inner…

Grover Washington, Jr’s ‘Inner City Blues’ is his debut album produced By Creed Taylor and released on January 3, 1972 by Kudu Records. Track Listing : 1.Inner City Blues (Marvin Gaye) – 07:10 . 2.Georgia On My Mind (Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell) – 04:38 . 3.Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) (Marvin Gaye) – 05:07 . […]