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PostPosted: Fri March 25 2011 04:25 PM
by jazzjester
February 28, 1966 Jimmy McGriff Orchestra - Everyday [I have the blues] Jimmy Nottingham, Burt Collins, Irving "Marky" Markowitz, Joe Newman (tp) J.J. Johnson, Wayne Andre, Dick Hixson (tb) Tony Studd (b-tb) Jerome Richardson, Frank Wess (as) Budd Johnson, Frank Foster (ts) Seldon Powell (bar) Jimmy Griff (org) Kenny Burrell, Thornell Schwartz (g) Richard Davis, Chet Amsterdam (b) Grady Tate (d) A Tribute To Count Basie – Blue Note

Frank Sinatra - All Or Nothing At All May 1966 Frank Sinatra (vcl) acc by unknown orchestra, Nelson Riddle (arr,cond) Strangers In The Night - Reprise

Buddy Bregmann and his Orchestra – The Wild Party December 1956 Pete Candoli, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn (tp) Milt Bernhart, Lloyd Ulyate, Frank Rosolino, George Roberts (tb) Herb Geller, Bud Shank (as) Georgie Auld, Bob Cooper, Ben Webster (ts) Jimmy Giuffre (bar) Andre Previn (p) Al Hendrickson (g) Joe Mondragon (b) Alvin Stoller (d) Swinging Kicks - Verve

44 years ago today February 22, 1967 Buddy Rich - Love For Sale (pm arr) Chuck Findley, Yoshito Murakami, John Sottile, Bobby Shew (tp) Ron Myers, Bill Wimberly, Jim Trimble (tb) Ernie Watts, Quin Davis (as,fl) Marty Flax, Jay Corre (ts,cl,fl) Bob Keller (bar) Ray Starling (p) Richie Resnicoff (g) Jimmy Gannon (b) Buddy Rich (d) Cathy Rich (vcl) Bill Holman, Bill Potts, Shorty Rogers, Pete Myers, Harry Betts, Bob Florence, Don Piestrup, Oliver Nelson (arr) Big Swing Face – Pacific

February 21 Nina Simone, b.1933 Classically trained pianist switched to jazz and crossed over into many other genres of music

Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares For Me 1957 Nina Simone (vcl,p) Jimmy Bond (b) Albert "Tootie" Heath (d) Little Girl Blue - Bethleham

February 23, 1956 Barney Kessel - Easy Like Buddy Collette (fl,as) Claude Williamson (p) Barney Kessel (g) Red Mitchell (b) Shelly Manne (d) Easy Like - Contemporary

Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet – No Moe October 1953 Sonny Rollins (ts) Milt Jackson (vib) John Lewis (p) Percy Heath (b) Kenny Clarke (d) The Artistry Of The Modern Jazz Quartet - Prestige

Annie Ross – Between The The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea April 1952 Annie Ross (vcl) acc by Milt Jackson (vib) Blossom Dearie (p) Percy Heath (b) Kenny Clarke (d) Giants Of Jazz – Jazz Singers – Savoy

February 22 Rex Stewart, b.1907 A star in Duke Ellington’s band for 11 years beginning in 1934. Rex Stewart toured and led sessions of his own in the mid 40s. In the early 50s he semi retired to run a farm but in the late 50s returned to the music business to lead sessions, dj several radio shows, lecture and write about Jazz

Rex Stewart and his Orchestra – Dreamers Blues July 1945 Rex Stewart (cnt) Tyree Glenn (tb) Earl Bostic (as) Cecil Scott (bar,ts) Dave Rivera (p) Brick Fleagle (g) Junior Raglin (b) J.C. Heard (d) Trumpet Jive – Prestige

February 24 David Fathead Newman, b.1933 Worked with Ray Charles' band from 1954-1964, while concurrently recording as a leader and a sideman

Ray Charles – Rockhouse November 1956 Ray Charles (vcl,p) acc by Joe Bridgewater, John Hunt (tp) David "Fathead" Newman (as,ts) Emmett Dennis (bar) William Peeples (d) Richard Payne (b) Blues + Jazz – Rhino

Joe Williams – Love Without Money November 16, 1988 Joe Williams (vcl) acc by Shirley Horn (vcl,p) Charles Ables (b) Steve Williams (d) Ultimate Joe Williams - Verve

Lester Young with the Oscar Peterson Trio – I Can’t Give You Anything But Love November 1952 Lester Young (ts,vcl) Oscar Peterson (p) Barney Kessel (g) Ray Brown (b) J.C. Heard (d) Lester Young with the Oscar Peterson Trio – Verve How do you not play Lester Young this close to Presidents Day? 51:00

Trumpet man Joe Wilder, turned 89 today February 22 1922. Wilder’s ability to tell a story with his horn is a trait he says that was fueled by one of his original inspirations Benny Carter.

Benny Carter - Things Ain't What They Used To Be August 1985 Joe Wilder (flhrn) Benny Carter (as) Scott Hamilton (ts) Gene Harris (p) Ed Bickert (g) John Clayton (b) Jimmie Smith (d) A Gentleman And His Music – Concord

February 1963 Duke Ellington and his Orchestra – Lay By Cootie Williams, Cat Anderson, Roy Burrows (tp) Ray Nance (tp,vln,vcl) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl,ts) Russell Procope (as,cl) Johnny Hodges (as) Paul Gonsalves (ts) Harry Carney (bar,b-cl,cl) Duke Ellington (p) Ernie Shepard (b,vcl) Sam Woodyard (d) "Olympia Theatre", Paris, France, The Great Paris Concert – Atlantic

Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra – Happy Go Lucky Local Wynton Marsalis trumpet August 1998 The Supper Club NYC Live In Swing City – Swingin With Duke – Columbia

Erroll Garner Trio - Mack The Knife August 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, Erroll Garner (p) Eddie Calhoun (b) Kelly Martin (d) One World Concert – Reprise

The 83rd annual Academy Awards ceremony is Sunday night. Here is a set with the stage and screen in mind

Diana Krall - Broadway September 1994 Diana Krall (vcl,p) acc by Christian McBride (b) Lewis Nash (d) Only Trust Your Heart - Verve

Dave Brubeck – When You Wish Upon A Star August 1957 Paul Desmond (as) Dave Brubeck (p) Norman Bates (b) Joe Morello (d) Dave Digs Disney – Columbia Introduced in the 1940 Walt Disney film Pinocchio. Won the Academy Award for Best Original Song that year.

Fred Astaire – Oh Lady Be Good December 1952 Fred Astaire (vcl) acc by Charlie Shavers (tp) Flip Phillips (ts) Oscar Peterson (p, celeste) Barney Kessel (g) Ray Brown (b) Alvin Stoller (d) Fred Astaire’s Finest Hour – Verve A George and Ira Gershwin song that was included in the 1924 Broadway musical of the same name starring Fred Astaire.

February 22, 1960 Henry Mancini Orchestra – The Beat Conrad Gozzo, Pete Candoli, Frank Beach, Graham Young (tp) Vince DeRosa, Sinclair Lott, John Graas, Richard Perissi, Herman Lebow, George Price (fhr) Dick Nash, Jimmy Priddy, John Halliburton, Karl DeKarske (tb) Ted Nash, Ronnie Lang, Gene Cipriano, Wilbur Schwartz, Harry Klee (woodwinds,reeds) Victor Feldman (vib,maraccas) Larry Bunker (vib) John Williams (p) Bob Bain (g) Rollie Bundock (b) Jack Sperling (d) Henry Mancini (dir) coll. pers. Martinis With Mancini - RCA

February 23, 1956 Anita O'Day - The Getaway And The Chase Anita O'Day (vcl) acc by Milt Bernhart, Lloyd Elliott, Joe Howard, Si Zentner (tb) Paul Smith (p) Barney Kessel (g) Joe Mondragon (b) Alvin Stoller (d) Corky Hale (harp) + strings, Buddy Bregman (arr,dir) Pick Yourself Up - Verve

Count Basie and his Orchestra – The James Bond Theme December 1965 Wallace Davenport, Sonny Cohn, Al Aarons, Phil Guilbeau (tp) Grover Mitchell, Henderson Chambers, Al Grey (tb) Bill Hughes (b-tb) Marshal Royal (as,cl) Bobby Plater (as,fl,arr) Eric Dixon (ts,fl,arr) Eddie Lockjaw Davis (ts) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Count Basie (p,org-1) Freddie Green (g) Norman Keenan (b) Same pers but Arthur Prysock (vcl) Mort Gerson (arr) Billy Byers (arr) Frank Foster (arr), on all titles Sonny Payne (d) rest same with Chico O'Farrill, George Williams (arr) Basie Meets Bond – United Artists

Sarah Vaughan - Bye Bye (Peter Gunn Theme) December 1964 Sarah Vaughan (vcl) with orchestra, including Bud Shank (as) & prob. Bob James (p) Bill Holman (arr, cond) Sings The Mancini Song Book – Mercury

Stanley Wilson Orchestra - The Mugger March 1959 Pete Candoli, Frank Beach, Maurice Harris, Don Fagerquist (tp) Frank Rosolino (tb) Pete Carpenter (tb,arr) Joe Howard, George Roberts (tb) Benny Carter (as,sop-1,arr) John Towner Williams (p,arr) Red Mitchell (b) or Joe Mondragon (b) Alvin Stoller (d) Stanley Wilson (cond) Benny Carter - All of Me- RCA:

Mundell Lowe - 77 Sunset Strip February 3, 4 & 5, 1959 Donald Byrd (tp) Jimmy Cleveland (tb) Herbie Mann (fl,ts) Tony Scott (cl,bar) Eddie Costa (p,vib) Mundell Lowe (g) Don Payne (b) Ed Shaughnessy (d)
New York, TV Action Jazz – Lone Hill