Ella Fitzgerald /Duke Ellington and his Orchestra – Dukes Place February 8, 1966 SR telecast, Circus, Stockholm, Sweden, Cat Anderson, Cootie Williams, Herbie Jones, Mercer Ellington (tp) Lawrence Brown, Chuck Connors, Buster Cooper (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl,ts) Russell Procope (as,cl) Johnny Hodges (as) Paul Gonsalves (ts) Harry Carney (bar,cl,b-cl) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Comfort (b) Gus Johnson (d) The Stockholm Concert, 1966 – Pablo Live
Coleman Hawkins Quartet – The Man I Love November 7, 1955 Coleman Hawkins (ts) Hank Jones (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Shadow Wilson (d) "Phytian Temple", New York, Coleman Hawkins In The 50s – Body & Soul Revisited – Decca
Shirley Horn’s last recorded performances for Verve records were in January of 2005. They didn’t meet her standards so they were never released in an album. However three of those recordings can be found on the release But Beautiful. Roy Hargrove’s trumpet with Shirley Horn on piano January 2005
Shirley Horn – I Didn’t Know What Time It Was January 2005 Manhattan’s Au Bar Roy Hargrove (tp), George Mesterhazy (g), Shirley Horn (p, v), Ed Howard (b), Steve Williams (d) But Beautiful – Verve Note: Shirley Horn had been battling breast cancer and diabetes when she died from complications of a massive stroke October 20th of the same year
Ramsey Lewis - Summertime October, 1965 Live "The Lighthouse", Hermosa Beach, CA, Ramsey Lewis (p) Eldee Young (b) Issac "Redd" Holt (d) The Groover – Cadet 34:00 Graduated from High School in 1954, Lewis' first music job was as an accompanist at the Zion Hill Baptist Church.
The MJQ was established in 1952 and aside from Connie Kay replacing Kenny Clarke as drummer in 55 stayed together until 1974. Although they got back together in 1981 what they at the time thought would be their last concert was at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall.
Modern Jazz Quartet - Really True Blues November 25, 1974 Concert "Avery Fisher Hall", New York, Milt Jackson (vib) John Lewis (p) Percy Heath (b) Connie Kay (d) The Last Concert – Atlantic
Frank Sinatra with the Red Norvo Quintet – Night And Day West Melbourne Stadium, Australia, March 31, 1959 Frank Sinatra (vcl) acc by Jerry Dodgion (as) Red Norvo (vib) Bill Miller (p) Jimmy Wyble (g) Red Wooten (b) John Markham (d) + a local orchestra added Live in Australia, 1959 - Blue Note
Count Basie and his Orchestra - One O'clock Jump "Jazzfest", New Orleans, LA, June 6, 1969 Gene Goe, Sonny Cohn, Al Aarons, Oscar Brashear (tp) Grover Mitchell, Richard Boone, Frank Hooks (tb) Bill Hughes (btb) Marshal Royal (as,cl) Bobby Plater (as,fl) Eric Dixon (ts,fl) Eddie Lockjaw Davis (ts) Charles Fowlkes (bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Norman Keenan (b) Harold Jones (d) plus special guests Clark Terry (tp) Buddy Tate (ts) Jazzfest Masters - Scott Bros
74 years ago this week June 30, 1937 Count Basie - Swing, Brother Swing radio broadcast "Savoy Ballroom" Buck Clayton (tp,arr) Ed Lewis, Bobby Moore (tp) Eddie Durham (tb,g,arr) George Hunt, Dan Minor (tb) Earl Warren (as,bassax) Herschel Evans (ts) Lester Young (ts,cl) Jack Washington (alto,bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Walter Page (b) Jo Jones (d) Jimmy Rushing, Billie Holiday (vcl) Jimmy Mundy (arr) Lady Day’s 25 Greatest - ASV
George Wein (Ween) created the Newport Jazz festival in 1954 and went on to start a number of festivals in other cities, including the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and the Playboy Jazz Festival in Los Angeles, and also established the Newport Folk Festival. The Newport Jazz Festival moved from Newport Rhode Island to New York in the 70s but is now held again in Newport Rhode Island and again produced by 84-year-old George Wein. This year’s event takes place over the first Friday Saturday and Sunday in August and features Esparanza Spaulding, Joey DeFrancesco, Joshua Redman and many others
George Wein (ween) and the Newport All Stars – Just You Just Me Live "Newport Jazz Festival", Newport, Rhode Island, July 6, 1963 Ruby Braff (tp) Bud Freeman (ts) George Wein (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Roy Haynes (d) Happy Birthday Newport – 50 Swinging Years – Sony
The Three Sounds – Funky Pullet March 6, 1970 Live the "It Club", Los Angeles, Gene Harris (p) Nyimbo Henry Franklin (b,perc) Carl Burnett (d,cga,tamb) Live At The “It” Club - Blue Note Note: A pullet is a young female chicken
The Dave Brubeck Quartet – When Your Smiling "Storyville", Boston, July 22, 1954 Paul Desmond (as) Dave Brubeck (p) Ron Crotty (b) Joe Dodge (d) At Storyville 1954 – Fresh Sound – Spain
The father of John Pizzarelli, guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli started his professional career in 1944 with Vaughan Monroe’s band. He was a member of Johnny Carson’s Tonight show band in the 60s and began recording as a leader in the 70s. He is 85 years old now. Nine years ago he was caught live at a small New York night club called The Makor.
Bucky Pizzarelli – Blues In The Closet – (Too Marvelous For Words) on the CD February, 2001 Makor, New York City Bucky Pizzarelli (g), Peter Appleyard (vibes) Allen Vache (cl) Michael Moore (b) Bernard Purdie (d) Swing Live – Chesky
Tony Bennett acc by The Ralph Sharon Trio - Steppin' Out With My Baby Tony Bennett (vcl) acc by Ralph Sharon (p) Doug Richeson (b) Clayton Cameron (d) Unplugged – Columbia
Lambert, Hendricks & Bavan - Doodlin' September 6, 1962 Live "Basin Street East", New York, Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, Yolande Bavan (vcl) acc by : Pony Poindexter (sop,as) Gildo Mahones (p) George Tucker (b) Jimmie Smith (d) Swingin' Till The Girls Come Home – RCA
Lester Young Quartet - Lullaby Of Birdland December 7 & 8, 1956 Washington, D.C., Lester Young (ts) Bill Potts (p) Norman Williams (b) Jim Lucht (d) Lester Young In Washington D.C. 1956 – Pablo
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - Diminuendo In Blue And Crescendo In Blue Jazz Festival, Newport, R.I., July 7, 1956 Clark Terry, Cat Anderson (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl,ts) Johnny Hodges (as) Russell Procope (as,cl) Paul Gonsalves (ts) Harry Carney (bar,cl,b-cl) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (d) Billy Strayhorn (p-1), same pers but Jimmy Grissom (vcl), Willie Cook (tp) Ray Nance (tp) Ellington At Newport - Columbia