Time Together is a jazz vocal album released in 2011 by Michael Franks with Shanachie Records. It is Franks’ seventeenth album and marked a departure from his previous recordings by being his first with an [More]
Benjamin E. “Benny” Payne (also Bennie Payne , born June 18, 1907 in Philadelphia , † January 2, 1986 in Los Angeles ) was an American jazz pianist , singer and arranger . Payne learned [More]
An album that hearkens back to the golden era of Jazz on Manhattan’s 52nd street, where smoke filled rooms played host to after-hours jam sessions where musicians got together with their peers to play the [More]
“You Don’t Know What Love Is” (Gene DePaul / Don Raye)  from the album Chrissie Hynde – Valve Bone Woe. “The notion of Chrissie Hynde recording a jazz album initially seems odd, even incongruous. Hynde [More]
To Love Somebody is an album by jazz singer-songwriter/pianist Nina Simone. It was released as quickly as possible to prolong the unexpected success of ‘Nuff Said! The title is taken from the Bee Gees song [More]
“Woody Allen’s New Orleans jazz is a combination of mournful blues and lively syncopation played with raw spontaneity. His clarinet tone is downright edgy in the treble clef, although his low-register work is more soulful. [More]
Music to Ease Your Disease is an album by jazz pianist Horace Silver, his fifth and final release on the Silverto label, featuring performances by Silver with Clark Terry, Junior Cook, Ray Drummond, and Billy [More]
“Basin Street Blues” (Spencer Williams) from the Bell Telephone Hour: The American Song, February 2, 1964. Personnel: Louis Armstrong – trumpet, vocals Russell “Big Chief” Moore – trombone Joe Darensbourg – clarinet Billy Kyle – [More]
Track listing: 1 Day By Day 2 The Very Thought Of You 3 Tuxedo Junction 4 Love For Sale 5 On A Clear Day 6 On Green Dolphin Street 7 No Moon At All 8 [More]
“Scrub Me Mama with a Boogie Beat” is a 1941 hit boogie-woogie popular song written by Don Raye. A bawdy, jazzy tune, the song describes a laundry woman from Harlem, New York, United States, whose [More]