Swing into the holiday spirit with BIG BAND HOLIDAYS II, the sequel to the critically acclaimed 2015 release from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Featuring original arrangements of holiday classics selected [More]
The special service of the war department presents Downbeat! Track listings: 1. Introduction 0:00 2. Theme Song (Melancholy Lullaby) 0:33 3. Fish Fry 1:06 4. Why Don´t You Do Right?  4:01 5. Sleep 6:11 6. [More]
Our Shining Hour is a 1965 studio album by Sammy Davis Jr., accompanied by the Count Basie Orchestra, arranged by Quincy Jones. Track listing: “My Shining Hour” (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 2:10 “Teach Me [More]
Serenade to Sweden is an album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington and vocalist Alice Babs recorded in 1963 and released on the Reprise label in 1966. The album was released on CD [More]
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]