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On January 16, 2021.

On January 16, 2021, Julian Clifford Mance, Jr. aka Junior Mance died aged 92. He was musician (piano) and composer, one of the main figures of the Hard bop jazz scene. He recorded and performed with some of the biggest names of jazz, blues and soul music including Gene Amons, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Sonny Stitt, Dinah Washington, Wynton Kelly, Cannonball Adderley, Dexter Gordon, Nat Adderley, Joe Gordon, Bennie Green, Al Grey, Ernie Andrews, Johnny Griffin, Art Blakey, Cliford Brown, Benny Carter, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Cleveland, Arnett Cobb, Red Holloway, Jose James, Ray Crawford, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Eddie Jefferson, Aretha Franklin, Etta Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Irene Kral, Jay Leonhart, Les McCann, Paul Gonsalves, Howard McGhee, The Metronomes, Virgil Gonsalves, James Moody, Wild Bill Moore, Barbara Morrison, Sandy Mosse, Leo Parker, Ken Peplowski, Billie Poole, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Alvin Queen, Jimmy Scott, Arnold Sterling, Sonny Stitt, Clark Terry, Frank Vignola, Wilbur Ware, Ben Webster, Joe Williams, Marion Williams, and Leo Wright. As leader, Monce released 56 albums (live and studio). In 2007, Mance and his wife Gloria started their own record label “JunGlo”.

In December 1957.

In December 1957, “Andex” label released “Mucho Calor”, an album by Conte Candoli and Art Pepper. It was recorded in October 1957, at “Forum Theatre” in Los Angeles.

Personnel:

  • Conte Candoli – trumpet, arranger 
  • Art Pepper – alto saxophone, arranger
  • Bill Perkins – tenor saxophone
  • Russ Freeman – piano
  • Ben Tucker – bass
  • Chuck Flores – drums
  • Jack Costanzo, Mike Pacheko – bongos, congas
  • Benny Carter – arranger 
  • Bill Holman – arranger 
  • Johnny Mandel – arranger

Track listing:

  1. Mucho Calor – Bill Holman
  2. Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert
  3. Mambo de la Pinta – Art Pepper
  4. I’ll Remember April – Gene de Paul, Don Raye
  5. Vaya Hombre Vaya – Bill Holman
  6. I Love You – Cole Porter
  7. Mambo Jumbo – Conte Candoli
  8. Old Devil Moon – Burton Lane, Yip Harburg
  9. Pernod – Johnny Mandel
  10. That Old Black Magic – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer

In June 1979.

In June 1979, “Pablo” label released “Classy Pair”, the 50th Ella Fitzgerald album. It was recorded in February 1979 and was produced by Norman Granz.

Personnel:

  • Ella Fitzgerald– vocals

The Count Basie Orchestra

  • Count Basie– piano
  • Ray Brown– trumpet
  • Sonny Cohn– trumpet
  • Pete Minger– trumpet
  • Nolan Andrew Smith– trumpet
  • Bill Hughes– trombone
  • Mel Wanzo– trombone
  • Dennis Wilson– trombone
  • Mitchell “Booty” Wood– trombone
  • Bobby Plater– alto saxophone
  • Danny Turner– alto saxophone
  • Eric Dixon– tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Hing– tenor saxophone
  • Charlie Fowlkes– baritone saxophone
  • Freddie Green– guitar
  • John Clayton– double bass
  • Butch Miles– drums
  • Benny Carter– arranger, conductor

Track listing:

  1. Honeysuckle Rose – Andy Razaf, Fats Waller
  2. My Kind of Trouble is You – Benny Carter, Paul Vandervoort II
  3. Teach Me Tonight – Sammy Cahn, Gene de Paul
  4. Organ Grinder’s Swing – Will Hudson, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish
  5. Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me – Rube Bloom, Ted Koehler
  6. I’m Getting Sentimental Over You – George Bassman, Ned Washington
  7. Ain’t Misbehavin – Harry Brooks, Andy Razaf, Fats Waller
  8. Just A-Sittin’ and A-Rockin’ – Duke Ellington, Lee Gaines, Billy Strayhorn
  9. Sweet Lorraine – Cliff Burwell, Mitchell Parish

On April 28, 1998.

On April 28, 1998, “Telarc” label released “Oscar and Benny”, album by Oscar Peterson and Benny Green. It was recorded in September 1997, and was produced by Robert Woods and Elaine Marlone.

Personnel:

  • Oscar Peterson– piano
  • Benny Green– piano
  • Ray Brown– double bass
  • Gregory Hutchinson– drums

Track listing:

  1. For All We Know – Fred Coots, Sam M. Lewis
  2. When Lights Are Low – Benny Carter, Spencer Williams
  3. Yours Is My Heart Alone – Ludwig Herzer, Franz Lehár, Beda Fritz Loehner
  4. Here’s That Rainy Day – Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
  5. The More I See You – Mack Gordon, Harry Warren
  6. Limehouse Blues – Philip Braham, Douglas Furber
  7. Easy Does It – Sy Oliver, Trummy Young
  8. Someday My Prince Will Come – Frank Churchill, Larry Morey
  9. Scrapple from the Apple – Charlie Parker
  10. Jitterbug Waltz – Richard Maltby, Jr., Fats Waller
  11. Barbara’s Blues – Oscar Peterson

On May 6, 2004.

On May 6, 2004, Barney Kessel died aged 80. He was jazz guitarist, noted for his inversions and chord-based melodies. In his successful solo career he has recorded 31 album as a leader, was member of the group of session musicians  The Wrecking Crew, and has performed with many famous musicians including Georgie Auld, Chet Baker, Louis Bellson, Benny Carter, Buddy Collette, Harry Edison, Roy Eldridge, Ella Fitzgerald, Hampton Hawes, Woody Herman, Billie Holiday, Milt Jackson, Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Oliver Nelson, Anita O’Day, Art Pepper, Zoot Sims, Shorty Rogers, Sonny Rollins and Pete Rugolo.

 

On January 6, 1993.

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On January 6, 1993, John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie died aged 75. He was musician, singer, composer and bandleader, trumpet virtuoso and improviser,  regarded as one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time. Together with Charlie Parker, Gillespie was major figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz. He has recorded and performed with some of the most important musicians in the jazz history, including Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Stan Getz, Sonny Stit,Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins,Benny Golson, Bobby Hackett, Mary Lou Williams, Willie Ruff, Dwike Mitchell, Art Blakey, Al McKibbon, Thelonious Monk, Kai Winding, Joe Turner, Roy Eldridge, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Clark Terry, Oscar Peterson, John Lewis, Hank Jones, Percy Heath, Roy Eldridge,  Machito, Benny Carter, Lalo Schifrin, Count Basie, Freddie Hubbard,  Arturo Sandoval, Phil Woods, Moe Koffman, United Nation Orchestra, Jackie McLean, Percy Heath, Ron Holloway, Ed Cherry, John Lee, Ignacio Berroa, Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Mike Longo, Manhattan Transfer,  Carmen McRae, Katie Bell Nubin,  Mongo Santamaria, Woody Shaw, Lillian Terry and Randy Weston.

 

On September 29, 2015.

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On September 29, 2015, Philip Wells Woods died aged 83. He was a musician (alto saxophone, clarinet) composer, bandleader,  in his almost 60 years long career, he has performed with some of the biggest names of jazz and popular music, including Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Donald Byrd, Gene Quill, Hal Stein, Sahib Shihab, Michel Legrand, Lew Tabackin, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Carter, Gordon Beck, Benjamin Koppel, Alex Riel, Grace Kelly, Monty Alexander, Evan Gregor, Bill Goodwin, and Jordan Perlson.