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On March 9, 1986.

On March 9, 1986, “Black Hawk Records” label released “Voyage”, the 99th Stan Getz album. It was recorded in 1985, at “Music Annex Recording Studio” in Menlo Park, California, and was produced by Herb Wong.

Personnel:

  • Stan Getz- tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Barron- piano
  • George Mraz– bass
  • Victor Lewis- drums
  • Herb Wong – line notes
  • Roger Seibel – mastering
  • Babatunde Lea– percussion
  • Phil Edwards – mixing engineer
  • Jim Dean – assistant engineer

Track listing:

  1. I Wanted to Stay – Victor Lewis
  2. I Thought About You – Jimmy Van Heusen
  3. Yesterdays – Jerome Kern
  4. Dreams – Kenny Barron
  5. Falling in Love – Victor Feldman
  6. Voyage – Kenny Barron
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On March 4, 1957.

On March 4, 1957, “Columbia” label released “’Round About Midnight”, the 28th Miles Davis album. It was recorded October 26, 1955, June 5 – September 10, 1956, at “Columbia Studios” in New York City, and was produced by George Avakian.

Personnel:

  • Miles Davis – trumpet
  • John Coltrane– tenor saxophone
  • Red Garland– piano
  • Paul Chambers– double bass
  • Philly Joe Jones– drums
  • George Avakian– liner notes
  • Frank Laico – engineer
  • Teo Macero– mastering
  • Aram Avakian, Don Hunstein, Dennis Stock– photography

Track listing:

  1. Round Midnight – Thelonious Monk, Bernie Hanighen, Cootie Williams
  2. Ah-Leu-Cha – Charlie Parker
  3. All of You – Cole Porter
  4. Bye Bye Blackbird – Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson
  5. Tadd’s Delight – Tadd Dameron
  6. Dear Old Stockholm – traditional, arranged by Stan Getz

In April 1963.

In April 1963, “Verve” label released “Jazz Samba Encore!”, album by Stan Getz and Luiz Bonfá. It was recorded in February 1963, in “Webster Hall” in New York City, and was produced by Creed Taylor. The album cover painting was by  Olga Albizu.

Personnel:

  • Stan Getz– tenor saxophone
  • Luiz Bonfá– guitar
  • Antonio Carlos Jobim– guitar, piano
  • George Duvivier, Tommy Williams, Don Payne – bass
  • Paulo Ferreira, Jose Carlos, Dave Bailey– drums
  • Maria Toledo – vocals, brief vocalise

Track listing:

  1. Sambalero – Luiz Bonfá
  2. Só Danço Samba(I Only Dance Samba) – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes
  3. Insensatez(How Insensitive)  Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes
  4. O Morro Não Tem Vez (Favela) – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes
  5. Samba de Duas Notas (Two Note Samba) – Luiz Bonfá – reference to Jobim’s One Note Samba
  6. Menina Flor – Luiz Bonfá, Maria Toledo
  7. Mania de Maria – Luiz Bonfá, Maria Toledo
  8. Saudade Vem Correndo – Luiz Bonfá, Maria Toledo
  9. Um Abração no Getz (A Tribute to Getz) – Luiz Bonfá
  10. Ebony Samba – second version – Luiz Bonfá
  11. Ebony Samba – first version – Luiz Bonfá

In March 1964.

In March 1964, “Verve” label released “Getz/Gilberto”,album by Stan Getz and João Gilberto.It was recorded in March 1963, at “A&R Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Creed Taylor. The artwork was by artist Olga Albizu. In 1965, “Getz/Gilberto” received “Grammy Awards” for “Best Jazz Instrumental Album”, “Individual or Group and Best Engineered Recording – Non-Classical;” and “Album of the Year”. It is considered to be the album that popularized bossa nova worldwide. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 447 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Stan Getz– tenor saxophone
  • João Gilberto– vocals, guitar
  • Antônio Carlos Jobim– piano
  • Astrud Gilberto – vocals
  • Sebastião Neto – double bass
  • Milton Banana– drums, pandeiro

Track listing:

  1. The Girl from Ipanema – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Norman Gimbel
  2. Doralice – Antônio Almeida, Dorival Caymmi
  3. Para Machucar Meu Coração – Ary Barroso
  4. Desafinado – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça
  5. Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars) – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  6. Só Danço Samba – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes
  7. O Grande Amor – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes
  8. Vivo Sonhando – Antônio Carlos Jobim

 

 

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 February 23, 1997.

Tony Williams

On February 23, 1997, Anthony Tillmon “Tony” Williams died aged 51. He is regarded as one of the most important and influential jazz drummers ever. In his career he has performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in the jazz history, including: Miles Davis, Geri Allen, Arcana, Chet Baker, George Cables, Ron Carter, Stanley Clarke, Eric Dolphy, Kenny Dorham, Gil Evans, Tommy Flanagan, Hal Galper, Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Wallace Roney, Jonas Hellborg, Joe Henderson, Andrew Hill, Terumasa Hino, Allan Holdsworth, Hank Jones, Charles Lloyd, Michael Mantler, Ray Manzarek, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, John McLaughlin, Jackie McLean, Marcus Miller, Mulgrew Miller, Grachan Moncur III, Jaco Pastorius, Michel Petrucciani, Pop Workshop, Public Image Limited, Don Pullen, Sam Rivers, Sonny Rollins, Wallace Roney, Travis Shook, McCoy Tyner, Sadao Watanabe and Weather Report. In 1969, Tony Williams formed a trio, the Tony Williams Lifetime, with John McLaughlin on guitar and Larry Young on organ.