Finally, the long-sought-after album is back on vinyl and CD, and available digitally for the very first time. Fodder On My Wings, the 1982 album from legendary singer, songwriter and activist Nina Simone, is available now on Verve/UMe. A personal … Continue reading Jazz News: Nina Simone’s 1982 Rarity, ‘Fodder On My Wings’ Receives Vinyl Release.
Miles Davis was a major innovative force in the jazz world, as both a trumpet player and a bandleader. Throughout his life, he was at the helm of a changing concept of jazz. Winner of eight Grammy awards, Miles Davis … Continue reading Pluginin Jazz Hall Of Fame: Miles Davis
Dizzy Gillespie is considered one of the most influential figures of jazz and bebop. He developed his own signature style, known as “bebop,” and worked with musical greats like Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, Earl Hines, Charlie Parker and Duke Ellington. Dizzy Gillespie, … Continue reading Pluginin Jazz Hall Of Fame: Dizzy Gillespie The Inventor Of "Bebop"
American jazz pianist, organist, composer, violinist, singer, and comedic entertainer, Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller lived from May 21, 1904 – December 15, 1943. Fats Waller became one of the most popular and influential performers of his era and a master of stride piano playing, … Continue reading Pluginin Jazz Songwriters Hall Of Fame: Fats Waller
“She had a soul inflection in a bop state of intrigue and every word was understandable despite the sophisticated hip and jive connotations.” – Duke Ellington Mary Elizabeth Roché later to be known as Betty Roché was born on January … Continue reading Pluginin Jazz Hall Of Fame: Who Was Betty Roché?
October 23, 2019 10. Salongo – Ramsey Lewis (1976) New Entry Produced By Charles Stepney, Maurice White 9. Three – Bob James (1976) New Entry Produced By Creed Taylor 8. Sugar – Stanley Turrentine (1970) 2nd Week / Last Week #1 … Continue reading This Week’s Top 10 Jazz Albums Selected By My Vinyl Peers On Instagram
Louis Thomas Jordan (July 8, 1908 – February 4, 1975) was an American musician, songwriter and bandleader who was popular from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. Known as “The King of the Jukebox”, his highest profile came towards the end … Continue reading Top 10 Jump Blues Albums By Louis Jordan And His Tymphany Five
10. Johnny Griffin (1928 – 2008) John Arnold Griffin III (April 24, 1928 – July 25, 2008) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. Nicknamed “the Little Giant” for his short stature and forceful playing, Griffin’s career began in the early 1940s and continued … Continue reading Top 10 Best Jazz Saxophonists Of All Time
September 13, 2019 10. Getz/Gilberto Vol. 2 – Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto (1964) New Entry Produced By Creed Taylor 9. Miles To Go – Miles Davis (1982) New Entry Produced By Teo Macero, Irving Townsend 8. Hello Love – Ella … Continue reading This Week’s Top Ten Jazz Albums Selected By My Vinyl Peers On Instagram
The latest single from the upcoming posthumous Miles Davis album, Rubberband, is the track “So Emotional” featuring vocalist Lalah Hathaway. The album comes out on September 6 through Rhino/Warner Bros. Continue reading Featured Jazz Video: Miles Davis feat. Lalah Hathaway “So Emotional”