On this date in 1944, the currently-underappreciated alto saxophonist Pete Brown recorded "I May Be Wrong" for the Keynote label with his All Star Quintet: Joe Thomas (trumpet), Kenny Kersey (piano), Milt Hinton (bass), J.C. Heard (drums)
Ella's Verve songbook series served to reintroduce listeners to a lot of worthy songs that hadn't yet entered the canon of 'standards'. Here's "Boy What Love Has Done To Me" from her Gershwin songbook, recorded on this day in 1959
Jon Batiste’s “CREATIVE” is out now off of the upcoming ANATOMY OF ANGELS live record. Described as a ‘snapshot of live art’ Batiste channels his live performance and musical exploration into a beautiful recording.
The music world lost one of its most original and influential voices on Saturday with the passing of Brazilian composer, guitarist and vocalist Joao Gilberto at the age of 88. With the 1964 Getz/Gilberto album, he won his first Grammy for Album of the Year. Through his classic Verve recordings with Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto, he introduced the world to his timeless songs and to the beauty of Bossa Nova.
@philipbaileyewf ’s newest album “Love Will Find a Way” features today’s hottest, most progressive jazz artists such as Robert Glasper, Christian McBride, Kamasi Washington, Casey Benjamin, Chick Coreza, Steve Gadd and more. The single, “Billy Jack”, was written by the legendary Curtis Mayfield and produced by both Robert Glasper and Philip Bailey. Listen today!