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Etta James, Jimmy Cobb, Jeff "Tain" Watts, J.J. Johnson

01/20/12 9:00PM By George Thomas

We note the passing of the great Etta James, a singer capable of credible blues, R & B and jazz vocals. We also celebrate the birthdays  of the master trombonist J.J. Johnson and the drummers Jimmy Cobb, know best for his part of the Miles Davis classic "Kind Of Blue" and Jeff "Tain" Watts.

Playlist

9:00pm

Willow Weep For Me
Artist Name: Etta James
Composer: Ann Ronell
Soloists: Etta James-Vocals ; Cedar Walton-Piano ; Herman Riley-Tenor Sax ; Ronnie Buttacavoli-Flugelhorn
CD/Album: Time After Time
Record co./Cat #: Private Music 82128-2
Release Year: 1995
Note: R.I.P. Etta James 1.20.2012
 

9:07pm

I Just Wanna Make Love To You
Artist Name: Jimmy Smith
Composer: Willie Dixon
Soloists: Etta James-Vocals ; Jimmy Smith-Hammond B3 organ ; Dr. John-Wurlitzer electric piano
CD/Album: Dot Com Blues
Record co./Cat #: Blue Thumb 314 543 978-2
Release Year: 2000
Note: R.I.P. Etta James 1.20.2012
 

9:11pm

Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Artist Name: Etta James
Composer: Duke Ellington, Bob Russell
Soloists: Etta James-Vocals
CD/Album: We All Love Ella
Record co./Cat #: Verve B0008833-02
Release Year: 2007
 

9:15pm

The Nearness Of You
Artist Name: Etta James
Composer: Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington
Soloists: Etta James-Vocals ; Cedar Walton-Piano
CD/Album: Time After Time
Record co./Cat #: Private Music
Release Year: 1995
Note: R.I.P. Etta James 1.20.2012
 

9:24pm

Love For Sale
Artist Name: Miles Davis
Composer: Cole Porter
Soloists: Miles Davis-Trumpet ; Cannonball Adderley-Alto Sax ; John Coltrane-Tenor Sax ; Bill Evans-Piano ; Paul Chambers-Bass ; Jimmy Cobb-Drums
CD/Album: Miles Davis & John Coltrane - The Complete Columbia Recordings 1955-61
Record co./Cat #: Columbia/Legacy 90922
Release Year: 1958
Note: Birthday: Jimmy Cobb 1.20.1929
 

9:35pm

In The Sunshine Of My Funny Valentine's Love
Artist Name: Joan Stiles
Composer: Rodgers, Clapton, Bach
Soloists: Joan Stiles-Piano ; Joel Frahm-Tenor Sax ; Matt Wilson-Drums
CD/Album: Three Musicians
Record co./Cat #: Oo-Bla-Dee Music 9002
Release Year: 2011
Note: Think "Says You" wordplay
 

9:42pm

Bag's Groove
Artist Name: The Modern Jazz Quartet
Composer: Milt Jackson
Soloists: Sonny Rollins-Tenor Sax ; Milt Jackson-Vibes ; John Lewis-Piano
CD/Album: The Complete Atlantic Studio Recordings Of The Modern Jazz Quartet 1956-64
Record co./Cat #: Mosaic 7-249
Release Year: 1958
 

9:51pm

Dance Of The Niblets
Artist Name: Jeff "Tain" Watts
Composer: Jeff "Tain" Watts
Soloists: Jeff "Tain" Watts-Drums ; Charles Fambrough-Bass ; Kenny Kirkland-Piano
CD/Album: Megawatts
Record co./Cat #: Sunnyside 1128
Release Year: 1991
Note: Birthday: Jeff "Tain" Watts 1.20.1960
 

10:00pm

Feeling Good
Artist Name: Roswell Rudd
Composer: Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricosse
Soloists: Roswell Rudd-Trombone
CD/Album: The Incredible Honk
Record co./Cat #: Sunnyside 1279
Release Year: 2011
 

10:04pm

Return Of The Jitney Man
Artist Name: Jeff "Tain" Watts
Composer: Jeff "Tain" Watts
Soloists: Jeff "Tain" Watts-Drums ; Terence Blanchard-Trumpet ; Branford Marsalis-Tenor Sax ; Christian McBride-Bass
CD/Album: Watts
Record co./Cat #: Dark Key 002
Release Year: 2009
Note: Birthday: Jeff "Tain" Watts 1.20.1960
 

10:11pm

Trouble In Mind
Artist Name: Nicole Henry
Composer: Richard M. Jones
Soloists: Nicole Henry-Vocals ; Oli Rockberger-Piano ; Larry Campbell-Nation Reso-phonic Guitar ; Eric Harland-Drums
CD/Album: Embraceable
Record co./Cat #: ArtistShare 112
Release Year: 2011
Note: New
 

10:15pm

Composition 101
Artist Name: Jimmy Cobb
Composer: Jimmy Cobb
Soloists: Jimmy Cobb-Drums ; Ellis Marsalis-Piano ; Andrew Speight-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: Marsalis Music Honors Jimmy Cobb
Record co./Cat #: Marsalis Music/Rounder 022-2
Release Year: 2006
Note: Birthday: Jimmy Cobb 1.20.1929
 

10:24pm

Waltz For Someone Special
Artist Name: Cory Weeds
Composer: Cory Woods, Tilden Webb
Soloists: Cory Weeds-Alto Sax ; Tilden Webb-Piano
CD/Album: Just Like That
Record co./Cat #: Cellar Live 031311
Release Year: 2011
Note: New
 

10:30pm

Autumn Leaves
Artist Name: J.J. Johnson
Composer: Kosma, Mercer. Prevert
Soloists: J.J. Johnson-Trombone ; Ralph Moore-Tenor Sax ; Stanley Cowell-Piano
CD/Album: Standards - Live At The Village Vanguard
Record co./Cat #: Antilles 314-510-059-2
Release Year: 1988
Note: Birthday: J.J. Johnson 1.22.1924
 

10:40pm

And This Too Shall Pass
Artist Name: Stefon Harris, David Sanchez, Christian Scott
Composer: Stefon Harris
Soloists: Stefon Harris-Vibes ; David Sanchez-Tenor Sax ; Christian Scott-Trumpet
CD/Album: Ninety Miles
Record co./Cat #: Concord Jazz 32904-02
Release Year: 2011
 

10:50pm

Yes!
Artist Name: Ali Jackson, Omer Avital, Aaron Goldberg
Composer: Omer Avital
Soloists: Aaron Goldberg-Piano ; Omer Avital-Bass ; Ali Jackson-Drums
CD/Album: Yes!
Record co./Cat #: Sunnyside 1271
Release Year: 2011
Note: New
 

11:00pm

Mr. JJ
Artist Name: Jeff "Tain" Watts
Composer: Jeff "Tain" Watts
Soloists: Jeff "Tain" Watts-Drums ; Michael Brecker-Tenor Sax ; Branford Marsalis-Tenor Sax ; Joey Calderazzo-Piano
CD/Album: Bar Talk
Record co./Cat #: Columbia 86358
Release Year: 2002
Note: Birthday: Jeff "Tain" Watts 1.20.1960
 

11:10pm

Blue In Green
Artist Name: Kurt Elling
Composer: Miles Davis
Soloists: Kurt Elling-Vocals
CD/Album: The Gate
Record co./Cat #: Concord Jazz 31230-02
Release Year: 2011
 

11:17pm

Blue Train
Artist Name: J.J. Johnson
Composer: John Coltrane
Soloists: J.J. Johnson-Trombone
CD/Album: Heroes
Record co./Cat #: Verve 314 528 864-2
Release Year: 1998
Note: Birthday: J.J. Johnson 1.22.1924
 

11:26pm

Trip The Light Fantastic
Artist Name: Hal Galper Trio
Composer: Hal Galper
Soloists: Hal Galper-Piano ; Jeff Johnson-Bass ; John Bishop-Drums
CD/Album: Trip The Light Fantastic
Record co./Cat #: Origin Records 82602
Release Year: 2011
Note: New
 

11:34pm

Love Is Here To Stay
Artist Name: Etta James
Composer: George & Ira Gershwin
Soloists: Etta James-Vocals
CD/Album: Time After Time
Record co./Cat #: Private Music 82128-2
Release Year: 1995
Note: R.I.P. Etta James 1.20.2012
 

11:38pm

Going Home
Artist Name: Charlie Haden & Hank Jones
Composer: Trad.
Soloists: Hank Jones-Piano ; Charlie Haden-Bass
CD/Album: Come Sunday
Record co./Cat #: EmArcy B0016390-02
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

11:44pm

Sweet And Lovely
Artist Name: Jimmy Cobb's Mob
Composer: G. Arnbeim, H. Tobias, J. Lemare
Soloists: Jimmy Cobb-Drums ; Eric Alexander-Tenor Sax ; Richard Wyands-Piano ; Peter Bernstein-Guitar
CD/Album: Cobb's Groove
Record co./Cat #: Milestone 9334-2
Release Year: 2003
Note: Birthday: Jimmy Cobb 1.20.1929
 

11:50pm

Blue Trombone
Artist Name: J.J. Johnson
Composer: J.J. Johnson
Soloists: J.J. Johnson-Trombone ; Tommy Flanagan-Piano ; Paul Chambers-Bass ; Max Roach-Drums
CD/Album: The Trombone Master
Record co./Cat #: Columbia 44443
Release Year: 1957
Note: Birthday: J.J. Johnson 1.22.1924
 
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