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George Benson, Melvin Sparks, Bob Mover, Fred Anderson

03/22/12 9:00PM By George Thomas

We celebrate the birthdays of guitarist George Benson; guitarist  Melvin Sparks; composer & sax player Bob Mover and the late tenor saxophonist Fred Anderson, a composer, member of the AACM, who's Chicago club The Velvet Lounge was a contemporary Minton's, a fertile place for great jazz.



Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
Artist Name: The Modern Jazz Quartet
Composer: Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
Soloists: 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: 1957


On My Way To Harlem
Artist Name: Gregory Porter
Composer: Gregory Porter
Soloists: Gregory Porter-Vocals
CD/Album: Be Good
Record co./Cat #: Motema Music 75
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Artist Name: Jack DeJohnette
Composer: Jack DeJohnette
Soloists: Jack DeJohnette-Piano ; Bobby McFerrin-Vocals
CD/Album: Sound Travels
Record co./Cat #: Eone Music 2403
Release Year: 2011
Note: New


So What
Artist Name: George Benson
Composer: Miles Davis
Soloists: George Benson-Guitar
CD/Album: Beyond The Blue Horizon
Record co./Cat #: CTI/Masterworks Jazz 86738
Release Year: 1971
Note: Birthday: George Benson 3.22.1943


Who's Making Love
Artist Name: Lou Donaldson
Composer: H. Banks, B. Crutcher, D. Davis, R. Jackson
Soloists: Lou Donaldson-Alto Sax ; Melvin Sparks-Guitar ; Charles Earland-Organ
CD/Album: Hot Dog
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 28267
Release Year: 1969
Note: Birthday: Melvin Sparks 3.22.1946


Girl Talk
Artist Name: Kate McGarry
Composer: Neal Hefti, Bobby Troup
Soloists: Kate McGarry-Vocals ; Keith Ganz-Guitar ; Gary Versace-Organ
CD/Album: Girl Talk
Record co./Cat #: Palmetto Records 2152
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Artist Name: Bob Mover Quintet
Composer: Sonny Rollins
Soloists: Bob Mover-Sax ; John Hicks-Piano
CD/Album: Television
Record co./Cat #: DSM 3010-2
Release Year: 1997
Note: Birthday: Bob Mover 3.22.1952


Artist Name: Alfredo Rodriguez
Composer: Alfredo Rodriguez
Soloists: Alfredo Rodriguez-Piano
CD/Album: Sounds Of Space
Record co./Cat #: Mack Avenue 1064
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


No Outerware
Artist Name: Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts
Composer: Matt Wilson
Soloists: Matt Wilson-Drums ; Terell Stafford-Trumpet ; Gary Versace-Organ ; Martin Wind-Bass
CD/Album: An Attitude For Gratitude
Record co./Cat #: Palmetto Records 2154
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Artist Name: Bob Mover
Composer: Bob Mover
Soloists: Bob Mover-Sax ; Kenny Barron-Piano ; Dennis Irwin-Bass ; Igor Butman-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: It Amazes Me
Record co./Cat #: ZoHo Music 200809
Release Year: 2008
Note: Birthday: Bob Mover 3.22.1952


By Many Names
Artist Name: Fred Anderson
Composer: Anderson, Bankhead, Drake
Soloists: Fred Anderson-Tenor Sax ; Harrison Bankhead-Bass ; Hamid Drake-Frame Drum, Vocals
CD/Album: Timeless
Record co./Cat #: Delmark 568
Release Year: 2006
Note: Birthday: Fred Anderson 3.22.1929


Mood Indigo
Artist Name: Sheila Jordan & Harvie S
Composer: Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard
Soloists: Sheila Jordan-Vocals ; Harvie S-Bass
CD/Album: Yesterdays
Record co./Cat #: HighNote 7234
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Artist Name: Tord Gustavsen Quartet
Composer: Tord Gustavsen
Soloists: Tord Gustavsen-Piano
CD/Album: The Well
Record co./Cat #: ECM 2237
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Afro Blue
Artist Name: Robert Glasper Experiment
Composer: Mongo Santamaria
Soloists: Robert Glasper-Piano, Fender Rhodes ; Erykah Badu-Vocals
CD/Album: Black Radio
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 88333 2
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Artist Name: George Benson
Composer: John Coltrane
Soloists: George Benson-Guitar
CD/Album: Guitar Man
Record co./Cat #: Concord Jazz 33099-02
Release Year: 2011
Note: Birthday: George Benson 3.22.1943
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