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Donald Brown, Thad Jones, Tete Montoliu, Orrin Evans

03/28/12 9:00PM By George Thomas

Tonight we celebrate the birthdays of some strong piano players, including: composer, pianist & bandleader Donald Brown; trumpeter Thad Jones; Spanish pianist  Tete Montoli; pianist/composer Orrin Evans and boogie-woogie pianist Cripple Clarence Lofton.



Strut That Thing
Artist Name: Cripple Clarence Lofton
Composer: Cripple Clarence Lofton
Soloists: Cripple Clarence Lofton-Piano
CD/Album: The Blues, Volume 2
Record co./Cat #: The Smithsonian Collection 101-2
Release Year: 1935
Note: Birthday: Cripple Clarence Lofton 3.28.1887


Satchel Mouth Baby
Artist Name: Catherine Russell
Composer: Mary Lou Williams
Soloists: Catherine Russell-Vocals
CD/Album: Strictly Romancin'
Record co./Cat #: World Village 468101
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Que Sera Sera
Artist Name: Holly Cole Trio
Composer: Evans, Livingston
Soloists: Holly Cole-Vocals ; Aaron Davis-Piano
CD/Album: Don't Smoke In Bed
Record co./Cat #: Manhattan 581198
Release Year: 1993
Note: Birthday: Jay Livingston 3.28.1915


On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Artist Name: John Autin
Composer: Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh
Soloists: John Autin-Piano, Vocals ; Herlin Riley-Drums
CD/Album: Piano Town
Record co./Cat #: Rabadash Records 036
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Please Send Me Someone To Love
Artist Name: James Booker
Composer: Percy Mayfield
Soloists: James Booker- Piano, Vocals
CD/Album: New Orleans Piano Wizard: Live!
Record co./Cat #: Rounder 2027
Release Year: 1977


Artist Name: Sonny Rollins
Composer: Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht
Soloists: Sonny Rollins-Tenor Sax ; Tommy Flanagan-Piano ; Doug Watkins-Bass ; Max Roach-Drums
CD/Album: Saxophone Colossus
Record co./Cat #: Prestige 7079
Release Year: 1956


Puttin' On The Ritz
Artist Name: Joey DeFrancesco
Composer: Irving Berlin
Soloists: Joey DeFrancesco-Hammond B3 organ ; Paul Bollenbeck-Guitar ; Byron Landham-Drums
CD/Album: The Street Of Dreams
Record co./Cat #: Big Mo 20252
Release Year: 1995


The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Artist Name: Dexter Gordon
Composer: Ewan MacColl
Soloists: Dexter Gordon-Tenor Sax ; Thad Jones-Trumpet ; Hank Jones-Piano
CD/Album: The Art Of The Ballad
Record co./Cat #: Prestige 11009-2
Release Year: 1972
Note: Birthday: Thad Jones 3.28.1923


Diablo's Dance
Artist Name: Wes Montgomery
Composer: Shorty Rogers
Soloists: Wes Montgomery-Guitar
CD/Album: Echoes Of Indiana Avenue
Record co./Cat #: Resonance Records 2011
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Will You Still Be Mine
Artist Name: Roland Kirk
Composer: Tom Adair, Matt Dennis
Soloists: Roland Kirk-Tenor Sax, Manzello, Stritch ; Tete Montoliu-Piano
CD/Album: Rahsaan - The Complete Mercury Recordings Of Roland Kirk
Record co./Cat #: Mercury 646 636-2
Release Year: 1963
Note: Birthday: Tete Montoliu 3.28.1933


Day Dream
Artist Name: Marianne Solivan
Composer: Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
Soloists: Marianne Solivan-Vocals ; Christian McBride-Bass
CD/Album: Prisoner Of Love
Record co./Cat #: Hipnotic Records 10007
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Bee Blues
Artist Name: Brad Mehldau Trio
Composer: Brad Mehldau
Soloists: Brad Mehldau-Piano ; Larry Grenadier-Bass ; Jeff Ballard-Drums
CD/Album: Ode
Record co./Cat #: Nonesuch 529689-2
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Reruns From The Sixties
Artist Name: Donald Brown
Composer: Donald Brown
Soloists: Donald Brown-Piano ; Vincent Herring-Alto Sax ; Tom Harrell-Trumpet
CD/Album: People Music
Record co./Cat #: Muse 5406
Release Year: 1990
Note: Birthday: Donald Brown 3.28.1954


When Angels Speak Of Love
Artist Name: Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra
Composer: Sun Ra
Soloists: Sun Ra-Piano ; John Gilmore-Tenor Sax ; Marshall Allen-Alto Sax ; Pat Patrick-Baritone Sax
CD/Album: Greatest Hits: Easy Listening For Intergalactic Travel
Record co./Cat #: Evidence 22219-2
Release Year: 1963


Two Steppin With Dawn
Artist Name: Orrin Evans
Composer: Orrin Evans
Soloists: Orrin Evans-Piano ; Gene Jackson-Drums
CD/Album: Faith In Action
Record co./Cat #: Positone 8058
Release Year: 2010
Note: Birthday: Orrin Evans 3.28.1975


I Didn't Know What Time It Was
Artist Name: Donald Brown
Composer: Rodgers & Hart
Soloists: Donald Brown-Piano ; Don Braden-Tenor Sax ; Steve Nelson-Vibes
CD/Album: Cartunes
Record co./Cat #: Muse 5522
Release Year: 1995
Note: Birthday: Donald Brown 3.28.1954


Artist Name: Enrico Pieranunzi
Composer: Enrico Pieranunzi
Soloists: Enrico Pieranunzi-Piano ; Scott Colley-Bass ; Antonio Sanchez-Drums
CD/Album: Permutation
Record co./Cat #: CamJazz 5043
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Get Out Of Town
Artist Name: Thad Jones
Composer: Cole Porter
Soloists: Thad Jones-Trumpet ; John Dennis-Piano ; Charles Mingus-Bass ; Max Roach-Drums
CD/Album: Thad Jones
Record co./Cat #: Debut 127
Release Year: 1955
Note: Birthday: Thad Jones 3.28.1923


And So It Goes
Artist Name: Lynne Arriale
Composer: Billy Joel
Soloists: Lynne Arriale-Piano
CD/Album: Solo
Record co./Cat #: Motema Music 83
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
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