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Shirley Horn, Willie Nelson, Little Walter, Ambrose Akinmusire

05/01/12 9:00PM By George Thomas

We celebrate the birthdays of Vocalist & pianist Shirley Horn, who's languid readings of jazz standards greatly influenced Miles Davis; composer, vocalist & guitarist Willie Nelson; the premier blues harmonica player & vocalist Little Walter, and trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire.



Artist Name: Willie Nelson
Composer: Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish
Soloists: Willie Nelson-Vocals, Guitar
CD/Album: Stardust
Record co./Cat #: Columbia/Legacy 29087-2
Release Year: 1978
Note: Birthday: Willie Nelson 5.1.1933


Mind & Spirit
Artist Name: Ellis Marsalis, Jonathan Batiste
Composer: Ellis Marsalis, Jonathan Batiste
Soloists: Ellis Marsalis-Piano ; Jonathan Batiste-Piano
CD/Album: Homecoming
Record co./Cat #: Elm 19789
Release Year: 2009


Me, Myself & I
Artist Name: Billie Holiday
Composer: Gordon, Kaufman, Roberts
Soloists: Billie Holiday-Vocals
CD/Album: Lady Day: The Master Takes And Singles
Record co./Cat #: Columbia/Legacy 8869710955
Release Year: 2007


Mannenberg Revisited
Artist Name: Abdullah Ibrahim
Composer: Abdullah Ibrahim
Soloists: Abdullah Ibrahim-Piano ; Carlos Ward-Flute
CD/Album: A Celebration
Record co./Cat #: Enja/Justin Time 3320-2
Release Year: 1985
Note: Birthday: Carlos Ward 5.1.1940


You Won't Forget Me
Artist Name: Shirley Horn
Composer: K. Goell, F. Spielman
Soloists: Shirley Horn-Vocals, Piano ; Miles Davis-Trumpet
CD/Album: You Won't Forget Me
Record co./Cat #: Verve 847 482-2
Release Year: 1991
Note: Birthday: Shirley Horn 5.1.1934


Everybody Loves My Baby
Artist Name: Catherine Russell
Composer: Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams
Soloists: Catherine Russell-Vocals
CD/Album: Strictly Romancin'
Record co./Cat #: World Village 468101
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Learnin' The Blues
Artist Name: Ehud Asherie with Harry Allen
Composer: D. Silvers
Soloists: Ehud Asherie-Piano ; Harry Allen-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: Upper West Side
Record co./Cat #: Positone 8092
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Artist Name: David Murray Cuban Ensemble
Composer: Consuelo Velázquez
Soloists: David Murray-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: Plays Nat King Cole En Espanol
Record co./Cat #: Motema Music 73
Release Year: 2011
Note: New


Bluesin' In Alphabet City
Artist Name: Christian McBride Big Band
Composer: Christian McBride
Soloists: Christian McBride-Bass
CD/Album: The Good Feeling
Record co./Cat #: Mack Avenue 1053
Release Year: 2011
Note: New


Too Marvelous For Words
Artist Name: Jeff Hamilton Trio
Soloists: Jeff Hamilton-Drums ; Christoph Luty-Bass ; Tamir Hendelman-Piano
CD/Album: Red Sparkle
Record co./Cat #: Capri Records 74114-2
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Confessions To My Unborn Daughter
Artist Name: Ambrose Akinmusire
Composer: Ambrose Akinmusire
Soloists: Ambrose Akinmusire-Trumpet ; Gerald Clayton-Piano
CD/Album: When The Heart Emerges Glistening
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 70619 2
Release Year: 2011
Note: Birthday: Ambrose Akinmusire 5.1.1982


Take Love Easy
Artist Name: Shirley Horn
Composer: Duke Ellington, John Latouche
Soloists: Shirley Horn-Vocals ; Roy Hargrove-Flugelhorn
CD/Album: May The Music Never End
Record co./Cat #: Verve 440 076 028-2
Release Year: 2003
Note: Birthday: Shirley Horn 5.1.1934


Be Bop
Artist Name: Arturo Sandoval
Composer: Dizzy Gillespie
Gordon Goodwin
Soloists: Arturo Sandoval-Trumpet ; Shelly Berg-Piano ; Zane Musa-Alto Sax
CD/Album: Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)
Record co./Cat #: Concord Jazz 33020-02
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Hit The Road Jack
Artist Name: Willie Nelson, Wynton Marsalis, Norah Jones
Composer: Percy Mayfield
Soloists: Willie Nelson-Vocals, Guitar ; Wynton Marsalis-Trumpet, Vocals ; Norah Jones-Vocals
CD/Album: Here We Go Again
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 96338 2
Release Year: 2011
Note: Birthday: Willie Nelson 5.1.1933


My One And Only Love
Artist Name: Piero Odorici with the Cedar Walton Trio
Composer: R. Mellin, G. Wood
Soloists: Piero Odorici -Tenor Sax ; Cedar Walton-Piano
CD/Album: Cedar Walton Presents Piero Odorici
Record co./Cat #: Savant 2115
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Baby, Won't You Please Come Home
Artist Name: Shirley Horn
Composer: Charles Warfield, Clarence Williams
Soloists: Shirley Horn-Vocals, Piano ; Buck Hill-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: I Remember Miles
Record co./Cat #: Verve 314 557 199-2
Release Year: 1998
Note: Birthday: Shirley Horn 5.1.1934


And This Too Shall Pass
Artist Name: Stefon Harris, David Sanchez, Christian Scott
Composer: Stefon Harris
CD/Album: Ninety Miles
Record co./Cat #: Concord Picante 32904-02
Release Year: 2011
Note: New


My Babe
Artist Name: Little Walter
Composer: Willie Dixon
Soloists: Little Walter-Harmonica, Vocals
CD/Album: Chess Blues
Record co./Cat #: MCA/Chess 4-9340
Release Year: 1992
Note: Birthday: Little Walter 5.1.1930
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