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Bill Tapia, Chris Potter, Milt Jackson

06/15/12 9:00PM By George Thomas

We celebrate the birthdays of the 95 year old ukelele player Bill Tapia; multi-reed player Chris Potter and the vibraphonist Milt Jackson, a key member of the famous concert jazz group The Modern Jazz Quartet. New releases include the Pat Metheny CD with Chris Potter.



High Wire - The Aerialist
Artist Name: Corea, Clarke, White
Composer: Chick Corea
Soloists: Chaka Khan-Vocals ; Chick Corea-Piano ; Stanley Clarke-Bass ; Lenny White-Drums
CD/Album: Forever
Record co./Cat #: Concord Jazz 32627-02
Release Year: 2011


Artist Name: The Modern Jazz Quartet
Composer: Milt Jackson
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: 1956
Note: Birthday: Milt Jackson 6.15.1923


Artist Name: Charlie Parker Septet
Composer: Charlie Parker
Soloists: Charlie Parker-Alto Sax ; Kenny Dorham-Trumpet ; Lucky Thompson-Tenor Sax ; Milt Jackson-Vibes ; Max Roach-Drums
CD/Album: The Genius Of Charlie Parker
Record co./Cat #: Savoy Jazz 17492
Release Year: 1949
Note: Birthday: Milt Jackson 6.15.1923


Laughing In Rhythm / Serenade To A Poodle
Artist Name: Slim Gaillard
Composer: Slim Gaillard
Soloists: Slim Gaillard-Guitar, Vocal, Piano
CD/Album: Laughing In Rhythm
Record co./Cat #: Verve 314 521 051-2
Release Year: 1947
Note: Birthday: Slim Gaillard


All The Things You Are
Artist Name: Bill Tapia
Composer: Oscar Hammerstein II , Jerome Kern
Soloists: Bill Tapia-Ukelele
CD/Album: Duke Of Uke
Record co./Cat #: MOOnROOmRecords 40972
Release Year: 2005
Note: Birthday: Bill Tapia 6.15.1908


Blues For Diahann
Artist Name: Milt Jackson
Composer: Milt Jackson
Soloists: Milt Jackson-Vibes ; Benny Golson-Tenor Sax ; Art Farmer-Trumpet ; Tommy Flanagan-Piano
CD/Album: Bag's Opus
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 7 84458-2
Release Year: 1958
Note: Birthday: Milt Jackson 6.15.1923


Pussy Cat Dues
Artist Name: Charles Mingus
Composer: Charles Mingus
Soloists: Charles Mingus-Bass ; Jimmy Knepper-Trombone ; Horace Parlan-Piano ; Dannie Richmond-Drums
CD/Album: Mingus Ah Um
Record co./Cat #: Columbia/Legacy 53436 2
Release Year: 1959


Artist Name: Dr. Michael White
Composer: Hank Williams
Soloists: Dr. Michael White-Clarinet
CD/Album: Adventures In New Orleans Jazz, Part 2
Record co./Cat #: Basin Street Records 0506-2
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Kelly Blue
Artist Name: Howard Johnson & Gravity
Composer: Wynton Kelly
Soloists: Howard Johnson-Tuba
CD/Album: Gravity!!!
Record co./Cat #: Verve 314 531 021-2
Release Year: 1996


Artist Name: Manuel Galban
Composer: Magda Rosa Galban
Soloists: Manuel Galban-Guitar ; Sissoko Ballake-Kora
CD/Album: Blue Cha Cha
Record co./Cat #: Concord Picante 33646-2
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


African Marketplace
Artist Name: Abdullah Ibrahim
Composer: Abdullah Ibrahim
Soloists: Abdullah Ibrahim-Piano ; NDR Big Band ; Joe Gallardo-Trombone ; Claus Stotter-Trumpet
CD/Album: Ekapa Lodumo
Record co./Cat #: Tip Toe/Enja 888840
Release Year: 2001


Move On Up
Artist Name: Jazz Soul Seven
Composer: Curtis Mayfield
Soloists: Terri Lyne Carrington-Drums ; Russ Ferrante-Piano ; Master Henry Gibson-Percussion ; Bob Hurst-Bass ; Wallace Roney-Trumpet ; Phil Upchurch-Guitar
CD/Album: Impressions Of Curtis Mayfield
Record co./Cat #: BFMJazz.com 302 062 413-2
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


The Guest House
Artist Name: Trio M
Composer: Myra Melford
Soloists: Myra Melford-Piano ; Mark Dresser-Bass ; Matt Wilson-Drums
CD/Album: The Guest House
Record co./Cat #: Enja/Yellow Bird 7721 2
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Artist Name: The Lee Konitz Nonet
Composer: Hoagy Carmichael
Soloists: Lee Konitz-Alto Sax, Soprano Sax ; Jimmy Knepper-Trombone ; Harold Danko-Piano
CD/Album: Yes, Yes, Nonet
Record co./Cat #: Steeplechase 31119
Release Year: 1979


Artist Name: Chris Potter Quartet
Composer: Chris Potter
Soloists: Chris Potter-Tenor Sax ; Kevin Hays-Piano ; Scott Colley-Bass
CD/Album: Lift - Live At The Village Vanguard
Record co./Cat #: Sunnyside 3022
Release Year: 2004
Note: Birthday: Chris Potter 6.15.1971


Stairway To The Stairs
Artist Name: Milt Jackson
Composer: Matt Malneck, Mitchell Parish, Frank Signorelli
Soloists: Milt Jackson-Vibes ; Wes Montgomery-Guitar ; Wynton Kelly-Piano
CD/Album: The Best Of Milt Jackson
Record co./Cat #: Riverside 5707-2
Release Year: 1961
Note: Birthday: Milt Jackson 6.15.1923


New Year
Artist Name: Pat Metheny
Composer: Pat Metheny
Soloists: Pat Metheny-Guitar ; Chris Potter-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: Unity Band
Record co./Cat #: Nonesuch 531257-2
Release Year: 2012
Note: Birthday: Chris Potter 6.15.1971


Artist Name: Brad Mehldau Trio
Composer: Brad Mehldau
Soloists: Brad Mehldau-Piano
CD/Album: Ode
Record co./Cat #: Nonesuch 529689-2
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


All Or Nothing At All
Artist Name: Marianne Solivan
Composer: Arthur Altman, Jack Lawrence
Soloists: Marianne Solivan-Vocals ; Christian McBride-Bass
CD/Album: Prisoner Of Love
Record co./Cat #: Hipnotic Records 10007
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Who Wants Ice Cream
Artist Name: Ravi Coltrane
Composer: Ralph Alessi
Soloists: Ravi Coltrane-Tenor Sax ; Ralph Alessi-Trumpet ; Geri Allen-Piano ; Eric Harland-Drums
CD/Album: Spirit Fiction
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 18937 2
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


No Woman No Cry
Artist Name: Monty Alexander
Composer: Bob Marley, V. Ford
Soloists: Monty Alexander-Piano ; Hassan Shakur-Bass ; Frits Landesbergen-Drums
CD/Album: Harlem-Kingston Express Live!
Record co./Cat #: Motema Music 67
Release Year: 2011


Dirtynogooder Blues
Artist Name: Mac Gollehon
Composer: Bessie Smith
Soloists: Mac Gollehon-Trumpet ; Melvin Sparks-Guitar ; Amina Claudine Myers-Organ, Vocals
CD/Album: Oddyssey Of Nostalgia
Record co./Cat #: American Showplace Music 24332
Release Year: 2011


Blessing In Disguise
Artist Name: Sonny Rollins
Composer: Sonny Rollins
Soloists: Sonny Rollins-Tenor Sax ; Jimmy Garrison-Bass ; Elvin Jones-Drums
CD/Album: East Broadway Run Down
Record co./Cat #: Impulse! 161
Release Year: 1966


When I've Done My Best
Artist Name: Don Byron New Gospel Quintet
Composer: Thomas A. Dorsey
Soloists: Don Byron-Clarinet ; Xavier Davis-Piano
CD/Album: Love, Peace, And Soul
Record co./Cat #: Savoy Jazz 17858
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
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