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The 2011 Detroit International Jazz Festival Is Here!

So Come Downtown And Enjoy It!

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Friday At The Fillmore ~ So Hard To Share ~ John Mayall

Written by John Mayall
Recorded July 12, 1969 – Fillmore East
Album title – THE TURNING POINT

John Mayall – vocals, harmonica, slide guitar, telecaster 6 string guitar, tambourine, mouth percussion
Jon Mark – acoustic finger-style guitar
Steve Thompson – bass guitar
Johnny Almond – tenor and alto saxophones, flutes, mouth percussion

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Sunday “Summertime” ~ Billy Stewart

Written by George Gershwin – Music
DuBose Heyward – Lyrics

There was no other like Billy Stewart. This man blew this 1935 written song completely apart with his rendition in 1966. Talk about explosive, man a total understatement.

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Sultry Saturday ~ Jr. Walker & the All Stars ~ Cleo’s Mood

Written By Junior Walker, Harvey Fuqua and Willie Woods.
Originally Released in Sept. 1962 on the Harvey Label.

Junior Walker – Saxophone
Willie Woods – Guitar
Victor Thomas – Organ
James Graves – Drums

Re-Released on Tamla 1966

James Jamerson – Bass

Born Autry DeWalt Mixon, Jr., Walker Smoked on Sax.

Cleo’s Mood is my favorite song from this group.

It’s a raw, seductive, sultry bump and grind number. A combination of Blues & Jazz.

I only wished the song could of gone longer like 30 Minutes. But I’ll take what I can get.

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Sunday’s Sermon ~ God Bless The Child ~ Blood, Sweat & Tears

Written by Billie Holiday and Arthur Hertzog Jr.

BS&T’s version was released off there second album in Dec. 1968.

In 1970 it won a Grammy Award for Album of the year.

David Clayton-Thomas – lead vocals Lew Soloff – trumpet, flugelhorn
Bobby Colomby – drums, percussion, vocals
Jim Fielder – bass
Dick Halligan – organ, piano, flute, trombone, vocals
Steve Katz – guitar, harmonica, Fred Lipsius – alto saxophone, piano
Chuck Winfield – trumpet, flugelhorn
Jerry Hyman – trombone, recorder

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All I can say is ” Lady Day ” certainly knew what she was talking about when she wrote this song. Every single word contained in it rings the absolute truth.

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Tuesday’s Time Machine ~ 1965 ~ Ted Heath ~ Wives and Lovers

Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.

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My Sunday Feeling ~ Jethro Tull

Written by Ian Anderson.
From Tull’s debut album ” This Was ” released in 1968.

Ian Anderson: Vocals, flute, mouth organ, harmonica, “claghorn”, piano
Mick Abrahams: Vocals, guitar, nine-string guitar
Clive Bunker: drums
Glenn Cornick: Bass guitar

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Soothing Sunday ~ All Day Music ~ War

Written by Jerry Goldstein & War
Released off the album songs title in 1971.

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Mellow Monday ~ Here’s To Life ~ Shirley Horn

Written by:
Lyrics – Phyllis Molinary
Muse Composed – Artie Butler
And what an absolutely beautiful arrangement by Johnny Mandel.

A fabulous song sung by a fabulous singer.

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Friday “Fallout!” ~ Henry Mancini

Just some of the Musicians in the Orchestra on this 1987 TV Special.

Pete Candoli, Bill Watrous, Vincent De Rosa, Ronny Lang, Ray Pizzi, Abe Most…….

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Tuesday’s “Taste” ~ It’s happened before, it’ll happen again

Written and Composed by Rory Gallagher.

This song was off the “On The Boards” album released in Jan. 1970

Rory Gallagher – guitars, vocals, saxophone, harmonica
Richard “Charlie” McCracken – bass guitar
John Wilson – drums

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Friday At The Fillmore ~ Chicago Transit Authority ~ South California Purples

Written by Robert Lamm.

Performed & Recorded Aug. 17, 1969 at the Fillmore West.

Peter Cetera – bass, vocals
Terry Kath – guitar, vocals
Robert Lamm – keyboard, vocals
Lee Loughnane – trumpet, vocals
James Pankow – trombone
Walter Parazaider – woodwinds, vocals
Danny Seraphine – drums

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Wicked Wednesday ~ Les McCann, Eddie Harris and Benny Bailey ~ Compared To What

From the Album Swiss Movement

Written by Gene McDaniels

Recorded Live on June 21, 1969 at The Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.

Les McCann: Piano, Vocals on “Compared to What”
Eddie Harris: Tenor Sax
Benny Bailey: Trumpet
Leroy Vinnegar: Bass
Donald Dean: Drums

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Sunday Smooth ~ Oliver Nelson ~ Stolen Moments

This is my all time favorite Jazz Composition by Oliver Nelson.

Released in 1961 off the album, The Blues and the Abstract Truth

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A Sassy Saturday ~ Send In The Clowns

It doesn’t get any better than this.

Sarah Vaughan will always be my Idol. There was nobody that had a set of pipes like hers. Nobody

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Saturday Escape ~ Do What You Like ~ Blind Faith ~ Song Of The Day

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May 2011 be better for all of us

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New York State of Mind ~ Billy Joel ~ Song of the Day

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Monday Moanin’ ~ Moanin’ Low ~ Harry James

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John Coltrane & Duke Ellington ~ A Masterpiece of Jazz ~ In a Sentimental Mood ~ Song into the night

Composed, Recorded and Released in 1935 by Duke Ellington and his Orchestra. Lyrics were later written for the song by Irving Mills and Manny Kurtz.

Duke Ellington & John Coltrane Jazz Album was Recorded in 1962 and Released in 1963.

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Young Rascals ~ How Can I Be Sure ~ Song of the Day

Released in 1967 on Atlantic Records~ Written by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati.

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Song of the Day ~ Sing, Sing, Sing ~ Benny Goodman

Written by Louis Prima in 1936. “Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)

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So Sexy, So Talented… Yet so Vulnerable. Chet Baker ~ Songs of the Weekend.

Man take your choice.

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Song of the Day ~ Mediterranean Sundance/Río Ancho ~ Al Dimeola & Paco de Lucia

My cousin turned me on to this Artist, Song and Album.

Mediterranean Sundance came from the 1977 Album of Al Di Meola’s: Elegant Gypsy.

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Motor City Jazz Jam Blowout. THANK YOU DETROIT!

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Songs of the Day in Honor of Gerald Wilson’s 92 Birthday ~ JAZZ

TODAY 92 YEARS YOUNG.


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DOWNTOWN DETROIT! IT’S JAZZ FEST TIME. AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY GERALD WILSON!!! HERE’S TO MANY MANY MORE!

http://www.detroitjazzfest.com/

http://detroitjazzfest.com/10lineup.html 

http://www.detroitjazzfest.com/2010schedule.pdf

 

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