Music

Great American

  1. Willie Dixon's Chicago Style Great American: Willie Dixon's Chicago Style Great American Music Hall Dec 13, 1973 Bassist-singer and prolific songwriter leads a younger generation of bluesmen on "I'm Crazy for My Baby" and more in 1973.
  2. Stephane Grappelli's Elegant Swing Great American: Stephane Grappelli's Elegant Swing Great American Music Hall Apr 24, 1977 The great French violinist has his way with "Crazy Rhythm," "Them There Eyes," "Sweet Georgia Brown" and Django Reinhardt's "Daphne" in this 1977 set.
  3. Freddie Hubbard's Marathon Jam Great American: Freddie Hubbard's Marathon Jam Great American Music Hall Aug 11, 1979 The great hard bop trumpeter stretches with his quintet on a 25-minute version his biggest hit, "Red Clay," in this '79 set from the Great American Music Hall.
  4. Helen Humes Covers the Bases Great American: Helen Humes Covers the Bases Great American Music Hall Sep 17, 1976 The jazz/R&B diva, born on this day in 1913, sings Jobim's "The Girl From Ipanema," Fat Waller's "If You're a Viper" and Ethel Waters' "My Handy Man" in 1976.
  5. Sassy Welcomes Dizzy, 1975 Great American: Sassy Welcomes Dizzy, 1975 Great American Music Hall Apr 5, 1975 Sarah Vaughan joins trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie on a tender "I've Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good") and a swinging "Sometimes I'm Happy (Sometimes I'm Blue)."
  6. The Genius of Joe Pass Great American: The Genius of Joe Pass Great American Music Hall Jan 26, 1980 The guitar great, who died on this day in 1994, performs solo versions of "As Time Goes By," "Willow Weep For Me" and "Stella By Starlight" in a 1980 set.
  7. Farewell, Larry Coryell Great American: Farewell, Larry Coryell Great American Music Hall Feb 11, 1981 We were saddened to learn of the passing of the pioneering fusion guitarist this weekend. Celebrate this gifted musician with this 1981 concert from GAMH.
  8. Sonny Stitt's Urge to Burn Great American: Sonny Stitt's Urge to Burn Great American Music Hall Jun 15, 1977 The saxophone great, who was born on this day in 1925, stretches out on "Star Eyes," "Lester Leaps In" and "Back Home in Indiana" in a '77 set.
  9. Stephane Grappelli's Silky Strings Great American: Stephane Grappelli's Silky Strings Great American Music Hall Mar 20, 1976 The jazz violin pioneer performs romantic nuggets like "Walking My Baby Back Home," "Satin Doll," and a Gershwin medley in this 1976 set.
  10. Remembering Lester Bowie Great American: Remembering Lester Bowie Great American Music Hall Feb 26, 1976 The late trumpeter and avant garde icon, who was born on this day in 1941, joins his Art Ensemble of Chicago colleagues in this 1976 set.
  11. Remembering Phil Woods Great American: Remembering Phil Woods Great American Music Hall Jun 4, 1976 The alto sax great and NEA Jazz Master died on this day in 2015. Hear him team with tenor great Al Cohn on "Shaw Nuff" and "Wee Dot" in '76.
  12. Chris Connor on the Cool Side Great American: Chris Connor on the Cool Side Great American Music Hall Oct 22, 1976 The classy singer interprets Cole Porter's "I've Got You Under My Skin," Sonny Rollins' "St. Thomas" and Billy Strayhorn's "Lush Life" in 1976.
  13. Scott Hamilton's 'Tour de Force' Great American: Scott Hamilton's 'Tour de Force' Great American Music Hall Aug 17, 1981 The saxophonist, who turns 62 today, joins his tenor elders Buddy Tate and Al Cohn on "Robbins' Nest," "Blues Up and Down" and others in '81.
  14. Art Ensemble of Chicago in San Francisco Great American: Art Ensemble of Chicago in San Francisco Great American Music Hall Feb 26, 1976 The avant garde pioneers perform tunes from their album Reese and the Smooth Ones in this '76 set from the Great American Music Hall.
  15. Best of Great American
    1. Mose Allison at Great American Music Hall
    2. Sonny Rollins
    3. Joe Pass
    4. Zoot Sims
    5. Stephane Grappelli
    6. Dizzy Gillespie
    7. Carmen McRae
    8. Bill Evans Trio
    9. Clark Terry
    10. Charlie Byrd Trio
  16. Mose Allison at Great American Music Hall Great American: Mose Allison at Great American Music Hall Great American Music Hall Jan 21, 1977 The pianist-composer-songwriter exercises his wry wit on "Your Mind Is On Vacation (And Your Mouth Is Working Overtime)" in this '77 set.
  17. Terry Riley's Mesmerizing Minimalism Great American: Terry Riley's Mesmerizing Minimalism Great American Music Hall Apr 23, 1983 The keyboardist-composer, who turns 81 today, performs his raga "Songs From the Old Country" featuring Krishna Bhatt on sitar in 1983.
  18. Willie Dixon IS the Blues Great American: Willie Dixon IS the Blues Great American Music Hall Dec 13, 1973 The bassist and prolific composer leads the Chicago Blues All-Stars on his shuffle "29 Ways," "Backdoor Man," and others in this 1973 set.
  19. Remembering Doc Cheatham Great American: Remembering Doc Cheatham Great American Music Hall Sep 16, 1976 The trumpeter-singer, who died on this day in '97, is featured on "What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry?" and "I Want a Little Girl" in this '76 set.
  20. Joe Heaney's Celtic Charms Great American: Joe Heaney's Celtic Charms Great American Music Hall Nov 18, 1983 The traditional Irish singer from Galway performs a cappella versions of "The Rocks of Bawn," "Red Is the Rose" and "Gaelic Song" in this '83 set.
  21. Remembering Joe Pass Great American: Remembering Joe Pass Great American Music Hall Nov 16, 1974 The guitar great died on this day in 1994. Hear him play dazzling solo versions of "Giant Steps," "Lush Life" and "'Round Midnight" in 1974.
  22. Chet Baker In Memoriam Great American: Chet Baker In Memoriam Great American Music Hall Sep 9, 1982 The great trumpeter-singer died on this day in 1988 when he fell out a window from his hotel room in Amsterdam. Hear him in this 1982 set.
  23. Great Guitars in San Francisco Great American: Great Guitars in San Francisco Great American Music Hall Jun 28, 1975 Barney Kessel, who died on this day in 2004, joins six-string partner Herb Ellis on "Makin' Whoopee" and "Meet the Flintstones" in 1975.
  24. Charlie Byrd's Masterful Touch Great American: Charlie Byrd's Masterful Touch Great American Music Hall Mar 19, 1977 The nylon string acoustic guitar virtuoso travels from bossa novas to jazz standards to classical numbers in this eclectic set from 1977
  25. Joe Henderson's Tenor Intensity Great American: Joe Henderson's Tenor Intensity Great American Music Hall Dec 19, 1975 The late saxophonist-composer, who was born on this day in 1937, stretches on his "Recorda Me" and "Power to the People" in this '75 set.
  26. Remembering 'The Viking' Great American: Remembering 'The Viking' Great American Music Hall Mar 14, 1981 Danish bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, who died on this day in 2005, grooves and swings with the Oscar Peterson Trio in this '81 set.
  27. The Intimacy of Bill Evans Great American: The Intimacy of Bill Evans Great American Music Hall Mar 12, 1975 The great pianist performs "Time Remembered," "My Romance" and "My Foolish Heart" in this 1975 set from the Great American Music Hall.
  28. U. Utah Phillips, Radical Raconteur Great American: U. Utah Phillips, Radical Raconteur Great American Music Hall Dec 12, 1974 The folksinger, storyteller and labor organizer performs Woody Guthrie's "Bread And Roses" and his "Casey Jones, Union Scab" in 1974.