Great American Concerts

  1. Sonny Rollins Great American: Sonny Rollins Tenor titan Sonny Rollins was in particularly strong form in this brilliantly recorded 1976 concert at San Francisco's Great American Music Hall
  2. Joe Pass Great American: Joe Pass Joe Pass put his stamp on the art of unaccompanied guitar with his stunning 1974 recording "Virtuoso." This performance came a few months after that release, and Pass delivers his six-string magic on a collection of well-crafted tunes.
  3. Zoot Sims Great American: Zoot Sims Tenor great Zoot Sims brought his smooth tone and boundless enthusiasm to the San Francisco's Great American Music Hall for a swinging set.
  4. Stephane Grappelli Great American: Stephane Grappelli The influential Parisian violinist, who was 68 at the time of this Great American Music Hall concert, deliver his typically flawless lilting lines imbued with a vivacious spirit of swing and tender lyricism.
  5. Best of Great American
    1. Sonny Rollins
    2. Joe Pass
    3. Zoot Sims
    4. Stephane Grappelli
    5. Dizzy Gillespie
    6. Carmen McRae
    7. Bill Evans Trio
    8. Clark Terry
    9. Charlie Byrd Trio
  6. Dizzy Gillespie Great American: Dizzy Gillespie A legendary figure in the history of jazz, trumpeter and bebop pioneer John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was a player of unparalleled facility as well as a consummate entertainer.
  7. Carmen McRae Great American: Carmen McRae Highly regarded among musicians for her clear articulation, driving sense of swing, and all-knowing sense of hipness, Carmen McRae was a direct link to jazz vocal greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Billie Holiday.
  8. Bill Evans Trio Great American: Bill Evans Trio One of the most influential pianists over the past 50 years, Bill Evans pioneered a new direction in jazz that emphasized harmonic extrapolation and an exquisite, walking-on-eggshells sensitivity.