Music

Jazz

  1. The Singing Sounds of Art Farmer Jazz: The Singing Sounds of Art Farmer Newport Jazz Festival Jun 30, 1960 The trumpeter-composer fronts the Jazztet with saxophonist Benny Golson on "Killer Joe" and "Bean Bag" at Newport Jazz, 1960.
  2. The Four Freshmen at Newport, 1959 Jazz: The Four Freshmen at Newport, 1959 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1959 The Indiana vocal group, discovered by Stan Kenton, blends harmonies on "Angel Eyes," "Sweet Lorraine" and a swinging "There Will Never Be Another You."
  3. Chet Baker at Great American Music Hall Jazz: Chet Baker at Great American Music Hall Great American Music Hall Sep 9, 1982 The trumpeter plays and delivers beautiful vocals and brilliant scatting on "Night Bird," "The Touch of Your Lips" and "Just Friends" in 1982.
  4. Benny Goodman, 1973 Jazz: Benny Goodman, 1973 Carnegie Hall Jun 29, 1973 The King of Swing joins members of his classic Swing era quartet on "Moonglow" and "Sing, Sing, Sing" in '73.
  5. Pat Metheny Pushes the Envelope Jazz: Pat Metheny Pushes the Envelope Mesa Centennial Hall Jul 26, 1982 The adventurous guitarist experiments with guitar synth on "Off Ramp," revisits his classic "Phase Dance" and covers Ornette Coleman's "Broadway Blues" in 1982.
  6. Mahavishnu Orchestra's Thunderous Fusion Jazz: Mahavishnu Orchestra's Thunderous Fusion Civic Auditorium Grand Rapids Aug 11, 1973 Keyboardist-composer Jan Hammer exchanges fiery licks with John McLaughlin on his "Sister Andrea" in this '73 set.
  7. Drumming Powerhouse Buddy Rich Jazz: Drumming Powerhouse Buddy Rich Newport Jazz Festival New York Jun 29, 1978 The legendary drummer delivers a tour de force performance on an 18-minute "Channel One Suite" in this 1978 set.
  8. Dizzy Gillespie at the Fillmore East Jazz: Dizzy Gillespie at the Fillmore East Fillmore East Apr 18, 1970 The bebop pioneer serenades the hippies with his funky "Matrix," his classic "Kush" and an ode to Martin Luther King ("Brother K") in 1970.
  9. Charles Mingus at the Apollo, 1973 Jazz: Charles Mingus at the Apollo, 1973 Apollo Theatre Jul 3, 1973 The imposing bassist-composer leads his quintet on his politically-charged "Fables of Faubus" and his classic "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat."
  10. Count Basie Classics at Carnegie Hall, '73 Jazz: Count Basie Classics at Carnegie Hall, '73 Carnegie Hall Jul 3, 1973 The Kid from Red Bank, who died in 1984, leads the Cadillac of big bands on "Lil' Darlin'," "April in Paris" and "One O'Clock Jump."
  11. Sonny Rollins in 1973 Jazz: Sonny Rollins in 1973 Philharmonic Hall Jun 30, 1973 Hear the master tenor saxophonist lead his quintet on "Love Letters," "Alfie's Theme" and "There Is No Greater Love" in '73.
  12. A Salute to Buddy Rich Jazz: A Salute to Buddy Rich Carnegie Hall Jun 29, 1975 Hear the 'World's Greatest Drummer' lead his swinging 16-piece big band on a Tommy medley in this 1975 set.
  13. A Salute to Benny Goodman Jazz: A Salute to Benny Goodman Oct 7, 1985 The King of Swing, who died in 1986, is feted in a 1985 concert featuring favorites like "Let's Dance," "Stealing Apples" and "King Porter Stomp."
  14. Elvin Jones in 1974 Jazz: Elvin Jones in 1974 Avery Fisher Hall Jul 4, 1974 The drumming great leads a two-tenor frontline of Steve Grossman and Frank Foster in a '74 set.
  15. Best of Jazz
    1. Chet Baker at Great American Music Hall
    2. Mahavishnu Orchestra's Thunderous Fusion
    3. Charles Mingus at the Apollo, 1973
    4. Dizzy Gillespie at Newport, 1959
    5. Dave Brubeck Quartet at Storyville
    6. The Duke at Newport, 1968
    7. John Coltrane Quintet at Newport, '66
    8. Mose Allison at Great American Music Hall
    9. Ella Fitzgerald In Memoriam
    10. Miles Davis at Tanglewood
  16. Ramsey Lewis at Carnegie Hall Jazz: Ramsey Lewis at Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall Jul 3, 1975 Listen to the keyboardist-composer and crossover pioneer perform his hits "Hot Dawgit" and "Sun Goddess" in this '75 Carnegie Hall set.
  17. Art Ensemble of Chicago in San Francisco Jazz: 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.
  18. Herbie Hancock's Super Trio Jazz: Herbie Hancock's Super Trio Newport Jazz Festival Aug 14, 1988 The great pianist joins bassist Buster Williams and drummer Al Foster on Sonny Rollins' "Oleo" and Wayne Shorter's "Footprints" in this 1988 set from Newport.
  19. Charles Mingus on the Cote d'Azur Jazz: Charles Mingus on the Cote d'Azur Grande Parade du Jazz Jul 13, 1977 The formidable bassist-composer introduces his "Three or Four Shades of Blues" and "Cumbia & Jazz Fusion" in this '77 set from Nice, France.
  20. Elvin Jones Channels Trane Jazz: Elvin Jones Channels Trane Carnegie Hall Jun 27, 1976 The great drummer, who was born in 1926, performs John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme Suite" with his quartet in this 1976 set from Carnegie Hall.
  21. Medeski, Martin & Wood in RI Jazz: Medeski, Martin & Wood in RI Newport Jazz Festival Aug 13, 2005 Keyboardist John Medeski joins Billy Martin and Chris Wood on a Mingus medley at Newport, 2005
  22. Remembering Les Paul Jazz: Remembering Les Paul Iridium Jun 9, 2003 The legendary guitarist-inventor died in 2009. Hear him with a bevy of guest guitarists celebrating his 88th birthday at Iridium.
  23. Gil Evans Orchestra in Orbit Jazz: Gil Evans Orchestra in Orbit Philharmonic Hall Jun 30, 1973 The pianist-composer-arranger leads his 15-piece aggregation on "Blues in Orbit," "Zee Zee" and other tunes from Svengali in this '73 set.
  24. Cannonball Adderley's Hard Bop Burn Jazz: Cannonball Adderley's Hard Bop Burn Newport Jazz Festival Jun 30, 1960 The great alto saxophonist leads his potent quintet on classics like "Del Sasser" and "Work Song" at the 1960 Newport Jazz Festival.
  25. Stan Getz Quartet at Newport, 1965 Jazz: Stan Getz Quartet at Newport, 1965 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1965 The tenor sax great, who died in 1991, is joined by Gary Burton, Steve Swallow and Joe Hunt on "Con Alma," "My Funny Valentine" and more.
  26. Ray Charles at Newport 1960 Jazz: Ray Charles at Newport 1960 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1960 A soul music icon, Ray Charles was equally conversant in jazz, as he showcases in this set.
  27. Ahmad Jamal at Newport, 1959 Jazz: Ahmad Jamal at Newport, 1959 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1959 The pianist-composer leads his classic trio of bassist Israel Crosby and drummer Vernel Fournier on "Poinciana" and "But Not For Me."
  28. Dizzy Gillespie at Newport, 1959 Jazz: Dizzy Gillespie at Newport, 1959 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1959 The legendary trumpeter, bebop and world music pioneer performs his Afro-Cuban classic "Manteca" and the jivey "Ooh Shoo Be Doo Be."