Jazz Concerts

  1. Jon Lucien at Carnegie Hall, 1975 Jazz: Jon Lucien at Carnegie Hall, 1975 Carnegie Hall Jul 3, 1975 The Virgin Islands native wraps his rich baritone voice around Herbie Hancock's "Maiden Voyage" and Jobim's "Dindi" in this dynamic set.
  2. Bill Evans Trio at Newport, 1967 Jazz: Bill Evans Trio at Newport, 1967 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1967 The pianist-composer shows an impressionistic touch on Miles Davis' "Nardis" and his own engaging waltz "Very Early" with Eddie Gomez and Philly Joe Jones.
  3. Best of Newport Jazz 1959 Jazz: Best of Newport Jazz 1959 25 songs 2:33:30 Summer isn't the same without Newport Jazz. Celebrate our country's oldest music festival with these stellar recordings from over 60 years ago.
  4. Sarah Vaughan at Newport Jazz: Sarah Vaughan at Newport Newport Jazz Festival New York Jul 3, 1976 The Divine One, who was born in 1924, delivers sublime versions of "Fly Me to the Moon," "Wave" and "Misty" in this 1976 set.
  5. Pat Metheny Rewrites the Rules Jazz: Pat Metheny Rewrites the Rules The Loft Portland Aug 3, 1977 The innovative guitar-composer introduces new tunes from his stunning debut album, Bright Size Life, in this '77 set from Portland.
  6. Oscar Peterson Trio at Newport, '59 Jazz: Oscar Peterson Trio at Newport, '59 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1959 The prodigious pianist, born in 1925, dazzles on Clifford Brown's "Daahoud" and Dizzy Gillespie's bop anthem "Woody N' You."
  7. Charles Lloyd in San Francisco, '74 Jazz: Charles Lloyd in San Francisco, '74 Great American Music Hall Nov 24, 1974 The tenor saxophonist-flutist plays Trane's "Mr. P.C.," Monk's "Well You Needn't" and his signature "Forest Flower."
  8. Mose Allison at Great American Jazz: Mose Allison at Great American 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.
  9. Miles Davis at Tanglewood Jazz: Miles Davis at Tanglewood Tanglewood Aug 18, 1970 Miles was riding high on the waves of his seminal jazz-rock fusion albums when he electrified this huge audience with his dense, experimental sound in 1970.
  10. Charles Mingus at Nice Jazz Festival Jazz: Charles Mingus at Nice Jazz Festival Grande Parade du Jazz Jul 13, 1977 To mark the 50th anniversary of the bassist-composer's sessions for his avant garde opus, The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, hear him in 1977.
  11. Ella Fitzgerald at Storyville Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald at Storyville Storyville Boston Feb 7, 1953 The First Lady of Song, born in 1917, sings "Why Don't You Do Right?" and scats "Mean To Me" with Hank Jones and Jo Jones in 1953.
  12. Getz-Gilberto, 1964 Newport Jazz Jazz: Getz-Gilberto, 1964 Newport Jazz Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1964 Astrud Gilberto joined Stan Getz and his quartet for a sublime version of Girl From Ipanema at the 1964 Newport Jazz Festival.
  13. Miles Runs the Voodoo Down Jazz: Miles Runs the Voodoo Down Fillmore West Apr 10, 1970 In the trumpeter’s first live recording since 1965, Miles Davis' quintet performs music from the groundbreaking album Bitches Brew just after it was released.
  14. 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.
  15. Best of Jazz
    1. Miles Davis at Tanglewood
    2. Getz-Gilberto, 1964 Newport Jazz
    3. Chet Baker at Great American
    4. Charles Mingus at the Apollo, 1973
    5. Dizzy Gillespie at Newport, 1959
    6. Dave Brubeck Quartet at Storyville
    7. The Duke at Newport, 1968
    8. John Coltrane Quintet at Newport, '66
    9. Count Basie at Newport, 1959
    10. Mose Allison Trio at Newport, 1964
  16. 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."
  17. Chet Baker at Great American Jazz: Chet Baker at Great American 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Mahavishnu's Thunderous Fusion Jazz: Mahavishnu'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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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."
  24. Count Basie at Carnegie Hall, '73 Jazz: Count Basie 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."
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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."
  28. 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.