Jazz Concerts

  1. Charlie Byrd's Masterful Touch Jazz: 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
  2. A Salute to Bud Freeman Jazz: A Salute to Bud Freeman Carnegie Hall Jun 15, 1974 The tenor sax legend, who died in 1991, leads an all-star group on "I Got Rhythm," "Dinah" and "That's A Plenty" in a '74 set.
  3. Remembering Tommy Flanagan Jazz: Remembering Tommy Flanagan Carnegie Hall Jun 24, 1978 The elegant, swinging pianist was born in 1930. Hear his trio play "Body and Soul" and "Blue Bossa" in this '78 Carnegie Hall set.
  4. Dakota Staton at the Apollo Jazz: Dakota Staton at the Apollo Apollo Theatre Jul 4, 1973 The jazz and blues singer shows her versatility by swinging "A Foggy Day" and getting down on Big Maybelle's "I Want a Country Man" in '73.
  5. Charlie Hunter's Pound for Pound Jazz: Charlie Hunter's Pound for Pound Calaveras County Fairgrounds May 23, 1998 The 8-string guitarist jazzes up Bob Marley's "Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)" and The Supremes' "You Keep Me Hanging On" in a '98 set.
  6. Remembering Trumpeter Al Hirt Jazz: Remembering Trumpeter Al Hirt Municipal Auditorium New Orleans Apr 25, 1970 The New Orleans icon died in 1999. Hear him romp through "Royal Garden Blues" with his band featuring pianist Ellis Marsalis in '70.
  7. Tom Scott at the Bottom LIne Jazz: Tom Scott at the Bottom LIne Bottom Line Nov 2, 1978 The L.A. saxophonist plays Carole King's "Jazz Man" and tunes from his New York Connection in this 1978 set.
  8. Mary Lou Williams at Carnegie Hall Jazz: Mary Lou Williams at Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall Jun 28, 1978 The pianist-composer, who was born in 1910, performs Cole Porter's "I Love You" and her own dazzling "Medi II" in this '78 set.
  9. Remembering Stan Getz Jazz: Remembering Stan Getz Avery Fisher Hall Jun 27, 1978 The tenor sax great, who died in 1991, leads his quartet on Wayne Shorter's "Lester Left Town" and "Infant Eyes" in this 1978 set.
  10. R.I.P. Gato Barbieri Jazz: R.I.P. Gato Barbieri Avery Fisher Hall Jul 2, 1975 Hear the great Argentine tenor saxophonist blowing with passionate intensity in this '75 set.
  11. Carmen McRae Serenades Central Park Jazz: Carmen McRae Serenades Central Park Central Park Jul 6, 1973 The jazz diva, who was born in 1922, sings "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most" and "Inside a Silent Tear" in this '73 set.
  12. Dizzy Dealin' at Newport Jazz: Dizzy Dealin' at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Jul 1, 1960 The beloved trumpeter dazzles with his quintet at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1960, the same year he won the Down Beat Critics’ Poll for excellence on his instrument.
  13. Hugh Masekela's Afro-Beat Connection Jazz: Hugh Masekela's Afro-Beat Connection Record Plant Feb 24, 1974 The South African trumpeter-composer joins the percussion-heavy Ghanian ensemble Hedzoleh Soundz in this '74 set.
  14. Thad-Mel Orchestra Swings Saratoga Jazz: Thad-Mel Orchestra Swings Saratoga Newport Jazz Festival Saratoga Jul 2, 1978 Trumpeter-composer Thad Jones, born in 1923, co-leads the dynamic big band on "Little Pixie" and "Don't Git Sassy" in a '78 set.
  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. George Coleman at Carnegie Hall Jazz: George Coleman at Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall Jun 27, 1976 Hear the tenor sax great play "Body And Soul" and "Sunny" in this '76 Carnegie Hall set.
  17. Lionel Hampton's Jumpin' Jams Jazz: Lionel Hampton's Jumpin' Jams Philharmonic Hall Jul 5, 1972 The energetic vibraphonist, born in 1908, leads his band on "I Got Rhythm," "How High The Moon" and "Sing Sing Sing" in 1972.
  18. Bill Evans at Carnegie Hall, 1976 Jazz: Bill Evans at Carnegie Hall, 1976 Newport Jazz Festival New York Jun 25, 1976 Hear the brilliant pianist who brought a new harmonic sensibility to jazz and his great trio set at Carnegie Hall in 1976.
  19. All Hail the Saxophone Colossus Jazz: All Hail the Saxophone Colossus Tramps Apr 12, 1997 Sonny Rollins has released over 60 albums in his seven decade career. Hear him play "Prisoner of Love," "St. Thomas" and "Biji" in this '97 Tramps set.
  20. Remembering Chick Corea Jazz: Remembering Chick Corea Carnegie Hall Jul 3, 1974 We lost a giant this week. Celebrate with this powerful Return to Forever set from 1974, led by Chick and featuring Al Di Meola's first gig with the fusion juggernaut.
  21. Valentine's Day Friends and Foes Jazz: Valentine's Day Friends and Foes 26 songs 1:55:34 Whether you love V-Day or dread it, there's a song in this playlist for you. Love, regret, heartbreak and happiness all have their place here :-)
  22. 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.
  23. Kurt Elling's Way With Words Jazz: Kurt Elling's Way With Words Newport Jazz Festival Aug 12, 2001 The vocalese master puts lyrics to John Coltrane's "Resolution" and Wayne Shorter's "Night Dreamer" at the 2001 Newport Jazz Festival.
  24. George Benson Meets Milt Jackson Jazz: George Benson Meets Milt Jackson Carnegie Hall Jul 3, 1975 The guitar great joins the legendary vibraphonist on John Coltrane's "Impressions" and Johnny Mandel's "The Shadow of Your Smile" in '75.
  25. Johnny Griffin at the Village Vanguard Jazz: Johnny Griffin at the Village Vanguard Village Vanguard Jun 25, 1981 The great tenor sax burner, aka "Little Giant," showcases his stellar chops on his tunes "A Monk's Dream" and "Blues for Leslie" in a '81 set.
  26. Mel Torme Meets Gerry Mulligan Jazz: Mel Torme Meets Gerry Mulligan Carnegie Hall Jun 27, 1978 The great singer joins the bari sax ace on "Get Happy," "Memories of You" and "On the Swing Shift" in '78.
  27. Gil Evans Orchestra, '73 Jazz: Gil Evans Orchestra, '73 Philharmonic Hall Jun 30, 1973 The pianist-composer-arranger leads his ensemble, featuring David Sanborn and Billy Harper, on "City of Hunger" and "Blues in Orbit."
  28. A Thanksgiving Dinner Jazz Playlist Jazz: A Thanksgiving Dinner Jazz Playlist 54 songs 5:43:55 Hours of smooth live jazz will help make your Thanksgiving dinner go down easy. Enjoy and be thankful!