Jazz Concerts

  1. The Intimacy of Bill Evans Jazz: 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.
  2. A Salute to Laurindo Almeida Jazz: A Salute to Laurindo Almeida Avery Fisher Hall Jul 6, 1974 The great Brazilian classical and jazz guitarist died in 1995. Hear him play tunes by Villa-Lobos and Baden Powell in this '74 set.
  3. Stix Hooper Puts It In the Pocket Jazz: Stix Hooper Puts It In the Pocket Avery Fisher Hall Jul 4, 1974 Hear the drummer and founding member of The Crusaders groove on "Stomp and Buck Dance" the the group in 1974.
  4. Remembering Lady Day Jazz: Remembering Lady Day Newport Jazz Festival New York Jun 28, 1979 Newport impresario George Wein and record producer John Hammond host an all-star tribute to Billie Holiday, who died in 1959.
  5. Duke and His Orchestra at Newport Jazz: Duke and His Orchestra at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1959 In 1943, the Duke Ellington Orchestra - heard here in '59 - performed for the first time at Carnegie Hall.
  6. Johnny Guarnieri Salutes Fats & Tatum Jazz: Johnny Guarnieri Salutes Fats & Tatum Carnegie Hall Jun 30, 1974 The stride and swing pianist, born in 1917, plays Fats Waller's "Alligator Crawl" and pays a tribute to Art Tatum on "Tiger Rag."
  7. Remembering 'The Viking' Jazz: Remembering 'The Viking' Great American Music Hall Mar 14, 1981 Danish bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, who died in 2005, grooves and swings with the Oscar Peterson Trio in this '81 set.
  8. Tal Farlow at Newport, '68 Jazz: Tal Farlow at Newport, '68 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 6, 1968 The great guitarist, who died in 1998, performs a stunning solo intro to "My Romance" and burns on "Fascinating Rhythm."
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  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. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.