Jazz Concerts

  1. 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 :-)
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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."
  8. 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!
  9. The Elegant Swing of the MJQ Jazz: The Elegant Swing of the MJQ Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1959 Pianist-composer John Lewis, who died in 2001, leads the Modern Jazz Quartet on his "Django" and others at Newport '59.
  10. Remembering Bobby Short Jazz: Remembering Bobby Short Carlyle Feb 15, 1982 The quintessential New York cabaret singer, who died in 2005, takes on the Great American Songbook at the Cafe Carlyle in '82.
  11. Miles Davis at Newport, 1967 Jazz: Miles Davis at Newport, 1967 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1967 The legendary trumpeter, who was born in 1926, leads his second classic quintet on scintillating versions of "Gingerbread Boy" and "So What."
  12. Jimmy Smith's Super Jam Jazz: Jimmy Smith's Super Jam Yankee Stadium Jul 7, 1972 The Hammond B-3 organ king leads Clark Terry, Kenny Burrell, Illinois Jacquet, Zoot Sims, Roy Haynes and B.B. King at Yankee Stadium in '72.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  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. Best of Newport Jazz 1959 Jazz: Best of Newport Jazz 1959 31 songs 3:04:41 Summer isn't the same without Newport Jazz. Celebrate our country's oldest music festival with these stellar recordings from over 60 years ago.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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."
  20. 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."
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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."