1. Art Blakey Presents the Marsalis Brothers Jazz: Art Blakey Presents the Marsalis Brothers 7th Ave South Club Dec 21, 1981 The great drummer showcases young Branford and Wynton in this '81 set from Seventh Avenue South in NYC.
  2. Wes Montgomery at Newport, 1967 Jazz: Wes Montgomery at Newport, 1967 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1967 The legendary guitarist, born on this day in 1925, showcases his signature octaves work on The Champs' 1958 mambo hit, "Tequila."
  3. Farewell, Larry Coryell Jazz: Farewell, Larry Coryell Great American Music Hall Feb 11, 1981 We were saddened to learn of the passing of the pioneering fusion guitarist this weekend. Celebrate this gifted musician with this 1981 concert from GAMH.
  4. Duke Takes the A Train Jazz: Duke Takes the A Train Municipal Auditorium New Orleans Apr 25, 1970 On this day in 1941, Duke Ellington recorded Billy Strayhorn's most famous composition. Hear him play it in New Orleans, 1970.
  5. R.I.P. Al Jarreau Jazz: R.I.P. Al Jarreau Great American Music Hall Jun 24, 1977 We bid a fond farewell to the Grammy-winning vocalist, who died Sunday at age 76, with this 1977 concert from the Great American Music Hall.
  6. Oscar Brown Jr. at Newport, 1964 Jazz: Oscar Brown Jr. at Newport, 1964 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 5, 1964 The singer-songwriter and social activist performs "Forty Acres and a Mule," Miles Davis' "All Blues" and the anti-war song "Muffled Dreams."
  7. Sonny Stitt's Urge to Burn Jazz: Sonny Stitt's Urge to Burn Great American Music Hall Jun 15, 1977 The saxophone great, who was born on this day in 1925, stretches out on "Star Eyes," "Lester Leaps In" and "Back Home in Indiana" in a '77 set.
  8. Duke and His Orchestra at Newport Jazz: Duke and His Orchestra at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1959 On this day in 1943, the Duke Ellington Orchestra - heard here in '59 - performed for the first time at Carnegie Hall.
  9. George Benson at Newport, 1969 Jazz: George Benson at Newport, 1969 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1969 The guitarist leads his quartet on interpretations of "Shape of Things to Come" and Thelonious Monk's "Straight No Chaser."
  10. Max Roach’s Revolutionary Approach Jazz: Max Roach’s Revolutionary Approach Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1967 For the 1967 Newport Jazz Festival, the drummer and bandleader showed that he was up-to-date by crossing into the modal and avant-garde camps.
  11. Stephane Grappelli's Silky Strings Jazz: Stephane Grappelli's Silky Strings Great American Music Hall Mar 20, 1976 The jazz violin pioneer performs romantic nuggets like "Walking My Baby Back Home," "Satin Doll," and a Gershwin medley in this 1976 set.
  12. Jaco Pastorius in Big Band Mode Jazz: Jaco Pastorius in Big Band Mode Avery Fisher Hall Jun 27, 1982 The late, great bassist-composer leads his Word of Mouth on "Three Views of a Secret" and "Liberty City" in 1982.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Wes Montgomery at Newport, 1967 Jazz: Wes Montgomery at Newport, 1967 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1967 The legendary guitarist, born on this day in 1923, burns on "Naptown Blues" and showcases his signature octave playing on "Tequila."
  4. Remembering Lester Bowie Jazz: Remembering Lester Bowie Great American Music Hall Feb 26, 1976 The late trumpeter and avant garde icon, who was born on this day in 1941, joins his Art Ensemble of Chicago colleagues in this 1976 set.
  5. Larry Young's Fiery Fusion Jazz: Larry Young's Fiery Fusion Carnegie Hall Jun 30, 1975 The adventurous organist, who was born on this day in 1940, performs "New York Electric Street Music" and others with his band Fuel in 1975.
  6. Ed Blackwell Quartet in New Orleans, '77 Jazz: Ed Blackwell Quartet in New Orleans, '77 New Orleans Apr 1, 1977 The longtime Ornette Coleman drummer, who died on this day in 1992, leads his own group on "Lush Life" and "Mozart" in hometown NOLA.
  7. A Gem from Nelson Riddle & Linda Ronstadt Jazz: A Gem from Nelson Riddle & Linda Ronstadt Sands Casino Jul 19, 1984 The famed orchestrator, who died on this day in 1985, provides a lush backdrop for the singer on standards from their album What's New?
  8. J.J. Johnson at Newport '64 Jazz: J.J. Johnson at Newport '64 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1964 The bebop trombonist puts a hip spin on "When the Saints Go Marchin' In" and burns through Trane's modal "Impressions" with his quartet.
  9. A Dynamic Duo in Concert Jazz: A Dynamic Duo in Concert Masonic Auditorium Mar 8, 1978 The two most influential pianists of their generation, Heribe Hancock and Chick Corea, play intimate duets in this '78 set from San Francisco.
  10. Art Farmer Swinging at Newport, '60 Jazz: Art Farmer Swinging at Newport, '60 Newport Jazz Festival Jun 30, 1960 The trumpeter-composer, who died on this day in 1999, fronts the Jazztet with saxophonist Benny Golson on "Killer Joe" and "Bean Bag."
  11. A Salute to Buddy Rich Jazz: A Salute to Buddy Rich Newport Jazz Festival New York Jun 29, 1978 The legendary drummer, born on this day in 1917, delivers a tour de force performance on an 18-minute "Channel One Suite" in this '78 set.
  12. Remembering Phil Woods Jazz: Remembering Phil Woods Great American Music Hall Jun 4, 1976 The alto sax great and NEA Jazz Master died on this day in 2015. Hear him team with tenor great Al Cohn on "Shaw Nuff" and "Wee Dot" in '76.
  13. An All-Star Salute to Bud Powell Jazz: An All-Star Salute to Bud Powell Newport Jazz Festival Aug 16, 1996 Chick Corea, Kenny Garrett, Wallace Roney, Christian McBride and Roy Haynes pay tribute to the great bebop pianist born on this day in 1924.