1. Bill Frisell visits Paste Studios Jazz: Bill Frisell visits Paste Studios Paste Studios Aug 16, 2017 Chill out this weekend with some marvelous riffs from guitar legend Bill Frisell, playing here with bassist Thomas Morgan at the Paste Studios in 2017.
  2. Remembering Roy Hargrove Jazz: Remembering Roy Hargrove We lost one of the finest trumpeters of our generation Friday night. Watch Roy and his band from a beautiful set at Newport Jazz in 2001.
  3. Mel Torme Meets Gerry Mulligan Jazz: Mel Torme Meets Gerry Mulligan Carnegie Hall Jun 27, 1978 The great singer, who was born in 1925, joins the bari sax ace on "Get Happy," "Memories of You" and "On the Swing Shift" in '78.
  4. Ella Fitzgerald at Carnegia Hall, '78 Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald at Carnegia Hall, '78 Carnegie Hall Jun 24, 1978 The First Lady of Song swings "Too Close for Comfort" and "Mack the Knife" and scats a blue streak on her signature "How High the Moon."
  5. Wes Montgomery at Newport, 1967 Jazz: Wes Montgomery at Newport, 1967 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1967 The legendary guitarist, born in 1923, burns on "Naptown Blues" and showcases his signature octave playing on "Tequila."
  6. Cookin' With the Horace Silver Quintet Jazz: Cookin' With the Horace Silver Quintet Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1959 The pianist and prolific composer introduces "Blowin' the Blues Away" and "Cookin' at the Continental" at the 1959 Newport Jazz Festival.
  7. The Exalted Sound of John Coltrane Jazz: The Exalted Sound of John Coltrane Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1966 Hear the legendary saxophonist and spiritually searching composer in full flight with his quintet at the 1966 Newport Jazz Festival.
  8. 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.
  9. Miles Davis on the Funky Side Jazz: Miles Davis on the Funky Side Saenger Theatre Apr 25, 1986 The late, great trumpeter leads his young crew, featuring guitarist Robben Ford, on the previously unreleased "Hopscotch" and "Rubberband" in 1986.
  10. Charles Mingus on the Cote d'Azur Jazz: Charles Mingus on the Cote d'Azur Grande Parade du Jazz Jul 13, 1977 The bassist-composer showcases his lyricism on "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" and his earthy tendencies on the shuffle "Devil's Blues" in a 1977 set from Nice, France.
  11. Count Basie Orchestra in the Pocket Jazz: Count Basie Orchestra in the Pocket Carnegie Hall Jul 3, 1973 Rhythm guitarist Freddie Green fuels the band on "Corner Pocket" and "Lil' Darlin'" in this '73 Carnegie Hall set.
  12. Wes Montgomery at Newport, 1967 Jazz: Wes Montgomery at Newport, 1967 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1967 The legendary guitarist, born in 1925, showcases his signature octaves work on The Champs' 1958 mambo hit, "Tequila."
  13. 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 1978 set from San Francisco.
  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.
  1. 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.
  2. Remembering Jaco Pastorius Jazz: Remembering Jaco Pastorius Avery Fisher Hall Jun 27, 1982 The man who revolutionized the electric bass has been gone 30 years. Hear him lead his incredible Word of Mouth big band in this 1982 set.
  3. A Jon Hendricks Playlist Jazz: A Jon Hendricks Playlist Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1960 Listen to the vocalese master scatting a blue streak on "Airegin" and paying tribute to great bassists on "Swingin' 'til the Girls Come Home" in 1964.
  4. Bill Evans Trio at Newport, 1976 Jazz: Bill Evans Trio at Newport, 1976 Newport Jazz Festival New York Jun 25, 1976 The pianist with the impressionist touch died in 1980. Hear him play "Sugar Plum" and "Twelve Tone Tune" with Eddie Gomez and Eliot Sigmund.
  5. Shirley Horn Swings Newport, 1992 Jazz: Shirley Horn Swings Newport, 1992 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 15, 1992 The singer-pianist wraps her smoky contralto voice around standards "Just In Time," "Fooling Myself" and the melancholy "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying."
  6. Mel Torme Scats and Croons Jazz: Mel Torme Scats and Croons Newport Jazz Festival Aug 18, 1989 The jazz singer, who was born in 1925, joins pianist George Shearing on "Just One of Those Things," "The Way You Look Tonight" and "Stardust" in 1989.
  7. Maria Muldaur Gets Jazzy Jazz: Maria Muldaur Gets Jazzy Troubadour Dec 22, 1974 Hear Maria interpret Ellington's "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" and "Lover Man (Where Can You Be)" in 1974.
  8. A Joe Zawinul Memorial Playlist Jazz: A Joe Zawinul Memorial Playlist 24 songs 3:43:07 The Austrian keyboardist-composer died in 2007 at age 75. Hear him with the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra, Weather Report and his Zawinul Syndicate
  9. Randy Weston's African Rhythms Jazz: Randy Weston's African Rhythms Central Park Jul 7, 1973 The pianist-composer and griot of jazz leads his 16-piece band on "Tanjah," "Jamaica East," "African Cookbook" and his hit "Hi-Fly" in a '73 Central Park set.
  10. Elvin Jones Channels Trane Jazz: Elvin Jones Channels Trane Carnegie Hall Jun 27, 1976 The great drummer, who was born in 1926, performs John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme Suite" with his quartet in this 1976 set from Carnegie Hall.
  11. The Mighty Burner at Carnegie Hall Jazz: The Mighty Burner at Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall Jul 1, 1974 Philly Hammond B3 organ ace Charles Earland performs his unique brand of soul-jazz with his quintet on "Van Jay" and "'Cause I Love Her" in this 1974 set.
  12. Sonny Rollins Stretches Out Jazz: Sonny Rollins Stretches Out Tramps Apr 12, 1997 Hear the legendary saxophone colossus play his upbeat calypsos "Biji" and "St. Thomas" and stretch on "Duke of Iron" in this 1997 Tramps set.
  13. Remembering Max Kaminsky Jazz: Remembering Max Kaminsky Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1964 The hot jazz trumpeter, who died in 1994, showcases his Armstrong-influenced playing on "Tin Roof Blues" with the Newport Jazz All-Stars in 1964.