1. Sassy Welcomes Dizzy, 1975 Jazz: Sassy Welcomes Dizzy, 1975 Great American Music Hall Apr 5, 1975 Sarah Vaughan joins trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie on a tender "I've Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good") and a swinging "Sometimes I'm Happy (Sometimes I'm Blue)."
  2. Dave Holland Quintet at Newport Jazz: Dave Holland Quintet at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 10, 2002 Saxophonist Chris Potter, who fronts his own band this week at the Village Vanguard, is showcased on tunes from the bassist-composer's Not for Nothin' in 2002.
  3. Swinging With Ella Fitzgerald Jazz: Swinging With Ella Fitzgerald Carnegie Hall Jun 24, 1978 The First Lady of Song died on this day in 1996. Hear her sing "Too Close For Comfort" and scat a blue streak on "How High the Moon" in a 1978 set.
  4. Darius Brubeck With Dad (And More) Jazz: Darius Brubeck With Dad (And More) 12 songs 1:42:18 The keyboardist-composer and eldest son of Dave Brubeck turns 70 today. Hear him with his famous father and leading his own band in this playlist.
  5. A Salute to Benny Goodman Jazz: A Salute to Benny Goodman Oct 7, 1985 The King of Swing, who died on this day in 1986, is feted in a 1985 concert featuring favorites like "Let's Dance," "Stealing Apples" and "King Porter Stomp."
  6. A Chick Corea Birthday Playlist Jazz: A Chick Corea Birthday Playlist 14 songs 2:14:04 The prolific pianist-composer turns 76 today. Hear him with Booker Ervin, Miles Davis, Return To Forever, Herbie Hancock and in a Bud Powell tribute.
  7. Les Paul at Iridium, 2003 Jazz: Les Paul at Iridium, 2003 Iridium Jun 9, 2003 The Wizard of Waukesha, born on this day in 1915, is joined by fellow guitarists Pat Martino, Al Di Meola and Larry Carlton at his 88th birthday bash.
  8. Remembering Mr. Five By Five Jazz: Remembering Mr. Five By Five 4 songs 18:05 Kansas City blues shouter Jimmy Rushing died on this day in 1972. Hear him sing "Sent for You Yesterday" with the Duke Ellington Orchestra at '59 Newport.
  9. Great Guitars in Central Park, 1973 Jazz: Great Guitars in Central Park, 1973 Central Park Jun 30, 1973 Tal Farlow, who was born on this day in 1921, joins fellow plectrist Jim Hall on "Topsy," "Summertime," "Prelude To A Kiss" and "St. Thomas."
  10. 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 on this day in 1991, is joined by Gary Burton, Steve Swallow and Joe Hunt on "Con Alma," "My Funny Valentine" and more.
  11. Anthony Braxton's Dream Band Jazz: Anthony Braxton's Dream Band Carnegie Hall Jun 27, 1976 The avant grade composer-reed player turns 72 today. Hear him lead a quintet with Richard Abrams, George Lewis, Dave Holland and Barry Altschul in 1976.
  12. Doc Cheatham In Memoriam Jazz: Doc Cheatham In Memoriam Great American Music Hall Sep 16, 1976 The beloved trumpeter died on this day in 1997 at age 91. Hear him play "What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry?" and "I Want a Little Girl (To Fall In Love With Me)."
  13. Tito Puente at Newport, 1997 Jazz: Tito Puente at Newport, 1997 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 15, 1997 The King of Timbales, who died on this day in 2000, leads his orchestra on "Oye Como Va," "Manteca" and a mambo take on "Love for Sale" with La India.
  14. Remembering Paul Desmond Jazz: Remembering Paul Desmond Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1964 The man whose also sax voice was once described as "the sound of a dry martini" died on this day in 1977. Hear him play his "Take Five" with Dave Brubeck.
  1. Happy Birthday, Ramsey Lewis! Jazz: Happy Birthday, Ramsey Lewis! Carnegie Hall Jul 3, 1975 The keyboardist-composer and crossover pioneer turns 82 today. Hear him perform his hits "Hot Dawgit" and "Sun Goddess" in this '75 Carnegie Hall set.
  2. Miles Davis Stretching at Newport, 1967 Jazz: Miles Davis Stretching at Newport, 1967 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1967 The legendary trumpeter, who was born on this day in 1926, leads his second classic quintet on scintillating versions of "Gingerbread Boy" and "So What."
  3. Big Boo Swings Newport Jazz: Big Boo Swings Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 11, 2002 Lea DeLaria (aka Carrie "Big Boo" Black from Orange Is The New Black) sings jazz standards and Broadway show tunes in this 2002 set.
  4. Duke Ellington In Memoriam Jazz: Duke Ellington In Memoriam Municipal Auditorium New Orleans Apr 25, 1970 The most prolific composer in the history of jazz died on this day in 1974. Hear him lead his orchestra at the inaugural New Orleans Jazz Festival in 1970.
  5. The Genius of Joe Pass Jazz: The Genius of Joe Pass Great American Music Hall Jan 26, 1980 The guitar great, who died on this day in 1994, performs solo versions of "As Time Goes By," "Willow Weep For Me" and "Stella By Starlight" in a 1980 set.
  6. Sun Ra at Carnegie Hall, 1973 Jazz: Sun Ra at Carnegie Hall, 1973 Carnegie Hall Jul 6, 1973 The cosmic philosopher and Afrofuturism pioneer was born on this day in 1914. Hear him lead his Arkestra on "Astro Black' and "Space Is the Place."
  7. A Fats Waller Playlist Jazz: A Fats Waller Playlist 28 songs 2:05:48 The great pianist-songwriter-entertainer was born on this day in 1904. Hear interpretations of his "Jitterbug Waltz," "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Honeysuckle Rose."
  8. Elvin Jones in Memoriam Jazz: Elvin Jones in Memoriam Carnegie Hall Jun 27, 1976 The great drummer passed away on this day in 2004. Hear him lead his quartet on a 23-minute version of John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme Suite" in 1976.
  9. Remembering Dewey Redman Jazz: Remembering Dewey Redman Newport Jazz Festival New York Jun 29, 1974 The tenor sax great, who was born on this day in 1931, leads his quintet on tunes from his The Ear of the Behearer at '74 Newport.
  10. Woody Herman Orchestra, 1978 Jazz: Woody Herman Orchestra, 1978 Newport Jazz Festival Saratoga Jul 2, 1978 The Swing era clarinetist, who was born on this day in 1913, leads his big band on "Giant Steps," "La Fiesta" and "Fanfare for the Common Man."
  11. Kenny G's Soothing Sounds Jazz: Kenny G's Soothing Sounds Newport Jazz Festival Aug 15, 1987 The soprano saxophonist, who turns 61 today, plays his instrumental hit "Songbird" and other tunes from his best-selling album Duotones at Newport in 1987.
  12. Ella Fitzgerald's 100th Birthday Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald's 100th Birthday  New Orleans Apr 1, 1977 Today marks the centennial of the First Lady of Song. Remember one of the most celebrated singers in the history of music with this 1977 concert in New Orleans.
  13. 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.