The pianist-composer, who was born on this day in 1935, performs his jazz anthem "Moanin'" with Art Blakey's all-star crew at Newport '59.
The co-founder of Earth, Wind & Fire turns 73 today. Hear him perform tunes from Open Your Eyes with the group in this concert from 1974.
The banjoist and founder of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band turns 69 today. Hear them play "Mr. Bojangles" and "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" in '85.
The multi-reed man salutes Duke Ellington on a spectacular "Creole Love Call" and a duet with McCoy Tyner on "In a Sentimental Mood."
Singer Eric Burdon leads one of the key bands of the '60s British Invasion on "It's My Life" and "House of the Rising Sun" in this '83 set.
The trumpeter-composer leads his 20-piece aggregation on complex time signatures and adventurous tunes from their album Electric Bath.
The Chicago blues harpist, who was just nominated posthumously for the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, leads his band in this 1966 Fillmore set.
Keyboardist Art Neville, who turns 77 today, joins his younger brothers on "Fiyo on the Bayou," "Iko Iko" and tunes from Yellow Moon in 1989.
The saxophonist and soul-jazz pioneer, who died on this day in 1999, performs his signature tunes "Winelight" and "Let It Flow (For Dr. J)."
The guitarist, who turns 70 today, performs with fellow guitarist Ralph Towner, John Klemmer, Jack DeJohnette and Gato Barbieri in the '70s.
The guitarist, who turns 63 today, unleashes scorching licks on tunes from his album Talk to Your Daughter in this 1991 set from Osaka.
The singer-songwriter, who died on this day in 2007, plays tunes from his platinum-selling albums Souvenirs and Captured Angel in 1976.