The chart-topping instrumental group revisits some of its '60s hits including "Green Onions," "Time Is Tight" and "Hip Hug-Her" in 1977.
The saxophonist-composer, who turns 56 today, wails on "Giant Steps," "Oleo" and "Yesterdays," then gives a candid interview after this '87 set.
The singer-songwriter, who has been recuperating from an illness, made a rare public appearance this week in L.A. See her in a '86 video.
Mandolinist and guitarist blend on some high lonesome harmonies on "20-20 Vision" and other tunes from Sleep With One Eye Open in 2011.
The saxophonist-composer, who turns 83 today, is featured with Maynard Ferguson, Miles Davis, Weather Report and his quartet.
The pianist-composer leads his 18-piece all-star band on the expansive "African Cookbook" and his popular "Hi-Fly" in this '73 set.
The solo troubadour shifts from banjo to guitar to fiddle on engaging ditties like "Electric Washing Machine" and "The Category Stomp."
The lead guitarist for San Francisco's Quicksilver Messenger Service was born on this day in 1943. Hear him blazing at Winterland in a '75 set.
The pianist-singer charms the Fort Adams State Park crowd with his "Twentysomething" and a rendition of Jimi Hendrix's "Wind Cries Mary."
The dual guitar work of Terry Efaw and John Schwab sparks the Ohio band on "Making a Living's Killing Me" from Let the Hard Times Roll.
The trumpet star, who died on this day in 2006, leads his orchestra on "Birdland," "St. Thomas" and "Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)."
Guitarists Peter Green and Jeremy Spencer lead the Brit band on B.B. King's "Worried Dream" and Elmore James' "Dust My Broom" in a '68 set.
The Who drummer, who would've turned 70 today, thrashes the kit on the instrumental "Sparks" and more from Tommy in this 1970 video.
The original lineup performs the revved up "Bodhisattva," the Latin-tinged "Do It Again" and the rockin' "Reeliin' In The Years" in 1974.
The theatrical frontman leads the prog-rockers on "Cuckoo Coconut" and other tunes from The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway in this '75 set.
The singer-songwriter, who turns 53 today, performs "Lady in Blue," "Ophelia" and other tunes from Abnormally Attracted to Sin in 2012.
The man who electrified the Delta blues was born on this day in 1917. Hear him play "I'm In the Mood" with Bonnie Raitt in a birthday playlist.
The Belgian harmonica ace-guitarist-whistler died today at age 94. Hear him play his "Bluesette" and guest with Jaco Pastorius in 1982.
The singer and husband/songwriting partner of Valerie Simpson died on this day in 2011. Hear them perform "Let's Go Get Stoned" in 1977.
The Swing era bandleader, born on this day in 1904, drives his Cadillac of big bands through Newport in this swinging set from 1959.
The Country Music Hall of Famer, who turns 78 today, performs his hits "Lucille," "Coward of the County" and "The Gambler" in this 1980 set.
The iconic Led Zeppelin frontman, who turns 68 today, sings an eerie medley of "Hey Joe/Nature Boy," and ends his set with "Ramble On."
The prolific singer-songwriter, who turns 64 today, plays "I Don't Even Try," "Say It With Flowers" and other tunes from Riding With the King.
The irascible superstar drummer turns 77 today. Hear him in concerts with Cream in 1968 and with the Baker Gurvitz Army in 1975.
The pianist was 94 years old at the time of this 1977 set from New Orleans. Hear him play his "Charleston Rag" and "Memories of You."
The Lafayette, Louisiana native, who turns 72 today, sings "I Got Mexico," "We Robbed Trains" and tunes from Love & Other Hard Times.
The Canadian singer performs a dramatic version of Cole Porter's "So In Love" along with her "Save Me" and other tunes from Ingenue in '92.
The pianist, composer and consummate accompanist, born on this day in 1918, plays with Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Gerry Mulligan and Stan Getz.
On this day in 1969, Jimi Hendrix closed the Woodstock Festival with the jazzy "Villanova Junction." Hear him reprise it in this 1970 set.
The bebop pioneer serenades the hippies with his funky "Matrix," his classic "Kush" and an ode to Martin Luther King ("Brother K") in 1970.
The post-Pulp Fiction surf revival band from Nashville plays "Goo Goo Muck" and "Space Mosquitoes" in this 2012 Daytrotter session.
The longtime partners and purveyors of Piedmont blues join in on "Hootin' the Blues" and "Rock Island Line" in this '67 Ash Grove set.
The New Orleans-born trumpeter, a rising star at the time of this performance, plays his "Gumbo Nouveau" and Cedar Walton's "Bolivia."
See the rising star guitarist play "Benson's Rider" (his take on "C.C. Rider") in this Trumpet & Guitar Workshop from 50 years ago.
The Chicago bluesman unleashes his stinging guitar chops and roaring vocals on "Hot Sauce" and "Mother-in-Law Blues" in this '78 set.
Singer Kevin Rowland, who turns 63 today, leads the Brit pop-soul band on their hit songs "Come On Eileen" and "Geno" in this 1983 set.
The pioneering Hammond organ player, who died on this day in 1995, peforms "Checkered Hat" and "Cubano Chant" in this 1974 trio set.
Canned Heat, Johnny Winter, John Sebastian, Jorma Kaukonen and others perform at the 1979 jam in Parr Meadows, Long Island.
Elvis Presley, who died on this day in 1977, is feted by Link Wray, Doc Watson, Kim Carnes, Grateful Dead and Pete Townshend in this playlist
The brilliant pianist who brought a new harmonic sensibility to jazz was born on this day in 1929. Hear a great trio set at Carnegie Hall in 1976.
The Material Girl turns 58 today. Hear her perform her hits "Holiday," "Into the Groove" and "Love Makes the World Go Round" in 1985.
The vibraphonist-composer died yesterday at age 75. Hear him in a Vibes Workshop and with the John Handy Quintet at Newport '67.
Day 2 of the original Woodstock Festival happened on this day in 1969. Hear a list of bands perform at the 1999 edition of that Aquarian bash.
Guitarist Leslie West showcases his humungous tone on "Mississippi Queen" and "Nantucket Sleighride" in this 1970 Fillmore East set.
The prodigious pianist, born on this day in 1925, dazzles on Clifford Brown's "Daahoud" and Dizzy Gillespie's bop anthem "Woody N' You."
The prolific pop songwriter, who turns 70 today, premieres new songs like "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress" and "Rose" in this intimate set.
The drummer and founding member of The Crusaders turns 78 today. Hear him groove on "Stomp and Buck Dance" the the group in 1974.
On this day in 1969, the Woodstock Festival opened. See Aerosmith, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more at the 25th anniversary bash.