The pianist-harpist died on this day in 2007. Hear her alongside her husband John on "My Favorite Things" and "Welcome" at Newport '66.
The remarkable reedman plays Trane's "Giant Steps," Duke's "Creole Love Call" and his "Echoes of Primitive Ohio and Chili Dogs" in 1975.
The quintessential classy Manhattan cabaret star performs standards like "Too Marvelous For Words," "As Tme Goes By" and others in 1982.
The master drummer-composer was born on this day in 1924. Hear him play in a variety of settings from 1955 to 1992 in a 3-hour playlist.
The 7-string guitar master turns 91 today. Hear him play a solo Django Reinhardt medley and some swinging duets with saxman Zoot Sims
The bebop and Latin jazz pioneer, who died on this day in 1993, plays his "Kush" and "Con Alma" and interprets "Chega de Saudade" in 1965.
The guitar great, who just released new album Unlimited 1 at age 85, plays Dizzy's "Tin Tin Deo" and Thad Jones' "A Child Is Born" in 1976.
The fusion guitar hero turns 75 today. Hear him unleash his legendary chops in acoustic and electric settings in a potent three-hour playlist.
The tenor saxophonist-flutist, who was born on this day in 1922, joins the Count Basie Orchestra on "Corner Pocket" and others in a '73 set.
Saxophonists Michael Brecker and Ravi Coltrane are joined by McCoy Tyner, Roy Haynes and Christian McBride in a 2004 set from Newport.
The great pianist, who died on this day in 1977, plays "Rosalie" and "I'm Confessin'" with his trio of John Simmons and Shadow Wilson in 1953.
The cornetist-composer died on this day in 2000. Hear him play his "Work Song" and Larry Willis' "The Tallahassee Kid" at the Vanguard in.
Vibraphonists Bobby Hutchinson, Gary Burton, Red Norvo, Lionel Hampton, and Milt Jackson showcase their chops in a 1967 workshop.
Pianist Danilo Perez, who turns 51 today, joins John Patitucci, Brian Blade and the sax great on music from Beyond the Sound Barrier in '08.
The late, great trumpeter, who died on this day in 2008, plays classics like "Red Clay" and guests with the Jazz Messengers in this playlist.
Earl "Fatha" Hines, born on this day in 1903, showcases his influential style on "Shiny Stockings," "Laura" and "Tea for Two" in a '74 solo set.
The pianist and renowned jazz educator and broadcaster died on this day in 2010. Hear him in solo and all-star band settings in this playlist.
The pianist plays his jazz waltz "Very Early" and a tender interpretation of "My Foolish Heart" with Eddie Gomez and Elliot Zigmund in 1975.
The dynamic drummer died yesterday at age 68. Hear him play "Joy Ride" and "The Funky Waltz" in a 1974 set with The Eleventh House.
Trumpeter Miles Davis is joined by Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Dave Holland, Gary Bartz, Jack DeJohnette and Airto in 1970.
The guitarist, who turns 65 today, plays the funky "Chariots" (based on "Theme From Chariots of Fire") and premieres tunes from What We Do.
The piano virtuoso, who died on this day in 2007, plays "Cubano Chant" and "Billy Boy" with drummer Ed Thigpen and bassist Ray Brown.
Trumpeter Chet Baker, born on this day in 1929, joins former partner, bari sax ace Gerry Mulligan, on a rousing "Five Brothers" in 1955.
The Belgian-born harmonica ace performs his "Bluesette" along with Miles Davis' "All Blues" and "Days of Wine and Roses" in a 1981 set.
Art Blakey leads a classic lineup of Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, Bobby Timmons and Jymie Merrit on "Moaning'" and others in this 1959 set.
The late flamenco guitar master was born on this day in 1947. Hear him solo and with guitar partners John McLaughlin and Al Di Meola in 1980.
The jazz violin pioneer performs romantic nuggets like "Walking My Baby Back Home," "Satin Doll," and a Gershwin medley in this '76 set.
The crossover violinist, who died on this day in 1994, puts a funky spin on "Fiddler on the Roof" and other tunes form Fantasia in this '78 set.
The saxophonist and chill jazz pioneer died on this day in 1999. Hear him play his popular "Winelight" and "Mr. Magic" in a '81 set from Philly.
The pioneering quartet plays Ralph Towner's "Icarus" and "The Silence of a Candle" and Paul McCandless' "Undertow" in this 1975 set.
The quintessential ECM guitarist, who turns 72 today, joins guitar partner Ralph Towner in a series of stunning duets and improvisations.
Songwriter Billy Strayhdorn, the genius behind "Lush Life," "Chelsea Bridge" and "Take the A Train," is saluted by several artists.
The pianist-composer was born on this day in 1911. Hear him lead his 24-piece orchestra on "Artistry in Rhythm" and "Intermission Riff."
The great trumpeter and inventor of the abstract method of scatting known as "Mumbles" was born on this day in 1920. Hear him wail.
The late jazz diva, who died on this day in 1963, swings "Pennies From Heaven" and sings her hit "Teach Me Tonight" with the Max Roach Trio.
The Grammy-winning pianist-composer turns 80 today. See him lead his 11-piece group on "Tu Tu Ta Ta," "Leapfrog to Harlem" and others.
The prolific bassist-composer-bandleader premieres new works "Three Or Four Shades of Blues" and "Cumbia & Jazz Fusion" in this '77 set.
The late singer and founder of The Manhattan Transfer would've turned 75 today. Hear their hip vocalese on "Four Brothers" and "Java Jive."
The spectacular drummer was born on this day in 1945. Hear his audacious chops on "Gingerbread Boy" in this set from Newport '67.
The great pianist-composer turns 78 today. Hear him stretch with his quintet on "Sama Layuca" and "Atlantis" in a '75 set from Carnegie Hall.
On this day in 1964, the saxophonist-composer recorded A Love Supreme. Hear him in concert at the 1966 Newport Jazz Festival.
The hard bop trumpeter-composer, who was born on this day in 1932, introduces his funky young proteges The Blackbyrds at Newport, 1974.
Fusioneers Chick Corea and John McLaughlin play the music of Return to Forever and Mahavishnu Orchestra at the Blue Note through Sunday.
The Hammond B-3 organ champ was born on this day in 1925. Hear him play "Sunnymoon for Two" and "The Sermon" in this 1964 set.
The Kansas City icon, who died on this day in 2006, shifts easily from swing ("Smooth Sailing") to blues ("Confessin' the Blues") in a 1973 set.
Czech bassist and group co-founder Miroslav Vitous turns 69 today. Hear him explore with Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter in this '73 set.
The great drummer, born on this day in 1928, swings the Thelonious Monk Quartet and Maynard Ferguson Orchestra in this playlist.
The legendary pianist-composer died on this day in 2012 at age 91. See him with his new quartet in a video from the Newport Jazzfest '05.