Concert Vault
  1. Jazz: Art Lande in '76 Jazz Art Lande in '76 Great American Music Hall May 13, 1976 Jazz: Art Lande in '76 Great American Music Hall | May 13, 1976

    Art Lande, a native New Yorker, parlayed his classical studies and love of Bill Evans into a wholly unique piano voice.

  2. Jazz: Charles Lloyd in Central Park Jazz Charles Lloyd in Central Park Central Park Jun 29, 1973 Jazz: Charles Lloyd in Central Park Central Park | Jun 29, 1973

    The shamanistic tenor saxophonist-composer leads a new group, featuring future P-Funk guitarist Blackbyrd McKnight, in this 1973 concert.

  3. Jazz: Carla Bley Tentet at Amazingrace Jazz Carla Bley Tentet at Amazingrace Amazingrace Mar 23, 1978 Jazz: Carla Bley Tentet at Amazingrace Amazingrace | Mar 23, 1978

    The irreverent pianist-composer-bandleader mixes humor and free playing with lush harmonies and heady themes in this 1978 set.

  4. Jazz: Peggy Lee Charms Atlantic City Jazz Peggy Lee Charms Atlantic City Resorts Aug 9, 1984 Jazz: Peggy Lee Charms Atlantic City Resorts | Aug 9, 1984

    The sultry singer performs her signature tunes "I Love Being Here With You," "Fever" and "Is That All There Is?" in a '84 set from Resorts Casino.

  5. Jazz: Cannonball Adderley's Hard Bop Burn Jazz Cannonball Adderley's Hard Bop Burn Newport Jazz Festival Jun 30, 1960 Jazz: Cannonball Adderley's Hard Bop Burn Newport Jazz Festival | Jun 30, 1960

    The soulful sax-man swings out with pianist Barry Harris, bassist Sam Jones, drummer Louis Hayes, and brother Nat on cornet at '60 Newport.

  6. Jazz: Duke Ellington at '59 Newport Jazz Duke Ellington at '59 Newport Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1959 Jazz: Duke Ellington at '59 Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 4, 1959

    The maestro introduces "Idiom '59," "Launching Pad," "Flirtibird" and "Anatomy of a Murder" along with favorites like "Rockin' in Rhythm."

  7. Jazz: Video: Stephane Wrembel at Paste Studios Jazz Video: Stephane Wrembel at Paste Studios Paste Studios Apr 13, 2017 Jazz: Video: Stephane Wrembel at Paste Studios Paste Studios | Apr 13, 2017 watch video

    The guitarist conjures up jazz icon Django Reinhardt on the musette style waltz "Valse de Bamboula" and on Django's "Minor Blues."

  8. Jazz: There Will Never Be Another Lee Konitz Jazz There Will Never Be Another Lee Konitz Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1965 Jazz: There Will Never Be Another Lee Konitz Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 4, 1965

    The alto sax improviser invites the audience to hum along to his a cappella rendition of "There Will Never Be Another You" at '65 Newport.

  9. Jazz: The Hawk Flies at '63 Newport Jazz The Hawk Flies at '63 Newport Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1963 Jazz: The Hawk Flies at '63 Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 4, 1963

    Hear legendary tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins' uncommonly expressive ballad playing on "These Foolish Things" in this all-star jam.

  10. Jazz: Video: Miles Davis at Tanglewood, '70 Jazz Video: Miles Davis at Tanglewood, '70 Tanglewood Aug 18, 1970 Jazz: Video: Miles Davis at Tanglewood, '70 Tanglewood | Aug 18, 1970 watch video

    The legendary trumpeter leads his Bitches Brew band featuring Chick Corea, Jack DeJohnette, Gary Bartz, Dave Holland and Airto Moreira.

  11. Jazz: Miles at the Fillmore West, 1971 Jazz Miles at the Fillmore West, 1971 Fillmore West May 7, 1971 Jazz: Miles at the Fillmore West, 1971 Fillmore West | May 7, 1971

    Bassist Michael Henderson puts up a funk groove underneath the churning tumult of Davis' provocative electric band featuring Keith Jarrett on keyboards.

  12. Jazz: Miles Davis Quintet in the Zone Jazz Miles Davis Quintet in the Zone Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1967 Jazz: Miles Davis Quintet in the Zone Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1967

    By the time of this Newport show in 1967, Miles and his second great quintet had settled deep into a groove.

  13. Jazz: New Release: Pete Escovedo Orchestra '89 Jazz New Release: Pete Escovedo Orchestra '89 Gift Center May 29, 1989 Jazz: New Release: Pete Escovedo Orchestra '89 Gift Center | May 29, 1989 watch video

    In honor of his appearance at SFJAZZ Center's historic opening night, we're releasing this '89 set from the charismatic Latin jazz bandleader.

  14. Jazz: Toots Thielemans in San Francisco Jazz Toots Thielemans in San Francisco Great American Music Hall Sep 12, 1981 Jazz: Toots Thielemans in San Francisco Great American Music Hall | Sep 12, 1981

    The Belgian-born harmonica ace performs his "Bluesette" along with Miles Davis' "All Blues" and "Days of Wine and Roses" in a 1981 set.

  15. Jazz: Video: Carlos Santana Meets Miles Davis Jazz Video: Carlos Santana Meets Miles Davis Giants Stadium Jun 15, 1986 Jazz: Video: Carlos Santana Meets Miles Davis Giants Stadium | Jun 15, 1986 watch video

    The guitar hero sits in with the enigmatic trumpeter and his electric ensemble on the aptly-titled "Burn" in this '86 set from Giants Stadium.

  16. Jazz: Uncut: Ed Blackwell in N'awlins Jazz Uncut: Ed Blackwell in N'awlins New Orleans Apr 1, 1977 Jazz: Uncut: Ed Blackwell in N'awlins New Orleans | Apr 1, 1977

    The former Ornette Coleman drummer leads a quartet featuring pianist Ellis Marsalis and clarinetist Alvin Batiste in this 1977 concert.

  17. Jazz: Video: Grover Washington, Jr. Lets It Flow Jazz Video: Grover Washington, Jr. Lets It Flow Newport Jazz Festival Aug 13, 1988 Jazz: Video: Grover Washington, Jr. Lets It Flow Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 13, 1988 watch video

    The sax icon seamlessly shifts from smooth jazz ("Winelight") to straight ahead ("Stella By Starlight") at the 1988 Newport Jazz Festival.

  18. Jazz: Charles Lloyd Salutes the Stones Jazz Charles Lloyd Salutes the Stones Central Park Jun 29, 1973 Jazz: Charles Lloyd Salutes the Stones Central Park | Jun 29, 1973

    The saxophonist inserts a medley ("Backstreet Girl/Lady Jane/Mother's Little Helper") at the end of "Love Ship" in this '73 Central Park concert.

  19. Jazz: Video: Herbie Hancock at Newport, '08 Jazz Video: Herbie Hancock at Newport, '08 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 10, 2008 Jazz: Video: Herbie Hancock at Newport, '08 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 10, 2008 watch video

    The keyboardist-composer, whose memoir Possibilities comes out today, leads an all-star band on "Actual Proof" and "Chameleon."

  20. Jazz: Dizzy Gillespie Stretches at the Fillmore Jazz Dizzy Gillespie Stretches at the Fillmore Fillmore East Apr 18, 1970 Jazz: Dizzy Gillespie Stretches at the Fillmore Fillmore East | Apr 18, 1970

    The legendary trumpeter and bebop pioneer explores new musical territory on the funky, streetwise "Matrix" and "Closer" in this 1970 set.

  21. Jazz: Miles at the Fillmore East, 1970 Jazz Miles at the Fillmore East, 1970 Fillmore East Mar 6, 1970 Jazz: Miles at the Fillmore East, 1970 Fillmore East | Mar 6, 1970

    The trumpeter with his potent sextet opened for Steve Miller and headliner Neil Young and Crazy Horse at the fabled New York rock emporium.

  22. Jazz: Video: Stanley Clarke Band, '79 Jazz Video: Stanley Clarke Band, '79 Capitol Theatre Oct 12, 1979 Jazz: Video: Stanley Clarke Band, '79 Capitol Theatre | Oct 12, 1979 watch video

    The bassist-composer leads his potent fusion group on Return To Forever's "Beyond the Seventh Galaxy" and his signature "School Days."

  23. Jazz: Uncut: Jazz Messengers at '76 Newport Jazz Uncut: Jazz Messengers at '76 Newport Newport Jazz Festival New York Jun 29, 1976 Jazz: Uncut: Jazz Messengers at '76 Newport Newport Jazz Festival New York | Jun 29, 1976

    Special guest trumpeter Freddie Hubbard joins Art Blakey and his crew on swinging renditions of "Birdlike" and "A Night in Tunisia."

  24. Jazz: Uncut: John Handy Sax Summit Jazz Uncut: John Handy Sax Summit Great American Music Hall Apr 18, 1983 Jazz: Uncut: John Handy Sax Summit Great American Music Hall | Apr 18, 1983

    The Bird-inspired alto player is joined on stage by fellow saxophonists Charles McPherson and Jules Broussard in this swinging set from 1983.

  25. Jazz: Uncut: Pat Martino in Central Park Jazz Uncut: Pat Martino in Central Park Central Park Jun 30, 1973 Jazz: Uncut: Pat Martino in Central Park Central Park | Jun 30, 1973

    The amazing Jazz guitarist played this short set in the summer of '73, including a great version of his classic song "East."

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  1. Jazz: Sonny Rollins Quintet in NYC, '73 Jazz Sonny Rollins Quintet in NYC, '73 Philharmonic Hall Jun 30, 1973 Jazz: Sonny Rollins Quintet in NYC, '73 Philharmonic Hall | Jun 30, 1973

    The tenor sax titan fills prestigious Philharmonic Hall with his robust tones on "Alfie's Theme," "Love Letters" and "There Is No Greater Love."

  2. Jazz: Rahsaan Roland Kirk at the Fillmore East Jazz Rahsaan Roland Kirk at the Fillmore East Fillmore East Apr 3, 1971 Jazz: Rahsaan Roland Kirk at the Fillmore East Fillmore East | Apr 3, 1971

    The multi-reed player performs Burt Bacharach's "I Say a Little Prayer" and his own politically-charged anthem "Volunteered Slavery" in '71.

  3. Jazz: Video: George Benson's Big Boss Band Jazz Video: George Benson's Big Boss Band Newport Jazz Festival Aug 19, 1990 Jazz: Video: George Benson's Big Boss Band Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 19, 1990 watch video

    The guitarist-singer performs "Without a Song," "Skylark" and "On Green Dolphin Street" with the Count Basie Orchestra at Newport '90.

  4. Jazz: George Wein's Dream Band Jazz George Wein's Dream Band Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1963 Jazz: George Wein's Dream Band Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 4, 1963

    Jazz stars Coleman Hawkins, Zoot Sims, Howard McGhee, Clark Terry, Joe Zawinul and Roy Haynes were recruited for the '63 Newport house band.

  5. Jazz: Clark Terry at Great American Music Hall, '76 Jazz Clark Terry at Great American Music Hall, '76 Great American Music Hall Dec 3, 1976 Jazz: Clark Terry at Great American Music Hall, '76 Great American Music Hall | Dec 3, 1976

    The late trumpeter plays a lush "God Bless the Child," swings an Afro-Cuban "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and scats on "Mumbles."

  6. Jazz: Chet Baker Sings Jazz Chet Baker Sings Jazz: Chet Baker Sings Chet Baker Sings playlist

    The trumpeter and pioneer of West Coast Cool brings a melancholy touch to these intimate vocal performances spanning 1955 to 1982.

  7. Jazz: Uncut: Bill Evans Memorial Concert Jazz Uncut: Bill Evans Memorial Concert Great American Music Hall Sep 22, 1980 Jazz: Uncut: Bill Evans Memorial Concert Great American Music Hall | Sep 22, 1980

    Recorded just days after the death of iconic Jazz pianist Bill Evans, this show was organized by his long time producer Orrin Keepnews.

  8. Jazz: New Release: Carmen McRae in the Park Jazz New Release: Carmen McRae in the Park Central Park Jul 6, 1973 Jazz: New Release: Carmen McRae in the Park Central Park | Jul 6, 1973

    The regal jazz singer makes an appearance with her quartet at the Wollman Ampitheater as part of the 1973 Newport Jazz Festival in New York.

  9. Jazz: The Quintessential Peggy Lee Jazz The Quintessential Peggy Lee Resorts Aug 9, 1984 Jazz: The Quintessential Peggy Lee Resorts | Aug 9, 1984

    The classy singer swings "I Love Being Here With You" and gets intimate on Ellington's "I've Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)" in this '84 concert.

  10. Jazz: Wes Montgomery's Six-String Magic Jazz Wes Montgomery's Six-String Magic Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1967 Jazz: Wes Montgomery's Six-String Magic Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 3, 1967

    The legendary guitarist burns on "Naptown Blues" and "Tequila" with brothers Buddy and Monk at the 1967 Newport Jazz Festival.

  11. Jazz: Video: Best of Newport, 2000 Jazz Video: Best of Newport, 2000 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 13, 2000 Jazz: Video: Best of Newport, 2000 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 13, 2000 watch video

    See an eclectic lineup including Dianne Reeves, Femi Kuti, John Zorn's Masada, Celia Cruz and Fourplay at George Wein's annual clambake.

  12. Jazz: Cannonball Adderley at Newport '60 Jazz Cannonball Adderley at Newport '60 Newport Jazz Festival Jun 30, 1960 Jazz: Cannonball Adderley at Newport '60 Newport Jazz Festival | Jun 30, 1960

    The big man with the big alto sax sound joins with brother Nat, Barry Harris, Sam Jones and Louis Hayes on this burning hard bop set.

  13. Jazz: Stan Kenton's Artistry in Rhythm Jazz Stan Kenton's Artistry in Rhythm Newport Jazz Festival Jul 5, 1959 Jazz: Stan Kenton's Artistry in Rhythm Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 5, 1959

    The prolific composer-arranger appears with his 21-piece orchestra at the 1959 Newport Jazz Festival with special guest, alto saxophonist Charlie Mariano.

  14. Jazz: Sunny Murray's Free Jazz Barrage Jazz Sunny Murray's Free Jazz Barrage Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1969 Jazz: Sunny Murray's Free Jazz Barrage Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 3, 1969

    The drummer-bandleader unleashes a torrent of dense, dissonant music with his avant garde ensemble at the 1969 Newport Jazz Festival.

  15. Jazz: Elvin Jones at Carnegie Hall, '76 Jazz Elvin Jones at Carnegie Hall, '76 Carnegie Hall Jun 27, 1976 Jazz: Elvin Jones at Carnegie Hall, '76 Carnegie Hall | Jun 27, 1976

    The great drummer leads guitarist Ryo Kawasaki, saxophonist Pat LaBarbera and bassist David Williams through "A Love Supreme Suite."

  16. Jazz: New Release: Joe Henderson Unleashed Jazz New Release: Joe Henderson Unleashed Great American Music Hall Dec 19, 1975 Jazz: New Release: Joe Henderson Unleashed Great American Music Hall | Dec 19, 1975

    The tenor saxophonist-composer and bandleader wails with intensity and abandon at this fiery 1975 Great American Music Hall concert.

  17. Jazz: Sylvia Syms Charms Carnegie Hall, '75 Jazz Sylvia Syms Charms Carnegie Hall, '75 Carnegie Hall Jul 4, 1975 Jazz: Sylvia Syms Charms Carnegie Hall, '75 Carnegie Hall | Jul 4, 1975

    Sinatra called her "the world's greatest saloon singer." Hear her sing "More Than You Know" and other Great American Songbook gems.

  18. Jazz: Oregon at Amazingrace, '76 Jazz Oregon at Amazingrace, '76 Amazingrace Oct 8, 1976 Jazz: Oregon at Amazingrace, '76 Amazingrace | Oct 8, 1976

    Guitarist Ralph Towner and tabla-sitar player Colin Wolcott lead the pioneering jazz-folk-world music group on their anthemic "Icarus."

  19. Jazz: The Four Freshmen Call On Donald Duck Jazz The Four Freshmen Call On Donald Duck French Lick Jazz Festival Aug 17, 1958 Jazz: The Four Freshmen Call On Donald Duck French Lick Jazz Festival | Aug 17, 1958

    This set by the Four Freshmen is filled with standards, though their Donald Duck-esque version of Sweet Lorraine is anything but.

  20. Jazz: Early Spyro Gyra Jazz Early Spyro Gyra Bottom Line Sep 9, 1978 Jazz: Early Spyro Gyra Bottom Line | Sep 9, 1978

    This short set recorded at the Bottom Line in '78 captures Spyro Gyra right before their commercial breakthrough, Morning Dance.

  21. Jazz: Video: Max Roach at Newport Jazz Video: Max Roach at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 16, 1992 Jazz: Video: Max Roach at Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 16, 1992 watch video

    The jazz legend performs solo drum pieces "Ghost Dance," "I'm Singing With Drumsticks in My Hand" and "Tribute to Papa Jo Jones" in a '92 set.

  22. Jazz: Video: Savion Glover at Newport '06 Jazz Video: Savion Glover at Newport '06 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 13, 2006 Jazz: Video: Savion Glover at Newport '06 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 13, 2006 watch video

    The virtuosic tap dancer interacts with pianist Donald Smith, bassist Andy McCloud, saxophonist Joe Ford and drummer Ronnie Burrage.

  23. Jazz: Video: John Scofield at '93 Newport Jazz Video: John Scofield at '93 Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 14, 1993 Jazz: Video: John Scofield at '93 Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 14, 1993 watch video

    The perennial poll-winning guitarist performs this week at Birdland in NYC. See him play "Little Walk" and other tunes from Meant to Be.

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