Concert Vault
  1. Jazz: Betty Carter With Strings, 1982 Jazz Betty Carter With Strings, 1982 Bottom Line Mar 22, 1982 Jazz: Betty Carter With Strings, 1982 Bottom Line | Mar 22, 1982

    The great jazz singer swings with her trio, then gets lush with a string section on "Don't Weep for the Lady" and "Cocktails for Two."

  2. Jazz: Tommy Flanagan Trio at Carnegie Hall Jazz Tommy Flanagan Trio at Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall Jun 24, 1978 Jazz: Tommy Flanagan Trio at Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall | Jun 24, 1978

    The late, great pianist, who was born on this day in 1930, plays Monk's "Friday the 13th" and Dizzy Gillespie's "Groovin' High" in 1978.

  3. Jazz: Two Eras of the Brecker Brothers Jazz Two Eras of the Brecker Brothers Jazz: Two Eras of the Brecker Brothers A Brecker Brothers Playlist

    Hear Michael and Randy Brecker lead their funk-fusion outfit on "Some Skunk Funk," "Sponge" and others in 1976 and "Song for Barry" in 1993.

  4. Jazz: A Salute to Harry James Jazz A Salute to Harry James Newport Jazz Festival New York Jul 2, 1974 Jazz: A Salute to Harry James Newport Jazz Festival New York | Jul 2, 1974

    The Swing era trumpet star, born on this day in 1916, plays his theme song "Ciribiriban" and "I Had the Craziest Dream" at Newport '74.

  5. Jazz: Shirley Scott at Carnegie Hall, 1974 Jazz Shirley Scott at Carnegie Hall, 1974 Carnegie Hall Jul 1, 1974 Jazz: Shirley Scott at Carnegie Hall, 1974 Carnegie Hall | Jul 1, 1974

    The Hammond organist, born on this day in 1934, leads a two-tenor outfit featuring saxophonists George Coleman and Harold Vick.

  6. Jazz: Happy Birthday, Roy Haynes! Jazz Happy Birthday, Roy Haynes! Jazz: Happy Birthday, Roy Haynes! Roy Haynes Playlist

    The great drummer, who was swinging with his Fountain of Youth Band last week at the Blue Note, turns 92 today. Hear him at Newport '63.

  7. Jazz: Terence Blanchard Bouncin' at Newport Jazz Terence Blanchard Bouncin' at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 9, 2003 Jazz: Terence Blanchard Bouncin' at Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 9, 2003 watch video

    The trumpeter-composer, who turns 55 today, premieres "Fred Brown" and other tunes from his Blue Note album Bounce in this 2003 video.

  8. Jazz: A Charlie Parker Memorial Playlist Jazz A Charlie Parker Memorial Playlist Jazz: A Charlie Parker Memorial Playlist Charlie Parker Memorial Playlist

    The alto sax great died on this day in 1955. Hear his signature tunes played by Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis.

  9. Jazz: R.I.P. Dave Valentin Jazz R.I.P. Dave Valentin Pier 84 Jul 1, 1981 Jazz: R.I.P. Dave Valentin Pier 84 | Jul 1, 1981 watch video

    Puerto Rican salsa flutist David Valentin died on Wednesday at age 64. See him featured with Tito Puente and Carlos Santana in this '81 video.

  10. Jazz: Art Blakey Presents the Marsalis Brothers Jazz Art Blakey Presents the Marsalis Brothers 7th Ave South Club Dec 21, 1981 Jazz: Art Blakey Presents the Marsalis Brothers 7th Ave South Club | Dec 21, 1981

    The great drummer showcases young Branford and Wynton in this '81 Jazz Messengers set from Seventh Avenue South in New York.

  11. Jazz: Remembering Roy Brooks Jazz Remembering Roy Brooks Jazz: Remembering Roy Brooks A Roy Brooks Playlist

    The drummer and musical saw specialist was born on this day in 1938. Hear him play with Charles Mingus and Horace Silver in this playlist.

  12. Jazz: Happy Birthday, George Coleman! Jazz Happy Birthday, George Coleman! Carnegie Hall Jun 27, 1976 Jazz: Happy Birthday, George Coleman! Carnegie Hall | Jun 27, 1976

    The powerhouse tenor sax player turns 82 today. Hear him lead a septet on "Body And Soul," "Sunny" and "On Green Dolphin Street."

  13. Jazz: Remembering Lew Soloff Jazz Remembering Lew Soloff Jazz: Remembering Lew Soloff A Lew Soloff Memorial Playlist

    The late trumpeter and NYC session man died on this day in 2015. Hear him with Blood, Sweat & Tears and the Count Basie Orchestra.

  14. Jazz: A Salute to Pat Metheny Jazz A Salute to Pat Metheny The Loft Portland Aug 3, 1977 Jazz: A Salute to Pat Metheny The Loft Portland | Aug 3, 1977

    The guitar great will be honored this Friday at the Alternative Guitar Summit in NYC. Hear him play tunes from Bright Size Life in 1977.

  15. Jazz: Wes Montgomery at Newport, 1967 Jazz Wes Montgomery at Newport, 1967 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1967 Jazz: Wes Montgomery at Newport, 1967 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 3, 1967

    The legendary guitarist, born on this day in 1925, showcases his signature octaves work on The Champs' 1958 mambo hit, "Tequila."

  16. Jazz: Charles Tolliver To The Max Jazz Charles Tolliver To The Max Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1967 Jazz: Charles Tolliver To The Max Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1967

    The trumpeter-composer, who turns 75 today, plays "Nommo" and "It's Time" with the Max Roach Quintet at the '67 Newport Jazz Festival.

  17. Jazz: Remembering Tiny Grimes Jazz Remembering Tiny Grimes Jazz: Remembering Tiny Grimes Tiny Grimes Playlist

    The four-string guitarist and Charlie Christian disciple died on this day in 1989. Hear him play "I'll Remember April" and "Lil' Darlin'."

  18. Jazz: Barney Bigard's Red Hot Licorice Stick Jazz Barney Bigard's Red Hot Licorice Stick Jazz: Barney Bigard's Red Hot Licorice Stick Barney Bigard playlist

    Hear the New Orleans clarinetist, born on this day in 1906, with the Louis Armstrong All-Stars and the Eddie Condon-Ben Webster Tribute Band.

  19. Jazz: The Hi-De-Ho Man Meets Minnie Jazz The Hi-De-Ho Man Meets Minnie Jazz: The Hi-De-Ho Man Meets Minnie A Minnie the Moocher Playlist

    On this day in 1931, Cab Calloway recorded the classic audience sing-along number, "Minnie the Moocher." Hear three versions of that song.

  20. Jazz: Jaws With Three Bad Pennies, 1975 Jazz Jaws With Three Bad Pennies, 1975 Carnegie Hall Jul 4, 1975 Jazz: Jaws With Three Bad Pennies, 1975 Carnegie Hall | Jul 4, 1975

    Robust-toned tenor sax-man Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, born on this day in 1922, joins organist Milt Buckner and drummer Panama Francis.

  21. Jazz: Larry Carlton Puts It Where He Wants It Jazz Larry Carlton Puts It Where He Wants It Avery Fisher Hall Jul 4, 1974 Jazz: Larry Carlton Puts It Where He Wants It Avery Fisher Hall | Jul 4, 1974

    The soulful guitarist, who turns 69 today, plays his patented bent-string lick on The Crusaders' hit "Put It Where You Want It" in 1974.

  22. Jazz: Cannonball Adderley Digs Deep Jazz Cannonball Adderley Digs Deep Nassau Coliseum Jul 6, 1975 Jazz: Cannonball Adderley Digs Deep Nassau Coliseum | Jul 6, 1975

    The alto sax burner leads his quintet on "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" and "Country Preacher" in this concert just one month before he died in '75.

  23. Jazz: Happy Birthday, Ralph Towner! Jazz Happy Birthday, Ralph Towner! Great American Music Hall May 17, 1979 Jazz: Happy Birthday, Ralph Towner! Great American Music Hall | May 17, 1979

    The acoustic guitar genius and longtime ECM recording artist, who turns 77 today, plays "Ralph's Piano Waltz" and others from Solo Concert.

  24. Jazz: Dionne Warwick Gets Jazzy Jazz Dionne Warwick Gets Jazzy Philadelphia Art Museum Jul 4, 1999 Jazz: Dionne Warwick Gets Jazzy Philadelphia Art Museum | Jul 4, 1999

    The classy singer delivers a swinging version of Cole Porter's "Night and Day" along with a 20-minute Burt Bacharach medley in this 1999 set.

  25. Jazz: McLaughlin + Santana = Elation + Exaltation Jazz McLaughlin + Santana = Elation + Exaltation Berkeley Community Theatre Sep 5, 1973 Jazz: McLaughlin + Santana = Elation + Exaltation Berkeley Community Theatre | Sep 5, 1973

    The two guitar heroes explore Coltrane's "A Love Supreme" in this explosive set from Berkeley, fueled by Billy Cobham and Larry Young.

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  1. Jazz: Gabor Szabo In Memoriam Jazz Gabor Szabo In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival Jul 1, 1967 Jazz: Gabor Szabo In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 1, 1967

    The adventurous Hungarian guitarist, who died on this day in 1982, plays "Mizrab" and others from his groundbreaking Jazz Raga in 1967.

  2. Jazz: Ryo Kawasaki's Scorching Six Strings Jazz Ryo Kawasaki's Scorching Six Strings Carnegie Hall Jun 27, 1976 Jazz: Ryo Kawasaki's Scorching Six Strings Carnegie Hall | Jun 27, 1976

    The Tokyo-born guitarist, who turns 70 today, stretches with Elvin Jones' quartet on John Coltrane's four-part A Love Supreme in 1976.

  3. Jazz: A David 'Fathead' Newman Playlist Jazz A David 'Fathead' Newman Playlist Jazz: A David 'Fathead' Newman Playlist David "Fathead" Newman Playlist

    The late saxman, born on this day in 1933, plays "One Mint Julep" with Ray Charles and "Push Push" with Herbie Mann.

  4. Jazz: A Salute to Leroy Jenkins Jazz A Salute to Leroy Jenkins Newport Jazz Festival New York Jun 29, 1974 Jazz: A Salute to Leroy Jenkins Newport Jazz Festival New York | Jun 29, 1974

    The pioneering avant garde violinist died on this day in 2007 at age 74. Hear him with the Dewey Redman Five at the '74 Newport Jazz Festival.

  5. Jazz: Tony Williams at Newport, 1966 Jazz Tony Williams at Newport, 1966 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1966 Jazz: Tony Williams at Newport, 1966 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 4, 1966

    The great drummer died on this day in 1997 at age 51. Hear him as a precocious and irrepressibly swinging 20-year-old with Miles Davis.

  6. Jazz: George Russell Sextet at Newport, 1964 Jazz George Russell Sextet at Newport, 1964 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1964 Jazz: George Russell Sextet at Newport, 1964 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 3, 1964

    The pianist-composer-theorist showcases "Stratosphunk" and "The Outer View" along with a dissonant take on "You Are My Sunshine."

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

    The great pianist-composer leads an all-star quintet on classic material like "Actual Proof," "Cantaloupe Island" and "Chameleon" in 2008.

  8. Jazz: Buddy Tate's Tough Texas Tenor Jazz Buddy Tate's Tough Texas Tenor Great American Music Hall Aug 17, 1981 Jazz: Buddy Tate's Tough Texas Tenor Great American Music Hall | Aug 17, 1981

    The tenorman, born on this day in 1913, joins Scott Hamilton and Al Cohn for a sax summit on "Broadway" and "Blues Up and Down."

  9. Jazz: A Larry Coryell Memorial Playlist Jazz A Larry Coryell Memorial Playlist Jazz: A Larry Coryell Memorial Playlist A Larry Coryell Memorial Playlist

    The godfather of fusion guitar, who died on Sunday at age 73, is featured with Gary Burton's group, The Eleventh House and playing solo acoustic.

  10. Jazz: Remembering Clark Terry Jazz Remembering Clark Terry Great American Music Hall Dec 3, 1976 Jazz: Remembering Clark Terry Great American Music Hall | Dec 3, 1976

    The great trumpeter passed away on this day in 2015. Hear him swinging on "Globetrotter" and singing on his signature "Mumbles" in '76.

  11. Jazz: Nancy Wilson Charms Newport Jazz Nancy Wilson Charms Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 15, 1987 Jazz: Nancy Wilson Charms Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 15, 1987 watch video

    The soulful jazz vocalist, who turns 80 today, sings her 1960 hit "Guess Who I Saw Today" and "I Was Telling Him About You" in this 1987 set.

  12. Jazz: Kamasi Washington Digs Deep Jazz Kamasi Washington Digs Deep Paste Studios Feb 23, 2016 Jazz: Kamasi Washington Digs Deep Paste Studios | Feb 23, 2016

    The powerhouse saxophonist-composer, who turns 36 today, takes it to "The Next Step" in this 2016 set from Paste Studios in New York City.

  13. Jazz: The Headhunters at Winterland Jazz The Headhunters at Winterland Winterland May 9, 1975 Jazz: The Headhunters at Winterland Winterland | May 9, 1975 watch video

    The funk-fusion band (minus founder Herbie Hancock) plays "God Made Me Funky" and more from their 1975 debut, Survival of the Fittest.

  14. Jazz: Machito Meets Tito Jazz Machito Meets Tito Avery Fisher Hall Jun 24, 1978 Jazz: Machito Meets Tito Avery Fisher Hall | Jun 24, 1978

    Havana-born singer-percussionist-bandleader Machito joins "El Rey de los Timbales" Tito Puente on "Newport Jazz Latino 1978."

  15. Jazz: Thelonious Monk Meets Pee Wee Russell Jazz Thelonious Monk Meets Pee Wee Russell Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1963 Jazz: Thelonious Monk Meets Pee Wee Russell Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 4, 1963

    The idiosyncratic clarinetist sits in with the enigmatic pianist-composer on "Nutty" and "Blue Monk" at the 1963 Newport Jazz Festival.

  16. Jazz: Duke Takes the A Train Jazz Duke Takes the A Train Municipal Auditorium New Orleans Apr 25, 1970 Jazz: Duke Takes the A Train Municipal Auditorium New Orleans | Apr 25, 1970

    On this day in 1941, Duke Ellington recorded Billy Strayhorn's most famous composition. Hear him play it in New Orleans, 1970.

  17. Jazz: Remembering George Shearing Jazz Remembering George Shearing Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1959 Jazz: Remembering George Shearing Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1959

    The British pianist-composer, who died on this day in 2011, premieres his 16-piece Burnished Brass ensemble at the '59 Newport Jazz Festival.

  18. Jazz: John Scofield's Grammy Victories Jazz John Scofield's Grammy Victories Newport Jazz Festival Aug 14, 1993 Jazz: John Scofield's Grammy Victories Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 14, 1993 watch video

    The guitarist picked up two awards last night for his Country for Old Men. See him perform tunes from his album What We Do in 1993.

  19. Jazz: R.I.P. Al Jarreau Jazz R.I.P. Al Jarreau Newport Jazz Festival Aug 10, 2004 Jazz: R.I.P. Al Jarreau Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 10, 2004 watch video

    The Grammy-winning vocalist, who died Sunday at age 76, sings "We're In This Love Together" and the Beatles' "She's Leaving Home" in 2004.

  20. Jazz: Just Wild About Eubie Jazz Just Wild About Eubie Jazz: Just Wild About Eubie Eubie Blake Playlist

    Ragtime pianist-composer Eubie Blake died on this day in 1983 at age 96. Hear him play his "I'm Just Wild About Harry" and "Charleston Rag."

  21. Jazz: A Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau Reunion Jazz A Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau Reunion Newport Jazz Festival Aug 14, 1993 Jazz: A Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau Reunion Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 14, 1993 watch video

    The saxophonist and pianist are up for a Grammy Award for their recent duo album, Nearness. See them together in a '93 Newport video.

  22. Jazz: The Jazzy Side of Kenny Rankin Jazz The Jazzy Side of Kenny Rankin Jazz: The Jazzy Side of Kenny Rankin Kenny Rankin Playlist

    The singer-songwriter, born on this day in 1940, swings Jimi Hendrix's "Up From the Skies" and his "In the Name of Love" in a playlist.

  23. 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.

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