The fabled New York nightclub has showcased countless legends since opening in 1935. Hear Johnny Griffin and Nat Adderley there in 1981.
The composer-pianist leads an all-star ensemble featuring Thad Jones, Albert "Tootie" Heath and John Gilmore on "Stratosphunk" and others.
The stalwart bassist, who was born on this day in 1910, plays with Joe Williams, Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry and Teddy Wilson in this playlist.
Charter members and fellow Texans Joe Sample and Wilton Felder lead the crossover group on their hits "Chain Reaction" and "Street Life."
The dynamic singer-songwriter performs "Blue Rose," "Afro Blue," "Walk With Me, Lord" and other tunes from her acclaimed debut album, Salt.
The guitarist-singer performs "Without a Song," "Skylark" and "On Green Dolphin Street" with the Count Basie Orchestra at Newport '90.
The tenor sax titan fills prestigious Philharmonic Hall with his robust tones on "Alfie's Theme," "Love Letters" and "There Is No Greater Love."
The great guitarist stretches on Miles Davis' "So What" and delivers an instrumental version of Steely Dan's "Josie" in this 1990 set from Philly.
The First Lady of Song, who died on this day in 1996, sings "Mack the Knife," "How High the Moon" and other signature tunes in this playlist.
The legendary guitarist died on this day 1968 at age 45. Hear him swinging on "Naptown Blues" and "Tequila" at the '67 Newport Festival.
Clarinetist and '30s King of Swing, who died on this day in 1986, is reunited with Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson and Gene Krupa in 1973.
The pianist, who turns 74 today, plays with Miles Davis, Return to Forever, Herbie Hancock, and his own Bud Powell tribute band.