The 8-string guitarist jazzes up Bob Marley's "Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)" and The Supremes' "You Keep Me Hanging On" in a '98 set.
The composer-arranger-theoricst, born on this day in 1923, leads his band on provocative originals like "The Outer View" and "Stratosphunk."
Hear hot salsa and infectious Afro-Cuban grooves by Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Ray Barretto, Dizzy Gillespie and others in this playlist.
The great trumpeter was at the peak of his powers in this set which has him stretching on the Stylistics' "People Make the World Go Round."
Carrie "Big Boo" Black from Orange is the New Black swings Sondheim's "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd" and more in this 2002 Newport video.
The virtuosic trumpeter and bebop/world music innovator turns vocalist on "I'm Goin' Fishin'," "Oo-Pa-Pa-Da," "Ooh Shoo Be Doo Be" and others.
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.
The First Lady of Song, who died on this day in 1998, shows her scat prowess on "Stomping at the Savoy" and "How High the Moon" in '78.
The jazz guitar legend, who died on this day in 1968, swings on "Tequila" and "Naptown Blues" at the 1967 Newport Jazz Festival.
Darius Brubeck, who turns 69 today, joins father Dave and brothers Dan and Chris on "Unsquare Dance" and "Blue Rondo a la Turk" in a '75 set.
The innovative guitar-composer introduces new tunes from his stunning debut album, Bright Size Life, in this '77 set from Portland.
The pianist and prolific composer introduces "Blowin' the Blues Away" and "Cookin' at the Continental" at the 1959 Newport Jazz Festival.
The brilliant pianist and prolific composer turns 75 today. Hear him with Booker Ervin, Miles Davis and Return to Forever in this playlist.
The influential pianist performs "Shiny Stockings," "Stardust," "Perdido" and a brilliant medley from "West Side Story" in this 1974 solo set.
Hear Miles Davis, Joe Pass, Buddy Rich, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and the Modern Jazz Quartet interpret Thelonious Monk's classic ballad.
A key contributor to the Great American Songbook, Porter was born on this day in 1891. Hear his popular tunes interpreted in this playlist.
The guitarist-inventor was born on this day in 1915. Hear him joined by guitarists Pat Martino, Lary Carlton and Al Di Meola at his 88th birthday.
The unorthodox piano trio delivers irreverent covers of Burt Bacharach's "This Guy's In Love With You" and "(Theme From)" Chariots of Fire."
The Bix and Pops-inspired trumpeter guests with trombonist Jack Teagarden on "Royal Garden Blues" and "Body And Soul" in this '59 set.
The popular saxophonist, who turns 60 today, premieres his hit single "Songbird" from the multi-platinum Duotones at Newport '87.
The tenor sax great, who died on this day in 1991, leads his quartet on Wayne Shorter's "Lester Left Town" and "Infant Eyes" in this 1978 set.
The visionary composer-saxophonist, who turns 71 today, joins Muhal Richard Abrams, Dave Holland, George Lewis an Barry Altschul in 1976.
The former Charles Mingus trumpeter, born on this day in 1935, straddles hard bop and free jazz with his septet at Carnegie in '76.
The jazz and blues singer shows her versatility by swinging "A Foggy Day" and getting down on Big Maybelle's "I Want a Country Man" in '73.
The legendary guitarist delivers burning takes on "The Preacher" and "Fascinating Rhythm" at the 1968 Newport Jazz Festival.
The trumpeter-singer, who died on this day in '97, is featured on "What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry?" and "I Want a Little Girl" in this '76 set.
El Rey de los Timbales died on this day in 2000. See him lead his orchestra on "Oye Como Va" and "Palladium Days" at '97 Newport.
The prolific songwriter and Duke Ellington collaborator died on this day in 1967. Hear his "Lush Life," "Take the A Train" and "Chelsea Bridge."
The guitar great joins the legendary vibraphonist on John Coltrane's "Impressions" and Johnny Mandel's "The Shadow of Your Smile" in '75.
The alto sax great died on this day in 1977. Hear him with Dave Brubeck and sons on "Take Five," "Unsquare Dance" and others in 1975.
The King of Swing, born on this day in 1909, joins members of his classic Swing era quartet on "Moonglow" and "Sing, Sing, Sing" in '73.
The pianist-synth pioneer turns 81 today. Hear him perform early pop-jazz fare like "Betcha By Golly Wow" and "Sun Goddess" in 1975.
The jazz icon would've turned 90 today. Hear a playlist that traces his remarkable evolution from bebopper to fusion innovator over 30 years.
Hear the potent avant garde tenor saxophonist on sets with the George Russell Sextet in 1964 and with the Sun Ra Arkestra in 1973.
The ubiquitous '70s session guitarist died on this day in 1994. Hear him with Grover Washington Jr. and the NYC funk-jazz band Stuff.
The legendary pianist-composer-bandleader died on this day in 1974. Hear his orchestra romp through "Rockin' in Rhythm" at '59 Newport.
The Philly Hammond B-3 organist, who was born on this day in 1941, burns with his quintet on "Van Jay" from Leaving the Planet in a '74 set.
The guitar great died on this day in 1994. Hear him play dazzling solo versions of "Giant Steps," "Lush Life" and "'Round Midnight" in 1974.
Contrary to myth, the avant garde pioneer did not come from Saturn but instead was born on this day in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1914.
The stride piano master and beloved jivester was born on this day in 1904. Hear Earl Hines, Helen Humes and others play his popular tunes.
The collegiate classic jazz band from the '50s plays "That's A Plenty" and "South Rampart Street Parade" in this reunion concert from 1982.
The former frontwoman for Bay Area hippie band Joy of Cooking gets jazzy on her "Changing Colors" and Illinois Jacquet's "Robin Nest" in '75.
The avant garde pianist-composer premieres pieces from Unit Structures with a quintet featuring saxophonist Jimmy Lyons.
The L.A. saxophonist, who turns 68 today, plays Carole King's "Jazz Man" and tunes from his New York Connection in this 1978 set.
The great drummer, who died on this day in 2004, leads his quintet on "Someone's Rocking My Jazz Boat" and "Three Card Molly" in 1974.
The free jazz saxophonist, born on this day in 1931, plays with the Keith Jarrett Quartet in 1975 and leads his own quintet at '74 Newport.
The powerhouse drummer turns 72 today. Hear him leading own band and fueling the Mahavishnu Orchestra and Bobby and The Midnites.
The incendiary scat singer, born on this day in 1929, turns in fiery renditions of "Please Do Something" and "Sounds (Moving On)" in 1978.