Art Lande, a native New Yorker, parlayed his classical studies and love of Bill Evans into a wholly unique piano voice.
The shamanistic tenor saxophonist-composer leads a new group, featuring future P-Funk guitarist Blackbyrd McKnight, in this 1973 concert.
The irreverent pianist-composer-bandleader mixes humor and free playing with lush harmonies and heady themes in this 1978 set.
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.
The soulful sax-man swings out with pianist Barry Harris, bassist Sam Jones, drummer Louis Hayes, and brother Nat on cornet at '60 Newport.
The maestro introduces "Idiom '59," "Launching Pad," "Flirtibird" and "Anatomy of a Murder" along with favorites like "Rockin' in Rhythm."
The guitarist conjures up jazz icon Django Reinhardt on the musette style waltz "Valse de Bamboula" and on Django's "Minor Blues."
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.
Hear legendary tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins' uncommonly expressive ballad playing on "These Foolish Things" in this all-star jam.
The legendary trumpeter leads his Bitches Brew band featuring Chick Corea, Jack DeJohnette, Gary Bartz, Dave Holland and Airto Moreira.
Bassist Michael Henderson puts up a funk groove underneath the churning tumult of Davis' provocative electric band featuring Keith Jarrett on keyboards.
By the time of this Newport show in 1967, Miles and his second great quintet had settled deep into a groove.
In honor of his appearance at SFJAZZ Center's historic opening night, we're releasing this '89 set from the charismatic Latin jazz bandleader.
The Belgian-born harmonica ace performs his "Bluesette" along with Miles Davis' "All Blues" and "Days of Wine and Roses" in a 1981 set.
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.
The former Ornette Coleman drummer leads a quartet featuring pianist Ellis Marsalis and clarinetist Alvin Batiste in this 1977 concert.
The sax icon seamlessly shifts from smooth jazz ("Winelight") to straight ahead ("Stella By Starlight") at the 1988 Newport Jazz Festival.
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.
The keyboardist-composer, whose memoir Possibilities comes out today, leads an all-star band on "Actual Proof" and "Chameleon."
The legendary trumpeter and bebop pioneer explores new musical territory on the funky, streetwise "Matrix" and "Closer" in this 1970 set.
The trumpeter with his potent sextet opened for Steve Miller and headliner Neil Young and Crazy Horse at the fabled New York rock emporium.
The bassist-composer leads his potent fusion group on Return To Forever's "Beyond the Seventh Galaxy" and his signature "School Days."
Special guest trumpeter Freddie Hubbard joins Art Blakey and his crew on swinging renditions of "Birdlike" and "A Night in Tunisia."
The Bird-inspired alto player is joined on stage by fellow saxophonists Charles McPherson and Jules Broussard in this swinging set from 1983.
The amazing Jazz guitarist played this short set in the summer of '73, including a great version of his classic song "East."
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 multi-reed player performs Burt Bacharach's "I Say a Little Prayer" and his own politically-charged anthem "Volunteered Slavery" in '71.
The guitarist-singer performs "Without a Song," "Skylark" and "On Green Dolphin Street" with the Count Basie Orchestra at Newport '90.
Jazz stars Coleman Hawkins, Zoot Sims, Howard McGhee, Clark Terry, Joe Zawinul and Roy Haynes were recruited for the '63 Newport house band.
The late trumpeter plays a lush "God Bless the Child," swings an Afro-Cuban "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and scats on "Mumbles."
The trumpeter and pioneer of West Coast Cool brings a melancholy touch to these intimate vocal performances spanning 1955 to 1982.
Recorded just days after the death of iconic Jazz pianist Bill Evans, this show was organized by his long time producer Orrin Keepnews.
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.
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.
The legendary guitarist burns on "Naptown Blues" and "Tequila" with brothers Buddy and Monk at the 1967 Newport Jazz Festival.
See an eclectic lineup including Dianne Reeves, Femi Kuti, John Zorn's Masada, Celia Cruz and Fourplay at George Wein's annual clambake.
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.
The prolific composer-arranger appears with his 21-piece orchestra at the 1959 Newport Jazz Festival with special guest, alto saxophonist Charlie Mariano.
The drummer-bandleader unleashes a torrent of dense, dissonant music with his avant garde ensemble at the 1969 Newport Jazz Festival.
The great drummer leads guitarist Ryo Kawasaki, saxophonist Pat LaBarbera and bassist David Williams through "A Love Supreme Suite."
The tenor saxophonist-composer and bandleader wails with intensity and abandon at this fiery 1975 Great American Music Hall concert.
Sinatra called her "the world's greatest saloon singer." Hear her sing "More Than You Know" and other Great American Songbook gems.
Guitarist Ralph Towner and tabla-sitar player Colin Wolcott lead the pioneering jazz-folk-world music group on their anthemic "Icarus."
This set by the Four Freshmen is filled with standards, though their Donald Duck-esque version of Sweet Lorraine is anything but.
This short set recorded at the Bottom Line in '78 captures Spyro Gyra right before their commercial breakthrough, Morning Dance.
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 virtuosic tap dancer interacts with pianist Donald Smith, bassist Andy McCloud, saxophonist Joe Ford and drummer Ronnie Burrage.
The perennial poll-winning guitarist performs this week at Birdland in NYC. See him play "Little Walk" and other tunes from Meant to Be.