Concert Vault
  1. Jazz: Chuck Mangione Still Feels So Good Jazz Chuck Mangione Still Feels So Good Bottom Line Nov 2, 1977 Jazz: Chuck Mangione Still Feels So Good Bottom Line | Nov 2, 1977

    The trumpeter-composer turns 76 today. Hear him play his biggest hit along with "Hide & Seek" and "Land of Make Believe" in this 1977 set.

  2. Jazz: Gato Barbieri in Central Park Jazz Gato Barbieri in Central Park Central Park Jun 29, 1973 Jazz: Gato Barbieri in Central Park Central Park | Jun 29, 1973

    The Argentine tenor saxophonist, who died earlier this year, would've turned 84 today. Hear him premiere his "La China Leonicia" suite in '73.

  3. Jazz: Ethel Ennis at Newport, 1964 Jazz Ethel Ennis at Newport, 1964 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1964 Jazz: Ethel Ennis at Newport, 1964 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 3, 1964

    The Baltimore-based singer was born on this day in 1932. Hear her sing "But Beautiful," "Yesterdays" and "I Only Have Eyes For You."

  4. Jazz: The Brecker Brothers Funky Fusion Jazz The Brecker Brothers Funky Fusion City Center Jun 30, 1976 Jazz: The Brecker Brothers Funky Fusion City Center | Jun 30, 1976

    Trumpeter Randy, who turns 71 today, joins brother Michael on tenor sax on "Night Flight" and the fusion anthem "Some Skunk Funk" in '76.

  5. Jazz: Paul Winter Consort at Amazingrace Jazz Paul Winter Consort at Amazingrace Amazingrace May 29, 1975 Jazz: Paul Winter Consort at Amazingrace Amazingrace | May 29, 1975

    Ralph Towner, Colin Walcott, Paul McCandless, who would later form the band Oregon, join the saxophonist on "Icarus" and others in 1975..

  6. Jazz: Bobby McFerrin's Improvisational Flights Jazz Bobby McFerrin's Improvisational Flights Great American Music Hall Sep 5, 1982 Jazz: Bobby McFerrin's Improvisational Flights Great American Music Hall | Sep 5, 1982

    The daredevil singer interprets Herbie Hancock's "Maiden Voyage," Wynton Marsalis' "Hesitation" and Van Morrison's "Moondance" in 1982.

  7. Jazz: Remembering Paul Motian Jazz Remembering Paul Motian Jazz: Remembering Paul Motian A Paul Motian Playlist

    The drummer and member of the classic Bill Evans Trio died on this day in 2011. Hear him with Mose Allison, Keith Jarrett and Gato Barbieri.

  8. Jazz: A Salute to Hoagy Carmichael Jazz A Salute to Hoagy Carmichael Jazz: A Salute to Hoagy Carmichael Hoagy Carmichael Playlist

    The pianist and prolific songwriter was born on his day in 1899. Hear his tunes "Stardust" and "Georgia on My Mind" covered in this playlist.

  9. Jazz: Coleman Hawkins at Newport, 1963 Jazz Coleman Hawkins at Newport, 1963 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1963 Jazz: Coleman Hawkins at Newport, 1963 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 4, 1963

    The tenor sax great, who was born on this day in 1904, performs a magnificent version of "These Foolish Things" with the All-Stars.

  10. Jazz: Charles Lloyd at Great American Music Hall Jazz Charles Lloyd at Great American Music Hall Great American Music Hall Nov 24, 1974 Jazz: Charles Lloyd at Great American Music Hall Great American Music Hall | Nov 24, 1974

    The tenor saxophonist stretches on Thelonious Monk's "Well You Needn't" and performs his lyrical "Forest Flower" in this '74 quartet set.

  11. Jazz: Eberhard Weber at Amazingrace, '77 Jazz Eberhard Weber at Amazingrace, '77 Amazingrace Feb 25, 1978 Jazz: Eberhard Weber at Amazingrace, '77 Amazingrace | Feb 25, 1978

    The German bassist-composer premieres tunes from his ECM album Silent Feet with his Colours quartet featuring reedman Charlie Mariano.

  12. Jazz: A Salute to Cab Calloway Jazz A Salute to Cab Calloway Grande Parade du Jazz Jul 18, 1977 Jazz: A Salute to Cab Calloway Grande Parade du Jazz | Jul 18, 1977

    The Hi-De-Ho Man died on this day in 1994. Hear him sing "Stormy Weather," "It Ain't Necessarily So" and "Old Man River" in a '77 set.

  13. Jazz: Ruth Brown at the Apollo, 1973 Jazz Ruth Brown at the Apollo, 1973 Apollo Theatre Jul 5, 1973 Jazz: Ruth Brown at the Apollo, 1973 Apollo Theatre | Jul 5, 1973

    The R&B star turns in a swinging version of "Yes Sir, That's My Baby" and delivers a dramatic reading of Billie Holiday's "Gloomy Sunday."

  14. Jazz: Larry Coryell & the Eleventh House Jazz Larry Coryell & the Eleventh House Avery Fisher Hall Jul 6, 1974 Jazz: Larry Coryell & the Eleventh House Avery Fisher Hall | Jul 6, 1974

    The fusion guitar hero launches his powerhouse jazz-rock ensemble on his "Ism-Ejercicio" and Alphonse Mouzon's "The Funky Waltz" in 1974.

  15. Jazz: Joe Williams with the Big Bands Jazz Joe Williams with the Big Bands Jazz: Joe Williams with the Big Bands Joe Williams Playlist

    The great singer with the distinctive baritone voice fronts the Count Basie Orchestra and the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra in this playlist.

  16. Jazz: Video: Diana Krall Swings Newport Jazz Video: Diana Krall Swings Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 15, 1998 Jazz: Video: Diana Krall Swings Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 15, 1998 watch video

    The Canadian-born pianist-singer, who turns 52 today, performs "I'm an Errand Girl for Rhythm" and "I've Got You Under My Skin" in 1998.

  17. Jazz: R.I.P. Mose Allison Jazz R.I.P. Mose Allison Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1964 Jazz: R.I.P. Mose Allison Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 3, 1964

    The bard of Tippo, Mississippi died today at age 89. Hear him sing "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" at the 1964 Newport Jazz Festival.

  18. Jazz: The Fourth Way at Newport, '70 Jazz The Fourth Way at Newport, '70 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 12, 1970 Jazz: The Fourth Way at Newport, '70 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 12, 1970

    Electric violin pioneer Michael White leads the fusion band on tunes from their breakthrough album, Sun & Moon Have Come Together.

  19. Jazz: Billy Cobham-George Duke Band in NYC Jazz Billy Cobham-George Duke Band in NYC Newport Jazz Festival New York Jun 26, 1976 Jazz: Billy Cobham-George Duke Band in NYC Newport Jazz Festival New York | Jun 26, 1976

    The drummer and keyboardist are joined by guitarist John Scofield and bassist Alphonso Johnson on "Red Baron" and other fusion anthems.

  20. Jazz: Hampton Hawes' Nice Meanderings Jazz Hampton Hawes' Nice Meanderings Great American Music Hall Aug 28, 1976 Jazz: Hampton Hawes' Nice Meanderings Great American Music Hall | Aug 28, 1976

    The L.A. hard bop pianist, who was born on this day in 1928, plays "The Sermon," "Fly Me To The Moon" and others in a quartet set from 1976.

  21. Jazz: Give the Drummer Some! Jazz Give the Drummer Some! Jazz: Give the Drummer Some! A Jazz Drum Solo Playlist

    Hear great solos by such iconic drummers as Papa Jo Jones, Buddy Rich, Max Roach, Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Gene Krupa and Billy Cobham.

  22. Jazz: Carmen McRae In Memoriam Jazz Carmen McRae In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival Aug 14, 1988 Jazz: Carmen McRae In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 14, 1988 watch video

    The influential singer died on this day in 1994. Hear her perform several Thelonious Monk tunes in a set from the '88 Newport Jazzfest.

  23. Jazz: Helen Humes Loves Fats Jazz Helen Humes Loves Fats Avery Fisher Hall Jul 1, 1975 Jazz: Helen Humes Loves Fats Avery Fisher Hall | Jul 1, 1975

    The blues and swing singer performs "Keepin' Out of Mischief Now," "Black and Blue" and others in this all-Fats Waller program from 1975.

  24. Jazz: Video: Patricia Barber at Newport, 2005 Jazz Video: Patricia Barber at Newport, 2005 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 13, 2005 Jazz: Video: Patricia Barber at Newport, 2005 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 13, 2005 watch video

    The pianist-singer-composer, who turns 61 today, performs tunes from her album Verse and interprets the Beatles' "Norwegian Wood."

  25. Jazz: Chris Connor at Great American Music hall Jazz Chris Connor at Great American Music hall Great American Music Hall Oct 22, 1976 Jazz: Chris Connor at Great American Music hall Great American Music Hall | Oct 22, 1976

    The cool jazz vocalist, born on this day in 1927, puts words to Sonny Rollins' "St. Thomas" and sings her signature "All About Ronnie" in '76.

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  1. Jazz: Al Hirt Hits the High Note Jazz Al Hirt Hits the High Note Municipal Auditorium New Orleans Apr 25, 1970 Jazz: Al Hirt Hits the High Note Municipal Auditorium New Orleans | Apr 25, 1970

    The trumpeter and New Orleans ambassador, born on this day in 1922, plays "Royal Garden Blues" and "Old Folks At Home" in this 1970 set.

  2. Jazz: Arturo Sandoval Heats Up Newport Jazz Arturo Sandoval Heats Up Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 16, 1998 Jazz: Arturo Sandoval Heats Up Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 16, 1998 watch video

    The Cuban trumpeter, who turns 67 today, premieres his "Cuban American Medley" and plays a fiery 23-minute "Cherokee" in 1998.

  3. Jazz: Remembering Ted Curson Jazz Remembering Ted Curson Carnegie Hall Jun 27, 1976 Jazz: Remembering Ted Curson Carnegie Hall | Jun 27, 1976

    The Philly hard bop trumpeter and former Mingus sideman died on this day in 2012. Hear him lead a stellar septet at Carnegie Hall in 1976.

  4. Jazz: Joe Turner Goes Solo at Newport, '73 Jazz Joe Turner Goes Solo at Newport, '73 Philharmonic Hall Jul 4, 1973 Jazz: Joe Turner Goes Solo at Newport, '73 Philharmonic Hall | Jul 4, 1973

    The Harlem stride pianist, born on this day in 1907, plays James P. Johnson's "Keeping Off The Grass" and Fats Waller's "Jitterbug Waltz."

  5. Jazz: A Salute to Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Jazz A Salute to Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Jazz: A Salute to Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis playlist

    The bold-toned tenorman and inveterate jammer, who died on this day in 1986, plays with the Clark Terry All-Stars and his Three Bad Pennies.

  6. Jazz: Kurt Elling Slays Newport Jazz Kurt Elling Slays Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 12, 2001 Jazz: Kurt Elling Slays Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 12, 2001 watch video

    The most acclaimed singer of his generation turns 49 today. Hear him put lyrics to John Coltrane's "Resolution" and sing "Nature Boy" in 2001.

  7. Jazz: Video: John Santos's Machete Ensemble Jazz Video: John Santos's Machete Ensemble Oakland Coliseum Stadium Jun 30, 1990 Jazz: Video: John Santos's Machete Ensemble Oakland Coliseum Stadium | Jun 30, 1990 watch video

    The San Francisco-based percussionist, who turns 61 today, leads his percolating eight-piece band on a Latin jazz jam in this 1990 set.

  8. Jazz: Brand X's Nuclear Burn Jazz Brand X's Nuclear Burn Bottom Line Oct 31, 1978 Jazz: Brand X's Nuclear Burn Bottom Line | Oct 31, 1978

    Innovative fretless electric bassist Percy Jones fuels the pioneering Brit fusion band, currently out on a reunion tour, in a '78 Bottom Line set.

  9. Jazz: Booker Ervin at Newport, '67 Jazz Booker Ervin at Newport, '67 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1967 Jazz: Booker Ervin at Newport, '67 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1967

    The Texas tenorman, who was born on this day in 1930, plays "Mojo," "Deep Night" and "Boo's Blues" with a young Chick Corea on piano.

  10. Jazz: Woody Herman Orchestra at Saratoga, '78 Jazz Woody Herman Orchestra at Saratoga, '78 Newport Jazz Festival Saratoga Jul 2, 1978 Jazz: Woody Herman Orchestra at Saratoga, '78 Newport Jazz Festival Saratoga | Jul 2, 1978

    The clarinetist and big band leader died on this day in 1987. Hear them play the classic "Four Brothers" and the contemporary "La Fiesta."

  11. Jazz: Happy Birthday, Dame Cleo Laine! Jazz Happy Birthday, Dame Cleo Laine! Avery Fisher Hall Jul 3, 1975 Jazz: Happy Birthday, Dame Cleo Laine! Avery Fisher Hall | Jul 3, 1975

    The British singer, who turns 89 today, shifts from show tunes ("Come Back To Me") to blues ("Unlucky Woman") to swing ("Perdido") in 1975.

  12. Jazz: Bernard Peiffer Wows Carnegie Hall Jazz Bernard Peiffer Wows Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall Jul 1, 1975 Jazz: Bernard Peiffer Wows Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall | Jul 1, 1975

    The virtuoso French pianist, nicknamed "Le Most," showcases his prodigious Tatumesque chops in this stunning solo set from 1975.

  13. Jazz: Johnny Griffin at the Village Vanguard Jazz Johnny Griffin at the Village Vanguard Village Vanguard Jun 25, 1981 Jazz: Johnny Griffin at the Village Vanguard Village Vanguard | Jun 25, 1981

    The tenor sax great and jazz expatriate returned to the Big Apple from France for this triumphant 1981 set at the hallowed NYC jazz club.

  14. Jazz: An Autumnal Playlist Jazz An Autumnal Playlist Jazz: An Autumnal Playlist An Autumnal Playlist

    As the leaves begin to fall, celebrate the season with serene, swinging sounds by Bobby Hutcherson, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Pass and others.

  15. Jazz: The Brilliance of Barry Harris Jazz The Brilliance of Barry Harris Carnegie Hall Jul 1, 1975 Jazz: The Brilliance of Barry Harris Carnegie Hall | Jul 1, 1975

    The Detroit bebop pianist, a resident of New York City since 1960, plays "Tea for Two" and "Polkadots and Moonbeams" in this '75 solo set.

  16. Jazz: Sonny Criss at Newport, 1968 Jazz Sonny Criss at Newport, 1968 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 6, 1968 Jazz: Sonny Criss at Newport, 1968 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 6, 1968

    The authoritative alto saxophonist was born on this day in 1927. Hear him stretch on "Willow Weep for Me" and "Sonnymoon for Two."

  17. Jazz: A Benny Goodman Tribute Jazz A Benny Goodman Tribute Oct 7, 1985 Jazz: A Benny Goodman Tribute Oct 7, 1985

    The King of Swing's radio theme song "Let's Dance" and other favorites like "Blue Room" and "King Porter Stomp" are revisited here in 1985.

  18. Jazz: Celia Cruz & Tito Puente at Newport Jazz Celia Cruz & Tito Puente at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 18, 1990 Jazz: Celia Cruz & Tito Puente at Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 18, 1990 watch video

    The Queen of Salsa, who was born on this day in 1925, sings her hits "Azucar Negra" and "Bamboleo" with the Mambo King in a 1990 set.

  19. Jazz: Dizzy Dealin' at Newport, 1960 Jazz Dizzy Dealin' at Newport, 1960 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 1, 1960 Jazz: Dizzy Dealin' at Newport, 1960 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 1, 1960

    Bebop innovator Dizzy Gillespie, born on this day in 1917, plays his classics "Kush" and "A Night in Tunisia" and premieres "Norm's Norm."

  20. Jazz: A Salute to Jelly Roll Morton Jazz A Salute to Jelly Roll Morton Jazz: A Salute to Jelly Roll Morton A Salute to Jelly Roll Morton

    The self-proclaimed "inventor of jazz" was born on this day in 1896. Hear his "King Porter Stomp," "The Pearls" and others in this playlist.

  21. Jazz: Sarah Vaughan Weaves Her Spell Jazz Sarah Vaughan Weaves Her Spell Great American Music Hall Feb 29, 1980 Jazz: Sarah Vaughan Weaves Her Spell Great American Music Hall | Feb 29, 1980

    The Divine One floats through the ballad "Easy Living," swings Duke Ellington's "In a Mellow Tone" and stretches out on a scat romp in 1980.

  22. Jazz: An Eddie Daniels All-Star Jam Jazz An Eddie Daniels All-Star Jam Grande Parade du Jazz Jul 13, 1977 Jazz: An Eddie Daniels All-Star Jam Grande Parade du Jazz | Jul 13, 1977

    The sax and flute virtuoso, who turns 75 today, leads Clark Terry, John Lewis, George Duvivier and Alan Dawson at the 1977 Nice Jazz Festival.

  23. Jazz: Video: Wynton Marsalis at Newport, '05 Jazz Video: Wynton Marsalis at Newport, '05 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 13, 2005 Jazz: Video: Wynton Marsalis at Newport, '05 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 13, 2005 watch video

    The trumpeter and jazz ambassador, who turns 55 today, leads his quintet on "Free To Be" and other tunes from The Magic Hour.

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