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  1. Jazz: Charlie Hunter's Pound for Pound in Cali Jazz Charlie Hunter's Pound for Pound in Cali Calaveras County Fairgrounds May 23, 1998 Jazz: Charlie Hunter's Pound for Pound in Cali Calaveras County Fairgrounds | May 23, 1998

    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.

  2. 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 composer-arranger-theoricst, born on this day in 1923, leads his band on provocative originals like "The Outer View" and "Stratosphunk."

  3. Jazz: The Best Latin Jazz From the Vault Jazz The Best Latin Jazz From the Vault Jazz: The Best Latin Jazz From the Vault The Best Latin Jazz From The Vault

    Hear hot salsa and infectious Afro-Cuban grooves by Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Ray Barretto, Dizzy Gillespie and others in this playlist.

  4. Jazz: Freddie Hubbard at Carnegie Hall, '72 Jazz Freddie Hubbard at Carnegie Hall, '72 Carnegie Hall Jul 4, 1972 Jazz: Freddie Hubbard at Carnegie Hall, '72 Carnegie Hall | Jul 4, 1972

    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."

  5. Jazz: Welcome to Lea DeLaria's Party! Jazz Welcome to Lea DeLaria's Party! Newport Jazz Festival Aug 11, 2002 Jazz: Welcome to Lea DeLaria's Party! Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 11, 2002 watch video

    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.

  6. Jazz: Dizzy Sings! Jazz Dizzy Sings! Jazz: Dizzy Sings! Dizzy Sings!

    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.

  7. Jazz: Video: Max Roach at Newport Jazz Video: Max Roach at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 16, 1992 Jazz: Video: Max Roach at Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 16, 1992 watch video

    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.

  8. Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald In Memoriam Jazz Ella Fitzgerald In Memoriam Carnegie Hall Jun 24, 1978 Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald In Memoriam Carnegie Hall | Jun 24, 1978

    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.

  9. Jazz: Remembering Wes Montgomery Jazz Remembering Wes Montgomery Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1967 Jazz: Remembering Wes Montgomery Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 3, 1967

    The jazz guitar legend, who died on this day in 1968, swings on "Tequila" and "Naptown Blues" at the 1967 Newport Jazz Festival.

  10. Jazz: Two Generations of Brubeck at Carnegie Hall Jazz Two Generations of Brubeck at Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall Jul 2, 1975 Jazz: Two Generations of Brubeck at Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall | Jul 2, 1975

    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.

  11. Jazz: Pat Metheny Rewrites the Rules Jazz Pat Metheny Rewrites the Rules The Loft Portland Aug 3, 1977 Jazz: Pat Metheny Rewrites the Rules The Loft Portland | Aug 3, 1977

    The innovative guitar-composer introduces new tunes from his stunning debut album, Bright Size Life, in this '77 set from Portland.

  12. Jazz: Cookin' With the Horace Silver Quintet Jazz Cookin' With the Horace Silver Quintet Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1959 Jazz: Cookin' With the Horace Silver Quintet Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 3, 1959

    The pianist and prolific composer introduces "Blowin' the Blues Away" and "Cookin' at the Continental" at the 1959 Newport Jazz Festival.

  13. Jazz: Happy Birthday, Chick Corea! Jazz Happy Birthday, Chick Corea! Jazz: Happy Birthday, Chick Corea! Chick Corea Playlist

    The brilliant pianist and prolific composer turns 75 today. Hear him with Booker Ervin, Miles Davis and Return to Forever in this playlist.

  14. Jazz: Earl Hines in Nice, France Jazz Earl Hines in Nice, France Nice Jazz Festival Jul 1, 1974 Jazz: Earl Hines in Nice, France Nice Jazz Festival | Jul 1, 1974

    The influential pianist performs "Shiny Stockings," "Stardust," "Perdido" and a brilliant medley from "West Side Story" in this 1974 solo set.

  15. Jazz: A ''Round Midnight' Playlist Jazz A ''Round Midnight' Playlist Jazz: A ''Round Midnight' Playlist A "'Round Midnight" Playlist

    Hear Miles Davis, Joe Pass, Buddy Rich, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and the Modern Jazz Quartet interpret Thelonious Monk's classic ballad.

  16. Jazz: A Cole Porter Playlist Jazz A Cole Porter Playlist Jazz: A Cole Porter Playlist Cole Porter Playlist

    A key contributor to the Great American Songbook, Porter was born on this day in 1891. Hear his popular tunes interpreted in this playlist.

  17. Jazz: A Les Paul Birthay Bash Jazz A Les Paul Birthay Bash Iridium Jun 9, 2003 Jazz: A Les Paul Birthay Bash Iridium | Jun 9, 2003

    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.

  18. Jazz: Video: The Bad Plus at Newport, '06 Jazz Video: The Bad Plus at Newport, '06 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 13, 2006 Jazz: Video: The Bad Plus at Newport, '06 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 13, 2006 watch video

    The unorthodox piano trio delivers irreverent covers of Burt Bacharach's "This Guy's In Love With You" and "(Theme From)" Chariots of Fire."

  19. Jazz: Bobby Hackett at Newport Jazz Bobby Hackett at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Jul 5, 1959 Jazz: Bobby Hackett at Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 5, 1959

    The Bix and Pops-inspired trumpeter guests with trombonist Jack Teagarden on "Royal Garden Blues" and "Body And Soul" in this '59 set.

  20. Jazz: Kenny G's Smooth Jazz Legacy Jazz Kenny G's Smooth Jazz Legacy Newport Jazz Festival Aug 15, 1987 Jazz: Kenny G's Smooth Jazz Legacy Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 15, 1987 watch video

    The popular saxophonist, who turns 60 today, premieres his hit single "Songbird" from the multi-platinum Duotones at Newport '87.

  21. Jazz: Remembering Stan Getz Jazz Remembering Stan Getz Avery Fisher Hall Jun 27, 1978 Jazz: Remembering Stan Getz Avery Fisher Hall | Jun 27, 1978

    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.

  22. Jazz: Anthony Braxton's Dream Team Jazz Anthony Braxton's Dream Team Carnegie Hall Jun 27, 1976 Jazz: Anthony Braxton's Dream Team Carnegie Hall | Jun 27, 1976

    The visionary composer-saxophonist, who turns 71 today, joins Muhal Richard Abrams, Dave Holland, George Lewis an Barry Altschul in 1976.

  23. Jazz: Ted Curson's Horn of Plenty Jazz Ted Curson's Horn of Plenty Carnegie Hall Jun 27, 1976 Jazz: Ted Curson's Horn of Plenty Carnegie Hall | Jun 27, 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.

  24. Jazz: Dakota Staton at the Apollo Jazz Dakota Staton at the Apollo Apollo Theatre Jul 4, 1973 Jazz: Dakota Staton at the Apollo Apollo Theatre | Jul 4, 1973

    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.

  25. Jazz: Tal Farlow's Pyrotechnic Chops Jazz Tal Farlow's Pyrotechnic Chops Newport Jazz Festival Jul 6, 1968 Jazz: Tal Farlow's Pyrotechnic Chops Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 6, 1968

    The legendary guitarist delivers burning takes on "The Preacher" and "Fascinating Rhythm" at the 1968 Newport Jazz Festival.

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  1. Jazz: Remembering Doc Cheatham Jazz Remembering Doc Cheatham Great American Music Hall Sep 16, 1976 Jazz: Remembering Doc Cheatham Great American Music Hall | Sep 16, 1976

    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.

  2. Jazz: Remembering Mambo Master Tito Puente Jazz Remembering Mambo Master Tito Puente Newport Jazz Festival Aug 15, 1997 Jazz: Remembering Mambo Master Tito Puente Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 15, 1997 watch video

    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.

  3. Jazz: A Salute to Billy Strayhorn Jazz A Salute to Billy Strayhorn Jazz: A Salute to Billy Strayhorn A Billy Strayhorn Playlist

    The prolific songwriter and Duke Ellington collaborator died on this day in 1967. Hear his "Lush Life," "Take the A Train" and "Chelsea Bridge."

  4. Jazz: George Benson Meets Milt Jackson Jazz George Benson Meets Milt Jackson Carnegie Hall Jul 3, 1975 Jazz: George Benson Meets Milt Jackson Carnegie Hall | Jul 3, 1975

    The guitar great joins the legendary vibraphonist on John Coltrane's "Impressions" and Johnny Mandel's "The Shadow of Your Smile" in '75.

  5. Jazz: Paul Desmond In Memoriam Jazz Paul Desmond In Memoriam Carnegie Hall Jul 2, 1975 Jazz: Paul Desmond In Memoriam Carnegie Hall | Jul 2, 1975

    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.

  6. Jazz: A Benny Goodman Birthday Blast Jazz A Benny Goodman Birthday Blast Carnegie Hall Jun 29, 1973 Jazz: A Benny Goodman Birthday Blast Carnegie Hall | Jun 29, 1973

    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.

  7. Jazz: Ramsey Lewis' Crossover Appeal Jazz Ramsey Lewis' Crossover Appeal Carnegie Hall Jul 3, 1975 Jazz: Ramsey Lewis' Crossover Appeal Carnegie Hall | Jul 3, 1975

    The pianist-synth pioneer turns 81 today. Hear him perform early pop-jazz fare like "Betcha By Golly Wow" and "Sun Goddess" in 1975.

  8. Jazz: A Celebration of Miles Davis Jazz A Celebration of Miles Davis Jazz: A Celebration of Miles Davis A Miles 90th Birthday Playlist

    The jazz icon would've turned 90 today. Hear a playlist that traces his remarkable evolution from bebopper to fusion innovator over 30 years.

  9. Jazz: A John Gilmore Playlist Jazz A John Gilmore Playlist Jazz: A John Gilmore Playlist A John Gilmore Playlist

    Hear the potent avant garde tenor saxophonist on sets with the George Russell Sextet in 1964 and with the Sun Ra Arkestra in 1973.

  10. Jazz: Eric Gale's Soulful Six Strings Jazz Eric Gale's Soulful Six Strings Jazz: Eric Gale's Soulful Six Strings An Eric Gale Playlist

    The ubiquitous '70s session guitarist died on this day in 1994. Hear him with Grover Washington Jr. and the NYC funk-jazz band Stuff.

  11. Jazz: Duke Ellington In Memoriam Jazz Duke Ellington In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1959 Jazz: Duke Ellington In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 4, 1959

    The legendary pianist-composer-bandleader died on this day in 1974. Hear his orchestra romp through "Rockin' in Rhythm" at '59 Newport.

  12. Jazz: Charles Earland, the Mighty Burner Jazz Charles Earland, the Mighty Burner Carnegie Hall Jul 1, 1974 Jazz: Charles Earland, the Mighty Burner Carnegie Hall | Jul 1, 1974

    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.

  13. Jazz: Remembering Joe Pass Jazz Remembering Joe Pass Great American Music Hall Nov 16, 1974 Jazz: Remembering Joe Pass Great American Music Hall | Nov 16, 1974

    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.

  14. Jazz: Sun Ra Arkestra at Carnegie Hall, '73 Jazz Sun Ra Arkestra at Carnegie Hall, '73 Carnegie Hall Jul 6, 1973 Jazz: Sun Ra Arkestra at Carnegie Hall, '73 Carnegie Hall | Jul 6, 1973

    Contrary to myth, the avant garde pioneer did not come from Saturn but instead was born on this day in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1914.

  15. Jazz: A Salute to Fats Waller Jazz A Salute to Fats Waller Jazz: A Salute to Fats Waller Fats Waller Tribute

    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.

  16. Jazz: NEW: Spring Street Stompers in Boston Jazz NEW: Spring Street Stompers in Boston Great Hall Feb 5, 1982 Jazz: NEW: Spring Street Stompers in Boston Great Hall | Feb 5, 1982

    The collegiate classic jazz band from the '50s plays "That's A Plenty" and "South Rampart Street Parade" in this reunion concert from 1982.

  17. Jazz: NEW: Terry Garthwaite at the Jazz Workshop Jazz NEW: Terry Garthwaite at the Jazz Workshop Jazz Workshop Nov 25, 1975 Jazz: NEW: Terry Garthwaite at the Jazz Workshop Jazz Workshop | Nov 25, 1975

    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.

  18. Jazz: Cecil Taylor at Newport, '65 Jazz Cecil Taylor at Newport, '65 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1965 Jazz: Cecil Taylor at Newport, '65 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1965

    The avant garde pianist-composer premieres pieces from Unit Structures with a quintet featuring saxophonist Jimmy Lyons.

  19. Jazz: Tom Scott at the Bottom LIne Jazz Tom Scott at the Bottom LIne Bottom Line Nov 2, 1978 Jazz: Tom Scott at the Bottom LIne Bottom Line | Nov 2, 1978

    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.

  20. Jazz: The Incomparable Elvin Jones in Concert Jazz The Incomparable Elvin Jones in Concert Avery Fisher Hall Jul 4, 1974 Jazz: The Incomparable Elvin Jones in Concert Avery Fisher Hall | Jul 4, 1974

    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.

  21. Jazz: Remembering Dewey Redman Jazz Remembering Dewey Redman Jazz: Remembering Dewey Redman A Dewey Redman Birthday Playlist

    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.

  22. Jazz: A Billy Cobham Birthday Playlist Jazz A Billy Cobham Birthday Playlist Jazz: A Billy Cobham Birthday Playlist A Billy Cobham Birthday Playlist

    The powerhouse drummer turns 72 today. Hear him leading own band and fueling the Mahavishnu Orchestra and Bobby and The Midnites.

  23. Jazz: The Irrepressible Swing of Betty Carter Jazz The Irrepressible Swing of Betty Carter Avery Fisher Hall Jun 25, 1978 Jazz: The Irrepressible Swing of Betty Carter Avery Fisher Hall | Jun 25, 1978

    The incendiary scat singer, born on this day in 1929, turns in fiery renditions of "Please Do Something" and "Sounds (Moving On)" in 1978.

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