Concert Vault
  1. Jazz: Video: Best of Newport, 1985 Jazz Video: Best of Newport, 1985 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 18, 1985 Jazz: Video: Best of Newport, 1985 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 18, 1985 watch video

    See Freddie Hubbard, Lee Ritenour, Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King, Spyro Gyra and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at George Wein's annual clambake.

  2. Jazz: Kenny Burrell at Great American Music Hall Jazz Kenny Burrell at Great American Music Hall Great American Music Hall Mar 12, 1977 Jazz: Kenny Burrell at Great American Music Hall Great American Music Hall | Mar 12, 1977

    The guitarist, who turns 84 today, plays the Duke Ellington themes "Love You Madly" and "Take the A Train" with his trio in this '77 set.

  3. Jazz: Video: David Sanborn at '98 Newport Jazz Video: David Sanborn at '98 Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 16, 1998 Jazz: Video: David Sanborn at '98 Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 16, 1998 watch video

    The alto sax star performs "Benny" and "Full House" from Upfront and "Spooky" from Songs from the Night Before.

  4. Jazz: Ahmad Jamal's Secret Weapon Jazz Ahmad Jamal's Secret Weapon Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1959 Jazz: Ahmad Jamal's Secret Weapon Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1959

    New Orleans drummer Vernell Fournier, who was born this week in 1928, showcases his signature groove on "Poinciana" at '59 Newport.

  5. Jazz: Idris Muhammad In Memoriam Jazz Idris Muhammad In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1969 Jazz: Idris Muhammad In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 3, 1969

    The great New Orleans drummer (aka Leo Morris) died on this day last year. Hear him fuel George Benson's swinging quartet at '69 Newport.

  6. Jazz: Tito Puente & Machito Orchestra, '78 Jazz Tito Puente & Machito Orchestra, '78 Avery Fisher Hall Jun 24, 1978 Jazz: Tito Puente & Machito Orchestra, '78 Avery Fisher Hall | Jun 24, 1978

    The combined bands of the Puerto Rican salsa king and the Afro-Cuban pioneer perform a searing set at Newport Jazz Latino 1978.

  7. Jazz: It's Time for Max Roach! Jazz It's Time for Max Roach! Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1967 Jazz: It's Time for Max Roach! Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1967

    The legendary drummer leads a quintet featuring trumpeter Charles Tolliver, pianist Stanley Cowell and bassist Jymie Merritt at '67 Newport.

  8. Jazz: Happy Birthday, Annie Ross! Jazz Happy Birthday, Annie Ross! Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1960 Jazz: Happy Birthday, Annie Ross! Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1960

    The Scottish singer and actress just turned 85. Hear her with vocalese masters Lambert, Hendricks & Ross at the 1960 Newport Jazz Festival.

  9. Jazz: Mike Mainieri at 7th Avenue South, '81 Jazz Mike Mainieri at 7th Avenue South, '81 Jazz: Mike Mainieri at 7th Avenue South, '81 Mike Mainieri at 7th Avenue South, 1981

    The vibraphonist-composer and bandleader premieres "Flying Colors," "Bamboot," "Sara's Touch" and other tunes from his album Wanderlust.

  10. Jazz: Remembering Dr. Billy Taylor Jazz Remembering Dr. Billy Taylor Carnegie Hall Jul 7, 1973 Jazz: Remembering Dr. Billy Taylor Carnegie Hall | Jul 7, 1973

    The late pianist-educator and Art Tatum protege was born this week in 1921. Hear him stretch on "Stella by Starlight" in this '73 solo set.

  11. Jazz: Happy Birthday, Janis Siegel! Jazz Happy Birthday, Janis Siegel! South Shore Music Circus Jul 31, 1983 Jazz: Happy Birthday, Janis Siegel! South Shore Music Circus | Jul 31, 1983

    Hear the Manhattan Transfer vocalist blend with her fellow singers on jazz gems like "Jeanine," "Birdland" and "Four Brothers" in 1983.

  12. Jazz: Remembering Percy Humphrey Jazz Remembering Percy Humphrey Philharmonic Hall Jul 4, 1973 Jazz: Remembering Percy Humphrey Philharmonic Hall | Jul 4, 1973

    The New Orleans trumpeter, who died this week in 1995, leads the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on "Ice Cream" and other tunes in a '73 set.

  13. Jazz: Al Di Meola's Fretboard Flash Jazz Al Di Meola's Fretboard Flash Palladium May 5, 1978 Jazz: Al Di Meola's Fretboard Flash Palladium | May 5, 1978

    The fusion guitar hero unleashes his signature speed licks on tunes from Elegant Gypsy and Casino in this '78 set

  14. Jazz: Video: Stanley Clarke Band, '79 Jazz Video: Stanley Clarke Band, '79 Oct 12, 1979 Jazz: Video: Stanley Clarke Band, '79 Oct 12, 1979 watch video

    The bassist-composer leads his potent fusion group on Return To Forever's "Beyond the Seventh Galaxy" and his signature "School Days."

  15. Jazz: Remembering Mingus' Masterpiece Jazz Remembering Mingus' Masterpiece Grande Parade du Jazz Jul 13, 1977 Jazz: Remembering Mingus' Masterpiece Grande Parade du Jazz | Jul 13, 1977

    In July of 1957, the prolific bassist-composer Charles Mingus recorded Tijuana Moods. Hear him at the 1977 Nice Jazz Festival.

  16. Jazz: Video: Brian Auger at Winterland, '75 Jazz Video: Brian Auger at Winterland, '75 Winterland Nov 29, 1975 Jazz: Video: Brian Auger at Winterland, '75 Winterland | Nov 29, 1975 watch video

    The U.K. organist/fusion pioneer, who turns 76 today, plays "Freedom Jazz Dance" and "Compared to What" with his Oblivion Express.

  17. Jazz: John Coltrane In Memoriam Jazz John Coltrane In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1966 Jazz: John Coltrane In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1966

    Hear the legendary saxophonist perform searing renditions of "My Favorite Things" and "Leo" at '66 Newport.

  18. Jazz: George Barnes Dazzles at Carnegie Hall Jazz George Barnes Dazzles at Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall Jun 29, 1973 Jazz: George Barnes Dazzles at Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall | Jun 29, 1973

    The pioneering electric guitarist, who was born this week in 1921, swings hard with his trumpet playing partner Ruby Braff in this '73 set.

  19. Jazz: Just Added: Pat Metheny at The Loft, '77 Jazz Just Added: Pat Metheny at The Loft, '77 The Loft Aug 3, 1977 Jazz: Just Added: Pat Metheny at The Loft, '77 The Loft | Aug 3, 1977

    The guitarist-composer premieres his new band featuring Lyle Mays, Mark Egan and Danny Gottlieb at this concert in Portland, Maine.

  20. Jazz: Philly Joe Jones with Bill Evans, '67 Jazz Philly Joe Jones with Bill Evans, '67 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1967 Jazz: Philly Joe Jones with Bill Evans, '67 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1967

    The swinging drummer performs "Nardis," "Very Early" and "Some Other Time" in the great pianist's trio.

  21. Jazz: A George Lewis Playlist Jazz A George Lewis Playlist Jazz: A George Lewis Playlist A Goerge Lewis playlist

    Hear the experimental trombonist-composer-theoretician in concert with Carla Bley and Anthony Braxton in the '70s.

  22. Jazz: Happy Birthday, Pete E! Jazz Happy Birthday, Pete E! Gift Center May 29, 1989 Jazz: Happy Birthday, Pete E! Gift Center | May 29, 1989 watch video

    Timbalero and Latin jazz pioneer Pete Escovedo just turned 80. See him lead his band on "Charango Sunrise" and "Mister E" in this '89 concert.

  23. Jazz: Remembering Benny Carter Jazz Remembering Benny Carter Carnegie Hall Jul 2, 1972 Jazz: Remembering Benny Carter Carnegie Hall | Jul 2, 1972

    That alto sax great, who died on this day in 2003, plays "Honeysuckle Rose" and "Doozy" with his 19-piece Swing Masters band in this '72 set.

  24. Jazz: A Tribute to Jelly Roll Morton Jazz A Tribute to Jelly Roll Morton Philharmonic Hall Jul 4, 1973 Jazz: A Tribute to Jelly Roll Morton Philharmonic Hall | Jul 4, 1973

    The self-described 'inventor of jazz' died on this day in 1941. Hear pianist Bob Greene perform several Jelly Roll tunes in this 1973 set.

  25. Jazz: Video: McCoy Tyner Meets Michael Brecker Jazz Video: McCoy Tyner Meets Michael Brecker Newport Jazz Festival Aug 15, 1998 Jazz: Video: McCoy Tyner Meets Michael Brecker Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 15, 1998 watch video

    Jazz piano master and tenor sax titan reach some ecstatic heights on a modal romp through "Have You Met Miss Jones?" at Newport '98.

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  1. Jazz: Billy Eckstine's Mesmerizing Voice Jazz Billy Eckstine's Mesmerizing Voice Nassau Coliseum Jul 3, 1974 Jazz: Billy Eckstine's Mesmerizing Voice Nassau Coliseum | Jul 3, 1974

    The baritone singer and pioneering bebop bandleader was born on this day in 1914. Hear him sing his 1951 hit "I Apologize" in this '74 set.

  2. Jazz: Video: John Scofield at '93 Newport Jazz Video: John Scofield at '93 Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 14, 1993 Jazz: Video: John Scofield at '93 Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 14, 1993 watch video

    The perennial poll-winning guitarist performs this week at Birdland in NYC. See him play "Little Walk" and other tunes from Meant to Be.

  3. Jazz: The Jazz Messengers at Newport '59 Jazz The Jazz Messengers at Newport '59 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1959 Jazz: The Jazz Messengers at Newport '59 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 4, 1959

    Art Blakey leads an early edition of the group featuring saxophonist Hank Mobley and trumpeter Lee Morgan on "Moanin'" and "M&M."

  4. Jazz: Video: Joe Zawinul Syndicate at Newport '90 Jazz Video: Joe Zawinul Syndicate at Newport '90 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 19, 1990 Jazz: Video: Joe Zawinul Syndicate at Newport '90 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 19, 1990 watch video

    The keyboardist-composer, who was born on this day in 1932, leads his dynamic electric ensemble on "Madagascar" and "Carnavalito."

  5. Jazz: Video: Wynton Salutes Satchmo Jazz Video: Wynton Salutes Satchmo Newport Casino Aug 17, 1990 Jazz: Video: Wynton Salutes Satchmo Newport Casino | Aug 17, 1990 watch video

    Trumpeter Marsalis honors the memory of the great Louis Armstrong, who died on this day in 1971, at the 1990 Newport Jazz Festival.

  6. Jazz: Harry James at Newport '74 Jazz Harry James at Newport '74 Newport Jazz Festival New York Jul 2, 1974 Jazz: Harry James at Newport '74 Newport Jazz Festival New York | Jul 2, 1974

    The '30s trumpet star died on this day 1983. Hear him perform big band faves like "Tuxedo Junction," "Caravan" and "Two O'Clock Jump."

  7. Jazz: A Johnny Hartman Birthday Salute Jazz A Johnny Hartman Birthday Salute Avery Fisher Hall Jul 1, 1975 Jazz: A Johnny Hartman Birthday Salute Avery Fisher Hall | Jul 1, 1975

    The baritone-voiced crooner was born on this day in 1923. Hear his mellow renditions of "Sophisticated Lady" and "Lush LIfe" in this '75 set.

  8. Jazz: Digging Ray Brown at Newport Jazz Digging Ray Brown at Newport Jazz: Digging Ray Brown at Newport Ray Brown Playlist

    The late bass great, known for his deep, walking lines, died on this day in 2002. Hear him with the Oscar Peterson Trio from 1959-1965.

  9. Jazz: A Birthday Salute to Ahmad Jamal Jazz A Birthday Salute to Ahmad Jamal Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1959 Jazz: A Birthday Salute to Ahmad Jamal Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1959

    The innovative pianist turns 85 today. Hear him with his classic trio of drummer Vernel Fournier and bassist Israel Crosby at Newport '59.

  10. Jazz: Remembering Rashied Ali Jazz Remembering Rashied Ali Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1966 Jazz: Remembering Rashied Ali Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1966

    The late free jazz drumming icon was born on this day in 1933. Hear him with the John Coltrane Quintet at the Newport Jazz Festival '66.

  11. Jazz: Joe Henderson In Memoriam Jazz Joe Henderson In Memoriam Great American Music Hall Dec 19, 1975 Jazz: Joe Henderson In Memoriam Great American Music Hall | Dec 19, 1975

    The saxophonist-composer, who died on this day in 2001, blows with ferocious abandon on his "Afro-Centric" and "Isotope" in this 1975 set.

  12. Jazz: Video: Stanley Clarke at Newport '03 Jazz Video: Stanley Clarke at Newport '03 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 10, 2003 Jazz: Video: Stanley Clarke at Newport '03 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 10, 2003 watch video

    The electric bass pioneer, who turns 64 today, performs Charles Mingus' "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" and his own anthemic "School Days."

  13. Jazz: Al Di Meola at Tramps, 1997 Jazz Al Di Meola at Tramps, 1997 Tramps Oct 10, 1997 Jazz: Al Di Meola at Tramps, 1997 Tramps | Oct 10, 1997

    The guitarist just received the Miles Davis Award from the Montreal Jazz Festival. Hear him play tunes from Kiss My Axe and The Infinite Desire.

  14. Jazz: John Medeski Hits a Landmark Jazz John Medeski Hits a Landmark Newport Jazz Festival Aug 13, 2005 Jazz: John Medeski Hits a Landmark Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 13, 2005 watch video

    The Medeski, Martin & Wood keyboardist turns 50 today. See him with his colleagues on tunes by Mingus and Sun Ra in this 2005 video.

  15. Jazz: A Reggie Workman Birthday Playlist Jazz A Reggie Workman Birthday Playlist Jazz: A Reggie Workman Birthday Playlist Reggie Workman playlist

    The master bassist and educator turns 78 today. Hear him with the Herbie Mann Quintet in 1967 and the Freddie Hubbard Quintet in 1974.

  16. Jazz: Video: Celebrating Satchmo Jazz Video: Celebrating Satchmo Newport Jazz Festival Feb 22, 1990 Jazz: Video: Celebrating Satchmo Newport Jazz Festival | Feb 22, 1990 watch video

    The Louis Armstrong House Museum in NYC is observing the 100th anniversary of his first gig at age 15. See him reminisce in this doc.

  17. Jazz: Village Vanguard Turns 80 Jazz Village Vanguard Turns 80 Jazz: Village Vanguard Turns 80 Village Vanguard playlist

    The fabled New York nightclub has showcased countless legends since opening in 1935. Hear Johnny Griffin and Nat Adderley there in 1981.

  18. Jazz: George Russell Sextet at Newport '64 Jazz George Russell Sextet at Newport '64 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1964 Jazz: George Russell Sextet at Newport '64 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 3, 1964

    The composer-pianist leads an all-star ensemble featuring Thad Jones, Albert "Tootie" Heath and John Gilmore on "Stratosphunk" and others.

  19. Jazz: A Salute to Milt 'The Judge' Hinton Jazz A Salute to Milt 'The Judge' Hinton Jazz: A Salute to Milt 'The Judge' Hinton A Milt Hinton playlist

    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.

  20. Jazz: Video: The Crusaders at Newport '87 Jazz Video: The Crusaders at Newport '87 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 15, 1987 Jazz: Video: The Crusaders at Newport '87 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 15, 1987 watch video

    Charter members and fellow Texans Joe Sample and Wilton Felder lead the crossover group on their hits "Chain Reaction" and "Street Life."

  21. Jazz: Video: Lizz Wright at Newport 2003 Jazz Video: Lizz Wright at Newport 2003 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 10, 2003 Jazz: Video: Lizz Wright at Newport 2003 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 10, 2003 watch video

    The dynamic singer-songwriter performs "Blue Rose," "Afro Blue," "Walk With Me, Lord" and other tunes from her acclaimed debut album, Salt.

  22. Jazz: Video: George Benson's Big Boss Band Jazz Video: George Benson's Big Boss Band Newport Jazz Festival Aug 19, 1990 Jazz: Video: George Benson's Big Boss Band Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 19, 1990 watch video

    The guitarist-singer performs "Without a Song," "Skylark" and "On Green Dolphin Street" with the Count Basie Orchestra at Newport '90.

  23. Jazz: Sonny Rollins Quintet in NYC, '73 Jazz Sonny Rollins Quintet in NYC, '73 Philharmonic Hall Jun 30, 1973 Jazz: Sonny Rollins Quintet in NYC, '73 Philharmonic Hall | Jun 30, 1973

    The tenor sax titan fills prestigious Philharmonic Hall with his robust tones on "Alfie's Theme," "Love Letters" and "There Is No Greater Love."

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