The intrepid frontman blends Django-flavored gypsy jazz and Texas swing in this 1972 benefit for the California Marijuana Initiative.
The classic trumpeter, who died on this day in 1999, plays with the Basie Orchestra, Benny Carter's Swingmasters and others in this playlist.
The late Brazilian guitarist and jazz samba pioneer, who died on this day in 1995, performs a superb solo set at Avery Fish Hall in 1974.
The late guitarist, who died on this day in 1998, flaunts blazing chops and a driving swing style in his 1968 Newport Jazz Festival debut.
The pioneering electric trumpeter-composer leads his adventurous 20-piece aggregation through challenging material from Electric Bath.
The late pianist-educator-broadcaster and emcee was born on this day in 1921. Hear him playing solo and leading his All-Stars at Newport.
The high-note trumpet phenom, who turns 61 today, blows alongside Tom Harrell, Lew Tabackin and Bobby Watson at 'Newport '92.
The Grammy-winning group performs slick vocalese renditions of Woody Herman's "Four Brothers" and Weather Report's "Birdland" in '83.
The fusion guitar star, who turns 60 today, flaunts incendiary chops with Steve Gadd, Anthony Jackson and Barry Miles on 1978's Casino tour.
The Texas tenor man passed away on this day in 2005. Hear him with Lionel Hampton, Earl Hines, Cab Calloway and leading his own trio.
The elegant, eminently swinging British pianist welcomes the brilliant singer for a set of standards in this 1989 Newport concert video.
This week marked the 47th year since the passing of the jazz legend. Hear him lead his quintet at the 1966 Newport Jazz Festival.