Concert Vault
  1. Jazz Coleman Hawkins at Newport '63 Jazz: Coleman Hawkins at Newport '63 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 4, 1963

    The King of Saxophone, who died on this day in 1969, blows with authority on "These Foolish Things" and "Undecided" in this all-star set.

  2. Jazz Jimmy Lyons Explores 'The New Thing' Jazz: Jimmy Lyons Explores 'The New Thing' Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1965

    The potent alto saxophonist, who died on this day in 1986, is a key member of Cecil Taylor's avant garde Unit in this set from Newport '65.

  3. Jazz A Salute to Elvin Jones Jazz: A Salute to Elvin Jones Avery Fisher Hall | Jul 4, 1974

    The legendary drummer, who passed away on this day in 2010, leads a quintet featuring saxophonists Steve Grossman and Frank Foster in '74.

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

    The powerful drummer, who turns 71 today, unleashes on his "Stratus," and in sets with the Mahavishnu Orchestra and Bobby & the Midnites.

  5. Jazz A Bud Freeman Memorial Jazz: A Bud Freeman Memorial Carnegie Hall | Jun 15, 1974

    The robust and ever-swinging tenor saxophonist died on this day in 1991. Hear him leading an all-star group in this '74 Carnegie Hall set.

  6. Jazz Spryo Gyra at Newport '89 Jazz: Spryo Gyra at Newport '89 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 19, 1989 watch video

    Saxophonist and group founder Jay Beckenstein, who turns 64 today, leads the smooth jazz ensemble on tunes from Point of View.

  7. Jazz Gil Evans at Philharmonic Hall, '73 Jazz: Gil Evans at Philharmonic Hall, '73 Philharmonic Hall | Jun 30, 1973

    The pianist-composer-arranger, who was born on this day in 1912, conducts his 15-piece band on "Blues in Orbit," "Eleven" and "Zee Zee."