After an inspired rendition of "Closer Walk with Thee," the gospel star is joined on stage by Louis Armstrong himself at '70 Newport.
The versatile crew, led by saxman Jay Beckenstein, shifts from swing to funk to smooth jazz in premiering their new album at Newport '89.
The legendary pianist-composer, who turns 74 today, explores with an all-star collective of Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland and Brian Blade.
The pianist-composer leads an 18-piece band with conductor-arranger Melba Liston, saxman Billy Harper and bassist Ron Carter in this '73 set.
The violin master and former Django Reinhardt partner performs "Misty," "C'est Si Bon" and concludes this '76 set with a solo piano piece.
The dynamic, swinging singer, who died on this day in 2007, performs "Misty," "My Funny Valentine" and her 1957 hit, "The Late Late Show."
The drummer leads his dynamic ensemble featuring flutist-saxophonist Joe Farrell on Chick Corea's "Spain" and "Captain Marvel."
The late jazz diva, who was born on this day in 1920, puts her stamp on "Miss Otis Regrets," "Hey John" and "Star Eyes" in this '75 set.
The greatest female jazz singer of them all was born this week 99 years ago. Hear an all-star tribute to Lady Day in 1979.
The Crusaders' trombonist and founding member died yesterday at age 74. Hear him stretch with the group on "Night Theme" from '74.
The baritone sax great, who would've turned 87 today, performs with his Concert Big Band, Age of Steam group and with singer Mel Torme.
The late sax great Stanley Turrentine would've turned 80 today. Hear his bold tenor tones on "Sugar" and "Don't Mess With Mr. T" in 1975.