Concert Vault
  1. Jazz: Remembering Alice Coltrane Jazz Remembering Alice Coltrane Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1966 Jazz: Remembering Alice Coltrane Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1966

    The pianist-harpist died on this day in 2007. Hear her alongside her husband John on "My Favorite Things" and "Welcome" at Newport '66.

  2. Jazz: Bright Moments from Rahsaan Roland Kirk Jazz Bright Moments from Rahsaan Roland Kirk Carnegie Hall Jul 4, 1975 Jazz: Bright Moments from Rahsaan Roland Kirk Carnegie Hall | Jul 4, 1975

    The remarkable reedman plays Trane's "Giant Steps," Duke's "Creole Love Call" and his "Echoes of Primitive Ohio and Chili Dogs" in 1975.

  3. Jazz: Bobby Short Crooning at the Carlyle Jazz Bobby Short Crooning at the Carlyle Carlyle Feb 15, 1982 Jazz: Bobby Short Crooning at the Carlyle Carlyle | Feb 15, 1982

    The quintessential classy Manhattan cabaret star performs standards like "Too Marvelous For Words," "As Tme Goes By" and others in 1982.

  4. Jazz: Max Roach Through the Decades Jazz Max Roach Through the Decades Jazz: Max Roach Through the Decades A Max Roach Playlist

    The master drummer-composer was born on this day in 1924. Hear him play in a variety of settings from 1955 to 1992 in a 3-hour playlist.

  5. Jazz: A Bucky Pizzarelli Birthday Playlist Jazz A Bucky Pizzarelli Birthday Playlist Jazz: A Bucky Pizzarelli Birthday Playlist A Bucky Pizzarelli Playlist

    The 7-string guitar master turns 91 today. Hear him play a solo Django Reinhardt medley and some swinging duets with saxman Zoot Sims

  6. Jazz: Dizzy Gillespie at Newport Jazz Dizzy Gillespie at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Jul 1, 1965 Jazz: Dizzy Gillespie at Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 1, 1965

    The bebop and Latin jazz pioneer, who died on this day in 1993, plays his "Kush" and "Con Alma" and interprets "Chega de Saudade" in 1965.

  7. Jazz: Kenny Burrell at Great American Music Hall Jazz Kenny Burrell at Great American Music Hall Newport Jazz Festival New York Jul 4, 1976 Jazz: Kenny Burrell at Great American Music Hall Newport Jazz Festival New York | Jul 4, 1976

    The guitar great, who just released new album Unlimited 1 at age 85, plays Dizzy's "Tin Tin Deo" and Thad Jones' "A Child Is Born" in 1976.

  8. Jazz: A John McLaughlin Milestone Jazz A John McLaughlin Milestone Jazz: A John McLaughlin Milestone A John McLaughlin Playlist

    The fusion guitar hero turns 75 today. Hear him unleash his legendary chops in acoustic and electric settings in a potent three-hour playlist.

  9. Jazz: Remembering Frank Wess Jazz Remembering Frank Wess Carnegie Hall Jul 3, 1973 Jazz: Remembering Frank Wess Carnegie Hall | Jul 3, 1973

    The tenor saxophonist-flutist, who was born on this day in 1922, joins the Count Basie Orchestra on "Corner Pocket" and others in a '73 set.

  10. Jazz: Video: A Tribute to John Coltrane Jazz Video: A Tribute to John Coltrane Newport Jazz Festival Aug 10, 2004 Jazz: Video: A Tribute to John Coltrane Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 10, 2004 watch video

    Saxophonists Michael Brecker and Ravi Coltrane are joined by McCoy Tyner, Roy Haynes and Christian McBride in a 2004 set from Newport.

  11. Jazz: Erroll Garner at George Wein's Storyville Jazz Erroll Garner at George Wein's Storyville Storyville Boston Feb 7, 1953 Jazz: Erroll Garner at George Wein's Storyville Storyville Boston | Feb 7, 1953

    The great pianist, who died on this day in 1977, plays "Rosalie" and "I'm Confessin'" with his trio of John Simmons and Shadow Wilson in 1953.

  12. Jazz: Nat Adderley In Memoriam Jazz Nat Adderley In Memoriam Village Vanguard Jun 25, 1981 Jazz: Nat Adderley In Memoriam Village Vanguard | Jun 25, 1981

    The cornetist-composer died on this day in 2000. Hear him play his "Work Song" and Larry Willis' "The Tallahassee Kid" at the Vanguard in.

  13. Jazz: Good Vibes at Newport Jazz Good Vibes at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1967 Jazz: Good Vibes at Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1967

    Vibraphonists Bobby Hutchinson, Gary Burton, Red Norvo, Lionel Hampton, and Milt Jackson showcase their chops in a 1967 workshop.

  14. Jazz: Video: Wayne Shorter Quartet at Newport Jazz Video: Wayne Shorter Quartet at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 9, 2008 Jazz: Video: Wayne Shorter Quartet at Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 9, 2008 watch video

    Pianist Danilo Perez, who turns 51 today, joins John Patitucci, Brian Blade and the sax great on music from Beyond the Sound Barrier in '08.

  15. Jazz: Remembering Freddie Hubbard Jazz Remembering Freddie Hubbard Jazz: Remembering Freddie Hubbard The Ultimate Freddie Hubbard Playlist

    The late, great trumpeter, who died on this day in 2008, plays classics like "Red Clay" and guests with the Jazz Messengers in this playlist.

  16. Jazz: The "Fatha" of Modern Jazz Piano Jazz The "Fatha" of Modern Jazz Piano Nice Jazz Festival Jul 1, 1974 Jazz: The "Fatha" of Modern Jazz Piano Nice Jazz Festival | Jul 1, 1974

    Earl "Fatha" Hines, born on this day in 1903, showcases his influential style on "Shiny Stockings," "Laura" and "Tea for Two" in a '74 solo set.

  17. Jazz: Billy Taylor In Memoriam Jazz Billy Taylor In Memoriam Jazz: Billy Taylor In Memoriam Billy Taylor Playlist

    The pianist and renowned jazz educator and broadcaster died on this day in 2010. Hear him in solo and all-star band settings in this playlist.

  18. Jazz: Bill Evans Trio at Great American Music Hall Jazz Bill Evans Trio at Great American Music Hall Great American Music Hall Mar 12, 1975 Jazz: Bill Evans Trio at Great American Music Hall Great American Music Hall | Mar 12, 1975

    The pianist plays his jazz waltz "Very Early" and a tender interpretation of "My Foolish Heart" with Eddie Gomez and Elliot Zigmund in 1975.

  19. Jazz: R.I.P Alphonse Mouzon Jazz R.I.P Alphonse Mouzon Avery Fisher Hall Jul 6, 1974 Jazz: R.I.P Alphonse Mouzon Avery Fisher Hall | Jul 6, 1974

    The dynamic drummer died yesterday at age 68. Hear him play "Joy Ride" and "The Funky Waltz" in a 1974 set with The Eleventh House.

  20. Jazz: It's About That Time for Miles Jazz It's About That Time for Miles Tanglewood Aug 18, 1970 Jazz: It's About That Time for Miles Tanglewood | Aug 18, 1970

    Trumpeter Miles Davis is joined by Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Dave Holland, Gary Bartz, Jack DeJohnette and Airto in 1970.

  21. Jazz: John Scofield at Newport, 1993 Jazz John Scofield at Newport, 1993 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 14, 1993 Jazz: John Scofield at Newport, 1993 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 14, 1993 watch video

    The guitarist, who turns 65 today, plays the funky "Chariots" (based on "Theme From Chariots of Fire") and premieres tunes from What We Do.

  22. Jazz: A Salute to Oscar Peterson Jazz A Salute to Oscar Peterson Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1960 Jazz: A Salute to Oscar Peterson Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1960

    The piano virtuoso, who died on this day in 2007, plays "Cubano Chant" and "Billy Boy" with drummer Ed Thigpen and bassist Ray Brown.

  23. Jazz: A Chet & Gerry Reunion at Newport Jazz A Chet & Gerry Reunion at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Jul 16, 1955 Jazz: A Chet & Gerry Reunion at Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 16, 1955

    Trumpeter Chet Baker, born on this day in 1929, joins former partner, bari sax ace Gerry Mulligan, on a rousing "Five Brothers" in 1955.

  24. Jazz: Toots Thielemans in San Francisco Jazz Toots Thielemans in San Francisco Great American Music Hall Sep 12, 1981 Jazz: Toots Thielemans in San Francisco Great American Music Hall | Sep 12, 1981

    The Belgian-born harmonica ace performs his "Bluesette" along with Miles Davis' "All Blues" and "Days of Wine and Roses" in a 1981 set.

  25. Jazz: The Jazz Messengers at Newport Jazz The Jazz Messengers at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1959 Jazz: The Jazz Messengers at Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 4, 1959

    Art Blakey leads a classic lineup of Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, Bobby Timmons and Jymie Merrit on "Moaning'" and others in this 1959 set.

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  1. Jazz: Remembering Paco de Lucia Jazz Remembering Paco de Lucia Jazz: Remembering Paco de Lucia A Salute to Paco de Lucia

    The late flamenco guitar master was born on this day in 1947. Hear him solo and with guitar partners John McLaughlin and Al Di Meola in 1980.

  2. Jazz: Stephane Grappelli's Silky Strings Jazz Stephane Grappelli's Silky Strings Great American Music Hall Mar 20, 1976 Jazz: Stephane Grappelli's Silky Strings Great American Music Hall | Mar 20, 1976

    The jazz violin pioneer performs romantic nuggets like "Walking My Baby Back Home," "Satin Doll," and a Gershwin medley in this '76 set.

  3. Jazz: A Salute to Noel Pointer Jazz A Salute to Noel Pointer Jazz Workshop Feb 18, 1978 Jazz: A Salute to Noel Pointer Jazz Workshop | Feb 18, 1978

    The crossover violinist, who died on this day in 1994, puts a funky spin on "Fiddler on the Roof" and other tunes form Fantasia in this '78 set.

  4. Jazz: Remembering Grover Washington Jr. Jazz Remembering Grover Washington Jr. Philadelphia, PA Jun 27, 1981 Jazz: Remembering Grover Washington Jr. Philadelphia, PA | Jun 27, 1981

    The saxophonist and chill jazz pioneer died on this day in 1999. Hear him play his popular "Winelight" and "Mr. Magic" in a '81 set from Philly.

  5. Jazz: Oregon's Jazz Meets World Music Mix Jazz Oregon's Jazz Meets World Music Mix Avery Fisher Hall Jul 3, 1975 Jazz: Oregon's Jazz Meets World Music Mix Avery Fisher Hall | Jul 3, 1975

    The pioneering quartet plays Ralph Towner's "Icarus" and "The Silence of a Candle" and Paul McCandless' "Undertow" in this 1975 set.

  6. Jazz: John Abercrombie's Ethereal Elegance Jazz John Abercrombie's Ethereal Elegance Jazz: John Abercrombie's Ethereal Elegance A John Abercrombie Playlist

    The quintessential ECM guitarist, who turns 72 today, joins guitar partner Ralph Towner in a series of stunning duets and improvisations.

  7. Jazz: Duke Ellington's Right-Hand Man Jazz Duke Ellington's Right-Hand Man Jazz: Duke Ellington's Right-Hand Man A Billy Strayhorn Playlist

    Songwriter Billy Strayhdorn, the genius behind "Lush Life," "Chelsea Bridge" and "Take the A Train," is saluted by several artists.

  8. Jazz: Stan Kenton at Newport, '59 Jazz Stan Kenton at Newport, '59 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 5, 1959 Jazz: Stan Kenton at Newport, '59 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 5, 1959

    The pianist-composer was born on this day in 1911. Hear him lead his 24-piece orchestra on "Artistry in Rhythm" and "Intermission Riff."

  9. Jazz: A Birthday Salute to Clark Terry Jazz A Birthday Salute to Clark Terry Jazz: A Birthday Salute to Clark Terry A Clark Terry Playlist

    The great trumpeter and inventor of the abstract method of scatting known as "Mumbles" was born on this day in 1920. Hear him wail.

  10. Jazz: Dinah Washington at Newport, '55 Jazz Dinah Washington at Newport, '55 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 16, 1955 Jazz: Dinah Washington at Newport, '55 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 16, 1955

    The late jazz diva, who died on this day in 1963, swings "Pennies From Heaven" and sings her hit "Teach Me Tonight" with the Max Roach Trio.

  11. Jazz: Video: Eddie Palmieri at Newport, 2003 Jazz Video: Eddie Palmieri at Newport, 2003 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 10, 2003 Jazz: Video: Eddie Palmieri at Newport, 2003 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 10, 2003 watch video

    The Grammy-winning pianist-composer turns 80 today. See him lead his 11-piece group on "Tu Tu Ta Ta," "Leapfrog to Harlem" and others.

  12. Jazz: Charles Mingus Quintet in New Orleans Jazz Charles Mingus Quintet in New Orleans New Orleans Apr 1, 1977 Jazz: Charles Mingus Quintet in New Orleans New Orleans | Apr 1, 1977

    The prolific bassist-composer-bandleader premieres new works "Three Or Four Shades of Blues" and "Cumbia & Jazz Fusion" in this '77 set.

  13. Jazz: Remembering Tim Hauser Jazz Remembering Tim Hauser Jazz: Remembering Tim Hauser

    The late singer and founder of The Manhattan Transfer would've turned 75 today. Hear their hip vocalese on "Four Brothers" and "Java Jive."

  14. Jazz: Tony Williams Fuels the Miles Quintet Jazz Tony Williams Fuels the Miles Quintet Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1967 Jazz: Tony Williams Fuels the Miles Quintet Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1967

    The spectacular drummer was born on this day in 1945. Hear his audacious chops on "Gingerbread Boy" in this set from Newport '67.

  15. Jazz: Happy Birthday, McCoy Tyner! Jazz Happy Birthday, McCoy Tyner! Carnegie Hall Jul 4, 1975 Jazz: Happy Birthday, McCoy Tyner! Carnegie Hall | Jul 4, 1975

    The great pianist-composer turns 78 today. Hear him stretch with his quintet on "Sama Layuca" and "Atlantis" in a '75 set from Carnegie Hall.

  16. Jazz: John Coltrane's Masterwork Jazz John Coltrane's Masterwork Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1966 Jazz: John Coltrane's Masterwork Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1966

    On this day in 1964, the saxophonist-composer recorded A Love Supreme. Hear him in concert at the 1966 Newport Jazz Festival.

  17. Jazz: Donald Byrd's Crossover Connection Jazz Donald Byrd's Crossover Connection Newport Jazz Festival New York Jul 2, 1974 Jazz: Donald Byrd's Crossover Connection Newport Jazz Festival New York | Jul 2, 1974

    The hard bop trumpeter-composer, who was born on this day in 1932, introduces his funky young proteges The Blackbyrds at Newport, 1974.

  18. Jazz: A Meeting of the Spirits Jazz A Meeting of the Spirits Jazz: A Meeting of the Spirits Return To Forever/Mahavishnu Orchestra playlist

    Fusioneers Chick Corea and John McLaughlin play the music of Return to Forever and Mahavishnu Orchestra at the Blue Note through Sunday.

  19. Jazz: Jimmy Smith Burns at Newport Jazz Jimmy Smith Burns at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Jul 5, 1964 Jazz: Jimmy Smith Burns at Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 5, 1964

    The Hammond B-3 organ champ was born on this day in 1925. Hear him play "Sunnymoon for Two" and "The Sermon" in this 1964 set.

  20. Jazz: Remembering Jay McShann Jazz Remembering Jay McShann Philharmonic Hall Jun 29, 1973 Jazz: Remembering Jay McShann Philharmonic Hall | Jun 29, 1973

    The Kansas City icon, who died on this day in 2006, shifts easily from swing ("Smooth Sailing") to blues ("Confessin' the Blues") in a 1973 set.

  21. Jazz: Weather Report Pushes the Envelope Jazz Weather Report Pushes the Envelope Lenox Music Inn Sep 2, 1973 Jazz: Weather Report Pushes the Envelope Lenox Music Inn | Sep 2, 1973

    Czech bassist and group co-founder Miroslav Vitous turns 69 today. Hear him explore with Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter in this '73 set.

  22. Jazz: Remembering Frankie Dunlop Jazz Remembering Frankie Dunlop Jazz: Remembering Frankie Dunlop Frankie Dunlop Playlist

    The great drummer, born on this day in 1928, swings the Thelonious Monk Quartet and Maynard Ferguson Orchestra in this playlist.

  23. Jazz: Dave Brubeck In Memoriam Jazz Dave Brubeck In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival Aug 10, 2004 Jazz: Dave Brubeck In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 10, 2004 watch video

    The legendary pianist-composer died on this day in 2012 at age 91. See him with his new quartet in a video from the Newport Jazzfest '05.

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