The First Lady of Song sings "Mean to Me" at Storyville in 1953 and "Satin Doll," "Angel Eyes" and "Mack the Knife" at Carnegie Hall in 1978.
The venerable pianist-composer and avant garde pioneer turns 86 today. Hear him perform pieces from Unit Structures with his quintet.
The master of oboe, English horn, clarinet and soprano sax turns 68 today. Hear him in concerts with Oregon and Rubisa Patrol.
The legendary trumpeter-composer leads his pioneering fusion band on material from his landmark Bitches Brew at the Fillmore East in '70.
The great guitarist-singer, who turns 72 today, leads his own band in 1969 and 1975 and fronts the Count Basie Orchestra at Newport '90.
The legendary composer-arranger died on this day in 1988. Hear him lead his 15-piece band on material from Svengali in this 1973 concert.
The bluesy baritone singer joins the Cadillac of big bands on "Please Send Me Someone to Love" and "Well Alright, OK, You Win" in 1973.
The vibraphone master introduces the 21-year-old guitar phenom on tunes by Chick Corea, Carla Bley and Steve Swallow at Amazingrace.
The partners show uncanny chemistry on bristling jams like "Them There Eyes" and mellow ballads like "Our Love Is Here to Stay."
The late pianist, who would've turned 85 today, accompanies Ella Fitzgerald and leads his own trio in this 1978 Carnegie Hall concert.
The Queen of the B-3 organ leads a dynamic two-tenor band featuring Harold Vick and George Coleman with drummer Billy Hart in a '74 set.
The great drummer celebrated his birthday this past weekend with fiery performances at the Blue Note. Hear him in concerts from '63 and '73.