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.
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.
The legendary drummer, who passed away on this day in 2010, leads a quintet featuring saxophonists Steve Grossman and Frank Foster in '74.
The powerful drummer, who turns 71 today, unleashes on his "Stratus," and in sets with the Mahavishnu Orchestra and Bobby & the Midnites.
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.
Saxophonist and group founder Jay Beckenstein, who turns 64 today, leads the smooth jazz ensemble on tunes from Point of View.
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."
The great trumpeter-singer, who died on this day in 1988 after falling out of a hotel window in Amsterdam, is heard in this two-hour playlist.
Alto saxman Marshall Royal, who was born on this day in 1912, anchors the reed section of Count Basie's swinging big band in this 1964 set.
The prolific composer-arranger-pianist, who turns 79 today, performs "Wrong Key Donkey" and "Ida Lupino" with her 10-piece ensemble.
The trombonist-singer performs signature tunes "Stars Fell on Alabama" and "Rockin' Chair" (with Don Goldie imitating Satchmo).
The late, great pianist, who was born on this day in 1910, covers spirituals, ragtime, blues, boogie woogie and swing in a lively medley.