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  1. Jazz: Remembering Lady Day Jazz Remembering Lady Day Newport Jazz Festival New York Aug 18, 1985 Jazz: Remembering Lady Day Newport Jazz Festival New York | Aug 18, 1985

    Newport impresario George Wein and record producer John Hammond host an all-star tribute to Billie Holiday, who died on this day in 1959.

  2. Jazz: John Coltrane Quintet at Newport, '66 Jazz John Coltrane Quintet at Newport, '66 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1966 Jazz: John Coltrane Quintet at Newport, '66 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1966

    The jazz legend, who passed on this day in 1967, is joined by Pharoah Sanders, Alice Coltrane, Jimmy Garrison and Rashied Ali in a searing set.

  3. Jazz: Philly Joe Jones Meets Bill Evans Jazz Philly Joe Jones Meets Bill Evans Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1967 Jazz: Philly Joe Jones Meets Bill Evans Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1967

    The irrepressibly hip drummer, a member of Miles Davis' first great quintet, was born on this day in 1923. Hear him swing at Newport '67.

  4. Jazz: Video: Stanley Jordan's Magic Touch Jazz Video: Stanley Jordan's Magic Touch Newport Jazz Festival Aug 23, 1986 Jazz: Video: Stanley Jordan's Magic Touch Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 23, 1986 watch video

    The guitarist showcases his uncanny two-handed tapping technique on Oliver Nelson's "Stolen Moments" and the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" in '86.

  5. Jazz: Video: Joshua Redman's Killer Quartet Jazz Video: Joshua Redman's Killer Quartet Newport Jazz Festival Aug 14, 1993 Jazz: Video: Joshua Redman's Killer Quartet Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 14, 1993 watch video

    The rising star saxophonist, then 24, thrills Newport with pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade in 1993.

  6. Jazz: Pete Escovedo's Percolating Rhythms Jazz Pete Escovedo's Percolating Rhythms Gift Center May 29, 1989 Jazz: Pete Escovedo's Percolating Rhythms Gift Center | May 29, 1989 watch video

    The percussionist-bandleader and Bay Area icon, who turns 81 today, leads his 11-piece band on Latin jazz fusion tunes from Mister E in '89.

  7. Jazz: A Salute to Benny Carter Jazz A Salute to Benny Carter Carnegie Hall Jul 2, 1972 Jazz: A Salute to Benny Carter Carnegie Hall | Jul 2, 1972

    The alto sax great and prolific composer-arranger, who died on this day in 2003, leads an all-star big band at the '72 Newport Jazz Festival.

  8. Jazz: Freddie Hubbard & the Jazz Messengers Jazz Freddie Hubbard & the Jazz Messengers Newport Jazz Festival New York Jun 29, 1976 Jazz: Freddie Hubbard & the Jazz Messengers Newport Jazz Festival New York | Jun 29, 1976

    The great trumpeter was at the peak of his powers when he guested with Art Blakey's group on "Birdlike" and "A Night in Tunisia" in '76.

  9. Jazz: Lee Morgan with the Jazz Messengers Jazz Lee Morgan with the Jazz Messengers Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1959 Jazz: Lee Morgan with the Jazz Messengers Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 4, 1959

    The hard bop trumpet sensation, who was born on this day in 1938, was just six days shy of his 21st birthday in this set at '59 Newport.

  10. Jazz: Mr. B In a Mellow Tone Jazz Mr. B In a Mellow Tone Nassau Coliseum Jul 3, 1974 Jazz: Mr. B In a Mellow Tone Nassau Coliseum | Jul 3, 1974

    Billy Eckstine, born on this day in 1914, wraps his alluring baritone voice around "Sophisticated Lady" and "A Song for You" in 1974.

  11. Jazz: A Salute to Louis Jordan Jazz A Salute to Louis Jordan Carnegie Hall Jul 6, 1973 Jazz: A Salute to Louis Jordan Carnegie Hall | Jul 6, 1973

    The jump blues pioneer, known in his heyday as "King of the Juke Box," was born on this day in 1908. Hear him in this '73 Cab Calloway revue.

  12. Jazz: Remembering Tiny Grimes Jazz Remembering Tiny Grimes Avery Fisher Hall Jul 6, 1974 Jazz: Remembering Tiny Grimes Avery Fisher Hall | Jul 6, 1974

    The former Art Tatum sideman, born on this day in 1916, plays two Count Basie gems, "Shiny Stockings" and "Lil' Darlin'," in this '74 set.

  13. Jazz: Video: Joe Zawinul at Newport, 1990 Jazz Video: Joe Zawinul at Newport, 1990 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 19, 1990 Jazz: Video: Joe Zawinul at Newport, 1990 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 19, 1990 watch video

    The ex-Weather Reporter, who was born on this day in 1932, leads his dynamic Syndicate featuring Gerald Veasley and Scott Henderson.

  14. Jazz: Satchmo In Memoriam Jazz Satchmo In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival Jul 1, 1960 Jazz: Satchmo In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 1, 1960

    Jazz legend Louis Armstrong passed away on this day at age 69. Hear him play "Now You Has Jazz" and "Mack the Knife" at '60 Newport.

  15. Jazz: Jazz Salutes the Beatles Jazz Jazz Salutes the Beatles Jazz: Jazz Salutes the Beatles Jazz Salutes the Beatles

    Hear Carmen McRae, Joe Pass, Lionel Hampton, George Benson, Joshua Redman and a host of other jazz artists interpret Fab Four favorites.

  16. Jazz: Johnny Hartman's Mellow Soul Jazz Johnny Hartman's Mellow Soul Avery Fisher Hall Jul 1, 1975 Jazz: Johnny Hartman's Mellow Soul Avery Fisher Hall | Jul 1, 1975

    The great baritone balladeer, who was born on this day in 1923, sings "Sophisticated Lady," "September Song" and "Lush Life" in this '75 set.

  17. Jazz: A Salute to Ahmad Jamal Jazz A Salute to Ahmad Jamal Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1959 Jazz: A Salute to Ahmad Jamal Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1959

    The piano great turns 86 today. Hear his classic trio play "Poinciana" and "There Is No Greater Love" at the '59 Newport Jazz Festival.

  18. Jazz: Herbie Mann In Memoriam Jazz Herbie Mann In Memoriam Jazz: Herbie Mann In Memoriam A Herbie Mann Playlist

    The flutist-bandleader-world music pioneer died on this day in 2003. Hear his pan-global jazz and funk in this playlist spanning 1959-1989.

  19. Jazz: Remembering Rashied Ali Jazz Remembering Rashied Ali Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1966 Jazz: Remembering Rashied Ali Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1966

    The free jazz drummer, who was born on this day in 1933, performs a scintillating "Leo" with John Coltrane at the 1966 Newport Jazz Festival.

  20. Jazz: Video: Stanley Clarke's Dynamic Fusion Band Jazz Video: Stanley Clarke's Dynamic Fusion Band Capitol Theatre Oct 12, 1979 Jazz: Video: Stanley Clarke's Dynamic Fusion Band Capitol Theatre | Oct 12, 1979 watch video

    The great bassist and prolific composer turns 65 today. See him play "Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy," "School Days" and "Lopsy Lu" in 1979.

  21. Jazz: Video: Medeski, Martin & Wood at Newport Jazz Video: Medeski, Martin & Wood at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 13, 2005 Jazz: Video: Medeski, Martin & Wood at Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 13, 2005 watch video

    Keyboardist John Medeski, who turns 51 today, joins bandmates Chris Wood and Billy Martin on "Curtis/Shine It" from End of the World Party.

  22. Jazz: A Swinging 'West Side Story' Jazz A Swinging 'West Side Story' Newport Jazz Festival Jul 1, 1967 Jazz: A Swinging 'West Side Story' Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 1, 1967

    On this day in 1959 the Broadway musical closed at the Winter Garden after 734 performances. Hear Buddy Rich's take on it at '67 Newport.

  23. Jazz: Charles Mingus on the Cote d'Azur Jazz Charles Mingus on the Cote d'Azur Grande Parade du Jazz Jul 13, 1977 Jazz: Charles Mingus on the Cote d'Azur Grande Parade du Jazz | Jul 13, 1977

    The formidable bassist-composer introduces his "Three or Four Shades of Blues" and "Cumbia & Jazz Fusion" in this '77 set from Nice, France.

  24. Jazz: Charlie Hunter's Pound for Pound in Cali Jazz Charlie Hunter's Pound for Pound in Cali Calaveras County Fairgrounds May 23, 1998 Jazz: Charlie Hunter's Pound for Pound in Cali Calaveras County Fairgrounds | May 23, 1998

    The 8-string guitarist jazzes up Bob Marley's "Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)" and The Supremes' "You Keep Me Hanging On" in a '98 set.

  25. Jazz: George Russell Sextet at Newport, 1964 Jazz George Russell Sextet at Newport, 1964 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1964 Jazz: George Russell Sextet at Newport, 1964 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 3, 1964

    The composer-arranger-theoricst, born on this day in 1923, leads his band on provocative originals like "The Outer View" and "Stratosphunk."

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  1. Jazz: The Best Latin Jazz From the Vault Jazz The Best Latin Jazz From the Vault Jazz: The Best Latin Jazz From the Vault The Best Latin Jazz From The Vault

    Hear hot salsa and infectious Afro-Cuban grooves by Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Ray Barretto, Dizzy Gillespie and others in this playlist.

  2. Jazz: Freddie Hubbard at Carnegie Hall, '72 Jazz Freddie Hubbard at Carnegie Hall, '72 Carnegie Hall Jul 4, 1972 Jazz: Freddie Hubbard at Carnegie Hall, '72 Carnegie Hall | Jul 4, 1972

    The great trumpeter was at the peak of his powers in this set which has him stretching on the Stylistics' "People Make the World Go Round."

  3. Jazz: Welcome to Lea DeLaria's Party! Jazz Welcome to Lea DeLaria's Party! Newport Jazz Festival Aug 11, 2002 Jazz: Welcome to Lea DeLaria's Party! Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 11, 2002 watch video

    Carrie "Big Boo" Black from Orange is the New Black swings Sondheim's "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd" and more in this 2002 Newport video.

  4. Jazz: Dizzy Sings! Jazz Dizzy Sings! Jazz: Dizzy Sings! Dizzy Sings!

    The virtuosic trumpeter and bebop/world music innovator turns vocalist on "I'm Goin' Fishin'," "Oo-Pa-Pa-Da," "Ooh Shoo Be Doo Be" and others.

  5. Jazz: Video: Max Roach at Newport Jazz Video: Max Roach at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 16, 1992 Jazz: Video: Max Roach at Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 16, 1992 watch video

    The jazz legend performs solo drum pieces "Ghost Dance," "I'm Singing With Drumsticks in My Hand" and "Tribute to Papa Jo Jones" in a '92 set.

  6. Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald In Memoriam Jazz Ella Fitzgerald In Memoriam Carnegie Hall Jun 24, 1978 Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald In Memoriam Carnegie Hall | Jun 24, 1978

    The First Lady of Song, who died on this day in 1998, shows her scat prowess on "Stomping at the Savoy" and "How High the Moon" in '78.

  7. Jazz: Remembering Wes Montgomery Jazz Remembering Wes Montgomery Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1967 Jazz: Remembering Wes Montgomery Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 3, 1967

    The jazz guitar legend, who died on this day in 1968, swings on "Tequila" and "Naptown Blues" at the 1967 Newport Jazz Festival.

  8. Jazz: Two Generations of Brubeck at Carnegie Hall Jazz Two Generations of Brubeck at Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall Jul 2, 1975 Jazz: Two Generations of Brubeck at Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall | Jul 2, 1975

    Darius Brubeck, who turns 69 today, joins father Dave and brothers Dan and Chris on "Unsquare Dance" and "Blue Rondo a la Turk" in a '75 set.

  9. Jazz: Pat Metheny Rewrites the Rules Jazz Pat Metheny Rewrites the Rules The Loft Portland Aug 3, 1977 Jazz: Pat Metheny Rewrites the Rules The Loft Portland | Aug 3, 1977

    The innovative guitar-composer introduces new tunes from his stunning debut album, Bright Size Life, in this '77 set from Portland.

  10. Jazz: Cookin' With the Horace Silver Quintet Jazz Cookin' With the Horace Silver Quintet Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1959 Jazz: Cookin' With the Horace Silver Quintet Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 3, 1959

    The pianist and prolific composer introduces "Blowin' the Blues Away" and "Cookin' at the Continental" at the 1959 Newport Jazz Festival.

  11. Jazz: Happy Birthday, Chick Corea! Jazz Happy Birthday, Chick Corea! Jazz: Happy Birthday, Chick Corea! Chick Corea Playlist

    The brilliant pianist and prolific composer turns 75 today. Hear him with Booker Ervin, Miles Davis and Return to Forever in this playlist.

  12. Jazz: Earl Hines in Nice, France Jazz Earl Hines in Nice, France Nice Jazz Festival Jul 1, 1974 Jazz: Earl Hines in Nice, France Nice Jazz Festival | Jul 1, 1974

    The influential pianist performs "Shiny Stockings," "Stardust," "Perdido" and a brilliant medley from "West Side Story" in this 1974 solo set.

  13. Jazz: A ''Round Midnight' Playlist Jazz A ''Round Midnight' Playlist Jazz: A ''Round Midnight' Playlist A "'Round Midnight" Playlist

    Hear Miles Davis, Joe Pass, Buddy Rich, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and the Modern Jazz Quartet interpret Thelonious Monk's classic ballad.

  14. Jazz: A Cole Porter Playlist Jazz A Cole Porter Playlist Jazz: A Cole Porter Playlist Cole Porter Playlist

    A key contributor to the Great American Songbook, Porter was born on this day in 1891. Hear his popular tunes interpreted in this playlist.

  15. Jazz: A Les Paul Birthay Bash Jazz A Les Paul Birthay Bash Iridium Jun 9, 2003 Jazz: A Les Paul Birthay Bash Iridium | Jun 9, 2003

    The guitarist-inventor was born on this day in 1915. Hear him joined by guitarists Pat Martino, Lary Carlton and Al Di Meola at his 88th birthday.

  16. Jazz: Video: The Bad Plus at Newport, '06 Jazz Video: The Bad Plus at Newport, '06 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 13, 2006 Jazz: Video: The Bad Plus at Newport, '06 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 13, 2006 watch video

    The unorthodox piano trio delivers irreverent covers of Burt Bacharach's "This Guy's In Love With You" and "(Theme From)" Chariots of Fire."

  17. Jazz: Bobby Hackett at Newport Jazz Bobby Hackett at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Jul 5, 1959 Jazz: Bobby Hackett at Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 5, 1959

    The Bix and Pops-inspired trumpeter guests with trombonist Jack Teagarden on "Royal Garden Blues" and "Body And Soul" in this '59 set.

  18. Jazz: Kenny G's Smooth Jazz Legacy Jazz Kenny G's Smooth Jazz Legacy Newport Jazz Festival Aug 15, 1987 Jazz: Kenny G's Smooth Jazz Legacy Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 15, 1987 watch video

    The popular saxophonist, who turns 60 today, premieres his hit single "Songbird" from the multi-platinum Duotones at Newport '87.

  19. Jazz: Remembering Stan Getz Jazz Remembering Stan Getz Avery Fisher Hall Jun 27, 1978 Jazz: Remembering Stan Getz Avery Fisher Hall | Jun 27, 1978

    The tenor sax great, who died on this day in 1991, leads his quartet on Wayne Shorter's "Lester Left Town" and "Infant Eyes" in this 1978 set.

  20. Jazz: Anthony Braxton's Dream Team Jazz Anthony Braxton's Dream Team Carnegie Hall Jun 27, 1976 Jazz: Anthony Braxton's Dream Team Carnegie Hall | Jun 27, 1976

    The visionary composer-saxophonist, who turns 71 today, joins Muhal Richard Abrams, Dave Holland, George Lewis an Barry Altschul in 1976.

  21. Jazz: Ted Curson's Horn of Plenty Jazz Ted Curson's Horn of Plenty Carnegie Hall Jun 27, 1976 Jazz: Ted Curson's Horn of Plenty Carnegie Hall | Jun 27, 1976

    The former Charles Mingus trumpeter, born on this day in 1935, straddles hard bop and free jazz with his septet at Carnegie in '76.

  22. Jazz: Dakota Staton at the Apollo Jazz Dakota Staton at the Apollo Apollo Theatre Jul 4, 1973 Jazz: Dakota Staton at the Apollo Apollo Theatre | Jul 4, 1973

    The jazz and blues singer shows her versatility by swinging "A Foggy Day" and getting down on Big Maybelle's "I Want a Country Man" in '73.

  23. Jazz: Tal Farlow's Pyrotechnic Chops Jazz Tal Farlow's Pyrotechnic Chops Newport Jazz Festival Jul 6, 1968 Jazz: Tal Farlow's Pyrotechnic Chops Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 6, 1968

    The legendary guitarist delivers burning takes on "The Preacher" and "Fascinating Rhythm" at the 1968 Newport Jazz Festival.

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