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

    The pianist-composer-arranger leads his ensemble on signature tunes like the Latin-tinged "Artistry in Rhythm" and the swinging "Kingfish."

  2. Jazz: Alice Coltrane In Memoriam Jazz Alice Coltrane In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1966 Jazz: Alice Coltrane In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1966

    The gifted pianist-harpist, who was born on this day in 1937, joins her husband John in this transcendent performance from Newport '66.

  3. Jazz: Video: Branford Marsalis at Newport '99 Jazz Video: Branford Marsalis at Newport '99 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 15, 1999 Jazz: Video: Branford Marsalis at Newport '99 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 15, 1999 watch video

    The saxophonist-composer turns 55 today. Hear him with his ace quartet featuring Joey Calderazzo, Eric Revis and Jeff "Tain" Watts.

  4. Jazz: Remembering Jimmy Rushing Jazz Remembering Jimmy Rushing Jazz: Remembering Jimmy Rushing Jimmy Rushing playlist

    The late blues shouter (aka Mr. Five By Five) was born on this day in 1901. Hear him sing with the Duke Ellington Orchestra at '59 Newport.

  5. Jazz: The Roots of Pat Martino Jazz The Roots of Pat Martino Newport Jazz Festival Jul 1, 1967 Jazz: The Roots of Pat Martino Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 1, 1967

    Guitar legend Pat Martino turns 71 today. Hear him as a 23-year-old rising star with John Handy at the 1967 Newport Jazz Festival.

  6. Jazz: Happy Birthday, Wayne Shorter! Jazz Happy Birthday, Wayne Shorter! Newport Jazz Festival Aug 9, 2008 Jazz: Happy Birthday, Wayne Shorter! Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 9, 2008 watch video

    The master saxophonist-composer turns 82 today. See him lead his quartet on music from Beyond the Sound Barrier at Newport 2008.

  7. Jazz: Maynard Ferguson Hits the High Note Jazz Maynard Ferguson Hits the High Note Jazz: Maynard Ferguson Hits the High Note Maynard Ferguson playlist

    The trumpet star covers Sonny Rollins' "Oleo," Herbie Hancock's "Chameleon" and "Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)" in this playlist.

  8. Jazz: A Birthday Salute to Basie Jazz A Birthday Salute to Basie Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1959 Jazz: A Birthday Salute to Basie Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1959

    The Count, who was born on this day in 1904, pilots the Cadillac of big bands on "Back to the Apple," "The Deacon" and others at Newport '59.

  9. Jazz: Thad Jones In Memoriam Jazz Thad Jones In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival Saratoga Jul 2, 1978 Jazz: Thad Jones In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival Saratoga | Jul 2, 1978

    The trumpeter-composer-arranger, who died on this day in 1986, leads his dynamic big band on "The Little Pixie" and "A Child Is Born" in 1978.

  10. Jazz: A Jimmy Rowles Birthday Playlist Jazz A Jimmy Rowles Birthday Playlist Jazz: A Jimmy Rowles Birthday Playlist A Jimmy Rowles Playlist

    The late pianist-composer, born on this day in 1918, plays his classic "The Peacocks" and is heard with Al Cohn, Zoot Sims and Stan Getz.

  11. Jazz: Video: Joshua Redman at Newport 2005 Jazz Video: Joshua Redman at Newport 2005 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 14, 2005 Jazz: Video: Joshua Redman at Newport 2005 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 14, 2005 watch video

    The saxophone star leads his modern organ quartet on funky fare like "Shut Your Mouth," "Sweet Nasty" and other tunes from Momentum.

  12. Jazz: Willie 'The Lion' Smith in Virginia Jazz Willie 'The Lion' Smith in Virginia Hampton Jazz Festival Jun 27, 1968 Jazz: Willie 'The Lion' Smith in Virginia Hampton Jazz Festival | Jun 27, 1968

    The stride piano ace and raconteur performs "The Theme," "Nagasaki" and "Satin Doll" in this 1968 set from the Hampton Jazz Festival.

  13. Jazz: The Jazztet at Newport, 1960 Jazz The Jazztet at Newport, 1960 Newport Jazz Festival Jun 30, 1960 Jazz: The Jazztet at Newport, 1960 Newport Jazz Festival | Jun 30, 1960

    Trumpeter Art Farmer and tenor saxophonist Benny Golson introduce their hard bop classics "Killer Joe" and "Mox Nix" at the annual festival.

  14. Jazz: Remembering Wild Bill Davis Jazz Remembering Wild Bill Davis Carnegie Hall Jul 1, 1974 Jazz: Remembering Wild Bill Davis Carnegie Hall | Jul 1, 1974

    The pioneering jazz organist, who died on this day in 1995, joins Norris Turney and Bobby Durham in a swinging set from Carnegie Hall in '74.

  15. Jazz: Bill Evans' Swinging Impressionism Jazz Bill Evans' Swinging Impressionism Great American Music Hall Mar 12, 1975 Jazz: Bill Evans' Swinging Impressionism Great American Music Hall | Mar 12, 1975

    The late, legendary pianist, who would've turned 86 today, performs delicate versions of "My Romance" and "My Foolish Heart" in this '75 set.

  16. Jazz: The Crusaders: Crossover Kings Jazz The Crusaders: Crossover Kings Avery Fisher Hall Jul 4, 1974 Jazz: The Crusaders: Crossover Kings Avery Fisher Hall | Jul 4, 1974

    Drummer Stix Hooper, who turns 77 today, fuels the Houston funk-jazz outfit on "Stomp and Buck Dance" and "Put It Where You Want It" in '74.

  17. Jazz: A Salute to Chet Baker Jazz A Salute to Chet Baker Jazz: A Salute to Chet Baker Chet Baker playlist

    Ethan Hawke stars in a new biopic on the late trumpet star, who died tragically in 1988. Hear the real deal in performances from 1955-1982.

  18. Jazz: Jack DeJohnette's Slamming Syncopations Jazz Jack DeJohnette's Slamming Syncopations Jazz: Jack DeJohnette's Slamming Syncopations A Jack DeJohnette Playlist

    The venerable drummer-composer performs with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard and leads his own group, Cosmic Chicken, in this playlist.

  19. Jazz: George Shearing Meets Mel Torme Jazz George Shearing Meets Mel Torme Newport Jazz Festival Aug 18, 1989 Jazz: George Shearing Meets Mel Torme Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 18, 1989 watch video

    The pianist-composer, born on this day in 1919, performs his signature "Lullaby of Birdland" and joins the singer on "Stardust" at Newport '89.

  20. Jazz: New Release: Pat Metheny in Chicago, '87 Jazz New Release: Pat Metheny in Chicago, '87 Vic Theater Dec 1, 1987 Jazz: New Release: Pat Metheny in Chicago, '87 Vic Theater | Dec 1, 1987

    The peerless guitarist-composer, who turns 61 today, performs "Last Train Home" and other tunes from Still Life (Talking) in this stirring set.

  21. Jazz: Les Paul In Memoriam Jazz Les Paul In Memoriam Iridium Jun 9, 2003 Jazz: Les Paul In Memoriam Iridium | Jun 9, 2003

    The guitarist-inventor, who died on this day in 2009, is joined by fellow guitar greats Al Di Meola, Pat Martino and Larry Carlton in this '03 set.

  22. Jazz: A Salute to Cannonball Adderley Jazz A Salute to Cannonball Adderley Nassau Coliseum Jul 6, 1975 Jazz: A Salute to Cannonball Adderley Nassau Coliseum | Jul 6, 1975

    The hard bop alto sax burner leads his quintet on "Mercy Mercy Mercy" and "Phase" in this eclectic 1975 set, just one month before he died.

  23. Jazz: Remembering Russell Procope Jazz Remembering Russell Procope Newport Jazz Festival Jul 5, 1968 Jazz: Remembering Russell Procope Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 5, 1968

    Longtime alto sax/clarinet star of Duke Ellington's orchestra was born on this day in 1908. Hear him wail on "Swamp Goo" at Newport '68.

  24. Jazz: Booker Ervin's Texas Swagger Jazz Booker Ervin's Texas Swagger Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1967 Jazz: Booker Ervin's Texas Swagger Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1967

    The bold-toned tenor player and former Mingus sideman unleashes on "Mojo" and "Boo's Blues" in this '67 set from the Newport Jazz Festival.

  25. Jazz: Remembering Rahsaan Roland Kirk Jazz Remembering Rahsaan Roland Kirk Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1969 Jazz: Remembering Rahsaan Roland Kirk Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 4, 1969

    The multi-instrumentalist-composer, who was born on this day 80 years ago, plays "Volunteered Slavery" at the '69 Newport Jazz Festival.

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  1. Jazz: Just Added: Larry Coryell at the Hedges, '73 Jazz Just Added: Larry Coryell at the Hedges, '73 The Hedges Mar 13, 1973 Jazz: Just Added: Larry Coryell at the Hedges, '73 The Hedges | Mar 13, 1973

    The godfather of fusion guitar showcases searing six-string work on tunes from Offering and The Real Great Escape with his group Foreplay.

  2. Jazz: A Bix Memorial Playlist Jazz A Bix Memorial Playlist Jazz: A Bix Memorial Playlist Bix Memorial Playlist

    The legendary hot jazz cornetist Bix Beiderbecke died on this day in 1931. Hear him being feted by the George Wein All-Stars at Newport.

  3. Jazz: Remembering Abbey Lincoln Jazz Remembering Abbey Lincoln Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1964 Jazz: Remembering Abbey Lincoln Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 4, 1964

    The late singer, who would've turned 85 today, sings "Driva' Man" and the dramatic "Protest" with the Max Roach Quartet at Newport '64.

  4. Jazz: Ballads, Burners & Blues by Oscar Peterson Jazz Ballads, Burners & Blues by Oscar Peterson Great American Music Hall Mar 14, 1981 Jazz: Ballads, Burners & Blues by Oscar Peterson Great American Music Hall | Mar 14, 1981

    The late, great piano virtuoso is joined by drummer Martin Drew and bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen on a stunning set from 1981.

  5. Jazz: A Birthday Salute to Pops Jazz A Birthday Salute to Pops Newport Jazz Festival Jul 1, 1960 Jazz: A Birthday Salute to Pops Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 1, 1960

    Jazz's great ambassador for half a century was born on this day in 1901. Hear him perform "Now You Has Jazz" at the '60 Newport festival.

  6. Jazz: Herb Ellis & Barney Kessel in '75 Jazz Herb Ellis & Barney Kessel in '75 Great American Music Hall Jun 28, 1975 Jazz: Herb Ellis & Barney Kessel in '75 Great American Music Hall | Jun 28, 1975

    The two classic jazz guitarists burn on "Secret Love" and a swinging take on "Meet The Flintstones" at the Great American Music Hall.

  7. Jazz: Art Ensemble of Chicago Soars in '76 Jazz Art Ensemble of Chicago Soars in '76 Great American Music Hall Feb 26, 1976 Jazz: Art Ensemble of Chicago Soars in '76 Great American Music Hall | Feb 26, 1976

    Saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell, who turns 75 today, joins his avant garde colleagues on "Fanfare for the Warriors" and "Chinese Song."

  8. Jazz: A Birthday Salute to Tony Bennett Jazz A Birthday Salute to Tony Bennett Prince Edward Theatre Sep 6, 1991 Jazz: A Birthday Salute to Tony Bennett Prince Edward Theatre | Sep 6, 1991 watch video

    The magnificent singer, who turned 89 this week, charms a London audience with "S'Wonderful" and other standards in this 1991 video.

  9. Jazz: Video: Best of Newport, 2000 Jazz Video: Best of Newport, 2000 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 13, 2000 Jazz: Video: Best of Newport, 2000 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 13, 2000 watch video

    See an eclectic lineup including Dianne Reeves, Femi Kuti, John Zorn's Masada, Celia Cruz and Fourplay at George Wein's annual clambake.

  10. Jazz: Video: Best of Newport, 1988 Jazz Video: Best of Newport, 1988 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 14, 1988 Jazz: Video: Best of Newport, 1988 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 14, 1988 watch video

    See Grover Washington Jr., Carmen McRae, the Herbie Hancock Trio and Lionel Hampton's Orchestra at George Wein's annual clambake.

  11. Jazz: Kenny Burrell at Great American Music Hall Jazz Kenny Burrell at Great American Music Hall Great American Music Hall Mar 12, 1977 Jazz: Kenny Burrell at Great American Music Hall Great American Music Hall | Mar 12, 1977

    The guitarist, who turns 84 today, plays the Duke Ellington themes "Love You Madly" and "Take the A Train" with his trio in this '77 set.

  12. Jazz: Video: Best of Newport, 1985 Jazz Video: Best of Newport, 1985 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 18, 1985 Jazz: Video: Best of Newport, 1985 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 18, 1985 watch video

    See Freddie Hubbard, Lee Ritenour, Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King, Spyro Gyra and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at George Wein's annual clambake.

  13. Jazz: Video: David Sanborn at '98 Newport Jazz Video: David Sanborn at '98 Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 16, 1998 Jazz: Video: David Sanborn at '98 Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 16, 1998 watch video

    The alto sax star performs "Benny" and "Full House" from Upfront and "Spooky" from Songs from the Night Before.

  14. Jazz: Ahmad Jamal's Secret Weapon Jazz Ahmad Jamal's Secret Weapon Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1959 Jazz: Ahmad Jamal's Secret Weapon Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1959

    New Orleans drummer Vernell Fournier, who was born this week in 1928, showcases his signature groove on "Poinciana" at '59 Newport.

  15. Jazz: Idris Muhammad In Memoriam Jazz Idris Muhammad In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1969 Jazz: Idris Muhammad In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 3, 1969

    The great New Orleans drummer (aka Leo Morris) died on this day last year. Hear him fuel George Benson's swinging quartet at '69 Newport.

  16. Jazz: Tito Puente & Machito Orchestra, '78 Jazz Tito Puente & Machito Orchestra, '78 Avery Fisher Hall Jun 24, 1978 Jazz: Tito Puente & Machito Orchestra, '78 Avery Fisher Hall | Jun 24, 1978

    The combined bands of the Puerto Rican salsa king and the Afro-Cuban pioneer perform a searing set at Newport Jazz Latino 1978.

  17. Jazz: It's Time for Max Roach! Jazz It's Time for Max Roach! Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1967 Jazz: It's Time for Max Roach! Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1967

    The legendary drummer leads a quintet featuring trumpeter Charles Tolliver, pianist Stanley Cowell and bassist Jymie Merritt at '67 Newport.

  18. Jazz: Happy Birthday, Annie Ross! Jazz Happy Birthday, Annie Ross! Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1960 Jazz: Happy Birthday, Annie Ross! Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1960

    The Scottish singer and actress just turned 85. Hear her with vocalese masters Lambert, Hendricks & Ross at the 1960 Newport Jazz Festival.

  19. Jazz: Mike Mainieri at 7th Avenue South, '81 Jazz Mike Mainieri at 7th Avenue South, '81 Jazz: Mike Mainieri at 7th Avenue South, '81 Mike Mainieri at 7th Avenue South, 1981

    The vibraphonist-composer and bandleader premieres "Flying Colors," "Bamboot," "Sara's Touch" and other tunes from his album Wanderlust.

  20. Jazz: Remembering Dr. Billy Taylor Jazz Remembering Dr. Billy Taylor Carnegie Hall Jul 7, 1973 Jazz: Remembering Dr. Billy Taylor Carnegie Hall | Jul 7, 1973

    The late pianist-educator and Art Tatum protege was born this week in 1921. Hear him stretch on "Stella by Starlight" in this '73 solo set.

  21. Jazz: Happy Birthday, Janis Siegel! Jazz Happy Birthday, Janis Siegel! South Shore Music Circus Jul 31, 1983 Jazz: Happy Birthday, Janis Siegel! South Shore Music Circus | Jul 31, 1983

    Hear the Manhattan Transfer vocalist blend with her fellow singers on jazz gems like "Jeanine," "Birdland" and "Four Brothers" in 1983.

  22. Jazz: Remembering Percy Humphrey Jazz Remembering Percy Humphrey Philharmonic Hall Jul 4, 1973 Jazz: Remembering Percy Humphrey Philharmonic Hall | Jul 4, 1973

    The New Orleans trumpeter, who died this week in 1995, leads the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on "Ice Cream" and other tunes in a '73 set.

  23. Jazz: Al Di Meola's Fretboard Flash Jazz Al Di Meola's Fretboard Flash Palladium May 5, 1978 Jazz: Al Di Meola's Fretboard Flash Palladium | May 5, 1978

    The fusion guitar hero unleashes his signature speed licks on tunes from Elegant Gypsy and Casino in this '78 set

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