Concert Vault
  1. Jazz: Miles Meets Monk at Newport, '55 Jazz Miles Meets Monk at Newport, '55 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 17, 1955 Jazz: Miles Meets Monk at Newport, '55 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 17, 1955

    Jazz immortals Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk lead an all-star ensemble on "Hackensack," "'Round Midnight" and "Now's The Time."

  2. Jazz: Mahavishnu Orchestra Blasts Off Jazz Mahavishnu Orchestra Blasts Off Ohio State University Aug 15, 1973 Jazz: Mahavishnu Orchestra Blasts Off Ohio State University | Aug 15, 1973

    Bassist Rick Laird, who turns 75 today, premieres his tune "Steppings Tones" with the fusion juggernaut in this set from OSU in 1973.

  3. Jazz: John Handy Quintet at Newport, '67 Jazz John Handy Quintet at Newport, '67 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 1, 1967 Jazz: John Handy Quintet at Newport, '67 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 1, 1967

    The saxophonist premieres his epic suite "Tears Of Ole Miss (Anatomy of a Riot)," which features 21-year-old guitar sensation Pat Martino.

  4. Jazz: Stan Getz Quartet at Avery Fisher Hall, '74 Jazz Stan Getz Quartet at Avery Fisher Hall, '74 Avery Fisher Hall Jul 4, 1974 Jazz: Stan Getz Quartet at Avery Fisher Hall, '74 Avery Fisher Hall | Jul 4, 1974

    The tenor sax great, who was born on this day in 1927, delivers his golden tones on Jobim's "Desafinado" and Chick Corea's "La Fiesta."

  5. Jazz: Video: Joshua Redman at Newport, '05 Jazz Video: Joshua Redman at Newport, '05 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 14, 2005 Jazz: Video: Joshua Redman at Newport, '05 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 14, 2005 watch video

    The tenor sax star brings his stellar quintet to George Wein's annual bash to play "Shut Your Mouth" and other tunes from his Momentum.

  6. Jazz: A Salute to Roy Eldridge Jazz A Salute to Roy Eldridge New Orleans Apr 1, 1977 Jazz: A Salute to Roy Eldridge New Orleans | Apr 1, 1977

    The great trumpeter known as "Little Jazz" was born on this day in 1911. Hear him play his signature song "Let Me Off Uptown" in 1977.

  7. Jazz: Johnny Griffin at the Village Vanguard, '81 Jazz Johnny Griffin at the Village Vanguard, '81 Village Vanguard Jun 25, 1981 Jazz: Johnny Griffin at the Village Vanguard, '81 Village Vanguard | Jun 25, 1981

    The tenor sax great performs his ode to Thelonious, "A Monk's Dream," in this swinging set from the hallowed Greenwich Village nightclub.

  8. Jazz: A Bobby Hutcherson Birthday Playlist Jazz A Bobby Hutcherson Birthday Playlist Jazz: A Bobby Hutcherson Birthday Playlist Bobby Hutcherson playlist

    The legendary vibraphonist turns 75 today. Hear him at at Vibes Workshop and with the John Handy Quartet at Newport '67.

  9. Jazz: Stephane Grappelli Swings the Standards Jazz Stephane Grappelli Swings the Standards Great American Music Hall Mar 20, 1976 Jazz: Stephane Grappelli Swings the Standards Great American Music Hall | Mar 20, 1976

    The French violinist, who was born on this day in 1908, plays "Tea for Two," "Sweet Georgia Brown" and "Lady Be Good" in this 1976 set.

  10. Jazz: Benny Golson With the Jazztet Jazz Benny Golson With the Jazztet Newport Jazz Festival Jun 30, 1960 Jazz: Benny Golson With the Jazztet Newport Jazz Festival | Jun 30, 1960

    The hard bop legend, who turns 87 today, delivers the hip spoken word intro to "Killer Joe" in this swinging set from the 1960 Newport Jazzfest.

  11. Jazz: A Gary Burton Birthday Playlist Jazz A Gary Burton Birthday Playlist Jazz: A Gary Burton Birthday Playlist Gary Burton playlist

    The vibraphonist-educator turns 73 today. Hear him with Stan Getz at Newport '64 and leading his own groundbreaking quartet in 1967.

  12. Jazz: J.J. Johnson at Newport '64 Jazz J.J. Johnson at Newport '64 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1964 Jazz: J.J. Johnson at Newport '64 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 4, 1964

    The father of bebop trombone, born on this day in 1924, stretches on Trane's "Impressions" and re-imagine "When The Saints Go Marchin' In."

  13. Jazz: A Salute to Juan Tizol Jazz A Salute to Juan Tizol Jazz: A Salute to Juan Tizol A Caravan playlist

    The Puerto Rican trombonist and Duke Ellington sideman was born on this day in 1900. Hear his most famous tune, "Caravan," in this playlist.

  14. Jazz: Peggy Lee In Memoriam Jazz Peggy Lee In Memoriam Resorts Aug 9, 1984 Jazz: Peggy Lee In Memoriam Resorts | Aug 9, 1984

    The classy singer-songwriter died on this day in 2002. Hear her perform "Fly Me To The Moon" and "Them There Eyes" in this '84 set.

  15. Jazz: Remembering David 'Fathead' Newman Jazz Remembering David 'Fathead' Newman Jazz: Remembering David 'Fathead' Newman David "Fathead" Newman Playlist

    The soulful saxophonist died on this day in 2009. Hear his robust tenor tone with Ray Charles and Herbie Mann in this two-hour playlist.

  16. Jazz: Bill Evans Solo at Carnegie Hall, '78 Jazz Bill Evans Solo at Carnegie Hall, '78 Carnegie Hall Jun 28, 1978 Jazz: Bill Evans Solo at Carnegie Hall, '78 Carnegie Hall | Jun 28, 1978

    The legendary pianist who brought a new sensibility to jazz performs gentle versions of "You Don't Know What Love Is" and "B Minor Waltz."

  17. Jazz: Irene Kral Interprets Cole Porter Jazz Irene Kral Interprets Cole Porter Carnegie Hall Jun 27, 1978 Jazz: Irene Kral Interprets Cole Porter Carnegie Hall | Jun 27, 1978

    The classy singer, who was born on this day in 1932, performs "Every Time We Say Goodbye" and "You'd Be So Easy To Love' in this '78 set.

  18. Jazz: Al Foster Grooves Sonny Rollins Jazz Al Foster Grooves Sonny Rollins Tramps Apr 12, 1997 Jazz: Al Foster Grooves Sonny Rollins Tramps | Apr 12, 1997

    The drumming great, who turns 73 today, fuels a swinging set at Tramps including Rollins staples "Biji," "St. Thomas" and "Duke of Iron."

  19. Jazz: A Birthday Salute to Gene Krupa Jazz A Birthday Salute to Gene Krupa Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1959 Jazz: A Birthday Salute to Gene Krupa Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1959

    The former Benny Goodman drummer, born on this day in 1909, leads on his own group on"Stompin' at the Savoy" and others at Newport '59.

  20. Jazz: A Mark Egan Birthday Playlist Jazz A Mark Egan Birthday Playlist Jazz: A Mark Egan Birthday Playlist Mark Egan playlist

    The bassist and Jaco Pastorius disciple turns 64 today. Hear him with the Pat Metheny Group and playing duos with guitarist Alex DeGrassi.

  21. Jazz: Joe Pass at Great American Music Hall, '74 Jazz Joe Pass at Great American Music Hall, '74 Great American Music Hall Nov 16, 1974 Jazz: Joe Pass at Great American Music Hall, '74 Great American Music Hall | Nov 16, 1974

    The guitar virtuoso, who was born on this day in 1929, performs solo on "Darn That Dream" and burns with his trio on "Secret Love."

  22. Jazz: Video: Michael Brecker at Newport, '98 Jazz Video: Michael Brecker at Newport, '98 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 15, 1998 Jazz: Video: Michael Brecker at Newport, '98 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 15, 1998 watch video

    The saxophonist-composer, who died on this day in 2007, performs tunes from Two Blocks From The Edge with his powerhouse quartet.

  23. Jazz: Remembering George Duke Jazz Remembering George Duke Jazz: Remembering George Duke A George Duke playlist

    The late keyboardist, who was born on this day in 1946, plays "King Kong" with Frank Zappa in 1970 and leads his own band in 1977.

  24. Jazz: Happy Birthday, Olu Dara! Jazz Happy Birthday, Olu Dara! Carnegie Hall Jul 3, 1974 Jazz: Happy Birthday, Olu Dara! Carnegie Hall | Jul 3, 1974

    The cornetist (and father of rapper Nas) turns 75 today. Hear him with Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers in this 1974 set from Carnegie Hall.

  25. Jazz: Max Roach at Newport '64 Jazz Max Roach at Newport '64 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1964 Jazz: Max Roach at Newport '64 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 4, 1964

    The great drummer-composer, who would've turned 92 today, joins wife-singer Abbey Lincoln in performing We Insist! Freedom Now Suite.

» More
  1. Jazz: Remembering Johnny Guarnieri Jazz Remembering Johnny Guarnieri Carnegie Hall Jun 30, 1974 Jazz: Remembering Johnny Guarnieri Carnegie Hall | Jun 30, 1974

    The New York pianist, who died on this day in 1985, pays tribute to piano legends Fats Waller and Art Tatum in this 1974 Carnegie Hall set.

  2. Jazz: Dizzy Gillespie In Memoriam Jazz Dizzy Gillespie In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival Jul 1, 1960 Jazz: Dizzy Gillespie In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 1, 1960

    The legendary trumpeter and bebop pioneer, who died on this day in 1993, plays his classics "A Night in Tunisia" and "Kush" at Newport '60.

  3. Jazz: R.I.P. Paul Bley Jazz R.I.P. Paul Bley Jazz: R.I.P. Paul Bley A Paul Bley Trio playlist

    The Canadian-born pianist and free jazz pioneer passed away on January 3rd at age 83. Hear his trio at Newport '65 and in a '76 set.

  4. Jazz: Charles Mingus at the Jazz Workshop, '72 Jazz Charles Mingus at the Jazz Workshop, '72 Jazz Workshop Oct 12, 1972 Jazz: Charles Mingus at the Jazz Workshop, '72 Jazz Workshop | Oct 12, 1972

    The bassist-composer, who died on this day in 1979, performs his epic "Fables of Faubus," his "Blues for a Saw" and Bird's "Billie's Bounce."

  5. Jazz: Ravi Coltrane Honors His Father Jazz Ravi Coltrane Honors His Father Newport Jazz Festival Aug 10, 2004 Jazz: Ravi Coltrane Honors His Father Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 10, 2004 watch video

    The tenor saxophonist joins McCoy Tyner, Roy Haynes, Christian McBride and Michael Brecker in this 2004 tribute to John Coltrane.

  6. Jazz: Happy Birthday, John McLaughlin! Jazz Happy Birthday, John McLaughlin! Century Theater Jan 27, 1973 Jazz: Happy Birthday, John McLaughlin! Century Theater | Jan 27, 1973

    The guitar avatar turns 74 today. Hear him unleash his fabled chops with the fusion juggernaut Mahavishnu Orchestra in this 1973 set.

  7. Jazz: Remembering Milt Jackson Jazz Remembering Milt Jackson Jazz: Remembering Milt Jackson Milt Jackson Playlist

    The late, great vibraphonist was born on this day in 1923. Hear him with the Modern Jazz Quartet and with George Benson in this playlist.

  8. Jazz: Art Blakey at 7th Avenue South Jazz Art Blakey at 7th Avenue South 7th Ave South Club Dec 21, 1981 Jazz: Art Blakey at 7th Avenue South 7th Ave South Club | Dec 21, 1981

    The venerable drummer leads The Jazz Messengers with Young Lions Wynton Marsalis (20) and brother Branford (21) in this swinging set.

  9. Jazz: Freddie Hubbard In Memoriam Jazz Freddie Hubbard In Memoriam Great American Music Hall Aug 11, 1979 Jazz: Freddie Hubbard In Memoriam Great American Music Hall | Aug 11, 1979

    The incendiary trumpeter, who died on this day in 2008, stretches on his classic "Red Clay" in this '79 set from Great American Music Hall.

  10. Jazz: Willie Humphrey Meets the Hippies Jazz Willie Humphrey Meets the Hippies Fillmore West Sep 1, 1968 Jazz: Willie Humphrey Meets the Hippies Fillmore West | Sep 1, 1968

    The New Orleans clarinetist, who was born on this day in 1900, joins the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in this 1968 set from the Fillmore West.

  11. Jazz: Earl 'Fatha' Hines in France, '74 Jazz Earl 'Fatha' Hines in France, '74 Nice Jazz Festival Jul 1, 1974 Jazz: Earl 'Fatha' Hines in France, '74 Nice Jazz Festival | Jul 1, 1974

    The great pianist, who was born on this day in 1903, performs a medley of "My Ship," "Laura" and "Tea for Two" in this solo set from Nice.

  12. Jazz: Happy Birthday, John Scofield! Jazz Happy Birthday, John Scofield! Newport Jazz Festival Aug 14, 1993 Jazz: Happy Birthday, John Scofield! Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 14, 1993 watch video

    The perennial poll-winning guitarist, who turns 64 today, performs tunes from What We Do in this concert video from '93 Newport.

  13. Jazz: Sonny Rollins at Tramps Jazz Sonny Rollins at Tramps Tramps Apr 12, 1997 Jazz: Sonny Rollins at Tramps Tramps | Apr 12, 1997

    The tenor sax titan interprets the romantic ballad "Prisoner of Love" and blows with abandon on "Biji" and the calypso flavored "Duke of Iron."

  14. Jazz: Rahsaan Roland Kirk at the Fillmore East Jazz Rahsaan Roland Kirk at the Fillmore East Fillmore East Apr 3, 1971 Jazz: Rahsaan Roland Kirk at the Fillmore East Fillmore East | Apr 3, 1971

    The multi-reed player performs Burt Bacharach's "I Say a Little Prayer" and his own politically-charged anthem "Volunteered Slavery" in '71.

  15. Jazz: Remembering Paco de Lucia Jazz Remembering Paco de Lucia Warfield Theatre Dec 6, 1980 Jazz: Remembering Paco de Lucia Warfield Theatre | Dec 6, 1980 watch video

    The late flamenco guitar master, born on this day in 1947, performs with the Guitar Trio (Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin) in this 1980 video.

  16. Jazz: Wynton Marsalis' Crescent City Christmas Jazz Wynton Marsalis' Crescent City Christmas Lincoln Center Philharmonic Hall Dec 22, 1989 Jazz: Wynton Marsalis' Crescent City Christmas Lincoln Center Philharmonic Hall | Dec 22, 1989

    The trumpeter leads the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra on swinging renditions of "Let It Snow," "Jingle Bells" and others in this '89 set.

  17. Jazz: Carmen McRae at Newport, '65 Jazz Carmen McRae at Newport, '65 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1965 Jazz: Carmen McRae at Newport, '65 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1965

    The great singer delivers a sultry, super-bluesy rendition of "Sweet Georgia Brown" and a haunting rendition of Monk's "'Round Midnight."

  18. Jazz: Don Ellis Orchestra at Newport, '67 Jazz Don Ellis Orchestra at Newport, '67 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1967 Jazz: Don Ellis Orchestra at Newport, '67 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 3, 1967

    The trumpeter-composer-bandleader, who died on this day in 1978, fronts a 20-piece band on odd-metered tunes from Electric Bath.

  19. Jazz: A John Abercrombie Playlist Jazz A John Abercrombie Playlist Jazz: A John Abercrombie Playlist John Abercrombie playlist

    The guitar great, who turns 71 today, plays duets with Ralph Towner and is featured with John Klemmer, Jack DeJohnette and Gato Barbieri.

  20. Jazz: A Fats Waller Tribute Jazz A Fats Waller Tribute Jazz: A Fats Waller Tribute Fats Waller Tribute

    The great stride pianist and quintessential entertainer died on this day in 1943. Hear several artists perform his popular songs in this playlist

  21. 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 composer-arranger, born on this day in 1911, leads his 22-piece big band on classics like "Artistry in Rhythm" and "Intermission Riff."

  22. Jazz: Remembering Dinah Washington Jazz Remembering Dinah Washington Newport Jazz Festival Jul 16, 1955 Jazz: Remembering Dinah Washington Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 16, 1955

    The Queen of the Blues, who died on this day in 1963, is backed by the Max Roach Trio in this swinging set from the '55 Newport Jazz Festival.

  23. Jazz: Clark Terry at Radio City Music Hall, '74 Jazz Clark Terry at Radio City Music Hall, '74 Radio City Music Hall Jul 7, 1974 Jazz: Clark Terry at Radio City Music Hall, '74 Radio City Music Hall | Jul 7, 1974

    The late, great trumpeter, who was born on this day in 1920, performs Miles Davis' "Walkin'" and Juan Tizol's "Perdido" with an all-star group.

» See All Features
Trending