Concert Vault

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  1. Art Ensemble of Chicago in San Francisco Jazz Art Ensemble of Chicago in… The avant garde pioneers perform tunes from their album Reese and the Smooth Ones in this '76 set from the Great American Music Hall. Art Ensemble of Chicago in San Francisco Great American Music Hall Feb 26, 1976
  2. Eric Clapton in Santa Monica, 1978 Rock Eric Clapton in Santa Moni… Slowhand delivers his hits "Lay Down Sally," "Layla" and "Let It Rain" and does a reggae remake of Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door." Eric Clapton in Santa Monica, 1978 Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Feb 12, 1978
  3. Miles Davis at Tanglewood Jazz watch video Miles Davis at Tanglewood

    Miles was riding high on the waves of his seminal jazz-rock fusion albums when he electrified this huge audience with his dense, experimental sound in 1970.

    Miles Davis at Tanglewood Tanglewood Aug 18, 1970
  4. The Who in Philly, 1973 Rock The Who in Philly, 1973 The British group tours in support of Pete Townshend's second rock opera, Quadrophenia, which celebrates their mod roots. The Who in Philly, 1973 Spectrum Dec 4, 1973
  5. Albert King at the Fillmore, 1971 Blues Albert King at the Fillmor… The imposing bluesman, who died on this day in 1992, unleashes his string-bending prowess on "Crosscut Saw" and "Personal Manager." Albert King at the Fillmore, 1971 Fillmore East Jun 27, 1971
  6. Stevie Wonder in the Motor City, '84 Rock Stevie Wonder in the Motor… The genius performs galvanizing versions of "Living for the City," "Superstition," "Sir Duke" and "Higher Ground" in this 3-hour set. Stevie Wonder in the Motor City, '84 Masonic Temple Theatre Apr 14, 1984
  7. Harry Chapin in London, 1977 Folk & Bluegrass Harry Chapin in London, 1977 The late folk-rock troubadour, who would've turned 72 today, performs vivid story songs like "W.O.L.D.," "Taxi" and "Cat's in the Cradle." Harry Chapin in London, 1977 Rainbow Theatre Sep 3, 1977
  8. R.E.M. at the Capitol Theatre, '84 Rock R.E.M. at the Capitol Thea… The popular alt-rock band from Athens, Georgia premieres tunes from their second album, Reckoning, in this concert from 30 years ago. R.E.M. at the Capitol Theatre, '84 Capitol Theatre Oct 12, 1984
  9. John Hammond's Barrelhouse Boogie Blues John Hammond's Barrelhouse… The blues scholar is deep into a Delta bag on "Steady Rollin' Man" and summons up John Lee Hooker on "Boogie Chillen" in this 1969 set. John Hammond's Barrelhouse Boogie Ash Grove Jun 6, 1969
  10. Talking Heads 'Remain in Light' Rock Talking Heads 'Remain in L… David Byrne leads an expanded lineup featuring guitarist Adrian Belew and keyboardist Bernie Worrell on new and old material in this '80 set. Talking Heads 'Remain in Light' Emerald City Nov 8, 1980
  11. Chet Baker at Great American Music Hall Jazz Chet Baker at Great Americ… The trumpeter plays and delivers beautiful vocals and brilliant scatting on "Night Bird," "The Touch of Your Lips" and "Just Friends" in 1982. Chet Baker at Great American Music Hall Great American Music Hall Sep 9, 1982
  12. Jeff Buckley in Scotland, 1994 Indie Jeff Buckley in Scotland, … The late singer-songwriter, who was born on this day in 1966, performs material from Grace, including Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." Jeff Buckley in Scotland, 1994 Gleneagles Sep 3, 1994
  13. Jimi Hendrix Experience at Winterland, '68 Rock Jimi Hendrix Experience at… The guitar god performs "Foxy Lady," "Purple Haze," "Little Wing" and others with bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell. Jimi Hendrix Experience at Winterland, '68 Winterland Oct 12, 1968
  14. Count Basie at Newport, 1959 Jazz Count Basie at Newport, 1959

    The sublime master of the big band, beautifully restored from 1959.

    Count Basie at Newport, 1959 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1959
  15. Aerosmith Rocks Central Park, '75 Rock Aerosmith Rocks Central Pa… Steven Tyler and the boys from Boston premiere tunes from Toys in the Attic, including hit singles "Sweet Emotion" and "Walk This Way." Aerosmith Rocks Central Park, '75 Central Park Aug 29, 1975
  16. Bukka White at the Ash Grove, '67 Blues Bukka White at the Ash Gro… B.B. King's first cousin, who was born on this day in 1909, performs Delta anthems like "Shake "Em on Down" and "Fixin' to Die Blues." Bukka White at the Ash Grove, '67
  17. Swing it, Ella Fitzgerald! Jazz Swing it, Ella Fitzgerald! First Lady of Song Ella Fitzgerald unleashes her unparalleled scatting chops on "How High Is the Moon" and "Mack the Knife" in this playlist. Swing it, Ella Fitzgerald!
  18. Mose Allison Trio at Newport '64 Jazz Mose Allison Trio at Newpo… The Mississippi-born pianist-composer-singer, who turns 87 today, performs with Jo Jones and Slam Stewart at his Newport debut. Mose Allison Trio at Newport '64 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1964
  19. Charles Mingus at the Apollo, '73 Jazz Charles Mingus at the Apol… The imposing bassist-composer leads his quintet on his politically-charged "Fables of Faubus" and his classic "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat." Charles Mingus at the Apollo, '73 Apollo Theatre Jul 3, 1973
  20. Dave Brubeck Quartet at Storyville Jazz Dave Brubeck Quartet at St… Alto saxophonist Paul Desmond soars on "Stardust" while the group swings "Me And My Shadow" and "Singin' in the Rain" in this '52 set. Dave Brubeck Quartet at Storyville Storyville Boston Feb 6, 1953
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