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A Paul Motian Playlist
The late, great drummer died on this day in 2011. Hear him with the Mose Allison Trio in '73 and the Keith Jarrett Quartet in '75.
Uncut: Junior Brown's Hot …
The superb guit-picker and singer performs downhome ditties like "My Wife Thinks You're Dead" and "Hillbilly Hula Gal" in this '92 concert.
Remembering Coleman Hawkins
The legendary tenor saxophonist, known for his huge, expressive tone on ballads, was born on this day in 1904. Hear him at '63 Newport.
Happy Birthday, Dr. John!
The Doctor is in, and in top form for this concert at Bottom Line in '78, playing songs off his acclaimed album
Tito Puente's Infectious S…
Whether you call him the King of Latin Jazz or "El Rey de los Timbales," Tito's mambo beats are guaranteed to get you moving.
Everlasting Love for Natal…
Though she's mostly been recording and performing jazz since the '90s, this concert from '77 is a funky R&B influenced set from Miss Cole.
Uncut: Sarah Vaughan With …
The Divine One sings lush renditions of "Wave," "Everything Must Change" and "Send in the Clowns" with full orchestra in this '76 concert.
A Duane Allman Memorial Pl…
The guitar star, aka "Skydog," was born on this day in 1946. Hear him wailing with the Allman Brothers in concerts from '70-'71.
Doug Kershaw's Frenzied Fi…
The Ragin' Cajun alternates between guitar and violin while singing in English and French patois in these 1973 concerts.
Life's Been Good to Joe Wa…
Celebrate the irrepressible guitarist's 66th birthday with this killer solo show from 1981.
Mothers of Invention at th…
Hear the 1966
edition of the Frank Zappa-led group and the 1970 lineup that appeared in the movie
Toots Thielemans in San Fr…
The beloved Belgian harmonica ace performs "Days of Wine and Roses," "On Broadway," "All Blues" and his theme song, "Bluesette."
B.B. King Gives Winterland…
King may have the blues everyday, but back in 1967 he shared it with the audience at Winterland in San Francisco.
Folk & Bluegrass
Uncut: Vassar Clements at …
The premier bluegrass fiddler plays "San Antonio Rose," "Orange Blossom Special" and "Tennessee Waltz" in this hoedown from '74.
The Blind Boys of Alabama …
Founding member Jimmy Carter has lead the Blind Boys since 1939. Hear them perform songs off their new album
I'll Find a Way
Remembering Jackie Moms Ma…
The pioneering comedienne is the subject of a new documentary by Whoopi Goldberg which premieres tonight on HBO. Hear her in '64.
Happy Birthday, Kirk Hamme…
Celebrate the shredding guitarist's birthday today with this video of Metallica's set from Woodstock '99.
Uncut: Johnny Hartman, '75
The great vocalist wraps his rich baritone around Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Lady," Billy Strayhorn's "Lush Life" and "September Song."
Graham Parker & the Rumour…
Critics dubbed Parker "the British answer to Bruce Springsteen." Hear his raspy vocals and Stax-styled soul in this Bottom Line concert.
Remembering Cab Calloway
The late bandleader-singer-showman passed away on this day in 1994. Hear him with his orchestra in '73 and a small group in '77.