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Miles at the Fillmore East, 1970
Fillmore East | Mar 6, 1970
The trumpeter with his potent sextet opened for Steve Miller and headliner Neil Young and Crazy Horse at the fabled New York rock emporium.
Ella Fitzgerald in New Orleans
The First Lady of Song interprets Ellington and Jobim before being joined on stage by Stevie Wonder for "You Are the Sunshine of My Life."
Video: Kamasi Washington at Paste Studio
Jan 19, 2016
New tenor sax sensation performs "Malcolm's Theme" and "The Next Step" from his breakout album
with a stripped-down quartet.
George Benson Meets Bags
Jul 3, 1975
The guitarist unleashes potent chops alongside vibist Milt Jackson on Trane's "Impressions" and Duke's "Take the A Train" in this swinging 1975 set.
The Guitar Mastery of Jim Hall & Tal Farlow
Jun 30, 1973
The semi-retired Farlow emerges to play "Topsy," "Summertime" and "St. Thomas" with his six-string contemporary in this 1973 concert.
Stanley Turrentine Quartet at Carnegie Hall
Jul 2, 1975
The bold-toned tenor saxophonist plays his hits "Sugar," "Don't Mess With Mr. T" and " and "Pieces of Dreams" in this concert from 1975.
Video: James Carter Breaking Out in '96
The Young Lion with the Herculean technique displays his astonishing chops on saxes and clarinet in this dynamic set from Newport.
Video: Roy Hargrove at Newport
Aug 11, 2001
The trumpeter leads a quintet on his uptempo swinger "Depth" and the lush ballads "Never Let Me Go" and "You Go To My Head" in a 2001 set.
Zoot Sims & Jim Hall in New York
Jul 1, 1975
The tenor saxophonist and guitar great perform tasty duet versions of "Embraceable You," "The Man I Love" and "Someone to Watch Over Me."
Ravi Coltrane Honors His Father
Aug 10, 2004
The tenor saxophonist joins McCoy Tyner, Roy Haynes, Christian McBride and Michael Brecker in this 2004 tribute to John Coltrane.
Video: David Sanborn at Newport, '98
Aug 16, 1998
The alto sax star leads his band on Marcus Miller's "Snakes," "Benny" and a chill instrumental version of the Classics IV's 1968 hit, "Spooky."
Charlie Byrd's Masterful Touch
Mar 19, 1977
The nylon string acoustic guitar virtuoso travels from bossa novas to jazz standards to classical numbers in this eclectic set from 1977
Uncut: Mongo Santamaria's Mambo Magic
Jun 24, 1978
The Havana-born conguero, bandleader and Latin jazz innovator is joined by vibist Cal Tjader on "Para Ti" and "Afro Blue" in this '78 set.
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross at Newport '60
Jul 2, 1960
The vocalese pioneers exchange hot scat licks on "Swingin' 'til the Girls Come Home" and interpret Count Basie's "Jumpin' at the Woodside."
50 Years Ago: Jazz Concerts from '64
Hear swinging performances by Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Mose Allison, Thelonious Monk and Dave Brubeck in this four-hour playlist.
Lea DeLaria Swings Broadway
Aug 11, 2002
The charismatic singer-comedian-actress interprets "Cool" from
West Side Story
and "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd" in this '02 Newport video.
Nat Adderley at the Village Vanguard, '81
Jun 25, 1981
The cornetist and trumpeter leads an all-star quintet on his "Work Song" and Billy Strayhorn's "Chelsea Bridge" at the hallowed NYC venue.
Uncut: Dewey Redman Five, 1974
Jun 29, 1974
The avant garde tenor saxophonist performs material from his Impulse release
The Ear of the Behearer
at the '74 Newport Jazz Festival.
Rebirth Brass Band's N'awlins Sound
Jun 5, 2012
Rebirth Brass Band is a New Orleans Staple, playing and touring for 30 years and last year winning a Grammy for Best Regional Roots Music Album.
Gentle Giant: Fusion's Missing Link
Jan 18, 1975
The experimental British cult band brilliantly bridged prog rock and jazz-rock during their heyday in the '70s. Hear them in a 1975 concert in New York.
Booker Ervin's Tenor Intensity
Jul 2, 1967
The powerfully bluesy saxophonist unleashes with his quartet, featuring a 26-year-old Chick Corea, at the 1967 Newport Jazz Festival.
Al Hirt at Inaugural New Orleans Jazz Fest
Apr 25, 1970
The trumpet star showcases his dazzling chops on Jelly Roll Morton's "Royal Garden Blues" and "Old Folks at Home" in this 1970 set.
Herbie Hancock at Carnegie Hall
Jun 30, 1974
The pianist from Miles' second great quintet takes Carnegie Hall on a "Maiden Voyage" in this short set, demonstrating all new synthesizers.
Uncut: Sonny Rollins at Tramps, '97
Apr 12, 1997
The revered tenor sax titan performs "Biji," "H.S.," "Prisoner of Love" and two calypsos, "St. Thomas" and "Duke of Iron," with his quintet.
Video: Chris Botti at Newport '06
Aug 13, 2006
The trumpeter leads his dynamic group through a set of romantic tunes including "Embraceable You" and "A Thousand Kisses Deep."
It's About That Time for Miles
Aug 18, 1970
Trumpeter Miles Davis is joined by Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Dave Holland, Gary Bartz, Jack DeJohnette and Airto in 1970.
Video: Eddie Palmieri at '03 Newport
Aug 10, 2003
The excitable pianist-composer and Latin jazz innovator throws a clave-fueled salsa party on the banks of Naragansett Bay in Rhode Island.
The Jazztet at Newport, 1960
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.
Medeski, Martin & Wood at Newport 2005
Aug 13, 2005
The improvising jam band performs tunes from their
End of the World Party (Just In Case)
along with a Charles Mingus/Sun Ra medley.
The Chameleonic Miles Davis
The legendary trumpeter was born on this in 1926. Follow his stylistic evolution from bebop to electric jazz innovator in this 3-hour playlist.
Don Sebesky as Sideman
The composer-arranger-conductor is heard at Newport playing trombone with the Maynard Ferguson and Stan Kenton orchestras.
Uncut: Sonny Stitt's Relentless Burn
Jun 15, 1977
The sax great unleashes his fabled bebop chops on "Tune Up," "Lester Leaps In" and "Indiana" in this '77 Great American Music Hall set.
Stephane Grappelli's Silky Strings
Mar 20, 1976
The jazz violin pioneer performs romantic nuggets like "Walking My Baby Back Home," "Satin Doll," and a Gershwin medley in this '76 set.
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe at Newport
Aug 11, 2002
The tenor saxophonist-flutist leads his funk-jazz jam band on "Elephants" and "Satisfied" from
in this 2002 video.
Woody Herman & His Third Herd
Jul 15, 1955
The clarinetist and big band leader premieres "Men From Mars" with the third edition of his Thundering Herd at the 1955 Newport Jazz Festival.
New Release: Red Norvo's Good Vibes
Jul 3, 1967
The Swing era star and vibraphone pioneer leads an all-star aggregation featuring trumpeter Ruby Braff at the 1967 Newport Jazz Festival.
Duke, Max, Mingus Record 'Money Jungle'
It's the 50th anniversary of the 1963 collaboration between Duke Ellington, Max Roach and Charles Mingus. Hear a playlist from this potent triumvirate.
Charlie Hunter's Maximum Groove
May 23, 1998
The uncanny 8-string guitarist covers basslines, chords and melodies simultaneously with his groove-oriented jazz. Hear him with his Pound for Pound trio in 1998.
Kenny Burrell at Great American Music Hall
Jul 4, 1976
The guitar great, who just released new album
at age 85, plays Dizzy's "Tin Tin Deo" and Thad Jones' "A Child Is Born" in 1976.
In Memory of Mary Lou Williams
Tonight at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse, pianist Geri Allen pays tribute to the pioneering female pianist-composer. Hear Williams in the '70s.
Pat Metheny Group, '82
Jul 26, 1982
The guitarist stuns on Ornette Coleman's "Broadway Blues" before tackling material from his
Video: The Bad Plus at Newport, '06
Aug 13, 2006
The unorthodox piano trio delivers irreverent covers of Burt Bacharach's "This Guy's In Love With You" and "(Theme From)" Chariots of Fire."
Uncut: John Lewis at Carnegie Hall
Jul 1, 1975
Listen to the great musical director of The Modern Jazz Quartet play a sweet solo set in the summer of '75.
Uncut: Cab Calloway & Friends, '73
Jul 6, 1973
The Hi-De-Ho Man hosts an all-star affair at Carnegie Hall featuring special guests Louis Jordan, Dizzy Gillespie, Illinois Jacquet and Nellie Lutcher.
Barney Kessel & Herb Ellis Swingin' in '75
Jun 28, 1975
The two Charlie Christian disciples burn a blue streak on "Secret Love" and "Meet the Flintstones" in this Great American Music Hall set.
Wynton Marsalis Embraces the Blues
Aug 19, 1989
The trumpeter-composer premieres his
next week in NYC. Hear him premiere
The Majesty of the Blues
at Newport in 1989.
Uncut: Betty Carter & Trio, 1978
Mar 22, 1982
A magnetic stage presence, uncanny ballad interpreter and scat singer extraordinaire, 'Betty Bebop' performs standards and originals at the '78 Newport Jazz Fest.
Video: Dave Brubeck at '02 Newport
The piano master and prolific composer premieres tunes from
at age 81, along with the standard "Yesterdays."
Duke Ellington Orchestra at Newport '59
Jul 4, 1959
The maestro leads his big band juggernaut on new material from his soundtrack album
Anatomy of a Murder
Video: Nicholas Payton's Newport Debut
Aug 15, 1997
The young trumpet star from New Orleans performs material from his breakthrough Verve album,
, in this 1997 concert.
All Hail the Queen!
Jul 16, 1955
Popular singer Dinah Washington, dubbed "Queen of the Blues" in her heyday during the 1950s, is backed by the Max Roach Trio at '55 Newport.
Celebrate Charlie Parker
Tonight kicks off the three-day Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in New York City. Hear a Bird playlist from the Vault.
Keith Jarrett at Philharmonic Hall
Jun 30, 1973
As the pianist prepares for his upcoming solo concert at Carnegie Hall in February, listen to his uninterrupted flow of solo improv from 1973.
Buddy Rich & His Killer Force
Jul 2, 1976
The legendary drummer leads his 15-piece ensemble, which he calls "the best band I've ever had," at the 1976 Newport Jazz Festival in New York.
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