Jazz
  1. Jazz: Sonny Stitt's Smoking Bebop Sonny Stitt's Smoking Bebop The great saxophonist unleashes his potent chops with the all-star Giants of Jazz in 1972 and with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers in 1973.
  2. Jazz: Sylvia Syms Charms Carnegie Hall, '75 Sylvia Syms Charms Carnegie Hall, '75 Jul 4, 1975 Sinatra called her "the world's greatest saloon singer." Hear her sing "More Than You Know" and other Great American Songbook gems.
  3. Jazz: Thelonious Monk Quartet in '75 Thelonious Monk Quartet in '75 Jul 3, 1975 This July concert at Avery Fisher Hall was the only public appearance of the amazing pianist in 1975.
  4. Jazz: Video: Herbie Hancock at Newport, '08 Video: Herbie Hancock at Newport, '08 Aug 10, 2008 The keyboardist-composer, whose memoir Possibilities comes out today, leads an all-star band on "Actual Proof" and "Chameleon."
  5. Jazz: Video: Harry Connick, Jr. at Newport '04 Video: Harry Connick, Jr. at Newport '04 Oct 12, 2004 The popular singer-actor and New Orleans native showcases his piano chops in this set of instrumental tunes from his album Other Hours.
  6. Jazz: Video: McCoy Tyner Meets Michael Brecker Video: McCoy Tyner Meets Michael Brecker Aug 15, 1998 The jazz piano giant performs material from his Infinity album with the Trane-inspired tenor saxophonist at '98 Newport.
  7. Jazz: Benny Goodman's Grand Reunion Benny Goodman's Grand Reunion Jun 29, 1973 The clarinet great joined colleagues Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton and Gene Krupa in rekindling their Swing era magic at the 1973 Newport Jazz Fest.
  8. Jazz: Go, 'Live From Paris' Go, 'Live From Paris' Jun 12, 1976 Go, the short-lived supergroup featuring Stevie Winwood, Al Di Meola and Stomu Yamashta, get far-out in this classic concert recorded in Paris in '76.
  9. Jazz: Video: Chris Botti at Newport '06 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."
  10. Jazz: Herbie Mann's Funky Flute Herbie Mann's Funky Flute Jul 8, 1972 The world music pioneer plays "Memphis Underground" with guitarist Sonny Sharrock and saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman in this 1972 concert.
  11. Jazz: Al Hirt at Inaugural New Orleans Jazz Fest 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.
  12. Jazz: Good Vibes at Newport Good Vibes at Newport Jul 2, 1967 Vibraphonists Bobby Hutchinson, Gary Burton, Red Norvo, Lionel Hampton, and Milt Jackson showcase their chops in a 1967 workshop.
  13. Jazz: Video: George Benson's Big Boss Band Video: George Benson's Big Boss Band Aug 19, 1990 The guitarist-singer performs "Without a Song," "Skylark" and "On Green Dolphin Street" with the Count Basie Orchestra at Newport '90.
  14. Jazz: Woody Herman & His Third Herd 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.
  15. Jazz: Jack "Big T" Teagarden at Newport '59 Jack "Big T" Teagarden at Newport '59 Jul 5, 1959 The trombonist-singer performs signature tunes "Stars Fell on Alabama" and "Rockin' Chair" (with Don Goldie imitating Satchmo).
  16. Jazz: Video: David Sanborn at '98 Newport Video: David Sanborn at '98 Newport Aug 16, 1998 The alto sax star performs "Benny" and "Full House" from Upfront and "Spooky" from Songs from the Night Before.
  17. Jazz: Charlie Hunter's Pound for Pound in Cali Charlie Hunter's Pound for Pound in Cali May 23, 1998 The 8-string guitarist jazzes up Bob Marley's "Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)" and The Supremes' "You Keep Me Hanging On" in a '98 set.
  18. Jazz: Video: Harry Connick, Jr. Radiates the 88s Video: Harry Connick, Jr. Radiates the 88s The popular actor and vocalist stretches out on piano in this set of instrumentals from his After Hours album at 2004 Newport.
  19. Jazz: Give the Drummer Some! Give the Drummer Some! Hear great solos by such iconic drummers as Papa Jo Jones, Buddy Rich, Max Roach, Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Gene Krupa and Billy Cobham.
  20. Jazz: Navigating 'Giant Steps' Navigating 'Giant Steps' Several artists, from Joe Pass to Jaco Pastorius, make their way through John Coltrane's proving ground of chord changes in this playlist.
  21. Jazz: Uncut: Stan Getz's 4th of July Jazz Uncut: Stan Getz's 4th of July Jazz Jul 4, 1974 The tenor sax great performs Chick Corea's "La Fiesta" and Jobim's "Desfinado" with Albert Dailey, Chin Suzuki and Billy Hart in this 1975 concert.
  22. Jazz: Uncut: Bill Evans' 4th of July Set Uncut: Bill Evans' 4th of July Set Jul 4, 1974 The great pianist performs "Turn Out the Stars," "T.T.T. (Twelve Tone Tune)" and "Nardis" with his highly interactive trio in this 1974 concert.
  23. Jazz: Then & Now: Preservation Hall Jazz Band Then & Now: Preservation Hall Jazz Band Now celebrating its 50th year, New Orleans' own Preservation Hall Jazz Band kicks it live both then (New Orleans, '70), and now (Rock Island, IL '09).
  24. Jazz: Al Jarreau's Vocal Gymnastics Al Jarreau's Vocal Gymnastics Jun 24, 1977 The versatile jazz singer performs at the Great American Music Hall in the wake of his 1977 Grammy-winning album, We Got By.
  25. Jazz: Uncut: Sonny Rollins at Tramps, '97 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.
  26. Jazz: Oscar Brown Jr. at Newport, 1964 Oscar Brown Jr. at Newport, 1964 Jul 5, 1964 The singer-songwriter and social activist performs "Forty Acres and a Mule," Miles Davis' "All Blues" and the anti-war song "Muffled Dreams."
  27. Jazz: New Release: Erroll Garner at Storyville, '52 New Release: Erroll Garner at Storyville, '52 Jul 3, 1952 The singular piano stylist charms the audience at George Wein's intimate Boston club, two years before the start of the Newport Jazz Festival.
  28. Jazz: Carmen McRae at Newport, '65 Carmen McRae at Newport, '65 Jul 2, 1965 The influential vocalist delivers an earthy rendition of "Sweet Georgia Brown" and swings Rodgers & Hart's "I Wish I Were in Love Again."
  29. Jazz: Video: Elvin Jones Jazz Machine Video: Elvin Jones Jazz Machine Aug 18, 1990 The legendary, thunderous drummer leads his hard-swinging quintet through four extended jams at the 1990 Newport Jazz Festival.
  30. Jazz: Langston Hughes Hosts Blues Bash Langston Hughes Hosts Blues Bash Jul 3, 1960 Poet-playwright-social activist Langston Hughes presides over this all-star blues showcase at the 1960 Newport Jazz Festival.
  31. Jazz: Dewey Redman at Newport '74 Dewey Redman at Newport '74 Jun 29, 1974 The saxophonist and Ornette Coleman sideman leads a quintet featuring violinist Leroy Jenkins on tunes from The Ear of the Behearer.
  32. Jazz: Stan Getz and His Many Friends Stan Getz and His Many Friends Jul 2, 1975 Stan Getz performs with a whole host of talented guests during this eclectic Gala performance in 1975.
  33. Jazz: Anita O'Day's Scatacular Set Anita O'Day's Scatacular Set Jul 3, 1969 The phenomenal scat singer, considered by many to be the only white singer on par with Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, swings out at '69 Newport.
  34. Jazz: All Hail the Queen! 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.
  35. Jazz: Uncut: The Genius of Joe Pass Uncut: The Genius of Joe Pass Jan 26, 1980 The guitar great plays gorgeous, unaccompanied versions of "Misty," "'Round Midnight," "Georgia on My Mind" and "As Time Goes By" in 1980.
  36. Jazz: George Benson Meets Milt Jackson George Benson Meets Milt Jackson Jul 3, 1975 The guitar great joins the legendary vibraphonist on John Coltrane's "Impressions" and Johnny Mandel's "The Shadow of Your Smile" in '75.
  37. Jazz: Uncut: Charles Lloyd in Concert, '74 Uncut: Charles Lloyd in Concert, '74 Nov 24, 1974 The great saxophonist-flutist plays a transcendent set, culminating with his 1967 "Forest Flower," at the Great American Music Hall.
  38. Jazz: Johnny Guarnieri at Carnegie Hall Johnny Guarnieri at Carnegie Hall Jun 30, 1974 The formidable stride pianist, a onetime member of Artie Shaw's Gramercy Five, pays tribute to Fats Waller and Art Tatum in this '74 set.
  39. Jazz: Larry Coryell & the Eleventh House Larry Coryell & the Eleventh House Jul 6, 1974 The fusion guitar hero launches his powerhouse jazz-rock ensemble on his "Ism-Ejercicio" and Alphonse Mouzon's "The Funky Waltz" in 1974.
  40. Jazz: Charles Lloyd in Central Park Charles Lloyd in Central Park Jun 29, 1973 The shamanistic tenor saxophonist-composer leads a new group, featuring future P-Funk guitarist Blackbyrd McKnight, in this 1973 concert.
  41. Jazz: Uncut: Woody Herman's Herd at Roseland Uncut: Woody Herman's Herd at Roseland Jul 2, 1973 The big bandleader performs Chick Corea's "La Fiesta" along with old favorites like "Four Brothers" and "Caldonia" in this '73 set.
  42. Jazz: Shirley Scott Swings Carnegie Hall Shirley Scott Swings Carnegie Hall Jul 1, 1974 The Queen of the B-3 organ leads a dynamic two-tenor band featuring Harold Vick and George Coleman with drummer Billy Hart in a '74 set.
  43. Jazz: Four Brubecks, One Stage Four Brubecks, One Stage Jul 2, 1975 Dave Brubeck performs with his 3 sons Chris, Darius, and Dan in 1975. Check out the funky Rhodes holding down 'Take Five.'
  44. Jazz: 'Getz/Gilberto' 50th Anniversary 'Getz/Gilberto' 50th Anniversary Jul 3, 1964 Back in 1964, Stan Getz introduced Astrud Gilberto and "The Girl From Ipanema" to Stateside jazz fans. Hear them at '64 Newport.
  45. Jazz: Cleo Laine Lights Up Carnegie Hall Cleo Laine Lights Up Carnegie Hall Jul 3, 1975 The British singer unleashes her husky contralto and scat abandon in this 1975 concert, backed by her husband John Dankworth's all-star orchestra.
  46. Jazz: Video: Herbie Hancock at Newport Video: Herbie Hancock at Newport Aug 10, 2008 The great pianist-composer leads an all-star quintet on classic material like "Actual Proof," "Cantaloupe Island" and "Chameleon" in 2008.
  47. Jazz: Charles Lloyd at Great American Music Hall Charles Lloyd at Great American Music Hall Nov 24, 1974 The tenor saxophonist stretches on Thelonious Monk's "Well You Needn't" and performs his lyrical "Forest Flower" in this '74 quartet set.
  48. Jazz: Wes Montgomery at Newport Wes Montgomery at Newport Jul 3, 1967 This week in 1960, the revolutionary guitarist completed his breakthrough album, The Incredible Guitar of Wes Montgomery. Hear him in 1967.
  49. Jazz: Miles Runs the Voodoo Down Miles Runs the Voodoo Down Mar 7, 1970 The legendary trumpeter-composer leads his pioneering fusion band on material from his landmark Bitches Brew at the Fillmore East in '70.
  50. Jazz: Gil Evans Orchestra in Orbit Gil Evans Orchestra in Orbit Jun 30, 1973 The pianist-composer-arranger leads his 15-piece aggregation on "Blues in Orbit," "Zee Zee" and other tunes from Svengali in this '73 set.
  51. Jazz: Video: The Best of Newport, 2006 Video: The Best of Newport, 2006 Aug 10, 2003 The 62nd edition of the jazzfest concludes today in Rhode Island. See Eddie Palmieri, Pat Metheny and Terence Blanchard at the 52nd edition.
  52. Jazz: Jay McShann at '73 Newport Jay McShann at '73 Newport The Kansas City pianist fronts a quartet featuring special guest Claude Williams on violin on "Smooth Sailin'" and "Confessin' the Blues."

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