Folk & Bluegrass
Leo DiCaprio as Chet Baker?
Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 16, 1955
Rumors are circulating about Leo DiCaprio tackling the role of Chet Baker in an upcoming Hollywood bio pic. Meanwhile, here's Chet in a 1955 concert.
Bobby McFerrin Live
Great American Music Hall | Sep 5, 1982
One of the most incredible modern jazz improvisers performs at the Great American Music Hall demonstrating his trumpet-like falsetto.
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."
The Jazz Crusaders Bring the Funk
Jul 4, 1974
The soulful jazz-funk pioneers finish up their week-long engagement at NYC's Blue Note tonight and tomorrow. Hear them in concert 40 years ago.
Pat Metheny Group Premieres
Sep 26, 1978
The guitarist-composer premieres material from his 'American Garage' album and performs other gems from early in his career in this 1978 concert.
Rhoda Scott's Organic Grooves
Jun 30, 1975
The Hammond B-3 great performs Basie's bluesy "Splanky" and jazzes up Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor" in this 1975 concert.
Miles Davis at '66 Newport
Jul 4, 1966
The famous trumpeter burns on "Gingerbread Boy" and "All Blues," then settles into a gorgeous "Stella By Starlight" with his classic quintet.
Video: Bill Cosby, Bandleader
The comedian and lifelong jazz fan conducts an all-star group including Al Foster, Jon Faddis, John Stubblefield and Hilton Ruiz.
Joe Pass at Great American Music Hall
Apr 26, 1975
The guitar virtuoso performs two separate, stunning solo medleys while swinging hard with a trio in this spectacular, uncut 1975 concert.
Earl Hines Quartet Swinging In '67
Jul 1, 1967
"Fatha" and friends surely kept the audience on their toes with this short and sweet set from 1967.
Uncut: Stanley Turrentine at Carnegie, '75
Jul 2, 1975
The tenor sax titan unleashes his bold tones in this powerful concert, which includes soulful renditions of his hit "Sugar" and "Pieces of Dreams"
Charles Lloyd Salutes the Stones
Jun 29, 1973
The saxophonist inserts a medley ("Backstreet Girl/Lady Jane/Mother's Little Helper") at the end of "Love Ship" in this '73 Central Park concert.
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: 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.
NEW: Terry Garthwaite at the Jazz Workshop
Nov 25, 1975
The former frontwoman for Bay Area hippie band Joy of Cooking gets jazzy on her "Changing Colors" and Illinois Jacquet's "Robin Nest" in '75.
Return to Forever at Carnegie Hall
Jul 3, 1974
This concert from Return To Forever, the reigning fusion juggernaut of its day, marks their first performance with the fiery young guitarist Al Di Meola.
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
Uncut: Mose Allison Trio, 1975
Jul 26, 1975
Hear the acerbic tunesmith's mournful, minor key rendition of "You Are My Sunshine" and his swinging take on Hank Williams' "Hey Good Lookin'."
Mose Allison: NEA Jazz Master
Enjoy a playlist of witty, down-home tunes by the pianist and wry lyricist, who receives an NEA Jazz Masters Award tonight at Lincoln Center.
Tito Puente at '97 Newport
Aug 15, 1997
The timbales king plays mambo versions of "Goin' Out of My Head," "Love For Sale" and "Fever" with salsa singing sensation La India.
Charles Mingus on the Cote d'Azur
Jul 13, 1977
The formidable bassist-composer introduces his "Three or Four Shades of Blues" and "Cumbia & Jazz Fusion" in this '77 set from Nice, France.
Video: Jamie Cullum at Newport, '04
Aug 10, 2004
The pianist-singer charms the Fort Adams State Park crowd with his "Twentysomething" and a rendition of Jimi Hendrix's "Wind Cries Mary."
Just Added: Pat Metheny at The Loft, '77
Aug 3, 1977
The guitarist-composer premieres his new band featuring Lyle Mays, Mark Egan and Danny Gottlieb at this concert in Portland, Maine.
Red Norvo at Newport '67
Jul 3, 1967
The pioneering jazz vibraphonist, who was born 107 years ago today, plays "Rosetta" and "Sweet Georgia Brown" with the Billy Taylor Trio.
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.
Cannonball Adderley's Hard Bop Burn
Jun 30, 1960
The soulful sax-man swings out with pianist Barry Harris, bassist Sam Jones, drummer Louis Hayes, and brother Nat on cornet at '60 Newport.
New Release: Pete Escovedo Orchestra '89
May 29, 1989
In honor of his appearance at SFJAZZ Center's historic opening night, we're releasing this '89 set from the charismatic Latin jazz bandleader.
Clark Terry In a Mellow Tone
Dec 3, 1976
The great trumpeter and NEA Jazz Master fronts a stellar quintet featuring pianist Barry Harris and saxophonist Ernie Wilkins in this 1976 concert.
Jazz Covers The Beatles
Jazz greats from Buddy Rich to Lionel Hampton, George Benson and Herbie Mann have their way with popular tunes by the Fab Four in this playlist.
Memories of Eubie Blake
Sep 22, 1974
This week marks the 130th anniversary of the pioneering ragtime pianist's birth. Hear him in concert at age 87 at the Great American Music Hall.
Return to Forever's Early Years
Sep 2, 1973
On this weekend in 1972, Chick Corea and Return to Forever began recording their self-titled debut for ECM. Hear the volatile 1973 edition of the group.
New Playlist: The Solo Performer
These selected artists -- on guitar, bass, vibes, piano, trumpet, drums, vocals -- are featured in rare and revealing unaccompanied settings in concert.
Machito Meets Tito
Jun 24, 1978
The Cuban-born Latin jazz pioneer and his Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra join Tito Puente's Orchestra on stage in this historic 1978 concert.
Wynton Marsalis' Jazzy Christmas
Dec 22, 1989
The trumpeter recites "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" and swings with his orchestra on "Winter Wonderland" and "Deck the Halls."
Philly Joe Jones, Hipness Personified
Jul 2, 1967
The longtime drummer for Miles Davis puts an incendiary swinging pulse underneath pianist Bill Evans at the '67 Newport Jazz Festival.
Dave Brubeck Meets Gerry Mulligan
Jul 5, 1969
The baritone sax ace joins the great pianist's trio on "Out Of Nowhere," "Indian Song" and "Things Ain't What They Used To Be" at Newport '69.
The Chillest Playlist
Here's a good way to cool out on a hot summer's day -- soothing tunes from Pat Metheny, Dave Brubeck, Bill Evans, Stan Getz and more.
Video: Dave Brubeck at Newport, 2004
Aug 10, 2004
The venerable pianist-composer leads his quartet on a bouncy "Broadway Bossa Nova" and a stirring "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."
El Gran Combo en Fuego!
Jul 7, 1974
The 13-piece salsa band from Puerto Rico was on a star-studded Latin jazz bill at a 1974 Carnegie Hall concert. Hear their infectious grooves.
Roy Eldridge in NOLA, '77
Apr 1, 1977
The iconic trumpeter, nicknamed "Little Jazz," is heard performing and being interviewed in this fascinating set from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
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."
Eddie Palmieri: NEA Jazz Master
The salsa pioneer will receive his NEA Jazz Masters Award tonight in a ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Hear a playlist of his music in the Vault.
Remembering Stan Kenton
Jul 6, 1974
Hear the pianist and modern big band innovator in an uncut concert of his 20-piece leviathan in action from 1974.
Maynard Ferguson Hits the High Note
The trumpet star covers Sonny Rollins' "Oleo," Herbie Hancock's "Chameleon" and "Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)" in this playlist.
Ruth Brown at the Apollo, '73
Jul 5, 1973
The Queen of R&B gets jazzy on a set that includes moving renditions of Billie Holiday's "Gloomy Sunday" and "What a Wonderful World."
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.
Uncut: John Klemmer at '75 Newport
Jul 2, 1975
Hear his passionate tenor sax blowing in concert with guitarist John Abercrombie, pianist Bob James, bassist Tony Levin and drummer Steve Gadd.
Elegance + Swing = MJQ
Jul 1, 1965
The Modern Jazz Quartet performs striking versions of "Summertime" and "My Man's Gone Now" and swings "Bags' Groove" at Newport '65.
The Headhunters at Winterland
May 9, 1975
The funk-fusion band (minus founder Herbie Hancock) plays "God Made Me Funky" and more from their 1975 debut,
Survival of the Fittest
Oscar Peterson Trio at Newport '59
Jul 3, 1959
The virtuoso pianist blazes through Clifford Brown's "Daahoud" and Dizzy Gillespie's "Woody N' You" with Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen.
The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, Est. 1910
Jun 27, 1968
Spanning over 100 years, hear the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band play the Hampton Jazz Festival in 1968 just about halfway into their career.
Uncut: Larry Coryell & The Eleventh House
Jul 6, 1974
The fusion guitar trailblazer premieres his powerhouse group featuring drummer Alphonse Mouzon at the 1974 Newport Jazz Festival in New York.
Freddie Hubbard at Carnegie Hall, '72
Jul 4, 1972
The great trumpeter was at the peak of his powers in this set which has him stretching on the Stylistics' "People Make the World Go Round."
Ramsey Lewis' Smooth 'n' Funky Jazz
Jul 3, 1975
Hear the keyboardist-composer's soothing version of "Betcha By Golly Wow" and his popular "Sun Goddess" in this uncut Carnegie Hall concert from '75.
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