Jazz
  1. Jazz: Larry Coryell, Guitar Virtuoso Larry Coryell, Guitar Virtuoso Dec 28, 1977 Larry Coryell feels at home in a variety of different genres. Hear his classical style of jazz guitar at its best in this eclectic 1977 set.
  2. Jazz: MJQ Goes Skating in Central Park MJQ Goes Skating in Central Park Jul 3, 1973 Modern Jazz Quartet performs John Lewis' "Skating in Central Park" in this 1973 concert at the Wollman Rink, where folks are currently skating in Central Park.
  3. Jazz: Count Basie Orchestra in the Groove Count Basie Orchestra in the Groove Jul 3, 1973 Singers Helen Humes and Joe Williams join the Cadillac of big bands in this swinging performance at Carnegie Hall from 1973.
  4. Jazz: Early Spyro Gyra Early Spyro Gyra Sep 9, 1978 This short set recorded at the Bottom Line in '78 captures Spyro Gyra right before their commercial breakthrough, Morning Dance.
  5. Jazz: New Release: Brecker Brothers in '76 New Release: Brecker Brothers in '76 With Michael on tenor sax and Randy on trumpet, the brothers unleash their innovative brand of funk-fusion at this smoking City Center concert.
  6. Jazz: Uncut: Mose Allison Trio, 1975 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'."
  7. Jazz: Dave Brubeck Quartet, Newport Jazz 1960 Dave Brubeck Quartet, Newport Jazz 1960 Jun 30, 1960 Today in jazz history, the Dave Brubeck Quartet recorded the hugely influential Time Out in 1959. They played Newport the following year.
  8. Jazz: Randy Weston Plays Central Park Randy Weston Plays Central Park Jul 7, 1973 The pianist-composer leads his 18-piece all-star band on the expansive "African Cookbook" and his popular "Hi-Fly" in this '73 set.
  9. Jazz: Oscar Peterson Trio at Newport '59 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.
  10. Jazz: Joshua Redman Meets the Bad Plus Joshua Redman Meets the Bad Plus Saxophonist and piano trio, who join forces on their upcoming recording and world tour, perform separately at the Newport festival.
  11. Jazz: Independence Day '96 With Pres Hall Independence Day '96 With Pres Hall Jul 4, 1996 Watch Preservation Hall Jazz Band, featuring 87-year-old Narvin Kimball's lefty banjo lines & vocals, transport the crowd with "Georgia On My Mind."
  12. Jazz: Uncut: John Handy Sax Summit Uncut: John Handy Sax Summit Apr 18, 1983 The Bird-inspired alto player is joined on stage by fellow saxophonists Charles McPherson and Jules Broussard in this swinging set from 1983.
  13. Jazz: New Release: A Swingin' Sax Summit New Release: A Swingin' Sax Summit Aug 17, 1981 Tenor saxophonists Scott Hamilton, Buddy Tate and Al Cohn join together for a swinging session in this 1977 Great American Music Hall concert.
  14. Jazz: Uncut: Sonny Rollins' Sax Excursions Uncut: Sonny Rollins' Sax Excursions Jun 20, 1975 The tenor titan quotes from seven popular tunes in his unaccompanied intro to "St. Thomas" in this '75 set. Can you name them?
  15. Jazz: New Release: Art Ensemble of Chicago, '76 New Release: Art Ensemble of Chicago, '76 The members of this audacious and theatrical avant garde ensemble create freewheeling improvs in this Great American Music Hall concert.
  16. Jazz: Just Added: Larry Coryell at the Hedges, '73 Just Added: Larry Coryell at the Hedges, '73 Mar 13, 1973 The godfather of fusion guitar showcases searing six-string work on tunes from Offering and The Real Great Escape with his group Foreplay.
  17. Jazz: The Guitar Mastery of Jim Hall & Tal Farlow 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.
  18. Jazz: George Shearing's Solo Brilliance George Shearing's Solo Brilliance Jul 7, 1973 The London-born classically trained pianist was part of a solo program at Carnegie Hall in 1973 that included Bill Evans, Earl Hines and Eubie Blake.
  19. Jazz: Miles in the Bahamas, 1970 Miles in the Bahamas, 1970 Aug 2, 1970 The iconic trumpeter showcases his edgy two-keyboard electric band, featuring Chick Corea and Keith Jarrett, at the CBS Records convention in Freeport.
  20. Jazz: Tal Farlow Poppin' and Burnin' Tal Farlow Poppin' and Burnin' Jul 6, 1968 The great guitarist burns his way through "Fascinating Rhythm," swings "Summertime" and romps through Horace Silver's "Preacher" in 1968.
  21. Jazz: Rahsaan Roland Kirk at Carnegie Hall, '75 Rahsaan Roland Kirk at Carnegie Hall, '75 Jul 4, 1975 The saxophonist performs John Coltrane's "Giant Steps" and a two-horn version of Duke Ellington's "Satin Doll" with his Vibration Society.
  22. Jazz: Stephane Grappelli's Elegant Touch Stephane Grappelli's Elegant Touch Mar 20, 1976 The legendary Parisian violinist leads the Diz Disley Trio on "Misty," "Honeysuckle Rose" and a Gershwin medley in this 1976 concert.
  23. Jazz: Video: Shirley Horn's Radiant Swing Video: Shirley Horn's Radiant Swing The elegant pianist-singer weaves her sultry spell on "Just in Time," "Soothe Me" and others from You Won't Forget Me at '92 Newport.
  24. Jazz: George Russell Sextet at Newport '64 George Russell Sextet at Newport '64 Jul 3, 1964 The composer-pianist leads an all-star ensemble featuring Thad Jones, Albert "Tootie" Heath and John Gilmore on "Stratosphunk" and others.
  25. Jazz: Video: Roy Hargrove at 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.
  26. Jazz: Video: Stephane Wrembel at Paste Studios Video: Stephane Wrembel at Paste Studios Apr 13, 2017 The guitarist conjures up jazz icon Django Reinhardt on the musette style waltz "Valse de Bamboula" and on Django's "Minor Blues."
  27. Jazz: Tito Puente & Machito Orchestra, '78 Tito Puente & Machito Orchestra, '78 Jun 24, 1978 The combined bands of the Puerto Rican salsa king and the Afro-Cuban pioneer perform a searing set at Newport Jazz Latino 1978.
  28. Jazz: Wynton Marsalis' Crescent City Christmas Wynton Marsalis' Crescent City Christmas Dec 22, 1989 The trumpeter leads the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra on swinging renditions of "Let It Snow," "Jingle Bells" and others in this '89 set.
  29. Jazz: Two Eras of the Brecker Brothers Two Eras of the Brecker Brothers Hear Michael and Randy Brecker lead their funk-fusion outfit on "Some Skunk Funk," "Sponge" and others in 1976 and "Song for Barry" in 1993.
  30. Jazz: The Evolution of Miles Davis The Evolution of Miles Davis The iconic trumpeter-composer and bandleader travels from bebop and standards to fusion in this playlist spanning concerts from 1955-1970.
  31. Jazz: Jean-Luc Ponty's Jazz-Rock Connection Jean-Luc Ponty's Jazz-Rock Connection Oct 21, 1978 The Flying Frenchman unleashes his fiddle chops with his fusion band on "Enigmatic Ocean Suite" and "New Country" in this '78 set.
  32. Jazz: Video: Spyro Gyra's 'Point of View' Video: Spyro Gyra's 'Point of View' The versatile crew, led by saxman Jay Beckenstein, shifts from swing to funk to smooth jazz in premiering their new album at Newport '89.
  33. Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald Woos Boston Ella Fitzgerald Woos Boston Feb 7, 1953 Ella Fitzgerald started her singing career in November of 1934 at the young age of 17. Hear her iconic voice tantalize Storyville in 1953.
  34. Jazz: Joe Williams' Big Baritone Voice Joe Williams' Big Baritone Voice The soulful singer performs ballads, blues and popular classics with the Count Basie and Thad Jones-Mel Lewis orchestras in this playlist.
  35. Jazz: Uncut: Sonny Stitt's Relentless Burn 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.
  36. Jazz: Paul Winter Consort at Amazingrace Paul Winter Consort at Amazingrace May 29, 1975 Ralph Towner, Colin Walcott, Paul McCandless, who would later form the band Oregon, join the saxophonist on "Icarus" and others in 1975..
  37. Jazz: Let There Be Drums! Let There Be Drums! Jul 7, 1973 The Gretsch drum company sponsored this 1973 showcase in Central Park featuring Elvin Jones, Mel Lewis, Freddie Waits and Papa Jo Jones.
  38. Jazz: Jazz Fusion Playlist Jazz Fusion Playlist Virtuosic performances, improvised jams, and complex compositions are all on display in this playlist featuring some of the best fusion the Vault has to offer.
  39. Jazz: Tito Puente's Infectious Salsa Tito Puente's Infectious Salsa 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.
  40. Jazz: Johnny Hartman's Sublime Ballads Johnny Hartman's Sublime Ballads Jul 1, 1975 The classy, silky-toned baritone singer delivers with rare soul on "Sophisticated Lady," "Lush Life" and "September Song" in this 1975 set.
  41. Jazz: Video: Wayne Shorter at Newport '01 Video: Wayne Shorter at Newport '01 The sax master debuts his probing new quartet featuring pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade.
  42. Jazz: The Chillest Jazz Playlist The Chillest Jazz Playlist Mellow out this evening with some of chillest jazz sounds from the Vault by Bill Evans, Pat Metheny, Stan Getz, Dave Brubeck and more.
  43. Jazz: Mose Allison: NEA Jazz Master 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.
  44. Jazz: Ruth Brown at the Apollo, '73 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."
  45. Jazz: Elegance Pianofied Playlist Elegance Pianofied Playlist This playlist of jazz piano greats features complete sets by Oscar Peterson, Ahmad Jamal, Bill Evans and Tommy Flanagan.
  46. Jazz: Video: Pat Metheny at Newport, '03 Video: Pat Metheny at Newport, '03 The adventurous plectrist plays his 42-string Pikasso guitar and performs with bassist Christian McBride and drummer Antonio Sanchez.
  47. 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.
  48. Jazz: Uncut: Woody Herman's Newport Reunion Uncut: Woody Herman's Newport Reunion Jul 3, 1972 The big bandleader leads his Thundering Herd through "Four Brothers" with guests Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn and Flip Phillips in 1972.
  49. Jazz: Dave Brubeck Meets Gerry Mulligan 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.
  50. Jazz: Remembering Charlie Parker Remembering Charlie Parker Hear various artists cover tunes associated with the jazz icon and hugely influential alto saxophonist, the late, great "Bird."
  51. Jazz: Stan Getz & Friends at Avery Fisher Hall Stan Getz & Friends at Avery Fisher Hall Jul 2, 1975 For this 1975 gala, Newport Jazz Fest impresario George Wein feted his friend Stan Getz to lead the long night of Jazz's finest.
  52. Jazz: Junior Mance Covers Al Green Junior Mance Covers Al Green Jul 3, 1973 Junior Mance opens his set with his upbeat version of Al Green's soulful 1972 #1 hit, "Let's Stay Together."

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