Folk & Bluegrass
Herb Ellis & Barney Kessel in Concert
Great American Music Hall | Jun 28, 1975
The two great guitarists burn through "Secret Love" and "Meet the Flintstones" in this superb set from the Great American Music Hall.
Brand X at the Bottom Line, 1978
Bottom Line | Oct 31, 1978
The powerhouse UK fusion band, featuring bassist Percy Jones and drummer Mike Clark, performs "Earth Dance" and "Nuclear Burn."
New Release: Clifford Brown-Max Roach, '55
New trumpet star and the legendary bebop drummer, born today in 1924, unveil their definitive bop quintet at the 1955 Newport Jazz Fest.
Miles at the Fillmore West, 1970
Apr 11, 1970
The heavyweight champion of jazz scores a knockout with a wide-ranging set of tunes from
Miles in the Sky
Dorothy Donegan's Two-Fisted Piano
This playlist showcases the pianist's fiery brilliance, stride chops and rococo stylings on medleys of standards and pop tunes.
Joe Turner Striding Along
Jul 4, 1973
The famed pianist takes the stage at Philharmonic Hall in '73 to let his fingers fly across a couple of great old tunes.
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.
Art Blakey Presents the Marsalis Brothers
Dec 21, 1981
The great drummer showcases young Branford and Wynton in this '81 Jazz Messengers set from Seventh Avenue South in New York.
Gerry Mulligan in Central Park, '73
Jun 29, 1973
The baritone sax ace leads his 19-piece Age of Steam on "K4 Pacific," "One to Ten in Ohio" and a beautiful rendition of "Waltzing Matilda."
Jazzed Up Playlist
Here's a mix of rock, soul and pop songs played by jazz artists in the Vault.
Jazz Salutes the Beatles
Hear Carmen McRae, Joe Pass, Lionel Hampton, George Benson, Joshua Redman and a host of other jazz artists interpret Fab Four favorites.
Video: Herbie Mann's Five Faces of Jazz
Oct 1, 1967
The popular flutist and world music pioneer hosts a group of international musicians at the 1967 Newport Jazz Festival.
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.
Medeski Martin & Wood at Newport, '05
Aug 13, 2005
The intrepid trio performs a savvy mash-up of Mingus' "Nostalgia in Times Square" and Sun Ra's "Angel Race" in this concert video.
The Forever Soulful Flack
Jul 8, 1972
Roberta Flack's voice is beautiful and unmistakable. She and the band are top notch in this show from '72. Be sure to listen to her version of "Suzanne."
Uncut: Tal Farlow's Comeback Concert
Jul 4, 1976
The late, great guitarist (born today in 1921) emerged from semi-retirement for this 1976 set with Jack Six, Hank Jones and Roy Haynes.
Benny Carter's Swing Machine
Jul 2, 1972
Hear the late alto saxophonist-arranger-bandleader and NEA Jazz Master front an all-star orchestra at Carnegie Hall in '72.
Buddy Rich at Newport, 1967
Jul 1, 1967
The great drummer leads his big band on the Beatles' "Norwegian Wood" and an epic "West Side Story" medley.
Ruth Brown at the Apollo
Jul 5, 1973
The "Queen of R&B"salutes Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday and covers her 1950 hit "Teardrops From My Eyes."
Billy Cobham-George Duke Band in NYC
Jun 26, 1976
The drummer and keyboardist are joined by guitarist John Scofield and bassist Alphonso Johnson on "Red Baron" and other fusion anthems.
Bill Evans Trio at Great American Music Hall
Mar 12, 1975
With his gorgeously impressionistic melodies, luminous improvisations and delicate swing, Bill Evans will place you under his spell during this 1975 set.
Video: Fourplay's Smooth Grooves
Aug 12, 2000
Pianist Bob James joins with guitarist Larry Carlton, bassist Nathan East and drummer Harvey Mason at the 2000 Newport Jazz Festival.
Video: Savion Glover's Tap Magic
The phenomenal, highly syncopated tap dancer/percussionist struts his stuff with a quartet at the 2006 Newport Jazz Festival.
Harry Connick Jr. Charms Dallas
Sep 29, 1990
The musician, actor,
judge and talk show host croons "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" and "I Could Write a Book" in 1990.
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.
Video: Herbie Mann at Newport '89
Aug 19, 1989
The late flutist-composer and world music pioneer performs a reggae remake of his 1962 signature song "Comin' Home Baby" with his sextet.
Gary Burton With Stan Getz at Newport
Jul 3, 1964
Tonight at Tanglewood, Gary Burton performs with Chick Corea. Hear Burton as a 21-year-old sensation with Stan Getz at '64 Newport.
Stanley Clarke & Chick Corea Reunion
Sep 2, 1973
Longtime colleagues renew their 40-year musical relationship tonight at New York's Blue Note nightclub. Hear them with Return to Forever in 1973.
Video: Miles Davis Premieres 'Tutu'
Jun 15, 1986
The legendary trumpeter leads a powerhouse band including saxophonist Bob Berg and guitarist Robben Ford in this 1986 set.
Gary Burton Quartet - Newport Jazz, 1967
Jul 1, 1967
Here's the groundbreaking fusion group, featuring Larry Coryell on guitar, just months after the seminal
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.
Video: An All-Star Salute to Satchmo
Aug 17, 1990
Wynton Marsalis hosts this 1990 tribute to the great Louis Armstrong featuring guest trumpeters Doc Cheatham, Jon Faddis and Ruby Braff.
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?
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.
Uncut: Hampton Hawes Trio, 1979
Sep 28, 1974
The adventurous West Coast pianist stretches in this Great American Music Hall concert with drummer Kenneth "Spider Webb" Rice and bassist Carole Kaye.
The Incomparable Ella Fitzgerald
The First Lady of Song sings "Mean to Me" at Storyville in 1953 and "Satin Doll," "Angel Eyes" and "Mack the Knife" at Carnegie Hall in 1978.
Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock in Concert
Mar 8, 1978
As the two jazz piano masters prepare for a rare duo performance at Carnegie Hall in April, hear them on their first duo tour in 1978.
Herbie Hancock Shows Off His New Sound
Jun 30, 1974
As part of 1974 Newport Jazz Festival's piano extravaganza in Carnegie Hall, Herbie Hancock brought along a few of his "toys" to augment his set.
Count Basie's Newport Extravaganza
Jul 2, 1959
The iconic pianist-bandleader presents singers Joe Williams and new discoveries Lambert, Hendricks and Ross in this swinging '59 concert.
Duke Ellington's New Orleans Commission
Apr 25, 1970
The prolific composer and brilliant pianist-bandleader premieres "Blues for New Orleans" at the inaugural 1970 New Orleans Jazz Festival.
Pat Metheny's Fretboard Fantasia
The phenomenal guitarist performs solo and with his trio of bassist Christian McBride and drummer Antonio Sanchez at '03 Newport.
MJQ's Chamber-Like Delicacy
Jul 3, 1973
The Modern Jazz Quartet performs John Lewis' elegant waltz "Skating in Central Park" at Central Park's Wollman Skating Rink in this 1973 concert.
Video: McCoy Tyner Meets Michael Brecker
Aug 15, 1998
Jazz piano master and tenor sax titan reach some ecstatic heights on a modal romp through "Have You Met Miss Jones?" at Newport '98.
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.
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.
Phil Napoleon at the Jazz Band Ball
Jul 3, 1959
The old school trumpeter leads his Original Memphis Five on "Tin Roof Blues," "Black and Blue" and "That's A Plenty" at '59 Newport.
James Moody, Dizzy's Right Hand Man
The late saxophonist is featured with Dizzy Gillespie and in a surprise guest spot with Muddy Waters at Newport.
The Balladic Miles Davis
The trumpet legend showcases his beautiful tone on soothing vehicles like "I Fall in Love Too Easily" and "Stella By Starlight" in this playlist.
Pat Metheny's Early Triumph
Jul 26, 1982
The guitarist-composer, heard here with his group in 1982, began recording his Grammy-winning album
today in 1984.
Video: McCoy Tyner Meets Michael Brecker
Aug 15, 1998
The jazz piano giant performs material from his
album with the Trane-inspired tenor saxophonist at '98 Newport.
Video: Celebrating Satchmo
Jul 10, 1970
The Louis Armstrong House Museum in NYC is observing the 100th anniversary of his first gig at age 15. See him reminisce in this doc.
Willie 'The Lion' Smith at Hampton Jazzfest
Jun 27, 1968
The stride piano master and raconteur performs his ebullient theme "Relaxin'" and his autobiographical "Music on My Mind" in this '68 set.
Return To Forever in Lenox, 1973
Sep 2, 1973
The fusion juggernaut, featuring Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White and Bill Connors, plays tunes from
Hymn to the Seventh Galaxy
Clark Terry at Great American Music Hall, '76
Dec 3, 1976
The late trumpeter plays a lush "God Bless the Child," swings an Afro-Cuban "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and scats on "Mumbles."
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