Folk & Bluegrass
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.
Kenny Burrell at Great American Music Hall
Newport Jazz Festival New York | 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.
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.
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.
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.
Early Spyro Gyra
Sep 9, 1978
This short set recorded at the Bottom Line in '78 captures Spyro Gyra right before their commercial breakthrough,
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.
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'."
Dave Brubeck Quartet, Newport Jazz 1960
Jun 30, 1960
Today in jazz history, the Dave Brubeck Quartet recorded the hugely influential
in 1959. They played Newport the following year.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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?
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.
Just Added: Larry Coryell at the Hedges, '73
Mar 13, 1973
The godfather of fusion guitar showcases searing six-string work on tunes from
The Real Great Escape
with his group Foreplay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Elegance Pianofied Playlist
This playlist of jazz piano greats features complete sets by Oscar Peterson, Ahmad Jamal, Bill Evans and Tommy Flanagan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Remembering Charlie Parker
Hear various artists cover tunes associated with the jazz icon and hugely influential alto saxophonist, the late, great "Bird."
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.
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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