Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Brian Auger's Oblivion Express - Live at Taverne De L'Olympia



Recorded for the TV program POP2 on October 23, 1971, featuring Brian Auger (organ), Jim Mullen (guitar, vocals), Barry Dean (bass), Robbie Macintosh (drums), and Alex Ligertwood (lead vocals).

Brian Auger official site

Monday, December 30, 2013

Stan Getz - The Final Concert Recording



Recorded in 1990 at Munich Philharmonic Hall, featuring Stan Getz (tenor sax), Kenny Barron (piano), Alex Blake (bass), Terri Lyne Carrington (drums), Eddie Del Barrio (synthesizer), and Frank Zottoli (synthesizer).

Stan Getz official site

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Dizzy Gillespie & Sonny Stitt - Jazz Icons



Recorded in 1958, featuring Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), Sonny Stitt (tenor saxophone), Lou Levy (piano), Ray Brown (bass), and Gus Johnson (drums).

Dizzy Gillespie official site

Friday, December 27, 2013

Frank Zappa at the Capitol Theatre



Recorded October 13, 1978 at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ, featuring Frank Zappa (guitar, vocals), Denny Walley (slide guitar, vocals), Ike Willis (guitar, vocals), Arthur Barrow (bass), Patrick O'Hearn (bass), Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), Tommy Mars (keyboards), Peter Wolf (keyboards), and Ed Mann (percussion).

Frank Zappa official site

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

Vandermark 5 - Live in Poland



Recorded in November 2005, featuring Ken Vandermark (saxophones, clarinets), Dave Rempis (saxophones), Fred Lonborg-Holm (cello), Kent Kessler (bass), and Tim Daisy (drums).

Ken Vandermark official site

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

James Brown - Live in Italy, 1971



Recorded in April, 1971 at the Palasport in Bologna, Italy for Italian TV, featuring James Brown (vocals, organ), Bobby Byrd (MC, vocals, organ), Darryl "Hasaan" Jamison (trumpet), Clayton "Chicken" Gunnells (trumpet), Fred Wesley (trombone), St. Clair Pinckney (tenor saxophone), Phelps "Catfish" Collins (lead guitar), Hearlon "Cheese" Martin (rhythm guitar), William "Bootsy" Collins (bass guitar), John "Jabo" Starks (drums), and Don Juan "Tiger" Martin (drums),

James Brown tribute site

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sun Ra Arkestra - "Interplanetary Music"



Recorded August 3, 2013 at the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco, featuring Marshall Allen (alto saxophone), Noel Scott (alto saxophone, vocals), James Stewart (tenor saxophone), Danny Ray Thompson (baritone saxophone, vocals), Cecil Brooks (trumpet),Dave Davis (trombone), Vincent Chancey (French horn), Kash Killion (cello), D. Hotep (guitar), Farid Abdul-Bari Barron (piano), Tyler Mitchell (bass), Elson Nascimento (percussion), and Craig Haynes (drums).

Sun Ra Arkestra official site

Monday, December 16, 2013

Pharoah Sanders - "Olé"





Recorded in 1999 in Warsaw, Poland, featuring Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax), William Henderson (piano), Jean-Paul Bourelly (guitar), Alex Blake (bass), and Trilok Gurtu (drums, percussion).

Pharoah Sanders official site

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Joe Pass - "Oleo"



Recorded October 24, 1992 at the Opernhaus in Kiel, Germany, featuring Joe Pass (guitar) and Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass).

Joe Pass tribute site

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Preservation Hall Jazz Band - "Basin Street Blues"



Recorded in 1971, featuring Kid Thomas (trumpet), Louis Nelson (trombone), Emanuel Paul (tenor sax), Albert Burbank (clarinet), Emanuel Sayles (banjo), Joseph Butler (bass, and Alonzo Stewart (drums).

Preservation Hall Jazz Band official site

Monday, December 09, 2013

King Crimson - Live at Studio Bremen



Recorded in 1973, featuring Robert Fripp (guitar, mellotron), Bill Bruford (drums), Jamie Muir (drums, percussion), David Cross (violin, mellotron), and John Wetton (bass).

Robert Fripp & King Crimson official site
King Crimson/Robert Fripp fan site

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Jaco Pastorius - Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival



Recorded in 1982, featuring Jaco Pastorius (bass), Randy Brecker (trumpet), Bob Mintzer (tenor sax, bass clarinet), Othello Molineaux (steel drums), Don Alias (congas), and Peter Erskine (drums).


Jaco Pastorius official site

Friday, December 06, 2013

Gentle Giant - Live in London



Recorded for the BBC Sight & Sound concert on January 5, 1978 at Golders Green Hippodrome, London, featuring Derek Shulman (vocals, saxophone, recorder, bass, percussion), Ray Shulman (bass, violin, acoustic guitar, recorder, trumpet, vocals, percussion), Gary Green (guitars, recorders, vocals, percussion), Kerry Minnear (keyboards, cello, vibes, recorder, vocals, percussion), and John Weathers (drums, vibes, tambour, vocals, percussion).

Gentle Giant home page

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Ronald Shannon Jackson and the Decoding Society
- "The Beast"



Recorded at the Rennes Jazz Festival in Paris, France, featuring Ronald Shannon Jackson (drums), Jef Lee Johnson (guitar), Ramon Posser (bass), Conrad Mathieu (bass) and Jack Desalyo (guitar).

Ronald Shannon Jackson official site

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Clark Terry's Big Bad Band - "Sheba"



Recorded in 1978, featuring Clark Terry (trumpet, flugelhorn); Greg Bobulinski, Willy Cook, Mike Vax, and Willy Singleton (trumpets); Sonny Costanzo, John Gordon, Dee-Dee Shirley, and Chuck Connors (trombones); Chris Woods, Charles Williams, Bill Saxton, Hermann Bell, and Charles Davis (saxophones); Hilton Ruiz (piano), Victor Sproles (bass), and Ed Soph (drums).

Clark Terry official site

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Tony Williams Lifetime - Live at Montreux Jazz Festival



Recorded in 1971, featuring Tony Williams (drums), Don Alias (conga), Warren Smith (percussion), Larry Young (organ), Ted Dunbar (guitar), and Junie Booth (bass).

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Friday, November 29, 2013

Randy Newman - "I Think It's Going To Rain Today"



Recorded in 1979 in Rotterdam, Netherlands, featuring Randy Newman (piano, vocals) and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.

Randy Newman official site

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Peter Brötzmann Quartet - Live in Warsaw, 1974



Recorded in October, 1974 at the Jazz Jamboree in Warsaw, Poland, featuring Peter Brötzmann (reeds), Alexander Von Schlippenbach (piano), Peter Kowald (bass), and Paul Lovens (drums).

Peter Brötzmann official site

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Frank Zappa - Live in Stockholm, 1973



Recorded August 21, 1973 in Stockholm, Sweden, featuring Frank Zappa (guitar, vocals), Tom Fowler (bass), Ralph Humphrey (drums), George Duke (keyboards), Ruth Underwood (percussion), Jean-Luc Ponty (violin), Ian Underwood (clarinets, alto sax), and Bruce Fowler (trombone).

Frank Zappa official site

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Vandermark 5 - Live at Europa Jazz du Mans



Recorded in 2004, featuring Ken Vandermark (saxophones, clarinets), Dave Rempis (saxophones), Jeb Bishop (trumpet), Kent Kessler (bass), and Tim Daisy (drums).

Ken Vandermark official site

Friday, November 22, 2013

Wayne Shorter Quartet - Live at Jazz à Vienne



Recorded in 2010 at the Jazz à Vienne Festival, featuring Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Danilo Perez (piano), John Patitucci (bass), and Brian Blade (drums).

Wayne Shorter official site

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sun Ra Arkestra - "Serenade for the Cosmos"



Recorded June 23, 2012 at the UNCOOL festival in Poschiavo, Switzerland, featuring Marshall Allen (kora) and Kash Killion (bolong).

Sun Ra Arkestra official site

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Pharoah Sanders - "Wonderful, Wonderful"



Recorded in 1998 at the Poznan Jazz Fair, Poland, featuring Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax), William Henderson (piano), Santi De Briano (bass) and Winard Harper (drums).

Pharoah Sanders official site

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Paul Motian Trio
- "It Should've Happened a Long Time Ago"



Recorded September 19, 2005 at the Village Vanguard in NYC, featuring Paul Motian (drums), Bill Frisell (guitar), and Joe Lovano (tenor saxophone).

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Clark Terry Quartet - "Mood Indigo"



Recorded April 7, 1985 at Club Montmartre in Copenhagen, Denmark, featuring Clark Terry (trumpet), Duke Jordan (piano), Jimmy Woode (bass) and Svend E. Norregaard (drums).

Clark Terry official site

Friday, November 01, 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Coleman Hawkins - On Tour in Brussels



Recorded in 1962, featuring Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax), Georges Arvanitas (piano), Mickey Baker (guitar), Jimmy Woode (bass), and Kansas Fields (drums).

Coleman Hawkins biography

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Cannonball Adderley Sextet - Live in Germany



Recorded in 1963, featuring Cannonball Adderley (alto sax), Nat Adderly (cornet), Yusef Lateef (tenor sax, flute), Joe Zawinul (piano), Sam Jones (bass), and Louis Hayes (drums).

Cannonball Adderley fan site

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Dizzy Gillespie - Live in Redondo Beach



Recorded in 1986, featuring Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet and vocals), Paquito D'Rivera (alto sax), Tom MacIntosh (trombone), Ed Sherry (guitar), Valerie Capers (piano), Michael Howell (electric bass), Ray Brown (bass), and Tom Campbell (drums).

Dizzy Gillespie official site

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Archie Shepp Quartet - "You Gotta Call Him"



Recorded in 2001 at the Internationale Jazzwoche Burghausen in Germany, featuring Archie Shepp (tenor sax, vocals), Amina Claudine Myers (piano, vocals), Ronnie Burrage (drums), and Wayne Dockery (bass).

Archie Shepp official site

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ronald Shannon Jackson and the Decoding Society
- "Howard Beach Memoirs"



Recorded July 7, 2012 at the Kessler Theater in Dallas, TX, featuring Ronald Shannon Jackson (drums), Melvin Gibbs (bass guitar), Gregg Prickett (guitar), John Wier (trumpet), and Leonard Hayward (violin).

Ronald Shannon Jackson official site

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Wayne Shorter Quartet - "Aung San Suu Kyi"



Recorded in 2003 at the Montreal Jazz Festival, featuring Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Danilo Perez (piano), John Patitucci (bass) and Brian Blade (drums).

Wayne Shorter official site

Monday, October 21, 2013

Herbie Hancock & the Headhunters - "Palm Grease"



Recorded in November 1974 in Bremen, Germany, featuring Herbie Hancock (keyboards), Bennie Maupin (soprano sax, flute & bass clarinet), Paul Jackson Jr. (bass), Bill Summers (percussion), and Mike Clark (drums).

Herbie Hancock official site

Saturday, October 19, 2013

David S. Ware Quartet - En Concert



Recorded in 2000 at Theatre de la Ville, Scene Nationale Poitier in Paris, France, featuring David S. Ware (tenor sax), Matthew Shipp (piano), William Parker (bass) and Guillermo Brown (drums).

David S Ware official site

Friday, October 18, 2013

Stevie Wonder & Kenny Burrell - "Stormy Monday"



Recorded in July 2011 at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood, CA, featuring Stevie Wonder (vocals), Kenny Burrell (guitar), Tivon Pennicot (tenor sax), Tom Ranier (piano), Trevor Ware (bass) and Clayton Cameron (drums).

Stevie Wonder official site
Kenny Burrell page at Classic Jazz Guitar.com

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sun Ra Arkestra - "Angels and Demons"



Recorded June 22, 2012 at the UNCOOL festival in Poschiavo, Switzerland, featuring Marshall Allen (alto sax, flute, electric valve instrument, keyboard, kora), Knoel Scott (alto sax, vocals, percussion), Absalom Ben Shlomo (alto sax, clarinet), Charles Davis (tenor sax), James Stewart (tenor sax), Danny Ray Thompson (baritone sax, flute), Michael Ray, Cecil Brooks, Fred Adams (trumpets), Vincent Chancey (French horn), Craig Harris, Dave Davis (trombones), David Hotep (guitar), Nina Bogamas (harp), Tara Middleton, Owen "Fiddla" Brown (violins), George Burton (viola), Kash Killion (cello, sarangi, bolong), Tyler Mitchell (bass), Craig Haynes (drums), Ron McBee, Elson Nasciamento (percussion).

Sun Ra Arkestra official site

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pharoah Sanders - Live at the Iowa City Jazz Festival



Recorded July 7, 2013 at the Iowa City Jazz Festival in IA, featuring Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax), William Henderson (piano), Dennis Carrol (bass) and George Fludas (drums).

Pharoah Sanders official site

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Live at the Montreux Jazz Fest



Recorded July 18, 1975 at the Montreux Jazz Festival, featuring Rahsaan Roland Kirk (saxophones, flutes, manzello, stritch, whistles, etc.), Hilton Ruiz (piano), Metathias Pearson (bass), Sonny Brown (drums), and Todd Barkan (percussion).

Rahsaan Roland Kirk fan site

Friday, October 11, 2013

Chucho Valdes & The Afro-Cuban Messengers
- Live at Jazz à Vienne



Recorded in 2010 at the Jazz a Vienne festival in Austria, featuring Chucho Valdez (piano), Carlos Manuel Miyares Hernandez (tenor sax), Reinaldo Melian Alvarez (trumpet), Lazaro Rivero Alarcon (bass), Yaroldy Abreu Robles (percussion, congas), Dreiser Durruthey Bombale (vocal, bata drums), Juan Carlos Castor Rojas (drums), and Mayra Caridad Valdes (vocals).

Chucho Valdes official site

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Paul Motian Trio - "Misterioso"



Recorded September 19, 2005 at the Village Vanguard in NYC, featuring Paul Motian (drums), Bill Frisell (guitar), and Joe Lovano (tenor saxophone).

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Oliver Lake Quintet - "Fire Waltz"



Featuring Oliver Lake (alto saxophone), Freddie Hendrix (trumpet), John Kordalewski (piano), Wes Brown (bass), and Yoron Israel (drums).

Oliver Lake official site

Monday, October 07, 2013

Mongo Santamaria - "Sofrito"



Featuring Mongo Santamaria (oongas), Ray Vega (trumpet), Bobby Porcelli (baritone sax), Mitch Frohman (flute), Johnny Almendra (timbales), Nengue Hernandez (guiro, bongos), Bernie Miñoso (bass), and Bob Quaranta (piano).

Mongo Santamaria at AllMusic.com

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Clark Terry's Big Bad Band - "Tee Pee Time"



Recorded in 1978, featuring Clark Terry (trumpet, flugelhorn); Greg Bobulinski, Willy Cook, Mike Vax, and Willy Singleton (trumpets); Sonny Costanzo, John Gordon, Dee-Dee Shirley, and Chuck Connors (trombones); Chris Woods, Charles Williams, Bill Saxton, Hermann Bell, and Charles Davis (saxophones); Hilton Ruiz (piano), Victor Sproles (bass), and Ed Soph (drums).

Clark Terry official site

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Marty Ehrlich's Rites Quartet - "Rites Rhythms"



Recorded in 2010 in Linz, Austria, featuring Marty Ehrlich (clarinets, saxophones), James Zollar (trumpet), Hank Roberts (cello), and Michael Sarin (drums).

Marty Ehrlich official site

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Jack DeJohnnette - "PM's A.M."



Recorded in 1988 at the Montreal Jazz Festival, featuring Jack DeJohnette (drums), Pat Metheny (guitar), Mick Goodrick (guitar), Greg Osby (alto sax), Lonnie Plaxico (bass), and Gary Thomas (tenor sax).

Jack DeJohnette official site

Monday, September 30, 2013

Stan Getz Quartet - Live in Stuttgart



Recorded at Jazz Gipfel 1989 in Stuttgart, Germany, featuring Stan Getz (tenor sax), Kenny Barron (piano), Yasuhito Mori (bass), and Ben Riley (drums).

Stan Getz official site
Kenny Barron official site

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Wayne Shorter Quartet - "Footprints"



Recorded in 2003 at the Montreal Jazz Festival, featuring Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Danilo Perez (piano), John Patitucci (bass) and Brian Blade (drums).

Wayne Shorter official site

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Traffic - Live at Santa Monica



Recorded in 1972, featuring Steve Winwood (keyboards, guitar, vocals), Chris Wood (saxophone, flute, keyboards), Jim Capaldi (percussion, vocals), David Hood (bass), Roger Hawkins (drums), and "Reebop" Kwaku Baah (congas).

Steve Winwood official site
Traffic fan site

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sun Ra Arkestra - "Egyptology"



Recorded June 22, 2012 at the UNCOOL festival in Poschiavo, Switzerland, featuring Marshall Allen (alto sax, flute, electric valve instrument, keyboard, kora), Knoel Scott (alto sax, vocals, percussion), Absalom Ben Shlomo (alto sax, clarinet), Charles Davis (tenor sax), James Stewart (tenor sax), Danny Ray Thompson (baritone sax, flute), Michael Ray, Cecil Brooks, Fred Adams (trumpets), Vincent Chancey (French horn), Craig Harris, Dave Davis (trombones), David Hotep (guitar), Nina Bogamas (harp), Tara Middleton, Owen "Fiddla" Brown (violins), George Burton (viola), Kash Killion (cello, sarangi, bolong), Tyler Mitchell (bass), Craig Haynes (drums), Ron McBee, Elson Nasciamento (percussion).

Sun Ra Arkestra official site

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Lester Bowie & From The Root To The Source - Live In Concert



Recorded in 1983, featuring Lester Bowie (trumpet), Fontella Bass (vocals, piano), Martha Bass (vocals), and David Peaston (organ, vocals).

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Herbie Hancock and Mwandishi - "Water Torture"



Recorded in 1972 for French TV, featuring Herbie Hancock (keyboards), Eddie Henderson (trumpet), Julian Priester (trombone), Bennie Maupin (soprano sax, flute & bass clarinet), Buster Williams (bass) and Billy Hart (drums).

Herbie Hancock official site

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Chucho Valdes & Archie Shepp Afro-Cuban Project
- Live at Jazz a Porquerolles



Recorded in 2011 at the Jazz a Porquerolles festival in France, featuring Chucho Valdez (piano), Archie Shepp (tenor sax), Carlos Manuel Miyares Hernandez (tenor sax), Reinaldo Melian Alvarez (trumpet), Lazaro Rivero Alarcon (bass), Yaroldy Abreu Robles (percussion, congas), Dreiser Durruthey Bombale (vocal, bata drums), and Juan Carlos Castor Rojas (drums).

Archie Shepp official site
Chucho Valdes official site

Monday, September 09, 2013

Paul Motian 5tet - "The Song Is You"



Recorded in 1995 at the Umbria Jazz Festival, featuring Paul Motian (drums), Bill Frisell (guitar), Joe Lovano (tenor saxophone), Lee Konitz (alto saxophone), and Marc Johnson (bass).

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Rahsaan Roland Kirk -
I, Eye, Aye: Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival 1972



Recorded at the 1972 Montreux Jazz Festival, featuring Rahsaan Roland Kirk (saxophones, flutes, manzello, stritch, whistles, etc.), Ron Burton (piano), Henry "Pete" Pearson (bass), Robert Shy (drums), and Joe Habad Texidor (percussion).

Rahsaan Roland Kirk fan site

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Saturday, September 07, 2013

Herbie Mann - "Doa a Quem Doer"



Recorded in 1991, featuring Herbie Mann (flute), Marc Cohen (keyboards), Paul Socolow (bass), Romero Lubambo (guitar), Ricky Sebastian (drums), and Café da Silva (percussion).

Herbie Mann fan page

Friday, September 06, 2013

Dr. Lonnie Smith - "Willow Weep For Me"



Recorded November 11, 2007 at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam, featuring Dr. Lonnie Smith (organ), Miguel Martinez (alto sax), Martien Oster (guitar) and Gijs Dijkhuizen (drums).

Dr. Lonnie Smith official site

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Friday, August 30, 2013

Stan Getz Quartet - "Captain Marvel"



Recorded at the 1972 Montreux Jazz Festival, featuring Stan Getz (tenor sax), Chet Baker (trumpet, vocals), Chick Corea (keyboards), Stanley Clarke (bass) and Tony Williams (drums).

Stan Getz official site

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Marty Ehrlich's Rites Quartet - "Frog Leg Logic"



Recorded in 2012 at the North Sea Jazz Festival, featuring Marty Ehrlich (clarinets, saxophones), James Zollar (trumpet), Hank Roberts (cello), and Michael Sarin (drums).


Marty Ehrlich official site