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

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

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