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).