Sunday, October 26, 2014

Ginger Baker's Jazz Confusion - "Why"

Recorded in October 2013 at Iridium in NYC for the PBS series Front and Center, featuring Ginger Baker (drums), Pee Wee Ellis (tenor sax), Abbas Dodoo (percussion), and Alec Dankworth (bass).

Ginger Baker official site

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Stan Getz Quartet - "Windows"

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

Stan Getz official site

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Herbie Hancock Quartet
- Live at the Festival de Jazz De Vitoria-Gasteiz

Recorded July 14, 1985 at the Festival de Jazz De Vitoria-Gasteiz in Spain, featuring Herbie Hancock (piano), George Coleman (tenor sax), Ron Carter (bass), and Billy Higgins (drums).

Herbie Hancock official site

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Don Byas - "Indiana"

Recorded in 1958 in Cannes, France, featuring Don Byas (tenor sax), Lou Levy (piano), Rene Goldstein (bass), and J. C. Heard (drums).

Don Byas tribute site

Monday, October 20, 2014

Bobby Hutcherson - "Old Devil Moon"

Recorded in 2007 at the Jazz Baltica festival, featuring Bobby Hutcherson (vibes), Dwayne Burno (bass), Joe Gilman (piano), and Eddie Marshall (drums).

Bobby Hutcherson Facebook page

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Cassandra Wilson & David Murray Black Saint Quartet
- Live in Vienna

Recorded in 2007 at the Jazz a Vienne Festival, featuring Cassandra Wilson (vocals), David Murray (tenor sax, bass clarinet), Lafayette Gilchrist (piano), Jaribu Shahid (bass), and Mark Johnson (drums).

Cassandra Wilson official site
David Murray official site

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

eighth blackbird, Third Coast Percussion & Friends
- "Music For Eighteen Musicians"

Composed by Steve Reich. Recorded February 5, 2011 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, featuring
eighth blackbird: Tim Munro (piano and marimba), Michael J. Maccaferri (clarinets), Matt Albert (violin), Nicholas Photinos (cello), Matthew Duvall (percussion), and Lisa Kaplan (piano) 
and Third Coast Percussion:  Owen Clayton Condon, Robert Dillon, Peter Martin, and David Skidmore (percussion),
with Todd Meehan, Doug Perkins (percussion), Sunshine Simmons (clarinets), Adam Marks, Amy Briggs (pianos), Amy Conn, Kirsten Hedegaard and Susan Nelson (sopranos), and Nina Heebinck (mezzo soprano).

Steve Reich official site
eighth blackbird official site
Third Coast Percussion official site

Monday, October 13, 2014

Max Roach Quintet with Abbey Lincoln - "Driva Man"

Recorded in 1964 for Belgian TV, featuring Max Roach (drums), Clifford Jordan (tenor sax), Coleridge Perkinson (piano), Eddie Khan (bass), and Abbey Lincoln (vocals).

Max Roach Wikipedia page

Friday, October 10, 2014

Chris Potter Quartet - "Law Years"

Recorded November 2004 for TV Slovenia in Ljubljana, featuring Chris Potter (tenor sax), Kevin Hays (piano), Scott Colley (bass), and Bill Stewart (drums).

Chris Potter official site

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Ornette Coleman Trio - In Paris, 1966

Made in conjunction with the recording of the soundtrack to the Belgian film Who's Crazy, featuring Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin), David Izenzon (bass), and Charles Moffett (drums).

Ornette Coleman official site

Monday, October 06, 2014

Klaus Doldinger & Passport - "Ataraxia"

Recorded in 1980 at the Montreux Jazz Festival, featuring Klaus Doldinger (saxophones, keyboards), Kevin Mulligan (guitar), Hendrik Schaper (keyboards), Deiter Petereit (bass), and David Crigger (drums).

Klaus Doldinger & Passport official site

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Brecker Brothers Band - "Some Skunk Funk"

Recorded in 1980 at the North Sea Jazz Festival, featuring Michael Brecker (tenor sax, EWI), Randy Brecker (trumpet), Neal Jason (bass), Barry Finnerty (guitar), Richie Morales (drums), and Mark Cary (keyboards).

Randy Brecker official site
Michael Brecker official site

Friday, October 03, 2014

The Grandmothers of Invention - "20 Small Cigars"

Featuring Napoleon Murphy Brock (saxophone, flute, vocals), Don Preston (keyboards, vocals), Roy Estrada (bass), Miroslav Tadic (guitar), and Christopher Garcia (drums, percussion).

Grandmothers of Invention official site
Frank Zappa official site