Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Van Morrison - Live in Dublin

Recorded in 1979, featuring Van Morrison (vocals, guitar), John Altham (saxophones), Herbie Armstrong (guitar), Peter Bardens (keyboards), Mickey Feat (bass), Pat Kyle (saxophones), Toni Marcus (violin & vocals), Bobby Tench (guitar), Peter Van Hooke (drums), and Katie Kissoon & Anna Peacock (backing vocals).

Van Morrison official site

Monday, December 29, 2014

Roy Haynes Quartet - Live in Vienna

Recorded in 2013 at Porgy and Bess in Vienna, Austria, featuring Roy Haynes (drums), Jaleel Shaw (saxophones), Martin Bejerano (piano), and David Wong (bass).

Roy Haynes at Dreyfus Records

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

John Coltrane & Stan Getz - "Hackensack"

Recorded in 1960 in Germany, featuring John Coltrane (tenor sax), Stan Getz (tenor sax), Oscar Peterson (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), and Jimmy Cobb (drums).

John Coltrane official site
Stan Getz official site

Monday, December 22, 2014

Brian Auger Trinity with Savannah Grace
- Live at Rockpalast

Recorded in 2011 at the Rockpalast in Bonn, Germany, featuring Brian Auger (organ, electric piano), Savannah Grace Auger (lead vocals), Les King (bass), and Karma Auger (drums, vocals).

Brian Auger official site

Sunday, December 21, 2014

James Carter Organ Trio
- Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival

Recorded July 7, 2012, featuring James Carter (alto sax, tenor sax, flute), Gerard Gibbs (organ), and Leonard King (drums, vocal).

James Carter official site

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Roscoe Mitchell - "Angel City"

Recorded at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, featuring Roscoe Mitchell (saxophones, clarinets), James Fei (saxophones, clarinets), and William Winant (percussion, electronics).

Roscoe Mitchell biography

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Miles Davis - Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival

Recorded in 1986, featuring Miles Davis (trumpet, keyboards), Bob Berg (tenor sax), David Sanborn (alto sax), Adam Holzman (keyboards), Robert Irving III (keyboards), George Duke (keyboards), Robben Ford (guitar), Felton Crews (electric bass), Vincent Wilburn (drums), and Steve Thornton (percussion).

Miles Davis official site

Monday, December 08, 2014

On The Road with Duke Ellington

A documentary directed by Robert Drew, originally broadcast in 1967 on The Bell Telephone Hour, then updated and re-released after Ellington's death in 1974.

Duke Ellington official site

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Ellery Eskelin - "One Great Day"

Recorded 2001 in Barcelona, Spain, featuring Ellery Eskelin (saxophone), Jim Black (drums) and Andrea Parkins (accordion, sampler, keyboards).

Ellery Eskelin website

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Brecker Brothers Band - "Common Ground"

Recorded in 1992 at the Palau De La Musica, Barcelona, Spain, featuring Michael Brecker (tenor sax, EWI), Randy Brecker (trumpet), James Genus (bass), Mike Stern (guitar), Dennis Chambers (drums), and George Whitty (keyboards).

Randy Brecker official site
Michael Brecker official site