Monday, December 28, 2015

The Bad Plus - Science Fiction



Composed by Ornette Coleman. Recorded September 12, 2015 at Festival Jazz La Villette in Paris, France, featuring Ethan Iverson (piano), Reid Anderson (bass), Dave King (drums), Tim Berne (alto sax), Sam Newsome (soprano sax), and Ron Miles (trumpet).

The Bad Plus official site
Ornette Coleman official site

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Mahavishnu Orchestra - Live in Antibes



Recorded July 29, 1974 in Antibes, France, featuring John McLaughlin (guitar), Jean Luc Ponty, Steve Kindler, Carol Shive (violins), Gayle Moran (keyboards, vocals), Narada Michael Walden (drums), Ralphe Armstrong (bass), Marsha Westbrook (alto sax), Phillip Hirsch (cello), Bob Knapp (flute, percussion), and Steve Franckevich (trumpet).

John McLaughlin official site

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Maceo Parker - Live at Jazz a Vienne



Featuring Maceo Parker (alto sax, vocals), Greg Boyer (trombone, backing vocals), Bruno "Tattaglia" Speight (guitar), Will Boulware (keyboards), Rodney “Skeet” Curtis (bass), Dennis Chambers (drums), and Martha High & Darlene Parker (vocals).

Maceo Parker official site

Friday, December 18, 2015

Mandrill - "Mango Meat"



Recorded in 2002 at the Montreux Jazz Festival, featuring Rick Wilson (tenor sax, percussion, vocals), Carlos Wilson (trombone, flute, percussion, vocals), Louis Wilson (trumpet, percussion, vocals), Wilfredo Wilson (percussion, vocals, bass), Arlen Schierbaum (keyboards), Lou Castro (bass), Marc Rey (guitar), Keith Barry (baritone sax, flute, violin, harmonica), and Neftali Santiago (drums).

Mandrill official site

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Ambrose Akinmusire - "Regret (No More)"



Recorded July 14, 2012 at Soho Factory in Warsaw, Poland, featuring Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet) and Sam Harris (piano).

Ambrose Akinmusire official site

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Memphis Slim - Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival



Recorded in 1973, featuring Memphis Slim (piano, vocal), Mickey Baker (guitar), Benny Turner (bass), and Charles Meyers (drums).

Memphis Slim on Wikipedia

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Friday, December 11, 2015

Donald Byrd - "Blackbyrd"



Recorded July 5, 1973 at the Montreux Jazz Festival, featuring Donald Byrd (trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals), Fonce Mizell (trumpet, vocals), Allan Barnes (tenor sax, flute), Nathan Davis (tenor sax, soprano sax), Kevin Toney (electric piano), Larry Mizell (synthesizer, vocals), Barney Perry (guitar), Henry Franklin (electric bass), Keith Killgo (drums), and Ray Armando (congas, percussion).

Donald Byrd on Wikipedia

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Teddy Wilson - "The Man I Love" & "But Not For Me"



Recorded October 7, 1985 at the New York Marriott Marquis, featuring Teddy Wilson (piano), Slam Stewart (bass), and Louis Bellson (drums).

Teddy Wilson on Wikipedia

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Dewey Redman Quartet - "The Very Thought of You"



Recorded in 2002 for the Chivas Jazz Festival at Directv Music Hall, São Paulo, Brazil, featuring Dewey Redman (tenor sax), Rita Marcottulli (piano), John Menegon (bass), and Matt Wilson (drums).

Dewey Redman on Wikipedia

Monday, December 07, 2015

Don Byron's New Gospel Quintet
- Live in New York City



Recorded for WBGO and NPR Music on June 12, 2013 at 92Y Tribeca in New York City, featuring Don Byron (tenor sax, clarinets), Carla Cook (vocals), Brad Jones (bass, vocals), Nat Adderley Jr. (piano), and Pheeroan akLaff (drums).

Don Byron official site

Sunday, December 06, 2015

The Band - "The Last Waltz"



Recorded November 25, 1976 at Winterland in San Francisco, CA, featuring Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, vocals), Robbie Robertson (guitar, piano, vocals), Rick Danko (bass, fiddle, vocals), Richard Manuel (piano, organ, drums, clavinet, dobro, vocals), and Garth Hudson (keyboards, soprano sax, violin).

With Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Muddy Waters, Paul Butterfield, Dr. John, Eric Clapton, Neal Young, Neil Diamond, and Bob Dylan; and Richard Cooper (trumpet, flugelhorn), James Gordon (flute, tenor sax, clarinet), Jerry Hey (trumpet, flugelhorn), Howard Johnson (tuba, baritone sax, flugelhorn, bass clarinet), Charlie Keagle (clarinet, flute, saxophone), and Tom Malone (trombone, euphonium, alto flute).



The Band official site

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Mose Allison - "My Brain"



Recorded July 3, 2010 at JazzHouse in Copenhagen, Denmark, featuring Mose Allison (vocals, piano), Roy Babbington (bass), and Mark Taylor (drums).

Mose Allison official site

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Snarky Puppy - "Lingus"



From the live DVD We Like It Here, featuring Michael League (bass); Shaun Martin, Bill Laurance and Cory Henry (keyboards); Justin Stanton, Mike Maher and Jay Jennings (trumpets); Chris Bullock and Bob Reynolds (saxophones); Mark Lettieri, Bob Lanzetti and Chris McQueen (guitars); Nate Werth (percussion); and Larnell Lewis (drums).

Snarky Puppy official site

Monday, November 30, 2015

Maria Schneider Orchestra - "Hang Gliding"



Recorded November 16, 2005 at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, featuring Steve Wilson, Charles Pillow, Rich Perry, Donny McCaslin, and Scott Robinson (saxophones, flutes, clarinets); Tony Kadleck, Greg Gisbert, Laurie Frink, and Ingrid Jensen (trumpets, fluegelhorns); Keith O'Quinn, Rock Ciccarone, Mark Patterson, and George Flynn (trombones); Ben Monder (guitar); Frank Kimbrough (piano); Jay Anderson (bass); Clarence Penn (drums); and Maria Schneider (composer, conductor).

Maria Schneider official site

Friday, November 27, 2015

Steve Reich & Musicians
- "Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ"



Recorded June 17, 1976 at the Holland Festival in the Koninklijk Theater Carré, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, featuring Steve Reich, Timothy Ferchen, David van Tieghem and James Preiss, marimbas; Glen Velez, metallophone; Ben Harms and Gary Schaal, glockenspiel; Jay Clayton, Janice Jarrett and Geordie Arnold, vocals; and Steve Chambers, Farfisa mini compact organ.

Steve Reich official site

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Art Ensemble Of Chicago & Cecil Taylor - Live in Paris



Recorded in 1984 at the Theatre Musical de Paris, featuring Roscoe Mitchell (saxophones, clarinets), Joseph Jarman (saxophones, clarinets), Lester Bowie (trumpet), Malachi Favors (bass), Famoudou Don Moye (drums, percussion), and Cecil Taylor (piano, percussion).

Art Ensemble of Chicago official site
Cecil Taylor on Wikipedia

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Jay McShann - "I'm Just a Lucky So and So"



Recorded in 1991 at the Bern Jazz Festival, featuring Jay McShann (piano), Plas Johnson (tenor sax), Milt Hinton (bass), and Clyde Lucas (drums).

Jay McShann on Wikipedia

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Sun Ra Arkestra - Live at Jazzfestival Konfrontationen



Recorded June 11, 2014 in Nickelsdorf, Austria, featuring Marshall Allen (flute, alto sax, EVI, vocals), Danny Ray Thompson (flute, baritone sax), Abshalom Ben Shlomo (clarinet, alto sax), Knoel Scott (alto sax, percussion, vocals), Charles Davis and James Stewart (tenor sax), David F. Gordon (trumpet, vocals), Cecil Brooks (trumpet), Vincent Chancey (French horn), Craig Harris and Dave Davis (trombone), George Burton and Owen "Fiddla" Brown (viola), Tara Middleton (viola, vocals), Kash Killion (cello, sarangi, bolong), Nina Bogomas (harp), David Hotep (guitar), Farid Baron (piano, synthesizer), Tyler Mitchell (bass), Wayne Anthony Smith Jr. (drums), Ron McBee and Elson Nascimento (percussion), and El Moondew and Chandra Washington (dancers, vocals).

Sun Ra Arkestra official site

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Mandrill - "Cohelo"



Recorded in 2002 at the Montreux Jazz Festival, featuring Rick Wilson (tenor sax, percussion, vocals), Carlos Wilson (trombone, flute, percussion, vocals), Louis Wilson (trumpet, percussion, vocals), Wilfredo Wilson (percussion, vocals, bass), Arlan Schierbaum (keyboards), Lou Castro (bass), Marc Rey (guitar), Keith Barry (baritone sax, flute, violin, harmonica), and Neftali Santiago (drums).

Mandrill official site

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Joe Henderson, Johnny Griffin & George.Adams - "Blues Up And Down"



Recorded in 1988 at the Mt. Fuji Jazz Festival, featuring Joe Henderson (tenor sax), Johnny Griffin (tenor sax), George Adams (tenor sax), Horace Parlan (piano), Peter Washington (bass), and Kenny Washington (drums).

George Adams on Wikipedia
Joe Henderson at the Hard Bop Homepage
Johnny Griffin tribute site

Monday, November 09, 2015

Willie "The Lion" Smith - Live at the Marquee Club



Recorded for the BBC program Jazz 625 on November, 7 1965 at the Marquee Club in London, featuring Willie "The Lion" Smith (piano), Brian Brocklehurst (bass), and Lennie Hastings (drums).

Willie "The Lion" Smith on Wikipedia

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Stevie Wonder - Live on Soul



Recorded in 1972 in New York City for the WNET TV program Soul, featuring Stevie Wonder (vocals, keyboards, harmonica), Scott Edwards Jr. (bass), Ollie E. Brown (drums), Ray Parker Jr. (guitar), Ralph Hammer (guitar), Steve Madaio (trumpet), Denny Morouse (saxophone), Keith Stevens (congas, percussion), and Shirley Brewer, Lani Groves & Delores Harvin (vocals).


Stevie Wonder official site

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Freddie Hubbard - Live in Paris



Recorded in 1973 for ORTF TV, featuring Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Junior Cook (tenor sax, flute), George Cables (electric piano), Kent Brinkley (bass), and Michael Carvin (drums).

Freddie Hubbard official site

Friday, November 06, 2015

Mose Allison - "Swingin' Machine"



Recorded in 1975 in Chicago for the PBS program Soundstage, featuring Mose Allison (vocals, piano), Jack Hannah (bass), and Jerry Granelli (drums).

Mose Allison official site

Thursday, November 05, 2015

James Carter - Live at the Newport Jazz Festival



Recorded August 16, 1996, featuring James Carter (alto sax, tenor sax, clarinet), Craig Taborn (piano), Jaribu Shahid (bass), Tani Tabbal (drums), and Javon Jackson (tenor sax).

James Carter official site

Monday, November 02, 2015

Snarky Puppy - "What About Me?"



From the live DVD We Like It Here, featuring Michael League (bass); Shaun Martin, Bill Laurance and Cory Henry (keyboards); Justin Stanton, Mike Maher and Jay Jennings (trumpets); Chris Bullock and Bob Reynolds (saxophones); Mark Lettieri, Bob Lanzetti and Chris McQueen (guitars); Nate Werth (percussion); and Larnell Lewis (drums).

Snarky Puppy official site

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Eddie Palmieri - "Picadillo"



Featuring Eddie Palmieri (piano), George Delgado (congas), Karen Joseph (flute), Doug Beavers Rovira (trombone), José Clausell (timbales), John Walsh (trumpet), Joe Santiago (bass), and Johnny "Dandy" Rodriguez (bongos).

Eddie Palmieri official site

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sonny Sharrock - "Peanut"



Recorded October 3, 1970 for the French TV program Jazz Session, featuring Sonny Sharrock (guitar), Linda Sharrock (vocals), Beb Guerin (bass) and Famoudou Don Moye (drums).

Sonny Sharrock on Wikipedia

Monday, October 26, 2015

Art Ensemble of Chicago - "Swim"





Recorded in 1993 in Bremen, Germany, featuring Roscoe Mitchell (saxophones, clarinets), Joseph Jarman (saxophones, clarinets), Lester Bowie (trumpet), Malachi Favors (bass), Famoudou Don Moye (drums, percussion), and the Deutschen Philharmonie of Bremen.

Art Ensemble of Chicago official site

Friday, October 23, 2015

Jay McShann Big Band
- Live in Paris: A Tribute to Charlie Parker



Recorded in 1989 at La Villette in Paris, France, featuring Jay McShann (piano, vocals) and the Jay McShann Big Band, with Benny Carter (alto sax), Phil Woods (alto sax), and Al Grey (trombone).

Jay McShann on Wikipedia

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Rolling Stones - "Can't You Hear Me Knocking"



Recorded in January 2003 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, featuring Mick Jagger (vocals), Keith Richards (guitar), Charlie Watts (drums), Ronnie Wood (guitar), Darryl Jones (bass), Chuck Leavell (piano), Lisa Fischer & Bernard Fowler (backing vocals), Blondie Chaplin (backing vocals, percussion), Bobby Keys (saxophone), Tim Ries (saxophone), and Kent Smith (trumpet).

Rolling Stones official site

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Sun Ra Centennial Dream Arkestra - Live at Estival Jazz Lugano



Recorded in 2014, featuring Marshall Allen (flute, alto sax, EVI, vocals), Danny Ray Thompson (flute, baritone sax), Abshalom Ben Shlomo (clarinet, alto sax), Knoel Scott (alto sax, percussion, vocals), Charles Davis and James Stewart (tenor sax), David F. Gordon (trumpet, vocals), Cecil Brooks (trumpet), Vincent Chancey (French horn), Craig Harris and Dave Davis (trombone), George Burton and Owen "Fiddla" Brown (viola), Tara Middleton (viola, vocals), Kash Killion (cello, sarangi, bolong), Nina Bogomas (harp), David Hotep (guitar), Farid Baron (piano, synthesizer), Tyler Mitchell (bass), Wayne Anthony Smith Jr. (drums), Ron McBee and Elson Nascimento (percussion), and El Moondew and Chandra Washington (dancers, vocals).

Sun Ra Arkestra official site

Monday, October 19, 2015

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Billy Preston & The Band - "Get Back"



Featuring Billy Preston (organ, vocals), Levon Helm (drums, vocals), Jim Weider (guitar), Rick Danko (bass, vocals), Randy Ciarlante (drums, vocals), and Garth Hudson (keyboards).

Billy Preston official site
The Band official site

Monday, October 12, 2015

John Scofield Trio - "Lawns"



Recorded October 21, 2014 at the Blue Note in Milano, Italy, featuring John Scofield (guitar), Steve Swallow (bass), and Bill Stewart (drums).

John Scofield official site

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Charles Tolliver - Live on Jazz Session



Recorded in 1971 for French TV, featuring Charles Tolliver (trumpet), Stanley Cowell (piano), Wayne Dockery (bass), and Alvin Queen (drums).

Charles Tolliver official site

Saturday, October 10, 2015

eighth blackbird - "Still Life with Avalanche"



Composed by Mizzy Mazzoli. Recorded June 2012, featuring Tim Munro (flutes), Michael J. Maccaferri (clarinets), Nicholas Photinos (cello), Yvonne Lam (violin, viola), Matthew Duvall (percussion), and Lisa Kaplan (piano)

eighth blackbird official site

Friday, October 09, 2015

George Adams Quartet - "Tennessee Waltz"



Recorded in 1991 at the Keystone Korner in Tokyo, featuring George Adams (tenor sax), Ray Gallon (piano), Santi DeBriano (bass), and Lewis Nash (drums).

George Adams on Wikipedia

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Diana Krall - "Walk On By"



Recorded in November, 2008 in Rio de Janeiro, featuring Diana Krall (piano, vocals), John Clayton (bass), Anthony Wilson (guitar), Jeff Hamilton (drums), Paulinho DaCosta (percussion), and the Rio De Janeiro Orchestra under direction of Ruria Duprat.

Diana Krall official site

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Freddie Hubbard - "I Remember Clifford"



Recorded in 1984, featuring Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Benny Golson (tenor sax), Curtis Fuller (trombone), Walter Bishop Jr. (piano), Buster Williams (bass), and Art Blakey (drums).

Freddie Hubbard official site

Monday, October 05, 2015

Les McCann - "Get Yourself Together"



Recorded in 1972 at the Montreux Jazz Festival, featuring Les McCann (piano, vocals), Jimmy Rowser (bass), Buck Clarke (congas, percussion), and Donald Dean (drums).

Les McCann official site

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Esperanza Spalding - "Afro Blue"



Recorded April 30, 2013 at the International Jazz Day Global Concert in Istanbul, Turkey, featuring Esperanza Spalding (vocals), Robert Glasper (keyboards), Ben Williams (bass), Terri Lyne Carrington (drums), and Dale Barlow (saxophones).

Esperanza Spalding official site

Friday, October 02, 2015

Snarky Puppy - "Jambone"



From the live DVD We Like It Here, featuring Michael League (bass); Shaun Martin, Bill Laurance and Cory Henry (keyboards); Justin Stanton, Mike Maher and Jay Jennings (trumpets); Chris Bullock and Bob Reynolds (saxophones); Mark Lettieri, Bob Lanzetti and Chris McQueen (guitars); Nate Werth (percussion); and Larnell Lewis (drums). 
 

Snarky Puppy official site

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society - "Induction Effect"



Recorded January 5, 2011 at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, featuring Darcy James Argue (composer, conductor); David DeJesus, Rob Wilkerson, Sam Sadigursky, Mark Small, and Josh Sinton (winds); Seneca Black, Tom Goehring, Matt Holman, Nadje Noordhuis, and David Smith (trumpets); Noah Bless, Tim Sessions, Kevin Moehringer, and Jennifer Wharton (trombones); Sebastian Noelle (guitar); Red Wierenga (keyboards); Matt Clohesy (bass); and Jon Wikan (drums).

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society official site

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Rashied Ali Quartet - "Leo"



Recorded in 1972 for the TV program The Jazz Set, featuring Rashied Ali (drums), Carlos Ward (alto sax), Dave Burrell (piano), and Norris "Sirone" Jones (bass).

Rashied Ali official site

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Art Ensemble Of Chicago - "Bedouin Village"



Recorded November 1, 1981 at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago, featuring Roscoe Mitchell (saxophones, clarinets), Joseph Jarman (saxophones, clarinets), Lester Bowie (trumpet), Malachi Favors (bass), and Famoudou Don Moye (drums, percussion).

Art Ensemble of Chicago official site

Friday, September 25, 2015

George Coleman Octet - "Conservation"



Recorded in 1981 at the Camden Jazz Festival in Camden, NJ, featuring George Coleman (tenor sax), Sal Nistico (tenor sax), Bobby Watson (alto sax), Mario Rivera (baritone sax), Dannie Moore (flugelhorn), Harold Mabern (piano), Clint Houston (bass), and Billy Higgins (drums).

George Coleman official site

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

Sun Ra Centennial Dream Arkestra
- Live at the North Sea Jazz Festival



Recorded July 12, 2014 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, featuring Marshall Allen (flute, alto sax, EVI, vocals), Danny Ray Thompson (flute, baritone sax), Abshalom Ben Shlomo (clarinet, alto sax), Knoel Scott (alto sax, percussion, vocals), Charles Davis and James Stewart (tenor sax), David F. Gordon (trumpet, vocals), Cecil Brooks (trumpet), Vincent Chancey (French horn), Craig Harris and Dave Davis (trombone), George Burton and Owen "Fiddla" Brown (viola), Tara Middleton (viola, vocals), Kash Killion (cello, sarangi, bolong), Nina Bogomas (harp), David Hotep (guitar), Farid Baron (piano, synthesizer), Tyler Mitchell (bass), Wayne Anthony Smith Jr. (drums), Ron McBee and Elson Nascimento (percussion), and El Moondew and Chandra Washington (dancers, vocals).

Sun Ra Arkestra official site

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Brian Auger's Oblivion Express - Live at Winterland



Recorded November 29, 1975 at Winterland in San Francisco, CA, featuring Brian Auger (organ, vocals), Jack Mills (guitar), Alex Ligertwood (vocals, guitar, percussion), Clive Chaman (bass), Lennox Laington (congas), and David Dowle (drums).

Brian Auger official site

Friday, September 18, 2015

T-Bone Walker - "Woman, You Must Be Crazy"
& "Goin' To Chicago Blues"



Recorded during a tour of Norman Granz' "Jazz at the Philharmonic" on November 30, 1966 at Poplar Town Hall in London, featuring T-Bone Walker (vocals, guitar), Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), Teddy Wilson (piano), Louis Bellson (drums), Clark Terry (trumpet), Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax), Zoot Sims (tenor sax), James Moody (alto sax), Benny Carter (alto sax), and Bob Cranshaw (bass).

T-Bone Walker on Wikipedia

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Billy Cobham - Live at the Rainbow Theater



Recorded July 13, 1974 at the Rainbow Theater in London for the British TV program The Old Grey Whistle Test, featuring Billy Cobham (drums), John Abercrombie (guitar), Michael Brecker (tenor sax), Randy Brecker (trumpet), Glen Ferris (trombone), Alex Blake (bass), and Milcho Leviev (keyboards).

Billy Cobham official site

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Herbie Mann - Live at the Newport Jazz Festival



Recorded in 1989 at the Newport Jazz Festival, featuring Herbie Mann (flute), Mark Copeland (piano), Romero Lubambo (guitar), Paul Sokoloff (bass), Ricky Sebastian (drums) and Café (percussion).

Herbie Mann fan page




Wednesday, September 09, 2015

George Adams/Don Pullen Quartet +1
- "Well You Needn't"



Recorded in 1988 at the Mt. Fuji Jazz Festival, featuring George Adams (tenor sax, vocals), Don Pullen (piano), Roswell Rudd (trombone), Cameron Brown (bass), and Lewis Nash (drums).

George Adams on Wikipedia
Don Pullen tribute site

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Diana Krall - "I Love Being Here With You"



Recorded in November, 2008 in Rio de Janeiro, featuring Diana Krall (piano, vocals), John Clayton (bass), Anthony Wilson (guitar), Jeff Hamilton (drums), Paulinho DaCosta (percussion), and the Rio De Janeiro Orchestra under direction of Ruria Duprat.

Diana Krall official site

Monday, September 07, 2015

Gene Harris, Ray Brown & Grady Tate
- "Take the A Train"



Recorded in 1985 at the Bern International Jazz Festival, featuring Gene Harris (piano), Ray Brown (bass), and Grady Tate (drums).

Gene Harris biography

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Les McCann Trio - Live at Shelly's Manne Hole





Recorded in 1970 at Shelly's Manne Hole in Los Angeles, featuring Les McCann (piano, vocals), Jimmy Rowser (bass), and Donald Dean (drums).

Les McCann official site

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Hank Jones - "Nica's Dream"



Recorded in 2008 at the Tokyo Jazz Festival, featuring Hank Jones (piano), George Mraz (bass), and Billy Kilson (drums).

Hank Jones official site

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society - "Phobos"



Recorded January 5, 2011 at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, featuring Darcy James Argue (composer, conductor); David DeJesus, Rob Wilkerson, Sam Sadigursky, Mark Small, and Josh Sinton (winds); Seneca Black, Tom Goehring, Matt Holman, Nadje Noordhuis, and David Smith (trumpets); Noah Bless, Tim Sessions, Kevin Moehringer, and Jennifer Wharton; Sebastian Noelle (guitar); Red Wierenga (keyboards); Matt Clohesy (bass); and Jon Wikan (drums).

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society official site

Friday, August 28, 2015

Jim Hall & Attila Zoller - "Blues In The Closet"



Recorded September 14, 1973 at the NDR Jazzworkshop in Hannover, Germany, featuring Jim Hall (guitar), Attila Zoller (guitar), Red Mitchell (bass), and Daniel Humair (drums).

Jim Hall official site

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Art Ensemble Of Chicago
- "Magic Sculptures Stripe the Air"





Recorded in 1993 in Bremen, Germany, featuring Roscoe Mitchell (saxophones, clarinets), Joseph Jarman (saxophones, clarinets), Lester Bowie (trumpet), Malachi Favors (bass), Famoudou Don Moye (drums, percussion), and the Deutschen Philharmonie of Bremen.

Art Ensemble of Chicago official site

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

George Coleman - "Blue Trane"



Recorded June 5, 2013 for Linda's Jazz Nights at An Beal Bocht Cafe in the Bronx, NYC, featuring George Coleman (tenor sax), Joe Farnsworth (drums), David Hazeltine (piano), John Webber (bass), Eric Alexander (tenor sax), and Peter Bernstein (guitar).


George Coleman official site

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Ginger Baker Trio - "Spiritual"



Recorded in November 1995 at the Deutsches Jazzfestival Frankfurt, featuring Ginger Baker (drums), Bill Frisell (guitar), and Charlie Haden (bass).

Ginger Baker official site

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Joey DeFrancesco - "One Hundred Ways"



Recorded in February, 2015 at BLUJazz+ in Akron, OH, featuring Joey DeFrancesco (organ), Jason Brown (drums), and Dan Wilson (guitar).

Joey DeFrancesco official site

Friday, August 21, 2015

Sun Ra Arkestra - Live at the Jazzaldia Festival





Recorded in July 1985 in Donostia, San Sebastián, Spain, featuring Sun Ra (piano, synthesizers, vocals), Ronnie Brown (trumpet), Tyrone Hill (trombone), Marshall Allen (alto sax, flute, oboe, percussion), John Gilmore (tenor sax, clarinet, timbales, vocals), Ronald Wilson (piccolo, tenor sax), Danny Ray Thompson (baritone sax, percussion), Eloe Omoe (alto sax, bass clarinet, contralto clarinet, percussion); James Jacson (bassoon, flute, Ancient Egyptian Infinity Drum), Bruce Edwards (electric guitar), Rollo Radford (bass), Tommy "Bugs" Hunter and Avreeayl Amen Ra (drums), and June Tyson (vocals).

Sun Ra Arkestra official site

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Humble Pie - "I Don't Need No Doctor"



Recorded in 1973, featuring Steve Marriott (guitar, vocals), Clem Clempson (guitar, vocals), Greg Ridley (bass, vocals), and Jerry Shirley (drums).

Humble Pie tribute site

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Derek Bailey & Evan Parker - Live in London



Recorded during the Incus Festival on April 22, 1985 at the Arts Theatre in London, featuring Derek Bailey (guitar) and Evan Parker (saxophones).

Derek Bailey on Wikipedia
Evan Parker official site

Monday, August 17, 2015

Steve Coleman and Five Elements - Live in France



Recorded April 1, 2005 at the Maison de la Culture in Amiens, France, featuring Steve Coleman (alto sax), Jen Shyu (vocals), Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Tim Albright (trombone), Reggie Washington (electric bass), and Tyshawn Sorey (drums).

Steve Coleman official site

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Steps Ahead - Live in Tokyo



Recorded in 1986, featuring Mike Mainieri (vibraphone, synthesizer), Michael Brecker (tenor sax, EWI), Mike Stern (guitar), Darryl Jones (bass), and Steve Smith (drums).

Steps Ahead official site

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Lonnie Liston Smith - "A Chance For Peace"



Recorded in 2014 at New Morning in Paris, France, featuring Lonnie Liston Smith (keyboards), Tabitha Pearson (vocals), Samit Elmehdaoui (guitar), Vernon Joel Prout (bass), and Lee Pearson (drums).

Lonnie Liston Smith official site

Monday, August 10, 2015

Can - "I Want More"



Recorded in 1976 for the TV program Top of the Pops, featuring Irmin Schmidt (keyboards), Jaki Liebezeit (drums), Michael Karoli (guitar), Holger Czukay (bass).

Can official site

Sunday, August 09, 2015

George Adams/Don Pullen Quartet - "City Gates"



Recorded in 1984 in San Remo, Italy, featuring George Adams (tenor sax, vocals), Don Pullen (piano), Cameron Brown (bass), and Dannie Richmond (drums).

George Adams on Wikipedia
Don Pullen tribute site

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Joni Mitchell - Shadows and Light



Recorded in September, 1979 at the Santa Barbara County Bowl, featuring Joni Mitchell (vocals, guitar), Pat Metheny (guitar), Jaco Pastorius (bass), Don Alias (drums, percussion), Lyle Mays (keyboards), Michael Brecker (tenor sax, soprano sax), and The Persuasions (backing vocals).

Joni Mitchell official site

Friday, August 07, 2015

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Chick Corea's Three Quartets Band
- Live in New York City



Recorded April 22, 2003 at the Blue Note in NYC, featuring Chick Corea (piano), Michael Brecker (tenor sax), Eddie Gomez (bass), and Steve Gadd (drums).

Chick Corea official site

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Greg Osby - Live at Birdland



Recorded September 27, 2014 for Bud Powell's 80th Birthday Celebration at Birdland in NYC, featuring Greg Osby (alto sax), Melissa Aldana (tenor sax), Dan Tepfer (piano), Lonnie Plaxico (bass), and Matt Wilson (drums).

Greg Osby official site

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Bennie Maupin Quartet - Live at the Roma Jazz Festival



Recorded in 2015, featuring Bennie Maupin (tenor sax, bass clarinet, flute), Michal Tokaj (piano), Michal Baranski (bass), and Lukasz Zyta (drums).

Bennie Maupin official site

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Eddie Palmieri - Live at Estival Jazz Lugano



Recorded July 5, 2013 at the Piazza della Riforma in Lugano, Switzerland, featuring Eddie Palmieri (keyboards), Louis Fouché (alto sax), Jonathan Powell (trumpet), Little Johnny Rivero (congas), Orlando Vega (bongos), Jose Claussell (timbales), and Luques Curtis (bass).

Eddie Palmieri official site

Friday, July 31, 2015

Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Hal Singer & Jay McShann
- Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival



Recorded July 1, 1974 at the Montreux Jazz Festival, featuring Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (alto sax, vocals), Hal Singer (tenor sax), Jay McShann (piano), Jo Wright (guitar), Jerome Rimson (bass), and Peter Van Hooke (drums).

Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson on Wikipedia
Hal Singer on Wikipedia
Jay McShann on Wikipedia

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society - "Obsidian Flow"



Recorded January 5, 2011 at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, featuring Darcy James Argue (composer, conductor); David DeJesus, Rob Wilkerson, Sam Sadigursky, Mark Small, and Josh Sinton (winds); Seneca Black, Tom Goehring, Matt Holman, Nadje Noordhuis, and David Smith (trumpets); Noah Bless, Tim Sessions, Kevin Moehringer, and Jennifer Wharton; Sebastian Noelle (guitar); Red Wierenga (keyboards); Matt Clohesy (bass); and Jon Wikan (drums).

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society official site

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Count Basie - Live in Stockholm



Recorded in October 1974 in Stockholm, Sweden, featuring Count Basie (piano); Freddie Green (guitar); Bill Davis (bass); Skeets Marsh (drums); Lyn Biviano, Pete Minger, Sonny Cohn, and Oliver Beener (trumpets); Al Grey, Mel Wanzo, and Lincoln Ross (trombones); Bill Hughes (bass trombone); Curtis Peagler (alto sax), Bobby Plater (alto sax, flute), Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis and Jimmy Forrest (tenor sax); and John Williams (baritone sax).

Count Basie Orchestra home page

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Art Ensemble Of Chicago - "We-Bop"



Recorded November 1, 1981 at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago, featuring Roscoe Mitchell (saxophones, clarinets), Joseph Jarman (saxophones, clarinets), Lester Bowie (trumpet), Malachi Favors (bass), and Famoudou Don Moye (drums, percussion).

Art Ensemble of Chicago official site

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Billy Bang & Roy Campbell - Live at Jazztage Leverkusen



Recorded November 1, 1986 in Leverkusen, Germany, featuring Roy Campbell (trumpet, percussion), Billy Bang (violin), Oscar Sanders (guitar), William Parker (bass), and Zen Matsuura (drums).

Roy Campbell on Wikipedia
Billy Bang on Wikipedia

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Ginger Baker's Jazz Confusion - "Aiko Biaye"



Recorded at September 20, 2013 at the Stratford Circus in London, featuring Ginger Baker (drums), Pee Wee Ellis (tenor sax), Abbas Dodoo (percussion), and Mike Mondesir (bass).

Ginger Baker official site

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Lester Young & Bill Harris - "Pennies From Heaven"



Recorded in 1950 in New York City for the Norman Granz documentary Improvisation, featuring Lester Young (tenor sax), Bill Harris (trombone), Hank Jones (piano), Ray Brown (bass), and Buddy Rich (drums).

Lester Young biography

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Sun Ra Arkestra - "Angels And Demons At Play"



Recorded in June 2014 for BBC Jazz on 3, featuring Marshall Allen (flute, alto saxophone, EVI, vocals), Danny Ray Thompson (flute, baritone sax), Knoel Scott (alto sax, percussion, vocals), Charles Davis (tenor sax), Shabaka Hutchings (tenor sax, bass clarinet), Cecil Brooks (trumpet), Vincent Chancey (French horn), Dave Davis (trombone), Tara Middleton (viola, vocals), David Hotep (guitar), Farid Baron (piano, synthesizer), Tyler Mitchell (bass), Wayne Anthony Smith Jr. (drums), and Stanley Morgan & Elson Nascimento (percussion).

Sun Ra Arkestra official site

Monday, July 20, 2015

Professor Longhair - Live at the Nice Jazz Festival



Recorded in July 1978 in Nice, France, featuring Professor Longhair (piano, vocals), George Porter (bass), Earl Gordon (drums), Will Harvey (guitar), Andy Kaslow (saxophone), and Lon Price (saxophone).

Professor Longhair on Wikipedia

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Wayne Shorter Quartet - "On Green Dolphin Street''



Recorded in 1966 at the Molde Jazz Festival in Molde, Norway, featuring Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Lars Sjoesten (piano), Roman Dylag (bass), and Rune Carlsson (drums).

Wayne Shorter official site

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Alphonse Mouzon - "Virtue"



Recorded in 1976 at Jazz Zur Nacht in Berlin, Germany, featuring Alphonse Mouzon (drums), Gary Bartz (alto sax), Stu Goldberg (keyboards), and Welton Gite (bass).

Alphonse Mouzon official site

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Duke Ellington
- "The Shepherd (Who Watches Over The Night Flock)"



Recorded for Norman Granz' documentary Improvisation on July 27, 1966 at Fondation Maeght, St.Paul de Vence, France, featuring Duke Ellington (piano), John Lamb (bass), and Sam Woodyard (drums).

Duke Ellington official site

Monday, July 13, 2015

Miles Davis & Carlos Santana - "Burn"



Recorded June 15, 1986 at the Amnesty International concert at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, featuring Miles Davis (trumpet, keyboards), Carlos Santana (guitar), Bob Berg (tenor sax), Adam Holzman (keyboards), Robert Irving III (keyboards), Robben Ford (guitar), Felton Crews (electric bass), Vincent Wilburn (drums), and Steve Thornton (percussion).

Miles Davis official site

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Steps Ahead - Live in Copenhagen



Recorded in 1983 at the Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen, Denmark, featuring Mike Mainieri (vibraphone, synthesizer), Michael Brecker (tenor sax, EWI), Eliane Elias (keyboards), Eddie Gomez (bass), and Peter Erskine (drums).

Steps Ahead official site

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Lonnie Liston Smith - "Starlight and You"



Recorded in 2014 at New Morning in Paris, France, featuring Lonnie Liston Smith (keyboards), Tabitha Pearson (vocals), Samit Elmehdaoui (guitar), Vernon Joel Prout (bass), and Lee Pearson (drums).

Lonnie Liston Smith official site

Thursday, July 09, 2015

George Adams/Don Pullen Quartet
- "See How Good It Feels?"



Recorded February 9, 1988 at Cafe Central in Madrid, Spain, featuring George Adams (tenor sax, vocals), Don Pullen (piano), Cameron Brown (bass), and Dannie Richmond (drums).

George Adams biography
Don Pullen memorial site

Saturday, July 04, 2015

James "Blood" Ulmer & Sam Rivers Quartet
- Live in Germany



Recorded October 9, 1993 in Leverkusen, Germany, featuring James "Blood" Ulmer (guitar, vocals), Sam Rivers (tenor sax, flute), Kim Clarke (bass), and Aubrey Dayle (drums).

James "Blood" Ulmer official site
Sam Rivers official site

Friday, July 03, 2015

Carla Bley Trio - Live at the Jazz Lines Festival



Recorded in 2002 in München, Germany, featuring Carla Bley (piano), Andy Sheppard (tenor sax, soprano sax), and Steve Swallow (bass).

Carla Bley official site

Thursday, July 02, 2015