Saturday, February 28, 2015

Joni MItchell - "Rainy Night House"

Recorded April 22, 1974 at the New Victoria Theatre in London, England, featuring Joni Mitchell (vocals) with Tom Scott and the L.A. Express.

Joni Mitchell official site

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sing Me A Jazz Song

Recorded in 1975 for the TV program Soundstage, featuring Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, Eddie Jefferson, and Leon Thomas (vocals) with Von Freeman (tenor sax) and the Larry Vuckovich Trio. Concept and music supervision by Ben Sidran.

Jon Hendricks official site
Annie Ross official site
Eddie Jefferson on Wikipedia
Leon Thomas on Wikipedia

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet - "Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, 381 Days"

Recorded July 25, 2014 at the Heineken Jazzaldia Festival in San Sebasti√°n, Spain, featuring Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet), Vijay Iyer (keyboards), John Lindberg (bass) and Phreeroan Ak Laff (drums).

Wadada Leo Smith official site

Friday, February 20, 2015

Frank Morgan & Red Rodney
- Live at the Palais des Cannes

Recorded in 1989 in Cannes, France, featuring Frank Morgan (alto sax), Red Rodney (trumpet), Roy Haynes (drums), Rufus Reid (bass), and Monte Alexander (piano), with special guests Jon Hendricks (vocals) and Phil Woods (alto sax).

Frank Morgan tribute site
Red Rodney on Wikipedia

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

Gil Evans Orchestra - "London"

Recorded January 11, 1988 at Sweet Basil in NYC, featuring Gil Evans (electric piano); Miles Evans, Lew Soloff, and Shinzo Ono (trumpets); Alex Foster (tenor sax); Chris Hunter (alto sax), John Clark (French horn); Dave Taylor and Dave Bargeron (trombones); Tom "Bones" Malone (baritone sax, tuba); Gil Goldstein and Pete Levin (synthesizers); Hiram Bullock (guitar); Mark Egan (bass); and Danny Gottlieb (drums).

Gil Evans official site

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Freddie Hubbard - "Skydive"

Recorded November 2, 1985 at the Berlin Jazz Festival, featuring Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Kenny Garrett (alto sax, flute), Mark Templeton (piano), Ira Coleman (bass), and Carl Allen (drums).

Freddie Hubbard official site

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Robert Glasper and the Metropole Orkest
- Live at the North Sea Jazz Festival

Recorded in 2014, featuring Robert Glasper (piano, keyboards), Marc Colenburg (drums), Casey Benjamin (saxophone, vocoder), and Derrick Hodge (bass).

Robert Glasper official site

Monday, February 09, 2015

Johnny Griffin - "The Cat"

Recorded in 1992 at the Brecon Jazz Festival, featuring Johnny Griffin (tenor sax), Hervé Sellin (piano), Ricardo Del Fra (bass), and Charles Bellonzi (drums).

Johnny Griffin tribute site

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

The Band - Live in New Orleans

Recorded April 22, 1994 at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, featuring Levon Helm (drums, vocals), Jim Weider (guitar), Rick Danko (bass, vocals), Richard Bell (piano, vocals), Randy Ciarlante (drums, vocals), and Garth Hudson (keyboards).

The Band official site

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Joe Williams - "Come Back Baby"

Recorded in 1978 in Toronto for the TV program Peter Appleyard Presents, featuring Joe Williams (vocals) and Barney Kessel (guitar).

Joe Williams Wikipedia page

Monday, February 02, 2015

Dizzy Gillespie - "And Then She Stopped"

Recorded in 1965, featuring Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), James Moody (saxophones, flute), Kenny Barron (piano), Christopher White (bass), and Rudy Collins (drums).

Dizzy Gillespie official site