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