Thursday, April 30, 2015

Joni Mitchell - "The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines"



From the "Shadows and Light" tour, recorded in September 1979 at the Santa Barbara County Bowl, featuring Joni Mitchell (vocals), Jaco Pastorius (bass), Don Alias (drums), and Michael Brecker (tenor sax).

Joni Mitchell official site

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Jaco Pastorius - "Dolphin Dance"



Recorded in 1985, featuring Jaco Pastorius (bass), John Davis (piano), Paul Musavizideh (guitar), Paco Sery (drums), and Azar Lawrence (tenor sax).

Jaco Pastorius official site

Monday, April 27, 2015

Stanley Cowell Quartet - Live at Zinc Bar



Recorded in 2014 at Zinc Bar in NYC, featuring Stanley Cowell (piano), Sunny Cowell (voice, strings), Steve Williams (drums), and Ton DiCaro (bass).

Stanley Cowell on Wikipedia

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Milford Graves Quartet - Live at Jazz Middelheim



Recorded in 1973 in Antwerp, Belgium for BRT (Belgian Radio and Television), featuring Milford Graves (drums, percussion), Joe Rigby (tenor sax), Hugh Glover (tenor sax, organ), and Art Williams (trumpet).

Milford Graves official site

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Art Ensemble Of Chicago - "New Orleans"



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

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

George Coleman - "Amsterdam After Dark"



Recorded for STV's The Jazz Series, hosted by Ronnie Scott, featuring George Coleman (tenor sax), Hilton Ruiz (piano), Herbie Lewis (bass), and Billy Higgins (drums).

George Coleman official site

Monday, April 20, 2015

Charles Mingus - Live in Berlin



Recorded November 5, 1972, featuring Charles Mingus (bass), Joe Gardner (trumpet), Hamiet Bluiett (baritone sax, clarinet), John Foster (piano), and Roy Brooks (drums).

Charles Mingus official site

Friday, April 17, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Mose Allison - "Your Molecular Structure"



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

Mose Allison official site

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Fabulous Thunderbirds - "Why Get Up"



Recorded November 27, 1986 in Austin, TX, featuring Kim Wilson (vocals), Jimmie Vaughan (guitar), Preston Hubbard (bass), Fran Christina (drums), and Junior Brantley (keyboards).

Fabulous Thunderbirds official site

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

Cecil Taylor Unit - Live in Italy



Recorded in 1983, featuring Cecil Taylor (piano, vocals), Jimmy Lyons (alto sax), William Parker (bass),
André Martinez (drums, percussion), Rashid Bakr (drums), and Brenda Bakr (vocals).


Cecil Taylor official site

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Sun Ra Arkestra - Live at the North Sea Jazz Festival



Recorded July 12, 2014 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands,  featuring Marshall Allen (flute, alto saxophone, EVI, vocals), Danny Ray Thompson (flute, baritone sax), Abshalom Ben Shlomo (clarinet, alto sax), Knoel Scott (alto sax, percussion, vocals), Charles Davis (tenor sax), James Stewart (tenor sax), David F. Gordon (trumpet, vocals), Cecile Brooks (trumpet), Vincent Chancey (French horn), Craig Harris & Dave Davis (trombones), George Burton &Owen "Flidla" Brown (violas), 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 & Elson Nascimento (percussion), and El Moondew & Chandra Washington (dancers).

Sun Ra Arkestra official site

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

John McLaughlin & Remember Shakti - Live in Vienna



Featuring John McLaughlin (guitar), U Srinivas (mandolin), Zakir Hussain (tabla), V Selvaganesh (ghatam), and S Mahadevan (vocals).

John McLaughlin official site

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Charles Lloyd Quartet - Live at Jazz Baltica



Recorded on June 10, 2000, featuring Charles Lloyd (saxophones, flute), John Abercrombie (guitar), Marc Johnson (bass) and Billy Hart (drums).

Charles Lloyd official site

Monday, April 06, 2015

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Dizzy Gillespie - "Tanga"



Recorded in 1982 at the Newport Jazz Festival-Madarao in Madarao, Japan featuring Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), Michael Howell (guitar), John Lee (bass), and Bernard Purdie (drums).

Dizzy Gillespie official site