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 M√ľnchen, Germany, featuring Carla Bley (piano), Andy Sheppard (tenor sax, soprano sax), and Steve Swallow (bass).

Carla Bley official site

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Live in Paris



Recorded in 1970, featuring Rahsaan Roland Kirk (saxophones, flutes, manzello, stritch, whistles, etc.), Dick Griffin (trombone), Ron Burton (piano), Vernon Martin (bass), Jerome Cooper (drums), and Joe Texidor (percussion).

Rahsaan Roland Kirk fan site