Sunday, January 31, 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Medeski, Martin & Wood - Live at Jazz a la Villette



Recorded September 11, 2011 during the Jazz a la Villette festival at Cite de la musique, Paris, featuring John Medeski (keyboards), Billy Martin (drums), and Chris Wood (bass).

Medeski Martin & Wood official site

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Howard McGhee - "Lover Man"



Recorded April 9, 1973 at the Theatre de Lys in New York City, featuring Howard McGhee (trumpet), Richard Davis (bass), Roy Haynes (drums), and Ted Dunbar (guitar).

Howard McGhee on Wikipedia

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Maceo Parker - "Gonna Have a Funky Good Time"



Recorded August 16, 1992 at the Newport Jazz Festival, featuring Maceo Parker (alto sax, vocals), Fred Wesley (trombone, vocals), and Pee Wee Ellis (tenor sax, vocals).

Maceo Parker official site

Sunday, January 24, 2016

John Lee Hooker & Ry Cooder - Live in California



Recorded October 10, 1992 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, featuring John Lee Hooker (guitar, vocals) and Ry Cooder (slide guitar).

John Lee Hooker official site
Ry Cooder tribute site

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Louis Jordan - "Ram-Bunk-Shush"



Recorded in 1966 for the TV program The!!! Beat, featuring Louis Jordan (alto sax), Napoleon Fuller (tenor sax), Leo Blevins (guitar), Kenny Edwards (organ), and Chris Columbo (drums).

Louis Jordan official site

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Eric Person & Meta-Four - Live at the Blue Note



Recorded November 2, 2015 at the Blue Note in New York City, featuring Eric Person (saxophones), Freddie Bryant (guitar), Adam Klipple (keyboards), Adam Armstrong (bass), and Shinnosuke "Shin" Takahashi (drums).

Eric Person official site

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Ambrose Akinmusire
- "Confessions To My Unborn Daughter"



Recorded at the Jazz Standard in New York CIty, featuring Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet), Walter Smith III (tenor sax), Fabian Almazan (piano), Harish Ragavan (bass), and Justin Brown (drums).

Ambrose Akinmusire official site

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Last Exit - Live in Frankfurt



Recorded in October 1986 at the Deutsches Jazzfestival in Frankfurt, Germany, featuring Sonny Sharrock (guitar), Peter Brötzmann (tenor sax, tenor clarinet), Bill Laswell (six-string bass), and Ronald Shannon Jackson (drums, voice).


Sonny Sharrock on Wikipedia
Peter Brötzmann official site
Bill Laswell official site
Ronald Shannon Jackson official site

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Donald Byrd - "Kwame"



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, January 13, 2016

Johnny Griffin - "Take My Hand"



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

Johnny Griffin tribute site

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Gerry Mulligan Quartet - "Open Country"



Recorded for the TV program Jazz Casual, featuring Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax), Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone), Gus Johnson (drums), and Wyatt Ruther (bass).

Gerry Mulligan official site

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Teddy Wilson Trio - "Honeysuckle Rose"



Recorded in 1963 at the Civic Opera House in Chicago for the TV special International Hour - American Jazz, featuring Teddy Wilson (piano), Jim Atlas (bass), and "Papa" Jo Jones (drums).

Teddy Wilson on Wikipedia

Friday, January 08, 2016

Dewey Redman Quartet - "Turn Over Baby"



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

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Matthew Shipp Trio - "Root Of Things"



Recorded on March 15, 2014 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY, featuring Matthew Shipp (piano), Michael Bisio (bass) and Whit Dickey (drums).

Matthew Shipp official site