Sunday, December 10, 2017

Marc Ribot Trio - "Fat Man Blues"



Recorded November 8, 2011 at the Festival D'Jazz de Nevers in Nevers, France, featuring Marc Ribot (guitar), Henry Grimes (bass), and Chad Taylor (drums).

Marc Ribot official site

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Dave Holland Trio - "Good Hope"



Recorded in 2016 at the Lotos Jazz Festival in Bielsko Biała, Poland, featuring Dave Holland (bass), Chris Potter (tenor sax), and Obed Calvaire (drums).

Dave Holland official site

Friday, December 08, 2017

Tenor Conclave - "Indiana"



Recorded October 13, 1958 at the Jazz Festival du Cannes in Cannes, France, featuring Don Byas, Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, Barney Wilen, and Guy Lafitte (tenor saxes), Martial Solal (piano), Arvell Shaw (bass), and J.C. Heard (drums).

Don Byas tribute site
Coleman Hawkins on Wikipedia
Stan Getz official site

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Kurt Elling - Live in Paris



Recorded in 2012 at the Festival Jazz de Saint Germain des Pres in Paris, France, featuring Kurt Elling (vocals), Laurence Hobgood (piano), Clark Sommers (bass), John McLean (guitar), and Quincy Davis (drums).

Kurt Elling official site

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Taylor Ho Bynum's PlusTet - 'Uncle, Another Tale"



Recorded March 2, 2017 at Roulette in Brooklyn, NY, featuring Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet, conductor, composer), Dave Ballou, Stephanie Richards, and Nate Wooley (trumpets), Vincent Chancey (French horn), Steve Swell (trombone), Bill Lowe (bass trombone, tuba), Jim Hobbs, Ingrid Laubrock, Matt Bauder, and Stuart Bogie (saxophones), Dana Jessen (bassoon), Jean Cook (violin), Tomeka Reid (cello), Andria Nicodemou (vibraphone), Adam Matlock (accordion), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Ken Filiano (bass), and Tomas Fujiwara (drums).

Taylor Ho Bynum official site

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Ahmad Jamal - "One"



Recorded in 2011 at the Jazz a Vienne festival in Vienne, France, featuring Ahmad Jamal (piano), James Cammack (bass), Manolo Badrena (percussion), and Herlin Riley (drums).

Ahmad Jamal official site

Friday, December 01, 2017

Bill Doggett - "Summertime"



Recorded in 1972 in France for the TV program Swinging Time, featuring Bill Doggett (organ), Billy Martin (tenor sax), Benny Goodwin (guitar), Walter MacMahon (bass), and Kenny Clayton (drums).

Bill Doggett Wikipedia page

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Free - Live at Granada Studios



Recorded in 1970 for the TV program Doing Their Thing, featuring Paul Rodgers (vocals), Paul Kossoff (guitar), Andy Fraser (bass), and Simon Kirke (drums).

Free official site
Paul Rodgers official site

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Dexter Gordon - Live on Jazz Session



Recorded at Studio 104 in Paris, France and broadcast on French TV on July 24, 1973, featuring Dexter Gordon (tenor sax), Georges Arvanitas (piano), Albi Cullaz (bass), and Daniel Humair (drums).

Dexter Gordon official site

Thursday, November 16, 2017

George Benson - Live in Belfast



Recorded May 28, 2000 at the Belfast Waterfront Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland, featuring George Benson (guitar, vocals), Joe Sample (keyboards), Stanley Banks (bass), Thomas Hall (keyboards), Michael O'Neill (guitar, vocals), Dennis Saucedo (percussion, vocals) Michael White (drums), and David William (piano, musical director), with the BBC Big Band and members of the Ulster Orchestra.

George Benson official site

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Rod Stewart & Faces - Live in London



Recorded in 1974 at Kilburn State Theatre in London, featuring Rod Stewart (vocals), Ron Wood (guitar/vocals), Tetsu Yamauchi (bass), Kenny Jones (drums), and Ian McLagan (keyboards).

The Faces official site

Friday, November 10, 2017

Marc Ribot's Spiritual Unity - Live In France



Recorded in 2005, featuring Marc Ribot (guitar), Roy Campbell, Jr. (trumpet), Henry Grimes (bass), Chad Taylor (drums), and Julie Dossavi (dance).

Marc Ribot official site

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Dave Holland Quintet - Live in Spain



Recorded July 20, 2007 at the Festival de Jazz in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, featuring Dave Holland (bass), Chris Potter (saxophones), Robin Eubanks (trombone), Steve Nelson (vibraphone), and Nate Smith (drums).

Dave Holland official site

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Kurt Elling - Live at the JazzTM Festival



Recorded in 2013 at the JazzTM Festival in Timișoara, Romania, featuring Kurt Elling (vocals), Laurence Hobgood (piano), Jeff Pedraz (bass), John McLean (guitar), and Bryan Carter (drums).

Kurt Elling official site

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Bill Doggett - "Honky-Tonk"



Recorded in 1972 in France for the TV program Swinging Time, featuring Bill Doggett (organ), Billy Martin (tenor sax), Benny Goodwin (guitar), Walter MacMahon (bass), and Kenny Clayton (drums).

Bill Doggett Wikipedia page

Monday, October 30, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Free - "Mr. Big"



Recorded in 1970 at the Isle of Wight Festival, featuring Paul Rodgers (vocals), Paul Kossoff (guitar), Andy Fraser (bass), and Simon Kirke (drums).

Free official site
Paul Rodgers official site

Monday, October 23, 2017

Bill Frisell - "Pipeline"



Recorded November 14, 2014 in Nevers, France, featuring Bill Frisell (guitar), Greg Leisz (guitar), Tony Scherr (bass), and Kenny Wollesen (drums).

Bill Frisell official site

Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Who - "My Generation"



Recorded in 1969 at the Woodstock Music & Art Fair in Bethel, NY, featuring Roger Daltrey (vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar, tambourine, vocals), John Entwistle (bass, vocals), and Keith Moon (drums, percussion, vocals).

The Who official site

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet - Live in France



Recorded May 5, 2004 at the Europa Jazz Festival in Le Mans, France, featuring Peter Brötzmann (saxophones, clarinets), Ken Vandermark (saxophones, clarinets), Joe McPhee (saxophones), Roland Ramanan (trumpet), Toshinori Kondo (trumpet), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello), Kent Kessler (bass), Michael Zerang (bass), Paul Nilssen-Love (drums).

Peter Brötzmann official site

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Dexter Gordon - Live in Portugal



Recorded in 1982 at Aula Magna in Lisboa, Portugal, featuring Dexter Gordon (tenor sax), Kirk Lightsey (piano), David Eubanks (bass), and Eddie Gladden (drums).

Dexter Gordon official site

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Can - "Dizzy Dizzy"



Recorded in 1977 for the German TV program Musik Extra 3, featuring Irmin Schmidt (keyboards), Jaki Liebezeit (drums), Michael Karoli (guitar), Holger Czukay (tape recorder, electronics), and Rosko Gee (bass).

Can official site

Monday, October 09, 2017

Dave Holland & Prism - "The Watcher"



Recorded October 15, 2013 in Hannover, Germany, featuring Dave Holland (bass), Craig Taborn (keyboards), Kevin Eubanks (guitar), and Eric Harland (drums).

Dave Holland official site

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Mary Halvorson Octet - "Old King Misfit (no. 57)"



Recorded January 7, 2017 at The New School in New York City, featuring Mary Halvorson (guitar), Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Jon Irabagon (alto saxophone), Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone), Jacob Garchik (trombone), Susan Alcorn (pedal steel guitar), Chris Lightcap (bass), and Ches Smith (drums).

Mary Halvorson official site

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Etta James - Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival



Recorded July 11, 1975 at Montreux Casino in Montreux, Switzerland, featuring Etta James (vocals), Brian Ray (guitar), Frank Abel (keyboards), John Paul Jones (bass), Doug Hammond (drums), Arthur Young (trumpet), Gene "Mighty Flea" Conners (trombone), Pony Poindexter (alto sax), Klaus Doldinger (tenor sax), and Howard Johnson (baritone sax, tuba).

Etta James on Wikipedia

Monday, October 02, 2017

Ahmad Jamal - Live in Germany



Recorded in 1999 at the Olympia in Paris, France, featuring Ahmad Jamal (piano), James Cammack (bass), and James Johnson (drums).

Ahmad Jamal official site

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Bill Doggett - "Quaker City"



Recorded in 1972 in France for the TV program Swinging Time, featuring Bill Doggett (organ), Billy Martin (tenor sax), Benny Goodwin (guitar), Walter MacMahon (bass), and Kenny Clayton (drums).

Bill Doggett Wikipedia page

Thursday, September 28, 2017

McCoy Tyner Trio with Gary Bartz & Bill Frisell
- Live in Stuttgart



Recorded July 24, 2009 at the Jazz Open Stuttgart festival in Stuttgart, Germany, featuring McCoy Tyner (piano), Gary Bartz (alto sax, soprano sax), Bill Frisell (guitar), Gerald Cannon (bass), and Eric Kamau Gravatt (drums).

McCoy Tyner official site

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Candy Dulfer - Live at Estival Jazz Lugano



Recorded July 10, 2015 at Piazza della Riforma, Switzerland, featuring Candy Dulfer (alto sax, vocals), Ulco Bed (guitar), Chance Howard (vocals, keyboards), Ruben "DJ Kikke" van Roon (drums, DJ), Manuel Hugas (bass), and Arjen Mooijer (keyboards).

Candy Dulfer official site

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

J Geils Band - Live in Oakland



Recorded March 22, 1980 at the Oakland Coliseum Arena in Oakland, CA, featuring Peter Wolf (vocals), J Geils (guitar), Seth Justman (keyboards, vocals), Danny Klein (bass), Stephen Jo Bladd (drums, vocals), and Richard "Magic Dick" Salwitz (harmonica, vocals).

JGeilsBand.net
Peter Wolf official site
Magic Dick official site

Monday, September 25, 2017

The Skeletons - "Play With My Heart"



Recorded in 1991 in Los Angeles, CA for the TV show Art Fein's Poker Party, featuring Lou Whitney (bass, lead vocals), D. Clinton "Donnie" Thompson (guitar), Joe Terry (keyboards, vocals), Kelly Brown (keyboards, vocals), Bobby Lloyd Hicks (drums).

Fan site for The Skeletons and The Morells
The Morells on Wikipedia

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Colosseum - "Rope Ladder To The Moon"



Recorded in 1994, featuring Jon Hiseman (drums), Mark Clarke (bass), Dave Greenslade (keyboards, vibes), Chris Farlowe (vocals), Dave Heckstall-Smith (tenor sax), and Clem Clempson (guitar).

Jon Hiseman official site
Dick Heckstall-Smith tribute site
Chris Farlowe official site

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Who - "Baba O'Riley"



Recorded in 1974, featuring Roger Daltrey (vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar, tambourine, vocals), John Entwistle (bass, vocals), and Keith Moon (drums, percussion, vocals).

The Who official site

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hamiet Bluiett, William Parker & Hamid Drake
- "Not A Police State"



Recorded January 15, 2016 in New York City, featuring Hamiet Bluiett (baritone sax, clarinet, flute, voice), William Parker (bass, doson gouni, shakuhachi), and Hamid Drake (drums, frame drum, voice).

Hamiet Bluiett on Wikipedia
William Parker official site
Hamid Drake on Wikipedia

Monday, September 18, 2017

Dexter Gordon - "It's You Or No One"



Recorded in 1979 at Carrousel Zaal in The Hague, The Netherlands, featuring Dexter Gordon (tenor sax), Kirk Lightsey (piano), Rufus Reid (bass), and Eddie Gladden (drums).

Dexter Gordon official site

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Can - "Moonshake"



Recorded in 1977 for the German TV program Musik Extra 3, featuring Irmin Schmidt (keyboards), Jaki Liebezeit (drums), Michael Karoli (guitar), Holger Czukay (tape recorder, electronics), and Rosko Gee (bass).

Can official site

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Free - "Fire and Water"



Recorded in 1970 for the German TV program Beat Club, featuring Paul Rodgers (vocals), Paul Kossoff (guitar), Andy Fraser (bass), and Simon Kirke (drums).

Free official site
Paul Rodgers official site

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Dave Holland & Prism - Live in Frankfurt



Recorded in 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany, featuring Dave Holland (bass), Craig Taborn (keyboards), Kevin Eubanks (guitar), and Eric Harland (drums).

Dave Holland official site

Friday, September 08, 2017

Pharoah Sanders - Live in Stuttgart



Recorded in 1995, featuring Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax), Mark Feldman (violin)m Jean-Paul Bourelly (guitar), Victor Bailey (bass), and Trilok Gurtu (drums).

Pharoah Sanders official site

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Tommy Flanagan Trio - Live in Austria



Recorded July 6, 1985 at the Blue Danube Jazz Summit in Hollabrunn, Austria, featuring Tommy Flanagan (piano), George Mraz (bass), and Art Taylor (drums).

Tommy Flanagan on Wikipedia

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Mary Halvorson Octet - "Away With You"



Recorded January 7, 2017 at The New School in New York City, featuring Mary Halvorson (guitar), Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Jon Irabagon (alto saxophone), Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone), Jacob Garchik (trombone), Susan Alcorn (pedal steel guitar), Chris Lightcap (bass), and Ches Smith (drums).

Mary Halvorson official site

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Ahmad Jamal - "Poinciana"



Recorded in 2012 at the Olympia in Paris, France, featuring Ahmad Jamal (piano), James Cammack (bass), Manolo Badrena (percussion), and Herlin Riley (drums).

Ahmad Jamal official site

Friday, September 01, 2017

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Hawkwind - "On The Right Stuff"



Recorded in 1984 at the Stonehenge Free Festival, featuring Huw Lloyd-Langton (guitar, vocals), Clive Deamer (drums), Harvey Bainbridge (keyboards), Nik Turner (saxophone, vocals), Alan Davey (bass, vocals) and Dave Brock (vocals, guitar, synthesizer).

Hawkwind official site

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Geri Allen and the Celebration Ensemble
- "Suite For Eric Dolphy"



Recorded in 1989 at Jazz Middleheim in Antwerp, Belgium, featuring Geri Allen (piano), Pheeroan Aklaff (drums), Eli Fountain (percussion), Oliver Lake (alto sax), Don Byron (tenor sax, bass clarinet), Graham Haynes (trumpet), Wallace Roney (trumpet), Dwight Andrews (bass flute), Gary Thomas (flute), Robin Eubanks (trombone), and Dwayne Dolphin (bass).

Geri Allen on Wikipedia

Friday, August 25, 2017

Freddie Hubbard Quintet - "Dolphin Dance"



Recorded October 25, 1985 at the Ancona Jazz Festival in Ancona, Italy, featuring Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Kenny Garrett (alto sax), Mark Templeton (piano), Ira Coleman (bass), and Carl Allen (drums).

Freddie Hubbard official site

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Les McCann Quartet - Live in San Diego



Recorded in 1992 for the KPBS-TV program Club Date, featuring Les McCann (piano, vocals), Richard Taylor (bass), Jeff Elliott (trumpet, keyboard), and Tony St. James (drums).

Les McCann official site

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Sam Rivers Quartet - "Beatrice"



Recorded in 1989, featuring Sam Rivers (tenor sax), Darryl Thompson (guitar), Rael Wesley Grant (bass), and Steve McRaven (drums).

Sam Rivers official site

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Who - Live at Tanglewood



Recorded July 7, 1970, featuring Roger Daltrey (vocals, harmonica, tambourine), Pete Townshend (guitar, vocals), John Entwistle (bass, vocals), and Keith Moon (drums, percussion, vocals).

The Who official site

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Oregon - Live at Jazzfestival VIersen



Recorded in 2009 in Viersen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, featuring Ralph Towner (guitar, piano), Paul McCandless (reeds, oboe), Glen Moore (bass), and Mark Walker (drums, percussion).

Oregon official site
Ralph Towner official site

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Maynard Ferguson & Big Bop Nouveau
- Live at Jazzwoche Burghausen



Recorded in 2001, featuring Maynard Ferguson, Patrick Hession, Paul Armstrong & Pete Ferguson (trumpets), Reggie Watkins (trombone), Jeff Rupert (tenor sax), Mike Dubaniewicz (alto sax), Jeff Lashway (piano), Brian Stahurski (bass), and Brian Wolfe (drums).

Maynard Ferguson official site

Friday, August 18, 2017

Dexter Gordon - "More Than You Know"



Recorded in 1979 at Carrousel Zaal in The Hague, The Netherlands, featuring Dexter Gordon (tenor sax), Kirk Lightsey (piano), Rufus Reid (bass), and Eddie Gladden (drums).

Dexter Gordon official site

Monday, August 14, 2017

The Headhunters - "Daffy's Dance"



Recorded May 9, 1975 at Winterland in San Francisco, CA, featuring Paul Jackson (bass, vocals), Bennie Maupin (tenor sax, vocals, percussion), Bill Summers (percussion), Mike Clark (drums), and DeWayne "Blackbyrd" McKnight (guitar, vocals).

The Headhunters on Wikipedia
Mike Clark official site
Paul Jackson official site
Bennie Maupin official site
DeWayne "Blackbyrd" McKnight official site

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Roscoe Mitchell – "Bells for the South Side"



Recorded in 2017 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, featuring Roscoe Mitchell (sopranino, soprano, alto and bass saxophones, flute, piccolo, bass recorder, percussion), James Fei (sopranino and alto saxophones, contra-alto clarinet, electronics), Hugh Ragin (trumpet, piccolo trumpet), Tyshawn Sorey (trombone, piano, drums, percussion), Craig Taborn (piano, organ, electronics), Jaribu Shahid (double bass, bass guitar, percussion), Tani Tabbal( drums, percussion), Kikanju Baku (drums, percussion), and William Winant (percussion, tubular bells, glockenspiel, vibraphone, marimba, roto toms, cymbals, bass drum, woodblocks, timpani).

Roscoe Mitchell on Wikipedia

Friday, August 11, 2017

Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra - Live in Münich



Recorded July 8, 1976 at the Domicile Jazzclub, in Münich, Germany, featuring Thad Jones, Al Porcino, Frank Gordon, Earl Gardnerm and Lynn Nicholson (trumpet, flugelhorn); Earl McIntyre, John Mosca, Clifford Adams, and Billy Campbell (trombone); Edward Xiques, Jerry Dodgion, Greg Herbert, Larry Schneider, and Pepper Adams (saxophone, clarinet, flute); Harold Danko (piano), Bob Bowman (bass), and Mel Lewis (drums).

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra official site
Thad Jones tribute site
Mel Lewis biography

Thursday, August 10, 2017

McCoy Tyner - Live at the Molde Jazz Festival



Recorded in 1975 in Molde, Norway,, featuring McCoy Tyner (piano), Azar Lawrence (tenor sax, soprano sax), Junie Booth (bass), Guilherme Franco (percussion), and Eccleston Wendell Wainwright (drums).

McCoy Tyner official site

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Anthony Braxton ZIM Sextet - Live at the Moers Festival



Recorded June 3, 2017 at the Moers Festival in Moers, Germany, featuring Anthony Braxton (alto sax, soprano sax, sopranino sax, clarinets), Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet, flugelhorn, trombones), Shelley Burgon (harp), Jacqueline Kerrod (harp), Tomeka Reid (cello), and Dan Peck (tuba).

Anthony Braxton official site

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Mary Halvorson Octet - "Inky Ribbons"



Recorded January 7, 2017 at The New School in New York City, featuring Mary Halvorson (guitar), Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Jon Irabagon (alto saxophone), Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone), Jacob Garchik (trombone), Susan Alcorn (pedal steel guitar), Chris Lightcap (bass), and Ches Smith (drums).

Mary Halvorson official site

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Ahmad Jamal & Yusef Lateef - "Trouble in Mind"



Recorded in October 2010 at the Olympia in Paris France, featuring Yusef Lateef (vocals), Ahmad Jamal (piano), James Cammack (bass), Manolo Badrena (percussion), and Herlin Riley (drums).

Yusef Lateef official site
Ahmad Jamal official site

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Barbara Dennerlein - "Organ Boogie"



Recorded in April 2015 at Altes Pfandhaus in Köln, Germany, featuring Barbara Dennerlein (organ) and Drori Mondlak (drums).

Barbara Dennerlein official site

Monday, July 31, 2017

Sonny Rollins - Live at Umbria Jazz Festival



Recorded July 18, 1996 in Perugia, Italy, featuring Sonny Rollins (tenor sax), Stephen Scott (piano), Clifton Anderson (trombone), Bob Cranshaw (bass), Victor See Yuen (percussion), and Harold Summey (drums).

Sonny Rollins official site

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Hawkwind - Live in Nottingham



Recorded in 1990, featuring Alan Davey (vocals, bass, synthesizer), Dave Brock (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Harvey Bainbridge (keyboards, vocals), Richard Chadwick (drums, percussion), and Simon House (violin), with Bridget Wishart (additional vocals), Julie Murray (dancer), and Kris Tait & Wango Riley (fire-eaters).

Hawkwind official site

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Freddie Hubbard Quintet - Live at the Berlin Jazz Festival



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

Freddie Hubbard official site

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sam Rivers Trio - Live in Atlanta



Recorded February 23, 2002 at the First Existentialist Congregation in Atlanta, GA, featuring Sam Rivers (tenor sax, soprano sax, flute, piano), Doug Matthews (bass, bass clarinet), and Anthony Cole (drums, saxophone, piano).

Sam Rivers official site

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Dexter Gordon - "Backstairs"



Recorded in 1979 at Carrousel Zaal in The Hague, The Netherlands, featuring Dexter Gordon (tenor sax), Kirk Lightsey (piano), Rufus Reid (bass), and Eddie Gladden (drums).

Dexter Gordon official site

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Tony Bennett - "The Way You Look Tonight"



Recorded December 31, 2008 for the TV program Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..., featuring Tony Bennett (vocals) and Bill Charlap (piano).

Tony Bennett official site

Friday, July 14, 2017

The Headhunters - "If You Got It, You'll Get It"



Recorded May 9, 1975 at Winterland in San Francisco, CA, featuring Paul Jackson (bass, vocals), Bennie Maupin (tenor sax, vocals, percussion), Bill Summers (percussion), Mike Clark (drums), and DeWayne "Blackbyrd" McKnight (guitar, vocals).

The Headhunters on Wikipedia
Mike Clark official site
Paul Jackson official site
Bennie Maupin official site
DeWayne "Blackbyrd" McKnight official site

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra
- Live at the Kongsberg Jazz Festival



Recorded June 26, 1974 at the Kongsberg Jazz Festival in Kongsberg, Norway, featuring Thad Jones, Jon Faddis, Steve Furtado, Jim Bossy, and Cecil Bridgewater (trumpet, flugelhorn); Jimmy Knepper, Billy Campbell, Quentin "Butter" Jackson, and Dave Taylor (trombone); Edward Xiques, Jerry Dodgion, Billy Harper, Ron Bridgewater, and Pepper Adams (saxophone, clarinet, flute); Walter Norris (piano), George Mraz (bass), and Mel Lewis (drums).

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra official site
Thad Jones tribute site
Mel Lewis biography

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Richard "Groove" Holmes
- "The Man I Love" & "Bar Wars"



Recorded in 1980 in Spain, featuring Richard "Groove" Holmes (organ), Willis "Gator" Jackson (tenor sax), Steve Giordano (guitar), and Roger Humphries (drums).

Richard "Groove" Holmes on Wikipedia

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Thursday, July 06, 2017

James Brown - "Please Please Please"



Recorded in October, 1964 for the film The TAMI Show at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, CA.

James Brown official site

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Yusef Lateef Quartet - Autophysiopsychic Music



Recorded for the TV program Jazz Harmonie on April 22, 1972 at Parc Floral de Paris in Paris, France, featuring Yusef Lateef (tenor sax, flute, oboe), Kenny Barron (piano), Bob Cunningham (bass), and Albert "Tootie" Heath (drums, wood flute).

Yusef Lateef official site

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Lambert, Hendricks & Ross with Joe Williams
- "The King"



Recorded in October 1959 at WBKB-TV, Chicago, IL for the syndicated television series Playboy's Penthouse, featuring Joe Williams, Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, and Annie Ross (vocals) with Count Basie (piano), Freddie Green (guitar), Ed Jones (bass), and Sonny Payne (drums).

Jon Hendricks official site
Joe Williams Wikipedia page

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Sonny Rollins & Friends - "Take The 'A' Train"



Recorded in 1976 for the DownBeat Awards TV special, featuring Sonny Rollins (tenor sax), Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Bill Watrous (trombone), Hubert Laws (flute), Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor sax), McCoy Tyner (piano), Chick Corea (keyboards), George Benson (guitar), Stanley Clarke (bass), Lenny White (drums), and Airto Moreira (percussion).

Sonny Rollins official site

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Red Rodney All-Stars - "Cherokee"



Recorded in May, 1989 at the Main Street Jazz Festival in Columbia, SC, featuring Red Rodney (trumpet), Chris Potter (tenor sax), Bill Watrous (trombone), Ed Soph (drums), Bill Crow (bass), and Derek Smith (piano).

Red Rodney on Wikipedia

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Humble Pie - "Rolling Stone"



Recorded in 1971, featuring Steve Marriott (guitar, vocals), Peter Frampton (guitar, vocals), Greg Ridley (bass, vocals), and Jerry Shirley (drums).

Humble Pie tribute site

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Headhunters - "God Make Me Funky"



Recorded May 9, 1975 at Winterland in San Francisco, CA, featuring Paul Jackson (bass, vocals), Bennie Maupin (tenor sax, vocals, percussion), Bill Summers (percussion), Mike Clark (drums), and DeWayne "Blackbyrd" McKnight (guitar, vocals).

The Headhunters on Wikipedia
Mike Clark official site
Paul Jackson official site
Bennie Maupin official site
DeWayne "Blackbyrd" McKnight official site

Monday, June 12, 2017

Amina Claudine Myers Quartet - "Coming And Going"



Recorded May 19, 1991 in Raab, Austria, featuring Amina Claudine Myers (piano, vocals),