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

McCoy Tyner Trio with Michael Brecker - "Impressions"



Recorded June 26, 1996 in Prague, Czech Republic, featuring McCoy Tyner (piano), Michael Brecker (tenor sax), Avery Sharpe (bass), and Aaron Scott (drums).

McCoy Tyner official site
Michael Brecker official site

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