Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Gene Ammons - "Sophisticated Lady"



Recorded at the 1973 Montreux Jazz Festival, featuring Gene Ammons (tenor sax), Hampton Hawes (keyboards), Bob Cranshaw (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums), and Kenneth Nash (congas).

Gene Ammons tribute site

Monday, March 27, 2017

Aretha Franklin - Live in Amsterdam



Recorded April 28, 1968, at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, featuring Aretha Franklin (vocals), Jerry Weaver (guitar), Miller Brisker and Donald "Buck" Waldon (tenor saxes), David Squire (baritone sax), Donald Townes (conductor, trumpet), Russell Conway, Ron Jackson and "Little" John Wilson (trumpets), Rene Pitts (trombone), Gary Illingworth (piano), Roderick Hicks (bass), George Davidson (drums), and Carolyn Franklin, Charnissa Jones and Wyline Ivey, aka the Sweet Inspirations, (backing vocals).

Aretha Franklin official site

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Stanley Turrentine - "Scratch My Back"



Recorded for the film One Night With Blue Note on February 22, 1985 at Town Hall in New York City, featuring Stanley Turrentine (tenor sax), Jimmy Smith (organ), Kenny Burrell (guitar), and Grady Tate (drums).

Stanley Turrentine on Wikipedia

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Muddy Waters - Live at the Molde Jazz Festival



Recorded August 1, 1977, featuring Muddy Waters (vocals, guitar), Calvin Jones (bass), Bob Margolin (guitar), Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson (guitar), Willie "Big Eyes" Smith (drums), Pinetop Perkins (piano), and Jerry Portnoy (harmonica).

Muddy Waters official site

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Archie Shepp - Tribute to John Coltrane



Recorded September 3, 2016 at Jazz à La Villette in Paris, France, featuring Archie Shepp (tenor sax), Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet), Jason Moran (piano), Richard Davis (bass), Billy Hart (drums), with Marion Rampal (vocal), Izidor Leitinger (trumpet, flugelhorn), Sébastien Llado (trombone), Jean-Philippe Scali (saxophones, bass clarinet), Virgile Lefebvre (saxophones).

Archie Shepp official site

Friday, March 17, 2017

Cold Blood - Live at Winterland



Recorded June 29, 1973 at Winterland in San Francisco, CA, featuring Lydia Pense (vocals), Raul Matute (keyboards), Michael Sasaki (guitar), Skip Mesquite (tenor sax, flute, vocals), Michael Andreas (tenor sax), Peter Welker (trumpet, flugelhorn), Max Haskett (trumpet, vocals), Rod Ellicott (bass), and Gaylord Birch (drums).

Lydia Pense/Cold Blood official site

Thursday, March 16, 2017

George Benson & McCoy Tyner Trio - Live in Munich



Recorded July 17, 1989 at the Philharmonie Munich in Munich, Germany, featuring George Benson (guitar, vocals), McCoy Tyner (piano), Avery Sharpe (bass), and Aaron Scott (drums).

George Benson official site
McCoy Tyner official site

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Steps Ahead - "Northern Cross"



Recorded April 1, 1983 at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen, Denmark, featuring Mike Mainieri (vibraphone, synthesizer), Michael Brecker (tenor sax, EWI), Eliane Elias (piano), Eddie Gomez (bass), and Peter Erskine (drums).

Steps Ahead official site

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

John Zorn's Electric Masada - Live in Nancy



Recorded in 2003 at the Nancy Jazz Pulsations festival in Nancy, France, featuring John Zorn (alto sax), Jamie Saft (electric piano, organ), Marc Ribot (guitar), Trevor Dunn (bass), Cyro Baptista (percussion), and Kenny Wollesen (drums).

John Zorn official site

Friday, March 10, 2017

Roy Haynes and Friends - "Blue 'n Boogie"



Recorded at Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights in Jazz Charlie Parker Memorial Concert in April, 1973 at the Theatre de Lys in New York City, featuring Roy Haynes (drums), Howard McGhee (trumpet), Jimmy Owens (trumpet), Cecil Payne (baritone sax), Lee Konitz (alto sax), Ted Dunbar (guitar), and Richard Davis (bass).

Roy Haynes on Wikipedia

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Ted Curson - Live at the Molde Jazz Festival



Recorded in 1969 in Molde, Norway, featuring Ted Curson (trumpet), Christer Boustedt (alto sax), Lars Werner (piano), Gösta Wälivaara (bass), and J.C. Moses (drums).

Ted Curson on Wikipedia

Friday, March 03, 2017

Brecker Brothers Band - "Funky Sea, Funky Dew"



Recorded in 1980 at the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague, Netherlands, featuring Michael Brecker (tenor sax, EWI), Randy Brecker (trumpet), Neil Jason (bass), Barry Finnerty (guitar), Richie Morales (drums), and Mark Gray (keyboards).

Randy Brecker official site
Michael Brecker official site

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Ornette Coleman Quartet - Live in Warsaw



Recorded during the 1993 Jazz Jamboree festival, featuring Ornette Coleman (alto sax), Don Cherry (trumpet), Charnett Moffet (bass), and Ornette Denardo Coleman (drums).

Ornette Coleman official site