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Ben Webster Quartet – Live In Copenhagen – 1965 – Past Daily Downbeat

Ben Webster Quartet – live in Copenhagen – January 10, 1965 – DRK-Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Ben Webster to chill out on a hot Summer Sunday – Recorded at Radio House by DRK in Copenhagen on January 10, 1965. Joining Webster is Kenny Drew, piano – Niels-Henning...

Henry Threadgill - live in Montreal - 1995 0

Henry Threadgill’s Very Very Circus – Live In Montreal – 1995 – Past Daily Downbeat

Henry Threadgill’s Very Very Circus – live at Salle Le Ges˘Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, Quebec – July 9, 1995 – Radio Canada International Henry Threadgill’s Very Very Circus in concert this week. Henry Threadgill – alto saxophone, flute- Tony Cedras, accordian – Brandon Ross – guitars – Jose...

Artie Shaw - live at The Blue Room - 1938 0

Artie Shaw – live At The Blue Room – 1938 – Past Daily Downbeat

Chipping in, and the perks are rather cool: Become a Patron! Artie Shaw and his band, live from The Blue Room at the Hotel Lincoln in New York, broadcast by CBS on December 6, 1938. Mixing things up a bit this week – heading into Big Bands of the 1930s...

McCoy Tyner - live in Berlin 1974

McCoy Tyner Quintet – Live In Berlin – 1974 – Past Daily Downbeat

McCoy Tyner Quintet – In concert – Berliner Jazztage, Philharmonie Hall, November 1, 1974 – RBB Berlin Radio – McCoy Tyner Quintet this weekend – recorded during Berliner Jazztage at Philharmonie Hall in Berlin on November 1, 1974. This quintet features Azar Lawrence, reeds – Juni Booth, bass -Wilbert Fletcher,...

Toronto at Night - 1950s

“Toronto Calling” – Jazz Unlimited – CBC Dominion Network – 1953 – Past Daily Archeology

CBC-Toronto – Dominion Network – Jazz Unlimited – November 10, 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Growing up in Detroit, I remember spending hours listening to the radio stations that beamed across the border from Canada and all the different music we had access to. Like most radio at...

Thelonious Monk - live in Paris - 1966

Thelonious Monk Quartet – Live In Paris – 1966 – Past Daily Downbeat

Thelonious Monk Quartet – Live At Maison de l’ORTF, Paris – March 20, 1966 – Radio France – The legendary Thelonious Monk and his quartet, featuring Charlie Rouse on tenor sax, Larry Gales on bass and Ben Riley on drums, recorded live at ORTF Paris’ Maison de l’ORTF on March...

Bill Evans - live in Italy - 1979

Bill Evans Trio – Live In Italy – 1979 – Past Daily Downbeat

Bill Evans Trio (Marc Johnson, bass – Joe LaBarbera, drums) – Casale Monferrato, Italy – November 30, 1979 The legendary Bill Evans Trio this weekend. With Marc Johnson, Bass and Joe LaBarbera, drums – recorded in concert at Casale Monferrato, Italy on November 30, 1979. Big hat-tip to my friend...

Ira Sullivan - Red Rodney -Montreal Jazz Fest. 1984

Red Rodney-Ira Sullivan Quintet – Live At The Montreal Jazz Festival – 1984 – Past Daily Downbeat

Red Rodney-Ira Sullivan Quintet – Live At The Montreal Jazz Festival – July 3, 1984 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Hate to bug you, but the site relies on your support: Become a Patron! Post-Bop collaboration from Red Rodney and Ira Sullivan in this Montreal Jazz Festival broadcast from...

Duke Ellington - 1950

Duke Ellington – Cavalcade Of Bands – Dumont TV -1950 – Past Daily Downbeat

Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra – Cavalcade Of Bands – Dumont TV – July 18, 1950 – Jim Stephenson Collection – Duke Ellington in what is most probably a drop-dead rarity – if not in performance then certainly in sound. About a week ago, my friend and colleague Jim...

Sonny Stitt - live in Italy - 1974

Sonny Stitt – Umbria Jazz Festival, Italy – 1974 – Past Daily Downbeat

Sonny Stitt Quartet – live at Umbria Jazz Festival – July 30, 1974 – RAI – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! Sonny Stitt in concert this week – an all-too-short set from the Umbria Jazz Festival, recorded on July 30, 1974 by the venerable RAI in Rome,...