Jazz

Miles Davis

Miles Davis “Lost Quintet” – Live In Berlin – 1969 – Past Daily Downbeat

Miles Davis Quintet – Live At Berliner Jazztage – November 7, 1969 – RBB Radio Berlin – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Miles Davis this Sunday. Playing favorites. Legends and important voices this weekend. And one of the most important of the 20th century was Miles Davis, no question. I...

Toronto at night - 1954

Dial-Hopping In Toronto On An April In 1954 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

CJVC-Toronto – Around April/May 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – One thing about Popular culture, it’s everywhere. And as long as there has been a desire to be hip and “in the know”, it’s always been that way. And radio, since its inception up to the late 70s/early 80s,...

The Heath Brother

The Heath Brothers – Live At Sweet Basil – 1986 – Past Daily Downbeat

The Heath Brothers – live at Sweet Basil, New York – Broadcast August 1, 1986 – NPR: Jazz Alive! – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Heath Brothers, recorded live at Sweet Basil in New York and broadcast as part of the excellent, and very much missed NPR series Jazz...

Brand New Heavies - in concert 1992

Brand New Heavies In Concert – 1992 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Brand New Heavies – In Concert at The Waterfront, Norwich – 1992 – BBC Radio 1 – In Concert – Brand New Heavies to Funk up your week. Recorded for BBC Radio 1’s In Concert series, live at The Waterfront in Norwich in 1992. A soulful dose of Acid Jazz...

Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk Quartet – Live From Bremen – 1965 – Past Daily Downbeat

Thelonious Monk Quartet – Sendesaal, Radio Bremen – Bremen, Germany – March 8, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The legendary, inimitable, pioneering Thelonious Monk for an Easter Sunday. Can’t think of a better occasion to celebrate this joyous, astonishing and thoroughly captivating music from one of the innovators...

John Abercrombie - Ralph Towner

John Abercrombie And Ralph Towner – Live In Hamburg – 1984 – Past Daily Downbeat

John Abercrombie and Ralph Towner – In Concert at NDR Funkhaus – Hamburg, Germany – May 8, 1984 – NDR-Transcription – The heady and soothing sounds of John Abercrombie and Ralph Towner this weekend. Completely apropos and a wonderful reminder of what a talent John Abercrombie was and how much...

Arthur Blythe

Arthur Blythe Quartet – Live In Berlin – 1980 – Past Daily Downbeat

Arthur Blythe Quartet – Live In Berlin – November 1, 1980 – Berliner Jazztage – RBB, Berlin Radio – The Arthur Blythe Quartet this weekend. Performing live at the Jazz Festival in Berlin on November 1, 1980 and preserved for posterity by RRB Radio in Berlin. Blythe may not be...

Coleman Hawkins

Coleman Hawkins All-Stars – Live In Munich 1950 – Past Daily Downbeat

Coleman Hawkins All-Stars – Live at Deutches Museum, Munich – Jan. 19, 1950 – Bavarian Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The legendary Coleman Hawkins this weekend, at a superb-sounding concert from 1950, recorded by Bavarian Radio and rebroadcast in 2009 and subsequently issued privately and not-so-privately over the...

Eddie Harris

Eddie Harris – Live At Lugano -1989 – Past Daily Downbeat

Eddie Harris Quartet – Live at Lugano, Switzerland – July 1, 1989 – RTS – Switzerland – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Eddie Harris this weekend. Don’t know about you, but my first encounter with Eddie Harris was by way of Exodus To Jazz, an album he did for Vee-Jay...

Count Basie

Count Basie Live In Milan – 1960 – Past Daily Downbeat

Count Basie and his Orchestra – Live in Milan, Italy – April 6, 1960 – RAI – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Count Basie this weekend. An American institution, Basie was a fixture from the 1930s all the way up until just before his death in 1984. An enduring figure...