Jazz

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...

Ben Webster

Ben Webster Live In Paris – 1972 – Past Daily Downbeat

  Ben Webster Quartet – Live in Paris – November 4, 1972 – Radio France – The legendary Ben Webster this weekend. Recorded live in Paris in November of 1972, Webster is joined by Georges Arvanitas on piano, Jacky Samson on bass and Charles Saudrais on drums for some solid,...

Moe Koffmann

Moe Koffmann Quintet – Live At Artpark 1979 – Past Daily Downbeat

Moe Koffmann Quintet – live at the Artpark Festival – 1979 – NPR: Jazz Alive! – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Moe Koffmann this weekend – a name that may not ring many bells unless you a: remember his “Swinging Shepherd Blues” from the 1950s or b: Are Canadian. Koffmann...

Anita O'Day with Gene Krupa's Orchestra

Gene Krupa With Anita O’Day And Charlie Ventura – 1946 – Past Daily Downbeat

Gene Krupa Band, featuring Anita O’Day and Charlie Ventura – Spotlight Bands – January 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Digging deep into the vault this week for a performance by The Gene Krupa Band, featuring the legendary singer Anita O’Day, along with the pre Bop-For-The-Peaple Charlie Ventura on...

Hugh Masekela

Hugh Masekela – Live At The Hollywood Bowl 1968 – Past Daily Tribute (Hugh Masekela: April 4, 1939 – January 23, 2018)

Hugh Masekela – Live at The Hollywood Bowl – August 14, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Only a month into this new year and already we’ve had sad and terrible losses in the Music World. The latest is Hugh Masekela, and artist whose innovative style and uncompromising message...

Art Pepper

Art Pepper – Live In Paris – 1981 – Past Daily Downbeat

Art Pepper – Live from Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris – May 19, 1981 – Radio France FIP – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Art Pepper this weekend. Widely acknowledged as one of the World’s Great Altoists, Art Pepper was a rapidly rising star from the late 1940s on. The trouble...

Gil Evans

Gil Evans Orchestra Live In Paris – 1976 – Past Daily Downbeat

Gil Evans Orchestra – live from Studio 105, Maison de la Radio, Paris – November 4, 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Gil Evans for a stay-at-home Sunday. Recorded at Radio France, Studio 104 in Paris on November 4, 1976. For all the decades Gil Evans was active, he...

Gerry Mulligan Quartet

Gerry Mulligan Quartet – Live In Rome – 1959 – Past Daily Downbeat

Gerry Mulligan Quartet – live in Rome – recorded June 19, 1959 – RAI – Rome – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Gerry Mulligan Quartet this weekend, recorded live at the Teatro Adriano in Rome by the venerable Italian Radio/TV network RAI on june 19, 1959. This is the classic...

Nat King Cole Swing Trio

Nat King Cole Trio – In Session 1939 – Past Daily Nights At The Round Table: Archeology

Nat King Cole Swing Trio – in session for Standard Broadcast Transcriptions – February 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another legendary figure who transitioned over from Jazz to Pop and achieved massive success. Last night it was Peggy Lee and a group of songs she recorded in session...