Jazz

The First Timex All-Star Jazz Concert 1957 – Past Daily Downbeat 0

The First Timex All-Star Jazz Concert 1957 – Past Daily Downbeat

– The Timex All-Star Jazz Concert – Dec. 30, 1957 – NBC-TV – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Live Jazz on radio had been around practically since radio was invented. But Jazz on TV was something new – and Jazz on Prime Time TV was even newer. One of the...

Count Basie On TheTonight Show 1955 – Past Daily Downbeat 0

Count Basie On TheTonight Show 1955 – Past Daily Downbeat

– Count Basie with Joe Williams – The Tonight Show With Steve Allen – September 28, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Further evidence the early days of TV were days of eclectic wonderment, this excerpt from an episode of the original Tonight Show, starring Steve Allen (before Jack...

George Shearing Quintet – Live At The Blue Note 1953 – Past Daily Downbeat 0

George Shearing Quintet – Live At The Blue Note 1953 – Past Daily Downbeat

– George Shearing Quintet – Live At The Blue Note – July 11, 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Heading into some Jazz for Fall Weather this weekend. A set by the always-suave-and-mellow George Shearing Quintet, featuring Cal Tjader on vibes, live at The Blue Note Club and recorded...

Ben Webster With Don Byas – Live In Germany 1968 – Past Daily Downbeat 0

Ben Webster With Don Byas – Live In Germany 1968 – Past Daily Downbeat

– Ben Webster Quartet with Don Byas – Karlsruhe, Germany – 1968 – RBB Berlin – Heading into Mellow territory this weekend with a concert by Ben Webster, along with Don Byas, Tete Montoliu on piano, Peter Trunk on Bass and Albert Heath on Drums. Webster migrated to Europe in...

Thelonious Monk – Live In Amsterdam 1961 – Past Daily Downbeat: Birthday Edition 0

Thelonious Monk – Live In Amsterdam 1961 – Past Daily Downbeat: Birthday Edition

– Thelonious Monk Quartet – Live At The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, April 15, 1961 – AVRO, Hilversum – In honor of what would have been Thelonious Monk’s 98th birthday (born: October 10, 1917), I ran across this concert recorded at the famed Concertgebouw in Amsterdam on April 15, 1961 and preserved...

Illinois Jacquet – Wild Bill Davis – Live At Birdland 1952 – Past Daily Downbeat 0

Illinois Jacquet – Wild Bill Davis – Live At Birdland 1952 – Past Daily Downbeat

– NBC Radio – Stars In Jazz – Illinois Jacquet-Wild Bill Davis – August 12, 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A few notes from two pioneers out of Birdland this week. The legendary Illinois Jacquet, along with an appearance by Hammond-extraordinaire Wild Bill Davis from the Stars In...

Brand X In Session At The BBC 1976 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition 0

Brand X In Session At The BBC 1976 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

– Brand X – In Session for Alan Freeman/John Peel – Feb. 26 and July 15, 1976 – Broadcast on John Peel – August 2, 1976 – BBC Radio 1 – Initially put together as a “jam band”, Brand X managed to grab a considerable amount of attention when they...

Dave Brubeck Quartet – Live In Essen, Germany 1961 – Past Daily Downbeat 5

Dave Brubeck Quartet – Live In Essen, Germany 1961 – Past Daily Downbeat

– The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Live At Grugahalle, Essen, Germany – November 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Taking things down a few pegs this weekend with a concert by The Dave Brubeck Quartet, in concert from Grugahalle in Essen Germany, recorded on November of 1961. The epitome...

Jimmy Smith Trio – Live At Salle Pleyel, Paris –  1969 – Past Daily Downbeat 0

Jimmy Smith Trio – Live At Salle Pleyel, Paris – 1969 – Past Daily Downbeat

– Jimmy Smith Trio – Live in Paris – Salle Pleyel – December 1, 1969 – RFI-FIP – The Legendary Jimmy Smith this week. From a concert at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, and recorded on December 1, 1969, The Jimmy Smith Trio featuring Charlie Crosby and drums and Eddie...