Jazz

Mel Tormè With Woody Herman – 1970 Monterey Jazz Festival – Past Daily Downbeat

Mel Tormè With Woody Herman – 1970 Monterey Jazz Festival – Past Daily Downbeat

Mel Tormè with Woody Herman – live at The Monterey Jazz Festival 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Mel Tormè this weekend. Along with Woody Herman’s Third Herd, tearing it up at the 1970 Monterey Jazz Festival. Dubbed The Velvet Fog for good reason, the warm, luxuriant voice of...

Jay McShann – Live At Kool Jazz Festival 1982 – Past Daily Downbeat

Jay McShann – Live At Kool Jazz Festival 1982 – Past Daily Downbeat

  Jay McShann – live at Kool Jazz Festival 1982 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Jay McShann – the legendary pianist, band leader and singer would have turned 100 on January 12th of this year. His contributions to Jazz, as well as to the popularity of Jump-Blues are far-reaching....

Louis Armstrong – Live From Basin Street 1955 – Past Daily Downbeat

Louis Armstrong – Live From Basin Street 1955 – Past Daily Downbeat

Louis Armstrong – Live At Basin Street, New York – May 14, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Louis Armstrong, holding court at Basin Street in New York during his stint of May 1955 and captured for posterity on The All-Star Parade of Bands series from NBC Radio on...

Natalie Cole – Live In Stuttgart 2000 – Nights At The Roundtable: Tribute Edition

Natalie Cole – Live In Stuttgart 2000 – Nights At The Roundtable: Tribute Edition

Natalie Cole – in concert from Stuttgart 2000 – SWF Radio – Natalie Cole (1950-2015). The sad news today on the passing of the legendary Artist Natalie Cole, who died on New Years Eve at the age of 65, from congestive heart failure. Cole, daughter of Nat King Cole, who...

Sarah Vaughan – Live At Zardi’s Jazzland – Hollywood – 1956 – Past Daily Downbeat

Sarah Vaughan – Live At Zardi’s Jazzland – Hollywood – 1956 – Past Daily Downbeat

– Sarah Vaughan – live at Sardi’s, Hollywood – May 21, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The legendary Sarah Vaughan this weekend. Recorded live for the All-Star Parade Of Bands radio program at Sardi’s in Hollywood on May 21, 1956. With her trio, featuring Jimmy Jones on piano,...

Charles Mingus Septet – Live In Nice 1972 – Past Daily Downbeat

Charles Mingus Septet – Live In Nice 1972 – Past Daily Downbeat

– Charles Mingus Septet – Live At the Nice Jazz Festival – July 20,1972 – Radio France FIP – Charles Mingus this week. One of the most important and innovative figures in 20th Century American Music, Mingus blazed an amazing trail, elevating Jazz into an art form, taking it from...

Jackie & Roy – Live At Art Park 1979 – Past Daily Downbeat

Jackie & Roy – Live At Art Park 1979 – Past Daily Downbeat

– Jackie & Roy – live at Art Park Festival – September 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Jackie & Roy this week, from a concert recorded by NPR for their Jazz Alive series, at the Art Park Festival in Boston in September 1979. Long considered Jazz’ First Couple,...

Nina Simone – Live In Hamburg 1988 – Past Daily Downbeat

Nina Simone – Live In Hamburg 1988 – Past Daily Downbeat

– Nina Simone – live in Hamburg – May 6, 1988 – RBBBerlin – It would be limiting of the extraordinary talents of Nina Simone to call her a Jazz artist – just like it would be limiting to call Nina Simone a singer-songwriter. Nina Simone was a gifted and...

Louis Jordan And His Tympany 5 Live At Sardi’s – 1956 – Past Daily Downbeat

Louis Jordan And His Tympany 5 Live At Sardi’s – 1956 – Past Daily Downbeat

– All-Star Parade Of Bands – Louis Jordan and His Tympany 5 – Live at Sardis – July 9, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – From one of the pioneers of Jump-Blues and small-combo Jazz, bubbling under the radar in the 1930s and coming to the forefront after World...

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

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...