Jazz

Chucho Valdes – Live At Theatre du Chatelet – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player: As much as I like putting posts up for Jazz dates in the deep-deep past, it’s always nice to run across something recorded recently as a way of letting you know the world of Jazz is alive and healthy and...

Charles Lloyd – Live At The Charlie Festival 2011 – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Digging into some recent-past Festival concerts this month. This one featuring the legendary Charles Lloyd in concert at The Charlie Jazz Festival, recorded on July 1, 2011. Lloyd has been around for a while, and he’s still at it and...

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

Click on the link here for Audio Player: A classic club date this week from the legendary Ben Webster and his Quartet, consisting of Kenny Drew, Piano – Nis-Henning Orsted Pedersen, bass and Alex Riel, drums. Recorded at Jazzhus Monmarte in Copenhagen on January 30 and 31st, 1965....

Miles Davis – Live At Juan-Les Pins Festival 1963 – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The legendary Miles Davis this weekend. From a series of concerts at the 1963 Juan-Les Pins Festival in France, recorded by ORTF in Paris on July 26-28, 1963. This concert has been available officially and unofficially in various forms over...

Randy Weston Sextet – Live At Newport -1966 – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player: RandyWestonSextet1966-07NewportRI(revised) At 87, Pianist Randy Weston has no intention of slowing down. Right now he’s in the process of touring for the month of April and it’s looking like the schedule is going to be busy in the foreseeable future. Which is...

Weather Report – Live In Austria 1971 – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player: WeatherReport1971-07-27InternationalMusicForumStiftshoffOssiachAustria One of the earliest known live concerts by the groundbreaking Jazz/Funk/Fusion band Weather Report, recorded during their initial tour of Europe in 1971 by Austrian Radio. Weather Report, along with the pioneering change in direction of Miles Davis and his influence...

A Bebo Valdes Tribute – Bebo and Chucho Valdes – Live At The 32nd Vittoria-Gasteiz Festival – 2009 – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player: En Vivo – Bebo y Chucho Valdez – 04_01_09 Sadly, another passing this week. This time for legendary Afro-Cuban Jazz pianist Bebo Valdes who died on March 22nd at the age of 94. Without a doubt, a huge and prolific life –...

Gerry Mulligan With The New American Orchestra – 1982 – Past Daily Downbeat.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Gerry Mulligan And The New American Orchestra – Live 1982 This one comes via the late and lamented Jazz Alive series from NPR from 1982. The great Gerry Mulligan is featured as soloist against the backdrop of The New American Orchestra in a...

Stan Kenton – Live From Dayton, Ohio – 1952 – Past Daily Downbeat.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Stan Kenton Concert – Sept. 16, 1952 Over to the World of Big Bands this weekend with a concert by The Stan Kenton Orchestra, recorded outside of Dayton Ohio on September 16, 1952. Kenton was riding high on the crest of a...

Thelonius Monk Nonet – Live In Germany – 1967 – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Thelonious Monk – Live in Mainz – 1967 Visiting the legendary Thelonius Monk this weekend, featuring his Nonet in a concert recorded from Mainz, Germany on November 8, 1967. Luckily for everyone, a lot of Monk’s material was recorded live, and most...