Jazz

Boyd Raeburn – 1944 – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Boyd Raeburn – Two Spoos In An Igloo – 1944 Listening to this now, it certainly doesn’t sound like a piece of radical music-making, but in 1944 the music of Boyd Raeburn (and several others including Stan Kenton) were the writing on...

Art Farmer Quartet – In Concert From Austria – 1974 – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player:ArtFarmerQuartet1974-05-23StGeroldVorarlbergAustria Since it’s an “official” holiday today (at least in the U.S.) and since I kept losing Internet all day yesterday, this post was a little late showing up. But hopefully the wait has been worth it. The legendary Art Farmer Quartet this...

John Lewis – 1984 – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the link here for Audio Player: John Lewis – Bach Prelude and Fugue No. 1 – 1984 Taking it down several notches tonight with something completely different, but somehow totally appropriate to end this insane week with. John Lewis, founder of the Legendary Modern Jazz Quartet, also recorded...

Gary Burton Quintet – Live In Vienna – 1975 – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here fr Audio Player: GaryBurtonQuintet1975-12-07Austria Over to Vienna Austria this weekend for a set by The Gary Burton Quintet, live from the Vienna Konzerthaus on July 7, 1975. Here’s what’s on the player: GARY BURTON QUINTET Live at Konzerthaus Wien/Austria, 1975-12-07 1. Sunset Bell (G.Burton)* 08.14...

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Live In London – 1965 – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player: ArtBlakeyAndTheJazzMessengers1965-03-07CineTeleSoundStudioLondonUK It’s not even going out on a limb to say Art Blakey did more for taking percussion out of the “keeping time” box and putting in a place of creative expression than most other drummers of the 20th Century did. His...

Fletcher Henderson – 1927 – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Fletcher Henderson – Rocky Mountain Blues – 1927 Back to the 20’s tonight for a taste of Fletcher Henderson, one of the most influential band leaders and arrangers in the history of early Jazz – but few people knew about him. Henderson...

Max Roach and Sonny Rollins – Live From Stockholm – 1966 – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Max Roach – Sonny Rollins – 1966 Another historic concert this weekend. This one featuring The Max Roach Quintet, joined by the legendary Sonny Rollins. All recorded on November 10, 1966 in Stockholm by Sveriges Radio. Along with Rollins and Roach are...

J.J. Johnson – Tribute To Charlie Parker – 1964 – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player:CharlieParkerTribute1964-10-18BBC2TVLondonUK A tribute concert this weekend, via the BBC and a special TV Program from Ocober 18, 1964 devoted to the music of Charlie Parker, with legendary Trombonist J.J. Johnson leading an all-star contingent consisting of Howard McGhee on Trumpet, Sonny Stitt on...