Jazz

Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman And His Orchestra – On The Air – 1937 – Past Daily Downbeat

Benny Goodman and His Orchestra – Camel Caravan – November 16, 1937 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Benny Goodman this week. You can’t really do any history of Jazz without including Benny Goodman as one of the foundations from which Jazz grew and evolved. Goodman was part of a...

Thelonious Monk - Live in Stockholm

Thelonious Monk – Live In Stockholm – 1963 – Past Daily Downbeat

Thelonious Monk – Live in Stockholm – March 5, 1963 – Sveriges Radio – Thelonious Monk rounding out the holiday weekend. A concert recorded in Stockholm on March 5, 1963 by the venerable Sveriges Radio in Sweden and lovingly preserved for generations to come. The quartet features Charlie Rouse on...

Keith jarrett

Keith Jarrett In Concert – Bremen – 1975 – Past Daily Downbeat

Keith Jarrett in Concert – Bremen – recorded Feb. 2, 1975 – Nordwestfunk Radio – Keith Jarrett to help calm the nerve and steady the spirit this weekend. This concert comes from a much celebrated period – and his label, ECM has some thoughts on it: In 1973 ECM organised...

Roy Hargrove - live in Detroit - 2016

Roy Hargrove (And Strings) – Live At The Detroit Jazz Festival – 2016 – Past Daily Downbeat – Memorial Edition (RIP Roy Hargrove – 1969-2018)

Roy Hargrove Quintet w/The Detroit Festival Orchestra – Live at The Detroit Jazz Festival – September 3, 2016 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – More sad news this week. In a year that has already seen unfathomable loss of so many iconic artists, we can add the name Roy Hargrove...

Toronto - 1953

Toronto Digs Jazz – August 1953 – Dial Twisting And Jazz Unlimited – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

CJVC-Toronto/CBC Dominion Network – Jazz Unlimited – August 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The airwaves around the world in the 1950s were filled with concerts and club dates of every kind and type. But what about the disc-jockey programs; the ones where they just played records, those pieces...

Art Tatum

Art Tatum – In Session – 1951 – Past Daily Downbeat

Art Tatum – Enchanted Keyboard Series – Armed Forces Radio – 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Diving into the archives this weekend for a few tunes from the legendary pianist Art Tatum. Tatum is considered one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time. His performances were hailed...

Boyd Raeburn

Boyd Raeburn And His Orchestra – 1944 – Past Daily Downbeat

Boyd Raeburn – Rhythms By Raeburn Radio Series – circa 1944 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A few months ago, I ran another Boyd Raeburn program, that one, a club date from El Morocco in Hollywood. A lot of people responded to it favorably, completely up-ending my previous notion...

Billie Holiday - Live in Los Angeles - 1946

Billie Holiday In Concert – 1946 – Past Daily Downbeat

Billie Holiday – In Concert – Embassy Theatre, Los Angeles – April 24, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Billie Holiday in concert this weekend. Relevant on a lot of levels; you can choose any or all you want to, Billie Holiday was a symbol, not only as an...

Gary Burton

Gary Burton Quartet – Live In Utrecht – 1976 – Past Daily Downbeat

Gary Burton Quartet – Live In Utrecht – Dec. 30, 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Gary Burton Quartet this weekend. Trying to inject some calm (or at least sanity) into the weekend, adding a generous dollop of mellow and simmering with a side of serene. Forgive the food...

Anthony Braxton

Anthony Braxton Quartet – Live At Chateuvallon Festival – 1973 – Past Daily Downbeat

Anthony Braxton – Live at Chateauvallon Jazz Festival – August 22, 1973 – Radio France International – Anthony Braxton at the Chateauvallon Jazz Festival in 1973 this week. Heading into the direction of the Avant-Garde and explorations into Free-Jazz. Admittedly this isn’t for everyone, especially those whose taste in Jazz...