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Artie Shaw - Live at The Blue Room - Lincoln Hotel, New York - 1939 0

Artie Shaw – Live At The Blue Room, New York – 1939 – Past Daily Downbeat

Artie Shaw and His Orchestra – Live from The Blue Room, Lincoln Hotel, New York City – January 18, 1939 – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Artie Shaw makes another appearance on these pages – this time in a remote broadcast from The Blue Room at the...

Mundell Lowe Quartet - live in Paris 1988 0

Mundell Lowe Quartet – Live In Paris – 1988 – Past Daily Downbeat.

Mundell Lowe Quartet – live at Le Bilboquet, Paris – May 4, 1988 – Radio France Musique “Jazz Club” – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Mundell Lowe this weekend. With a quartet featuring Olivier Hutman on piano, Luigi Trusardi on bass and Philippe Combelle on drums. It was recorded at...

Thelonious Monk - live in Amiens - 1966

Thelonious Monk Quartet – Live in Amiens, France – 1966 – Past Daily Downbeat.

Thelonious Monk Quartet – live in Amiens, France – 1966 – ORTF – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – I realize I ran another Monk concert from his 1966 tour in July of this year. But times call for much needed comfort and Thelonious Monk is comfort food – and man,...

Dave Brubeck Quartet - Live at The White House - 1964

Dave Brubeck Quartet – Live At The White House – 1964 – Past Daily Downbeat

Dave Brubeck Quartet – live at The White House- April 14, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Dave Brubeck to take things down a few decibels and degrees this weekend. A tape not broadcast, but circulated to friends of the artist of a White House gig for LBJ and...

Sonny Rollins (Photo Chuck Stewart)

Sonny Rollins Quartet – Live At Pori Jazz Festival – 1979 – Past Daily Downbeat

Sonny Rollins Quartet – live at Pori Jazz Festival 1979 – Pori, Finland – July 13, 1979 – YLE- Finland – The Sonny Rollins Quartet – live at the Pori Jazz Festival in Finland on July 13, 1979 and broadcast by the Finnish Radio network YLE. With all the insanity...

Mildred Bailey - Music Till Midnight - 1944

Mildred Bailey With Teddy Wilson, The Delta Rhythm Boys And Jimmy Dorsey – 1944 – Past Daily Downbeat

Mildred Bailey – Music Till Midnight – CBS – rebroadcast by Armed Forces Radio – October 20, 1944 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Heading back to the 40s and the Big Band era with Mildred Bailey, along with guests Teddy Wilson, Jimmy Dorsey and the Delta Rhythm Boys in...

Gary Peacock (1935-2020)

Gary Peacock – Ralph Towner – Kenny Wheeler – live in Germany – 1992 – RIP: Gary Peacock (1935-2020) – Past Daily Downbeat

Ralph Towner – Gary Peacock – Kenny Wheeler – live in Eschede, Germany – June 21, 1992 – WDR – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It continues – it’s relentless – it doesn’t seem to want to stop. This time it’s Gary Peacock, poet of the Bass and collaborator with...

Charlie Parker -(photo: William Gottlieb)

Charlie Parker All-Stars – Live At Birdland – 1950 – Past Daily Downbeat – Bird’s Swingin’ Hundredth –

Charlie Parker All Stars – Live At Birdland – December 23, 1950 – WJZ Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Charlie Parker – legend, immortal, prime suspect, icon – all those superlatives to describe probably one of the most influential alto sax players in Jazz history; and he would...

Ben Webster - Live in Copenhagen - 1965 (Getty images)

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

Ben Webster Quartet – live in Copenhagen – January 10, 1965 – DRK-Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Ben Webster to chill out on a hot Summer Sunday – Recorded at Radio House by DRK in Copenhagen on January 10, 1965. Joining Webster is Kenny Drew, piano – Niels-Henning...

Henry Threadgill - live in Montreal - 1995

Henry Threadgill’s Very Very Circus – Live In Montreal – 1995 – Past Daily Downbeat

Henry Threadgill’s Very Very Circus – live at Salle Le Ges˘Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, Quebec – July 9, 1995 – Radio Canada International Henry Threadgill’s Very Very Circus in concert this week. Henry Threadgill – alto saxophone, flute- Tony Cedras, accordian – Brandon Ross – guitars – Jose...