Tagged: Big Band Jazz

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra – Live From Cleveland, 1952 – Past Daily Downbeat 0

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra – Live From Cleveland, 1952 – Past Daily Downbeat

. . . or click on the link here for audio Player – Duke Ellington and His Orchestra – broadcast from the Town Casino, Cleveland Ohio – September 17, 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection More classic concerts this weekend. For our Jazz entry, Duke Ellington in a live broadcast...

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Gerry Mulligan’s Concert Band – Live at 1980 International Jazz Festival, Amsterdam – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Gerry Mulligan Concert Band – Live at the 1980 International Jazz Festival, Amsterdam – VPRO The legendary Gerry Mulligan this week, with his concert band at the International Jazz Festival Amsterdam, recorded by the always-great VPRO on August 10, 1980....

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Stan Kenton – Live from Sardi’s, Hollywood – 1956 – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player – All-Star Parade of Bands – Stan Kenton, live At Sardi’s, Hollywood – June 4, 1956 – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The Golden Age of Big Bands was rapidly becoming a thing of the past, but there were still...

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Duke Ellington – Live At The Ravinia Festival 1957 – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player  – Duke Ellington in concert at the Ravinia Festival – July 1, 1957 – CBS Radio Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The legendary Duke Ellington this weekend. The Radio premier of his Such Sweet Thunder, Suite on characters from Shakespeare as performed...

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Gary Burton And The Frankfurt Radio Bigband – Live In Darmstadt – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player: As much as I like to run concerts from the past on Downbeat, I am always  reminded that Jazz (or Modern American Music) is as vital today as ever. Certainly with respect to Gary Burton, whose pioneering virtuosity has been...

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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...

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Ben Webster – Live In Germany – 1967 – Past Daily Downbeat.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: BenWebsterBennyBailey1967-10-08EsslingenJFKennedySchule Over to Germany this week for a concert by Ben Webster, with Benny Bailey, given in Esslingen on October 8, 1967 and recorded by German Radio. One of the great and influential names in the world of Jazz, Ben Webster had...

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Donald Byrd – Live In Recklinghausen, Germany – 1964 (RIP: Donald Byrd) – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player: DonaldByrd1964-02-26Recklinghausen Sad news, this past week, of the passing of Jazz Giant Donald Byrd. A pioneer and innovator, Byrd was a major influence in the careers of many Musicians and in the direction Jazz took in general in the 1970’s. His involvement...

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Count Basie – Live At Sardi’s – 1956 – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Count Basie – Live At Sardis – 1956 Over to the fabled Sardi’s Restaurant on Hollywood Boulevard from May 1956 for a set by the fabled Count Basie and his Orchestra with guest vocals by Joe Williams and Sarah Vaughan. Captured during...

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Peggy Lee – 1965 – Nights At The Roundtable: Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas Edition.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: 15 Happy Holiday A word from Peggy Lee tonight. From her 1965 Happy Holiday album for Capitol Records, a track featuring the band of Sid Feller and a swinging rendition of, what else?  Happy Holiday. Couldn’t  have said it better myself. Jumping into...