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  • George Shearing Quintet

    George Shearing Quintet

    An early 1951 incarnation of Shearing’s trademark quintet with Don Elliott on vibes, Chuck Wayne on guitar, John Levy on bass and Denzil Best on drums... 4377 views
  • Hank Crawford

    Hank Crawford

    Hank Crawford was among other things David Sanborn’s primary influence. Saborn featured the master alto saxophonist and arranger on his 1989 TV show N... 4307 views
  • Don Pullen-George Adams Quartet

    Don Pullen-George Adams Quartet

    A great performance from the final year of this band at the 1989 Mt. Fuji Blue Note Festival. Cameron Brown is on bass and Lewis Nash is on drums fill... 4734 views
  • Johnny Griffin, Joe Henderson & George Adams

    Johnny Griffin, Joe Henderson & George Adams

    These three tenor giants jam on the Gene Ammons-Sonny Stitt classic “Blues Up & Down” at the 1988 Mt. Fuji Blue Note Jazz Festival with Horace Parlan,... 5008 views
  • Ahmad's Blues

    Ahmad's Blues

    A great performance by Jamal, Israel Crosby and Vernel Fournier from the 1959 CBS broadcast. This is one of Ahmad’s earliest compositions, later immor... 4915 views
  • Miles Davis & John Coltrane - So What?

    Miles Davis & John Coltrane - So What?

    Miles is the epitome of cool and Coltrane is smoldering.

    This is the great 1959 performance of "So What" from the Robert Herridge Theatre on CBS tel... 8817 views

  • Thelonious Monk - Round About Midnight

    Thelonious Monk - Round About Midnight

    This is a magnificent and particularly radical reading of his best known composition.

    By the look of the set, this was a ‘60s European television pr... 6991 views

  • Max Roach-Hi Hat

    Max Roach-Hi Hat

    This is an amazing demonstration of pure rhythm and technique.

    Max Roach gets more out of hi-hat than many do out of an entire drum set.

    He starte... 7401 views

  • Art Blakey Jazz Messengers Rehearsal Footage

    Art Blakey Jazz Messengers Rehearsal Footage

    These short snippets from a 1984 rehearsal by an all-star Jazz Messengers with Benny Golson, Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, Walter Davis, Jr., Buster... 6637 views
  • Joe Lovano & Hank Jones - Kids

    Joe Lovano & Hank Jones - Kids

    Two magnificent musicians doing what they do. This is Jo Lovano's "I'm All For You" based on the chord changes to "Body And Soul." This is from a tele... 5987 views