Great Performance Clips

Sonny Rollins, St. Thomas

Sonny Rollins in 65 and 68

Sonny Rollins, Weaver of Dreams, 1959

Sonny Rollins, Green Dolphin Street, Denmark 1968

Sonny Rollins, very strong in 1980.

John Coltrane, I Want to Talk About You

John Coltrane, Resolution

John Coltrane, Naima

Coltrane, On Green Dolphin Street, 1960.

Getz and Trane together

Coltrane Walkin’ and The Theme

Coltrane compilation, 1960-65. Enormous change!

Johnny Vidacovich, New Orleans  drummer

Ben Webster in 1965

Ben Webster, Perdido

Ben Webster, Chelsea Bridge

Ben Webster, How Long Has This Been Going On.

Ben Webster, Old Folks.

Coleman Hawkins struggles to synch with a track, Charlie Parker snickers.

Coleman Hawkins in 1962.

Coleman Hawkins in 1967 playing Body and Soul.

Lester Young et al in Jammin’ the Blues, 1944.

Lester Young et al in 1950.

Lester Young, Billie Holiday, et al, Fine and Mellow.

Benny Carter, in a Mellow Tone

Michael Brecker, Naima

Michael Brecker, Delta City Blues

Brecker, Lovano, Liebman, Locomotion

Brecker, Hargrove, Hancock, 2002

Brecker, Metheny Timeline 2000

Brecker on EWI w/Steps, 1986

Brecker in the studio. Cool to hear him in isolation. Also, same old issues we all face in the studio.

More Brecker in the studio.

Yet more Brecker in the studio.

One more Brecker in the studio.

Bob Mintzer w/Yellowjackets, 2011

Steve Grossman, Dave Liebman, Elvin Jones, Gene Perla, 1973

Jerry Bergonzi and Hal Galper, All the Things You Are

Zoot Sims, The Opener

Paquito D’Rivera, clarinet. Incredible, effortless. 

Ivo Papazov, clarinet. Intricate Bulgarian music.

Ivo Papazov on some morning TV show.

Desmond w/Brubeck, Take Five 1964.

Desmond and Brubeck duet on the blues.

Thelonious Monk, Blue Monk 1958. Count Basie is the listener in the curve of the piano.

Monk w/ C. Rouse, 1966. Norway and Denmark.

The Headhunters, Spank-a-Lee

Seamus Blake, Body and Soul

Seamus Blake, The Jupiter Line

Seamus Blake w/BANN

Seamus Blake at Smalls. Bill Stewart!!

Seamus Blake w/Andreu Zaragoza

Chris Potter, Tune Up

Chris Potter, Invitation

Chris Potter, It Could Happen to You

Chris Potter Documentary “Open Minds.”

Chris Potter Underground, Dakota Jazz Club

Chris Potter 2004

Chris Potter w/Daniel Szabo, 2009

Mark Turner, Berkeley Street

Mark Turner, Jeff Ballard, Chris Lightcap

Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis w/Count Basie, Cherokee

Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis w/Basie, Whirlybird

Lockjaw, fragment of Jumpin’ at the Woodside w/Basie

Lockjaw in 1977, This Can’t Be Love

Lockjaw in 1985, I Can’t Get Started

Count Basie in 1965. A whole set.

Miles Davis in 1967. A whole set.

Miles in Antibes, 1969.

Weather Report in 1976. A whole set.

Mike Stern and Bob Berg, Chromazone

Bob Berg, Snakes

Bob Berg w/Miles Davis, 1985

Joe Henderson, Dave Holland, Al Foster live set

Joe Henderson, John Scofield, I Loves You Porgy

Hank Crawford, Don’t Cry Baby

Stan Getz and Astrud, Girl from Ipanema from some movie

Stan Getz, Lush Life

Stan Getz 1966 w/Gary Burton.

Stan Getz from International Hour, 1963. I wish I could see the whole program!

Getz 1983 w/Chet Baker.

Stan Getz, Blood Count 1984

Stan Getz, Soul Eyes 1990.

Stan Getz and Kenny Barron, First Song (For Ruth)

Bird and Diz on American TV, 1952.

Cannonball Adderley, Jive Samba

Cannonball Adderley w/Nat and Yusef Lateef, 1963, German TV.

This is how Woody Herman’s band looked and sounded when I first heard them. Giant Steps, 1977.

John Ellis in store, New Orleans 2008

Seamus Blake and BANN, Way Out Willy

Joel Frahm, Small’s, 2009

Joel Frahm, Summer 2012, Segment. TONE.

George Garzone, McBride, Blade, Chasin’ the Trane

Duke Ellington feat. Johnny Hodges, Isfahan

Dexter Gordon, Loose Walk

More Dexter. What’s New? His speech and his playing have the same phrasing.

Dexter Gordon, Lady Bird. Matt T. sent this with a note about Dexter’s great, relaxed technique.

David Binney, March 2010

David Binney, 55 bar 2011

Ellery Eskelin 2011

Ellery Eskelin 2008

Elvin Jones, Dave Liebman, Steve Grossman, Gene Perla

Billie Holiday, Lester Young, Fine and Mellow

Lucky Thompson, I’ll Remember April

Don Byas and Slam Stewart.

Chick Corea, Bob Berg, Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, Humpty Dumpty

Jaco Pastorius, Bob Mintzer, Donna Lee

Jaco Pastorius, Bob Mintzer, The Chicken

Joni Mitchell w/Jaco, Brecker, Metheny, Alias, Mays. Whole concert.

John Scofield, MMW, Hottentot

Stanley Turrentine, Sugar

Bennie Wallace disguises All The Things You Are

Herbie Hancock, Headhunters, 1974

Eddie Harris 1969. Early electronics. Embouchure that serves enormous range.

Eddie Harris w/Scofield 1994. Bill Stewart, dms.

Lenny Pickett on clarinet

B. B. King from Bill Ferris’ film Give My Poor Heart Ease

Milt Hinton, bass

Raymond Scott Quintette, Powerhouse

Redd Foxx, an entertainer from a time when a little singing and dancing were expected.

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