This release contains sixteen songs performed by the legendary jazz pianist Oscar Peterson with the assistance of some stellar sidemen. Culled from three different live appearances, the setlist includes Reunion Blues, But Not For Me, It Ain’t Necessarily So Soon and Yours Is My Heart Alone. Continue reading
Watch the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis commemorate the Jazz Age with Untamed Elegance, a suite composed by master saxophonist and veteran JLCO member Victor Goines. The Roaring Twenties were defined by jazz. A grand decade when “the parties were bigger, the pace was faster, the buildings were higher, the morals looser.”
The Giants Of Jazz are: Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk, Kai Winding, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, with Al McKibbon on bass gave a live performance on the Newport Jazz Festival October 31, 1971 in De Doelen Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Continue reading
Spyro Gyra rose from humble beginnings in Buffalo, New York in 1974 to their current international prominence in the jazz world. Every year they continue to exhibit how to remain among a relative handful of artists who will be able to say that they have worked constantly in their 50 year career in the year 2024. Continue reading
Grover Washington Jr. was a jazz-funk, soul-jazz saxophonist. Along with Wes Montgomery and George Benson, he is considered by many to be one of the founders of the smooth jazz genre. He wrote some of his material and later became an arranger and producer. Continue reading
On Christmas Eve, 2015, the Quantum of the Seas Orchestra performed the entire Duke Ellington version of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite.
The supremely talented Esperanza Spalding leads her outfit through a moving concert at the 2008 Jazz Sous Les Pommiers. Continue reading
Dexter Gordon was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, composer, bandleader and actor. He was among the most influential early bebop musicians, which included other greats such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Bud Powell. Continue reading
Dexter Gordon was a jazz tenor saxophonist, composer, bandleader, and actor. He was among the most influential early Bebop musicians, which included other greats such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Bud Powell. Continue reading
The Divine One, Sarah Vaughan, winner of four Grammy Awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award. Critic Scott Yanow wrote that she had “one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century.