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MUSICIANS ON THIS PAGE: ARCHIE SHEPP * MIGUEL ZENON * NUBYA GARCIA * PAUL MOTIAN, JOE LOVANO & BILL FRISELL * VIJAY IYER * MELODY GARDOT * ART PEPPER * AL DI MEOLA * BEN WEBSTER * COLEMAN HAWKINS * LIZZ WRIGHT * BRAD MEHLDAU * MEHLDAU & CHARLIE HADEN * JULIAN LAGE * JOHN ZORN/GNOSTIC TRIO /THE DREAMERS * ADAM NUSSBAUM * DELIA FISCHER

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Recorded 1969 in Paris. Jeanne Lee sings and Sonny Boy Williamson II plays harmonica. Very bluesy tenor saxophone from Archie Shepp:

Mellower tenor saxophone:

Trouble in Mind is a studio album by American jazz saxophonist Archie Shepp and pianist Horace Parlan, featuring performances recorded in 1980 and released on the Danish-based SteepleChase label. The album consists mainly of early and traditional blues and follows up to their 1977 album of duets on spirituals Goin’ Home:


Great Puerto Rican alto sax player and arranger (MacArthur Genius Award winner):

From Zenon’s gorgeous album “Alma Adentro, the Puerto Rican Songbook”:




London-based tenor saxophonist won the Jazz FM awards for Breakthrough Artist of the Year in the UK on April 30, 2018.

The entire 2018 album of We Out Here:



PAUL MOTIAN, JOE LOVANO & BILL FRISELL:



“King Solomon’s Marbles” by Vijay Iyer, piano:

Vijay Iyer (piano) with Stephan Crump (bass) and Marcus Gilmore (drums). Set List: “Diptych” ; “Time, Place, Action – Excerpt 1 (Libra)” ; “Questions Of Agency” ; “Hood” ; and “Time, Place, Action – Excerpt 2 (For Amiri Baraka):

Here Iyer’s trio covers a Michael Jackson hit:


Melancholy & sultry singer is a natural:



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Lyrical alto saxophonist performs live in Los Angeles:

Song written for his daughter:

Pepper with Miles Davis rhythm section in 1957:

Playlist of entire album Winter Moon. Pepper performs with a string section here:


For rock guitar fans who don’t think they like jazz:

Later–and mellower–Al plays a Beatles tune:

Amazing guitar trio featuring Di Meola, John McLaughlin and flamenco star Paco de Lucia:



Classic bluesy album from a Duke Ellington Band alum:

Tenor titan Webster performs with the amazing pianist Art Tatum:

Two tenor titans on one album:

The song that made Hawkins famous in 1939:




Pianist Brad Mehldau delivers a beautiful Latin-tinged version of an old Beatles tune:

Great version of another standard:

Mehldau duets with bassist extraordinaire Charlie Haden:



Julian Lage (guitar), Kenny Wollesen (drums) and Scott Colley (bass) perform “I’ll Be Seeing You” at the Blue Whale on 6/4/16:

Another tune from the same concert:



The Gnostic Trio (Bill Frisell, guitar; Carol Emanuel, harp; Kenny Wollesen, vibes). Composer: John Zorn

This was part of the Zorn@60 event “Zorn at the Met” on Sept 28, 2013 where John Zorn put together an incredible 10.5 hour collection of performances in the galleries of the museum.

From a Zorn album inspired by poet William Blake:

The Gnostic Trio (Carol Emanuel, Harp; Bill Frisell, Guitar; Kenny Wollesen, Bells, Vibraphone); John Zorn, Arranger, Composer, Conductor, Producer.

This next video is an entire album. Musicians: John Medeski, Piano, Organ; Carol Emanuel, Harp; Kenny Wollesen, Bells, Vibraphone; Joey Baron, Drums; Cyro Baptista, Percussion; Trevor Dunn, Bass; John Zorn, Arranger, Composer, Conductor, Producer.

“Little Bitten” performed by The Dreamers (Marc Ribot – Guitar; Kenny Wollesen – Vibes; Joey Baron – Drums; Jamie Saft – Keyboards; Trevor Dunn – Bass; Cyro Baptista – Percussion) with John Zorn – Composer & conductor:

Entire album Ipos: Book of Angels, v. 14 composed by John Zorn & performed by same band as above:


Featuring Adam Nussbaum, drums; Steve Cardenas, guitar; Nate Radley, guitar; Ohad Talmor, tenor saxophone:


Understated Brazilian jazz vocalist:

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