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MUSICIANS ON THIS PAGE: STAN GETZ * FREDDIE HUBBARD * MACHITO * SASHA BERLINER * RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK * CHICK COREA * PAQUITO D’RIVERA * WOLFGANG MUTHSPIEL * LIONEL LOUEKE * FLORA PURIM * JELLY ROLL MORTON * WES MONTGOMERY * BENNIE WALLACE * LENI STERN * MIKE STERN

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Entire album:

Entire album featuring Stan Getz, tenor sax; Chick Corea, piano; Ron Carter, bass; and Grady Tate, drums:

Featuring Astrud Gilberto on vocals; from his Brazilian period:



Entire album featuring Freddie Hubbard:

Entire album of Red Clay. Bass — Ron Carter; Drums — Lenny White; Piano — Herbie Hancock; Tenor Saxophone — Joe Henderson; Trumpet — Freddie Hubbard:


Afro-Cuban jazz orchestra music from Machito’s album “Kenya” & featuring Cannonball Adderley on alto sax:


Quincy Jones introduces live performance of Rahsaan Roland Kirk, multi-instrumentalist and master of many jazz genres:

1972 concert recorded in France with Ron Buron, Henry Pearson, Richie Goldberg and Joe Texidor:


Chick Corea’s band Return to Forever (featuring Flora Purim on vocal):

Playlist of full album Now He Sings, Now He Sobs (plus a few extras):

Corea duets with flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia:



The great Cuban alto sax and clarinet player Paquito D’Rivera performs with the Jazz Chamber Trio:

Here D’Rivera performs with the Brazil Guitar Duo:


German guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel duets with Californian drummer Brian Blade:

Muthspiel performs with Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet) and others:

Muthspiel performs with Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet), Brad Mehldau (piano), Larry Grenadier (base) and Brian Blade (drums):



Lionel Loueke: vocals, guitars, percussion; Herbie Hancock: piano [tracks 9, 16]; Cyro Baptista: percussion [tracks 2, 4, 6, 10, 12, 13]; Gretchen Parlato: vocals [tracks 2, 4, 5, 12, 18]; Grégoire Maret: harmonica [track 15]; Massimo Biolcati: bass [tracks 2, 4, 5, 8, 12, 14, 15, 18]; Ferenc Nemeth: drums, percussion [tracks 8, 14, 15, 18]

West African percussion ensemble lead by the Raimi Brothers and the Tessi brothers [tracks 1, 3, 11, 17] :

Listen to any Lionel Loueke record long enough, and you’ll wonder, “How did he make that noise?” The West African-born jazz guitarist has developed an extensive palette of sounds, experimenting with low tunings, fast finger techniques, nylon strings, acoustic and electric axes, even jamming paper in his strings. And he also sings — or, more accurately, vocalizes. The clicks, wet smacks, the singing-along-to-his-solos, even the spasmodic speaking-in-tongues exhortations; he says they just come naturally to him.–Patrick Jarenwattananon, NPR:

Benin-native guitarist and vocalist Lionel Loueke performs with bassist Massimo Biolcati and drummer Ferenc Nemeth. Loueke stands out in a crowded field of musicians with his trademark sound which “fuses traditional African music with modern jazz harmonies, unique vocal inflections, and complex time signatures” (NPR). Part of Blue Note at 75:



Brazilian singer (formerly with Chick Corea’s Return to Forever) performs jazz/funk. Playlist of entire album (her best IMHO):

Here she sings a Milton Nascimento composition:


American virtuoso pianist and composer who some call the first composer of jazz music. Featuring Sidney Bechet on clarinet:

Featuring the Red Hot Peppers ensemble:


Live in Belgium, 1965. Wes Montgomery (guitar); Thelonious Monk (piano); Bernie Hanighen (bass); Cootie Williams (drums):

Playlist of entire album The Incredible Jazz Guitar.  West Montgomery – Guitar; Tommy Flanagan – Piano; Percy Heath – Bass; Albert Heath – Drums:

Wes Montgomery (guitar);  Stan Tracey (piano);  Rick Laird (bass);  Jackie Dougan (drums). TV broadcast, “Tempo”, ABC TV, London, England, May 7, 1965:


Bernie Wallace, tenor sax; with Dr. John, piano; John Scofield and Stevie Ray Vaughan, electric guitar:

Featuring Dr. John on vocals and piano; Ray Anderson, trombone:


Leni Stern – ngoni and vocals; Mamadou Ba – bass; Kofo – talking drum; Alioune Faye – percussion; Leo Genovese – prepared piano (special guest):

Featuring Leni Stern – guitar; Wayne Krantz – guitar:

The following song was commissioned for a festival in remembrance of a train station bombing that took 85 lives in Bologna, Italy.  Near the end of the piece, Stern sings the names of all 85 victims. Orchestral and vocal arrangements are great here. Guitar and singing by Leni:

Here, she plays guitar with husband Mike and his band on a Hendrix song:

Mike Stern plays a guitar duet with Bill Frisell:

Live at The Iridium, NYC December 16, 2019. Mike Stern – Guitar; Jeff Lorber – Keyboards; Jimmy Haslip – Bass; Dennis Chambers – Drums:

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