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MUSICIANS ON THIS PAGE: PHAROAH SANDERS * DIZZY GILLESPIE * CARIBBEAN JAZZ PROJECT * OSCAR PETERSON * COUNT BASIE * WAYNE SHORTER * GATO BARBIERI * DJANGO REINHARDT & STEPHANE GRAPPELLI * HELEN SUNG * AARON PARKS * ESPERANZA SPALDING * GRANT GREEN * JOAN CHAMORRO GROUP

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Pharoah Sanders: tenor saxophone; William Henderson III: piano;
Alex Blake: bass; Hamid Drake: drums.
Recorded live in Leverkusen, Germany, 19th October 1999.



Dizzy Gillespie with the Kenny Clarke / Francy Boland Big Band, Denmark – November 4, 1970:

From the Dizzy Gillespie Quintet album An Electrifying Evening:

From the Gillespie 1996 album Bahiana:


Featuring Dave Samuels (vibraphone), Paquito D’Rivera (alto saxophone) and Andy Narell (steel pan drums) and others:.

A later incarnation of the band featuring Dave Samuels, Dave Valentin (flute), and Steve Khan (electric guitar):


Playlist of entire album of Exclusively for my Friends, vol. 5: Mellow Mood:

2 piano masters:

Count Basie, piano; Wardell Gray, tenor sax; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Clark Terry, trumpet:

Basie with full orchestra:


Tenor and soprano saxophone player of Weather Report fame:

Wayne with Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Herbie Hancock (piano), Ron Carter (bass) and Elvin Jones (drums):

This album also features Brazilian singer Milton Nascimento:

One of Wayne’s compositions performed by Weather Report, a group he co-led with Josef Zawinul:


From Chapter One: Latin America. Gato Barbieri, tenor saxophone; Raul Mercado – quena; Amadeo Monges- arpa indiana; Quelo Palacios – chitarra acustica; Antonio Pantoja – anapa, erke, siku, quena, erkencho;
Adalberto Cevasco – bass; Domingo Cura – bombo indio (batteria indiana); El Zurdo Roizner – percussion:

Live version of “Bahia” by Gato Barbieri from his Finest Hour album:


From Paris came guitarist Reinhardt and violinist Grappelli and their Quintet of the Hot Club:

Entire album of Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli’s I Got Rhythm:

Entire album of Django Reinhardt’s The Definitive Django:


Helen Sung – piano; John Ellis – sax; Josh Ginsburg – bass; Rodney Green – drums:

Playlist of entire Aaron Parks album Little Big:

Artists playing include Aaron Parks, Piano; Greg Tuohey, Guitar; DJ Ginyard, Bass; Tommy Crane, Drums. Song is from Parks’ Little Big II:

Another live performance of a song from Parks’ Little Big II:


International Jazz Day Global Concert excerpt with Robert Glasper (piano), Esperanza Spalding (vocal), Ben Williams, Terri Lyne Carrington (drums) and Dale Barlow performing Mongo Santamaria’s “Afro Blue” (by John Coltrane with lyrics by Oscar Brown.Jr.) live from Istanbul, Turkey on April 30, 2013:


Guitar: Grant Green; Tenor Saxophone: Ike Quebec; Piano: Sonny Clark; Bass: Sam Jones; Drums: Louis Hayes.  Producer: Alfred Lion; Recording Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder:


Recommended by Gil Levine. Young Portuguese group sings Brazilian and American jazz:

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