Suggested Jazz Musicians

From the ‘Kind of Blue’ sessions, probably the finest sessions in the history of jazz. Also the most influential. Features Davis, John Coltrane on tenor sax, Cannonball Adderley on alto sax, Bill Evans on piano, and others:

Miles and Trane again team up to play a Thelonious Monk tune:

Davis with an orchestra arranged by Gil Evans:

Later Miles:

Miles Davis live in Montreal 1985 with Bob Berg- tenor sax, Robert Irving III- synthesizer,
Daryl Jones- bass, John Scofield- guitar, Steve Thornton- Percussion, Vince Wilburn- Drums


Coltrane plays a beautiful Duke Ellington ballad:

Another gorgeous ballad by Trane:

Cassandra Wilson sings Bob  Marley’s “Redemption Song”:


Charlie Parker’s jaw-dropping solo begins about 1 min. 17 seconds into the song:

Roy Eldridge (trumpet), Tommy Turk (trombone), Charlie Parker (alto sax), Lester Young & Flip Phillips (tenor sax), Hank Jones (piano), Ray Brown (bass), Buddy Rich (drums). Recorded live at Carnegie Hall, NYC, 17 September 1949:


Bill Frisell and Ry Cooder duet:


Classic film featuring tenor sax of Lester Young:


Brazilian jazz sung in English by an immigrant artist:


Thelonious  Monk performs his most famous composition:

Another Monk classic:


Cuban pianist Omar Sosa and Italian trumpeter Paolo Fresu perform:


Mike Mainieri plays vibes:


Mainieri’s group with Michael Brecker:


Great Jazz/Funk band from the 70s-80s featuring Wayne Shorter (sax) and Joe Zawinul (synth):

Weather Report performs their most famous tune:


Ace jazz guitarist John Scofield covers a Beatles’ tune:

Superb guitarist John Abercrombie plays a beautiful jazz waltz:

Danish guitarist Jakob Bro performs his song “Zygaena”: