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MUSICIANS ON THIS PAGE: MILES DAVIS * JOHN COLTRANE * CASSANDRA WILSON * CHARLIE PARKER * BILL FRISELL * LESTER YOUNG * LUCIANA SOUZA * THELONIOUS MONK * OMAR SOSA * MIKE MAINIERI * STEPS AHEAD * WEATHER REPORT * JOHN SCOFIELD * JOHN ABERCROMBIE * JAKOB BRO * PAT METHENY

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‘Kind of Blue.’ Possibly the finest sessions in the history of jazz. Also the most influential. Full album in High Definition audio. 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, electric Miles:

Full album:

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:

Another full album. Some overlap with the above album:

John Coltrane (tenor sax/soprano sax) / McCoy Tyner (piano) / Jimmy Garrison (bass) / Elvin Jones (drums) live in Stockholm 10/22/1963:

Inspired by the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church of Birmingham, Alabama in which 4 little girls were killed. Same musicians as above:



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

Cassandra interprets Son House’s old blues song “Death Letter”:

Cassandra interprets Van Morrison’s “Tupelo Honey”:

The entire album “Blue Light ‘Til Dawn”:



Charlie Parker’s jaw-dropping alto 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:

The entire disc 2 of the collection “Yardbird Suite:



Guitarists Bill Frisell and Ry Cooder duet:

Full album including the above song:

Frisell, Greg Leisz (on pedal-steel guitar), Jenny Scheinman (violin) and others interpret a Beatles’ tune:

Recent sidewalk performance of the Beatles’ “In My Life”:

Live in Kensington, Brooklyn, 7/19/20 with Bill Frisell – guitar; Rudy Royston – drums; Thomas Morgan – bass:

Floratone (with Matt Chamberlain, Tucker Martine and Lee Townsend), one of Frisell’s many side projects:



Classic jazz film featuring tenor sax of Lester Young:

The originator of cool jazz:



Brazilian jazz sung in English by an immigrant  (Brazil) artist:

Here she duets with James Taylor on one of his songs:

Here she duets with Herbie Hancock on Joni Mitchell’s “Amelia”:

Here she discusses poetry and her latest CD “The Book of Longing” in which she sets poems by Leonard Cohen, Emily Dickinson, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Christina Rosetti:

Brazilian Duos featuring Romero Lubambo & Luciana Souza:



Thelonious  Monk performs his most famous composition:

Another Monk classic:

Playlist of entire album Live at the It Club featuring Monk on piano with Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; Ben Riley, drums; Larry Gales, bass:



Cuban pianist Omar Sosa and Italian trumpeter Paolo Fresu perform:

Sosa duets with African harpist:



Mike Mainieri plays vibes with electronica background:

Entire Mainier album Wanderlust:

Beautiful ballad from Mainieri’s solo album “Man Behind Bars”:

STEPS AHEAD

Mainieri’s group with Michael Brecker (tenor sax) and Eddie Gomez (bass):

7 tunes from 1983, when they recorded the album “Steps Ahead”:

Another incarnation of Steps Ahead. Musicians: Darryl Jones, Bass; Steve Smith, Drums, Percussion; Mike Stern, Guitar; Michael Brecker, Tenor Saxophone, Electronic Wind Instrument (EWI); Mike Mainieri, Vibraphone, Midi Vibes:

Later version of the band–featuring Bendik Hofseth (tenor sax), Mike Mainieri (vibes & percussion), Rachel Z. Nicolazzo (keyboards), James Tunnel (guitar), Jeff Andrews (electric bass), Steve Smith (drums)–performs a Jaco Pastorius tune:



The great Jazz/Funk band from the 70s-80s featuring Wayne Shorter (saxophones) and Joe Zawinul (synthesizer):

Song list to above album: 1. Black Market 0:00 2. Cannon Ball 6:30 3. Gibraltar 11:11 4. Elegant People 19:00 5. Three Clowns 24:05 6. Barbary Coast 27:30 7. Herandnu 30:41

Weather Report performs its most famous tune:

Playlist of full album Mysterious Traveler featuring “Nubian Sundance” (first song):

Playlist of entire album Tale Spinnin’:

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Ace jazz guitarist John Scofield covers a Beatles’ tune:

Scofield with Medeski, Martin & Wood cover the Lennon tune “Julia”:

Another standard covered by Scofield:



Superb guitarist John Abercrombie plays a beautiful jazz waltz:

John Abercrombie – guitar; Jan Hammer – organ, synthesizer, piano; Jack DeJohnette – drums:



Danish guitarist Jakob Bro performs his song “Zygaena”:

Bro performs with Bill Frisell, Lee Konitz (alto sax) and others:



2 solo acoustic guitar pieces:

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