Come and watch

There is nothing quite like experiencing live music, and now that we are less than a month away from the Toronto Jazz Festival -June 22/July 1 – we thought we’d share some of our favorite jazz concerts throughout the years. There are literally hundreds of Live Concert Video to choose from online so please feel free to share some of your favorite Shows.

Bill Evans Trio

Recorded at the BBC Studios, London, on March 19th, 1965

Jazz 625 was a BBC jazz music programme, featuring concerts by British and American jazz musicians, which was first broadcast between April 1964 and August 1966.

via – Wikipedia

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Miles f**king Davis

In 1987, Miles Davis was invited to a White House dinner by Ronald Reagan. Few of the guests appeared to know who he was. During dinner, Nancy Reagan turned to him and asked what he’d done with his life to merit an invitation. Straight-faced, Davis replied: “Well, I’ve changed the course of music five or six times. What have you done except fuck the president?”

via – The Guardian 

Top 3 > RadioHead

There is an argument, albeit a very biased and pop oriented one, that Radiohead has been the most important band of the last 20 years.  Whether it be the  isolationist dissonance of Kid A or questioning societies myopic leanings in Hail to the Thief, Radiohead as actively pursued the truth through music.  By exploring sonic soundscapes within a pop canopy, Radiohead is actively bringing under-appreciated musical influences to the masses, the most important of these genres being jazz.  I remember the first time I heard Pyramid Song and how affected I was by the spacing of the notes within the main movement.  And who can forget the Drums coming in a second shy of 2 mins.  Amazing.  Jazz Musicians have been playing Radiohead songs for years, actively reworking and assimilating them into other compositions.  So here are our top 3 RadioHead Covers.

1 //Robert Glasper Trio // Maiden Voyage/ Everything in its right place // Bridgestone Music Festival `09

2 // Chris Potter // Morning Bell
via Grooveshark

3 // Atomic // Pyramid Song
via GrooveShark

Any other good Radiohead covers you know of?