List some of your favorite live Jazz recordings

Here are a few of mine, in no particular order:

Jackie McLean: Dynasty

Betty Carter: The Audience With Betty Carter

Bill Evans: Live at the Village Vanguard

Gary Bartz: There Goes the Neighborhood

Abraham Burton: The Magician

Joe Henderson: State of the Tenor

Dave Holland Octet: Pathways

Stanley Cowell Trio: Live

Cannonball Adderly: Live at the Lighthouse

Michel Petrucciani: Complete Concert in Germany

NHOP: The Unforgettable NHOP Trio Live

Woody Shaw: Live in Bremen, United, Master of the Art,

Sarah Vaughan: Live in Tokyo

John Coltrane Quartet: Live at Birdland

George Coleman: Live at Yoshi’s

Stan Getz Quartet: Live in Paris

Miles Davis QuintetFour and More, Live in Antibes, Live at 1963 Monterey Jazz Festival and My Funny Valentine.


“Whisper Not”  Jarrett Peacock deJohnette

“Time Outtakes” Dave Brubeck Quartet 

“Mingus plays Piano” Charles Mingus





Charles Tolliver Live in Tokyo, Miles Davis My Funny Valentine, Cecil Taylor Cafe Montmarte, McCoy Tyner Passion Dance (Tokyo), Dolphy Copenhagen, Ethnic Heritage Ensemble (forget title, CD), Jarrett Trio w Peacock/DeJohnette Still Live,  Clifford Jordan w/Cedar Walton On Stage (Steeplechase 1975), Charles Lloyd Night in Copenhagen. SQ pretty good to great on these, considering the years and venues. Performances Tolliver, Davis, Tyner, particularly notable. 


Nice listings..

By chance, I stumbled over this album which I could acquire from an elder man who gave away all his vinyl records. And I like it very much indeed. Because of the 'density' I feel when listening to the vinyl record.

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Lots of good stuff here. My favorite would be:

Wynton Kelly trio featuring wes Montgomery, live at the half note

This album just swings so damn hard. I dare you to not tap your foot along.