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.


Thanks for all the suggestions -- keep 'em comin' !  


Yeah; me too.


I’ll have to check out that J. Redman.


I wish I’d bought the Mosaic Charles Tolliver box set before it went out of print!

I love the studio albums by the Miles group with Wayne but I actually prefer the live recordings of the group before Wayne replaced George Coleman.

If you haven’t already, check out the "companion" to McCoy’s "Passion Dance" -- "Counterpoints: Live in Tokyo".

I like both Cedar Walton and Clifford Jordan and will seek out the album you mention.


"Full House" is another excellent live Wes album with W. Kelly.


Lots of (to me) unfamiliar artists on your list-- will check them out.

I'll recommend just one and it happens to be pretty much the best live jazz recording in my collection. I use this disc to blow away friends who have never heard a good system. One of my coworkers a few years ago sat in the prime seat and was literally speechless until he stuttered, "I can't believe this."

Dee Dee Bridgewater - Live in Paris

In random order...part one

Earl Hines, with Hawk and Eldrige live at Village Vanguard

Coleman Hawkins at the Village gate

Stanley Turrentine Up at Mintons

Les McCann ltd in New York

Modern Jazz Quartet ' The Last Concert'

Milt Jackson at Moma

Gene Harris and three sounds live at the club

Ramsey Lewis trio The in crowd

Lonnie Smith live at club mozambique

L.S at club Harlem

Johnny Smith live Root Down

Jimmy McGriff  Groove Holmes giants of organ in concert

Grant Green live at Mozambique

G.G. Alive

Lou Rawls Live

Shelly Manne and his men live at Blackhawk vol 1,2,3,4,5

S.M. at Manne Hole vol 1,2

Bill Evans Stan Getz But Beautiful (live)

Stan Getz 'Dynasty'

Stan Getz Chet Baker live in Stockholm

Chet Baker live in Tokyo

Art Pepper Roadgame

A.P. Arthur's Blues

Paul Desmond Modern Jazz Quartet live

Paul Desmond quartet live in Canada




Wow! I have a lot of listening to do here. One question, CD or LP? I do not have a high end system, just one I'm happy with (and can afford).

a fun live album is Benny Goodman "Yale archives"

ChuckT, Benny Goodman’s Carnegie Hall 1938 live album was pretty good too if I recall. Haven’t heard it in years though.

Miles Davis Quintet's Live in Europe 1967 has its' moments too. That one has Wayne Shorter on tenor.