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.


I forgot a fourth, but a great fourth: "Norman Granz' 'Jazz At The Philharmonic' Hartford 1953"


A while back I thought I would buy another CD as a back up for the one I have already  I found one on ebay for $300!! The song Misty is on my CD and I love the way they perform that song  My son was considering a stereo rig after he heard this vid I made of one of the songs from the CD

Here’s mine. Mostly fusion and avant-garde.

Don’t get me wrong, I love most of the post-bop recordings most of you are listing, too. I just didn’t want to be redundant listing them again.

Mahavishnu Orchestra - Between Nothingness and Eternity (1973)

The Art Ensemble of Chicago - Urban Bushman (1980)

Allan Holdsworth - I.O.U. Live (1997)

Pharaoh Sanders - Live... (1982)

Anthony Braxton - Quartet Santa Cruz (1993)

Weather Report - 8:30

Jean Luc Ponty - Live (1979)

Oregon - Live at Yoshi’s (2002)

Steve Coleman and the Five Elements - Live at the Village Vanguard I and II (2018)

Cecil Taylor - Live in Bologna (1987)

Keith Jarrett - Koln Concerts

Ralph Towner - Solo Concert (1980)

Tim Berne / Science Friction - Sublime and Science Friction Live (2003)

Pekka Pohjola Heavy Jazz - Live Helsinki and Tokyo (1995)


Nice video!

The instruments used and the performances must have provided an awesome demonstration of high end sound.

Most threads on Agon make me wish there was a block button available.  This one makes me wish there was a like button!  Some many albums to revisit and more importantly, so many to experience for the first time!  Thanks to everyone who has and will contribute to this!