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One of the world's preeminent jazz venues, the Village Vanguard has presented nearly all of the greatest musicians in jazz since 1957. Renowned for its rich history and great acoustics, over 100 commercial albums have been recorded within the triangle-shaped basement room in New York's Greenwich Village.

Live At The Village Vanguard presents live music from the legendary club. WBGO's Josh Jackson hosts all the concerts; you can also read his take on the events on WBGO's blog.

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One of the world's preeminent jazz venues, the Village Vanguard has presented nearly all of the greatest musicians in jazz since 1957. Renowned for its rich history and great acoustics, over 100 commercial albums have been recorded within the triangle-shaped basement room in New York's Greenwich Village.

Live At The Village Vanguard presents live music from the legendary club. WBGO's Josh Jackson hosts all the concerts; you can also read his take on the events on WBGO's blog.

    Village Vanguard Live: Brian Blade & The Fellowship

    Village Vanguard Live: Brian Blade & The Fellowship

    Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band perform live at the Village Vanguard on Dec. 10, 2013, with pianist Jon Cowherd, Chris Thomas on bass, Myron Walden and Melvin Butler on saxophones and Steve Cardenas on guitar.

    • 59 min
    Village Vanguard Live: Goldings, Bernstein & Stewart

    Village Vanguard Live: Goldings, Bernstein & Stewart

    Organist Larry Goldings, guitarist Peter Bernstein and drummer Bill Stewart perform live at the Village Vanguard on Nov. 13, 2013.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Ravi Coltrane Quartet Live At The VIllage Vanguard

    Ravi Coltrane Quartet Live At The VIllage Vanguard

    Tenor saxophonist Ravi Coltrane's quartet with David Virelles on piano, Johnathan Blake on drums and Dezron Douglas on bass performs live at the Village Vanguard in New York for a WBGO broadcast on Oct. 2, 2013.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    WBGO Live At The Village Vanguard: Jeff Ballard Fairgrounds

    WBGO Live At The Village Vanguard: Jeff Ballard Fairgrounds

    Drummer Jeff Ballard's Fairgrounds ensemble performs in a live WBGO broadcast from New York's Village Vanguard on April 10, 2013.

    Set List

    "1974 Blues" (E. Harris)
    "Run To The Sun" (K. Hays)
    "Freegrounds" (group improvisation)
    "Lady B" (Ballard)
    "Sweet Stuff" (H. Silver)
    "Cryin' Blues" (E. Harris)
    "Days Fly By [With Ruby]" (J. Parker)

    Personnel

    Jeff Ballard, drums
    Eddie Henderson, trumpet
    Kevin Hays, piano
    Jeff Parker, guitar
    Larry Grenadier, bass

    • 54 sec
    WBGO Live At The Village Vanguard: Tom Harrell "Colors of a Dream"

    WBGO Live At The Village Vanguard: Tom Harrell "Colors of a Dream"

    Tom Harrell's "Colors of a Dream" ensemble performs in a live WBGO broadcast from New York's Village Vanguard on March 27, 2013. All compositions by Tom Harrell.

    Set List

    "State"
    "Phantasy In Latin"
    "2013 Blues"
    "Sail Away"
    "Sunday"
    "Nite Life"

    Personnel

    Tom Harrell, trumpet/flugelhorn
    Jaleel Shaw, alto saxophone
    Wayne Escoffery, tenor saxophone
    Esperanza Spalding, bass/vocals
    Ugonna Okegwo, bass
    Johnathan Blake, drums

    • 54 sec
    Dave Douglas Quintet: Live at the Village Vanguard Broadcast

    Dave Douglas Quintet: Live at the Village Vanguard Broadcast

    Trumpeter Dave Douglas leads a quintet at the Village Vanguard in New York. Recorded for broadcast by WBGO. December 9, 2009 9pm set (Wednesday).

    Personnel:
    Dave Douglas, trumpet
    Donny McCaslin, tenor sax
    Uri Caine, piano
    James Genus, bass
    Clarence Penn, drums


    Set List:

    Handwritten Letter
    Bridge To Nowhere
    The Law Of Historic Memory
    The Presidents
    Variable Current
    Blockbuster
    War Room

    All compositions by Dave Douglas

    Producer: Josh Jackson
    Recorded by David Tallacksen
    Recording Assistant: Josh Webb

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

stephane.clement ,

This is amazing!

Please post loads and loads more! Woooooooooo!!!!!

Thishasbetternotbetaken ,

Please bring this show back!

I would love to see new entries for this podcast! It not only provides great music from a legendary venue, but it preserves these special live dates for future listeners. Thanks!

Bub221 ,

Great stuff

It's great to hear complete concerts. Very well done.

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