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
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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)
Jeff Ballard, drums
Eddie Henderson, trumpet
Kevin Hays, piano
Jeff Parker, guitar
Larry Grenadier, bass
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.
"Phantasy In Latin"
Tom Harrell, trumpet/flugelhorn
Jaleel Shaw, alto saxophone
Wayne Escoffery, tenor saxophone
Esperanza Spalding, bass/vocals
Ugonna Okegwo, bass
Johnathan Blake, drums
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).
Dave Douglas, trumpet
Donny McCaslin, tenor sax
Uri Caine, piano
James Genus, bass
Clarence Penn, drums
Bridge To Nowhere
The Law Of Historic Memory
All compositions by Dave Douglas
Producer: Josh Jackson
Recorded by David Tallacksen
Recording Assistant: Josh Webb
This is amazing!
Please post loads and loads more! Woooooooooo!!!!!
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!
It's great to hear complete concerts. Very well done.