Jazz Unlimited on February 16 is “Live from the Village Vanguard-Part 2.” We continue our survey of New York jazz clubs with the first of two parts on the Village Vanguard. Max Gordon started the club in 1935 and ran it until his death in 1989. Since then, his widow Lorraine continues to run it. It remains the way it was when Max died. The featured artists for this show, the Junior Mance Trio, the Joe Lovano Quartet, Chucho Valdes and his band, the John Coltrane Quartet, the Bobby Hutcherson Quartet, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie, the Bill Evans Trio, Art Pepper, the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Chris Potter’s Underground, the Dexter Gordon Quintet, the Bill Charlap Trio, the Joe Henderson Trio, the Joshua Redman Quartet with Peter Martin and Chris Thomas, the Paul Motian group with Greg Osby, the Joe Lovano Tentette, and the Albert Ayler group reflect the diverse nature of the music played in that club.
The Slide Show has my photographs of some of the artists heard on tonight's show.
This Archive of the show will only be available until the morning of February 23, 2014.
Here is a video of Chris Potter's Underground playing "The Wheel" in Stuttgart, Germany in 2009. Chris Potter (ts), Craig Taborn (el-p) Adam Rogers (g) and Nate Smith (d)