A Blog Supreme is seizing the first full week of the new year to take some time off. We'll be back the week starting Monday, Jan. 12, 2010.
The previous year was very good to us at NPR Music: We made a whole bunch of stunning concert Webcasts and recordings in 2009. And for many of them, the artists have graciously agreed to make the audio archives available as free downloads. The least we could do is put 'em all in one place for your convenience.
Remember, streaming audio, and now video archiving, is available for many of these shows too — including a number of Village Vanguard, Newport Jazz Festival, and now, Toast Of The Nation recordings that aren't cleared for download.
Live At The Village Vanguard (full series)
—Kurt Rosenwinkel Quartet (two sets)
—Terence Blanchard Quintet
—Edward Simon Quartet (selections)
—David Sanchez Quartet
—Bill McHenry Quintet (two sets)
—JD Allen Trio
—Billy Hart Quartet
—Dave Douglas Quintet
Newport Jazz Festival 2009 (full series)
—Vijay Iyer Trio
—Cedar Walton All-Stars
—Rudresh Mahanthappa's Indo-Pak Coalition
—Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra
—The Bad Plus with Wendy Lewis
—Terence Blanchard Quintet: Live In New Orleans
—Fight The Big Bull With Steven Bernstein
—Dave Douglas Brass Ecstasy: Tiny Desk Concert