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From left, Marc Ribot (guitar), Chad Taylor (drums) and Henry Grimes (bass) performed at the Village Vanguard in New York City on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.

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June 28, 2012 – The guitarist plays Albert Ayler and John Coltrane, dirty blues and fully liberated improvisation. WBGO

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The Craig Taborn Trio.

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April 4, 2012 – The pianist once estimated he plays with "15 to 20" working bands. Add to that total his own group. WBGO

Al Foster.

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March 7, 2012 – The great drummer made his debut at the club with Sonny Rollins in the '60s — before NPR existed. WBGO

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Listen Vanguard Jazz Orchestra: Live At The Village Vanguard WBGO

February 13, 2012 – On Monday nights, big bands are king in New York jazz clubs. This one has held court since 1966. WBGO

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Bill McHenry.

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November 9, 2011 – A tenor saxophonist who makes uncommon, beautiful music performs with a new lineup. Hear the show. WBGO

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Fabian Almazan.

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October 12, 2011 – The 27-year-old pianist and composer performs with his jazz trio and string quartet. WBGO

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Geri Allen.

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September 7, 2011 – The composer and pianist, who connects innovation to history, performs live in concert. WBGO

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Jenny Scheinman.

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August 17, 2011 – Hear the jazz violinist's newest band perform with Nels Cline of Wilco in a live concert recording. WBGO

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July 6, 2011 – In a band led by jazz legends and brothers, Jimmy and Tootie Heath headline this concert recording. WBGO

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The Mark Turner quartet at the Village Vanguard. L-R: David Virelles, Turner, Ben Street, Paul Motian.

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June 21, 2011 – He's likely the most influential saxophonist of his generation. Hear a recording of a live concert. WBGO

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Roy Hargrove.

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May 25, 2011 – Hear catchy tunes and classic post-bop elegance, recorded on a live concert webcast. WBGO

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Martial Solal.

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April 13, 2011 – Watch and hear a live webcast of the great octogenarian French pianist on a rare U.S. tour. WBGO

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Terell Stafford, performing live at the Village Vanguard.

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March 15, 2011 – The versatile trumpeter led his working band in the music of Billy Strayhorn, live in concert. WBGO

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Aaron Goldberg.

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February 2, 2011 – The busy sideman has made time to lead his core group for more than 10 years. Hear a live recording. WBGO

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Joe Lovano.

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January 12, 2011 – The monster tenorman and his two-drummer band play Charlie Parker's music at the jazz institution. WBGO

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About This Series

One of the world's preeminent jazz venues, the Village Vanguard has regularly presented jazz's greatest musicians since 1957. Live At The Village Vanguard is a collaboration between WBGO and NPR Music presenting live broadcasts from the legendary club, both on air and streaming online.