June 14, 2024
Jimmy Witherspoon featuring Robben Ford
Live at the 1972 Monterey Jazz Festival
MJF – 2008

Monterey Jazz Festival Records/Concord Music Group has released a new series of never-before-heard concert performances by jazz icons: Art Blakey, Dave Brubeck, Shirley Horn, Tito Puente, Cal Tjader and classic blues singer Jimmy Witherspoon.

The new series features the following 6 releases, available on CD and digitally:

  • Art Blakey and the Giants of Jazz – Live at the Monterey 1972 Jazz Festival
  • Dave Brubeck – 50 Years of Dave Brubeck: Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival 1958-2007
  • Shirley Horn – Live atthe 1994 MontereyJazz Festival
  • Tito Puerile & His Orchestra – Live at the 1977 Monterey Jazz Festival
  • Cal Tjader – The Best of Cal Tjader: Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival, 1958-1 980
  • Jimmy Witherspoon featuring Robben Ford – Live at the 1972 Monterey Jazz Festival

The MJF record label was founded in 2007 in celebration of the 50th anniversary the Monterey Jazz Festival. It made its debut with a remarkable series of historic Live-at-Monterey CDs, rolled out shortly before the September festival, including recordings of legendary artists such as Louis Armstrong & His All Stars (recorded in ’58), Miles Davis Quintet (’63) and Thelonious Monk Quartet (’64), with all proceeds from recordings going to Monterey Jazz Festival-supported jazz education programs.

“We’re not going to be stuck in a jazz time warp. We’re excited to deliver
important historical music, as well as assemble special projects and all-star to debut at the festival each year.” – Label general manger Jason Olaine


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