I have about four or five friends who claim that their all-time favorite Jazz platter is John Handy Recorded Live At the Monterey Jazz Festival from 1965.
The fivesome that made it stayed together as a band until January of 1967, when they broke up and went their separate ways.
Since then, up to the point of today's share, they had only played together once, which was in Oakland and was documented on a live album.
Two years later, they reconvened across the Bay as part of the SF Jazz Festival, for a residency at a then-new (and now defunct) club in The City.
Michael White, Maestro of the violin, is gone now, so there won't be any such opportunities any longer.
What can I say? At least there's soundpeople mixing shows with the good sense to document the living history taking place in front of their consoles.
856 MB FLAC/March 2021 archive link
That's it for March, so let's get ready for an April to remember... but not before checking out this 24th anniversary special, if only we knew!--J.