1974 in jazz
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|1974 in jazz|
Billy Cobham during his Crosswinds tour at Kongeberg Jazzfestival in july 1974
|Decade||1970s in jazz|
|Music||1974 in music|
|Standards||List of post-1950 jazz standards|
|See also||1973 in jazz – 1975 in jazz|
This is a timeline documenting events of Jazz in the year 1974.
- 22 – The 2nd Nattjazz started in Bergen, Norway (May 22 – June 5).
- 31 – The 3rd Moers Festival started in Moers, Germany (May 31 – June 1).
- The First International Boogie Woogie Festival at WDR Cologne, Germany, on Sept.14/15 1974, with Memphis Slim, Willie Mabon, Axel Zwingenberger, Bob Hall, Jo-Ann Kelly, Vince Weber among others, organized by Hans W. Ewert for Radio WDR
- Sam Rivers: Crystals
- Cecil Taylor: Silent Tongues
- Steve Lacy: Saxophone Special
- Jeanne Lee: Conspiracy
- Leon Smith: Reflectativity
- Weather Report: Mysterious Traveller
- Randy Weston: Blues To Africa
- Marion Brown: Sweet Earth Flying
- Paul Rutherford: Gentle Harm of the Bourgeoisie
- Marvin Peterson: Children of the Fire
- John Abercrombie: Timeless
- Roswell Rudd: Flexible Flyer
- McCoy Tyner: Atlantis
- Globe Unity Orchestra: Hamburg '74
- Cecil McBee: Mutima
- Mahavishnu Orchestra: Apocalypse
- Ralph Towner: Solstice
- Terje Rypdal: Whenever I Seem To Be Far Away
- Roscoe Mitchell: Solo Saxophone Concerts
- Steve Kuhn: Ecstasy
- Joe McPhee: Pieces Of Light
- Keith Jarrett: Death and the Flower
- Steve Kuhn: Trance
- Steve Lacy: Scraps
- David Liebman: Drum Ode
- Kenny Barron: Peruvian Blue
- Tete Montoliu: Music for Perla
- Bill Watrous: Manhattan Wildlife Refuge
- Lonnie Liston Smith: Expansions
- Mike Gibbs: Only Chrome Waterfall
- McCoy Tyner: Sama Layuca
- Oregon: Winter Light
- Billy Cobham: Total Eclipse
- Hugh Masekela: I Am Not Afraid
- 15 – Paul Gonsalves (53), American tenor saxophonist
- 24 – Duke Ellington (75), American composer, pianist, and bandleader
- 1 – Bobby Timmons (38), American pianist and composer
- 6 – Gene Ammons (49), American tenor saxophonist
- 13 – Tina Brooks (42), American tenor saxophonist and composer
- 8 – Harry Carney (64), American saxophonist
- 24 – Miriam Aïda, Swedish singer
- 24 – Sophie Alour, French saxophone player
- "Vossajazz". Vossajazz. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
- "Nattjazz" (in Norwegian). Nattjazz. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
- "Moers International New Jazz Festival 1974". Moers Festival. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
- "Newport Jazz Festival 1974 Poster". WolfgangsVault.com. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
- "Montreux Jazz Festival 1974 Setlists". Setlist.fm. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
- "The Monterey Jazz Festival 1974 Collections". Collections.Stanford.edu. Retrieved 2016-04-30.