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  • Live in France 1961: Antibes Jazz Festival

    Ray Charles

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 1 hr 28 min

    By 1961 Ray Charles had established himself at the forefront of popular music. He had several R&B hit singles on Atlantic Records in the fifties and crossed over into the mainstream with his hit “What’d I Say” in 1959. He then moved from Atlantic Records to ABC and had further success throughout the sixties. The concert was filmed at the Antibes Jazz Festival in July of 1961 when Ray Charles was at the peak of his powers.

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  • Legends in Concert

    Bobby Darin

    Year: 1979

    Runtime: 57 min

    Bobby Darin, was an American singer who performed in a range of music genres, including pop, rock, jazz, folk, and country.

    Through the 1960s he became more active politically and worked on Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign. He was present with his campaign at the hotel in Los Angeles on the evening of his assassination. Occurring during the same year as he learned of the true nature of his birth, these events deeply affected Darin and sent him into a long period of seclusion.
    Although he made a successful television comeback, his health was beginning to fail, as he had always expected, following bouts of rheumatic fever in childhood. This knowledge of his vulnerability had always spurred him on to exploit his musical talent while still young. He died at 37, following a heart operation in Los Angeles.

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  • Solos: The Jazz Sessions

    Greg Osby

    Year: 2009

    Runtime: 53 min

    Saxophonist, composer, producer and educator Greg Osby has made an indelible mark on contemporary jazz as a leader of his own ensembles and as a guest artist with other acclaimed jazz groups for the past 20 years. Highly regarded for his insightful and innovative approach to composition and performance, Osby has earned numerous awards and critical acclaim. In this special set of solo performances, Osby explores a range of emotional and musical states, always seeking to tie his ideas together; his long alto-lines linger in the air as he weaves new ideas beneath and over-top. A true innovator, these solos showcase an artist unadorned, free to pursue his musical alchemy.

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  • Solos: The Jazz Sessions

    James Blood Ulmer

    Year: 2007

    Runtime: 50 min

    James Blood Ulmer is one of the few guitarists to have forged a style based largely on the traditions of African-American vernacular music. Ulmer is an adherent of saxophonist/composer Ornette Coleman's vaguely defined Harmelodic theory and plays with a stuttering, vocalic attack; his jagged lines speak with the authority of a free jazz improviser and the accent of a soul-jazz tenor saxophonist. His solo guitar work is an expressive, hard-edged, loudly amplified hybrid. But Ulmer isn't limited in his musical scope. In these sessions, he reveals himself to be an instant inventor of repute on the flute and a memorable songwriter and blues singer.

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  • Solos: The Jazz Sessions

    John Abercrombie

    Year: 2009

    Runtime: 48 min

    Guitarist John Abercrombie combines bop and free jazz stylistic elements with electronics utilizing phase shifters, guitar synthesizers and the good old volume pedal. What has kept his playing fresh is his refusal to be chained to these digital devices. As he told Down Beat writer Bill Milkowski, "I try to adjust my playing to the timbre and learn something about how to play that sound, yet at the same time I have to try and force the instrument to play with me a little bit. In other word, I sometimes try to overplay the instrument."

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  • Alto Saxophone Jazz Solos

    Lee Konitz

    Year: 2007

    Runtime: 50 min

    One of the most individual of all alto saxophone players, the cool-toned LEE KONITZ has always had a strong musical curiosity that has led him to consistently take chances and stretch himself, usually quite successfully. The Jazz Sessions spotlights unaccompanied performances by some of the legends and bright young stars of the jazz world. Designed and recorded specifically for television, SOLOS offers viewers front row seats for an intimate and unique jazz experience. Each program features complete musical pieces, insightful interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage. Shot in stunning HDTV with multiple moving cameras and a medley of elegant cinematic lighting, SOLOS showcases an exciting and dynamic variety of jazz styles - from the blues and boogie-woogie to bebop and the experimental.

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  • Live: The Real Deal

    Buddy Guy

    Year: 1995

    Runtime: 55 min

    Buddy Guy Live: The Real Deal features the legendary bluesman in a special set at his own Chicago club, Buddy Guy’s Legends, with guitarist G.E. Smith and The Saturday Night Live Band.

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  • Legends in Concert

    Frank Sinatra

    Year: 1939

    Runtime: 46 min

    This film presents a 45 minute selection of Frank Sinatra's finest songs, written by some of the world's most influential songwriters, including such hits as 'High Hopes' and 'Old Man River' all drawn from television appearances spanning his heyday period from the 40s to the 50s.

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  • Live in Montreux 1976

    Nina Simone

    Year: 1975

    Runtime: 1 hr 12 min

    Nina Simone one of the great female vocalists of the 20th Century, made four appearances at the Montreux Festival between 1968 and 1990. This film features the whole of the performance from 1976 as the main item, which is supplemented as bonus features by two tracks from her concert in 1987 and four from her final show in 1990. This is the definitive Nina Simone live film.

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  • Jazz Solos

    Andrew Hill

    Year: 2007

    Runtime: 52 min

    The Jazz Sessions spotlights Andrew Hill, a great and even groundbreaking composer and pianist. While many of his contemporaries were totally jettisoning the rhythmic and harmonic techniques of bop and hard bop, Hill worked to extend their possibilities; his was a revolution from within. He exhibited a determined command of his materials, however abstract they might sometimes be. His composed melodies were labyrinthine, rhythmically and harmonically complex tunes that exhibit a sophistication born of mastery, not chance or contingency.

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  • Je Veux Du Bonheur

    Christophe Maé

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 1 hr 30 min

    The live performance of Christophe Maé recorded at the Paris Theater.

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  • Live From London

    Dr. John & Chris Barber

    Year: 1982

    Runtime: 55 min

    Live From London presents legendary musician Dr. John and the Chris Barber Jazz And Blues Band performing at the famous Marquee Club as part of the club’s 25th anniversary celebrations. His distinctive voice, songwriting talents and musicianship have earned Dr. John five Grammy Awards and booked his place in the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. This wonderfully upbeat and energetic performance includes the classic tracks New Stack-A-Lee, Little Liza Jane, Memories Of Smiley and many more.

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  • Legends in Conert

    Gene Krupa

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 41 min

    Gene Krupa, an American jazz and big band drummer and composer, was well known for his highly energetic and flamboyant style. In this performance, many of his well known recordings are featured with some of the biggest orchestras of the time.

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  • Band in Seattle

    Mctuff

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 53 min

    Hammond organist Joe Doria brings together some of the best of the NW music scene to create a powerful and jaw-dropping funk and jazz sound like you’ve never heard. A mix of stellar musicianship, seasoned songwriting and deep groove where no musical stone gets unturned.

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  • The Close Encounter

    Niels Lan Doky

    Year: 2006

    Runtime: 60 min

    The fine Danish pianist Niels Lan Doky is featured on his sixth of many sets as a leader, teaming up with bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Alex Riel. Lan Doky performs six of his originals (including "Seeds," "The Ditty" and "The Blues") plus a thoughtful version of "Secret Love."

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  • Jazz from Club Montmartre

    Svend Asmussen Quartet

    Year: 1985

    Runtime: 42 min

    Danish jazz violinist Svend Asmussen performs with a trio of legendary performers in their own right -- Kenny Drew, Ed Thigpen and Niels Henning Orsted-Pedersen -- in this memorable live show filmed at Copenhagen's Club Montmartre in 1986. Selections on the set list include "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)," "Just a Gigolo," "Pent Up House," "C Jam Blues," "June Night," "Troubbel" and "Lapp Nils Polska."

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  • All That Jazz: From New Orleans To New York

    Various Artists

    Year: 2010

    Runtime: 1 hr 49 min

    An anthology of Jazz profiling the music of Jelly Roll Morton, Ma Rainey, Fats Waller, Benny Goodman, The Dorsey Brothers, Django Rheinhardt and countless other artists from popular swing era of the 1930s and '40s.

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  • Live in Munich

    Miles Davis

    Year: 1988

    Runtime: 1 hr 2 min

    For more than 50 years, trumpeter/bandleader Miles Davis was a major innovator of cool, modal, avant-garde, and fusion jazz styles. This program captures Davis's band: alto saxophonist/flutist Kenny Garrett, Keyboardists Robert Irving III and Adam Holzmann, lead bassist Joseph "Foley" McCreary, and bassist Benjamin Rietveld, percussionist Marilyn Mazur, and drummer Ricky Wellman, live in Munich, Germany on July 10th, 1988. With these musicians' sympathetic and syncopated support, Davis's trademarked Harmon-muted trumpet tones dance and trance over the combo's supple electric swing. Throughout the concert, Davis glides across the stage with the elegance and power of a dancer and a fighter, huddling with his sidemen to play and share a phrase. Interview snippets with Davis feature the trumpeter frankly discussing his other passion, artwork. All told, Miles in Munich shows that the man called "Prince of Darkness" was full of artistic light near the end of his creative life.

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  • Episode 110: Band In Seattle

    Big World Breaks And Nicholas Russel Band

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 22 min

    Get a sneak peek into the lives of Seattle Jazz and Funk bands: Big World Breaks and Nicholas Russell Band.

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  • Live From The House Of Soul

    Charles Bradley & Menahan Street Band

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 29 min

    The first installment of Daptone Records' new video series, Live From The House Of Soul. Directed by Poull Brien and shot in the backyard of Daptone's House of Soul in Bushwick, Brooklyn, features Charles Bradley at his best with the Menahan Street Band. Charles Bradley's voice has evolved from a lifetime of paying dues, having nomadically labored for decades at various day jobs from Maine to Alaska - singing and performing in his spare time - before re-settling in his hometown Brooklyn and eventually finding a musical home at Dunham. In his distinctively rough-hewn timbre one hears the unmistakable voice of experience - each note and gruff inflection a reflection of his extended, sometimes rocky, personal path. It's only fitting that producer, Brenneck (also a member of The Dap-Kings and The Budos Band), would recognize in Bradley a kindred musical spirit - a singer whose performances exude both raw power and poignant beauty.

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  • Night Sessions - Live in Concert

    Chris Botti and Friends

    Year: 2001

    Runtime: 1 hr 27 min

    Chris Botti & Friends: Night Sessions - Live In Concert features the jazz trumpeter's star-studded performance at the historic El Rey Theater in Los Angeles in December 2001. This video features guest vocal appearances from Sting and Shawn Colvin.

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  • Legends in Concert

    Dave Brubeck

    Year: 1961

    Runtime: 50 min

    Jazz Icons: Dave Brubeck boasts two beautifully filmed concerts from one of the most beloved quartets in jazz history. Captured at the pinnacle of their power and popularity, Paul Desmond (alto sax), Joe Morello (drums), Eugene Wright (bass) and Dave Brubeck (piano) explore the trails they blazed into the realm of odd time signatures with “Forty Days” and two versions of their groundbreaking hit “Take Five,” as well as forays into world music with two unique interpretations of “Koto Song.” Their intimate onstage chemistry and impeccable musicianship made the DBQ an award-winning jazz supergroup. Features: 24-page booklet; liner notes by Darius Brubeck; foreword by Doug Ramsey; cover photo by Gus Schuettler; booklet photos by Chuck Stewart, Lee Tanner, Jan Persson, Susanne Schapowalow, and Ray Avery; memorabilia collage; much more! 67 minutes.

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  • Beautiful Noise

    Jeff Healey And The Wiz

    Year: 2005

    Runtime: 57 min

    Originally recorded for the Canadian TV show "A Beautiful Noise" (Toronto - January 2006), this programance includes additional interview and musical footage. Healey, playing trumpet and guitar, leads his excellent band The Jazz Wizards forward into musical history. As always, he delivers jazz from the past with humor, respect for the tradition, and a contemporary attitude. Healey gained worldwide fame as a stunningly original rock/blues guitarist. His passion, however, was the infectious and joyful music from the classic jazz era - the days when Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke ruled the music world.

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  • Live at Montreux: 1984

    Mahavishnu Orchestra

    Year: 1983

    Runtime: 1 hr 54 min

    Formed by John McLaughlin in 1971, the Mahavishnu Orchestra pioneered the fusion of jazz elements into rock music while still undeniably retaining the power and muscle of a full on rock band. With McLaughlin as the ever-present, the line-up went through various phases and these two concerts from Montreux showcase the band at distinctively different times of their career, with the seventies show featuring later stars Jean-Luc Ponty and Michael Walden and the eighties concert featuring saxophone maestro Bill Evans.

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