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Jazz & Dixieland
40 Years of MJQ
The Modern Jazz Quartet's fortieth anniversary concert presents the signature sounds that ensured the group's lasting legacy in the history of music. Filmed live in Stuttgart, Germany, the Quartet is backed by the lush sound of a full string orchestra. John Lewis (Piano), Percy Heath (Bass), Milt Jackson (Vibes) and Mickey Roker (subbing for Connie Kay) perform: "Three Windows Medley", "Sketch", "Alexander's Fugue", "Adagio from Concierto de Aranjues" and "A Day in Dubrovnik".
Alberta Hunter: My Castle's Rockin'
This performance documentary explores the life and music of a blues and jazz pioneer who became a legend first in Europe and, fifty years later, in the United States. A full-length concert, rare vintage footage and interviews capture the spirit of the "Jazz Age," while showcasing Alberta Hunter's timeless music. Featuring the songs of Louie Armstrong, Eubie Blake, Paul Robeson, Fats Waller and more.
Antonio Carlos Jobim: An All-Star Tribute
Direct from Brazil in his last recorded appearance, Antonio Carlos Jobim (1927-1994) joins an international delegation of jazz giants to recreate his classic melodies. With over 400 songs to his credit, Jobim created the Bossa Nova; adapting the percussive excitement of the samba to the intimacy of the guitar, while echoing the melodies and harmonies of Cool Jazz. This classic, concert length "Thank You" includes: "Girl From Ipanema", "Once I Loved", "O Grande Amor", "No More Blues", "Wave" and more.
Bobby Short at the Cafe Carlyle
Join Bobby at the Cafe Carlyle for this thrilling 25-song set, delivered with his usual verve and charm. He also invites us into his home for an exclusive and intimate look at the man behind the music.
Cab Calloway and his Orchestra
Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker
The first and only authorized documentary on Charlie Parker, includes on-camera interviews with Rebecca Davis Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, and others. This very special program moves beyond the focus of Parker and traces the evolution of jazz from the Armstrong era of the 1920s to bebop--the new music of the 40s and 50s, a music Parker brought to its highest level. This is a must for any jazz lover!
Charlie Byrd: Live in New Orleans
Charlie Byrd's preeminence on guitar spans four decades; here he does it again, playing Brazilian tunes like "Wave" and "Orpheus Samba" along with "Shiney Stockings," "Jive at Five," and more.
Chet Baker: Candy
Includes an extremely imaginative treatment of Cole Porter's "Love for Sale". Hailed by Europajazz as one of its most ambitious jazz video projects to date.
COSMETIC GELCOAT & FIBERGLASS REPAIR
Different Drummer: Elvin Jones
This is an excellent visual and aural study of the great drum innovator, with some smoking with from his quartet with saxist Pat La Barbara, guitarist Ryo Kawasaki and bassist David Williams.
Dizzy Gillespie: Night in Chicago
This full-length concert performance, recorded in an intimate Chicago jazz club, immortalizes the trumpet-playing legend as the complete entertainer; playing, singing and scating, dancing and joking in his inimitable manner. Includes the memorable standards: "Embraceable You", "'Round Midnight", "A Night in Tunisia" and more.
Dizzy Gillispie: A Night in Tunisa
A musical portrait of the jazz legend.
Dukes of Dixieland and Friends
Celebrating their 40th anniversary, the Dukes with their "Friends (the New Orleans Pops Orchestra) feature standard straw hat fare like "Fidgety Feet", "Rampart Street Parade,""Basin Street Blues" and "Sensation Rag". The orchestra backs them on "Midnight in Moscow, "Star Wars" and Bourbon Street Parade".
Ellyn Rucker in New Orleans
Following three successive years at the Northsea Jazz Festival in Amsterdam, this fresh, sultry vocalist and brilliant pianist will soon be one of the top female jazz singers around. She is backed up by Carmen McRae's bassist, Mark Simon and Jill Fredrickson on drums.
Evening with Lena Horne
A&E presents the legendary Lena Horne recorded live in a spectacular birthday celebration backed by the Count Basie Orchestra. Take a front row seat for this triumphant performance. Hear the mesmerizing spell she casts in this joyous celebration of a unique and uncompromising artist at the peak of her powers.
George Shearing: Lullaby of Birdland
Features one of the most popular pianists of all time. His lasting legacy is still played by musicians today!
Good Morning Blues
This program is an entertaining, informative color documentary on the country blues--from turn of the century roots in the Mississippi Delta through work songs and field shouts to Memphis and up Highway 61 to Chicago. Narrated by B.B. King.
Herbie Hancock Trio with Billy Cobham & Ron Carter
The master pianist goes back to his jazz roots to capture the full spectrum of the art, a display of sensual touch and sizzling pyrotechnics.
HOW TO BE AN OUTSTANDING RECEPTIONIST
This program can assist you in building your receptionist skills. Both volumes cover techniques to help make you a more effective and satisfied receptionist.
Jack Sheldon: Live in New Orleans
Trumpeter/singer Jack Sheldon, best known for his years as music director of the Merv Griffin Show, swings with hot jazz musicians Dave Frishberg (piano), John Pisano (guitar), Dave Stone (bass) and Frank Capp (drums).
Jazz Legend - Gene Krupa
Gene Krupa made the drums a solo instrument and remains one of the most famous drummers in history. The music and contributions of Krupa are brought into focus, with rare footage from the 1940's and still photographs. Featured is an interview with Krupa, commentary from Louie Bellson and narration by Steve Allen.
This Nostalgic look at America's jazz greats features rare screen performances of stars like Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich and more.
Johnny Maddox Plays Ragtime
Join Johnny (Crazy Otto) Maddox in this ragtime music video tribute to Scott Joplin, Eubie Blake, Jelly Roll Morton and all of the other creators of America's first truly original music.
Les McCann: Live in New Orleans
Les McCann and his Magic Band have some fun with tunes like "Little Blue Volkswagen Car," and "Compared to What," in the intimate atmosphere of a New Orleans club.
Louis Bellson: The Musical Drummer
Demonstrates brush and double-bass technique, covers swing, samba, shuffle, bossanova, and jazz/rock beats. Highlights include two classic solos in the Bellson tradition.
Mable Mercer: Cabaret Artist
This video was recorded live from Cleo's in New York, Mabel Mercer will touch you Forever and Always with this 20-song selection of Great American Popular Song.
Monterey Jazz Festival
Captures three of the greatest jazz musicians ever during the 10th annual Monterey Jazz Festival. Features Mel Torme, Woody Herman and Joe Williams.
Moscow Sax Quintet: Jazznost Tour
Whether it is classic Fats Waller or The Beatles or Charlie Parker solos in blazing 5-part harmony, you can hear the mastery of the music. Russia's foremost jazz group totally capture the jazz feeling with their magical sounds.
Oscar Peterson: Music In The Key of Oscar
Oscar Peterson guides us through his musical evolution, from his early days as Montreal's boogie-woogie sensation through his meteoric rise to celebrity, and the historic reunion of the Oscar Peterson Trio. Wall-to-wall music, rare footage and interviews with jazz greats create a jazz documentary that is destined to become a classic.
Ron Carter & Art Farmer: Live at Sweet Basil
The heartland soul of jazz are captured by this all-star quartet, from deep in the heart of New York's jazz nightlife.
Sacramento Jazz Jubilee
Share the fun, the excitement, and the music of the best and biggest jazz event in America. Join hosts, Geoff Edwards and Bette Vasquez, as they tour the venues and meet the most popular bands in the world. Produced in association with the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society.
Salute to Jelly Roll Morton
Taped live at Lulu White's Mahogany Hall in New Orleans' French Quarter. Banjo/guitarist Danny Barker (who performed with Jelly Roll in the 1930's) and the Dukes of Dixieland collaborate on fifty-eight minutes of the composer's tunes.
Sarah Vaughan: Live from Monterey
Recorded live in September 1983 during the Monterey Jazz Festival, the program features this premiere jazz singer at her best.
Stephane Grappelli: Live in New Orleans
French violinist Stephane Grappelli sizzles on songs like "Sweet Georgia Brown," "Love for Sale," and 12 other tunes. Playing with him: Martin Taylor (guitar), Marc Fosset (guitar) and Patrice Caratini (bass).
Toots Thielemans: Live in New Orleans
Brussels-born jazz harmonica player Toots Thielemans plays jazz tunes like "Bluesette" and "If You Go Away." Musicians for the set are Fred Hensch (piano), Harvie Swartz (bass) and Adam Nussbaum (drums).
TRAVEL TIPS FOR EUROPE
Features Laura McKenzie.
VIDEO CAREER LIBRARY
Individual occupations correspond to standard occupational classification titles found in many other sources of career information. Each tape contains descriptions of occupations within a broad segment of the work world.
Woody Herman Remembered
When Woody Herman died, American music lost the last of the big band giants. Like the other greats, Woody was an original. His artistry and energy spanned a half century, and through it all he retained humor and integrity while leading some of the greatest big bands in jazz history.
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