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A World of Jazz Home : Music : A World of Jazz :
Jazz is a musical style that originated at the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States. It was born out of a mix of African and European music traditions. From its early development until the present, jazz has incorporated music from 19th and 20th century American popular music. Its West African pedigree is evident in its use of blue notes, improvisation, polyrhythms, syncopation, and the swung note.
Life is a lot like jazz... It's best when you improvise. (George Gershwin)

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Andre Ceccarelli & friends: Jazz a Vienne more info & watch movie online...
Andre Ceccarelli & friends: Jazz a Vienne
Andre Ceccarelli & Friends Live Jazz Vienne performance.

B.B. King: Live at The Jazz Channel more info & watch movie online...
B.B. King: Live at The Jazz Channel
B.B. King is arguably the most influential blues singer ever. During this live presentation he performs fifteen different tracks...

Ben Webster & Oscar Peterson: In Hannover more info & watch movie online...
Ben Webster & Oscar Peterson: In Hannover
Ben Webster was, without a doubt, one of the most important and influential tenor saxophonists in jazz. This outstanding film gives us the rare opportunity to not only listen to Webster, but to see him in performance, exquisitely backed by the Oscar Peterson Trio featuring the late Danish bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen.

Bill Evans and WDR Big Band more info & watch movie online...
Bill Evans and WDR Big Band
DR Big Band feat. Bill Evans, Dave Weckl and Mark Egan - Live at 30th Leverkusener Jazztage in 2009.

Bill Evans Trio: Jazz 625 more info & watch movie online...
Bill Evans Trio: Jazz 625
Bill Evans Trio (Larry Bunker on drums and Chuck Israels on bass) were in Europe for a few Paris dates and an extended engagement at Ronnie Scotts famed jazz club in London. March 19th found the trio in...

Bill Evans, Gillespie etc.: Monterey Jazz Festival more info & watch movie online...
Bill Evans, Gillespie etc.: Monterey Jazz Festival
Features Bill Evans Trio, Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra, Paul Desmond, Akiyoshi-Tabackin Big Band, John Lewis Sextet, Marian McPartland, Chuck Mangione Quartet, Etta James, Bobby Bland, Blood, Sweat & Tears at...

Diana Krall: Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival more info & watch movie online...
Diana Krall: Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival
Krall's singing is always in top professional form on a collection of songs split between standards and originals. Her live Nat King Cole-influenced piano almost always exceeds her studio work and that holds true here, mostly on well-embellished passages staying safely inside the framework of the compositions.
Track listing: Sometimes I Just Freak Out; All Or Nothing At All; Stop This World; The Girl In The Other Room; Abandoned Masquerade; I'm Coming Through; Temptation; East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon); Devil May Care; Black Crow; Narrow Daylight; Love Me Like A Man; Departure Boy.

Dizzy Gillespie In Redondo more info & watch movie online...
Dizzy Gillespie In Redondo
Gary Keys' 1986 film capturing Dizzy Gillespie and band live in Redondo Beach, CA. The trumpeter/bandleader is in great form, leading his crack band through classics from various parts of his career. Filmed in Gary Keys signature style, with lots of closeups of the players, capturing all of the impish comedy and good times of the elder statesman of jazz.

Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass: Duets in Hannover more info & watch movie online...
Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass: Duets in Hannover
This film, which opens with Pass playing alone on six wonderful tunes, was made during a European tour that took place some months before the recording of their second album as a duet, titled precisely Fitzgerald & Pass Again...

Gillespie in Moscow more info & watch movie online...
Gillespie in Moscow
Jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie made dreams come true - his and a Soviet's - by bebopping his way to the Soviet capital of Moscow for the first time in his long career.

Jazz Icons: Cannonball Adderley more info & watch movie online...
Jazz Icons: Cannonball Adderley
This film is a reminder that Cannonball Adderley was one of the most outstanding and highly respected alto saxophonists in the history of jazz, a blues-based jazzman who could play anything in superb fashion.

Jazz Icons: Charles Mingus, Live in ´64 more info & watch movie online...
Jazz Icons: Charles Mingus, Live in ´64
Jazz Icons: Count Basie features one of the greatest big band orchestras captured at the height of their considerable powers. Billed frequently as the most explosive force in jazz, this recently discovered 60-minute concert, taped in Sweden in 1962, highlights the legendary musical talents of this 18-piece band which included such luminaries as Marshal Royal, Freddie Green, Quentin Butter Jackson, Frank Wess and sensational drummer Sonny Payne. This is the earliest known complete concert of Count Basie and his orchestra to be released on DVD. Stellar performances include Corner Pocket, Old Man River, and One OClock Jump.

Jazz Icons: Chet Baker  more info & watch movie online...
Jazz Icons: Chet Baker
Jazz Icons: Chet Baker features two concerts by the foremost interpreter of the West Coast school of cool jazz. Filmed in Europe 15 years apart, these two shows seen together provide an overview of Bakers illustrious career.

Jazz Icons: Count Basie, Live in '62 more info & watch movie online...
Jazz Icons: Count Basie, Live in '62
Jazz Icons: Count Basie features one of the greatest big band orchestras captured at the height of their considerable powers. Billed frequently as the most explosive force in jazz, this recently discovered 60-minute concert, taped in Sweden in 1962, highlights the legendary musical talents of this 18-piece band which included such luminaries as Marshal Royal, Freddie Green, Quentin Butter Jackson, Frank Wess and sensational drummer Sonny Payne. This is the earliest known complete concert of Count Basie and his orchestra to be released on DVD. Stellar performances include Corner Pocket, Old Man River, and One OClock Jump.

Jazz Icons: Dave Brubeck more info & watch movie online...
Jazz Icons: Dave Brubeck
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.

Jazz Icons: Dexter Gordon, Live In ´63 & ´64 more info & watch movie online...
Jazz Icons: Dexter Gordon, Live In ´63 & ´64
Jazz Icons: Dexter Gordon features three concerts filmed in 1963 and 1964 in Holland, Switzerland and Belgium that highlight the bebop legend's classic style and silky tone. Filmed while Dexter was living in Europe, these shows feature legendary side musicians such as Art Taylor (drums) and Kenny Drew (piano) and jazz classics "Blues Walk", "A Night In Tunisia", "Body And Soul" and others. One of the most influential saxophonists in jazz history (both John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins claim him as an influence), Dexter Gordon is captured in sharp form and style on this 70-minute tour de force.

Jazz Icons: Duke Ellington, Live In ´58 more info & watch movie online...
Jazz Icons: Duke Ellington, Live In ´58
Jazz Icons: Duke Ellington features the earliest-known filmed full-length concert by one of the 20th Century's greatest songwriters and bandleaders. Filmed at Amsterdam's famed Concertgebouw, this 80-minute concert features the 16-piece Duke Ellington Orchestra two years after their stunning performance at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival,which Duke considered his second birth. This epic performance includes legendary players Clark Terry, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves, Quentin Jackson and Ray Nance performing some of the most beloved American music ever written.

Jazz Icons: Ella Fitzgerald more info & watch movie online...
Jazz Icons: Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Icons: Ella Fitzgerald features The First Lady Of Song in two distinct performances. The first is the earliest known complete concert of Ella to be captured on film.

Jazz Icons: John Coltrane more info & watch movie online...
Jazz Icons: John Coltrane
Jazz Icons: John Coltrane provides an epic 95-minute overview of a true giant of 20th-century music. Three separate shows reveal Coltrane's ascending creative arc from hard bop innovator as a member of the Miles Davis Quartet in 1960 to consummate bandleader in 1961 to unrivalled jazz visionary in 1965.

Jazz Icons: Louis Armstrong more info & watch movie online...
Jazz Icons: Louis Armstrong
Jazz Icons: Louis Armstrong is one of the only known complete Armstrong concerts from the 1950s to be captured on film. This 55-minute set, filmed in Belgium in 1959, features many of Satchmos greatest songs including Mack The Knife, When Its Sleepy Time Down South and Stompin At The Savoy, backed by his stellar band the
All-Stars, featuring Trummy Young, Peanuts Hucko, Billy Kyle, Danny Barcelona and Mort Herbert.

Jazz Icons: Nina Simone, Live in '65 & '68 more info & watch movie online...
Jazz Icons: Nina Simone, Live in '65 & '68
Jazz Icons: Nina Simone features an incredible concert from 1965, the multifaceted diva in all her glory. Simone shines as a jazz vocalist extraordinaire on Tomorrow Is My Turn, as a definitive folk interpreter on Bob Dylans The Ballad Of Hollis Brown and as a passionate civil rights activist on both the epic Four Women and the scorching Mississippi Goddam. This record is a must for Nina Simone fans as she displays all of the qualities that made her both a supremely gifted jazz singer and pianist as well as the High Priestess of Soul.

Jazz Icons: Wes Montgomery, Live In 65 more info & watch movie online...
Jazz Icons: Wes Montgomery, Live In 65
Jazz Icons: Wes Montgomery shines a light on one of the most unique and influential guitarists in music history. These beautifully filmed programs from the spring of 1965 feature Wes, in intimate studio settings, leading three different lineups through some of his best-known tunes, including "Four On Six", "Jingles" and "West Coast Blues". This rare footage, complete with rehearsals, between-song banter and closeup camera angles, illuminates We's extraordinary musical vocabulary and unconventional picking technique.

John Coltrane: Four Tenors more info & watch movie online...
John Coltrane: Four Tenors
All the master tenors that recorded for Jazz Casual in one single film. It includes performances in quartet of Coltrane, Webster, Rollins and Charles Lloyd, all of them joined by a stunning court of sidemen...

Louis Armstrong 100th Anniversary 1901 To 2001 more info & watch movie online...
Louis Armstrong 100th Anniversary 1901 To 2001
Louis Armstrong... the most important, influential, and beloved musician of the 20 th Century. His trumpet virtuosity set the standard for Jazz improvisation, and his singing style forever altered the course of jazz and popular vocalists, affecting everyone from Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra, to Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. From the teeming streets of New Orleans to the great concert halls of Europe, Louis "Satchmo" and finally plain ol' "Pops" Armstrong entertained everyone... from the Roaring Twenties' gin mills to the Queen of England. Included here are vintage performances with both Big Bands and small groups, as well as television and movie clips featuring Louis with Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Sidney Poitier, Paul Newman, Barbra Streisand, Billie Holiday, Gene Krupa, and many more!!

Norman Granz Presents: Improvisation more info & watch movie online...
Norman Granz Presents: Improvisation
In 1944, Norman Granz and Gjon Mili collaborated on a film about jazz music called Jammin' the Blues. In 1950 they collaborated again on a film about jazz improvisation that was never completed. This footage has now been combined with other film of jazz improvisation shop by Granz at different times and locations to create this new film. Included is material by Mili in 1950, Duke Ellington at the Cote D'Azur, Count Basie at Montreux Jazz Festival in 1977, Joe Pass in 1979, Ella Fitzgerald in 1979, and Oscar Peterson at Montreux in 1977. Extras of Granz narrated by Nat Hentoff, portraits by David Stone Martin, extra rushes, interviews, photo gallery, and original 1944 Jammin' the blues film.

Oscar Peterson: Jazz 625 more info & watch movie online...
Oscar Peterson: Jazz 625
Flora Purin introduces a restored and re-edited version of a session by jazz pianist Oscar Peterson from October 1964.

Standards Live: Keith Jarrett Trio more info & watch movie online...
Standards Live: Keith Jarrett Trio
Standards Live is a live jazz album released by the Keith Jarrett trio in 1987. Originally released by ECM, it has been multiply re-issued, including by Universal/Polygram. The album presents a live performance of...

The Greatest Jazz Films Ever more info & watch movie online...
The Greatest Jazz Films Ever
A compilation of some of the finest documentary footage of jazz greats, this collection features LIFE photographer Gjon Mili's Oscar-winning short "Jammin' the Blues," documenting a 1944 jam session that took place in Hollywood, with Lester Young, Harry Edison, Illinois Jacquet, Barney Kessel, and Jo Jones participating. Also featured is Mili's follow-up, which was previously only unavailable as a Japanese film entitled "Improvisation."

The Nat King Cole Show No.19 more info & watch movie online...
The Nat King Cole Show No.19
The popular singer hosts a muscial variety show.

The Sound of Jazz more info & watch movie online...
The Sound of Jazz
This is generally acknowledged as the greatest jazz moment ever broadcast on national television. And with good reason. Billie Holiday is joined by an all-star band and delivers a deeply felt version of...

The World According To John Coltrane more info & watch movie online...
The World According To John Coltrane
This documentary traces Coltranes musical growth from his roots in the black church and in Rhythm & Blues, through his forty years of life and beyond.
John Coltrane is easily one of the key innovators, visionaries, and virtuosos of American Jazz. Coltrane's spiritually influenced and challenging music not only turned the jazz world upside down in the 1960s, but directly impacted all modern music for decades to follow. It is this relationship between music and spirituality that is the core of John Coltrane: The World According to John Coltrane. Produced with his wife's cooperation, The World According to John Coltrane is truly a heartfelt documentary on his work and influence on the music community. The bulk of the 60-minute documentary focuses on Coltrane's eastern spirituality/musical direction in the 1960s as told through the voices of friends, fellow musicians, and admirers. Perhaps the most impressive aspects of this documentary are its live footage clips. Listening to Coltrane is extremely powerful, but watching him pour his heart and soul into his sax is absolutely awe-inspiring. These clips will leave you yearning to see the entire performances, unedited.

Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser more info & watch movie online...
Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser
A documentary film about the life of great jazz pianist Thelonious Monk. Features live performances by Monk and his band, and interviews with friends and family about the offbeat genius.

This Joint is Jumpin': Count Basie and Orchestra more info & watch movie online...
This Joint is Jumpin': Count Basie and Orchestra
This Joint Is Jumpin Stompin Classics From The Big Band Era features 26 upbeat Big Band performances from many all-time jazz greats. Artists include Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington...

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