Media Department: Spotlight on the Media Collection:

Jazz

Ken Burns' seven-part documentary, "Jazz," aired on PBS in 2001, is a long and thorough look at the history of America's original art form, but it's not the last word in jazz on video. At the Brooklyn Campus Library Media Center, we have the Ken Burns epic, but we also have materials with much more to say on the subject, often in the form of rare and archival performances by jazz legends.

"Carmen McRae" and "Sonny Rollins and Company with Jim Hall" are both live studio performances from a mid-sixties television show "Ralph J. Gleason's Jazz Casual," which are distinguished by their immediacy and intimacy. "Bill Evans" is a performance by the jazz pianist with his trio. "David, Moffett & Ornette" is a record of a three-day studio session with Ornette Coleman.

"The Buena Vista Social Club" is Wim Wenders' acclaimed, beautifully filmed documentary about jazz in Cuba and American musician Ry Cooder's visit there. The warmth and talents of the aging Cuban musicians light up the film, which culminates in a triumphant performance in New York City.

Two videos - "The Coltrane Legacy" and "The World According to John Coltrane" feature rare footage of performances by the great John Coltrane and his quartet, and also include collaborations with Miles Davis.

Would you like an audience with royalty? "On the Road with Duke Ellington" follows the Duke on tour in 1967-8. "Swingin' the Blues" contains vintage performance footage of Count Basie. Otto Preminger's courtroom thriller "Anatomy of a Murder" boasts a Duke Ellington score.

Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Wynton Marsalis, Sarah Vaughn, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and other jazz legends are to be found in the media center collection. And don't forget to ask about our compact discs, too. Here's a list of jazz videorecordings; ask for them by name:

 

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ML420.H948 A52 1988bx

       Title  Alberta Hunter [videorecording] : my castle's rockin' / Stuart Goldman

                 Productions, Inc. ; produced and directed by Stuart Goldman ;

                 written by Chris Albertson.

 Description  1 videocassette (58 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.

     Summary  Follows up the life of Alberta Hunter a famous Blues singer, from her

                 early years through her death in 1984. Discusses her success in the

                 States and overseas. Talks about her early retiring from singing,

                 becoming a nurse and finally her returning to singing in her latter

                 years.

 

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PN1997 .B3668 1996bx

       Title  The Benny Goodman story [videorecording].

Description  1 videocassette (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.

             Videocassette release of the 1955 motion picture by Universal Pictures

                 Co.

  Performers  Steve Allen, Donna Reed, Gene Krupa, Lionel Hampton, Ben Pollack,

                 Teddy Wilson, Edward "Kid" Ory.

     Summary  The music of Benny Goodman comes to life in this musical biography

                 of the famed King of Swing. Featuring all the outstanding songs

                 and instrumentals made famous by the immortal clarinetist, the

                 story follows the innovative musician from his childhood in

                 Chicago to his historic concert at Carnegie Hall in 1938.

 

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ML417.E9 B54 1998bx

       Title  Bill Evans [videorecording]

    Description  1 videocassette (57 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.

     Summary  Jazz pianist Bill Evans is shown in performance with his trio. Both his

                 life and career show the rigor and artistic passion that has

                 influenced countless musicians.

    Contents  Some day my prince will come -- Waltz for Debby -- Tuxedo junction --

                 No lover no minimum -- Time remembered -- Tune up -- Your story

                 -- Sonata for Billy the Kid -- I love you Porgy -- Blue in green --

                 Reflection in D -- Peace piece -- My man's gone now -- Autumn

                 leaves -- Nardis-- Turn out the stars -- Minha.

 

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ML419.P4 B57 1998bx

       Title  Bird now [videorecording] / directed by Marc Huraux ; adapted from

                 an idea by David Aronson et Marc Huraux.

    Description  1 videocassette (90 min.) : sd., col., b&w ; 1/2 in.

  Performers  Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Ben Webster, Lester Young, Coleman

                 Hawkins, Chan Parker, Bill Miles, Walter Bishop, Jr., Tommy Potter,

                 Lester Bowie.

     Summary  Traces the career of legendary jazzman, Charlie "Bird" Parker.

 

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PN1997 .NB6965 1980bx

       Title  Boy! What a girl [videorecording] / [presented by] The Em Gee Film

                 Library [and] Herald Pictures, Inc.

 Description  1 videocassette (70 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.

      Notes  Videocassette release of a 1946 motion picture.

              VHS.

  Performers  Tim Moore, Betti Mays, Elmwood Smith, Warren Patterson, Al Jackson,

                 Duke Williams, Sheila Guyse, Slam Stewart Trio, Sid Catlett and

                 Band, Basil Spears, Ann Cornell, Harlemaniacs, Milton Wood, Gene

                 Krupa, Deek Watson and The Brown Dots.

     Summary  Tim Moore in an Amos 'n Andy Kingfish at his funniest as he

                 impersonates a wealthy spinster from Paris. Includes a series of

                 musical performances by black artists including Slam Stewart, Sid

                 Catlett, Deek Watson and a guest appearance by Gene Krupa.

 

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M1681.C918 B83 1999bx

       Title  Buena Vista Social Club [videorecording] / a Road Movies production

                 in association with Kintop Pictures, ARTE, and ICAIC ; directed by

                 Wim Wenders.

Description  1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

       Notes  Fullscreen version, digitally mastered, Dolby digital 5.1. Includes audio

                 commentary featuring director Wim Wenders, theatrical trailer,

                 crew information, musician information, production notes,

                 interactive menus, scene access and additional scenes.

              Additional scenes include: performances of Candela and Cien fuegos

                 tiene su guaguanco, an interview with Juan de Marcos, and

                 Alberto Korda discussing his photographs.

              DVD

              In Spanish with yellow English subtitles; credits in English.

              Closed-captioned.

  Performers  Ry Cooder, Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González, Eliades Ochoa, Omara

                 Portuondo, Compay Segundo.

     Summary  In 1996, music legend Ry Cooder went to Cuba to search for buried

                 treasure. He found gold. Looking for lost songs and forgotten

                 singers, Cooder discovered an exotic land of passion, sensuality

                 and music.

 

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ML420.M34185 C38 1995bx

       Title  Carmen McRae [videorecording].

  Description  1 videocassette (ca. 30 min.) : sd., b&w. ; 1/2 in.

      Series  Ralph J. Gleason's jazz casual

       Notes  Interview and performance ; air date March 15, 1968.

              VHS.

  Performers  I'm gonna lock my heart -- Trouble is a man -- If you never fall in love

                 with me -- 'Round midnight -- Love for sale -- Exactly like you.

 

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MT220 .C48 1987bx

       Title  Chick Corea [videorecording] : keyboard workshop / produced and

                 distributed by DCI Music Video ; produced by Paul Siegel, Rob

                 Wallis, Glenn Mangel ; directed by Glenn Mangel.

 Description  1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 booklet.

  Performers  Featuring Chick Corea with John Patitucci, Tom Brechtlein.

     Summary  "Keyboard workshop offers Chick's insights into the art and technique

                 of making music. In a clear and straightforward way he explains

                 and demonstrates his approach to practicing, improvising and

                 composing. By way of thinking out loud as he practices one of

                 Bach's Goldberg variations, his own Yellow nimbus, and one of his

                 Children's songs ... Chick tackles problems as he encounters them.

                 He uses Porter's Easy to love and Ellington's Mood indigo as

                 vehicles for a discussion of techniques of improvisation and plays

                 a beautiful ad-lib on the blues. Featured as well is the on-camera

                 development of a brand new composition from conception to

                 performance by a trio with John Patitucci on bass and Tom

                 Brechtlein on drums"--Container.

 

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ML419.C645 C64 1985bx

       Title  The Coltrane legacy [videorecording] / produced and directed by

                 Burrill Crohn ; a production of Jazz Images Inc.

 Description  1 videocassette (61 min.) : sd., b&w with col. sequences ; 1/2 in.

  Performers  [Segment 1]. John Coltrane with the Miles Davis Quintet (1959);

                 [segment 2]. John Coltrane, soprano and alto sax ; Eric Dolphy,

                 alto sax and flute ; McCoy Tyner, piano ; Reggie Workman, bass ;

                 Elvin Jones, drums ; [segment 3]. John Coltrane, soprano and tenor

                 sax ; McCoy Tyner, piano ; Jimmy Garrison, bass ; Elvin Jones,

                 drums.

     Summary  Rare footage from 1959-1964 of John Coltrane and his quartet and

                 interviews with musicians who played with him: Reggie Workman,

                 Elvin Jones and Jimmy Cobb.

    Contents  So what -- Everytime we say goodbye -- Impressions -- My favorite

                 things -- Afro blue -- Alabama.

 

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ML422.B25 C68 1998bx

       Title  Count Basie [videorecording]

 

 

 Description  1 videocassette (53 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.

     Summary  William Basie is considered one of the most subtle jazz pianists in the

                 history of this unique art form. He easily earned his title of

                 "Count," as excerpts from a filmed jazz session here prove. In total,

                 the program presents both a personal and an artistic portrait of

                 this jazz aristocrat, who spoke and acted as eloquently as he

                 played. Basie's relationships with his former musicians such as

                 trumpeter Buck Clayton, trombonist Al Grey, and saxophonist

                 Illinois Jacquet are examined. Performances include some of the

                 finest soloists of the classic jazz world.

 

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ML399 .D387 1988bx

       Title  David, Moffett & Ornette [videorecording] / Tempo-International,

                 France ; producer, Mike Hodges ; director, Dick Fontaine.

 Description  1 videocassette (26 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.

  Performers  Ornette Coleman, alto saxophone/trumpet/violin/piano ; David

                 Izenson, bass ; Charles Moffett, drums ; Alan Dell, narrator.

     Summary  In the spring of 1966, Ornette Coleman wrote and recorded the

                 soundtrack for a Living Theater project called Who's crazy?. This

                 film is a record of the three days Ornette and his two

                 collaborators spent in the studio making music. It is also an

                 eloquent description of the price to be paid for freedom, not just

                 the freedom of collective improvisation, but also the freedom to

                 be yourself.

 

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ML420.B768 D45 1998bx

Title  Dee Dee Bridgewater [videorecording]

  Description  1 videocassette (54 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.

     Summary  Dee Dee Bridgewater is a gifted performer and skilled interpreter of

                 the major female jazz singers who preceded her. This documentary

                 shows Bridgewater in performance and interviews, along with

                 footage of female jazz vocalists of the past.

 

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ML3506 .E96 1990bx

       Title  The evolution of solo jazz piano [videorecording] / by Bill Dobbins.

 Description  2 videocassettes (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.

     Summary  Pt. 1 illustrates the stylistic approaches of traditional jazz pianists Scott

                 Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, James P. Johnson, Willie "The Lion" Smith,

                 Earl "Fatha" Hines, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Teddy Wilson, Duke

                 Ellington, Art Tatum, Meade Lux Lewis, Pete Johnson, and Jimmy

                 Yancey. Pt. 2 illustrates the stylistic approaches of modern jazz

                 pianists Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Oscar Peterson, Erroll

                 Garner, Lennie Tristano, Bill Evans, Clare Fischer, Jimmy Rowles,

                 Cecil Taylor, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, and Richie Beirach.

    Contents  Pt. 1. Traditional styles -- pt. 2. Modern styles.

 

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ML417.W15 F38 1998bx

       Title  Fats Waller [videorecording]

 Description  1 videocassette (51 min.) : sd., b&w with col. sequences ; 1/2 in.

     Summary  Examines Waller's career and his role in the New York literary, artistic

                 and political movement of the 1920's known as the Harlem

                 Renaissance.

 

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ML420.F53 F67 2000bx

       Title  Forever Ella [videorecording] / produced by The Gene Davis Group,

                 Inc. for A&E Television Networks.

    Description  1 videocassette (ca. 100 min.) : sd., col., b&w ; 1/2 in.

       Notes  Videocassette release of a documentary originally broadcast on the

                 television program Biography.

     Summary  Chronicles the personal life and singing career of the well-known jazz

                 artist and discusses her impact on contemporary music.

 

 

 

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ML419.E95 G56 1998bx

       Title  Gil Evans [videorecording]

 Description  1 videocassette (55 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.

     Summary  In his early teens, Gil Evans discovered the love of his life--jazz. This

                 program examines Evans' life and music, particularly his

                 association with jazz greats Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Gerry

                 Mulligan, and John Lewis in the 1940s and 1950s. Portions of

                 Evans' landmark album, Porgy and Bess, which he recorded with

                 Mulligan, are featured and discussed as one of the highlights of

                 his illustrious career.

 

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      Title  The improvisor's guide to transcription [videorecording] / David

                 Liebman ; directed and produced by David Liebman, Gene Perla,

                 Caris Liebman.

 Description  1 videocassette (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 leaflet.

     Summary  Liebman describes his method of transcription used in learning and

                 understanding jazz improvisation.

 

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ML3506 .J4735 1994bx

       Title  Jazz Dixieland [videorecording] / Skylark/Savoy Productions, Ltd. for

                 Genesis Productions.

   Publisher  Venice, Calif. : Bennett Video Group, c1994.

 Description  2 videocassettes (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.

      Series  America's music

    Contents  Jazz Dixieland 1: Jazz me blues ; Basin Street blues / Woody Herman --

                 When its sleepytime down South / Clora Bryant -- Waiting for the

                 Robert E. Lee ; World is waiting for the sunrise / Scotty Plummer --

                 Blue skies / Della Reese -- Man with a horn / Al Hirt, Della Reese --

                 Bill Bailey ; Bourbon Street Paradise / Al Hirt -- Maple leaf rag ;

                 Ain't misbehavin / Johnny Guarnieri -- When the saints go

                 marching in / Al Hirt, Woody Herman.

              Jazz Dixieland 2: March of bobcats ; Big noise from Winnetka / Bob

                 Crosby -- Joint is jumping / Hessions -- Someday you'll be sorry ;

                 South Rampart Street parade / Al Hirt -- Gal looks good / Scatman

                 Crothers -- Struttin' with some barbeque / Teddy Buckner -- Please

                 don't talk about me when I'm gone / Teddy Buckner --

                 Honeysuckle Rose ; Handful of keys / Judy Carmichael -- Tiger rag

                 / New Orleans Jazz All-Star Band -- Don't mess with my man / Irma

                 Thomas -- Do you know what it means / Irma Thomas, Al Hirt --

                 South Rampart Street parade / Al Hirt, Bob Crosby.

 

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ML420.W552 J64 1982bx

       Title  Joe Williams [videorecording] : jazz at the Smithsonian / Adler

                 Enterprises.

 Description  1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.

  Performers  Joe Williams, Kirk Stuart, Keeter Betts, Steve Williams.

     Summary  Blues singer Joe Williams performs his best known and most loved

                 songs.

 

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ML419.C645 J647 1998bx

       Title  John Coltrane [videorecording] / proposed and written by Gérald

                 Arnaud ; produced by Patrick Sobelman ; directed by Jean-Noël

                 Cristiani ; a production of La Sept Arte.

Description  1 videocassette (56 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.

  Performers  John Coltrane, tenor saxophone ; with supporting instrumentalists,

                 including Miles Davis, trumpet.

     Summary  Explores Coltrane's artistic integrity and the universality of his musical

                 message through performances with the great Miles Davis, with

                 quartets and quintets, and as a solo performer.

    Contents  Alabama -- Afro blue -- Oop bop sh'bam -- All of me -- Paul's pal -- So

                 what -- Ghost -- Impressions -- My favorite things -- Vigil -- Leo --

                 Peace on earth -- Naime.

 

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ML3508.8.K37 .L37 1990bx

       Title  The last of the Blue Devils [videorecording] / directed by Bruce Ricker.

 Description  1 videocassette (90 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.

     Credits  Executive producer, Mitchell Donian ; written by John Arnoldy and

                 Bruce Ricker ; producers, John Kelly, Bruce Ricker, Edward Beyer.

     Summary  A documentary recollection of music and musicians associated with

                 Kansas City, Mo. in the 1930's, featuring Count Basie and his

                 orchestra, Joe Turner, and Jay McShann.

 

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       Title  Live from the Jazz Showcase [videorecording] / Eddie Jefferson with

                Richie Cole.

    Description  1 videocassette (50 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.

  Performers  Richie Cole (alto sax), John Campbell (piano), Kelly Sill (bass), Joel

                 Spencer (drum).

     Summary  A performance at Joe Segal's Jazz Showcase in Chicago, taped on May

                 6, 1979.

 

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ML419.A75 L685 1998bx

       Title  Louis Armstrong [videorecording] / [a production of] La Sept Arte-Ex

                 Nihilo.

 Description  1 videocassette (49 min.) : sd., b&w with col. sequences ; 1/2 in.

     Summary  This program discusses Armstrong's curious emotional relationship

                 with his ancestral Africa and how it shaped his music. Armstrong is

                 seen on his first European tour. Several of Armstrong's wives

                 discuss his private life, and trumpeter Irakli and long-time

                 Armstrong friend Maurice Cullaz analyze the unique talent that

                 made "Satchmo" one of America's most innovative jazz artists.

 

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ML419.R533 M38 1998bx

       Title  Max Roach [videorecording]

Description  1 videocassette (51 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.

     Summary  Examine's Roach's career, analyzes his stature in the lexicon of famous

                 jazz musicians, and explores his role as a civil rights activist in the

                 1960's and 1970's.

 

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ML421 .M657 1986bx

       Title  The Mills Brothers story [videorecording] / Storyville Films AB.

Description  1 videocassette (56 min.) : sd., col. & b&w ; 1/2 in.

      Series  Jazz series (Kultur International Films)

  Performers  Starring Harry, Herbert and Donald Mills; with John Charles Mills,

                 John Hutchinson Mills, Norman Brown, John Hutchinson Mills

                 2nd, Henry Miller.

     Summary  A comprehensive documentary spanning the Mills Brothers' fifty year

                 career. Includes film clips dating back to 1932, plus many of their

                 timeless songs.

 

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ML419.P56 N84 1998bx

       Title  Ntemi Piliso [videorecording] : African jazz pioneer / Ascension, in

                 association with A Cut Above Productions.

 Description  1 videocassette (25 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.

     Summary  Documentary portrait of Edmund "Ntemi" Piliso, South African jazz

                 musician. Highlights the various eras from 1940s on with musical

                 performances to the present with his group the African Jazz

                 Pioneers.

 

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ML410.E44 O52 1995bx

       Title  On the road with Duke Ellington [videorecording] / produced by Drew

                 Associates ; producer, Mike Johnson.

 Description  1 videocassette (58 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.

     Summary  A portrait of Duke Ellington compiled primarily in 1967-68 as he

                 moved from performance to performance, in concert halls, in

                 nightclubs, in churches. Includes interviews and intimate candid

                 glimpses of his life on the road as he composed and brought his

                 music to the people.

 

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ML419.G54 D545 1993bx

       Title  The one, the only, the original, Dizzy Gillespie [videorecording] : a

                 night in Chicago / V.I.E.W. Inc.

 Description  1 videocassette (53 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.

  Performers  Trumpets & vocals, Dizzy Gillespie ; sax, flute, clarinet, Sayyad Abdul

                 Al-Kahbyyr ; piano, Walter Davis, Jr. ; electric bass, John Lee ;

                 drums, Nassyr Abdul Al-Kahbyyr.

    Contents  Swing low, sweet Cadillac -- Fiesta mojo -- Embraceable you -- A night

                 in Tunisia -- Nature boy -- Dizzy's scat -- 'Round midnight.

 

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ML417.M846 T54 1993bx

       Title  Thelonious Monk - American composer [videorecording] / a co-

                 production of Toby Byron/Multiprises in association with Taurus

                 Film, Munich, and VideoArts, Japan ; produced by Toby Byron,

                 Richard Saylor ; written by Quincy Troupe ; directed by Matthew

                 Seig.

 Description  1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in.

     Summary  An intimate portrait of one of the century's great composers and

                 artistic innovators, filled with the singular humor of a jazz giant

                 brought to life by a legacy of brilliant music.

 

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ML420.V3 S37 1993bx

       Title  Sarah Vaughan [videorecording] : the divine one / BMG Video ; a co-

                 production of Toby Byron/Multiprises in association with Taurus

                 Film, Munich, Video Arts, Japan and Thirteen/WNET ; produced by

                 Toby Byron [and] Richard Saylor ; directed by Matthew Seig ;

                 written by Dan Morgenstern.

 Description  1 videocassette (60 min.) :   sd., b&w and col. ; 1/2 in.

  Performers  Janice Pendarvis, narrator.

              Sarah Vaughan, with Billy Eckstine, Joe Williams, Roy Haynes, George

                 Gaffney, Marty Paich, Ada Vaughan, Paris Vaughan.

     Summary  Recounts the stellar singer's career from her beginnings at the Mt.

                 Zion Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, to her debut at the

                 Apollo Theater and her pre-eminence in nightclubs, concert halls,

                 and jazz festivals around the world.

 

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       Title  Sonny Rollins and Company with Jim Hall [videorecording] / Jazz

                 Casual Productions ; produced at KQED San Francisco.

     Series  Ralph J. Gleason's jazz casual

                     Air date: May 6, 1966.

     Credits  Producers, Ralph J. Gleason, Dick Christian ; director, Dick Christian.

  Performers  Host: Ralph Gleason. Performers: Sonny Rollins (tenor sax), Jim Hall

                 (guitar), Bob Cranshaw (bass), Ben Riley (drums)

    Contents  The bridge (5:13) -- God bless the child (5:46) -- If ever I would leave

                 you (10:53)

 

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ML3508 .S76 1993bx

       Title  The story of jazz [videorecording] / a co-production of Toby

                 Byron/Multiprises in association with Taurus Film, Munich, BMG

                 Video and VideoArts Music ; produced by Toby Byron, Richard

                 Saylor ; written by Chris Albertson with Matthew Seig ; directed by

                 Matthew Seig.

 Description  1 videocassette (97 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in.

       Performers  Interviews with Winton Marsalis, Lester Bowie, Milt Hinton, Doc

                 Cheatham, Bud Freeman, Zilner Randolph, Randy Weston, Billy

                 Taylor, Jay McShann, Buddy Tate, Claude Williams, Haywood

                 Henry, Illinois Jacquet, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Grover Mitchell,

                 Tony Bennett, Carmen McRae, Buck Clayton, Annie Ross, Jimmy

                 Heath, Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie, Ben Riley, Roy Haynes, Barry

                 Harris, Joe Williams, Rashied Ali, Wayne Shorter.

     Summary  This program profiles the pivotal figures in American jazz with

                 authoritative commentary and first-hand observations. Includes

                 archive footage of performances by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie,

                 Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Count

                 Basie and many other important artists.

 

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       Title  Swingin' the blues [videorecording] Count Basie / a co-production of

                 Toby Byron/Multiprises in association with Taurus Film, Munich

                 and VideoArts, Japan.

 Description  1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., b&w and col., ; 1/2 in.

  Performers  Narrated by Roscoe Lee Browne with Harry "Sweets" Edison, Al Grey,

                 Heywood [i.e. Haywood] Henry, Illinois Jacquet, Jimmy Lewis, Jay

                 McShann, Grover Mitchell, Albert Murray, Buddy Tate, Earle

                 Warren, Claude Williams, Joe Williams.

     Summary  "... a distinguished group of Basie alumni -- including early band

                 members Sweets Edison, Earle Warren and Claude Williams and

                 later stars like Buddy Tate, Illinois Jacquet and Joe Williams -- have

                 come together to lend their insight to this film, in probing on-

                 camera interviews and an unprecedented round-table

                 reminiscence. Basie himself appears in revealing interview clips

                 from various stages of his life. And, most importantly, there is the

                 music: vintage performance footage beginning in the late 1930s,

                 and master recordings of the greatest Basie sessions"--Container.

    Contents  Air mail special -- Dickie's dream -- One o'clock jump -- Shorty George

                 -- Texas shuffle -- Topsy -- Swingin' at the Daisy Chain -- Blue and

                 sentimental -- Every tub -- Lester's blues -- Basie jam -- Boogie

                 woogie -- Take me back baby -- Climbin' and screamin' -- Moten

                 swing -- Doggin' around -- Jumpin' at the Woodside -- Swingin' the

                 blues -- Pocket full of keys -- Basie's conversation -- Five o'clock in

                 the morning -- Every day I have the blues -- Strike up the band --

                 Blues in Hoss Flat -- Corner pocket -- I left my baby.

 

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       Title  'Til the butcher cuts him down [videorecording] / produced and

                 directed by Philip Spalding.

   Publisher  New York, N.Y. : Rhapsody Films, c1986.

 Description  1 videocassette (53 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.

       Notes  Filmed in 1971; issued as a motion picture in 1975 by Philip Spalding

                 Productions.

     Credits  Photography, William Brayne; sound, Ivan Sharrock, Ian Bruce; editor,

                 Wendy Bindloss.

  Performers  William Russell.

     Summary  Depicts the life and music of jazz trumpeter "Kid" Punch Miller of New

                 Orleans.

 

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       Title  The World according to John Coltrane [videorecording] / produced

                 by Toby Byron, Richard Saylor ; written by Robert Palmer, Toby

                 Byron ; co-production of Toby Byron/Multiprises in association

                 with Taurus Film, Munich and Video Arts, Japan.

Description  1 videocassette (59 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 1/2 in.

  Performers  Roscoe Mitchell (guest artist), Rashied Ali, Alice Coltrane, Tommy

                 Flanagan, Jimmy Heath, Wayne Shorter, La Monte Young and

                 members of the Aissaoua Brotherhood.

              Ed Wheeler, narrator.

     Summary  An in-depth look at Coltrane and his music. Includes uninterrupted

                 live performances of My favorite things, Impressions, Alabama and

                 So what (with Miles Davis). Takes a rare look at Coltrane's original

                 quartet and with his last group performing Naima. Includes

                 interviews with jazz musicians.

 

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ML419.M3 W95 1988bx

       Title  Wynton Marsalis, blues and swing [videorecording] / produced and

                 directed by Stanley Dorfman ; a production of CBS Music Video

                 Enterprises and Pioneer Artists.

   Publisher  New York : CMV Enterprises, c1988.

 Description  1 videocassette (79 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.

       Notes  Recorded at the Westwood Playhouse in Los Angeles, Harvard

                 University, and at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts,

                 Washington, D.C.

              VHS hi-fi stereo, Dolby processed.

  Performers  Wynton Marsalis, trumpet, presenter ; with his quartet (Marcus

                 Roberts, piano ; Robert Hurst, bass ; Jeff Watts, drums) ; and Todd

                 Williams, saxophone.

     Summary  Features Wynton Marsalis in concert with his quartet, as well as in

                 workshops conducted with students at Harvard University and the

                 Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C.

    Contents  Selections performed: Knozz Moe King -- Caravan -- Big butter and egg

                 man -- Delfeayo's dilemma -- (Do you know what it means to miss)

                 New Orleans -- Cherokee -- J mood -- Goodbye -- Later --

                 Crepuscule with Nellie.

List compiled and commentary written by Patrick Jewell, 2004.