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  • Randy Weston, NYPL jazz oral history

    Randy Weston, NYPL jazz oral history

    A beautiful statement on the language of music by an extraordinary musician and human being. You may need to crank the volume up on this. 10259 views
  • Michael Brecker 1996 Interview – Practicing

    Michael Brecker 1996 Interview – Practicing

    An intimate view of the late Michael Brecker’s regime as a professional musician. This makes one realize just how serious and diligent jazz musicians ... 5189 views
  • Miles Davis - Kind of Blue 50th Anniversary

    Miles Davis - Kind of Blue 50th Anniversary

    Highlights from the DVD documentary on the making and influence of “Kind Of Blue” for the 50 Anniversary “Kind Of Blue” box set. 7616 views
  • Duke Ellington – Model Of Leadership

    Duke Ellington – Model Of Leadership

    A terrific short documentary of Duke Ellington as band leader with appearances by Ben Webster, Willie The Lion Smith, Clark Terry and Duke himself amo... 13423 views
  • Benny Powell Meets Count Basie

    Benny Powell Meets Count Basie

    This is a well-produced piece on Benny Powell and how he hooked up with the Basie band for a dozen years. Benny’s voice is interspersed with a Basie t... 6261 views
  • Pharoah Sanders - Interview

    Pharoah Sanders - Interview

    A wonderful interview with Pharoah Sanders about himself as a person and a musician and about his years with John Coltrane all set against the backdro... 7715 views
  • Abbey Lincoln NYPL jazz oral history

    Abbey Lincoln NYPL jazz oral history

    Never one to mince words, Abbey Lincoln sets the record straight on history’s portrayal of Billie Holiday. 7547 views
  • Bud Powell with Kenny Clarke - Get Happy 1959

    Bud Powell with Kenny Clarke - Get Happy 1959

    Bud, Klook and Pierre Michelot at the Blue Note Club in Paris, December 1959.

    This was pretty much their home in those years. Bud misses some notes ... 6369 views

  • Annie Ross - Twisted (1959) special guest pianist!

    Annie Ross - Twisted (1959) special guest pianist!

    This looks like the old Playboy After Dark show. A nice performance of Annie Ross singing “Twisted” with her ingenious lyrics grafted on to a Wardell ... 6423 views
  • Jimmy Heath, NYPL jazz oral history

    Jimmy Heath, NYPL jazz oral history

    Jimmy Heath, an outstanding composer and tenor saxophonist in his own right, expounds on a basic truth when attempting to play a ballad. 5343 views