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  • Art Blakey Jazz Messengers Rehearsal Footage

    Art Blakey Jazz Messengers Rehearsal Footage

    These short snippets from a 1984 rehearsal by an all-star Jazz Messengers with Benny Golson, Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, Walter Davis, Jr., Buster... 6744 views
  • WBGO Video Tribute to James Moody

    WBGO Video Tribute to James Moody

    This is a wonderful, concise tribute to Moody using his own words taped and edited by Josh Jackson with video elements by Dan Karcher.

    It really ca... 5640 views

  • Thelonious Monk -

    Thelonious Monk - "Straight No Chaser"

    This is a fascinating clip of the December 21, 1967 Thelonious Monk session at Columbia's 30th Street Studio.

    Monk and Charlie Rouse are working out... 6603 views

  • The Morrison Hotel and group M35 Present Francis Wolff

    The Morrison Hotel and group M35 Present Francis Wolff

    Francis Wolff never thought of his work as important or immortal, but merely as a resource for Blue Note to utilize for cover art.

    He is now widely ... 6713 views

  • Blue Note: A History of Modern Jazz (Ruth Lion/Art Blakey)

    Blue Note: A History of Modern Jazz (Ruth Lion/Art Blakey)

    This is a wonderful clip from the documentary Blue Note: A Story Of Modern Jazz. Comments from Alfred Lion's wife Ruth bookend Dexter Gordon and Ira G... 6737 views
  • Andrew Hill at Trinity

    Andrew Hill at Trinity

    Andrew Hill emerged in the '60s as one of most original and identifiable pianists and composers in jazz. Blue Note founder Alfred Lion considered him ... 7353 views
  • Sam Rivers & Rivbea All-Star Orchestra Rehearsal

    Sam Rivers & Rivbea All-Star Orchestra Rehearsal

    A fascinating reel of rehearsals for the New York big band that Sam Rivers put together in 1999 for a gig at Sweet Basil and two RCA albums.

    Note t... 5732 views

  • Elvin Jones Drum Solo Demonstration

    Elvin Jones Drum Solo Demonstration

    This is Elvin Jones in off hours at the Village Vanguard, playing his composition Three Card Molly on the drums and developing it into an amazing poly... 7514 views
  • Max Roach-Hi Hat

    Max Roach-Hi Hat

    This is an amazing demonstration of pure rhythm and technique.

    Max Roach gets more out of hi-hat than many do out of an entire drum set.

    He starte... 7507 views

  • Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer

    Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer

    Aretha Franklin has one of the great voices of our time. And luckily for us, she has the musical chops, the gospel background and the taste to know wh... 7192 views