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  • Bobby Hutcherson

    Bobby Hutcherson

    Bobby Hutcherson is not only one of the greatest musicians in jazz history. He is one of the warmest, smartest people I've ever met, Check out the vid... 3891 views
  • JJ Johnson, Sonny Stitt & Howard McGhee

    JJ Johnson, Sonny Stitt & Howard McGhee

    J.J. Johnson was an undisputed pioneer of the be-bop language on this instrument, as this video of an all-star gathering with Sonny Stitt, Howard McGh... 4276 views
  • Dexter Gordon – I Want More

    Dexter Gordon – I Want More

    A great live version of Dexter Gordon’s “I Want More” (from his “Dexter Calling” album) with Tete Montoliu on piano, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen on ... 4680 views
  • Art Blakey – The Egyptian

    Art Blakey – The Egyptian

    Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers with Lee Morgan, John Gilmore, John Hicks and Victor Sproles on British television. The magnificent performance of ... 4361 views
  • Joe Lovano & George Adams – Tenor Madness

    Joe Lovano & George Adams – Tenor Madness

    The Mt. Fuji Blue Note Jazz Festival used to have nighttime jam sessions on a small stage behind the hotel across the lake from the main stage. This j... 3924 views
  • Count Basie – Basie Boogie

    Count Basie – Basie Boogie

    This 1951 soundie finds Basie at the bottom of his fortunes as a band leader, leading a septet rather than an orchestra. But what a septet with Buddy ... 4602 views
  • Duke Ellington – Black Butterfly

    Duke Ellington – Black Butterfly

    If there is such a thing as perfection in jazz, it emanates from Johnny Hodges’s alto saxophone. This Hodges features was taped at Duke Ellington’s No... 5023 views
  • Coleman Hawkins

    Coleman Hawkins

    The man whose innovations elevated saxophone to its rightful place in jazz is finally getting the retrospective he deserves, in a presentation that yo... 5040 views
  • Wes Montgomery – Nica’s Dream

    Wes Montgomery – Nica’s Dream

    The late guitarist puts his stamp on Horace Silver’s classic. This informal television appearance was made in Holland in 1965 with Pim Jacobs’ trio. D... 4900 views
  • Ahmad's Blues

    Ahmad's Blues

    A great performance by Jamal, Israel Crosby and Vernel Fournier from the 1959 CBS broadcast. This is one of Ahmad’s earliest compositions, later immor... 5103 views