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  • Jimmie Lunceford

    Jimmie Lunceford

    A Vitaphone short subject which is important for being the only real glimpse we have of this dynamic big band filmed in NYC July 1936. Willie Smith, J... 11144 views
  • Henry Threadgill

    Henry Threadgill

    This Limited Edition Set can be purchased at Mosaic Records

    These eight CD... 5759 views

  • The Modern Jazz Quartet

    The Modern Jazz Quartet

    Purchase at Mosaic Records

    The Modern Jazz Quartet was certainly one of t... 5937 views

  • Art Tatum - Yesterdays

    Art Tatum - Yesterdays

    An extraordinary exploration of “Yesterdays” by piano master Art Tatum who had all the technique in the world and the imagination to use it properly. ... 6143 views
  • Cannonball Adderley – Jive Samba

    Cannonball Adderley – Jive Samba

    Here’s an early version of “Jive Samba” from Oscar Brown, Jr.’s television show Jazz Scene USA – so early the tune had not yet been named. Adderley ha... 6183 views
  • Anita O'Day - Newport Jazz Festival

    Anita O'Day - Newport Jazz Festival

    This excerpt from “Jazz On A Summer’s Day” features the unique Anita O’Day’s original treatment of “Sweet Georgia Brown” and “Tea For Two.” Her trio i... 6747 views
  • Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Night in Tunisia

    Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Night in Tunisia

    A standard show-stopper for Blakey, he had the rest of the Jazz Messengers pick up percussion instruments as a polyrhythmic backgrop to his tour-de-fo... 5771 views
  • Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie - Hot House

    Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie - Hot House

    This 1952 performance on columnist Ear Wilson’s television show is the only real performance footage of Parker. Pianist Dick Hyman, bassist Sandy Bloc... 7220 views
  • John Coltrane - My Favorite Things

    John Coltrane - My Favorite Things

    This hypnotic performance comes from Coltrane's 1962 European tour, the only tour that Eric Dolphy made with the band. The rhythm section is McCoy Tyn... 6326 views
  • Horace Silver - Senor Blues

    Horace Silver - Senor Blues

    Captured in concert in Holland during their 1959 European tour, this is perhaps Silver's greatest quintet with Blue Mitchell, Junior Cook, Gene Taylor... 5364 views