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  • 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... 13496 views
  • Louis Armstrong

    Louis Armstrong "Dinah" – Copenhagen 1933

    The famous clip from the Copenhagen concert at the Palladium, October 21, 1933. 12628 views
  • 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... 11290 views
  • Count Basie & Helen Humes

    Count Basie & Helen Humes

    Basie and his septet with Buddy Defranco, Wardell Gray, Clark Terry, Freddie Green, Jimmy Lewis and Gus Johnson back up Helen Humes on this 1951 Pathe... 10809 views
  • 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. 10326 views
  • Ben Webster and Paul Quinichette

    Ben Webster and Paul Quinichette

    1958 television show, The Subject is Jazz," this episode is called "Swing."

    The tune is "Jumpin' At The Woodside" and the soloists are Paul Quinic... 9703 views

  • The Complete Blue Note Hank Mobley Fifties Sessions

    The Complete Blue Note Hank Mobley Fifties Sessions

    “This beautifully recorded set by Rudy Van Gelder makes an overwhelming case for Mobley's insertion into an immortal triumvirate with Trane and Rollin... 9205 views
  • Dixie Hummingbirds - I've Got So Much To Shout About

    Dixie Hummingbirds - I've Got So Much To Shout About

    This amazing group could move effortlessly from smooth gospel quartet harmonies to sanctified rockers like this. 9166 views
  • Billie Holiday – “Strange Fruit”

    Billie Holiday – “Strange Fruit”

    This memorable television event appeared on the BBC's “Chelsea at Nine” in February 1959 just six months before her death. Pianist Mal Waldron accompa... 9055 views
  • Oscar Peterson Gives A Lesson

    Oscar Peterson Gives A Lesson

    An amazing display of piano styles and techniques from Oscar Peterson on Dick Cavett's PBS show in the late '70s. His facility and grasp of the histo... 8969 views