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  • Bud Shank Documentary

    Bud Shank Documentary

    This excerpt is from a documentary on the life of one of the best and most underrated musicians in jazz. Shank had a magnificent tone on an arsenal of... 5302 views
  • Coleman Hawkins

    Coleman Hawkins

    Coleman Hawkins in 1935 during his European sojourn from the United States playing “I Wish I Were Twins” accompanied by the pianist Leo de la Fuente. 5286 views
  • Arthur Taylor, NYPL jazz oral history

    Arthur Taylor, NYPL jazz oral history

    Arthur gives a brief demonstration on why he was as great as he was. 5243 views
  • Vijay Iyer Trio . Galang (trio riot version)

    Vijay Iyer Trio . Galang (trio riot version)

    Iyer is an amazing and original pianist/composer with a conception all his own. Andrew Hill was among his greatest supporters.This is the trio's studi... 5224 views
  • Johnny Griffin, Joe Henderson & George Adams

    Johnny Griffin, Joe Henderson & George Adams

    These three tenor giants jam on the Gene Ammons-Sonny Stitt classic “Blues Up & Down” at the 1988 Mt. Fuji Blue Note Jazz Festival with Horace Parlan,... 5203 views
  • Oliver Nelson – Black, Brown And Beautiful

    Oliver Nelson – Black, Brown And Beautiful

    A beautiful chart performed by the Berlin Dream Band at the 1970 Berlin Jazz Festival. Oliver Nelson is the sole soloist on alto saxophone. And he’s a... 5168 views
  • Charlie Parker- Sheet Music

    Charlie Parker- Sheet Music

    For those of us who could never master sightreading, this amazing animated sheet music of Bird's Bloomdido gives us the illusion that we in fact are d... 5161 views
  • Count Basie- Singin The Blues

    Count Basie- Singin The Blues

    The powerful 1943 edition of the Basie band is shown to great advantage in this clip from Universal Pictures entitled "Choo Choo Swing". Soloists Buck... 5111 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
  • 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