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  • Eddie Condon

    Eddie Condon

    A killer 1964 performance of "Royal Garden Blues" from Eddie Condon's All Stars with fiery solos from Edmond Hall, Wild Bill Davison, Cutty Cutshall a... 4884 views
  • Stan Kenton

    Stan Kenton

    Stan Kenton’s band from a 1944 Soundie featuring bassist Eddie Safranski, Buddy Childers and Freddie Zito on “Southern Scandal” (a take-off on the the... 4820 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 ... 4807 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 ... 4775 views
  • George Shearing Quintet

    George Shearing Quintet

    An early 1951 incarnation of Shearing’s trademark quintet with Don Elliott on vibes, Chuck Wayne on guitar, John Levy on bass and Denzil Best on drums... 4695 views
  • Hank Crawford

    Hank Crawford

    Hank Crawford was among other things David Sanborn’s primary influence. Saborn featured the master alto saxophonist and arranger on his 1989 TV show N... 4642 views
  • Django Reinhardt

    Django Reinhardt

    Although not the only surviving sound film of Django Reinhardt it is the most celebrated and the longest. Made in 1939 this documentary, along with th... 4582 views
  • Gerry Mulligan & Ben Webster

    Gerry Mulligan & Ben Webster

    I don't know the origin of this performance, but the set dressing it was obviously for televison. It probably was a result of the great 1959 album "Ge... 4562 views
  • Carnival in Rio

    Carnival in Rio

    This background into the escolas de samba gives a glimpse into the eighth wonder of the world - the night the schools of samba down the main street in... 4524 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 ... 4508 views