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  • 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... 4194 views
  • Hans Groiner

    Hans Groiner

    The innovative Austrian pianist Hans Groiner has unlocked the beauty in Thelonious Monk's music as he explains in this interview. 4188 views
  • Wes Montgomery

    Wes Montgomery

    The Stan Tracey trio with a very young Rick Laird backs up Wes on this 1965 British taping of one of Montgomery’s better known compositions. 4173 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... 4134 views
  • Duke Ellington

    Duke Ellington

    The Duke Ellington band of 1943 in a scene from Vincente Minnelli’s “Cabin In The Sky”. The magnificent choreography is synched perfectly to “Things A... 4055 views
  • Woody Shaw

    Woody Shaw

    A beautiful, incisive version of Thelonious Monk’s “Bemsha Swing” by the great Woody Shaw with Stanley Cowell, David Williams and Teri-Lyne Carrington... 4024 views
  • Eric Dolphy

    Eric Dolphy

    A stunning solo bass clarinet reading of Billie Holiday’s “God Bless The Child” by one of the most unusual and innovative musicians to emerge in the... 3975 views
  • Ella Fitzgerald

    Ella Fitzgerald

    Where else but in an Abbott & Costello movie (“Ride Em Cowboy” - 1941) would you find The Merry Macs and Ella Fitzgerald in a bus in the desert with E... 3920 views
  • Hank Jones

    Hank Jones

    One of the most tasteful and harmonically sophisticated pianists in jazz, Hank Jones created masterpieces nightly for almost seven decades as this ver... 3917 views
  • Ahmad Jamal

    Ahmad Jamal

    The great trio with Israel Crosby and Vernel Fournier at the height of its powers in 1959. This comes from the CBS television show the Robert Herridge... 3912 views