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  • Thelonious Monk - Round About Midnight

    Thelonious Monk - Round About Midnight

    This is a magnificent and particularly radical reading of his best known composition.

    By the look of the set, this was a ‘60s European television pr... 6976 views

  • Duke Ellington Small Group Sessions

    Duke Ellington Small Group Sessions

    Duke Ellington's Classic Small Group Recordings

    At the time of these recordings, Ellington was at the beginning of his creative peak developing "The... 6943 views

  • Jackson Pollock

    Jackson Pollock

    A nice profile of Jackson Pollack and the origins of his revolutionary style of painting.

    People either love him or hate him just as they love or ha... 6934 views

  • Booker T & The MG's - Green Onions (Stax,Volt Tour 1967)

    Booker T & The MG's - Green Onions (Stax,Volt Tour 1967)

    This band was amazing. The quintessential soul rhythm section, they helped shape scores of classic soul hits in the ‘60s and early ‘70s.

    The fact th... 6930 views

  • Bing Crosby: The Bing Crosby CBS Recordings 1954-56

    Bing Crosby: The Bing Crosby CBS Recordings 1954-56

    “Here is the great crooner and a quartet led by his longtime accompanist Buddy Cole, occasionally augmented by a few wind instruments, in a thesaurus ... 6907 views
  • Al Green - Simply Beautiful

    Al Green - Simply Beautiful

    Al Green blew into New York in the fall of 2003 to promote "I Can't Stop," his Blue Note debut and his reunion with Willie Mitchell.

    One of the high... 6867 views

  • Yo Yo Ma & Alison Krauss

    Yo Yo Ma & Alison Krauss

    A stunning performance by an unlikely partnership. This was made for Yo Yo Ma’s December 2008 television show. “Songs Of Joy And Peace.” 6853 views
  • Oscar Peterson Trio (1951-1953)

    Oscar Peterson Trio (1951-1953)

    This Mosaic Records collection is the first comprehensive study of Oscar Peterson's earliest trio recordings, the setting for which he was best known.... 6851 views
  • Roy Eldridge - “Smash Your Baggage” 1933

    Roy Eldridge - “Smash Your Baggage” 1933

    From a 10 minute short, we have the first footage of Roy Eldridge along with a band led by Elmer Snowden. Big Sid Catlett (d), Dickie Wells (tb), Waym... 6849 views
  • Sonny Rollins & Don Cherry

    Sonny Rollins & Don Cherry

    A rare video performance by the short-lived 1963 Sonny Rollins quartet with Don Cherry, Henry Grimes and Billy Higgins playing Monk’s “52nd Street The... 6844 views