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  • Art Tatum - Yesterdays

    Art Tatum - Yesterdays

    An extraordinary exploration of “Yesterdays” by piano master Art Tatum who had all the technique in the world and the imagination to use it properly. ... 6475 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... 11502 views
  • Ben Webster – Poutin’

    Ben Webster – Poutin’

    Best known as the ballad master of the tenor saxophone, Ben Webster’s soulful blues approach has been in evidence since his days with the Ellington ba... 6584 views
  • Benny Goodman – Sing, Sing, Sing

    Benny Goodman – Sing, Sing, Sing

    "Sing Sing Sing" by the iconic Benny Goodman band and "I've Got A Heartful Of Rhythm" by the Quartet (BG, Wilson, Krupa, Hampton) from the film "Holly... 8306 views
  • Nat King Cole & Juan Tizol – Caravan

    Nat King Cole & Juan Tizol – Caravan

    It’s always great when Nat Cole returns to the piano. This version of “Caravan” with the song’s composer Juan Tizol on valve trombone is from Cole’s s... 6421 views
  • Dinah Washington Sings Bessie Smith

    Dinah Washington Sings Bessie Smith

    Her voice and delivery were never less than magnificient. This television appearance singing “Send Me To The ‘Lectric Chair” was to promote her 1958 r... 6722 views
  • Louis Armstrong – Newport Jazz Festival

    Louis Armstrong – Newport Jazz Festival

    The documentary “Jazz On A Summer’s Day” brilliantly filmed by Bert Stern is a compelling visual tour of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, the America’s... 6541 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... 5217 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. 5394 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... 11026 views