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  • Duke Ellington – Black Butterfly

    Duke Ellington – Black Butterfly

    If there is such a thing as perfection in jazz, it emanates from Johnny Hodges’s alto saxophone. This Hodges features was taped at Duke Ellington’s No... 4819 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 ... 4383 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... 4942 views
  • Dizzy Gillespie

    Dizzy Gillespie

    Dizzy Gillespie and his quintet with the amazing Leo Wright on alto sax, pianist Lalo Schifrin, bassist Bob Cunningham and drummer Chuck Lampkin perfo... 3620 views
  • Roy Eldridge 1957 JATP

    Roy Eldridge 1957 JATP

    Given all the chords and notes that have flown by since, this 1957 JATP performance by Roy Eldridge with the Oscar Peterson trio is a testament to the... 3811 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... 3993 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... 4182 views
  • Bunny Berigan

    Bunny Berigan

    There’s not much footage of Bunny Berigan, but here we have him soloing on “China Boy” along with Jimmy Dorsey and tenor saxophonist Hank Ross. This 1... 3793 views
  • Albert Ammons and Pete Johnson

    Albert Ammons and Pete Johnson

    Boogie Woogie greats Albert Ammons and Pete Johnson with “Boogie Woogie Dream” from a 1941 independent film of the same name which stars Teddy Wilson ... 3419 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... 4381 views