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Blue Note- A Story Of Modern Jazz (DVD: EuroArts)Blue Note- A Story Of Modern Jazz (DVD: EuroArts)
The artists list on this DVD reads like a Who’s Who of the best international jazz musicians of all times. It features Art Blakey, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins – musicians whose names have become synonymous with the great Jazz Age in the 1950s and 60s. With Carlos Santana, Cassandra Wilson and André Previn and jazz experts like Joachim Ernst Berendt and Bertrand Tavernier, the list of interviewees and artists on this DVD becomes encyclopaedic.

But how many people have heard of Alfred Lion and Frank Wolff, to whom we owe the recorded memory of our Jazz legends? These two Jewish Germans emigrated from Nazi Germany to New York in 1939 and promoted Jazz Music, which at the time had received little serious attention from mainstream America. Without money or connections and speaking little English, the two men began to record practically unknown musicians, following their own taste and judgement, and thus establishing the legendary Blue Note label. “Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz” tells the story of Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, of a friendship in exile and of uncompromising artistic excellence. Told by the musicians, by friends, associates and fans of the Blue Note recordings from all walks of life, the film recreates an era of American cultural history. Directed by German filmmaker Julian Benedikt (“Play your own thing”, available on EuroArts 2055748), it was the most successful movie about jazz ever to hit the worldwide cinemas. This testimony to the passion and vision of two men, interspersed with concert recordings and rarely seen archival footage, swings like the propulsive sounds that made their label so famous – a great music film! (EuroArts)

NTSC format, 90 mins.

 


Price:  £24.99 


Michael Garrick's New Quartet: Live At Pizza On The Park, London (DVD: Vocalion)
Recorded at Pizza In The Park, London in December 2006. Includes an interview with Michael Garrick recorded April 2007.

PAL Format.

 


Price:  £15.99 

Michael Garrick's New Quartet: Live At Pizza On The Park, London (DVD: Vocalion)


Remember Shakti: The Way Of Beauty (DVD: Universal)Remember Shakti: The Way Of Beauty (DVD: Universal)
With John McLaughlin & Zakir Hussain. Includes a 60 minute documentary 'Shakti Timeless' in addition to interviews and live concert footage from 1976, 2000 & 2004.

NTSC format, 180 mins. 


Price:  £17.99 


Miles Davis: Miles Electric (DVD: Eagle Vision)
Featuring Miles' performance at the Isle of Wight Festival, August 1970.

PAL format, 123 mins. 


Price:  £17.99 

Miles Davis: Miles Electric (DVD: Eagle Vision)


Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise (DVD: MVD Visual)Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise (DVD: MVD Visual)
For his one-hour documentary, SUN RA: A JOYFUL NOISE, Robert Mugge spent two years shooting Sun Ra and members of his so-called jazz Arkestra in a wide variety of situations. Ensemble performances were filmed at Baltimore's Famous Ballroom, at Danny's Hollywood Palace in Philadelphia, and on the roof of Philadelphia's International House on the edge of the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.

Sun Ra's poetry and mythological pronouncements were filmed in the Egyptian Room of the University of Pennsylvania's anthropology museum, in a sculpture garden in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park, in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., and inside and outside of the house he shared with key band members in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.

Interviews with band members were filmed inside and outside of the house, as well as inside their nearby Pharaoh's Den food store, and a band rehearsal and a solo keyboard performance were filmed in the house as well. Songs performed in the film include such Sun Ra classics as "Astro Black," "Mister Mystery," "We Travel the Spaceways," "Along Came Ra/The Living Myth," "Spaceship Earth (Destination Unknown), "Requiem for Trevor Johnson," and many more. This release also includes extended audio versions of these and other songs. (Wienerworld) 


Price:  £15.99 


Art Pepper: Notes From A Jazz Survivor (DVD: Shanachie)
 


Price:  £21.99 

Art Pepper: Notes From A Jazz Survivor (DVD: Shanachie)


Jazz On A Summer's Day- A Bert Stern Movie (DVD: Charly Films)Jazz On A Summer's Day- A Bert Stern Movie (DVD: Charly Films)
Includes bonus audio CD of the film's entire music soundtrack, plus photo gallery and biographies on the artists and documentary on the making of the film at the Newport Jazz Festival, 1958.

PAL & NTSC format.  


Price:  £17.99 


New Orleans Jazz Festival 1959 (DVD: Wienerworld)
Live performances from Jazz icons Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie and more. Recorded at the New Orleans Jazz Festival in 1969.

(PAL Format, 60 mins) 


Price:  £15.99 

New Orleans Jazz Festival 1959 (DVD: Wienerworld)


Diana Krall: Live At The Montreal Jazz Festival (DVD: Verve)Diana Krall: Live At The Montreal Jazz Festival (DVD: Verve)
On June 29,2004 Diana Krall and her quartet gave a career defining performance at the opening night of the Montreal Jazz Festival's 25th anniversary. The stunning 14-camera shoot, mixed in 5.1 and 2.0 Dolby surround, includes over 90 minutes of performance footage and exclusive bonus features.

PAL format. 


Price:  £17.99 


Michel Legrand: Legrand Jazz (DVD: Arthaus)
It is difficult to pin the multi-talented Michel Legrand down into one single category. This amazingly versatile singer, songwriter, composer, arranger, conductor and producer has enjoyed a whirlwind career, excelling in an impressively broad range of domains from film soundtracks and French ‚chanson‘ to jazz and classical music. An international star, who has won as much respect in the United States as he has in Europe, Legrand is an insatiable musician whose creativity and ambition appear to know no bounds. For this gala event titled „LeGrand Jazz“, which marks the launch of a world tour, the pianist chose the brilliant backdrop of the Big Band Orchestra from London to ignite and provide extra reinforcement for his greatest hits. The fabulous guitarist Sylvain Luc was invited to participate in this anniversary event. To perform some of his top songs, Legrand brought British singer Alison Moyet on board, with her powerful voice, full of soul and energy. (Arthaus Musik)

NTSC Format, 98 mins. 


Price:  £21.99 

Michel Legrand: Legrand Jazz (DVD: Arthaus)


Oscar Peterson Trio: At Ronnie Scott's 1974 (DVD: Jazzshots)Oscar Peterson Trio: At Ronnie Scott's 1974 (DVD: Jazzshots)
For the first time on DVD, this is a typical Peterson bravura performance, which was beautifully filmed in colour at Ronnie Scott’s in London, in 1974. Peterson is joined here by two of his most frequent collaborators, guitarist Barney Kessel (who first recorded with Peterson in 1951) and bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen.

Oscar plays a couple of unaccompanied numbers: “I Should Care” (which he had recorded as a piano solo in 1968 for the LP ‘My Favourite Instrument’), and a particularly impressive version of “This Nearly Was Mine” (a not so well known composition by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II which Peterson would only record on one other occasion. NHO Pedersen joins the pianist for a duet on “On the Trail”, and the rest of the set features the trio with Barney Kessel on guitar.

As a bonus, we have added a splendid piano solo version of “Indiana” filmed at the 1975 Montreux Jazz Festival, in Switzerland, plus another London broadcast recorded a decade before the Ronnie Scott’s performance. This 1964 set presents one of the best trios Oscar Peterson ever had, with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen.

• Oscar Peterson, piano; Barney Kessel guitar; Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, bass - live at Ronnie Scott’s, London, England, November 1974. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £14.99 


Oscar Peterson: Easter Suite (DVD: Arthaus)
The "Easter Suite" has remained one of the least known compositions by Oscar Peterson, even though virtually all sources mention it as one of his major works. It was commissioned by the South Bank Show, London Weekend Television's flagship arts programme, and broadcast nation-wide on Good Friday, April 24th, 1984. Its eight movements follow the events related in the gospel story.

This recording of the world premiere performance also features an interview with Peterson, explaining how he went about composing the suite, his initial skepticism about interpreting such a topic in the medium of jazz and his relation to spiritual music. He also describes in detail the various motifs of the work.

NTSC Format, 50 mins. 


Price:  £18.99 

Oscar Peterson: Easter Suite (DVD: Arthaus)


Oscar Peterson: A Night In Vienna (CD: Verve)Oscar Peterson: A Night In Vienna (CD: Verve)
 


Price:  £17.99 


Branford Marsalis Quartet: Coltrane's A Love Supreme Live (DVD & CD: Marsalis Music)
Marsalis Music’s second DVD (+ CD) release consists of label founder Branford Marsalis and his quartet, captured in a complete performance of John Coltrane’s 1964 masterpiece A Love Supreme. This legendary suite, which tenor saxophonist Marsalis included on his label’s first release, Footsteps Of Our Fathers, was performed at Amsterdam’s Bimhuis during a European tour in March 2003. A beautifully shot and recorded document of the performance, this DVD is probably one of the finest jazz releases so far on the format, and it was hailed as exactly this on its US release. The quartet, widely regarded as the top flight band operating in its idiom, tackles Coltrane's suite with suitable reverence but at the same time doesn't turn it into a museum piece. In their hands it's a living, breathing piece of music. Branford Marsalis (tenor sax) with Joey Calderazzo (piano), Eric Revis (bass) and Jeff “Tain” Watts (drums). Bonus features on the DVD include exclusive tour footage, interviews with members of the quartet and saxophonists Michael Brecker, Ned Goold, David Sánchez and Miguel Zenón, plus an extended conversation between Branford Marsalis and Alice Coltrane.

Filmed in High Definition and presented in 16:9 Widescreen with Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound and PCM 24 bit / 48 kHz stereo audio options.

PAL/ NTSC format, 110 mins. 


Price:  £20.99 

Branford Marsalis Quartet: Coltrane's A Love Supreme Live (DVD & CD: Marsalis Music)


Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock & Jack DeJohnette: Standards I/II Tokyo (DVD: ECM, 2 DVDs)Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock & Jack DeJohnette: Standards I/II Tokyo (DVD: ECM, 2 DVDs)

PAL Format. 


Price:  £21.99 


Keith Jarrett: Tokyo Solo (DVD: ECM)

PAL format. 


Price:  £17.99 

Keith Jarrett: Tokyo Solo (DVD: ECM)


Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock & Jack DeJohnette: Live In Japan 93/96 (DVD: ECM, 2 DVDs)Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock & Jack DeJohnette: Live In Japan 93/96 (DVD: ECM, 2 DVDs)
Concluding a celebratory year for the Standards Trio, a second specially-priced double DVD package of Tokyo concerts. Standards III/IV brings together the films “Live At Open Theater East 1993” and “Concert 1996” for the first time on ECM. The 1993 set is an open air concert that tackles a large slice of jazz history from “Basin Street Blues” to Sonny Rollins’ “Oleo”, Jarrett’s own “The Cure” and much more. The 1996 date is the filmed footage that corresponds to the trio’s “Tokyo ‘96” CD but adds extra material – including a glowing “All The Things You Are” and a jaunty account of Ray Bryant’s “Tonk”. (ECM Records)

PAL format. 


Price:  £21.99 


Keith Jarrett: The Art Of Improvisation (DVD: EuroArts)
In this in-depth portrait on of the world's superstars of jazz, pianist Keith Jarrett talks about the range of his music, the importance of improvisation, the great artists he has worked with, and about the highs and lows of his life. Further insights are provided by fellow musicians, family members and other musical associates. Incorporating recordings and rare archive footage of concerts dating back to the 1960s and including such greats as Miles Davis and Charles Lloyd, this first-ever major documentary has been made with the full cooperation of Keith Jarrett himself. (EuroArts)

PAL Format, 84 mins + 42 mins (bonus) 


Price:  £21.99 

Keith Jarrett: The Art Of Improvisation (DVD: EuroArts)


Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra- The Magic Sun (DVD: Unheard Music Series)Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra- The Magic Sun (DVD: Unheard Music Series)
 


Price:  £13.99 


Esbjorn Svensson Trio: Live In Stockholm (DVD: ACT)

PAL format, 96 mins. 


Price:  £21.99 

Esbjorn Svensson Trio: Live In Stockholm (DVD: ACT)


Michel Petrucciani: Power Of Three (DVD: Blue Note)Michel Petrucciani: Power Of Three (DVD: Blue Note)
In 1986, Michel Petrucciani put his trio on hold and embarked on a duo tour with the legendary guitarist Jim Hall. The tour started in Montreal where Petrucciani and Hall rehearsed with Wayne Shorter to prepare for a live recording to be done at the Montreux Jazz Festival, an event that comes with a fully equipped recording studio and a full video crew. The result is one of the most inspired performances of Petrucciani’s recorded legacy. He and Hall perform four duets before Wayne joins them for the second half of the set. His tenor and soprano darts and weaves his amazing ideas over the dazzling accompaniment of Hall and Petrucciani. A unique evening of music from three giants. (Blue Note Records)

PAL format, 60 mins. 


Price:  £15.99 


John Scofield: Live 3 Ways (DVD: Blue Note)
This May 23, 1990 concert, shot at Chelsea Studios in New York City, features guitarist John Scofield in three distinct and creative settings. It opens with an organ trio with Don Pullen on organ and Smitty Smith on drums. The next segment features two soulful duets with New Orleans piano master Dr. John. Finally, Scofield debuts his quartet with Joe Lovano for a series of originals, closing the show with The Meters’ Cissy Strut. Scofield maintains a musical environment that is both creative and soulful. (Blue Note Records)

PAL format, 50 mins. 


Price:  £15.99 

John Scofield: Live 3 Ways (DVD: Blue Note)


Jamie Cullum: Live At Blenheim Palace (DVD: Universal)Jamie Cullum: Live At Blenheim Palace (DVD: Universal)
PAL format. 


Price:  £16.99 


Ahmad Jamal (DVD: Quantum Leap)
The Ahmad Jamal Trio with Gary Burton.

PAL format.

 


Price:  £19.99 

Ahmad Jamal (DVD: Quantum Leap)


Norah Jones: Live In New Orleans (DVD: Blue Note)Norah Jones: Live In New Orleans (DVD: Blue Note)
67 minutes. Colour, PAL format.  


Price:  £15.99 


Erik Friedlander: Solos- The Jazz Sessions (DVD: Wienerworld)
Erik Friedlander has always worked to stake out new ground for the cello in both his compositional choices and his dynamic improvising style. His music blends his vision of what the cello can be pushed to do, while maintaining a firm grasp on traditions, both improvising and classical. In this special set of solos performances, Erik shows why he is considered one of music's most creative and progressive instrumentalists. (Wiennerworld)

NTSC format, 50 mins. 


Price:  £15.99 

Erik Friedlander: Solos- The Jazz Sessions (DVD: Wienerworld)


Matthew Shipp: Solos- The Jazz Sessions (DVD: Wienerworld) Matthew Shipp: Solos- The Jazz Sessions (DVD: Wienerworld)
With his unique and recognizable style, pianist Matthew Shipp worked and recorded vigorously during the 1990s, creating music in which free jazz and modern classical intertwine. He first became known in the early '90s as the pianist in the David S. Ware Quartet, and soon began leading his own dates - most often including Ware bandmate, leading bassist William Parker - and recording a number of duets with a variety of musicians, from the legendary Roscoe Mitchell to violinist Mat Maneri, who began appearing on recordings in the 1990s. Through his range of live and recorded performances, and unswerving individual development, Shipp came to be regarded as a prolific and respected voice in creative music by the decade's close. (Wiennerworld)

NTSC format, 50 mins. 


Price:  £15.99 


Andrew Hill: Solos- The Jazz Sessions (DVD: Wienerworld)
This DVD spotlights Andrew Hill, a great and arguably groundbreaking composer and pianist and is recognized as one of the most important progenitors of free jazz piano. His most-lauded work was recorded for Blue Note Records, spanning nearly a decade and producing a dozen albums. As a pianist, Hill had a flowing melodicism and an elastic sense of time. Like his composing, Hill's playing had an ever-present air of spontaneity and was almost completely devoid of cliché. His album Dusk was selected as the best album of 2001 by both Down Beat and JazzTimes; and in 2003, Hill received the Jazzpar Prize (an annual Danish award for jazz excellence, held in Copenhagen). (Wiennerworld)

NTSC format, 50 mins. 


Price:  £15.99 

Andrew Hill: Solos- The Jazz Sessions (DVD: Wienerworld)


Bill Frisell: Solos- The Jazz Sessions (DVD: Wienerworld) Bill Frisell: Solos- The Jazz Sessions (DVD: Wienerworld)
Composer Bill Frisell is one of the leading guitarists in jazz since the late '80s. Frisell's eclectic music touches on progressive folk, classical music, country music, noise and more. He is known for using an array of effects (delay, distortion, reverb, octave shifters, and volume pedals, to name a few) to create unique sounds from his instrument.

An up-close portrayal of Frisell, filmed by Daniel Berman at the Berkeley Church in Toronto. This rare solo session features an intimate look into his electric guitar and looping wizardry, and includes an exclusive interview with Frisell. On the taping of Solos Frisell comments, "It's a weird thing playing solo. I live for the interaction with other musicians because when you put something out there, you get something in return, and you are able to build momentum. When you perform solo, it just goes out into space, and you have to come up with ideas right away to follow it up. I learned to allow silence when playing by myself. There's really something special about one person sitting and playing guitar. I'm really happy with how this project turned out. Daniel created such an amazing atmosphere in which to play music." (Wiennerworld)

NTSC format, 50 mins. 


Price:  £15.99 


John Abercrombie: Solos- The Jazz Sessions (DVD: Wienerworld)
Guitarist John Abercrombie combines bop and free jazz stylistic elements with electronics utilizing phase shifters, guitar synthesizers and the good old volume pedal. What has kept his playing fresh is his refusal to be chained to these digital devices. As he told Down Beat writer Bill Milkowski, "I try to adjust my playing to the timbre and learn something about how to play that sound, yet at the same time I have to try and force the instrument to play with me a little bit. In other words, I sometimes try to overplay the instrument." (Wiennerworld)

NTSC format, 50 mins. 


Price:  £15.99 

John Abercrombie: Solos- The Jazz Sessions (DVD: Wienerworld)


Lee Konitz: Solos- The Jazz Sessions (DVD: Wienerworld) Lee Konitz: Solos- The Jazz Sessions (DVD: Wienerworld)
One of the most individual of all alto saxophone players, the cool-toned Lee Konitz has always had a strong musical curiosity that has led him to consistently take chances and stretch himself, usually quite successfully. Generally considered one of the driving forces of Cool Jazz, Konitz has also performed successfully in bebop and avant-garde settings. Konitz was one of the few altoists to retain a distinctive sound in the 40s, when Charlie Parker exercised a tremendous influence on other players. (Wiennerworld)

NTSC format, 50 mins. 


Price:  £15.99 


Dizzy Gillespie: Dream Band Jazz America (DVD: Wienerworld)
In 1982, the master showman Dizzy Gillespie performed at Lincoln Center with his celebrated Dream Band, which brought together master musicians who had played with Dizzy or been influenced by him. Driven by the stellar drums of Max Roach, the Dream Band is on fire and Dizzy is fine form. Including amazing turns from Gerry Mulligan, Gillespie protégé John Faddis, Milt Jackson, Paquito DiRiviera, Candido and more, this film shares some of the backstage love and respect the players had for Diz. The concert itself is filmed beautifully with many close ups of the players and their instruments, as well as catching the love and humor of Dizzy. (Wiennerworld)

NTSC format, 89 mins. 


Price:  £15.99 

Dizzy Gillespie: Dream Band Jazz America (DVD: Wienerworld)


Max Roach: Live At Blues Alley (DVD: Wienerworld)Max Roach: Live At Blues Alley (DVD: Wienerworld)
Released to coincide with the fourth anniversary of his death, this 1981 live show at Washington DC's famous Blues Alley features drummer extraordinaire Max Roach and his band. Filmed lovingly by filmmaker Gary Keys, this intimate portrait of Roach is stunning in its simplicity. The music and interplay between the musicians is the main focus, almost like the camera is eavesdropping on a private jam session. The band sounds full and fierce, the film crisp and personal, every note a celebration. (Wiennerworld)

NTSC format, 60 mins. 


Price:  £15.99 


Gerry Mulligan: Jazz America (DVD: Wienerworld)
This film from Gary Keys focuses on the amazing saxophonist and arranger, Gerry Mulligan. His warm tone on the baritone and his delightful persona are on full display, capturing a live show at Eric's in NYC in 1981. From his arrangements and playing on Miles Davis' Birth of the Cool to his quartet with Chet Baker, Mulligan will always be associated with Cool Jazz, but the music in this film touches on all aspects of Mulligan's 30 plus years of playing. Filmed with Keys' signature style of many close ups and no special effects, this snapshot features a master taking a look at his long and storied career with a crack band supporting his every move. (Wiennerworld)

NTSC format, 60 mins. 


Price:  £15.99 

Gerry Mulligan: Jazz America (DVD: Wienerworld)


David Murray: Saxophone Man (DVD: Wienerworld, 2 DVDs)David Murray: Saxophone Man (DVD: Wienerworld, 2 DVDs)
The real David Murray might just be hiding in this double DVD set. There is a strange paradox running through these three films: when we watch them, we don’t learn so much about the man, but a lot about his music. Yet this is surely where the true David Murray lies. “I’m a jazzman: don’t look elsewhere, don’t mistake me for someone else. Everything I have to say is in my music; it talks about me and the world...”

DAVID MURRAY, I’M A JAZZMAN (2008 - 53’) A slice in the life of saxophonist David Murray captured by the camera, a privileged testimony of a life merged with the story of jazz, as one of its ultimate heroes.

Featured artists: Cassandra Wilson, Gwo Ka Masters, Amiri Baraka & others.

DAVID MURRAY AND THE GWO KA MASTERS - LIVE IN SAINTE LUCIE (2008 - 46’)

This film, shot during a stopover at Sainte Lucie, an island in the West Indies, restores the energy of a masterful concert performed with traditional Guadeloupian drums – gwo ka – fused with supremely avant-gardist jazz.

DAVID MURRAY BLACK SAINT QUARTET - LIVE AT BANLIEUES BLEUES FESTIVAL

(2010 - 38’) A film in the form of a style exercise, or an exercise with style, pertinence and sensitivity, like a mirror in which jazz would be reflected.

Featuring Lafayette Gilchrist (p), Jaribu Shahid (b), Hamid Drake (d). (Wiennerworld)

NTSC format, 137 mins. 


Price:  £17.99 


Woodstock Jazz Festival (DVD: Wienerworld)
This performance by fusion pioneers Jack DeJohnette, Miroslav Vitous, Chick Corea, experimental giant Anthony Braxton, Pat Metheny, and one of the originators of cool jazz, Lee Konitz, is a recording of their 1981 concert at the Woodstock Jazz Festival. Brought together for the tenth anniversary of the Creative Music Studio, these six musicians combine for a set that showcases the diverse and adventurous styles and sensibilities of each member. (Wiennerworld)

NTSC format, 60 mins. 


Price:  £15.99 

Woodstock Jazz Festival (DVD: Wienerworld)


Joe Lovano: Solos- The Jazz Sessions (DVD: Wienerworld) Joe Lovano: Solos- The Jazz Sessions (DVD: Wienerworld)
Joe Lovano was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1952, and began playing alto saxophone as a child. His father, tenor saxophonist Tony "Big T" Lovano, schooled young Joe in jazz dynamics and interpretation, and regularly exposed him to the live performances of international jazz artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Gene Ammons, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk. In this special set of solo performances, Lovano uses a variety of horns and gongs to wind his way through several of his own compositions, some standards and some pure improvisations. (Wienerworld)

NTSC format, 50 mins. 


Price:  £15.99 

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