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Anita O'Day: Live in '63 & '70 (DVD: Jazz Icons)Anita O'Day: Live in '63 & '70 (DVD: Jazz Icons)
Jazz Icons: Anita O’Day boasts two wonderful concerts from 1963 and 1970 that present the “jazz singer supreme” in impeccable form. O’Day’s horn-based approach to singing is in full effect throughout both shows including stand-out renditions in each show of audience favorites “Tea For Two” and “Sweet Georgia Brown” (both reprised from her triumphant appearance at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival.) This DVD is a fitting testimony to one of jazz music’s true originals and shows unequivocally why she is ranked in the top tier of vocalists along with Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday.

NTSC format, 60 mins. 


Price:  £21.99 


Art Blakey: Live in '65 (DVD: Jazz Icons)
Jazz Icons: Art Blakey boasts an exceptional one-hour concert by Art Blakey from Paris in 1965. This performance showcases one of the few undocumented Blakey bands, the New Jazzmen, featuring the incomparable Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, as well as Jaki Byard on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, Nathan Davis on sax and, of course, Art Blakey on drums—truly a powerhouse quintet!

Freddie Hubbard’s incendiary playing on “Blue Moon” and the blistering 24-minute version of his own “Crisis,” serves as a cogent reminder that he was one of the most innovative trumpeters in jazz history.

NTSC format, 60 mins. 


Price:  £21.99 

Art Blakey: Live in '65  (DVD: Jazz Icons)


Art Farmer: Live in '64 (DVD: Jazz Icons)Art Farmer: Live in '64 (DVD: Jazz Icons)
Jazz Icons: Art Farmer highlights an amazing one hour Art Farmer concert from 1964 featuring the great flugelhornist in his prime. Farmer’s top-notch band includes legendary guitarist Jim Hall (fresh from Sonny Rollins’ band), drummer Pete LaRoca and Steve Swallow on bass. This legendary ensemble plays both standards and originals with ease and finesse and highlights why Farmer was considered one of the most innovative horn players in all of jazz.

NTSC format, 60 mins. 


Price:  £21.99 


Erroll Garner: Live in '63 & '64 (DVD: Jazz Icons)
Jazz Icons: Erroll Garner presents two beautifully filmed concerts from 1963 and 1964 featuring his classic trio of bassist Eddie Calhoun and drummer Kelly Martin. Erroll Garner was one of jazz’s true original players and this DVD showcases his improvisational brilliance on a parade of his most classic numbers. The trio delivers throughout both shows including favorites “Fly Me To The Moon” and “I Get A Kick Out Of You” as well as originals “Erroll’s Theme,” “Mambo Erroll” and his best-known composition, “Misty.”

NTSC format, 60 mins. 


Price:  £21.99 

Erroll Garner: Live in '63 & '64 (DVD: Jazz Icons)


Woody Herman: Live in '64 (DVD: Jazz Icons)Woody Herman: Live in '64 (DVD: Jazz Icons)
Jazz Icons: Woody Herman features a blistering one-hour concert from 1964 showcasing one of the very hottest line-ups of the “Swinging Herd,” including trumpeter Bill Chase, trombonist Phil Wilson and the amazing saxophonist Sal Nistico on the front line, as well as drummer Jake Hanna, bassist Chuck Andrus and pianist-arranger Nat Pierce in the rhythm section.

Woody and his band roar throughout the entire show which includes standards such as “Lonesome Old Town’ and “After You’ve Gone” as well as new originals including Charles Mingus’s “Better Git It In Your Soul.”

NTSC format, 60 mins. 


Price:  £21.99 


Jimmy Smith: Live in '69 (DVD: Jazz Icons)
Jazz Icons: Jimmy Smith boasts an incredible 90-minute concert from 1969 filmed in Paris. Working in his classic trio format (with longtime guitarist Eddie McFadden and drummer Charlie Crosby), Jimmy shows why he is still the uncontested king of the jazz organ. Highlights include blues jams “Got My Mojo Working” and “Sonnymoon For Two,” the classic ballads “Alfie” and “Satin Doll,” as well as a blinding 23-minute version of his showcase number “The Sermon.”

NTSC format, 90 mins. 


Price:  £21.99 

Jimmy Smith: Live in '69 (DVD: Jazz Icons)


Coleman Hawkins: Live in '62 & '64 (DVD: Jazz Icons)Coleman Hawkins: Live in '62 & '64 (DVD: Jazz Icons)
Jazz Icons: Coleman Hawkins presents two incredible concerts from 1962 and 1964 featuring 140 minutes of music. Both concerts feature stellar European and American side-musicians including Harry “Sweets” Edison on trumpet and drummer “Papa” Jo Jones – both jazz legends in their own right. The 1962 show is a newly-discovered one-hour concert from the Adolphe Sax Festival in Belgium, which has never been seen. Coleman Hawkins, “The Father of Jazz Saxophone,” demonstrates in these two concerts why he is still considered one of the most important innovators in the history of jazz.

NTSC format, 140 mins. 


Price:  £21.99 


Sonny Rollins: Live in '65 & '68 (DVD: Jazz Icons)
Featuring two intimate concerts filmed in the ’60s for Danish television at the pinnacle of one of his most creative periods. Rollins is joined by some of the most legendary sidemen in jazz history, including 19-year-old Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, drum master Alan Dawson and pianist Kenny Drew.

The performances on this DVD feature two incredible versions of his signature tune “St. Thomas,” and reinforce why Sonny Rollins’ incomparable style and genius continue to influence new generations of young jazz musicians.

NTSC format, 87 mins. 


Price:  £21.99 

Sonny Rollins: Live in '65 & '68 (DVD: Jazz Icons)


Lionel Hampton: Live in '58 (DVD: Jazz Icons)Lionel Hampton: Live in '58 (DVD: Jazz Icons)
spotlights a fiery hour-long concert from one of the most beloved bandleaders in jazz history. Hamp, the irrepressible king of entertainers, plays vibes, drums, piano, and sings and dances as he and his legendary big band absolutely delight this Belgian audience.

Featuring stalwart jazz soloists such as Andy McGhee, Art Hoyle, Billy Mackel, Lou Blackburn, Bobby Plater, Wilbert Hogan, and Eddie Williams, the Hampton Orchestra plays Hamp’s signature blend of jump blues, jazz, and rhythm ’n’ blues, whipping the audience into a frenzy. Hamp made it his mission to bring the joys of American music to the rest of the world and this DVD preserves an incredible example of his work for ages to come.

NTSC format, 57 mins. 


Price:  £21.99 


Bill Evans: Live in '64 - '75 (DVD: Jazz Icons)
Featuring five separate performances by one of the most revered pianists in music history. This collection covers an 11-year span, highlighting Evans’ ever-deepening artistry as he performs with four different all-star rhythm sections, including the stunning duo of bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and drummer Alan Dawson. This DVD includes for the first time on home video Evans’ renditions of the rarely performed “Sareen Jurer,” “Blue Serge” and “Twelve Tone Tune Two.” Among the many surprises in this collection is a live performance of “My Melancholy Baby” with saxophonist Lee Konitz.

NTSC format, 87 mins. 


Price:  £21.99 

Bill Evans: Live in '64 - '75 (DVD: Jazz Icons)


Nina Simone: Live in '65 & '68 (DVD: Jazz Icons)Nina Simone: Live in '65 & '68 (DVD: Jazz Icons)
Featuring two incredible concerts from 1965 and 1968 showcasing the multifaceted diva in all her glory. Simone shines as a jazz vocalist extraordinaire on “Tomorrow Is My Turn,” as a definitive folk interpreter on Bob Dylan’s “The Ballad Of Hollis Brown” and as a passionate civil rights activist on both the epic “Four Women” and the scorching “Mississippi Goddam.” This DVD is a must for Nina Simone fans as she displays all of the qualities that made her both a supremely gifted jazz singer and pianist as well as the “High Priestess of Soul.”

NTSC format, 67 mins. 


Price:  £21.99 


Oscar Peterson: Live in '63 '64 & '65 (DVD: Jazz Icons)
Jazz Icons: Oscar Peterson follows the incredible Oscar Peterson Trio through three years in three different countries, delighting audiences with their classic repertoire and their unparalleled musicianship. This legendary ’60s trio consisting of Peterson on piano, longtime partner Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums toured the world over, and are still considered one of the most formidable jazz combos ever.

This DVD features a very early performance of Peterson’s signature tune “Hymn To Freedom,” as well as a special guest segment showcasing the amazing Clark Terry on trumpet and flugelhorn.

NTSC format, 83 mins. 


Price:  £21.99 

Oscar Peterson: Live in '63 '64 & '65 (DVD: Jazz Icons)


Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Live in '63 & '67 (DVD: Jazz Icons)Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Live in '63 & '67 (DVD: Jazz Icons)
Jazz Icons: Rahsaan Roland Kirk presents three astounding concerts by this musical superhero playing his entire instrumental arsenal of saxophone, flute, manzello, stritch, clarinet, siren and whistles— oftentimes simultaneously! Kirk is backed by extraordinary side musicians including legendary bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, drummers Alex Riel and Daniel Humair, and long-time pianist Ron Burton who keep the fire and swing burning throughout Rahsaan’s blazing workouts. This collection also includes two different renditions of “Three For The Festival,” arguably Kirk’s most spectacular performance piece, showcasing Rahsaan as a thunderous acrobatic player whose multiple horn work was all jazz and no gimmick.

NTSC format, 80 mins. 


Price:  £21.99 


Cannonball Adderley: Live in '63 (DVD: Jazz Icons)
Jazz Icons: Cannonball Adderley boasts two beautifully filmed concerts from one of the most celebrated sextets in jazz history, captured at the top of their game. Cannonball Adderley (alto sax), Nat Adderley (cornet) and the masterful Yusef Lateef (tenor sax, flute, oboe), provide a massive three-horn frontline attack, while the stellar rhythm section featuring a pre-Weather Report Joe Zawinul (piano), Sam Jones (bass) and Louis Hayes (drums) fuel the songs with a deep infectious swing. Quincy Jones’ “Jessica’s Day” leaps from the gate with a huge “big band” sound that is extraordinary for only six musicians. This DVD is a reminder that Cannonball Adderley was one of the most outstanding and highly respected alto saxophonists in the history of jazz, a blues-based jazzman who could play anything in superb fashion.

NTSC format, 99 mins. 


Price:  £21.99 

Cannonball Adderley: Live in '63 (DVD: Jazz Icons)


Louis Armstrong: Live in '59 (DVD: Jazz Icons)Louis Armstrong: Live in '59 (DVD: Jazz Icons)
One of the only known complete Louis Armstrong concerts from the 1950s to be captured on film. This 1959 concert, filmed in Belgium, backed by his stellar band, The All Stars, captures the great man in all his glory as both a jazz pioneer and an entertainer without peer.

NTSC format, 55 mins. 


Price:  £21.99 


Chet Baker: Live In '64 & '79 (DVD: Jazz Icons)
Chet baker is represented by two concerts filmed 15 years apart including a haunting 1964 show in a Belgian TV studio and a soulful 1979 set from Norway.

NTSC format, 71 mins. 


Price:  £21.99 

Chet Baker: Live In '64 & '79 (DVD: Jazz Icons)


Count Basie: Live In '62 (DVD: Jazz Icons)Count Basie: Live In '62 (DVD: Jazz Icons)
Filmed in Sweden 1962.

NTSC format, 56 mins. 


Price:  £21.99 


Buddy Rich: Live In '78 (DVD: Jazz Icons)
Filmed in the Netherlands 1978.

NTSC format, 75 mins. 


Price:  £21.99 

Buddy Rich: Live In '78 (DVD: Jazz Icons)


Dizzy Gillespie: Live In '58 & '70 (DVD: Jazz Icons) Dizzy Gillespie: Live In '58 & '70 (DVD: Jazz Icons)
Filmed in Belgium 1958 & Denmark 1970.

NTSC format, 90 mins. 


Price:  £21.99 


Ella Fitzgerald: Live In '57 & '63 (DVD: Jazz Icons)
Filmed in Belgium 1957 & Sweden 1963.

NTSC format, 60 mins. 


Price:  £21.99 

Ella Fitzgerald: Live In '57 & '63 (DVD: Jazz Icons)


Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers: Live In '58 (DVD: Jazz Icons)Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers: Live In '58 (DVD: Jazz Icons)
One of the highlights of the Jazz Icons series is this staggering one hour Art Blakey concert with what many jazz historians consider to be hiis most important ensemble, the legendary 1958 Jazz Messengers with Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, Bobby Timmons and Jymie Merritt- a lineup that was only together for six months.

NTSC format, 55 mins. 


Price:  £21.99 


Thelonious Monk: Live In '66 (DVD: Jazz Icons)
These two superb 1966 concerts from Thelonious Monk were filmed three days apart in Norway and Denmark.

NTSC format, 62 mins. 


Price:  £21.99 

Thelonious Monk: Live In '66 (DVD: Jazz Icons)


Quincy Jones: Live In '60 (DVD: Jazz Icons)Quincy Jones: Live In '60 (DVD: Jazz Icons)
This DVD presents two incredible Quincy Jones concerts filmed in 1960 featuring an 18-piece band that Quincy later described as his "dream band", which included some of the finest musicians in jazz- Phil Woods, Clark Terry & Sahib Shihab.

NTSC format, 80 mins. 


Price:  £21.99 


Charles Mingus: Live in '64 (DVD: Jazz Icons)
Recorded within an eight day span, less than three months before Eric Dolphy's death, the three concerts in Belgium, Norway and Sweden showcase Mingus's visionary leadership and the band's incredible depth and diversity.

NTSC format, 120 mins. 


Price:  £21.99 

Charles Mingus: Live in '64 (DVD: Jazz Icons)


Dave Brubeck: Live In '64 & '66 (DVD: Jazz Icons)Dave Brubeck: Live In '64 & '66 (DVD: Jazz Icons)
Captured at the pinnacle of their power and popularity, Paul Desmond, Joe Morello, Eugene Wright and Dave Brubeck explore the trails they blazed into the realm of odd time signatures with 'Forty Days' and two versions of their groundbreaking hit 'Take Five' as well as forays into world music with two unique interpretations of 'Koto Song'. Filmed in Belgium '64 & Germany '66.

NTSC format, 67 mins.

 


Price:  £21.99 


John Coltrane: Live In '60, '61 & '65 (DVD: Jazz Icons)
Three seperate shows reveal Coltrane's ascending creative arc from hard bop innovator as a member of the Miles Davis Quintet in 1960 to consummate bandleader in 1961 to unrivalled jazz visonary in 1965. Filmed in Germany ('60-'61) & Belgium ('65).

NTSC format, 95 mins.  


Price:  £21.99 

John Coltrane: Live In '60, '61 & '65 (DVD: Jazz Icons)


Wes Montgomery: Live In '65 (DVD: Jazz Icons)Wes Montgomery: Live In '65 (DVD: Jazz Icons)
These beautifully filmed programmes from the spring of 1965 in Holland feature Wes, in intimate studio settings, leading three different line-ups through some of his best-known tunes, including 'Four on Six' and 'West Coast Blues'.

NTSC format, 78 mins. 


Price:  £21.99 


Duke Ellington: Live In '58 (DVD: Jazz Icons)
Filmed in Holland 1958.

NTSC format, 80 mins. 


Price:  £21.99 

Duke Ellington: Live In '58 (DVD: Jazz Icons)


Dexter Gordon: Live In '63 & '64 (DVD: Jazz Icons)Dexter Gordon: Live In '63 & '64 (DVD: Jazz Icons)
One of the most influential saxophonists in jazz history, Dexter Gordon is captured in sharp focus on this 70-minute tour de force filmed in Switzerland ('63), Belgium & Holland ('64).

NTSC format, 70 mins. 


Price:  £21.99 


Sarah Vaughan: Live In '58 & '64 (DVD: Jazz Icons)
Filmed in Sweden & Holland ('58) and Sweden ('64).

NTSC format, 65 mins. 


Price:  £21.99 

Sarah Vaughan: Live In '58 & '64 (DVD: Jazz Icons)

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