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Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus (DVD: MVD Visual / Wienerworld)Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus (DVD: MVD Visual / Wienerworld)
Tenor saxophone master Sonny Rollins has long been hailed as one of the most important artists in jazz history and still today he is viewed as the greatest living jazz improviser.

In 1986, filmmaker Robert Mugge produced SAXOPHONE COLOSSUS, a feature-length portrait of Rollins, named after one of his most celebrated albums. The project began in May of that year when Mugge and a small crew accompanied Sonny and Lucille Rollins to Tokyo, Japan where the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra premiered his Concerto for Tenor Saxophone and Orchestra with Heikki Sarmanto of Finland conducting and Rollins himself soloing throughout.

The next big shoot was in August, when Mugge and a larger crew filmed Rollins and his ensemble performing at sculpted rock quarry Opus 40 in Saugerties, New York. The most surprising part of the latter concert was that, midway through his performance, Rollins leaped from a 6-foot cliff, fell to his back on the ground and, in spite of suffering a broken heel, continued to play his saxophone.

Rounding out the production were interviews with Rollins in Japan, with Heikki Sarmanto in Japan, with Rollins and his wife Lucille in New York City, and with jazz critics Ira Gitler, Gary Giddins, and Francis Davis, also in New York City.

The film has been given 4K remastering, and an updated commentary by Mugge is included as a bonus feature. (Wienerworld)

NTSC format, 101 mins. 


Price:  £15.99 


Tubby Hayes- A Man In A Hurry (DVD: Mono Media Films)
The documentary 'Tubby Hayes - A Man in a Hurry', narrated by actor Martin Freeman charts the life and times of perhaps Britain's greatest jazz exponent. Produced by Mark Baxter and Sam Pattinson and directed by Lee Cogswell, it is the first ever feature-length documentary about Tubby.

Featuring exclusive interviews with people who knew, worked and gigged with Tubby, as well as his many and varied fans. Among those interviewed are Sir Peter Blake, jazz poet Michael Horovitz, DJs Eddie Piller and Patrick Forge, broadcaster Robert Elms, legendary drummer Spike Wells and Tubby Hayes' biographer Simon Spillett. (Proper Music)

Run time 55 mins (features) + 20 mins extras (approx.).

Pal Format, DVD Region 0. 


Price:  £15.99 

Tubby Hayes- A Man In A Hurry (DVD: Mono Media Films)


A Great Day In Harlem (DVD: Sony BMG, 2 DVDs)A Great Day In Harlem (DVD: Sony BMG, 2 DVDs)
Special 2-DVD collectors edition of the film discovering the story and sounds behind the most famous photo in the history of jazz. Includes unique bonus disc featuring three hours of new video profiles of all musicians in the photograph.

All regions, PAL. 


Price:  £19.99 


Jazz- A Film by Ken Burns (DVD: DD Video)
Complete set of the films on DVD.

PAL format. Colour/ B&W. 


Price:  £79.99 

Jazz- A Film by Ken Burns (DVD: DD Video)


Bud Powell: In Europe (DVD: Jazz Music Performances)Bud Powell: In Europe (DVD: Jazz Music Performances)
Paris 1959 & Copenhagen 1962. Featuring Clark Terry, Lucky Thompson, Niels- Henning Orsted Pederson & Kenny Clarke.

PAL/ NTSC format. 


Price:  £16.99 


Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie: The Founding Fathers Of Bebop (DVD: Efor Films)
PAL Format. 


Price:  £11.99 

Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie: The Founding Fathers Of Bebop (DVD: Efor Films)


Billie Holiday: The Life And Artistry Of Lady Day (DVD: Idem Home Video)Billie Holiday: The Life And Artistry Of Lady Day (DVD: Idem Home Video)
PAL format. 


Price:  £14.99 


Nat King Cole: The World Of (DVD: Capitol)

PAL format; documentary 89 mins, extras 55 mins. 


Price:  £16.99 

Nat King Cole: The World Of (DVD: Capitol)


Nat King Cole: The Legendary (DVD: Efor Films)Nat King Cole: The Legendary (DVD: Efor Films)
PAL/ NTSC format. 


Price:  £14.99 


Trane Tracks- The Legacy Of John Coltrane (DVD: Efor Films)
PAL/ NTSC format, 80 mins. 


Price:  £14.99 

Trane Tracks- The Legacy Of John Coltrane (DVD: Efor Films)


The Miles Davis Story (DVD: Columbia Home Video)The Miles Davis Story (DVD: Columbia Home Video)
The definitive look at the man and his music. A film by Mike Dibb for Channel 4 Television.

PAL format, 125 mins. Colour/ B&W. 


Price:  £13.99 


Kenny Drew Trio: At The Brewhouse (DVD: Storyville)
with Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen & Alvin Queen. Brewhouse, London, 1992. 52 mins. Colour. 


Price:  £11.99 

Kenny Drew Trio: At The Brewhouse (DVD: Storyville)


Lennie Tristano: The Copenhagen Concert (DVD: Idem Home Video)Lennie Tristano: The Copenhagen Concert (DVD: Idem Home Video)
Recorded in 1965 at Copenhagen's Tivoli Gardens Concert Hall, this astonishing solo concert showcases the blind master from Chicago's unique approach to jazz piano. (Idem Home Video). PAL format. 


Price:  £14.99 


Louis Armstrong And Friends 1962 (DVD: Idem Home Video)
PAL format, 58 mins. Colour. 


Price:  £14.99 

Louis Armstrong And Friends 1962 (DVD: Idem Home Video)


Jack Teagarden Octet & Frank Rosolino Quartet: Great Trombones (DVD: Standing Oh!vation)Jack Teagarden Octet & Frank Rosolino Quartet: Great Trombones (DVD: Standing Oh!vation)

70 mins. PAL format. 


Price:  £13.99 


Benny Golson, Tubby Hayes & Stan Kenton: Symphonic Jazz (DVD: Standing Oh!vation)
Splendid big band jazz by Tubby Hayes, Stan Kenton and Benny Golson (as composer, arranger and conductor). Twelve tracks appear here on DVD for the first time ever. Stan Kenton leads his orchestra in Los Angeles, July 1962 featuring : Dalton Smith, Bob Behrendt, Marvin Stamm, Keith LaMotte, Bill Briggs (tp), Bob Fitzpatrick, Bud Parker, Tom Ringo (tb), Jim Amlotte (b-tb), Dave Wheeler (b-tb, tu), Gabe Baltazar (as), Don Menza, Charlie Mariano,Ray Florian (ts), Allan Beutler (bar), Joel Kaye (bs), Ray Starling, Dwight Carver, Carl Saunders, Lou Gasca (mellophonium), Bucky Calabrese (b), Dee Barton (d).

Benny Golson leads the British Orchestra in London, October 1966: including Tubby Hayes (ts), Roy Burns, Jimmy Deuchar, Ian Hammer (tp), Keith Christie, Ken Wright, Johnny Marshall (tb), Roy Willox (as), Ronnie Ross (bar) and Dave Goldberg (g).

Tubby Hayes conducts his own arrangements with the British Orchestra on three tunes, with similar personnel as above in London, November 1966. Plus three bonus tracks by Stan Kenton & His Orchestra, New York, 1971 - taken from a TV show. (Discovery Records)

78 mins. PAL format. 


Price:  £13.99 

Benny Golson, Tubby Hayes & Stan Kenton: Symphonic Jazz (DVD: Standing Oh!vation)


Various Artists: Monterey Jazz Festival '75 (DVD: Idem Home Video)Various Artists: Monterey Jazz Festival '75 (DVD: Idem Home Video)
Featuring Bill Evans, Paul Desmond, John Lewis & Dizzy Gillespie.

PAL Format, 59 mins. 


Price:  £14.99 


Art Blakey Jazz Messengers & Richie Cole Quintet: Modern Jazz At The Village Vanguard (DVD: Idem Home Video)
PAL Format, 54 mins. 


Price:  £14.99 

Art Blakey Jazz Messengers & Richie Cole Quintet: Modern Jazz At The Village Vanguard (DVD: Idem Home Video)

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