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Video Juke Box

Videos featured in 'Video Juke Box' section of our What's New page over the last six months.

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Juke Box




Buddys Habits video


Here is a foot-tapping video from 1995 of the French band Certain L'aiment Chaud (Some Like It Hot) playing Buddy's Habits. A Paris-based all-female group specializing in the sounds of early jazz, they play the jazz from the twenties including the music of King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet and Clarence Williams. The band was formed in 1985 by Kiki Desplat (cornet) and their members are Sylvette Claudet (clarinet), Agnes Loustau (piano), Nathalie Renault (banjo) and Claude Jeantet (sousaphone). The band won le Prix Sidney Bechet de l'Académie du Jazz in 1992. Joined by Paul Strandberg, now Kiki's husband, they play Arnett Nelson and Charlie Straight's Buddy's Habit(s) with a nice solo from Kiki. (Featured October 2019).





Blue Note Beyond The Notes trailerThe DVD of this documentary about Blue Note Records was released in September. 'The present provides a point of departure from which the film recovers the past. Legendary artists Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter come together with today’s generation of groundbreaking Blue Note artists such as Robert Glasper and Ambrose Akinmusire to record an All-Stars album. These reflections lead us back to the highly influential figures of the past on which the legacy of Blue Note is built: Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Horace Silver and Miles Davis. Rare archival interviews and conversations with Blue Note musicians provide an intimate look into the creation and philosophy behind some of the most seminal tracks in jazz history.' There are other extracts / trailers available on YouTube, this one is a little longer. (Featured October 2019).




Chet Baker Love Vibrations


This video of Chet Baker from 1976 sees him in Rome in the company of flutist Jacques Pelzer, Amedeo Tommasi, Giovanni Tommaso and Bruno Biriaco playing Horace Silver's Love Vibrations. As the JazzOnTheTube site says: 'After a very rough period (1967-73) in which it looked as if Chet Baker was finished in music, the trumpeter made an unlikely but very successful comeback. While his personal life would always be messy, Baker did some of his finest trumpet playing during his final dozen years.' The video proves the point. (Featured October 2019).






Fabled For Richer For Poorer


For Richer, For Poorer is of a tune by Sam Rapley from Fabled's debut album, Short Stories. The band - Sam Rapley (saxophone); Alex Munk (guitar); Matt Robinson (piano); Conor Chaplin (double bass) and Will Glaser (drums) - is on tour in November and December in Leeds, Manchester, Edinburgh and Sheffield (click here for dates). (Featured October 2019).





Chris Barber Sweet Georgia Brown



As Chris Barber goes into retirement it seems only right to include a video here. This one of Sweet Georgia Brown is a little unusual. Recorded in the Netherlands in 1997 it is a feature for Chris. The rest of the band are: John Crocker (clarinet); Pat Halcox (trumpet, vocals); Vic Pitt (upright bass); Paul Sealey (guitar, banjo); John Slaughter (guitar); Alan 'Stickey' Wickett (drums) and Ian Wheeler (clarinet, saxophone, harmonica). (Featured October 2019).






Gorodi Braysher Straight Life



The Miguel Gorodi / Sam Braysher Quartet plays Art Pepper's Straight Life, based as Sam Braysher points out, based on the chord sequence of the old standard After You've Gone. Miguel Gorodi (trumpet); Sam Braysher (alto saxophone); Calum Gourlay (bass); David Ingamells (drums). (Featured October 2019).





Earl Hines 1975 documentary video


This 1975 documentary about pianist Earl 'Fatha' Hines runs for about 52 minutes. The film was made at the Blues Alley nightclub in Washington DC for Britain's ITV television channel. The International Herald Tribune called it "The greatest jazz film ever made". In the film, Hines said, "The way I like to play is that ... I'm an explorer, if I might use that expression, I'm looking for something all the time ... almost like I'm trying to talk." (Featured September 2019)






Paul Booth Seattle Fall


Saxophonist Paul Booth plays Seattle Fall from his new album Travel Sketches released on the Ubuntu Music label on 30th August. Paul's Quartet, recorded here at the Blue Lamp in Aberdeen, has Steve Hamilton (piano); Sam Lasserson (bass) Andrew Bain (drums) and Paul Booth (tenor sax). (Featured September 2019)






Gene Krupa video



This video about drummer Gene Krupa includes an interview with Gene looking back over his career and shares snatches of his playing and clips from the film Drummer Man where Sal Mineo played Krupa. (Featured September 2019)






Rebecca Nash Tumbleweed



Keyboards player Rebecca Nash and the band Atlas - Nicholas Malcolm (trumpet); Tom Seminar Ford (guitar); Rebecca Nash (keys); Chris Mapp (bass) and Matt Fisher (drums) - play Tumbleweed live from their album Peaceful King released in August on the Whirlwind Recordings label. (Featured September 2019)






Jumpin With Symphony Sid video


In this rare video, DJ Symphony Sid introduces an all star band including Lester Young and Coleman Hawkins playing the tune dedicated to Sid Torin Jumpin With Symphony Sid. The all-stars? Charlie Shavers (trumpet); J C Higginbotham (trombone); Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young (tenor sax); Pee Wee Russell (clarinet); Harry Sheppard (vibraphone); Willie "The Lion" Smith (piano); Dickie Thompson (guitar); Vinnie Burke (acoustic double bass); Sonny Greer (drums). (Featured September 2019)






Claire Martin Goin Out Of My Head



Claire Martin sings and guitarist Jim Mullen plays in this live version of Goin' Out Of My Head from their full-length album "Bumpin’ - Celebrating Wes Montgomery" released on Stunt Records earlier this year. (Featured September 2019)





Jonny Mansfield Elftet Falling


Jonny Mansfield's Elftet play Falling from their new album with the voice of Ella Hohnen-Ford. Jonny has written the music and many will recognise the lyrics under the title Golden Slumbers. "Golden Slumbers" is based on the poem "Cradle Song", a lullaby by the dramatist Thomas Dekker and also featured on the Beatles' album Abbey Road. The Elftet album was released on 21st June. (Featured August 2019)






Nicholas Brothers Lucky Numbers



Two very young Nicholas Brothers in 1936 singing and dancing to Lucky Numbers. (Featured August 2019)






Soren Babe Trio Homeward video



The Søren Bebe Trio play Homeward from their recent album Echoes. (Featured August 2019)






Ella Fitzgerald Trio Canta



This European television show from the mid-1960s features Ella Fitzgerald with her trio and Joe Williams Blues. The picture quality is poor but the video serves as a reminder of just why Ella was so good. (Featured August 2019)







Kevin Hays and Lionel Loueke video



Pianist Kevin Hayes and guitarist Lionel Loueke play at Jazz Dock in Prague in 2018. Their new album Hope is released on the Edition label on 30th August. (Featured August 2019)






Lambert Hendricks Ross video



Jon Hendricks, Dave Lambert, Annie Ross sing Four accompanied by the Les McCann Trio in 1961. A new reissue on 2 CDs of 4 of their albums was released on the Avid label in June. (Featured August 2019)







Billy Prim Waves Of Emotion


Billy Prim is a Greek drummer now based in Hungary. His album Thalassa will be released on 16 September 2019 and we shall iclude details when they are available. In the meanwhile, here is a video of a live performance of the band playing Waves Of Emotion. (Featured August 2019)






Jacob Collier Moon River



Jacob Collier continues to win awards for his music and creativity and his latest video - his version of ‘Moon River’ – is brimming over with both. Just scroll down the page on YouTube and see who has contributed to it! (Featured July 2019)






Spirit Fingers Inside


The LA band Spirit Fingers is in London in July as part of a 'whistle-stop' tour (Hadrien Feraud, bass; Dario Chiazzolino, guitar; Mike Mitchell, drums; and Greg Spero, piano/composer). Check out this video of them playing Inside live - one of the numbers on their album Being. Click here for London dates. (Featured July 2019)






Cab Calloway Some Of These Days


I can't help but wonder whether this video of the 'Hi-De-Ho Man', Cab Calloway, playing Some Of These Days in 1937 has been speeded up? The trombone seems at the right speed but everything else - well, I'm not sure........ (Featured July 2019)






1930s Harlem


....... and in this British Pathé video of Harlem in the 1930s, we are told that the speed has been corrected, which again makes me wonder about the Cab Calloway footage. This video has some valuable scenes of Duke Ellington and the Cotton Club that beautifully capture the time and place. (Featured July 2019)







Tini Thomsen Max Sax



Here is an introduction to baritone saxophonist Tini Thomsen's band MaxSax - a compilation from their set at Jazzfest in Viersen. Tini drops by this month for a Tea Break to talk about her music - click here. (Featured July 2019)






Alex Hitchcock Quintet Context


The Alex Hitchcock Quintet plays Context at the Pizza express Jazz Club in May 2018 [Alex Hitchcock (tenor saxophone); James Copus (trumpet, flugelhorn); Will Barry (piano, fender rhodes); Joe Downard (bass); Jay Davis (drums)]. Context was from their album Live At The London And Cambridge Jazz Festivals. Now they have a new album out, All Good Things. (Featured July 2019)





Hackney Colliery Band video


East London's Hackney Colliery Band plays Netsanet to a packed venue at Scala in London. They have a new album out Collaborations: Volume 1. (Featured July 2019)







Blazing Flame Quintet Brutus and Caesar

Blazing Flame Quintet / 6 play Brutus and Caesar recorded at The Factory, Bristol. A studio version of this music is available on their album Wrecked Chateau. Steve Day (voice, words); Peter Evans (electric violin); Mark Langford (tenor saxophone, bass clarinet);David Mowat (trumpet, flugelhorn); Julian Dale (double bass, voice) and Marco Anderson (drums). Steve Day says: 'Twitchy, pointed, it grabs the attention from the start.  Gradually the band put in all kinds of quirky in-fills enhancing this tale of jealousy and betrayal.  Its roots are in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and the performance is all cut and thrust.  Both violin and trumpet are as much storytellers as the voice – the saxophone and chorus brooding and descriptive.   Someone recently told the band that Brutus And Caesar was like listening to Velvet Underground playing for pleasure.  “We’re okay with that, it’s possible to see in the dark.” (Featured July 2019)




pete Oxley Nicolas meier Autumn Enters video


Guitarists Pete Oxley and Nicolas Meier play Autumn Enters with Raph Mizraki (basses) and Paul Cavaciuti (drums & percussions). This is a live performance of a tune from their latest album The Alluring Ascent released in March 2019 on MGP Records. (Featured June 2019).






Louis Armstrong Ole Miss video


Louis Armstrong plays Ole Miss in 1971 with Tyree Glenn (trombone), Joe Muranyi (clarinet), Marty Napoleon (Piano), Milt Hinton (bass) and Papa Jo Jones (drums). In February 1971, just five months before his death, he appeared on the Dick Cavett Show, playing an instrumental version of Ole Miss. In 1968, Louis had been forced to stop playing trumpet and cut back drastically on his touring due to health problems and by 1970, he was just performing as a singer. Later in 1970 he began to play trumpet in public again and we can still hear the incomporable Louis Armstrong style. (Featured June 2019).





Jacob Collier Dont Stop Till You Get Enough video



In April, at the 2019 Jazz FM Awards, multi-instrumentalist 23 year old Jacob Collier received the prestigious PRS for Music Gold Award and played an outstanding set for the audience. This video has Jacob in New York playing Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough on a Yamaha DC7X ENPRO Disklavier Piano. (Featured June 2019).






Tom Syson At Peace video


Trumpeter Tom Syson plays At Peace from his new album Different Coloured Days featuring Tom Barford (saxophone); David Ferris (piano); Pete Hutchison (double bass); Jonathan Silk (drums). (Featured June 2019).







Hellzapoppin clip


A clip from the 1941 film Hellzapoppin featuring Norma Miller with Whitey's Lindy Hoppers. Norma, the last surving member of the dance group sadly passed away in May. (Featured June 2019).








Benet McLean Buffalo Rag video


Benet McLean is a remarkable pianist as well as always knocking my socks off when he plays violin. Here he plays Buffalo Rag, a solo piano introduction based on the chords of 'Limehouse Blues' with Ashley Kerr (bass), Mark Mondesir (drums) and an appreciative audience watching on. (Featured June 2019).







Emilia martensson Be Still Grow video



Emilia Mårtensson sings Be Still - Grow with Luca Boscagin (guitar) - the recording is due out on the Babel label in September. (Featured June 2019).






Martin Freeman at Jazz FM


In this video, actor Martin Freeman talks to JazzFM about buying albums from record stores. Together with founder of Acid Jazz Records, Eddie Piller, Martin has compiled a second album following the success of their 2018 ‘Jazz on the Corner’ release that featured the likes of Art Blakey and Lee Morgan. The new album, called ‘Soul on the Corner’, features music from the likes of Bobby Womack, Willie Hutch, Georgie Fame and Betty Wright as well as contemporary signings like Tommy McGee and Laville.The CD and vinyl release will be out on May 3rd. (Featured May 2019)





Shez Raja Epiphany video



Captivating animated video of the track Epiphany from bass guitarist Shez Raja's new album Journey To Shambhala released on 1st June. The album is launched on 18th May at Jazz Cafe, London - click here for details of live dates). (Featured May 2019)





Stephane Grappelli It Had To Be You



Stéphane Grappelli plays It Had To Be You at The Grand Opera House, Belfast in April 1986 with Martin Taylor and Louis Stewart on guitars and Jack Sewing on double bass. (Featured May 2019)






Branford Marsalis Cianna


The Branford Marsalis Quartet plays a live version of Cianna from the album The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul released on 1st March 2019. The Quartet is Branford Marsalis (saxophone), Joey Calderazzo (piano), Eric Revis (bass) and Justin Faulkner (drums). (Featured May 2019)






Jimmy Dorsey Beebe



Jimmy Dorsey plays fast saxophone on Beebe in 1940. The tune was also known as Fingerbustin - for obvious reasons. I always pronounced the tune 'Beeb' but the voice over reckons it is pronounced 'Beebee'? (Featured May 2019)





Sonny Rollins Bobo Stenson video



The Sonny Rollins Quartet plays at the Kongsberg Jazz Festival in Norway in 1971. This is essentially Sonny Rollins with the Bobo Stenson Trio (Bobo Stenson, piano; Arild Andersen, bass , and Jon Christensen, drums). Bobo Stenson's Trio's 1997 album War Orphans has been re-released this year by ECM records. (Featured May 2019)






Matt Carmichael Safari


The Matt Carmichael Quartet plays Matt's recent composition Safari - Matt Carmichael (tenor saxophone/compostion); Fergus McCreadie (piano); Ali Watson (double bass); Tom Potter (drums). Matt Carmichael is a young saxophonist from the Scottish Highlands. He is currently studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and regulary performs around Scotland with bands including The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra, National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland, The Mark Hendry Octet, Fat Suit and many more. The band released their first EP in April last year.
(Featured April 2019)





Marton Juhasz video


Introductory video for drummer, composer and bandleader Marton Juhasz's album Discovery with an international line up including Yumi Ito (vocals, text,): Sergio Wagner (trumpet, flugelhorn); Paco Andreo (valve trombone); Enrique Oliver (tenor saxophone); Szymon Mika (guitar); Olga Konkova (piano, fender Rhodes); Danny Ziemann (upright bass). Marton talks about the background to the album in this month's Full Focus article on the tune Little Prayer (click here). (Featured April 2019)





Bessie Smith St Louis Blues


Bessie Smith sings the St Louis Blues. Apparently this is Bessie's only existing film appearance. Although the footage is rather 'crackly' 'this is not only a landmark because it contains Bessie Smith's only known film appearance but also for being one of the very first talkies ever made. This is the complete film (almost 16 minutes) co-starring Jimmy Mordecai as her (cheating) gigolo boyfriend. This film fell into the public domain in 1958 due to lack of copyright renewal'. Made in 1929, the IMDB says that the piano player is James P Johnson and that W C Handy is the co-producer and one of the music arrangers. Sadly the rest of the band and the dancer seem to be unknown. (Featured April 2019)





Gabriel Latchin video



Gabriel Latchin talks about his very engaging new Trio album The Moon And I with Dario Di Lecce (bass); Josh Morrison (drums) and gives us a taste of some of the tunes. (Featured April 2019)






Red Nichols video


Here's Red Nichols and his Five Pennies on Lawrence Welk's New Year's Eve show, on Saturday, December 29, 1956, playing Louisiana, Fidgety Feet and Maple Leaf Rag. The band: Red Nichols (cornet), Bill Wood (clarinet), Al Stevenson (piano), Joe Rushton (bass sax), King Jackson (trombone), Rollie Culver (drums). This is, of course, much later than the early Red Nichols tracks most people remember, but I think that his style still comes across clearly in Louisiana. (Featured April 2019)





Nils Landgren Silent Way video



2007, and trombonist Nils Landgren plays this beautiful version of Silent Way with the NDR Big Band conducted by Magnus Lindgren. Nils Landgren is also a member of '4 Wheel Drive', the band whose work Howard Lawes writes about this month - click here. (Featured April 2019)





Andre Previn Just In Time


Pianist, composer and conductor Andre Previn sadly passed through the Departure Lounge on 28th February. He is perhaps best know as a classical musician, but during the 1950s and 1960s he showed that he could also play fine jazz piano. He recorded some fine versions of music from My Fair Lady and West Side Story but in this video from 1961, he plays Just In Time. (Featured March 2019).






Benjamin Croft video



Benjamin Croft and Triple Echo play Bad Reputations from the album 10 Reasons To ... released on 8th March. (Featured March 2019).





Fats Waller Ada Brown video



Fats Waller plays and quips and Ada Brown sings That Ain't Right from the 1943 film Stormy Weather ..... 'Feed The Kitty' .... "One never knows, do one?" (Featured March 2019).






Jam Experiment video


Jam Experiment is trombonist Rory Ingham's band. In this video they are playing Alexander Bone's It's You with: Alexander Bone (saxophone); Rory Ingham (trombone); Toby Comeau (piano); Joe Lee (bass) and Jonny Mansfield (drums). Their debut album was released in 2017 - click here for details and samples. Click here for the band's website. (Featured March 2019).






Brian Ling Freddy Randall video



In this video, 8 year old Brian Ling plays clarinet with Freddy Randall's Band at Wood Green Jazz Club in 1964. Unfortunately there is a hum on the soundtrack but it fades a bit when the band plays. (Featured March 2019).





Stan Getz Final Concert video



Stan Getz - The Final Concert 1990. This video (1hr 46 mins) is a record of the saxophonist's final concert at Munich Philarmonie, Munchen, in 1990. As one contributor says: 'Stunning playing by a man a year or so away from death, at this time he was seriously ill'. In this video, the line up is: Stan Getz (tenor saxophone); Kenny Barron (piano); Eddie Del Barrio & Frank Zottoli (synthesizers); Alex Blake (bass) and Terri Lyne Carrington (drums). In January, the Chris Ingham Quartet released Stan, an album paying tribute to Stan Getz - you can read Robin Kidson's article about it below or here). (Featured March 2019).





Madwort Sax Quartet video



Tom Ward's Madwort Sax Quartet plays Dwarf Sunflower at Jazz @ the Wonder Inn, Manchester on 6th March 2017. The Quartet here is: Tom Ward (alto saxophone, composition); Chris Williams (soprano saxophone); Andrew Woolf (tenor saxophone) and Cath Roberts (baritone saxophone). Madwort (an anagram of Tom Ward, of course) have evolved into a larger band this year, Madwort's Menagerie, and their debut album was released in February 2019. (Featured March 2019).






Darrius Simmons video


At a young age, Darrius Simmons fell in love with the piano. As he watched others play, he was amazed by the joy the piano gave them. He wanted to experience that too, but knew for him it would be a challenge. "I decided at age 10 that I wanted to learn how to play the piano, but I knew that it was going to take a little bit more work for me to learn," Simmons says. "I knew most people had 10 fingers. I knew I had four, but I was pretty sure I could make it work." Click here for the CNN article. (Featured March 2019).




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