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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

 

 

 

Whats My Line Duke Ellington

 

 

From 1950 to 1967 television broadcast a panel game called What's My Line? In the show, the blindfolded panel were asked to identify the personality of a guest celebrity. On this occasion the celebrity was Duke Ellington. (Featured January 2019)

 

 

 

 

Tord Gustavson Trio Other Side video

 

 

The Tord Gustavson Trio plays a studio session with tunes from their new album on ECM - The Other Side. Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen leads the trio – including Sigurd Hole (bass) and Jarle Vespestad (drums) - that draws on classical music, church hymns, and jazz – and may sound something like 'Nordic Blues.' Running for 33 minutes, it begins with the relaxed, lyrical tune The Tunnel. (Featured January 2019)

 

 

 

 

Robert Martinez writes: 'Regarding Dave Keen’s posting about Richie Kamuca (click here).  I live on the west coast of the U.S. and Shelly Manne Speak Lowgrew up listening to all the great jazz musicians of the day including the great Richie Kamuca who I followed almost religiously as he was my favorite tenor sax player ever.  I saw most of the TV appearances Dave included in his piece and practically lived at Shelly Manne's ‘Manne Hole’ where I would go and listen to the group almost every week.  I have most of the recordings he recorded and regret he didn't record more.  Unfortunately there are not a lot of Richie Kamuca videos on Youtube but there are several recordings of him with Shelly Manne if you look under 'Shelly Manne and his Men at the Blackhawk'.  I have these recordings with Joe Gordon on trumpet, (a great trumpet player who died much too young in a house fire). Listen to Summertime, one of my favorites with Richie on sax, but here's a video from an old TV program in L.A., 'Fantan', with the group I saw very often. (By the way, I note that you are in the U.K. so I thought I would mention that the great Victor Feldman is the pianist on the Blackhawk recordings). (Featured January 2019)

 

 

 

Ant Law Pure Imagination

 

 

Guitarist Ant Law plays solo this beautiful version of Pure Imagination from his recent album Life I Know released in November. Click here for more about the album and to sample two other tracks. (Featured January 2019)

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Barbarin video

 

 

Drummer Paul Barbarin is featured in this short archive video of a New Orleans band playing My Bucket's Got A Hole In It (aka Uptown Bumps) or is it as titled I Hear You Knockin' ? There are no details of the other musicians here nor of the date. (Featured January 2019)

 

 

 

 

 

Jonny Mansfield Big Band Love You Deeply

 

The Jonny Mansfield Big Band plays Love You Madly with the vocals taken by Ellie Bignall and the tenor sax solo by Tom Barford. Percussionist and composer Jonny Mansfield has recently recorded an album with his band Elftet. He has been the recipient of the Tebbut Exhibition Award, Richard Turner Award, Scott Philbrick Jazz Scholarship and the Principals Award from the Royal Academy of Music and was mentioned twice in Jazzwise magazine’s section of ‘who to look out for in 2018’. Jonny was awarded the Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize in June 2018 and will be releasing his debut Elftet album featuring Chris Potter, Gareth Lockrane and Kit Downes on Edition records in 2019. (Featured January 2019)

 

 

 

SNJO Peter and the Wolf video

 

 

Short extract from the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra's album of Peter And The Wolf, available in January. Tommy Smith and the Orchestra will be playing at Ronnie Scott's Club in January. (Featured January 2019)

 

 

 

 

 

Dave OHiggins Rainy Day video

 

 

The Dave O'Higgins Trio with Max Ionata play Rainy Day live at the 606 Club last May. The tune is on the band's album Tenors Of Our Time released in December 2018. (Featured January 2019)

 

 

 

 

Lester Young Mean To Me

 

 

Lester Young really swings the 'old favourite' Mean To Me on "Art Ford's Jazz Party", September 25, 1958. (Featured December 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

Helena Kay KIM Trio

 

 

Helena Kay's KIM Trio launch their new album Moon Palace in December. The Trio - Helena Kay (saxophone); Ferg Ireland (double bass) and David Ingamells (drums) - play L and D from the album which is released on 7th December. (Featured December 2018)

 

 

 

 

Jacob Collier With The Love In My Heart

 

Jacob Collier has unveiled the first music video from his massive new project Djesse - a 40-song, 4-volume exploration of the mind of one of music’s finest young talents.  The music video is for the first single “With The Love In My Heart” and was filmed in Japan.  A whimsical maze of mirrors, the video captures the essence of Jacob - a vibrant musical polymath.  As he traverses this lush, otherworldly landscape he foreshadows all that Djesse has to offer. Jacob will be on tour in the UK in February 2019. (Featured December 2018)

 

 

 

 

Adrian Rollini Trio

 

 

The Adrian Rollini Trio plays The Girl With The Light Blue Hair in 1948 with Adrian Rollini (vibraharp, tubular bells); Allen Hanlon (guitar) and George Hnida (double bass). (Featured December 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brass Funkeys

 

 

The dynamic Brass Funkeys play a live session for JazzFM. If you have never seen this band put it on your New Year 'to do' list. Basing their music on New Orleans marching bands they bring their own contemporary style and interpretation to tunes that rock your boots. (Featured December 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

Tommy Smith Quartet

 

 

The Tommy Smith Quartet [Tommy Smith (tenor sax); Peter Johnstone (piano); Calum Gourlay (double bass), Sebastiaan de Krom (drums)] play a 33 minute set from their current album Embodying The Light, a tribute to John Coltrane. (Featured December 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

The Mighty Boosh Jazz Trance

 

 

 

'The Jazz Trance' -Thanks to Gail Ford for sharing this clip from The Mighty Boosh. (Featured December 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lara Eidi A Case Of You video

 

 

The wonderful voice of Lara Eidi singing Joni Mitchell's A Case Of You at Hampstead Lounge and Jazz Club with Naadia Sheriff at the piano. Lara plans to have an album, Transitions, out in 2019. She says: 'I wanted to take my time in crafting my debut album, and as the saying goes, "write what I know" - It has resulted in an ode to the beautiful chaos that is London and all the people who have shaped my journey thus far'. Click here for more about Lara. (Featured November 2018)

 

 

 

 

Tractor band

 

John Westwood has shared this version of Sweet Georgia Brown and Bye Bye Blues played by the Olle Hemmingsson Trio and the 'percussion' provided by a tractor. Comments include, rudely : "Your drummer ain't much to look at but he plays steady" and "He was already playing while they were tuning their instruments, kept playing after they finished, didn't even listen to them. Typical drummer". (Featured November 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

Flying Machines

 

Alex Munk and Flying Machines introduce their album New Life released on the Ubuntu label in October. The band are Alex Munk (guitars); Matt Robinson (piano, synths, Fender Rhodes); Conor Chaplin (electric bass); Dave Hamblett (drums) - reviewed in Jazzwise, Andy Robson writes 'What sings out immediately about New Life is Munk's love of playing: not in a shred-tastic way, but in a relish of the many voices the guitar offers him ... We are lucky to have a new generation of guitarists growing in confidence, and Munk and his band could yet fly furthest'. (Featured November 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

Miles Davis Joshua video

 

 

A rare live video recording by the Miles Davis Quintet playing Joshua at the Teatro Dell'Arte in Milano, Italy on October 11th, 1964, with Miles Davis (trumpet), Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone), Herbie Hancock (piano), Ron Carter (bass), Tony Williams (drums). (Featured November 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

Dont You Feel My Leg video

 

 

In this video, Maria Muldaur goes into the studio to record Don't You Feel My Leg, the title song for her new album featuring the Naughty Bawdy Blues of Blue Lu Barker (see article by Kate Gamm - click here). (Featured November 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Satori video

 

 

Josephine Davies introduces her new Satori album In The Corners Of Clouds with James Maddren (drums) and Dave Whitford (bass). (Featured November 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

Vitor Pereira video

 

Guitarist Vitor Pereira and his Quintet have a new album coming out in December, Somewhere In the Middle. Here is a video of Lomo from the album with Vitor on guitar; Chris Williams (alto sax); Alam Nathoo (tenor sax); Mick Coady (bass) and Adam Teixeira (drums). (Featured November 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hazel Scott

 

 

'What Ever Happened To Hazel Scott?' Interesting 20 minute documentary with some fascinating footage about the pianist and singer prominent during the 1930s, '40s and '50s but whose career faltered after she testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee during the McCarthy era. (Featured October 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henry Spencer and Juncture video

 

Henry Spencer and Juncture play The Survivor And The Descendant from a gig at the EFG London Jazz Festival. [Henry Spencer - trumpet, composition; David Preston - guitar; Matt Robinson - piano, Fender rhodes, Wurlitzer; Andrew Robb - double bass; David Ingamells - drums]. The band will be playing at The Spice Of Life in Soho on 10th October - well worth hearing. (Featured October 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fabled Yellow Card video

 

Sam Rapley's band Fabled play Yellow Card from their fine new album Short Stories released at the end of September (see Recent Releases). This video is from a gig at The Jazz Nursery in 2017. As you might expect, the sound quality is not as good as on the album which you can sample if you check Recent Releases. [Sam Rapley - saxophone / clarinet Alex Munk - guitar Matt Robinson - piano Conor Chaplin - double bass Will Glaser - drums]. (Featured October 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

Gwyneth Herbert video

 

 

Gwyneth Herbert introduces her new album Letters I Haven't Written. Details are included in our Recent Releases section. (Featured October 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rex Stewart video

 

 

Rex Stewart on cornet and Nick Travis on trumpet gently lead into this driving version of There'll Never Be Another You from one of Art Ford's 1958 Jazz Parties, themed "Champs And Contenders". (Featured October 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ida Karlsson Humble video

 

If you missed it at the top of the October page with the photograph of Swedish saxophonist Ida Karlsson, here is a video of her band IDKA playing Humble in Malmö in May this year. The picture is quite dark, but no matter, it is the music that lets us hear their work. IDKA are Ida Karlsson (saxophone), Martin Juteus (piano), Pontus Häggblom (drums) and Zacharias Holmkvist (double bass). (Featured October 2018) Click here for our Tea Break with Ida.

 

 

 

 

 

Sonny Rollins in conversation video

 

 

This 3-way video is from a 'Meet the Fans Google Hangout'. Young Soren Hvenegaard asks Sonny Rollins about his practice routine and role models. (Featured October 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Barford Bloomer video

 

 

Introductory video for saxophonist Tom Barford's debut album Bloomer released on 31st August. Winner of the 2017 Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize, Tom here is in the company ofRRupert Cox (piano); Billy Marrows (guitar); Flo Moore (bass); Dave Storey (drums). (featured September 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

Jack Costanzo documentary

 

 

 

20 minute documentary film directed by Nelson Datu Anderson about, and featuring, Jack 'Mr Bongo' Costanzo who looks back over his career in Afro Cuban music including playing with Stan Kenton and other bands. (featured September 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beats and Pieces Big Band Nois

 

 

Beats And Pieces Big Band celebrate their decade of playing together with a new album, appropriately named Ten. Here is a video of the band playing Nois from the album which was released of the Efpi label in July. (featured September 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

New York All Stars video

 

 

The New York All-Stars play The Night Has A Thousand Eyes from their album Burnin' In London on the Ubuntu label released this month. Eric Alexander (saxophone), Harold Mabern (piano), Darryl Hall (bass) and Bernd Reiter (drums) return to the Pizza Express Jazz Club in Soho on 17th - 19th September 2018 (where the album was recorded in November 2017) for the launch as part of a European tour. (featured September 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Indians Of New Orleans

 

We know that New Orleans was a melting pot of music from a variety of nations. This ten minute documentary Black Indians Of New Orleans by Dr. Maurice M. Martinez looks at how Native Americans from the area contributed their music to the Mardi Gras and that melting pot. (featured September 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phronesis Matrix for DA

 

Matrix For D.A. from Phronesis' new album We Are All released on Edition Records on 14th September 2018. This is the eighth album by the award winning band of Jasper Høiby (double bass); Ivo Neame (piano); Anton Eger (drums) focussing attention on an important message of togetherness and balance. (featured September 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Sweethearts Of Rhythm

 

The International Sweethearts Of Rhythm were a top female jazz/swing band of the 1940's. Anna Mae Winburn was the bandleader. 'There were a lot of female bands in the 30's and 40's but the International Sweethearts of Rhythm was number one, but all the female bands back then were great, but they never got a chance to be superstars, never inducted into the Jazz/Swing Hall of Fame .... women were expected to sing, not play instruments, arrange, direct, produce, nor write...' (featured September 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Cranshaw Lee Morgan video

 

 

Remembering Lee Morgan - Bassist Bob Cranshaw played on Lee Morgan's immortal The Sidewinder. In this ten minute video that includes great footage of Lee Morgan, Cranshaw remembers the session, and offers his thoughts on the great trumpeter, who died tragically at the age of 33. (Featured August 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

Louis Armstrong in Copenhagen

 

 

Historic footage of Louis Armstrong with I Cover The Waterfront, Dinah and Tiger Rag recorded in Copenhagen in 1933, during his Scandinavian (Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen) tour. (Featured August 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keith Jarrett Late Lament

 

 

ECM have released Keith Jarrett's After The Fall, a double-disc album that was recorded live in a special concert in 1998 that signalled the return of the pianist from a forced two-year interruption in his brilliant career due to chronic fatigue syndrome. (See 'Recent Releases' and Robin Kidson's article). Here is the Trio playing Late Lament from an earlier gig in 1985. (Featured August 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

Same Leak and Dan Tepfer

 

 

Pianists Sam Leak and Dan Tepfer discuss the making of their new album, Adrift, due for release in November 2018. (Featured August 2018)

 

 

 

 

Giacomo Smith

 

 

Clarinettist Giacomo Smith (Kansas Smitty's) is featured in this studio recording of Chinatown, My Chinatown with Collectif Paris Swing in Paris in 2017. (Featured August 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

Elina Duni and Rob Luft video

 

Elina Duni sings N'at Zaman accompanied by Rob Luft on guitar. I was lucky enough to catch them with guest pianist Kit Downes at the Pizza Express Jazz Club in July for an outstandingly beautiful gig. If you get the chance to catch them, take it. Elina Duni was born in Albania and started singing for National Radio and Television at an early age. After the fall of the communist regime, she moved to Switzerland with her mother, where she started studying classical piano and then discovered jazz. Her repertoire includes music from her native Albania as well as songs from across Europe and America. In 2017 Elina Duni was one of the recipients of the Swiss Music Prize. (Featured August 2018)

 

 

 

 

Ray Estaire Save Your Love For Me

 

In June, Ray Estaire performed her Final Recital for her degree course at the Guildhall School Of Music and Drama. She is about to tour with The George Michael Story show but I hope we can hear more of her special, talented jazz singing in the months to come. Here is a taste from a couple of years ago as she sings Save Your Love For Me with pianist Neil Birse. (Featured July 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

Birdland and the Palladium Ballroom

 

Birdland And The Palladium Ballroom - In this 10 minute video, Slim Gaillard and Tito Puente reminisce about the heyday of Birdland and the nearby Palladium Ballroom in the 1940s and 50s. Apparently, Slim explains how Birdland was not named after Charlie Parker. At the time of this video, the venue was named the Kit Kat Klub: ' .... we would be inside of the Kit Kat Klub showing you how Birdland was, but, the ladies in there are not dressed and they wouldn't allow us to photograph until four in the morning ....'. (Featured July 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

Pete Lee Velvet Rage

 

Pianist Pete Lee plays his beautiful composition The Velvet Rage live with the Amika strings. This is the title tune from his new album released in June. The Velvet Rage, takes its inspiration from Alan Downs’ book of the same name; Pete’s piece celebrates progression in diversity in 2017, with a special dedication to ‘Alan Turing’s Law’, as well as marking 50 years since the passing of the decriminalisation laws via the Sexual Offences Act of 1967. (Featured July 2018)

 

 

 

 

Pie High video

 

 

Pie High - this video from 1959 has Bud Powell (piano), Clark Terry (flugelhorn), Kenny Clarke (drums) and Pierre Michelot (bass) playing at the Club St Germain in Paris. (Featured July 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

Jon Hiseman Western Promise

 

 

Drummer Jon Hiseman who sadly passed through the 'Departure Lounge' in June soloing on Western Promise. (Featured July 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

Slowly Rolling Camera Juniper Trailer

 

Trailer for Juniper, the latest album for the band Slowly Rolling Camera - Dave Stapleton (keyboards); Deri Roberts (electronics); Elliot Bennett (drums) with Stuart McCallum (guitar); Neil Yates (trumpet); Nicolas Kummert (saxophones); Mark Lockheart (saxophones); Aidan Thorne (double bass); Tom Barford (tenor and soprano saxophone); James Copus (trumpet); Sam Glaser (alto saxophone). (Featured July 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

Muggsy Spanier At The Jazzband Ball

 

 

Muggsy Spanier At The Jazzband Ball- There is not very much video of trumpeter Muggsy Spanier, pianist Joe Sullivan, clarinettist Darnell Howard or bassist Pops Foster, so, as the words with the video say, this meeting in a 1960s San Francisco TV studio under the guidance of host Ralph Gleason is a real treasure. (Featured July 2018)

 

 

 

 

Yelena Eckemoff Desert

 

 

Pianist Yelena Eckemoff plays music from her recent album Desert, and she and her band - Paul McCandless (oboe, English horn, soprano sax, bass clarinet); Arild Andersen (double bass); Peter Erskine (drums and percussion) - talk about the recording. (Featured July 2018)

 

 

 

 

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