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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




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).





Patchwork Jazz Orchestra video



The Patchwork Jazz Orchestra plays James Davison's The Boy Roy in Italy in 2018. The band has its debut album - The Adventures Of Mr Pottercakes coming out on 1st March and is on tour during February and March - click here for the tour dates. (Featured February 2019)






Wandering Monster Samara video



Sam Quintana's Wandering Monster play Samara from their January 2019 release with Ben Powling (tenor saxophone); Aleks Podraza (piano, keyboards); Calvin Travers (guitar); Sam Quintana (double bass); Tom Higham (drums). (Featured February 2019)






Buddy Bolden documentary video



Wynton Marsalis tells the story of Buddy Bolden in this short documentary that 'traces the life and decline of the man who started 'the big noise' - the first New Orleans jazzman Buddy Bolden. Buddy Bolden was born in the Crescent City in 1877 the year Reconstruction ended. There's only one known photograph of Bolden and no recordings of his playing exist. According to legend he was responsible for creating the jazz beat, and maybe he did' (Featured February 2019)






Duncan Eagles Quartet Folk Song video


Duncan Eagles plays Folk Song from his February album release Citizen with his quartet featuring David Preston (guitar), Matt Robinson (piano), Max Luthert (bass) and Dave Hamblett (drums). The band is on tour during February and March - click here for dates. (Featured February 2019)







Wolfgang Muthspiel Where The River Goes video



The Wolfgang Muthspiel Quintet play Where The River Goes, the title track from their recent album on the ECM label (click here for Howard Lawes' article). Wolfgang Muthspiel (guitar), Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet), Brad Mehldau (piano), Larry Grenadier (double bass) and Eric Harland (drums). (Featured February 2019)






Buzzy by J J Johnson etc



Introduced by J J Johnson, this video of Charlie Parker's tune Buzzy features: Sonny Stitt (alto sax), Howard McGhee (trumpet), JJ Johnson (trombone), Walter Bishop (piano), Tommy Potter (bass) and Kenny Clarke (drums). (Featured February 2019)







Harry James Green Onions video



The Harry James band swings Green Onions back in 1965. Buddy Rich is the drummer and along with Harry on trumpet, YouTube commentators credit Red Kelly (bass), Corky Corcoran (tenor sax), Robert Achilles (clarinet), Jack Percival (piano), Joe Cadena (trombone). (Featured February 2019)






Urbie Green video


Trombonist John Mason wrote to us about his friendship with the late Urbie Green and how he arranged for Urbie to play gigs in the UK. I'm surprised at how little live footage there is of the great trombonist on YouTube, but this video, a trailer for a documentary 21 Trombones, has footage of Urbie talking and playing. (Featured February 2019)






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)




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