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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




Verneri Pohjola album trailer


Finnish trumpeter/composer Verneri Pohjola releases his album Pekka on 2nd June on the Edition label. Pekka reinterprets the music of Verneri’s late father Pekka Pohjola, the internationally acclaimed and revered prog-rock bassist and composer. In 2008, aged 56, Pekka Pohjola passed away leaving behind an extensive catalogue of music and a dedicated international fanbase. There has been huge anticipation from fans and media, particularly in Finland, that Verneri would perform his father’s music. Click here for more details and to sample the album.
(Featured June 2017)





Mel Henry in New Orleans


How does a trombone player celebrate their 80th birthday? Mel Henry celebrated his in New Orleans. Mel says: 'Had a fantastic time - sat in (on a rented horn ) at seven venues. The highlight was doing a " Happy Birthday " duet with Delfeayo Marsalis'. The event has been captured in this video. If you can play Bourbon Street Parade you know where to go for your 80th (do they supply the person recording the music on their mobile phone in the video?). Mel plays at Piattino's in Bath every other week.
(Featured June 2017)





Ken Burns' Gumbo


Ken Burns Jazz Documentaries - 1: Gumbo. Historically, Ken Burns' work to document jazz is immensely valuable. Some of his documentaries are now available on YouTube. This one, running for almost an hour and a half and published on YouTube in March has some great footage and is well worth the time spent watching it.
(Featured June 2017)





Christine Tobin Ritual


Christine Tobin - Ritual. Even though Christine is now in America, it is nice to know that she is still sharing music like this. Here she is with Phil Robson (guitar) and Mark Lewandowski (double bass) singing her own composition, Ritual, in Queens, New York City, in March.
(Featured June 2017)





Benet McClean Trio Moanin' Preservation Room


Benet McLean Violin Trio - Moanin'. A few months ago we shared a video of Benet's piano trio playing Bobby Timmons' Moanin' but this is a new one recorded at London's Preservation Room with Benet on violin, Dan Casimir, bass, and Sam Gardner, drums.
(Featured June 2017)





Henry Spencer and Juncture


Henry Spencer and Juncture are on tour featuring their very impressive album The Reasons Don't Change. Click on the picture for a new introductory video to the album - Henry Spencer (trumpet, flugelhorn), Nick Costley-White (guitar), Matt Robinson (piano, Fender rhodes, Wurlitzer), Andrew Robb (double bass), David Ingamells (drums). Thu, May 11: Soundcellar, Poole; Fri, May 12: Bourton Hall, Gillingham; Sat, May 13: Calstock Arts; Sun, May 14 Ashburton Live! Mon, May 15: North Devon Jazz Club in Appledore; Tue, May 16 St Ives Jazz Club; Wed, May 17: "Jazz @ Dempsey's" in Cardiff; Thu, May 18: Jazz at Future Inn in Bristol; Fri, Jun 2: Rays Jazz At Foyles in London. Album review. Click here for more about the tour. (Featured May 2017)



Kansas City Sound



This is just one of several excerpts on YouTube from the 1979 jazz film documentary "The Last of the Blue Devils". The Kansas City Sound is explored by some of the cities' prominent musical figures and includes some amazing historic jazz footage. (Featured May 2017)





Tina May and Nikki Iles



I was surprised to come across this. It is an audio track, rather than a video, of Tina May and Nikki Iles with their interpretation of Donald Fagan's On The Dunes. (Featured May 2017)






Sloth Racket Shapeshifters



Sloth Racket's new album Shapeshifters is released on the Luminous label on 12th June. The album features Cath Roberts (baritone saxophone), Sam Andreae (tenor saxophone), Anton Hunter (guitar), Seth Bennett (bass) and Johnny Hunter (drums). Here they are playing the title tune live at The Vortex in 2016. We shall review the album in our next issue. (Featured May 2017)




Collective Improvisation New Orleans


Careless Love. In this video shared by Jazz On The Tube, reeds player Evan Christopher demonstrates the ideas behind New Orleans Collective Improvisation. One of a series of videos from Jazz At The Lincoln Centre's Jazz Academy, this is a great video and series for explaining the early concepts of jazz to people you know who might want to know more. (Featured May 2017)





The Button Band


The Button Band (Andrew Button, guitar; Andrew Woolf, tenor sax; Dave Manington, bass and Marek Dorcik, drums) are on tour featuring their new album, Emilie, named after Andy Button's young daughter. In this video they are playing Brinkmanship, one of Andy's compositions for the album. Their tour runs from 7th May to 29th June and visits Ashburton Arts, St Ives, St Austell, Bristol, Sheffield, Lowestoft,  Pizza Express London, Cardiff and Poole. Click here for all dates and more details. (Featured May 2017)



Alec Dankworth Spanish Accents


Alec Dankworth's Spanish Accents: On April 8th at Pizza Express Jazz Club in Dean Street Alec Dankworth leads an all-star line up, sharing  his long-standing love of all things Spanish which has provided the inspiration for these compelling musical arrangements. The music of Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Rodrigo and others is reinvented alongside traditional folk songs and originals in flamenco rhythms creating a wonderful and genuinely Spanish world. [Featured April 2017]





Alexander Stewart video image


Singer Alexander Stewart has some UK dates coming up featuring songs from his album I Thought About You - click the picture for a video introduction to the album. Highly recommended - catch him if you can. [Featured April 2017]

April 19th – Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, Soho, London
April 21st - The Music Room, Pizza Express, Maidstone
April 22nd - Pizza Express Live, Brindley Place, Birmingham 
May 18th - Manchester Pride Spring Benefit concert.





Jazz Connection


Jazz Connection on tour. If you fancy some jiving to this Dutch Jive and Swing band they are coming in April: [Featured April 2017]

Apr 5 Belvedere Jazz Club Rawreth, Nr. Wickford
Apr 6 The Swan Inn Chaddesley Corbett
Apr 7 The Cornbow Hall All About Swing Halesowen
Apr 8 America Hall South West Lindy Hoppers Exeter
Apr 9 The Trout Inn Lechlade 
Apr 9 The Meca Swingout Swindon




Phil Meadows video


Here's a haunting taster of the new Phil Meadows Project from their Sofar Sound show in January. In this video Phil Meadows with Rob Luft (guitar), Flo Moore (bass) and Will Glaser (drums) play Trashlantis. [Featured April 2017]






Cabin In The Sky video


A scene from the 1943 movie Cabin In The Sky with Duke Ellington's Orchestra at Jim Henry's Paradise playing Things Ain't What They Used To Be and Goin' Up with some great dance routines including a couple Cakewalking. [Featured April 2017]







Keith Tippett 7 pieces for young old



Keith Tippett with South West Music Students in 2013 playing The Friar's Drinking Song from his 7 Pieces for Young Old commission. [Featured April 2017]





Dave Maningtons Riff Raff Dr Octopus


Dave Manington's Riff Raff playing Dr Octopus at The Vortex in January during their 2017 tour. Brigitte Beraha (vocals), Tom Challenger (tenor sax), Rob Updegraff (guitar), Ivo Neame (keys), Dave Manington (bass), Tim Giles (drums). [Featured April 2017]



Ameriuca Northumberland



'America Northumberland'. A short film by Diane Taylor. Robin Kidson who wrote the poem Flamenco Sketches in this month's issue, describes the influence of America on him as a youth in Northumberland in the 1960s. (Featured March 2017)




Kurt Rosenwinkel Caipi Project



Guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel released his new album Caipi in February. The album band includes Eric Clapton on guitar but here is a live performance from December with Kurt (guitar, keyboards, voice), Pedro Martins (guitar, keyboards, voice), Olivia Trummer (piano, keyboards, voice), Frederico Heliodoro (bass, voice), Antonio Loureiro (percussion, voice) and Bill Campbell (drums). (Featured March 2017)


Louis Armstrong Back Home Again In Indiana


Louis Armstrong and his All Stars in 1965 playing Back Home Again In Indiana. Louis Armstrong formed his six-piece All Stars in 1947 and they often used Indiana as their opening number. Here we have: Louis Armstrong (trumpet), 'Big Chief' Russell Moore (trombone), Eddie Shu (clarinet), Billy Kyle (piano), Arvell Shaw (bass) and Danny Barcelona (drums). (Featured March 2017)






Jacob Collier Flintstones



In case you missed it in the news item above, this is Jacob Collier with Flintstones for which he has won this year's Grammy Award for Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals. (Featured March 2017)





Blazing Flame King Of The Rain


Studio video from Blazing Flame recording King Of The Rain for their new album Set List Shuffle. Julian Dale (double bass, cello), Peter Evans (5 string electric violin), Anton Henley (drums and percussion), Steve Day (voice, words, percussion), Mark Langford (tenor sax, bass clarinet). (Featured March 2017)





 Miguel Zenon Cantor



This is Cantor from saxophonist Miguel Zenón's new album Tipico. The album is his 10th recording and features his usual quartet with Luis Perdomo (piano) , Hans Glawischnig (bass) and Henry Cole (drums). Click here for details and to sample the album. (Featured March 2017)





Henry Spencer The Reasons Don't Change



Here's the album trailer for The Reasons Don't Change, the outstanding new album from Henry Spencer and Juncture, reviewed in our Review section below. Read the review for more details and samples. (Featured February 2017 - Album reviewed February 2017)






Madwort Sax Quartet


The great Madwort Saxophone Quartet [Tom Ward (Adam Fairhall, Porpoise Corpus) on alto, Chris Williams (Let Spin, Led Bib) on soprano and alto, Andrew Wolf (Choro Matiz, The Button Band) on tenor and Cath Roberts (Sloth Racket, Quadraceratops) on baritone], release their debut live album on the Efpi Records label on 24th February. Recorded live at the Hundred Years Gallery in London last year, the music is described by bandleader Tom Ward as "weird, angular music for saxophones only". 'It's about exploring the saxophone as a percussion instrument, taking the players to their limits and creating a state of concentration, excitement and danger ...' . (Featured February 2017 - Album reviewed March 2017)



John Coltrane Alabama



On Sunday, September 15, 1963, twelve sticks of dynamite were placed in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. The bomb had been planted by the KKK, and killed four young black girls between the ages of 11-14. John Coltrane wrote the song Alabama in response to this event and patterned his playing in the song after Martin Luther King’s speech at the funeral for the four girls. (Featured February 2017)






Phronesis The Behemoth trailer



Phronesis - The Behemoth - A short taster for the new album from Phronesis due out on 31st March, 2017 on Edition records. The band, Jasper Høiby, Ivo Neame and Anton Eger have recorded the album with the Frankfurt Radio Big Band and with Julian Argüelles arranging and conducting. For more details click here. (Featured February 2017)





Jazz At The Dew Drop Inn



Click on the pucture for a short video about Jazz at the Dew Drop Social and Benevolent Jazz Hall in Mandeville, Louisiana. Built in 1895 is the oldest jazz dance hall in the world. Click here for a video of the young Fontainbleu Jazz Ensemble playing at the Hall in 2012. (Featured February 2017)




Lara Eidi Band Auld Lang Syne


Here's that wonderful singer Lara Eidi and her band with their take on Auld Lang Syne. In December, Lara performed her own arrangement of Mongo Santamaria's Afro Blue for "An Evening of Words and Music " organized by Ian Shaw and Side by Side for Refugees. Lara's arrangement featured an Arabic taxim introduction and ended with her own extra verse with original lyrics - click here for the video. The concert featured talents such as Ian Shaw, Liane Carroll, Georgia Mancio and others. Click here for the Tea Break Lara spent with us. We shall be hearing much more of Lara this year. (Featured January 2017 - Lara Profiled March 2017)





Dinosaur video image


Many congratulations to Laura Jurd and Elliot Galvin who became engaged in December. What could be more approriate than this video of Living, Breathing from their excellent band Dinosaur's 2016 album Together As One. (Featured January 2017)






Benet Mclean Moaning video


Here's one of those gigs where you wish you were there! This is Benet McLean (piano), Conor Chaplin (bass) and Sam Gardner (drums) at St John Church, Oxford playing Moanin'. There are other videos from this concert that are worth checking out too.
(Featured January 2017)






Cleveland Watkiss You To Me Are Everything video



Cleveland Watkiss sings the beautiful You To Me Are Everything from his recent album Song Diasporas with Jonathan Gee (piano), Larry Bartley (acoustic bass) and special guest Steve Williamson (tenor sax). Listen to the rest of the album here. (Featured January 2017).






Trish Clowes My Iris video


This is an introductory video to saxophonist Trish Clowes' new album My Iris released on the 13th January. Chris Montague is the guitarist, Ross Stanley plays organ and piano, and James Maddren, drums. We shall be reviewing the album next month, in the meanwhile they are playing gigs in January - click here for dates and venues. (Featured January 2017 - Trish Clowes takes a Tea Break March 2017).






Julian Dale Tapirs Tore My Spleen video



Bassist Julian Dale plays his composition Tapirs Tore My Spleen. (Featured January 2017).






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