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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




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)






Rob Luft Elina Duni Wayfaring Stranger


Guitarist Rob Luft and vocalist Elina Duni perform the beautiful The Wayfaring Stranger. Rob was recently nominated for the Breakthrough Act at the JazzFM Awards. More recording from Elina and Rob are in the pipeline as well as an new album from Elina. (Featured June 2018).






Lara Eidi Afro Blue



The amazing Lara Eidi sings her version of Afro Blue in a fresh arrangement inspired by Lara‘s Arabic origins. Afro Blue is rearranged with a new verse written especially for this recording. An EP is on its way! (Featured June 2018).





Earl Hines video


Earl 'Fatha' Hines talks piano - This video is an excerpt from the 1960s TV show “Jazz Casual”, hosted by Ralph J. Gleason. Fatha Hines talks about his innovative style, influences, and how he became known as the father of modern jazz piano. At seventeen he went to Pittsburgh to perform as a member of the “Symphonian Serenaders”  led by baritone singer, Lois Deppe. He received free room and board at the Liederhaus nightclub and a generous fifteen dollar weekly salary. Moving to Chicago in 1925 he was soon among the most celebrated of all jazz pianists. (Featured June 2018).





Omar Sosa Yamaha



In the course of his 2017 global tour, 7-time Grammy nominated and world-renowned jazz pianist Omar Sosa gave Yamaha a very personal insight look into his understanding of life and his musical mission. (Featured June 2018).





Duke Ellington Symphony In Black


This nine and a half minute video is a 1935 short film that starts with Duke Ellington composing Symphony In Black. The film depicts black life in America and the composition itself (A Rhapsody of Negro Life) is divided into four parts: “The Laborers,” “A Triangle”, “A Hymn of Sorrow” and “Harlem Rhythm”. “A Triangle” features Billie Holiday in her screen debut, and solos by jazz clarinettist and tenor saxophonist Barney Bigard and Ellington Orchestra regular, trombonist 'Tricky Sam' Nanton. Although Symphony in Black is the title of the Paramount film, A Rhapsody of Negro Life is the actual title of Ellington's composition. (Featured June 2018).





Alina Bzhezhinska Wisdoms Eye video



Harpist Alina Bzhezhinska and drummer Joel Prime play Alice Coltrane's Wisdom's Eye for a live JazzFM session. Alina's new album, Inspiration, that includes Wisdom's Eye and also featuring Toni Kofi (saxophones) and Larry Bartley (double bass) is released on 15th June (details here). (Featured June 2018).





Nick Costley White Detour Ahead video


Talented guitarist Nick Costley-White brings out his Quartet's debut album Detour Ahead with the launch due at the Pizza Express Jazz Club in Soho on 31st July (click here). The other members of the Quartet - Matt Robinson (piano); Conor Chaplin (double bass); Dave Hamblett (drums) are musicians much in demand in the UK. Nick says: 'I'm really looking forward to this concert and to be able to finally release the album which I recorded with my quartet last year. It features my own compositions alongside arrangements of a few songbook standards, including Herb Ellis' tune "Detour Ahead", after which the album has been named'. Click here for another video of the Quartet playing Swing State Wig Wam and the Ram Jam club in Kingston. (Featured May 2018)





Pat Metheny Girl From Ipanema videoGuitarist Pat Metheny plays The Girl From Ipanema. The track is from the lovely solo acoustic album What's It All About. Pat Metheny says: '"People are often surprised to hear that this is one of the first songs I ever learned, but any beginning guitar student knows about the dreaded "F" chord; the first time you are asked to "barre" two strings together with one finger. For me, in that first week of playing the instrument, it was impossible to make my fingers do that. But by leaving the top string open and not doing the barre, you wind up with an F major seventh chord, which somehow I recognized as being the first chord of the tune I had just heard Astrud Gilberto sing with Stan Getz on TV around that time. I actually liked it better than the straight  "F" chord anyway!" This year Pat Metheny became one of the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Jazz Masters, winning one of the most prestigious American awards, and he also received the PRS For Music Gold Award at the UK's Jazz FM Awards. (Featured May 2018)





March Of Time video


Valuable archive footage from 1937 featuring the spread of 'Swing' music and the (Original) Dixieland Jass Band. The film comes from a documentary 'March Of Time' feature. '... Music publishers and songwriters, finding that Swing music is ordinary music played with impromptu variations, meet the ever growing popular demand by grinding out routine tunes adding 'Swing' to every title. As the nation's new musical fever rises, Swing is accepted at Manhattan's ultra formal Rainbow Room. It is indispensable at dark Harlem's hot and noisy Savoy ...'. (Featured May 2018)






Loz Speyer Inner Space Life On The Edge video

Loz Speyer's Inner Space - this video was filmed at Fishmarket Studio by Ewan Bruce. The album Life On The Edge was released on Leo Records in 2017 and the band - Loz Speyer (trumpet, flugelhorn); Chris Biscoe (alto sax, alto clarinet); Rachel Musson (tenor and soprano sax); Olie Brice (double bass); Gary Willcox (drums) - take the album on the road, along with new compositions and collectively composed music, for an 11 date tour of the UK – it started at the Verdict Brighton on 12 April, and finishes at the Vortex London on 26 June 2018 - click here for dates and venues. (Featured May 2018)





Fred Foskett video


Thanks to Brian O'Connor for suggesting this video of photographs by Brian 'Fred' Foskett. The music is a private recording of Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Colin Purbrook, Dave Green and Allan Ganley at the Farmers Club, Cambridge in 1986. Brian Foskett 1940-2017 was a professional industrial photographer who took his world class photos of musicians as a hobby. (Featured May 2018)






Open Land Meeting John Abercrombie video


Open Land - Meeting John Abercrombie. We are still waiting for details of the release of this film that we wrote about last month and which "... offers an unforgettably intimate portrait of it's protagonist, jazz legend John Abercrombie who died in August 2017. This wonderful encounter is as poetic and atmospherically dense as Abercrombie's music. A labor of love and deep admiration, "Open Land" is a subtle and very personal portrait that gives an insight into the life and work of this outstanding artist. To glimpse genius on such an intimate level is nothing short of revelatory". What we do have now is the captivating Trailer for the film - click on the picture. (Featured May 2018)



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