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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





Andrew Bain Hope



A taste of Hope from Andrew Bain's new album Embodied Hope released on the Whirlwind label on November 10th 2017 and featuring Andrew Bain (drums), George Colligan (piano), Jon Irabagon (tenor saxophone) and Michael Janisch (double bass). (Featured October 2017)







Tradition Is A temple previewDarktown Strutters' Ball" - This is a Preview with Lucien Barbarin and Shannon Powell of an excerpt from Tradition Is A Temple: The Modern Masters of New Orleans, vol. I a motion picture of New Orleans music. Tradition Is A Temple explores New Orleans' unique musical culture and the fragility of tradition in the modern world. The movie weaves together intimate personal discussions shot over a four year span with once-in-a-lifetime studio performances by New Orleans greats, such as Shannon Powell, Lucien Barbarin, Jason Marsalis, Topsy Chapman, Steve Masakowski, Ed Petersen, Roland Guerin, The Tremé Brass Band and many more. This portrait of New Orleans music culture highlights the musician's upbringing, how tradition shaped their identity and continues to inspire young people today. The film reminds us that the music of New Orleans is the root of popular American music. Without this music, we have no Hip-Hop, no Rhythm & Blues, no Funk and no Rock n' Roll. (Featured October 2017)







If you have been wondering what singer Emelia Martensson has been doing recently, she has provided the vocals for this delightful short animated film, Johanne, from Dragonbee. As far as gigs are concerned, Emelia has UK gigs on: 2nd November - North Wall, Oxford/Monocled Man - Special guest Emilia Martensson; 15th November - The London Jazz Festival @The Vortex - Launch of the new Quintet/'Loredana'. 26th November - Cambridge Jazz Festival/Emilia Martensson Trio + Vocal Workshop. 9th December - Baldwin Gallery, Blackheath-London/Mixed Sessions by Cooknst. 15th December - The Crypt, London/Emilia Martensson Quartet. (Featured October 2017)






Clifford Brown video



Rare footage of trumpeter Clifford Brown. Apparently this is the only footage of Brown still available, which TV host Soupy Sales found in his garage in the mid-'90s. It includes a brief interview. (Featured October 2017)






Ian Shaw Shine Sister Shine


Singer Ian Shaw will be releasing his new album Shine Sister Shine in November followed by a number of live dates. The album features new original songs that celebrate the women Ian Shaw has encountered through his work with refugees. One track, Keep Walking, is dedicated to an Eritrean woman who had escaped civil war in her country. Other tracks are by a selection of women including Joni Mitchell, Peggy Lee, Carly Simon and Gwyneth Herbert. The title track, on video here with the Citizens Of The World Choir was written with Tanita Tikaram. (Featured October 2017)






New Yor-Uba


Michele Rosewoman's "New Yor-Uba, A Musical Celebration of Cuba in America" features masters from the worlds of contemporary jazz and Cuban folkloric music. They are seeking support for their 35th anniversary with a 2018 CD release. 15% of funds raised go to to UNIDOS, a disaster relief fund for recovery In Puerto Rico and Mexico. Details. (Featured October 2017)






Nat Steele Quartet


Vibes player Nat Steele is currently touring with his Quartet following the release of their new album Portrait Of The MJQ at Ronnie Scott's Club in September. Click on the picture for a video of the band playing Bag's Groove to get an idea of their swinging take on the music of one of the most successful and influential small jazz groups of the 20th century. Click here for the tour dates and Nat's website. We shall be reviewing the album next month. [Featured October 2017]





Malija Instinct A Wing and a Prayer


Malija (Mark Lockheart, Jasper Høiby and Liam Noble) have a new album out. Instinct was released in September on the Edition label. Here is a taste of A Wing And A Prayer from the album. You can sample more of the album here. [Featured October 2017]






Chu Berry Video



This is a three and a half minute documentary video of Leon 'Chu' Berry. It is a fine, short summary of his life and music with pictures and music samples. We also find out why he was called 'Chu' and appreciate his contribution to jazz during his short life. [Featured October 2017]







Ray Santos


This is a fascinating ten minute video with saxophonist, composer and arranger Ray Santos, the “El Maestro” of the mambo sound, looking back over his career. A young Puerto Rican kid from  New York, he fell in love with Coleman Hawkins and jazz, arranged for Machito, Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri and many others and won a Grammy award for the music in the Mambo Kings movie. [Featured October 2017]






Cachao Uno Mas


Ray Santos also contributed to this hour and a half video documentary about Cachao, a maestro of legendary status on the world stage and ultimately considered one of the greatest Afro-Cuban musicians of all time. Cachao: Uno Más takes viewers from his start as a child prodigy in Cuba to his personal struggles in Vegas and on to his triumph as a world-class composer.






Swing Kids in Nazi Germany



Swing Kids in Nazi Germany. As a decade of Nazi rule passed by, the Hitler Youth lost its appeal as something glamourous. This video describes the Swing Kids who refused to conform, and the fate that awaited them if caught. For more background to this story from Ken McCarthy at Jazz On The Tube - click here. (Featured September 2017)





Gareth Lockrane Fistfight at the Barndance


The Gareth Lockrane Big Band. Here is the promo video for Gareth's new album Fistfight At The Barndance. Click here to listen to Do It from the album. (Gareth Lockrane (flutes/compositions); Steve Fishwick, Henry Collins, Andy Greenwood, Tom Walsh (trumpets); Sam Mayne, James Gardiner-Bateman, Graeme Blevins, Nadim Teimoori, Richard Shepherd (saxes/woodwinds); Mark Nightingale, Barnaby Dickinson, Trevor Mires, Barry Clements (trombones); Mike Outram (guitar); Ross Stanley (piano/rhodes/organ); Ryan Trebilcock (acoustic/electric bass); Ian Thomas (drums); Hugh Wilkinson (percussion). Conducted by Nick Smart. (Featured September 2017)






Duke Ellington Money Jungle



Michael, who occasionally types on the next table in my usual coffee bar, has been sampling versions of Caravan and recommends this track from the Duke Ellington, Max Roach, Charles Mingus trio 1962 album Money Jungle. Note: Money Jungle has just been re-released and remastered on State Of Art Records / Intermusic (click here for details). (Featured September 2017)







Entropi Interloper video



Here is the official promo video from Dee Byrne's band Entropi whose new album, Interloper, is out on 8th September on Whirlwind Recordings. Dee Byrne (alto saxophone/compositions), Andre Canniere (trumpet), Rebecca Nash (keyboard), Olie Brice (double bass) and Matt Fisher (drums). (Featured September 2017)







Me and the Devil Blues documentary


Me and The Devil Blues. In this 24 minute video, two young Australians Marty Singh and Aidan Prewett take to the American Blues Trail to confront the mysterious legend of the crossroads. As they drive from New Orleans to Chicago, they meet with a number of Blues personalities as they try to grasp the inconsistencies and contradictions of the legend of Robert Johnson, one of the original Blues men. Johnson's legend states that he soul his soul to the Devil in exchange for extraordinary guitar talent, way back in the '30s. (Featured September 2017)






Universal Mind of Bill Evans


The Universal Mind Of Bill Evans. This 44 minute documentary from 1966 has Bill Evans talking about the Creative Process and Self-Teaching and includes a conversation with his brother. It also includes Bill playing Spartacus Love Theme (aka Emily), I Like New York in June, How About You?, Star Eyes (Analyzing the Melody and Harmonics), Star Eyes (Full Song), Very Early, Time Remembered and My Bells. (Featured September 2017)





Grant Green Blue Mist


On YouTube, Cary Noel writes 'It's hard to believe, and quite a shame that this is the only known footage of Grant Green.  The man played for decades until the late 70's.  Nobody thought in all those years to shoot some film of this master.  I know he wasn't very big in his time, but his influence since has been massive across many genres of music'. Born in 1935 in St. Louis, Missouri, Grant was inspired by the music of Charlie Christian, Charlie Parker, and Lester Young. Here he is playing in the company of Barney Kessel and Kenny Burrell.   (Featured July / August 2017).





Rob Luft Riser video



Introducing guitarist Rob Luft's new album Riser with Joe Wright (tenor saxophone), Joe Webb (hammond organ, piano and harmonium), Tom McCredie (bass) and Corrie Dick (drums) released on 28th July. (Featured July / August 2017).





Slim Gaillard and Dizzy Gillespie discussion



Here is a fascinating BBC 1989 Arena programme, Slim Gaillard's Civilisation: My Dinner With Dizzy. It is one of a series of four on YouTube, that starts with a discussion over a meal about the language of be-bop and has some great archive footage. The whole clip runs for 54.38 minutes. (Featured July / August 2017).






Liane Carroll The Right To Love video



Liane Carroll introduces her new album The Right To Love and plays the title track. The album is released on 22nd July and is reviewed here. (Featured July / August 2017).






Ricardo Toscano Quartet video


The Ricardo Toscano Quartet in Portugal play I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You in November 2016 - Ricardo Toscano (alto sax), João Pedro Coelho - (piano), Romeu Tristão (bass), João Pereira (drums). (Featured July / August 2017).





Larry Newcomb Swing To Bop video


Larry Newcomb, Bucky Pizzarelli and Dmitri Kolesnik play Charlie Christian's Swing To Bop with Larry Newcomb talking about Charlie Christian, the language of electric guitar and the nature of the tune. Larry Newcomb's album Living Legend is reviewed on the site this month (click here). (Featured July / August 2017).





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. Click here for our review.
(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)



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