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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

 

 

 

John Laws Configuartion video

 

Introductory video for the new album Configuration by John Law's Congregation on the Ubuntu Music label featuring John Law (keyboards); James Mainwaring (saxophone, guitar, electronics); Ashley John Long (bass) and Billy Weir (drums). [Featured June 2020]

 

 

 

 

 

Claire Martin Callum Au video

 

 

Introductory video for Songs and Stories, the new big band and orchestral album from Claire Martin and Callum Au released on the Stunt label on the 19th June. [Featured June 2020]

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Halcox Buddy Bolden's Blues

 

 

Trumpeter Pat Halcox plays Buddy Bolden's Blues with Roger Hill (guitar) and Vic Pitt (bass) from the Barber band at the 15th International Jazz Festival in Prague in 1984. [Featured June 2020]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dominic Ingham Fall video

 

A live version of the track Fall from the debut album Role Models by the Dominic Ingham Quintet with Dominic Ingham (violin); Jonny Mansfield (vibraphone); David Swan (piano); Will Sach (bass) and Boz Martin-Jones (drums). [Featured June 2020]

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Jazz Kids Created by Joan Chamorro

 

'The Jazz Kids created by Joan Chamorro'. This video documentary runs for 1hr 20 mins but is worth watching or at the very least, dipping into. Joan Chamorro is the director of the Sant Andreu Jazz Band in Barcelona, so some of the dialogue is in Spanish, unfortunately without sub titles, but in a way that doesn't matter, the imagery tells the story - just the first 6 minutes speaks volumes about what he is doing with very young kids. The dialogue later is in English and there are great clips of the band in action. [Featured June 2020]

 

 

 

 

 

Dr John Ske Dat De Dat

 

 

 

Dr John's album Ske-Dat-De-Dat : The Spirit Of Satch enjoys a re-release on The Last Music Company label. In this earlier introductory video, John Rebennak (Dr John) claims that Louis Armstrong came to him in a dream and said for Dr John to play Satchmo's music in his own way! It is a joyful outing with an interesting contrbution from Bonnie Raitt on I've Got The World On A String. [Featured June 2020]

 

 

 

 

Shabaka and the Ancestors video

 

 

This video for Go My Heart, Go To Heaven is from the recent album by Shabaka and the Ancestors, We Are Sent Here By History. This is part of a project that began in 2016 by Shabaka Hutchings with a group of South African jazz musicians he’d long admired. [Featured June 2020]

 

 

 

 

 

Jimmie Lunceford video

 

One of the great jazz show bands of the 1930's, the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra is featured in this wonderful 1935 film short playing Rhythm Is Our Business and Nagasaki. This is a strange video as the picture (left) shows vocalist Myra Johnson and the credits also name Myra and the dancers The Three Brown Jacks, but unless I am missing something, the singer for Rhythm Is Our Business is one of the saxophonists and for Nagasaki, one of the trumpeters (?Arthur Lee). There is no sign of Myra Johnson. Even so, this is a rare video of the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra from 1936. [Featured June 2020]

 

 

 

 

Tom Green Septet My Old Man

 

The excellent Tom Green Septet is back with a new album, Tipping Point, released on the Spark! label on 17th April. Here they are recording their version of Joni' Mitchell's My Old Man for the album. [Tom Green - trombone; James Davison - trumpet / flugelhorn; Tommy Andrews - alto / soprano saxophones; Sam Miles - tenor saxophone; Sam James - piano; Misha Mullov-Abbado - double bass; Scott Chapman - drums]. Click here for Tom Green's article about the track Champagne Sky. (Featured May 2020)

 

 

 

 

Stan Getz On A Slow Boat To China

 

 

Stan Getz plays On A Slow Boat To China in 1990 with Kenny Barron (piano) Alex Blake (bass) and Terri Lyne Carrington (drums). This is from a concert at Munich's Philharmonie Hall in Germany just eleven months before Stan Getz passed through the Departure Lounge. (Featured May 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuba Skinny Papas Got Your Bath Water On

 

 

Here's the uplifting Tuba Skinny again, this time with the Memphis Jug Band's Papa's Got Your Bath Water On. The singer is Erika Lewis, the trombone belongs to Barnabus Jones. If you fancy hearing the Hattie Hart and the Memphis Jug Band version of the song click here. (Featured May 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henry Spencer and Juncture at the 2017 EFG London Jazz Festival play The Survivor And The Descendant from the album The Reasons Don't Change. During the Coronavirus lock-down Henry has been working on music for a new album - we look forward to that. (Featured May 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

Juliet Wood Billie Holiday

 

 

Vocalist Juliet Wood sings Duncan Lamont's Billie Holiday. The number is on Juliet's 2019 album Sconsolato with John Crawford (piano), Andrés Lafone (bass) and Andrés Ticino (drums & percussion). (Featured May 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

Julian Marc Stringle Oh You Pretty Thing

 

Julian Marc Stringle has shared this video with The Dream Band playing Oh You Pretty Thing from 2013 at The Chickenshed in Southgate, London. The number is included in a forthcoming live album. Julian Stringle (clarinet), Dominic Ashworth (guitar), Neil Angilley (keyboards), Chris Dodd (bass), Mike Bradley (drums). (Featured May 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louis Jordan Honey Chile

 

 

 

Louis Jordan's Tympany Five have fun with Honey Chile in this undated 'Soundie'. (Featured May 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Naomi Nuti Cornflake Girl

 

 

Naomi Nuti sings her arrangement of Tori Amos' Cornflake Girl from her new album Venus Eye released in March. (Featured April 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

Satori album recording 2020

 

Saxophonist Josephine Davies and Satori record their new album How Can We Wake? for the Whirlwind label with James Maddren (drums) and Dave Whitford (bass). The album is due to be released in October 2020. (Featured April 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tommy Dorsey Well Git It

 

 

Here is the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in 1943. After a brief, smooth, introductory touch of I'm Getting Sentimental Over You, the band launch into Well Git It with a 26 year old Buddy Rich driving them along on drums. Other band members include clarinettist Heinie Beau, Don Lodice on tenor, the dueling pianos of Milt Raskin and Joe Bushkin, and a famous trumpet trade off featuring Ziggy Elman and Chuck Peterson. (Featured April 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aian Shaw Alfie video

 

 

There is something about Ian Shaw's voice that is special. Ian was due to be touring to promote his latest album What's New with saxophonist Iain Ballamy and pianist Jamie Safir. The tour has been postponed but the trio went into the Jazz FM studio to record this video of Burt Bacharach's Alfie from the album. (Featured April 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

Benet McLean Soul Five

 

 

Self isolation brings creativity. Here is the amazing Benet McLean, this time on violin, playing Soul Five. (Featured April 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

Tobias Hoffman Retrospective

 

German saxophonist Tobias Hoffman and his Nonet play the title track from their album Retrospective released on the Austrian Alessa Records label. Tobias says: ' ... the instrumentation is kind of unique since it is not really a traditional Big Band but also not a small group. On top of that I think the music on the record has a broad variety from swing to straight ahead grooves, with a lot of composed parts and ensemble playing but lots of space for instrumental improvised solos as well.' (Featured April 2020)

 

 

 

 

Andre Previn and Oscar Peterson

 

Alan Bond reminds us of this video by Vladimir Horowitz and Art Tatum. Alan writes: 'I was watching (again) the interview of Oscar Peterson by Andre Previn last week (53 minutes). The subject of Art Tatum came up and Andre Previn was talking about Vladimir Horowitz, the classical pianist virtuoso who was a fan of Tatum's playing. Horowitz bought a copy of Tatum's Tiger Rag when it came out in 1933, took it home and played it over and over again so that he could transpose it into a piece of sheet music. From that he learned to play Tiger Rag exactly as Tatum had played it on the record. Some time after he went to see Tatum live and he asked him to play Tiger Rag, which the great man duly did. At the end Horowitz returned from the audience, somewhat puzzled, and said that that was not the way that it had been played on the record and Tatum said, no, it wouldn't be and Horowitz was astounded that that was the case. Bearing in mind that Tatum was almost totally blind it would take a genius to work out how so much talent could be packed into just one man.' (Featured April 2020)

 

 

 

 

Jim Hart and Ivo Neame video

 

 

Pianist Ivo Neame and vibes player Jim Hart introduce their new album Multiverse with the tune Transference. Their use of mutiple instruments causes John Fordham in Jazzwise to write: 'Multiverse is a duo project, but this pair's multi-instrumental versatility creates tumultuous soundscapes that suggest a band twice the size'. (Featured April 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

Maciek Pysz Tango video

 

 

Polish guitarist Maciek Pysz plays Tango with the tune's composer, Italian pianist Daniele di Bonaventura, from their 2017 album Coming Home. Based in Krakow, Maciek is a frequent visitor to the UK playing with Julian Costello, Asaf Sirkis, Yuri Goloubev and others. Look out for opportunities to hear him playing live. Here is his website. Maciek's latest album A View was released in October 2019. (Featured March 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

Lara Eidi Dry Cleaner From New Orleans

 

This is a great version of The Dry Cleaner From New Orleans, that track from Joni Mitchell's Mingus album. Lara Eidi shows again what an amazing vocalist she is and the relationship she has been building up with pianist Naadia Sheriff and bassist Dave Manington is clearly one that works magic. Lara will be at Hampstead Jazz Club with Naadia on 8th March presenting Her Story - Women In Music - click here for details. (Featured March 2020)

 

 

 

 

Charlie Shavers Buck Clayton video

 

 

Here is a breathtaking, driving, historic video of Charlie Shavers and Buck Clayton playing This Can't Be Love at a session of Art Ford's Jazz Party. It is something to be thankful for that videos like this have been preserved and made available for everyone to appreciate. (Featured March 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Green DIY

 

It is five years since Tom Green's Septet recorded the album Skyline, but they have been back in the studio and a new album, Tipping Point, is due in April with the same line-up as the previous album. In the meanwhile, here is a reminder of the tune DIY from Skyline with the band playing it at Fleece Jazz in Essex. The album will be launched at Pizza express in Soho on 21st April to be followed by a short tour (details in due course). 20% of album sales will be donated to the charities Trees for Life: rewilding the Scottish Highlands by restoring the Caledonian Forest, and Cool Earth: working alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation. (Featured March 2020)

 

 

 

 

Elliot Galvin Broken Windows

 

 

Here is a video of pianist Elliot Galvin playing the enchanting Broken Windows from his solo performance at Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. Howard Lawes spoke to Elliot for an article this month (click here) where you can listen to more of his music and read about the performance. (Featured March 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

Temperance Seven Everybody Loves My baby

 

 

This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of the Temperence Seven. Off-the-wall, and far from 'serious' jazz, their 1920's style captured the attention of the general public in the 1960s with their recordings of You're Driving Me Crazy and Pasadena and they even appeared at the Royal Variety Performance. This video of Everybody Loves My Baby comes from the 1962 film It's Trad, Dad! Apparently the film was one of the first produced by Amicus Productions, a company known predominantly for horror films. (Featured March 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

Jazz Kolo

 

 

I don't think we get to hear much jazz from the Ukraine here in the UK. Check out bass player Igor Zakus and his band Jazz Kolo playing Waiting Of (?For) The Miracle with Piotr Schmidt (trumpet); Szymon Mika (guitar) and Adam Zagorski (drums). Well worth the time. (Featured February 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

Old Fish Jazzband

 

From Germany, here is the Old Fish Jazzband busking a great version of Doctor Jazz. The Old Fish Jazzband was formed in 2009 in Berlin with the intention of preserving and reviving the spirit and style of the ragtime music of the 1910s and 1920s. They have travelled all over Europe, playing international jazz festivals, street festivals, innumerable cafes and bars, swing dance events, theatres and even opera festivals. In 2019 they celebrated 10 years together. Their usual band line-up is Bots Leonard (trumpet); Carlos Santana (piano); Kristoffer Alehed (trombone); Anton Kerkhof (clarinet); Talis Silde (banjo) and John Hagenloch (tuba). I don't have the name of the washboard player. (Featured February 2020)

 

 

 

 

Andrew Linham Choreographers Lament

 

In this video, the Andrew Linham Jazz Orchestra plays The Choreographer's Lament, a new composition premiered at the Belvedere Jazz Club and featuring alto-saxophomist Tommy Andrews. Andrew says: 'This song is all about the choices you weren't brave enough to make in this tricky thing called life. Luckily the band were brave enough to play this new tune!' The Orchestra plays occasional gigs that are worth catching if you can - they played the Vortex in London just before Christmas. These are talented young musicians playing impressive music by saxophonist Andrew Linham as their 2017 album Weapons Of Mass Distraction shows. (Featured February 2020)

 

 

 

 

Anat Cohen China Boy

 

 

For those you say today's jazz musicians don't have respect for jazz traditions, here is a video of the excellent clarinettist Anat Cohen playing China Boy two years ago with solos from pianist Dan Nimmer and dummer Marion Felder. (Featured February 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

Brandon Allen Theodore

 

 

Saxophonist Brandon Allen plays his composition Theodore with the BATL Quartet - Tim Lapthorn (piano), Arnie Somogyi (bass), Lloyd Haines (drums) at the Pizza Express Jazz Club. (Featured February 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Law Configuration

 

 

Here is the video trailer for the new album from John Law's Congregation out on the Ubuntu label this coming May with John Law (piano); James Mainwaring (saxophone, guitar, electronics); Ashley John Long (double bass) and Billy Weir (drums). You can also listen to a track from the album here: And Them. (Featured February 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday Nigh Swing Club

 

 

During 1936-39, one of the major American jazz/swing radio programmes was the Saturday Night Swing Club. Two film shorts were made in 1938 that are essentially filmed editions of the programme. In this video arranger Leigh Stevens leads a swing orchestra with Chauncey Morehouse as the drummer; Leslie Lieber plays some penny whistle on Nobody’s Sweetheart Now, and cornetist Bobby Hackett leads a hot combo on Jazz Me Blues with Joe Marsala, Brad Gowans, Eddie Condon, and drummer George Wettling. (Featured February 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

Dario Napoli Four

 

 

Dario Napoli's Modern Manouche play Four from their 2017 album My Favourite Spot. The band has a new album out, Joie De Vivre, released in December 2019. (Featured January 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

 

We Knew What We Had Pittsburgh

 

We Knew What We Had - The Greatest Jazz Story Never Told. This documentary video about Pittsburgh and its jazz musicians runs for just under an hour referencing many famous musicians including Erroll Garner, Mary Lou Williams, Earl “Fatha” Hines, Lena Horne, Billy Eckstine, Stanley Turrentine, Billy Strayhorn, Ahmad Jamal, Kenny Clarke, Art Blakey, Ray Brown ...... (Featured January 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

Zone B Penumbra Umber

 

 

Zone-B play Steve Buckley's Penumbra Umber at The Vortex: Chris Batchelor (trumpet), Steve Buckley (saxophone); Gene Calderazzo (drums); Tom Herbert (bass) and Rob Luft (guitar). (Featured January 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

Scott Hamilton Skylark

 

 

Here is a beautiful version of Hoagy Carmichael's Skylark played by saxophonist Scott Hamilton. This is probably the classic Scott Hamilton Quintet with John Bunch (piano), Phil Flanigan (bass), Christ Flory (guitar) and Chuck Riggs (drums). (Featured January 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judy Carmichael I Got Rhythm

 

 

American stride pianist Judy Carmichael plays I Got Rhythm with clarinettist Dan Block, guitarist James Chirillo and bassist Pat O’Leary. The recording was made at the Steinway Hall in November 2019. Based in New York, Judy has hosted a syndicated radio show Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspired since 1993. (Featured January 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Metheny America Undefined

 

Pat Metheny has a new album coming out in February. The guitarist says that From This Place is an album 'he’s been wanting to make his entire life'. Here is a preview of the opening track America Undefined. (Featured January 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

Benny Goodman and Sid Caesar

 

 

This video of Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa and Charlie Shavers on the Sid Caesar Show in 1954 has an audience reaction that I think is way over the top. Apparently, the audience were all actors. Nevertheless, the video captures what the Goodman Trio (with Gene Krupa and Mel Powell) was like playing After You've Gone, and there is a take of Sing, Sing, Sing with Gene 'doing his thing' and Charlie Shavers taking a trumpet solo before Benny Goodman plays his - and then Sid Caesar steps in on saxophone!. (Featured January 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

Red Nichols and his Five Pennies

 

It's the end of the 1920s and here are Red Nichols and his 'Five' Pennies playing a set that includes Ida, Whispering, Nobody’s Sweetheart Now, Who Cares and China Boy all within around 7 minutes. It is a classic video that gives us a taste of how the music was presented at the time as well as our being able to see Red Nichols, Eddie Condon (who also takes the vocals) and Pee Wee Russell in action alongside trombonist Herb Taylor, pianist Irving Brodsky, drummer George Beebe, and trumpeters Tommy Thune and John Egan added on Whispering. (Featured December 2019)

 

 

 

 

 

Calum Gourlay Quartet video

 

The Calum Gourlay Quartet (Calum Gourlay: bass; Helena Kay : saxophone; Keiran McLeod : trombone; James Maddren : drums) play Blue Fugates a number you will find on their album New Ears released in December 2019 on the Ubuntu Music label. (Featured December 2019)

 

 

 

 

 

 

New York All Stars Incazzato

 

 

The New York All-Stars featuring Eric Alexander, Seamus Blake and Mike LeDonne playing Incazzato from the Live Encounter album released in October 2019 on Ubuntu Music. The set was recorded live in London. (Featured December 2019)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nick Costley White Just One Of Those Things

 

 

Guitarist Nick Costley-White plays It Was Just One Of Those Things with Matt Robinson (piano); Conor Chaplin (Bass) and Dave Hamblett (drums). (Featured December 2019)

 

 

 

 

 

Art Farmer Petite Belle

 

 

The Art Farmer - Jim Hall Quartet (with bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Pete La Roca) play Petite Belle in a BBC television show from 1964. Art Farmer is on flugelhorn here and there are other videos from this set on YouTube that are worth playing. Art Farmer and Jim Hall also made a record, Interaction, in 1963 but with drummer Walter Perkins. The album is still available - click here. (Featured December 2019)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kit Downes Dreamlife of Debris

 

Introductory video to pianist / organist Kit Downes' new album Dreamlife Of Debris in which he invites previous collaborators Tom Challenger, Lucy Railton and Seb Rochford plus Norwegian guitarist Stian Westerhus to explore a situation 'where the musicians arrived to variously interact with Downes'. The instrumentalists meet, as Kit puts it ,"in a space with no singular character", with a dream-like ambience being created through overdubs and collage. Although the players do not come together as an ensemble, their appearance as individuals in changing constellations influences the direction of the shape-shifting music.' (Featured December 2019)

 

 

 

 

 

Bing Crosby Rhythm On The River

 

 

Trumpeter Wingy Manone and his band join Bing Crosby in a number from the 1940 film Rhythm On The River. In the early 1920s Bing also played drums and here he picks up the sticks again. 'Wingy' lost his right arm in a car accident when he was ten. As we can see here, he used a prosthesis so that his disability was not apparent to the public. (Featured December 2019)

 

 

 

 

 

Louis Armstrong with the New York Philarmonic

 

In this historic video from 1956, Louis Armstrong, Trummy Young and Edmond Hall front the New York Philarmonic Orchestra under Leonard Bernstein to play St Louis Blues. In the audience is the composer W.C. Handy, 83 years old and blind but clearly loving the performance, particularly at the end when Ed, Trummy and Louis play swinging solos. (Featured November 2019)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lara Eidi The Turn Of The Wind

 

 

Vocalist Lara Eidi is working on a new album Transition, a fusion of jazz and celtic music. In this video, Lara sings her song The Turn Of The Wind that will appear on the album. She is accompanied by Naadia Sheriff (piano, backing vocals): Dave Manington (double bass) and Dolan Jones (violin). (Featured November 2019)

 

 

 

 

 

Gabriel Grossi Samba For Toots

 

Brazilian harmonica player Gabriel Grossi has a new album out with his Quintet. In this video from 2018 they play one of the tracks on the album Samba Pro Toots (A Samba For Toots) a tribute to harmonicist Toots Thielmans. (Featured November 2019)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interchange Donna's Secret video

 

 

Issie Barrett's Interchange launched their new album, Donna's Secret, in October. Here's a video introduction to the album. (Featured November 2019)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benet McLean Homage to John Coltrane

 

 

Pianist, violinist and bandleader Benet McLean takes to the piano with 26-2 - a stride piano homage to John Coltrane. (Featured November 2019)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marvin Gaye What's Going On video

 

This video of Marvin Gaye's What's Going On was compiled by Savanah Leaf who says: "The point is that this is a historic song for an important moment in history, and what’s beautiful is that it’s message is timeless and universal. It’s about human emotions, human relationships, and a coming together. My hope is that our music video will remind people to continue asking the question Marvin Gaye asked in 1971.” There are more details with the video. (Featured November 2019)

 

 

 

 

 

Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington Sweet Georgia Brown

 

 

Here's Ella Fitzgerald is swinging Sweet Georgia Brown in 1966 at Duke's Place with the Duke Ellington Orchestra. 'It's been said that she knocks 'em dead when she lands in town'. (Featured November 2019)

 

 

 

 


 

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