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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



Rob Barron A Time For Love



Rob Barron plays A Time For Love. The tune is featured in his new Trio album From This Moment On released in October. [Featured October 2020]





Duke Ellington It Don't Mean A Thing



Here is Duke Ellington and his Orchestra in 1943 with It Don't Mean A Thing (If You Ain't Got That Swing). The person who has posted it says: "...The title was based on the oft stated credo of Ellington's former trumpeter Bubber Miley, who was dying of tuberculosis ...." [Featured October 2020]






Benet McLean Just One Of Those Things



I find Benet McLean's playing formidable when he is playing either the piano or the violin. Here he has the violin for Just One Of Those Things in the company of Steve Williamson (tenor sax), Julian Joseph (piano), Dan Casimir (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums). [Featured October 2020]






Ryan Quigley Wave



Award winning Irish trumpeter Ryan Quigley plays a fine version of Antonio Carlos Jobim's Wave backed by a string orchestra recorded a couple of years ago at the Guildhall School Of Music and Drama. [Featured October 2020]






Ottilie Patterson Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean



Ottilie Patterson sings Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean with the Chris Barber Jazz band in 1964. It is easy to see from this what a great singer was and how the band rocked the country at that time paving the way for the Beatles and the Stones. [Featured October 2020]





Linley Hamilton Quintet



Video introduction to the Linley Hamilton Quintet's album For The Record featuring Linley Hamilton (trumpet, flugelhorn); Derek O'Connor (tenor saxophone); Cian Boylan (piano, organ); Mark Egan (bass); Adam Nussbaum (drums) [Featured October 2020]





Here's Ben Pollack and his orchestra from 1934. The first part of this video, Got The Jitters, is perhaps the only part of Ben Pollack Videointerest as 'hot' music. Ben Pollack was an American drummer and bandleader from the mid-1920s through the swing era. His eye for talent led him to employ musicians such as Benny Goodman, Jack Teagarden, Glenn Miller, Jimmy McPartland, and Harry James. In this clip, one commentator tells us: 'Trombone soloist is, indeed, Glenn Miller, vocals by Nappy Lamare, clarinet Matty Matlock, the trumpet on the left is Charlie Spivak, saxes are (left to tight) Gil Rodin, Matty Matlock and Eddie Miller, Ray Bauduc on drums, Claude Thornhill is on piano. Miss Doris Robbins was, at the time, Ben Pollack's love interest, and he pushed her and the commercial sap that makes up the lion's share of this short (video) above everything else, which is why a number of his men became dissatisfied. Lamare, Rodin, Matlock, Miller and Bauduc would soon constitute the nucleus of the Bob Crosby band, Miller would go on to form Ray Noble's band, taking Spivak with him as lead trumpet and Thornhill as pianist.' [Featured October 2020]



SNJO with Kurt Elling video


On 30th September, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra released this video of Courage: Jeep on 35° with Chicagoan vocalist Kurt Elling. A composition by triple Grammy Award-winning guitarist John Scofield, here it also has vocalese with attitude by Nina Clark. 'Taken from the song cycle Syntopicon, which brings human traits and values including knowledge and wisdom, good and evil, language and joy to musical life, Jeep on 35° was chosen to represent courage, and Elling doesn’t hold back. He inhabits lyrics and melody with huge personality and a masterly range of rich vocal tones and agile phrasing'. [Featured October 2020]





Jazzmeia Horn video



The amazing Jazzmeia Horn became the centre of attention for saxophonist and bandleader Tommy Smith in late July / early August as he edited the Texas-born, New York-based vocalist's performance of her song Free Your Hand with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra at the Usher Hall last year. The result was the orchestra's second video release which was launched with a world exclusive broadcast on Jazz FM and a special arrangement with The Times online. More SNJO videos might follow.   [Featured September 2020]





Don Rendell Ian Carr video



My thanks to David Edmondson for a reminder of Ian Carr and Don Rendell. Here they are at the Antibes Jazz Festival in 1968 playing Pavane with Michael Garrick, Dave Green and Trevor Tomkins. [Featured September 2020]







Michael Olatuja Soki



Bass player, composer and arranger Michael Olatuja released a new album in June Lagos Pepper Soup, which bursts with guest performances. This video of Soki from the album features vocalist Dianne Reeves and guitarist Lionel Loueke. [See this article by Robin Kidson]. [Featured September 2020]






Martin Taylor and Tony Kofi


From the many socially distanced performances videod during the Covid 19 restrictions here are two. The first is by guitarist Martin Taylor and saxophonist Tony Kofi who co-operated to film thieir version of Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?. [Featured September 2020]






Zen Audu Bamijo



The second is by saxophonist Zem Audu. Born in Nigeria, Zem grew up in the UK, graduated from Trinity College of Music in 2008 and was awarded a Yamaha Jazz scholarship. Zem has since moved to America where he has steadily built up his career. In this video, Zem goes outside to play Bamijo, he says: '2020 has been a crazy year so far. These daily music meditations have helped me, may they help you too. Stay creative, stay inspired!' [Featured September 2020]






Bob Crosby and his Orchestra



Here's the Bob Crosby Orchestra from 1938 playing for dancers at the Island Road Casino. Crosby and Kay Webber take the vocals and the video features Don Lawson (trumpet), Eddie Miller (sax), Bob Haggart (bass) and Ray Bauduc (drums). [Featured September 2020]







Billy Marrows is guitarist with the great Patchwork Jazz Orchestra who very cleverly put together an EP from lockdown - The Light That Shines - that we included in June's Recent Releases, not a small undertaking for a large band. Billy has now made an equally imaginative video of his composition, Genmaicha, from the album. Featuring special guest Gareth Lockrane, the video tells the story of Billy's quest for a cup of Genmaicha tea, which is continuously sabotaged by Patchwork musicians who've taken over his flat and neighbourhood. It combines stop motion animation with the footage of the band recording at home. [Featured August 2020]






Ant Law Harvest video



Another British guitarist, Ant Law, is filmed here recording Harvest from his new album The Sleeper Wakes with Michael Chillingworth (alto saxophone & bass clarinet (on tracks 7 & 9); Ivo Neame (piano); Tom Farmer (acoustic bass); James Maddren (drums); Tim Garland (tenor saxophone (tracks 1 & 2); Adam Kovacs (percussion (tracks 1 & 2) [Featured August 2020]






Lester Young and Coleman Hawkins 1958


Here are Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young in 1958 Jumpin' with Symphony Sid. The formidable band on this occasion was: Charlie Shavers (trumpet); J C Higginbotham (trombone); Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young (tenor sax); Pee Wee Russell (clarinet); Harry Sheppard (vibraphone); Willie "The Lion" Smith (piano); Dickie Thompson (guitar); Vinnie Burke (double bass); Sonny Greer (drums). One YouTube commentator says: 'So beautiful and full of life -- and those who want to talk about Lester Young's "decline," and how he was "drinking himself to death," may be supported by the facts . . . but if you listen to the solo with your eyes closed and forget the dark mythology people love to create, it's such beautiful music -- not the music of the doomed, but the sound of a man who knows that pretty notes and swing will keep us alive forever even after our bodies no longer move.' There is more about Jumpin' with Symphony Sid here. [Featured August 2020]






Trypl video


This introductory video is for a new album by Trypl, featuring the Latin Jazz of Ryan Quigley (trumpet); Trevor Mires (trombone); Paul Booth (sax); Alex Wilson (piano); Dimitris Christopoulos (bass); Edwin Sanz (percussion); Tristan Banks (drums). [Featured August 2020]






Nat Gonella video



Trumpeter Nat Gonella and his Georgians were a very popular recording band in the 1930s and 1940s and as far as I know there is not much early footage of them online. This clip from a film from the 1930s gives a taste of the band, but some of their music on record is perhaps more interesting e.g. this recording of Basin Street Blues (click here). [Featured August 2020]







Steam Down Etcetera



A' visualisation' rather than a video, here is the UK band Steam Down's interpretation of Wayne Shorter's Etcetera for the Blue Note Re:imagined album due out on September 25th. [Featured August 2020]







Joe Webb I Was Doing Alright



Joe Webb, Conor Chaplin and Dave Archer remind us of what we have been missing as they play this great number ‘I Was Doing Alright’ 2 metres apart at an empty Kansas Smitty’s at the end of May. [Featured July 2020]





Andrew McCormack Solo



This is a brief video introduction to Andrew McCormack's piano album Solo released in June. There is a video of Shaper Maker played live here. [Featured July 2020]






Nat King Cole Careless Love



Here's Nat King Cole with a swinging, upbeat version of W.C. Handy's Careless Love in the company of Barney Bigard, Teddy Buckner and others. [Featured July 2020]







Emma Johnson Where Have You Been Hiding



Emma Johnson's Gravy Boat play their new relaxed and appealing single Where Have You Been Hiding? Emma is a Leeds-based tenor saxophonist and bandleader and this single is part of an album the band plan to record and release this year following their tour in 2019. The track features the voice of Nishla Smith. [Featured July 2020]






Ezra Collective Footprints



A 'listen' rather than a 'watch' but not to be missed. This is Ezra Collective playing Wayne Shorter's Footprints. The track is from the upcoming Bluenote Re:imgained album out in September. The album is a collection of brand new studio recordings of classic tracks from the iconic label’s archive. [Featured July 2020]





Tyree Glen Jeepers Creepers




This archive video from back in 1958 has Louis Armstrong / Duke Ellington trombonist Tyree Glen soloing on Jeepers Creepers at Art Ford's Jazz Party. [Featured July 2020]





James Copus FromThe Source



Trumpeter James Copus plays From The Source from his debut album, Dusk, due for release in July with a band that includes Tom Cawley (piano); Conor Chaplin (double bass) and Jason Brown (drums). [Featured July 2020]





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)




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