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Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer
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Call Number: DVD 2009-200
Description: Live performances of the American jazz vocalist Anita O'Da with artists such as Stan Kenton and Louis Armstrong and interviews with Dick Cavett, Bryant Gumble, and David Frost.
Keywords: Robbie Cavolina; Ian McCrudden; Biographical

Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: Live in '58
Series Title: Jazz Icons
Call Number: DVD 2009-193
Description: Features songs performed by Bobby Timmons on piano, Jymie Merritt on Bass, Benny Golson on Sax, and Lee Morgan on trumpet.
Keywords: Jazz Quartet

At the Jazz Band Hall: Early Hot Jazz, Song and Dance 1925-1933
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Call Number: DVD 2002-11
Description: Collection of film clips of jazz performances.
Keywords: Jazz

Basie, Gillespie, Coltrane (Jazz Casual Productions)
Series Title: Jazz Casual
Call Number: DVD 2002-12
Description: 3 episodes of "Jazz Casual;" including interviews & performances
Keywords: Jazz Performance

Benny Goodman
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Call Number: VCR 95-2
Description: Big Band Series.
Keywords: Big Band

Bill Evans: Live in '64-'75
Series Title: Jazz Icons Series 3
Call Number: DVD 2009-182
Description: Features five concerts across Europe in the 1960s and 1970s.
Keywords: Jazz; Piano

Bill Frisell: The Disfarmer Project
Series Title: 2011
Call Number: DVD 2014-29
Description: Concert recorded live inspired by a collection of photographs taken by Mike Disfarmer in the 1930's of the townspeople of Heber Springs, AK.
Keywords: Folk Music

Bonus Disc: Jazz Icons Series 2
Series Title: Jazz Icons Series 2
Call Number: DVD 2009-169
Description: Features unseen performances in the second series of Jazz icons from artists' John Coltrane Dexter Ggordon Dave Brubeck and Sarah Vaughan.
Keywords: Jazz

Bonus Disc: Jazz Icons Series 3
Series Title: Jazz Icons Series 3
Call Number: DVD 2009-184
Description: Features unseen performances by artists' Sonny Rollin, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and Nina Simone.
Keywords: Jazz

Buddy Rich: Live in '78
Series Title: Jazz Icons
Call Number: DVD 2009-188
Description: Known as "The Wold's Greatest Drummer," Rich performs in Holland.
Keywords: Jazz; Percussion

Cannonball Adderley: Live in '63
Series Title: Jazz Icons Series 3
Call Number: DVD 2009-183
Description: Cannonball Adderly, Nat Adderly, Yusef Lateef, Joe Zawinul, Sam Jones, and Louis Hayes perform in Switzerland and Germany.
Keywords: Jazz Sextet

Charles Mingus: Live in '64
Series Title: Jazz Icons Series 2
Call Number: DVD 2009-167
Description: Three European concerts performed in 1964 featuring Jaki Bard, Dannie Richmond, Johnny Coles, Clifford Jordan, and Eric Dolphy.
Keywords: Jazz

Chet Baker: Live in '64 & '79
Series Title: Jazz Icons
Call Number: DVD 2009-185
Description: Features concerts in Belgium and Norway by the foremost interpreter of the West Coast school of cool Jazz.
Keywords: Jazz; Trumpet

Count Basie: Live in '62
Series Title: Jazz Icons
Call Number: DVD 2009-186
Description: Features one of the greatest big band orchestras.
Keywords: Jazz Band

Dave Brubeck: Live in '64 & '66
Series Title: Jazz Icons Series 2
Call Number: DVD 2009-173
Description: Paul Desmond alto sax Joe Morello drums Eugene Wright Bass and Dave Brubeck Piano perform in Europe.
Keywords: Jazz Quartet

Dexter Gordon: Live in '63 & '64
Series Title: Jazz Icons Series 2
Call Number: DVD 2009-171
Description: Features three europian concerts filmed in 1963 and 1964 that highlight the bebop classic style.
Keywords: Jazz; Saxophone

Dizzy Gillespie: Live in '58 & '70
Series Title: Jazz Icons
Call Number: DVD 2009-192
Description: Two historic concerts from one of the founding fathers of bebop.
Keywords: Jazz Quintet; Jazz Band

Down from the Mountain
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Call Number: DVD 2003- 28
Description: Follows the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" artists; includes performances.
Keywords: Bluegrass Music

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1929-1943
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Call Number: DVD 2009-175
Description: Features the orchestra's music from films Black and Tan Check and Double Check Symphony in Black Paramount Pictorial NO. 889 Hit Parade of 1937 and RKA Jamboree No. 7.
Keywords: Jazz Orchestra

Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies
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Call Number: DVD 2007-164
Description: Musical celebration of the music of Duke Ellington featuring thirty-four of Ellington's all-time classics performed by the original Duke Ellington Orchestra and conducted by Mercer Ellington
Keywords: Duke Ellington; Jazz Performance

Duke Ellington: Live in '58
Series Title: Jazz Icons Series 2
Call Number: DVD 2009-174
Description: Features the earliest-known filmed full-length concert by one of the 20th Century's greatest songwriters and bandleader. The Duke Ellington Orchestra is filmed at their concert in Amsterdam 1958.
Keywords: Jazz Orchestra

Ella Fitzgerald: Live in '57 & '58
Series Title: Jazz Icons
Call Number: DVD 2009-187
Description: Features "The First Lady of Song" in two distinct performances across Europe.
Keywords: Jazz; Voice; Piano

Errol Garner Live in 63 and 64
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Call Number: DVD 2014-180
Description: Filmed concerts with bassist Eddie Calhoun and drummer Kelly Martin.
Keywords: Piano Music

Great Day in Harlem
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Call Number: DVD 2009-201
Description: Footage and conversations revolving around the story of Art Kane's famous 1958 group photograph of the jazz greats of the period.
Keywords: Jean Bach; Documentary

High Lonesome: the story of bluegrass music
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Call Number: DVD 2003-23
Description: Evolution of bluegrass seen through career of Bill Monroe.
Keywords: Bluegrass Music

How Sweet it Was: The Sights and Sounds of Gospel's Golden Age
Series Title: (1960)
Call Number: DVD 2014-166
Description: A compilation of the best gospel music over 40 years by Anthony Heilbut. Includes music tracks from the 1940s-1960s on the accompanying CD. Also includes booklet with biographical notes and photos.
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Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense: You Will Never Look at Jazz, Art
Series Title: 2009
Call Number: DVD 2013-183
Description: Documentary film looking at the jazz music scene of the 21st century.
Keywords:

Jazz
Series Title: Jazz
Call Number: DVD 2002-1
Description: Burns series documenting the history of jazz; ten discs.
Keywords: Jazz; Ken Burns

Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra, Ghana
Series Title: 2008
Call Number: DVD 2011-48
Description: A film trilogy by Steven Feld. Handel's Hallelujah is performed by drummer Ghanaba and the Winneba Youth Choir. Also includes a conversation with Ghanaba about Africa, jazz, and European music. The African legacy of John Coltrane is shown in the performance of Accra Trane Station by the sound sculptor Nii Noi Nortey and percussionist Nii Otoo Annan. In a A por por funeral for Ashirifie, a union of transport workers use horns to resemble the New Orleans jazz funeral.
Keywords: John Coltrane

Jazz in Japan
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Call Number: VCR 2003- 77
Description: The effect of jazz on the culture of early 20th-century Japan.
Keywords: Japan: Culture, Music, Jazz Documentary

Jazz on a Summer's Day
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Call Number: DVD 2002-10
Description: 1958 Newport Jazz Festival with performance footage.
Keywords: Jazz

John Coltrane: Live in '60 '62 & '65
Series Title: Jazz Icons Series 2
Call Number: DVD 2009-168
Description:
Keywords: Jazz

Les Paul: Chasing Sound!
Series Title: American Masters
Call Number: DVD 2009-210
Description: Guitarist and inventor, Les Paul tell his own rags-to-riches story. Includes interviews with B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Steve Miller, and more.
Keywords: John Paulson; Guitar; Music

Lionel Hampton: Live in '58
Series Title: Jazz Icons Series 3
Call Number: DVD 2009-180
Description: Hampton plays along with jazz soloists Andy McGee, Art Hoyle, Hampton Orchestra, and others in Belgium.
Keywords: Jazz Percussionist

Louis Armstrong: Live in '59
Series Title: Jazz Icons
Call Number: DVD 2009-191
Description: Concerts from the 1950s featuring songs such as La Vie En Rose and Mack the Knife.
Keywords: Jazz; Trumpet

Magic Sun
Series Title: Unheard Music Series
Call Number: DVD 2009-62
Description: Abstract music film shot of Sun Ra and his Solar Arkestra in 1960.
Keywords: Phill Niblock; Jazz

McRae, Torme, Rushing (Jazz Casual Productions)
Series Title: Jazz Casual
Call Number: DVD 2002-13
Description: 3 episodes of "Jazz Casual;" including interviews & performances.
Keywords: Jazz Performance

Musician
Series Title: Work Series
Call Number: DVD 2009-204
Description: Documentary about the American avant-garde jazz musician Ken Vandermark.
Keywords: Daniel Kraus; Jazz; Music

Nina Simone: Live in '65 & '68
Series Title: Jazz Icons Series 3
Call Number: DVD 2009-178
Description: Incredible jazz vocalist, Nina Simone, performs in Holland 1965 and England 1968.
Keywords: Jazz; Voice; Piano

Oscar Peterson: Live in '63 '64 & '65
Series Title: Jazz Icons Series 3
Call Number: DVD 2009-179
Description: Follows the Oscar Peterson trio Peterson on piano Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums as they perform three europian concerts in the 1960s.
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Quincy Jones: Live in '60
Series Title: Jazz Icons
Call Number: DVD 2009-190
Description: Conducts his dream band featuring 17 songs.
Keywords: Jazz Band

Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Live in '63 & '67
Series Title: Jazz Icons Series 3
Call Number: DVD 2009-181
Description: Performs concerts in Belgium, Holland, and Norway in the 1960s.
Keywords: Jazz

Rhythm of My Soul: Kentucky Roots Music
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Call Number: DVD 2008-35
Description: Follows great country stars from Kentucky including Loretta Lynn, Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, & The Beatnik Cowboys.
Keywords: Country Music; Blue Grass; Gospel; Roger Sherman; PBS

Sarah Vaughan: Live in '58 & '64
Series Title: Jazz Icons Series 2
Call Number: DVD 2009-172
Description: Features the Divine One one of the greatest voices of the 20th century in three europian concerts.
Keywords: Jazz; Voice

Sonny Rollins: Live in '65 & '68
Series Title: Jazz Icons Series 3
Call Number: DVD 2009-177
Description: Features songs from two concerts filmed in the 1960s for Danish Television.
Keywords: Jazz; Saxophone

Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise
Series Title: 1980
Call Number: DVD 2013-196
Description: A documentary that examines the unusual performance techniques and beliefs of the enigmatic Sun Ra. Features performances by and interviews with Sun Ra and his Arkestra.
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The Blues, a Musical Journey
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Call Number: DVD 2008-28
Description: Seven-part documentary film series exploring the evolution of the blues. Features rare archival performance footage of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon ... et al, and includes over 100 newly-filmed performances by contemporary artists such as B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Beck ... et al. singing classic blues songs.
Keywords: Blues; Martin Scorsese

Thelonious Monk: Live in '66
Series Title: Jazz Icons
Call Number: DVD 2009-189
Description: Ben Riley on drums, Larry Gales on bass, Charlie Rousse on tenor saxophonist, and Monk on piano.
Keywords: Jazz Quartet

Throw Down your Heart
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Call Number: DVD 2010-21
Description: Bela Fleck brings the banjo back to Africa. Multiple Grammy-winner, Fleck travels to Uganda, Tanzania, the Gambia, and Mali searching for the roots of the banjo.
Keywords: Journey; Musical Instruments; Documentary

Weightless: A Recording Session with Jakob Bro
Series Title: 2009
Call Number: DVD 2013-198
Description: A jazz recording session led by Danish guitarist Jakob Bro, featuring Lee Konitz, Paul Motian, Ben Street, and Bill Frisell.
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Wes Montgomery: Live in '65
Series Title: Jazz Icons Series 2
Call Number: DVD 2009-170
Description: Features Wes in studio setting during rehearsals and between songs showcasing his extraordinary musical vocabulary and unconventional picking technique. Also includes an in-depth song-by-song analysis by Pat Metheny.
Keywords: Jazz; Guitar

Wild Women Don't Have the Blues
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Call Number: VCR 2004-198
Description: Historic performances and recordings of pioneering blueswomen such as Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey.
Keywords: African American Music; Female Blues Singers; Documentary