Jamal Parker

1959 was the seismic year jazz broke away from complex bebop music to new forms, allowing soloists unprecedented freedom to explore and express. It was also a pivotal year for America: the nation was finding its groove, enjoying undreamt-of freedom and wealth social, racial and upheavals were just around the corner and jazz was ahead of the curve.

Four major jazz albums were made, each a high watermark for the artists and a powerful reflection of the times. Each opened up dramatic new possibilities for jazz which continue to be felt Miles Davis Kind of Blue Dave Brubeck, Time Out Charles Mingus, Mingus Ah Um; and Ornette Coleman, The Shape of Jazz to Come.

Rarely seen archive performances help vibrantly bring the era to life and explore what made these albums vital both in 1959 and the 50 years since. The programme contains interviews with Lou Reed, Dave Brubeck, Ornette Coleman, Charlie Haden, Herbie Hancock, Joe Morello (Brubecks drummer) and Jimmy Cobb (the only surviving member of Miles band) along with a host of jazz movers and shakers from the 50s and beyond.

Genius of Fats Waller

June 27, 2014



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Blue Note – A Story of Modern Jazz (Full Documentary)



Roy Gardnerra·132 videos

Benjamin David “Benny” Goodman (May 30, 1909 — June 13, 1986) was an American jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader; widely known as the “King of Swing”.

In the mid-1930s, Benny Goodman led one of the most popular musical groups in America. His January 16, 1938 concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City is described by critic Bruce Eder as “the single most important jazz or popular music concert in history: jazz’s ‘coming out’ party to the world of ‘respectable’ music.”

Goodman’s bands launched the careers of many major names in jazz, and during an era of segregation, he also led one of the first racially-integrated musical groups. Goodman continued to perform to nearly the end of his life, including exploring his interest in classical music.

(extract from Wikipedia 2011)

Alexandros Geralis·14 videos

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Zooga Malaga


The Brazilian Musician That Makes the NYC Subway Commute a Little Bit Better


Mar 27, 2014 | 21-part series /  Paul Rosenfeld


Zooga Malaga explains the ups and downs of leaving his home country to make a new life in New York City. The film features Malaga’s soothing melodies over beautiful images in the big city.

Watch director Leandro Badalotti’s previous film about photojournalist Kate Brooks here.

Courtesy of Leandro Badalotti

drCrazzzy·5 videos

The Music Instinct: Science & Song explores ground-breaking science revealing the power of music and its connection with the body, the brain and the world of nature. The film deals with research, showing music can heal as well as its potential for education.

AchillesValda·396 videos

a documentary biopic about one of the greatest Czech composers
TV film 1991
režie Jaromil Jireš

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Eric Clapton – Documentary

November 13, 2013

Thelonious Monk Documentary

October 24, 2013

Music Changes Lives

October 19, 2013

NOTE: Each video has the same introduction. You may wish to skip ahead a bit in videos 2,3,4

Documentary Paul Whiteman

October 17, 2013