The Story of Jazz

February 27, 2015

Therese Hauber

Duke Ellington – Composer

November 15, 2014

 

 

ArtistsHouseMusic

In this clip from http://www.artistshousemusic.org – Bassist and educator J.B. Dyas visits Loyola University, New Orleans, to demonstrate his approach to0020teaching jazz fundamentals to high school and college students. He takes the audience through a first-class introduction to the history and sound of jazz, including the five key elements of the style (syncopation, jazz instrumentation, improvisation, rhythm and form), and then demonstrates with the help of a Loyola sextet how to help students get accustomed to reading, interpreting, memorizing, and soloing on a jazz tune.

ArtistsHouseMusic

In this clip from http://www.artistshousemusic.org – Bassist and educator J.B. Dyas visits Loyola University, New Orleans, to demonstrate his approach to0020teaching jazz fundamentals to high school and college students. He takes the audience through a first-class introduction to the history and sound of jazz, including the five key elements of the style (syncopation, jazz instrumentation, improvisation, rhythm and form), and then demonstrates with the help of a Loyola sextet how to help students get accustomed to reading, interpreting, memorizing, and soloing on a jazz tune.

symbolkid·51 videos

November 3, 1973
Stadthalle, Vienna (Austria)
Miles Davis (tpt, org); Dave Liebman (ss, ts, fl); Pete Cosey (g, perc); Reggie Lucas (g); Michael Henderson (el-b); Al Foster (d); James Mtume Forman (cga, perc)
1 Turnaroundphrase (M. Davis) 11:56
2 Tune in 5 (M. Davis) 5:40

60’s Cool Jazz

November 21, 2013

neverknewtillnow·596 videos

Paul Andrews·129 videos

an intimate listen to two australian greats.
Peter Rechniewski says;
Paul and others, in the interests of historical accuracy please note that the above clip is not Jazz Co-op. It is a duo of Roger Frampton and Phil Treloar in a special performance for the Australian docu-drama about Australian modern jazz called “Beyond El Rocco” filmed between 1987 and 1991. The above clip was filmed in a “wharehouse” setting where several sequences/performances took place including one on a set which recreated the interior of the original El Rocco.

Not all the musical sequences were included in the finished cut and the ones that were, were not there in their entirety so the film makers decided to package all the music for sale in 3 separate volumes.

The Miles Davis Story

July 22, 2013

Story of Sir Miles Davis’ life and his music.

screwmaster404·146 videos

Ellington At Newport 1956 Often regarded as the best performance of his career, in 1956, Duke Ellington and his band recorded their historic concert at the Newport Jazz Festival, revitalizing Ellington’s waning career. Jazz promoter George Wein describes the 1956 concert as “the greatest performance of Ellington’s career… It stood for everything that jazz had been and could be.” Ellington had lately been connecting the songs “Diminuendo in Blue” and “Crescendo in Blue” in a medley via a tenor solo from saxophonist Paul Gonsalves. At Newport, Gonsalves summoned a 27-chorus workout so inspired and transcendent that the audience was practically rioting by the time he had finished. Orchestra and audience both remained at a fever pitch for the rest of the show (vividly captured on the live album Ellington at Newport),

MidnightSwinger·51 videos

One of the essential recordings from Ellington’s vast catalogue, from 1970’s Grammy-winning ‘New Orleans Suite,’ featuring Cootie Williams on trumpet.

soniakiwi·84 videos

This was from a Time Life collection and can be easily purchased. Either way, enjoy the music from these gone but not forgotten legends.

Track list:

1. Take the “A” Train — Duke Ellington Orchestra
2. It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) — Ella Fitzgerald
3. Mack the Knife — Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars
4. Lullaby of Birdland — Mel Tormé
5. Misty — Erroll Garner Trio
6. God Bless the Child — Billie Holiday
7. The “In” Crowd — Ramsey Lewis Trio
8. Take Five — Dave Brubeck Quartet
9. The Girl from Ipanema — Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto
10. My Funny Valentine — Chet Baker
11. Exodus — Eddie Harris
12. (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 — Nat King Cole Trio
13. Flying Home — Illinois Jacquet
14. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes — Sarah Vaughan
15. April in Paris — Count Basie and His Orchestra

Dave Frank·80 videos

http://www.davefrankjazz.com Join NYC piano monster Dave Frank for a unique live master class with jazz legend Dick Hyman! Includes two new great solo performances by Dick, two Dick Hyman/Dave Frank *burnin* duo piano performances, and loads of interesting, informative and educational information. For anyone interested in jazz piano, this is a historic document granting an in-depth look at into the mind and music of a jazz icon.

Art Tatum

May 21, 2013

osirisborn22·70 videos

A clip from Ken Burns – Jazz

Rick Stolk·30 videos

Please check my jazzblog at http://jazzpages.tumblr.com

From the jazzpages personal archives, I bring you the intriguing documentary ‘The Universal Mind Of Bill Evans’. Several years ago, Rhapsody released a 21-minute video called ‘Bill Evans On The Creative Process’, a badly edited reduction of a 1966 TV program introduced by Steve Allen, the first host of the now famous ‘Tonight Show’. This short film is a restoration of the original 45-minute telecast. Here is Evans, his hair slicked back, his terrible teeth uncapped, a cigarette waving in the air, in intense conversation with his composer brother Harry Evans (a professor of music at Louisiana State University) on the nature of creativity in jazz.

This documentary features in-depth discussion of Evans’ internal process of song interpretation, improvisation, and repertoire. Through demonstration on the piano, Bill uses the song ‘Star Eyes’ to illustrate his own conception of solo piano and how to interpret and expand upon the melody and underlying chord structure.

Onstage, Evans was famously reticent about speaking, but here he’s surprisingly, stirringly provocative.