Thursday, April 5, 2012
Stormy Weather (1943) -- includes the dance routine by the Nicholas Brothers that Fred Astaire described as the "best filmed dance sequence ever." Also featuring Lena Horne, and the Cab Calloway big band.
DVD Video 6313
Birth of the Blues (1946) -- a story about Dixieland jazz, featuring trombonist Jack Teagarden. The DVD includes Blue Skies (1941), with music by Irving Berlin.
DVD Video 6337
Anatomy of a Murder (1959) -- Otto Preminger film starring Jimmy Stewart, with music by Duke Ellington.
DVD Video 267
'Round Midnight (1968) -- stars saxophonist Dexter Gordon as a troubled sax player. The film score is by Herbie Hancock.
Buena Vista Social Club (1999) -- documentary about musicians in Havana
DVD Video 413
Sweet and Lowdown (2004) -- about the conflict between acoustic and electrified jazz. Music by Dick Hyman
DVD Video 2052
These videos are available from the Educational Resources Collections.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big Band: Tales of a Courtesan
Compact Disc 18889
Stuff Smith & Stephane Grappelli: Violins No End
Compact Disc 20627
Historic pairing of two giants of jazz violin.
Miles Davis Quintet: Live in Europe, 1967 (includes a DVD)
Compact Disc 20882
First release of recordings made during this historic tour, including a live DVD.
Compact Disc 20628
The greatest hits of the trumpeter/singer/arranger who had his own television show in the 1950s.
Great Jazz Legends: 40 Remarkable Recordings
Compact Disc 20746
The title says it all!
Trombone Shorty: For True
Compact Disc 20811
One of the newest jazz acts to achieve wide acclaim
Cal Tjader / Stan Getz Sextet
Compact Disc 20610
Pairing of the two saxophonists who put Latin Jazz on the map
Straight No Chaser Band: 200 Mondays
Compact Disc 20617
Keiko Matsui: The Road
Compact Disc 20615