Jazz Icons DVD Box Set

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Jazz Icons DVD Box Set

“The Coltrane performance is only one of six DVDs—each filmed in France—in the climactic fifth volume of Jazz Icons, a consistently worthwhile series of vintage jazz concert footage released by Mosaic Records in conjunction with Reelin’ in the Years Productions." - Jeff Tamarkin, Jazz Times Playable In All Regions
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Six Stunning Historically Significant Performances

John Coltrane- Live In France 1965 A LOVE SUPREME & ASCENSION LIVE Features the Classic John Coltrane Quartet at the peak of their powers. Includes the only public performance of Ascension and of A Love Supreme which they'd recorded eight months earlier and had become an instant and influential hit in the jazz world. Every night this band played was a major event and spiritual experience for those who witnessed it.

Thelonious Monk- Live In France 1969 MONK ALONE: A PRIVATE RECITAL Just Monk, a grand piano and two cameras - no audience, no sidemen, no emcee, no clock-watching stage manager, no set list, no distractions. The result was an astonishingly intimate and revealing portrait of a man and his music. The viewer can virtually see this usually impenetrable artist thinking in real time. An extraordinary document of one of the most original composers of the 20th century.

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers- Live In France 1959 In the fall of 1959, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers introduced newcomer Wayne Shorter whose sound and conception would forever change the sonic landscape of the Jazz Messengers. He, Lee Morgan and Walter Davis, Jr. are on fire throughout. This is inspired jazz with a volcanic swing.

Johnny Griffin- Live In France 1971 Johnny Griffin was a tenor saxophone virtuoso. He possessed a magnificent, even tone throughout the range of the tenor saxophone and the ability to navigate the fastest tunes and the most sophisticated chord changes with seemingly effortless precision. Toss in his soulfulness and inventiveness and you have a recipe for genius. Art Taylor's drumming here drive Griff and guest Dizzy Gillespie to incredible heights.

Freddie Hubbard- Live In France 1973 On this 1973 concert, he and his quintet with Junior Cook and George Cables stretch out on three of his greatest compositions of the period: Straight Life, The Intrepid Fox and First Light. Hubbard and Junior Cook share a common ground and deep empathy and the rhythm section led by Cables give the hormen all the push they crave. These performances are incendiary!

Rahsaan Roland Kirk- Live In France 1972 Seeing Rahsaan Roland Kirk live was a completely different experience from listening to his music on record. It was an overwhelming and joyous event; music just poured out of him like a gusher. He was an ever-thinking force of energy who swept the audience up into his orbit. This 1973 concert with an excellent band is a perfect example.




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  what about MONK??
This blurb doesnt even mention the Theolonius Monk DVD in this SIX-DVD collection. It is part of the set right? So what is Monk, chopped liver?? Give us the dates/venue/band info on the DVD, pls...
 
  Too Late
Roland Kirk died over 30 years ago buddy, but he couldn't do worse than recent presidents so OK I'm with you.
 
  Killer Stuff!!!!
Every serious collector have to have this box set!!!! Roland Kirk for president!!!!
 

Jazz Icons DVD Box Set
Jazz Icons DVD Box Set
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6 DVDs - $99.00


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Too easily and too often, music of the swing era is disregarded as being "for dancers." Chick and Ella made sure it was for listeners as well. But what's more, Chick's decision to take his unheard-of power, and his orchestra's great musicianship, and lay it all at the feet of a masterful vocalist, made sure his music would be for the ages.

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Woody Shaw

There were so many ways Woody Shaw could approach a tune. He would slip in and out of a modal approach and play within the chord. Or lay other key signatures on top of what the band was playing, resolving dissonance at just the right moment to make it all coherent. A flawless attack and roundness of tone throughout the instrument's register.

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Rosemary Clooney (5 CDs)

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Eddie Condon & Bud Freeman

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Stan Getz

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