Jazz Icons - Box Set - Serie 2
This box set
contains all 7 DVDs
in series 2 (Charles Mingus, Dave Brubeck, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Wes Montgomery, Dexter Gordon, and Sarah Vaughan).
This set also includes a bonus disc features
unseen performances from four of the artists in the second series of Jazz Icons.
, not sold separately, contains unique performances by John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, Dave Brubeck and Sarah Vaughan only available in this boxed set. Below are listed the bonus performances.Jazz Icons: John Coltrane
Jazz Icons: John Coltrane provides an epic 95-minute overview of a true giant of 20th-century music.
Three separate shows reveal John Coltrane
's ascending creative arc from hard bop innovator as a member of the Miles Davis Quartet
in 1960 to consummate bandleader in 1961 to unrivalled jazz visionary in 1965.
not only features Trane's classic quartet with Elvin Jones
(drums), Jimmy Garrison
(bass) and McCoy Tyner
(piano), but also spotlights him onstage with other jazz legends including Stan Getz
, Eric Dolphy
and Oscar Peterson
Includes mind-blowing versions of his signature tunes "My Favorite Things"
". Jazz Icons: Dave Brubeck live in '64 & '66Jazz Icons: Dave Brubeck
boasts two beautifully filmed concerts from one of the most beloved quartets in jazz history.
Captured at the pinnacle of their power and popularity, Paul Desmond
(alto sax), Joe Morello
(drums), Eugene Wright
(bass) and Dave Brubeck (piano) explore the trails they blazed into the realm of odd time signatures with "Forty Days"
and two versions of their groundbreaking hit "Take Five"
, as well as forays into world music with two unique interpretations of "Koto Song"
Their intimate onstage chemistry and impeccable musician ship made the DBQ
an award-winning jazz supergroup.Jazz Icons: Duke Ellington live in '58Jazz Icons: Duke Ellington
features the earliest-known filmed full-length concert by one of the 20th Century's greatest songwriters and bandleaders.
Filmed at Amsterdam's famed Concertgebouw, this 80-minute concert features the 16-piece Duke Ellington Orchestra
two years after their stunning performance at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival
,which Duke considered his second birth.
This epic performance includes legendary players Clark Terry
, Johnny Hodges
, Harry Carney
, Paul Gonsalves
, Quentin Jackson
and Ray Nance
performing some of the most beloved American music ever written.Jazz Icons - Sarah Vaughan - Live In '58 & '64Jazz Icons: Sarah Vaughan
features the "Divine One"
in her prime, wrapping her sultry voice around jazz standards such as "Lover Man"
and "I Got Rhythm"
and soaring on popular showtunes such as "Over The Rainbow"
One of the greatest voices of the 20th Century, her renditions of songs by Harold Arlen
, Leonard Bernstein
, Johnny Burke, the Gershwin
s and Stephen Sondheim
are pure diva magic.
These three performances demonstrate why Sarah Vaughan
is invariably mentioned in the same breath as Ella Fitzgerald
and Billie Holiday
.Jazz Icons: Dexter Gordon live in '63 & '64Jazz Icons: Dexter Gordon
features three concerts filmed in 1963 and 1964 in Holland, Switzerland and Belgium that highlight the bebop legend's classic style and silky tone.
Filmed while Dexter was living in Europe, these shows feature legendary side musicians such as Art Taylor
(drums) and Kenny Drew
(piano) and jazz classics "Blues Walk"
, "A Night In Tunisia"
, "Body And Soul"
One of the most influential saxophonists in jazz history (both John Coltrane
and Sonny Rollins
claim him as an influence), Dexter Gordon
is captured in sharp form and style on this 70-minute tour de force.Jazz Icons - Wes Montgomery - Live In '65Jazz Icons: Wes Montgomery
shines a light on one of the most unique and influential guitarists in music history.
These beautifully filmed programs from the spring of 1965 feature Wes, in intimate studio settings, leading three different lineups through some of his best-known tunes, including "Four On Six"
and "West Coast Blues"
This rare footage, complete with rehearsals, between-song banter and closeup camera angles, illuminates We's extraordinary musical vocabulary and unconventional picking technique.
An in-depth, song-by-song analysis by legendary jazz guitarist Pat Metheny
makes this DVD
a guitar lover's dream.Jazz Icons: Charles Mingus
Jazz Icons: Charles Mingus showcases three exceptional concerts performed in April 1964 featuring his most celebrated lineup - Jaki Byard
(piano), Dannie Richmond
(drums), Johnny Coles
(trumpet), Clifford Jordan
(tenor sax) and the great Eric Dolphy
(alto sax, flute and bass clarinet).
Recorded within an eight-day span, less than three months before Dolphy's death, the three concerts showcase Mingus's visionary leadership and the band's incredible depth and diversity with unique performances and arrangements of classics including "So Long Eric"
and the groundbreaking "Meditations On Integration"