King of Jazz is a 1930 American Pre-Code color film starring Paul Whiteman and his orchestra. The film title was taken from Whiteman’s self-conferred appellation. At the time the film was made, “jazz”, to the [More]
“Variety Stomp” (Charlie Green, Fletcher Henderson, Jo Trent). Personnel: Russell Smith, Joe Smith, and Tommy Ladnier – trumpets Jimmy Harrison, Charlie Green – trombones Don Redman, Buster Bailey – clarinet & alto saxophone Coleman Hawkins [More]
A Song Is Born (also known as That’s Life) is a 1948 Technicolor musical film remake of the 1941 movie Ball of Fire with Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck, starring Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo. [More]
JIMMY DORSEY AND HIS ORCHESTRA (1938) Soundtrack listing: “Beebe” (Jimmy Dorsey, James Van Heusen) “Parade of the milk bottle caps” (Jimmy Dorsey, James Van Heusen) “It’s the dreamer in me” (Jimmy Dorsey, James Van Heusen) [More]
The Real Ambassadors is a jazz musical developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s by Dave and Iola Brubeck, in collaboration with Louis Armstrong and his band. It addressed the Civil Rights Movement, the [More]
When guіtаrіѕt/vосаlіѕt John Pіzzаrеllі last раіd tribute tо hіѕ primary muѕісаl inspiration with 1999’s P.S. Mr. Cоlе, hе was in hіѕ lаtе thіrtіеѕ, and Nаt Cоlе probably ѕtіll саѕt аn іmроѕіng ѕhаdоw аѕ a lеgеndаrу [More]
A short film about one of the most popular swing orchestras of the 1930’s. After a brief introduction of Shaw’s theme song, “Nightmare,” the band plays “Free Wheeling” as it is assembled. Helen Forrest sings [More]
It never has been before: 3 Big Bands are playing together Duke Ellington. “Happy Birthday, Duke” contains a music project remembering the 120th birthday of Duke Ellington, the grand master of Big Band tradition. The [More]
Track listing: Rockin’ in Rythym Stormy Weather Bugle Call Rag Personnel: Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Duke Ellington – piano Ivie Anderson – vocal Florence Hill – dancer Bessie Dudley – dancer Joe ‘Tricky Sam’ [More]
Fоr thіѕ Cоnсоrd еffоrt (аll of whісh are rесоmmеndеd), соrnеtіѕt Warren Vасhе teams uр wіth ріаnіѕt Hаnk Jones, bassist George Duvіvіеr, and drummеr Alаn Dаwѕоn fоr a tурісаllу strong ѕеt of swinging jazz. Vache’s bеаutіful [More]