Ella Fitzgerald - Bruni Jazz Art

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This newly discovered collection of European in-studio and concert recordings are an audio-visual treasure trove of jazz legends. Each DVD running an hour or more, most are in black & white. All are high-quality picture and sound for the era.

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Louis Armstrong performs with sidemen Peanuts Hucko, Trummy Young, Billy Kyle, Mort Herbert, Danny Barcelona, and Velma Middleton. The concert was filmed in Begium. Rob Bowman provides liner notes.

Selections: When It's Sleepy Time Down South, (Back Home Again In) Indiana, Basin Street Blues, Tiger Rag, Now You Has Jazz, Love is Just Around the Corner, C'est Si Bon, Mack the Knife, Stompin' at the Savoy, St. Louis Blues, Ko-Ko-Mo (Love You So), When the Saints Go Marching in, La Vie En Rose


Art Blakey appears in Belgium with his Jazz Messengers: Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, Bobby Timmons, and Jymie Merritt. Dan Morgenstern provides liner notes.

Selections: Just By Myself, Moanin', I Remember Clifford, It's You Or No One, Whisper Not, A Night In Tunisia, NY Theme

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Chet Baker appears in Belgium in 1964 with sidemen Rene Urtreger, Lugi Trussardi, Franco Manzecchi, and Jacques Palzer, and in Norway in 1979 with Michel Graillien, Jean Luis Reassenfosse, and Wolfgang Lackerschmid. Bruce Guthrie provides liner notes.

Selections: Bye Bye Blackbird, Isn't It Romantic, Airegin, Time After Time, So What, Blue Train, Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise, Five Years Ago, Love For Sale

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Count Basie is filmed in Sweden with sidemen Thad Jones, Snooky Young, Sonny Cohn, Al Aarons, Quentin Jackson, Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Eric Dixon, Frank Wess, Marshal Royal, Frank Foster, Charles Fowlkes, Eddie Jones, Sonny Payne, Freddie Green, and Irene Reid. Liner notes are provided by Chris Sheridan.

Selections: Easin' It, You are Too Beautiful, Until I Met You, Corner Pocket, Stella By Starlight, Back To the Apple, I Needs To Be Bee'd With, I Got Rhythm, Back Water Blues, Alexander's Ragtime Band, Old Man River, One O'Clock Jump


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Ella Fitzgerald performs in Belgium with sidemen Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, Jo Jones, Don Abney, and Oscar Peterson, and in Sweden with Les Spann, Jimmy Hughart, Gus Johnson, and Tommy Flanagan. Will Friedwald provides liner notes.

Selections: Angel Eyes, Lullaby of Birdland, Love for Sale, Tenderly, April in Paris, Just One of Those Things, Roll 'Em Pete, I Can't Give You Anything But Love, It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Aint Got That Swing), No Moon at all, Runnin' Wild, Georgia on My Mind, Desafinado (Slightly Out of Tune), Hallelujah, I Love Her So, Mack the Knife


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Dizzy Gillespie performs in Belgium with sidemen Sonny Stitt, Lou Levy, Ray Brown, and Gus Johnson, and in Denmark with Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band:  Benny Bailey, Idrees, Sulieman, Art Farmer, Dusko Goykovich, Ake Persson, Nat Peck, Eric Van Lier, Derek Humble, Billy Mitchell, Tony Coe, Ronnie Scott, Sahib Shihab, Francy Boland, Jimmy Woode, Kenny Clarke, and Kenny Clare. Ira Gitler provides liner notes. Also included is an interview from Denmark.

Selections: Blues After Dark, On the Sunny Side of the Street, Loverman, Cocktails For Two, Blues Walk, Con Alma, The Brother K, Now Hear My Meanin', Manteca, Let Me Outta Here, Things are Here


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Quincy Jones performs in Switzerland and Belgium with sidemen Roger Guerin, Benny Bailey, Leonard Johnson, Floyd Standifer, Clark Terry, Ake Persson, Melba Liston, Quentin Jackson, Jimmy Cleveland, Porter Kilbert, Phil Woods, Jerome Richardson, Budd Johnson, Sahib Shihab, Julius Watkins, Joe Harris, Patti Bown, Les Spann, and Buddy Catlett. Ira Gitler provides liner notes.

Selections: Birth Of a Band, I Remember Clifford, Walkin', Parisian Thoroughfare, The Midnight Sun Will Never Set, Everybody's Blues, Stockholm Sweetnin', My Reverie, Ghana, Big Red, Birth Of a Band, Moanin', Lester Leaps In, The Gypsy, Tickle Toe, Everybody's Blues, Big Red

Thelonious Monk performs in Norway and Denmark with sidemen Charlie Rouse, Larry Gales, and Ben Riley. Don Sickler provides liner notes.

Selections: Lulu's Back In Town, Blue Monk, 'Round Midnight, Lulu's Back In Town, Don't Blame Me, Epistrophy

Buddy Rich performs in Holland with sidemen Chuck Schmidt, Mark Ohlsen, Mike McGovern, John Marshall, Dale Kirkland, Glenn Frank, George Moran, Chuck Wilson, Andy Fusco, Steve Marcus, Gary Pribeck, Greg Smith, Tom Warrington, and Bob Kaye. Richard Havers provides liner notes.

Selections: Ya Gotta Try, Little Trane, Best Coast, Grand Concourse, 'Round Midnight, Birdland, Channel One Suite, Big Swing Face

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