Tag Archives: Jazz

Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval Receives Presidential Medal Of Freedom…

Arturo Sandoval, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, on jazz helping him escape from Cuba “What I like the most is the last part of the medal – freedom,” he said, “because I always say that ‘no freedom, no life. Video … Continue reading

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James Morrison – Trumpet Star of the Sydney 2000 Olympics!

Here is the great Australian trumpeter James Morrison opening the 2000 Sydney Olympics with this unbelievable fanfare… I saw Mr Morrison at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in the 80s and he was astonishing. He played a mean trombone, too!

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The Great Al Hirt Plays The Carnival Of Venice!

The amazing Al Hirt & his Band from Spring 1987 at the West Virginia Jazz Festival in Charleston, WV. Al appears to be clearly having a lot of fun! Al Hirt-trumpet, Dave Zoller-piano, Bill Huntington-bass & Bobby Breaux-drums.

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Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard & Tony Williams: Japan 1982

A joyful sound: Dizzy gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, McCoy Tyner, Ron Carter, Tony Williams in Japan 1982

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Meetings of Giants…

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A Fabulous Cartoon With Music By Shorty Rogers!

The Three Little Bops Featuring the trumpet playing of jazz legend Shorty Rogers, who also wrote the whole score. http://www.toon.is/embed.php?vid=feb4a0975

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The Great Maynard Ferguson plays ‘Maynard Ferguson’…

The great Maynard Ferguson at his very best in footage from 1954… … a truly great player. What a star!

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Dizzy Gillespie’s Seventh Birthday Party!

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SUPERBRASS – Brass Taps – The Latest Album!

I’ve just received a copy of the latest CD recording by London based all-star brass ensemble SUPERBRASS.  Formed by Royal Philharmonic Principal Bass Trombone, Roger Argente, this group contains some of the best of the famous London orchestral and session … Continue reading

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