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Friday, December 31, 2010

Dizzy Gillespie Phil Woods All Star Band - Goodbye Mr Evans Live 1989

Happy New Year everybody. Thanks for a great year!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

George Coleman - Soul Eyes & Simone

I know the last song is cut a bit at the end, but I think you'll agree that the video as a whole is worth watching.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Brecker Schaeffer Leaving My Troubles Behind - 1987

Thanks to Charles McNeal there is a solo transcription of this song available on his site charlesmcneal.com. I highly recommend you check this site out. He's done a lot of good work on it. I'm not going to post the link here, because I think anyone who wants it should go through him since he did a lot of work to get it.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Trouble in Mind - Yusef Lateef

Now ... how 'bout some bluesy ... OBOE!!! featuring Yusef Lateef
This is from his Cannonball days.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Larry Carlton & Lee Ritenour - Room 335

Two of the most influential guitarists of modern jazz...
similar, but still having a unique style and sound.
every guitar player should listen to Carlton and Ritenour, oh and Pat Metheny!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Work Song (Cannonball-Coltrane Project)

Now here is an incredible band. This group has recorded some great CD's of Cannonball and Coltrane style tunes. For more info check out http://www.cannonballcoltraneproject.com -
/members.html.  To see some of their other great videos, just hit the left and right arrows next to the video and it will take you to them. It was extremely hard to pick between these 3 videos, so if you like this one, I'm sure you will love the others too.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Phil Woods, Tom Harrell - Willow weep for me

Phil Woods proving he is a monster of an alto sax.

         "Phil Woods joined the jazz music scene in New York during the late 1940’s when bebop was gaining popularity as the new direction of American jazz. After graduating from Juilliard Music School Phil quickly gained fame by joining the Birdland All Stars Tour of 1956, and then the Dizzy Gillespie State Department Tour throughout the Middle East. During the late 1950’s Phil worked with jazz luminaries including Quincy Jones and Thelonious Monk. Phil’s partnership with Gene Quill in the late 1950’s established Phil as a major jazz star and led to many exciting recordings during the 1960’s. After moving to Europe in 1968 Phil formed the “European Rhythm Machine” which kept Phil busy during the challenging period for jazz in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. Phil returned to the United States in the early 1970’s and had one of the first major “crossover” hits in the popular field by recording the now legendary solo in Billy Joel’s top selling song “Just the Way You Are”. Phil received several Grammy nominations and awards during the 1970’s and formed a 30 year working relationship with Quintet members Bill Goodwin and Steve Gilmore. Phil currently resides in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania and tours the world sharing his gifted interpretations of the Great American Songbook, while continuing to carry the torch of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie in the bebop music idiom."

~ Graham Carter, Producer

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Charles Mingus - Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

I tried to find a live video of Moanin' I promise. This song is good too, though.

Blue Note - Herbie Hancock - Cantaloupe Island

Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, and Joe Henderson all playing in the same gig. Make sure you check this one out, definitely one of my favorite posts I've ever made.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie Orchestra - Booty's Blues

I am in love with this video, and I'm sure once you watch it you will know why.

I bet all improvisers wish they had Ella Fitzgerald to trade 4's with.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

At the Jazz Standard -Ambrose Akinmusire

Recently, this has been one of my favorite groups to listen to. One of my favorite cds is their Live In Paris album, which has an extremely loaded band. I highly recommend this cd as it has been one I have enjoyed very much. For more information check out: http://notesonjazz.blogspot.com/2010/08

The band consists of Walter Smith III (tenor sax), Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet), Matt Brewer (bass), Aaron Goldberg (piano), and Marcus Gilmore (drums).

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Dave Holland Quintet

If you want to hear more great music from the Dave Holland band, make sure you check out this CD, Prime Directive. I have enjoyed this album a ton, and I'm sure you will get a lot out of it. It was nominated for the Grammys in 2001 for best jazz instrumental album.

The band is made up of Dave Holland (double bass); Chris Potter (saxophones); Robin Eubanks (trombone and cowbells); Steve Nelson (vibraphone and marimba), and Billy Kilson (drums). There are a couple different people in the video, though.

For more information head over to http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/pid/1178880/a/Prime+Directive.htm

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Brecker Brothers Live In Barcelona - Some Skunk Funk

Now here's a song which is always taken faster live. Listen to the recording and then this and you'll find there is a huge difference. And the great part is that there are even faster shows than this on YouTube.

So why did I pick this one, you ask? The reason is because I found Michael's solo especially killin' and I definitely was buying everything he was playing. Once you watch the video, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. Definitely one of the best run-throughs of this song I've heard. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Artist Bio's

Hi all,
I'll begin posting some short biographical posts for each artist starting in October.
Something to look forward too!
Thanks to all for your support and don't forget to subscribe and follow so you can get the latest updates!

Shane (aka jazzmaster)

Weather Report - Birdland

A great tune featuring Wayne Shorter on sax, Joe Zawinul on keys, Jaco Pastorious on Bass, and Peter Eskine on drums

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Clark Terry does "Mumbles" on LEGENDS OF JAZZ

Not only does he play a mean trumpet, but Clark Terry can scat like no other...
Hope it gives you a laugh :)

Friday, September 24, 2010

St. Lucia Jazz Festival - Herbie Hancock

Thad Jones & Mel Lewis - The Groove Merchant (1968)Jones, Mel L

So the bass videos were going very well, but I knew I had to post this video, so I'm apologize to any bass players for not keeping the theme going. This video does have a very nice upright solo though! Oh, and yes, this is the answer to the last post...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Vinnie Colaiuta John Patitucci w/ Chick Corea

Now, besides the four authors of this blog, who can tell me the theme from the last 3 posts of mine?
This should be a very easy question for some...

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Stan Kenton - Peanut vendor

Great arrangement, pretty rippin' trumpet section. Features Mary Fettig, my saxophone teacher, on Flute.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

In the Mood

There's no way I could post videos of big bands and not include one of Glenn Miller.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Bob Mintzer Big Band - One O'Clock Jump

It's definitely time for some big band music. This is one of my favorite charts from the Mintzer Big Band.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Stephane Grappelli (& McCoy Tyner) Plays "How High The Moon"

(1'35" if you absolutely must skip the intro)

Kapustin - Closed Curve Op.35

Everybody Wants to be a Cat - Aristocats

Scott Hamilton & Harry Allen - Cotton Tail

Cherokee GRP All-Star Big Band

Joe Pass - All the Things You Are

Joshua Redman - Jazz Crimes (Live)

Erroll GARNER - "One Note Samba"

Gene Harris' Summertime

Great musician jokes

Hey guys,

Just found some great musician jokes you might get a kick out of.

A young child says to his mother, "Mom, when I grow up I'd like to be a musician." She replies, "Well honey, you know you can't do both."

Q: What do you call a beautiful woman on a trombonist's arm?
A: A tattoo.

Q: What's the difference between a banjo and an onion?
A: Nobody cries when you chop up a banjo.

Q: What's the similarity between a drummer and a philosopher?
A: They both perceive time as an abstract concept.

Q: What is the difference between a drummer and a vacuum cleaner?
A: You have to plug one of them in before it sucks.

Q: What's the difference between a folk guitar player and a large pizza?
A: A large pizza can feed a family of four.

Q: Why do clarinetists leave their cases on the dashboard?
A: So they can park in the handicapped zones.

Q: What’s the definition of perfect pitch?
A: When you toss a banjo in the garbage and it hits an accordion.

Q: How do you get a clarinetist out of a tree?
A: Cut the noose

Q: How do you get a three piece horn section to play in tune?
A: Shoot two of therm.

Q: How many vocalists does it take to screw in a bulb?
A: None. They hold the bulb over their head and the world revolves around them.

Q: How many drummers does it take to screw in a bulb?
A: None, they have machines for that now.

Q: How are trumpet players like pirates?
A: They're both murder on the high Cs.

For more great jokes head over to:

Michael Brecker - Delta City Blues (live)

Welcome to the Blog!

Hey Everyone,

This is a brand new blog  designed for jazz videos. Let me explain what its idea is all about. I want this to be a place where  jazz musicians and enthusiasts can post videos they’ve discovered, and which they enjoy.
If you are interested in posting a video, simply comment on this post and I will watch it and put it up if I like it.

This is not a site for every jazz video ever made. As you check it out, you will find that we post only the best videos by the jazz greats. I think you won’t be disappointed with our selections.

Thanks for checking it out!