Ahmad Jamal: ‘Autumn Leaves’

Monday, 6 February 2023 — Jazz on the Tube

I just love Ahmad Jamal!! WB

Ahmad Jamal became a significant pianist in the early 1950s and he was still at the top in 2017 when he was 87.

Jamal’s “less-is-more” approach was a contrast to the dominant bebop style in his early days, his use of space and dynamics in his continuous close interaction with his sidemen remained a constant, and he continued to grow within his own individual style for decades.

On this intriguing and often-surprising version of “Autumn Leaves,” Jamal is joined by bassist James Cammack, drummer Herlin Riley, and percussionist Manolo Badrena

-Scott Yanow

Martin Luther King Day – January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968 Max Roach Quintet

Sunday, 15 January 2023 — Jazz on the Tube

Minister, leader, activist and PhD Martin Luther King, Jr. was born January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Known for his use of civil disobedience and non-violent protests to combat racial segregation and discrimination in the United States, without his leadership our country would not have made the progress that it has.

Today we honor his life with this 1964 performance of “Freedom Day” by the Max Roach Quintet with Abbey Lincoln on vocals.

Watch: Voices of Seis Del Sur

Edwin Pagan & Ricky Flores — Youtube

[East Harlem played a big part in my life, from 1976 through to the early 1980s when I was the designer for El Museo del Barrio on 5th Av and 104th St in East (Spanish) Harlem. This video catches the time and the place, perfectly. WB]

Members of Seis Del Sur talk about life in the South Bronx during the 60’s through the 80’s in a intimate short video produced, written, shot and edited by Edwin Pagan with additional shooting by Ricky Flores.

Eddie Palmieri – La Malanga – live in Berlin – 2012, July 27th


I can’t get enough salsa, especially if it’s one by the numero uno master musician, Eddie Palmieri! Yo to Tonxti for this one.

Eddie Palmieri live and open air at the HDK – presented by http://www.salsa-berlin.de – First the introduction of the musicians – after 4:20 min starts the song La Malanga – Lead Vocal: Herman Olivera, Trombone: Jimmy Bosch, Conga: Pequeño Johnny, Tres Nelson Gonzales
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TRUCUTÚ – Sebastián Chérrez live (Tommy Olivencia)

5 January 2022 — Youtube

And now for something completely different!

Este es un tema que me gusta mucho; hace un tiempo subimos un pequeño video de esta canción, hoy quisimos grabarlo con orquesta en vivo y la emoción que sentí fue única, espero que lo disfruten, pues me llena de alegría compartir con ustedes este video dedicado a todos los salseros del mundo.

Translation: This is a song that I like very much; some time ago we uploaded a short video of this song, today we wanted to record it with a live orchestra and the emotion I felt was unique, I hope you enjoy it, because it fills me with joy to share with you this video dedicated to all the salseros of the world.

Sebastián Chérrez Alvea
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Ahmad Jamal: ‘Poinciana’

10 June 2014 — Jazz on the Tube

In my top ten list of jazz greats, Ahmad Jamal’s Poinciana was one the first albums I ever bought. Recorded in Marciac, France. Written by Nat Simon in 1936, “Poinciana” has since become a jazz standard. The Cuban folk melody “La canción del árbol”, “The Song of the Tree” – provided the inspiration for Simon’s composition.

Personnel: Ahmad Jamal, piano; James Cammack, bass; Idris Muhammad, drums

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Listen: Gil Evans Day – ‘Boplicity’

13 May 2021 — Jazz on the Tube

Gil Evans – May 13, 1912 – March 20, 1988

Arranger, composer, leader, and pianist Ian Ernest Gilmore Green (who became known as Gil Evans) was born May 13, 1912 in Toronto Canada.

Gil Evans began his career as a bandleader quite early, leading his own orchestra during 1933-38 which eventually became the backup band for singer Skinnay Ennis (for whom he arranged).

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Watch: Stan Levey – The Beginnings of Bebop

21 Jan 2020 — Youtube


Legendary jazz drummer Stan Levey was not only on the scene for the birth of bebop music, he also played a significant role in its delivery. This documentary is a fascinating inside look at a musician who was both a participant and an observer, whose briskly swinging skills as a drummer were matched by an insightful understanding of the jazz history-making surroundings of his youth. Featured are commentaries from Stan and his contemporaries such as Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, Hank Jones, Terry Gibbs, Nino Tempo, Bill Henderson and Charlie Watts. This is a non-profit video strictly made for the enjoyment and education of you the viewer. Produced by Arthur Shelby Pritz & Stan Levey. Directed by Arthur Shelby Pritz.
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Watch: The Wonderful World of Pianist Barry Harris

20 December 2020 — Youtube

Released Dec 15, 2020 on his 91st birthday

A short movie capturing the amazing synergy of Barry Harris & people. Filmed during the Barry Harris Workshop Rome, March 2019. Harris is 89 at that moment. Made with the ear of a musician, with the eye of a reporter and most of all: straight from the heart. A film by Heleen Schuttevaêr; video editing Hidde Kroonbergs.
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Watch: Return Sessions – Charlie Parker Centenary with Gilad Atzmon & the Sigamos Quartet – 27/08/20

28 August 2020 — Gilad Atzmon

Dear friends and music lovers:

Here is our last night’s Livestream from Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club.

The reaction to the performance was astonishing. Many people were watching us live and shared their thoughts. For the musicians this was a very unique experience. We played in an empty club, yet communicated in real time with so many people around the world.
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Watch: SHAYA! Amapiano Documentary (FULL)

20 November 2020 — Youtube

SHAYA! is Documentary about Amapiano music, lifestyle and culture in South Africa. The inside story about the culture and how certain things became the way they are. This 26 minute documentary features: Kabza De Small, MFR Souls,Tall Arse Tee, DJ Jaivane, JazziDisciples, Papers 707, Dimpie Dimpopo, Mbali Sibeko, Dinho Cafe, Kwiish SA, Pencil, Stokie and more…
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Gil Scott-Heron spells out why “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”

6 July 2020 — MRonline —  Open Culture

by Josh Jones

Gil Scott-Heron (Flickr: steph1874)

Consider the influence of television, even in the digital age. Consider the power that networks like Fox and CNN continue to wield over that nebulous thing called public opinion; the continued dominance of NBC and CBS. These giants don’t really inform so much as sell packaged ideological content paid for and approved by corporate sponsors. There’s really no need to update poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron’s radical, 1971 classic “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” unless we wanted to change the names. His voice still speaks directly to the moment we live in.
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