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1.

I'll Make Me a World: Vol. 1 Lift Every Voice [electronic resource]

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The video looks at the trials and triumphs of the first generation of African-American artists born to freedom.
Online
2005; 1999
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Jazz: Episode 3 Our Language [electronic resource]

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The third of 10 episodes tracing the history of Jazz from its roots in the African-American community of New Orleans to its heights and continuing presence, this video includes the artists Bessie Smith, Bix Biederbecke, Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw.
Online
2005; 2000
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Developing Students as Artists [electronic resource]

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Participants explore how arts teachers help students develop knowledge and fundamental skills while providing opportunities for creativity and independence. First, a dance teacher gives senior students leadership responsibilities and coaches them in their choreography projects. Then a theatre teacher mentors stagecraft students who are responsible for the technical aspects of a dance concert. In an intermediate visual art course, a teacher builds on students prior learning in a foundation course. Finally, a vocal music teacher works with two classes: students learning to read music and an advanced jazz ensemble.
Online
2005
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Transmission [electronic resource]: Learning Music

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Demonstrates how we learn musical traditions and maintain, modify, notate, teach and perform them for a new, younger audience. Examples are chosen from Indian classical music, African village drumming and modern jazz and gospel.
Online
1999
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Jazz

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10 episodes tracing the history of Jazz from its roots in the African-American community of New Orleans to its heights and continuing presence.
Online
2000
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In the Silence of the Night [electronic resource]

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This is a performance of In the Silence of the Night, performed by Tomasz Stánko quartet.
Online
2004
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Duke Ellington [electronic resource]: The Big Band Feeling

This 1952 recording includes two performances of Duke Ellington and his orchestra-from January 7 and August 12-featuring 12 of his signature pieces, including "Sophisticated Lady," "Caravan," "The Mooch," "VP's Boogie," "Solitude," "Mood Indigo," "The Hawk Talks," "I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good," "Bli-Blip," "Flamingo," "Hot Chocolate," ("Cottontail") and "C Jam Blues.
Online
2008
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Jazz Shots Volume 3 [electronic resource]: East Coast

Paying homage to the East coast and to some of the most important musicians who have spent a major part of their career there, this collection of live performances ranges from clubs to festivals to TV studio engagements. Artists include John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and more.
Online
2008
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Trio Paj [electronic resource]

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A unique musical journey by three outstanding musicians exploring jazz, improvisation and electronic music. Percussionist/composer Roland Auzet with performer/composer Pierre Jodlowski invited the legend of French jazz and improvised music, Michel Portal to form Trio PAJ in 2007. This daring collaboration reflects their influence of various artists and styles, from Boulez to Stockhausen via Xenakis, Coltrane, and Soft Machine.
Online
2013
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Accent on the Offbeat [electronic resource]

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In 1992, Jazz at Lincoln Center and New York City Ballet commissioned the famous jazz musician Wynton Marsalis to compose music for a new ballet by choreographer Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief of the NYCB. The film shows the preparation and the perfomance of the ballet.
Online
2012
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Timbre [electronic resource]: The Color of Music

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Examines technical and aesthetic approaches to understanding timbre with examples from jazz and Indian, West African, Irish, Bosnian, Indonesian gamelan and Japanese music.
Online
1999
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Harmony [electronic resource]

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The interaction of pitches, understood in vastly different ways around the world, is analyzed here in jazz, chamber music, Bosnian ganga singing, early music plainchants and barbershop quartets.
Online
1999
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Form [electronic resource]: The Shape of Music

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Worldwide variations in musical form are demonstrated in the traditional Western sonata, the blueprints behind improvisational jazz, the narrative structure of traditional Japanese music, call-and-response forms in West African music and American gospel, and Irish fiddle tunes.
Online
1999
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Cry of Jazz [electronic resource]: Featuring Sun Ra and His Arkestra

This cult classic was chosen for preservation by the Library of Congress, which praised it as "an early and influential example of African-American independent filmmaking." Shot by Edward O. Bland in Chicago in 1959, Cry of Jazz draws parallels between the lives of African Americans and different forms of jazz, presenting controversial viewpoints on music and race. The film features rare footage of visionary pianist Sun Ra, saxophonist John Gilmore, and the rest of the Arkestra in Windy City nightclubs, all shot in glorious black & white.
Online
1959
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Cecil Taylor [electronic resource]: All the Notes

Cecil Taylor is the grand master of free-jazz piano. Chris Felver's All the Notes captures in breezy fashion the unconventional stance of this media-shy modern musical genius, regarded as one of the true giants of postwar music. Taylor is first seen musing over Santiago Calatrava's fleecy architecture - typical of the pianist's famed eclectic interests, which extend from soloing, combo, and small orchestra work to spoken word performance. Seated at his beloved and battered piano in his Brooklyn brownstone, the maestro holds court with frequent stentorian pronouncements on life, art, and music. A massively interesting documentary on a true icon.
Online
2011
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Candido [electronic resource]: Hands of Fire

This film from Iván Acosta documents Candido's contribution to the world of American jazz, Latin jazz, and Cuban music. Through conversations, performances and testimonies, Candido: Hands of Fire captivates the audience from start to finish. Considered to be one of the greatest Cuban percussionists to come to the United States, Candido Camero has played with legends such as Tony Bennett, Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Graciela, Tito Rodriguez, Bobby Capo, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Chico O'Farrill, Ray Charles, Mongo Santamaria, John Coltrane, Randy Weston, and many others.
Online
2006
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Nat King Cole [electronic resource]: The Legendary Nat King Cole

Through video footage, television clips, and rare early photos, this film uncovers the life of one of America's leading cultural icons, Nat King Cole - documenting both his struggles and successes, from his early childhood in Alabama to his transformation into America's best loved performer. The video also includes countless bonus clips of classic like "Mona Lisa," "Nature Boy," "A Christmas Song," "Route 66," "Paper Moon," "Sweet Lorraine," and "For Sentimental Reasons" - all taken from Cole's live concert and television performances as well as collaborations with outstanding artists, such as Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald, Coleman Hawkins, Sammy Davis Jr., Harry Belafonte, Ertha Kitt, and Johnny Mercer.
Online
2008
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Sun Ra Arkestra [electronic resource]: Points on a Space Age

This film explores the 2006 - 2007 activity of the remaining members of the Sun Ra Arkestra - an experimental big band formed in the mid 1950s around the teachings of musician, philosopher, and spiritualist Sun Ra. Believing that he was sent to this planet to prepare us for a future centered around space travel and the human capacity to evolve with the ever-changing demands of a highly technological world, Sun Ra attracted bandmates who also became his disciples, companions, and sometimes even housemates. The band would typically rehearse for eight hours, break only for teachings, and then go out and play gigs - a practice that continued for about 30 years until Sun Ra "left the planet" in 1993. Points on a Space Age examines the work of the Arkestra in the physical absence of Sun Ra [...]
Online
2009
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Sun Ra [electronic resource]: Magic Sun

This classic of experimental underground filmmaking by Phill Niblock features rare and exclusive footage, photos, and recordings of pianist Sun Ra and the members of his Solar Arkestra. Shot in the 1960s, when the Arkestra was based in New York, the film was produced using a unique negative process and ultra-tight close-ups on the moving hands and mouths of the musicians. The result is a virtually abstract music film, mastered from a new print in all its incredibly sharp black and white glory.
Online
2005
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Jeff Healey and the Jazz Wizards [electronic resource]: Beautiful Noise

Jeff Healey And The Jazz Wizards: Beautiful Noise presents a remarkable program dedicated to a jazz musician of undeniable greatness. Originally recorded for the Canadian TV show "A Beautiful Noise," this program includes additional interview and musical footage. Healey, playing trumpet and guitar, leads his excellent band The Jazz Wizards forward into musical history. As always, he delivers jazz from the past with humor, respect for the tradition, and a contemporary attitude. Healey gained worldwide fame as a stunningly original rock and blues guitarist after being signed to Arista Records in 1988, when the band released See the Light, featuring the hit single "Angel Eyes" and the song "Hideaway," which was nominated for a Grammy Award. His passion, however, was the infectious and j [...]
Online
2010