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When African Americans Came to Paris

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"This series of short videos by award-winning documentarian Joanne Burke brings to life the pioneering years of the African American presence in Paris. Each video reveals how France, and Paris in particular, became their bridge from a racially segregated USA to the greater world"--Container.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Cotton Club

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In 1928 New York, spirits are high and jazz, dancing and gangsters rule supreme. Harlem's Cotton Club is in the center of it all, where rich upper-eastsiders mix with dressed-up mobsters. On stage is gifted coronet player Dixie Dwyer, who dreams of the big time, and tap sensation Sandman Williams who can't touch his girl, the lovely singer Lila Rose Oliver, because of strict club rules. As tension rises, so do tempers, and the nightclub becomes a pressure-cooker of jilted loves and mob jobs.
DVD
2001; 1984
Clemons (Stacks)
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Sarah Vaughan: The Divine One

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Recounts the stellar singer's career from her beginnings at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, to her debut at the Apollo Theater and her pre-eminence in nightclubs, concert halls, and jazz festivals around the world.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Count Basie: Swingin' the Blues

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A distinguished group of Basie alumni, including early band members Sweets Edison, Earle Warren and Claude Williams and later stars like Buddy Tate, Illinois Jacquet and Joe Williams come together to lend their insight to this film through on-camera interviews and round-table reminiscences. Basie himself appears in revealing interview clips from various stages of his life. Also includes vintage performance footage beginning in the late 1930s, and master recordings of the greatest Basie sessions.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Thelonious Monk: American Composer

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A portrait of the musician and composer, Thelonious Monk, including clips of international performances and interviews with artists and producers.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Herbie Hancock: Possibilities

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"A leader of musical innovation, Herbie explores the creation of fresh music through collaboration and expansion upon his and others' experiences."--Container.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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'Round Midnight

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Dramatizes the friendship between an aging alcoholic jazz musician and a young French jazz fan. Inspired by the real-life friendship between jazz pianist Bud Powell and Francis Paudras.
DVD
2001; 1986
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