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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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Bird

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The life of legendary jazz musician Charlie "Yardbird" Parker, directed and produced by jazz fan, Clint Eastwood. The film uses actual recordings by Parker with the backgrounds removed, and accompaniment by modern musicians attuned to the Yardbird's improvisations.
VHS
1989; 1988
Ivy (By Request)
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Willie the Lion

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A musical biography about jazz legend Willie "the Lion" Smith, featuring performances by Willie Smith, Eubie Blake, and Dick Hyman, and over twenty songs. Mentor to Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, and Thelonious Monk, pianist Willie "The Lion" Smith was one of the most vital and influential figures in jazz history.
DVD
2004; 2001
Clemons (Stacks)