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This concert recording from 1961 is one of the last recordings with two outstanding musicians from Basie’s band, Joe Williams and Joe Newman, who both departed from the band in 1961 to pursue solo careers. Joe Williams, known for having a deeper and…
Total running time
50 mins
There was probably no other artist, who was involved creatively in so many stages of the development of Jazz music as Duke Ellington. His sonic individuality originated in his peculiar style of composing and arranging, in which he was interweaving…
Total running time
53 mins
John Lewis is famous for his interest in classical music and baroque forms led him to compose fugues for the MJQ. Alexander's Fugue is a great example of these compositions included in "Modern Jazz Quartet". Under Lewis's direction, the quartet…
Total running time
169 mins
The trained pianist and occasional organist, Sarah Vaughan ranks among the Big Four of female jazz singers, alongside Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. Her early formal education on the piano has influenced her vocal technique…
Total running time
86 mins
Thelonious Monk is famous for his unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including "Ruby, My Dear", which is part of the "Thelonious Monk Quartet" recording. He is also the second-most-recorded…
Total running time
50 mins
The ghettos of Kinshasa - the devastated capital of a country politically and economically adrift - are filled with many gifted, yet impoverished musicians. Their outstanding talent, humour and vital energy are their on means of survival. Amongst…
Total running time
73 mins
Founded in 1967, the Montreux Jazz Festival has established itself as one of the most prestigious annual music events in the world. The extraordinary list of artists who have played there is drawn from across the musical spectrum and from around the…
Total running time
1584 mins
Music from Gustav Mahler in Arrangements from Anne Champert, Rainer Riehn, Arnold Schönberg and Otto Singer A progressive outlook versus fear of the unknown, the bitterness of the outsider, a manic drive versus self-absorption… Gustav Mahler’s music…
Total running time
100 mins
The turbulent life of the Dutch spy and dancer Mata Hari is at the heart of this large-scale ballet production by Dutch National Ballet. As the exotic, mysterious Mata Hari, she became one of the most famous dancers of her day. She travelled…
Total running time
120 mins
Previously unreleased material with Maurice Béjart and the Béjart Ballet Lausanne (the former Ballet of the 20th Century)– newly digitised and restored. Apart from "Rite of Spring", this edition features Béjart's masterpiece "Boléro", set to Maurice…
Total running time
110 mins