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Jazz Icons Series 4 Available from October 2009

October 11, 2009

Jazz Icons Series 4 Boxed Set 2.108003
8 DVDs (including bonus DVD not available separately)

Anita O’Day Live in ’63 & ’70 2.119015
Woody Herman Live in ’64 2.119016
Art Blakey Live in ’65 2.119017
Jimmy Smith Live in ’69 2.119018
Art Farmer Live in ’64 2.119019
Coleman Hawkins Live in ’62 & ’64 2.119020
Erroll Garner Live in ’63 & ’64 2.119021
Bonus disc (not available separately) includes a half-hour Coleman Hawkins concert from London in 1966, with Benny Carter and Louie Bellson.

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Each DVD features a 24-page booklet with an essay written by an authoritative jazz historian as well as rare and unseen photos. Jazz Icons DVDs are produced with the full support and cooperation of the artists or their estates, who, in most cases, are contributing rare personal photographs, memorabilia, and forewords.

‘This is like the discovery of a bonanza of previously unknown manuscripts of plays by William Shakespeare.’ —Nat Hentoff, Wall Street Journal

‘It is not too early to make your wish list for Christmas, and these discs should be on the very tip top. Sold individually, or together with a bonus DVD, this collection of music from modern jazz’s golden era is a true revelation. All of the discs run from 60–120 minutes and each contains a very informative booklet. Very little of this stuff has seen the light of day before, and all of it is absolutely essential, both musically and visually.’ (All About Jazz on Jazz Icons Series 2)

‘Jazz Icons began scouring for the original tapes of these programs and has been restoring the audio and video quality. Additionally, they’re handsomely packaged, containing 20–30 page booklets with informed essays and commentary about artists and the individual broadcasts. Jazz Icon’s third series contains a number of gems…There are plenty of highlights.’ (All About Jazz on Jazz Icons Series 3

ALSO AVAILABLE: Jazz Icons DVD Series 1

Jazz Icons Series 1 Boxed Set DVWW-JIBOX

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Live in ‘58 DVWW-JIAB
Buddy Rich Live in ‘78 DVWW-JIBR
Chet Baker Live in ‘64 and ‘79 DVWW-JICHB
Count Basie Live in ‘62 DVWW-JICOB
Dizzy Gillespie Live in ‘58 and ‘70 DVWW-JIDG
Ella Fitzgerald Live in ‘57 and ‘63 DVWW-JIEF
Louis Armstrong Live in ‘59 DVWW-JILA
Quincy Jones Live in ‘60 DVWW-JIQJ
Thelonius Monk Live in ‘66 DVWW-JITM
Jazz Icons Series 1 is not available in Japan.

ALSO AVAILABLE: Jazz Icons DVD Series 2

Jazz Icons Series 2 Boxed Set 2.108001
8 DVDs (including bonus DVD not available separately)

Duke Ellington Live in ’58 2.119001
Dexter Gordon Live in ’63 and ’64 2.119002
Wes Montgomery Live in ’65 2.119003
Sarah Vaughan Live in ’58 and ’64 2.119004
Dave Brubeck Live in ’64 and ’66 2.119005
Charles Mingus Live in ’64 2.119006
John Coltrane Live in ’60, ’61 and ’65 2.119007
Bonus disc (not available separately):
– John Coltrane – I Want to Talk About You (Sweden 1962)
– Dexter Gordon – I Want More (Norway 1964)
– Dave Brubeck – Unisphere (Finland 1964)
– Sarah Vaughan – The Shadow of Your Smile, What Now My Love, I had a Ball (Sweden 1967)

‘Eight discs, a feast of exquisite performances on every one, and not only filmed beautifully (in black and white) but also offering superb sound quality that one wouldn’t expect from recordings originally made in the ’50s and ’60s.’ (San Francisco Chronicle)

‘I can’t imagine any jazz lover who wouldn’t be very pleased to receive this set as a holiday gift.’ (Soundstage!)

ALSO AVAILABLE: Jazz Icons Series 3

Jazz Icons Series 3 Boxed Set 2.108002
8 DVDs (including bonus DVD not available separately)

Roland Kirk Live in ’63 and ’67 2.119008
Cannonball Adderley Live in ’63 2.119009
Oscar Peterson Live in 63, ’64 and ’65 2.119010
Sonny Rollins Live in ’65 and ’68 2.119011
Lionel Hampton Live in ’58 2.119012
Bill Evans Live ’64–’75 2.119013
Nina Simone Live in ’65 and ’68 2.119014
Bonus disc (not available separately):
– Sonny Rollins: Live in Sweden and Holland, 1959
– Roland Kirk: Live in Belgium, 1963
– Nina Simone: Live in Sweden, 1965

‘The Best Jazz Videos in the World’ (
‘A sequel to perhaps DVD’s most revered jazz sets’ (USA TODAY)
‘essential to your collection.’ (
‘footage rarely, if ever, seen since it was made…stunning DVDs’ (The Washington Times)


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