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A Night in Havana - Dizzy Gillespie in Cuba
A Night in Havana - Dizzy Gillespie in Cuba
DVD ~ Dizzy Gillespie
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Valuable Addition for Beboppers, December 27, 2011
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This DVD is an excellent addition to the collection of fans of jazz and bebop. Dizzy Gillespie plays brilliantly and sings soufully. The band is tight, particularly the baritone sax player and trumpeter Arturo Sandoval. The documentary really helps you understand that Dizzy not only understood how to entertain but was also a great student of jazz and Latin music. Aside from being informative, this DVD is just plain fun! don't hesitate to purchase it. It is a winner!


Thelonious Monk -  American Composer
Thelonious Monk - American Composer
DVD ~ Thelonious Monk
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5.0 out of 5 stars A look inside an amazing musician, January 31, 2011
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The DVD Thelonious Monk, American Composer, is a treasure. Monk is a fascinating figure to observe. He is one of the finest composers in all of jazz. He swings hard, and plays in a style that is all his own. This DVD is a candid look inside a complicated man. Serious jazz fans should see this DVD to learn more about a true jazz icon. First, there is his music, and some truly memorable compositions. Second, there is the chance to see Monk perform. I especially enjoyed his rendition of Blue Monk. Finally, this film shows Monk's determination to be himself, to play his music the way he envisioned it. He clearly has the respect of his contemporaries, who realized that he made a unique contribution to this music. Get this film and introduce yourself to more of Monk's music. Listen to the music on his CDs a cut at a time. It must be savored slowly to be appreciated. I find that the more I listen, the more I discover another song I truly enjoy. Right now, that song is Monk's Mood. Enjoy!


I'll Remember April
I'll Remember April
DVD ~ Pat Morita
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not a great movie, but worth watching, August 27, 2010
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This review is from: I'll Remember April (DVD)
Here's a small movie about 1940s America, when many were comfortable with their prejudices against Japanese Americans after the Pearl Harbor attack. It is a reminder that when people can interact as human beings, race is not nearly as important as character. If you know the Karate Kid movies, you will appreciate the performance of Pat Morita.


Live at Jazz Standard
Live at Jazz Standard
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5.0 out of 5 stars ReneMarie is alright with me, August 27, 2010
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This singer is in a class with Cassandra Wilson, Dianne Reeves and Vanessa Rubin: smartly arranged music, and an almost Betty Carter-quality to the way she sings within and around a melody. Listen to her work in a quiet place so that you can appreciate the nuances. You won't be disappointed.


At Town Hall
At Town Hall
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Monk is the man!, August 27, 2010
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This review is from: At Town Hall (Audio CD)
If you know the work of Thelonious Monk, buy this CD. This is Monk is a big band setting, with arrangements coordinated between Monk and Overton Park. The arrangements are stylish and Monk's band is in outstanding form, especially Charlie Rouse, Pepper Adams on baritone sax and Donald Byrd on trumpet. For the best of Monk, I have found that the live recordings have more energy, and Monk seems more focused. I also recomment Monk and Coltrane at Carnegie Hall.
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