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Paper’s Passage: From Waste to Product by NYC Sanitation

Made from 5,902 photos by NYC Sanitation's Director of Photography Michael Anton, Paper’s Passage: From Waste to Product shows us where paper and cardboard waste goes after the New York City recycling trucks drive awa...

Drums West by Jim Henson (1961)

Made with cut paper by Jim Henson, Drums West is an experimental animation from around 1961 that features music by jazz great Chico Hamilton. Bonus: At the end, we get to see Henson and his workspace, likely filmed by

Dizzy Gillespie live on stage: Salt Peanuts

American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer Dizzy Gillespie peforms Salt Peanuts live on stage, likely at the Ontario Place Forum in Toronto, circa 1971. We love the fun audience warm up in the...

Viola Smith Drums with Frances Carroll & Her Coquettes (1939)

Viola Smith Drums with Frances Carroll & Her Coquettes (1939).  Smith was born in 1912, and just after celebrating her 100th birthday, she sat down with Tom Tom Magazine for a video inte...

Evolution of the Bicycle

"From the wooden horse to the modern racer," this is the Evolution of the Bicycle by Visual Artwork. Music: Flying Home by The Benny Goodman Sextet.

Tiger Rag on a homemade Emphatic Chromatic Callioforte

Above, the Dixieland jazz classic Tiger Rag played by Boston’s one-man variety show performer and music teacher Leonard Solomon on a homemade Callioforte. You can watch him play anothe...

Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers in Hellzapoppin’ (1941)

From 1941’s Hellzapoppin’, watch this phenomenal performance by Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers, the Savoy Ballroom's supreme swing dance group founded in 1935 by Herbert “Whitey” White. This cl...

cdza music: Intro to Drums

The cdza music team is at it again with the second episode of their series The Instrumentals: Intro to Drums. After introducing the drum set, drummer Allan Mednard compares and contrasts two kinds of rhythms: rock an...

Zoo (1961) by Bert Haanstra

Zoo (1961), filmed at Artis Royal Zoo in Amsterdam by Dutch documentary film maker Bert Haanstra. But whom are we really watching here? More excellent Haanstra: Glas. Updated video link.

Louis Armstrong performs Basin Street Blues and Reveille

Louis Armstrong performs Basin Street Blues and Reveille on television in the 1950s.

Glas, Bert Haanstra‘s Oscar winning documentary short film (1959)

A jazzy score, handmade craftsmanship, factories, machines, the 1950s, and glass; director Bert Haanstra's 1959 Oscar winning documentary short, Glas, is the perfect combination of so many fa...

From A to B: A package’s journey through the postal system

This hidden camera adventure through the postal system, From A to B, began when Ruben van der Vleuten wanted to know, ”What happens when you send something by mail?” So instea...

Real life Tetris: hailstones make cool patterns

And now it’s time for 3+ minutes of jazz and tiny hailstones. From Aatish Bhatia at Empirical Zeal, “The Universal laws behind growth patterns, or what Tetris can teach us about coffee stains.̶...

The brilliant Lindy Hopping of Al Minns and Leon James

Lindy Hoppers Al Minns and Leon James have been seen dancing to the Charleston in a viral Daft Punk version, but this is the original that shows what it would have been like to watch them perf...

Dizzy Gillespie – I Can’t Get Started + Manteca (1960)

A short clip from Italian television in 1960, I Can’t Get Started + Manteca by Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet, Leo Wright on alto sax, Junior Mance on piano, Art Davis on bass and Teddy Stewart on drums. The cheek...

USAWALTZ by Asami Ike

USAWALTZ, animation and music by Tokyo-born Asami Ike. Both kids were laughing as they watched the rabbits journey across all of the animals that floated by, and we’ve been humming th...

Tito Puente performs A Maria Cervantes on the vibraphone (1945)

Here’s Tito Puente rocking the Bronx with A Maria Cervantes on the vibraphone in 1945. And here he is again with the same song at the Montreal Jazz Festival almost 40 years later in 198...

The Andrews Sisters – Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Of Company B

Nothing gets you moving quite like boogie woogie and the Andrews Sisters were brilliant at it. Here they are in a 1941 clip from Abbott and Costello’s Buck Privates. (Loved having both kids dancing around the l...

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