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Linus and Lucy, a Ska-lliday Cover

Playing keyboard, trumpet, trombone, guitar, and bass guitar, 23-year-old musician Jeremy Hunter of Skatune Network adds a ska twist to the Vince Guaraldi classic Linus and Lucy. Named for the fictional siblings Li...

VIP Boogie / Jam With Sam – Duke Ellington and his Orchestra (1962)

Recorded in New York City on January 9, 1962, this is VIP Boogie and Jam With Sam from a short film documenting Duke Ellington and his Orchestra. Featured performers include Harry Carney, Jimmy Hamilton, Harold Baker,...

Sometimes I’m Happy (Sometimes I’m Blue) – Sarah Vaughan

Recorded for Mercury Records on July 9, 1958 in Sweden, this is Sometimes I'm Happy (Sometimes I'm Blue) performed by jazz royalty Sarah Vaughan. From Jazziz Magazine: Born on March 27, 1924, the daughter of a carp...

Minoule (2014)

A mischievous cat enjoys his lazy day on a city windowsill until a small canary across the street catches his eye and works up his appetite. From director Nicolas Bianco-Levrin, this is Minoule (2014).

Jazz Fundamentals: What Is Improvisation? What Are the Blues?

What Is Improvisation? In this smart Jazz Academy series by Jazz at Lincoln Center, we learn Jazz Fundamentals, the building blocks of jazz as explained by drummer Bryan Carter, and demonstrated by his accompanying ba...

The Wintergatan Marble Machine, music made from 2,000 marbles

Multiple instruments are interlaced within this 3,000 part, hand-crafted invention by Swedish musician Martin Molin. With continuous cranking, lever flips, and other machine tweaks, his original composition comes to l...

Contact juggling with street music

Watch this young Switzerland-based performer and contact juggler in an impromptu sidewalk performance with an upright bassist and an accordionist. This kind of contact juggling is a style of object manipulation that m...

Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars – Basin Street Blues (1964)

In 1964, Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars were featured on The Bell Telephone Hour, a long-running NBC music program that moved from the radio to television in 1959. Here they play an Armstrong standard: Basin Street B...

Subway musicians play together from 9 different subway stations

In Chris Shimojima's Signal Strength, eleven musicians unite in a live experiment about connectivity and community: they play a song together from nine different New York City subway stops with the help of WiFi-enable...

The Elephant Shrew – Songs for Unusual Creatures

From Michael Hearst and PBS Digital Studios, enjoy Songs for Unusual Creatures: The Elephant Shrew. Please note, however, that the elephant shrew is not related to an elephant. From Wikipedia: In the archives: more...

Beethoven’s Ode to Joy (a sort of flashmob)

In this 2012 viral commericial out of Sabadell, Spain, a street musician plays Beethoven’s Ode to Joy. And then something starts to happen…  Thanks, @kvetchup.

Dizzy Gillespie plays Tour de Force and Manteca on Italian TV (1960)

A short clip of three songs performed on Italian television in 1960: Tour de Force and Manteca by Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet, Leo Wright on alto sax, Junior Mance on piano, Art Davis on bass and Teddy Stewart on drums...

cdza’s Human Jukebox: A busking experiment for Wingspan Arts

Charles Yang on Violin, Michael Thurber on Bass, and Eddie Barbash on Alto Saxophone… together they are The Human Jukebox, a super-viral musical video experiment by cdza. In this experiment, they use donations ...

Basie Boogie! Count Basie and his Orchestra (1955)

Basie Boogie! Count Basie and his Orchestra, from Rhythm and Blues Review (1955).

Wes Montgomery: Four on Six (1965)

Wes Montgomery, Four on Six, 1965. With Rick Laird on bass, Stan Tracey on piano, and Jackie Dougan on drums. Some nice fingerwork closeups in this… great for seeing how instruments are really played.

Thelonious Monk – Epistrophy

Thelonious Monk performs Epistrophy, recorded in Tokyo, Japan on May 23, 1963, with his quartet — Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone), Butch Warren (bass), and Frankie Dunlop (drums). Listen and watch more jazz on this...

Louis Armstrong – When the Saints Go Marching In

Louis Armstrong and his band, When the Saints Go Marching In. Watch more Louis Armstrong on this site.

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