Wednesday, September 14, 2016


Branford Marsalis Quartet Performs Coltrane’s A Love Supreme
“Recorded at the Bimhuis Jazz Club in Amsterdam in 2003, presents the music of the Branford Marsalis Quartet while on tour.” –WorldCat

Charles Mingus Live in ‘64
Charles Mingus showcases three exceptional concerts performed in April 1964 featuring his most celebrated lineup.  Recorded within an eight-day span, the three concerts showcase Mingus's visionary leadership and the band's incredible depth and diversity with unique performances and arrangements of classics.” –WorldCat

Count Basie Live in ‘62
“Features one of the greatest big band orchestras captured at the height of their considerable powers. This recently discovered concert is the earliest known complete concert of Count Basie and his orchestra released on DVD.” –WorldCat

Ella Fitzgerald Live in ’57 & ‘63
“Features Ella Fitzgerald in two distinct performances. The first is the earliest known complete concert of Ella to be captured on film.” –WorldCat

John Coltrane Live in ’60, ’61 & ‘65
John Coltrane provides an epic 95-minute overview of a true giant of 20th-century music. Three separate shows reveal Coltrane's ascending creative arc from hard bop innovator as a member of the Miles Davis Quartet in 1960 to consummate bandleader in 1961 to unrivalled jazz visionary in 1965.” –Amazon

Life and Debt
“This documentary examines the effects of World Bank and the International Monetary Fund loans on the infrastructure Jamaica established in the wake of independence from the UK in 1962. Seven billion in debt (circa 2000), Jamaica has seen its agricultural industries laid to waste by the impossibility of competing with subsidized, multi-national American based companies. The poverty of an "average" Jamaican in a shantytown near Kingston is in stark contrast to the luxurious tropical fantasy paradise experienced by tourists in posh Montego Bay. In a dog-eat-dog global economy, the US and its multinational corporate clients have all the advantages, while Jamaica has no agriculture, no industry, and no tax base--only ever-growing debt. “ –WorldCat

 My Sister’s Keeper
“Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. Suddenly, their baby girl falls ill, and her only hope for survival rests in her parents' ability to find a compatible bone marrow donator. Their desperate decision to conceive another child raises both ethical and moral questions and begins to erode their relationship. Their actions ultimately set off a court case that threatens to tear the family apart.” –WorldCat

Sonny Rollins Live in’65 & ‘68
“Performances featuring the jazz saxophonist filmed for Danish television. The first is from the 1965 Copenhagen Jazz Festival and the second for the 1968 television program, Saxophone colossus.” –WorldCat

The Music Instinct: Science and Song
The Music Instinct provides a ground-breaking exploration into how and why the human organism is moved by the undeniable effect of music, and the deep connection between music and our bodies and brains. The program follows visionary researchers and accomplished musicians to the crossroads of science and culture in search of answers to music's deep mysteries.” –WorldCat

Wes Montgomery Live In ‘65
“Features Wes, in intimate studio settings, leading three different lineups through some of his best-known tunes. This rare footage illuminates Wes's extraordinary musical vocabulary and unconventional picking technique.” –WorldCat

Where To Invade Next
“Presents the theory that the American dream, all but abandoned in the United States, has been adopted successfully in other countries, including Italy, France, Finland, Slovenia, Germany, Portugal, Norway, Tunisia, and Iceland, looking at such areas as worker benefits, public expenditure for the common good, and state-funded higher education.” –WorldCat