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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS &
SERIES 2 PRESS RELEASE
SERIES 1 PRESS RELEASE
DVD RELEASE PARTY!
OCTOBER 3, 2006
Jazz @ Lincoln Center
Five Questions with the Producers of Jazz Icons- David Peck and Phil Galloway
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latest version of Quicktime.
The series consists of nine titles:
• Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers • Live in '58
• Dizzy Gillespie • Live in '58 & '70
• Louis Armstrong • Live in '59
• Quincy Jones • Live in '60
• Thelonious Monk • Live in '66
• Buddy Rich • Live in '78
• Ella Fitzgerald • Live in '57 & '63
• Count Basie • Live in '62
• Chet Baker • Live in '64 & '79
• Boxed Gift Set (All 9 for the price of 8!)
Each DVD features a 16-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.
Reelin' In The Years Productions, producers of the GRAMMY® nominated American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969 series, brings the same care and dedication to the Jazz Icons series as they have shown in their other critically acclaimed releases, including Soul To Soul, Muddy Waters-Classic Concerts and Marvin Gaye- The Real Thing In Performance 1964-1981.
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"This is like the discovery of a
bonanza of previously unknown
manuscripts of plays by
Wall Street Journal
"Louis Armstrong's sound transcends time and style. This DVD captures that intangible power and allows us to gaze upon it in wonder."
"Amazing! To see the Art Blakey band playing "Moanin'" a month after I recorded them—it's like watching my own birth."
—Rudy Van Gelder
(engineer of the original Moanin' LP)
“These nine historic DVDs are among the most important visual/aural documents to be mined from the ever-yielding, seemingly hidden jazz treasury. Now, most importantly, they are available to the entire world.”
—Ira Gitler, co-author,
The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz (Oxford)
“Considering the almost
alarming proliferation of jazz DVDs on the market today, and their extremely variable quality, it is good to know that Reelin’ In The Years can be trusted to bring viewers nothing but the best—in content and presentation.”
—Dan Morgenstern, Director, Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University; author, Living With Jazz (Pantheon Books)