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Sarah Vaughan

Jazz Icons: Sarah Vaughan Live in '58 & '64

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DVD - With perfect time, intonation and taste, she is hand-in-glove with her trio, pianist Ronell Bright, bassist Richard Davis and drummer Art Morgan. -- Doug Ramsey, Rifftides


Johnny Hodges, Clark Terry, Duke Ellington, Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves

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DVD - This epic performance includes legendary players Clark Terry, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves, Quentin Jackson and Ray Nance performing some of the most beloved American music ever written. -- Jazzitude.com


Eric Dolphy, Stan Getz, Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner, John Coltrane

Jazz Icons: John Coltrane Live in ‘60, ‘61 & ‘65

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DVD - Viewing these three sets is like watching the wheels of change transforming jazz itself. . . Each set is breathtaking and inspiring, and when viewed together, deadly awesome. -- Bass Player Magazine


Dave Brubeck

Jazz Icons: Dave Brubeck Live in '64 & '66

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DVD - [Displays] the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s unique penchant for creating music that is uncompromisingly cool and smooth but still loaded with clever time-changes and shifting dynamics, brimming with character. -- Jambands.com


Dexter Gordon

Jazz Icons: Dexter Gordon Live in '63 & '64

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DVD - Watching the saxophonist in action is akin to a state of jazz bliss ... It’s priceless footage that is worth its weight in gold. -- JazzReview.com

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