DVDs feature full-length concerts and in-studio performances by the greatest legends of jazz, filmed all over the world from the 1950s through the 1970s. Beautifully transferred from the original masters, each DVD features rare performances that have never been officially released on home video and, in many cases, were never broadcast. Each DVD includes a booklet with liner notes, rare photos and a memorabilia collage. Produced with the full support and cooperation of the artists or their estates.
Two incredible concerts from 1962 and 1964. Both concerts feature stellar European and American side-musicians including Harry "Sweets" Edison on trumpet and drummer "Papa" Jo Jones--both jazz legends in their own right. The 1962 show is a newly-discovered one-hour concert from the Adolphe Sax Festival in Belgium, which has never been seen. Coleman Hawkins, "The Father of Jazz Saxophone," demonstrates in these two concerts why he is still considered one of the most important innovators in the history of jazz. 2 hours, 20 minutes.