3/8/20 O&A NYC SUNDAY JAZZ CONCERT: Lena Horne- The Lady and Her Music (1982)

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Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music, a Broadway musical revue, written for and starring American singer and actress Lena Horne. The show opened on May 12, 1981, and after 333 performances, closed on June 30, 1982, Horne’s 65th birthday. Continue reading

2/23/20 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Saint John Coltrane- A Love Supreme (BBC Documentary 2004)

In the film documentary Saint John Coltrane – A Love Supreme – BBC Documentary (2004) Alan Yentob examines the legend of jazz saxophonist John Coltrane whose obsession with music is matched by an equally obsessive following all over the world. Continue reading

1/5/19 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT – Fourplay – Live In Tokyo

Contemporary Jazz group Fourplay featuring Bob James, Chuck Loeb, Nathan East and Harvey Mason. Performed in December 2010, the 91-minute concert features the band in a grand symphonic setting in Tokyo. Continue reading

10/28/19 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Fats Waller & Ada Brown – That Ain’t Right – Stormy Weather (1943)

That Ain’t Right. … is featured in the musical film Stormy Weather (1943), sung by Ada Brown and Fats Waller. Continue reading

10/20/19 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ: Miles Davis & Quincy Jones & The Gil Evans Orchestra (1991)

 

Miles & Quincy: Live at Montreux is a collaborative live album by  Jazz musician Miles Davis and conductor Quincy Jones. It was recorded at the 1991 Montreux Jazz Festival and released by and released by Warner Bros. Records in 1993. Continue reading

9/15/19 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Bad Blood- Ulysses Dove

ulysses-doveBad Blood received its World Premiere, in 1984 on Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal. Featuring music by Laurie Anderson (Gravity’s Angel and Walking and Falling) and Peter Gabriel (Excellent Birds) the work in an erotic tour de force battle of the sexes. The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre premiered the work in 1986. It is one of seven Dove ballets in the Ailey Company repertoire.  Continue reading

8/4/19 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: The Kings Of Tap- Gregory Hines, Bunny Briggs, Buster Brown, Jimmy Slyde and Sandman Sims


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Gregory Hines hosts tap legends Jimmy Slyde, Bunny Briggs, Buster Brown and Sandman Simms for the 1989 PBS special Gregory Hines’ Tap Dance in America. Continue reading

7/14/19 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Sammy Davis Jr – Mr. Bojangles (Live in Germany 1985)

Mr. Bojangles, is a song written and originally recorded by American country music artist Jerry Jeff Walker for his 1968 album of the same title.  The song, however, is most widely associated with Sammy Davis Jr. who made the song part of his stage shows and live television performances for nearly two decades. Continue reading

6/2/19 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Duke Ellington Sarah Vaughan Live At The Berlin Philharmonic Hall

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra and Sarah Vaughan and Her Trio perform a double set by two jazz greats, performing live in concert at Berlin Philharmonic Hall in 1989: Continue reading

3/3/19 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Billie Holiday- Stars of Jazz (1956)

Billie Holiday featured on Stars of Jazz on August 13, 1956, a TV program hosted by Bobby Troup. Her performance includes Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone, Billie’s Blues, and My Man. Louis McKay, Lady’s husband, also makes his TV debut. Continue reading