Legends of Jazz

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PBS Premiered Jan 01, 2006 Unknown

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  • Season 1
    • The Killer Bs
      The Killer Bs
      Episode 12
      6/16/06
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      The Killer Bs features intimate conversations and original performances by Hammond B3 organ virtuosos Dr. Lonnie Smith and Joey DeFrancesco. Host Ramsey Lewis and B3 legend Dr. Lonnie Smith and former child prodigy Joey DeFrancesco celebrate the world renowned Hammond B3's role in jazz, and take a look back at the legends who helped take the B3 out of the church and auditorium and into the smoky clubs and recording studies where it gained its fame.moreless
    • Brazilian Jazz
      Brazilian Jazz
      Episode 11
      6/9/06
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      Brazilian Jazz features intimate conversations and original performances by guitarist and Bossa Nova legend Oscar Castro-Neves and Grammy award-winning composer/vocalist Ivan Lins. Host Ramsey Lewis explores both the early days and the current popularity of music from Brazil in this exciting half-hour. Ivans Lins and Oscar Castro-Neves, through their music, show why the music of Brazil offers something highly stimulating for the heart, body and soul.moreless
    • The Tenors
      The Tenors
      Episode 10
      6/2/06
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      The Tenors features intimate conversations and original performances by veteran sax man Benny Golson and rising stars Chris Potter and Marcus Strickland. Host Ramsey Lewis talks with these three accomplished alto sax players about their lives in music and how they were influenced by tenor greats Coleman Hawkins, John Coltrane, and Stan Getz.moreless
    • Latin Jazz
      Latin Jazz
      Episode 9
      5/26/06
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      Latin Jazz features intimate conversations and original performances by keyboard legend Eddie Palmieri and flute virtuoso Dave Valentin. The two Latin stars talk with host Ramsey Lewis about the genesis of Latin Jazz, from the early days of Xavier Cugat and the rhumba, to the Afro-Cuban stylings of Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, to the great Latin Jazz artists of the 1950s and early 60s, including Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, and more.moreless
    • American Songbook
      5/19/06
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      American Songbook features intimate conversation and original performances by guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli and jazz vocalist Jane Monheit. From the 1930s to the 1950s, American songwriters created an unequaled body of work we call The American Songbook. Pizzarelli and Monheit talk with Host Ramsey Lewis about what jazz has taken from (and given to) the great American popular song composers, from Irving Berlin to Gershwin and beyond.moreless
    • Roots: The Blues
      Roots: The Blues
      Episode 7
      5/12/06
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      Roots: The Blues features intimate conversations and original performances by blues guitarists and vocalists Robert Cray and Keb' Mo'. Host Ramsey Lewis talks with contemporary blues stars Cray and Mo' about what jazz takes from the blues, and how the two uniquely American forms of music have intertwined over the years.moreless
    • The Piano Masters
      5/5/06
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      The Piano Masters features intimate conversations and original performances by living legends Dave Brubeck and Dr. Billy Taylor. The reputations of these two great legends are widely known and respected. Here they show us why. These two 85-year-old masters put on an incredible show in both solo and duet performances, and offer fascinating reminiscences.moreless
    • The Altos
      The Altos
      Episode 05
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      The Altos features intimate conversations and original performances by legendary alto sax player Phil Woods and contemporary jazz superstar David Sanborn. Host Ramsey Lewis talks with two of the most distinctive alto-sax voices in jazz history about how their music has been influenced by Charlie Parker, Johnny Hodges and Benny Carter. Then Sanborn and Woods close the show with a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration on "Señor Blues."moreless
    • Contemporary Jazz
      Contemporary Jazz
      Episode 04
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      Contemporary Jazz features intimate conversations and original performances by keyboardist/producer George Duke, guitarist Lee Ritenour and bassist/producer Marcus Miller. These musicians have played together in the past, but in this episode they perform with energy and creativity, as though they’ve been playing together for years. In addition to performing together, they discuss the musical progressions that led to the creation of the music we now know as "contemporary jazz."moreless
    • NEA Jazz Masters 2006
    • The Jazz Singers
      The Jazz Singers
      Episode 02
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      The Jazz Singers features intimate conversations and original performances by jazz, pop and R&B star Al Jarreau and jazz vocalist Kurt Elling. Al and Kurt perform solo and together and talk with host Ramsey Lewis about the great male vocalists who preceded them, their own lives, and times on stage. Although approaching jazz from opposite directions, these two master vocalists came up with a duet on "Take Five" destined to become a classic.moreless
    • The Golden Horns
      The Golden Horns
      Episode 01
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      The Golden Horns features intimate conversations and original performances by trumpet stars Clark Terry, Chris Botti and Roy Hargrove. Host Ramsey Lewis explores the importance of the trumpet in jazz and the legends who have made their mark on the instrument -- from Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis. Enjoy a wonderful cross section of trumpet sounds from the legendary Clark Terry, who performs his hit "Mumbles," to the high-energy hard-bopping of Roy Hargrove, and to the romantic ballad playing of Chris Botti.moreless
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