Films in the MEDIA collection are available on the second floor of the library and may be checked out for 2 weeks. Streaming videos may be watched from any computer with an Internet connection.
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Gershwin, Ives: Bernstein --- MEDIA ML410.B483 G47 2008
Leonard Bernstein, piano and conducting New York Philharmonic and Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks in "American in Paris," "Rhapsody in Blue," and "Symphony No. 2."
Handel's Messiah --- streaming video
This is a performance of the Messiah in the original scoring, performed as Handel intended it, with much smaller resources than we have become accustomed to and, therefore, a perfect balance between a small chorus and orchestra. Roger Norrington conducts the London Baroque Players (comprising leading specialists in 17th- and 18th-century instrumental practice), the Cardiff (Wales) Polyphonic Choir, and soloists Norma Burrowes, Helen Watts, Robert Tear, and Willard White.
The Inaugural Concert --- MEDIA M1001 .I5 2009
A world-class pairing, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and their charismatic new Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, mark the start of their partnership with this concert.
The Seville Concert from the Royal Alcázar Palace --- MEDIA M125 .W55 2007
John Williams plays a variety of his favorite classical and flamenco pieces.
The All-Star Jazz Show: Live from the Ed Sullivan Theater --- streaming video
Originally broadcast as The Original Rompin' Stompin' Hot And Heavy, Cool And Groove All Star Jazz Show on CBS television in 1977, this award-winning film from Gary Keys contains performances by Lionel Hampton, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Max Roach, Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, and Joe Williams. The witty program traces jazz from its birth in spirituals all the way to the wild sounds of the '70s via live performance, dance, and narration. Winner of a 1977 Daytime Emmy Award.
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: Jazz Legends - Live at the Village Vanguard Club, New York, 1992 --- streaming video
In the particular case of Art Blakey, the name "jazz legend" is wholly appropriate. Born in 1919, Blakey served his musical apprenticeship in the bands of Billy Eckstine and Dizzy Gillespie, with whom his reputation as a drummer grew. From their inception in 1955 until Blakey's death in 1990, the Jazz Messengers were pivotal in nurturing not only the hard-edged bebop sound but also the jazz greats of the future, including Lee Morgan, Benny Golsen, Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley, Donald Byrd, Johnny Griffin, Wayne Shorter, Wynton Marsalis, and Branford Marsalis, to name just a few. This unique 1982 performance of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers also includes a set by Johnny Griffin.
Arturo Sandoval: Jazz Legends - Live at the Brewhouse Theatre, England 1992 --- streaming video
With his mastery of jazz, classical, and Latin music, Arturo Sandoval is a rare virtuoso who soars on the trumpet. From piano compositions to lyrical ballad improvisations, Sandoval's diverse and broad range of work marks him as one of the most celebrated and prolific musicians of our time. This live 1992 performance at the Brewhouse Theatre in England shows Sandoval at his best.
Barre Phillips: Live in Vienna --- streaming video
Filmed in early 2005 at Vienna's famous Porgy & Bess jazz club, this concert features Barre Phillips on bass accompanied by John Hollenbeck on piano and drums.
Benny Carter All-Stars --- streaming video
Legendary alto sax player Benny Carter is surrounded here by a true all-star group, comprised of Nat Adderley on trumpet, Red Norvo on vibraphone, Horace Parlan on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, and Ronnie Gardiner on drums. This memorable program of standards from the Great American Songbook features Nat Adderley singing his own classic jazz composition, "Work Song."
Bill Frisell: Solos - The Jazz Sessions --- streaming video
An up-close portrayal of Bill Frisell filmed by Daniel Berman at the Berkeley Church in Toronto. This rare solo session features an intimate look into his electric guitar and looping wizardry and includes an exclusive interview with Frisell.
Brian Torff & Manfredo Fest: Some Call It Jazz --- streaming video
This energetic nine-song performance from 1991 features Brian Torff and Manfredo Fest in one very special performance.
Classic Concerts [Muddy Waters] --- MEDIA M1630.18.W38 C53 2006
Recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, R.I., July 3, 1960, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark, Oct. 27, 1968, Molde Jazz Festival, Norway, Aug. 1, 1977, Victoria Theater, London, July 9, 1977 and the Old Grey Whistle Test, Jan. 1, 1972.
Cyro Baptista: Solos - The Jazz Sessions --- streaming video
Cyro Baptista is a Brazilian musician, teacher, and recording artist specializing in percussion in the genres of jazz and world music. Since arriving in the U.S. in 1980, Baptista has emerged as one of the premier percussionists in the country. His mastery of Brazilian percussion and the many instruments he creates himself, have catapulted him into world renown. In this special set of solo performances, Cyro pulls out all the stops, a unique and brilliant musician alone on stage with only the beats he hears in his heart and shares with the world. This performance was recorded for Solos: The Jazz Sessions.
Diane Schuur: Live from Seattle - With Maynard Ferguson and His Big Bop Nouveau Band --- streaming video
This film features Diane Schuur performing 15 tunes with Big Bop Nouveau, including trumpeter and fan favorite Carl Fischer.
Dizzy Gillespie: Jivin' in Be-Bop --- streaming video
Recorded at a time when Dizzy was fronting his fabled postwar big band, featuring jazz greats such as pianist John Lewis, vibraphonist Milt Jackson, and bassist Ray Brown, this concert film captures the irrepressible trumpeter at his finest. In a format that was typical of the day, dancing acts and singers such as Helen Humes or Kenny "Pancho" Hagood were featured alongside the headlining Gillespie Orchestra—while Dizzy and his men enthusiastically attacking bebop classics such as "Salt Peanuts," "Shaw 'Nuff," and "Things to Come" remains thrilling to watch. All clips have been selected from the 1947 feature Jivin' in Be-Bop.
Duke Ellington: Swing Era - In Hollywood --- streaming video
This video compiles various short- and medium-length films starring the great Duke Ellington and his orchestra, including Black and Tan from 1929; Symphony in Black from 1935—featuring the famous sequence with Billie Holiday; and three scenes starring Mae West in Belle of the Nineties from 1934, among many other musical sequences from major motion pictures.
Egilsson, Perdersen & Darling: Live in Vienna --- streaming video
Filmed in early 2005 at Vienna's famous Porgy & Bess jazz club, this live performance features Árni Egilsson of Iceland, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen of Denmark, and Wayne Darling of the U.S.
Gerry Mulligan: Jazz America --- streaming video
This 1981 film from Gary Keys features the amazing saxophonist and arranger Gerry Mulligan in a live show at Eric's in New York-with his warm tone on the baritone and his delightful stage persona on full display.
Gonzalo Rubalcaba: Solos - The Jazz Sessions --- streaming video
In this unique program, Gonzalo Rubalcaba displays his remarkable sensitivity toward the musical traditions of Afro-Cuban jazz. Rubalcaba is an extraordinarily versatile pianist able to blend disparate strands of Cuban and American jazz traditions into a fresh, modern style. Born into a musical family in Havana, Rubalcaba began studying classical piano at age eight, and spent the next 12 years honing his technique by playing around Havana. This set for Solos: the Jazz Sessions, is truly the performance f the great virtuosos of the music.
Greg Osby: Solos - The Jazz Sessions --- streaming video
Saxophonist, composer, producer, and educator Greg Osby has made an indelible mark on contemporary jazz as a leader of his own ensembles and as a guest artist with other acclaimed jazz groups for the past 20 years. Highly regarded for his insightful and innovative approach to composition and performance, Osby has earned numerous awards and critical acclaim. In the set for Solos: the Jazz Sessions, Osby explores a range of emotional and musical states, always seeking to tie his ideas together; his long alto-lines linger in the air as he weaves new ideas beneath and over-top.
Greg Osby & John Abercrombie: Solos - The Jazz Sessions --- streaming video
Guitarist John Abercrombie combines bop and free jazz stylistic elements with electronics utilizing phase shifters, guitar synthesizers and the good old volume pedal. What has kept his playing fresh is his refusal to be chained to these digital devices. Saxophonist, composer, producer and educator Greg Osby has made an indelible mark on contemporary jazz as a leader of his own ensembles and as a guest artist with other acclaimed jazz groups for the past 20 years.
James Blood Ulmer: Solos - The Jazz Sessions --- streaming video
James "Blood" Ulmer is one of the few guitarists to have forged a style based largely on the traditions of African-American vernacular music. Ulmer is an adherent of saxophonist/composer Ornette Coleman's vaguely defined Harmelodic theory and plays with a stuttering, vocalic attack; his jagged lines speak with the authority of a free jazz improviser and the accent of a soul-jazz tenor saxophonist. His solo guitar work is an expressive, hard-edged, loudly amplified hybrid. But Ulmer isn't limited in his musical scope. In these sessions for Solos: The Jazz Sessions, he reveals himself to be an instant inventor of repute on the flute and a memorable songwriter and blues singer with the now classic "Are you Glad to be in America?
Jazz Collection --- streaming video
This video features volumes 1 and 2 of The Legends Series Jazz Collection and includes some of the world's all-time best jazz musicians, such as Dizzy Gillespie, Sam Rivers, John Lee, Ignacio Berroa, Art Blakey, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Billy Pierce, Donald Brown, Charles Fambrough, Willie Dixon, Red Rodney, Stan Getz, Jim McNealy, Mark Johnson, Victor Lewis, Dexter Gordon, Kirk Lightsey, David Eubanks, Eddie Ladden, Kenny Drew, and a host of others!
Jazz Legends Live! Part 1 --- streaming video
Whether it's the barrelhouse, ragtime, syncopation, scat, swing, bebop, hard-bop, re-bop, boogie-woogie or jive, it is still jazz! Compiled from master recordings from the vaults of Hollywood studios, "The Golden Age of Jazz" captures motion pictures of some of greatest artists in the history of jazz including Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, the Mills Brothers, Gene Krupa, and many more.
Jazz Legends Live! Part 2 --- streaming video
This program presents key players in contemporary jazz music, performing at various locations throughout the U.S. and Europe. Featured performers include Arnett Cobb, Bags Groove, Charlie Byrd, Ben Sidran, Les McCann.
Jazz Legends Live! Part 3 --- streaming video
This program presents key players in contemporary jazz music, performing at various locations throughout the U.S. and Europe. Featured performers include Koinoni, Steps Ahead, Ahmad Jamal & Gary Burton, Ron Carter, and McCoy Tyner.
Jazz Legends Live! Part 5 --- streaming video
This program presents key players in contemporary jazz music, performing at various locations throughout the U.S. and Europe. Featured performers include Billy Cobhan, Ahmed Jamal, and Arnett Cobb and more.
Jazz Legends Live! Part 6 --- streaming video
This program presents key players in contemporary jazz music, performing at various locations throughout the U.S. and Europe. Featured performers include Carmen McRae, pianist Monty Alexander, Ben Sidran, Frank Morgan, and Charlie Byrd.
Jazz Legends Live! Part 7 --- streaming video
This program presents key players in contemporary jazz music, performing at various locations throughout the U.S. and Europe. Featured performers include Joe Cool, Lee Ritenour, Gadd Gang, and many more.
Jazz Legends Live! Part 8 --- streaming video
This program presents key players in contemporary jazz music, performing at various locations throughout the U.S. and Europe. Featured performers include Bob James, Lee Ritenour, Carmen McRae, and Joe Cool.
Jazz Legends Live! Part 9 --- streaming video
This program presents key players in contemporary jazz music, performing at various locations throughout the U.S. and Europe. Featured performers include Gary Burton, Billy Cobham, Red Baron, Dexter Grodon, Sky Lark, Ahmad Jamal, Carmen McRae, and Richie Cole.
Jazz Legends Live! Part 10 --- streaming video
This program presents key players in contemporary jazz music, performing at various locations throughout the U.S. and Europe. Featured performers include Stan Getz, Bobby Hutcherson, Gary Burton, Red Rodney, Ben Sidran, and Ron Carter.
Jazz Legends Live! Part 11 --- streaming video
This program presents key players in contemporary jazz music, performing at various locations throughout the U.S. and Europe. Featured performers include Ivan Lins, Chuck Mangione, Ben Sidran, Dave Grusin, and Lee Ritenour.
Jazz Legends Live! Part 12 --- streaming video
This program presents key players in contemporary jazz music, performing at various locations throughout the U.S. and Europe. Featured performers include Lee Ritenour, Chuck Mangione, Dave Grusin, Sam Moore, Booker T & The MGs, and Sidran, Woods & Steve Miller.
Jazz Legends Live! Part 13 --- streaming video
This program presents key players in contemporary jazz music, performing at various locations throughout the U.S. and Europe. Featured performers include Jon Hendricks, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Les McCann, and Arnett Cobb.
Jazz Legends Live! Part 14 --- streaming video
This program presents key players in contemporary jazz music, performing at various locations throughout the U.S. and Europe. Featured performers include Les McCann, Stephane Grappelli, Ben Sidran, and Mike Mainieri's Steps Ahead.
Jazz Music [The Archive Volume 3] --- MEDIA ML3508 .A7 2002
Documentary and performance footage of jazz musicians from the 1950's.
Jazz Shots. Volume 1: West Coast --- streaming video
Paying homage to the West coast and to some of the most important musicians who have spent a major part of their career there, this collection of live performances ranges from clubs to festivals to TV studio engagements. Artists include Art Pepper, Zoot Sims, Chet Baker, Phineas Newborn Trio, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Shelly Manne Quintet and Wes Montgomery.
Joe Lovano: Solos - The Jazz Sessions --- streaming video
In this special set filmed for Solos The Jazz Sessions, Lovano uses a variety of horns and gongs to wind his way through several of his own compositions, some standards and some pure improvisations.
John Abercrombie: Solos - The Jazz Sessions --- streaming video
Guitarist John Abercrombie combines bop and free jazz stylistic elements with electronics utilizing phase shifters, guitar synthesizers and the good old volume pedal. What has kept his playing fresh is his refusal to be chained to these digital devices. In this Solos: The Jazz Sessions set, Abercrombie demonstrates a deft hand at music and technology.
John Coltrane: Live in '60, '61 & '65 --- MEDIA M1366.C643 J64 2007
Filmed March 28, 1960 in Düsseldorf, West Germany; December 4, 1961 in Baden-Baden, West Germany; and August 1, 1965 in Comblain-La-Tour, Belgium.
Lee Konitz: Solos - The Jazz Sessions --- streaming video
One of the most individual of all alto saxophone players, the cool-toned Lee Konitz has always had a strong musical curiosity that has led him to consistently take chances and stretch himself, usually quite successfully. This performance for Solos: The Jazz Sessions offers viewers front row seats for an intimate and unique jazz experience.
Matthew Shipp: Solos - The Jazz Sessions --- streaming video
With his unique and recognizable style, pianist Matthew Shipp worked and recorded vigorously during the 1990s, creating music in which free jazz and modern classical intertwine. His recording of a number of duets with a variety of musicians includes, the legendary Roscoe Mitchell and violinist Mat Maneri. This set for Solos: The Jazz Sessions demonstrates his prolific and respected voice in creative music.
McLaughlin, De Lucía, Coryell: Meeting of the Spirits --- streaming video
World-renowned guitarists John McLaughlin, Larry Coryell, and Paco de Lucía—recognized as the finest exponents of their individual styles—toured Europe in 1979 and 1980 as a guitar supertrio. The spellbinding music that resulted from their collaboration dazzled audiences worldwide - and became a vital part of jazz history. This original, authenticated master of the concert takes you into the legendary experience that was the Meeting of the Spirits.
Miles Davis: Live at Montreux, Highlights 1973-1991 --- MEDIA ML3506 .M55 2011
This DVD brings together some of the highlights of those Montreux shows stretching back to his first appearance in 1973 and up to his final concert there in July 1991, just a couple of months before his death in September of that year.
Miroslav Vitous: Live in Vienna --- streaming video
Filmed in early 2005 at Vienna's famous Porgy & Bess jazz club, this concert features the inimitable Miroslav Vitous performing on bass.
Nat King Cole: Swing Era - Soundies and Telescriptions --- streaming video
Before achieving international pop stardom in the 1950s, Nat King Cole enjoyed considerable success fronting his own trio in Hollywood. This video presents a fascinating collection of early film shorts produced for theater and television.
Newport Jazz Festival 1962 --- streaming video
Newport, a top sailing spot, is an all-seasons resort offering a beautiful harbor that is rich in colonial history - but what most draws music lovers to Fort Adams State Park is the world-famous Newport Jazz Festival. This document of the 1962 festival captures the unforgettable performances of Count Basie & His Orchestra, Johnny Hodges, the Oscar Peterson Trio, the Clara Ward Singers, Pee Wee Russell, Ruby Braff, Joe Williams, Roland Kirk, and the Duke Ellington Orchestra.
Roy Ayers: Jazz Legends - Live at the Brewhouse Theatre, England, 1992 --- streaming video
A new generation of players and samplers now gathers at Roy Ayers' corner of the rainbow. Ever since forming the Roy Ayers Ubiquity in 1970, this vibraphone maestro has mesmerized millions with his unique style of music known as smooth jazz. His songs have been sampled by artists such as A Tribe Called Quest, Brand Nubian, X-Clan, Big Daddy Kane, Erykah Badu, Mary J. Blige, The Notorious B.I.G., Foxy Brown, and Sean "Puffy" Combs. As captured in this live 1992 performance, Ayers' signature blend of smooth vibes, mother-wit lyrics, and classic bottom, along with dashes of saxophones, keyboards, and wordly percussion, is a reflection of his eclectic brilliance.
Scott Cossu Trio: Islands --- streaming video
This performance was recorded live at the 1986 Main Street Independence Day Weekend Jazz Festival. Scott Cossu combines jazz and R&B influences together with years of classical training, as well as study of ethnic music from Sudan, Thailand, China, Romania, and Ecuador, to deliver his own signature sound.
Stan Getz and Alto Madness: Cool Summer --- streaming video
This double-bill recording features the remarkable tenor saxophonist Stan Getz, along with Richie Cole's band Alto Madness. Watch these two amazing artists share with you their own unique style in the ambient setting of the renowned Harvest Jazz Festival at the Paul Masson Vineyards in California.
Steven Bernstein: Solos - The Jazz Sessions --- streaming video
Steven Bernstein is a trumpeter/slide trumpeter, bandleader, arranger, and composer who lives outside of musical convention. His influences and collaborators include, Lou Reed, Sex Mob, Sam Rivers, Levon Helm, and Trey Anastasio. In this Solos: The Jazz Sessions performance Bernstein dedicates spontaneously improvised pieces to a variety of culture makers including Lenny Bruce, Sly Stone, Marianne Faithful and Leonard Cohen.
21st Century Schizoid Band: Live in Japan --- streaming video
This program consists of the "Live in Japan" concert video, bringing together both the visual and audio elements of the concert in one package. Until now, the separate elements of this 2002 concert had been unavailable. This remarkable reissue of the classic performance combines the footage and sound into a single, unified experience.
Alan Davey's Bedouin: Sonic Rock Solstice 2002 --- streaming video
Alan Davey's Bedouin celebrates the summer solstice with their own brand of classic psychedelic rock. For this 2002 performance and release of Davey's album, Bedouin, the band consists of Alan Davey, Danny Thompson Jr, and Glenn Povey. Recorded live at the Sonic Rock Solstice event during June 2002, at Hamilton House Farm near Blackpool in the northwest of England, this video also features "The Full Program," a documentary style segment that takes a look at the full event featuring additional performances by Spacehead, Doghouse, Harvey Bainbridge, Mr. Quimby's Beard, Gun Law, and Stereovaccine.
Antonio Carlos Jobim: An All-Star Tribute --- MEDIA ML420.J633 A58 1995
From Brazil comes this musical tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim (1927-1994), co-founder and leading composer of the Bossa Nova.
Awesome, I Fuckin' Shot That! (An Authorized Bootleg) --- MEDIA M1630.18.B43 A94 2006
A live performance shot by audience members at a 2004 Beastie Boys concert at Madison Square Garden.
Barbra Streisand: The Television Specials --- MEDIA M1630.18.S77 B37 2005
Inside includes Barbra's first special filmed in black and white for CBS in 1965. Also includes the one woman tour de force 'Color Me Barbra', which critics and audiences loved. And a surprise that two TV specials that were never commercially released will also be included which are "Bella on 14th Street" and "Other Musical Instruments."
B.B. King: Live --- MEDIA ML420.K56 L58 2008
Recorded Oct. 26 & 27, 2006 at B.B. King Blues Club, Nashville, TN.
Black & White Night --- MEDIA M1630.18.O72 B56 1999
Roy Orbison; Filmed in black and white against the streamlined art deco stage of the since-demolished Coconut Grove in downtown Los Angeles, this concert is buoyed by a remarkable cast of A-list Orbison fans who signed on as his accompanists.
Cactus: Live --- streaming video
The first live Cactus performance in over 30 years was greeted by a wildly enthusiastic New York City audience. Filmed at B. B. King's Blues Club in Times Square, the hard driving, boogie based, blues rock band took control of the stage from the first note, and never released their grip.
Carl Palmer: Drum Solos --- streaming video
Superstar drummer Carl Palmer has been a member of some of rock and roll's most popular bands. From his early years in The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, and Atomic Rooster; through his legendary association with platinum superstar bands, Emerson Lake & Palmer and ASIA; and behind the drumkit of his own popular solo band; Carl Palmer remains one of the greatest rock drummers of all time. Viewers will see Palmer performing his most legendary drum solos, including the immortal "spinning" California Jam performance from 1974. Some performances are shown at 50%, 75%, and 100% speed so you can clearly see and hear every note played.
Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire: Live at the Greek Theatre --- MEDIA M1630.18 .C45 2005
Two legendary musical groups team up for an amazing show at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Chicago and Earth, Wind and Fire perform their unforgettable songs at the final show of their 2004 summer tour.
The Complete Monterey Pop Festival --- MEDIA ML38.M778 C66 2002
Monterey Pop is the first filmed document of a rock festival. The Monterey Pop Festival, held on California's Monterey Peninsula in 1967, inspired Jann Wenner to launch his enormously successful Rolling Stone Magazine. It also did much to boost the careers of many of the pop and rock stars who performed in it.
Crack The Sky: All Access --- streaming video
This first authorized film production of Crack The Sky premieres scenes from the band's headlining performance at Philadelphia's 2008 Rites of Spring Festival. An additional hour of material features performances from the 2008 New Hazlett Theater show in Pittsburgh. The film overall includes songs from the band's 30-year catalog of more than 20 records.
Delerium: Epiphany --- streaming video
Delerium, a Canadian musical group formed in 1987 consists of numerous members, most consistently Bill Leeb. The group has enchanted concert audiences worldwide with its hit song "Silence," featuring the vocals of Sarah McLachlan, as well as its unique blend of Electropop, Sacred, and World Musics, all adorned with delicate vocals. Filmed in October 2008 at Washington D.C.'s award-winning 9:30 Club, with additional footage from Atlanta, West Palm Beach, and Montreal, Epiphany captures the ethereal essence of a Delerium performance realized as "paintings in motion."
Donovan: The Donovan Concert - Live in L.A. --- streaming video
This incredible performance video was recorded in front of a packed house of adoring fans at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California on January 21, 2007. Donovan performed all his legendary hits and cult classics.
The Doobie Brothers Live at the Greek Theatre, 1982: Farewell Tour --- MEDIA ML3534 .F37 2011
Presents live footage from the Doobie Brothers' concert at the Greek Theatre in 1982.
Electric Garden 2011: Live at the Progressive Rock Festival --- streaming video
In May 2011, the foremost contemporary rock bands descended on Blackpool for the first progressive rock festival in the northwest U.K. The Tangent, Credo, and The Watch headlined a blistering three days of superlative prog rock. This film also includes performances by Also Eden, Matt Stephens, Nerve Toy Trio, Dropschard, Abel Ganz, It, Goodsticks, Seyes, and Earthling Society.
Emerson Lake and Palmer: 40th Anniversary Reunion Concert --- streaming video
When the legendary rock band ELP reunited to celebrate their 40th anniversary, headlining London's first High Voltage Rock Festival, it was their first performance together since 1998. This spectacular performance, with extravagant special effects and lighting, recaptured the magic and musical genius of Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, and Carl Palmer as they performed their greatest hits in front of thousands of fans and left a lasting memory of the stunning musicianship of these three legendary performers.
Eric Sardinas and Big Motor: Live --- streaming video
The signature sound of "Delta dynamite" that Eric Sardinas and his band deliver has been a long time in the making. Filmed in high-definition video, this program catches the true power and emotion of this blues-rock slide guitarist, performing live before an electric crowd of loyal fans. Sardinas and his powerful rhythm section, Big Motor, reinterpret the music of his roots into a unique, driving contemporary blues-rock sound.
Fade to Black --- MEDIA ML3531 .F33 2005
The final live show of multi-platinum, Grammy-award winning artist, Jay-Z, at Madison Square Garden.
Festival Express --- MEDIA ML3534 .F47 2004
In 1970, such names as Janis Joplin, The Band, and The Grateful Dead traveled by a customized train for five days to Toronto, Calgary, and Winnipeg for a mega-concert at each stop. This experience was filmed and some footage was locked away, until now.
Gilberto Gil: La Passion Sereine --- MEDIA M1690.18 .G55 2005
Show 'The Poet and the Hungry' recorded live at the Anhembi, São Paulo.
Great White: Live and Raw - Deluxe Set --- streaming video
This video suite features vintage performances of the top-selling SoCal blues rockers captured live in Irvine and Modesto, CA. Hand-selected by the band members themselves, this video features smash hit singles "Once Bitten Twice Shy," "Rock Me," and more.
Johnny Cash: Live at Montreux 1994 --- MEDIA M1630.18.C354 J64 2005
Live concert recording of Johnny Cash at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1994, performing both old and new hits.
Koerner, Ray, and Glover: Live at First Avenue --- streaming video
Featuring Tony "Little Sun" Glover on harmonica, "Spider" John Koerner on guitar and vocals, and Dave "Snaker" Ray on guitar and vocals, here is one of the all-time great acoustic folk blues trios in a no-frills bar concert, captured live in 2002.
The Last Waltz--- MEDIA M1630.18 .L37 2002
The Band, one of rock's superstar groups, decided to call it quits after sixteen grueling years on the road. The group held this farewell concert on Thanksgiving Day, 1976, at San Francisco's Winterland, the site of their first performance.
Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same --- MEDIA M1630.18.L425 L432 2007
Concert film from Led Zeppelin's 1973 performances at Madison Square Garden.
Les Paul: Live in New York --- MEDIA M1366.P38 L58 2010
The final performance tribute began on Les Paul's 90th birthday when luminaries from around the musical world gathered to celebrate at New York's historic Iridium Jazz Club. Les and his many friends jammed every Monday night for the next four years until 2009, when the legendary guitarist left us. Great moments from these cool sessions are presented in this tribute to the man who created a sonic boom with his solid-body electric guitar. Les plays with such greats as Steve Miller and Keith Richards. Includes 21 songs.
Lightning in a Bottle: A One Night History of the Blues --- MEDIA ML3521 .L54 2005
More than 50 musicians gather in New York City to celebrate 100 years of the blues in this Blues Music Foundation benefit concert.
Liz McComb: Live at the Olympia - Paris --- MEDIA ML3187 .L59 1999
Recorded at the Olympia - Paris, 1 January 1998.
Marillion: Somewhere in London --- streaming video
Marillion is one of the U.K. music scene's best-kept secrets. The band's soulful, powerful, and often deeply moving music leaves audiences breathless. This live concert was filmed over the final two nights of Marillion's Somewhere Else album tour at the London Forum in June 2007.
Michael Jackson's This Is It --- MEDIA M1630.18 .M53 2010
Presents a rare, behind-the-scenes look at Jackson as he developed, created, and rehearsed for his sold-out concerts at London's 02 Arena. Drawn from more than one hundred hours of behind-the-scenes footage, the singer, dancer, filmmaker, architect, creative genius, and great artist at work is captured in raw and candid detail as he created and perfected his planned final London shows.
Les Misérables --- MEDIA M1503.S3685 M6 1998
Brings together a company of over 250 performers, featuring many of the stars who have appeared in the musical worldwide. The 10th anniversary concert at the Royal Albert Hall on October 8, 1995.
Les Misérables: In Concert: The 25th Anniversary --- MEDIA M1500.S36 M57 2011
On the 25th anniversary of the musical hit "Les Misérables," original producer Cameron Mackintosh staged a spectacular concert version of the musical in London's O2 Arena. Seen by over 57 million people in 42 countries and 21 languages, "Les Misérables" is one of the world's most popular musicals. In celebration of 25 incredible years, this momentous occasion was marked by a host—over 500 actors and musicians, a star studded cast, a reunion of the cast of the original production at the Queen's Theatre, the cast of the new 25th anniversary production at the Barbican, and members of the original 1985 London cast—in rousing renditions of the songs that have made the show an audience favorite.
Moogfest 2006 Live --- streaming video
Moogfest, the annual festival celebrating the groundbreaking achievements of maverick inventor Rober Moog and his namesake synthesizer, captures the spirit of the instruments that altered the course of modern music for all time. Filmed live at New York's famed B. B. King Blues Club in Times Square, the video features performances from some of the festival's greatest practitioners including Keith Emerson (The Nice, ELP), Jan Hammer (The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jeff Beck), Bernie Worrell (P-Funk), Roger O'Donnell (The Cure), The Mahahavishnu Project, and DJ Logic.
Nação Zumbi ao Vivo --- MEDIA M1690.18 .N33 2004
Brazilian band Nação Zumbi performs in concert and in music videos.
Neil Young: Heart of Gold --- MEDIA M1630.18 .N455 2006
A live recording of the Prairie Wind concert, August 18-19, 2005 at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville's Grand Ole Opry.
Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii --- MEDIA ML42.P66 P56 2003
Pink Floyd in concert in 1972, shot in and around an ancient amphitheatre among the ruins of Pompeii.
Prince: Sign "O" the Times --- MEDIA M1630.18 .P748 2005
In front of a crowd at the Rotterdam Music Hall, Prince and his band bring to life his "Sign 'O' the Times" album that garnered him a Grammy nomination for "Album of the Year."
Rock 'n' Roll Jukebox --- streaming video
This dynamic video features performances compiled from Alan Freed's film Rock! Rock! Rock! Artists include Connie Francis, The Moonglows, Chuck Berry, The Flamingos, Alan Freed, Frankie Lymon, Jimmy Carvello, Teddy Randazzo, Cirno and the Bow Ties, the Johnny Burnette Trio, and La Verne Baker.
Rock 'n' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul --- MEDIA M1630.18 .J44 2010
Jeff Beck honors Les Paul by playing his songs along with other rock 'n' roll classics.
The Rolling Stones Gimme Shelter --- MEDIA ML421 .R64 G555 2000
A documentary of the last ten days of the Rolling Stones' 1969 tour of the United States, focusing on two shows, one at Madison Square Garden in New York and the other, a free concert at the Altamont Speedway in California, where a young man was killed during violence between the crowd and the Hell's Angels "security" guards. Three others also died. Includes performances by Ike and Tina Turner, the Jefferson Airplane and the Flying Burrito Brothers. This special version also contains never-before-seen performances from the Madison Square Garden show in 1969.
The Rolling Stones: Havana Moon --- MEDIA ML421.R64 H38 2016
Havana moon captures the historic, once in a lifetime concert by The Rolling Stones in Havana, Cuba. This epic, record breaking concert features hits from across their career. Filmed at the end of the América Latina Olé Tour 2016 Mike Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood perform a truly spectacular set to over 1.2 million adoring fans.
Sonic Rock Solstice 2010 --- streaming video
This film was recorded over three days during the 2010 Summer Solstice at Penmaenau Farm in Builth Wells, Wales. See the headlining Hawklords, featuring Nik Turner and Ron Tree of Hawkwind, performing here in all their glory.
Stackridge: The Forbidden City --- streaming video
In April 2007, Stackridge performed to a full house in Bath, England—featuring a lineup of Andy Davis, Mutter Slater, Crun Walter, James Warren, Glenn Tommey, Nigel Newton, Rachel Hall, Sarah Mitchell, and Andy Marsden. Historic and memorable, the concert also heralded the return to live performance of Mutter Slater, who in the past had always commanded audience attention and participation. The fans were not disappointed!
Steve Howe: Remedy Live --- streaming video
In this live concert, filmed during the 2004 European tour of Remedy, Steve Howe first performs an acoustic set of his many classic, signature solo pieces - and is then joined by his band.
Steve Kilbey: Live --- streaming video
Steve Kilbey Live captures on video what The Church frontman recently described as "one of the best shows I've ever performed, whether with the band or on my own." The show in question, performed in late 2007 at the Transmission Room in Auckland, New Zealand, features The Church favorites like "Under the Milky Way," "Almost with You," "Electric Lash," "Comedown," "Tristesse," and "Hotel Womb," as well as inspired choices from his solo career.
Stone the Crows: In Concert Beat Workshop Germany 1973 --- streaming video
As legend would have it, Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant traveled to Scotland to see the band Power, whose performances were known for the distinctive vocals of Maggie Bell. Suitably impressed, he signed them on, but with a name change in mind-and so they were renamed the Stone the Crows. Despite suffering the loss of their original guitarist, Leslie Harvey (who was electrocuted during a soundcheck at the Swanage Ballroom in 1972), the band regrouped with Jimmy McCulloch on guitar-and played at their creative peak when this brilliant concert was recorded, at the Beat Workshop in Germany in 1973.
Stop Making Sense --- MEDIA M1630.18.T3 S71 1999
A film of the Talking Heads in concert.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers --- MEDIA M1630.18.P49 T66 2005
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in concert.
Toots Thielemans with Sylvia Vrethammar and Sivuca: Rendezvous in Rio --- streaming video
This film captures Brazil's brilliant accordionist Sivuca and Sweden's internationally acclaimed singer Sylvia Vrethammar as they join Belgian harmonica wizard Toots Thielemans. Their exuberant session is beautifully filmed in the uniquely festive atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro—with the support of some of Brazil's finest musicians, including Luiz Avellar, Luizao, Carlos Bala and Paulo Braga.
Willie and the Poor Boys --- streaming video
Willie and the Poor Boys was formed in 1984, when Bill Wyman got together with a group of well-known musicians to record an album to help the Ronnie Lane Appeal for ARMS. That brilliant album lineup included Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Kenney Jones, Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers, Chris Rea, Andy Fairweather Low, Geraint Watkins, Mickey Gee, and Henry Spinetti. On March 11 and 12 of 1985, the core members of the band and additional guest stars turned up at the Fulham Town Hall, London, to make this film of Willie and the Poor Boys-with the participation of members of the Rolling Stones and The Beatles, marking this a rare and historic rock 'n' roll moment. Discovered in Bill Wyman's personal archive, this concert film and documentary has been digitally remastered.
Yes: Acoustic --- streaming video
On January 26, 2004, via simultaneous, live satellite transmission from a studio in Los Angeles, a 75-minute version of the film Yesspeak premiered across multiple time zones in U.S. cinemas. Following this live broadcast, fans were treated to an exclusive, one-time only, live performance from YES. For the first time in rock history, the YES classic lineup of Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Alan White, and Rick Wakeman, performed live and unplugged. This is the recording of that digital transmission - the acoustic YES.
Yes: Live at Montreux, 2003 --- MEDIA M1741.18 .Y47 2007
This concert of the rock band was filmed live at the 2003 Montreux Festival in Switzerland.
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars: The Motion Picture --- MEDIA ML420.B754 Z55 2003
A concert film of David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust, his androgynous alter ego; shot in 1973.
The Zombies: Odessey and Oracle - The 40th Anniversary Concert --- streaming video
Featuring the historic 40th anniversary reunion concert of The Zombies at the Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, in March 2008, this film contains the complete Odyssey & Oracle album. The original four members-Rod Argent, Colin Blunstone, Chris White, and Hugh Grundy-here lovingly re-create all 12 tracks in memory of the fifth member, the late Paul Atkinson.