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Interview with John Altman: Part 6

Part six of a six part interview with John Altman over videos contained in the Altman-Koss Video Jazz Archive. Altman and I continue our discussion of his years running The 10 Room, a club in London he started with Patrick … Continue reading

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Interview with John Altman: Part 5

Part five of a six part interview with John Altman over videos contained in the Altman-Koss Video Jazz Archive. This part of the interview gets personal, with Altman departing a bit from the archive to talk about his personal career … Continue reading

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Interview with John Altman: Part 4

Part four of a six part interview with John Altman over videos contained in the Altman-Koss Video Jazz Archive. Choosing a video of Miles Davis on tour the year that Coltrane died, this part of the interview briefly features Altman’s … Continue reading

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Interview with John Altman: Part 3

Part three of a six part interview with John Altman over videos contained in the Altman-Koss Video Jazz Archive. In this segment, we’re watching a video of Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw performing in France in 1998. ***** 14:40: Altman’s … Continue reading

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Interview with John Altman: Part 2

Part two of a six part interview with John Altman over videos contained in the Altman-Koss Video Jazz Archive. As we watch footage Count Basie and Duke Ellington, Altman clues me in on some background information and stories from the … Continue reading

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Roy Hargrove: Performer, Composer, and Jazz Educator

On July 15th I was lucky enough to catch Roy Hargrove at the famous New Morning jazz club in Paris, a venue he passes through almost every year. He’s one of my heroes when it comes to trumpet playing and … Continue reading

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The Beatles and Jazz (and maybe even a new tape)

“Jazz is just a lot of old blokes drinking beer at the bar, smoking pipes and not listening to the music.” John Lennon allegedly declared his opinion at a press conference, disparaging the genre that held the title as the … Continue reading

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Artist Feature: Angles of Louis Armstrong

Of the digitised part of the collection we have currently, a whopping 21 videos ring up when you search for “Louis Armstrong.” That translates to something like 7.6% of the archive, which is actually enormous when you realize how many … Continue reading

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Video on Video: Finding Old Films in the Archive

One class of treasures to be found in the jazz archive are the many films, either full of music or else somehow related to jazz, that have been included in full length and quality. Curious about why Altman and Koss … Continue reading

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