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Dexter Gordon

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DVD - Watching the saxophonist in action is akin to a state of jazz bliss ... It’s priceless footage that is worth its weight in gold. -- JazzReview.com

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Rarely in the annals of jazz biography has a subject's career been documented so thoroughly... a monumental work. -- Downbeat Magazine

Miles Davis


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... could well be subtitled "Miles Tells All" for this volume is crammed with juicy gossip about most of the key figures in modern jazz. -- San Francisco Chronicle

Charles Mingus

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The iconoclast among icons. This DVD gives witness to three of Mingus's finest live performances, with one of his most potent groups on fire. -- Bass Player Magazine

Dave Brubeck

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DVD - [Displays] the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s unique penchant for creating music that is uncompromisingly cool and smooth but still loaded with clever time-changes and shifting dynamics, brimming with character. -- Jambands.com

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