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Guitarist Bill Frisell and his trio soundtracks Buster Keaton's Go West and two more films on a new DVD.
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January 8, 2010 There's so much good jazz coming out on DVD now (old stuff, new stuff, TV concerts and documentaries) that it's more than anyone can follow. But Kevin Whitehead says that a few recent releases really caught his eye and ear.
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July 24, 2009 When jazz singer Anita O'Day died in 2006, the music world lost her unique sound. A biographical documentary, Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer, is now out on DVD.
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October 16, 2008 Celebrated jazz singer Anita O'Day experienced both the "high times and hard times" — as her autobiography is so aptly titled. Despite drug addiction that interfered with her potential for super-stardom, she made a profound impact with her exceptional range, improvisation and skillful interpretion of lyrics.
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March 27, 2007 "Boogie Blues" contains two minutes and one second of wonderful boogie-woogie, sung by a great jazz singer at a 1963 concert and never heard on record until now. Anita O'Day's Tokyo performance aired live on Japanese TV, then languished in the vaults.
August 1, 2001 Since Anita O'Day made her solo debut in the 1940s, she has been charming listeners with her dynamic incorporation of bop modernism into vocals. Her raspy voice, which inspired a string of followers, is showcased on 1957's Pick Yourself Up with Anita O'Day.
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