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Rhapsody Films

Overview
Works: 158 works in 304 publications in 1 language and 4,254 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Unedited footage  Independent films  Outtakes 
Roles: Publisher, Producer
Classifications: GV1796.H8, 782.0092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Rhapsody Films
 
Most widely held works by Rhapsody Films
The last of the Blue Devils by Count Basie( Visual )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary recollection of music and musicians associated with Kansas City, Mo. in the 1930's, featuring Count Basie and his orchestra, Joe Turner, and Jay McShann
Tony Bennett the music never ends by Tony Bennett( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clint Eastwood presents the extraordinary career of Tony Bennett with archival footage, live performances including his performance at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 2005 and interviews with celebrities reminiscing about their favorite moments with him
Mingus by Charles Mingus( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Mingus, jazz bassist/composer, performs and talks about his life, work, and politics
Johnny Mercer the dream's on me( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Admired and praised by the likes of Irving Berlin and Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer has been described as 'one of our great folk poets' and 'the most perfect American lyricist.' Throughout his extraordinary career, he collaborated with hundreds of composers to write legendary movie songs such as 'Hooray for Hollywood, ' 'Jeepers Creepers', and 'Moon River.' Mercer then went on to co-found Capitol Records in 1942
Chicago blues by Harley Cokeliss( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the evolution of blues music from its origins in the rural south and focuses on its development in the urban environment of Chicago. Interwoven with performances by Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells and others and interviews with Dick Gregory and others
The Universal mind of Bill Evans the creative process and self-teaching by Bill Evans( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features Bill Evans in performance, plus an explanation by the Evans brothers and Allen of how a jazz artist creates his art
Clint Eastwood out of the shadows( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the life and career of American actor and filmmaker Clint Eastwood
Kumu hula keepers of a culture( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about the native Hawaiian dance which represents the history and ancient traditions of the Hawaiian people
Juju music( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique performance documentary, Juju music features the urban popular tribe music of Nigeria, known as Juju. The film includes a historic, all-night juju concert in Lagos, featuring internationally known performers. A vital thread in the social fabric of Western Nigeria, juju music incorporates traditional song forms, rhythms and instruments with Western musical influences
Different drummer, Elvin Jones by Elvin Jones( Visual )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is an excellent visual and aural study of the great drum innovator"
Robert Altman's Jazz '34 remembrances of Kansas City swing( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary jazz musicians recreate an all-night jam session as it might have happened in a 1930's Kansas City club
The Art Ensemble of Chicago live from the Jazz Showcase( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A live performance by the Art Ensemble of Chicago at the Jazz Showcase. One of the most intelligent jazz documentaries around
Sun Ra a joyful noise by Sun Ra( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sun Ra - bandleader, keyboardist, composer and self-made myth - performs and philosophizes. Mr. Ra's Intergalactic Omniverse Arkestra performs in elaborate costumes, ritual, and theatrical glitter. Includes blues, swing, modal chants, quasi-African drumming, and electronic music
Texas tenor the Illinois Jacquet story by Illinois Jacquet( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on the life and work of jazz saxophonist Illinois Jacquet. Features interviews and performances by Jacquet and many important jazz musicians of the 20th century
Jazz is my native language a portrait of Toshiko Akiyoshi( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives an in-depth look at the musical and personal life of composer/pianist/bandleader Toshiko Akiyoshi. Includes performances of her work by her band and commentary by jazz critic Leonard Feather
After hours( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows a late night session at the "After Hours Club". Coleman Hawkins on sax, Roy Eldridge on trumpet, Milt Hinton on bass, Johnny Guarnieri on piano, and Cozy Cole on drums as they perform "Lover man", Taking a chance on love", and others
Zydeco Gumbo( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An example of zydeco music, a combination of R & B, Cajun, Creole accordion and scrubboard, taped on location in Southwest Louisiana
Jazz in exile by Chuck France( Visual )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through interviews and performances of original jazz, explores the feelings of great American expatriate musicians. Looks at why they left the United States and why they are now coming home to critical acclaim
One hand don't clap( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sweet, lilting documentary on the history and present state of calypso and its more recent spin-off, soca, defined as calypso with soul
Steve Lacy lift the bandstand by Peter Bull( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays Steve Lacy as a musician who has held a pivotal position in modern jazz history
 
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