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Byron, Toby

Overview
Works: 56 works in 197 publications in 2 languages and 3,799 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Jazz  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Film adaptations  History 
Roles: Producer, Editor, Director, Author of screenplay, Restager , Scenarist, Production personnel
Classifications: ML420.H58, 781.65
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Toby Byron
Celebrating Bird : the triumph of Charlie Parker by Gary Giddins( Visual )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revealing look at an enigmatic yet endlessly appealing man, who soared to the heights of creative freedom but couldn't beat a lifelong addiction to heroin. Includes Parker's only surviving TV appearance playing Hot house
The world according to John Coltrane by John Coltrane( Visual )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with jazz musicians commenting upon the impact which John Coltrane, an innovative jazz saxophonist, had upon American jazz music. Film traces Coltrane's musical growth from his roots in the black church and in rhythm & blues, through his forty years of life. Film culminates in a musical meeting between the saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell and dervish musicians in Morocco
Lady day : the many faces of Billie Holiday by Matthew Seig( Visual )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features rare TV and movie clips, along with commentary by a stellar group of jazz instrumentalists and singers who knew Billie Holiday well
The story of jazz by Matthew Seig( Visual )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program profiles, with first-hand observation and historical detail, the pivotal people and places in American jazz. Includes archive footage of performances by Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, and many other important artists
Satchmo : Louis Armstrong by Louis Armstrong( Visual )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Satchmo. There are few people in this country -- or around the world -- who will not recognize the name. Louis Armstrong embodied 20th century American culture ... No other performer of his era had such a profound effect as a singer as well as an instrumentalist ... With over a dozen of his classic film performances ... numerous live concert and television performances [and] ... never-before-seen home movies and newly discovered 1935 Chicago nightclub footage"--Container
Bluesland : a portrait in American music by Kenneth Mandel( Visual )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features rare and memorable film performances of the greatest performers like Bessie Smith, Son House, Jimmy Rushing, Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, Big Joe Turner, T-Bone Walker, and B.B. King. Follows the music's many tributaries as blues flows into the sophisticated jazz of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie, the rhythm and blues of Louis Jordan and Dinah Washington, and the rock 'n' roll of Chuck Berry and Elvis
Bluesland : portraits of twelve major American blues masters( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles twelve of the most important American blues musicians, indlucing Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Bessie Smith, Etta James, B.B. King, and others
Thelonious Monk : American composer by Matthew Seig( Visual )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first fully rounded portrait of this terribly misunderstood man and musician, the ringleader of the bebop revolution, and, after Duke Ellington, Jazz' first major composer. He remained a highly productive musician after more than thirty years of musical activity. Includes clips of international performances and interviews with artists and producers
Sarah Vaughan : the divine one by Sarah Vaughan( Visual )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and French and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the stellar singer's career from her beginnings at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, to her debut at the Apollo Theater and her pre-eminence in nightclubs, concert halls, and jazz festivals around the world
Billie Holiday : the ultimate collection by Billie Holiday( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Billie Holiday The Ultimate Collection DVD features "rare TV and film performances, an especially rare radio interview with Mike Wallace, an audio-only rehearsal session with pianist Jimmy Rowles, audio interviews with friends and fellow musicians, an interactive timeline and an evocative photo-document gallery featuring hundreds of images, from rare photos to personal letters, plus Lady Day's complete recording history for major record companies. Performance highlights include three from 1956's Stars Of Jazz TV that are seen here for the first time since their original broadcast, Holiday's first appearance on film, Duke Ellington's "Saddest tale," and the classic "Fine and mellow" with Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, and other jazz greats"--Container
Count Basie : swingin' the blues by Count Basie( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A leading musician of the swing era and an outstanding representative of the big band style, Count Basie was an eminent bandleader and jazz pianist. He led one of the most enduring swing bands of all time; no other musician was ever more committed to stomping, shouting, swinging, jumping and dragging away the blues than Count Basie. In Swingin' the blues, a distinguished group of Basie alumni, including early band stars Harry "Sweets" Edison, Earle Warren and Claude Williams, and later stars like Illinois Jacquet, Buddy Tate and Joe Williams lend their insights. The film is generously supported by vintage performance footage beginning in the 1930's and master recordings of the greatest Basie sessions"--Container
Swingin' the blues : Count Basie by Count Basie( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... a distinguished group of Basie alumni -- including early band members Sweets Edison, Earle Warren and Claude Williams and later stars like Buddy Tate, Illinois Jacquet and Joe Williams -- have come together to lend their insight to this film, in probing on-camera interviews and an unprecedented round-table reminiscence. Basie himself appears in revealing interview clips from various stages of his life. And, most importantly, there is the music: vintage performance footage beginning in the late 1930s, and master recordings of the greatest Basie sessions"--Container
Thelonious Monk : American composer( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program features unforgettable images and rare footage from Monk's travels around the world, and his statements that have become landmark docuements in the history of American music. Many fellow jazz musicians characterize him as a musician who was able to stick to his ideals and make it without comprising; a rare event
Gunsmoke blues( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blues fan Link Wyler and his buddies from the Gunsmoke TV crew traveled to Oregon to film blues legends Big Mama Thornton, Muddy Waters, Big Joe Turner and George "Harmonica" Smith, who were touring the Pacific Northwest
Louis Armstrong : the portrait collection by Yan Shvalb( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of some of Armstrong's live performances including his Danish film appearance in 1933, TV performances of Frank Sinatra's 1952 TV show and with Jackie Gleason on the Timex All Star Show in 1959. Also seen is over forty minutes of Armstrong talking at length about his life and career, an interactive timeline with photo and audio links, and nine photo galleries
Billie holiday : the ultimate collection by Billie Holiday( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Billie Holiday The Ultimate Collection DVD features rare TV and film performances, an especially rare radio interview with Mike Wallace, an audio-only rehearsal session with pianist Jimmy Rowles, audio interviews with friends and fellow musicians, an interactive timeline and an evocative photo-document gallery featuring hundreds of images, from rare photos to personal letters, plus Lady Day's complete recording history for major record companies. Performance highlights include three from 1956's Stars Of Jazz TV that are seen here for the first time since their original broadcast, Holiday's first appearance on film, Duke Ellington's "Saddest Tale," and the classic "Fine And Mellow" with Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, and other jazz greats
Bluesland : portraits of thirteen major American blues masters( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gunsmoke blues by Michael Burlingame( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blues fan Link Wyler and his buddies from the Gunsmoke TV crew traveled to Oregon to film blues legends Big Mama Thornton, Muddy Waters, Big Joe Turner and George "Harmonica" Smith, who were touring the Pacific Northwest
A tribute to Muddy Waters : king of the blues by Muddy Waters( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Various artists pay tribute to Muddy Waters
The world according to John Coltrane : masters of American Music( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masters of American Music is an award-winning television series of ten shows that celebrate a pantheon of the greatest innovators in Jazz. Both the video and audio content now has been restored and remastered in accordance with state-of-the-art specifications, employing award-winning tools exclusively for this production. Produced by Toby Byron, it was the first TV series devoted to Jazz. Individual programmes trace the lives and works of master musicians who defined the course of America's classical music. From its birth in New Orleans, to swing, the big bands, bebop, free Jazz and beyond: all of it is explored with sensitivity and in unique depth. The only authorized documentary about John Coltrane, The world according To John Coltrane, the only authorized documentary, shows that he was that, and more -- much more. "John Coltrane was the pivotal musician of the mid-twentieth century," says writer/director, Robert Palmer. He was the first musical master with a global perspective. Coltrane was there, blazing the trail first. The world according To John Coltrane captures a musical meeting between Art Ensemble of Chicago saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell and dervish musicians in Morocco's Eastern Sahara desert filmed in 1990. With Wayne Shorter, Alice Coltrane, Rashied Ali, Tommy Flanagan, La Monte Young and special guest artist Roscoe Mitchell performing with members of the Aissaoua brotherhood. Narrated by David Smyrl. Filmed in Ouarzazate, Morocco and New York City
 
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バイロン, トビー

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English (149)

French (2)