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MVD Entertainment Group

Works: 559 works in 569 publications in 1 language and 29,099 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Methods 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4572
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Most widely held works by MVD Entertainment Group
Tails of Abbygail ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abbygail plans a weekend full of adventure for all of her friends: Mr. Big Bob the miniature horse, Swiss the mouse, Champ the dog and his son Champson, and more. They enjoy swimming, collecting seashells, and the glow of a campfire, all while they look for their missing friend Pirate Dog
Roy Ayers In Concert - Ohne Filter ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this nine-song concert - recorded November 15, 1994, at the Ohne Filter studios in Baden-Baden, Germany - Roy Ayers gives a performance that effortlessly combines hot rhythm and blues, cool jazz, popular dance grooves, intricate improvisations, Afro roots, and urban U.S. sounds. Part of the New York jazz community in the '60s, Ayers now finds himself name checked and sampled by young protagonists of hip hop and acid jazz. Colleagues and music connoisseurs alike have honored Ayers with titles such as the "King of Neo-Soul" and the 'Godfather of Groove." This video proves him to be one of the greatest vibraphonists of all time
Strehli/ Ball/ Brown In Concert - Ohne Filter ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hailed as girl power from the Lone Star State, and each a star in her own right, Angela Strehli, Marcia Ball, and Sarah Brown together make up an unstoppable trio of Texas blues. In this exciting show, they whip up a storm of explosive blues-rock, steamy swamp soul, and sparkling folk sounds. The video captures the three at their live best - on Ohne Filter
Art Tatum the art of jazz piano ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This portrait documents the legendary jazz pianist Art Tatum. With rare photographs and footage of Tatum and his contemporaries, the film reconstructs his genius. Included are interviews with musicians who either played with or were strongly inflenced by Tatum: pianists Marian McPartland, Hank Jones, Dick Hyman, and George Shearing; and guitarists Tiny Grimes and Les Paul. Their reminiscences and demonstrations underline Tatum's status as the "musician's musician
Django Reinhardt King of Jazz Guitar ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Django Reinhardt's music still looms as the standard to be attained more than 50 years after his death. The Gypsy guitarist who played with only two fingers of his left hand was Europe's first jazz superstar. He's the unschooled genius who created his own musical and compositional style - and became a legend. Discover his lyricism, melodic craft, and genius at simultaneously achieving technical precision and deeply meaningful tonal nuances - in this unique tribute to the king of jazz guitar
Liz Story Solid Colors ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This 11-song performance from 1984 is undeniable evidence that Liz Story has established herself as one of the most distinctive composers and pianists of our time. The three-time Grammy nominee fashions a deeply personal style that takes shape at the elusive transitions between classical and folk, with a rich jazz harmony of pioneers like Bill Evans, Story's chief inspiration. More economical than Keith Jarrett, more florid and changeable than Winston, Liz Story finds a compelling middle ground between jazz harmony and classical technique, outside improv and sturdy songcraft, complex performance and inner stillness - an audiovisual delight
Duke Ellington Swing Era - In Hollywood ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This video compiles various short- and medium-length films starring the great Duke Ellington and his orchestra, including Black and Tan from 1929; Symphony in Black from 1935 - featuring the famous sequence with Billie Holiday; and three scenes starring Mae West in Belle of the Nineties from 1934, among many other musical sequences from major motion pictures
Randy Brecker & Niels Lan Doky Trio The Geneva Concert ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In August 1994, Randy Brecker and his sidekicks Niels Lan Doky, Alvin Queen, and Pierre Boussaguet gave a memorable concert at the New Morning Jazz Festival in Geneva. By then, just about everything had already been said about Brecker's trumpeting skills and projects. He joined Blood, Sweat & Tears in 1966, then moved on to the Horace Silver Quintet for three years, and later with his brother formed the mythical Brecker Brothers - performing '80s jazz-rock fusion. The countless fans of this irresistibly charming introvert still remember the precise, powerful, and soft sound of his superb improvisations. Brecker's gifts are on rare display in this remarkable video
Taming of the Shrew ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This talkie is the only film costarring Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. In addition, this print of the 1966 rerelease - the only version Pickford allowed after her 1933 retirement - features new music and sound effects added by Marty Kemp of the Mary Pickford Company during his painstaking restoration of the film. With seven minutes of extraneous footage removed in pieces to tighten the editing and new rerecording techniques to improve the sound quality of voices, the brilliance of the 1929 original is here brilliantly revived
Egilsson, Perdersen & Darling Live in Vienna ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmed in early 2005 at Vienna's famous Porgy & Bess jazz club, this live performance features Árni Egilsson of Iceland, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen of Denmark, and Wayne Darling of the U.S. Insightful artist interviews are interwoven with the footage. Pederson, known as NHOP, was among the most frequently recorded jazz musicians in history, having taken part in more than 400 albums - there was hardly a major international luminary with whom he had not played during the last 40 years. Egilsson and Darling are both accomplished masters of the double bass. This video offers a rare look at the three talents together in concert
Nat King Cole Swing Era - Soundies and Telescriptions ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Before achieving international pop stardom in the 1950s, Nat King Cole enjoyed considerable success fronting his own trio in Hollywood. This video presents a fascinating collection of early film shorts produced for theater and television. Backed by such sidemen as Oscar Moore and Irving Ashby, bassists Johnny Miller and Joe Comfort, or Latin percussionist Jack "Mr. Bongo" Costanzo, Cole is shown in peak artistic form - in these true musical gems from his early West Coast period. Recommended to old-time fans and jazz enthusiasts alike, the music in this anthology sounds as marvelous as ever
Jim Lauderdale In Concert-Ohne Filter ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jim Lauderdale is a pioneer and a key figure in the Americana movement. His music boasts an impressive mix of country music, rockabilly, bluegrass, folk, pop and soul. Having grown up listening to George Jones, Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash, country music is his first love. He has an enormous influence as a stylist and songwriter for many famous members of the Nashville scene and is a respected performer and entertainer in his own right. This performance was filmed for the German television program Ohne Filter
Diane Schuur Live from Seattle - With Maynard Ferguson and His Big Bop Nouveau Band ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film features Diane Schuur performing 15 tunes with Big Bop Nouveau, including trumpeter and fan favorite Carl Fischer. The final two songs - "Just Friends" and "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" - feature Maynard Ferguson, with whom Schuur trades riffs, occasionally mimicking his exuberant sound. She comments, "I had a blast working with Maynard and his power-packed band. The crowd was in their element and it was so much fun sailing vocally above the brass..." Musicians include Adolfo Acosta, Carl Fischer, and Frank Abrahamson on trumpet; Mike Dubaniewicz, Jeff Rupert, and Bill Ramsay on saxophone; Mike Bravin on trombone; Earl MacDonald on piano; Roger Hines on bass; and David Throckmorton on drums
Of Dolls and Murder ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Of Dolls and Murder explores a haunting collection of dollhouse crime scenes and our universal fascination with murder. The documentary film explores the dioramas, the woman who created them, and their relationship to modern day forensics. From the iconic CSI television show to the Body Farm and criminally minded college students and a crime fighting granny, legendary filmmaker and true crime aficionado, John Waters narrates the tiny world of big time murder
Greg Osby & John Abercrombie Solos-The Jazz Sessions ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Saxophonist, composer, producer, and educator Greg Osby has made an indelible mark on contemporary jazz as a leader of his own ensembles and as a guest artist with other acclaimed jazz groups for the past 20 years. Highly regarded for his insightful and innovative approach to composition and performance, Osby has earned numerous awards and critical acclaim. In the set for Solos: the Jazz Sessions, Osby explores a range of emotional and musical states, always seeking to tie his ideas together; his long alto-lines linger in the air as he weaves new ideas beneath and over-top. A true innovator, these solos showcase an artist unadorned, free to pursue his musical alchemy
Long John Baldry Live in Concert-Ohne Filter ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Baldry recorded the first British blues album with Blues Incorporated in 1962 and never looked back. Over his career, Baldry had Mick Jagger, Jack Bruce, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, and Brian Jones as band mates. He also formed friendships with musical legends such as Paul McCartney and Elton John. This performance for the German television program Ohne Filter, features "Everyday I Have the Blues", "Do You Wanna Dance?", "One Step Ahead Of You", and "Shake That Thang
Robben Ford Ohne Filter-Revisited ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During this performance by Robben Ford, viewers experienced a true virtuoso, who continuously reinvents himself. Throughout his career, he has worked with such blues greats as Charlie Musselwhite and Jimmy Witherspoon. He has toured with rock stars Joni Mitchell and George Harrison. This performance from 1997 was in support of his highly-acclaimed album "Tiger Walk". Filmed for the German television program Ohne Filter, he shares the stage with three established musicians from Alanis Morissette's stable. The sound Ford creates on his guitar with his nimble fingers reveals a deep understanding and appreciation for the blues
Duke Robillard. Guitar Method ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this program, Duke Robillard teaches rhythm guitar ideas and chord progressions. He demonstrates his favorite Chicago blues turnarounds, the best chord voicings to use in blues, mixing double stops with chords for interesting backgrounds behind solos, sliding sixth chords, guitar boogie rhythms, expressive picking techniques, and more! Inspired by blues legends like T-Bone Walker, Charlie Christian, and Big Joe Turner, Duke's guitar work has seamlessly spanned the worlds of jazz, blues, and swing since he founded his renowned big band, Roomful of Blues, in 1967. Duke has toured internationally with his band and also as Tom Waits's guitarist and Jimmie Vaughan's replacement in The Fabulous Thunderbirds. He has recorded 20 acclaimed solo albums, including Grammy-nominated Guitar Groove-a-Rama. Duke has also played on and/or produced albums by Bob Dylan (Grammy-winning Time Out of Mind), Ruth Brown, Johnny Adams, Kim Wilson, Jay McShann, Pinetop Perkins, John Hammond, Jimmy Witherspoon, Snooky Pryor, and many others. The legendary B. B. King called Duke "one of the great players
McLaughlin, De Lucía, Coryell Meeting of the Spirits ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
World-renowned guitarists John McLaughlin, Larry Coryell, and Paco de Lucía - recognized as the finest exponents of their individual styles - toured Europe in 1979 and 1980 as a guitar supertrio. The spellbinding music that resulted from their collaboration dazzled audiences worldwide - and became a vital part of jazz history. This original, authenticated master of the concert takes you into the legendary experience that was the Meeting of the Spirits
Jazz Collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This video features volumes 1 and 2 of The Legends Series Jazz Collection and includes some of the world's all-time best jazz musicians, such as Dizzy Gillespie, Sam Rivers, John Lee, Ignacio Berroa, Art Blakey, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Billy Pierce, Donald Brown, Charles Fambrough, Willie Dixon, Red Rodney, Stan Getz, Jim McNealy, Mark Johnson, Victor Lewis, Dexter Gordon, Kirk Lightsey, David Eubanks, Eddie Ladden, Kenny Drew, and a host of others! Experience both legendary jazz standards and lesser known songs, including "The Blues," "You don't Know what Love Is," "Wang Dang Doodle," "New York," "Confirmation," "A Night in Tunisia," "A Time for Love," "Hushabye," "Sandy," "Built for Comfort," "Love Letters," "Parker's Mood," "Cheese Cake," "Seventh Son," "Little Man," "Gypsy Folk Tales," and "The Night has a 1000 Eyes." For jazz aficianoados and new fans alike, this video is sure to please!
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