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MVD Entertainment Group

Overview
Works: 780 works in 996 publications in 1 language and 77,752 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  History  Documentary films  Methods (Music)  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Biography  Biographical films 
Roles: prn
Classifications: PN1997, 786.2165092
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Most widely held works by MVD Entertainment Group
What 80 Million Women Want( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The women's suffrage movement inspired this 1913 silent film classic, which features appearances by equal rights crusaders Emmeline Pankhurst and Harriot Stanton Blatch. As politicos work to deny women the right to vote, a young lawyer tells his activist girlfriend of government corruption that actively seeks to ensure that her voice is never heard
Art Tatum : the art of jazz piano( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 233 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
Liz Story : Solid Colors( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 232 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
Django Reinhardt : King of Jazz Guitar( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 232 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
Of Dolls and Murder( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 230 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
Duke Ellington : Swing Era - In Hollywood( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 229 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
Jazz Legends Live!( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program presents key players in contemporary jazz music, performing at various locations throughout the U.S. and Europe. Featured performers include Les McCann, Stephane Grappelli, Ben Sidran, and Mike Mainieri's Steps Ahead
Egilsson, Perdersen & Darling : Live in Vienna( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 229 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
Where the Streets Have No Name( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sobering film documents one man's emotional journey after 20 years of trying to help alleviate homelessness in Cairns, Australia. With Harald Falge, we follow the street kids there, hearing their stories and tracing their lives to uncover the bitter reality behind the paradise of this north Queensland city. A dark, intimate, unforgettable, and sometimes chilling experience
Diane Schuur : Live from Seattle - With Maynard Ferguson and His Big Bop Nouveau Band( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 228 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
Count Basie : Then as Now, Count's the King( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz great William "Count" Basie is remembered in this rich documentary, which traces the history of the pianist, composer, and bandleader over several decades. Filmmaker Gary Keys juxtaposes a roundtable discussion among the old cats from the Count Basie Orchestra with recorded performances, including Basie's cameo appearance in Blazing Saddles. Archival clips, portraits, and snapshots recall Basie's ever-smiling face, as vivacious as the grooves he delivers here - his good humor suffusing the music, and around him all the players going at it, from Lester Young to Ella Fitzgerald
Miroslav Vitous : Live in Vienna( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in early 2005 at Vienna's famous Porgy & Bess jazz club, this concert features the inimitable Miroslav Vitous performing on bass. Insightful artist interviews are interwoven with the footage. Upon first arriving in New York in 1967, Vitous quickly became immersed in the music scene - playing with luminaries such as Charlie Mariano, Bob Brookmeyer, Stan Getz, Herbie Mann, Miles Davis, and Chick Corea. In 1970, together with Wayne Shorter and Joe Zawinul, he formed the supergroup Weather Report - and then later formed Miroslav Vitous Group before embarking on an equally successful solo career. This film captures a rare performance by the remarkable Miroslav Vitous
Jazz Collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 228 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!
Arturo Sandoval : Jazz Legends - Live at the Brewhouse Theatre, England 1992( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his mastery of jazz, classical, and Latin music, Arturo Sandoval is a rare virtuoso who soars on the trumpet. From piano compositions to lyrical ballad improvisations, Sandoval's diverse and broad range of work marks him as one of the most celebrated and prolific musicians of our time. This live 1992 performance at the Brewhouse Theatre in England shows Sandoval at his best
California clay in the Rockies( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1950s California, the art climate was in a state of flux and open to experimentation. The presence of Peter Voulkos signaled a philosophical upheaval of ceramic tradition and technique, inspiring the West Coast clay revolution. California Clay in the Rockies is an assemblage of interviews, demonstrations, and performances showcasing the seminal artists of this innovative movement. Funk Art originator Robert Arneson, raku ceramics innovator Paul Soldner, trompe l'oeil figurativist Richard Shaw, monumental sculptor Viola Frey, superrealist Marily Levine, and others applaud Voulkos for his inspiration and catalyzing encouragement
Nat King Cole : Swing Era - Soundies and Telescriptions( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 228 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
McLaughlin, De Lucía, Coryell : Meeting of the Spirits( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 228 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
Duke Robillard. Guitar Method( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 228 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
The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this rare silent 1915 biographical film produced by the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company, Henry B. Walthall stars as Edgar Allan Poe. An ardent reader of Poe's works since childhood, Walthall here portrays the tortured writer with unfathomable depth and conviction. The Raven chronicles the immigration of Poe's ancestors, the embittered life Poe led, and his early and untimely death. Written and directed by Charles J. Brabin, the film is based on the play The Raven: The Love Story of Edgar Allan Poe by George C. Hazelton and The Play by Edgar Allen Poe
The Swing Era( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz began to "swing" as musicians began to adopt swing eighths, the string bass, hi-hat cymbals, and a looser, more rhythmic feeling. This change started in the 1920s, notably with Louis Armstrong, and gradually continued on into the '40s. As much of the music was then played by bands of ten musicians or more, the swing era is also known as the big band era. This definitive history of swing music documents many of the era's classic performers, including Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Cab Calloway, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Erskine Hawkins, and Fletcher Henderson, among others
 
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