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Seig, Matthew

Overview
Works: 41 works in 152 publications in 2 languages and 2,815 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Biographical films  Television mini-series  Jazz  Television comedies  Drama  Interviews 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Director, Producer, Author, Performer
Classifications: ML3508, 781.65
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Matthew Seig
A great day in Harlem( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A great day in Harlem tells the story of Art Kane's famous 1958 group photograph of the jazz greats of the period. Includes home movie footage of that day of the musicians arriving and greeting each other the morning of the shoot. Also includes conversations with musicians and archival performance footage
Lady day : the many faces of Billie Holiday by Matthew Seig( Visual )

30 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sparkling documentary features rare TV and movie clips, along with commentary by a stellar group of jazz instrumentalists and singers who knew her well
The story of jazz by Matthew Seig( Visual )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 408 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
Thelonious Monk : American composer by Matthew Seig( Visual )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 374 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
A Great day in Harlem( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spitball story is a short film about Dizzy Gillespie's antics as a performer in Cab Calloway's band. Includes interviews with Milt Hinton, Dizzy Gillespie, and Jonah Jones, as well as archival performance footage
Tanner on Tanner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sixteen years after Jack Tanner ran for president, his filmmaker daughter Alex is making a documentary about her dad's dark horse campaign. At least, that's the plan - until a disastrous screening sends Alex back to the drawing board, and on to the 2004 Democratic National Convention"--Container
Count Basie : swingin' the blues by Matthew Seig( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 123 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 come together to lend their insight to this film through on-camera interviews and round-table reminiscences. Basie himself appears in revealing interview clips from various stages of his life. Also includes vintage performance footage beginning in the late 1930s, and master recordings of the greatest Basie sessions
Count Basie : swingin' the blues by Count Basie( Visual )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 90 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
A great day in Harlem( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A great day in Harlem tells the story of Art Kane's famous 1958 group photograph of the jazz greats of the period. Includes home movie footage of that day of the musicians arriving and greeting each other the morning of the shoot. Also includes conversations with musicians and archival performance footage
Masters of American music( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the lives and works of great innovators in jazz, including Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan, and Thelonius Monk, through conversations, performance footage, photographs, and interviews
The spitball story( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short film about Dizzy Gillespie's antics as a performer in Cab Calloway's band. Includes interviews with Milt Hinton, Dizzy Gillespie, and Jonah Jones, as well as archival performance footage
Thelonious Monk, American Composer : Masters of American Music by Thelonious Monk( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 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. Through a more personal and conversational style of documentary, American Composer was the first fully rounded portrait of Monk, a terribly misunderstood man and musician. He was the pianistic ringleader of the bebop revolution and, after Duke Ellington, Jazz' first Major composer. Thelonious Sphere Monk -- a most original talent -- remained a highly productive musician after more than thirty years of musical activity and continued to be a growing artist- exploring his art and extending his range. In 1964, Thelonious Monk had "arrived" appearing on the cover of Time Magazine. With Thelonious Monk III, Ben Riley, Billy Taylor, Orrin Keepnews, Randy Weston. Filmed at Minton's Playhouse, New York City
Count Basie by Elisabeth Kapnist( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features a distinguished group of Basie alumni who present interviews and round-table reminiscence. Basie himself also appears in clips from various stages of his life
Count Basie, swingin' the blues : masters of American music( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 6 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. A celebration a Basie's legacy No other musician was ever more committed to the proposition of stomping, shouting, swinging, jumping and dragging away the blues than Count Basie. Basie led one of the most enduring swing bands of all time. 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 -- come together to lend their insights. Vintage performance footage beginning in the 1930s, and master recordings of the greatest Basie sessions abound in this only film about the great Count Basie. With Harry "Sweets" Edison, Al Grey, Illinois Jacquet, Jay McShann, Buddy Tate, Earle Warren, Claude Willilams, Joe Williams and Albert Murray. Narrated by Roscoe Lee Browne
The story of jazz by John Lee ( Hooker( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz has been called America's greatest contribution to the arts, and has existed in a recognizable form for close to one hundred years, but it has a much longer history. The Story of Jazz begins in the 1830s in Congo Square in New Orleans and goes on to tell a colorful tale of cross-cultural influences that produced a constantly evolving music
Masters of American music. American composer( Visual )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masters of American Music, Story Of Jazz : Masters of American Music( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 5 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 Story of Jazz puts the crown on the Masters of American series. As entertaining as it is informative, it is a seamless array of performances, comments, and compelling historic insight. Many call Jazz the greatest art form of the 20th century. The Story of Jazz is a colorful tale of cross-cultural influences that produced a constantly evolving and enduring music. It is a rich 97-minute weave of sounds, rare film clips, stills and interviews. This absorbing mix of sights and sounds shows how this truly American expression spread to become the universal language. A captivating trek through the stylistic changes that have kept jazz so fresh for all these years: New Orleans traditions, Stride, Swing, Boogie Woogie, Big Band, Jump Band, the singers, the dancers, the blues, Bebop, Afro-Cuban, Cool, Free-form… it's all here
American masters( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vocalist Sarah Vaughan's life and career are profiled. Friends and family talk about her life
Sarah Vaughan : the divine one( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vocalist Sarah Vaughan's life and career are profiled. Friends and family talk about her life
 
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Lady day : the many faces of Billie Holiday
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A Great day in Harlem