WorldCat Identities

Toby Byron/Multiprises

Overview
Works: 31 works in 136 publications in 2 languages and 4,471 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Jazz  Filmed performances  Documentary television programs  Interviews 
Roles: Producer, prn, Production personnel, pre
Classifications: ML420.H58, 781.65
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Toby Byron/Multiprises
The story of jazz by Matthew Seig( Visual )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the pivotal figures in American jazz with authoritative commentary and first-hand observations. Includes archive footage of performances by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie and many other important artists
Lady day : the many faces of Billie Holiday by Billie Holiday( Visual )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 590 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
Celebrating Bird : the triumph of Charlie Parker by Gary Giddins( Visual )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In film clips, photos, and interviews, Parker's life is traced from Kansas City to the New York jazz scene of the 1950's
Satchmo : Louis Armstrong by Louis Armstrong( Visual )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With over a dozen of his classic performances ranging from 1932 to the late sixties, Satchmo includes excerpts from Pennies from Heaven, Betty Boop cartoon, Going places, Jam session, New Orleans with Billie Holiday, High Society with Bing Crosby, and Hello Dolly with Barbra Streisand. Also included are live concerts with Dizzy Gillespie, and Jack Teagarden and the All Stars. The film also presents on-camera interviews with Arvell Shaw, Tony Bennett, Wynton Marsalis, Dave Brubeck and other musicians
The world according to John Coltrane by John Coltrane( Visual )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 463 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
Thelonious Monk : American composer by Matthew Seig( Visual )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 439 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
Bluesland : a portrait in American music by Kenneth Mandel( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 325 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
Sarah Vaughan : the divine one by Sarah Vaughan( Visual )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and French and held by 250 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
Count Basie : swingin' the blues by Matthew Seig( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 231 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
Billie Holiday : the ultimate collection by Billie Holiday( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 186 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
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 27 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
Ray Charles, the master of soul : portrait( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fascinating story, told in words and music, of one of the 20th century's great musical figures. An American original, Ray Charles was the innovator who fused gospel, jazz, and blues to create modern soul music. His crossover vision also widened the scope of country and western, his unique voice touching the hearts of people around the world. Never-before-seen interviews with family, friends -- and Ray himself -- reveal the heartbreak and humor of a man who overcame all odds, moving through tragedy to triumph and immortality. Rare, exciting clips of Ray's finest performances and greatest hits from five decades of music that altered the musical map. With David "Fathead" Newman, Dr. John, Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, Hank Crawford, Ahmet Ertegun, Jerry Wexler, Billy Preston and many others
Count Basie, swingin' the blues : masters of American music( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 16 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
Miles ahead : the music of Miles Davis by Miles Davis( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the life and music of Miles Davis through interviews and performance clips
The world according to John Coltrane : masters of American Music( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 16 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
Lady Day : many faces of Billie Holiday( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intense and heartrending story of the greatest blues and jazz singer of all time: Billie Holiday. Billie Holiday is a real legend, associating a grating voice and an intense original charisma. All of this with great elegance and subtle beauty. The documentary tells her story and explores the real Lady Day through the torments and chaos of her life. In 1933 a producer at Columbia, John Hammond, discovered her at the age of 18 -- she was born in 1915 -- singing in a club in Harlem. He immediately had her do a recording session with a young clarinet player, Benny Goodman… From then on, she met Duke Ellington, Lester Young, Count Basie, Artie Shaw and Ben Webster but she also became acquainted with opium, cocaine and soon after heroin. Between time in prison for possession of drugs and Carnegie Hall where she topped the bill, Billie Holiday was on a roller coaster between downfall and glory. Her excesses soon caught up with her and she died at the age of 44
Masters of American Music, Story Of Jazz : Masters of American Music( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 16 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
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
 
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Lady day : the many faces of Billie Holiday
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French (1)