WorldCat Identities

Toby Byron/Multiprises

Overview
Works: 41 works in 150 publications in 2 languages and 4,164 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Jazz  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Film adaptations  History 
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 603 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
Lady day : the many faces of Billie Holiday by Matthew Seig( Visual )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 556 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
Celebrating Bird : the triumph of Charlie Parker by Gary Giddins( Visual )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 539 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
Satchmo : Louis Armstrong by Louis Armstrong( Visual )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 480 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 441 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 )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 344 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 )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 309 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 )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and French and held by 240 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 181 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 )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 174 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 )

1 edition 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
Miles ahead : the music of Miles Davis by Miles Davis( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary film about Miles Davis which contains interviews with Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Cosby, Herbie Hancock and many more, as well as including concert film from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Ray Charles : the genius of soul by Stéphane Ollivier( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Spanning five decades, this is a fascinating look at the man and the times that produced some of the greatest music ever made ... [with] lively documentary footage, rare performance clips and never-before-seen interviews with family and friends ... With David "Fathead" Newman, Dr. John, Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, Hank Crawford, Ahmet Ertegun, Jerry Wexler, Billy Preston, Merry Clayton and Ray Charles Jr. among others"--Container
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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Multiprises

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English (125)

French (1)