Sonny Payne
Ole Man River
Count Basie & His Orchestra - 1962


Count Basie Live in'62
A beautifully photographed concert from the vaults of Swedish Television.
A dynamic rendition of the Basie aggregation at it`s peak. SONNY PAYNE is a joy to watch,he literally steals the show with his fantastic drumworks and "tricks with sticks". Wow,he`s certainly in a leading role along with the Count.
It starts off with one of Frank Foster`s best compositions `EASIN IT` with fine solos and then ,what more to say,it`s all so gorgeous to be able to have this testament from a succsessful tour on DVD.
Don`t hesitate.You won`t be disappointed!
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140 + minutes analysing jazz drumming with photos and short vintage clips of the great stars from 1920 up to 1970. Narration is by none other than Louie Bellson with comments by Jack DeJohnette and Roy Haynes. Tens of drummers are shown including Krupa, Rich, Roach, Big Sid, Joe Morello and others.
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Classic Drum Solos
and Drum Battles

Fifteen legends of jazz drumming in extended solos and in never-before-seen drum duels of the last four decades. Features Sonny Payne, Rufus Jones, Buddy Rich and Louie Bellson, and small group giants Art Blakey and Joe Morello. Rare drum battles include meetings with Gene Krupa - Cozy Cole - Lionel Hampton - Ed Shaughnessy - Sam Woodyard - Joe Morello and Chico Hamilton - Elvin Jones - Sunny Murray.
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Classic Jazz Drummers
- Swing and Beyond

Features the legendary Sid Catlett with Louis Armstrong, Ray Bauduc, Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Gus Johnson, Joe Harris, Panama Francis, Lionel Hampton; never-before-seen solo footage of Philly Joe Jones, Stan Levey and the groundbreaking bop of Kenny Clarke; plus the only existing film of that influential New Orleans pioneer, Warren "Baby" Dodds. Four bonus clips featuring Sonny Payne, Shelly Manne, Lionel Hampton, and Philly Joe Jones.
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Classic Drum Solos and
Drum Battles Vol. 2

Fifteen thunderous drum solos from legends like Buddy Rich, Louie Bellson, Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa, "Papa" Jo Jones, Art Blakey, Shelly Manne, Sonny Payne, Sam Woodyard, Rufus "Speedy" Jones and others, spanning the years 1947 to 1989, many never before released. Bonus clips include a great segment featuring the Gene Krupa Jazz Trio impersonating Russian musicians from 1946!
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