NEW ON DVD: Papa Jo Jones and the Drum Stars
These ultra, ultra rare clips — never before released by JazzLegends.com–feature jazz drumming legends that are not often seen on DVD. Highlights include Papa Jo Jones with Ben Webster and Buck Clayton from the late 1950s, a Louie Bellson/Philly Joe Jones/Irv Cottler/Shelly Manne turn on the mid-1960s “Hollywood Palace” tv show, a partial Joe Morello solo with Brubeck from 1964, a partial Max Roach drum solo filmed in Europe in the mid-1960s with Elvin Jones looking on. Seen in their entirety are two, very obscure, “Stars of Jazz” half hour programs from 1958, both hosted by Bobby Troup. The first program stars Shelly Manne and the boys along with jazz singer Mark Murphy. Program two is Paul Horn’s early “new age” renderings, with none other than Mel Lewis on drums.