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Sonny Rollins, Groucho Marx, Joe Lovano and Charlie Parker

December 28, 2010

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From: Jazz Promo Services

Sonny Rollins, Groucho Marx, Joe Lovano and Charlie Parker

New video from Bret Primack, the Jazz Video Guy, includes a recent interview with Sonny Rollins; an EPK for Joe Lovano’s new Charlie Parker tribute; a report on Jazz in Taiwan; a preview of the Yellowjacket’s first studio recording in three years; and, a Message to the Jazz Community from the Jazz Video Guy.

The numbers: Bret posted 172 videos in 2010. There are now 600 videos available on the Jazz Video Guy YouTube channel, which has 15.5 million views, 18,546 YouTube subscribers and friends.

Sonny Digs Groucho: Bret interviewed the Saxophone Colossus on December 23rd via phone and put together this video using John Abbott’s remarkable photographs.

Lovano Digs Bird: Joe Lovano’s Bird Songs, coming January 15th from Blue Note Records, explores the music of Charlie Parker. Bret put together an EPK:


Joe’s group US Five will be featured in a live webcast from the Village Vanguard on January 12th, to celebrate the release. Bret created a trailer for the webcast:


Bret Digs Taipei: During a recent trip to Taipei, Taiwan where his daughter teaches English, Bret sampled the local Jazz scene and came up with this report, featuring an American currently based in Taipei, Louis Goldford.


A Message to My Friends: The Jazz Video Guy will be participating in next month’s JEN Conference in New Orleans. Reflecting on the importance of solidarity, Bret offers a Message to the Jazz Community.


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