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‘Jazz Icons Series 5’ DVDs Set for Release Next Month

Coltrane, Monk, Kirk, Hubbard, Blakey and Johnny Griffin filmed live

Johnny Griffin
John Coltrane [photo credit: Roy Thompson]
Art Blakey c/o Gretsch Drums

The fifth series of Jazz Icons® DVD releases will be available next month as a six-disc set available exclusively through Mosaic Records. Produced by Reelin’ In The Years Productions, the latest in the ongoing series includes six titles, all of which were filmed in France from the late 1950s through the early 1970s, featuring performances from John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Freddie Hubbard, Johnny Griffin, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and Rahsaan Roland Kirk.

Mosaic will start shipping sets on November 1. The new series brings to 36 the total number of titles released under the Jazz Icons banner.

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