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About Louie Bellson

Louie Bellson

Louie Bellson was a renowned jazz drummer and worked with some of the biggest names in jazz throughout his career. Known as the inventor of the two bass-drum kit, Louie Bellson not only thrived on his passion for drums, but also made significant contributions to jazz arrangement and composition. He performed with the Duke Ellington Band and collaborated with such names as Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and many others. is proud to offer our live, concert DVD, "Louie Bellson & His Big Band," which includes an all-star lineup with Michael and Randy Brecker, Lew Soloff, Herb Geller, Howard Johnson and others displaying some of the finest jazz performances on video by these legendary players. The DVD also includes several rousing drum solos from Louie Bellson himself. It is a must have for any jazz fan, lover of drums and percussion, or music instructor.

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Freddie Hubbard is proud to offer the Arkadia DVD, entitled "Freddie Hubbard: One of a Kind." Freddie Hubbard was a renowned trumpet player and considered a jazz icon for his creative work and fiery trumpet playing. This video, including Billy Childs on piano, encapsulates the passion Freddie Hubbard held for jazz music and the precision with which he played.

Like Louie Bellson, Freddie Hubbard has worked with many jazz greats, such as Philly Joe Jones, Slide Hampton, and Quincy Jones. He has won a Grammy Award for his work in the genre, but also found a more mainstream pop audience that appreciated his music, thanks in large part to his hit "Red Clay.".

A jazz fan will also want check out The Ad Lib Series, 12 titles of which are now available on DVD at This video series is a collection of 46 concert TV programs, the first programs recorded in stereo in 1980, showcasing the best Jazz, Pop and Blues artists, including Freddie Hubbard, performing their art with a Jazz flair..

Note that the Arkadia Jazz DVDs we offer from these and other fine musicians have more Bonus Features than you'll find on the market. You can learn more about the music and biographical information on each artist.

See video previews of the Louie Bellson and Freddie Hubbard DVDs an browse these and other fine jazz DVD selections available from the Arkadia Label Group at and You'll also want to check out the biographies we have on some of these famed musicians, as indicated in the product descriptions for each video. If you love jazz, you'll find many videos at that you'll want to purchase and enjoy time and time again.