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To Our Valued Customers:
  • September New Releases
    For September, we are proud to announce the release of two exciting additions to the Arkadia DVD line of jazz performances. Dianne Reeves: The Early Years and Dorothy Donegan: Pandemonium are the first releases from the acclaimed and long-awaited Ad Lib television series to appear on DVD. The Ad Lib Series is a collection of 46 concert TV programs presenting the best jazz, pop and blues artists showcasing their skills with a jazz flair. Seen on TV internationally, Ad Lib (filmed in 1980) was the first musical television series recorded in Stereo.
  • AugustNew Releases
    In case you missed them, in Augustwe released a pair of critically acclaimed DVDs showcasing two of the greatest ballet companies on Earth. Bolshoi Soloists: Classique and Paris Opera Ballet: Six Ballets capture the legendary Russian and French companies in dazzling performances featuring their most renowned dancers and choreographers.

September New Releases:

Dianne Reeves:
The Early Years

With special guests Billy Childs and Snooky Young, and a classic performance from Count Basie and Helen Humes.

Carrying the legendary torch of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah
Vaughan
, Dianne Reeves embodies the long Jazz tradition while remaining distinctive and original. She has won copious accolades, Critics and Readers polls, as well as numerous Grammy Awards. With this historic DVD, we witness the birth of a future star and a genuine musical icon.

Both inside and out of the Jazz world, Reeves is in the most
elite category of vocalists. She spent stints performing with Billy Childs (who is featured in the DVD) and Sergio Mendes, before spending 3 years working for Harry Belafonte. A Jazz icon in every sense of the word, Reeves is a fearless singer, unafraid to break the mold by performing in several different genres. Her expansive range, precise pitch, rhythmic and instinctual timing, and powerful yet graceful style have created an intoxicating sound for the singer who enchants and fascinates everyone lucky enough to witness her beautiful voice and passionate performance.

DVD BONUS FEATURES
  • Dianne Reeves Biography
  • Ad Lib Highlights Reel (16 min)
  • Digitally Mastered Audio & Video
  • Dolby Stereo Audio
  • Instant Access to Songs
  • DVD Recommendations

1 Hour Plus Bonus Features
ARKADIA DVD #72031  SRP:$19.98
UPC: 602267203196     ISBN 0-8030-7031-4

Dorothy Donegan:
Pandemonium

With special guests Spanky Wilson and Buster Cooper.

Pianist Dorothy Donegan was born in Chicago circa 1922 and is primarily recognized for playing the boogie-woogie style of Jazz, as well as being the protégé of, and successor to, Art Tatum. Known as a Jazz pianist, her classical background and eclectic musical taste helped create an impressive and flamboyant live act that had the ability to engross any audience. Honed in Chicago’s vibrant music scene, her act consisted of her splendid blend of Jazz styles infused with Pop, Classical, Ragtime, Gospel, and Vaudeville, among numerous other genres. Her irresistible charm, vicious sense of humor, spunky attitude, and daring musical prowess all played a role in her individual persona and career.

Dorothy Donegan has played and recorded alongside a Who’s
Who of Jazz greats such as Cab Calloway, Lionel Hampton, and Dizzy Gillespie. Dorothy was also an inductee into the American Jazz Masters Hall of Fame, a distinction bestowed by the National Endowment for the Arts. Since Donegan’s death in 1988, when knowledgeable critics look back at her storied career in music, they are left in awe of both her charming personality and her unparalleled musical virtuosity.

DVD BONUS FEATURES
  • Dorothy Donegan Biography
  • Ad Lib Highlights Reel (16 min)
  • Digitally Mastered Audio & Video
  • Dolby Stereo Audio
  • Instant Access to Songs
  • DVD Recommendations

1 Hour Plus Bonus Features
ARKADIA DVD #72032  SRP:$19.98
UPC: 602267203295     ISBN 0-8030-7032-2

OTHER ARKADIA DVDs AVAILABLE:   Benny Golson: The Whisper Not Tour     Nigel Clark In Concert
Christian Howes: Live in Madrid         Billy Harper in Concert
Latin Nights (with Tito Puente)   Europafest: Jazz Highlights
Dueling Guitars 1: Paul Bollenback & John Hart       Cuba Mia

August New Releases:

Bolshoi Soloists:
Classique

In a testament to the Bolshoi legacy, this newly discovered film features the grace, beauty, and perfect control of Nina Timofeyeva and Mikhail Lavrosky, son of the renowned choreographer Leonid Lavrosky, creating a special program of solos and Pas de Deuxs. Choreographed by Mikhail Fokine as well as the dancers, this production features the timeless and diverse music of Gershwin, Saint-Saens, Albinoni and Adam, and is full of timeless performances in the classic and elegant style of the Soviet ballet tradition.

"…balletomanes will relish the opportunity to
see these dancers… Recommended
" – The Washington Post

DVD BONUS FEATURES
  • Bonus Video: The White Swan from the DVD "Paris Opera Ballet: Seven Ballets"
  • Bonus Video: Diana and Actheon from the DVD "Kirov Ballet: Classic Ballet Night"
  • Dolby Stereo Audio
  • Digitally Re-Mastered Audio & Video
  • Instant Access to the Dances
  • DVD Recommendations

Approx. 1 Hour Including Bonus Features
VIEW DVD #2207  SRP:$19.98
UPC: 0339092207198     ISBN 0-8030-2207-7

The Paris Opera Ballet:
Six Ballets

Wonder Boy of the world dance scene, Patrick Dupond, Claude DeVulpian and Noëlla Pontois, the epitome of French ballerinas highlight this special program that features music by renowned composers such as Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich & Meyerbeer, and is sure to delight and impress Ballet fans everywhere. This stellar DVD features a selection of works choreographed by Nobert Schmucki especially for the stars of the Paris Opera Ballet, the Company known as “the Cradle of Classical Ballet.”

"A triumph… the energy and polish of the exceptionally gifted
generation of dancers is now on VIEW
.” – The New York Times

DVD BONUS FEATURES
  • Bonus Video: The White Swan from the DVD "Paris Opera Ballet: Seven Ballets"
  • Dolby Stereo Audio
  • Digitally Re-Mastered Audio & Video
  • Instant Access to the Dances
  • DVD Recommendations

Approx. 1 Hour Including Bonus Features
VIEW DVD #2204  SRP:$19.98
UPC: 033909220491     ISBN 0-8030-2204-2

OTHER VIEW DANCE DVDs AVAILABLE:   Making Ballet with The National Ballet of Canada       Tango Fatal
Kirov Ballet: Classic Ballet Night      Cinderella: A Dance Fantasy
Moiseyev Dance Company: A Gala Evening     ...and many more.
Order: Place your orders online at www.view.com or via our order line: (212) 674-5550
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