This DVD series features full-length concerts and studio performances by the greatest legends of jazz. Included are rare performances that have never before been officially released on home video or in many cases ever broadcast. This DVD features a 1958 Holland performance featuring Jonny Hodges, Russel Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Jimmy Hamilton, Harry Carney, Cat Anderson, Harold "Shorty" Baker, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, Quentin Jackson, John Sanders, Britt Woodman, Ellington, Jimmy Woods, Sam Woodyard, and Ozzie Bailey.
Jazz Icons: Duke Ellington features the earliest-known filmed full-length concert by one of the 20th Century's greatest songwriters and bandleaders. Filmed at Amsterdam's famed Concertgebouw, this 80-minute concert features the 16-piece Duke Ellington Orchestra two years after their stunning performance at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival,which Duke considered his second birth. This epic performance includes legendary players Clark Terry, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves, Quentin Jackson and Ray Nance performing some of the most beloved American music ever written.