Samba Jazz is the result of Ben Redwine's doctoral music studies. Ben's dissertation topic was on the history of the samba, and its progression into Bossa Nova. This recording is a tribute to the famous 1962 Jazz Samba album, featuring Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd, which put Bossa Nova on the international map. This recording was recorded 50 years, to the day, after the original album was recorded, and on the same stage in Washington, DC!
Baby Won't You Please Come Home
American Slapstick 2
These never-before-on-home-video comedy shorts have been mastered from archival elements and rare collections, some of them previously thought lost altogether, and are presented with new musical scores. Hold on to your porkpie hat here comes AMERICAN SLAPSTICK VOLUME 2!
American Camerata Lydian Chamber Players
Becoming Charley Chase
Name a comedian in the first part of the 20th century--Charley Chase worked with them, either on or off screen. He was a brilliant comedy writer, film director, and a major movie star. Almost single-handedly, he transformed the world of screen comedy from chaotic slapstick violence into a newly sophisticated comedy of manners, and laid the groundwork for the modern sitcom.
He was the world's biggest skinny man--and this is where his legend begins.
This deluxe 4 disc collection provides a comprehensive look at Charley Chase's early years, from his days as a budding talent at Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios to becoming one of Hollywood's most in-demand comedy directors to his breakthrough as one of the top box office draws of the 1920s.
In The Domain
In the Domain, released by Vin Rouge Records in 2013, features the Redwine Jazz Band: Ben Redwine, clarinet, John Previti, bass, and Tom Mitchell, guitar. Tracks include several original compositions by Ben Redwine, and Ben scoured songs from the "Great American songbook" which were in the public domain to fill out this swinging CD! Packaging is produced on recycled paper, for an environmentally friendly jazz party!