Vintage Friday Premières

August 18 at 21:00 CEST


On Stingray DJAZZ, the evening of August 18 is fully dedicated to four vintage videos! Stingray DJAZZ can't wait to broadcast this newly prepared material. Enjoy performances by absolute jazz legends such as Thelonious Monk (1963) and Lionel Hampton (1959). Moreover, Stingray DJAZZ is proud to introduce you to equally rewarding but perhaps less familiar artists, with concert performances by the near-forgotten guitarist René Thomas and saxophonist Bobby Jaspar (1962)!

Friday, August 18 at 21:00 CEST | Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra at the Opera 

Lionel Hampton (1908-2002) is one of the best-known swing-era orchestra leaders. He formed his own big band after playing the vibraphone in bands led by Les Hite and Benny Goodman. Hampton was not the first jazz musician to take up the vibraphone, but he was the first to give the instrument an identity in jazz, applying a wide range of attacks and generating remarkable swing. Hampton's band played a major role in shaping American jazz and was the launching pad for such stellar performers as Dinah Washington, Charlie Parker, and Quincy Jones. In this February 17, 1958 concert, Lionel Hampton's big band offers an explosive performance at the Théâtre Royal in Liège, Belgium.

Musicians: Lionel Hampton, Leon Zachery, Bobby Plater, Andy McGhee, Lonnie Shaw, Louis Blackburn, Wade Marcus, Larry Wilson, Eddie Williams, Art Hoyle, Eddie Mullens, Dave Gonzales, Oscar Denard, Billy Mackel, Julius Browne, Wilbert Hogan, Cornelius James
Producer: Sonuma
Video Director: Sebastian Lami Dozo
Location: Opéra de Liège, Liège, Belgium
Year: 1959

Friday, August 18 at 21:00 CEST | Thelonious Monk live in Palais des Beaux-Arts

Thelonious Monk: Live in '65 features an intimate concert filmed three days apart in Belgium in the Winter of 1965 with a legendary quartet that includes drummer Frankie Dunlop, bassist John Ore and tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse. Thelonious Monk revolutionized jazz with his innovative musical approach and these remarkable performances allow viewers the rare opportunity to experience Monk’s genius up close on his classic compositions ‘Monk's Dream,’ ‘Epistrophy’ and ‘Rhythm a Ning'.

Musicians: Thelonious Monk, Charlie Rouse, Frankie Dunlop, John Ore
Producer: Sonuma
Video Director: Serge Leroy
Location: Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Year: 1963

Friday, August 18 at 22:30 CEST | Jazz Legends: Show Time at the Blue Note

This broadcast of Jazz Legends: Show Time at the Blue Note takes us back to 1967 for an amazing night of jazz at the Blue Note Jazz Club in Brussels. Featuring Ted Curson (trumpet), Pony Poindexter (alto sax), Booker Ervin (alto sax), Nathan Davis (flute), Kenny Drew (piano), Jimmy Woode (bass) and Edgar Bateman (drums), the band performs brilliant classic standards such as “Milestones”, “All Blues” and “Yesterdays”.

Musicians: Ted Curson, Pony Poindexter, Booker Ervin, Nathan Davis, Kenny Drew. Jimmy Woode, Edgar Bateman
Producer: Sonuma
Video Director: Sebastian Lami Dozo
Location: The Blue Note, Brussels, Belgium
Year: 1967

Friday, August 18 at 23:15 CEST | International Jazz Quintette de Jaspar et Thomas

The International Jazz Quintet led by guitarist René Thomas (1926-1975) and saxophonist Bobby Jaspar (1926-1963) is highly underrated. Thomas' sound and delivery are similar to Jim Raney and Tal Farlow, and has graced bands and recordings lead by Stan Getz, Chet Baker, and Sonny Rollins. Bobby Jaspar first played his cool-toned tenor and flute in a Belgian Dixieland group with Toots Thielemans in the mid-1940s. Enjoy this concert by one of jazz's best-kept secrets!

Musicians: Bobby Jasper, René Thomas, Benoit Questin, Amedeo Tommasi, Daniel Hamuir
Producer: Sonuma
Video Director: Serge Leroy
Location : Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
Year : 1962