Jazz '34: Final Battle | Kansas City Band "Yeah Man"

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Robert Altman's Jazz '34: Remembrances of Kansas City Swing Kansas City Band "Yeah Man" Credits: Joshua Redman as Lester Young - tenor sax Craig Handy as Coleman Hawkins - tenor sax James Carter as Ben Webster - tenor sax Dadid Murray - tenor sax Jesse Davis - alto sax David "Fathead" Newman Jr. - alto sax Don Byron - clarinet/baritone sax Olu Dara - cornet Nicholas Payton - trumpet James Zollar - trumpet Curtis Fowlkes - trombone Clark Gayton - trombone Victor Lewis as Joe Jones - drums Geri Allen as Mary Lou Williams - piano Cyrus Chestnut as Count Basie - piano Ron Carter - bass Christian McBride - bass Tyron Clarke - bass Russell Malone - guitar Mark Whitefield - guitar Kevin Mahogany - vocal />

Ian Boyter
This is filmed live, no overdubs, no edits.
Miguel Campos
Is that Eddy Murphy sitting down? ;~) Whether this was done yesterday or in 1934 it swings! I wonder what's the objection of those that voted it down.
Vino Tinto
Improvisations sounds way too modern. It doesn't fit the era at all.
G Sutton
Reminds me of when I was about 16 years old, and saw Coltrane and Sonny Stitt "Battling" in Chicago on 63rd Street. Had to look thru the window.
Deschanel Gordon
Redman took no prisoners. Only if James Carter joined in
Rich Ramik
Yesterday, 10/6/15, I was listening to WBGO FM (USA, NY Metro area) driving home. This was one of the featured cuts that was aired. Absolutely fantastic. The classic battle between Lester Young and Coleman Hawkins, at least in the scene, is fabulous. In my opinion, this is the way it was meant to be. Talented musicians all, not the slop (modern music/rock or whatever the hell they call it) heard today. Guess I'm stuck in the swing era. Sitting traffic, windows open, volume up have a great ol' time. In the mid-30' musicians were reaching for different ways to express themselves. These are the guys who developed swing and classic improvisation. LOVE IT.
Love it !!! The CD is the soundtrack of my commute. For the nitpickers: It's a fictional movie not a documentary
Go Peace
People can over-analyze this all they want, but the thing I like about it is that it represents jazz when I got into it during the 1990s. You've got Ron Carter on the bass, Joshua Redman, and others that I still admire greatly.
Austin Casey
I promise you... if you played like these sax players in the video are playing in 1934 they would have kicked you off the stage. Lol They would have thought you were drunk or just trying to be funny. That being said, these guys are still swinging and sounding good for todays standards.
Lone Star Outlaw
The jazz police are alive and well in the comment section.
Alexandre Kuzmanovic
I love Russell Malone face at 5:32 :)
Tony Gleeson
Best part of what was in general a pretty mediocre Altman movie. But the music was great, thanks to Hal WIllner.
A greyt day out!
These guys are all great but had the privilege to play with James who is awesome. He knows this music like no one else. Also love Joshua Redman  for his amazing passion and fire!
Minnie Blues
Best thing about the film was the soundtrack. I love every song and play them all the time.
Ruud Bergamin
Great! The way of playing in the tenorbattle (Redman/Handy) is magnificent. They create together with the band and the audience a picture of great jam sessions in the Swing Era. The most famous of them: Lester Young / Coleman Hawkins december 8 1933. That session was not only about musical personalities (or who is the boss or whatever), but also and in retro perspective about future styles in jazzimprovisation. The Hawkins approach / the Young approach.
Robert Huang
Ron Carter on bass!
Minnie Blues
I have the soundtrack CD from the film "Kansas City" and the tracks are all awesome.
Alex Neuman
JAZZ IS FENOMENAL MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wesley Prado
Ai sim
It still sounds like the fifties, though.
Del Stanley
Who is the trumpet player at about 1:09-? He looks like Eddie Murphy in "Harlem Nights."
christopher fischer
Rhythm Changes in G
Peanuts Francavilla
Epic battle tenor sax, Redman killer solo!!!
Walter Jones
Olu Dara on trumpet, played in Blakey's 70's band.
Jude F.
Victor Lewis on drums.
Cole Parker
cant beat Redman
Hanshi Stephen Kaufman
Good jazz, 'Nuff said.
Jim Ervin
I love good sax music in old rock & roll but jazz, forget it. I don't care how good they are.
Maria Gonzalez
WAO, Lastima no tener la pelicula completa, ESE MOMENTO DE LA HISTORIA seria MEMORABLE IR A VISITARLO, SI PUDIERA VIAJAR EN EL TIEMPO SERIA UNO DE LOS LUGARES QUE VISITARIA........................................
Redman is raw
Davi Sofia
eu tenho esse filme :0
Joshua Redman @ 5:30 ... my god :o
haha, I would not want to stand up with Redman on that
Seth Pittham
Knock yourself out. Very good
Fantastic!! I had been looking for this clip many years ago and gave up. I'm thankful to have finally found it!
The phrase of Joshua is too modern and is unsuitable for the concept of this movie.
Rich Ramik
Lastly, the are several "takes" of Yeah Man of Tube.
Jacob Peer
they both play the same mouthpiece! which one is it friends, common Help me out here!
Dale Proctor
What a blast!
Rich Ramik
By the way, I believe Yeah Man is a Fletcher Henderson composition. Check it out. "Fletcher Henderson - Yeah Man". Hawk in the Henderson's band.
Raef Black
Damn , never knew they played Otto link Florida's with Selmer ligs and Mk6's in 1934. You learn something new every day !
Ирина Мугунова
The two tenor players should have learned more about Lester Young and Coleman Hawlkins! There is no difference in style between them unlike real Lester and hawk. Not interesting at all musically.
They won't find anybody, able to play like him.
Carlos Arlindo
sensacional batalha entre dois saxes tenores.... que loucura!!! um dos melhores momentos do jazz!!!
Lucas Quinamo
Man! That's amazing!!!
craig handy
craig handy
Alvaro Murcia
what is the name of the saxophone player in the right?
jeesus! cant find this movie anywhere! :(
Tyler Cassidy Music
Lol poor guy.
This is real swing !!!
Yiğit Soner
Kenny G sucks.
Paul Maggiore
They must have given James Carter some Midazolam to stop him from getting up.
its funny how i could easily imagine james carter on his bari just standing up and and tellin them both to shut up and then playing some crazy complex solo lol
Very nice but strong saxo tenor battle between Craig Handy and Joshua Redman !!!
Mike W
Kenny G wasn't invited to play in this movie?
Dan Cingwith-Frogs
Is there any evidence for girls playing air sax in 1934? :-)
@dancingwithfrogs she's playing double bass
Garrett Milich
@dancingwithfrogs I believe she is gesticulating as if playing the tenor saxophone. After all, this is a tenor battle.
I like this video, but they shouldn't pretend to be Lester Young or Coleman Hawkins as they DO NOT AT ALL play like them. They just should have been random jazzmen.
Alexandre Time
Muiiito booooom
Dan Cingwith-Frogs
(5:59) Air guitar in 1934??? Don´t believe that...
Philipp Küderli
eddie murphy on the trumpet?
james carter on baritone ?
Aaron McCoy
@jbenzon1 Exactly. By the way the Tickle Toe is much better in the movie cut than in the soundtrack album.
@johnonorgan I've actually uploaded that version of solitude too. :)
john darmiento
i watch this movie every time it's on just to watch this and the ending with the two double bass players playing In my solidude just great
Ivan Meyer Explicasax
Redman is the KING!