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Documentary: Ronnie Scott's


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Maybe you've visited Ronnie Scott's on vacation in London. If you're a musician, maybe you've played there. Or you probably have albums that were recorded live there. Whatever your relationship with the fabled club, odds are you know virtually nothing about its history. That ends today.

Here's a terrific BBC documentary on the jazz establishment—co-founded by tenor saxophonists Ronnie Scott and Peter King. The documentary features rare performance footage of Ella Fitzgerald, Zoot Sims, Sonny Stitt, Stan Getz, Bill Evans, Sonny Rollins, Buddy Rich, Ben Webster and side of Mel Brooks you've never seen before. And be sure to catch King's fast aside at 21:24—"Two and six, all night." [Pictured above, from left: the late Peter King and Ronnie Scott]

JazzWax note: A special thanks to Don Emanuel for sending this one along.

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This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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