NBA TV celebrates the 20th anniversary of USA Basketball's iconic team, which captured the attention of fans around the globe and is considered one of the greatest sports teams ever assembled. Narrated by writer/director/producer Ed Burns, this film is the definitive documentary of the historic 1992 USA Basketball team, featuring recent interviews with all 12 members, including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Charles Barkley. The 90-minute documentary showcases never-before-seen footage and untold stories of how the most dominant team ever assembled returned USA Basketball to glory, while turning basketball into a global phenomenon.
Celebrating 30 years since Julius "Dr. J" Erving led the Philadelphia 76ers to the NBA championship, NBA TV Originals presents the new documentary, The Doctor, looking back at the life and career of one of game's greatest players. Through rare footage and original interviews, The Doctor shows how Erving reinvented basketball while playing in the American Basketball Association and how he later brought his above- the-rim artistry to the NBA.
Charming and romantic fit the description of Gato Barbieri and the work he presents here, the album Ruby, Ruby. The production of the record, mastered and engineered handsomely by Herb Alpert, is very lush and beautiful to a lasting degree. Barbieri turns his first song, "Ruby," from an early-on haunting love ballad to an appealing and gripping all-out Latin jam session. This theme happens to find itself playing roles several times over throughout the record. The musicianship explored is captivating and adventurous, taking the listener on a passionate journey to whatever part of the soul he or she wishes to find or dares to pursue.
When Stan Getz visited Paris to witness the French Open tennis matches, he would hang out at the Blue Note nightclub to hear how the locals did it, being told their jazz scene was not up to snuff. In London, he would pick up the European band he heard in Paris for an engagement at Ronnie Scott's. Because of his stature, Getz was able to grab the very best musicians the continent could provide, in this case the brilliant Belgian guitarist René Thomas, organist Eddy Louiss from Martinique, and French classical and jazz drummer Bernard Lubat.