Cool concert clicks

A YouTube gig guide to suit everyone's ears.

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By  Matthew Wade Published  December 9, 2007

Tiesto - Silence

Filmed at the UK's popular Creamfields dance festival just outside Liverpool, one of the world's top DJs cranks up the mentalism and the crowd concurs.

Search: Tiesto Creamfields silence


Jamie Cullum - Seven Nation Army

Jamie gets creative by freestyling the main Seven Nation Army hook and then looping this using an on-stage sampler and improvising on the ivories over the top. If you thought Jamie was all about ‘lounge', this will make you think again.

Jamie seven army

Keith Jarrett Piano Solo - Umbria Jazz Festival

Filmed in Perugia, Italy in 1974, the man many regard as the best keyboard improviser in the business wows the crowds with a display of dazzling virtuosity. Afro in full effect.

Search: Jarrett Perugia

Miles Davis & John Coltrane - So What

Two of jazz's greats play this Kind of Blue classic in a rare recording you simply must hear to believe.

Search: So what


Dr. Dre Feat. Eminem - Forgot About Dre

The American Up In Smoke Tour featured Dre, Eminem, Snoop and more hip-hop masters. Here Eminem and Dre put on quite a show. Check the humour around the two-minute mark.

Search: Dre Eminem forgot smoke

Beastie Boys on Letterman

An incredible live performance by the Beasties on US TV's ‘Late Night with David Letterman' snoozefest. They start in the subway, end up in the studio!

Beastie Letterman

French Idol - Beatboxing

The American Idol TV show hits Francais (in the form of ‘Nouvelle Star') and discovers, amazingly, an undiscovered beatboxing genius. How does he compare with the likes of the UK's Killa Kela? Watch and decide.

Search: American Idol France

DJ Shadow - Organ Donor

Filmed live at Brixton Academy, this is truly a lesson in sublime sample manipulation. About as bizarre a hip-hop track as exists, but the crowd seem to like it and you should too.

Search: Shadow organ

Classical Mozart Vs Bond

Classical clowns Igudesman & Joo perform a Mozart-meets-007 skit from their ‘A Little

Nightmare Music' show. Clever, funny and note perfect.

Search: Mozart Bond

Lang Lang - Mozart - Piano Sonata C Major K.330: 3rd Movement

A clip of Chinese virtuoso pianist Lang Lang playing one of Mozart's best piano sonatas, and all pretty much without looking at the keyboard. Scarily talented and facially full on.

Search: Lang sonata (see also: ‘Lang gone mad')

The 3 Tenors - Nessun Dorma

Filmed at the height of their communal opera-singing reign, Carreras, Domingo and the now-departed Pavarotti give the crowd precisely what they want; their biggest hit.

Search: 3tenors Carreras

Bobby McFerrin Bach

Bobby McFerrin of ‘Don't worry be happy' pop fame, enlists the crowd's help in a magical rendition of Bach's Ave Maria. Filmed in Leipzig in the year 2000, this gem was part of a 24-hour Bach festival.

Search: Bach concert2


50s All-Stars on Parkinson

Famous jazz drummer Buddy Rich and the UK's favourite, now-departed, tap dancing trumpet player Roy Castle wow Michael Parkinson and comedian Kenny Everett with some hot percussive improvisation. Then there's a true crooner cameo at the end.

Search: Buddy Parkinson

The Hoff - Jump in My Car

It shouldn't be allowed on a lived-in planet, but it exists and it's online. David ‘The Hoff' Hasselhoff's worringly worded single, as ‘performed' (read: lip-synced) on the ironically-named America's Got Talent. As the Sparse Girls once put it, things will never be the same again.

Hasselhoff jump live

More Jazz…

If we've whetted your appetite for all things virtuous, jump back on YouTube and hunt out the following keyword combos: 'Nina baby', 'Tatum yesterdays', '1943 it don't mean', 'Reinhardt short clip', 'Blue monk'.

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