One of the true legends of the jazz scene, Miles
Davis was not only a virtuoso on the trumpet, but also one of
the founders of cool jazz, groove, hard bop, and fusion. Available for
the first time completely digitally re-recorded is Davis' live 1985 performance in Montreal with rare concert footage.
Davis on trumpet, Bob Berg on sax, Robert Irving III on synthesizer, Daryl
Jones on bass, John Scofield on guitar, Steve Thornton on percussion and Vince
Wilburn on drums.
Jean Pierre, Code M.D., One Phone Call, Human Nature, Something's on Your Mind, Time After Time
as the "King of Mambo" and "El Rey de Timbal", Tito Puente
is one of Latin music's most loved performers. The rhythms are hot as
Tito's band effortlessly bridges the gap between Latin music and jazz
with his own compositions. Also includes an interview.
Personnel: Tito Puente - timbales; Michel
Camilo - piano; Mario Rivera - saxophone & flute; Vincent Frisaura - trombone &
trumpet; Roberto Rodriguez - bass; Edgardo Miranda - guitar;
Jerry Gonzalez - congas; John Rodriguez - bongos & percussion.
Selections: The Opener, Morning, Stella by Starlight, Oye Como Va, Tito's Especiale, On Broadway, Pare Cochero
A flamboyant performer, brilliant musician, and one of the
founders of jazz fusion, Jaco Pastorius
was the most innovative electric bass player of all time, creating a
fluid sound on the fretless bass that leapt out of the rhythm section into the
front line. Jaco is in peak form with a top notch band of hand picked musicians
in his only full concert performance on DVD.
Personnel: Jaco Pastorius - electric
bass; Bob Mintzer - tenor sax & bass clarinet; Randy Brecker - trumpet; Peter
Erskine- drums; Don Alias - percussion; Othello Molineaux - steel drums.
Selections: Overture, Chicken, Donna Lee, Bass Solo, Mr. Phone Bone, Funny May
and his band at the height of their popularity and influence, with seven
arrangements that display not only Buddy Rich's
virtuosity but his unsurpassed musicianship, as well. Included is a rare
example of Buddy on brushes and a brilliant rendition of his signature
piece, the medley from West Side Story. 1982
Selections: Hookin It, Brush Strokes, If They Could See Me Now, Good News, West Side Story Medley, Carioca, Time Check, Green Dolphin
Street (Bonus Clip on DVD only).
Special DVD Features: A rare bonus clip
featuring a great 1972 performance of On Green Dolphin Street.
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performs live at the opening night of the 2004 Montreal Jazz Festival to
over 15,000 fans. The concert included a special encore performance with
singer/songwriter Ron Sexsmith. The concert was filmed with 14 cameras
plus stereo and 5.1 surround sound mixes. DVD features include music
video, Diana's acceptance of the Oscar Peterson Award, and 15 minute
Selections: Sometimes I Just Wanna Freak Out, All or Nothing at All, Stop This World, The Girl in the Other Room, Abandoned Masquerade, I'm Coming Through, Temptation, East of the Sun, West of the Moon, Devil May Care, Black Crow, Narrow Daylight, Love Me Like a Man, Departure Bay
Wynton Marsalis pays homage to his hometown of New Orleans in Congo Square, a ground-breaking suite celebrating Congo Square's unique role in shaping American music. In the 1700s & 1800s the Congo Square market was the only place in America where African slaves were allowed to perform their own music.
Marsalis and the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra, with African master drummer Yacub Addy & Odadaa! revisit this bedrock of jazz & blues, where the earliest African stylings first entered American music. This project visits the evoloution of jazz from Dixieland through swing and beyond. The group Odadaa! features drums, flutes, balaphones & bells. 120 minutes
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA - LIVE AT THE MONTREAL JAZZ FESTIVAL, 1984
This DVD features Piazzolla's renowned live performance at the 1984 Montreal Jazz Festival. It was meticulously digitally restored and remastered in September 2007 under the supervision of Piazzolla's friend and pupil Richard Galliano. This is the first live concert DVD ever filmed and released of Piazzolla, in it's entirety.
Astor Piazzolla- Bandoneón; Pablo Ziegler- Piano; Fernando Suárez Paz - Violin; Oscar López Ruiz - Electric Guitar; Héctor Console - Double Bass
Selections: Lunfardo, Muerte Del Angel, Resurreccion Del Angel, Tristeza De Un Doble A, Adios Nonino, Chin Chin, Otono Porteno (from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires).