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An Evening of Fourplay Vols. 1 and 2

4.4 out of 5 stars 35 customer reviews

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Jazz masters Bob James, Lee Ritenour, Nathan East and Harvey Mason are the supergroup Fourplay, performing live at the Capital Studio in Los Angeles. Joined by special guests Chaka Khan, Phillip Bailey and Phil Perry, this all-star band mixes jazz and pop with R & B and some strong improvisations for a unique sound that has made this quartet one of the most popular jazz groups in the world. Includes both volumes on one DVD. Set list: Chant, Monterey, 101 Eastbound, Midnight Stroll, After the Dance, Bali Run, Wish You Were Here, Moonjogger, A Summer Child, Amoroso, Between the Sheets, Flying East.

Special Features

  • Tracks Include: Vol. 1: Chant (Bob James), Monterey (Lee Ritenour), 101 Eastbound (Nathan & Marcel East), Midnight Stroll (Harvey Mason), After the Dance (Marvin Gaye), Bali Run (Lee Ritenour & Bob James). Vol. 2: Wish You Were Here (Lee Ritenour), Moonjogger (Bob James), A Summer Child (Lee Ritenour), Amoroso (Harvey Mason), Between the Sheets (E. Isley/M. Isley/C. Jasper/R. Isley/O. Isley/R. Isley), Flying East (Nathan East/Marcel East)

Product Details

  • Actors: Bob James, Lee Ritenour
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Image Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: December 28, 1999
  • Run Time: 117 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6305669449
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #168,304 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "An Evening of Fourplay Vols. 1 and 2" on IMDb

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If you love smooth jazz, with an emphasis on smooth, then you must be aware of the band called FOURPLAY. This live recording is proof-positive of the genius of each member of this extraordinary band. Harvey Mason makes playing the drums look effortless and reminds everyone of us when we first discovered how much fun it seemed being a drummer must be. Bob James is the reference standard for today's would-be jazz pianist, and this DVD shows off his talent very well. Nathan East and Lee Ritenour are dazzling in their performances as are the guests, Phillip Bailey, Phil Perry, and none other than CHAKA KAHN! This DVD is a "Must-Have" for anyone who enjoys seeing and hearing great, smooth, contemporary jazz.
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This is a great DVD for obvious reasons.You get a talented group like Fourplay to perform many of their hits in front of a small crowd, and the sound is outstanding.The visuals are perfect, and you get to see each member up close! The guest stars are a nice bonus too! Philip Bailey (of Earth Wind & Fire), Phil Perry (needs to learn some restraint! ), and the 'fabulous' Chaka Khan, who shows why she is popular among Jazz musicians. If you love contemporary jazz, invest in this DVD!
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Lee Ritenour is just amazing as is Bob James (Key) Nathan East (b) and Harvey Mason (D). This is one supergroup that really gels live..and is a generous DVD as well(over 100 min.)...but GEEZ when are the idiots that design the covers for these things going to get it right? Nathan East and Lee Ritenour are NOT lefthanded players like they are pictured on the cover...this kind of sloppy artwork always detracts from products...can someone with a brain check these things before they go to press?
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I agree with Daniel A. Hess. I am a long time Lee Ritenour fan, and have everything he has released on vinyl, CD, VHS and DVD. The VHS/DVD's vary in quality and performance. Some have good video and fair audio. Some have good audio and fair video. The perfomance,camera work and audio are excellent here, and they look like they're really having fun performing together. Even though I am also a Larry Carlton fan, I wish Lee had stayed with Fourplay.
The only drawback is this should have a Dolby 5.1 or DTS soundtrack.
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Simply said, this DVD is a must-have for those who love smooth jazz, the music of Fourplay, especially Lee Ritenour. Lee pretty much 'steal' the show. The synergy that made Fourplay special in the early 90's is clearly demonstrated, and it's a great pity that Lee is no longer with them. Nothing against Larry Carlton who took over after Lee left, but there no longer the powerful synergy and creativity in Fourplay later releases. The audio volume is a bit low, but quality is great. I especially enjoy the beautiful editing, very watchable, unlike the fast cartoon-like editing common in pop/rock that degrade the music and spin the head.
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The sound was excellent (stereo -- not Dolby 5.1), and the lighting/editing/cinematography was good. But the musicianship was OUTSTANDING. Bob James was fantastic, Lee Ritenour was phenominal, Harvey Mason was dynamic, and Nathan East was incredible!
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the music is great!.... stereo does not do it justice....wish it was in dolby digital format.
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Very good concert, very good performances, very good music, very good sound, resuming: 5 stars. But not everything's perfect; in "volume one" you hear a thing while you watch another. The audio-video sync has not been what I was expecting of a DVD (as it has happened in many other occassions). When I buy a concert of such talented musicians, I want to see how're they playing in real time, not that stupid delay. Volume 2 is OK.
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