Quincy Jones: The 75th Birthday Celebration - Live at Montreux [Blu-ray]
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**DISC I and II for DVD only. All content appears on 1 Blu-ray Disc**
DISC ONE 1) The Good, The Bad And The Ugly - Herbie Hancock, Patti Austin & Stevie Woods 2) Let The Good Times Roll - Rahsaan Patterson & James Moody 3) Makin' Whoopee - Patti Austin 4) Moody's Mood - James Moody & Patti Austin 5) The Television Song - James Moody & John Robinson 6) Honeysuckle Rose - Freda Payne & Joe Sample 7) Shiny Stockings - Freda Payne & Joe Sample 8) I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town / In The Heat Of The Night - Mick Hucknall 9) If I Ever Lose This Heaven - Ledisi 10) Midnight Sun - Al Jarreau & Larry Williams 11) One Mint Julep - Petula Clark 12) Goin' To Chicago Blues - Petula Clark & Paolo Nutini 13) My Ship / Summertime - Franco Ambrosetti 14) Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Nana Mouskouri & James Morrison 15) Almost Like Being In Love - Nana Mouskouri & James Morrison 16) Miss Celie's Blues (Sister) - Chaka Khan, Patti Austin & Greg Phillinganes 17) What's Going On - Ledisi, James Morrison, Rahsaan Patterson, Tobias Preisig, Patrice Rushen & Toots Thielemans 18) Eyes Of Love (Carol's Theme) / Bluesette - Toots Thielemans
DISC TWO 1) Walking In Space - Chaka Khan & Lee Ritenour 2) Strawberry Letter 23 - Paolo Nutini & Lee Ritenour 3) How Do You Keep The Music Playing - Patti Austin 4) The Dude - Al Jarreau 5) Billie Jean - Naturally 7 6) Wall Of Sound - Naturally 7 7) Mama Aifambeni - Angelique Kidjo 8) State Of Independence - Angelique Kidjo & Larry Williams 9) Everything Must Change - Curtis Stigers 10) Cool Joe, Mean Joe (Killer Joe) - Herbie Hancock 11) Ai No Corrida - Patti Austin, Gabi Goldberg, Dorothea Lorene, Stevie Woods, Kent Stetler & Billy Cobham 12) Stuff Like That - Monty Alexander, Patti Austin, Petula Clark, Billy Cobham, Herbie Hancock, Chaka Khan, Angelique Kidjo, Beverley Knight, Nils Landgren, Ledisi, James Moody, James Morrison, Nana Mouskouri, Naturally 7, Eahsaan Patterson, Freda Payne, Patrice Rushen, Joe Sample, Curtis Stigers & Larry Williams
Top Customer Reviews
Jones is highly respected in every pop and jazz genre and has fostered young musicians with his involvement in school music programs and with scholarships.
This beautifully crafted - once-in-a-lifetime concert - was organized by Montreux Jazz Festival founder Claude Nobs - in July 2008 and features, not only well know artists who Jones has worked with over his career - a literal "who's who" including, Al Jarreau, Toots Theilmans, James Moody, Nana Mouskouri, Petula Clark, Chaka Kahn and the incredible Patti Austin - who in my opinion steals the show! It concert must have lated longer, but its edited here down to THREE HOURS! The combinations of performers is unique: Herbie Hancock, with Patti Austin vocalizing on the theme from the film "The Good , The Bad and the Ugly" start it off and later Miss Austin joins Miss Kahn for "Miss Celie's Blues" from the film "The Color Purple". (Oh did I mention that Jones composed lots of film scores, including this one? Michael Jackson was not in attendance at the party so All Jarreau and the a capella group Naturally 7, handle his hits. The camera work is excellent - as it usually is on the Montreux Jazz DVDs from Eagle Vision and there's a nice 48-page booklet of photos and tributes included. (They could have used some of those pages to discuss Q's career, but that's just a minor quibble.
The guy is still producing and making great music at age 76. Imagine what they'll come up for his 80th Birthday party!
Unfortunately, the problem with this disc is in the recording. You'd think with this much money invested, and probably $100k of expensive microphones visible onstage, that they could have gotten it right. But they didn't... I listened to the DTS-HD Master soundtrack and was very disappointed, especially with the lead vocals. Maybe it was use of the wireless mics or the venue, but the lead vocals consistently sounded like they were coming from the next room. (muffled tone, more and/or different reverb than the rest of the band, not loud enough) It was bad enough that it very much detracted from my enjoyment of the concert. Too bad.
This DVD is worth having if youre a fan but it could have been better. Happy Birthday Mr. Quincy Jones you are music royalty!
Quincy is the MASTER of MUSIC and arrangments
Great Band and Singers I highly reccomend this
My main issue with this is that a few of the singers just don't cut it anymore. I realize that they all have been forces in prior years but, gee, when your voice says enough well.......
I was very excited to get this when it was released and I do enjoy the redeeming quality of the band. The players are fantastic. The people who put the show together could have chosen singers who can really still sing!
Should you desire to watch a show with singers and band that will blow you away, choose to purchase "Hit Man" celebrating David Foster. Amazing!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Awesome concert. .....the settingnwas awesome the music cannot describe simply.amazingPublished 1 month ago by jack farrell
This was put together poorly.....This is a DVD that I will never watch again.Published 12 months ago by lenny
Good audio and video quality but not great for a a blu-ray.Published 13 months ago by On top of the World