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Quincy Jones: The 75th Birthday Celebration - Live at Montreux [Blu-ray] (2009)

Patti Austin , Petula Clark  |  NR |  Blu-ray
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Patti Austin, Petula Clark, Billy Cobham, Al Jarreau, Nana Mouskouri
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Eagle Rock Ent
  • DVD Release Date: July 21, 2009
  • Run Time: 178 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002CPD5LM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #164,720 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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When an artist of the stature of Quincy Jones celebrates his 75th birthday you can be sure it's going to be quite a party. The show took place onJuly 14th 2008 at the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival, an event with which Quincy Jones has a long and rich history, and the cream of musical talent turned up to serenade "Q" on this very special occasion. The main concert lasted over two and a half hours and the musicians then spilled out into the bars and cafes of Montreux with the music still going strong as the sun was coming up the next morning! Backing on all tracks provided by the Montreux In The House Band: Greg Phillinganes (keyboards), David Delhomme (keyboards), Paul Jackson Jr. (guitar), Nathan East (bass), John Robinson (drums), Paulinho da Costa (percussion) Accompanied by the Swiss Army Big Band conducted by Pepe Lienhard

**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

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful 3-hour tribute to a true music legend! August 29, 2009
Quincy Jones has had one heck of a career! Older jazz fans know him from his years as trumpeter and arranger for Dizzy Gillespie, sixties rock and roll fans know him from all the hits he produced with Lesley Gore and - of course - everyone knows him from his work on the mega-platinum albums of Michael Jackson. He even worked with early hip-hop artists with his "Back On The Block" CD - still one of my favorites.

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!

Steve Ramm
"Anything Phonographic"
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Concert, Poor Recording September 8, 2009
Wow, there's no doubt that someone pulled out all the stops to produce this concert. The lineup of stars, from Petula Clark to Herbie Hancock is incredible. They are backed up by a first-rate rhythm section of seasoned American musicians and a big band comprised of young Swiss(?) players that does a very credible job. The music is wonderful too, with updated but familiar arrangements of Quincy Jones classics.

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.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW !! August 10, 2009
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Got this Blu Ray from Amazon today and put it on tonight. The video and DTS Master Audio 5.1 are unreal. It's like your at one of the best jazz concerts ever. I was expecting a good concert but this is blowing me away. If you are a jazz or Quincy Jones fan....get it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I purchased this without even thinking about seeing it. I am such a big Quincy fan and with all the featured singers and musicians what could be bad about this DVD? Ok, first of all I LOVE me some Patti Austin. She was great, looking good after gastric bypass surgery, sounded great and really singing. Rahsaan Patterson did good on Let the Good Times Roll, Mick Hucknall rocked! Now who in the world decided to give Petula Clark One Mint Julep and Going to Chicago Blues??! Even Nana Mouskouri was not so hot on her songs as well. I was like ??. I was waiting on Ledisi to kill me but she, along with many other singers did NOT know the lyrics!! I'm a big Chaka Khan fan also but she is still reading the lyrics to Miss Celie's Blues?? Wasn't she in The Color Purple Stage Production?? She read the same lyrics on Quincy Jones LIVE in Montreaux 1996 DVD. The background singers were not the greatest either, reading words and looking at each other as if they were unsure. Stuff Like That got junky too, thought it would have been hot since Chaka was there to do those signature things too it. The band ROCKED! I mean Greg Phillinganes, Herbie Hancock, Joe Sample, Lee Ritenour, Nathan complaints there they were solid. Who else rocked? Naturally 7, Patti Austin and James Moody, Freda Payne(forgot her lyrics too but fixed it with scatting and just kinda working it out)and Angelique Kidjo.
This DVD is worth having if youre a fan but it could have been better. Happy Birthday Mr. Quincy Jones you are music royalty!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding entertainment from the master February 7, 2012
By bykrydr
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is an outstanding DVD with excellent performances
Quincy is the MASTER of MUSIC and arrangments
Great Band and Singers I highly reccomend this
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quincy's Off Tha Hook! September 5, 2009
By Maximus
First let me say that I love everything that Quincy Jones does!
And I'd like to be the first person to review this disc.
Then I'd like to say there is not a mediocre cut on this disc. Even the one that
you think are after a second listen you hear the artistry in every artist and the band.Listen to Paul Jackson the blues on One Mint Juleps (He's crazy). And Naturally 7's Wall Of Sound is undeniable, Herbie Hancock, Al Jarreau, Patti Austin and Chaka Khan on Miss Celie's Blues is good as it gets.
All the artist and band are all pro's that are at the top of their game.
Quincy Jone has always been in his prime and he's not letting up and I defy anyone to say otherwise.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars SPECTACULAR!!
Got to be one of the best jazz festival videos ever. Only a few moments that I would have left out. But for the most part, We
thoroughly enjoyed it.
Published 4 months ago by Robert Sigler
5.0 out of 5 stars quincy Jones 75th
This has to be my very favorite music DVD. What a bunch of talented musicians and singers covering the work of Quincy Jones
Published 5 months ago by Alex Seidler
4.0 out of 5 stars good issues
Explosive review from one of the greatest composers to ever live., The music is crisp and the cadences are easy to follow. Read more
Published 6 months ago by nema
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
It was a very great concert: recorded with excellent quality. it should not miss any music lover. To buy absolutely
Published 8 months ago by Salvatore Ponticelli
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD
Superb recording. The quality of the DVD is superb. Visual effects are captivating and the rhythm in the music is smooth and vocals are melodious and presented with pristine... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Mboya Wood
1.0 out of 5 stars Not my Genre type of concert
Super Old school Artists and music, outdated, think liked only one song in whole DVD, Production Quality was good though if you like this genre of music.
Published 15 months ago by WALDO
5.0 out of 5 stars Quincy Jones
This concert features a great tribute to a great and talented man.I didn't realize what a great career Quincy Jones had until I listened to this dvd. Read more
Published 15 months ago by thomas truesdale
5.0 out of 5 stars Live
Great gift for jazz and pop lovers . Outstanding performces from some of the greatest jazz, pop, and internationally renown artists
Published 16 months ago by jackleg
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
The Best Concert I've ever seen. Great artists performs together singing great songs of Quincy. I'm also delighted with beautiful scenery of Montreaux at behind the scene
Published 16 months ago by Ign. Eka B. Sudarto
3.0 out of 5 stars Could have been better!
I LOVE Quincy and all that he has contributed to the music industry. This event, for sure, is fitting that he has been honored and celebrated. Read more
Published 17 months ago by J. R. Charles
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