An Old Bopper

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In A Sentimental Mood (DVD) <b>DVD</b> ~ Zoot Sims
In A Sentimental Mood (DVD) DVD ~ Zoot Sims
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Every once in a while a true gem pops up on DVD and this is just such a gem.Filmed in 1984 in
Sweden just months before his untimely death this last look at Zoot Sims shows us what a consumate jazz musician he was.Sims, who first appeared on record with Woody Herman's original Four Brothers in 1947 alongside Stan Getz,Serge Challoff and Herbie Stewart was a true original and perhaps the most swinging tenor player of his generation.This last look at Zoot shows, ill as he was,that the fingers and mind were still as good as ever.Captured on film in a setting that looks like someone's living room this beautifully filmed session featured Sims in a relaxed trio format.Bassist Red… Read more
Stravinsky and the Ballets Rus [Import] <b>DVD</b> ~ Stravinsky
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At last we have a definitive idea of what the Ballet Russe programs were like for two of of Igor Stravinski's greatest ballets-The Firebird and Le Sacre Du Printemps as they were staged in 1910 and 1913 respectively.With the choreography of Fokine for the Firebird and Nijinsky for Le Sacre we now can see what Paris experienced 100 years ago. And what a show it is !!The staging of these two exciting ballets,recorded live at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg in 2008,is absolutely stunning.The dancing is superb,the music ravishing,and the photography marvelous.Both ballets were performed in a single night !Firebird first with Le Sacre following.I wish I could have been there myself… Read more
Jazz Icons: Wes Montgomery Live in '65 [Import] <b>DVD</b> ~ Wes Montgomery
Another great Jazz Icons has come along this one featuring the legendary guitarist Wes Montgommery who passed away at such an early age.Here he is featured in three different settings with different musicians.The first,and best features Wes rehearsing with a Dutch trio who are fine players unto themselves.Montgommery is relaxed and enjoying himself showing these guys new chord changes on a tune.The second group are his regular sidemen that he toured with in Europe,an American trio with whom he seems very relaxed with.First rate recording done in Belgium.The last set was filmed in London at Ronnie Scott's club.The music is still good but Wes seems a bit ill at ease with the setting for some… Read more