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Caro Emerald: In Concert Blu-ray Review

Posted December 19th, 2013 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Caro Emerald: In Concert Blu-ray Review

Caro Emerald’s debut Blu-ray concert from the BBC Radio Theater is a smashing good collection of jazz, pop, Latin, and just plain delightful songs.

Santana & McLaughlin Live at Montreux 2011: Invitation to Illumination Blu-ray Review

Posted September 28th, 2013 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Santana & McLaughlin Live at Montreux 2011: Invitation to Illumination Blu-ray Review

Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin collaborate for a fabulous concert from the 2011Montreux Festival

Neil Cowley Trio: Live at Montreux 2012 Blu-ray Review

Posted June 17th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Neil Cowley Trio: Live at Montreux 2012 Blu-ray Review

Neil Cowley Trio deliver a splendid live jazz set in this 2012 Montreux performance captured on Blu-ray, complete with high-res 96/24 5.1 audio.

The Banda Brothers: Primavera Blu-ray Review

Posted April 3rd, 2013 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

The Banda Brothers: Primavera Blu-ray Review

The Banda Brothers: Primavera gives us a fine mixture of traditional and contemporary jazz, frequently spiced with some salsa rhythms. The instrumentalists are at the top of their game, making for a most enjoyable watch and listen.

Miles Davis with Quincy Jones and the Gil Evans Orchestra Live at Montreux 1991 Blu-ray Review

Posted March 1st, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Miles Davis with Quincy Jones and the Gil Evans Orchestra Live at Montreux 1991 Blu-ray Review

Miles Davis’ last performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1991 is not one to be missed in this spectacular high definition recording from Eagle Rock.

Terry Trotter: I Play the Piano Blu-ray Review

Posted December 4th, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Terry Trotter: I Play the Piano Blu-ray Review

Terry Trotter, a real musician’s musician, gives us a thoroughly enjoyable jazz piano recital that demonstrates why he has been in great demand for decades. AIX Records’ recording team gives an excellent account of Trotter’s Steinway to boot.

AC Timba Jazz: Neurosis Blu-ray Review

Posted December 4th, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

AC Timba Jazz: Neurosis Blu-ray Review

A group of talented musicians gives us four of the late Juan Sanchez Oliva’s dance-inflected Afro-Cuban jazz. These are well recorded pulse-pounding numbers and the beat will get you.

Ernest Ranglin: Order of Distinction Blu-ray Review

Posted November 30th, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Ernest Ranglin: Order of Distinction Blu-ray Review

An exceptional studio recording of the grand old man of Jamaican ska music, Ernest Ranglin, who is assisted by a premier group of sidemen. Top notch audio and video recording makes for a memorable 60 minutes.

Wallace Roney: Stand Blu-ray Review

Posted October 2nd, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Wallace Roney: Stand Blu-ray Review

Wallace Roney, a lineal descendant of Miles Davis, gets his fellow musicians to deliver a terrific study in bebop. Great sound and decent picture give us an insider’s view of what makes for great jazz.

Blue Like Jazz Blu-ray Review

Posted September 3rd, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Blue Like Jazz Blu-ray Review

A well crafted film by Steve Taylor, Blue Like Jazz takes viewers along a young man’s journey through faith lost and found. Both cinematography and soundtrack are first rate.

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