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’ 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, 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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
Wonderful performances, spectacular sound, and natural 3D define the new 3D demo disc from audiophile label AIX.
Lee Ritenour’s Overtime is an instant jazz classic that every jazz fan is urged to sweep up immediately. The all-star backing band gives an impeccable performance that is captured with reference lossless audio quality.
A superb live performance by guitarist/composer Al Di Meola from 2009′s Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morocco with reference quality sound is marred on Blu-ray only by a subpar video encoding up-scaled from standard definition.