Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers/Richie Cole Quartet Modern Jazz at the Village Vanguard|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Don't be mislead by the cover
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The DVD appears to be from a TV program called "Modern Jazz" from the late 80's or so. I was mislead by the cover as it only has Blakey's picture. But it's really half Art Blakey, half Richie Cole, and no more than an hour total. The cover should depict a split of Blakey and Cole if it must have a photo. I was expecting at least an hour of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. However, there's what seems to be about 15 minutes of Blakey, and the next approx. 15 minutes is Richie Cole. Blakey plays about 3 songs - that's it. The only positive is that you get to see and hear the Marsalis brothers at the beginning of their careers, as well as a few other brilliant young musicians who play with Blakey."