Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Lives Up To The Name!!!!
Matthew J. Solodow | Texas | 12/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This film compilation on DVD proves that jazz is America's classical music. Picture a 2 disc DVD set including: "Jammin' The Blues" from 1942 featuring Lester Young, Big Sid Catlett, Jo Jones, and Roy Eldridge to name a few, "Hot House" from 1951 featuring Charlie Parkers' only U.S. TV appearance with Dizzy Gillespie, "JATP" jam session featuring Lester Young, Ben Webster, Charlie Parker, Buddy Rich, Ella Fitzgerald, etc., 1958's complete "Sound of Miles Davis" featuring Miles himself, John Coltrane, Tony Williams, Nat Adderley, Gil Evans, etc., the complete 1959 CBS broadcast "Sound of Jazz" featuring almost every name in the book, and finally the complete "Studio 61" broadcast featuring Ahmad Jamal and Ben Webster.
Needless to say, this lives up to the billing as "The Greatest Jazz Films Ever". When this came out on DVD, I knew that I needed to have it, and so does any music (jazz or otherwise) fan. Without a doubt, this is the best music DVD set that I've ever had the privilage of watching. BUY IT TODAY!!!!!!!!"
Very poor Video Transfer
Roy Vent | Milwaukee, WI USA | 09/10/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The product is a terrible transfer, not from film, but rather from video. Thre producer claims to have gone to great lengths in restoring quality to the segments. I have seen wonderful, clean copies on TCM's "One Reel Wonders." The performances themselves are wonderful and worth having, it is too bad that the overseas producer has turned out such poor quality 'dupes. Can ONLY recommend THIS DVD compilation to the die hard Jazz Head, Caveat Emptor."