Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Lionel Hampton the Golden Men of Jazz|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
The legendary Lionel Hampton, the "King of the Vibraphone," performs in concert with his dazzling array of sidemen: "The Golden Men of Jazz." This sensational performance recorded during his 1993 European tour was so out... more »
I wanted so much for this to be good.
Professor | Dallas, TX United States | 02/19/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Lionel Hampton & the Golden Men of Jazz live at the Blue Note is one of my favorite jazz CD's. I really was hoping this DVD would be of the same quality. Unfortunately the mixing is really bad. Sometimes all you can hear is cymbal. Clark Terry's flugal sounds muted all the time like it has a rag in it. The overall mix is terrible -- you can barely hear the horns when they are playing together. When a soloist begins, it takes a while before they turn up the microphone. Definitely not of the quality of some of my other favorite DVD's --- Diana Krall live in Paris or Count Basie & Diane Shure. Get those first!"
If you have heard these guys, you will love it
rayjazz | las vegas, NV | 07/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD has a lot to recommend it. It is in color, sharp
has extras, like biographical info, liner notes. The
standing ovation at the end says it all. This concert
starts off as a warm up, then, as it moves along, it gets
better and better. Examples, Clark Terry's solo on God
Bless the Child, Benny Golson's own I Remember Clifford.
The great Al Grey, and Harry Sweets Edison doing great
solos. Lionel himself, even at this advanced age, shows
his stuff, doing solos on the vibes and drums. When Clark
Terry does a solo on What A Wonderful World, you will
understand the what made this man a giant. These musicians
made the world a lot richer.