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Norman Granz Jazz In Montreux Presents Roy Eldridge '77
Norman Granz Jazz In Montreux Presents Roy Eldridge '77
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2004     1hr 5min

Norman Granz is one of the most important non-musicians in the history of jazz and no one has made a greater contribution to the staging, recording and filming of jazz concerts. This series of performances from the prestig...  more »


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Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Jazz, DTS
Studio: Eagle Rock Ent
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 09/21/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 5min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A must have dvd
Shuman | South Africa | 11/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"With the backing of Oscar Peterson how can one go wrong?
This is a disc that one must have if you like swing music.
Oscar in '77 was at the hight of his creative powers and Eldridge, well .... is as always, Eldridge.
There is nothing more to say than buy the dvd."
Hot festival performance
Nikica Gilic | Zagreb, Croatia | 06/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Eldridge does it again;
admittedly, in 1977 he was no longer quite at the top of the game, but Roy at 80% of power is still a magnificent player...

He plays with verve and zest many a younger player might envy and, with Oscar Peterson(p), Niels Pedersen (European answer to Ray Brown-b) and Bobby Durham (dm), this DVD really contains some hot music. As the concert reaches its end the things really start cooking and the bis (Bye Bye Blackbird) reaffirms the greatness of the ensemble on the stage and the magnificence of the Little Jazz, Roy Eldridge, one of my favorite musicians."
More brilliance
S J Buck | Kent, UK | 04/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What can I say about this DVD that I haven't already said about the rest of this series. Well if nothing else it is one of the very very best. To get Roy Eldridge (AKA 'Little Jazz') on film in colour with a trio is just amazing.

Roy Eldridge was one of the most exciting Trumpeters in Jazz history sitting somewhere in the gap between Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie. A fiery competitive player who always went for the high notes and tried to play anybody else off the stage. Put him with the trio here, which consists of Bobby Durham, Neils Henning Orsted Pederson and Oscar Peterson and you immediately know this is going to be great.

From the opening notes of 'Between the Devil and the deep Blue Sea' you'll be in love with this. Following this is 'Blues' in which Eldridge goes for it big time on his solo. Of course Peterson in the 70's was in prime form and was never one to shy away from a challenge and he replies with an equally exciting solo.

Other highlights are Eldridges wonderful reading of 'I Surrender Dear' and Petersons magnificent solo on 'Perdido'.

The other tunes played are:
Dale's Wail
Bye Bye Blackbird

Careful watching and listening will show you that these guys actually weren't that well rehearsed as there are few little mistakes here and there, but it doesn't matter a jot, when these guys are swinging this is simply one of the best music DVD's I've ever bought.