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RON CARTER & ART FARMER: Live at Sweet Basil
Actors: Art Farmer, Ron Carter, Cedar Walton, Billy Higgins
Director: V.I.E.W. Video
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2003     1hr 50min

Studio: V.i.e.w. Inc. Release Date: 08/01/2006


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Actors: Art Farmer, Ron Carter, Cedar Walton, Billy Higgins
Director: V.I.E.W. Video
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Jazz, Other Music, Independently Distributed
Studio: V.I.E.W. Video
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 02/08/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/1991
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/1991
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 50min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Ron Carter, Art Farmer, Cedar Walton and Billy Higgins!!!!
Richard M. Maida | 07/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Recorded in 1990 at New York's Sweet Basil, four Jazz masters come together for a set of great jazz, performing originals written for the occasion and standards like "My Funny Valentine." Also included: rehearsal footage and illuminating interviews. Carter's bass, Farmer's trumpet and flugelhorn, Walton's piano and Higgins' drums have never sounded better!#1330 (60 min, Hi-Fi Stereo)"
Superb music let down by horrendous production
michael west | Cochabamba Bolivia | 05/16/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Art Farmer is one of my personal gods, and when he's joined by the dream rhythm section of cedar walton, ron carter and billy higgins all on top form, the music doesn't disappoint. However my DVD skips all over the place, and has awful cuts. I wrote to the manufacturer, but no reply - so I guess they don't really care. A tragedy to treat timeless classic music in this manner.
Having said this, the music is essential so has to be heard (get the video perhaps?)"
Jazz Improv At Its Best
Richard M. Maida | Maynard, MA United States | 07/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These are the Masters of improvisation and swinging songcraft. Ron Carter's solos bring you on trips through inner and outer space while touching ground with musical quotes recollecting the vast library of jazz. Watching the late Billy Higgins smiling will brighten your day. The visuals and the audio are excellent - very professionally done."
Cedar and Art sound great (of course BH and RC too) but ther
Keith Maxwell Button | Columbus, OH | 10/18/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The company that made this DVD decided to get creative with its format and ruined the show. First of all, instead of having each tune on a different track they put each head and solo on their own track. Different... but pointless. Especially because on my disc, track 17 (which is Billy Higgins solo on the third tune) does skip to track 18, but track 18 is actually a repeat of track 5 (which is the head out of the first tune). So the head out of the third tune is replaced with the head from the first tune. I sent it back and got another with the same glitch. There are seven tunes and 42 tracks. This makes your thumb do some hard work if you want to skip to another tune without going back to the main menu and choosing 'selection'. But the most annoying thing about this DVD is that throughout the performance yellow letters pop up in front of the musicians distracting us from the great solos. The yellow letters tell us facts about the musician who is soloing. For example, "Cedar Walton has played with numerous musicians and appeared on a recording with Kenny Dorham." Many of them are actually interesting but it's very distracting because when they pop up you automatically begin reading instead of listening. I won't say that this DVD will not be enjoyable to you but I know I was a lot more excited to get it than I am watching it now. Too many distractions. The camera shots are nice and tasteful with a good balance of close-ups and far shots. But those damn yellow words..."