Casino Lights '99 is a live concert performance featuring renowned contemporary jazz musicians Bob James, George Duke, Rick Braun, Boney James, Kirk Whalum, Larry Carlton, Fourplay, Kenny Garrett, Kevin Mahogany, Mark Turn... more »er, and Gabriela Anders. Shot in 1999 at the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival, Casino Lights '99 showcases each artist's mastery of the art form spanning genres form traditional to the contemporary repertoire. A complete track listing for the Casino Lights '99 DVD includes:
Mind Games - Bob James Trio
Old Folks - Mark Turner
Wayne's Thang - Kenny Garrett Quartet
Cold Duck Time - Larry Carlton
Soweto - Kirk Whalum
Yesterday I Had The Blues - Kevin Mahogany
Always There - Rick Braun, Larry Carlton, Kenny Garrett, Boney James & Kirk Whalum
All Night Long - Boney James
Notorious - Rick Braun
Fire of Love - Gabriela Anders
Brazilian Love Affair - George Duke
Four - Fourplay
Westchester Lady - Fourplay, Rick Braun, Boney James & Kirk Whalum
Watermelon Man - FFourplay, Rick Braun, Boney James & Kirk Whalum« less
"I am astonished that Sam Graham from Amazon.com is reviewing a jazz performance! Not to be too harsh but you missed the point guy! The whole structure of Jazz is to JAM and these players turn it out full steam ahead! Listen to the early guys that wrote the real stuff; Coltrane, Bird, Ellington,Miles for heaven sake, it was not all melody. There is a thing in Jazz called improvisation, and that is what is happening on the CASINO LIGHTS '99 DVD. A Jazz student could study this recording for a long time with all the different musical creations that take place on it. Check out some of the lines George Duke is playing behind some of the solos! Besides, it is great to see Kirk Whalum playing just as good as Garrett, and Boney demonstrates some serious ability here as well. Finally a few of the smooth jazz guys are letting the world know that they can play too! BUY THIS DVD you wont regret it! These are some of the most respected players alive today, and sorry Sam, if you didn't like this recording you must not like Jazz."
It is a must for the modern jazz listener
Big Rob | 07/17/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an excellent DVD. The Bob James Trio, Kenny Garrett plays "Wayne's Thang" and clears the stage. It is excellent, fourplay (the original 4), Larry Carlton, Boney James, George Duke it is like the who's who of jazz on one DVD."
Just buy it!
Rajendra Kumar | Bangalore, South India | 02/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Simply Brilliant! Worth the price just to watch Gabriela sing Fire of Love (10). Bob James and Fourplay are the icing on the cake!"
Awesome Allstar Artists!!!
Brian Field | Rochester, NY United States | 03/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Excelent. Not a bad perfomance in the group. Pruduction, staging, sound quality, everything, A+. The adlib solos when all the artist come back on stage doing, Always There and Watermelonman, are just astounding. Can't say enough about the caliber of these musicians."
Full of jazz legends
John Cooley | Mobile, AL United States | 08/17/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The list of living jazz musicians making an appearance on this DVD is astounding, and believe me when I say... they were at the top of their form! The recording quality is excellent and the music mix was good. The video quality was great (remember this is a live concert) except the fades to new shots to frequent for my taste, but not so much as to cause me not to enjoy every minute. Thats the good news. The only bad news is for those listeners who prefer very structured music just like it is on most of these artists individual albums. This is a losely structured jam session. But for me, that is what will make this one of my most played DVD's in my 100+ collection."