Inakustik, 2007, DVD
Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O’s Notes: New Morning is the premier jazz spot in Paris. This 2-Disc compilation released in 2007 celebrated the 25th Anniversary (in 2006) of this venue. Drummer Alvin Queen hosts the first DVD (1994-2001) with Manu DiBango. And DiBango narrates the second disc (2002-2005). They introduce 25 performances from an all-star lineup. Among the best songs are Clark Terry’s “Squeeze Me…”, Ray Brown’s duet with Pierre Boussaguet on “How High Is The Moon” and “Road House” featuring Steve Lukather and Larry Carlton. Listening to Lou Donaldson before his performance of “Laura” put a different perspective on the music giving us more appreciation for what we heard. These are just teasers for the contents. The second DVD includes an energetic performance from Omar Sosa and a large dose of blues. The collection captures the echoes from the walls of New Morning with visuals to match.
Publicist: Music Video Distributors