Wow! Does this stuff sound good! Six new DVDs in one boxset of Stunning Performances & Historical Significance! Mosaic Records proudly presents these rare performances beautifully transferred from the original masters.
Features the Classic John Coltrane Quartet at the peak of their powers, including the only public performance of Ascension and of A Love Supreme. The set also includes Thelonious Monk Live In France 1969. Just Monk, a grand piano and two cameras -- no audience, no sidemen, no emcee, no clock-watching stage manager, no set list, no distractions. The result was an astonishingly intimate and revealing portrait of a man and his music. An extraordinary document of one of the most original composers of the 20th century.
Additonal artsist in this historic collection includes Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Freddie Hubbard, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Johnny Griffin. Note that DVD's are not available individually, and are 0 region. View & hear more, and order the set from Mosaic Records now!
A Love Supreme & Ascension Live!
John Coltrane- Live In France 1965
Features the Classic John Coltrane Quartet at the peak of their powers. Includes the only public performance of Ascension and of A Love Supreme which they’d recorded eight months earlier and had become an instant and influential hit in the jazz world. Every night this band played was a major event and spiritual experience for those who witnessed it.
Monk Alone: A Private Recital
Thelonious Monk- Live In France 1969
Just Monk, a grand piano and two cameras – no audience, no sidemen, no emcee, no clock-watching stage manager, no set list, no distractions. The result was an astonishingly intimate and revealing portrait of a man and his music. The viewer can virtually see this usually impenetrable artist thinking in real time. An extraordinary document of one of the most original composers of the 20th century.
Wayne Shorter’s Baptism By Fire
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers- Live In France 1959
In the fall of 1959, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers introduced newcomer Wayne Shorter whose sound and conception would forever change the sonic landscape of the Jazz Messengers. He, Lee Morgan and Walter Davis, Jr. are on fire throughout. This is inspired jazz with a volcanic swing.
Johnny Griffin- Live In France 1971
Johnny Griffin was a tenor saxophone virtuoso. He possessed a magnificent, even tone throughout the range of the tenor saxophone and the ability to navigate the fastest tunes and the most sophisticated chord changes with seemingly effortless precision. Toss in his soulfulness and inventiveness and you have a recipe for genius. Art Taylor’s drumming here drive Griff and guest Dizzy Gillespie to incredible heights.
An Incendiary Hard Bop Master
Freddie Hubbard- Live In France 1973
On this 1973 concert, he and his quintet with Junior Cook and George Cables stretch out on three of his greatest compositions of the period: Straight Life, The Intrepid Fox and First Light. Hubbard and Junior Cook share a common ground and deep empathy and the rhythm section led by Cables give the hormen all the push they crave. These performances are incendiary!
A Jazz Supernova: Prepare Thyself For A Miracle
Rahsaan Roland Kirk- Live In France 1972
Seeing Rahsaan Roland Kirk live was a completely different experience from listening to his music on record. It was an overwhelming and joyous event; music just poured out of him like a gusher. He was an ever-thinking force of energy who swept the audience up into his orbit. This 1972 concert with an excellent band is a perfect example.