Virtuosity tempered by taste and informed by imagination is a constant force in this collection of brilliant jazz guitar performances. "The thing is to make music," Kenny Burrell once observed, "no matter what the tempo. That, to me, is the most demanding part of anything. It's not the physical or the technical part. It's just the idea of making it musical." The high-wire act of balancing virtuosity and musicality meets it match in the remarkable artists seen in the second volume of Legends of Jazz Guitar, featuring Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell, Joe Pass, Barney Kessel, Charlie Byrd, and Grant Green. An 18-page booklet featuring biographical material, rare photographs, and details on the tunes performed on this DVD can be downloaded from guitarvideos.com.
ContentsI'm getting sentimental over you / Jim Hall
Medley: Manha de carnaval & Samba de orfeu / Barney Kessel
Fascinating rhythm / Tal Farlow
Oh! Lady be good / Barney Kessel & Herb Ellis
My funny valentine / Jim Hall
Do you have a name / Pat Martino
Flintstones theme / Barney Kessel & Herb Ellis
Valse hot / Jim Hall
Medley: Nuages, Goin' out of my head & Flying home / Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis & Charlie Byrd.
Guitar music (Jazz)
|Publisher|| [Sparta] : Cambridge, Mass. :Vestapol ;2001
Distributed by Rounder Records,
Ellis, Herb, 1921-2010.
Byrd, Charlie, 1925-1999.
Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop Inc.
Title from disc.
System requirements: DVD player or PC with a DVD ROM drive.
1 videodisc (approximately 63 min.) : sound, black and white, color ; 4 3/4 in.