DVD/Video/Film Reviews


What's Going On?: Taste Live at the Isle of Wight

Read "What's Going On?: Taste Live at the Isle of Wight" reviewed by

Taste What's Going On? Taste Live at The Isle of Wight Eagle Vision 2015 The family of guitarist Rory Gallagher has certainly done right by him with the posthumous releases they've overseen since his passing in 1995. From expanded editions of landmark albums like Irish Tour '74 (Polydor, 1974) to deluxe combinations of live and studio packages such as Notes From San Francisco (Eagle Rock, 2011), the legacy of the late lamented blues-rocker has received ...


Roger Waters: The Wall Documentary

Read "Roger Waters: The Wall Documentary" reviewed by

Roger Waters and Sean Evans Roger Waters the Wall Rue 21 Productions 2014 It is interesting how things from a distant past still resonate deeply with people even decades after they were first made and introduced. Pink Floyd's seminal album The Wall (EMI, 1979) was the pinnacle of this band's career, both artistically and commercially, arriving as a culmination after a decade of meteoric successes with one of the most successful recordings ...


Pat Metheny: The Unity Sessions

Read "Pat Metheny: The Unity Sessions" reviewed by

Pat Metheny Unity Group The Unity Sessions Eagle Eye Media 2015 With the release of the The Orchestrion Project (Eagle Eye Media, 2012) DVD/Blu Ray video and associated The Orchestrion Project (Nonesuch, 2013) two-CD set released just over three months later, Pat Metheny changed his approach to the live recordings that have followed almost every major release/tour beginning with Imaginary Day (Warner Bros., 1997) and Imaginary Day Live (Eagle Vision, 2001). Instead of ...


The Who Live at Shea Stadium 1982

Read "The Who Live at Shea Stadium 1982" reviewed by

The Who Live at Shea Stadium 1982 Eagle Vision 2015 It's equal parts courageous and foolish for The Who to release this document of their 'farewell' tour from over four decades ago as the group celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in 2015. Business enterprise aside, the band as it was constituted at Shea Stadium outside New York was not capable of the explosive dynamics of the original quartet with drummer Keith Moon who had died four ...


Amy, The Movie: The Pure Artist, the Singular Voice, and the Fragile Heart of Amy Winehouse

Read "Amy, The Movie: The Pure Artist, the Singular Voice, and the Fragile Heart of Amy Winehouse" reviewed by

Amy Winehouse Amy Produced by James Gay-Rees, George Pank, Paul Bell Directed by Asif Kapadia 2015 I attended an advance screening this week of Amy, the Amy Winehouse documentary that was co-sponsored by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (GRAMMY) and the New Orleans Film Society. The movie hits the theaters Friday July 10, 2015. While the inevitable, tragic ending of the narrative and the roller-coaster ride that is the struggle to ...


Kenneth Whalum III: Taking Jazz Away From The Norm

Read "Kenneth Whalum III: Taking Jazz Away From The Norm" reviewed by

Kenneth Whalum III, a young jazz saxophonist, continues to grow and shine with his musical exploits. He's performed and helped shaped the live musical experiences of today's top hip-hop artists including Ludacris and Jay-Z, in addition to pop stars such as Justin Timberlake, Ciara and Bruno Mars. One person described Whalum's sound as “creatively engaging, intense, and artistically real, pushing the conventional boundaries of contemporary emerging artists." You can also hear him on the recently released The Gospel According To ...


The Time Capsule: Live At The Palace Of Arts Budapest

Read "The Time Capsule: Live At The Palace Of Arts Budapest" reviewed by

Endre-eNerd The Time Capsule: Live at the Palace of Arts Budapest Hunnia Records & Film Production 2014 The Time Capsule is one incredibly detailed production. Drummer Endre Huszar--a.k.a. Endre-eNerd--spared no expense in capturing every aspect of this live performance that took place at the Joe Zawinul Memorial Day at the Palace of Arts Budapest. Three-hundred-and-sixty degree camera work, High Definition 3D video, and 5.1 Surround/Stereo Sound are all part of this impressive Blu-Ray release. ...


Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued

Read "Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued" reviewed by

Elvis Costello/Jim James/Marcus Mumford/Taylor Goldsmith/Rhiannon Giddens Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued Eagle Vision 2015 Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued was originally broadcast on the Showtime network at the time of the release of The New Basement Tapes: Lost on the River (Harvest, 2014), in part to take the place of extensive live performance. In the form of DVD/Blu Ray, it serves the same purpose, as depiction of the circumstances by which the otherwise ...

view all | about showcase


Sponsor: Motema Records | BUY IT

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Reset password.

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.
Local Jazz Events

More search options

or search site with Google