RON CARTER & ART FARMER: Live at Sweet Basil (with Billy Higgins and Cedar Walton)

 
9780803023307: RON CARTER & ART FARMER: Live at Sweet Basil (with Billy Higgins and Cedar Walton)
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Four of the world's most respected Jazz musicians come together for a scintillating night of music, live from New York in this spectacular concert DVD. Featuring Ron Carter (bass), Art Farmer (flugelhorn, trumpet), Billy Higgins (drums), and Cedar Walton (piano), the quartet's historic performances resulted in a classic night of memorable Jazz, marking the first time these legendary musicians played together on the same stage.

Digitally recorded and mastered, this special film, entitled Ron Carter & Art Farmer: Live at Sweet Basil (with Cedar Walton & Billy Higgins), also captures the quartet's rare rehearsal sessions where they created and perfected original works especially for this concert. Illuminating interviews with the musicians give us new insight into these men and their brilliant music.

Song Selections:
1. It's About Time (Theme)
2. Art's Song
3. Shortcomings
4. When Love Is New
5. A Theme In ¾
6. My Funny Valentine (composed by Rodgers and Hart)
7. Reprise (It's About Time)

OVER 60 MINUTES OF DVD BONUS FEATURES INCLUDING:
Ron Carter Biography
Art Farmer Biography
Cedar Walton Biography
Billy Higgins Biography
Photo Gallery
Bonus Music of Art Farmer and Billy Higgins
Bonus Video of Ron Carter
Trivia and Fun Facts Subtitles
Instant Access to Songs and Instrumental Solos
Dolby Digital Stereo Audio
Digitally Mastered Audio & Video

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Review:

Recorded and photographed with skill and none of the visual gimmicks that often mar jazz videos... the playing is superb. After years of working together, Walton, Higgins and Carter think and breathe as one, forming a dream rhythm section. Soloing is at a high level, and the camera angles let the viewer experience the nature of the work. --Doug Ramsey, JazzTimes Magazine

Farmer's flugelhorn floats through a set of six soft bop tunes as if on a cloud... This is one you'll want to play repeatedly. --The Denver Post

An example of Farmer's immense talent... Farmer played with a dignity yet get-into-your-bones style that made his work a splendid demonstration of taste and sound. Every note he played danced across a listener's ear... The most distinctive thing about this group was their relaxed demeanor and their ability to swing hard, but with an almost dainty air... Walton certainly would make the short list of most avid jazz piano devotees... his powerful chords laid down by all ten fingers can gain the attention of everyone in the room... A steady force, Higgins keeps the others marching in near-perfect tempos. His solo work is a drummers dream: solid, fancy, but not too blustery... Carter's offering, 'A Theme in ¾' combines a touch of humor with a smidgen of pretty melody. The bassist's solo edges towards the incredible... It's a doozy. --Bob Powers, All About Jazz

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