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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 2981
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 8:01 pm:   Edit Post

This DVD was mentioned in another thread. It came today and I just finished watching it. Very cool! The lineup is Eric Clapton - guitar and vocals, Steve Gadd - drums, Marcus Miller - bass, Joe Sample - piano, David Sanborn - sax. In my view, this turned out to be a better showcase for Clapton's playing than the Cream reunion. Nice tone, and some nice blues based soloing. And for me, Marcus was the other big highlight; especially the one tune he played on six string fretless. Pretty cool!
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Username: bracheen

Post Number: 953
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 3:13 am:   Edit Post

Thanks for the tip Dave. Sounds worth checking out. Is Stevie Ray Vaughan's Montreux show on the DVD also? I stumbled across it one day on PBS without having a clue as to who he was. Wow! I was mesmerized.

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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 710
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 4:17 am:   Edit Post

There's a whole series of Montreux shows out on DVD - mostly 70s and 80s. There's even one of Charles Mingus in the 70s.

Another series I've seen at just 5 euro each is "ALL STARS" - I bought two. There's no info at all about the contents, but at least the songs listed appear to be the ones played.

(1) James Taylor, 'You've got a friend' - still with hair on the cover, but quite bald on-screen. The show looks like it was recorded around 2000. Jimmy Johnson is playing very tastefully indeed.

(2) Grateful Dead, 'Bird Song' - this is a compilation of a couple of shows from different eras. Phil is playing a Tribute-shaped bass (dual P's, eagle inlay on large headstock) in an otherwise acoustic show. And there's an 80s/90s stadium concert where Phil's playing a narrow-spaced headless Modulus 6 - whilst having a particularly bad hair day - and a very grey-haired Jerry playing Tiger.
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 471
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 5:19 am:   Edit Post

The 'legends' dvd should arrive with me in a couple of days. I'll have to keep my eyes open for the james taylor show. That Grateful dead dvd is sitting in my drawer under the title 'Still alive and well' if it's the same one - it has Brent playing on both shows. It's available for 5.99 from 101cd -

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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 711
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 5:28 am:   Edit Post

The setlist is identical, so it's probably the same contents. They did pay a little more attention to the cover photo - yours appears to be printed backwards ...

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