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The Monterey Quartet: Live at the 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival

Label: Monterey Jazz Festival Records
Released: 2009
Track listing: Treachery; Minotaur; Otra Mirada; Step To It; Maiden; 50; Veil Of Tears; Spoken Introduction; Ask Me Why.

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Dave Holland / Gonzalo Rubalcaba / Chris Potter / Eric Harland: The Monterey Quartet: Live at the 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival

Read "The Monterey Quartet: Live at the 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Supergroups thrown together for jazz festivals are, as a general rule, a disappointment. The chemistry of a regular working unit is usually missing, and they tend to resort to “theme-solo-theme" weariness. Not so when the supergroup is made up of dedicated composers and listeners such as The Monterey Quartet, assembled on the occasion of Monterey's 50th ...

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Dave Holland / Gonzalo Rubalcaba / Chris Potter / Eric Harland: The Monterey Quartet: Live at the 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival

Read "The Monterey Quartet: Live at the 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival" reviewed by John Kelman


A bonus of festival work is the opportunity to recruit musicians for new collaborations. It doesn't always work, but sometimes it does, and when Monterey Jazz Festival Records' General Manager Jason Olaine worked with Vision Arts manager Louise Holland to bring together bass icon Dave Holland, saxophonist Chris Potter, drummer Eric Harland and pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba, ...

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Dave Holland / Gonzalo Rubalcaba / Chris Potter / Eric Harland: The Monterey Quartet: Live at the 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival

Read "The Monterey Quartet: Live at the 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


The Monterey Jazz Festival has an ongoing rich history of great performances: Louis Armstrong (1958), Miles Davis (1963), Tito Puente & His Orchestra (1977), Shirley Horn (1994) and many others. MJF's 50th anniversary celebration in 2007 continued that honored tradition of swing, resulting in Terence Blanchard's Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo with his performance ...

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Live At the 1994 Monterey Jazz Festival

Label: Monterey Jazz Festival Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: Introduction, Foolin’ Myself, The Look of Love, How Am I to Know, L.A. Breakdown (and Take Me In), Nice ‘n’ Easy, A Song for You, I’ve Got the World on a Sting, Here’s to Life, Hard Hearted Hannah, Blues for Big Scotia.

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Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary All Stars

Label: Monterey Jazz Festival Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: Be-Bop; Romance (Winter Love); Just Squeeze Me (But Please Don't Tease Me); Monterey Mist; Misty; Benny's Tune; Time After Time.

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Live at the 1972 Monterey Jazz Festival

Label: Monterey Jazz Festival Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: Introduction by Jimmy Lyons; Blue 'n' Boogie; 'Round Midnight; Perdido; Stardust; Lover Man; I Can't Get Started with You; The Man I Love; A Night in Tunisia.

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Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival 1958-1980

Label: Monterey Jazz Festival Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: Introduction; Summertime; Now's The Time; Cubano Chant; Tumbao; Manteca; Afro Blue; If You Could See Me Now; Speak Low.

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Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival 1958-2007

Label: Monterey Jazz Festival Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: Two Part Contention; Someday My Prince Will Come; Take Five; Sermon On the Mount; Jumping Bean; Tritonis; Goodbye Old Friend; I Got Rhythm; Sleep; Margie.

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Dave Brubeck: Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival 1958-2007

Read "Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival 1958-2007" reviewed by George Kanzler


One of the paradoxes of jazz is that the individual is highly valued, yet iconoclasts are often undervalued, either by critics or audiences. Pianist Dave Brubeck has had no trouble attracting fans over more than half a century, but critics have been less embracing, often saying he doesn't swing. Brubeck became wildly popular ...


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