QUINCY JONES: THE 75TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION LIVE AT MONTREUX
New York, NY (July 9, 2009)—Many talents have graced the Montreux stage in the past, but on July 14, 2008, it hosted a very special evening of music. An incredible wealth of musicians appeared to honor one of the most influential and prolific creative forces in recorded music – Quincy Jones. On July 21, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Quincy Jones: The 75th Birthday Celebration Live at Montreux on DVD and Blu-ray (MSRP $24.98 for both DVD and Blu-ray).
Celebrating his 75th birthday, Quincy enjoyed presentations of countless musical gems performed by a varied array of artists, including Chaka Khan, Herbie Hancock, Al Jarreau, James Moody, Mick Hucknall, Petula Clark, Billy Cobham and Lee Ritenour. Backed by the Montreux house band (Greg Phillinganes and David Delhomme on keyboard, Paul Jackson, Jr. on guitar, Nathan East on bass, John Robinson on drums, and percussionist Paulinho da Costa), the crowd was regaled with renditions of “Cool Joe, Mean Joe (Killer Joe),” “Let The Good Times Roll,” “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly,” “Billie Jean,” and many other divine and timeless songs. Clocking in at over two hours, this 2DVD and Blu-ray contains the bonus feature “Thank Q” with behind-the-scenes footage.
Founded in 1967, the annual Montreux Jazz Festival is considered one of the most prestigious music events in the world. Quincy has shared a long history with the Montreux Jazz Festival, so this was the perfect venue to revel in the magic his creativity has conjured.
Quincy Jones, an acclaimed arranger, composer, producer, and bandleader, has left his signature mark in the realms of jazz, pop, soul, gospel, R&B, classical, world, and blues. He has nurtured a countless array of talents, including the late Michael Jackson, whom he helped develop from a talented kid into an international superstar. 2008 was an exceptionally special year for Jones, as he was named an Ambassador at the Grammys, and served as Artistic Advisor for the Olympic Games in Beijing, China. It seems only fitting that he would enjoy such a riveting performance to honor him in his 75th year.
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1.) Introduction by Claude Nobs
2.) The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly – Herbie Hancock, Patti Austin & Stevie Woods
3.) Let The Good Times Roll – Rahsaan Patterson & James Moody
4.) Makin’ Whoopee – Patti Austin
5.) Moody’s Mood – James Moody & Patti Austin
6.) The Television Song – James Moody & John Robinson
7.) Honeysuckle Rose – Freda Payne & Joe Sample
8.) Shiny Stockings – Freda Payne & Joe Sample
9.) I’m Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town / In The Heat Of The Night – Mick Hucknall
10.) If I Ever Lose This Heaven – Ledisi
11.) Midnight Sun – Al Jarreau & Larry Williams
12.) One Mint Julep – Petula Clark
13.) Goin’ To Chicago Blues – Petula Clark & Paolo Nutini
14.) My Ship / Summertime – Franco Ambrosetti
15.) Smoke Gets In Your Eyes – Nana Mouskouri & James Morrison
16.) Almost Like Being In Love – Nana Mouskouri & James Morrison
17.) Miss Celie’s Blues (Sister) – Chaka Khan, Patti Austin & Greg Phillinganes
18.) What’s Going On – Ledisi, James Morrison, Rahsaan Patterson, Tobias Preisig, Patrice Rushen & Toots Thielemans
19.) Eyes Of Love (Carol’s Theme) / Bluesette – Toots Thielemans
1.) Walking In Space – Chaka Khan & Lee Ritenour
2.) Strawberry Letter 23 – Paolo Nutini & Lee Ritenour
3.) How Do You Keep The Music Playing – Patti Austin
4.) The Dude – Al Jarreau
5.) Billie Jean – Naturally 7
6.) Wall Of Sound – Naturally 7
7.) Mama Aifambeni – Angelique Kidjo
8.) State Of Independence – Angelique Kidjo & Larry Williams
9.) Everything Must Change – Curtis Stigers
10.) Cool Joe, Mean Joe (Killer Joe) – Herbie Hancock
11.) Ai No Corrida – Patti Austin, Gabi Goldberg, Dorothea Lorene, Stevie Woods, Kent Stetler & Billy Cobham
12.) Stuff Like That – Monty Alexander, Patti Austin, Petula Clark, Billy Cobham, Herbie Hancock, Chaka Khan, Angelique Kidjo, Beverley Knight, Nils Landgren, Ledisi, James Moody, James Morrison, Nana Mouskouri, Naturally 7, Rahsaan Patterson, Freda Payne, Patrice Rushen, Joe Sample, Curtis Stigers & Larry Williams
Quincy Jones – The 75th Birthday Celebration Live at Montreux DVD (Sel # EE391859 / UPC # 801213918591/ Price Code: FD24) & Blu Ray (Sel # EVBRD33338 / UPC # 801213333899 / Price Code: FD24)