Celebrating 20 Years of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal: 1980-2000

Celebrating 20 Years of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal: 1980-2000



Twenty years' worth of recordings made at the Montreal Jazz Festival during the '80s and '90s amounts to a decidedly mixed bag on the Montreal Jazz Festival box set. The four discs are divided thematically (sort of) into blues, vocals, traditional jazz, and non-traditional jazz (i.e., fusion). All That Jazz is the most successful of the four discs, with a nice program of fairly straight-ahead jazz numbers. The Sing, Sing, Sing disc features, you guessed it, singers, with a slant toward the pop end of the spectrum and with the somewhat puzzling inclusion of John Pizzarelli doing an instrumental reading of a Beatles tune. Different Strokes includes such non-standard fare as fusion-type material from Miles Davis and Pat Metheny, the gypsy swing of Stephane Grappelli, and nuevo tango from Astor Piazzola. Blues and Beyond is really that, blending blues performances (including a couple overly long tracks) with David Grisman and Uzeb (what they were doing at a jazz festival is anyone's guess). Like most festival programming, every effort is made to present a wide selection of talent that will appeal to a wide selection of listeners. While this approach doesn't necessarily add up to a coherent listening experience, Montreal Jazz Festival serves as a souvenir of the festival that may appeal to those who attended.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/29/2002
UPC: 0014381132823

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Luther Allison   Guitar,Vocals
Blind John Davis   Piano,Vocals
Willie Dixon   Vocals,Double Bass
Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir   Track Performer
Darol Anger   Violin
Astor Piazzolla   Bandola
John Mayall   Guitar,Harmonica,Keyboards,Vocals
Jerry Bergonzi   Tenor Saxophone
Dave Brubeck   Piano
Gary Burton   Vibes
Albert Collins   Guitar,Vocals
Jack DeJohnette   Drums
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Peter Erskine   Drums
Christian Escoude   Guitar
Ella Fitzgerald   Vocals
Stéphane Grappelli   Violin
Robert Irving   Keyboards
Milt Jackson   Vibes
Ranee Lee   Vocals
Didier Lockwood   Violin
Joe Lovano   Tenor Saxophone
Pat Metheny   Guitar
Bob Mintzer   Tenor Saxophone
Red Mitchell   Double Bass
Modern Jazz Quartet   Track Performer
New York Voices   Track Performer
Greg Osby   Alto Saxophone
Jaco Pastorius   Bass
Lonnie Plaxico   Bass
Jean-Luc Ponty   Violin
Buddy Rich   Drums
Sonny Rollins   Tenor Saxophone
John Scofield   Guitar
Paul Smith   Piano
Martin Taylor   Guitar
Brian Torff   Double Bass
Uzeb   Track Performer
Rob Wasserman   Double Bass
Yoshiaki Masuo   Guitar
Ed Thigpen   Drums
Holly Cole   Vocals
Russell Malone   Guitar
Sam Newsome   Tenor Saxophone
André Ceccarelli   Drums
Sugar Blue   Harmonica
Guitar Junior   Guitar
Jerry Portnoy   Harmonica
Connie Kay   Drums
Bob Cranshaw   Bass
Percy Heath   Double Bass
Don Alias   Conga
Calvin "Fuzz" Jones   Bass
Zeca Assumpção   Double Bass
Keter Betts   Double Bass
Dee Dee Bridgewater   Vocals
Paul Brochu   Drums
Bobby Broom   Guitar
Chris Brubeck   Bass
Steve Cardenas   Guitar
Nando Carneiro   Synthesizer,Guitar
Alain Caron   Bass
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Hector Console   Double Bass
Armando Anthony Corea   Piano
Aaron Corthen   Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Daniels   Clarinet
Kal David   Guitar
Troy Davis   Drums
Hein van de Geyn   Double Bass
Arthur Butch Dixon   Piano
Freddie Dixon   Bass
Michel Donato   Double Bass
Kathleen Dyson   Guitar,Vocals
Egberto Gismonti   Piano
Peter Eldridge   Vocals
Thierry Eliez   Keyboards
Andy Ezrin   Piano
Don Falzone   Bass
Béla Fleck   Banjo
Marc Fosset   Guitar
Erik Friedlander   Cello
Johnny B. Gayden   Bass
Charlie Giordano   Keyboards
Mick Goodrick   Guitar
David Grisman   Mandolin
Darryl Jones   Bass
Paul Keller   Double Bass
B.B. King   Guitar,Vocals
Lauren Kinhan   Vocals
Mike Marshall   Guitar,Mandocello
Tarus Mateen   Double Bass
Lyle Mays   Keyboards
Willie McNeil   Drums
Darmon Meader   Vocals
Othello Molineaux   Steel Drums
Muddy Waters   Guitar,Vocals
Kim Nazarian   Vocals
Pinetop Perkins   Piano
David Piltch   Double Bass
John Pizzarelli   Guitar,Vocals
Martin Pizzarelli   Double Bass
Steve Rodby   Bass
James Solberg   Guitar
Tommy Tedesco   Drums
Steve Thornton   Percussion
Jim Tillman   Drums
Paul Wertico   Drums
Vince Wilburn   Drums
Roy Wooten   Synthaxe
Victor Wooten   Bass
Pablo Ziegler   Piano
Diana Krall   Vocals
Robert Haynes   Bass
Bob Meyer   Drums
Ginette Reno   Track Performer
Madeleine Peyroux   Guitar,Vocals
Dave Brubeck Quartet   Track Performer
Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition   Track Performer
John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers   Track Performer
Pat Metheny Group   Track Performer
Oscar Lopez Ruiz   Guitar
Mike Vlahakis   Keyboards
Ken Faltinson   Bass
Wali Muhammad   Drums
Rob Stupka   Drums
Johnny Watkins   Guitar
Lionel Belmondo   Saxophone
Robert Berg   Soprano Saxophone
Ernie Cox   Hammond Organ
John Richard Lewis   Piano
Fernando Suárez Paz   Violin

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Eddie Shaw   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Miles Davis   Contributor
Gordon Jenkins   Composer
Don Menza   Composer
Pat Metheny   Composer
Fabian André   Composer
Stephane Belmondo   Contributor
Terence Blanchard   Contributor
Randy Brecker   Contributor
Hein van de Geyn   Arranger
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
B.B. King   Contributor
Lyle Mays   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Wilbur Schwandt   Composer
Alain N. Simard   Producer
Marcus Printup   Contributor
Bernie Hanighen   Composer
Louis Gauthier   Legal Advisor
Stephane Morency   Engineer
Sylvain Coutu   Legal Advisor
André Ménard   Art Direction
Luc Châtelain   Producer

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