Friday, July 27, 2012

Jimmy Mulidore And His New York City Jazz Band DVD 2012


I recently review Jimmy Mulidore and his new release set to hit the streets on 08/01/12 but Mulidore is also releasing a self produced DVD that I wanted to give separate attention to. The review for the new compact disc Jazz For The Ages is found at the link below:

The DVD was shot at a gig in San Diego and features the fabulous Richie Cole and the great Randy Brecker. Mulidore is a multi-talented instrumentalist playing alto, tenor and soprano saxophone along with flute, clarinet and bass clarinet.

Self produced DVD's have the potential to be particularly troublesome. The list of potential problems can start with something looking more like a bad homemade movie to poor sound and bad lighting. Jimmy  Mulidore and his New York City Jazz Band side step all these potential trip wires for a most entertaining set that opens with the Oliver Nelson classic "Patterns" and successfully tackles other iconic tunes such as "A Love Supreme" from John Coltrane and the Miles Davis standard "All Blues."

Both Cole and Brecker turn in spot on performances. Mulidore is rock solid and adds great depth and texture to a well planned set. While there is the odd lighting issue but this is clearly a venue related issue more so than a production problem and does nothing to take away from what is a first rate performance video.

The DVD much like the Jazz For The Ages disc hits the street on 08/01/12 and make a nice package deal.

Performances include: Patterns; Das-Dat; A Love Supreme; Joshua; Send In The Clowns; For Moody's Sake; Body And Soul; Along Came Betty; Lush Life; Conception; All Blues; Mosaic.

Personnel: Jimmy Mulidore whose instrumentation has been previously listed; Richie Cole: alto sax; Randy Brecker: trumpet; Kevin Axt: bass; Ron Feuer: piano; Santo Savino: drums; Carlos Vasquez: percussion.

Special Thanks to Jim at Jazz Promo Services