An in-depth documentary that showcases the variety of Charlie Mariano's musical universe. In the company of old friends and like-minded musicians, Mariano takes us on a journey around the globe, crossing the entire jazz landscape from Swing to Bebop…
The members of the ensemble are all distinguished soloists who represent a high level of artistry. This is traditional Indian folkloristic music at its purest, presented with a high level of interaction between the musicians.
The form, rhythm and tone of Rabih Abou-Khalil's music usually follow the pattern of Arabian instrumental music, but for his amazingly cosmopolitan sound Abou-Khalil has created a synthesis of Arabian music with Western classical and jazz idioms.
The two musicians Terje Rypdal and Miroslav Vitous recently found a kindred spirit in the Indian percussionist Trilok Gurtu, who manages to play drums and percussion simultaneously on the drum set he designed himself.
This performance is a very intimate meeting of three great artists of Jazz, featuring music ranging from Argentinian Tango to international musical favourites. Very rarely has the vibrant intensity of a performance been captured with such atmosphere.
Consisting of former members of Frank Zappa's band, this concert pays tribute to the music of the maestro, featuring all the 'hits' of his musical history, from "Chunga's Revenge" to "Easy Meat", performed with breathtaking virtuosity.