These 2 shows by the Jarrett trio filmed live in Tokyo in 1993 and 1996. The material was previously released as single DVDs but has been now out of print for several years. The discs were originally issued, separately, as Live At Open Theater East 1993 and Trio Concert 1996. The 1993 set is an open air concert that tackles a large slice of jazz history from "Basin Street Blues" to Sonny Rollins' "Oleo", Jarrett's own "The Cure" and much more. The 1996 date is the filmed footage that corresponds to the trio's "Tokyo '96" CD but adds extra material.
Blues(Rock)fans can these days really the heart go on, what new concert-DVD's concerns. Recently, these really highly satisfactory 1981 appearance by Muddy Waters has also come out only with the stones, and so now this delicacy. Sure - Johnny is no longer quite so fast as in the past and sometimes playful he even a little, but truly does not on its authenticity and the feeling that lies in his still impressive Blues game. On this DVD "live from Tokyo", is just this "late" Johnny winter game captured and preserved…..
For 2014, the album has been newly remastered and presented in a number of special formats. The format options include previously unseen footage on DVD, bonus material and mixes, memorabilia and a hardback book. This Limited Edition Deluxe Boxed Set includes remastered audio of all three complete shows across 4CDs, a DVD featuring rare documentary and live footage, a 7" promo single, and a 60+ Page hard bound book filled with rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia.
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