Norman Granz` Jazz In Montreux - Count Basie Jam '75 (2002)
Video:PAL, MPEG-2 at 4 987 Kbps, 720 x 576 (1.333) at 25.000 fps | Audio: AC-3 6ch. at 448 Kbps, DTS 6ch. at 1 510 Kbps, PCM 2ch. at 1 536 Kbps
Genre: Jazz | Label: Eagle Rock | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 2 Dec 2002 | Runtime: 65 min. | 4,16 GB (DVD5)
Subtitles: French, English, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, German
Inarguably one of the most important figures in 20th-century American music, jazz impresario Norman Granz introduced live jazz to mainstream audiences with his Jazz at the Philharmonic concert series, founded four record labels including the legendary Verve Records, managed the careers of icons Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson, and produced a roster of some of the greatest artists in jazz history: Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Bud Powell, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Ben Webster, Lionel Hampton, Benny Carter, Roy Eldridge, and many more. In addition, Granz was dedicated to fighting racism in America by refusing to play to segregated audiences, paying his artists well above average, and offering equal benefits to both black and white musicians all in the mid-1940s to late 1950s, years before the prominence of the burgeoning civil rights movement.