Equally influenced by jazz, blues and pop, Diane Schuur is a vocal powerhouse who's recorded with everyone from Stan Getz to B.B. King to Barry Manilow. Schuur's ability to soar through standards -- changing tempo and octaves as she goes -- isn't always matched by an equally thoughtful attention to the lyric. Nonetheless, she's a multiple Grammy winner and has topped the jazz charts numerous times during the 1980s, '90s and beyond.
Diane Schuur Concert Films
Diane Schuur & Count Basie Orchestra
Runtime: 51 minRecorded in England in 1992, LIVE AT THE BREWHOUSE finds the Kenny Drew Trio lending their piano-driven bebop style to classics such as "Hushabye," "Saint Thomas," and "It Might As Well Be Spring." Supported by the legendary Count Basie Orchestra, jazz vocalist Diane Schuur performs a 1987 Hollywood concert that includes standards such as "Only You," "I Love You Porgy," "Travelin' Light," and many more.
Live In Rio
Runtime: 1 hr 50 minDiana Krall has had a long time fascination with bossa nova, a type of music which perfectly suits her sophisticated yet sensual style. This culminated in her new studio album "Quiet Nights" (released by Verve in spring 2009) and in this stunning concert filmed in the home of the bossa nova, Rio de Janeiro, in November 2008. Accompanied by her band and an orchestra, Diana Krall delivers a superb set of standards in true bossa nova style but clearly bearing her unique stamp. This program captures Diana Krall at her scintillating best.
Live with Orchestra and Special Guests
Runtime: 2 hr 26 minDecember 2005. Los Angeles, California. Trumpeter Chris Botti, on the heels of his break-through gold certified album "When I Fall In Love", and the record-breaking follow up "To Love Again", plays two triumphant shows at the Wilshire Theatre backed by a full orchestra and his virtuosic band. Playing repertoire mostly culled from these two hit albums, Chris is joined onstage by some of the world's most accomplished singers and musicians (in order of appearance) Sting, Jill Scott, Paula Cole, Burt Bacharach, Renee Olstead, Paul Buchanan and Gladys Knight.
Live at Montreux
Runtime: 1 hr 27 minDavid Sanborn has been a frequent visitor to the Montreux Jazz Festival, either headlining in his own right, as a sideman or as part of nineties "super group" Legends. This program focuses on his second headlining appearance in 1984 when he was touring in support of his "Straight To The Heart" album, which would see him win the second of his six Grammy Awards to date. The set combines tracks from that album with others from across his career. It features a special guest appearance by Rickie Lee Jones on piano and vocals on the track "Autumn Leaves". In 2008 David Sanborn released his 23rd album and his diverse career continues to thrive both on stage and in the studio.