April 17, 2006

Attention, James Booker fans

James Booker aficionado, Andre Rosso, has alerted me to his petition to have Booker's filmed 1978 Montreux Jazz Festival performance released on DVD for the world to see - at least those who can afford to buy it. Currently, there is no video of the New Orleans piano genius available commercially. If you would like to participate in this noble cause, so we can have at least some access to seeing Booker do his stuff, please sign the petition.

Note: The Montreux people released a CD of at least part of the performance, if not all of it, some years back; but it is out of print. Maybe Andre should ask them to re-issue that, too.
[See Comments, if you are interested in the concert audio. And thank the Mail Clerk.]


Blogger Mail Clerk said...

well, the audio can be found...


8:48 PM, April 17, 2006  
Blogger Marco said...

"Piano Players Never Play Together" is not on dvd either.
That would be another petition I'd sign.

8:33 AM, April 18, 2006  
Blogger Dan Phillips said...

VERY good point, Marco. I don't know what the prospects are, since the director of "Piano Players Rarely Ever Play Together", Stevenson Palfi, committed suicide last year. One would hope the full length version would go to DVD as a tribute to him.

9:54 AM, April 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any progress on getting the DVD released?

11:44 AM, September 16, 2010  

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