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Gordon Haskell – The Road To Harry’s Bar (Concert)

 

Picture: C+     Sound: B-     Extras: C+     Concert: B-

 

 

Gordon Haskell is a Jazz Guitarist ands a survivor who has been in the business for a long time.  Upon a recent concert taping in Poland from June 28, 2005, he was especially satisfied with the band he found there and this new DVD of the concert called The Road To Harry’s Bar is the result.  Besides offering many of his own compositions and exceptional playing of them, a few songs by Michael Franks (Popsicle Toes) are featured from an album Mr. Franks produced for Haskell.  The 18 tracks end with Bill Withers' classic Ain’t No Sunshine, rounding out a nice long set of very enjoyable, laid back music.  This is one of the nicest and best DVDs of its kind in the Jazz genre we have encountered to date, so fans should check into getting this one.

 

The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1/16 X 9 image is a little soft, but colorful and watchable despite this limit.  The sound is here in DTS 5.1 and Dolby Digital 5.1 mixes, and while the DTS is a little better than the Dolby, neither are especially dynamic.  The combination is fine for the genre of music.  Extras include four bonus tracks, bio/discography text information, weblinks, desktop images and an interview with the artist.  Haskell says this is the beginning of a new era of his career.  Hope we see and hear more of it.

 

 

-   Nicholas Sheffo


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