Louie Bellson and His Big Band
Phenomenal drum technician Louie Bellson, who revitalized the Duke Ellington Orchestra back in the '50s, leads his own group in this 1983 Swiss concert featuring the Breckers as well as expatriates Herb Geller and Benny Bailey. Down Beat magazine called it crackling, straight-down-the-pike Big Band music. Includes over 60 minutes of DVD bonus features: video of Billy Cobham and Louie Bellson; music from Randy and Michael Brecker; trivia and fun facts subtitles; instant access to over 35 selections and 24 instrumental solos; six artist biographies; photo gallery; Dolby Digital Stereo audio; digitally mastered audio & video; multi-directional interactive menus. Total running time: 115 minutes.