This is a remarkable viewing experience. As a DVD video, it is clear and readily accessible to jazz viewers. The songs, except where noted, are composed by Rodney Jones. The running time is two hours and twenty-five minutes.
Recorded live at Smoke, this is Rodney Jones' first DVD as a leader. Jones reveals his mastery of jazz guitar with many unusual techniques. He has also served on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music since 1988.
The musicians accompanying Jones are top-notch. Each one deserves high praise for the heart-felt performances given and shared with the audience. A wonderful highlight of this DVD is Rodney Jones performing the Bonfa/Jobim classic, "Morning of the Carnival." There is much an aspiring jazz guitarist can learn from listening and watching Jones in this song performance. It is easy to understand why Jones is well-respected by his peers and fans by observing him perform.
There are seventeen songs. Among them are "Island Wind," "Day Dreams," "Soul Manifesto," "Serena," "Round Midnight," "Stella by Starlight," "Miss B's Blues," "Undiscovered Few," "For Love Alone," and "Soul Makossa."
If you love listening and watching great jazz performances, this one is for you! Rodney Jones is in top form with this DVD. This collection of live performing is highly recommended and will enchant you from beginning to end.