New Morning: The Paris Concert Series (Blu-ray Review)28 Aug, 2009 By: John Latchem
$24.95 each Blu-ray
This series of Blu-ray concerts showcases well-known music acts performing at the New Morning club in Paris. Titles include Autour du Blues Meets Larry Carlton and guest Robben Ford (recorded Dec. 7, 2006); Stanley Jordan Trio (July 27, 2007); Mike Stern Band (May 16, 2008); Jose Feliciano Band (Aug. 5, 2008); and Yellowjackets (March 2008).
The crowds are rockin’ and the song selection is vibrant, like live albums designed for HDTVs.
As with most concert footage, the video is relatively unremarkable, even in high-definition. What distinguishes these releases is the dynamic sound quality of the performances. The 5.1 channel DTS master audio tracks pumped out by these Blu-ray Discs will be more than loud enough to give any sound system a workout.