Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
Blues legend and slide-guitar master Muddy Waters is featured in this collection of three performances spanning seventeen years and showcasing the creative development of the man many consider the true King of the Blues. In the first performance, captured live at the Newport Jazz Festival on July 3, 1960, Waters can be seen performing twenty-six minutes of material that would eventually appear on the celebrated album Muddy Waters at Newport. A second performance filmed at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival on October 27, 1968 finds Waters playing alongside well-tuned piano-man Otis Spann, with the third and final performance consisting of a live set performed at the Molde Jazz Festival on August 1, 1977 and showing just how well the talents of the elder-statesman had developed. An additional performance of "The Blues had a Baby and They Named it Rock and Roll", interviews from The Old Grey Whistle Test and the Molde Jazz Festival, and a sixteen page collector's booklet featuring a forward by Rolling Stone Bill Wyman and essay by former Waters' lead-guitarist Bob Margolin affords longtime fans the added pleasure of getting to know the man behind the legend.
concert, festival, jazz, master [expert], slide-guitar