40 Legendary Years
Place Miles first on the bill. He wants "fresh ears." And how about the time Jon Hendricks stepped on stage still jotting down the composition he would play (the legendary Evolution of the Blues)? And what about Ella, Louis, Dizzy, Sarah, Dave, Monk, Clark Terry, even Lady Day? They're also part of the lore that one weekend each year makes Monterey synonymous with jazz.
Hosted by Joshua Redman and Patrice Rushen and featuring vintage performances plus on-camera commentary from notables (including lifetime jazz bluff Clint Eastwood), this compendium of the Monterey Jazz Festival sings, swings and syncopates with joy.