Dixie Dregs "Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival 1978"

Production year: 1978

Music Concerts/Videos    Running time: 1:00

IMDB rating:   7.0     Aspect: 4:3;  Languages: English;  Subtitles: None;  Audio: DD 5.1

Out of the musically fertile jazz-rock 'fusion' era of the 1970s emerged the Dixie Dregs. Marrying bluegrass with rock sensibilities, baroque pageantry with celtic undertones, the Dregs soon became a band without peers. By 1978, the band had garnered such critical acclaim as to be invited to perform at the prestigious 11th annual Montreux Jazz Festival, sharing the bill with such luminaries as Larry Coryell, Ben Sidran, and Sea Level. The Dregs turned in a blinding performance of unparalleled magnitude, at once passionate and precise. Here now, for the first time ever, is the complete performance that captivated the Montreux audience on that 23rd day in July, 1978. Rounding out this historic concert are the bands appearances on two of the most influential US musical variety shows: Don Kirshnerís Rock Concert (featuring a dazzling performance of ëPunk Sandwichí) and Dick Clarkís American Bandstand (featuring Alex Ligertwood on ëCrank It Upí). The latter appearance was filmed during a short promotional tour in support of their album "Industry Standard". So sit back, turn the lights down low, volume up high, and relive the spectacular sights and sounds of the Dixie Dregs live and unfettered in your living room!



Special features

Band Interview With Dick Clark


Dixie Dregs "Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival 1978"