Founded in 1967, the Montreux Jazz Festival has established itself as one of the most prestigious annual music events in the world. The extraordinary list of artists who have played there is drawn from across the musical spectrum and from around the world. Now, with the consent of the festival and the artists, Eagle Vision is making these concerts available on disc for the first time.
This feature focuses on the Crusaders performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2003, one of a number of visits the band have made to Montreux over the years. Founder members Joe Sample and Wilton Felder were joined in the line-up by long standing friend and collaborator Ray Parker Jr. on guitar and featured a special guest appearance by the inimitable Randy Crawford on vocals. They delivered a set that spanned their career from early days up to their latest album capped by a stunning rendition of their classic "Street Life".
Tracklisting: 1. Spiral
2. Viva De Funk
4. Way Back Home
5. Carnival Of The Night
6. Put It Where You Want It
7. Thrill Is Gone (feat Randy Crawford)
8. Soul Shadows (feat Randy Crawford)
9. Street Life (feat Randy Crawford)
10. Imagine (feat Randy Crawford)
11. Rural Renewal