Concert: The Montreux Jazz Festival

Various Artists

This festival has been an institution in Switzerland for decades, so the version that co-producers Claude Nobs and Quincy Jones brought to New York City's Central Park could have easily devolved into a tired museum exhibit. That wasn't the case. Savion Glover did a tap-vs.-congas duet with drummer Leon Parker; singer Patti Austin added a line about Teletubbies to her brisk version of Makin' Whoopee. And the best performance came from vocalist Joe Williams, 79, who sang a swinging, confident rendition of one of his signature songs, Every Day I Have the Blues, and, a few minutes later, did a small...

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