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4.0 out of 5 stars Guitarists check this out..., 5 Feb 2012
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This review is from: Phil Upchurch - In Concert: Ohne Filter [DVD] (DVD)
This DVD is in essence a German TV 'live' in the studio job from 1992.. Production values are fairly minimal and the picture and sound quality is only so-so.But that aside, we get to see the great jazz guitarist Phil Upchurch with his very capable band, up close, playing their patented brand of groove laden funky blues. This set will probably not win any new converts to the Upchurch camp,but to fans like me, it will confirm the suspicion that Mr Upchurch deserves more recognition for his superbly tasteful playing and composition. Phil lets his playing do the talking, so don't be expecting witty monologues or much in the way of showmanship.This is simply a working band,getting on with making music without gimmicks or any particular angle and as such, they do themselves credit.

I particularly recommend this disc for aspiring guitarists- (again like me)witness how Phil does his lovely little runs ,octaves and ear catching chord work.You'll learn a lot in just a few tunes, I guarantee you!

I really enjoyed this set despite the limitations of the production.The whole thing goes nuts when the fantastic JB Horns get to come on towards the end of the concert,appearing in 'I Don't Want Nobody' Suddenly the energy levels and funk quotient goes off the meter. Great stuff, and worth the cost of the disc alone. The 'extra's' are feeble and barely worthy of the name.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unsung Hero, 16 Dec 2008
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Wow, Phil Upchurch.....one of the great unsung jazz guitar heroes. Boasts an impressive cv having worked with other greats like George Benson and Ramsey Lewis. It is good to be able to watch this consumate professional at work. A rare opportunity for fusion fans !

PS Have not watched it yet, but I can almost guarantee buyers will be in a for a treat!!
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