- Audio CD (23 Dec. 1999)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Live
- Label: Polygram
- ASIN: B0000296VG
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 113,578 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Live At The Bijou Live
|Price:||£9.44 & FREE UK Delivery on orders dispatched by Amazon over £20. Delivery Details|
|You Save:||£16.55 (64%)|
|Listen Now with Amazon Music|
Live At The Bijou
|Amazon Music Unlimited|
|New from||Used from|
Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) is a service Amazon offers sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's warehouses, and Amazon directly does the picking, packing, shipping and customer service on these items. Something Amazon hopes you'll especially enjoy: FBA items are eligible for and for Amazon Prime just as if they were Amazon items.
If you're a seller, you can increase your sales significantly by using Fulfilment by Amazon. We invite you to learn more about this programme .
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
I will ship by EMS or SAL items in stock in Japan. It is approximately 7-14days on delivery date. You wholeheartedly support customers as satisfactory. Thank you for you seeing it.
Following the example of soulful peers such as Curtis Mayfield and Les McCann, Grover Washington Jr. used Live at the Bijou's concert setting to elaborate upon the grooves that fuel his repertoire and to showcase the talent of his supporting cast. The three-piece rhythm section is in particularly fine fettle, mostly eschewing the fluidity of jazz in favor of sassy, rollicking funk that climaxes near the end of the disc with "Sausalito" (featuring percussionist Leonard Gibbs) and "Funkfoot." Flautist Leslie Burrs grabs center stage with a long, Washington-esque solo on "Days in Our Lives," and keyboardist James Simmons and violinist John Blake also have their signature moments. But the spotlight inevitably returns to Washington. Performing at the age of 34 at a neighborhood club in his native Philadelphia, the saxophonist is in prime form, tearing through "Mr. Magic" on tenor and prancing over "You Make Me Dance" with a fleet-fingered soprano solo. All told, Live at the Bijou ranks just behind Inner City Blues, Mister Magic, and Winelight as an essential part of his voluminous catalog. --Britt Robson
Top Customer Reviews
Quite frankly, this is one of the best albums you are ever likely to hear, with Grover in his prime and a superb supporting cast.
There are no weak tracks but my favourites are the deliciously funky Funkfoot and Sausalito. Mr Magic is a classic Grover track and Dr John doesn't let him down with the percussion!
Once you've heard this, you'll keep on playing it. Sad to think we will never hear any new stuff from the great man.
Some say winelight is his best, well I disagree. This live piece is much much better, but I guess it depends if you prefer the ol'skool Grover or the softer more commercial Grover. This album I believe is nicely positoned between these two periods of Grover's work.
So what is Grover's best-for me: 'feels so good'-buy it if you can!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The late, great Grover Washington, Jr. at his best. Outstanding.Published 16 months ago by belgarionn
Fantastic album from one of the greatest saxophonists of all time!Published on 3 April 2015 by Ian M. Hoggan