Norman Granz is one of the most important non-musicians in the history of jazz and no one
has made a greater contribution to the staging, recording and filming of jazz concerts. This series of
performances from the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival now makes a part of this legacy
on DVD for the first time. Norman Granz initiated the concept of Jazz at the Philharmonic in the
forties. The idea was to gather band leaders and soloists in one large venue who would otherwise
only be seen individually in small clubs. For this 1975 Montreux concert the players gather around
the great BENNY CARTER for a night of competitive improvisation. The line up includes Clark
Terry, Zoot Sims, Roy Eldridge, Joe Pass, Tommy Flanagan and Bobby Durham.