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Chick Corea & Origin: Rendezvous In New York
Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 110 (Jul 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Chick Corea, Avishai Cohen, Jeff Ballard, Steve Wilson, Steve Davis & Tim Garland

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: 3.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): ID1289IEDVD
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $19.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 56
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 5/16/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): David Niles
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Having been called one of jazz's greatest ensembles, "Chick Corea & Origin" perform at the Blue Note Jazz Club for a little "Rendezvous In New York." Clearly enjoying themselves as they get into the beat of their own special sounds, the band puts on a performance that the audience won't soon forget. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture is adequate in delivering the concert visuals. Depending on the camera angle, the picture can be sharp and well defined or slightly soft and undefined. Colors are nicely saturated, with deep black backgrounds. There are some minor shimmering artifacts noticed at times, but bit rate is quite high on average. Fans should be pleased. (Suzanne Hodges)

With a hazy shuffling distortion shrouding much of the presentation, the three available tracks on this DVD (lossy 4.0-channel Dolby