Jet Harris - From Here To There details
Jet Harris - From Here To There
|Run time:||50 minutes|
|Rental release:||22 Oct 2012|
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Jet BlackBy Rob99 (9 reviews) , 28 Nov 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]The story of the bass guitar in the UK and how the music industry can make or destroy people. An review of the British music scene with many previously untold stories. Entertaining and insightful.
Great Documentary of Brilliant Bass GuitaristBy Chrisaljack (419 reviews) from Hellingly , 20 Nov 2013Jet Harris is a legend in the history of British pop music. His bass guitar playing - paricularly during the early years of The Drifters/Shadows (Clif Richard's original backing group) - set the standard for bass players. This is a rather sad documentary made just before his death which reflects and honours not only his success but also his many failings: a tale of the cost of becoming an alcoholic. Thankfully, his genius was reflected in the award of an MBE a year before he died.
Humorous reminiscences from some of those who were thereBy Tropi (9 reviews) , 25 Sep 2013This rental consists of two physical DVDs. The first, From There to Here is around 50 minutes long, It consists mostly of Jet, himself, relating his own story, from playing double bass in a jazz band at age 16, through being the first musician in the UK with a bass guitar, through The Shadows period, to his last performances as a solo instrumentalist in 2011. Anecdotes from other (lesser known) performers of the period are also included. The second disk is called Backstage Pass and is similar to the first, to the extent of duplication of some material, but also adding extra material, which is well worth seeing. It is as if the producer couldnt decide how to edit the total collection of footage and, rather than chuck anything out, decided to issue two versions with different edits! It is definitely no worse for the little bit of duplication and I found them both interesting and entertaining. Some humorous anecdotes and reminiscences are included from other performers who were around in those early Brit Rock days, the most amusing of which were from the very genial Marty Wilde. I enjoyed this pair of DVDs quite a lot - a little gem
Jet BlackBy Rob99 (9 reviews) , 28 Nov 2012The story of the bass guitar in the UK and how the music industry can make or destroy people. An review of the British music scene with many previously untold stories. Entertaining and insightful.
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