This may have been billed as a Jazz festival, but the dish served up by Solomon is one of pure Soul.The concert footage was taken in 2003 which has both its advantages and its drawbacks.On the positive side it means that we are treated to numbers from his excellent "Don't Give Up On Me" album which was released last year, on the negative side it means we are not seeing Solomon at his youthful best.Always a big man, Solomon looks portlier and less mobile than ever, and needed some help to reach his 'throne' on stage.The "King of Rock and Soul" delivers the bulk of the concert from this sitting position, so anybody expecting slick choreography would be sorely disappointed.
Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare -- in this lush epic set in the 1870s, which finds Algren learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them.
Rowan plays the eponymous lead character in a spoof spy thriller. During the course of the story we follow our hero as he attempts to single-handedly save the country from falling into the hands of a despot.
Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
After a misunderstanding aboard an airplane that escalates out of control, the mild-mannered Dave Buznik is ordered by Judge Daniels to attend anger management sessions run by Doctor Buddy Rydell, which are filled with highly eccentric and volatile men and women.
Have you watched Solomon Burke - Live At North Sea Jazz yet? What did you think about it?