Originally Posted by deacongreg
Where is David DelGrosso when I need him. Why can`t Return to Forever or Stanley Clarke, Grover Washington Jr. come out like this!!
My sense is that you are being serious with this question... but I'm certain you already know the simple logic:
A) Rock concert videos can outsell jazz videos by several decimal points (especially when we're talking Zeppelin -vs- Chick Corea ensembles.)
B) Releasing discs in these new HD formats can be profitable... but only if they sell LARGE quantities.
C) It is DAMN hard for label execs to secure funding for re-authoring HD versions of jazz concert videos that sold less than 10,000 copies on regular DVD!!
Personally, as much as I'd love to relive these golden musical moments in all the splendor of 1080p... I'd also be happy if they would at least re-release many of these archived gems in 24/96 Uncompressed Audio (2.0 and/or 5.1.)
I have never really needed to "watch" the musicians, to deeply engage in the message of their music.