They All Came Out To Montreux

Duration: 3 x 60'
Year of Production: 2022
Production Company: Beyond TNC, BMG Films & Orofena Films

Starting in 1967 with practically no knowledge of the music industry, his enthusiasm, drive and passion for music turned a sleepy town on the shores of Lake Geneva into a mecca for the greatest international recording artists of all time. Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, David Bowie, Miles Davis, Etta James, Prince,Talking Heads… the list goes on and They All Came Out To Montreux. And when they did, Claude filmed and recorded everything in meticulous detail, resulting in a UNESCO recognised archive of extraordinary depth and quality – much of which has never previously seen the light of day. From revelatory live performances, to jaw dropping b-roll and interview content, this docu-series provides a completely immersive window into a unique creative world, where the brightest lights from the golden era of jazz, blues, rock, world, pop and soul would come to perform, create, collaborate and revitalise, with the mythical beauty of the Swiss Alps as their backdrop.As a man who epitomised the values of diversity and inclusivity long before they became the cultural norm, Claude was deeply loved by the artist community. Consequently, the producers have experienced an unprecedented level of co-operation and consent from artists and their estates, enabling us to bring to the screen a truly dazzling array of talent and to tell Claude’s story through its highs and lows, its triumphs and its tragedies