In the mid-80s, blues legend Otis Rush was working with a series of ad hoc bands and undergoing the career equivalent of a mid-life crisis. At the same time, his guitar style had evolved an elegant fluidity, an unexpected shift from the jagged style of his early recordings. This performance at the Montreux Festival features strong guest appearances from Eric Clapton and Luther Allison. As a star, Clapton is dull, but when he's working with people who challenge him, he tends to wake up, and with Rush and a supercharged Allison onstage, he can't take refuge in his favorite clichés. The DVD suffers from the visual weakness of most Montreux recordings of this period. They were taping with an eye to the archive, not commercial release, and the camera work is functional at best. These are middle-aged bluesmen standing in one spot playing, so there's not a big visual element to the performance.