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Thomas Chapin Film Project Ends Europe Filming At The Famous Bimhuis In Amsterdam

Thomas Chapin Film Project Ends Europe Filming At The Famous Bimhuis In Amsterdam

This week, EMMY-winning U.S. filmmaker Stephanie J. Castillo ends her filming for her documentary Thomas Chapin, Night Bird Song at the Bimhuis, jny: Amsterdam's and Europe's jewel for jazz and improvisational music performances. Castillo concludes her four-country tour, which started in Paris, in Holland where her effort to gather the stories of Thomas Chapin in Europe ...

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Recent Viewing: Films About Hersch, Brown and McFarland

The new video recording of an acclaimed theatre piece recounts the surreal workings of pianist Fred Hersch's mind during a long medically induced coma. Documentaries about trumpeter Clifford Brown and the composer, arranger and vibraharpist Gary McFarland recall major artists who died as their brilliant careers were flowering. Fred Hersch: My Coma Dreams In 2008 Hersch ...

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Bing Crosby documentary ‘Rediscovers’ enigmatic crooner

Bing Crosby documentary âRediscoversâ enigmatic crooner

If Bing Crosby seems like a voice from a long-forgotten era, it’s because in many ways he is. As cabaret star Michael Feinstein laments, “No one dreamed he’d fade.” Except maybe the four sons from his first marriage, two of whom committed suicide and two who died of natural causes. Crosby’s stern parenting, which included corporal ...

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New Recording Of Hank Levy's "Whiplash" Releases October 6 With Original Performers

Nephew Stewart Levy leads the estate with two new versions of the classic jazz hit Los Angeles, CA: The jazz classic hit, Whiplash by Hank Levy, will see two new versions released on October 6th, 2014, headed by the Hank Levy Estate CEO, Stewart Levy. The new tracks were recorded Sunday, July 27th at Sheffield Recordings ...

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Flea: Jazz saved life, but rock ’n’ roll got him laid

Jeff Preiss film also stars Glenn Close, Elle Fanning, John Hawkes With Glenn Close, Elle Fanning, Flea and John Hawkes on the marquee, Low Down boasts one of the biggest casts of the year. But this feature directing debut from documentary cinematographer Jeff Preiss is the definition of a small, intimate and highly personal picture. A ...

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Low Down - Opens Friday 11/14 Ritz At The Bourse Theatre in Philadelphia

Low Down - Opens Friday 11/14 Ritz At The Bourse Theatre in Philadelphia

Low Down stars John Hawkes, Elle Fanning, Glenn Close, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headley, Caleb Landry Jones and Flea. Opens: Friday November 14 Ritz at the Bourse Theatre
400 Ranstead St
Philadelphia, PA 19106 Low Down, based on Amy-Jo Albany’s powerful memoir of growing up in the care of her gifted, ...

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How Ken Burns Murdered Jazz

Ken Burn’s interminable documentary Jazz starts with a wrong premise and degenerates from there. Burns heralds jazz as the great American contribution to world music and sets it up as a kind of roadmap to racial relations across the 20th century. But surely that distinction belongs to the blues, the music born on the plantations of ...


 

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