Night Bird Song: The Incandescent Life Of Thomas Chapin On iTunes, Special DVD


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Highly recommended, especially for those who don't know his work, you're in for a wonderful, perhaps life changing, surprise. —iTunes Customer Review
Night Bird Song: The Incandescent Life Of Thomas Chapin
An acclaimed music-filled documentary
Now available In U.S./Canada, Worldwide

Film distributor Random Media and 'Olena Productions proudly announce the DVD, digital and VOD debut of the acclaimed documentary Night Bird Song: The Incandescent Life Of Thomas Chapin.

A celebrated film in theatrical appearances at the prestigious Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Monterey Jazz Festival, and winner of awards including “Best Story Award" from the Nice (France) Film Festival (2016) and “Best Music Documentary" (2016 Asbury Park Music and Film Festival), the film is directed by EMMY Award-winner and former journalist Stephanie J. Castillo, who is Brooklyn-based. This is her 10th documentary film.

The film presents an intimate and engaging, music-filled showcase of jazz great Thomas Chapin whose life was tragically cut short by Leukemia at age 40 in 1998.

A virtuoso who emerged in the New York City’s downtown scene in the '80s and '90s, he was schooled by jazz greats, including Lionel Hampton and Jackie McLean. Night Bird Song showcases Chapin’s brilliant compositions and work in a broad breath of genres that left music critics and fellow musicians alike amazed at his ability to bend the genre of jazz with innovative originality. Included in the 96-minute film is the Thomas Chapin Trio’s acclaimed performance at the 1995 JVC Newport Jazz Festival.

Download the Film, Stream It

Online streaming platforms, such as iTunes and Amazon Prime, now carry Night Bird Song. The film can be downloaded to own or to rent. iTunes is making Night Bird Song available to view here.

Buy the Special Edition DVD

Debuting on DVD in a spectacular 2-Disc Special Edition. The release is a 2-disc set with six hours of content including:

  • The 96 min. film and trailer
  • Deleted scenes
  • An extended interview with Thomas Chapin Trio's bassist Mario Pavone who gives deeper insight in to Thomas Chapin and the trio, and talks jazz history and influences, both his and Thomas's.
  • The Thomas Chapin Trio's live performance at the famed NYC’s Knitting Factory, featuring drummer Steve Johns
  • The Thomas Chapin Trio's live recording session, featuring drummer Michael Sarin
  • Terri Castillo Chapin's short documentary on Thomas Chapin Dancing Chicken Man
The DVD is available for purchase and for $1 shipping at moviezyng.com.

Also available at:

Rent: Amazon Prime for $5.99
Buy: Barnes and Noble for $21.99
Buy: Best Buy for $19.99

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