Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense
by Lars Larson, Michael Rivoira & Pete J. Vogt
This movie has been hailed as “the most significant jazz documentary in recent decades,” as Brian McCoy of the Oakland Examiner explains, “for the very reason that, rather than focusing on the music’s storied past (in the spirit of Ken Burns), it takes an at-times contentious look at jazz today and ponders its future.” By combining archival footage, interviews with 75 jazz artists and live recordings culled from 25 hours of concerts, Icons Among Us is a dynamic and engaging document of many of the greatest jazz musicians of today. With Terence Blanchard, Ravi Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Donald Harrison Jr., Wynton Marsalis, Medeski Martin & Wood, Nicholas Payton, Wayne Shorter, Esperanza Spalding, and many more. (93 minutes, 2009) There will be a short discussion following the screening. Guest speaker(s) to be announced.
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