FIRE MUSIC: THE STORY OF FREE JAZZ!

Sep 17 to Sep 20
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Tom Surgal - 2018 - 88m - NO MATINEES

A FEATURE-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY FILM THAT TELLS THE STORY OF THE FREE JAZZ REVOLUTION!

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Although the free jazz movement of the 1960s and ‘70s was much maligned in some jazz circles, its pioneers – brilliant talents like Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Sun Ra, Albert Ayler, and John Coltrane – are today acknowledged as central to the evolution of jazz as America’s most innovative art form. FIRE MUSIC showcases the architects of a movement whose radical brand of improvisation pushed harmonic and rhythmic boundaries, and produced landmark albums like Coleman’s Free Jazz: A Collective Inspiration and Coltrane’s Ascension. A rich trove of archival footage conjures the 1960s jazz scene along with incisive reflections by critic Gary Giddins and a number of the movement’s key players.

"Featuring past and recent interviews with many of the key figures and generous doses of archival photographs and vintage performance footage, the film should be on any serious music lover's must-see list." - Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

"There's plenty in Fire Music for both free jazz aficionados and neophytes, but there's no doubt this is a doc that gives this music its due." - Stephen Silver, Splice Today

“FIRE MUSIC sets a new benchmark." — Hank Shteamer, Rolling StoneSource

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