Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Jason Moran film in this year's Sound Unseen

Happy to learn that the 12th annual Sound Unseen Music/Art/Film Festival, scheduled for October 12-16, will include at least one jazz film: In My Mind.

It's a feature documentary on Jason Moran's re-creation of Thelonious Monk's famous 1959 Town Hall concert, fifty years later.

In My Mind, a multimedia performance featuring Moran and his group The Big Bandwagon, was performed at the Walker Art Center in May 2009. I was there, and the experience remains very fresh for me. Moran is someone I see every chance I get, whether he's performing with his own group(s) or the great saxophone shaman Charles Lloyd.

In My Mind is a new film from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Here's a clip.

1 comment:

  1. And awesome to see him perform with the students of his HS alum - HSPVA in Houston. Sadly, I now reside in Sacramento, CA which appears to be a jazz wasteland (or I haven't venture out far enough). Luckily, San Francisco and Oakland are just a hop, skip and jump away.

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