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.
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.ReplyDelete