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Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

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John Coltrane
Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary
Meteor 17 and Crew Neck Productions
2017

Because it is poised to contribute to the image of John Coltrane in popular culture for years to come, a thoughtful appraisal of this film is very important. Promoted at major film festivals and released to theaters worldwide, ...

The Who At The Isle of Wight Festival 2004

Read "The Who At The Isle of Wight Festival 2004" reviewed by Doug Collette

The Who
Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 2004
Eagle Rock
2017

The Who Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 2004 documents an appearance at the famed British festival two years after the untimely death of bassist John Entwistle and thirty-four(!) years after the original four-man lineup of the ...

Rolling Stones: Ole Ole Ole! A Trip Across Latin America

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Rolling Stones
Ole Ole Ole! A Trip Across Latin America
Eagle Vision
2017

Although Paul Dugdale's documentary of the Rolling Stones, Ole Ole Ole!: A Trip Across Latin America, was shown in theaters during the autumn of 2016, it deserves its release on DVD/Blu-ray because his directing permeates the film with ...

ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Fathom Events Presents "The Grateful Dead Movie"

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Grateful Dead
The Grateful Dead Movie
Fathom Events
2017

2017's Grateful Dead “Meet-Up at the Movies" was comprised of a number of disparate elements, the amalgamation of which, in a fashion typical of this iconic band, carried a logic all its own. This multi-leveled presentation by Fathom Events may or ...

I Called Him Morgan at Belfast Film Festival 2017

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I Called Him Morgan (2016)
A film by Kasper Collin
Belfast Film Festival
Strand Arts Centre, jny:Belfast, N. Ireland
March 31, 2017

There was something appropriate about the screening of Kasper Collin's documentary I Called Him Morgan in the Strand Arts Centre. The furnishings of this old, art-deco cinema ...

ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

I Called Him Morgan by Kasper Collin

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Lee Morgan
I Called Him Morgan
A film by Kasper Collin
2016

Forty five years ago on a precariously snowy night, prolifically talented jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan was fatally wounded at Slug's Saloon in the East Village of jny: New York City, shot down by his common-law wife, Helen, in front ...

ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Bill Frisell: A Portrait

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Bill Frisell
Bill Frisell: A Portrait
A Film by Emma Franz
2017

Not long after the film Bill Frisell: A Portrait begins to roll, Bonnie Raitt--one of the many high profile names that lend their thoughts about one of the most influential guitarists and composers of the past forty years to ...

Bill Evans: Time Remembered (The Life and Music of Bill Evans)

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Bill Evans: Time Remembered (The Life and Music of Bill Evans)
A Film by Bruce Spiegel
2016

In the opening segment of Bruce Spiegel's splendid Bill Evans documentary, Time Remembered, Evans explains in an early interview: “Ultimately, I came to the conclusion that all I must do is take care ...

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I Am Not Your Negro: History Revisited through a Personal Lens

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I Am Not Your Negro
Narrator: Samuel L. Jackson
Director: Raoul Peck
Distributor: Velvet Films

This electrifying docu-drama invoking the eloquent words and profound personal experience of the great writer James Baldwin brings to life the stormy and transformational period of the Civil Rights movement in a ...

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Man of the World: The Peter Green Story

Read "Man of the World: The Peter Green Story" reviewed by Jim Trageser

Peter Green
Man of the World: The Peter Green Story
Henry Hadaway Organization
2016

In an age when a junior high school rite of passage for budding adolescents remains discovering the great blues- rock guitarists of their grandparents' generation, arguing the relative merits of Jimmy Page vs. Eric Clapton (and ...


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