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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Icons Among Us: Jazz in the present tense.

Ariel Cyber Publicity drew my attention to the above program on the Documentary Channel.
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"Since we love and respect Bebop Is Spoken Here (sic), we wanted to make sure you were aware of the biggest jazz event to hit TV this year.
Icons Among Us: Jazz in the present tense is a documentary film series that captures the metamorphosis of jazz by showcasing the words, music, and spirit of the artists that are paving the way for an unprecedented musical evolution. The four-part documentary film series examines the world of contemporary jazz looking at today’s brightest talent. Featuring live footage and interviews, the films include many current jazz icons including The Bad Plus, Terence Blanchard, Jason Moran, Ravi Coltrane, the Benevento-Russo Duo, Robert Glasper, Charlie Hunter, Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Medeski Martin and Wood. The films also features these performers’ legendary predecessors and influences including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Wynton Marsalis.
The Documentary Channel will present the film in its entirety Wednesday May 27th and Wednesday June 3rd starting at 8 pm EST. Check out the website for detailed information: http://www.iconsamongus.com/To learn more about the film, view the preview and get access to images and info go here: http://www.arielpublicity.net/clients/2545".
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Unfortunately, I don't think it is due to be shown in the UK - at least not yet.
Lance.

1 comment :

Katie said...

Hi Lance,
Not sure if it's coming to the UK but we will soon have video excerpts available and it will eventually be available on DVD. The best way to stay up to date would be to become a fan on Facebook and a friend on Myspace.
Katie.

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