19 aprile 2014

In occasione del loro passaggio a Budapest, il fotografo e documentarista Czabán György ha intervistato e ripreso diversi musicisti internazionali - tra cui Mats Gustafsson, Matthew Shipp, Peter Brötzmann, Paal Nilssen-Love, Ken Vandermark, Joe McPhee, Conrad Bauer, Trevor Watts - componendo un interessante omaggio al jazz contemporaneo e ai suoi linguaggi: Free the Jazz, video di settanta minuti prodotto con il collettivo Közgáz Vizuális Brigád e in collaborazione con il centro culturale A38. Lo si trova integralmente su YouTube oppure in http://www.kvb.hu/index.php/en/dokumentumfilm/65-free-the-jazz

"It's hard to describe what the word jazz means. Yet, when someone listens to jazz music almost instantly recognizes what it is, even if he never heard anything from that band before, or never encountered that type of jazz before. What makes jazz being jazz, who makes jazz being jazz. Who are these people who communicates with this extraordinary language? Can we even call jazz a language, or a form of expression; or is it more than that? Our film does not intend to answer all these questions, it only wants to show you the vast number of things that jazz is involved with, and we tried to get you closer to the fertile process that keeps only jazz alive from the various styles established in the twentieth century."