15 ottobre 2021

 

Naturalmente c'è molta attesa di averla un giorno disponibile anche in dvd, per ora la visione di Fire Music è limitata ad alcuni cinema negli Stati Uniti: è la storia del free jazz e dei suoi principali protagonisti raccontata da Tom Surgal.

Although the free jazz movement of the 1960s and '70s was much maligned in some jazz circles, its pioneers - brilliant talents like Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Sun Ra, Albert Ayler, and John Coltrane - are today acknowledged as central to the evolution of jazz as America’s most innovative art form. Fire Music showcases the architects of a movement whose radical brand of improvisation pushed harmonic and rhythmic boundaries, and produced landmark albums like Coleman’s Free Jazz: A Collective Inspiration and Coltrane’s Ascension. A rich trove of archival footage conjures the 1960s jazz scene along with incisive reflections by critic Gary Giddins and a number of the movement’s key players.

https://www.firemusic.org