Fire Music

Showings

Grand Illusion Cinema Fri, Dec 3 7:30 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Dec 4 4:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Dec 4 7:30 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sun, Dec 5 4:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sun, Dec 5 7:30 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Mon, Dec 6 7:30 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Tue, Dec 7 7:30 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Wed, Dec 8 7:30 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Thu, Dec 9 7:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2018
Production Country:USA
Format:digital
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Tom Surgal

Description

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. From producers Ron Mann, Thurson Moore, and Nels Cline. Directed by Tom Surgal.