Sunday, November 29, 2009

Films and Videos About Creative Music

Imagine the Sound, directed by Ron Mann (1981)

Mingus: Charles Mingus (1968), directed by Thomas Reichman

My Name Is Albert Ayler, directed by Kasper Collin (1962)

On the Edge (1992)
from "A series of four 55 minute films shown on Channel 4 TV in the UK in early 1992. To say this was the best and most intelligent analysis of improvisation to be screened on UK television is probably unnecessary: it has in all likelihood been the only televised programme on this form of music-making. Written and narrated by Derek Bailey, produced and directed by Jeremy Marr, it developed out of the first edition of Bailey's book on improvisation (the broadcast almost coinciding with the publication of the second edition) and attempted to provide a world-view of the subject, not being bound by country, musical genre or preconception."

Space Is the Place, directed by John Coney

Feel free to comment on this post if you can think of other films and videos that you think should be included here. Thanks.

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