Six days left to help fund Tom Surgal’s, Fire Music: A History of The Free Jazz Revolution

From the Kickstarter: “FIRE MUSIC has been in production for over four years documenting the key musicians of the Free Jazz movement including Ornette Coleman, Sam Rivers, Wadada Leo Smith, Oliver Lake, John Tchicai, Roswell Rudd, Noah Howard, Dave Burrell, Marshall Allen, Prince Lasha, Sonny Simmons, Bobby Bradford, Sirone, Rashied Ali, Gato Barbieri, Evan Parker, Gunter Hampel, Han Bennink, Peter Brotzmann, Barry Guy, Paul Lytton, Keith Rowe, Gunter Baby Sommer, Trevor Watts, Tristan Honsinger, Joseph Jarman, Barry Altschul, and renowned Jazz historian and six-time Grammy winner Gary Giddins.”

With Thurston Moore and Nels Cline as executive producers, you can be assured that this will delve into some pretty obscure territory. It includes footage of John Tchicai, Peter Brotzmann, Han Bennink, Dave Burrell, Ken Vandemark, Evan Parker, Gunter Hampel, Marshall Allen and others, exclusively shot for this documentary, and, based on the included teaser, rare vintage footage (check out that Cecil Taylor bit!), as well. I can’t wait to see what they’ve unearthed.


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