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3 things about Shirley Clarke’s ORNETTE: MADE IN AMERICA

Ornette: Made in America [1985] 1. Circumcision rather than castration. 2. An impertinent question. 3. He saw King Curtis driving a limousine.

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3 things about Robert Altman’s JAZZ ’34: REMEMBRANCES OF KANSAS CITY SWING

Jazz ’34: Remembrances of Kansas City Swing [1997] 1. Water pitcher as mute. 2. He takes off his jacket, carefully buttons his vest, proceeds to blow. 3. BBQ wagon on the street.

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“My motto was, ‘Let the stories speak for themselves.’”

I had the great pleasure of being interviewed by Matt Fagerholm for Indie Outlook. The result is a deep dive into the making of the film. Enjoy!

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3 things about Eric Friedler’s IT MUST SCHWING: THE BLUE NOTE STORY

It Must Schwing: The Blue Note Story [2018] 1. Herbie Hancock demonstrates Francis Wolff’s dance. 2. “He was a con man. A great drummer, no doubt about it. I was at Art’s funeral. There were four women there. All ‘Mrs. … Continue reading

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3 things about Basil Dearden’s ALL NIGHT LONG

All Night Long [1962] 1. Dave Brubeck and “It’s a Raggy Waltz” with an unaccompanied cigarette burning in an ashtray on top of the piano. 2. Using a China marker on the tape. 3. Drumming alone to a band that … Continue reading

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New site! New video!

Head over to Roy’s World for a new look at the project, including a brand new clip featuring Jason Adasiewicz’ music + a story from Barry Gifford!

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One year ago today.

On 17 February 2017 Jason Adasiewicz, Hamid Drake (and, just out of frame, Joshua Abrams, Josh Berman, and Jon Doyle) convened at Electrical Audio in Chicago and, with the assistance of engineer Greg Norman, started laying down some sweet tunes … Continue reading

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