|A key player of the NYC Downtown scene since the late ’70s, Anthony Coleman is credited on John Zorn’s greatest albums, as well as on some Naked City projects. He also was the special guest to the first David Krakauer’s Klezmer Madness and has performed numerous times with Marc Ribot. His influences range from the great jazz piano traditions (Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, Thelonious Monk, Cecil Taylor, Duke Ellington) to contemporary music (Morton Feldman, Mauricio Kagel) and klezmer. This film attempts to capture Coleman’s playing, as if it were seared by light.
BONUS: Anthony Coleman revives a few of Jelly Roll Morton’s compositions and talks about his musical & literary influences, his technique, and his career.
DVD Specs: NTSC, Region 0, 16:9 (Widescreen), Color, English w/ French Subtitles (5.1 Surround), Not Rated, Run Time: 90 min.