[JPL] Spike on the Levees

David Kunian dkunian at bellsouth.net
Thu Aug 17 12:49:30 EDT 2006


I saw 3 1/2 hours of the 4 hours last night in the New Orleans Arena.  
It has some problems (no refutation of the erroneous rumor that someone 
blew up the levees at the Industrial Canal.  IT DIDN'T HAPPEN, PEOPLE!) 
and an overemphasis on the lower 9th Ward at the expense of Gentilly and 
Lakeview, but it is very moving in words and pictures and funny in many 
parts.  Terence Blanchard's soundtrack is great and he as a subject is 
excellent.  Hearing his opinions and watching him take his mother to her 
flooded out house is incredibly moving, as is much of the story.  Other 
musicians in it include Donald Harrison Jr., Harry Swamp Thing Cook and 
Benny Pete of the Hot 8 Brass Band.  Everyone should see this as a it is 
a great piece of work and it is a warning of what happens when 
government on all levels screws up massively.  Make no mistake and have 
a plan b/c this could happen to you.

Jackson, Bobby wrote:

>-------------------------------------------
>
>This week's sponsor:  LARRY VUCKOVICH - STREET SCENE - Tetrachord Music
>
>-------------------------------------------
>
>The Jazz Programmers Mailing List is a free service provided by JazzWeek.
>For more information visit us at  http://www.jazzweek.com/jpl
>To become a sponsor contact Ed Trefzger 
>at ed.trefzger at jazzweek.com or 866-453-6401.
>
>-------------------------------------------
>"When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts" by Spike Lee
>
>According to the New York Times, Spike Lee is about to release a
>documentary on Hurricane Katrina. HBO will show the first two hours of
>"Levees" on Aug. 21 at 9 p.m., the last two on Aug. 22 at 9 p.m. It will
>be shown in its entirety at 8 p.m. on Aug. 29. That's the same thing I
>heard this morning on the news. Some of the cast members are Al
>Sharpton, C. Ray Nagin, Harry Belafonte, Kanye West, Kathleen Blanco,
>Sean Penn, Terence Blanchard, and Wynton Marsalis. 
>
>I've read many comments about the movie being intense and very
>emotional. Anyway, here's the (blog)link I found in regards to the
>movie. This is the best link out of all the ones I looked at. I hope
>this helps.
> 
>Bobby Jackson
>WCPN-FM/Cleveland, OH
>
>
> 
>http://journals.aol.com/bvmovieblog/BVMovieBlog/entries/2006/08/10/this-
>is-our-story-when-the-levees-broke/1471
>
>-------------------------------------------
>
>This week's sponsor:  LARRY VUCKOVICH - STREET SCENE - Tetrachord Music
>
>-------------------------------------------
>Thanks, Jazz Programmers, for making Larry Vuckovich's STREET SCENE CD a JazzWeek Top 10 recording.  It's also #1 on XM Satellite Radio for the past month.  Many thanks to the fiery, creative rhythm team of Larry Grenadier, Akira Tana, Hector Lugo and Vince Delgado.  
>
>''... a pianist whose evocative touch and poetic (but unsentimental) sensibility convey the wisdom of deep musical/life experience.'' -- Thomas Conrad, Jazz Times 
>
>'' ... originality, elegance, dexterity and most of all ... great sense
>of  swing, time, space and phrasing ... a superior piano jazz trio.'' -- Gilbert Mathieu, Jazz Improv
>
>''... impressive range of arranging and improvisational skills.'' -- Mark Holston, Jazziz
>
>''Slow ballads contain a heartfelt force, while up-tempo burners swing with fire ... recommended session that celebrates the timeless nature of modern jazz and its universal appeal.'' -- Jim Santella, L.A. Jazz Scene
>
>''For lovers of piano trios, this album is a must; for jazz radio, all tracks on this impeccable recording are highly recommended.'' --  Ed Trefzger, JazzWeek
>
>''Masterpieces of form, style, rhythm, heart and ever-loving swing...There is a fire and compelling spirit within these tracks that captures the character of jazz better than recordings by bigger names in more expensive contexts.'' -- Thomas R. Erdmann, jazzreview.com
>
>''... exquisite musical persona ... an aural delicacy for modern-mainstream jazz aficionados.'' -- Glenn Astarita, ejazznews.com
>
>''... will certainly blow newbies away with his lyricism and sure fingers.  A real piano treat that's untouched by little outside his soul.'' -- Chris Spector, Midwest Record Recap 
>
>This CD has also been favorably reviewed by Down Beat, the UK-based Jazz Wise, and others.
>
>GROOV Marketing - 877-476-6832  
>mark at groovmarketing.com  josh at groovmarketing.com
>Michael Bloom Media Relations - 323-258-6342  musicpr at earthlink.net
>
>Visit:  http://www.larryvuckovich.com
>
>+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>
>Send jazzproglist mailing list submissions to
>	jazzproglist at jazzweek.com
>
>To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit
>	http://lists.jazzweek.com/mailman/listinfo/jazzproglist
>or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to
>	jazzproglist-request at jazzweek.com
>
>You can reach the person managing the list at
>	jazzproglist-owner at jazzweek.com
>
>
>  
>




More information about the jazzproglist mailing list