Frank Foster composed and arranged much of the Count Basie Orchestra's material. This documentary looks at how a great artist can somehow be overlooked by the fame and fortune they richly deserve. Following Fos's career through his music and impact on others the film features appearances by Bill Cosby, Jimmy Heath, Benny Powell and Stanley Clarke. The Producer's seek sponsorship and distribution arrangements to get Frank's story out to a larger audience.
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In this his first DVD, jazz guitarist Dave Stryker revisits his roots (working with Jack McDuff and Stanley Turrentine) in a swinging organ trio set captured live at The Jazz Factory in Louisville KY. Featuring Bobby Floyd on organ and Jonathan Higgins on drums, the groove is deep as the trio works it's way through blues, standards, a ballad and 2 originals. Voted a Rising Star in Downbeat the last several years, you can see and hear why Gary Giddins in the Village Voice calls Dave "one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years."
On alto, soprano and the flute, TK Blue has been blowing his heart out on stage and on recordings with nearly every major influence in contemporary Jazz.
In an exclusive interview TK explores his influences and shares his broad experiences as a musician who sees himself as both teacher and student. TK tells his story, illustrated with archival photographs from his own collection and concert footage from a lifetime of making music. Includes bonus features of live performances with legendary Jazz Masters Randy Weston, Benny Powell, Bobby McFerrin.
The Title comes from an interview with the late Earl May. When asked to describe Barry Harris in one word he thought for a few seconds and beamed back at the interviewer..."He's like a Disciple". This documentary is a portrait of Barry Harris as his closest compatriots see him. Also featuring Eddie Locke, Leroy Wilson, Charles Davis and Dave Glasser
Featuring original compositions from Benny and his collaborators, TK Blue and Sayuri Goto. Jazz Legacy Productions has been working with the group on the record since it's inception. A series of videos are in development to promote the project and will be available for purchase at the time of the release of the recording.