Now approaching the
40th anniversary of their first duo album, "Crystal Silence", Chick
Corea and Gary Burton are still making music together, with a new album
due in September. Thomas Cunniffe reviews a recently reissued DVD
featuring the duo in a 1997 concert from Munich.
Cheadle's long-awaited Miles Davis film, "Miles Ahead" is far from a
typical biopic. It requires its audience to come in with prior knowledge
of Davis' life. However, it is a remarkable film, especially for a
first-time director like Cheadle. In this DVD review, Thomas Cunniffe
marvels at the way Cheadle juxtaposes various time frames from Davis'
career into the same scenes.
ELLA FITZGERALD: "BEST OF THE BBC VAULTS" (CD/DVD)
Fitzgerald was a regular presence on television during the 1950s and
1960s. "Best of the BBC Vaults", a CD/DVD set just issued in the US, but
released three years ago in the UK, collects four classic Fitzgerald TV
appearances from 1965-1977. Thomas Cunniffe reviews the collection.
ERROLL GARNER: "NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU READ"
the 1950s, Erroll Garner was ubiquitous: his recordings (on several
different labels) were everywhere, and he frequently appeared in
concerts and on television. But Garner's style didn't fit easily into
accepted jazz genres and after his passing, hardly any pianists played
exclusively in his style. Atticus Brady's new documentary "No One Can
Hear You Read" attempts to revitalize the legacy of this self-taught
wonder. Thomas Cunniffe reviews the DVD.