Jazz Lives is written by Michael Steinman..who lives and breathes jazz, and with it all its arcana, detail and the intricacies and nuances of its history. If you want to talk Jazz, talk to Michael !
Here is the Jazz Lives review of the film …thanks !!
I’ve written a few lines about Susheel Kurien’s new documentary, but last week, the Beloved and I saw a rough cut of it at DCTV in downtown New York City. I am delighted to be able to write that “FINDING CARLTON: UNCOVERING THE STORY OF JAZZ IN INDIA” is a deeply rewarding film.
Even people who are not terribly interested in jazz in the intricate ways some of us are will also find much to admire in the portraits captured in it. And the jazz-fanciers in the audience sat up, enthralled, throughout it.
The film concentrates on two musicians: guitarist Carlton Kitto, who found himself entranced by the sound of Charlie Christian on the records his mother played at home while she cooked or cleaned — and Louiz Banks, a Grammy-nominated producer and jazz pianist. Carlton takes our attention and never lets it go, both because he swings delicately yet powerfully, and because he is a sweetly endearing character.
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