Canadian documentarian and SXSW Film regular Ron Mann (Grass, Comic Book Confidential) filmed this profile of four jazz avant-gardists in the early Eighties. Included are performances by Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp, Bill Dixon, and Paul Bley. The film attempts to create with celluloid the kinds of abstractions and constructs created by the jazz form itself. (See this week's Screens section, p.49, for related story.)
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