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Earshot Jazz Films - John Coltrane 'Ascension' Double Bill
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Dates and Times:
October 22, 12:00AM-12:00AM; (Program starts at 7 p.m.)
Electric Ascension, Live at the Guelph Jazz Festival
(John Rogers, USA, 2013, Blu-ray, 68 min)
Famed for its scale and raw emotional power, John Coltrane’s 1965 recording Ascension has been re-imagined and rearranged for live performance by an all-star ensemble of improvisers, led by the Rova Saxophone Quartet.
Cleaning the Mirror
(John Rogers, USA, 2013, Blu-ray, 45 min)
This documentary explores the musical history and creative process behind Electric Ascension. Shot at jazz festivals in Paris and Saalfelden (Austria), musicians speak about their inspiration, their approach to the music and their connection to Coltrane. Among those interviewed are Nels Cline, Andrew Cyrille, Art Davis, Jason Kao Hwang, Eyvind Kang, Rova, Jenny Scheinman and Elliot Sharp. The film includes musical excerpts, archival photos and behind-the-scenes footage.