Category: recommendations

Winter is Coming!

Hello! I know its been a while since I last shared with you. But the time has never been better. This winter marks the arrival of some epic premiere’s. One being AMC’s Preacher; a dark “religulous” fantasy tale adapted for television based off the cult comic by Garth Ennis and illustrator Steve Dillon! I cannot begin to tell you how stoked I am about this show! I plan to share more of my thoughts on it and write weekly episode reviews after the premiere. Siked! (more…)

Weekend Netflix: Ken Burns – Jazz

 

In 2001 acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns debuted this ambitious ten part documentary on the history of Jazz. The film opens like a road map of music and we’re the travelers.  It shows us the conception of Jazz from it’s down and dirty beginnings in the rough-house saloons of New Orleans’ Storyville to its sophisticated evolution in cities like Chicago and New York. The early greats, and grandfathers of the music like Buddy Bolden, Sidney Bechet, Lt. James Europe, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington are covered extensively. By the end of the documentary, I guarantee you’ll be eager for more, and there’s plenty left to learn.

 

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