I think that this film, without having seen it yet, is an important historical document and contribution towards honoring and preserving the legacy of an incredible body of work created by many brilliant innovative artists.
Fire music, in my view, is a much better term to describe the music commonly known as “free jazz”.
This music, in large part, was maligned and savaged by the so called experts of the time.
As a general rule, I trust the artist not the critic.
Alot of time has passed but I think the music has finally received the respect and acclaim it has always deserved and secured an important, rightful place in the history of jazz.
I did not see her name on the list of musicians featured but I really hope that Alice Coltrane was included in the film. Otherwise, it would be a huge mistake, because she is a pioneer of this music and made some of its greatest albums.
Raoul Peck;s latest film, Exterminate All the Brutes, is a four-part documentary on HBO. Peck challenges the long accepted establishment narratives of history and its white mythologies,
His two previous films, The Young Karl Marx and I Am Not Your Negro, are great works,
I was deeply moved by both but even more so by I Am Not Your Negro which is a documentary about James Baldwin and the black freedom struggle in the United States which he lived and wrote so brilliantly about.
I highly recommend both films.
I am really looking forward to Raoul Peck’s new work which will undoubtedly be highly illuminating and unforgettable. .
Here’s the trailer for the Diego Maradona documentary.
A life lived fully with lots of ups and downs, moments of footballing glory and scandals.
A phenomenal football player, currently a manager, an extraordinary life still unfolding, a man who still holds the attention of the world.