It’s been a week since a link to the full length version of “The Grant Green Story,” a film about the late jazz guitarist, was shared. The documentary is now available for free on Youtube in three parts. The first is below. Enjoy.
Special thanks to Armen Boladian and Sarah Catlett of Detroit’s Bridgeport for the use of Houston Person’s “Pain” with Grant Green on guitar in “The Grant Green Story.” If you want to hear the song in its entirety under footage from the film, check it out at this link featuring a reenactment of Grant’s final… Continue reading music beneath raw footage of reenactment of final drive for beloved guitarist appropriately titled “Pain”
Since 1994, I have been working on getting a film about the late jazz guitarist Grant Green to the marketplace. In addition to being the most recorded artist for Blue Note, American’s first indie jazz label, he’s the father of my former husband Grant Jr. (not to be confused with his brother Greg who performs… Continue reading Grant Green documentary released – at last
I had a packed weekend. The feedback at the Edinburgh and final screening of The Grant Green Story jazz documentary was outstanding. It affirmed so much of what I have been thinking about what’s ahead. Seeing the experiences of the most recorded artist for Blue Note Records, America’s first independent jazz label, depicted onscreen… Continue reading masculinity musings & more
Five days until the Edinburgh screening of the documentary and serendipity abounds. While leaving a theatre where I saw “The Beautiful Fantastic,” I walked into a bakery named Greenwood. The proprietor was about to close and offered an extra croissant. I loved the name of her establishment. It has the name green in it. Grant… Continue reading five days…
I saw the Sigurgeir Sigurjónsson’s “Metapmorphosis” exhibit at the Reykjavik Museum of Photography. My interest in landscape and urban history was satiated by his way of showing the beauty in the worn down and forgotten. What touched me the most, however, were the photographs in the adjacent “small world” exhibit. Images of people from Kenya, Iceland,… Continue reading musings
I finally had a chance to upload to Youtube video of the Knitting Circle organized by Swedish artist Kerstin Lindstrom that I mentioned in an earlier post. I enjoyed the music as much as the knitting. If memory serves, someone said the trumpeter was Blonduos’ equivalent of Justin Bieber in the 1960s. If memory serves,… Continue reading Knitting music