My sorority sister kindly pointed me to this video I’d earlier seen. Fitting as today is the 84th birthday of my late former father in law Grant Green. Happy Birthday, Grant! You’re keeping it funky!
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’m going to keep this one brief. Magical time. The movie screening went well – all things considered. Wrong movie file, but it made me commit to some images I thought I wouldn’t use. Had the privilege of meeting the Grant Green of Reykjavik in Petur Halligrimsson and seeing my new friends Ingvar and Mumbi… Continue reading magical times
When I see my mother, I often learn things I did not earlier know about her past. For example, I am taking a knitting class right now. I am having a hard time. Without missing a beat, my mother said “You have to hook it real fast.” I didn’t know what informed her suggestion. She… Continue reading mother’s day brings mississippi memories
One of the great things about the journey toward seeing “The Grant Green Story” to the marketplace is hearing feedback on the film. Since the Friday screening here at UA, and dating back to feedback heard elsewhere including a private screening for friends in my home and the Harlem International Film Festival last fall, I… Continue reading feedback on the film
I finally have a moment to begin reflecting on the premiere of “The Grant Green Story” at the Harlem International Film Festival (HIFF). So much happened during my recent visit to New York. I was quite ill throughout the visit and am still gaining my strength. I am about 85 percent better. Nasty flu. … Continue reading a moment to reflect