Louis: The Movie

Friday, September 3, 2010

Delfeayo Marsalis as Professor Davis

Anthony Coleman as Louis

This film just sort of came and swept through a few cities, and then left. But after reading about all the artistry and innovation that went into creating it, I kind of wish it would debut in major theaters.

"Louis: The Movie" is a silent film directed by Dan Pritzker. It features some wonderful choreography, but in this particular movie the star is the music. New Orleans trumpets, clarinets, trombones, and bass animate the film's silent scenes. The entire score was created by Wynton Marsalis, and included a slew of musicians who are some of the finest within their craft. Among them: Cecile Licad, Ted Nash, Wycliffe Gordon, Carlos Henriquez, Vincent Gardiner, Delfeayo Marsales (who also has a role in the film), Sherman Irby, and others. All of the screenings in various cities have occurred, with the latest happening on August 28th, but you can click the link above to check out the website and view the trailer and some of the incredible jaz music featured.

Initially found through Jazz Times

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