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Accent on the Off Beat

Accent on the Offbeat is a cinema vérité film about the creation and premiere of the ballet Jazz (Six Syncopated Movements), composed by trumpet virtuoso Wynton Marsalis and choreographed by Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins of the New York City Ballet. A focus of the film is the remarkable contrast – in background, temperament, style and creative approach – between Martins and Marsalis as they unite the disparate worlds of ballet and jazz.

Product Details
Format: Color, Dolby, DVD, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Kultur Video
Run Time: 57 minutes

Cast & Crew
A film by Deborah Dickson, Susan Froemke, Peter Gelb and Albert Maysles
Music Composed by: Wynton Marsalis
Producers: Susan Froemke, Peter Gelb
Co-Producer: Ellen Sorrin
Filmed by: Albert Maysles
Editor: Deborah Dickson

Director of Ballet Sequence: Carol Stowe
Co-Director of Ballet Sequence: Ellen Sorrin

Cover design: Julian Peploe
Photos: Paul Kolnik

Accent on the Off Beat

Album Info

Ensemble Wynton Marsalis with Peter Martins
Release Date March 8th, 1994
Formats DVD, VHS
Genre Jazz Recordings


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Wynton Marsalis Ensamble
Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), Marcus Printup (trumpet), Wycliffe Gordon (trombone & tuba), Ron Westray (trombone), Kent Jordan (piccolo & flute), Todd Williams (tenor & soprano saxophone & clarinet), Wess Anderson (alto & sopranino saxophone), Victor Goines (baritone sax & bass clarinet), Eric Reed (piano), Reginald Veal (bass), Herlin Riley (drums & percussion), Robert Sadin (conductor), Ron Carbo (music assistant).