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  • Wynton Marsalis Imagines Buddy Bolden

    Posted on May 2nd, 2019 in Review

    Nearly 120 years after his heyday in New Orleans, Charles “Buddy” Bolden, the cornet player and bandleader widely credited with inventing jazz at the dawn of the 20th century, may finally be about to get the attention he deserves.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis on Creating Score for ‘Bolden’ Biopic Without Jazz Pioneer’s Music

    Posted on May 2nd, 2019 in Profiles & Interviews

    Jazzman Wynton Marsalis faced one of the most unusual challenges of his career when he agreed to score “Bolden,” the drama based on the life of early jazz pioneer Buddy Bolden: No recordings survive, so Marsalis had to create Bolden’s music from scratch.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Imagines Buddy Bolden’s Jazz On-Screen: ‘He Was Bringing Fire’

    Posted on May 2nd, 2019 in Profiles & Interviews

    As much as jazz could possibly have an inventor, that person would be Charles “Buddy” Bolden. But although he is celebrated as a seminal figure in jazz at the turn of the 20th century, very little is actually known about the African-American cornetist and composer’s life. There are no existing recordings of Bolden, who spent more than 20 years in an asylum before his death in 1931.   Keep reading »

  • Director Dan Pritzker Talks About The Long-Awaited Musical Film ‘Bolden’

    Posted on April 30th, 2019 in Profiles & Interviews

    Coming out this week from Abramorama is the biopic Bolden, who created improvisation in New Orleans in the early 1900’s and pioneered the musical art form we now call JAZZ!!! Directed by Dan Pritzker from a script written by Pritzker and David N. Rothschild, the film stars Gary Carr, Erik LaRay Harvey, Yaya DaCosta, Reno Wilson, Karimah Westbrook, JoNell Kennedy, Robert Ri’chard, Serena Reeder with Michael Rooker and Ian McShane.   Keep reading »

  • Director Daniel Pritzker talks about his new movie, “Bolden”

    Posted on April 9th, 2019 in Profiles & Interviews

    We at The Syncopated Times are excited about the potential the new Buddy Bolden movie has to excite people about early jazz, and have made a decision to be there for people who see the movie and want to learn more. As part of our extensive coverage of Buddy Bolden, the man, the legend, and his music, I interviewed the director of the film, Daniel Pritzker.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis To Bring Jazz Pioneer Buddy Bolden’s Life To The Big Screen

    Posted on February 28th, 2019 in Profiles & Interviews

    The life of the musically gifted and mentally troubled jazz pioneer Buddy Bolden will be brought to the big screen in the reimagined biopic Bolden. Helmed by Daniel Pritzker and executive produced by jazz icon Wynton Marsalis, Gary Carr (HBO’s The Deuce) stars as the talented musician whose life story is widely unknown.   Keep reading »

  • PBS to air Ken Burns’s “Jackie Robinson” on April 11 and 12, 2016

    Posted on April 8th, 2016 in Music

    JACKIE ROBINSON, a new two-part, four-hour documentary directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon, will air April 11 and 12, 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS. The film tells the story of Jack Roosevelt Robinson, who rose from humble origins to break baseball’s color barrier and waged a fierce lifelong battle for first-class citizenship for all African Americans that transcends even his remarkable athletic achievements.    Keep reading »

  • Two beats

    Posted on August 2nd, 2010 in Profiles & Interviews

    Around three-fifteen on a recent afternoon, the trombone player and music producer Delfeayo Marsalis sat in the control room of a studio in the West Fifties and said to his brother Wynton and eleven other musicians, “We’re rolling, this is Take 68.” The musicians were recording “Tournament Galop,” a Romantic piano piece that was written by Louis Moreau Gottschalk, who was born in New Orleans in 1829. Take 67 had been Brahms’s Hungarian Dance No. 6, also written for the piano but arranged in this case for piano and brass. Both pieces will accompany a new silent film, “Louis,” a fictionalized account of the childhood of Louis Armstrong. When “Louis” is shown, in five cities over seven days at the end of August, Marsalis and the others will perform the score live. They were recording the soundtrack for a CD.

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  • “Louis” a Silent Movie with Live Accompaniment by Wynton and Jazz Ensemble to Premiere in August

    Posted on May 21st, 2010 in Concerts | 3

    “Louis”, a silent film directed by Dan Pritzker and starring Jackie Earle Haley, Shanti Lowry and Anthony Coleman, will premiere in US cities in late August with live musical accompaniment by Wynton Marsalis, renowned pianist Cecile Licad and a 10-piece all-star jazz ensemble, including Sherman Irby, Victor Goines, Marcus Printup, Ted Nash, Kurt Bacher, Vincent Gardner, Wycliffe Gordon, Dan Nimmer, Carlos Henriquez, Ali Jackson, and conductor Andy Farber. Marsalis will play a score comprised primarily of his own compositions. Licad will play the music of 19th century American composer L.M. Gottschalk.

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  • Wynton’s soundtrack for The War is out

    Posted on September 19th, 2007 in Music | 15

    On September 23, 2007, PBS will air “THE WAR”, a new seven-part documentary series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. The new film explores the history and horror of the Second World War from an American perspective by following the fortunes of so-called ordinary men and women who become caught up in one of the greatest cataclysms in human history.

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