27-05-07

Clint Eastwood

ARTE will spend this evening on Clint Eastwood. They will broadcast (in french but on June 3rd in its original version) Honkytonk Man which i never saw and later on this evening a french docu on mans life and work.

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16-03-07

Eastwood & Brubeck

Just got this in the mailbox :

"NEW YORK: Clint Eastwood is combining two of his passions, jazz and film, by taking a lead role in producing a new documentary about US jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck. Eastwood also will chair a new honorary board set up to preserve and continue the legacy of Brubeck, 86, according to the Brubeck Institute at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.Other members on the board include trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis, film director George Lucas, recording artist Al Jarreau, record producer Quincy Jones, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma."Dave Brubeck is an American legend," said Eastwood, himself a jazz pianist and composer, in a statement released by the University of the Pacific. "He is an American original who continues to make significant contributions to music, introduced a whole new generation to the world of jazz, and continues to explore the international language of music."The documentary, to be directed and produced by Bruce Ricker, is tentatively titled Dave Brubeck - In His Own Sweet Way, and will track Brubeck's career to his latest work, the jazz opera Cannery Row Suite, which made its premiere at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 2006.Eastwood and Ricker, whose previous film credits include the Thelonious Monk, Straight No Chaser and The Last of the Blue Devils, also are making a documentary about Tony Bennett titled The Music Never Ends.In 1988 Eastwood directed a film about the troubled life and career of jazz musician Charlie Parker called Bird, and recently he composed the music for his films Flags of Our Fathers and Mystic River.Eastwood has served as the honorary chairman of the Brubeck Institute since its inception in 2000 and is a member of the board of directors for the Monterey Jazz Festival.The Brubeck Institute was established after the donation of an extensive collection of Brubeck's materials to the University of the Pacific's library for research and archival purposes and now offers various jazz educational programs."

10:32 Gepost door Lexman in Muziek | Permalink | Commentaren (0) | Tags: clint eastwood, dave brubeck |  Facebook |

27-02-07

The New York Review Of Books

The New York Review Books is a magazine i wish i could get a subscription to but in the mean time i 'm already pleased with the articles on their website and from time to time i buy some article online. I admit it's not the same as having the NYRB in your own hands but you can't have everything.

Athough they publsihed already their march issues on the net i try to read the actual edition, that is of february 15th. Two articles i'll print and read this weekend i guess : One by Ian Buruma on Clin Eastwoods Iwo Jima films (which i haven't seen yet) and another one by Michael Chabon where discusses Cormac McCarthy's latest novel 'The Road'.

In case you don't know what to do with this pre-spring weather, stay inside and read something...