New Releases

FIRE MUSIC

Directed by Tom Surgal

USA, 2021, 1h 11min, DCP

New Releases

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX, 78752

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General Public & Members
$13 evening / $10.50 matinee

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Although the free jazz movement of the 1960s and ‘70s was much maligned in some jazz circles, its pioneers – brilliant talents like Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Sun Ra, Albert Ayler, and John Coltrane – are today acknowledged as central to the evolution of jazz as America’s most innovative art form. The new documentary FIRE MUSIC showcases the architects of a movement whose radical brand of improvisation pushed harmonic and rhythmic boundaries, and produced landmark albums like Coleman’s Free Jazz: A Collective Inspiration and Coltrane’s Ascension. A rich trove of archival footage conjures the 1960s jazz scene along with incisive reflections by critic Gary Giddins and a number of the movement’s key players.

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