Icons Among Us

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Jazz may be the most uniquely American of all musical forms, a sound that embraces a variety of creative traditions from around the world to create a new form of expression that's joyous, challenging and powerful. After more than a century, jazz remains a vital art form in which the lessons of great artists of the past are studied by fresh young talents who shape them in innovative directions. Filmmakers Lars Larson, Peter J. Vogt and Michael Rivoira set out to document the present and future of jazz in their ...
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Overview

Jazz may be the most uniquely American of all musical forms, a sound that embraces a variety of creative traditions from around the world to create a new form of expression that's joyous, challenging and powerful. After more than a century, jazz remains a vital art form in which the lessons of great artists of the past are studied by fresh young talents who shape them in innovative directions. Filmmakers Lars Larson, Peter J. Vogt and Michael Rivoira set out to document the present and future of jazz in their documentary Icons Among Us, which was released both as a multi-part television series and as a stand-along feature-length film. In Icons Like Us, the directors introduce viewers to some of the leading lights of contemporary jazz -- veteran musicians such as Herbie Hancock, modern day masters including Terrence Blanchard, young ensembles who interpolate alternative rock sounds into jazz like the Bad Plus and Medeski Martin & Wood, and rising stars such as Ravi Coltrane. In Icons Among Us, these performers share their music but also their thoughts as they discuss what jazz means to them, and how their ideas are reflected in their own work. Icons Among Us was an official selection at the 2009 Seattle International Film Festival.
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Special Features

Icons' First Frames: Living Daylights Mardi Gras Party, 2002; ; 5 Performances Featuring: Donald Harrison, Jr. Quartet, Matthew Shipp, Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band, The Roy Hargrove Quintet, Bugge Wesseltoft; ; In-Depth Profiles of Advocates: Jazzreach, Earshot Jazz, and Jazz Foundation Of America; ; Production Slideshow
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/20/2010
  • UPC: 845637000807
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Source: Indiepix
  • Aspect Ratio: Alternate Wide Screen (1.78:1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:36:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 53,348

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ravi Coltrane Participant
Medeski, Martin & Wood Participant
Bill Frisell Participant
Robin Kelly Participant
Living Daylights Participant
Brian Blade Participant
Esperanza Spalding Participant
Frank Lacy Participant
Herbie Hancock Participant
Terence Blanchard Participant
Wayne Shorter Participant
Marco Benevento Participant
Anat Cohen Participant
Avishai Trio Cohen Participant
daKAH Participant
Robert Glasper Participant
Russell Gunn Participant
Wynton Marsalis Participant
Nicholas Payton Participant
Tineke Postma Participant
Dianne Reeves Participant
John Scofield Participant
Sherik Participant
Technical Credits
Lars Larson Director, Cinematographer
Michael Rivoira Director, Original Story, Screenwriter
Peter J. Vogt Director, Editor, Original Story, Screenwriter
John Comerford Producer
B. Dahlia Associate Producer, Production Manager
Kristian R. Hill Editor, Original Story, Screenwriter
Theo N. Ianuly Producer
David Llama Editor
Charles Raggio Musical Direction/Supervision
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Icons Among Us
1. The Truth Is Now [8:38]
2. Two Artists... The Marsalis Brothers [5:25]
3. What Is It Actually Saying? [6:31]
4. The Time To Gamble [6:04]
5. The Real Thing Being An Energy [7:41]
6. Study The Process [4:17]
7. Unexpected 101 [4:08]
8. The Best Time Of My Life [4:39]
9. The Community Must Not Be Forgotten [3:17]
10. A Very Very Strong Calling [2:51]
11. Wynton Makes His Chase [6:30]
12. Now Let's Do This [8:06]
13. Musical DNA [14:05]
14. Keep Your Razor Sharp [7:24]
15. The Quietest Revolution [1:43]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Icons Among Us
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   Special Features
      Icons Among Us: Special Features
         Live Performances
            Donald Harrison Jr. Quartet: NY 2000
            Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band: Stoner Hill
            Matthew Shipp: Gamma Ray
            The Roy Hargrove Quintet: Invitation
            Bugge Wesseltoft: Singing
         Icons' First Frames: Living Daylights Mardi Gras Party - February 9, 2002
         Profiles On JazzReach, Earshot Jazz And Jazz Foundation Of America
            Profile on JazzReach
            More Info
            Profile On Earshot Jazz
            More Info
            Profile On Jazz Foundation Of America
            More Info
         Production Slideshow
         More At Indiepix
            DVD Credits
            Previews For Other Indiepix Titles
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2011

    Looks like years of work to create this phenomenal documentary!

    I think that The Huffington Post said it best: "(Ken) Burns' series always will be the Constitution on the subject, this film (Icons) serves as its Bill Of Rights, reminding the viewer that as important as the original documentary was, there occasionally need to be additions such as this work to flesh out the dream more perfectly."

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