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Summer 2007
June 5, 2007

An evening of FILM and LIVE MUSIC co-sponsored with the Sunshine Coast Jazz Society as part of the Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival.

Live music with ANAGRAM, a duo of Anna Lumiere, piano and Graham Ord, bass.

Imagine the SoundImagine the Sound

Canada, 1981, 90 min, colour, documentary
Director: Ron Mann

...may be the best documentary on free jazz that we have....

Called the "THE jazz film" by The Globe and Mail and compared to The Last Waltz, Imagine the Sound is an exuberant profile of four legendary figures associated with the jazz avant-garde of the sixties--Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp, Bill Dixon and Paul Bley.

The film features interviews and singular, dramatic performances by pianists Cecil Taylor and Paul Bley, tenor saxophonist Archie Shepp, and trumpet player Bill Dixon.

Alongside the dynamic performances, the film captures the diverse history and politicized roots of this unique musical genre. Imagine the Sound is an important chapter in the history of the jazz documentary.


»  Official website.
»  Dark Side sent Ron Mann to jazz. Review by Peter Howell in the Toronto Star.
»  Review by Josef Braun, in VueWeekly.


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