If you find that you're in the O.C. or its vicinity this weekend with the intent to enlighten yourself, do yourself a favor & become a part of the world premiere of Jazz Nights: A Confidential Journey at the Newport Beach Film Festival.
The documentary explores the distinct performance techniques of some of Los Angeles' most adept jazz virtuosos, highlighting their attuned fusion while discussing the genre's history & modern relevance.
The performing ensemble met weekly for two years at LA Confidential, to conjure up their audible magic in a live setting. These esoteric gatherings were only promoted via word-of-mouth & all episodes were beautifully improvised, sans set lists or rehearsals. The result is unexampled.
At the heart of creative music, there is the language of life, truth, love, tragedy and expression. The therapeutically shared musical catharsis that emanates from Jazz was intimately captured with rich color, texture and solid sound storytelling. A documentary for all to see! -- LeRoy Downs of KJAZZ, 88.1FM