Enzo Avitabile Music Life

In Rhinebeck 
Nov 4 – 7 
Mon 5:45
Tues 5:45
Wed 8:20
Thur 8:20 (last show)
 
(Italy / 2012 / Directed by Jonathan Demme)
Unrated / 80 mins.
Oscar winning director Jonathan Demme (Stop Making Sense, Neil Young: Heart of Gold) turns his lens on an extraordinary gathering led by Enzo Avitabile, a Naples-born saxophonist, songwriter, and jazz fusion pathfinder.
Using traditional southern Italian instruments and rhythms as the basis for his music, Avitabile creates inspired new sounds with collaborators from all over the world, including Eliades Ochoa of Buena Vista Social Club, Naseer Shamma, Daby Touré, and Trilok Gurtu. As he pours over musical scores, wanders the streets of his childhood with a saxophone, and jams in a Baroque church, Avitabile’s passion for experimentation shines, as does his love for his city. Demme’s graceful style effortlessly interweaves Avitabile and his native Naples, creating a strong sensory impression of its colorful streets and eccentric denizens. Steeped in history and bursting with innovative sounds, this film offers a rich musical feast. In English and Italian with subtitles.
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