Despite onscreen flashes of genius, this vile, violent depiction of Davis feeds into the worst stereotypes white racists have about African-American people.
Music enthusiasts may rarely think of Detroit when it comes to jazz ... but a new CD might change that.
The four-day program is called the "Will Connell Memorial Week: Celebrating the Life and Music of the Heart and Soul of Downtown."
South African trumpeter and activist Hugh Masekela has entertained audiences with his special blend of jazz and world music for over 50 years.
The music is representative of the free style era that bore it, but there is nothing obsolete about this compilation. It illuminate a period when musical expression played an important role in progressive politics.
Brubeck was one of the most active and popular musicians in both the jazz and classical worlds.