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How dare we spend so much valuable energy answering such questions as "What is Jazz?".

WILLIAM PARKER , SOUND JOURNALSOUND JOURNAL

JUST LISTEN!

“A free improvised road movie, featuring encounters with many of the great names of Free Music”


DVD 1
OFF THE ROAD
A movie directed by Laurence Petit-Jouvet


The German bassist Peter Kowald (1944-2002) was one of the major figures of Free Improvised Music. The film OFF THE ROAD was made on and around his extended tour of the USA in 2000. A journey around America in an old Chevrolet Caprice, the film is a "free improvised road movie" featuring encounters with many of the great names of Free Music, set against the background of "Off The Road" America.

72 min, color, in English, French subtittles
Compatible worldwide with any device manufactured later than 1995


DVD 2
CHICAGO IMPROVISATIONS
A movie directed by Laurence Petit-Jouvet


Peter Kowald live at the 2000 Empty Bottle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music (in trios with Fred Anderson & Hamid Drake, and with Floros Floridis & Günter "Baby" Sommer), and in the studio (Kowald solo and in a duo with Ken Vandermark), plus interviews with all the musicians.

83 min, color, in English, French subtittles
Compatible worldwide with any device manufactured later than 1995


CD
OFF THE ROAD
William Parker/Peter Kowald duo
Kidd Jordan/Peter Kowald/Alvin Fielder trio
Peter Kowald solo
George Lewis/Peter Kowald duo
Anna Homler/Peter Kowald duo
Marco Eneidi/Eddie Gale/Peter Kowald/Donald Robinson quartet
Fred Anderson/Peter Kowald/Hamid Drake trio


Introduction (00.17)
New York March 17th (13.58)
New Orleans April 6th (11.22)
Houston April 9th (8.44)
San Diego April 14th (10.55)
Los Angeles April 15th (7.56)
Berkeley May 3rd (12.19)
Chicago May 10th (10.13 ) Play

Liner Notes: William Parker, Laurence Petit-Jouvet
Photographs: Laurence Petit-Jouvet, Martin Wheeler

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